Newsletter - April

Oakwood Elementary School

1225 N. Oakwood Rd. #920-424-0315

Principal:  Mrs. Susan Martin


April 4th - 29th

- Wisconsin Forward Exam Testing, Grades 3-5

April 12th

- Spring Concert, Grades 3-5 @ 6 pm @ Alberta Kimball Auditorium, Oshkosh West High School

April 13th

- Early Release for Students @ 12:30 pm

April 15th

- No School for Staff and Students 

April 25th - 29th

- BOGO Book Fair & Used Book Fair

April 28th

- Family Night Book Shopping Sale, 4 pm


May 26th

- Field Day




Parents...we greatly appreciate you notifying your child's absence/appointments to their teacher, but could you please also include Shelby Goranson in these emails as well.  Thank you so much!



Dear Oakwood Parents,

The 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students are pleased to present their 90’s themed spring concert, “All That and a Bag of Chips”, on Tuesday, April 12th, 2022 at 6:00 pm in the Alberta Kimball Auditorium inside Oshkosh West High School. 

The students have worked very hard throughout this semester and they are eager to share what they have learned.  I have provided a program for the spring concert should your child want to practice at home-(Which I am thrilled to hear about when they tell me!)

3rd grade:

“MMMBop” by Hanson

“Wonderwall” by Oasis

“Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” by Elton John

from “The Lion King”

“All For You” by Sister Hazel


4th grade:

“My Name is Jonas” by Weezer

“Strangers Like Me” by Phil Collins

from “Tarzan”

“Wide Open Spaces” by The Chicks

“Walking in Memphis” by Marc Cohn (with modified lyrics)


5th grade:

“Drops of Jupiter” by Train

“Satellite” by Dave Matthews Band

“My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion

“Hold On” by Wilson Phillips

YouTube Link for practicing at home:  3/4/5 Concert Link

Dress for the concert

While I am not requiring specific attire for the concert, I do request that students dress appropriately for the concert.  However, because our concert is 90’s themed, there is some room for fun!  If your child(ren) would like to wear jeans, Chuck Taylor shoes, various band T-shirts, flannel, or anything else that is 90’s themed AND school appropriate is fine.

Before the concert:

Please arrive at the Alberta Kimball Auditorium by no later than 5:45 pm. At 5:45 pm, please find your child’s classroom teacher and have your child stay with their class.  ALL students can find their teacher(s) inside the auditorium.  After your child is dropped off with their classroom teacher, please find a seat in the auditorium and enjoy the concert! 

After the concert:

Please wait for your child to exit the stage and return to their class before taking them home.  Each class will have a section of the auditorium where you can find your child with their classroom teacher.


For family and friends attending the concert, parking is available on the north side of Oshkosh West High School.

Concert Specifics:

  1.  No food or drink is allowed inside the auditorium.

  2.  Doors to the auditorium open at 5pm.  If you would like to come and find a seat, you are welcome.  However, please stay with your child until they meet their teachers at 5:45 pm in their designated spots.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (920) 424-0315 ext. 4529 or





Oakwood School Families,

I hope your family is doing well! We have nine weeks left of the school year and a lot of learning to do! 

  • We have a great Family Engagement Night coming up at the end of April on Thursday, April 28! The Scholastic Book Fair(media center)/USED Book Fair(cafeteria)  will be taking place.  We will also be passing out this year's ONE SCHOOL ONE BOOK in the gym that evening!!   FUN! FUN! FUN!

  • SAVE THE DATE!!  On May 26th there will be another great VOLUNTEER opportunity as we have a very special school event in the morning followed by our annual field day in the afternoon.  More information will be coming soon!

  • Forward Exam testing begins this  week for 4th and 5th graders, and the weeks to follow for  3rd graders.  Please ensure your child is in school on their testing days. Make-ups are hard to schedule and result in lost instruction time.  We wish all of our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students the best as they show all the learning and growth they've made so far this year!




