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Back to School

Welcome Back!

The 2022-2023 school year kicks off soon! Get all the details in the 2022 Canal Winchester Schools Back-to-School Guide!

Back-to-School Checklist

Don't miss a thing as you prepare for the new school year by following the Canal Winchester Schools Back-to-School checklist! Download a checklist here


First Day of School

August 22, 2022: First Day for Students in 1st through 6th grades and 9th grade
August 23, 2022: All 1st through 12th grade students attends (First Day for Students in grades 7-8 and 10-12)
August 24, 2022: First Day of School for Preschool students
August 29, 2022: First Day of School for Kindergarten students

Back-to-School Forms

Log on to PowerSchool at https://ps-cw.metasolutions.net/public/home.html to complete your back-to-school forms and update transportation information by August 5, 2022, to ensure your child’s transportation is ready for the 2022-2023 school year.
Back-to-school forms help us set up transportation for your student for the start of school, keep in touch with your family during the year, and keep your student healthy and safe.  
Need PowerSchool help? Visit https://www.cwschools.org/Powerschool-Parents.aspx
Need to reset your password?
https://bit.ly/3zFvTWO

Enrollment

Welcome to Canal Winchester Schools! We are looking forward to getting to know your family this school year.
Visit our Student Registration page to begin the enrollment process!
Verify your address is in Canal Winchester Schools: https://www.cwschools.org/AddressVerification.aspx
Documents required to enroll: https://www.cwschools.org/Registration_Required_Documents.aspx
Kindergarten Enrollment: https://www.cwschools.org/KindergartenEnrollment.aspx
1st-12th Grade Enrollment: https://www.cwschools.org/New_Student_Registration.aspx 

Supply Lists

Canal Winchester High School (9th through 12th grades): Individual teachers provide supply lists for their classes at the beginning of the school year. Students should bring basic supplies such as paper and pencils for the first day of school.


Important Dates

August 11, 2022: Winchester Trail Welcome Night for New Families (4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at WTES)
August 15, 2022: Schedules, classroom teacher, and bus route information available in Powerschool
August 16, 2022: Welcome Night for English Language Learner Families (4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Education Center)
August 16, 2022: 7th and 8th Grade Meet the Teacher Night and Schedule Pick Up (6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at CWMS)
August 17, 2022: 6th Grade and Related Arts Meet the Teacher Night (6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at CWMS)
August 18, 2022: Indian Trail Supply Drop-Off (4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at ITES)
August 18, 2022: Winchester Trail Supply Drop-Off (5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
August 24, 2022: Winchester Trail Discovery Night (by appointment 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at WTES)
August 31, 2022: Freshman Parent Night (6 p.m. at CWHS)
September 1, 2022: Indian Trail Student Success Night (4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at ITES)
District Calendar of Events: https://bit.ly/3SfbwHk
District Year-at-a-Glance Calendar

School Meals

The federal waiver that provided free lunch and breakfast for all students during the pandemic has expired. During the 2022-2023 school year, families who do not qualify for free or reduced lunch will pay for meals at school. We encourage all families to consider applying for free and reduced lunch. Visit payschoolscentral.com to apply today!
You will need:  

  • The name, school, and grade for your school-age children

  • The name of all adults living in the home

  • Income information for all adults living in the home

  • Student ID Numbers for your school-age children

Lunch prices for the 2022-2023 school year will be the same as the 2019-2020 school year. Prices are:

  • Grades K-5 Lunch (includes milk): $2.50

  • Grades 6-8 Lunch (includes milk): $3.00

  • Grades 9-12 Lunch (includes milk): $3.00

  • Grades K-12 Milk only: $0.50

  • Grades 6-12: Ala carte items available Items priced individually

  • Grades K-12: Breakfast meal $1.50

Arrival and Dismissal Times

School arrival and dismissal times for the 2022-2023 school year are:
  • Middle School 7:15 a.m. to 1:35 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 a.m. for students)
  • High School 7:55 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. (Doors open at 7:45 a.m. for students)
  • Winchester Trail Elementary 8:55 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. (Doors open at 8:40 a.m. for students)
  • Indian Trail Elementary 9:35 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. (Doors open at 9:25 a.m. for students)
  • AM Preschool: 8:50 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • PM Preschool: 12:30 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.
  • AM Kindergarten: 9:35 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
  • PM Kindergarten: 1:10 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Bus Routes

Log on to PowerSchool at https://ps-cw.metasolutions.net/public/home.html to complete your back-to-school forms and update transportation information by August 5, 2022, to ensure your child’s transportation is ready for the 2022-2023 school year.  
Need PowerSchool help? Visit https://www.cwschools.org/Powerschool-Parents.aspx
Need to reset your password? https://bit.ly/3zFvTWO
Bus route information will be available in PowerSchool on August 15.

Kindergarten

Kindergarten students and their families will attend screening by appointment during the week of August 22 to 26.  
The first day of school for kindergarten students will be Monday, August 29. The kindergarten program is a half-day program and letters were mailed in July to families notifying them of their child’s placement in AM or PM Kindergarten. If you did not receive this information, please contact Indian Trail Elementary at [email protected] or (614) 833-2154.

Preschool

The first day of Preschool will be Wednesday, August 24, 2022. A letter was sent to Preschool families notifying them of their child’s placement in AM or PM Preschool. If you did not receive this information, please contact Preschool Coordinator/Assistant Principal Ms. Maleea Anderson at [email protected] or (614) 920-2757.

Classroom Teachers and Schedules

Classroom teacher assignments for elementary students and schedules for middle and high school students will be available in PowerSchool on August 15, 2022.
Need PowerSchool help? Visit https://www.cwschools.org/Powerschool-Parents.aspx
Need to reset your password? https://bit.ly/3zFvTWO

Chromebook Program

Canal Winchester Schools is a one-to-one district, providing access to a Chromebook to each student in grades K-12 to support their learning in school and at home.
The Chromebook will be issued at no cost to the student; however, you have the option to pay a protection fee. Please make sure you fully read our Chromebook Agreement form, found in back-to-school forms on PowerSchool, for important guidelines, procedures and optional protection plan fee information associated with the Chromebook.
Students bring their Chromebooks to school fully charged each day, and if they need repairs made to their Chromebooks, they should take their devices to their school’s 'Chrome Depot' for repair assessment.  

School Fees

There will be no standard student supply fees for the 2022-2023 school year. Some students may have fees for parking at CWHS, AP testing, an optional Chromebook protection plan, and pay to participate. School fees are paid in the payschoolscentral.com portal.
Pay to participate fees are $100 for middle school students and $150 for high school students.
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