Worthingway Middle School Updates

2/18/2021

Dear Families

I'm excited to share that our new school entrance will be open on Monday, February 22. Students will now enter and exit through this area. The best news is our cafeteria will be open, which means students will be able to eat in this new space. Our administrative offices will also be located in this area, so students will sign-in and parents/guardians will sign-out their student(s) here.


We will celebrate our cafeteria opening with made to order omelets for breakfast on Monday and Tuesday. Our District chef, Sam Miller (yes, we have a District chef - he is pictured here), will be on hand to serve up our omelets with an assist from Mr. Mosca and me! I can't wait to see our students in this awesome new space. Now, if we could just get outside for community time!


Stay safe and have a great weekend!


Mr. Kellenberger

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Construction Updates:

Please see the new traffic pattern map below. Students will now enter our new entrance. Traffic will be one way to Guyer and we will lose access to the old parking lot in the front of the building. Pick up/drop off will be a bit busy through May and parking spots will be scarce during the day. Thank you for your understanding.
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School Picture Retakes

School photo/ID packets from our January photo retake/first time photo sessions will be distributed to students in their Assist classes in the coming week. If your student took a school photo in January, their packet should be coming home in their backpack. Thank you!

North Community Counseling Groups Survey


One of our community partners, North Community Counseling Centers, is looking for your feedback! North Community Counseling Centers is looking to conduct educational groups in the Spring. Please click on the Survey to provide feedback on the content of these student groups. There are some additional questions in regards to attendance preferences and specific information surrounding this. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Meffley, North Community Counseling Centers Schools Program Director, at mmeffley@northcommunity.com

Middle School Scheduling Updates

March is Middle School Scheduling month for 5-7th graders. All information for scheduling will be posted on Mrs. Fei's counseling website (link).


Upcoming Events:


Mrs. Fei and I will be going into Social Studies classes the week of 3/1 (we will send scheduling sheets home with students next week).


If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Fei or Mr. Kellenberger

Children's Hunger Alliance

Are you interested in your student receiving two breakfasts and two lunches to take home each week? Worthingway is partnering with Children's Hunger Alliance to provide this option to interested families. Meals are shelf-stable, and do not need refrigerated so students may easily transport them home. If you are interested, please complete the form here. Reach out to Mrs. Fei with any questions (nfei@wscloud.org).

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Virtual Landfill Tour

The Worthington Green Team and SWACO would like to invite you to a SWACO Virtual Landfill Tour on Tuesday, February 23rd at 6:30 pm. This will be a great opportunity to learn where your trash goes after it leaves your home, what can and can't go into your curbside recycling bins and SWACO drop off containers and how a landfill is constructed to protect the local community. This event is appropriate for all ages. From 6:30 to 7 p.m. will be the education and video virtual tour (kids will love the trucks!) and 7-7:30 p.m. will be a question and answer session. We hope that you can join us.


Please register for the SWACO Virtual Landfill Tour on Feb 23, 2021 6:30 PM EST at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1440262788752571408

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Ohio Dental Outreach

Worthington Schools is happy to be partnering once again with Ohio Dental Outreach to offer in-school dental care. The dates for Worthington Estates and Worthingway Students have been changed, they will be Wednesday March 3rd and Thursday March 4, 2021. The services will be performed at Worthington Estates Elementary (Worthingway students will walk over accompanied by school staff). Dental care includes a complete dental exam, x-rays, cleaning, fluoride and sealants when necessary, and in some cases, restorative care such as fillings, all occurring during the school day. All insurance is accepted including Medicaid and CHIP. For those without insurance, a low cost self-pay option is available, or you may also request donated care to cover the cost.


Permission slips are available at your school office. These need to be completed and returned as soon as possible, or you may complete the form online -- the links for each school are found below. Parent/Guardian signature is required in order to treat your student on the day of the clinic. We need as many students as possible to complete permission slip by February 19, 2021, although students will be accepted after that date and through the clinic dates of March 4&5, 2021.


If you have any questions please contact Joyce Casey, our School Nurse at 614-450-4300 or jcasey@wscloud.org.


Worthington Estates: https://www.myschooldentist.com/WFWCOH_schsrm

Worthingway Middle: https://www.myschooldentist.com/WMWCOH_schsrm

PTA Update

If you are interested in serving on the Worthingway PTA Board, please contact Kim Zupfer (worthingwaypta@gmail.com). Mrs. Zupfer is our Committee Chair for Board Nominations. Nominations will be made at our March PTA meeting.

Athletics

Please visit our school website for athletic information or contact Mr. Mosca (wmosca@wscloud.org) our school Athletic Director


There will be Spring Sport Information on the Worthingway Web-site the week of February 1. Information will include a spring sport video that will meet the preseason parent meeting requirement.

Worthingway Middle School

Principal: Nathan Kellenberger (nkellenberger@wscloud.org)

Dean/Athletic Director: Bill Mosca (wmosca@wscloud.org)

Counselor: Natalie Fei (nfei@wscloud.org)

Secretaries: Amanda DeBernard (adebernardi@wscloud.org)

Val Swearengen (vswearengen@wscloud.org)