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Olentangy Schools Parent Program Team Presents Online Forum

11 Jan , 2021  

The Parent Programs Team (PPT) of Olentangy Local Schools is presenting “Kids, Tweens and Teens: Social Media and Technology,” a virtual, interactive forum featuring Caitlain Tully and Margeretta Carrington from The Center for Family Safety and Healing at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

This interactive session will explore different social media apps and relationships online. Participants will receive helpful tips and resources about communicating and guiding young people to set healthy digital boundaries, including a family media agreement. More…

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Olentangy Schools Unveils New Website; Announces Back To School Protocols

14 Jul , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware

Olentangy Local Schools have a smart new way to reach students, parents, community members, and others.

The District’s new website is very visually based, with colorful images helping in the navigation process. Six “pillars” of Olentangy Schools take a prominent position — Opportunity, Personal Achievement, Community, Pride, Educational Excellence, and Exceptional Value. More…

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Registration Open For One Community Conference

3 Jan , 2020  

Olentangy Local Schools has issued an invitation to the sixth annual ONE COMMUNITY Conference on Saturday, February 2 from 7:30 AM to 4:15 PM at Olentangy Orange High School,2840 East Orange Road in Lewis Center.

A unique learning opportunity focused on supporting students with a variety of needs from all different backgrounds, the conference features national experts, local leaders and student advocates in the area of equity and inclusion. More…

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Olentangy Schools Expand Food Options

4 Oct , 2019  

To help appeal to a wider variety of staff and students, Olentangy Schools Food Service is offering new and enhanced food options.

At the elementary schools, two new vegetarian entree options are now available: Falafel Tots and Morning Star Farms Vegetarian Chicken Nuggets. These options meet healthy food guidelines and appeal to elementary age students. More…



Friend Of Public Education Award Given To Delaware County Public Servant

1 Oct , 2019  

Nearly 300 school board members, administrators, staff, students and guests from across central Ohio gathered in Columbus on September 25 for the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Central Region Fall Conference.

During the event, a Delaware County public servant was recognized for her service to education.

The region hosts two conferences a year, one in the spring and one in the fall. The conference features updates from OSBA officers and staff and a number of awards and recognitions. More…

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Registration Open For ZOOlentangy

20 Jun , 2019  

Register now for ZOOlentangy, the newest, most-exciting Olentangy community event, hosted by the Olentangy Education Foundation. ZOOlentangy will be held at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Friday, August 9 from 6 PM to 10 PM. More…

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Registration Open For Olentangy Summer Enrichment Experience

4 Mar , 2019  

Are you looking for an enrichment opportunity for your child this summer?

Creative writing. Cooking. Robotics. Debate. Website Design. Courses in these and many more areas will be on offer as Olentangy Local Schools holds its Summer Enrichment Experience (SEE’19) from June 3-13. Courses are held from 9 to 11:45 AM and from 12:15 to 3 PM. Students may attend either or both sessions. More…


Olentangy Schools’ Remarkable Growth Is Both Fast And Expected

7 Jan , 2019  

No one can predict the future, but Olentangy Local Schools is very accurate when it comes to projected vs. actual enrollment — and this is critical. As one of the largest and fastest growing districts in the state, accuracy is everything.

As of September 5, 2018, Olentangy Local Schools has 21,062 enrolled students (not including Pre-K). That’s only 22 more students than what was projected back on November 9, 2017, and the district has reason to believe future projections will be just as precise. More…



Work Underway On Olentangy District Elementary Buildings

10 Dec , 2018  

Work to expand three of the Olentangy Local School District’s elementary schools is now underway. The three schools – Alum Creek Elementary, Arrowhead Elementary and Wyandot Run Elementary – each will receive six additional classrooms for a total of 18 new elementary classrooms to be completed in time for the 2019-20 school year.

The additions are needed to ease crowding and accommodate for continued growth.Enrollment projections show the district will run out of available elementary classroom space by the 2020-21 school year. Enrollment in Pre-K through fifth grade has increased by more than 700 students since the district built its last elementary school in 2012. The district’s enrollment projections also show Olentangy growing by another 2,498 elementary students over the next 10 years.Those numbers mean that, in addition to the 18 new classrooms, the district will also need to build new elementary schools in the near future to keep up with enrollment.

The additions are being funded with a previously approved bond issue for construction of an elementary school. That school was not built and the bond debt was never collected. The district is working closely with the construction crews to ensure that the work does not impact student education.

The following FAQ provides additional information on the process.

How will the district ensure construction employees do not have access to students? 

The construction site will be self-contained with portable restrooms for the crew. The construction company will be required to meet our safety standards, pass background checks, etc. Our director of safety and preparedness will establish specific safety plans with each school principal during the construction phase later this fall.

Will the Delaware County Sheriff have increased visibility during construction? 

School resource officers will continue to make regular visits to each impacted elementary school.

How will the district handle any increase in noise/disruption to learning?

Construction events that are known to be particularly loud will be scheduled around student attendance to avoid disruptions. These events and dates will be arranged in advance.

Should anyone associated with the construction process need access to the building during school hours?

This is not likely, but if so, they will be escorted. No construction employee will be unescorted in the building space.

Source: Olentangy Local Schools



Liberty Tree Elementary Teacher Receives National Recognition

10 Oct , 2018  

The list of accolades for Liberty Tree Elementary School’s Jonathan Juravich just grew longer.

Juravich, the 2018 Ohio Teacher of the Year and a finalist for the 2018 National Teacher of the Year, is the latest recipient of the California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence. The award, provided in conjunction with the National Education Association (NEA), highlights educators from around the country cited by their peers for their dedication to the profession, community engagement, professional development, attention to diversity, and advocacy for fellow educators. More…

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Teacher, Counselor, And Career Coach To Speak On Cyberbulling

8 Oct , 2018  

It’s a growing problem. Advances in digital technology offers many wonderfully empowering tools, yet they also produce new digital dangers for teens and tweens to navigate.

In an engaging and free public presentation, Olentangy Schools will welcome author and career coach Dr. Tim Conrad will empower parents and community members with information about the ways that teens and tweens are using social media with a special emphasis on how to identify and respond to cyberbullying. More…



Olentangy Local Students Named As National Merit Semifinalists

15 Sep , 2018  

Twenty Olentangy Local School District students have been named as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

The students are among approximately 1.6 million high school seniors from across the country who entered the National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Semifinalists represent the top 16,000 highest scoring students. More…