Notice of Opportunity to Object to Student Data Release

A U.S. District Court has ordered that 2013-2014 school year records from the Ohio Department of Education’s Educational Management Information System be turned over to Disability Rights Ohio as part of an ongoing lawsuit.

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, families of students whose data will be released must be notified and given the opportunity to object. The court is instructing all local education agencies to post notice about this opportunity to object on their district websites and in a central location, accessible to the public, in each building that is open to the public.

A copy of the notice – which includes instructions on how parents may object to the data release – can be found here. The court must receive objections no later than Sept. 12.

Students’ names, addresses and social security numbers are not part of the information to be released. Ohio is one of only three states that do not allow their departments of education to collect this data, to protect student privacy.

Data to be released for each student include student ID number, school name, grade, gender, race, age and disability category. The records also reveal student performance on the state’s Ohio Achievement Assessments and Ohio Graduation Tests, as well as tests related to Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Student suspensions and expulsions also are listed.

The data is subject to a protective order, which means Disability Rights Ohio cannot publicize it.

 

August 29, 2014

OHS SCHOOL LIBRARY BOOK FAIR

Help support the Olentangy High School Library by shopping at Barnes and Noble Polaris August 28th – September 4th!  OHS supporters can purchase books, music, DVD’s, gift items, and café goodies!  With each purchase made a percentage is given to help support the OHS library.  Required reading titles are in stock for all grade-level English classes and AP courses.  Shop in-store or online to best fit your schedule.  When shopping in store turn-in your OHS book flyer found under “Items of Interest” at checkout and say “I support OHS!”  Show your support for OHS and get all your required reading for the 2013-2014 school year.  Shop August 28th – September 4th.

Attention Parents

If you would like a subscription to The Beacon (our school newspaper), please fill out the form under “Items of Interest”, and mail a check (made out to The Beacon) or cash to Jessica Roads at the high school.  Any questions, contact jessica_roads@olsd.us

HOMECOMING DANCE

The Sophomore Class of OHS would like to invite you to HOMECOMING 2014 at OHS in the Commons, on Saturday, September 13th from 8 to 11 pm.  The theme for this year’s dance is A Night in Neverland. Tickets are $12 each and will be sold online Monday, September 8th – Friday, September 12th. Tickets can also be purchased in the commons on Tuesday and Wednesday before the dance.  More information about online ticket sales to come. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Saraullo in room 1205.

NHS

Attention all students who are applying for NHS.  Applications are due to the main office on September 19 by 3 pm.  Email Señora Thomson with questions.

FRESHMAN CLASS

Applications are in the office for freshmen who are interested in serving on the Class Cabinet. Five cabinet members will be selected based off of the application and student vote. Applications are due on September 12th, and late applications will not be accepted. Additional information can be found on the application.

SPANISH CLUB

Spanish Club will have its first meeting Wednesday, September 17. If you are interested in becoming a member please turn in $5 dues to Profe Williams in room 1431 by Wednesday, September 3rd.  Only those who have paid their dues by then will be allowed to attend the meetings.

Health Heroes Influenza Vaccinations at Olentangy High School on Sept. 9

Olentangy Local Schools is partnering with Health Heroes, Inc. to offer all district students the opportunity to receive a FluMist® Quadrivalent vaccine.  Regardless of insurance status, all students are eligible to receive the voluntary vaccine at no cost. To participate, please complete both sides of the Health Heroes Consent Form which will be given to your child on Friday, August 29thThe submitted form must bear an original signature in black or blue ink. NOTE: Copies of parent’s signature cannot be accepted. The completed form must also be submitted to the school nurse by September 3.  The traditional IIV shot is also available by contacting Health Heroes in advance, at 1-888-621-5520.  The vaccine will be administered in the Student Services Classroom.  Times will be announced to the students.

August 28, 2014

A NOTE FROM THE DEAN

Appropriate dress is required (see dress code in your Student Agenda).  Students who violate the dress code will be required to call home to have clothing brought to school.

STUDENT SERVICES

University of Dayton is hosting Open Houses on September 14th, October 5th and November 9th.

OHS SCHOOL LIBRARY BOOK FAIR

Help support the Olentangy High School Library by shopping at Barnes and Noble Polaris August 28th – September 4th!  OHS supporters can purchase books, music, DVD’s, gift items, and café goodies!  With each purchase made a percentage is given to help support the OHS library.  Required reading titles are in stock for all grade-level English classes and AP courses.  Shop in-store or online to best fit your schedule.  When shopping in store turn-in your OHS book flyer found under “Items of Interest” at checkout and say “I support OHS!”  Show your support for OHS and get all your required reading for the 2013-2014 school year.  Shop August 28th – September 4th.

