Newsletter Week of December 4, 2020

IMPORTANT DATES

  • 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

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

scheduling for 2021-2022

Online scheduling for the 2021-2022 school year will be open on Tuesday, December 8th.  It will close at midnight on Monday December 14th.  Please watch your email on Tuesday, December 8th for further information that will be sent to you regarding this very important process.

 

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

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. 

The boys and girls basketball teams play this Friday night (FR at 5:50pm, JV at 6pm and Var at approx. 7:30pm) and wrestling (7:45am match) and boys basketball (FR game at 1pm, JV game at 2:30pm and VAR game at approx 4pm) host Oshkosh North on Saturday.

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 ***

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 this 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