Fall Schedule Pick Up Information 2021.22

Dear Thomas Worthington High School Students and Families,

 

Welcome to the 2021 - 2022 school year!  We have spent the summer months preparing for the upcoming school year, and we are eagerly awaiting students’ arrival in just a few short weeks! 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. 

 When do students pick up their schedules?

Students should plan to pick up their schedules at the designated times (below) on either Tuesday, August 10 or Wednesday, August 11. Please park in the west end parking lot and enter through door 24 (athletic entrance). All students, including students who are participating in a co-curricular activity or sport, are expected to pick up their schedules at their designated time.  The schedule pick-up process will take approximately one hour.

August 10th 

8:30 am - 10:00 am  A - D

10:00 am - 11:30 am E - K

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm L -R 

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm S -Z

August 11th 

8:30 am - 10: 00 am A -L 

10:00 am - 11:30 am L -Z 

11:30 am - 12:30 pm A -Z

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm A-Z 

All students attending other campuses are required to attend the TWHS Schedule Pick-up at their designated time on  August 10 or 11 to have their school picture taken for a Student Photo ID (which is required to enter and leave TWHS to  attend alternate campuses), receive their TWHS schedule if applicable, and obtain textbooks.  Linworth students should plan to visit Linworth first, then come to TWHS to have a school photo taken, get their TWHS Student ID, and pick up their TWHS schedule. 

Mandatory Vision and Hearing Screenings for Students in Grades 9 & 11:  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. 

 What should you do before schedule pick-up?

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 2021-2022 school year before their student can receive his/her schedule.  Please see enclosed information for directions on how to complete the Emergency Data Review.

 Pay School Fees (Required): 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, prior to schedule pick-up.

 Complete School Fee Reduction/Free and Reduced Meals (Optional): For the 2021-2022 school year, breakfast and lunch will be free for all students.  Families will still need to complete the online application for school fee reduction.   You may fill out the online application for Free and Reduced Meals beginning August 1. Please contact Food Services at 614-450-6140 with questions. Applications are available online.   Please see enclosed information for further details.

 Review Lifetouch School Picture Information: All students will have a school picture taken and receive a student ID card (required).  See the enclosed information for instructions on how to purchase a student photo package (optional).

 Complete Student Parking Application (Optional): Students who drive to school must purchase a 2021 - 2022 parking permit and display a tag in their vehicle. Parent/Guardian consent is required. The parking application is available on your MyPaymentsPlus account under “Events & Activities.” Parking permits may be purchased at any time during the year.

 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 site or follow the link provided here  https://forms.gle/BDvXmUVb2yzVgby49

 Is there anything else families need to know or do before schedule pick-up?

Textbooks, Course Materials and Chromebooks:  After receiving your student’s schedule, you will proceed to pick up textbooks and course materials.  NEW THIS YEAR - Each student will receive a chromebook for their individual use.  Please see the enclosed flyer regarding Emergency Broadband (Internet) Benefits for those families who may qualify.

 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 August 1st.

 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. 

 Spirit Car Magnets (Optional):    Spirit Car magnets will be available for purchase for $6.00 (cash or check).  A wide variety of magnets are offered, including graduation year, all sports, theater, choir, band, Cardinal Crazies, alumni, etc.  Proceeds benefit the TWHS Lady Cards Softball Program.

 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 12:  9th Grade Orientation Program 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

August 12:  Ice Cream Social for All Grades 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

August 18:  First Day of School for 9th Grade Only 7:45 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.

August 19:  First Day of School for All Grades 7:45 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.

September 1:  Meet the Teacher night 6:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 If students are unable to attend one of the schedule pick-up sessions, they should report to the auditorium at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, August 19.  They will have a school picture taken for their student ID, fees will be accepted, and they will receive their schedule.  The bookroom will be open during school hours so they may check out textbooks during one of their non-academic periods.

 

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