2014-15 Back-to-School Information

The first day of school for students is Wednesday, August 13

Calendars

Transportation Information

Bus routes will be posted about one week before school starts. Routes are added as they are created. Please continue to check if your route information is not immediately available.

General information is available on the Transportation Department website.

Classroom/Teacher Assignments

Parents of elementary students can find which classroom and teacher their child will be assigned by logging in to their myOlentangy account. The information will be available according to the schedule below.  Note: There may be significant traffic during the earlier hours of the release day.  Please be patient and try again.

August 6th  - 8 a.m. August 7th – 8 a.m. August 8th – 8 a.m.
Cheshire Alum Creek Arrowhead
Freedom Trail Liberty Tree Glen Oak
Olentangy Meadows Johnnycake Corners Heritage
Scioto Ridge Oak Creek Indian Springs
Wyandot Run Tyler Run Walnut Creek

Food Service Information

Food and Nutrition Services Website – find information about the National School Lunch Program, the National School Breakfast Program, meal prices, menus and more.

New Students

Visit your student’s school website for additional back-to-school information, such as supply lists, summer assignments and required forms. These pages are being updated regularly, so please check back often!

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Other


e-News email Notifications

Olentangy Local Schools uses e-mail notifications to communicate important messages and reminders to families.  The district strongly encourages parents and guardians to subscribe to the emails for thier children’s schools.  To learn more about the notifications, or to start or cancel a subscription, please visit your student’s school web page.

Olentangy’s Reward Card

The Olentangy Local School District would like to honor and thank our school district residents who are age 62 and older for their contributions to our school system by extending an invitation to receive the Olentangy Rewards Card.  The Olentangy Rewards Card is your ticket to free admission at any school-sponsored athletic or theatre event.  It’s our way of saying, “thank you for your support!” Download an Olentangy Rewards Card Application.

SPS EZ PAY System Down for Updates

The SPS EZ Pay system will be unavailable from 9 a.m. Monday, July 21st until 8 a.m. Friday, August 1 while updates are made to the system. No payments for fees and/or school meals will be accepted during this period of time.

 

 

Roger Bartz Sworn in as New Board Member

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District Treasurer Brian Kern administers the oath of office to newly-appointed Board member Roger Bartz.

The Olentangy Local Schools Board of Education has appointed Roger Bartz as its newest member.

Bartz was appointed to the position by a unanimous 3-0 vote during the Board’s July 9 meeting. He was then immediately sworn in to fill the seat vacated June 18 by former Board member Stacy Dunbar. Bartz will complete the remaining 1.5 years of Dunbar’s unexpired term. He was selected from among 41 applicants for the seat. The Board had narrowed the applicant lists to three finalists before appointing Bartz.

A 15-year resident of the district, Bartz has had a strong history of supporting Olentangy through many volunteer efforts, including as the president of the Olentangy Orange Athletic Boosters.  He also served as the co-chair of a committee to raise donations to fund the installation of a turf field at Orange High School.

Bartz is a market director/senior client service manager for TRC Environmental Corporation, a national engineering, consulting and construction management firm. Prior to joining TRC, he served as a senior client service manager for Sage Environmental Consulting, LLC.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Capital University in 1983.

“Mr. Bartz’ extensive business and consulting background will be a great asset,” said Board of Education President Kevin O’Brien, who added that the district received an outstanding pool of applicants.

Board Vice President Julie Wagner Feasel thanked the candidates for their commitment and passion for the Olentangy Local Schools and encouraged them to remain involved.

Bartz and his wife, Sherry, reside in Lewis Center and have two children.

Request for Proposals: Website Redesign

Project Overview:
The Olentangy Local School District is seeking to create a new website with an integrated Content Management System (CMS). The new site is to have a consistent design and theme throughout. It is necessary that the site portray quality and excellence. An outline of the full scope of services, specifications and criteria is detailed in the OLSD Website Redesign proposal and is available for review or download by all interested persons or vendors.

