Slate Hill Newsletter

August 28, 2022

Principal's Corner

Dear Slate Hill Families,

We kicked off our theme, "Adventure Awaits at The Slate!" on Monday with our first all school assembly in our newly painted gym. We shared our building wide expectations and theme with our Slate Hill stars through a skit starring our new student, Jane (aka Mx. Kochensparger) and Mrs. Gulley to help our stars make connections to what our expectations and theme for the year. We also included a review of our expectation chant (led by our 5th grade team and Mrs. Loges). Ask your child to share this with you this week! We concluded our assembly with an awesome video that our students watched in their classrooms. Please take time to view our "Welcome to the Family of Slate Hill" video created by our amazing Librarian, Mx. Kochensparger. Here is the link:

Please review these reminders about dismissal time.

  • For students that live in front of Slate Hill, they are to exit door 13 and meet their parents on the other side of the crosswalk at the front of the building.
  • For students that live in the back of Slate Hill, they are to exit door 8 and meet their parents at the large tree to walk home.
  • For car pick up and drop off, please pull all the way down to far end of the sidewalk to load and unload students. Students are asked to exit toward the sidewalk not the parking lot.
  • We ask that parents please follow the directions of the staff members on duty so that we can keep your child safe during arrival and dismissal.

Also each week I will share a Covid update that will let families know how many positive cases are at Slate Hill for the week. Last week we had 2 positive cases.

Thank you for partnering with us this year! We are excited to see our parents this week on Curriculum Night, September 1st! Please see the locations below.

The Adventure Awaits at the Slate!

Julie (=

Julie Gulley, Slate Hill Principal


Curriculum Night: PARENT ONLY Night!

Thursday, September 1st:

- Grades 1st-2nd from 5-5:45pm

  • 1st grade will be in the ART ROOM
  • 2nd grade will be in the LIBRARY

- Grades 3rd-5th from 6-6:45pm

  • 3rd grade will be in the ART ROOM
  • 4th grade will be in the GYM
  • 5th grade will be in the Library

Kindergarten had their curriculum night on August 11th!

Picture Day - Coming soon!

Tuesday, September 27th is Picture Day this year! Look for additional details to be sent home with your student(s) soon!

PTA Corner

- We hope you will join our PTA this year and support the great things they are doing for our Slate Hill Stars! To encourage early sign up, the PTA will award the class with the most parents signed up by September 2nd with a popsicle party. You can join by completing the paper form that was sent home with your student(s), or by using this link.

- The first PTA meeting will be Thursday, September 8th in the Slate Hill Library at 7:00 PM. We hope to see you there!

- Marco's Pizza Night! On September 14th, if you dine at Marco's Pizza (1361 Worthington Centre Drive) part of the proceeds will go toward the PTA. More details coming soon.

- Fall Mumkin Sale started August 24th. Online sales go through September 7th. Please turn in physical payments and packets by Friday, Sept 2nd. Delivery date will be Sept 14-Sept 26 (exact date TBA). Students who are able to sell at least 2 items receive a prize, and the Top 3 sellers will win a lunch with Mrs. Gulley!

Also, joining Kroger Community Rewards is a great way to support the PTA! The program is free and does not take anything away from your Fuel Points or any other Kroger programs. To get started, click here! Our organization is Slate Hill PTA or use code IW349.


Please review the eBackPack for flyers with information on upcoming events, school counselor information, homework help, how to become a volunteer in Worthington Schools, the breakfast & lunch menus, and more!

Care After School is Hiring!

We are reaching out to share a job opportunity within the Worthington School District. We are Care After School, a self-funded non-profit that provides after school care to children in the eleven Worthington elementary schools. We currently have Recreation Leader ($15/hour) openings to start as early as next week. Hours 2-6 pm, M-F and we operate when school is in session (End time can be flexible after 5 if needed). Your elementary school-age child(ren) may attend CAS at no charge.

Check us out at and apply online at your convenience.

Call or email Kathy or Leslie with any questions.

Assistant Director/Hiring Manager Leslie Rubinoski,, 614-431-2266 ext. 225.

Director Kathy Rayner,, 614-431-2266 ext. 222.

High School Game Expectations

Please review these expectations with your child before attending a game.

Have you completed your Emergency Data Review for your child?

Every year it is necessary that you review and update your child's emergency data. Please see the attached directions for assistance.

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.

My Payments Plus

My Payments Plus is where you will pay school fees, Full day Kindergarten tuition and put money on your child's lunch account. Look under Parent Resources on the district website for this website (

For My Payments Plus, parents can find their child's 9-digit 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.

School Fees:

Kindergarten: $24.00

Grade 1-3: $42.00

Grade 4-5: $36.00

If you feel you qualify for free and reduced lunch, we suggest you fill this form out online (see above under Food Service). If you qualify your student's fees could be free or reduced.

Food Service Notes and Updates!

Food Service Information: The pandemic put a pause of families and students having the routines of using lunch PIN codes and depositing funds for school meals. For the 2022-23 school year PIN codes and cost of breakfast and lunch is back. Please review the link below with some updates from food service.

Worthington Food Service Important Information

School Meals

  • 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)
  • We will be nut free elementary buildings, including peanuts.

Free and Reduced Meals

  • Families are encouraged to apply for free and reduced meal benefits HERE. The application is available in 10 languages.

Lunch PINs

  • Student PIN numbers can be found in the Parent Portal Here is a copy of the KEY PAD for your child to practice at home.


  • Families can continue to add money to lunch accounts through MyPaymentsPlus as they have in past years.

Slate Hill Elementary School

K-5 elementary school of shining Star students in Worthington Schools! School starts at 8:10am and ends at 2:50pm.

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