GEMS

GEMS Teachers and Staff Members
GEMS teachers and staff members
GEMS Celebration of Learning and Better World Day
GEMS Celebration of Learning and Better World Day
GEMS 8th graders created natural selection board games.
GEMS 8th graders created natural selection board games.
Inviting experts into the GEMS classroom enhances the learning experience for our students. Retired WOSU radio host Boyce Lancaster returned to GEMS to provide feedback to 7th grade students on the progress of their student-created podcasts.
Retired WOSU radio host Boyce Lancaster returned to GEMS to provide feedback to 7th grade students on the progress of their student-created podcasts.
Crossing Cultures ExpeditionEarlier this November, as part of the Crossing Cultures expedition, the GEMS 7th grade class visited the campus of Central State University, an HBCU, and the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center. Students completed a scavenger hunt on the college campus that included finding campus point of interests and speaking to college students. At the museum they learned about the impact African Americans have made in the United States.
Crossing Cultures expedition
GEMS Schools Around the World ExpeditionGEMS 2nd graders have been working hard as they finish their Schools Around the World expedition. They are learning how other schools are similar and different from GEMS.
GEMS 2nd graders have been working hard as they finish their Schools Around the World expedition. They are learning how other schools are similar and different from GEMS.
GEMS 4th graders working on clay projects!GEMS 4th graders working on clay projects during the last week of school!
GEMS 4th graders working on clay projects during the last week of school!

Upcoming Events

Sep
28

Picture Day

Wed Sep 28 2022
Sep
29

No School - PD Days

Thu Sep 29 2022
to Fri Sep 30 2022

Oct
5

Curriculum Night

Wed Oct 5 2022
Oct
18

Ohio's State Testing - 3rd Grade

Tue Oct 18 2022
to Fri Oct 21 2022

Oct
19

Make-up Picture Day

Wed Oct 19 2022
Oct
26

Quarter 1 Ends

Wed Oct 26 2022

News

GEMS awards

Weekly Announcements

September 25,2022

  • Picture day will take place on Wednesday September 28th - if you have not received a form and would like one, please reach out to your childs teacher

  • There will be No school for students on Thursday September 29th and Friday September 30th- these are professional development days for staff. Again there will be no school for students on Thursday and Friday of this week

  • We have been granted permission to offer a remote learning option as a short-term solution for a limited number of students due to the transportation issues we are facing. In addition, we are coordinating plans to align students interested in carpooling with staff members.  If you are interested in being considered to participate in the remote learning option or staff carpools until our busing issues are resolved please complete the form that was sent via email.

  • Thank all for being a part of the GEMS family- have a great week!

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Transportation Update - 9.22.22

We have been granted permission to offer a remote learning option as a short-term solution for a limited number of students due to the transportation issues we are facing. In addition, we are coordinating plans to align students interested in carpooling with staff members.

 

We have designed a plan to engage select students  in limited virtual learning (laptops and hot spots provided) via Lexia and ST Math similar to when our building was closed due to COVID-19 in 2020-2021. There would be additional work such as reading requirements and an expedition-related assignment, but it would not include face-to-face instruction.

 

Please note that if selected, students who complete their assignments will be counted as present for school. Otherwise students who do not attend in-person or remote schooling due to transportation, will continue to be marked as absent excused. We will provide laptops and hot spots to each student selected to participate in remote learning but will need them to be returned once school bus transportation becomes available and we end the remote learning option.

 

Many of our staff members have volunteered to transport students with no other transportation options to and from school in their personal vehicles. This also is a short-term solution for a limited number of students which we hope will enable more of our students to attend classes in-person daily.

 

We are asking for your response to this google form if you are interested in being considered to participate in the remote learning option or staff carpools until our busing issues are resolved.

 

 

Thank you,

James Kutnow

Assistant Superintendent

The Graham Family of Schools

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All Registration forms must be completed before school starts!

These forms are required by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and our sponsor, Educational Service Center of Central Ohio (ESCCO), to be updated annually or when there is a change in information regarding the student. This information MUST be updated every year for the safety & well-being of our students and MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE STUDENTS MAY ATTEND CLASSES. Forms can be completed online (OneView information below) or by paper. Click here to print and complete a paper registration packet. Please call the Front Office at 614-253-400 or [email protected] to have a paper registration packet mailed to you. Paper registration packets may be mailed or dropped off at the school.


ONLINE ANNUAL REGISTRATION

OneView Login Page: https://gems.esvportal.com/

  • Already have an account? Use the same login you used for the 2021-22 school year. If you did not create an account last year, you will need to create an account first using the invite code OR your student's ID number.
  • Review this How to pdf for what you'll see when you enter the eSchool site.


ANNUAL SCHOOL FEE

We ask our families to help with expenses by making an annual school contribution of $35.00. You may pay with credit card, cash, check or money order in person or by mail. You may also pay with a credit card online via the GEMS School Store.


PROOF OF RESIDENCY

In addition to the Registration Packet, we are mandated by the Ohio Department of Education to obtain a new proof of residency every school year. This may be a copy of a utility bill or bank statement (dated on or after July 1, 2022). Please mail, drop off or e-mail your proof of residency to [email protected]. But it must be submitted on or before the first day of school.


FREE AND REDUCED SCHOOL MEALS APPLICATION

The USDA will not be extending the pandemic related food service program waivers for the 2022-23 school year. This program has allowed The Graham Family of Schools and other school districts to provide free lunches and breakfasts to all students since the spring of 2020. All families should fill out a Free & Reduced School Meals Application to see if they qualify for free or reduced meal pricing. Please complete the application and return it to the front office as soon as possible. The GEMS front office is open Mon.-Fri. 9:00am-3:00pm. Click here to print complete the application.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact, Wesley Owens, Registrar & Community Outreach Liaison at [email protected] or 614-253-4000.

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Interested in attending GEMS in the 2022-2023 School Year? Space is Limited! Enroll Today!

Do you know someone who might be interested in attending GEMS in the 2022-2023 school year
Please contact Wesley Owens, Registrar & Community Outreach Liaison at [email protected] with any questions. 
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