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!

2015-16 Back to School Info

Schedule pick-up for grades 10 through 12 will be August 5th & 6th 9 a.m. to 12 Noon. You must have your Emergency Medical Form and picture package (SENIORS included) even if you are not buying pictures in order to pick up your schedule.

Freshman Orientation is August 7th 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free and lunch will be provided. You must have your Emergency Medical Form and picture packet (even if you are NOT buying pictures) in order to pick up your schedule.

Make up will be August 10th 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for all grades. You must have your Emergency Medical Form and picture packet (even if you are NOT buying pictures) to pick up your schedule.

First Day of School is August 12th. All schedules will be available in Homeroom.. We will be operating on Bell Schedule #5 (Homeroom First).

Curriculum Night is August 19th 7:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Freshman Parent Meeting August 19th 5:30 p.m. in the Theatre.

Senior Parent Meeting August 19th 6:15 p.m. in the Theatre.

May 27, 2015

Grades 9-12 Summer Reading Common Book
OHS is excited for our first all-school common book!  No Summit Out of Sight by Jordan Romero  Parents, teachers, and community members of all kinds are invited and encouraged to join us in reading this real-life account of a young man who set his sights high and reached the top–seven times!

LOST AND FOUND
Calculators, cell phones, car keys, headphones, glasses all in the Main Office.

CLASS OF 2016 Root Studios will be photographing seniors at Olentangy High School the week of June 22ndPlease click here for more information.

Class of 2019
Freshmen please sign up for Remind to receive information about upcoming events by text.

School Offices
Summer hours starting June 1st will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday with lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The offices will be closed the week of June 29th through July 3rd.  Regular office hours will resume August 3rd.

May 21, 2015

TEXTBOOK RETURN
If textbooks are not been returned today, the fee will be assessed on your fee statement.

LOST AND FOUND
Calculators, cell phones, car keys, headphones, glasses all in the Main Office.

DRAMA
The OHS department of theatre will hold auditions for The Taming of the Shrew during the first week of the 2015-2016 school year.  The dates are TBA.  For auditions, students are asked to prepare a one-minute speech from a Shakespearean comedy. Performance dates are October 8th,10th, and 11th.

CLASS OF 2016 Olentangy High School will again be using Root Studios as its Official Senior Portrait Photographer. If you wish for your senior’s portrait to be featured in the 2016 Golden Arrow Yearbook and on the official Olentangy High School class composite, Root Studios must photograph your senior. The yearbook sitting and your selected yearbook and composite portrait are provided to our school free of charge. Root Studios will be photographing seniors at Olentangy High School at scheduled times during the week of June 22th.  Each student will be provided with an appointment and should watch for their session brochure in the mail. If you cannot make your scheduled appointment time, you will be able to visit rootseniors.com and reschedule for another day or time during that week. Additional dates may be offered throughout the year but we would like all members of the class of 2016 to take advantage of the summer sittings, if possible. Please note that you are not obligated to purchase your senior portraits from Root. Having Root Studios photograph all seniors for the yearbook and class composite ensures consistency in the presentation of the Senior Class.  Please contact Jessica Roads (jessica_roads@olsd.us) or Root Studios (740-369-4215) if you have any questions or concerns.

FROM THE NURSE
If your child has medication remaining at school, please pick it up by June 1.  No medication will be sent home with students.  Any medication remaining in the clinic after this date will be discarded.  Please call the school office for specific summer hours.
As a reminder, new medication forms are required every school year. A physician’s written order is required for any prescription medication at school, whether it is administered in the clinic or self-administered by the student. Middle and high school students are allowed to carry and self-administer non-prescription medication with a signed parent consent form. A physician’s form is required for non-prescription medication for elementary students. Forms are available on the school website at www.olentangy.k12.oh.us. Click on School Nurses/Health Services, then Health Services Forms, and click on the appropriate form.  Please contact your school nurse with any questions.

School Offices
Summer hours starting June 1st will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday with lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The offices will be closed the week of June 29th through July 3rd.  Regular office hours will resume August 3rd.

May 19, 2015

FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
The Final Exam Schedule and information may be found on the website under Testing.

TEXTBOOK RETURN
The bookroom will be open for textbook return on the exam days in between the exam periods, and after the exams

DRAMA
The OHS department of theatre will hold auditions for The Taming of the Shrew during the first week of the 2015-2016 school year.  The dates are TBA.  For auditions, students are asked to prepare a one-minute speech from a Shakespearean comedy. Performance dates are October 8th,10th, and 11th.

CLASS OF 2016
Olentangy High School will again be using Root Studios as its Official Senior Portrait Photographer. If you wish for your senior’s portrait to be featured in the 2016 Golden Arrow Yearbook and on the official Olentangy High School class composite, Root Studios must photograph your senior. The yearbook sitting and your selected yearbook and composite portrait are provided to our school free of charge. Root Studios will be photographing seniors at Olentangy High School at scheduled times during the week of June 22th.  Each student will be provided with an appointment and should watch for their session brochure in the mail. If you cannot make your scheduled appointment time, you will be able to visit rootseniors.com and reschedule for another day or time during that week. Additional dates may be offered throughout the year but we would like all members of the class of 2016 to take advantage of the summer sittings, if possible. Please note that you are not obligated to purchase your senior portraits from Root. Having Root Studios photograph all seniors for the yearbook and class composite ensures consistency in the presentation of the Senior Class.  Please contact Jessica Roads (jessica_roads@olsd.us) or Root Studios (740-369-4215) if you have any questions or concerns.

FROM THE NURSE
If your child has medication remaining at school, please pick it up by June 1.  No medication will be sent home with students.  Any medication remaining in the clinic after this date will be discarded.  Please call the school office for specific summer hours.
As a reminder, new medication forms are required every school year. A physician’s written order is required for any prescription medication at school, whether it is administered in the clinic or self-administered by the student. Middle and high school students are allowed to carry and self-administer non-prescription medication with a signed parent consent form. A physician’s form is required for non-prescription medication for elementary students. Forms are available on the school website at www.olentangy.k12.oh.us. Click on School Nurses/Health Services, then Health Services Forms, and click on the appropriate form.  Please contact your school nurse with any questions.