Friday, October 31, 2014
12089 Toll Gate Road, Pickerington, OH 43147 phone:614-834-6400
Welcome to Toll Gate Middle School
12089 Toll Gate Road
Pickerington, OH 43147
Telephone: 614-834-6400


Principal................................................................Kara Jackson

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Attendance Hotline............................................(614) 834-6400
Petermann Transportation.................................(614) 837-8525
PLSD Food Services...........................................(614) 833-3645
Mealpay Plus .....................................................(877) 237-0946
PLSD Treasurer’s Office (school fees)................(614) 833-2112
PLSD Welcome Center........................................(614) 920-6180


Students Arriving In The Morning

Students should not arrive before 8:30 AM. Classrooms are open to the children at 8:30AM, and school begins at 8:40 AM.

Reporting An Absence

If a student is going to be absent or late from school, the parents or guardians must call the office (614-834-6400) by 8:30 AM to report such absence. Senate Bill 321, “The Missing Child Act,” requires schools to verify a child's absence and report any problems to the proper authorities.

Leaving School During School Hours

When picking up your child for an appointment, you must first report to the office to sign them out. Parents should not go directly to the classrooms. Any parents or visitors in the buildings must sign in at the office first and pick up a Visitor's Pass. These procedures are in place for the safety of all our students.

Students are required to be in school the entire day, but may be excused for the following reasons:

1. Personal illness of student;
2. Illness in the student's family;
3. Death in the family;
4. Quarantine for contagious disease, or;
5. Religious reasons.

Students who leave school early for reasons not permitted by state law may or may not be excused. Please attempt to make all appointments (doctor/dentist) before or after school hours. Students who are chronically tardy or leaving school early will be monitored and subject to the compulsory education laws of the state. Any student absence that occurs outside of those defined as excused absences will be treated as unexcused.

The following are examples of unexcused absences: sporting events, shopping, hair appointments, missing the bus, overslept, dance or piano lessons, etc. If it is necessary for a student to leave school early, please make arrangements to pick up your student prior to 2:30 PM. Early dismissals after 2:30 should be for emergency situations only.

Picking Up Students At The End Of The Day

If you need to pick up your child at the end of the day, please do not use the bus parking lot. Instead, park in the front lot, and students will be dismissed from the Main Entrance by the flagpole. Our Middle School dismissal time is 3:05 PM.

Reporting Change Of Student Information

It is very important that the office have a telephone number or contact person to reach during the day in case of emergency. If you have changed jobs or have information that has changed from the first of the year, please send this information to the office as soon as possible.

Holiday and Vacation Absences

Please have your child pick up a preplanned absence form from the office when you know they will be out for these occasions.

Type to Learn

Type to Learn 4 is a comprehensive instructional keyboarding program that covers skills ranging from beginning to advanced. The Type to Learn 4 program is available to all Toll Gate Middle School Students at home and at school. Click here for directions regarding how to install Type to Learn 4 on your home computer and for other Type to Learn 4 information. Students should practice typing regularly using Type to Learn 4.

Building Wide Rules

  1. Respect yourself, others, and your school.
  2. Conduct yourself in a way that will not keep adults from teaching or you and others from learning.