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Webster Stanley Elementary News

October, 2019

 

Early Release Reminder 

Early Release Day is Wednesday, October 9 and students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. Make sure your students know where they should be at dismissal time.  All Staff have meetings that they need to attend.

Contacting your student’s teacher 

OASD received new a new phone system in summer.  When you call the school there is an automated system - it gives you the option of selecting either the office or using an extension for the teacher.  Please be aware that the phone call will go directly to their voicemail if you choose the teacher.

If you choose to go through to the office - we can transfer you to the teacher, however it will still go through to the voicemail and then the teacher will call you back.  

If you have a message for your student you can leave it on the voicemail or send them an email. The office staff are able to “chat” with the staff also, so as to not interrupt the learning time.

I’ve placed all of the teacher extensions and emails on the website in the Announcement section. 

Webster Stanley Elementary Staff Email and Phone Extension List

       

Staff Member Name

Staff Member Title

Staff Member Email

Staff Member Extension

Anderson, Patricia

OT

patricia.anderson@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6020

Bennett, Amanda

Cross Cat. Para

amanda.bennett@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

3315

Berger, Stacy

4K Teacher

stacy.berger@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6049

Brefczynski, Angelica

School Psychologist

angelica.brefczynski@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

    3431

Casey, Brian

Counselor

brian.casey@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6101

Cibula, Maria

Music Teacher

maria.cibula@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6428

Cornelius, Jennifer

2nd Grade Teacher

jennifer.cornelius@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6119

Demler, Sarah

5th Grade Teacher

sarah.wichmann@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6094

Fitzhenry, Rebecca

4th Grade Teacher

rebecca.fitzhenry@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6197

Galeazzi, Elizabeth

Principal

elizabeth.galeazzi@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

3506

Granzow, Patty

EBD Teacher

patricia.granzow@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6247

Gregory, Stacy

Cross Cat. Teacher

stacy.gregory@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6252

Jirschele, Cheryl

4K Para

cheryl.jirschele@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

3801

Joel, Sally

3rd Grade Teacher

sally.joel@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6344

Kersten, Sarah

Cross Cat. Teacher

sarah.kersten@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6905

Klett, