The Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education requires all students to attend school regularly in accordance with board policy and the laws of the State of Ohio. The educational program offered by the Gahanna-Jefferson Public School District is predicated upon the presence of the student and requires continuity of instruction and classroom participation.
Pursuant to House Bill 410, student attendance is now calculated in hours. This includes absences that have been identified as both excused and unexcused by the school, as well as planned absences.
In an effort to encourage regular, on-time attendance and avoid habitual truancy, families are encouraged to:
Make getting to school on time every day a high priority.
Discuss the importance of regular school attendance and the negative impacts of excessive absences.
Create a safe space for students to discuss what is keeping them from school.
Develop a backup plan for getting your student to school when transportation challenges, illness, or other challenges arise.
Schedule vacations during a time when school is not in session.
Monitor your student’s attendance records to identify any disruptions or patterns of change.
Contact your student’s school to discuss preventative services and supports available to promote regular attendance.
Report Student Absence
To report a student absence, please call the number below for each school.
Goshen Lane Elementary
High Point Elementary
Royal Manor Elementary
Middle School East
Middle School South
Middle School West
Gahanna Lincoln High School