Worthington Park Shark Sentinel

Friday, January 7th, 2022

Dear Worthington Park Families,

Good Afternoon Shark Families! We have loved welcoming our Park Sharks back into this building across these last three days. We are excited to have a full week together starting on Monday. Please take a minute to review the information below and have a safe (and warm) weekend.

Go Sharks!

-Principal Garrity


(614) 450-5500

Reporting a case of Covid or close contact exposure

If your child or a member of your household tests positive for Covid-19 or if your child has a "close contact exposure" outside of school, please complete a report at this link or call the Covid hotline at 614-450-3900.

Construction Update

Even with the cold temperatures, the construction of our open-ai,r classroom, pavilion continued this past week. Crews were able to come and put in support beams and the beginning structure of the roof. We cannot wait until we can utilize this space with students this coming Spring!

Winter Weather Reminder

Don't forget-As the weather continues to fluctuate, we want to encourage all students to come to school daily with a winter coat, hat, and gloves. Per our Elementary Handbook:

Weather and health permitting, we expect all children to go outside for recess. In our schools, when the weather is dry/dry enough, and the temperature is 20 degrees or higher, real temperature, or wind-chill, we plan to take students outside for recess.

Thank you for helping keep our Sharks warm on the playground!

Reminder from Mr. Cox and Physical Education Class

Hi Parents, please remember to have your students wear socks to school, especially on PE days! We are working on a movement unit (K-3) and climbing unit (4/5th) where students will be working without shoes on.

Thank you! -Mr. Cox

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.

Kindergarten Registration 2022-2023

In November, the Worthington Welcome Center will start enrolling students for Kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year.

Here are important dates to know:

  • November 1, 2021 - Kindergarten enrollment opens
  • February 25, 2022 - Final Day of Welcome Center appointments before the All-Day Kindergarten lottery
  • March 4, 2022 - Schools needing lotteries will be announced on the Worthington website
  • March 11, 2022 - All-Day Kindergarten Lottery
  • March 14, 2022 - Information on lottery, waitlists and enrollment options sent to parents

You can find more information and start the process here at the Worthington School's Website: https://www.worthington.k12.oh.us/domain/746

All Worthington Buildings are Nut Free

Just a reminder that all buildings in Worthington Schools are nut-free as they were last year. We want to create a PEANUT/NUT FREE environments in order to protect students with life-threatening allergies. Parents and guardians are asked NOT TO PACK SCHOOL LUNCHES or send any food items to school that contain NUTS or NUT PRODUCTS.


Important Dates to Remember

Monday, January 10: BOE Meeting, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 12: Winter MAP testing Math & Reading (Grades 1-6) begins *See Grade Level Teachers for dates of their assessments

Monday, January 17: MLK Jr. Day - No School

Friday, January 28: Thomas feeder schools 5th-grade music program intro at TWHS

February 7-10: Elementary Parent-Teacher Conference week

Wednesday, March 9: State of Schools Presentation Worthington Kilbourne High School at 6:30 pm


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Next PTA Meeting- January 12th (via Zoom)

Please come and join your Worthington Park PTA, Staff, and Principal Garrity for our PTA meeting on Wednesday, January 12th at 7 pm in the Park Art Classroom. We look forward to seeing you!


The Worthington Park PTA misses you! We are looking for your input to increase engagement and attendance at our in-person PTA Meetings. We would greatly appreciate it if you would please take a minute to respond here and give us some feedback. We appreciate your time and support of the PTA.

Take the Survey Here

Spirit Wear Still Available

New Spirit Wear is still available!! PTA is selling all sizes available for cash and carry- Youth small up to adult XXL! They are the same logo as the fall design, in both blue with white lettering and also grey with blue lettering! The Store on MemberHub is open in case you are looking for that last-minute item for the Holiday Season!


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