Slate Hill Newsletter

August 21, 2022

Principal's Corner

Dear Slate Hill Families,


For the 2022-23 school year our theme for the year is "Adventure Awaits at The Slate!" Our hope is that your child will take risks, be brave, have fun, have new experiences, discover, explore, learn from their mistakes, push themselves, persevere, make friends and work together with the support, love and care of our Slate Hill RockSTAR staff. We are excited to partner with you on this adventure so that your child feels that they can take on new challenges this year.


Just a couple reminders about dismissal time. For students that live in front of Slate Hill, they are to exit door 13 and meet their parents on the other side of the crosswalk at the front of the building. For students that live in the back of Slate Hill, they are to exit door 8 and meet their parents at the large tree to walk home.


For car pick up and drop off, please pull all the way down to far end of the sidewalk to load and unload students. Students are asked to exit toward the sidewalk not the parking lot.


We ask that parents please follow the directions of the staff members on duty so that we can keep your child safe during arrival and dismissal.


I also wanted to be sure that all families were familiar with our building wide expectations. These posters are displayed in all classrooms, hallways, cafeteria and gym so that students are reminded of what is expected of a Slate Hill Star!


We are excited for an AWESOME adventurous year!

Julie Gulley, Slate Hill Principal

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Curriculum Nights:

Thursday, September 1st:

- Grades 1st-2nd from 5-5:45pm

- Grades 3rd-5th from 6-6:45pm


PTA Fall Mumkin Fundraiser:

- August 24th - August 31st (Packets turned in by Aug 31)

- Online sale ends September 7th

Look for additional information to come home with students soon!

High School Game Expectations

Please review these expectations with your child before attending a game.

Ebackpack

Please review the eBackPack for flyers with information on upcoming events, how to become a volunteer in Worthington Schools, the breakfast & lunch menus, and more!

Change in Slate Hill Start and End times

For the 2022-23 school year, our start time is 8:10am. (Doors open at 7:55am). Students will be marked tardy if they are not in class at 8:10am.


Our end time is 2:50pm. All car riders, walkers, bus riders and daycare riders will be dismissed at the same time starting at 2:50pm.

PTA Corner

We hope you will join our PTA this year and support the great things they are doing for our Slate Hill Stars! Look for PTA membership forms to come home with students soon!


Upcoming PTA Events:

- Mumkin Fundraiser: Aug. 24 - Sept. 7

- 1st PTA Meeting: Sept 8th at 7:00pm in the Slate Hill Library

- Fall Fun Fest: Oct. 7th from 5-7pm

Circle of Grandparents

Please share this with the senior members of your family as we would love to have any of our students grandparents participate!

From the Health Office

Please do not send medication and forms with your child to school. Parents MUST drop off the medications and forms to the office. Medication forms are available on the district website.

Also, K and 1st grade parents are encouraged to send a labeled change of clothes for their student to keep at school.

Have you completed your Emergency Data Review for your child?

Every year it is necessary that you review and update your child's emergency data. Please see the attached directions for assistance.


Parents can access their own login credentials by clicking the Password Recovery link under Quick Links on the Worthington Schools main page. They enter their email address (it needs to be the email that we have on file for them) and will immediately get an email sent to them with their district-provided username and password, which they can use to login to the Parent Portal as well as Infinite Campus.

My Payments Plus

My Payments Plus is where you will pay school fees, Full day Kindergarten tuition and put money on your child's lunch account. Look under Parent Resources on the district website for this website (mypaymentsplus.com).


For My Payments Plus, parents can find their child's 9-digit Student ID # by logging in to Infinite Campus and clicking on Today. The 9-digit student number is under student name, visible on both the app and when accessing Infinite Campus through the Parent Portal or the Infinite Campus website.


School Fees:

Kindergarten: $24.00

Grade 1-3: $42.00

Grade 4-5: $36.00

If you feel you qualify for free and reduced lunch, we suggest you fill this form out online (see above under Food Service). If you qualify your student's fees could be free or reduced.

Food Service Notes and Updates!

Food Service Information: The pandemic put a pause of families and students having the routines of using lunch PIN codes and depositing funds for school meals. For the 2022-23 school year PIN codes and cost of breakfast and lunch is back. Please review the link below with some updates from food service.

Worthington Food Service Important Information


School Meals

  • School breakfast and lunch meals can be purchased for the 2022-23 school year at the following rates:
  • Breakfast: $1.60 ($0.30 reduced price)
  • Elementary Lunch: $2.75 ($0.40 reduced price)
  • We will be nut free elementary buildings, including peanuts.


Free and Reduced Meals

  • Families are encouraged to apply for free and reduced meal benefits HERE. The application is available in 10 languages.


Lunch PINs

  • Student PIN numbers can be found in the Parent Portal Here is a copy of the KEY PAD for your child to practice at home.


Payment

  • Families can continue to add money to lunch accounts through MyPaymentsPlus as they have in past years.

Slate Hill Elementary School

K-5 elementary school of shining Star students in Worthington Schools! School starts at 8:10am and ends at 2:50pm.


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