Newsletter - May 2021
Oakwood Elementary School
1225 N. Oakwood Rd. #920-424-0315
Principal: Mrs. Susan Martin
Wednesday, May 12th: Early Release @ 12:30 pm
Friday, May 28th: "Wild Robot" All School Celebration!!
Last Day to Return Library Books, Hot Spots and Chromebooks!
Monday, May 31st: Memorial Day, No School
Thursday, June 3rd: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL for students!
The Oakwood water fountains will remain shut off for the remainder of the school year due to Covid. Please make sure that your child has a water bottle that they can refill at their classroom sink.
Parents/visitors are not allowed in school without approval from the Principal/Office. Please remain outside while waiting for your child to come in or out of school.
Fifth Grade Promotion
This year's promotion ceremony will look a little different. Because of Covid restrictions, we are not able to have an in-person ceremony as we have in years past. Instead, each classroom will celebrate in their classrooms, handing out certificates, awards, and enjoying cupcakes provided by our gracious PTO. We then plan to have a 5th grade "afternoon of fun" outside. We will eat lunch outside, play games, sign yearbooks and reminisce, sharing memories of our time at Oakwood! If it happens to rain, we have fun stations planned for each of the 5th grade classrooms.
Dear Oakwood School Families,
It is hard to believe that this LONG year is finally coming to an end. We have certainly had our ups and downs! Through it all though it has been a privilege and honor for all of us here at Oakwood to serve your children each and every day! Their smiling faces are the reason we become educators in the first place and the reason we come to work each day!!
I hope the wind down of the school year continues to run smoothly for all of us and that all of you have a wonderful summer. Enjoy time together as families and cherish each moment!!
Wishing you all well,
Susan L Martin - Principal
(920)424-0315 EXT 4502
The Sheldon Nature Area Committee is looking for donations of either money or materials to redo the trails. They will need large quantities of limestone screenings.
Please contact Steve Maassen if you have or know someone in the business of selling or delivering screening that may be able to give a discount. If you want to donate money, please send a check made out to Sheldon Nature Area to:
3643 Hickory Ridge Rd Oshkosh, WI. 54904
Donations are tax deductible under the OASD.
All Library Books are Due: Friday, May 28th
Student Chromebook End of the Year Checklist
Students are responsible for the general care of the Chromebook they have been issued by the OASD. We will be using the following guidelines when Chromebooks are collected at the end of the school year. All Chromebooks will need to be returned in the condition they were checked out to you. Chromebooks need to be cleaned, charger returned and case free of any debris.
Updated OASD Free School Meal Distribution
Free school meals are available at one distribution time and location only. The distribution will be Wednesdays from 5 - 7 p.m. at Oshkosh West High School (main parking lot - enter on Taft Avenue and exit on Eagle Street). Those accessing free meals cannot enter the school parking lot until 4:30 p.m. to allow students and staff to safely exit the area before the distribution begins.
Free Family Food Boxes: In addition to a week’s worth of school meals, families will also be able to receive Farm to Family Food Boxes - a partnership with Feeding America - which has been extended through the month of May. LEARN MORE
DIRECTIONS: All traffic must enter Eastbound on Taft Avenue (making a right turn into the parking lot). There will only be one line to enter the parking lot. Anyone attempting to enter Westbound on Taft (making a left turn into the parking lot) will be asked to continue down to the end of the line. This is to ensure proper traffic flow and safety. No one is to enter off of Eagle Street for the meal distribution. This entrance is only to be used by students, staff and athletics accessing the parking lot.
Meal Distribution Details:
- Meals will be distributed for five days at a time and will include a breakfast, lunch, and supper for each day.
- Milk will be offered with all meals.
- Meals are available and are free to anyone age 18 and under.
- Children do not need to be present to receive free meals, a parent/guardian or sibling may pick up meals.
- Children do not need to be enrolled in the Oshkosh Area School District to receive free meals.
Get ready for the 2021-22 school year!
The Oshkosh Area School District’s Annual Student Update (Enrollment) for returning K-12 students and for new 4K students will take place April 1 - September 1, 2021. Students must be enrolled by September 1. However, the sooner you complete this process, the better!
