Back to School at North in 2021

Welcome

Information From The District

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.

Letter from the Principal

Dear Panther Students and Parents/Guardians,

It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome you and your child to the 2021-2022 school year.  The custodial staff, teachers and office personnel have been diligently working over the summer months in preparation for what should be an outstanding year.  We hope that you and your child find the environment at PHSN as Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive and Safe.

To the incoming Freshman Class of 2025, I say welcome! As our class of 2022 knows, your high school years will go quickly. I would like to challenge all of our students to set goals and become involved to make every day count. We are fortunate to have many outlets for our students to grow and represent our school and community academically, artistically and athletically. Make it a goal to be involved at PHSN.

I encourage you to visit the district’s website for important information. I will send out a weekly “North News” to review and update you on important events. The majority of our communication will be delivered via Infinite Campus. Please visit your parent portal to ensure all directory information is up to date. You can also follow me on twitter @mr_ulbrich and PHSN on Facebook.

This year our Panther Welcome Days will take place Tuesday, August 3rd, and Wednesday, August 4th. We will be distributing class schedules, option to pay outstanding school fees and the ability to purchase parking passes.

It is very important to attend the Panther Welcome Days because it helps to make everyone prepared for the first day of school with minimal disruption. Enjoy the rest of your summer and we will see you on August 3rd and 4th for Panther Welcome Days and August 16th for the first day of school.

Best Wishes,

Mark Ulbrich

Principal

Upcoming Events

Welcome to Pickerington High School North, you will need to get your school year off to a great start!! Our staff, parent and student volunteers are here to assist you with any questions you may have. Please don’t hesitate to ask. Please note: the following sessions that 10th , 11th and 12th graders are reporting on specific days and 9th graders will report during the 2 days according to the month of their birthday.

Please enter through the Athletic Entrance as all stations start in the Commons (Cafeteria) area.

1st Session: Thursday August 5th
8am-11am: All 12th graders
9th graders with Birthdays during the months of January to March.

11am – 12pm: Building is closed for Lunch

12pm-3pm: All 11th graders
9th graders with Birthdays during the months of April – June

2nd Session: Friday August 6th
8am-11am: All 10th graders
9th graders with Birthdays during the months of July – September

11am – 12pm: Building is closed for Lunch

12pm – 3pm: Make – Up
9th graders with Birthdays during the months of October – December

During the Sessions students and families will have an opportunity to turn in medical forms, schedule pick-up, pay fees, and walk the building and ask questions.

Stations 1-3 will take place in Commons (Cafeteria)

Station 1: Emergency Medical Authorization Collection. Please submit your EMA form at this station to proceed through the rest of the stations. You will not be permitted to move forward without turning in this form. For complete information including instructions for creating your account and filling out forms visit: https://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/back-to-school-2021/ and click on “Complete Your Family’s Required Forms Online.

Station 2: Schedule Pick-Up. The schedule reflects the choices made by students/parents during the registration process last year. Counselors will be on hand in room 219 to help students fix EMERGENCY SCHEDULE QUESTIONS ONLY (e.g.: I’m a senior and I don’t have an English 12 class on my schedule or I’m a student athlete and I don’t have the required 5 classes on my schedule to be eligible, etc.). Please Note: that if your student’s schedule is not at this station, it will be at the Fee Collection station. Once you have paid fees, from the 20-21 school year you will be given your schedule.

Station 3: Fee Collection. You will be given your student fee bill at the time you pick up your schedule. Please feel free to go to the concession window to pay your fees today. Our staff is able to accept cash, check, or credit card to pay your school fees. Paying fees today can help to avoid delays in report cards, transcripts, etc. that can be held for non-payment.

Station 4: That’s it…you’re done!! Feel free to explore the building to find your classrooms. Be sure to visit your locker and practice the combination.

***Device Pick-up for 9th graders: Will be handled through the media center during the first two weeks when students come back.

***Note RE: Textbook distribution will occur through the classroom teacher once school begins.We will not distribute textbooks during Welcome Days this year.

We look forward to seeing you August 16th for the first day of school!!

Pickerington High School North Staff Go Panthers!

