Dear Olentangy families,
Happy New Year! I hope 2017 is off to a great start for you and
your family. Here at Olentangy, we are off and running with a solid start to a
great second semester. The Board of Education met Thursday, January 12 and
elected Roger Bartz to serve as Board President and Mindy Patrick to serve as
Vice President. The Board also set their 2017 meeting dates and focused on the
year ahead. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Dave King, who served as
Board President in 2016. Visit our website to learn more
about the January 12 meeting. The Board's next
meeting will be held on January 26.
Our Attendance Boundary Committee continues to meet and examine
our attendance boundaries for our redistricting project currently underway. The
committee will be hosting three community forums in the coming weeks, as well
as an online presentation outlining potential attendance boundary changes.
Ultimately, the committee will make a recommendation to me, and I will announce
my decision in mid-March. To read more about the community forums and
pre-register to attend, click here
The District is proud to be hosting our annual One Community:
Equity and Inclusion Conference event series February 1 and April 5. I
encourage you to consider attending this valuable, no cost to you, conference.
The theme of this year’s series is “Empowering Student Voice.” Attendees will
hear from the most valuable voice in our communities - our students. To learn
more and register to attend this top-rate event which includes nationally known
keynote speakers and our students, click here
The Olentangy Education Foundation (OEF), an organization in place
to raise funds for teacher grants and student scholarships, is holding their
9th annual Spirit of Olentangy Community Night on March 4, 2017, for all
community members. This event is a great time to gather with your friends in
support of OEF’s mission to enhance academic excellence in the Olentangy Local
Schools. The Spirit of Olentangy Community Night features live music, a silent
auction, great food, a designer purse bingo for those so inclined, and much
more! Click here
more information and to register to join me for
this fun evening supporting our schools!
All three opportunities I have shared above are unique and
different ways for members of the community to engage with our school district.
I am proud to work and live in a district that continually connects with the
community - this is what makes us a unique and special place.
I hope to see you at some of these events!
Proud to serve as your Superintendent,
Mark T. Raiff
Superintendent, Olentangy Local Schools