This annual enrollment process is required and secures a student’s place at school for the next school year. The process is done through the Infinite Campus (IC) Parent Portal and includes updating demographic and contact information. NOTE: Fees and payments for the 2021-2022 school year cannot be paid until mid-August, additional information will be provided at that time.
Instructions: CLICK HERE for step-by-Step Instructions
NOTE: This process should be completed on a desktop computer, laptop, or tablet. It is not recommended to use a cell phone.
Link: CLICK HERE to log in to your Infinite Campus (IC) Parent Portal and click on the “Online Registration” link (located on the bottom left side of the home screen)
NOTE: This link will be active/available as of 8 a.m. on April 1, 2021.
HELP: If you do not have an Infinite Campus Parent Portal Account OR need your password reset, complete the following form: https://forms.gle/bEXT8Wd8t5c2dcTC8
Contact: If you have any questions or need assistance during the online annual enrollment process, you can contact your child’s school office OR the OASD Administration Office at 920.424.0395.
In-person Support: If you need in-person assistance/access to a device or internet, a Central Registration Day will be held at Oshkosh North High School on August 10, 2021. More information will be provided in the coming months.
Additional information regarding the 2021-2022 school year, including important dates, will be provided to families by their child(ren)’s school.
Thank you for choosing the Oshkosh Area School District for your student’s educational experience. We look forward to continuing to work with your family to meet your student’s individual needs and provide them with the best education possible.
FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT -- JOB POSTINGS
North High: Assistant Cook - CACFP Program Production - 5 hours per day - 11:00 - 4:30
North High ; Cook Helper - Program Returns - 4.5 hours per day - 10:45 - 3:45
North High: Cook Helper - Dish Machine/Cashier - 5.75 hours per day - 10:30 - 4:45
West High; Assistant Cook Float - 6:30 - 12:30 - 5.5 hours per day or more if needed
West High; Assistant Cook - Bread Room - 7.75 hours per day - 6:15 - 2:30
West High: Assistant Cook - 7.75 hours per day - 6:15 - 2:30
West High: Cook Helper - Dish Machine/Cashier - 3.5 hours per day - 10:45 - 2:45
Substitute Workers - flexible to work at any school
**Apply on WECAN for any of the above positions.
If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Wallace, Food Service Secretary, Oshkosh West High School at 920-424-4936.
Medications at School
All medications are to be picked up by parent/guardian on or before the last day of school. Our policy will not allow us to keep them for the next school year.
If you know your student will need medication next school year, we are asking you this summer to obtain an order from your doctor/nurse practitioner before the start of the next school year. You can pick up this Medication/Treatment Request form from your school secretary before the end of this school year. A physician/nurse practitioner signature must accompany all medications/treatments intended for more than 10 days use.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call the Health office at 920-424-0065 ext 1324.
The medication/treatment form, when completed by you and your doctor, can be given to the school secretary along with the properly labeled container of medication at the start of the next school year.
Important Notice for Parents of all 5th Grade Students
6th grade Immunization Requirements
6TH GRADE IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS
Your 5th grade child will need the Tdap immunization before entering 6th grade as required by Wisconsin State Law.
If you choose to sign a waiver, please contact your school office or click on this link to obtain the paperwork. You will need to fill out Step 1, Step 4, and Step 5, sign and and return to your school before the start of 6th grade.
Please inform your school office of the immunizations your child has received.
It’s Tick Season!!
I know, it’s not something to be excited about, but we can learn about ticks to make tick season more tolerable. The beautiful playground and woods surrounding our school are the exact type of area that ticks love to live in. So, what can our students do to prevent ticks from attaching to their skin?
Students should watch for ticks on their clothes when entering the building in the morning and after any recess. If the tick is crawling on their skin or clothes, they should remove the tick immediately and notify a teacher or recess supervisor. If a student finds a tick that is already attached to their skin, they should come to the health office as soon as they notify their teacher. While we are unable to remove the attached tick at school, we will call and notify parents what we have found. Parents can then come to school and remove the tick or take the child home to remove the tick. Please remember that if you do remove an attached tick at home, it is best to keep the tick in a clear baggie in case you later need to identify the type of tick.
The CDC has great information on tick removal, bite prevention and when to contact a doctor after a tick bite. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at email@example.com
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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!