Session 1  TDA Writing

50 min


Session 2  Writing

15 min


Session 3  Listening

15 min


Session 4  Reading

40 min


Session 1

40 min


Session 2

40 min


Session 1

30 min


Session 2

30 min


Session 3

30 min

Social Stud

Session 1

35 min

Social Stud

Session 2

35 min


April 11, 8:15

April 12, 8:15

April 12, 8:45

April 14


April 19, 8:15

April 20, 8:15



April 4, 


April 5, 9:00

April 5, 9:15

April 6,


April 7, 


April 8, 9:00

April 11, 9:00

April 11, 


April 11, 12:00

April 12, 9:00

April 12, 9:00


April 4,


April 5, 8:15

April 5, 


April 6, 8:15

April 7, 8:15

April 8, 8:15



If you have any questions or needs, please reach out!  Thank you for sharing your child(ren) with us each and every day!  We are excited to continue helping children grow in the upcoming months! 

Wishing you well,

Susan L. Martin - Principal

(920)424-0315  EXT 4502




Please remember to send in your plastic bags so we can keep them out of the landfills.  Plastic bags can only be recycled at Oakwood, Festival Foods, Walmart and other participating locations.  Thank you!




If you feel your child is missing something and you would like to come in and look, these items are now located in an area just outside of the front office.  Please come in at your convenience during school hours.  Thank you!



We need your USED BOOKS!!

On April 28th we are having a USED BOOK SALE in our cafeteria!  This will be held simultaneously with the Scholastic Buy One Get One Book Fair Family Shopping Night!  Feel free to drop off your donations at Oakwood anytime between now and April 28th!

Then make sure you come to shop for New and Used Books!!📚




6th Grade Immunization Requirements

(First dose given at age 11, before entering 6th grade)

Your 5th grade child will need the Tdap immunization before entering 6th grade as required by Wisconsin State Law. 

Please inform your school of the immunizations your child has received by emailing the school nurse with your child’s name and date of immunization(s). 

Nurse’s Email:

Phone:  920-424-0065 ext. 1324

If  you choose to sign a waiver, please contact your school office or click on this link Student Immunization Record  to obtain the paperwork.  You will need to complete Step 1, Step 4 and Step 5, sign and return to your school before the start of 6th grade.

Additional resources: 

Vaccines Recommended at Ages 11-12: What parents should know.  

Tdap Fact Sheet for Parents


The following Wednesdays ALL STUDENTS will be dismissed at 12:30 pm. Make sure your child(ren) knows what their family plan is...parent pick-up or after school care. Parents please plan accordingly on these days.

  • April 13th
  • May 11th


As we continue to navigate the changes in Covid protocols and recommendations, I would like to point out some important changes to our district Covid protocols that you may not be aware of.

If your student, within the last 24 hours, has experienced the following symptoms above their baseline:



One of the following

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

  • Difficulty breathing

  • New loss of taste or smell

Two or more of the following:

  • Fever of 100.4 degrees or higher 

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Sore throat

  • Fatigue

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea 

Then we are going to ask that you have them PCR tested for Covid 19 at a testing facility.  The only way to know that the above symptoms are not Covid is to be tested.

The school district does not accept home tests at this time.  You can find testing locations if you Click here or you can call 920-424-0113 to set up an appointment to be tested at our Central office.  We also will ask that you keep your student home until you have the test results and you will need to keep any unvaccinated siblings that attend the OASD home as well.  If the test result is positive, please notify the health office and we will advise you on return-to-school dates for the children. Please be aware that your student’s isolation period will be based on the date you had them tested at a facility testing site (day 0), and not based on symptom onset.  We are following the CDC’s recommendation for shortened quarantine timelines, but in order to be eligible for that, we must have test results from a facility and your student must be symptom-free on Day 5 in order to return on Day 6.  Siblings that are unvaccinated will be given a return date based on ability to quarantine away from the positive case.

The benefits of testing at a facility are: 

  1. If the test is positive, you will have 90 days of presumed immunity, and will not be asked to test during that time and would not need to quarantine or isolate in that time frame for a full isolation or quarantine period.  If you develop symptoms in that time period again, we would ask that you stay home until symptoms have resolved before returning.

  2. If you did a home test (antigen) that was positive and then did a PCR test within 48 hours of the home test, we would use the results of the PCR test, so if the PCR test is negative, then you would not need to quarantine or isolate.

If your student tests negative for Covid at a facility testing site, then all unvaccinated students can return to school and your student that is ill can return when they are feeling significantly better.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.


Community Flyers and Events

The Oshkosh Area School District invites families to explore all that Oshkosh has to offer. A variety of community events, activities, and resources are available on the District's new Community Links webpage. This listing is updated in real-time so please check back often to stay in the know!

Community Events and Flyers