Attention Parents

If you would like a subscription to The Beacon (our school newspaper), please fill out the form under “Items of Interest”, and mail a check (made out to The Beacon) or cash to Jessica Roads at the high school.  Any questions, contact jessica_roads@olsd.us.

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS CLUB

Anyone interested in the Dungeons and Dragons club there will be a short informational and organizational meeting immediately after school in room 1510 on Tuesday, September 2nd.  It should last no longer than 15 minutes.

NHS

Attention all students who are applying for NHS.  Applications are due to the main office on September 19 by 3pm.  Email Señora Thomson with questions.

FRESHMAN CLASS

Applications are in the office for freshmen who are interested in serving on the Class Cabinet. Five cabinet members will be selected based off of the application and student vote. Applications are due on September 12th, and late applications will not be accepted. Additional information can be found on the application.

SPANISH CLUB

Spanish Club will have its first meeting Wednesday, September 17. If you are interested in becoming a member please turn in $5 dues to Profe Williams in room 1431 by Wednesday, September 3rd.  Only those who have paid their dues by then will be allowed to attend the meetings.

Health Heroes Influenza Vaccinations at Olentangy High School on Sept. 9

Olentangy Local Schools is partnering with Health Heroes, Inc. to offer all district students the opportunity to receive a FluMist® Quadrivalent vaccine.  Regardless of insurance status, all students are eligible to receive the voluntary vaccine at no cost. To participate, please complete both sides of the Health Heroes Consent Form which will be given to your child on Friday, August 29thThe submitted form must bear an original signature in black or blue ink. NOTE: Copies of parent’s signature cannot be accepted. The completed form must also be submitted to the school nurse by September 3.  The traditional IIV shot is also available by contacting Health Heroes in advance, at 1-888-621-5520.  The vaccine will be administered in the Student Services Classroom.  Times will be announced to the students.

Instructional Technology Parent Night

Olentangy parents who would like to know more about the digital tools their children use, as well as the tools parents can use to keep informed about their child’s progress, are invited to attend an Instructional Technology Parent Night.

Being a parent of an Olentangy student in the digital age brings with it questions about Schoology, Google Drive, digital safety, and more. To help you understand the various digital programs used by students and parents, we will spend the evening sharing information and providing instruction on these various tools.

A separate Instructional Technology Parent Night will be held for elementary, middle and high school parents. Follow the link below to register.

 

High School Instructional Technology Parent Night

Olentangy High School Theater, September 17, 2014, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

 

August 27, 2014

A NOTE FROM THE DEAN

Appropriate dress is required (see dress code in your Student Agenda).  Students who violate the dress code will be required to call home to have clothing brought to school.

STUDENT SERVICES

University of Dayton is hosting Open Houses on September 14th, October 5th and November 9th.

OHS SCHOOL LIBRARY BOOK FAIR

Help support the Olentangy High School Library by shopping at Barnes and Noble Polaris August 28th – September 4th!  OHS supporters can purchase books, music, DVD’s, gift items, and café goodies!  With each purchase made a percentage is given to help support the OHS library.  Required reading titles are in stock for all grade-level English classes and AP courses.  Shop in-store or online to best fit your schedule.  When shopping in store turn-in your OHS book flyer under “Items of Interest” at checkout and say “I support OHS!”  Show your support for OHS and get all your required reading for the 2013-2014 school year.  Shop August 28th – September 4th.

Attention Parents

If you would like a subscription to The Beacon (our school newspaper), please fill out the form under “Items of Interest”, and mail a check (made out to The Beacon) or cash to Jessica Roads at the high school.  Any questions, contact jessica_roads@olsd.us.

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS CLUB

Anyone interested in the Dungeons and Dragons club there will be a short informational and organizational meeting immediately after school in room 1510 on Tuesday, September 2nd.  It should last no longer than 15 minutes.

NHS

Attention all students who are applying for NHS.  Applications are due to the main office on September 19 by 3pm.  Email Señora Thomson with questions.

FRESHMAN CLASS

Applications are in the office for freshmen who are interested in serving on the Class Cabinet. Five cabinet members will be selected based off of the application and student vote. Applications are due on September 12th, and late applications will not be accepted. Additional information can be found on the application.

DIVERSITY CLUB

There is a Diversity Club meeting on Thursday, August 28th in Ms. Zettler’s room 2:45 to 3:45.   All ages, races, personalities, and unique attributes are welcome! We celebrate everyone!

DRAMA

Set Construction for this Saturday, August 30 has been canceled.

There will be a crew meeting for ALL crews of The Mousetrap on Wednesday, August 27 at 2:45 pm in room 905.  The first set construction session will immediately follow.

