Newsletter Week of May 21, 2021

IMPORTANT DATES

  • May 24 - Any remaining fines for seniors will be posted in IC and must be paid by May 27th
  • May 26 - Senior yearbook distribution
  • May 27 - Last day of school for seniors; Yearbook distribution for grades 9-11
  • May 28 - Seniors pick up caps & gowns and tickets for graduation 8-11 AM at Door 20
  • May 31 - Memorial Day - No School 
  • June 1-3 - Semester Exams for grades 9-11
  • June 2 - Graduation rehearsal at 9:00 AM and Graduation at 6:00 PM (Live Stream begins at 6:00 PM at this link) - Both rehearsal and graduation are at Menominee Nation Arena
  • June 3 - Last day of school for grades 9-11

*** Final Exam Schedule Semester 2 (20-21) ***


Live Stream of Graduation Ceremony for Class of 2021

We are excited to celebrate the Oshkosh West High School Class of 2021 on June 2 at 6:00 PM. Tickets are limited for the ceremony; however, we encourage everyone to watch the live stream of the ceremony on June 2 at 6:00 PM using the following Vimeo link: https://vimeo.com/546577932.


Wildcats, yearbooks have arrived! We will be distributing them to SENIORS first on Wednesday, May 26th during lunch and after school. Come to the yearbook office (W10) to get your book. We will distribute to the rest of the school Thursday, May 27th during lunch and after school, also from Room W10.

If you have not ordered a yearbook yet, late sales are happening NOW. You can purchase at the school bank for $60 or online at YEARBOOKFOREVER.COM


Oshkosh West High School- Main Office 

PLEASE ENTER VIA DOOR #38 (flag pole entrance)

Monday—Thursday, 7:30am-3:00pm

Friday—7:00am-12:00pm

Phone: 424-4090

ALL OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED

Monday, June 21st

Monday, June 28th

Monday, July 5th


 

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.


 

ART & MEDIA DESIGN CONTEST WINNERS

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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:

  1. Meals will be distributed for five days at a time and will include a breakfast, lunch, and supper for each day. 

  2. Milk will be offered with all meals. 

  3. Meals are available and are free to anyone age 18 and under. 

  4. Children do not need to be present to receive free meals, a parent/guardian or sibling may pick up meals. 

  5. Children do not need to be enrolled in the Oshkosh Area School District to receive free meals. 


 

FUNDRAISING- SCHOLARSHIP AWARD (SOCIAL STUDIES)

The Social Studies department is fundraising to create a scholarship award for a student pursuing a degree in a social studies field.  We hope students, former students, and parents/guardians contribute to this fund.  The goal will be to reach $10,000 so we can establish a sustaining endowment.  For more information, look at the Oshkosh West Social Studies Facebook Page.  


 

GUIDANCE OFFICE

ACADEMIC

Attention Juniors! 

If you are looking to retake the ACT, there is another test date coming up in June. You need to log in to your ACT account (the same one that you created to take the ACT at school back in March) and then you can register for another test date:  https://my.act.org/ account/signin?location=https: //my.act.org 

There will not be another opportunity to take the ACT here at West, but often UW Oshkosh is listed as a testing location, so local options do exist. 

IMPORTANT REMINDER! When you register to take the ACT again, you will need to upload a photo and then you will need to print your registration "ticket" to bring along with you on the date of the test. You did not need to complete those items when you took the ACT here at West, but if you are retaking the ACT, you NEED to complete those steps.

For further information on upcoming test dates, please visit:  https://www.act.org/ content/act/en/products-and- services/the-act/registration. html


  •  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  


Job postings

MANY NEW JOB POSTINGS ADDED!  Hiring Events will be held at EAA, Festival Foods and Chick-Fil-A!  Summer jobs and many other local jobs are posted. 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

SOCIAL MEDIA- STUDENT SUCCESS

We want to showcase and celebrate student success on our social media accounts!  Do you have a story that we can share on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts?  Fill out this form!


 

SPORTS INFORMATION

We will have some of our fall sports seasons overlapping with our traditional spring season in the near future.  We spent a lot of time working on the details concerning how we can allow students to do both sports during the overlapping seasons.  The link below will take you to a document created by a committee of head coaches with input from our athletic trainers.  This document is meant to provide guidance for students, parents and coaches during the overlapping seasons.  If you are a student that will be involved in two seasons at the same time this spring, please be sure to talk with your coaches now to come up with a plan.  If you have any questions please contact Mr. Jodarski at brad.jodarski@oshkosh.k12.wi.us or 920-424-0143.  

Alternative Spring / Spring Sport Q&A document


 

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