Newsletter - September 2022
Oakwood Elementary School
1225 N. Oakwood Rd. #920-424-0315
Principal: Mrs. Susan Martin
MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT for 1st-5th Grade Students
August 23rd 4:30-6
WELCOME to OAKWOOD KINDERGARTEN
August 25th 4:30-6
-First Day of School
- No School - Labor Day
-No School- Professional Development Day
- School Picture Day
News From the Office
Student hours for 2022-2023 are 7:45-2:45. If students arrive in the classroom after 7:45-7:55 they are marked tardy.
In an effort to provide safety and security, the doors remained locked before, during and after the school day.
Breakfast will be served in the classroom. We will NOT have early arrival time for breakfast.
Lunch and Recess begin for K/1 at 11:00 AM and runs until 12:25 PM with students eating and then being released to recess upon completion. Grades 2/3 enter the cafeteria at 11:20 AM and 4/5 at 11:40 AM.
Parents are welcome at school for volunteering and to eat lunch or join in on recess. You must come through door #1 (ramp) and present your license in order to get your name badge. If you are picking up your child or dropping off something, for safety reasons, we are asking that you remain outside. We will send your child out or come to the door to gather what you are bringing.
Oakwood School Families,
HOORAY and WELCOME to the 2022-23 school year!! We are so thrilled to back in school and have your child(ren) in our care. Oakwood is known for its long tradition of academic excellence and strong partnerships with the community and our families. As our school sign says “the Pride’s Inside!” The staff at Oakwood is committed to building positive relationships with students and their families. We believe that without significant relationships no real learning can occur! We believe that we are all needed, and valued contributors, these connections that we have with others are the foundation of building the sense of family that we aim to create at Oakwood Elementary. Together we believe all students have the ability to learn, grow, and succeed." We really mean it; we have been spending these first few days getting to know each child well and building a strong relationship.
Linked here is our school family handbook. It is lengthy but will tell you everything you need to know about Oakwood. Our partnerships with parents and families is critical to our students success! After all, parents are a child’s first teacher. Families and visitor are always welcome at Oakwood. Feel free to come for lunch or volunteer in classrooms. Stop in at the office or call for more information.
My name is Susan L. Martin and I am the very proud Principal here at Oakwood. This is the beginning of my 10th year as an Elementary Principal, my 6th one here at Oakwood. Although I also attended Oakwood as a child and served as an Instructional Coach here too, so Oakwood definitely feels like home to me.
Summer is always a busy time with lots of building changes. We have a number of new staff in our building, and will be introducing them to you in our future school newsletters. In addition the Art Room has finally moved out the basement and is now located at the end of the hallway near the Oakwood Rd entrance. There are also brand new doors on all the rooms in the 3rd grade hallway. We also installed new permanent floors in our remaining entries. This upcoming Spring, construction will begin on the new secured entry and offices. These will also be located at the end of the hallway near the entrance on Oakwood Road.
I would like to elaborate on our morning procedures.
Morning Carpool drop off does not begin until 7:30 AM. This time is set because that is when teaching staff begin their day and there is supervision to ensure that students can get out of their cars and make it safely to the playground.
Bussed Students do arrive a bit earlier. There are a limited number of staff that arrive to get the students safely off the buses and out to the playground. At 7:30 AM, more staff arrive and head out to help supervise out on the playground as well.
There are almost 400 students here at Oakwood. In order to keep everyone safe we MUST have enough staff to supervise and watch the children.
So you have some choices. If you need your children to be at school earlier than 7:30 AM, you can have them ride the bus or you can enroll them in the YMCA morning care program. There is still plenty of space in that program.
Together, we CAN get all the children to and from school safely!!
Wishing you all well,
Susan L Martin - Principal
(920)424-0315 EXT 4502
The following Fridays will be NO SCHOOL days for students. Staff will be gathering on these days to attend professional development session and school meetings.
- September 23
- October 14
- November 11
- December 9
- February 10
- March 10
- May 12
FREE AND REDUCED MEAL APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR will be available online on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal in mid-July and will also be mailed out in the US mail to all households in mid-July. Please return your completed application to the Food Services Office, Oshkosh West High School, 375 N. Eagle St., Oshkosh, WI 54902, or the Elementary School Office your child attends on or before the first day of school.
LIMITED LUNCH SERVICE AT THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS are used when a student is very negative in their lunch account and the family has been notified by Food Service that service will cease if the account isn’t brought current. If the student doesn’t bring a sack lunch or cash to pay for the lunch the Food Service Department will allow the student to eat a limited lunch. The limited lunch will consist of 2 pieces of bread and a peanut butter cup (as the entrée) and then will be allowed to have the fruit, veggies and milk offered and the account will get charged accordingly for the limited lunch. They will NOT be able to have their choice of an entrée.
HAVE LUNCH WITH YOUR CHILD All Elementary Schools and Food Services Department invite s parents of school-age children to have lunch with their child any school day. Please let the school office know in advance so we can make sure a lunch gets ordered for you. You may bring money with you to pay for the meal or the adult lunch can be charged to your students food service account.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT
The food service department is seeking individuals to work for our department serving breakfast and / or lunch. The majority of these positions available are 1.5 - 2 hours in length and are during the breakfast and lunch service time, which varies with the school. Opportunities for longer shifts and additional hours may also be available. Please see the WECAN at https://wecan.education.wisc.edu website for employment opportunities along with applying for positions within the Food Service Department.
Please call 424-4936 for any questions. Thank you!
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!