Newsletter Week of December 18, 2020

IMPORTANT DATES

  • December 23-January 1 - No School - Winter Break
  • January 4 - January 8: Virtual Learning
  • January 6 - Early Release
  • January 11 - Return to Model 3: Hybrid (Group B in-person learning)
  • January 12 - Return to Model 3: Hybrid (Group A in-person learning)
  • January 15 - Last day of 1st semester
  • January 18 - No School (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Teacher In-service)
  • January 19 - Start of 2nd semester

Lockers:  With the colder winter weather, we are giving students the option to request a locker if they want one for the remainder of the school year. If your students would like to request a locker, please contact the student services office and a locker will be assigned. 


 

GUIDANCE OFFICE

ACADEMIC

  •  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 PSAT/NMSQT has been tentatively rescheduled for Tuesday, January 26, 2021.  Detailed instructions will be sent to students that have signed up 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.

 

Job postings

Are you looking for a job?  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.

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Fox River Scholarship Center - Seniors will be able to sign up for virtual scholarship presentations and workshops via SignUpGenius.  Please click on this link to see the information regarding the scholarship presentations.  If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Whittaker susie.whittaker@oshkosh.k12.wi.us or Cheryl Fowler Cheryl@oshkoshareacf.org


 

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

PICTURE RE-TAKE & GROUP PHOTO DAYS

Picture Re-Take & Group Photo Days are scheduled for Monday, February 8 and Tuesday, February 9 in the Alberta Kimball Auditorium. Please see the following times for both days below:

  • 7:45 a.m. - Open for eAcademy and outside programs retakes (please enter through Alberta Kimball Auditorium doors)
  • 8:12 a.m. - Start with West students for retakes & group photos- announcements will be made to release students to Auditorium 

 

WILDCAT WEARHOUSE

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!


 

WINTER SPORTS INFORMATION

It has been a long wait but we are finally ready to start winter sports competitions.  It will be great to see our student-athletes competing again.  Please note that each school district in our conference is handling fan attendance as a district based decision.  Oshkosh is currently not allowing fans to attend events and we will revisit having fans at events after Jan. 1, 2021.

All FVA schools will be live-streaming all varsity and some sub-varsity athletic events.   The OASD will be live-streaming all levels of our home athletic events.  The district has created a YouTube channel for each high school and the

Viewing/Troubleshooting Oshkosh Athletics YouTube Events Information- click here!

explains everything you need to know about how our live streaming will work for our home events.  Also, below is the FVA website link that has all of the streaming information for the other FVA schools when we are away at their site. 

Oshkosh West live streaming channel:  Oshkosh West Athletics YouTube channel- click here for the channel!

FVA website: https://www.fvasports.net/

Our winter schedules can change at anytime but if you open the blue hyperlink below you will be able to always view and/or print the latest schedule information for our sports teams.  

View our latest schedules:  http://www.foxvalleyassociation.org/g5-bin/client.cgi?G5genie=240&school_id=10

If you have any questions please let me know and thanks for your support of Oshkosh West Wildcat Athletics!

Brad Jodarski (brad.jodarski@oshkosh.k12.wi.us), Activities Coordinator, Oshkosh West High School


 

YEARBOOK SALE & SENIOR PICTURES

*** FINAL REMINDER ***

LAST CALL for pre-ordering yearbooks! Remember, if you want to be guaranteed to have a yearbook, you need to pre-order before the New Year! You can order through Infinite Campus or yearbookforever.com, or purchase at the school bank.

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