Summer Shark Sentinel
Worthington Park Elementary-July 29th, 2022
Dear Worthington Park Families,
August is finally here! We are excited to kick off the start of the school year and welcome both your child and your family back to Worthington Schools and Worthington Park Elementary.
Please take a minute to review the information below about the start of the school year. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to our main office or me directly. Have a great weekend and Go Sharks!
New Start Times this Year
School Day (All Day K-5th Grade) 7:40 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.
***School doors open at 7:25 am Tardy Bell will ring at 7:45 a.m.
A.M. Kindergarten: 7:40 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
P.M. Kindergarten: 11:30 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
Our first day of school is August 17th, 2022. Please use the link here for the full district school year calendar! (District Calendar)
We Need YOUR Help on Aug 7th!
The event will start at 9am! We hope to see you there.
Classroom Rosters & Assignments
We will be using the main email contact that is updated in Infinite Campus. Should you not receive an email on that date, please contact the main office.
Worthington Park Open House
- Meet our Staff and your child's teacher
- Tour your classroom and the building
- And enjoy a sweet treat thanks to our friends at Dairy Queen!
Updates from the Worthington Cafeterias
Here at Worthington Park, students will have access to breakfast and lunch daily. While the past two school years were different, this year all school food service departments are required by the USDA to return to pre-pandemic operations for the 2022-2023 School Year. The pandemic put a pause on families and students having the routines of using lunch PIN codes and depositing funds for school meals. We are returning to our original model this fall. More information can be found here Worthington Food Service Important Information
- School breakfast and lunch meals can be purchased for the 2022-23 school year at the following rates:
- Breakfast: $1.60 ($0.30 reduced price)
- Elementary Lunch: $2.75 ($0.40 reduced price)
- All Worthington elementary buildings will be nut-free, including peanuts Please omit these from any packed lunches or snacks.
Free and Reduced Meals
- Families are encouraged to apply for free and reduced meal benefits HERE. The application is available in 10 languages.
- Student PIN numbers can be found in the Parent Portal
- Families can continue to add money to lunch accounts through MyPaymentsPlus as they have in past years.
First Time Bus Rider Event
Join the Worthington Transportation Department for our First Time Riders Event! We look forward to meeting all of our new First-Time Riders for the start of the 2022-23 school year! Children riding the bus for the first time will get to meet drivers, learn safety lessons, take rides with their parents, and learn what it means to be a safe bus rider. This is also a great time to confirm your bus stop location and pick-up/dropoff times!
We encourage families to join us during their school's assigned times, but you are welcome to stop by whenever you can! Worthington Park Elementary will be 11 am-12 pm at the Worthington Education Center
Worthington Education Center
200 East Wilson Bridge Road
Worthington, OH 43085
Updating Your Emergency Data Review
Now that we have updated our system and moved to the 2022-2023 school year, it is that time for parents and families to log into Infinite Campus and update your family's important information. This includes emails, phone numbers, addresses, and emergency contacts. We ask that all families- log into their accounts to verify the information.
Instructions for Completing the Emergency Data Review are linked here and in the picture next to the right. (**Más información aquí en español)
More Busing Updates: Attention all bus riders! It is important that our transportation department has the correct pickup and drop-off location for your child. Bus route information will be available on August 4th. Should you know in advance that your child will need dropped off at a location other than your home, please fill out the Alternative Transportation Request Form as soon as possible.
Resource for parents to find their own login credentials: Parents can access their own login credentials by clicking the Password Recovery link under Quick Links on the Worthington Schools main page. They enter their email address (it needs to be the email that we have on file for them) and will immediately get an email sent to them with their district-provided username and password, which they can use to login to the Parent Portal as well as Infinite Campus.
Finding Student ID #: For My Payments Plus, parents can find their child's Student ID # by logging in to Infinite Campus and clicking on Today. The 9-digit student number is under student name, visible on both the app and when accessing Infinite Campus through the Parent Portal or the Infinite Campus website.
Important Dates to Save
August 6th- First Time Riders Bus Event
August 7th- Worthington Park Beautification Day 9 am-12 pm
August 8th & 9th- Kindergarten Show What You Know (KRA) and 1st Grade Show What You Know
August 12th- Classroom Rosters released via email
August 15th-Open House and Popsicles on the Playground 4pm-6pmAugust 17th- First Day of School
Mr. Patrick Garrity
Location: 500 Park Road, Westerville, OH, USA
Phone: (614) 450-5500