Worthington Kilbourne Weekly News
Week of August 15, 2022
Ready, set, go! It is time to start another school year and we are grateful you've chosen Worthington Schools. Teachers have been in the building getting their classrooms ready for exciting learning opportunities and memorable experiences for all of our students. Whether this is your first high school experience or your final first day of school for your last child, we want this year to be the best.
If you read my opening letter, you know we have many new faces at WKHS. These fine educators are excited to begin their time at WKHS. They have been in and around the district for the last two weeks getting acclimated to our school community. They are eager to get started and they look forward to working with our students.
As you know, the start and end times have changed this year. In the morning, the school doors will open at 8:00 a.m. School starts at 8:40 a.m. and ends at 3:20 p.m. Please work with us the first several days, as our buses are getting accustomed to the changes as well. All afternoon buses should be staged in front of the school in two lines by 3:20 p.m. We have to get them off campus by 3:27 p.m. in order for them to stay on track for their middle school routes. We may need to hold up passenger cars to allow the buses to exit. Again, please be patient with us as we iron out the details.
Here is to a great year for Kilbourne! Go Wolves!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Aric Thomas, Principal / firstname.lastname@example.org / 614-450-6400
Complete Emergency Data Review (REQUIRED)
To update this information please sign into your parent portal on the Worthington Kilbourne webpage. If you have forgotten your ID and password, you can easily retrieve them by going to the the Password Recovery Link on the Worthington Schools Web Page. Once you are logged in, click on the Emergency Data Review tile to begin your review.
See the links below for directions on how to complete the Emergency Data Review:
Upcoming Events for your Calendar
Wednesday, August 17:
- FRESHMEN ONLY: First Day of Class for 9th Grade (8:40 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.)
Thursday, August 18:
- ALL grades attend classes (8:40 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.)
Tuesday, August 23:
- Meet the Teacher Night at 7 p.m.
- School Picture Make-up Day, during four lunch periods
Food Service information for the 2022-23 school year / Please be aware of changes
Lockers are OPTIONAL this year
School Pictures and Student ID
If your student did not attend Schedule Pick Up, HR Imaging will be photographing student portraits on the following days at Worthington Kilbourne:
- August 24 - picture MAKEUPS during all 4 lunch periods
- October 3 - picture RETAKES during all 4 lunch periods
Student Parking Permits for 2022-23
Parents/Guardians of Freshmen
9th Grade Orientation Day is on Wednesday, August 17 from 8:40 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. Link Crew Leaders will be ready to help your 9th grader get off to a great start! Link Crew is a nationwide program designed to welcome and support 9th graders by connecting them with Link Leaders, who are positive, responsible, hand-selected 11th and 12th graders. Your student’s Link Leaders will help them feel more comfortable as well as help them achieve success in their first
year of high school.
Please watch your email for the welcoming letter sent to all 9th grade parents/guardians. If you have any questions, contact:
New Start and End Times to the School Day
High school hours are 8:40 a.m. - 3:20 p.m. The front doors to our building will unlock at 8:00 a.m. for students to enter.
National Honor Society
Wolves for Cubs student mentorship program
ATTENTION 12th GRADE PARENTS
Ohio Law (ORC 3313.671) requires all 12th grade students receive two (2) doses of the Meningococcal vaccine. The second dose must be received after the student's 16th birthday. Meningococcal vaccine (MCV4, Menactra, Meningitis A) helps protect against meningitis, a deadly bacterial infection that affects the spinal fluid and lining of the brain. Your student may have already received these immunizations at a previous checkup. Please check with your student’s physician to verify that these immunizations have been completed or schedule an appointment to have them done.
Vaccine Clinic Opportunities:
Columbus Public Health Department
240 Parsons Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Mondays 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Fridays 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Worthington United Methodist Church
600 High St.
Worthington, Ohio 43085
1st Wednesday of every month from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Please take advantage of these clinics. Vaccines may also be available at local urgent care facilities, CVS Minute Clinic or the Little Clinic at Kroger. Please call ahead for availability or check online.
Updated records can be dropped off to the WKHS Health Office, faxed directly to WKHS Fax 614-450-6560 or emailed to Nurse Julie. email@example.com
If there is a medical or personal reason that your child cannot receive the meningococcal vaccine please notify the Health Office so the health record can be updated accordingly.
Global Scholars Program 9th grade parent/student information night
Worthington Alliance of Black Families and Educators
Please CLICK HERE to see a calendar of upcoming events as well as the August issue of the WABFE Newsletter.
WKHS Special Education 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 Worthington Kilbourne High School is Sandra Hertz. Please reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or topics to discuss.