January 2023 Newsletter


  • South Park Mission Statement 
  • Panther Pride Night
  • 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                        info@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

South Park Middle School      1551 Delaware St.                  Oshkosh, WI 54902 

Office Phone  920.424.0431  Attendance Phone  920.424.0431 ext. 2702

Fax 920.424.7513

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.  


Image result for oshkosh south park middle school panther clipartPanther Pride Night

This year Panther Pride Night will be held on January 17th from 4:30-6:00 pm. The purpose of this night is to show off the amazing work teachers do with their students on a daily basis. There will be a showcase of student work and/or activities that has been done with your student in the classroom. All families can engage in these activities, it will not just be for their grade level. 
Looking forward to great evening of fun!


Greek Week is Coming!

The Behavioral Team is looking forward to a great January.  Greek Week is scheduled for January 20-27.  South Park will celebrate the end of the semester with a week full of fun competition between grade levels and staff!  T-shirt order forms will be coming home after Winter Break.


~ Please Slow Down in our School Zones ~

The streets of Delaware and South Park can be especially dangerous for our students before and after school.  

Please slow down and watch for pedestrians. 



           MEDIA NEWS         

As we dive into our winter months and students often find themselves bored and cooped up inside, we urge them to read and/or listen to books online.  Students can easily access our online library at home by going to Classlink and then SORA.  The SORA App can also be downloaded to devices to be able to read without Wifi. This is a great feature for holiday car trips, or even to listen to while walking.  It is also an easy way to avoid winter boredom and get in some great reading!  Students can check out up to five books or audiobooks on Sora. If you have questions about SORA, see Mrs. Kese or Mrs. Meshinesh in the media center.


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.

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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.



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8th Grade
Oshkosh North High School

Thursday, January 12th, 2023
6:00-7:30 pm

*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 - Brandeis Marin

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!


Student Handbook

  • 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.

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Progress Reports

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.

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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.

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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

Non-Discrimination Statement

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.


Specialist Updates and News