August 26, 2014

STUDENT SERVICES

Marion Area College Night is Wednesday, September 24th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm in the Alber Student Center.  Admissions & Financial Aid Information Session 5:30 – 6:00 and College Fair from 6:00-7:30.  Hosted by The Ohio State University at Marion and Marion Technical College.

OHS SCHOOL LIBRARY BOOK FAIR

Help support the Olentangy High School Library by shopping at Barnes and Noble Polaris August 28th – September 4th!  OHS supporters can purchase books, music, DVD’s, gift items, and café goodies!  With each purchase made a percentage is given to help support the OHS library.  Required reading titles are in stock for all grade-level English classes and AP courses.  Shop in-store or online to best fit your schedule.  When shopping in store turn-in your OHS book flyer under “Items of Interest” at checkout and say “I support OHS!”  Show your support for OHS and get all your required reading for the 2013-2014 school year.  Shop August 28th – September 4th.

OLENTANGY’S PARENT PROGRAMS TEAM PRESENTS: HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD BE THE BEST THEY CAN BE

The Olentangy Parent Programs Team (PPT) invites the community to a special public forum at 7 p.m. September 9 at Liberty High School, 3584 Home Road. The forum will feature special guest speaker Michael Nerney, a youth risk behavior expert. Nerney will use his extensive knowledge about the adolescent brain to offer insight into how parents can help their children be their best. Nerney will also discuss different parenting styles, understanding social and emotional development, as well as methods to help raise a child with empathy and a sense of responsibility toward others. The 90-minute presentation is free and free babysitting will be available.

Contact: Maggie Strickland, OLSD School-Community Liaison,  maggie_strickland@olsd.us

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY PARENTS NIGHTS

Olentangy parents who would like to know more about the digital tools their children use, as well as the tools they can use to keep informed about their child’s progress, are invited to attend an Instructional Technology Parent Night. Being a parent of a student in the digital age brings with it questions about Schoology, Google Drive, digital safety, and more. To help you understand the various digital programs used by Olentangy students and parents, we will spend the evening sharing information and providing instruction on these various tools. A separate Instructional Technology Parent Night will be held for parents of elementary, middle and high school parents. Follow the links below to register.

High School Instructional Technology Parent Night

Olentangy High School Theater

September 17, 2014

6:00-8:30

DIVERSITY CONFERENCE OFFERED AT OOHS

The Olentangy Local School District will host a one-day diversity conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at Orange High School, 2840 E. Orange Road, Lewis Center. Topics will include how to build a community of respect and empathy through cultural awareness, sensitivity and understanding. The conference will provide tools and strategies to ensure equity and inclusion for all students and the community through engaging workshops and discussions. The conference is geared toward teachers, administrators, parents, community members, and students in grades 9-12. Attendance is free. Keynote speakers include educator Michael Rosen, author of more than 100 books, as well as professors from Otterbein, Ohio State and Sioux Falls universities. Parents and students will also give presentations. For more information and to register HYPERLINK go to this link.

15TH ANNUAL GOLF OUTING TO BENEFIT OLENTANGY EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Registration is now open for the 15th Annual Olentangy Education Foundation (OEF) Golf Outing, to be held Monday, September 22nd at The Lakes Golf & Country Club in Westerville. Funds raised from this outing go to help OEF in its mission to enhance academic excellence in the Olentangy Schools through teacher grants for innovative programs not covered in the district budget. The funds also go to help OEF award scholarships to graduating seniors.  OEF has awarded more than $50,000 in grants and scholarships in 2014, and over $550,000 since 2001. OSU Wexner Medical Center, CarePoint Lewis Center has sponsored the golf outing for the last three years.  OEF hopes to have a record turn-out for this event.  Visit http://olentangyeducationfoundation.org/events/annual-golf-outing/ for more details and to register.

OEF THANKS TEACHERS/EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR

The Olentangy Education Foundation (OEF) will take to the field this fall to present awards to the district’s 2013-14 teachers and employees of the year.  Roush Honda supplies the awards presented at three football games held at the high schools in each of the respective teacher or employee attendance area.  The first recognition night will be held Friday, August 29 during halftime of the football game at Olentangy Orange High School (OOHS), 2840 E. Orange Road., Lewis Center.  The Olentangy Liberty High School (OLHS) football game will host the awards for the second group of teachers and employees of the year.  That event will take place September 5 between the first and second quarters of the game at the school, located at 3584 Home Road, Powell.  The last OEF recognition night for teachers and employees of the year will be held during the first and second quarter of the football game to be held Friday, September 12 at Olentangy High School, 675 Lewis Center Road, Lewis Center.

DIVERSITY CLUB

There is a Diversity Club meeting on Thursday, August 28th in Ms. Zettler’s room 2:45 to 3:45.   All ages, races, personalities, and unique attributes are welcome! We celebrate everyone!