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Christine Doolittle


2017-2018 Kindergarten Registration

Westerville City Schools is beginning the registration process for the 2017-2018 Kindergarten class.  We look forward to meeting our new families!  Kindergarten is required for children before entering first grade.  If your child will be five years old on or before Sept. 30, 2017, you may register him/her for kindergarten. 

Kindergarten 101 will provide the opportunity to pickup informational materials, find out about the registration process and ask questions. 

Kindergarten 101 will be held  on Jan. 31 and Feb. 2 at 7 p.m.

Jan. 31:  Annehurst, Fouse, Hawthorne, Huber Ridge, Mark Twain and McVay

Feb. 2:  Alcott, Cherrington, Pointviw, Robert Frost, Whittier and Wilder.

Parents will not schedule appointments during 101 but will do so when they complete the on-line pre-registration process.  Details are available on the web at    Be sure to click on the tab with All Day Kindergarten information.

Winter Weather Information

Winter weather is just around the corner and with it comes the possibility of snow days.  I would like to remind you to sign-up for e-communications which will notify you of school closings as well as other district announcements.  You can sign-up on by visiting the home page of our website and clicking on "Calamity Day Information".  When inclement weather threatens and it is necessary to close or delay school for the safety of the students announcements will also be broadcast by local TV and radio stations.  Should it be necessary to dismiss students early due to weather or road conditions, your child will be dismissed the usual way unless you notify us otherwise  For this reason, please keep the information in the Parent Portal updated.   Be sure your child is dressed for cold weather.  Students will be outside for recess unless it is raining, storming, snowing heavily or the temperature is below 20 degrees including the wind chill factor.  


CAR DROP-OFF  &  PICK-UP—Cars may not park in the area marked for buses on Hiawatha Avenue in front of the Building.    Pick-up and drop-off students in the parking lot at the orange traffic cone marked “student pick-up area”.   Be sure to follow the painted arrows.  A Longfellow Rocket Pick-Up card should be displayed on the dash of the car with the students first and last name clearly printed.

 If you bring your child to school late and staff members are no longer on arrival duty, you will need to report to the office to sign your child into school for the day.

If your child is riding a bus to or from school be sure the bus tag is attached to the backpack.  Click on this link to see a sample of the bus tag. 

Thank you for your cooperation. If everyone adheres to these safety rules, student arrival and dismissal will be safe for all!

Student Daily Schedule:

· 8:45 am Doors open for students eating breakfast

· 8:45 am Breakfast begins

· 8:50 am Doors open to all students

· 9:05 am Classes begin

· 9:06 am Students must be signed in by parent as they are tardy

· 11:30 am Lunch Mrs. Tombaugh’s class

· 11:45 am Lunch Miss Holmes’ class

· 12:00 pm Lunch Miss Hilinski’s class

· 12:15 pm Lunch Mrs. Yeager’s class

·  3:30 pm Student Dismissed

Please review the Longfellow Guidebook (see link below)


PowerSchool Parent Portal

Returning Students: Parents and guardians of returning students already should have created a PowerSchool Parent Portal account to access student information. Please contact your school office if you have forgotten your login information.

New Students: For families of students who are new to our district, you will receive a letter with information on how to create an account.    Please contact the school office with any questions about your Parent Portal account!

Student Medical and Consent Forms

Families can now complete or update their students’ Emergency Medical Information and Parental Consent Forms online!  Simply log into the PowerSchool Parent Portal for each student and click the “Forms” icon to the left. Please complete all forms prior to Back to School Days.

2016-17 KINDERGARTEN SCHOOL FEES - $18.50 for Kindergarten students

 Families may pay their grade-level fees by cash or check (made payable to WBOE) any time prior to October 1, 2016.  Fees also may be paid online by credit card. Simply go to and click on EZPay under the Resources section.  


As always, if you have any questions or concerns please contact me at 614 797 7180 or via e-mail at








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