Newsletter May 2021
8th GRADE VIRTUAL PROMOTION
SAVE THE DATE!!!
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2021 at 10:30 AM
The Merrill Middle School 8th Grade Promotion will be a virtual event this year. ONLY STUDENTS will be in-person (Parents will be provided a link to be able to view the Promotion online)
THANK YOU for your continued SUPPORT and flexibility as we close out the 2020-2021 school year.
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.
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
Memorial Day- 5/31
Early Release Dates
Updates to Infinite Campus
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 and Feeding America Distribution
Free school meals are available at one distribution time and location only. The distribution will be Wednesdays from 5 - 7 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 4:30 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 - which has been extended through the month of May. 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.
MEAL DISTRIBUTION DETAILS
1. Meals will be distributed for five days at a time and will include a breakfast, lunch, and dinner 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 OASD to receive free meals.
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
- Shortness of breath / difficulty breathing
- New loss of taste or smell
Or at least two of the following symptoms:
- Muscle pain or body aches
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
Important Upcoming Events
Track Meets: 5/6, 5/10, 5/18, and 527
Cross Country Meets: 5/7, 5/21
8th Grade Promotion: 6/2