FRIDAY, May 7 2021
PHASE TWO MOVING FORWARD
Master Facilities Plan: Moving Forward on a New High School and So Much More

While the 2020-2021 school year has certainly been filled with its fair share of challenges due to the pandemic, it also was a year of significant progress for Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools. The district is about to cut the ribbon on a beautiful, new Lincoln Elementary and made substantial improvements to K-8 facilities with classroom lighting, flooring, furniture and remodeled restrooms in Phase One of the Master Facilities Plan.

The district has begun planning for Phase Two of our Master Facilities Plan.
“The elementary and middle school additions that are part of the plan are just as important as the new Lincoln High School,” said Superintendent Steve Barrett. “We have been growing for a number of years, and we are excited to welcome new families to our district. We are grateful for our community’s support because now we can design and build the adequate space we need.”

Phase Two: Bridging Learning and Design

Learn how GJPS is collaborating with our architects, educators and community to design learning spaces that are inspiring, collaborative and engaging.
The New Lincoln Elementary: Heading into the Final Stretch

On May 5, members of the GJPS Board of Education visited the new (almost complete) Lincoln Elementary. Check back next week for a video highlighting the tour and some sneak peeks of the new building.
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! Watch for more details to follow.
COVID-19 Dashboard
Week of April 30 - MAY 6
CONFIRMED POSITIVE CASES
Students In Buildings: 5
Students Not In Buildings: 2
Staff In Buildings: 0
Staff Not In Buildings: 0

QUARANTINED CASES
Students Quarantined: 274*
Staff Quarantined: 0

*Primarily outside school contact
TOO GOOD To Miss
REMINDER: GJPS Educator Spotlight Recognition Due May 10

Shine a spotlight on a GJPS teacher or staff member who has made an impact on your child's school experience by completing the Educator Spotlight Nomination Form before midnight on Monday, May 10, 2021.
UPCOMING Events
May 10 Educator Spotlight nominations due
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
Aug 11 First Day of School 2021-22
Sept 6 No School - Labor Day

Happy Mother's day to everyone we call mom. Enjoy your day!

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
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

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