Newsletter January 2021

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Picture Day Is Finally Happening!!


Picture Days are Thursday, 1/28 and Friday, 1/29.   Merrill eAcademy students' pictures will be taken from 7:30 am until 8:30 am on both days.  Merrill eAcademy students will enter through Door 3 and exit out Door 4.  Masks must be worn right up until pictures are taken and then put back on until the student has left the building.  Pictures for students who are in-person learners will be taken from 9:00 am until 11:30 am both days.



Virtual Day Learning Schedule


Are you looking for a schedule for your student to follow on the days that they are home doing virtual learning?  Here is a schedule to help their virtual learning days look like their in-person learning days at school.



OASD Student Daily Health Screen (Self-check)

OASD parents/guardians/caregivers must monitor their children for signs of infectious illness every day. This is especially critical during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Students who are sick cannot attend school in-person. The following self-check should be completed by parents/guardians/caregivers for each child before sending them to school.

Prior to sending your child to school:

STEP 1:   Check their temperature.

STEP 2:   Complete the following self-check questions. 

If you are able to answer “yes” to either of the following questions, DO NOT send your child to school.  Instead, contact your child’s school AND primary care provider to notify them of the symptoms/situation.  Additional guidance, including how long the student should remain out of school and how they can access online instruction will be provided.

Has your child experienced any of the following symptoms beyond their baseline in the past 24 hours?

  • Fever of 100.4 degrees or higher / chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath / difficulty breathing
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Or at least two of the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain or body aches
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea



Out-of-Area Attendance and Open Enrollment Deadline


Click here for the information regarding Out-of-Area attendance and Open Enrollment.



Illness Attendance Procedures

Please make sure that you are still calling the attendance office if your child will be too sick to attend their virtual classrooms.  This would include anything that is remotely COVID-19 related.  If you have any questions about this please call 920-424-0177 extension 4105.  



Hands on Learning Through the Public Library


Please find the following hands on learning fun through the public library.




Middle School Plan for Short-Term Transition to Virtual Learning


This communication outlines the plan that middle schools would follow in the event that an individual school may need to transition to virtual learning for a short period of time due to staffing shortages, or a spike in student COVID cases. Since the transition would be short-term, this plan ensures that students will maintain a more consistent daily schedule and curriculum pacing.

Click this link for more information.



108 W New York Avenue  •  Oshkosh, WI 54901
Main Office: (920) 424-0177 • Fax: (920) 424-7512

School Day Schedule:
8:19 a.m. - 3:37 p.m.

Ryan Peterson, Principal
    Amy Hughes, Dean of Students

No School Dates

1/1, 1/18


Early Release Dates




Help Us Keep Infinite Campus Up To Date

In order for us to have the most up to date information in Infinite Campus we are asking for your help.
If your phone number, address or email has changed please make those updates from the Parent Portal so that they can get updated in Infinite Campus.  By doing this it allows us to make contact with you quicker when needed.

Thank you for your help.



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. 




Important Upcoming Events

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, fall and winter sports have been cancelled.  At this point we are hopeful that we will be able to have a split cross-country/track season in the spring.





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