Pickerington Elementary

March 18, 2021

Pickerington Elementary

Upcoming important dates:


🚨 March 19th - Staff Vaccination Day - ALL Virtual day

March 22nd: PTO Chipotle night!

March 22nd - April 11th: PTO Flower Sale (In time for Mother's Day)

March 29th-April 1st: Spring Break


🚨 April 5th - All Hybrid students return 5 days a week.

(More info here)


April 28th: Save the date: something awesome is happening at Pick Elementary :)


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Pickerington Elementary PTO: @PickElemPTO

🚨 Tomorrow, March 19th - Staff Vaccination Day - ALL Virtual day

On Friday, March 19, our staff will be receiving their second-round COVID-19 vaccine. For this reason, there will be no in-person classes next Friday, March 19. All students will have virtual assignments (no Google meets) on that day.
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Kona Ice welcomes our students back!

Kona Ice will join us during lunch times on April 9th to welcome our students all back in. Proceeds will come back to support our schools PBIS programming. We will limit size options to the Kiddie for $3 and the Klassic for $4. We want to make sure students have time to eat what they purchase and are not throwing away a lot of extra.


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Mrs. Horsford's Update

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Testing Info

Testing Dates/Information

The Ohio Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Education have determined that all states and school districts will implement the end-of-year tests for spring 2021. Below is information about testing, dates, and information specific to the students in the PLSD Virtual Learning Academy.


Virtual Learning Academy Information

The Ohio Department of Education does require that the OST assessments be completed in person and does not provide any virtual option to take these assessments. All PLSD VLA students in grades 3-12 will be required to take the assessments in their home building. More information about the specific logistics will be provided by each building. Transportation will be provided if your student(s) needs school transportation. Lunches will be available to all VLA students that are testing parts 1 & 2 on the same day.


VLA students will be picked up at their regular morning bus route schedule and will be dropped off at their regular afternoon schedule. If you have questions about transportation, please view the PLSD Transportation website (https://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/transportation/).


For VLA Parents/Guardians ONLY - Early Pickup - Parents/guardians do have the option of picking up their student(s) at a designated time in the afternoon after the testing session has ended. Each individual school will send out information including pick-up times, as the different tests do have different time lengths.


Elementary School

In-Building Students Schedule

  • ELA 3 - Part 1 - Monday, April 12th

  • ELA 4 - Part 1 - Monday, April 12th

  • ELA 3 - Part 2 - Tuesday, April 13th

  • ELA 4 - Part 2 - Tuesday, April 13th

  • Math 3 - Part 1 - Monday, April 19th

  • Math 4 - Part 1 - Monday, April 19th

  • Math 3 - Part 2 - Tuesday, April 20th

  • Math 4 - Part 2 - Tuesday, April 20th

Elementary School

Virtual Learning Academy Students

  • ELA 3 - Part 1 & 2 - Wednesday, April 14th

  • ELA 4 - Part 1 & 2 - Wednesday, April 14th

  • Math 3 - Part 1 & 2- Wednesday, April 21st

  • Math 4 - Part 1 & 2- Wednesday, April 21st


Panorama letter

English: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JZvFQ2dD_qcLOUqzYT0VRQmws2SdYPs3BFq2GXViKUM/edit?usp=sharing

Spanish:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GTGCpRohGV6n09iHhg7UoKi1tUK9UAAAr3LbOJZ6hiQ/edit?usp=sharing

PTO News

Chipotle Night: March 22nd 4-8pm. Check out the flyer


Flower Sale: Starts March 22nd!


LAST CALL for FREE 4th Grade Shirts - current 4th-grade families (VLA/Hybrid) please fill out the order form

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScFhMB6jhonaKQLlZretmlHpEVxZWv1taVtZJWbaC8bLcbdMw/viewform

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Achievement Records (Grade Cards)

Achievement Records are available to view through your Infinite Campus parent portal.

Below are directions for accessing your child’s achievement records in IC. The Achievement Record will be a PDF version which can be downloaded and printed.

How to find your student's Achievement Record in Infinite Campus

Paper copies of achievement Records will not be sent home unless internet access is not available. If this is the case please let your teacher or the principal know as soon as possible.


Please feel free to reach out to your teacher with questions and concerns.

2021 Online Kindergarten Registration Starts March 15

Please note: all families (whether new to the district or with existing students) should begin the kindergarten registration process by using the online registration form located on the PLSD website on March 15.


Kindergarten registration for fall 2021 begins in the district on Monday, March 15 (The link is active now but the dropdown menu for 2021-2022 registration will not be available until the morning of March 15).


Children must be a least 5 years old by August 1, 2021, to be registered for kindergarten this fall. The district offers half-day kindergarten both morning and afternoon sessions. Parents may request a morning or afternoon preference. Depending on the number of parents with preferences, a lottery may be held to determine placement.


The kindergarten registration process begins by filling out the online registration form that goes live on March 15. Access to the kindergarten registration system will be open by approximately 9 a.m. that morning. After completing the application — including uploading required documents — please submit the application. Once submitted, Welcome Center staff will review the application and contact you by email if there is anything else needed.


If all is complete, an email will be sent to the parent stating the application has been approved/Processed, and the paperwork will be forwarded to the appropriate school. Someone from the school will contact you regarding the next steps.


At this time, parents will not be setting up an appointment for a readiness assessment. Those assessments will be scheduled at a later date still to be determined.


Parents are advised that, due to the high number of calls, our staff and phone lines at the Welcome Center may be very busy at the beginning of kindergarten registration. We appreciate your patience!


Find complete information about kindergarten registration on our website.

Pickerington Elementary Staff "Shout Out"

Has a Pickerington Elementary staff member gone above the call of duty to ensure your child has had an amazing day, week, month or even a year? 😁 Please take a moment to let us know by completing the form below. Pickerington Elementary is very fortunate to have an outstanding staff that loves working with your children. We all need a little “pat on the back” from time to time. We will make certain that this commendation is delivered to the appropriate staff member and that they are properly recognized.


Pickerington Elementary Staff "Shout Out"