Worthingway Middle School Updates

9/18/2020

Dear Families,

I am excited to prepare for our upcoming Hybrid instructional model. You will see a video below outlining the most important points. We all want to be in school together. To help this happen, I need your help. Please let your student(s) know we are very excited to welcome them back and to see them in person but we really need their help in implementing our safety expectations. It is so important that they wear their masks, stay 6 feet apart, and follow our general safety rules such as keeping only two to a restroom and sitting in assigned seats. Every time a students does not do these things, we risk not getting to be together.


Mr. Mosca and I pride ourselves on focusing on what our students CAN do, not on what they can't. I know our students will be successful doing the things we need them to do! Your help in stressing the importance of this message will help us stay together! Thank you and have a great weekend!


Sincerely,

Mr. Kellenberger

Hybrid Schedule Update

The video below includes important information regarding our upcoming move to a Hybrid Instructional Model. If you have further questions, please contact the school office.


Hybrid Instructional Model Information

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Food Service Online Ordering

Please see instructions below for placing food service orders on-line. We will need all students to order on-line, as we will not have a cafeteria or ordering line this year. We will help students with this process on Tuesday and Wednesday (9/29 and 9/30).
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Staff Updates: Included below are updates from some of our staff members.

7th Grade Language Arts:

Next week we will start pre-reading activities for The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and then begin reading the novel the following week!


Mrs. Newcomb: Spanish:

Sra. Newcomb's Spanish classes are well underway and students should be doing active practice every day. If a student says s/he has no Spanish work ask to hear/see what we have been doing. :-) 1A students are learning to spell, read, hear and speak colors, and numbers 0-30 and to letter spell out loud in Spanish. 1B Students have been working on -AR verb conjugation and will soon start to learn the vocabulary of members of the family. Be aware parents- I am teaching them to talk about you in Spanish. :-)


Ms. Speicher: Social Studies:

Speicher 8th Grade Social Studies: I am so excited to be teaching your student American History this year! We have gotten started with reviewing historical foundations, how to read history from varying perspectives and have started studying the many unique, living cultures of Indigenous Nations and Tribes of the Americas.

School Fees

School fees have now been uploaded to MyPaymentsPlus. Middle school fees are $38 and are due by 10/2/20. Students that are free and reduced do not pay full fee amounts. If you feel the amount listed in MyPaymentsPlus is in error, please contact Val Swearengen at Worthingway (614-450-4300). Please be aware that free and reduced lunch forms must be completed yearly. If your student was free or reduced last year, that status will not carry over to the new school year.


Free and Reduced meal information

Needs Assessment: Buddy Boxes, Thanksgiving Support, Holiday Help and more

This survey will help us determine how to best meet your student and family's needs. ALL families are invited to take the survey! Questions are of an academic, personal/social, and family need nature. In the survey, families may also sign up for supports of Buddy Boxes, Thanksgiving Support, and Holiday Help.


All answers will be kept confidential unless you give consent to share with teachers or other staff members that might be in a position to help your child.

Schoology access for students

Check out this helpful video from Mr. Tisdale. We found that some students were accidentally logged into Schoology as a parent/guardian. This video will help solve this problem.
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Remote Meal Delivery Information

For the 2020-21 school year, all families can have meals delivered via bus routes in the Worthington School District. For more information visit the District Remote Meal Delivery Information page.

Athletics

Please visit our school website for athletic information or contact Mr. Mosca (wmosca@wscloud.org) our school Athletic Director

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)