Newsletter Week of October 30, 2020
- October 30 - Student Council Costume Contest
- November 2-6 - Virtual Homecoming Week
- November 3 - Election Day
- November 11 - Early Release
- November 23 - Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences 4-7 PM
- November 25-27 - No School - Happy Thanksgiving!
owhs virtual homecoming week- mon. 11/2 thru fri. 11/6
The week of November 2-6 is OWHS Virtual Homecoming week! Participate in dress-up days during your live sessions this week. Community chalk walk, at-home scavenger hunt and Wednesday Kahoot trivia are a few ways to add some fun to your virtual school schedule. Watch your email for chances to participate in all events!
- Monday, November 2:
Dress Up Day: Pajama Day
- Tuesday, November 3:
Dress Up Day: Vine/Meme Day
At-Home Scavenger Hunt
- Wednesday, November 4:
Trivia on Kahoot
- Thursday, November 5:
Dress Up Day: Grade Level Dress Up (Fr-tie dye, So-Superheroes , Jr-tacky tourist, Sr-toga)
Packer Football Game Watch Party @ 7:20 pm (Google Meet links will be sent out)
- Friday, November 6:
Dress Up Day: Decades (Fr-50s, So-60s, Jr-70s, Sr-80s) or Homecoming Shirt Day
Last day for Chalk Walk submissions
Remember to Vote on the School Referendums Nov. 3rd!
The November 3rd election is not just about our next president and other leaders - it’s also about whether the Oshkosh Area School District will receive continued operational funds and investments in our school buildings.
If voters approve question one, the district will be able to maintain academic programs, technology for learning and student support services - with no tax increase. If voters approve question 2, capital funds would be used to provide safe and accessible schools, flexible and collaborative learning spaces, and cost-effective schools to maximize taxpayer investment. If the referendums are not approved, the district will face millions in budget cuts and continued maintenance of aging buildings without the benefit of important improvements.
Be sure to learn about the two referendum questions (visit https://www.oshkosh.k12.wi.us/referendum) and vote on or before November 3rd. Everything you need to find out where, when and how to vote is on the MyVoteWisconsin website.
At this time, the menus for the virtual learning grab and go meals, as well as the in-person learning meals are very fluid and change frequently depending on what items are available to us and labor constraints. At this time, the best place to see the most up to date menu information is our nutri slice website: oshkosh.nutrislice.com.
Here you will be able to access the virtual learning menu for the meals being distributed at the grab and go sites on Mondays and Thursdays, as well as the menu for any of our in-person learners. This website allows us to quickly update any changes, as well as allows users to see allergen information, nutrition information, and carb counts for menu items, so it is a really useful tool. You are also able to download an app on your phone for the site.
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.
COVID DATA AND SYMPTOMS
In an effort to still 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 920-424-4090 option 4 or email one of the following:
YOU can check out ebooks from the Oshkosh Public Library without a Library Card! How? Follow these quick steps.
Why is this a BIG DEAL?
YOU have access to 1,000s of books from the Oshkosh Public Library!
When you check out an e-book or audiobook it will download to your device. If you go somewhere without wifi, no problem, you can continue enjoying your book without it.
Sora offers features like bookmarks, definitions, highlights, notes, and synced progress.
Congratulations to our Pumpkin Decorating Contest Winners! Thank you to everyone who voted! Stay tuned for more contests!
1st Place - Gavin Cox 2nd Place - Mikaya Erickson 3rd Place - Skinny Thao
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!