PES Mid-Week Update

September 8th, A few happenings you should know about

A Surprise Water Shut off

Today, September 8th, the City of Pickerington needed to shut off the building's water supply. Students were given access to bottles of water and bathroom breaks as needed. Our amazing teachers and custodial staff sprang into action to ensure this wrinkle in our day did not affect the learning of our students! The water is expected to be back up and running before the end of the day. Way to go team!

i-Ready testing

Students will take the i-Ready diagnostic to assess their academic strengths and areas needing a bit more attention. Every student will take both a reading and a math version of this test. We will use this information as a piece to help us determine gifted services for students who are in Cohort A or Cohort B. Those students enrolled in our VLA will still be required to take this assessment, but their outcome will not be used for gifted identification. i-Ready tests not taken at school in a secured environment will not be used for gifted identification purposes.

FREE Breakfast and Lunch for all Students

Important information about the FREE school meals program: ALL students are eligible for free meals (Breakfast and Lunch)


*ONLY those who wish to remain in the free and reduced meal program AFTER this period of free meals runs out will need to fill out a free and reduced lunch application.


All other students will receive free meals until the USDA funds are exhausted. This is a temporary extension that is granted through the USDA National School Lunch Program. It will run until December 31, or until Congress runs out of funding for school food service departments. All of these applications can be found on the Food Services webpage at https://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/food-services/. A la carte items, concessions, and coffee bars will still be available for sale and will be charged on the student's account. If you have any further questions, please call the food service office at 614-833-3645.


*Please see attached flyer for more info!

Smile, Picture day is coming up!

Picture Day will be a little different this year. There won’t be a paper envelope like in years past. You will be ordering pictures only online this year.

Follow this link to order school pictures


The schedule is:

Friday, September 11, 2020 for students in Cohort B,

Monday, September 14, 2020 for students in Cohort A


*More information coming regarding picture days for VLA students