Tussing Elementary

November 2022

Breakfast: AVAILABLE FROM 9:00-9:15

Students must arrive before 9:15 to eat breakfast.

Breakfast for all grades will be $1.80

Reduced breakfast price $.30

Josten's Picture Retake Day

Thursday, Nov. 17th, 9:15am

7117 Tussing Road

Reynoldsburg, OH

Retake Pictures ONLY

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Student Photos are READY! Event Code: FE190522

Secure access code distributed by school


Good news! JostensPIX was recently at your school to photograph picture day,
and your student's photos are now available for viewing and ordering!
Click on the button below to get started.




  • You can personalize your photos with a variety of backgrounds and
  • Photos are shipped directly to your home
  • High-res digital downloads are available
  • If you have more than one child, you can order together and pay

Stay ahead of the game..mark your calendars


November 8: Virtual Learning Day

November 23-25: Thanksgiving Break

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Police Vs. Fire Charity Basketball Game Is Nov. 13

You won't want to miss a chance to see our local police and firefighters battle it out on the basketball court at the annual Police Vs. Fire Charity Basketball game! This popular event will take place at Pickerington High School Central on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. You'll want to get there early to get a good seat and bring either three non-perishable food items or a cash donation for admission. Proceeds benefit the Pickerington Food Pantry.

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PEF Charity Event

Promises an Evening of Entertainment, Food, a Silent Auction and Reverse Raffle, and More!

Tickets are on sale now for this year’s fun filled Pickerington Education Foundation (PEF) Charity Auction.

The event includes dinner, drinks, entertainment, silent & live auctions, and a Reverse Raffle.

It will take place on Saturday, November 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., at the Wigwam Event Center, 10190 Blacklick-Eastern Rd. NW, Pickerington, OH 43147. The event is a truly enjoyable and fun way to support our schools!

Tickets are $60 per person and are on sale now.


You may opt to purchase a Reverse Raffle Ticket for an additional $50. Got a lucky number? Pick it for a chance to win! Using the 'seat finder' application, pick a number between A1 through A300 for your Reverse Raffle Entry number.

Dinner will be catered by Berwick Manor.

The silent auction includes upscale baskets and themed, decorated trees. Proceeds from this event provide grants to Pickerington teachers and buildings for a variety of classroom projects.

We hope to see you there!

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School Counselor's Corner

Thanksgiving Assistance

Thanksgiving meals boxes are available for those in need. If you are interested please contact our school counselor, Annette White, by Friday, November 11th. You can contact Mrs. White via email at annette_white@plsd.us or by calling 614-834-2614.

Weekend HOPE Packs

Each week the H.O.P.E. Packs Program offers a supplemental bag of food for children who need extra food during the weekends.

If you choose to enroll your child in this program they will receive a bag of food before going home each Friday. The food is intended to be kid-friendly, easy to prepare, and supply supplemental food over time away from school. The bags are not to be opened until your child gets home.

To sign up for this free program, please reach out to our school counselor, Annette White at annette_white@plsd.us or 614-834-2614. All personal information will be kept strictly confidential. Eligible students will not be able to receive their food until the attached form has been completed and returned.

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.

In need of assistance?

Request an online form for holiday assistance by contacting me at annette_white@plsd.us or at 614-834-2614. 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. The online form must be completed by Friday, November 18th.

Wanting to donate?

There are several ways to donate this year:

  • The traditional big red boxes throughout the community and in the schools accepting donations of new toys/gifts.
  • Gift cards are also appreciated.
  • 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).


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Please Welcome Our New School Nurse!

Hello! I’m Caitie DeShane and I will be joining the team as a nurse in your building.

A little about me: I have been a pediatric nurse for 14 years, I spent the first part of my career at Dayton Childrens and the last 9 years at Nationwide Childrens Hospital. I love working with kids and look forward to being a part of their journey outside of the hospital setting. I am a mom to 3 kids (6th, 4th & 2nd grade) who keep my husband and I on the go with their busy sports schedules! We enjoy being outside, traveling together and spending time with our crazy pup, Mac!

I look forward to meeting you soon!

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Dental Sealant

Hello 2nd grade parents!

The Columbus Public Health Dental Sealant Team will be at Tussing Elementary on Monday, November 14th, to place dental sealants on our student's teeth. This is a FREE service that will help prevent cavities on your child.

Please fill out the orange form that was sent home with your student to sign up for this service and return it to school ASAP.

In signing up, your child will get a toothbrush, a water bottle and their dental sealants for FREE. Contact the school clinic with any questions 614-834-2608.


Pickerington Schools will take reasonable steps to ensure that persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) have meaningful access and an equal opportunity to participate in all services, activities, and programs available throughout the district. It is the policy of PLSD to ensure meaningful communication with LEP students and families and to communicate information related to the education of all students. All services needed to comply with this policy will be provided for students and their families in need of such assistance free of charge. For assistance, please call 614-833-2110.

