December 2022 Newsletter
IN THIS ISSUE
- South Park Mission Statement
- Wisconsin Herd Art Contest
- Media News
- South Park Communications Folder
- Weekly Bulletins
- Student Handbook
- Food Service Positions
- Progress Reports
- Infinite Campus Messenger
- GoGuardian Parent
- In Need of Assistance?
- Essential OASD information
- School Safety/ Where to Drop Off and Pick Up
- Whom Do I Contact?
- Specialist Updates & News, Sports, and PTN Information
Oshkosh Area School District 215 S Eagle Street Oshkosh, WI 54902 920.424.0395 email@example.com
South Park Middle School 1551 Delaware St. Oshkosh, WI 54902
Office Phone 920.424.0431 Attendance Phone 920.424.0431 ext. 2702
South Park Mission Statement
At South Park Middle School, education is a continuous transitional experience, which promotes positive intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth. Students are encouraged to maximize individual potential to function in a diverse society.
Please remember that you are always welcome at South Park. We want you to take an active role in your child's education. Your involvement in your child’s academics as well as extra-curricular activities will result in their success. If you ever have any questions regarding your child, please call 920-424-0431 to be directed to the appropriate staff member. We are here to help you and your child.
Check out the newest addition of the South Park Student Newsletter,
Panther Press. Enjoy!
The Giving Tree is alive at South Park Middle School. We have students in our school community that are in need during this holiday season. If you are interested in helping those students in need, please stop by the main office at South Park and grab a mitten off of the Giving Tree. The tree will be up with mittens beginning in early December. The mittens will have specific ideas for what a student could use during this time. If you have any questions, please reach out to Heather Wolters, School Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participating in The Giving Tree can help you or your family experience the joy of giving this holiday season. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Have a very healthy and happy holiday season.
Wisconsin Herd Art Contest Presented By BMO
This year South Park Middle School Students are participating in an art contest within our community. Students were given saucers by BMO and asked "What does the Wisconsin Herd mean to me?". This was the prompt for the Wisconsin Herd art contest in which five lucky artists will have their art created into a special jersey worn by the team. Along with the Jersey winners the Wisconsin Herd is also awarding a multitude of prizes to winners and Honorable Mentions as well. The contest supporters asked the participating artists for their work to be large, bright, colorful, and detailed. Honorable mentions will win for the following categories: Most Creative, Most Colorful, Best Sports Representation, Best Memory, and Most Innovative. Students were given an opportunity to start their designs in Morning Meetings and continued their compositions into their individual art classes. All South Park students were given the opportunity to contribute their artistic ideas to the contest even if not currently in an art class.
After the artwork is complete in class students will need to have their parents submit their original design to the contest before DECEMBER 12! Art students will have 4 days in class to complete their designs and add color. All work will be finished in class before December 8th, and will need their parents to submit art on the student's behalf. The original art can be kept at school until the winners are announced January 2nd. We are so proud to be a part of this unique community art experience this year, and will update as the contest progresses. Last year's jersey combined all five of the winner's art to create the final jersey look. Best of luck to all who enter!
Chances are your students have started to use Social Media. It is important that you discuss the ways your child can use Social Media in the safest way.
Your child can stay safe by following these guidelines:
Don’t post personal information, such as last names, addresses, birthdates, phone numbers or photographs online.
Ask an adult to help with safe usernames, passwords and privacy settings.
What goes online stays online. As a general rule, if you wouldn’t say it to your teacher or parents, don’t say it online. Think before you post.
If you receive hurtful or inappropriate messages you have options. Depending on how serious the situation is, you can ignore it, ask the person to stop, unfriend or block the person, or tell your parents, or a teacher. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect.
Let’s be safe and respectful online!
CHROMEBOOK ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE
OASD Insurance coverage is for accidental damage.
First Claim: Covered by OASD Insurance - if student CHOOSES
Second Claim: Repair cost up to $60 Student Fee (If student paid for first claim, second repair is covered by OASD Insurance)
Third Claim: Full Cost of repair/replacement and/or Disciplinary Action (unless student paid for first claim and second claim, then OASD Insurance covers damage.)
The district reserves the right to charge for the entire replacement cost if negligence is determined. Examples of negligence include but are not limited to losing or destroying your Chromebook.
Manufacturer defects covered under warranty will not be subject to the above criteria.
Oshkosh West High School
8th Grade Open House
You are invited to attend the Oshkosh West High School Open House to learn more about what high school life is like, course/program opportunities, the course request process, activities, clubs, sports, and other important information!
Date: Monday, January 9, 2023
Scheduling Presentation: 6:00 pm
Alberta Kimball Auditorium
Informational Program Meeting in Auditorium
6:45 - AP World History
5:30-5:45 - Global Academy
Exploration of departments, clubs, and activities available from 4:30-6:00 pm in the F and O rooms.
