March 2022 Newsletter
IN THIS ISSUE
- South Park Mission Statement
- Optional Masking
- Poetry Workshop
- Weekly Bulletins
- Food Service Positions
- Progress Reports
- Video Game Study
- Infinite Campus Messenger
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Reminder that masks are OPTIONAL for all people in all district buildings.
MLK Jr. Essay Contest
On Wednesday, February 16, Enrique Alatorre was honored at the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration and Awards Program for winning the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest at the middle school level. Enrique's essay highlighted the accomplishments of great civil rights leaders. The essay contest takes place every year and all five middle schools in Oshkosh are able to submit entries. We want to congratulate Enrique and thank him for representing South Park in such a positive way.
An Exciting Opportunity in April for our students! Sign up NOW!!
A Better World through Poetry Workshop
In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, Oshkosh Poet Laureate Tom Cannon will lead an interactive poetry workshop for kids in grades 6-9.
Explore how poetry can help you work through feelings and problems. Going beyond the first draft turns your words into a powerful tool to improve the world around you.
All teens are encouraged to share their original work by submitting a Word document as an attachment to mmueller@ oshkoshpubliclibrary.org. Paper submissions are also welcomed at any of the library’s service desks.
Poems will be on display through May 15 in the teen and children’s areas of the library.
Workshop space is limited. Call 920-236-5208 or stop by the Children’s Department Service Desk to reserve your seat.
SAT | April 2 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Grades 6-9 | Lower Level
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 your Infinite Campus and email for this every Friday!
Are you looking for a part time position?
Food Service may be for you!
Please take a look at THIS for more information.
Participate in a Collaborative Family Video Game Play Study
Details found HERE
Progress reports will be posted at weeks 5,10, 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.
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.
School Safety/Where to Drop Off/Pick Up During the Day
For safety reasons, all entrances are locked. A "buzz in" system is located at Door #1. If you need to drop off something or pick something up or drop off/pick up a child, please do so at Door #1.