Worthingway Middle School Updates

9/25/2020

Dear Families,

Families,

I'm excited to welcome our students back, in person, next week starting Tuesday. On Tuesday we will start with our Green group. On Wednesday we will have our Blue group. The Hybrid schedule is posted below. I've also included the Hybrid video from last week to provide more information.


Two items to clarify:

1. Community Time: Students will be in 'pods' of up to 10 during Community Time. Students will have the first four days of school to get into a pod. Each pod will have an area of the track that they will be assigned to, six areas total. The health department requires that we maintain seating charts in all areas. The pods allow us to do that.


2. Morning Entry: Students may enter Worthingway starting at 8:15. Students that enter at 8:15 will be required to move to the gymnasium. Once in the gym, students may eat breakfast or sit in the bleachers. Students will be permitted to go to their classrooms starting at 8:35. School officially starts at 8:50. Once students finish breakfast or are able to move to their classrooms, we ask that they do so in a timely manner.


I hope this helps. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions.


Sincerely,

Mr. Kellenberger

Hybrid Schedule Update

The video below includes important information regarding our upcoming move to a Hybrid Instructional Model. If you have further questions, please contact the school office.


Hybrid Instructional Model Information

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Worthingway Bell Schedule

Regular Bell Schedule
1st 8:50-9:36
2nd 9:39-10:24
3rd 10:27-11:12
4th 11:15-12:00
5th 12:03-12:43 (8th Grade Lunch/7th Grade Assist)
6th 12:46-1:26 (7th Grade Lunch/8th Grade Assist)
7th 1:29-2:14
8th 2:17-3:02
9th 3:05-3:50

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WHAT IS MY BUS NUMBER? WHERE & WHAT TIME DOES IT PICK ME UP?

If you would like to find your student's bus riding information, please log onto the Worthington Schools website > https://www.worthington.k12.oh.us/ > Scroll down and click on TRANSPORTATION > You will be redirected to a School/Transportation Search page > Input the correct information > Search.


Please contact the Worthingway office if you run into challenges with your search. Thank you!

Tissues Needed

Families, we are in need of tissues! If you could send 1 or 2 boxes of tissues with your student on Tuesday and/or Wednesday we would appreciate it. Thank you for your help.

Screenagers Film

Last spring, before the big Covid-19 shutdown, Worthington Schools and Drug Safe Worthington partnered with Columbus Springs to bring to our community a free screening of Screenagers Next Chapter.


Fast forward to today! I know the last thing we want to do is spend more time on our computers BUT this video provides a lot of insight into the challenges our teens, and society in general, are facing today (before Covid). Please find some time to enjoy a free screening of Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER in the environment of your own home! This documentary is recommended for ages 6th grade and above. For a brief synopsis, click HERE. Pop some popcorn, gather the family, and watch together.


The documentary will be available to view from today through October 5, 2020. In order to view, please follow the instructions below.



Viewing Instructions for Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience


Go to: https://www.screenagersmovie.com/nc-worthingtonschools

To view the film, use the following credentials:

Email: worthington@watchscreenagers.com

Password: ws2020

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Food Service Online Ordering

Please see instructions below for placing food service orders on-line. We will need all students to order on-line, as we will not have a cafeteria or ordering line this year. We will help students with this process on Tuesday and Wednesday (9/29 and 9/30).
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School Fees

School fees have now been uploaded to MyPaymentsPlus. Middle school fees are $38 and are due by 10/2/20. Students that are free and reduced do not pay full fee amounts. If you feel the amount listed in MyPaymentsPlus is in error, please contact Val Swearengen at Worthingway (614-450-4300). Please be aware that free and reduced lunch forms must be completed yearly. If your student was free or reduced last year, that status will not carry over to the new school year.


Free and Reduced meal information

Needs Assessment: Buddy Boxes, Thanksgiving Support, Holiday Help and more

This survey will help us determine how to best meet your student and family's needs. ALL families are invited to take the survey! Questions are of an academic, personal/social, and family need nature. In the survey, families may also sign up for supports of Buddy Boxes, Thanksgiving Support, and Holiday Help.


All answers will be kept confidential unless you give consent to share with teachers or other staff members that might be in a position to help your child.

Schoology access for students

Check out this helpful video from Mr. Tisdale. We found that some students were accidentally logged into Schoology as a parent/guardian. This video will help solve this problem.

Athletics

Please visit our school website for athletic information or contact Mr. Mosca (wmosca@wscloud.org) our school Athletic Director

Worthingway Middle School

Principal: Nathan Kellenberger (nkellenberger@wscloud.org)

Dean/Athletic Director: Bill Mosca (wmosca@wscloud.org)

Counselor: Natalie Fei (nfei@wscloud.org)

Secretaries: Amanda DeBernard (adebernardi@wscloud.org)

Val Swearengen (vswearengen@wscloud.org)