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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 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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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 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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