**Enrollment information available if interested
**If school is cancelled due to inclement weather on January 9th, the orientation will then be rescheduled for Monday, January 16th.
SAVE THE DATE!
Oshkosh North High School
Thursday, January 12th, 2023
*Check in BEGINS at 5:40 pm*
The evening will include:
*Course scheduling information
*Meeting high school teachers/department chairs
*Learning about clubs, sports and extracurricular activities
Please enter door #7 (west side visitor entrance) to register and locate your group location.
All Parents & Guardians
School Safety Drop off-Pick up
There is an updated procedure when dropping something off for your student(s) in the South Park Office. For additional security, when buzzed in at the front door (#1), please drop any and all items off on the table outside of the office door and put a post it note on it with your child's name and grade level. We will make sure your student(s) get the item(s) as soon as possible.
Thank you for your cooperation.
We strive to have a direct line of communication with our school families. Please check out our Google Drive Folder "South Park Communications" for any and all important information about upcoming events, parent forms, etc.
For any additional questions please contact our office at 920.424.0431
GoGuardian Parent is a phone app that allows parents and guardians to limit Chromebook access outside of school. It also shows the top five websites and if teachers had to manage students on their Chromebook. To set this up, download the app and create an account with your email address that you used when you signed up for Infinite Campus. Here is a link with directions to install or learn more. Questions should be addressed to GoGuardianParent@oshkosh.k12.wi.us
The Panther Weekly
Every Friday there will be an updated bulletin for the week ahead. This will include the activities, special events and upcoming events. Make sure to check the "South Park Communications" folder for these updates!
- View the Student Handbook HERE
Are You Looking For a
Part Time Position?
Food Service may be for you!
Please take a look at THIS for more information.
Progress reports will be posted at weeks 7 and 15 of the semester. An email will be sent to tell you the grades have been posted since the district has gone paperless. Just as grades are dependent on the requirements in the classroom, progress report marks are too. If you have any questions about the progress of your child, please contact your child's teacher.
Infinite Campus Messenger
One of the benefits of our student information system, Infinite Campus, is the messenger program. Through the Parent Portal Inbox, via Email, Voice, and/or Text. in order to save paper, we will be emailing the link to the South Park Newsletter with a target date of the first of every month. Please check to see that your current email is listed in your contact information on the Portal. There may be times when we send out a message via phone or text as well, so it is important that we have current contact information in our system.
Are You or Someone You Know in Need of Assistance?
If you or someone you know is in need of assistance in one of the areas below, please contact Jodi Gunckel or Heather Wolters for specific organizations and phone numbers in the areas you need assistance.
- Child Care/Day Care, Clothing Assistance, Employment Resources/Job Search, Energy Assistance, Financial Assistance, Food Assistance, Health Care/Mental Health, Home Repair, Housing Options & Respite, Information & Referral, Labor Related Resources, Legal Services- Mediation, Personal and Family Concerns, Refugee and Immigrant Services, Transportation, Veteran Services, Work-Related Services for the Disabled.
Having Difficulty Finding the Resources You Need?
To connect to community service, help is just 3 digits away. United Way 211 provides easy access to health and human services.
Dial 2-1-1 OR 1-800-924-5514 for help with information about food resources, counseling, employment, health care, child care, support groups, housing, clothing, after school programs, or legal aid.
It's FREE, confidential, and available 24/7.
Whom Should I Contact?
We hope these listings will assist you in getting your issues dealt with directly and efficiently. Go to the following link: Whom Should I Contact?
Questions, Suggestions, Concerns
At South Park Middle School we are dedicated to providing the best educational program possible for our students. Should something occur that you have a question about or are unhappy about, please give your child's teacher a call first. If you are unable to resolve the issue call me at 424-1228 ext. 2703 so that we can work together to address your need. If you have a concern that you have been unable to resolve with me, you may call Dr. Andrew Jones, Director of Administration, at 424-0100. He will help you address your concern and/or connect you with others who can help.
Notice of Surveillance
South Park Middle School is using video surveillance/electronic monitoring to observe, monitor, and/or record the behavior and activity of all personal on school property or grounds, or participating in school functions
American Disabilities Accommodations
Upon request, reasonable auxiliary aids and services will be provided to individuals with disabilities. If assistance is required, please provide advance notice by calling the school office at 920.424.0431.
The Oshkosh Area School District, including all school buildings/sites/programs, does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, orientation, or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability. Therefore, no student shall be excluded from participation in any curricular, extracurricular, student services, recreational or other program or activity. When separation by sex in education activities is appropriate for health and/or safety reasons, equal educational opportunities shall be provided for both sexes.