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Dec 2, 2021
PLSD Wins Two Financial Reporting Awards

Pickerington Schools and the district’s Treasurer’s Office recently received two awards for excellence in financial reporting. Popular Annual Financial Report Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has given an Award for Outstanding Achievement in Annual Financial Reporting to Pickerington Schools for its Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR), for the fiscal […]

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Dec 2, 2021
You’re Invited to Our Night of Family Engagement Dec. 13!

You’re invited to a FREE evening of good family fun at PLSD’s Night of Family Engagement on Monday, Dec. 13 from 6-8pm! Please join us for a night of celebration, refreshments, games, prizes, and entertainment! Both of our high schools’ award-winning chorales will be performing. Our National Honor Society students will also be greeters, photographers, […]

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Nov 22, 2021
Calamity Day Process and Procedures for Assignments

Dear PLSD parents, As the weather in Ohio starts to turn colder, PLSD would like to share with you the plans for if the district needs to cancel in-person classes. Calamity days will be converted from in-person days to virtual learning. The following will explain the process for those virtual days. Please make sure your […]

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Nov 15, 2021
Masks Optional for All PLSD Grades Beginning Jan. 4

Dear Pickerington Community, Now that COVID-19 vaccinations are readily available for students in grades K-6, Pickerington Schools will make masks optional for all K-12 students beginning January 4, 2022. This January 4 date was carefully selected to allow time over the upcoming Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks for parents to get their school-aged children vaccinated, if […]

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Oct 26, 2021
Letter From Supt. Briggs About Quarantine Protocols

Dear Pickerington Community, We appreciate your patience, support, and cooperation as the COVID pandemic journey continues on. The health and safety of our schools and community is our number one priority. As we have expressed over the past 18 months, we have relied on data and our public health partners to help us make COVID-related decisions. […]

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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 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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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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