September 15, 2023
September 19th = Picture Day (DON'T WEAR GREEN)
October 3 = K-12 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences
October 11-12 = No School - Professional Development
October 12 = K-6 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences
October 13 = No School - Closed
October 16 = No School K-8 Only (P/T Conferences)
October 17 = No School Kindergarten ONLY (P/T) Conferences
VALID ID WHEN ENTERING THE BUILDING
In an effort to enhance our safety and security across the district, all visitors who wish to enter the building during school hours and certain events should be prepared to do the following:
If students are being picked up, students will not be released to anyone without a valid ID. Guardians will be asked to produce proper identification.
- Enter and exit the building via the school's main entrance.
Upon entering the building, provide a government issued (U.S.) driver's license or ID. School staff will scan the ID and use the visitor management software to complete a check against various national and local databases and aid with the check-in process.
Please note the system will only record the visitors name, date of birth, and check against the sex offender database. Additional data from the government issued driver's license or ID is not collected. In certain instances, the visitor's photo will be taken to be printed on a temporary badge.
If a visitor does not have a valid government-issued ID, they will not be permitted to continue into the school without an escort or approval from a building administrator.
Once the check in process is complete, staff will issue a visitor badge that contains the visitor's photo and information related to the purpose of their visit. Visitors will be required to wear their badge throughout the duration of their visit and adhere to all board policies related while in the building and on school grounds.
In most instances, parents will only be required to provide an ID on the first visit of every school year.
Those who are dropping off items will not be required to check in via the system.
We would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation with this new standard that has been widely accepted amongst school districts across Central Ohio and the nation, and we are looking forward to a safe and exciting school year with you and your family!
START WITH HELLO WEEK 9/18 - 9/22
TUESDAY: Dress to impress! Wear your favorite picture day outfit! Impress your classmates at recess by playing with someone new!
WEDNESDAY: Superhero day! You are someone special. Show off your superpower by wearing your favorite superhero or making your own! **NO COSTUMES PLEASE
THURSDAY: Rainbow day: Be a rainbow in someone else's day! Wear all the colors of the rainbow!
FRIDAY: Neon day! Wear your brightest shirt and take notice of new people around you an say hello!
PICTURE DAY 9/19/2023
IMPORTANT: DISMISSAL INFORMATION
PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE OFFICE LAST MINUTE TO CHANGE YOUR CHILD'S DISMISSAL. Phone calls for a dismissal change will only be honored for emergency purposes. Dismissal can be a very chaotic time of the day. Keeping your student's dismissal consistent is best.
DISMISSAL CHANGE REQUESTS MUST BE MADE BEFORE 3:00PM! Please refrain from walking into the office and signing your student out after 3:30pm (unless it's due to an emergency).
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
KROGER REWARDS CONTEST
H.O.P.E. WEEKEND FOOD PROGRAM
FROM THE COUNSELOR: MRS. SMOOT!
FROM THE LIBRARY
Welcome back to the library!
I am so excited to be back in the Heritage library this school year! Here are some things that will be helpful to know about our library procedures. Grades 1-4 will begin to check out books from the library the week of August 21st. Kindergarten students won’t start checkout until the week of August 28th. Grades K/1 will be able to check out one book per week, grade 2 will be allowed to check out 2 books and grades 3 & 4 are permitted to check out 3 books. Books must be returned weekly in order to check out a new book from the library. Students are permitted to renew books up to 3 times. Please keep books safely away from food, drinks, pets, and younger siblings. Books that are lost or damaged will be billed to the students Infinite Campus account. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the library please feel free to contact me. Best wishes for an amazing school year! ~ Mrs. Grumman
Notice of Language Assistance Plan
Notice of Language Assistance Plan
Pickerington Schools will take reasonable steps to ensure that persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) have meaningful access and an equal opportunity to participate in all services, activities, and programs available throughout the district. It is the policy of PLSD to ensure meaningful communication with LEP students and families and to communicate information related to the education of all students. All services needed to comply with this policy will be provided for students and their families in need of such assistance free of charge. For assistance, please call 614-833-2110.
