Weekly Newsletter

Monday, November 7th

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Tomorrow, Tuesday the 8th, is a virtual day for the students. They will not report to the school building.

Thank you!

Building Information

Mr. Chad Rice, Principal

Mrs. Marieca Mattox, School Counselor

Mrs. Marni Dreher, School Nurse

Mrs. Katie Thielman, Building Secretary

Mrs. Lisa Karavakis, Office Assistant

Important Dates

11/11 - Veterans Day Assembly (All Veterans Welcome!)

11/15 - 2nd Grade KISS Luncheon

11/16 - 1st Grade KISS Luncheon

11/23 - 11/25 Thanksgiving Break

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Veterans Day Assembly

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Please join us for a celebration of courage and recognition of sacrifice as we honor our Veterans and their families.

All Veterans are welcome to attend!


Friday, NOVEMBER 11, 2022



Nationwide Children's Hospital Mobile Care Center

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Mobile Care Center at Pickerington North High School
The Nationwide Children’s Mobile Care Center and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile© (in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities©) will be at Pickerington North on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. The Mobile Care Center is like a doctor’s office – on wheels!

The Mobile Care Center can:

  • Help when your child has a sore throat, bad cough, earache, headache

  • Give shots

  • Do blood work

  • Perform checkups

  • Send medication to the pharmacy

  • Provide sports physicals

  • Treat asthma

  • Help with work permit physicals

  • Test for pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections

  • Provide education on birth control

  • And more

When your child sees the health care provider at the Mobile Care Center, an After Visit Summary (AVS) will be sent home with your child. The AVS will describe the services provided and any recommended follow up, if needed. A copy will also be sent to your child’s pediatrician.

The Mobile Care Center bills for services just like a doctor’s office. No child will be denied care due to inability to pay for services.

Contact your child’s school nurse for an appointment at 614-548-1303 or 614-830-2780 , Marnica_dreher@plsd.us Learn more now. (NationwideChildrens.org/Mobile-Care-Center)

Monthly Focus

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Follow the School Nurse!

The School Nurses are on Facebook and Twitter! Please follow them for important health tips and news about school health opportunities! On Twitter @PLSDNurses and on Facebook www.facebook.com/PLSDNurses

Our Week in Review

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School Lunch Menu and Prices

Please visit the district's website with important information about price changes for school lunches this year.


Welcome to Heritage Elementary!

My name is Marni Dreher and I am the School Nurse at Heritage Elementary and Pickerington North H.S. I look forward to meeting your child and working with you. I wanted to make you aware of some kindergarten health requirements.

1. Immunization Record - The State of Ohio requires all Public-School children to have updated immunization records. Please see Ohio Immunization requirements:

ODH School Immunization requirements

2. Physician Report form - A current completed form, signed by a HealthCare Provider, dated from 08/19/21 to present, is due by August 1, 2022. The Physician Report form can be found here:

Physician Report Form

If you have not turned in your child's immunization record and physician report form upon enrollment, please email the forms to school nurse's email marnica_dreher@plsd.us

If you have already turned the forms in upon enrollment, the information has been received and you do not need to send it again.

Health Concerns - please communicate your child's health concerns and medications, if needed, a health plan will be developed and shared with teacher(s).

Change of Clothes - During school hours your child may need to change their clothes due to a bladder/bowel accident and/or falling in water puddles and/or mud. If possible, place an extra set of clothes in their book bag to use.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

Thank you!

COVID Protocol

The following are the guidelines PLSD is following from Franklin County Public Health Department regarding COVID guidelines.

COVID Test positive -

The student should stay home for 5 days from the onset of symptoms.

The day the student started having symptoms is day 0.

The student should return to school on day 6 as long as the positive person is no longer running a fever, not taking any fever reducing medications and has improvement in symptoms.

It is recommended that the student wears a mask when indoors and around others for days 6 - 10 and unmask on day 11.

For student attendance, to be marked as medically excused, the parent will need to provide documentation of:

  • a proctored COVID test result or
  • a note from the healthcare provide

The recommendation for family members and anyone living in the household where there is a positive case:

  • if no COVID symptoms, the individual may return to school wearing a mask for 10 days from last contact with the positive person.
  • if possible, test on day 5
  • if you develop symptoms, get tested and stay home until you know the results.

For more resources, visit our testing, isolation and quarantine or vaccine webpages.

For more information, read the Franklin County Community Mask Advisory.

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