Newsletter February 2021

IN THIS ISSUE

  • South Park Mission Statement 
  • Progress Reports
  • Open Enrollment & OOAA 2021-22
  • Infinite Campus Messenger
  • Learn More Links
  • In Need of Assistance?
  • School Breakfast/Lunch Program- Meal Distribution during Model 3 Hybrid
  • Essential OASD information
  • School Safety/ Where to Drop Off and Pick Up
  • Whom Do I Contact?
  • Specialist Updates & News, PTN Information

CONTACT

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.   

 

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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.  


While our students were learning in Model 4. Grade level teams identified students who were going above and beyond in following the Panther Way expectations for model 4. Those students received a note and gift card sent home. We are so proud of our students adjusting to virtual learning while being respectful, responsible and safe! Way to go Panthers!! 

We look forward to continuing to acknowledge our students while we are in Model 3. The PBIS team is continuing to brainstorm creative and COVID safe practices to acknowledge the behaviors we want to see in our students. Thank you for all of your support with the Panther Way.

Progress Reports

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.

Semester 2, Week 5 progress report on IC 2/24/21


Open Enrollment and Out of Attendance Area Information for 2021-2022

Please check out this link to apply for Open Enrollment or Out of Attendance Area enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year. 

We encourage you to take advantage of the easy online form. If you have any questions feel free to contact us!


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.

LEARN MORE: 

**Reminder**

Students should be sure they are checking in using IC for attendance each day they are virtual. Remember to contact the attendance office if your child is unable to participate in Virtual Learning  or in person learning on any given day. 


Feeding America Distributions

Starting next week Wednesday, February 3rd, OASD will once again be partnering with Feeding America to help distribute the Farm to Family boxes along with our school meals. To accommodate for this, we will be going down to one meal distribution on Wednesdays. The distribution will be from 4:30-6:30pm at Oshkosh West High School. 

Family food boxes will be available to anyone in the community. Five days worth of meals from the school district will also be available for any child 18 and under. We encourage families looking for meals for eAcademy students, meals for student's virtual days or meals for children not yet enrolled in school to visit this distribution. 

We are asking that anyone interested in picking up boxes or meals not enter the parking lot prior to 4pm to ensure students and staff can safely exit the parking lot before the distribution begins. 


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

OASD Free School Meal Distribution During Model 3: Hybrid Learning

Following the OASD’s Winter Break (December 23 - January 1), Free School Meal Distribution will resume on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. 

While the OASD is in Model 3: Hybrid Learning school meals (for virtual learning days, eAcademy students, and anyone age 18 and under) will be distributed as follows:

Meal Distribution During Model 3: Hybrid Learning:

Meal distributions will continue to occur on Wednesdays ONLY at the following locations and times:

North High School (circle drive in front of school) from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

West High School (in front of door 20) from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

West High School (in front of door 20) from 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

North High School (circle drive in front of school) from 5 - 6 p.m.

 

NOTE: No school meals will be sent home with students at the end of their in-person learning days at this time. Families looking for additional school meals for virtual learning days are asked to visit the distribution sites on Wednesdays to receive those meals.


Meal Distribution Details

Meals will be distributed for five days at a time and will include a breakfast, lunch, and supper for each day. 

Milk will be offered with all meals. 

Meals are available and are free to anyone age 18 and under. 

Children do not need to be present to receive free meals, a parent/guardian or sibling may pick up meals. 

Children do not need to be enrolled in the Oshkosh Area School District to receive free meals.


 

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.


 

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.


 

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?

 


 

Specialist Updates and News