WELCOME BACK FROM OUR SUPERINTENDENT

Posted: 8/16/2017 Categories: Featured Links, District News, Superintendent, HOMEPAGE Headlines, Lincoln High School News, Blacklick Elementary News, Chapelfield Elementary, Goshen Lane Elementary News, High Point Elementary News, Jefferson Elementary News, Lincoln Elementary News, Royal Manor Elementary News, Middle School South News, Middle School East News, Middle School West News
Dear Parents and Caregivers,

We had a great first day today, and we are excited to begin a new school year.

We have launched our new website, and we think you will find it more informative and user-friendly than our old website. Perhaps the area you will find most useful is the “Families” tab where you will find links to supply lists, bus routes, forms, lunch payments, and our district calendar.

We are excited about our technology initiatives we have planned for this year. Students in grades 6-12, as many of you know, will be given a Chromebook to use at school and home. Teaching with Chromebooks has grown in our district organically over time, making it possible for students to use open source content on the web that is often more current than textbooks. In Google Classroom students will also learn to do research, create presentations, create calendars, crunch data and collaborate with their teachers and peers on these devices. We will continue our efforts to also teach internet safety throughout the school year. For more information about our One to One Initiative, including a Chromebook Handbook and Frequently Asked Questions, please click HERE to view technology information on the Gahanna-Jefferson Schools website. Even more information about this initiative can be found in the following This Week Community News article: Chromebooks to foster connection in education.

After meeting with over 700 teachers, parents, students and community members, we have finalized our Gahanna-Jefferson Schools: Vision, Mission, and Beliefs. When you have a chance, please take a look at it. We believe students come first and that our schools are stronger when we connect with our community in real and tangible ways.

We are looking forward to a great school year. If you have any questions or concerns please email me at barretts@gjps.org or call me at (614) 478-5533.

Sincerely,

Steve Barrett
Superintendent

WELCOME BACK FROM OUR SUPERINTENDENT

Posted: 8/16/2017 Categories: Featured Links, District News, Superintendent, HOMEPAGE Headlines, Lincoln High School News, Blacklick Elementary News, Chapelfield Elementary, Goshen Lane Elementary News, High Point Elementary News, Jefferson Elementary News, Lincoln Elementary News, Royal Manor Elementary News, Middle School South News, Middle School East News, Middle School West News
Dear Parents and Caregivers,

We had a great first day today, and we are excited to begin a new school year.

We have launched our new website, and we think you will find it more informative and user-friendly than our old website. Perhaps the area you will find most useful is the “Families” tab where you will find links to supply lists, bus routes, forms, lunch payments, and our district calendar.

We are excited about our technology initiatives we have planned for this year. Students in grades 6-12, as many of you know, will be given a Chromebook to use at school and home. Teaching with Chromebooks has grown in our district organically over time, making it possible for students to use open source content on the web that is often more current than textbooks. In Google Classroom students will also learn to do research, create presentations, create calendars, crunch data and collaborate with their teachers and peers on these devices. We will continue our efforts to also teach internet safety throughout the school year. For more information about our One to One Initiative, including a Chromebook Handbook and Frequently Asked Questions, please click HERE to view technology information on the Gahanna-Jefferson Schools website. Even more information about this initiative can be found in the following This Week Community News article: Chromebooks to foster connection in education.

After meeting with over 700 teachers, parents, students and community members, we have finalized our Gahanna-Jefferson Schools: Vision, Mission, and Beliefs. When you have a chance, please take a look at it. We believe students come first and that our schools are stronger when we connect with our community in real and tangible ways.

We are looking forward to a great school year. If you have any questions or concerns please email me at barretts@gjps.org or call me at (614) 478-5533.

Sincerely,

Steve Barrett
Superintendent