GJPS Moving Forward

Posted: 10/18/2020 Categories: District News, 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, Back to School 2020

 

GAHANNA-JEFFERSON MOVING FORWARD: NEWS + INFORMATION

What You Should Know
Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools (GJPS) Board of Education and our teachers union have reached an agreement. The new teacher contract was approved tonight at a Special Meeting of the Board of Education. This is excellent news for our school community, and we look forward to getting our teachers and students back together this week. Initial expectations are outlined below, and more specific information will be shared in the weeks ahead.

What it Means for Students and Families
Our students will return to distance learning with our Gahanna teachers on Monday, October 19, and will transition to in-person hybrid learning on October 26 for grades PreK-5 and grades 9-12.

Middle school learners who have selected full-time distance learning will be transitioned to designated distance learning teachers on November 2. Middle school students in the hybrid model will return to in-person hybrid learning November 2, to allow time to finalize student schedule changes.

Full-time high school distance learners will be assigned to a hybrid group for purposes of attending real-time instruction through broadcast technology. Further details about groups, schedules and the instructional model will be shared in the coming week.

Eastland-Fairfield Career Center (EFCC) students who attend satellite programs at Clark Hall will begin in-person hybrid learning for Teaching Professions on Monday, October 19. EFCC Bioscience and Architecture/Construction Management students will begin on Tuesday, October 20.

What’s Next
The district and teachers are collaborating to finalize specific details of our hybrid and distance learning models. We will share more information with all GJPS families by Thursday, October 22.

Due to adjustments in our learning model for grades 6 to 8, separate communications will be sent to those families late in the week of October 26. This will include updated student schedule and teacher assignment information, as well as further information on the middle school model.

Looking ahead, as part of the approved teacher contract, two additional days of instruction will be added to our calendar. May 26 and May 27 will now be school days, with May 27 as the last day of the school year.

What You Should Do
We encourage our students and families to prepare for the return to in-person hybrid learning. Please review GJPS health and safety information and your responsibilities for self-monitoring of symptoms in anticipation of our return to in-building learning.

COVID-19 Update
We are proceeding with our transition to the hybrid model with in-person learning and monitoring all public health alerts. Franklin County is now classified as a “red” county, and we are continuing to follow the guidance of Franklin County Public Health for school districts. Their latest guidance for K-12 school districts can be reviewed at this link.

GJPS Moving Forward

Posted: 10/18/2020 Categories: District News, 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, Back to School 2020

 

GAHANNA-JEFFERSON MOVING FORWARD: NEWS + INFORMATION

What You Should Know
Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools (GJPS) Board of Education and our teachers union have reached an agreement. The new teacher contract was approved tonight at a Special Meeting of the Board of Education. This is excellent news for our school community, and we look forward to getting our teachers and students back together this week. Initial expectations are outlined below, and more specific information will be shared in the weeks ahead.

What it Means for Students and Families
Our students will return to distance learning with our Gahanna teachers on Monday, October 19, and will transition to in-person hybrid learning on October 26 for grades PreK-5 and grades 9-12.

Middle school learners who have selected full-time distance learning will be transitioned to designated distance learning teachers on November 2. Middle school students in the hybrid model will return to in-person hybrid learning November 2, to allow time to finalize student schedule changes.

Full-time high school distance learners will be assigned to a hybrid group for purposes of attending real-time instruction through broadcast technology. Further details about groups, schedules and the instructional model will be shared in the coming week.

Eastland-Fairfield Career Center (EFCC) students who attend satellite programs at Clark Hall will begin in-person hybrid learning for Teaching Professions on Monday, October 19. EFCC Bioscience and Architecture/Construction Management students will begin on Tuesday, October 20.

What’s Next
The district and teachers are collaborating to finalize specific details of our hybrid and distance learning models. We will share more information with all GJPS families by Thursday, October 22.

Due to adjustments in our learning model for grades 6 to 8, separate communications will be sent to those families late in the week of October 26. This will include updated student schedule and teacher assignment information, as well as further information on the middle school model.

Looking ahead, as part of the approved teacher contract, two additional days of instruction will be added to our calendar. May 26 and May 27 will now be school days, with May 27 as the last day of the school year.

What You Should Do
We encourage our students and families to prepare for the return to in-person hybrid learning. Please review GJPS health and safety information and your responsibilities for self-monitoring of symptoms in anticipation of our return to in-building learning.

COVID-19 Update
We are proceeding with our transition to the hybrid model with in-person learning and monitoring all public health alerts. Franklin County is now classified as a “red” county, and we are continuing to follow the guidance of Franklin County Public Health for school districts. Their latest guidance for K-12 school districts can be reviewed at this link.