Heritage Elementary At-a-Glance

Important contacts and other valuable information about Heritage Elementary.
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Important Contacts

Chad Rice
Chad Rice
Principal
614.833.6385
Marieca Mattox
Marieca Mattox
School Counselor
614.833.6385
Katie Thielman
Katie Thielman
Secretary
614.833.6385
Lisa Karavakis
Lisa Karavakis
Office Assistant
614-833-6385
Marnica Dreher
Marnica Dreher
School Nurse
North Clinic 614 830-2780

Heritage Elementary

Important Phone Numbers

Heritage School Office

Heritage School Fax

Petermann Transportation

PLSD Food Services

MyPaymentsPlus

PLSD Treasurer’s Office (fees)

PLSD Welcome Center

(614) 833-6385

(614) 833-6415

(614) 837-8525

(614) 833-3645

(877) 237-0946

(614) 833-2112

(614) 920-6180

The Leader In Me

The staff and community of Heritage Elementary understand that we only have one chance to prepare our children for an unpredictable global workplace.  We are committed to providing our students the tools to develop the essential life skills and inherent characteristics they will need for success in the 21st century.  With the help of the FranklinCovey organization and the books The Leader in Me and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, we will provide a common language and a common set of tools in which to bring leadership qualities to our entire school population.  This is not a curriculum, but rather a process of integrating the 7 Habits into our existing curriculum and systems to increase student achievement and to create and sustain a positive, engaging school culture.

For more information, click here. 

Behavioral Expectations

The emphasis at Heritage Elementary is on safety and learning. Each staff member works toward providing the safest and best educational environment for your child. Good discipline promotes an appropriate learning environment. We ask that each parent support this expectation of student behavior by encouraging their child to obey our school rules:

  1. Respect yourself, others and your school.
  2. Behave in a way that will allow teachers to teach and yourself and others to learn.

Your support will help promote the educational process

School Hours

Standard Day

Grades 1-4

Start time: 9:15 a.m.

Dismissal time: 4:05 p.m.

 

AM kindergarten

Start time: 9:15 a.m.

Dismissal time: 12:15 p.m.

 

PM Kindergarten

Start time: 1:05 p.m.

Dismissal time: 4:05 p.m.

 

 

Days with 2-hour delay

Grades 1-4

Start time: 11:15 a.m.

Dismissal time: 4:05 p.m.

 

AM Kindergarten

Start Time: 11:15 a.m.

Dismissal Time: 1:15 p.m.

 

PM Kindergarten

Start time: 2:05 p.m.

Dismissal time: 4:05 p.m.

Absentee Reporting

Please remember to call the school to report your child absent if they will be missing school.  The 24-hour number is 614-833-6385, option 1.  Ohio state law requires daily accounting of all students who are absent.  This requires the office to contact the parent/guardian by phone for each absence that is not reported.  If we are unable to reach you, we are required to call those listed on the emergency contact list until we can verify your child’s absence.  If you have a planned absence is it important to not only report the absence in advance to the teacher but also to the school office.

If you want to request homework for your child for the day(s) they are out, the request must be called in by 9:30 am.  The homework is allowed to go home with a sibling or another child or the homework can be picked up in the office.  Homework can be picked up in the office between 2:30 and 4:00 pm.  It is helpful to let the office know what time you plan to be here so we can assure it will be ready.

Attendance Boundary Maps

The following maps provide a general outline of school building boundaries at the elementary school levels. For reference, one of the maps superimposes the junior high/high school attendance boundaries over the elementary school boundaries. For a complete set of attendance maps, visit the district website.

Note that these maps should not be used when purchasing a home in Pickerington Schools, particularly near the shown boundaries. To confirm the attendance area of any property in the district, call our Welcome Center at 614.920.6180.

Elementary School Boundaries

Elementary School Boundaries (showing high school attendance  boundaries)

Volunteer in Our School

Individuals interested in volunteering in our schools must fill out an application and submit it to the building principal.

Change of Address

All requests for changes of address on school records must be submitted to the Welcome Center for processing. Residential address changes cannot be processed by a child’s school office staff or by Petermann Transportation.

Any changes to a student’s home address must be requested on the district’s change of student information form. This form includes a standard authorization, to be signed by the parent, allowing for the release of residential and utility information to Pickerington Schools upon request, if necessary.

This release also includes an explanation, per Ohio Revised Code, as to how it is determined where your child is to receive his/her tuition-free, public school education. By signing this release, you are also verifying that you have been informed of your legal responsibility to withdraw a child from school if you ever move outside school district boundaries. It also informs you of your tuition obligations if you fail to withdraw.

If you do not have the capability to print the form, contact the Welcome Center at 614.920.6180. We will be happy to mail, email or fax the form to you for completion. You also may pick up or return the form directly to the Welcome Center, rather than turning it in at your school office for intra-office transfer to us. This expedites the address change process.

After a change of student information form is received at our Welcome Center, the request will be checked to verify that:

  • the request has been signed and dated by the parent of the student;
  • acceptable proof of the change in residence is attached to the request;
  • an open enrollment request has been completed, if applicable. This is necessary if a change of residence, made during the school year, causes a change in the student’s attendance area but the parent wishes to have the student finish the current school year at his/her current building. Such a request is only considered for the student’s continued attendance through the end of the current school year. Note that buses do not cross school boundary lines to accommodate open enrollment students. Parents are responsible for transportation.

If the move has caused a change in the building the student is to attend, the involved school buildings are notified and the electronic and physical transfer of records takes place. Arrangements for the official start date in the new school can be made between you and the office staff of your child’s new school.

Bus transportation after change of address

The Welcome Center will notify Petermann Transportation of your change of home address. If bus service is available in your new area for your child, we begin the steps needed to arrange a new bus stop location “from and to” your new residence. Petermann staff establish all bus stops and notify drivers as quickly as possible. Your school building office staff will obtain all bus stop information from Petermann Transportation.

If a new bus stop must be established at any point in the route where the driver does not currently make a stop, this process may take two to three days. If necessary, your child’s school office can issue a bus pass if your child must ride the bus before the change can be finalized by Petermann Transportation.

This change in address change procedure applies only to changes in the actual physical address where a parent and the student reside. A temporary change of bus stop location at a place other than the student’s home (for situations such as babysitting arrangements) may be accepted in the school office of the building where your child attends.

form requesting a new bus stop location can be downloaded from Petermann Transportation. The Welcome Center does not handle these changes. The forms should be submitted to your child’s school office or faxed them directly to Petermann Transportation.