Newsletter Week of March 12, 2021

IMPORTANT DATES

  • March 22-23 - Forward Exam for Sophomores (Schedule will be normal for all other students.) 
  • March 29-April 2 - Spring Break
  • April 12-13 - ACT Aspire for Grades 9-10 (Juniors and Seniors have Digital Learning Days)
  • April 14 - Early Release at 1:33

 

ACADEMIC AWARDS CEREMONY

The Academic Awards ceremony will take place Monday, March 15th at 6:30 pm Virtually.  All students who have earned an Academic Award will be sent a link for the Virtual Ceremony.  If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Whittaker susie.whittaker@oshkosh.k12.wi.us.


 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

ELECTION POLL WORKER- STUDENTS

FORWARD EXAM- GRADE 10

GUIDANCE OFFICE

ACADEMIC

Please click here for important information regarding a change in the process for calculating honors for the purposes of the Oshkosh Area School District (OASD) high school graduation ceremony.


  •  Financial Aid Resources (Seniors)

    • Seniors are encouraged to check out the OWHS Scholarship Listing: Scholarships

    • College Goal Wisconsin is a FREE event to get assistance completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Please visit:  collegegoalwi.org for more information about these events. 

  • Virtual College Visits (Seniors and Juniors): Because of COVID-19 safety protocols, representatives from colleges and technical colleges will not be visiting the building to meet with students. In order to still obtain important information and continue exploring college options, please visit the following listing for how to virtually visit colleges or virtually meet with college representatives: Virtual College Visits

  • How to check grades in Canvas and Infinite Campus (All Grades): This link explains how to check grades in both Infinite Campus and Canvas: Access to Grades in IC and Canvas  


Summer School Credit Recovery 

If your child needs to recover any credits required for graduation during summer school, please note that counselors will automatically sign up any students who need summer school. Summer school for credit recovery will start on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 and run through Friday, July 16, 2021. Students will be assigned to either the 8:00-10:00am session or the 10:00am-noon session. Summer school will be held at Oshkosh North High School.

If this pertains to your child, you will receive an email from the West Counseling Team with additional information regarding credit recovery during summer school during March or April at the latest. Counselors do not sign up students for summer school enrichment courses, only credit recovery. If your child plans to sign up for an enrichment course during summer school, then please follow the registration process sent out from the District Summer School Staff. 


Job postings

Are you looking for a job?  Please check out this link!  Job Postings


personal/social

Please read the following:  OASD 11.10.20 Update - Support Series and Rise Up Resources

Our commitment to doing everything possible to support students will continue no matter the distance. Families are encouraged to learn more about the support services and mental health resources available and to reach out with any questions or concerns.


 

HEALTH OFFICE

COVID DATA AND SYMPTOMS

In an effort to track return to school dates for students, we would like you to continue to notify your student's school when they have symptoms or have been a close contact or a household contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID. Please either call the Health Office at 920-424-4090 option 4, the Attendance Office at 920-424-4090 ext. 3003, or email one of the following: 


 

LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER

NOTIFICATION OF PARENT RIGHTS

SCHOOL TO WORK (S2W) PROGRAM WITH OSHKOSH CORPORATION

Attention Oshkosh Area School District Sophomores and Parents/Guardians:

Are you (or your student) looking for a different and exciting high school experience for next year? Are you interested in jumpstarting a career in manufacturing with an industry-leading Fortune 500 company - all while earning a regular high school diploma?

The School to Work (S2W) Program is a partnership between the Oshkosh Area School District and Oshkosh Corporation. As a two-year program, S2W provides an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to earn their high school diploma in a non-traditional environment. Each day, a rigorous academic program will be combined with developing manufacturing and employability skills in a hands-on learning environment. Students will attend class for 3 hours per day and will work for 4 hours. This is a paid experience, and each student will be under the guidance of an Oshkosh Corporation mentor.

