Worthingway Middle School Updates

12/4/2020

Dear Families,

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I know transitions are difficult, so returning after the Thanksgiving holiday and the move to Remote Learning has presented challenges for some of our students. As a result, we have spent this week working hard to help students acclimate to Remote Learning. I have asked teachers to reach out throughout the week to connect and provide support.


In terms of attendance, we are required to keep attendance during Remote Learning and to send calls to families at the end of the second period of the school day when a student is marked absent in a Remote Learning class. Please call the school office (614-450-4300) to report student absences. We also recognize that technology issues arise and sometimes students are not able to log-in for reasons out of their control. If this happens, please contact the school office (614-450-4300). We will do our best to help and mark attendance accordingly.


If your student is struggling with Remote Learning in any way - technology, understanding, motivation, etc. - please reach out to us and we will help the best we can. To make things easy for you, I suggest you contact your student's Assist teacher. The Assist teacher will connect you and/or your student with the appropriate resources. Our hope is to help streamline communication for you.


Thank you and have a great weekend!

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Message from PTA

Are you interesting in joining the Worthingway PTA? If so you can pay your dues via PayPal: worthingwaypta@gmail.com. Dues are $7. Our next meeting will be January 5th at 7pm. Location TBD.

Leftover Remote Breakfast and Lunch Donations

Do you have leftover school breakfast or lunch items? Several families have volunteered to

be neighborhood drop off locations for these items, including fruit and produce. These items will

be collected and then donated to the Worthington Resource Pantry. Please see below for

locations serving our school. Should you need the address for other locations across the district, contact Veena Gopalakrishna at Gopalakrishna.1@osu.edu.

● Worthington Park: 777 English Oak Court

● Worthington Estates: 6800 Alloway Street East

*this program will operate through the Remote School period.

District News - Construction Update

The Worthington School District middle school construction projects are continuing on schedule. When we are able to return to hybrid learning this school year, the plan calls for students and staff at Phoenix/Perry and Worthingway to be in classrooms in the new additions while renovations continue in older parts of each building. We look forward to having all of our middle school students (including sixth graders) start the 2021-2022 school year in the new buildings.


The architects recently shared some photos of the work that has been completed. Take a look at where things stand! Get more information and photos at this webpage.

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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)