Worthingway Middle School Updates

10/30/2020

Dear Families,

Today is officially the end of the 1st quarter for our students! I am proud of their hard work and strong effort to keep our school safe. They have done a great job with masks, social distancing, helping with clean up in classrooms, and following our restroom/hallway guidelines.


Our greatest challenge has been Community Time - it has been a struggle for students because it is the only time they get to spend socializing with friends. We understand the challenge this presents and we will be reminding students to continue to remain 6 feet apart and to wear masks when they are within 6 feet. If students are more than 6 feet apart, they may take 'mask breaks.' Your help reiterating this at home is greatly appreciated. I hope we can get back to normal soon! These measures will help us get there.


We are going to allow students to form new Community Time pods next week to give them the opportunity to reconnect with other friends and make new friends.


I also want to add a quick reminder that there is no school on Tuesday, 11/3, Voting Day. Our staff will have a professional development day, but students will not attend. Thank you!


Mr. Kellenberger

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Panorma Survey

Students will be taking the Panorama Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Survey in Assist next week (Thursday and Friday). We will hold make up surveys the following week.

The Panorama survey is used to help us (school staff) better understand student well-being. We will use this data to plan additional school supports for our students.

OOLP Update

The following link provides information regarding OOLP and 2nd Semester. Please contact Mrs. Fei (nfei@wscloud.org) if you have questions.

Food Service Update

On October 9, 2020, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the extension of all Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Optoin (SSO) waivers, allowing schools to offer meals to all children at no charge through the end of the 2020-2021 school year.

This extension will allow Worthington City School Food Services the ability to provide School Meals Free of charge to all school aged children for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.

Math Counts

Join Mathcounts!

What we do: Tackle tough math problems, Expand our brain power, Have fun, Compete against others (Competitions will be virtual this year)

See Mrs. Adesso or Mrs. McKinney to join the club

Practices alternate between Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00pm (live or via Zoom)

Practice dates:

Wednesday, Nov. 4

Tuesday, Nov. 10

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Tuesday, Nov. 24

Wednesday, Dec. 2

Tuesday, Dec. 8

Tuesday, Dec. 15

January Schedule will be released at a later date

Picture Day(s) Update

School Name: Worthingway Middle School
Picture Day Dates:

Monday, November 9 (Blue group)

- Students will report to 1st period class and be called in small groups for pictures

Tuesday, November 10 (OOLP students and Green group)

- OOLP students will take pictures from 8:30-9:00am in the school gym

- OOLP students please report to the main office and we will help guide students to the gym
Picture Day ID: EVTCXSV7F

Order pictures here: my.lifetouch.com


Additional Resources

Yearbook Orders

Visit ybpay.lifetouch.com and enter our id Code: 13560721 to order this year's yearbook.

Know! Parent Tip

The Know! Parent Tip Newsletter is created and shared by the Ohio Department of Education. The free parent tips are shared to empower parents. Know! helps to promote health and wellness and protect the young person in your life from unhealthy behaviors, including alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.


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Athletics

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

Winter Sport Updates from Mr. Mosca

Mr. Mosca will continue to share athletic updates. You can view these at this link: Mr. Mosca.

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)