2023-24 Back to School Information
TWHS Back-to-School Information
Dear Thomas Worthington High School Students and Families,
Welcome to the 2023 - 2024 school year! We are looking forward to working with you this school year. Please read below and see the enclosed information regarding our back-to-school process. All forms included in this mailing are also available on our TWHS website.
Students should plan to pick up their schedules at the designated times (below) on either Tuesday, August 8th or Wednesday, August 9th. Please park in the west end parking lot and enter through door 24 (athletic entrance).
Schedule Pick-up Event
August 8th, 2023:
A - D 8:30 am - 10:00 am
E - K 10:00 am - 11:30 am
L - R 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
S - Z 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
August 9th, 2023:
A - L 8:30 am - 10:00 am
L - Z 10:00 am - 11:30 am
A - Z 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
A - Z 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
All students attending other campuses (Linworth, DACC, Worthington Academy, etc.) are required to attend the TWHS Schedule Pick-up at their designated time to have their school picture taken for a Student ID (which is required to enter and leave TWHS to attend alternate campuses), receive their TWHS schedule, if applicable. Linworth students should plan to visit Linworth first, then come to TWHS.
Complete Annual Emergency Data Review and Update (REQUIRED): All parents/guardians of enrolled students, even those whose personal information has not changed, are required to update the Emergency Contact information for the 2023-2024 school year. Please see enclosed information sheet for directions on how to complete the Emergency Data Review.
ID and Password Recovery: If you no longer have your ID and password, you can easily retrieve them by using the Password Recovery Link (https://www.worthington.k12.oh.us/Page/756) on the Worthington Schools WebPage (https://www.worthington.k12.oh.us/)
Pay School Fees (Required: once they are entered in MyPaymentsPlus): All students are assessed a $65 fee. Seniors are assessed an additional $35 “Senior Fee” for a portion of commencement-related expenses. Please pay all current fees and any outstanding fines and fees via the online payment system, www.MyPaymentsPlus.com. Fees will be entered the first week of August. An email will be sent notifying families when the fees are available on MyPaymentsPlus.
Vision and Hearing Screenings for Students in Grades 9 & 11(Required): Vision and hearing screenings are mandated by the Ohio Department of Health. Worthington Schools Health Professionals will administer vision and hearing screenings during schedule pick-up to all students in Grades 9 & 11.
Complete School Fee Reduction/Free and Reduced Meals (Optional): Please see the enclosed information sheet for all your food service questions or visit www.worthingtonschoolmenus.com. Applications for Free and Reduced lunch can be filled out online.
“Say it Right”: Every student’s name has an important significance and value to that student and their family. As teachers and staff members in Worthington Schools, we want to show our students we value their name and identity. During schedule pick up, we will be asking students to record the correct pronunciation of their name that will be shared with all staff members.
Chromebooks: For freshmen students, Chromebooks will be distributed on Freshman First Day. For all other students in need of a Chromebook, distribution will take place once school starts. We will provide further details and instructions on how to obtain a Chromebook at that time.
HR Imaging School Picture Information (Optional): All students will have a school picture taken for the yearbook and
for their student IDs. New this year, School IDs will be electronic. Students will be able to access their IDs online through their phone or other electronic device. If a student does not have a phone an ID card can be printed.
See the enclosed information for instructions on how to purchase a student photo package (optional). The makeup date is August 23rd.
Complete Student Parking Application: Students who drive to school must purchase a 2023 - 2024 parking permit and display a tag in their vehicle. Parking passes are required for the student parking lot, as the parking lot will be monitored for non-compliant vehicle parking. Vehicles without a pass will be subject to disciplinary action. The parking application is available on your MyPaymentsPlus account under “Other Payments.” Parking permits may be purchased at any time during the year. Parent/Guardian consent is required.
Complete Parent-Teacher-Student Organization Form (Optional): There are many opportunities for parent(s) and guardian(s) to become involved at TWHS through our PTSO. Applications can be filled out online by going to the PTSO tab on the Thomas Worthington web or by filling out the enclosed form.
Update Final Forms for Student-Athletes and Marching Band Participants (Required): Students who plan on participating in a sport or marching band must have all forms completed on Final Forms (https://worthington-oh.finalforms.com/). Required forms must be turned in electronically. A valid OHSAA athletic physical must be turned in before mandatory practice begins. The completed physical may be uploaded to Final Forms, turned in to Mrs. Lee in the main office, or to their coach at practice. Fall athletes must be fully compliant by July 31st.
Student Accident Insurance Application is Available (Optional): Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of Worthington students may purchase student insurance, which is available through an outside agency. See the TWHS website for details.
Athletic Passes: All TWHS students will be admitted free to all home sporting events with a VALID student ID . Adult Athletic Passes can be purchased for $75 and will be available online. Buy Athletic Passes Here
Important Dates and Reminders:
All important dates and reminders can be accessed on the TWHS website. Below is a list of important dates in August:
August 10th : 9th Grade Orientation Program 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
August 10th : Ice Cream Social for All Grades 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
August 16th: First Day of School for 9th Grade Only 8:40 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
August 17th: First Day of School for All Grades 8:40 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
August 30th: Meet the Teacher Night 7:00 p.m. - 8:55 p.m.
If students are unable to attend one of the schedule pick-up sessions, they will be able to pick up their schedules in front of Central Office beginning at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, August 17th.
Enjoy the remaining weeks of your summer break--we look forward to seeing students back in the building soon! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Dr. Adrienne Carr