Worthington Park Shark Sentinel

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021


Dear Worthington Park Families,

Good Afternoon Shark Families!

We are so thankful for our wonderful students, parents, families, and staff. While this has been a short week, we have really enjoyed hearing from all of the students about what they are thankful for and how they are going to spend this holiday break! We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and break, spending time with family.

-Principal Garrity



Thanksgiving Break

Just a reminder that Worthington Park Elementary and Worthington Schools will be closed starting tomorrow (Wednesday, November 24th) and reopen on Monday, November 29th.

Kindergarten Registration 2022-2023

In November, the Worthington Welcome Center will start enrolling students for Kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year.

Here are important dates to know:

  • November 1, 2021 - Kindergarten enrollment opens
  • February 25, 2022 - Final Day of Welcome Center appointments before the All-Day Kindergarten lottery
  • March 4, 2022 - Schools needing lotteries will be announced on the Worthington website
  • March 11, 2022 - All-Day Kindergarten Lottery
  • March 14, 2022 - Information on lottery, waitlists and enrollment options sent to parents

You can find more information and start the process here at the Worthington School's Website: https://www.worthington.k12.oh.us/domain/746

PreSchool Peer Modeling at Sutter Park 22-23

Have a younger student who may be starting Preschool next year? Sutter Park here in Worthington Schools may be an option for your family. Below is some information from Mrs. Patricia Winland- the Prinicipal at Sutter Park. Click the informal flyer to the right for more information.

Hello Families! The program at Sutter Park is designed so that preschool children with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) receive educational services in an environment with typically developing peers. The play-based preschool program focuses on providing educational opportunities for all preschool children which will enable them to grow, develop and learn from one another.

We are the only public preschool for the Worthington City School District and are located in the Northwest part of Worthington off of Hard Road. Any student who is a resident of the school district may attend Sutter Park!

We currently have 14 Inclusion classrooms that contain half typical peers and half students with disabilities. All of our teachers are licensed through the Ohio Department of Education and hold a teaching license specializing in Early Childhood. Our program at Sutter Park has been rated 5 stars (the highest you can achieve) by Ohio’s Preschool Rating System: Step Up to Quality.

Peer role models are an important part of our school community. Are you interested in having your child attend Sutter Park next school year as a typical peer? We will have openings for peers in our morning session (birthday is between 8/1/18 and 7/31/19) and for our afternoon session (birthday is between 10/1/16 and 7/31/18). Children placed as typically developing peer models must be potty-trained and score age-appropriate on two questionnaires. The tuition is $135.00 per month, (you may qualify for reduced or free tuition) parents provide transportation, and families must reside in the Worthington School District.

If you are interested, please call the main office at 614-450-4900 or email Tricia Winland at pwinland@wscloud.org.

Reporting a case of Covid or close contact exposure

If your child tests positive for Covid-19 or has a "close contact exposure" outside of school, please complete a report at this link or call the Covid hotline at 614-450-3900.

All Worthington Buildings are Nut Free

Just a reminder that all buildings in Worthington Schools are nut-free as they were last year. We want to create a PEANUT/NUT FREE environments in order to protect students with life-threatening allergies. Parents and guardians are asked NOT TO PACK SCHOOL LUNCHES or send any food items to school that contain NUTS or NUT PRODUCTS.


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Parent Teacher Organization Meeting December 8th 7:00pm

Come and join the PTO for our in-person meeting on Wednesday, December 8th at 7:00 pm in the Worthington Park Art Room!


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