Newsletter December 2020
IN THIS ISSUE
- South Park Mission Statement
- Open House Information for 8th Graders
- Progress Reports
- The Giving Tree
- IReady at Home Winter Diagnostic
- Model 4: Virtual Learning
- Infinite Campus Messenger
- In Need of Assistance?
- School Breakfast/Lunch Program
- Essential OASD information
- School Safety/ Where to Drop Off and Pick Up
- Whom Do I Contact?
- Specialist Updates and News
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.
Oshkosh West & Oshkosh North's Open Houses
Attention 8th Grade Parents! Open Houses and scheduling information will begin in January, virtually.
- February: Scheduling tutorials begin for 8th graders. More information to come.
- January 6th- Open House email going out to all 8th Grade students and families containing scheduling/graduation info, athletic info, and short videos from all departments.
- Week of January 11th- North Office working on virtually scheduling students from North Side Middle Schools and ALPS.
- January 16th- Virtual Q&A session for any 8th grader or family who has questions. Time TBD.
Information about the i-Ready at Home Winter Diagnostic can be found here: Important i-Ready Information
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.
15 week progress reports will be available on the Infinite Campus Portal on Dec. 16, 2020.
The Giving Tree
The Giving Tree is alive at South Park Middle School even while we are currently learning in Model 4. We have students in our school community that are in need during the holiday season. If you are interested in helping those students in need, please reach out to Heather Wolters, School Counselor at email@example.com.
- OASD Update 11.09.20- Staying Virtual Until January 2021; CHANGE
- OASD 11.02.20- eAcademy Mid-year Transition Period
- OASD 11.09.20- New Information on Free School Meals
- Model 4: Virtual Learning. Plan and Expectations for Secondary Students and Families
- Instructions on Taking Attendance in IC
- Canvas Parent Observer Instructions
Students should be sure they are checking in using IC for attendance each day virtually. Remember to contact the attendance office if your child is unable to participate in Virtual Learning on any given day.
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.
School Breakfast/Lunch Program
As announced on September 2, meals will be provided to all OASD students- as well as anyone 18 years old and younger- at no cost. The FREE school meals will be available until December 31, 2020 (or until federal funding is depleted).
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.