OASD eNews - January 2021
IN THIS ISSUE
- OASD is Hiring - Substitutes Needed
- High School Athletics Livestream
- Recreation News
- Virtual Calming Room
Oshkosh Area School District
215 S Eagle Street
Oshkosh, WI 54935
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A Message from the Superintendent
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing winter break.
As a District, we look forward to continuing to serve and support our students. On January 11, the District will return to Model 3: Hybrid Learning, with students attending school in-person two days each week and learning virtually on the other days. Students enrolled in eAcademy will remain fully virtual, engaged in the 100% online program. Additional information will continue to be shared by schools, and families are encouraged to stay informed and engaged. Families are also encouraged to visit the 2020-21 School Year Plan webpage for the latest District information including the OASD’s COVID-19 dashboard and Instructional Model Matrix.
As we begin a new year that will undoubtedly hold both challenges and great opportunities, I am grateful for your commitment and dedication to our students.
Vickie L. Cartwright, Ph.D.,
Superintendent of Schools
Substitute Teachers and Staff Needed
Are you looking for an opportunity to be part of the Oshkosh Area School District? Would you like to work for the district on a flexible schedule? The opportunity is here! LEARN MORE
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a substitute teacher or support staff in the OASD, we want to hear from you. The OASD is in need of substitute teachers. Applicants who have an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in any field are eligible for a substitute license. Learn more and complete a required application available online at www.oshkosh.k12.wi.us/district/human-resources or contact Jenni Johnson at 920.424.1254.
High School Athletics Live-stream
Oshkosh Area School District (OASD) high schools will continue to stream all home high school athletic events during the 2020-21 winter season. Events will be streamed to each high school's official athletic YouTube channels:
- Oshkosh North Athletics: www.youtube.com/channel/UC6jttTjln0rIrTAX_oLn-rg
- Oshkosh West Athletics: www.youtube.com/channel/UCUy3J46A3_30Qb0y7_UWrYw
When events are live-streamed, viewers will see a “Live now” section when visiting the school's YouTube channel. Events streamed from the main gym will begin streaming automatically 15 minutes before the scheduled tip-off.
Events that are filmed outside of the main gym will be scheduled in advance and a link to those streams will be visible in advance. Those events will be manually started approximately 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the game but the time may fluctuate slightly.
Away events will be streamed as well. The links to all Fox Valley Association (FVA) school streaming sites can be found on the www.fvasports.net website or directly at www.fvasports.net/page/show/6066627-fva-livestream-links.
If you are unable to watch an event in real-time, events will be added to the school's athletic YouTube channel after the livestream ends and the video processes. Videos will stay visible for at least one week after the original event air date.
Virtual Calming Room
A Virtual Calming Room is now available on the OASD website, located under the Families main menu. This resource is a place for students, families, and staff to find tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings, and building our resilience during this pandemic.
In Our Schools: Good News Spotlight
Sounds of the Season
Students at Oshkosh North and Oshkosh West high schools have been honing their vocal skills and focusing on their talents, all while reimagining music. The following recordings were made to showcase student talent this holiday season.
Helping Those in Need
Oshkosh North students in the Polaris National Honor Society recently handed out flyers in their neighborhoods in an effort to collect food for those in need. The students collected over 638 pounds of food in their first distribution, which was pick-up by members of the Midmorning Kiwanis.
Food Service Heroes
OASD Food Service employees have been busy helping those in need of food assistance. Food service staff have been handing out food boxes and school meals during the Feeding America Family Food Box Distribution.
Focusing on Gratefulness
Oshkosh West students in the Project Life program, recently made “thinking of you” cards and door decorations for the residents of Bethel Home. The students discussed surviving in the pandemic, thinking of others that could be lonely, and being grateful that they could still gather and learn together during this time.