Worthington Park Shark Sentinel

Thursday, March 10th, 2022

Dear Worthington Park Families,

Last night, Worthington Schools held their annual State of the Schools presentation for parents, community members, and school staff at Worthington Kilbourne High School. I was exceedingly proud that Worthington Parks students and staff were showcased along with the rest of the district. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend and I will share the recorded video link with families in upcoming newsletters.

Please take a few minutes to review the information below. We are excited to welcome all of our Sharks back tomorrow to wrap up an amazing week. Go Sharks!

-Principal Garrity


(614) 450-5500

Lunch Returning to the Cafeteria

As we continue to experience a downward trend in covid case numbers within Worthington Schools' attendance area, our elementary schools will be transitioning to utilizing our traditional cafeteria spaces for lunches. As we have moved through the pandemic, elementary schools have used classroom spaces in addition to our cafeteria spaces. This has had an impact on social interaction between students as well as school staffing and operation. Starting on Monday, we are excited to welcome all of our students back into the cafeteria. We will continue to keep the same lunch and recess times and students will still be able to take breakfasts home with them each afternoon.

Spring Panorama Survey for 3rd-5th Grader Students

We thank you and your family for being our valued partners as we work together to educate the children in our district. As you may already be aware, building our well-being and social-emotional learning skills is an important goal for our school this year and every year. Over the next few weeks, students will participate in several exercises to better understand these concepts and to reflect on how they perceive these skills in themselves.

As we have done for the last four years, we will be asking for your child to reflect on his/her own mindsets and approaches to learning via an online survey. The survey shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes to complete and will be administered during a two-week window from March 28 - April 8, 2022.

We are partnering with Panorama Education, a third-party vendor, to support us in administering these surveys. The survey content will ask students in grades 3-12 to self-reflect on School Safety, Teacher-Student Relationships, Sense of Belonging, Rigorous Expectations, and Self-Efficacy. Our students in grades 6-12 will also be asked to self-reflect on two additional topics; Diversity and Inclusion and Cultural Awareness.

Student voice matters to us, and their responses will provide invaluable insights into their experiences in how we can improve and adapt our instruction to meet their needs. If a student doesn’t feel like they have enough information to answer a question, they will be able to skip the item altogether. Worthington Park's staff will share out the specific dates for the survey with parents in the coming days!

6th Grade Band Instrument Fittings

Hello, Possible Future Band Families!

I had so much fun working with many of your children and trying out instruments! I wanted to make sure I got to everyone who is interested. If your child hasn't had a chance to try out instruments, please sign them up for an after-school fitting at Worthingway Middle School the week of 3/21. Please reach out to me if you have any questions!

Fitting Sign Up Link:


Infinite Campus Unavailable April 11-13

Infinite Campus will be unavailable April 11-13 to transition services to Infinite Campus’ data centers. This move will help ensure Infinite Campus has minimal disruptions (outages) moving forward and will help keep our system up to date and secure.

After the move, starting April 14, the webpage link to Worthington Schools Infinite Campus will change. All of the webpage addresses on our Website and parent portals will be updated, but anyone who has bookmarked it will need to update their url. Families who use the mobile app will also need to reconnect the app to our district.

Thank you

Jeff Collett

Chief Technology Officer

Worthington Schools

Save the Date: Be Well Community Event

Worthington Schools is excited to partner with Dublin City Schools for the Be Well community event on Saturday, April 30, 2022, on the Dublin Schools Emerald Campus, 5175 Emerald Pkwy, Dublin. This event will offer a wide variety of presentations and resources for families related to mental wellness, safety and suicide prevention, academic and social-emotional success, and many more relevant topics.

Special Education Parent Key Communicator

Worthington’s Special Education Key Communicator Committee strives to build positive, productive, and collaborative relationships and partnerships amongst the educators and community of families whose children receive special education and related services. We will engage in two-way communication, with the goal being to provide a circle of influence where we can share out and learn from and with each other.

The key communicator will convey information from their building to the committee, as well as information from the committee to their buildings

The Key Communicator for our building is Mrs. Jessica Dumas

Please reach out to them if you have questions or topics to discuss.


Important Dates to Remember

Wednesday, March 16th: Worthington Park Title Night 6 pm

Wednesday, March 16th: Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) Meeting 7 pm

Saturday, April 9th- Sunday, April 18th: Spring Break

Saturday, April 30th: Be Well Community Event with Worthington & Dublin City Schools