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भाषा सहायतासम्बन्धी सूचना:

Pickerington Schools ले सीमित अङ्ग्रेजी प्रवीणता (LEP) भएका व्यक्तिहरूसँग डिस्ट्रिक्टभर उपलब्ध सबै सेवा, क्रियाकलाप र कार्यक्रमहरूमा अर्थपूर्ण पहुँच र सहभागी हुन पाउने समान अवसर छ भनी सुनिश्चित गर्नका लागि उचित कदमहरू चाल्ने छ। LEP भएका विद्यार्थी र परिवारहरूसँग अर्थपूर्ण सञ्चार सुनिश्चित गर्ने र सबै विद्यार्थीहरूको शिक्षासँग सम्बन्धित जानकारी सञ्चार गर्ने PLSD को नीति हो। यो नीतिको अनुपालन गर्न आवश्यक पर्ने सबै सेवाहरू यस प्रकारको सहायता आवश्यक भएका विद्यार्थी र उहाँहरूका परिवारहरूलाई निःशुल्क रूपमा उपलब्ध गराइने छ। सहायताको लागि, कृपया 614-833-2110 मा कल गर्नुहोस्

En Español:

Las escuelas de Pickerington tomarán medidas razonables para garantizar que las personas con dominio limitado del inglés (LEP) tengan un acceso fácil y la misma oportunidad de participar en todos los servicios, actividades y programas disponibles en todo el distrito. La política de PLSD es asegurar una comunicación significativa con los estudiantes LEP, sus familias y comunicar información relacionada con la educación de todos los estudiantes. Todos los servicios necesarios para cumplir con esta política se proporcionarán a los estudiantes y sus familias que necesiten dicha asistencia de forma gratuita. Para obtener ayuda, llame al 614-833-2110.

Pickerington's Mayor Shows Support for Nov. 8 Bond Issue

Pickerington Mayor Lee Gray endorsed Pickerington Schools' bond issue during the regular Board of Education meeting on Oct. 24. Mayor Gray told the audience, "I generally don't get out in front of tax issues because I think it is a very personal issue. But on this one, I think this is a very important point in Pickerington's history. We need to get this right and we need to get it going. Because even after you pass it, it's going to take awhile for this to build out and it does affect the kid's performance and attitude."

"It's a great opportunity for our community," Gray continued. "If my friends are on the borderline, I want them to know I am 100% behind this."

You can watch Mayor Gray's full speech in the board meeting recording on our PLSD Communications YouTube channel, beginning at timecode 8:18. Thanks Mayor Gray for your support!

If passed on Nov. 8, the district’s capital plan, which includes the proceeds from the $89.930 million bond issue, will be used to:

  • Build a new junior high school that can house up to 1,300 students
  • Renovate all of Ridgeview Junior High to convert to a building holding separate kindergarten to fourth grade elementary and fifth to sixth grade middle schools; this creates an eighth elementary school that will house about 450 elementary students, and a fourth middle school that will house about 450 middle school students
  • Add 24 additional classrooms at Central High School housing up to 650 students; upgrade the cafeteria, expanding capacity by 200 additional students; install secure entryways
  • Add 18 additional classrooms to North High School housing up to 470 additional students; install secure entryways
  • Renovate and upgrade multiple elementary schools to accommodate growth, making room for up to 375 additional students
More details about the bond issue can be found on our Nov. 8 Bond Issue Information webpage. Information about voting is available at the Vote Ohio website. Absentee and in-person voting is underway now and election day is just a week away — Nov. 8!

10/24/2022 PLSD Board of Education Meeting
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Friends and Family Affidavit

If your child is enrolled under a friends/family affidavit, this form must be completed every school year. Your child will be withdrawn unless a new form is provided for the 22-23 school year. Print off the form provided in the link above, return to the Welcome Center.

Make sure there are no delays in your child's 1st day of school. If you have moved within the district, this form still must be completed.

Pickerington Local School District Needs YOU!

PLSD has a critical need for substitute paraprofessionals, health care assistants, duty aides, custodians, and food service employees! Do you love working with kids? Do you need a job that will work around your schedule? If so, please apply online at https://www.applitrack.com/pickerington/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Substitute+Positions&fbclid=IwAR0WbQ0l5J_O4KbMRDbQsHphmBptPL5rS5W1pC_yQp8u_QpXTSgLZClEUgE


If you wish to request a change regarding your student’s pick-up or drop-off sites, please log in to the online system and click on the “Parent Communication” link

Tussing TIPS

1. Create a contact for Tussing Elementary on your cell phone and save...

2. Within the note section of the Tussing Elementary contact save...
  • Student’s ID number
  • Infinite Campus Parent Portal log in information
  • SeeSaw log in information
  • School hours (9:15am-4:05pm)
  • Teachers' names and email addresses
  • Any and all information that will be helpful throughout the school year!