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Important School Meal Information for the 24-25 School Year

Dear Parent or Guardian:
We are pleased to inform you that Graham Elementary and Middle School (GEMS) will be implementing a new option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for School Year 2024-2025.
What does this mean for you and your children attending the school(s) identified above?
Great news for you and your students! All enrolled students of GEMS are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2024-2025 school year. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit an application. We will be collecting Ohio Income Household forms in order for students to qualify for other programs. If we can be of any further assistance, please contact us at [email protected] or 614-262-1111.
Sincerely,
Cathy Baney, Child Nutrition Director

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Posted Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Summer Meal Information

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),
All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites. Individuals age 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Individualized Education Programs (IEP’s) through their current enrollment in educational programs are also eligible for free summer meals. Kids eat FREE! Find no-cost summer meals in your area. There’s no sign-up needed for children under
18 to receive healthy food. https://education.ohio.gov/KidsEat
Cathy Baney
Child Nutrition Director

What is Summer EBT or SUN Bucks?
The Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer Program for Children (Summer EBT or SUN Bucks) is new for summer 2024. Summer EBT/SUN Bucks provides grocery benefits to low-income families with school-aged children when school is closed for the summer. Summer EBT benefits will be loaded to a household’s Ohio Direction Card, or a benefit card will be sent in the mail to each eligible child.

Families can use the money to buy food during the summer at grocery stores, farmers markets and other authorized retailers. Families will receive a one-time benefit of $120 for each eligible child and participation will not affect children or families’ immigration status.

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILD IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE SUMMER EBT/SUN BUCKS AND HOW DO I APPLY?
  • For ALL Schools - If your household already participates in SNAP, OWF or if income eligible and receiving Medicaid benefits, your child will automatically be enrolled to receive summer benefits with no further action.
  • If you completed a meal eligibility application for 2023-24 school year and were approved for free/reduced meal benefits, your child will be automatically enrolled to receive the summer benefit with no further action.
  • If you did not complete a meal eligibility application, but you believe that your child might be eligible, you can complete a meal eligibility application as soon as possible at https://sebt.ohio.gov/
    • When applying, you will be asked to provide your child’s name, school, date of birth, address and some additional details. You will also be asked to report your household’s income. You will not need to provide any other documents or information including social security number, proof of citizenship, or pay stubs to apply.

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Posted Friday, May 3, 2024

Attention Returning Students - It’s time to complete your Annual Registration Forms!

We look forward to having your student continue to be enrolled at GEMS next year, however, your student's spot for next school year is NOT guaranteed until all Annual Student Registration forms have been completed and are received by the school. 


This year we are using PowerSchool to complete the online registration forms. A letter was mailed home that included log-in information and step by step instructions on how to create an account. Click here https://ps-tge.metasolutions.net/public to log into your PowerSchool account. After you log-in to your PowerSchool account, go to the forms page and complete each section under General.


Please contact Alisha Porter at [email protected] with questions.

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Posted Wednesday, March 20, 2024

GEMS After School Program (GAP) is a FREE K-8 after school program!

EMS After-school Program is a collaboration between Graham Elementary & Middle School & Communities In Schools of Ohio. The purpose of this collaboration is to surround students with a community of support, empower them to succeed in school and achieve in life.
GAP Middle (5-8) After-school Program is funded through a Nita M. Lowery 21st Century Community Learning Center grant through the Ohio Department of Education.

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Posted Monday, October 16, 2023

Important School Announcements

May 19, 2024

  • It’s time to complete your Annual Registration Forms for the 2024-2025 school year! We look forward to having your student continue to be enrolled at GEMS next year, however, your student's spot for next school year is NOT guaranteed until all Annual Student Registration forms have been completed and are received by the school. This year we are using PowerSchool to complete the online registration forms. A letter was mailed home that included log-in information and step by step instructions on how to create an account. Complete your forms today! If your forms are completed by this Friday, May 24, your student will be entered into a prize drawing! Every student whose annual registration forms are completed by May 24 will get a GEMS t-shirt! Please contact the office with any questions. 

  • Do you know someone interested in attending GEMS? GEMS is accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year. Please suggest they attend an upcoming Enrollment Information Session to learn more about GEMS. Our next Enrollment Information Session is Wed. May 29 at 6:00pm at GEMS. Please contact the office with any questions.

  • This week is full of excitement as we end the school year.

    • Wednesday is K-5 Field, please make sure your students are dressed appropriately.

    • On Thursday we will have our 1st-5th grade awards assembly beginning at 9:15am. If your student is receiving an award you will be notified. You are welcomed to attend and are able to take your student home after.  

    • Middle school awards will also be on Thursday beginning at 10:30 am.

    • Thursday  is also our  8th grade graduation and 8th grade families should have received details.

    • Friday we will have our kindergarten celebration beginning at 930 am- as well as our 5th -8th grade students who have an 85% kickboard positivity rating will be attending the zoo for their last day of school trip.

    • If you have any questions, please reach out. If you have not received details surrounding these events, please be on the lookout.

  • I just want to thank all of our families for all that you do to support your students and the GEMS community! You can choose anywhere for your students to attend school, but you choose to be a part of the GEMS family- thank you, thank you, thank you

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Posted Monday, August 28, 2023

It's time to complete your student's Annual Student Registration for 2023-24!

We look forward to having your student continuing to be enrolled at Graham Elementary and Middle School (GEMS) next year, however, your student's spot for next school year is NOT guaranteed until all Annual Student Registration forms have been completed and are received by the school.  

Please use our online system to complete Registration forms: https://gems.esvportal.com/
If you already have an account in the online eSchool/OneView system, use the same login you used for the 2022-23 school year. If you did not create an account last year, you will need to create an account using the invite code. You should have received an e-mail and letter with the invite code. Please contact us via email at: [email protected] or call 614-253-4000 with any questions. 
1. As you set up your account you will be asked to create your own PIN.
2. After your account is created, select 'Manage My Students' on the Enrollment Student Dashboard to link your students to your account. You will enter the Invite Code.
3. Next, select View Online Forms, and under 2023-24 Back to School Forms you'll see 'Annual Student Registration'. Information should be pre-populated into the forms. Double check that the pre-populated information is correct, fix any wrong information, complete all fields, and then submit. Check each Section.
4. NOTE:  BEFORE trying to update the information, choose Yes or No at the beginning of each section.
5. Once you have completed all seven parts, select Save and Return THEN Save and Submit to District.
Click here to review the OneView How To for what you'll see when you enter the eSchool site. This answers many of the Frequently Asked Questions. Please contact us via email at: [email protected] or call 614-253-4000 with any questions.
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Posted Thursday, March 23, 2023

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