TWHS Weekly News & Updates

September 3, 2021

Weekly Calendar

Monday, September 6: NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, September 7: Regular Bell Schedule

Wednesday, September 8: Homeroom Bell Schedule
Thursday, September 9: Regular Bell Schedule
  • TWHS Choir Dine Out Fundraiser at Wings over Columbus 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Informational Meeting for Columbia & Panama Summer 2022 Trip 7:00 pm

Friday, September 10: Regular Bell Schedule

  • Cardinal Theater Production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown 8:00 pm



Weekly Athletic Schedule

Dear Cardinal Family,

Wow. Welcome back!


Anyone else feel like we dove right back to breakneck pace?


I'm not sure if every family, teacher or principal is feeling this way, but I'm having flashbacks to years past. The pandemic disrupted so many of our routines and our sense of normalcy. Obviously, I'm a school person, but I know no one and no industry were spared. From healthcare to hospitality, pretty much every facet of our lives faced unique challenges and questions of how to pivot.


What's interesting now is how quickly our more typical pace has returned. Obviously, not everything is the same, but many of the events, practices, and approaches that had been altered are back in a close-to-typical fashion. This pace has been noticeable in our house, in our school, and at our co-curricular events. Even watching the OSU game with real fans in the stands in Minnesota seemed oddly familiar.


Anyhow, I was reminded that a long Labor Day weekend always seems to arrive at the perfect time for kids, staff, and families. I hope you get to spend some time together, slowing down, and doing something fun and relaxing.


Have a great weekend and Go Cards!



Sincerely,


Pete Scully

Principal

Thomas Worthington High School

**New Announcements this Week**

  • COVID Guidelines
  • Picture Retake Day Wednesday, September 29th
  • TWHS Choir Fundraiser at WIngs Over Columbus Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Open Lunch Option for Juniors

** ACADEMIC UPDATES**

The 3Rs - Cardinal Expectations at TWHS

There are three general behavior expectations at Thomas Worthington High School: build Relationships, show Respect, and be Responsible.


We define build Relationships as “to cultivate belonging”. It is our goal that 100% of our students feel connected to at least one adult that they trust enough to go to when they really need it. From our morning greeting as each student enters the building, to each teacher connecting with each student, to our Wednesday homeroom lessons, we strive to create an environment that is so welcoming - all are inspired to learn.


We define show Respect as “use appropriate language”. We work towards being mindful of the words we speak and the immense power they have on ourselves and others. We learn that the words we say, along with the time, setting, and location have an impact on others.


We define be Responsible as “to attend and be on time to class”. We are intentional about the value of showing up, being on time, and being present for ourselves and others.

Recognition of Others

Would you like to recognize the positive impact that a staff member or another student has had on your child? The PBIS team would like to give you that opportunity. Please take two minutes to complete this recognition form. Thank you!

Open Lunch Option for Juniors

In an attempt to improve spacing in the cafeteria, Worthington Schools will be permitting Juniors to participate in the Open Lunch option this year. This option will begin Tuesday, September 7th. Juniors who wish to participate in Open Lunch must have a written permission form from a parent or guardian.


CLICK HERE for more information, the guidelines and the permission form for the Open Lunch option.


Please have your student return their signed permission form to Kim Forman in the Main Office at TWHS.

** SCHOOL COMMUNITY CONNECTION**

TWHS Choir Fundraiser

Don't feel like cooking? We have the answer! The Thomas Worthington High School Choir will be hosting a fundraiser on Thursday, September 9th from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm. at Wings Over Columbus 7170 N. High St. Please use Promo Code: TWHSCHOIR when ordering.

Cardinal Theatre Production September 10, 11, 16 & 18 at 8:00 pm

Happiness is great musical theatre! With charm, wit, and heart, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown explores life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts gang. This revue of songs and vignettes, based on the beloved Charles Schulz comic strip, is perfect for all ages!