Note: Responses are due by 3 p.m. EST, July 22, 2014, to the following address or email:

The Olentangy Local Schools
814 Shanahan Road, Suite, 100
Lewis Center, Ohio 43035
Olentangy.k12.oh.us | Email: website-RFP@olsd.us

2015 Graduation Day Set for Sunday, May 17

The Olentangy Local School District’s 2014-2015 Graduation Day will be held SUNDAY, May 17, 2015 at the Ohio Expo Center. The move to Sunday is necessary to eliminate scheduling conflicts with extracurricular activities taking place that weekend.

Change in Spring Break Dates for 2015

The Olentangy Local School District’s originally scheduled spring break dates for 2015 has been changed from March 16-20 to March 30-April 3 due to state graduation testing.

The change was made by the Olentangy Board of Education during its April 10 meeting and was necessitated by a state decision to maintain the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) in 2015. The state had originally advised that a new graduation test was to be developed for 2015 and that it would be administered closer to the end of the school year. However, because of disagreements among lawmakers and the Ohio Department of Education, the new test has yet to be developed. As a result, the Ohio Department of Development has recently advised that it will continue to use the current OGT test during the same testing period, which will be March 16-20. The test involves every sophomore as well as any junior or senior who still needs to pass the test or a portion of it.

In order to provide high school students with time to prepare for the test, the Board determined that it is in the best interest of the students to move spring break to the same week as this year, which will be March 30- April 3. The change was approved by a 5-0 vote.

Along with the OGT, Olentangy will administer Terra Nova tests in the appropriate elementary and middle school grades during the week of March 16-20, 2015.

Due to the change in spring break dates, the last day of school in 2015 has been moved from Friday, May 22 to Thursday, May 21.

Summer Sports Camp Opportunities for All Olentangy Students

Olentangy’s three high schools will post summer sports camps announcements for students – all grades – in this space as each new activity is added.  Check back often for new postings!


Click here Summer sports camps for students in the Olentangy High School attendance area. This site will be updated as new events become available. (Looking for OHS football information?  See this link.)

Click here Summer sports camps for students in the Olentangy Liberty High School attendance area.  This site will be updated as new events become available.

Click here Summer sports camps for students in the Olentangy Orange High School attendance area.  This site will be updated as new events become available.

Board Approves Teacher Contract Extension

The Olentangy Board of Education has approved a one-year contract extension with the Olentangy Teachers Association (OTA).

The agreement extends a three-year contract reached in 2012 that has helped the district realize more than $13 million in savings. The savings were, in large part, the result of changes to insurance and benefit offerings. The new contract renews the agreement and provides a 2 percent wage increase that is in line with recently approved teacher contracts throughout the region.

“This agreement reflects our efforts to be cost-efficient while also recognizing the excellent work being done by our teachers,” said Olentangy Local School Board President Kevin O’Brien. “It is a fair and equitable agreement.”

O’Brien noted that the district has exceeded a goal of making a levy passed by voters in 2011 last at least three years, in part, because of the 2012 OTA contract.

OLSD Board Vice Pesident Julie Wagner Feasel emphasized that, “for the 2011-12 school year, the teachers received 0 percent increase; for 2012-13 it was 1 percent; and it was 0.5 percent for 2013 through 2015. This extension through the 2015-2016 school year provides a 2 percent increase, for a 5-year average of 0.8 percent.”

OTA President Elaine Eddy said the OTA works to be a good partner with the community, while setting high expectations for academic achievement. She referenced preliminary data that indicates the district will earn a record-high Performance Index score based on state tests administered during the 2013-2014 school year.

“This agreement is a reflection of our partnership and the work that has resulted in Olentangy consistently being ranked among the best school districts in the state,” Eddy said.

The OTA represents approximately 1,150 teachers in the Olentangy Local School District. The Board approved the extension during its July 9th meeting. The current contract runs through June 30, 2015. The new agreement extends the contract through June 30, 2016.