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Introducing PLSD Plugged In!
Staying up-to-date on what’s happening in Pickerington Schools is more important than ever. This brand new districtwide e-newsletter will be sent every other week. If this email was forwarded to you, please click the orange "Follow Pickerington Schools" button at the bottom of this page, which will add you to our mailing list.
Welcome Back to School!
We welcomed students back into classrooms this week and we couldn’t be more #PLSDProud of how our staff and students started this year! Check out our Facebook page for more Back to School pictures from this momentous week.
Plan for Progress Promise Blog by Dr. Chris Briggs
As students and staff went back to school, Dr. Briggs went back to work creating a new post for the Plan for Progress Promise blog. Here's an excerpt from his September post:
It goes without saying, this school year is going to be different and will require a lot of flexibility and partnership between our students, families and staff.
Over the last 6 months, it’s become even more evident that we have to stay plugged in and connected to each other ... To stay in touch with our parents, families and the community we are putting an emphasis on clear and constant communication. We are launching a new biweekly "Plugged In" e-newsletter to share important updates and information from the district.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 3
Election Day for our country is Tuesday, November 3. Please remember to vote in this election. We encourage you to make it a family event and to involve your children so that they can see firsthand your civic involvement in our democracy.
The ballot includes the presidential election as well as numerous other offices and issues from the federal level to the local level. Among those issues, please remember that our Pickerington Schools are on the ballot for a bond issue.
If passed, the bond will fund a new junior high school, renovations and updates in all of our buildings to create more learning spaces for all students, secure entrances and expand extracurricular facilities at both high schools. If it fails, the district will need to divert money from the daily operating budget in order to pursue temporary options to accommodate enrollment growth. Our facility needs will become even more urgent as classrooms and buildings become more crowded, and there is no guarantee that the state can make available matching funds through Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) in future years.
If the issue fails, Pickerington Schools will begin the process to identify and put into place temporary, but likely expensive, solutions to create more learning space for students.
The state has committed to our community matching funds from the OFCC. Pickerington Schools can only secure these matching funds through a bond issue, and there is no guarantee that the funds will be available to us in future years. Learn more on our website.
To register to vote, change your voter registration or request your absentee ballot, visit the Vote Ohio website.
Mark Your Calendar
September 7 - Labor Day, No School
September 14 - Next Regular School Board Meeting
September 21 - Regular School Board Meeting
October 5 - Register to Vote Deadline
October 6 - Early In-Person and Absentee Voting Begins for the November 3 Election
October 15 - K-12 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences
October 20 - No School Kindergarten Only (All Day Parent/Teacher Conferences)
October 22 - K-12 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences