Newsletter Week of November 20, 2020
- November 23 - Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences 4-7 PM
- November 25-27 - No School - Happy Thanksgiving!
- December 7 - Virtual Parent Advisory Meeting
- December 9 - Early Release (teachers will be in professional development from 2:00-4:15)
- December 23-January 1 - No School - Winter Break
For information and process for enrolling/unenrolling from eAcademy for second semester please visit the eAcademy Website at:
If you are looking for additional information to further assist with decisions, feel free to reach out to the eAcademy coaches / staff at each level:
Kim Groth - Elementary - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melissa Schiek - Elementary - email@example.com.
Jean Framke - Middle School - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Thede, North HS - email@example.com.
Duane Hartkopf, West HS - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Julie Ruck, SPED Virtual Support Teacher - email@example.com
Lisa Lieder - Program Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
Marcie Gundlach - Principal - email@example.com
Please read the following OASD Update related to accessing FREE school meals during Model 4: Virtual Learning: OASD Update 11.09.20 - New Information on Free School Meals
Financial Aid Resources (Seniors)
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
ACT Test Prep (Juniors): Juniors at West will take the ACT on March 9, 2021. Students who would like to participate in ACT Prep courses should visit the OWHS Counseling Website, where some of the local ACT prep opportunities are listed: oshkosh-west-high.oshkosh.k12.wi.us/counseling/college-career-development
Select “Standardized Testing”
Select “Test Prep”
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
The October 29th PSAT/NMSQT at Oshkosh West has been cancelled and tentatively rescheduled for T
uesday, January 26, 2021.
- More information on registering for the test will be sent out in early November. It is possible that 10th grade students will not be eligible to take the test at West this year and that a limited number of students overall will be able to take the test. It is impossible to predict what the situation will be like with the Covid 19 outbreak, but the health and safety of our students and staff will be priority one. Thank you for your understanding during these difficult and unpredictable times.
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.
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:
Check out this new resource in Badgerlink! A research database specifically for Applied Science and Technology! Ebsco Host's Applied Science and Technology Source
Digital Citizenship: A Parent's Ultimate Guide to Parental Controls from Common Sense Media - - - Does at-home learning have you frazzled? Read this guide for tips and tricks on setting parental controls to manage devices your family uses.
Watch for emails regarding our December Snowflake Break! Details will follow!
Support for Parents!
During Parent/Teacher conferences and beyond, the following West staff members can assist you with a variety of needs. If you would like to meet with one of these staff members during conferences, please email the individual and that person will monitor and respond to emails when not meeting with other parents. You may also contact any of these staff members at any time if you need assistance.
Here are directions for creating a parent observer account: Click Here
Here is a helpful page with a video and some information on navigating Canvas as an observer: Click Here
Heather DeGroot (Technology Integration Coach)
If you have additional questions or need support, please contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Infinite Campus Help
Heather Kangas, Instructional Support - Curriculum
If you have questions or need support with Infinite Campus Parent Portal, please contact her at: email@example.com
Library & Technology
LeeAnn Morrill, the West Library Media Specialist, will be available during conferences. If you have questions regarding any of the following issues, please reach out to her at Leeann.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Picture retake days, scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, November 23rd and 24th, are postponed. We will reschedule as soon as possible when we return to Model 3.
Welcome Wildcats to our Holiday Season Sale on our newly designed Online Store! Check out the awesome Wildcat gear with the brands you love and order as much as you like, the best part is it is all shipped directly to you and not the school so no need to pick-up! Holidays are right around the corner, get your shopping done early and avoid the crowds!
The OASD has given the go ahead to start winter sports (11.12.20 - OASD Plans for High School Winter Sports). Please contact Brad Jodarski, Activities Coordinator, at email@example.com.