Newsletter Week of November 6, 2020

IMPORTANT DATES

  • November 11 - Early Release
  • November 12 - Return to Model 3: Hybrid - B group reports to school in person
  • November 13 - A group reports to school in person
  • November 23 - Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences 4-7 PM
  • November 23-24 - Picture Retakes
  • November 25-27 - No School - Happy Thanksgiving!
  • November 30-December 4 - Return to Model 4: Virtual for one week

 

eACADEMY

For information and process for enrolling/unenrolling from eAcademy for second semester please visit the eAcademy Website at:

https://www.oshkosh.k12.wi.us/district/school-curriculum/oasd-eacademy 

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 - kimberly.groth@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

Melissa Schiek - Elementary - melissa.schiek@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

Jean Framke - Middle School - jean.framke@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

Jennifer Thede, North HS - jennifer.thede@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

Duane Hartkopf, West HS - duane.hartkopf@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

Julie Ruck, SPED Virtual Support Teacher - julie.ruck@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

Lisa Lieder - Program Coordinator - lisa.lieder@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

Marcie Gundlach - Principal - marlene.gundlach@oshkosh.k12.wi.us


 

FOOD SERVICE

Please read the following OASD Update for changes related to accessing FREE school meals as we prepare to transition to Model 3: Hybrid Learning on November 12: OASD Update 11.04.20 - New Information on Free School Meals


 

GUIDANCE OFFICE

  •  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

  • 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  Tuesday, 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.


 

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

Digital Citizenship - The Ins and Outs of Restricted Access Hours Midnight - 6 AM

On Oct 19,  the OASD implemented the Media Balance for a Healthy Lifestyle Limited Hours. 

Salem Press Online - This online database provides immediate access to resources in these content areas: Literature, History, Science, Health, and Careers. Click on this link to see how easy it is to navigate. Available through the link on our website. 

November is the Month to Be Thankful! Join the LMC in creating Journals that highlight what we are thankful for. Fill out this Google Form and pick up a blank journal at Door 24. Share pics of your completed journal with angela.joner@oshkosh.k12.wi.us.


 

PICTURE RE-TAKE DAYS

Picture Retake Day is scheduled for Monday, November 23rd - 7:45am-9:45am and Tuesday, November 24th - 7:45am-9:45am in the Alberta Kimball Auditorium. PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF THE LIMITED TIMES AND MAKE APPROPRIATE ARRANGEMENTS.

Here is the information you need to know!  

STUDENTS THAT NEED TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED:

If students have not been photographed this school year, please be prepared to have a photograph taken on re-take day.  All students must be photographed.  Portraits will be needed for your school’s data base. Even if you do not plan to order pictures, you need to have your photo taken for your school ID.

STUDENTS THAT WOULD LIKE RE-TAKE PHOTOS:

If you want a re-take of your student’s original portrait, please return the original package in its entirety to the photographer on re-take day.  A replacement package will be printed and delivered to the school with your student’s new image.  If you did not purchase photos from the original picture day and want a re-take, please have the student’s picture taken.

STUDENTS WHO WANT TO ORDER SCHOOL PICTURES FOR THE FIRST TIME:

If you would like to order school pictures for the first time, you can use the online pre-pay option or print and use the order form .pdf or obtain one from the school office.  Just fill out the order form and bring it with you to re-take day.

STUDENTS WHO DID NOT ORDER SCHOOL PICTURES AND WOULD LIKE TO ORDER AT A LATER TIME:

If you do not order your student’s portrait on re-take day, you will still be able to order online for the entire school year.  Approximately 3 weeks after the portrait is taken your student will bring home a proof form with their own secure private gallery password.  Online orders get mailed directly to your home and will include a shipping charge of $4.50.

DELIVERY OF RE-TAKE PORTRAITS:

Re-take photos will be delivered to the school approximately three weeks after the re-take day.


 

SENIOR FALL NEWSLETTER

WILDCAT WEARHOUSE

Welcome Wildcats to our Back-To-Virtual-School 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!


 

YEARBOOK SALE & SENIOR PICTURES

Yearbooks are on sale until December 21st. They can be purchased at the school bank or ordered online (go to Yearbookforever.com). They are $55 until Christmas. We only pre order what has been paid for. If there are extras at the end of the year, they will be $60. Pre order early, because we’re never sure how many extras we’ll have!!

If you have a student in E Academy this year, and want them to be pictured in the yearbook, you can send a professional picture taken by someone else, (with a solid, simple background) to amy.karoses@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

Senior pictures were due October 23rd. If you did not submit one, please do that ASAP. We are looking for a head and shoulders, vertical pose; it’s okay if the pose is outdoors, or the student is wearing a hat, or holding a cat, just so it’s a head and shoulders, vertical pose. Those can be emailed to amy.karoses@oshkosh.k12.wi.us or a wallet sized photo can be brought to the yearbook office (W10). Email Amy Karoses with any questions.

Senior tributes: Wish your graduating student well with a special, heartfelt message in this year’s yearbook. “Baby Ads” are due to the yearbook office by Christmas. Mail or email the attached form, message, and pictures to Amy.karoses@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

Senior ad form: https://docs.google.com/document/d/147Uf62aQQUr3aVRw0RFnQxr0vQioHA3o9HYRkCSE-rM/edit?usp=sharing