Important Information about Volunteer Badges

Beginning on October 1, 2014 the process for obtaining school volunteer ID badges will change.  Due to our vendor increased costs and national and county search criteria each Volunteer ID badge will now cost $18.  The background check may take up to five days before you actually get your ID badge via US postal service.  It is important to plan for this time as there will be no exceptions to this waiting period.   For the well-being and protection of our students which is our number one priority, any volunteer who may be left alone with a student in the Hilliard City Schools is required to have a volunteer background check.   A volunteer ID badge will be valid for five years.

 

You can obtain a volunteer ID badge at the district central office, 2140 Atlas Street, Columbus, Ohio 43228.  Background checks are done on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Walk-ins are accepted from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.  Appointments are accepted for other times on those days and during winter break, spring break and summer.   Please call 614-921-7124 to make an appointment during non walk-in times.

Reading at Home

Congratulations to the 83 students at JW Reason that completed the Reading At Home program this summer! All of these students read at least 10 hours this summer. Many students completed the entire program by reading at least 22 hours over the summer and completing 10 reading responses. Developing a love of reading is an important part of being a lifelong learner – these readers are off to a great start!

New Website for Parents to Help with Elementary Math

mathIn response to a November 2013 parent survey asking parents what type of information and help was needed with regards to elementary math, Hilliard City Schools has created a parent website.  Parents asked questions about the curriculum being taught and why it was “different” from when they learned how to add, subtract, multiply and divide.  This website is meant to give parents some background on why different methods are taught at each grade level.  It will also show video examples of ways parents can work with students at home to help alleviate homework stress. more

Required Parent Notice from the Ohio Department of Education

Required Parent Notice from the Ohio Department of Education

NOTICE TO PARENTS AND/OR GUARDIANS FROM FEDERAL COURT REGARDING RELEASE OF EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION HELD BY THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:
This is a message from the U.S. District Court in the case DOE V. STATE, Case No. 91-464. This notice may apply to you if you are a student or the parent or guardian of a student enrolled in an Ohio public school since 2013.
The purpose of this notice is to inform you that, as part of a lawsuit related to funding for special education, a request has been made to the Ohio Department of Education for educational information regarding individual Ohio public school students. The purpose of this notice is to inform you about the request, about the information to be disclosed, and about your right to object to the disclosure of the information.

Please view the full notice from the Federal Court here ODE Federal Court Notice 274-2_notice