Olentangy Kindergarten Registration – Phone Lines Open Jan. 21

The Olentangy Local Schools Kindergarten registration for the 2015-2016 school year will begin Wednesday January 21, 2015.

Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) for the online registration process will be given in the order of each school’s kindergarten screening dates listed below. This PIN will allow families to access online registration forms to enter basic demographic, health and emergency contact information. After completing the online registration, parents will be prompted to schedule an appointment for kindergarten screening at the school their child(ren) will attend.

Parents/Guardians may contact the New Student Welcome Center to receive their PIN based on the following schedule:

  • Tyler Run, Arrowhead - Wednesday, January 21
  • Scioto Ridge, Glen Oak, – Thursday, January 22nd
  • Alum Creek and Oak Creek – Friday, January 23rd
  • Indian Springs and Heritage – Monday, January 26th
  • Freedom Trail and Liberty Tree – Tuesday, January 27th
  • Olentangy Meadows and Walnut Creek – Wednesday, January 28
  • Wyandot Run and Cheshire – Thursday, January 29
  • Johnnycake Corners – Friday, January 30

The New Student Welcome Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p. m. To obtain your PIN, please call 740-657-4030 or 740-657-4033 on your designated day. Detailed information regarding kindergarten and the registration process is available here.

The elementary schools will hold kindergarten screenings by appointment only on the following days.  You will schedule your appointment at the school after you have called the Welcome Center, obtained your PIN, and filled out the online forms. The forms will instruct you on how to make your school appointment.

  • Tyler Run – February 9th -10th
  • Arrowhead – March 5th-6th
  • Scioto Ridge – March 5th-6th
  •  Glen Oak – March 11th -12th
  •  Alum Creek – March 12th-13th
  •  Oak Creek – March 17th-18th
  • Indian Springs – March 24th-25th
  • Heritage –March 24th-25th
  • Freedom Trail – April 8th-9th
  • Liberty Tree – April 9th-10th
  • Olentangy Meadows – April 13th-14th
  • Walnut Creek – April 15th-16th
  • Wyandot Run – April 16th-17th
  • Cheshire – April 30th – May 1st
  • Johnnycake Corners - May 6th-7th

Registration for grades 1 through 12 for the 2015-2016 school year will begin in the spring.

Additional information will be posted on the district’s website as it becomes available.

Cheshire Celebrates Diversity at First-Ever Cheshire Cultural Connection

Cheshire Elementary School recently celebrated their first-ever Cheshire Cultural Connection!  Cheshire’s students, staff and families enjoyed an evening of food, dance and traditions from around the world. The school’s diversity committee organized the event and volunteers helped serve, organize games and teach the traditions from various countries and cultures.  Attendees enjoyed a fun and enlightening evening which also included an author visit from Stacie Hutton, mother of a Cheshire Elementary student.

 

Kindergarten Students Make Chinese Friends

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All Kindergarten students at Johnnycake Corners Elementary School interacted with a Kindergarten class in Macau, China in November. Through online pictures and video recordings, the students engaged in discussions about what similarities and differences they see in a typical kindergarten class day in Macau. Teacher Krista Hyme’s student teacher from Otterbein University attended Olentangy’s diversity conference, and was inspired, along with Hyme’s guidance, to create this unique experience that would build a sense of respect and understanding of a different culture.

 

Building A Community: Diversity And Inclusion For All

Olentangy Local Schools is proud to present the following videos showcasing the district’s ongoing diversity initiatives. The videos were funded through a grant and filmed throughout the district over the course of several months. To learn more about the district’s diversity initiatives, visit the Diversity and Inclusive Education webpage.

Elementary School Focus:

Middle School Focus:

High School Focus:

 

Calamity Day Policy

Olentangy will again use online lessons to make up for lost instruction when schools are closed due to a calamity day. The state provides districts up to five calamity days that do not have to be made up. If schools are closed for more than five days, the additional days must be made up.

While the traditional method has been to add school days to the calendar in the spring, Olentangy students will be able to avoid this by utilizing online lessons. Olentangy teachers prepare, and regularly update, three days worth of online lessons for students.  If school is cancelled for a sixth day, the first set of lessons will be released to students electronically via the school website. The same would happen on the seventh and eighth calamity days of a school year.

We received feedback following last year’s online lessons and have improved the process. Below are additional details about the 2014-15 calamity day plan.

The Content of the Lesson Plans:

The content of these online lessons may be an introduction to an upcoming topic, enrichment exercises, or an extension of current classroom lessons.

Communication:

Families will be directed to download the appropriate online assignments from the district’s website at www.olentangy.k12.oh.us

Due Date for the Online Lessons:

Upon returning to school, students will have two weeks to complete the lessons. Students without access to the Internet will have the opportunity to complete the lessons before, during, or after school.

The Grading of Assignments:

Olentangy teachers will grade the online lessons in the same manner as other classroom lessons. Students who do not complete the online lessons will be counted as absent for the respective calamity day.