We’re Making It Easier To Access The Information You Need

Olentangy Local Schools has been working hard to implement a longtime vision of streamlining our methods of sharing information with parents and families. We want you to easily be able to access the information you need, when you need it. To that end, we are pleased to announce the upcoming launch of our new district website. The new site is more dynamic, responsive, and easier to navigate. It includes features that make accessing the important information you need a simple process, regardless of the device you use to get the information. The new website will also have a mobile communications app for iPhone and Android phones, so no matter where you are, you can quickly access what you need.

The new website will go live later this summer and feature a colorful and uncluttered design. We’ve also streamlined the process to access student information by placing more content in PowerSchool, the district’s web-based student information system. In addition to attendance information and student grade history, you will now be able to find the following in PowerSchool:

  • All school report cards, including elementary school report cards. The report cards will appear as a new tab in PowerSchool, which will be accessible via the Parents Resources page on the website, accessible no matter where you are by using the app from any device.
  • All gifted plans for students, if applicable.
  • All school fees and lunch fees will now be paid via a new tab in PowerSchool. This system will replace the previous SPS EZ Pay program, which required a separate login password.
  • All bus pick-up schedules and bus number assignments will appear under a new tab in PowerSchool.

Furthermore, we are expanding the use of Schoology, an innovative communication tool that makes it easier for teachers to share academic content with both students and parents. Schoology connects students and teachers together in a secure academic environment as well as gives parents access to the conversation via our app on any device.

Look for more detailed information to be sent to you regarding instructions for setting up a PowerSchool and Schoology account in July. We look forward to sharing our new and improved site and systems with you!

32 Olentangy Students Earn Perfect Scores On Sections of Spring OGT

OGT-logoThirty-two Olentangy students earned perfect scores on one or more sections of the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) administered during the spring of 2015. Thirty students scored perfect on the Math portion of the test, two on the Science test, one on the Social Studies test and one on the Reading test. The students, the school they attend, and the section in which they earned perfect scores in are:

MATH

  • Leah Amarosa — OLHS
  • Maria Basile —  OLHS
  • Abigail Blake — OOHS
  • Kyle Brace — OOHS
  • Sri Ramy Dandu —  OOHS
  • Matthew Homza —  OHS
  • Emily Jones  —  OOHS
  • Jessica Jones —  OHS
  • Collin Kelley — OLHS
  • Cassidy Kershner — OLHS
  • Kathleen Kuhlwein — OHS
  • Ryan Lebens — OLHS
  • Madison Lucas —  OHS
  • Morgan McCandless — OHS
  • Jacob Metzger — OOHS
  • Mitchell Morgan — OOHS
  • Neil Patel — OLHS
  • Sharon Qiu — OOHS
  • Allison Raiff — OHS
  • Luke Roberts — OOHS
  • Hannah Sargent — OOHS
  • Corey Simmerer — OOHS
  • Preston Stanley —  OLHS
  • Brandon Thornborough —  OOHS
  • Alison Tomsho — OLHS
  • Caroline Wells — OLHS
  • Adam Wise — OLHS
  • Breanna Yashko — OLHS
  • Monish Yeluguri — OHS
  • Yilong Zhu — OLHS

Science

  • Kyle Brace — OOHS
  • Christin Shelton — OLHS

Social Studies

  • Grace Poncsak — OOHS

Reading

  • Breanna Yashko — OLHS

Congratulations!

(Full names printed with permission)

Back-To-School Information

The first day of the 2015-2016 school year is August 12, 2015. An important district email was sent out recently with information about the upcoming launch of our new website and back-to-school information. If you did not receive the email, you can read it here. Be sure to visit the site often as information is updated on a regular basis.

District Now Operating On Summer Hours Schedule

The Olentangy Local School District will operate on a summer hours schedule June 1 through July 30, 2015. During this period, the Central Office will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday (Deliveries must be made by 4 p.m.).  The office is closed on Fridays. Individual school building hours vary. The summer schedule is part of the district’s energy conservation initiative.

Annual OHMS Film Festival Celebrates Students’ Talents

2015 Hyatts Film Festival WinnersThe sixth annual Hyatts Film Festival was held at the AMC Lennox in Columbus May 18th. More than 300 students, teachers, staff, parents and grandparents attended the annual show featuring the films of Hyatts Middle School students. The Eagle News Video of the Year was announced, and the Eagle News awards were handed out. The films at the festival represent the culmination of more than four months of student preparation. This year’s theme was “Motivation – Be Phenomenal.”

Congratulations to the following award winners: