TWHS Weekly News & Updates

August 20, 2021

Weekly Calendar

Monday, August 23: Regular Bell Schedule

  • Board of Education Meeting 7:30 pm

Tuesday, August 24: Regular Bell Schedule

Wednesday, August 25: Homeroom Bell Schedule

Thursday, August 26: Regular Bell Schedule

Friday August 27: Regular Bell Schedule

Dear Cardinal Family,


Me: Where are you supposed to be?

Student: I'm not sure.


Here ends my summary of the first couple of days of school. All of our students are acclimating to the new routine, new locations for class, the building, and their walking paths. We are regularly helping kids find the basement, the STEM hallway, that classroom off the cafeteria, and all sorts of spaces that aren't intuitive where classes occur. It's totally normal. It's a little stressful for kids. It's the start of school!


Our staff is definitely getting in our steps and making sure kids are getting the help they need. My guess is that you’re either hearing a whole lot about school or very little about school at home. In our house, it takes a concerted effort to get information out of my boys. If that predicament sounds familiar, my simple advice is: Give plenty of wait time and don't let them off the hook. You'll end up hearing something eventually.


I hope your experience has been a good one so far. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to help and want to ensure your family enjoys a successful school year.


Have a great weekend!


Go Cards!


Sincerely,


Pete Scully

Principal

TWHS

**New announcements for this week**

  • Science Olympiad
  • Chromebooks are available for EACH student this year
  • Panama & Columbia Summer of 2022 Trip
  • TWHS Orchestra Fundraiser September 16th from 4:00 pm -8:00 pm
  • TWHS Car Magnets are available for purchase from the Softball Team
  • Order your Yearbooks by September 30th for the lowest price of the year

**ACADEMIC UPDATES**

Science Olympiad

If you are a lover of science, technology, engineering, math and building, we have the club for you! TWHS Science Olympiad is the place for you. Learn more about Science Olympiad here. Our first meeting is on Thursday, September 2nd in room 156 at 3:15 PM. Contact Ms. Matson smatson@wscloud.org or Ms. Ohm lohm@wscloud.org for more information.

Chromebooks

New this year, EACH student will receive a Chromebook for their individual use. Students may pick up their Chromebooks in the library. Please note: Chromebooks will not be available in the classrooms this year. Students will need a school issued Chromebook for state testing.

School Fees

Parents/guardians, school fees are now available to pay in MyPaymentsPlus. All students are assessed a $65 fee. Seniors are assessed an additonal $35 "Senior Fee" for a portion of commencement-related expenses. Please pay all current fees and any outstanding fines and fees via the online payment system, www.mypaymentsplus.com.

Please Complete the Annual Emergency Data Review and Update

All parents/guardians of enrolled students, even those whose personal information has not changed, are required to update the Emergency Contact information for the 2021-2022 school year. Please click HERE for directions on how to complete the Emergency Data Review.

**School Community Connection**

Panama & Colombia Summer of 2022 Trip

I am pleased to announce that TWHS students will be traveling to Panama & Colombia during the summer of 2022! We are scheduled to depart in June and NOW is the time to enroll your child! Trip stops include the Panama Canal, Gatun Lake, Chagres National Park, a trip to a pineapple farm, snorkeling, and more! Learn more about this exciting tour at an informational meeting (Thursday, September 9th @ 7:00 PM - TWHS Library) where we’ll discuss:


  • What we'll see and do
  • Travel logistics
  • How to earn high school/college credit
  • Affordable payment options
  • Scholarships
  • And more!


I look forward to seeing you there!

Ms. VanFossen


P.S. Can’t make the meeting, but want more information? RSVP using the link and select “No, but send info.”

TWHS Orchestra Fundraiser

TWHS Orchestra will be hosting a fundraiser on Thursday, September 16th from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm. at Wings over Columbus 7170 N. High St., Worthington. Please use Promo Code TWHSORCH when ordering.

Order Your Yearbook!

Order by SEPTEMBER 30th to get the LOWEST price of the year - only $60


Click HERE for more information.

Attendance Office Procedures for TWHS Students

Please notify the Attendance Office if you know your student will be absent from school. Call or email ahead to pre-excuse for appointments and ask your student to pick up a pass in the Attendance Office ahead of time – we prefer not to interrupt classes by calling rooms.


Call the 24-hour recorded line to leave a message at

614-450-6291, or you may send an email to twhsattend@wscloud.org.


Click Attendance Philosophy & Procedure for important information regarding your child's absence from school.

PTSO Membership 2021-2022

The PTSO represents the parents, teachers, and students of Thomas Worthington High School. We aspire to support our school's mission of supporting the education of students by fostering relationships among the school, parents, students and teachers.


