Weekly Announcements

September 18,2022

  • This week MAP Testing will continue  for students in K-4 on Monday and Tuesday and grades 5-8 on Tuesday and Wednesday 

  • Picture day will take place on September 28th 

  • Also please be on the lookout for a number of family engagement activities coming your way- more details to come

  •  As a reminder Drop off in the morning is no earlier than 8:00m. Please do not drop off students earlier than 8:00am as doors will  not yet be opened. 

  • Thank you so much for your patience with both our arrival and  dismissal process

  • We continue to work with our school’s sponsor, Educational Service Center of Central Ohio (ESCCO), who continues to advocate on our school’s behalf on a variety of fronts to address our need for consistent student transportation. We have also been actively interacting with our school’s attorney to develop a plan to ensure student transportation. As more information becomes available, we will share with you. 

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


September 11, 2022

  • Sept 13-14: K-4 ELA MAP Test will take place  and on September 14-15  we will have 5-8 ELA MAP Testing- please ensure your students have a good nights sleep to be ready to do their very best

  • Drop off in the morning is no earlier than 8:00m. Please do not drop off students earlier than 8:00am as doors will  not yet be opened.

  • As a reminder for dismissal If you have students in grades K-4, they are picked up in the back of the building. 

  • If you have students in grades 5-8 or both K-4 and 5-8, please pick up in the front of the building.

  • Again, to be able to process dismissal quickly, we are asking that you to stay in your car and not walk up to the pick up spot. Thank you so much for your patience as we continue to smooth out dismissal

  • For bus riders, we diligently working with Columbus City Schools surrounding the issues with transportation. We have been made aware of an official transportation form that can be submitted to the Ohio Department of Education when efforts to resolve a transportation issue have been unsuccessful. If you did not receive an email with information to submit this form, please connect with the front office.

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



September 4, 2022 

  • We enjoyed seeing so many families at Back to School night this past Wednesday and are so excited to welcome  all of our K-8 student to the building on Tuesday September 6th 

  • Tuesday is the first day of school for everyone, 8:30am - 3:15pm. Student may arrive no earlier than 8:00am as doors will remain closed until that point

  • If you need support with arranging bussing, please call or email the front desk.

  • For students in grades K-4, car drop-off and pick-up is in the back of the building, accessible from our Driveway on Indianola Ave.  For students in grades 5-8 or with siblings in grades 5-8, drop-off and pick up is by our gym in the front of the building. 

  • Please be patient the first few days as we get used to the traffic flow. I encourage you to come a few minutes after 3:15 to pick up your student to help with annual first week traffic issues. 

  • We are excited for the week ahead and look forward to seeing you all very soon!


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