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Sep 8, 2021
PLSD & OhioHealth Partnering to Offer Additional Tiger & Panther Vaccination Cards (Tiger & Panther Vax Cards) 

Due to the number of students who have enrolled for the 1st vaccine clinic on Thursday, September 9, 2021, we have worked with OhioHealth to add a 2nd clinic for Thursday, September 16, 2021, again from 3pm to 7pm at Lakeview Junior High, 12445 Ault Rd., Pickerington OH 43147. Note that this clinic is NOT the […]

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Sep 7, 2021
Transportation Staffing Shortage Update

The following message provides on update on transportation challenges the district is facing. Due to not being able to train and test school bus drivers for more than one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, recruiting has not been possible. When recruiting could begin, there was uncertainty about when work would be available without interruption. […]

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Sep 4, 2021
PLSD & OhioHealth Partner to Offer Tiger & Panther Vaccination Cards (Tiger and Panther Vax Cards) 

As part of our continued efforts to promote the safety and health of our students, Pickerington Schools is pleased to announce that we will be partnering with OhioHealth to offer a mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic for any unvaccinated students in grades 7-12. The clinic is for unvaccinated students who attend Lakeview JH, Ridgeview STEM JH, Pickerington Central […]

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Aug 30, 2021
A Letter to Parents About PLSD Contact Tracing

Dear Pickerington Local School District Families, Thank you for entrusting the health and wellness of your child to the Pickerington Local School District. We would like to take a moment to outline how the district processes an individual’s positive COVID test. As a District, confirmation of positive COVID tests are verified by  the Franklin County […]

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Aug 15, 2021
Mask Mandate Update

We understand that the decision to mandate a mask was made Friday, August 13, and want to give parents ample time to provide documentation if they desire an exemption for their student. Students will not be sent home tomorrow, August 16, but will be provided a mask to wear while in the building. Parents will […]

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Aug 13, 2021
Updated Mask Requirements for the 2021-2022 School Year

Aug 13, 2021 Dear Students, Families, and Staff, District administrators and I have been observing the COVID-19 transmission and testing rates in both Franklin and Fairfield counties. The case and testing numbers are increasing daily, prompting us to reconsider our district masking policy.  Per Board Policy 8540.01 the Superintendent may require all school staff, volunteers […]

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Aug 12, 2021
All Students to Receive Free School Lunches During 2021-2022 School Year; Updates on Academic and Participation Fee Reductions and Waivers

Pickerington Schools has been informed by Ohio Department of Education that for the 2021-2022 school year, school districts will be afforded continuing flexibility in operating its National School Lunch Programs (NSLP).  As part of that flexibility, school districts may offer all students free lunches and breakfasts during the upcoming school year. Pickerington Schools will be […]

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Aug 11, 2021
Calamity Day Procedure Update for 2021-22 School Year

Rather than canceling class on calamity days during the 2021-22 school year, we will convert to blended teaching and learning. This decision mirrors last year’s practice and will provide consistency and continued learning for our students. This year during calamity days, teachers will virtually engage with their students, and students will log on to actively […]

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Aug 6, 2021
Fall Participation Fee Deadline Update

Note: This announcement applies to all Fall Activities. Fall teams are still finalizing rosters. Therefore, the District has decided to move the first fall payment deadline from August 13 to August 18. The second half fall deadline is still September 10, 2021. If you have already paid, we appreciate your timeliness.

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Jul 16, 2021
Back to School Forms and Info Are Now Online!

As the new school year approaches, we have created a “one stop shop” with all the information you’ll need to get your kids ready for school, including supply lists, the district calendar, online forms, student handbooks, school menus, and easy ways to update your family’s information online. Click the big blue “Back to School Forms […]

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