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Oct 13, 2021
PEF Themed Tree Online Auction Begins Tonight!

The Pickerington Education Foundation’s (PEF) silent auction of themed, decorated trees (with accompanying upscale baskets) opens online tonight at 5pm! Click this Charity Auctions Today link to view the trees and begin bidding. Each PLSD building typically works with their PTO and/or staff to decorate and enter a themed tree into this unique auction. This is […]

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Oct 8, 2021
You Won’t Want to Miss the PEF Charity Auction on Oct. 23

Get your tickets now for this year’s fun-filled Pickerington Education Foundation (PEF) Charity Auction! The event includes dinner, soft drinks, entertainment, silent auction and a Reverse Raffle! You won’t want to miss this unique event slated for Saturday, Oct. 23, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., at the Wigwam Event Center, 10190 Blacklick-Eastern Rd. NW, Pickerington, OH, […]

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Oct 1, 2021
PLSD Parents: Please Help Us Avoid Disruption Due to Viral Trend

Dear parents/guardians, If you are not aware, the bathrooms in some of our schools were vandalized last month as part of a viral trend occurring on TikTok named the Devious Lick Challenge. The challenge, which has been impacting many schools across the nation, encourages students to perform a different destructive, harmful or illegal activity monthly, such as vandalizing […]

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Oct 1, 2021
Meet Our New Administrative Team

There are some exciting changes to PLSD’s administrative team this school year! Please welcome Chief Academic Officer/Asst. Supt. Alesia Gilison, who comes to us from Columbus City Schools. Dr. Heather Hedgepeth was promoted to Chief Administrative Officer/Asst. Supt. and Dr. Michael Jackson is our new Director of Diversity & Engagement. An executive level reorganization also resulted […]

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Sep 28, 2021
OU Lancaster & PLSD Facility Rental Partnership Is In the Works

Ohio University (OU) Lancaster & PLSD are working on an agreement which would allow the college to rent district facilities in the evening hours. “We are excited to pursue an exciting new partnership with the Pickerington Local School District for Ohio University to expand its degree courses at the high school,” OU Lancaster Dean of […]

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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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