Wilson Hill Weekly
Bus Behavior & Car Drop Off/Pick Up
Car Drop Off/Pick Up - We are fortunate at Wilson Hill to have a school that sits inside our community that allows many students/families to walk or ride bikes to school. In order for those families to safely get to school we have a number of safety patrol helpers at our street crossings. We also have a great deal of families that drop off their students via the car loop. We have recently had several reports of cars not following all traffic laws, as well as our car loops rules. Furthermore, we've had several of our safety patrol workers (both students and adults) report being honked at or receiving inappropriate hand gestures from adults . Clearly our safety patrol helpers who are attempting to helps students travel to school safely do not deserve to be treated this way. Just a few reminders...
- Please come to a complete stop at stop signs and be sure no students are still crossing the street
- Please follow all posted street signs
- There is no left hand turn into, or out of the car drop of loop at Northland Rd
- Students can be dropped off at the school beginning at 7:35 am, doors open at 7:40 am
- No dropping off/picking up students in the south parking lot, or parking in the bus lanes in front of the school
- No passing cars in the car loop line
Meet The Candidates Event - October 12, 2021 at 7:30pm
Below is a PDF of the flyer for the event as well as link to the Google Document.
Fall Harvest Parties/Parade
In the event of inclement weather, students will conduct the costume parade inside the building around the halls. Due to Covid restrictions, parents are not permitted inside the building for the parade if we have inclement weather on October 29 (fingers crossed for good weather).
A few reminders in regards to student costumes...
- Students should bring costumes to school with them. All students will change into their costumes around 1:20 pm. Please do not wear costumes to school.
- Costumes should not be graphic or depict violence
- No weapons as part of costumes
- Faces should not be completed covered
- Student need to be able to get costume on primarily by themselves
Wilson Hill XC Team Info
Saturday, October 9 - Les Eisenhart Cross Country Invitational
This one-mile race will be a single heat for all ages K-6. You can register here if you have not already registered.
When: Saturday, October 9
Where: Thomas Worthington High School Flats
Start Time: 8:00am (we will meet as a team at 7:40am) Please look for the White Tigers banner. Runners should pick up their race bibs and packets before meeting the team. Pick-up details below.
Cost: $20.00 per runner
Packet Pickup: Early pick-up is recommended. Race bib pick-up is available at Fleet Feet Lewis Center located at 1270 E Powell Rd, 43035 on October 7-8 from 11:00am-7:00pm. Race bibs can also be picked up the day of the event beginning at 7:00am.
Course: Please check out the Fleet Feet website at https://www.fleetfeetteam.com/eisenhart for the course map and the information about packet pickup.
Parking: Parking is in the TWHS main lot. Any cars in the flats will not be able to leave until the end of the day.
And as a reminder, you can always find meet information on our website.
Results from the John Blaine Classic last weekend:
Ella Kort placed third in the girls 1st and 2nd grade division
Mason Rodocker placed third in the boys 3rd and 4th grade division
Maya Rodocker placed first in the girls 5th and 6th grade division – Maya is now a 6th grader at Worthingway and proud alumni of the Wilson Hill Cross Country program.
We are so proud of all the Wilson Hill runners that participated and that run with us every Monday and Wednesday at recess!
Spec. Ed. Informational Meeting
Veterans Day Assembly 11/11 @ 9:00 am
Worthington Alliance of Black Families & Educators October Newsletter
Parent Teacher Conferences
Active Parenting Class
Wilson Hill Fundraiser
When: Thursday, October 14th from 5:00 - 9:00pm
Where: Porch Growler
- Anyone who makes a purchase and mentions "Wilson Hill," 25% of their purchase will go back to our school.
- Additional details on the Wilson Hill PTO Facebook page (click the "facebook" link at the bottom of this newsletter)
Planning for Safety in our Schools
The safety of our staff, students, and community is always a priority in Worthington Schools
Statistics show that when staff and students within a school are prepared with knowledge and practice, they respond to emergency situations with positive results. For that reason, schools have always engaged in routines, drills and learning that support everyone’s safety.
Historically, our schools have participated in the following safety drills:
A. Fire Drills that provide knowledge about reporting fire hazards, and experience with a safe evacuation of the building using multiple exits
B. Weather Drills that provide knowledge about how to be calm and safe in the event of weather related events (such as a tornado), and experience with locating sheltered space within the building in which safety is maximized.
C. Lock-Down Drills that provide knowledge about circumstances in which free movement in and around the building is curtailed (such as neighborhood disturbances or unruly school visitors), and experience with locking down the school perimeter, classrooms, and common areas to keep students safe in a secure area until the circumstance passes.
D. Rally-Point Drills that provide knowledge about exiting the building safely, (such as a gas leak or unsafe school visitor), and experience with walking to a predetermined safe space.
Public schools are required by Ohio law to engage in a "Full Scale" Safety Drill every three years. A "Full Scale" drill is one that combines traditionally practiced drills and will include a controlled classroom lockdown and simulated evacuation of the school, including processes to move students away from the school building in the case of presence of danger at school.
Worthington school staff have been trained in emergency response using the ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training model. Part of this training for staff included how to take additional counter measures during a “lockdown” to facilitate students in an evacuation to a school “Rally Point” from which students could be transported to a “reunification” location to be joined with parents/guardians. Reunification points may vary, but the Worthington Education Center (WEC) would be considered first.
Prior to conducting the full scale safety drill, it is important to prepare students for participation in an age-appropriate manner. Wilson Hill is planning to conduct our drill on Tuesday, October 12th @ 9:00am.
During the month of September, our elementary Library Media Staff will be sharing an age-appropriate informational picture book with students in grades K-2. The book outlines awareness building for students, and includes teaching about a school rally point, which students will locate and visit. Students in grades 3-5 have participated in this read aloud previously. Should you like to preview the book, please reach out to your building principal.
Additionally, in the days leading up to each building’s full scale drill, classroom teachers will lead students in an age appropriate discussion that allows students to understand the steps involved in completing the full scale drill. The purpose of this is to eliminate any feelings of surprise and to allow students to know what to expect.
Our schools are great communities for learning. Being prepared for unplanned interruptions is one way to build confidence for ultimate student safety. The safety of our staff, students, and community is always our priority.
Director of Elementary Education
Worthington City Schools
Dates to Remember
Tuesday, October 12 - Full Scale Safety Drill @ 9:00am
Thursday, October 14 - Porch Growler Fundraiser 5-9pm
Friday, October 15 - No School
Friday, October 22 - PTO Walkathon
Friday, October 29 - Fall Harvest Parties
Thursday, November 11 - Veterans Day Assembly @ 9:00 am