First Graders Make Binoculars, Bird Houses and FeedersFirst graders learned more about birds and made homemade binoculars, bird houses, and feeders.
First graders made birdhouses, binoculars and feeders
GEMS 7th Graders work with Boyce Lancaster of WOSUGEMS 7th graders read their podcast scripts to Boyce Lancaster of WOSU to work on their radio voices. Then they recorded their podcasts.
GEMS 7th graders read their podcast scripts to Boyce Lancaster of WOSU to work on their radio voices. Then they recorded their podcasts.
GEMS Kindergarten Students Build New ToysGEMS Kindergarten students learned about toys and play during modules. They practiced reading, writing, sharing and built new toys! ?
GEMS kindergarten student
8th Graders Vote with your Fork!8th graders working on the expedition, Vote with your Fork. They read The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. They learned about food choices, systems, and where our food comes from.
8th graders vote with your fork
GEMS 5th Graders In Full BloomGEMS 5th graders have been learning about Place Value. They practiced matching numbers with their corresponding place values by coloring each petal. All together, students made a beautiful garden!
GEMS 5th graders made a garden
Meet the GEMS staff!At GEMS, experienced teachers and staff fosters each child's unique potential and curiosity within a safe, nurturing environment.
GEMS staff
GEMS 2nd GradersGEMS 2nd Graders participated with a visit from the Columbus Zoo.
GEMS 2nd Graders
GEMS 7th Grade MathIn 7th grade math, students explored adding and subtracting integers by creating number lines with chalk while enjoying the beautiful day. 
GEMS 7th grade math class.

Upcoming Events


No School - PD Day

Fri Nov 6 2020

PD Days - No School, K-8 Student Led Conferences

Mon Nov 23 2020
to Tue Nov 24 2020


Thanksgiving Break - No School

Wed Nov 25 2020
to Fri Nov 27 2020


Winter Break - No School

Mon Dec 21 2020
to Fri Jan 1 2021


PD Day - No School

Mon Jan 4 2021


School Update 10.19.20

Dear GEMS Families,

It is hard to believe that the first quarter of the school year is coming to an end! Monday, October 26 marks the beginning of quarter 2. Your student’s schedule will remain mostly unchanged, except for the addition of 1-2 synchronous specials classes a week - art, music, or physical education. Students are expected to attend during their scheduled time. If they are unable to attend they are required to watch the lesson and complete the corresponding assignments at a different time. Linked below are K-4 and 5-8 student daily schedules that reflect the quarter two changes. Students will continue to access Zoom links and class assignments through Schoology. If you have questions about your student’s schedule please reach out to their teacher(s). 

Quarter one interim reports will be mailed home next week. If you do not receive your student’s interim report by Friday, October 30th please reach out to us at 614-253-4000 or by email at [email protected]. If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback we would love to hear from you. 

Sending safe and healthy thoughts,
GEMS Administration
James Kutnow        Jordan Templeton       Leah Ecaruan             Jisuka Cohen
Executive Dean    Dean of Instruction    
   Dean of Students (K-4)     Assc. Dean of Students (5-8)

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Updated COVID Policies

We wanted to take a moment to remind you of our COVID policies upon entering our premises, as well as update you on a new policy. Beginning Monday, October 26, 2020, any visitor or staff member entering the building will be required to have their temperature taken and logged. All of our buildings have contactless thermometers that will be sanitized between each use. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to any of our COVID policies please feel free call the front office at 614-253-4000.

The Graham Family of Schools COVID Policies:
  • Masks on. If you are entering the building you must wear a mask.
  • If you have been sick, have a fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or recent loss of smell please do not enter the building.
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance between one another.
  • Wash your hands for the safety of everyone. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough. Use a tissue or your sleeve.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
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All GEMS Student Now Qualify for Free Breakfast and Lunch

We have received exciting news that all students qualify for free breakfast and lunch from GEMS from now until the end of December. No paperwork is needed, but we do need to know if you are interested to pick up meals so that we can schedule weekly times for you to come to the building to pick up the food. You can let us know you are interested by calling the school or emailing us at [email protected]This is only for students enrolled at GEMS. Food portions will not be provided for siblings. If you have already paid for any meals, your account will be credited for that amount.
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