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GEMS Winter Coat Distribution - Sign up by Nov. 30!

We are fortunate for a second year to have a partnership with the Marcus Project. Again this year they will be donating coats to GEMS students as well as their non-GEMS siblings. They will also take sizes for parents/caregivers and try their best to fulfill their requests as well.

If you are in need of winter coats, please sign up no later than November 30th. Late submissions will, unfortunately, not be fulfilled. Pick-up date information will be sent to families at a later date.

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Posted Thursday, November 17, 2022

Support GEMS on GivingTuesday - Tuesday, November 29th!

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of radical generosity to transform communities and the world. When you give to GEMS on November 29 you will be joining people around the world to come together to thank, help, give, show kindness, and share what they have with those in need. 

Donate securely on November 29, 2022 with a click on the Donate button below. Any size gift will make a difference! Thank you for your generosity! 

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Posted Thursday, November 17, 2022

Thanksgiving Baskets

Dear GEMS Community:

Every year, GEMS offers Thanksgiving food baskets to ensure every family in our community can celebrate the the holiday. Please complete the survey below if you would like a basket for your family or if you would like to donate or volunteer to put baskets together. Basket will be available for the first 35 families on a first come first serve basis. 


Donations can be submitted until November 18th. Those who wish to volunteer will be contacted with additional details, including dates and times. Pick up dates and times will also be shared at a later date.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Angelic Dean at [email protected]

Click here to complete the survey.

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Posted Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Transportation Update - 11.17.22

Dear GEMS Families,

We continue to rely on Columbus City Schools (CCS) for busing. We have not had any changes to our transportation situation since September and we are continually grateful for your support and patience. 


We did receive an update from CCS yesterday regarding transportation that addresses a few of their next steps to hopefully improve the current situation. You can read their message in full at www.ccsoh.us/transportation


Please see below for a summary of this information - CCS will:

  • change all routes (bus drivers and students) to create and begin new routes after Winter Break

  • return to using their previous software program

  • increase family notification efforts

  • address the issues that charter schools are experiencing


Also noted in this message was the idea of changing school hours. If we need to consider changing our school hours, we will seek the most advantageous hours for GEMS to operate in order to ensure both reliable busing and support the needs of our families.


I will continue to keep you updated with any new information we receive and hopefully we will be able to provide bus routes by the new year. 


Sincerely, 

James Kutnow

Assistant Superintendent

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Posted Thursday, September 8, 2022

Weekly Announcements

Sunday, Nov 27, 2022

  • If you are still interested in signing up for coats for your family through the Marcus Project, please use the link that has been sent out previously. The deadline for sign up is Wednesday, November 30th 

  • Please note that December 7th , 8th and 9th are Professional Development Days for Staff. There will be no school for students December 7th, 8th, and 9th.

  • Save the date for the first GEMS Mingle Jingle Family Dance. It will take place on December 14th at GEMS from 6pm to 8pm. Join us for music, dancing, and desserts. Dress to impress- whatever that means for you and your family. We hope you will join us as we come together as a community before the start of winter break. Please note students will not able able to stay after school and must attend with a family member

  • Just as a reminder, the front office will be closed from 3:00pm to 3:35pm during dismissal. Families will not be able to enter the building during this time. Students will begin being dismissed at 3:15pm. Please continue use the two car lines.  

  • As always, thank you for being a part of the GEMS family and have an amazing week!


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Posted Monday, August 1, 2022

No Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students in 2022-23 School Year

Due to the pandemic, the federal government has been providing universal free school meals for students.  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. The USDA will not be extending the food service program waivers for the 2022-23 school year. Because of this, families not eligible for Free/Reduced meals will need to pay for the meals.  However, families should fill out a Free & Reduced School Meals Application to see if they qualify for free or reduced meal pricing and these other benefits:

  • pEBT $ (if available)
  • Reduced fees for taking ACT/SAT testing

Beginning July 1st we will have online applications listed on our website. 

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Posted Wednesday, June 8, 2022

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