A letter from Dr. Philip Wagner, superintendent
As next school year approaches, this is the first in a series of letters I am writing to provide updates regarding the 2020-21 school year. One of the most frequent questions I am asked is: “Will the new high school open on time?” The answer is “yes” the building will open on time for the 2020/21 school year. In fact, as of this week the project is 60 percent complete. Also, as a reminder districtwide all students will see overcrowding relief as we will now be dividing our total student population by six buildings (instead of the current five buildings).
The Board of Education recently reviewed the following district reconfiguration and master schedule. A variety of factors were considered regarding school hours, including districtwide transportation needs and city traffic concerns. Our agreement with the City of Pataskala is to separate building start times for the Cable Road campus (high school and middle school) by at least 30 minutes, but operationally it takes at least 50 minutes to recycle bus routes, which is reflected in the schedule below.
- New High School (9-12), 4101 Summit Road
- School time: 8:05 AM - 3:00 PM; Weds. = 10:00 AM
- Drop-off time: 7:50 AM; Weds. = 9:45 AM
- School time: 7:15 AM - 2:10 PM
- Drop-off time: 7:00 AM
- Central Intermediate (5-6)
- School time: 7:45 AM - 2:25 PM
- Drop-off time: 7:30 AM
- School time: 9:05 AM - 3:45 PM
- Drop-off time: 8:55 AM
- South & West Elementary Schools
-School time: 8:40 AM – 3:20 PM
-Drop-off time: 8:30 AM
This schedule will also allow students on high school delayed start days (for the modified block schedule) on Wednesdays to be transported after the elementary routes are complete. C-TEC students will report to the middle school for transportation to C-TEC at their designated time. Those that drive would be parking at the middle school.
Again, this letter is one of a series I will be sharing as there will be frequent developments as we continue preparations for the 2020/21 school year. As always, please let me know if there are questions. We are ready for the future!