FRIDAY, May 14 2021
A Message from Superintendent Barrett

Dear GJPS Families and Staff,

We are excited to announce a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of our new Lincoln Elementary on June 5, from 11:30 - noon. 

The new Lincoln Elementary is the centerpiece of Phase One of our Master Facilities Plan, and we are excited to show this amazing space to our community. The building is an 82,000 sq. ft. facility made up of 30 classrooms, a spacious combined cafeteria and gymnasium space, and a state-of-the-art security system. 

While tours of the new Lincoln Elementary will not be available for the GJPS community on the day of the ribbon cutting, we invite anyone in the community who would like to see the new Lincoln for a tour on June 13, 2021, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. More details will be available in next week’s News to Know Update.

In the meantime, please enjoy the sneak peek below of the new building from a recent visit by our board of education.


Steve Barrett
Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools
Board of Education Visits the New Lincoln Elementary

Enjoy this sneak peek of the new Lincoln Elementary as members of the GJPS Board of Education recently toured the new elementary school.
Mark Your Calendar ✂️ ✂️ ✂️

Save the date and plan to attend this GJPS community celebration as we cut the ribbon and officially open the NEW LINCOLN ELEMENTARY on Saturday, June 5, 2021!

Building tours available for the GJPS community on Sunday, June 13 from 1:00 - 3:00. More details to follow on how to sign up for a tour.
VIEWS From Around GJPS
Congratulations to the first Gahanna Lincoln High School students to graduate from the Columbus Council on World Affairs Global Scholars program.

Congratulations to Ms. Olmstead's class at Chapelfield Elementary for reading 900 books and collecting their 900th Book Badge from Epic for Kids! #theGJPSway
Students in Mrs. Weaver's 2nd-grade class at Royal Manor Elementary collected over nineteen bags, jugs, and bins of pop tops for a donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio.

The pop tops were turned over for delivery to former Royal Manor student and GLHS graduate Kiera Hoover who is part of the Pure International Pageants organization.
COVID-19 Dashboard
Week of May 7 - MAY 13, 2021
Students In Buildings: 4
Students Not In Buildings: 6
Staff In Buildings: 1
Staff Not In Buildings: 0

Students Quarantined: 303*
Staff Quarantined: 0

*Primarily outside school contact
May 19 GJPS Spread the Word Day
May 27 Last day of school for students
May 29 Class of 2021 Commencement
May 31 Memorial Day
June 5 Ribbon Cutting for the new Lincoln ES
June 12 Rain date for Ribbon Cutting
June 13 Lincoln Elementary Community Tours
Aug 11 First Day of School 2021-22
Sept 6 No School - Labor Day

Any day is a good day to count lady bugs and turtles at our GJPS Preschool!
We recognize families have been inundated with information about the pandemic, and we have worked hard to simplify communication about COVID-19 so you can find the resources that matter most to you and your family.

You can access the GJPS COVID-19 Resource Website in two ways.

  • Access the site from the homepage of the GJPS district website. If you previously had our COVID-19 information page from the district site bookmarked, you may need to refresh your bookmarks to add the new website.
Still Available:BinaxNOW At-Home Rapid Test Kits

We will continue to distribute BinaxNOW At-Home Rapid Test Kits while supplies last. These test kits can be used to detect an active COVID-19 infection. 

You may request kits for:
  • The number of students you have enrolled in Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools in your household
  • Up to 2 parents/guardians per household
  • The number of GJPS staff in your household

Kits are available for pick up for three days after completing the Rapid Test Request Form, at the GJPS Administration Building, 160 S. Hamilton Road. Please ring the bell inside the front door for service.

While Supplies Last
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