Back to School at Central for 2021 -2022

This page is your one-stop shop with all the information you'll need to get your kids ready for school at Pickerington High School Central!


Information for Welcome Back Days

Welcome Days:

August 5, 2021:  

Seniors 8:30-11:00

Juniors 12:00-2:30


August 9. 2021:

Sophomores 8:30-11:00

Freshman Orientation/Welcome Days:   2:00-5:00

Freshman Parent Meeting 5:30 in the PAC


  • Welcome Days provide the opportunity for parents to ensure that the Infinite Campus portal is up-to-date with contact and medical information, have pictures and school ID’s taken, receive schedule and make approved schedule changes, pay athletic and academic fees and apply for parking passes.
  • We will be hosting a Freshman orientation on Monday, August 9th from 2-5 providing our incoming 9th graders the opportunity to get their schedules, have their pictures taken, tour the building, meet other students and to become acclimated with PHSC. We hope that all Freshman will attend. Our upperclassman Linkcrew Leaders and staff are eager to meet all of our new Tigers.
  • Students who are new to the district will receive their Chromebooks through the Technology Department – that plan will be out at a later date.
  • School and athletic fees can be paid online through Infinite Campus parent portal. Students will not receive schedules until all academic fees are paid.
  • Students will receive a student ID and lanyard upon the first week back to school. Students will be required to have their ID’s on them and showing at all times during the school day. Student ID’s will be used for attendance, to purchase school lunch, check out library books, and more.
  • Parking Passes will be sold starting August 5th for Seniors, August 10th for Juniors and August 13th for Sophomores. For more questions please call Mrs. Snipes at 614-548-1802. All parking passes are $15 and the LT lot is still free parking.

** If you have not yet filled in your back-to-school forms and reviewed the important back-to-school information from the district, please visit the Pickerington Schools Back-To-School page for 2021.

Back to school forms will be filled out on Infinite Campus through the parent portal. Please visit to fill out required back-to-school forms.





Key Contact Numbers

PHS Central Phone Numbers

  • Athletic Office: 614-548-1825
  • Athletic Fax: 614-548-1830
  • Attendance Office: 614-548-1801
  • Guidance Office: 614-548-1815
  • Guidance Fax: 614-548-1820
  • Main Office: 614-548-1800
  • Main Office Fax: 614-548-1810
  • Music/Band Office: 614-548-1860
  • Theatre Office: 614-548-1958
Important Dates


11-13:  Teacher work days/Professional Learning

12:   Open House 5:00 pm -7:00 pm

Two welcome presentations by Administration at 5 and again at 6 for those interseted in attending in the PAC.

16:  First Day of School



6No School (Labor Day)





Our Counselors

Contact our counselors at 614.548.1815 or via email:

From our PTO: Welcome and Volunteer Opportunities

Welcome to the Pickerington High School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) page. We would like to welcome all of you and your families to Pickerington High School Central.

If this is your first year at PHSC, it is important to explain the purpose of our PTO and what it does for our students and staff.

Everyone is automatically a member of the Pickerington Central PTO. Parents and guardians of students attending Pickerington Central and Central Staff are members and are encouraged to participate in its activities. Our organization is independent, and we do not belong to any state or national affiliation.

Our goal as a PTO is to provide Pickerington High School Central with funds needed for resources, programs and services that will enrich the education of our students. We hold an annual fundraiser per year that helps us with this. This is our Antique and Craft show in early November. This is our only fundraiser. We host the show at PHSC and partner with Pickerington High School North on this large-scale event. This event cannot be a success without the help of our wonderful volunteers and the donations that we receive from our Central families.

A couple of the things we do as a PTO are to organize and host a wonderful After Prom for our students and hold the annual Antique and Craft show, which has fabulous food, crafts, antiques and more!

We rely on volunteers, and that does not involve a huge time commitment. After Prom happens once a year, Antique and Craft show once a year, and we host staff appreciation events a few times a year.

We would love to have you join us! Becoming an active member is easy. We host meetings at Pickerington High School Central. This is a great way to meet other parents, hear about what’s going on at school, and share ideas to make Central even more awesome!

Please check out the online PTO volunteer/membership form (PDF) | PTO volunteer/membership form (RTF) and tell us what volunteer opportunities you are interested in participating in. Once again, welcome, and we look forward to hearing from you soon. Go Tigers!






Athletic/Band Participation Fees

Fee collection for fall athletes and band members for the 2020 season will be through Infinite Campus. More information to follow.