There are many opportunities for parent(s) and guardian(s) to become involved at TWHS through our PTSO. Applications can be filled out online by going to the PTSO tab on the Thomas Worthington web site or by clicking HERE

TWHS Car Magnets

You can still purchase your TWHS Car Magnets for $6.00 (cash or check). A wide variety of magnets are offered. Please contact the TWHS Lady Cards Softball Program.

Athletic Passes

All 6th-12th grade students in the Worthington School District will be admitted free to home sporting events with a VALID student ID. Adult athletic passes, single season passes and single game tickets are now available online by going to TWHS Ticket Page. Please note that no tickets will sold at the gate. Tickets must be purchased online.

**From the Health Office**

Childhood Vaccine Information

Vaccines protect children from serious and preventable diseases – and all K-12 students must be up-to-date on all required vaccines entering the new school year. Students with an incomplete immunization record 14 days after the start of the school year will not be able to attend classes. The exact date will vary based on the first day of classes for each school or district.


Please encourage parents to contact their healthcare provider to make sure that their child is up to date on their vaccinations. If for any reason parents cannot get into their doctor on time, Columbus Public Health has an Immunization Clinic at 240 Parsons Ave. where students can receive their vaccines, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Vaccines are offered at Columbus Public Health’s immunization clinic on a walk-in basis. No appointment is necessary.


Columbus Public Health Immunization Clinic Hours:

Mon: 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Tue: 10 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Wed: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Thu/Fri: 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.


The week of September 15, Columbus Public Health’s Immunization Clinic will offer extended hours:

Sat, 9/11: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Mon, 9/13: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tues, 9/14: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Wed, 9/15: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Thu, 9/16: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fri, 9/17: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sat, 9/18: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Columbus Public Health may stop seeing new patients before closing hours due to high demand.


Despite these extended hours, we expect wait times of up to five hours during this week. Please encourage parents to visit the Immunization Clinic as soon as possible in order to avoid these long waits. In addition to childhood vaccines, Columbus Public Health also offers free COVID-19 vaccines for anyone 12 years of age and olde

Important Reminder Regarding Food Allergies

This serves as a reminder that there may be some students in your child’s school who have peanut and/or tree nut allergies. As the safety of our children is paramount to all, we need your support to make our cafeteria “nut free”. A child with a nut allergy can suffer a serious reaction merely by touching a food containing a peanut or tree nut. Therefore, we ask that you adhere to the following safety guidelines:

  • Please do not send in any peanuts, peanut butter, or foods containing peanuts or peanut butter to be eaten during lunch.

  • Read ingredient labels carefully to ensure that the snacks sent in with your child are peanut and tree nut-free.

Please do not hesitate to contact Julie Frank with any questions or concerns about food allergies. She can be reached at 614-450-6215 or jfrank@wscloud.org.

Before and After School Guidelines for TWHS Students

Your support in following these guidelines is greatly appreciated. The safety of our students is our number one priority.

Reminder: The gate located next to the tennis courts on Evening Street is closed during school hours.


FREE Meal Service Available for ALL TWHS Students for the 2021-2022 School Year

Students at TWHS will continue to receive free breakfast and lunch service. Students will be provided a traditional meal service with modified menu selections. If you have questions, please contact the Worthington Schools Food Service Department HERE.

TWHS School Calendar

Click on TWHS School Calendar to access the TWHS website calendar


August 23: Board of Education Regular Meeting 7:30 pm

August 31: Senior Information Night 6:00 pm

September 1: PTSO Meet the Teacher Night 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

September 6: NO SCHOOL

September 10: Cardinal Theater Production You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown 8:00 pm

September 11: ACT Test Day 8:00 am

September 11: Cardinal Theater Production You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown 8:00 pm

September 13: Board of Education Regular Meeting 7:30 pm

September 16: Cardinal Theater Production You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown 8:00 pm

September 18: Cardinal Theater Production You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown 8:00 pm

Thomas Worthington High School

ATTENDANCE OFFICE

twhsattend@wscloud.org

(614)450-6291


Principal, Pete Scully

(614)450-6206

Assistant Principal (A-D), Emilie Greenwald

(614)450-6291

Assistant Principal (E-K), Todd Keenan

(614)450-6284

Assistant Principal (L-Q), Adrienne Carr

(614)450-6284

Assistant Principal (R-Z), Brett Shaffer

(614)450-6292

Dean of Students, Scott Gordon

(614)450-6261

Athletic Director, Molly Feesler

(614)450-6288

School Counseling Chair, David Quart

(614)450-6296

Registrar, Kate Weber