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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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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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Jul 13, 2021
Violet Township, City of Pickerington Plans for Community Growth

On Monday, July 12, Emily Phillis from MSP Engineering, Inc. provided the District with an overview of the Vision for Violet, the Comprehensive Plan that is currently being developed by the Violet Township Trustees. Violet Township is undergoing a process to create and articulate a vision for the community’s future. Because the growth in our […]

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Jul 12, 2021
July Technology Support Hours

With a little over a month until school starts back up, Technology Support days are back for a limited run in July. Please see the info below for dates/times and sign up using the link. Wednesday, July 14th:  1:30pm to 3:30pm Wednesday, July 21st:  1:30pm to 3:30pm Tuesday, July 27th:  1:30pm to 3:30pm Thursday, July […]

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Jun 17, 2021
Pickerington Schools ARP ESSER Plan: Stakeholder Engagement and Feedback Opportunities

On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARP” or “the Act”) was signed into law by President Biden. This $1.9 trillion coronavirus rescue package was designed to facilitate the United States’ recovery from the devastating economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Act sets aside $122 billion in block […]

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Jun 10, 2021
Revised 2021-22 School Year Calendar Is Now Online

The school board approved the revised 2021-2022 school year calendar at its meeting on June 7, 2021. Parents are encouraged to refer to this calendar when planning activities such as vacations, family trips, and doctor’s visits. The first day for students in grades 1-12 is scheduled for Monday, August 16, 2021, and the last day is […]

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