A Few Key Policies

Building access: Students are not permitted to be in the building without supervision. Students will not be permitted to be dropped off until 7:30 a.m. Students will be expected to leave the building by 3:15 pm unless involved in extracurricular activity and under direct supervision of the coach or activity supervisor.

Harassment and Intimidation: Harassment or intimidation is a violation of the student discipline code. This includes slurs, profanity, written information, denigrating remarks or actions, obscene gestures, and display of insignia, signs, buttons or apparel. Please see a guidance counselor or administrator if your student is experiencing any form of harassment or intimidation.

Telephoning your child at school during the school day should only be in case of an emergency. Please contact the main office at 614-548-1800 if you need to leave a message for your child. Students are not permitted to use Wireless Communication Devices during class periods or during other instructional time unless noted by a staff member. PHSC is not responsible for theft, loss, damage, or vandalism to WCDs brought onto school property or the unauthorized use of such devices.

Parking information

  • All student parking is by permit only. Vehicles must be registered with the school and display a hangtag on its rear view window. All drivers must be licensed, and their vehicles covered by insurance. Michelle Snipes  is the contact person for parking permits. You will need to fill out and submit a Parking Pass Application (pdf)
  • The school is not responsible for loss or damage to a vehicle or its contents.
  • Parents assume all responsibility for student drivers on the way to and from school.
  • All vehicles must be operated in a safe, sane, and legal manner.
  • We do not have an “open lunch” which means students are not permitted to go out for lunch.
  • Going to the parking lot during the school day is by permission. Car passes can be requested at the greeter’s station in the main lobby.
Attendance information

Attendance is a very important aspect of a student’s school life. The Ohio General Assembly determines the laws which public schools and parents are required to follow regarding attendance. Regular attendance for the number of days prescribed by state law is essential if students are to receive the maximum benefits from the programs afforded them.

Attendance Reminders — Attendance Office


  • Absences: Please call as early as 6:45 A.M. to report a student’s absence. Excused absences from school are determined only by state law, not by Pickerington personnel. The six specific state mandated reasons for excused absences are found in the “Attendance” section of the Student Handbook. School sanctions occur only when Ohio law does not cover an absence.
  • Tardiness: The tardy bell rings at 7:55 am. Students who arrive late to school will be considered tardy. Excessive tardiness counts toward hours of absence and could result in NME status.
  • Early Dismissals: Please send written notes with your student the morning of an early dismissal. Have your student come to the attendance office early in the day to make arrangements for the dismissal.
  • Skip days: There are no “skip days!” Parents should check the school calendar for vacation days throughout the school year.
  • Entering and leaving: Students are not to enter or leave the building during school hours without first reporting to the attendance office to have your student ID scanned. NOTE: students will be required to have their student ID on them at all times. Because of liability issues, this rule is strictly enforced and there are consequences if it is violated.
PHSC Athletic Department

PHSC Athletic Department

(614) 548-1825    

(614) 548-1830-Fax

Please visit our athletic website PHSC Athletic Website for the latest updates.


  • Eric Music – Athletic Administrator
  • Jonny Henesy – Assistant Athletic Administrator
  • MaryJo Carlisle – Athletic Secretary


Join the Athletic Boosters: To join the Boosters, go to the PHSC Athletic Website and download the 2020-2021 Membership Form; print and complete the form, and submit to the boosters along with a check made payable to PABC Tiger Athletic Boosters. Mail your enrollment materials to:

Pickerington Tigers Athletic Boosters, 300 Opportunity Way, Pickerington, Ohio 43147

Important Back To School Information

School Supply Lists (including Calculators)

At the high school, this information will be given to students within the first week of classes, as supplies vary by class and teacher.

All high school mathematics classes require a graphing calculator.  We prefer and recommend the Texas Instruments 84 Plus.  It is widely used in colleges and universities and permissible on standardized tests (ACT, SAT). Students are expected to bring their own calculator on a daily basis to math class.  All students must provide their own.

If you do purchase a TI calculator, please give the TI Technology Rewards Program points off the package to your math teacher. The department can use the points to obtain additional classroom supplies through Texas Instrument.

The school is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Daily Schedule (Start/Stop Times)

Standard day

Start time: 7:55 a.m.

Dismissal time: 2:55 p.m.


Days with 2-hour delay

Start time: 9:55 a.m.

Dismissal time: 2:55 p.m.