Wilson Hill Weekly

Parent Newsletter

Wilson Hill Families

Happy Friday! It was a great week at Wilson Hill. Students all looked fantastic for school picture day. We loved seeing all their picture day outfits.

Our Wilson Hill White Tiger Cross Country team took part in their first race at Thomas Worthington High school on Thursday. I was so proud of all their efforts. It was awesome to see kids outside, enjoying themselves, with smiles on their face.

I rounded out my week getting to listen to one of our 4th grade friends read a book. Being able to share in the excitement with students as they learn always makes us smile.

Please be sure to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Go White Tigers!

Principal Addy

New Updates:

Parent Teacher Conferences

At Wilson Hill we greatly value communication between the teacher and parents/guardians in regards to your child's education. Our goal is to connect with every family. If you haven't already, soon you will be receiving communication from your child's teacher to sign up for a time to meet for Parent/Teacher Conferences. This year conference week is October 11-14th. We look forward to working together and communication how to best support your child's educational needs.
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Facilities Survey

We need your feedback!

The community-led task force is considering five possible options for the next phase of the Master Facilities Plan.

Please watch the presentation, review the options and take the survey at: www.worthington.k12.oh.us/mfp2

Fall Harvest Parties

Wilson Hill has set the date of Friday, October 29 to celebrate our Fall Harvest Parties in the classrooms. More specific details will be coming from your classroom teacher, but all health and safety guidelines will be observed.

Wilson Hill Fundraiser

What: Fundraiser for Wilson Hill Elementary

When: Thursday, October 14th from 5:00 - 9:00pm

Where: Porch Growler

Additional Details:

  • Anyone who makes a purchase and mentions "Wilson Hill," 25% of their purchase will go back to our school.
  • Additional details on the Wilson Hill PTO Facebook page (click the "facebook" link at the bottom of this newsletter)

Previous Updates

PTO Walkathon - 10/22

  • The Wilson Hill PTO Walkathon fundraiser is slated for Friday, October 22, please click the link below for all the details.
  • Wilson Hill Walkathon Info

Volunteer Information

Wilson Hill is permitting parent volunteers for the 2021-22 school year. Parent Volunteers are required to wear a mask and must complete the volunteer application and process outline below.

2021-22 Worthington Schools Volunteers

Worthington Teacher Substitute Opportunity

  • Do you enjoy working with children?
  • Do you have at least a Bachelor’s level degree?
  • Would you like to make $150** to $165* per day working with students?
  • Worthington would love to have you as a Guest Teacher (substitute) in our district!

Worthington Teacher Substitutes are hired through the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio (ESCCO) via an online application system. You will need current BCI/FBI background checks (can be done in the Worthington HR office) and you will need to apply for a Substitute License through the Ohio Department of Education. Worthington personnel will assist you in this process to assure a smooth and timely activation with the ESCCO.

*Worthington has opportunities for “Permanent Guest Teachers” (PGT’s) who are committed to working Monday through Friday when school is in session. PGT’s are paid $165 per day and guaranteed a substitute assignment each day. The HR office will place you throughout the district to cover for an absence or as an “extra” in a building if all absences are covered. Must be flexible and open to all classrooms and schools.

** Can’t commit to every school day? That works for us, too! “Daily” substitutes work as needed and select their own assignment (school/grade level/subject) and are paid $150 per day.

Choose the option that works for you!

Ready to apply? Go to this link: https://www.escco.org/Substitutes.aspx

For more information, please contact Jeff Maddox at 614-450-6029 or via email jmaddox@wscloud.org.

Planning for Safety in our Schools

The safety of our staff, students, and community is always a priority in Worthington Schools

Statistics show that when staff and students within a school are prepared with knowledge and practice, they respond to emergency situations with positive results. For that reason, schools have always engaged in routines, drills and learning that support everyone’s safety.

Historically, our schools have participated in the following safety drills:

A. Fire Drills that provide knowledge about reporting fire hazards, and experience with a safe evacuation of the building using multiple exits

B. Weather Drills that provide knowledge about how to be calm and safe in the event of weather related events (such as a tornado), and experience with locating sheltered space within the building in which safety is maximized.

C. Lock-Down Drills that provide knowledge about circumstances in which free movement in and around the building is curtailed (such as neighborhood disturbances or unruly school visitors), and experience with locking down the school perimeter, classrooms, and common areas to keep students safe in a secure area until the circumstance passes.

D. Rally-Point Drills that provide knowledge about exiting the building safely, (such as a gas leak or unsafe school visitor), and experience with walking to a predetermined safe space.

Public schools are required by Ohio law to engage in a "Full Scale" Safety Drill every three years. A "Full Scale" drill is one that combines traditionally practiced drills and will include a controlled classroom lockdown and simulated evacuation of the school, including processes to move students away from the school building in the case of presence of danger at school.

Worthington school staff have been trained in emergency response using the ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training model. Part of this training for staff included how to take additional counter measures during a “lockdown” to facilitate students in an evacuation to a school “Rally Point” from which students could be transported to a “reunification” location to be joined with parents/guardians. Reunification points may vary, but the Worthington Education Center (WEC) would be considered first.

Prior to conducting the full scale safety drill, it is important to prepare students for participation in an age-appropriate manner. Wilson Hill is planning to conduct our drill on Tuesday, October 12th @ 9:00am.

During the month of September, our elementary Library Media Staff will be sharing an age-appropriate informational picture book with students in grades K-2. The book outlines awareness building for students, and includes teaching about a school rally point, which students will locate and visit. Students in grades 3-5 have participated in this read aloud previously. Should you like to preview the book, please reach out to your building principal.

Additionally, in the days leading up to each building’s full scale drill, classroom teachers will lead students in an age appropriate discussion that allows students to understand the steps involved in completing the full scale drill. The purpose of this is to eliminate any feelings of surprise and to allow students to know what to expect.

Our schools are great communities for learning. Being prepared for unplanned interruptions is one way to build confidence for ultimate student safety. The safety of our staff, students, and community is always our priority.


Rob Messenheimer

Director of Elementary Education

Worthington City Schools

News from Nurse Donaldson

Please remember....

If your child receives a positive COVID test please remember to report it here. This will help keep Worthington's reporting accurate.

If your child is exhibiting any of the following symptoms please keep them home. If your child is at school and exhibits these symptoms a Parent/Guardian will be called for immediate pick up.

Dates to Remember

Friday, October 1 - Wilson Hill Fall Festival 5:30-7:30pm

Tuesday, October 12 - Full Scale Safety Drill @ 9:00am

Thursday, October 14 - Porch Growler Fundraiser 5-9pm

Friday, October 15 - No School

Friday, October 22 - PTO Walkathon

Friday, October 29 - Fall Harvest Parties

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