TGMS Weekly Updates
November 2, 2020
A message from Dr. Jackson
A reminder that the Pickerington Local School District will return to 4 day instruction beginning November 16, 2020 for all hybrid students. Please see the message from PLSD below.
A message from PLSD
Dear Parents/ Guardians of Hybrid Students,
At the October 12th, 2020 PLSD Board of Education Meeting, the Board determined that hybrid students (Cohorts A & B) will return to full in person learning Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday beginning on November 16th. Wednesday will remain a virtual learning day for the remainder of the semester for these students.
The administration and the Board also decided to allow full time Virtual Learning Academy students the opportunity to apply for a return to the face to face model based on space and availability by grade/building. The district held a lottery for VLA students in grades K-6 and the students that will vacate VLA will now have their “seats” made available. This will be the only opportunity for your student to apply and remain in VLA for the remainder of the year.
In order to be fair to all parties requesting consideration to transition to the VLA, a lottery will be held for any spots available by grade/building on Monday 11/9/20. In order to be considered, you must submit an application for each student you are requesting consideration for. The district will be sending out a communication to the K-6 hybrid learning families on Monday 11/2 at 8 AM along with a list of open seats available for VLA by grade level. The email will also include a link to a survey that must be completed to be considered for the lottery. If you would like to be considered for having your student transition to VLA, please be on the lookout for the email. The survey link will be open until Wednesday 11/4 at 4PM. If you’re content with the hybrid / in-person learning, there will be no action needed on your part.
A message from the Food Service Department
Holiday Help and the Violet Township Fire Department
Pickerington Schools are once again teaming up with the Violet Township Fire Department to help provide some holiday assistance for families in need during this holiday season.
Donations are Needed
There are several ways to donate this year:
Click the link below to make cash donations through Paypal.
Another way of donating this year is through Amazon and Target. If you would prefer to donate in this way, click on the links below. Be sure to ship to Violet Township Fire Department Toy Drive (address will appear as an option).
In need of assistance?
Request an online form for holiday assistance by contacting Kelli Saksa, School Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-834-6400. The request link will then be provided to you, only one per household please. This form is handled in a confidential manner with more details from your school counselor. Please remember that we will only be able to supplement your holiday needs. The online form must be completed by Friday, November 20th.
Nov. 2 Picture Retakes for Cohort A studentsNov. 3 No School K-8 due to Parent/Teacher Conferences