Cell Phone Policy

As you have probably read, schools in Central Ohio and around the country have begun addressing the issue of distracted students in the classroom. Personal communication devices are at the center of this issue. Between text messages, social media and the drama that is often associated with these platforms, teachers are in a constant battle to keep students engaged in academics. Listed below is the letter.

As a One2One school, PHSN wants to help to teach and promote appropriate digital citizenship. Our school staff has overwhelmingly agreed that consistent school-wide enforcement of the current board adopted policy barring cell-phone use during class will help students stay more present and engaged in their learning. The intent is to support them in their academic success, removing a major temptation and distraction, and promoting face to face social interaction and connection. Teachers have repeatedly observed that a cell-phone on a desk, even when in use as a research tool, still provides too tempting a distraction . When it dings or buzzes , the minds of even the best students wander away. Studies tell us that it can take the brain up to ten minutes to re engage after responding to cell-phone distraction. Phones are not merely distractions for their owners in the classroom, but cell-phones can also be a source of distraction for teachers and classmates alike.

Board Policy: 5136 Personal Communication Devices

  • Students in grades 9-12 may use PCDs before and after school, during their lunch break, in between classes as long as they do not create a distraction, disruption or otherwise interfere with the educational environment, during after school activities (e.g., extra-curricular activities), or at school-related functions. Use of PCDs, except those approved by a teacher or administrator, at any other time is prohibited and they must be powered completely off (i.e., not just placed into vibrate or silent mode) and stored out of sight.

Additionally the Board Policy details specific scenarios with cell phones as well as discipline/confiscation protocols.

  • Students are expressly prohibited from using covert means to listen-in or make a recording (audio or video) of any meeting or activity at school.
  • Students shall have no expectation of confidentiality with respect to their use of PCDs on school premises/property.
  • Students are also prohibited from using a PCD to capture, record, and/or transmit test information or any other information in a manner constituting fraud, theft, cheating, or academic dishonesty.
  • Possession of a PCD by a student at school during school hours and/or during extra-curricular activities is a privilege that may be forfeited by any student who fails to abide by the terms of this policy, or otherwise abuses this privilege.
  • Violations of this policy may result in disciplinary action and/or confiscation of the PCD. The building administrator will also refer the matter to law enforcement or child services if the violation involves an illegal activity (e.g., child pornography, sexting).
  • Discipline will be imposed on an escalating scale ranging from a warning to an expulsion based on the number of previous violations and/or the nature of or circumstances surrounding a particular violation.
  • If the PCD is confiscated, it will be released/returned to the student’s parent/guardian after the student complies with any other disciplinary consequences that are imposed, unless the violation involves potentially illegal activity in which case the PCD may be turned-over to law enforcement.

For parents, please help to promote this policy by restricting phone contact with your child to passing periods or during lunch, when cell-phone use will be allowed.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Additional Info for Parents
Student Picture Day
  • 9th-11th grade: Thursday, August 19, 2021
  • SENIORS Only: Friday, August 27, 2021
PTO Membership & Volunteer Information

PTO 2021-2022 Leadership Team

President – Sarah Deihl

Vice President

Treasurer

Secretary

Staff Appreciation

Antique & Craft Show

After Prom

Homecoming Liaison

Scholarship Representative

Social Media Coordinator

Curriculum Council Rep

Rave To Save

 

PTO Membership & Volunteer Information

Welcome to Pickerington North PTO!  Our mission is to provide support for your students and their teachers to ensure a quality academic experience.  To do this, we need your help!  Volunteers are essential to hosting events and activities for our PHSN students.

Membership in PTO is free – all we ask is that each family volunteer to help our students by completing either the online form via the link below or download and complete the form below and ask your student to drop it off at the PHSN front office. 

Thank you in advance for your support of our Pickerington North students!  We look forward to working with you this year.

Please click the link below for volunteer opportunities:

PTO Membership & Volunteer Form

PTO Membership & Volunteer Form -RTF

 

Required Forms

Parking Pass Form

In order to park a car on campus, students must have a valid parking pass. A $15 flat fee will be assessed.

Parking pass application (pdf) | Parking pass application (rtf)

Important Back To School Information

Daily Schedule (Start/Stop Times)

Standard day

Start time: 7:55 a.m.

Dismissal time: 2:56 p.m.

Days with 2-hour delay

Start time: 9:55 a.m.

Dismissal time: 2:56 p.m.