Newsletter Week of October 30, 2020

IMPORTANT DATES

  • 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.


 

FOOD SERVICE

 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. 


 

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 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: 


 

LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER

 

YOU can check out ebooks from the Oshkosh Public Library without a Library Card!  How?  Follow these quick steps.

Adding Sora to a Chromebook or Phone 

 Why is this a BIG DEAL? 

  1. YOU have access to 1,000s of books from  the Oshkosh Public Library! 

  2. 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. 

  3. 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

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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 are due October 23rd. 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