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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Olentangy Local Schools has issued an invitation to the fifth annual ONE COMMUNITY Conference on Saturday, February 2 from 8 AM to 4 PM at Olentangy Berlin High School, 3140 Berlin Station Road in Delaware.
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.
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…
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…
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…
Olentangy Local Schools‘ Equity and Inclusion Department on September 20th will kick off a Parent Workshop Series designed to help families support their children in raising awareness across a variety of topics relating to diversity, equity and inclusion.
The first workshop will feature Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries, a well-respected professor at The Ohio State University and a OLSD ONE COMMUNITY presenter. Dr. Jeffries will share his knowledge and expertise on how to best navigate what can be daunting conversations around race and racism with your children. More…