भाषा सहायतासम्बन्धी सूचना:
Pickerington Schools ले सीमित अङ्ग्रेजी प्रवीणता (LEP) भएका व्यक्तिहरूसँग डिस्ट्रिक्टभर उपलब्ध सबै सेवा, क्रियाकलाप र कार्यक्रमहरूमा अर्थपूर्ण पहुँच र सहभागी हुन पाउने समान अवसर छ भनी सुनिश्चित गर्नका लागि उचित कदमहरू चाल्ने छ। LEP भएका विद्यार्थी र परिवारहरूसँग अर्थपूर्ण सञ्चार सुनिश्चित गर्ने र सबै विद्यार्थीहरूको शिक्षासँग सम्बन्धित जानकारी सञ्चार गर्ने PLSD को नीति हो। यो नीतिको अनुपालन गर्न आवश्यक पर्ने सबै सेवाहरू यस प्रकारको सहायता आवश्यक भएका विद्यार्थी र उहाँहरूका परिवारहरूलाई निःशुल्क रूपमा उपलब्ध गराइने छ। सहायताको लागि, कृपया 614-833-2110 मा कल गर्नुहोस्
Las escuelas de Pickerington tomarán medidas razonables para garantizar que las personas con dominio limitado del inglés (LEP) tengan un acceso fácil y la misma oportunidad de participar en todos los servicios, actividades y programas disponibles en todo el distrito. La política de PLSD es asegurar una comunicación significativa con los estudiantes LEP, sus familias y comunicar información relacionada con la educación de todos los estudiantes. Todos los servicios necesarios para cumplir con esta política se proporcionarán a los estudiantes y sus familias que necesiten dicha asistencia de forma gratuita. Para obtener ayuda, llame al 614-833-2110.
Le district scolaire de Pickerington prendra des mesures raisonnables pour s'assurer que les personnes ayant une compétence limitée en anglais (LEP) ont un accès adapté et une chance égale de participer à tous les services, activités et programmes disponibles dans le district. La politique du PLSD est d'assurer une communication efficace avec les étudiants et les familles LEP et de communiquer les informations relatives à l'éducation de tous les élèves. Tous les services nécessaires pour se conformer à cette politique seront fournis gratuitement aux élèves et à leurs familles qui en nécessitent. Pour toute assistance, veuillez composer le 614-833-2110.
Bus Information (Transportation)
Pickerington Schools contracts with Petermann Bus Services for its transportation services. You can contact Petermann at 614-837-8525 with any questions.
CLICK HERE for detailed information on how to access your child's transportation information.
FROM THE NURSE!
From the School Nurse!
Welcome to Heritage Elementary!
My name is Marni Dreher and I am the School Nurse at Heritage Elementary and Pickerington North H.S. I look forward to meeting your child and working with you. I wanted to make you aware of some kindergarten health requirements.
1. Immunization Record - The State of Ohio requires all Public-School children to have updated immunization records. Please see Ohio Immunization requirements:
2. Physician Report form - A current completed form, signed by a HealthCare Provider, is due by August 1, 2023. The Physician Report form can be found here:
If you have not turned in your child's immunization record and physician report form upon enrollment, please email the forms to school nurse's email email@example.com
If you have already turned the forms in upon enrollment, the information has been received and you do not need to send it again.
Health Concerns - please communicate your child's health concerns and medications, if needed, a health plan will be developed and shared with teacher(s).
Change of Clothes - During school hours your child may need to change their clothes due to a bladder/bowel accident and/or falling in water puddles and/or mud. If possible, place an extra set of clothes in their book bag to use.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns.
Required Back to School and EMA Forms
All families with students grades 1-4 are required to update their Back To School/EMA Form in Infinite Campus prior to the first day of school. If your student is a kindergarten student or newly enrolled to the district, your information is already complete. Please remember, once you've enrolled, these online forms MUST be completed annually.
There are simple step-by-step instructions on the district's website for your convenience.