Newsletter December 1, 2021
Brrrrr......Winter Temps are Back!
Please be sure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. Students will be outside before school every day and again for at least 2 recesses during the day.
Snow Expectations (I know, but it's right around the corner): At Oaklawn, students need to be dressed appropriately to play in the snow. Snow pants and boots are required to play in the snow. Please put your child’s name or initials in his/her coat, snow pants and boots. One pair of black snow pants looks like all the others! With over 400 kids here, that adds up more than 400 coats, 400 snow pants, 800 boots and 800 gloves. Please label everything!!! If you are having trouble getting these items for your child, please contact the school office. We have been given a few donations to hand out to students in need.
OASD eAcademy Mid-Year Enrollment AND Withdrawal Period
The Oshkosh Area School District is pleased to announce a mid-year enrollment period for the District’s eAcademy, a fully online school for grades K-12. The mid-year enrollment period will take place November 29 through December 10, 2021, at 3 p.m., and will allow students to enroll IN or OUT of eAcademy for the 2021-22 second semester. For more information about enrolling/withdrawing from eAcademy for second semester please visit the eAcademy Website at: www.oshkosh.k12.wi.us/
LEARN MORE! The Oshkosh Area School District eAcademy is a fully online school for grades K-12. eAcademy is partnered with the Wisconsin eSchool Network, which is a collaborative network of online programs throughout the state of Wisconsin. The program has been developed in collaboration with online learning experts and is based on years of research and best practices for excellence in virtual learning. Students who participate in the OASD eAcademy enjoy all the benefits of being a OASD student, including earning an OASD diploma and participating in extracurriculars, while receiving a customized, student-centered education that meets individual educational and social needs.
CONTACT US! If you are looking for additional information to further assist with your enrollment decision, feel free to reach out to the OASD eAcademy coaches / staff at each level:
Kim Groth - Elementary - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melissa Schiek - Elementary - email@example.com.
Jean Framke - Coach West HS - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Thede - Coach North HS - email@example.com.
Julie Ruck, SPED Virtual Support Teacher - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Lieder - Program Coordinator - email@example.com
Trina Anderson - Principal - firstname.lastname@example.org.
We try to have a supply of pants and underwear for when students have bathroom accidents at school. If you happen to be cleaning out some closets/drawers and would like to donate, we are in need of boys and girls pants size 5-10 and underwear small and medium. Please send donations to the school office. Thank you!
Attendance and Tardiness
It is important for children to develop good habits at an early age and to learn that school is important. We need all parents to set a good example by having their children at school daily, not taking their children out early and not allowing their children to miss school unless they are ill or there is a family emergency. Please try to arrange doctor’s visits or family errands after school hours.
We also expect all students to arrive at school on time. The practice of arriving to school, work or other appointments on time is a life skill. As parents and adults in the workforce, we know the importance of punctuality. As parents we are our children’s first and most influential models of this critical life skill that will help our children become more successful. Remember the Oaklawn school day starts at 7:45 am and ends at 2:45 pm.
From the office……….
The Department of Public Instruction per Wisconsin State Law allows parents to excuse their child for 10 days per year (not including Covid related absences or quarantines). An absence is considered anything beyond 10 minutes. Examples of an absence (½ or full day) include:
- Leaving early for/arriving later from an appointment
Vacations/out of town
Arriving after 7:55am, leaving prior to 2:35pm
When a student exceeds 10 absences, one or all of the following will happen:
A letter of concern will be sent
A truancy meeting will be set up
A doctor’s note will be required for any future absence
Parent/Guardian can receive a ticket
For medical appointments (doctor, dentist, ortho, eye, etc.), we recommend getting a doctor’s note and bringing it to school upon your child’s return to school. Please plan vacations according to the OASD school year calendar whenever possible.
Our first bell rings at 7:40am and the day begins at 7:45am. Please do everything necessary to have your child to school on time each and everyday. If your child is late, please have him/her check in at the office. If your child will be late for any reason, or will not be attending school that day, please call 424-0170 and leave a detailed message. Our voicemail is on 24/7. If your child is ill, please leave specific symptoms, as we track illnesses for the county health department to track and prevent outbreaks.
Our newsletter is sent electronically every other week on Wednesday. We will use the email account listed in your parent portal. All information is available electronically by email or on the parent portal. It is the parent’s responsibility to log on to their parent portal/email regularly to stay informed with what is going on in our school. We are continuously updating our website and calendar with family events, field trips, spirit days, etc, so check it often! If you do not have electronic access to the newsletter and would like a paper copy, please let the office know.
It is important to check your student’s Infinite Campus account on a regular basis to keep current on any fees that may be due (food service, etc.). All fees carry over from year to year and will accumulate until they are paid. Once your student is in high school, he/she cannot participate in many activities until these fees are paid in full. Also, please remember to update any demographic changes to your student’s information (phone, email, address, etc.). If you have any questions or concerns, please call Mrs. Schiefelbein in the office at 424-0170.
The Oshkosh Area School District expects students to attend their home school, based on where they live. All mail from OASD will come to the primary address in your Infinite Campus Parent Portal. The address that district office has on file is the address where the child’s guardian lives and where the child sleeps at night. It cannot be an extended family members home (Grandparents/Aunt/Uncle). Anyone who is not residing in the correct attendance zone will be transferred to their home school.
If your child will be out for a vacation, please call or send a note to the office 2 weeks prior to the vacation. This will allow the classroom teacher time to gather necessary work.
The Oshkosh Area School District no longer celebrate birthdays with food treats. However, you are welcome to send pencils, notebooks, erasers or a book/game for the class. Healthy Snacks: you are welcome to send a healthy snack to school for your child to enjoy during snack time.
Students take a snack break each school day. Students can take a school milk and may bring a healthy snack from home. Healthy snacks include granola bars, fruit, vegetables, string cheese or plain crackers. Please leave the sugary snacks and doritos at home. Due to allergy concerns, students may not share food of any kind at meals or snack time.
FACE MASK Required...Oaklawn Families
Please remember to send a mask with your child to school each day. We have a very LIMITED supply of disposable masks available if a student forgets their mask. All students and staff are required to wear a mask prior to entering the building. Thank you.
Keep Contacting the School
The OASD still has COVID-19 protocols in place. If anyone in your household shows symptoms of Covid-19 please keep all school age household members at home and contact your child's school. We are still contact tracing and quarantining students as needed.
In an effort to continue to track symptomatic students, return dates to school, and Covid-19 cases, we kindly ask that you continue to notify your school nurse when your child has symptoms, has tested positive for Covid-19, or has been a close contact to someone that has tested positive for Covid-19. Please call 920-509-0586 or email email@example.com.
2021 Oaklawn PTO
2021-2022 PTO Leadership Team
President: Stephanie Pereira Da Silva
Vice-President: Beth Kimball
Treasurer: Samm Pamperin
Secretary: Jennifer Greenfield
Mr. Scott J: Principal 920-424-0170 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PTO Meetings-6PM (Virtual)
September 9, 2021 Minutes 9/9/2021
December 16, 2021
March 15, 2022
May 24, 2022
- Field Trip-Mrs. Hendricks 3rd Grade going to the Paine Art Center - Nutcracker in the Castle
- Field Trip-Mrs. Urbas and Mrs. Fazer 3rd Grade going to the Paine Art Center - Nutcracker in the Castle
- PTO Meeting, 6:00pm
- PTO Santa Literacy Night
December 23-Jan 2
- Winter Break