**Tickets will go on sale Monday, September 6th**

**Tickets can no longer be purchased at the box office the night of the show. You must pre-purchase your ticket online for all performances.**


PURCHASE TICKETS


For more information about the 2021-22 Theatre Season, visit www.twhstheatre.org

Panama & Colombia Summer of 2022 Trip

I am pleased to announce that TWHS students will be traveling to Panama & Colombia during the summer of 2022! We are scheduled to depart in June and NOW is the time to enroll your child! Trip stops include the Panama Canal, Gatun Lake, Chagres National Park, a trip to a pineapple farm, snorkeling, and more! Learn more about this exciting tour at an informational meeting (Thursday, September 9th @ 7:00 PM - TWHS Library) where we’ll discuss:


  • What we'll see and do
  • Travel logistics
  • How to earn high school/college credit
  • Affordable payment options
  • Scholarships
  • And more!


I look forward to seeing you there!

Ms. VanFossen

lvanfossen@wscloud.org



P.S. Can’t make the meeting, but want more information? RSVP using the link and select “No, but send info.”

TWHS Orchestra Fundraiser

TWHS Orchestra will be hosting a fundraiser on Thursday, September 16th from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm. at Wings over Columbus 7170 N. High St., Worthington. Please use Promo Code TWHSORCH when ordering.

Picture Retake Day: Wednesday, September 29th

If your child still needs to have their picture taken or you would like to have pictures retaken, Lifetouch will be at TWHS on Wednesday, September 29th. You may order before picture day at www.mylifetouch.com with the Picture Day ID: EVT9TKFM9

2020-2021 Yearbook Update!

2020-2021 Yearbooks will be shipped out to your address on file after Wednesday, September 1st.

Order Your Yearbook!

Order by SEPTEMBER 30th to get the LOWEST price of the year - only $60


Click HERE for more information.

Attendance Office Procedures for TWHS Students

Please notify the Attendance Office if you know your student will be absent from school. Call or email ahead to pre-excuse for appointments and ask your student to pick up a pass in the Attendance Office ahead of time – we prefer not to interrupt classes by calling rooms.


Call the 24-hour recorded line to leave a message at

614-450-6291, or you may send an email to twhsattend@wscloud.org.


Click Attendance Philosophy & Procedure for important information regarding your child's absence from school.

PTSO Membership 2021-2022

The PTSO represents the parents, teachers, and students of Thomas Worthington High School. We aspire to support our school's mission of supporting the education of students by fostering relationships among the school, parents, students and teachers.


There are many opportunities for parent(s) and guardian(s) to become involved at TWHS through our PTSO. Applications can be filled out online by going to the PTSO tab on the Thomas Worthington web site or by clicking HERE

PTSO Meeting Dates Set for 2021-22 – Please Join Us!

All PTSO meetings are on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the TWHS Principal's conference room (Room 127). Everyone is welcome - please join us! The 2021-22 meeting schedule is: September 21, November 16, January 18, March 15 and May 17.

TWHS Car Magnets

You can still purchase your TWHS Car Magnets for $6.00 (cash or check). A wide variety of magnets are offered. Please contact the TWHS Lady Cards Softball Program.

Athletic Passes

All 6th-12th grade students in the Worthington School District will be admitted free to home sporting events with a VALID student ID. Adult athletic passes, single season passes and single game tickets are now available online by going to TWHS Ticket Page. Please note that no tickets will sold at the gate. Tickets must be purchased online.

**FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE**

COVID Guidelines

Covid 19 continues to have a presence in our community. Worthington Schools has adapted its policy for quarantine and removal of ill children to reflect those set by The Columbus Health Department.


As we return to a normal schedule with all students attending school daily it is extremely important to NOT send your student to school if they are sick and not feeling well. A daily health check is required for parents and students to complete each morning prior to school.


Daily Home COVID-19 "Before School" Screening


Guidance for Daily Home Screening


If your child develops or reports any of the symptoms listed below during the school day they will be isolated and a parent or guardian will be called for immediate pick up. Follow up with a health care provider will be required for your student to return to school. The COVID-19 protocols will be strictly enforced to ensure a healthy environment for our students and staff.


Your child needs to be kept home if any of the following symptoms are present.


  • Temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth

  • New or worsened cough

  • New onset severe headache

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Nasal congestion or runny nose

  • Vomiting or diarrhea--



J. Frank MSE, BSN, RN LSN

Thomas Worthington High School

ph: 614-450-6215 fax: 614-450-6393

Columbus Public Health Vaccine Information

Vaccines protect children from serious and preventable diseases – and all K-12 students must be up-to-date on all required vaccines entering the new school year. Students with an incomplete immunization record 14 days after the start of the school year will not be able to attend classes. The exact date will vary based on the first day of classes for each school or district.


Please encourage parents to contact their healthcare provider to make sure that their child is up to date on their vaccinations. If for any reason parents cannot get into their doctor on time, Columbus Public Health has an Immunization Clinic at 240 Parsons Ave. where students can receive their vaccines, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Vaccines are offered at Columbus Public Health’s immunization clinic on a walk-in basis. No appointment is necessary.


Columbus Public Health Immunization Clinic Hours:

Mon: 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Tue: 10 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Wed: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Thu/Fri: 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.


The week of September 15, Columbus Public Health’s Immunization Clinic will offer extended hours:

Sat, 9/11: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Mon, 9/13: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tues, 9/14: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Wed, 9/15: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Thu, 9/16: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fri, 9/17: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sat, 9/18: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Columbus Public Health may stop seeing new patients before closing hours due to high demand.


Despite these extended hours, we expect wait times of up to five hours during this week. Please encourage parents to visit the Immunization Clinic as soon as possible in order to avoid these long waits. In addition to childhood vaccines, Columbus Public Health also offers free COVID-19 vaccines for anyone 12 years of age and older.

Important Reminder Regarding Food Allergies

This serves as a reminder that there may be some students in your child’s school who have peanut and/or tree nut allergies. As the safety of our children is paramount to all, we need your support to make our cafeteria “nut free”. A child with a nut allergy can suffer a serious reaction merely by touching a food containing a peanut or tree nut. Therefore, we ask that you adhere to the following safety guidelines:

  • Please do not send in any peanuts, peanut butter, or foods containing peanuts or peanut butter to be eaten during lunch.

  • Read ingredient labels carefully to ensure that the snacks sent in with your child are peanut and tree nut-free.

Please do not hesitate to contact Julie Frank with any questions or concerns about food allergies. She can be reached at 614-450-6215 or jfrank@wscloud.org.

Before and After School Guidelines for TWHS Students

Your support in following these guidelines is greatly appreciated. The safety of our students is our number one priority.


Reminder: The gate located next to the tennis courts on Evening Street is closed during school hours.


FREE Meal Service Available for ALL TWHS Students for the 2021-2022 School Year

Students at TWHS will continue to receive free breakfast and lunch service. Students will be provided a traditional meal service with modified menu selections. If you have questions, please contact the Worthington Schools Food Service Department HERE.

TWHS School Calendar

Click on TWHS School Calendar to access the TWHS website calendar


September 6: NO SCHOOL

September 9: Informational Meeting for Panama & Columbia Summer 2022 Trip 7:00 pm

September 9: TWHS Choir Fundraiser at Wings Over Worthington 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

September 10: Cardinal Theater Production You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown 8:00 pm

September 11: ACT Test Day 8:00 am

September 11: Cardinal Theater Production You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown 8:00 pm

September 13: Board of Education Regular Meeting 7:30 pm

September 16: Cardinal Theater Production You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown 8:00 pm

September 16: TWHS Orchestra Fundraiser at Wings Over Worthington 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

September 18: Cardinal Theater Production You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown 8:00 pm

September 21: Orchestra Concert 7:30 pm

September 21: PTSO Meeting 7:30 pm

Thomas Worthington High School


ATTENDANCE OFFICE

twhsattend@wscloud.org

(614)450-6291


Principal, Pete Scully

(614)450-6206

Assistant Principal (A-D), Emilie Greenwald

(614)450-6261

Assistant Principal (E-K), Todd Keenan

(614)450-6284

Assistant Principal (L-Q), Adrienne Carr

(614)450-6284

Assistant Principal (R-Z), Brett Shaffer

(614)450-6292

Dean of Students, Scott Gordon

(614)450-6261

Athletic Director, Molly Feesler

(614)450-6288

School Counseling Chair, David Quart

(614)450-6296

Registrar, Kate Weber