Parents

TGS Parents, Students, & Guardians,
We the leadership and staff at The Graham School, as a member of the Graham Family of Schools, are heartbroken by the senseless and tragic murder of George Floyd. His death, like that of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, spotlights the urgent need for change in our country. We are saddened and angered to know that many of our black and brown students live in fear of that same violence. The systemic racism that permeates our society does not leave schools untouched.

The Graham School has been committed to social justice and educational attainment for all of our students since the inception of our school; however, we know that we have learning and growing to do. In order to do this our staff have already been working on analyzing their implicit biases and learning about how their unearned privileges impact their interactions with students, families, and colleagues. We have created an anti-racist educators study group that will meet over the summer to continue this work and to prepare for a more intense focus on growing as anti-racist educators during the 20-21 school year and beyond. We are exploring ways to connect with students and families about race and racism during the summer, and to include their voices in the work we do to educate staff and students. Finally, we are analyzing and will be adjusting our curriculum in order to ensure that the work we do will lead our students to become change agents that are ready to help build a society in which liberty and justice can be equally enjoyed by every person, regardless of the color of their skin.

We, as the educators of your children, promise to listen, learn, unlearn, and put our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion into action. We stand together, as a Graham community, to embrace one another fully, empower students continuously, and pursue educational justice unapologetically. 

Sincerely,
The Leadership of The Graham School

TGS Parents

At TGS, we rely on the support of our parents to help us foster and build The Graham School community. Please consider getting involved with your child's education through The Parent Group, by completing a Volunteer Form, or by Making a Donation to the school. For more information about becoming involved with the school, please contact us at 614-262-1111.


TGS is a School-wide Title 1 program, enabling us to receive Federal Funds to ensure that our students receive the support they need to reach and exceed grade level goals particularly in reading and math. We welcome parent involvement in planning, review and improvement of Title 1 programs including the family engagement policy and the schoolwide program plan. Please contact Debbie Addison at [email protected] with any questions.


The parent or guardian of each student enrolled at The Graham School may request information on the professional qualifications of each classroom teacher who provides instruction to their student and the school will provide this information on each applicable teacher in a timely manner.

Have a Heart

The Graham Family of Schools, will be celebrating Have a Heart an annual fundraiser and auction on Saturday, April 4, 2020.  This event brings together board members, school families, community partners, friends, and advocates of all three schools -- The Graham School, The Charles School at Ohio Dominican University, and Graham Elementary and Middle School -- to raise important funds for the schools and the students whom we serve. Please plan to attend this special evening!

The proceeds from Have a Heart directly benefit our programs in multiple ways, including critical operating support.  Please consider donating items or services to the silent auction. We are looking for a variety of items; gift cards, spa services, jewelry, clothing, art pieces, household items, etc. 

Please contact Jennifer Waddell at (614) 258-8588 or [email protected] with any questions.
Thank you for your support!

Bus Routes

Columbus City Schools Transportation routing system has changed drastically this year. If you are relying on the CCS bus to transport your student to The Graham School, it is imperative you complete the online application as soon as possible. Here are important facts to keep in mind with regards to CCS Transportation:

1.     You may be eligible for a bus to The Graham School via CCS Transportation if you reside in the Columbus City School District.

2.     Columbus City Schools Transportation typically routes students to a stop at the nearest CCS building to their home, which may be up to 2 miles away.

3.    All routing is completed by CCS Transportation via an online application system, which can be found by visiting https://www.ccsoh.us/Page/4818 and following the link that says "click here to begin your transportation request."  The application process must be completed on a desktop or laptop computer, as the site is not compatible with mobile devices - smartphones or tablets.

4.    All routing information is shared with families via CCS Transportation. They will no longer be sharing the routes with schools. Additionally, schools are no longer allowed to issue temporary passes. Students will not have a bus until their online application is processed by CCS Transportation, which may still take up to 8 weeks.

5.    If you experience any issues with the online application system or have any doubt that your application was successfully submitted, you must call CCS Transportation at 614-365-5074 for assistance. Parents also have the option to visit the CCS Transportation Office at 1560 Moler Rd Columbus, OH.

Emergency Plan

The Graham School considers the safety of all of its students and staff extremely important and a high priority of our work. In case of emergencies, families will be contacted with multiple methods; letters home, our texting communication service - Remind, mass e-mails, website posts, and/or from an off-campus phone location at GEMS (614) 253-4000.

In the case that the school needs to relocate the staff and students for any reason, we will be relocating to The Whetstone Community Recreation Center (3923 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214). Arrangements for student pick-up will be communicated through the same methods listed above.
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