LEARN MORE: Attend an upcoming information session - in-person or virtual options available. Current Oshkosh Area School District sophomores and their families are invited to learn more about this exciting opportunity available through the Oshkosh Area School District’s School to Work (S2W) Program. Pre-registration is required.

  • DATE(S): Tuesday, February 23 or Tuesday, March 23

  • TIME: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

  • LOCATION: Oshkosh Corporation OR Virtual (location details or access link provided upon pre-registration)

  • SIGN UP: Due to limited seating capacity, pre-registration is required for both virtual and in-person sessions. To register, contact Taran Fischer at trfischer@defense. oshkoshcorp.com and state if you prefer to attend in-person or virtually. Additional access instructions will be provided once your reservation has been made.

  • LEARN MORE: See flyer for more details.

CONTACT: If you have questions about the program, please feel free to email Vicki Porior, OASD Career and Technical Education Coordinator at vicki.porior@oshkosh.k12.wi.us. 


 

SPORTS INFORMATION

The OASD moved the WIAA fall sports seasons to the alternative spring season.  The start dates for the alternative spring seasons are found below along with the name and email address of the head coach.  If you have not already contacted the appropriate head coach please do so ASAP so that you get on the email list for important information.  The athletic director will be using the lists provided by the coaches to email out eligibility paperwork information as we will not be holding in person meetings this spring.  Even if you have turned in paperwork in the fall the district has two updated forms that will need to be turned in:  the covid acknowledgement form and the covid waiver form.  These two forms can be found on the Oshkosh West athletics website using the following link:  https://oshkosh-west-high.oshkosh.k12.wi.us/athletics-activities/athletics

Parents and students, if you have previously had covid the district requires that you follow a return to play protocol for participating in high school athletics.  This will require a student taking the OASD GRADUATED RETURN TO PLAY CHECKLIST For Positive Case of Covid-19 to a doctor to get cleared to return to athletic competition.  Please note the athlete may need to follow work with one of the high school athletic trainers on a return to play progression before getting fully cleared to begin practice for a high school sport. Please contact Brad Jodarski with any additional questions. 

Please note when filling out the covid waiver form please list all activities and/or sports your child will be participating in yet this school year as if a sport or activity is not listed on a previously turned in waiver form another waiver will need to be turned in.  Finally, the covid19-return to athletics guidelines have recently been updated and the revised guidelines are available at the link referenced above.  Thanks and please contact Brad Jodarski with any questions at brad.jodarski@oshkosh.k12.wi.us or 920-424-0143.

Alternative Spring FVA and OASD Fall Sports Face Covering Protocols

The indoor sports (girls swimming, girls tennis and volleyball) will require all coaches and athletes to wear a mask at all times (except when the swimmers are swimming in the water).  All spectators, officials and game workers are required to wear a mask at all times.  

For the outdoor sports - cross country, football, girls golf, boys soccer, girls tennis - coaches must wear a mask at all times.  Athletes in these sports must wear a mask anytime they are not actively involved in practice and/or a game.  When they are actively participating they do not have to wear a mask.   Fall coaches may ask their athletes to wear a mask while actively participating in practices as an additional safety measure.  All spectators, officials and game workers are required to wear a mask at all times.


 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The OASD is once again participating in the Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) program in the 2020-2021 school year. TEALS is a Microsoft Philanthropies program that connects classroom teachers with tech-industry volunteers to create sustainable computer science programs at high schools. This unique program places passionate technology professionals into high school classrooms as volunteer instructors working with OASD classroom teachers - Mr. Waid at Oshkosh North High School and Mr. Bartel at Oshkosh West High School. The 2021-22 school year will be the third year of our partnership with TEALS.  

If you or someone you know works in the computer science or software engineering field and would be interested in making a difference in our students’ future success, please contact Vicki Porior at vicki.porior@oshkosh.k12.wi.us. Or feel free to forward this request to technical industry professionals in your network. To learn more about the TEALS program visit www.tealsk12.org.

Thank you in advance for your help as we strive to provide our students with the latest computer science education and support. 


 

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