Weekly Update

McCord Messenger October 24, 2022 - October 28, 2022

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Dear McCord Families,

We thank you and your family for being our valued partners as we work together to educate the children in our district. As you may already be aware, building our well-being and social-emotional learning skills is an important goal for our school this year and every year. Over the next few weeks, students will participate in several exercises to better understand these concepts and to reflect on how they perceive these skills in themselves.

As we have done for the last several years, we will be asking for your child to reflect on his/her own mindsets and approaches to learning via an online survey. The survey shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes to complete and will be administered during a two-week window from November 7 - November 18, 2022.

We are partnering with Panorama Education, a third-party vendor, to support us in administering these surveys. The survey content will ask students in grades 3-12 to self-reflect on School Safety, Teacher-Student Relationships, Sense of Belonging, Rigorous Expectations, and Self-Efficacy. Additionally, our students in grades 6-12 will also be asked to self-reflect on two additional topics; Diversity and Inclusion and Cultural Awareness.

Student voice matters to us and their responses will provide invaluable insights into their experiences and how we can improve and adapt our instruction to meet their needs. If a student doesn’t feel like they have enough information to answer a question, they will be able to skip the item altogether.

If you have any questions about the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) survey, please don’t hesitate to contact us in the office at 614-450-4000.


Michael Kuri

Virtual Family Informational Session for International Travel Summer 2024

We are excited to announce that Worthington students are being offered several international educational travel opportunities in 2024.

Please click here to register for the Worthington Virtual Travel Night on Thursday November 3rd at 6:30pm to save your seat and to receive the Zoom link for the meeting. There are limited spots available on these trips, so please make sure to RSVP & attend if you and/or your child(ren) are interested in learning more.

Several trips are being offered across the district, including opportunities for STEM, Language, Cultural Immersion and more. Destinations will include Dominican Republic, Italy, Greece, England, Portugal, Australia, Japan, Peru - to name a few. At the meeting on November 3rd, you’ll hear all the details, including the specific itineraries, academic opportunities, costs of these trips and enrollment options – including taking advantage of EF’s risk-free enrollment period.

We know that when students travel, they expand their knowledge of the world around them, discover more about themselves, and grow more confident. By taking part in this experience, students will be given the chance to step outside their comfort zone, experience a new culture, and see the world from a different perspective. These skills are critical for creating the global citizens of tomorrow, and I would love to have your student participate on one of these adventures.

Can’t make the meeting but want more information? RSVP and select “No but send info.”

Also, you can see our own Ms. Peterson @ McCord if you have any questions about the trip to Peru.

Neil Gupta, Ed.D.

Director of Secondary Education, Worthington Schools

614-450-6031 | ngupta@wscloud.org

Address: 200 East Wilson Bridge Road
Worthington, Ohio 43085

Website: www.worthington.k12.oh.us


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Cell Phone Reminder

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Cell phones have become a major distraction to the learning process in recent years. In order to make sure students and staff can focus their time and energies on the important learning happening in the building, we are requiring students who bring their cell phones to school to keep them in their lockers during the school day.

We will use the following protocol for students who have cell phones out during school hours.
  • First time: Staff warning and reminder to go put in locker.
  • Second time: Teacher will call home and with possible teacher given consequence.
  • Third time: Office referral with potential consequence as well as student/family being asked to either leave cell phone at home or drop it off at the office each morning for a collaboratively determined length of time. The office has a locked cell phone box to store phones in for security.
  • Fourth or more: Student will be required to leave their phone at home or in the office for the remainder of the quarter.

Families who have unique circumstances that may impact this should reach out to the Principal or Assistant Principal to set up a meeting and plan for your student's cell phone at school.