Newsletter January 2021
Washington Elementary School
January 4th - 8th - Virtual Learning Only
January 6th - Early Release
January 11th - Return to Hybrid Model 3
January 18th - No School
January 25th - Picture Day for B Day Students
January 26th - Picture Day for A Day Students
Please take the time to read over the linked welcome back letter from Mrs. Levy. In it is important information about our return to school. It details information on procedures, drop off and pickup, lunch time, visitor policy, and other important information. Thank you and we will see you soon!
Picture Day is Coming!
Picture day is scheduled for Monday, January 25th for B day students and Tuesday, January 26th for A day students. Washington eAcademy students are able to come in on either day from 10-11 to get their picture taken! eAcademy parents should drop off their students at the front doors and wait outside until their student is finished! If you have any questions, please call the office at 920-424-0190. Thank you!
Important Info: Revised Hybrid Learning Model...
Below is the revised Model 3 Hybrid Schedule that will be followed once we return to Model 3. Please note, your child will attend school twice a week and on the same days every week. EVERY Wednesday will be a virtual day for all students in the Oshkosh Area School District. Families will be notified by the district, if and when, we return to this model.
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.
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is the parent's responsibility to take attendance (instructions below) on their child's virtual learning days.
-If you do take attendance, it will be recorded as present and nothing will show up on your child's attendance tab.
-If you forget to take attendance, it will automatically change to "XDLD" (exempt digital learning day) at 11:59 PM. This does not hurt your child's attendance and does not count against their 10 days.
-The system does not allow our office to make any changes to your child's virtual day attendance. Only the parent can check them in and if you forget, the XDLD will remain on your child's attendance.