Newsletter March 2021


Washington Elementary School

March 2021



Upcoming Events

March 1st - 5th - Dr. Seuss Week Dress Up Days!

March 1st - Summer School Registration Begins

March 10th - Early Release

March 29th - April 2nd - Spring Break!

March 30th - Open Enrollment Application Due



Dr. Seuss Week - Lessons - Blendspace

Join us in celebrating Dr. Seuss Week March 1st - March 5th!

Monday: Wear Red and Blue! One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (Beginner Books(R))  (9780394900131): Dr. Seuss: Books

Tuesday: Hat Day!

Wednesday: Wear Green! Green Eggs and Ham (0079808800167): Dr.Seuss: Books

Thursday: Crazy Sock Day! 

Friday: Pajama Day!


Summer School Registration...

Online Registration for Summer School starts on Monday March 1 at 8:00am through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Please click the link for more information: SUMMER SCHOOL LETTER



Updated OASD Free School Meal Distribution

Free school meals will be available at one distribution time and location only. The distribution will be Wednesdays from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Oshkosh West High School (main parking lot - enter on Taft Avenue and exit on Eagle Street). Those accessing free meals cannot enter the school parking lot until 4 p.m. to allow students and staff to safely exit the area before the distribution begins.

  • Free Family Food Boxes: In addition to a week’s worth of school meals, families will also be able to receive Farm to Family Food Boxes - a partnership with Feeding America. LEARN MORE

DIRECTIONS: All traffic must enter Eastbound on Taft Avenue (making a right turn into the parking lot). There will only be one line to enter the parking lot. Anyone attempting to enter Westbound on Taft (making a left turn into the parking lot) will be asked to continue down to the end of the line. This is to ensure proper traffic flow and safety. No one is to enter off of Eagle Street for the meal distribution. This entrance is only to be used by students, staff and athletics accessing the parking lot.

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:

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

  2. Milk will be offered with all meals. 

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

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

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



Out of Attendance Area and Open Enrollment



The Cold Weather is Here...

Please remember to send your children to school with warm clothes for inclement weather. With snow outside your student will need a coat, hat, mittens, snowpants, and boots. Please let the office know if you are in need of any assistance with any of these items. 

 Temperatures and appropriate outside recess wear is: 

  • Below 50 degrees- students need a coat

  • Between 50-60 degrees- students need to wear long sleeves

  • 61 degrees and above- students choice (shorts are allowed)

All students will be outside before school, at recess, and lunch unless the temperature is below 10 degrees or a wind chill of below zero.




Here are some things your school nurse is asking you to do to help us return to school as safe as possible:

  • Notify the school if you are currently under quarantine or isolation (

  • Continue to monitor your student’s health by using the OASD Student Daily Health Screen

    • If you are able to answer “yes” to any of the questions, DO NOT send your child or their siblings to school. Please notify the school that your child and siblings will be absent and state the reason for staying home.

    • We will call you to determine a return to school date. This is a new part of our job this year that can feel very invasive. We have to call and ask questions regarding your child’s health. Your cooperation will help us to follow the guidelines and continue to keep the doors open for in person learning. 

  • Don't send your child to school if anyone in your house:

    • is waiting for covid test results 

    • has a positive test result

    • is having symptoms consistent with covid.

  • Update your Infinite Campus contact information so we can get a hold of you if your children need to be picked up from school. If you can not do it yourself, please contact your school’s front office. 

  • Understand our team of covid contact tracers receive guidance from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Winnebago County Public Health Department.  At this time, OASD continues to practice 14 day quarantines to ensure student and staff safety in our schools during this pandemic. 

  • If you have questions or concerns please contact:



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