Newsletter May 2021
IN THIS ISSUE
- South Park Mission Statement
- Bike to School Day
- 8th Grade Promotion
- 2021-2022 Enrollment Info
- Progress Reports
- Media Materials Reminder
- Forward Exam Inspiration
- 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 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.
Wednesday, May 5, is Bike to School Day.
Bike to school for a chance to win prizes!
8th Grade Promotion will be taking place as a closed ceremony on Thursday, June 3rd at 1:30 pm.
Oshkosh Area School District (OASD) middle schools are pleased to provide a virtual livestream of their 2021 8th Grade Promotion Ceremonies. The ceremonies will be streamed to the OASD Middle School Events YouTube channel. To view a school’s ceremony visit www.youtube.com/channel/UC_-
When events are live-streamed, viewers will see a “Live now” section when visiting the OASD Middle School Events YouTube channel. Please be sure to check the name of the event you are viewing, as events from multiple schools may appear at the same time. If you are unable to watch an event in real-time, events that are live-streamed will automatically be added to the District’s YouTube channel after the stream ends and the video processes. NOTE: Videos will stay visible for at least one week after the original event air date.
As previously announced, in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 no visitors are allowed in OASD buildings at this time.
The last day of school for the 2020-2021 school year is Thursday, June 3.
Get Ready for the 2021-22 School Year!
The Oshkosh Area School District's Annual Student Update (Enrollment) for returning K-12 students and for new 4K students will take place April 1-September 1, 2021. Students must be enrolled by September 1. However, the sooner you complete this process, the better!
This annual enrollment process is required and secures a student's place at school for the next school year. The process is done through Infinite Campus (IC) Parent Portal and includes updating demographic and contact information. NOTE: Fees and payments for the 2021-2022 school year cannot be paid until mid-August, additional information will be provided at that time.
Instructions: CLICK HERE for step-by-Step Instructions
NOTE: This process should be completed on a desktop computer, laptop, or tablet. It is not recommended to use a cell phone.
Link: CLICK HERE to log in to your Infinite Campus (IC) Parent Portal and click on the “Online Registration” link (located on the bottom left side of the home screen)
NOTE: This link will be active/available as of 8 a.m. on April 1, 2021.
HELP: If you do not have an Infinite Campus Parent Portal Account OR need your password reset complete the following form: https://forms.gle/bEXT8Wd8t5c2dcTC8
Contact: If you have any questions or need assistance during the online annual enrollment process you can contact your child’s school office OR the OASD Administration Office at 920.424.0395.
In-person Support: If you need in-person assistance / access to a device or internet, a Central Registration Day will be held at Oshkosh North High School on August 10, 2021. More information will be provided in the coming months.
Additional information regarding the 2021-2022 school year, including important dates, will be provided to families by their child(ren)'s school.
Thank you for choosing the Oshkosh Area School District for your student's educational experience. We look forward to continuing to work with your family to meet your student's individual needs and provide them with the best education possible.
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.
Week 15 Progress Reports available May 12.
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.
The last book check outs will be Friday, May 14th
All media materials are due Friday, May 28th.
Chromebooks will be collected for 7th and 8th grade on Tuesday, June 1st during extended morning meeting.
Chromebooks for 6th grade will be turned in on Wednesday, June 2nd after morning meeting.
- Please empty out zipper pocket and vacuum out the case prior to Chromebook return. Included in the return must be the 2 part Chromebook charger, case and Chromebook.
- If the Chromebook is not returned on time it will be bricked (shut off) and there will be a $60 charge to have it unbricked.
- Make sure the Chromebook is fully charged before it is collected.
- The cost to replace a charger is $25, to replace a case is $35 and to replace a Chromebook is $300.
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.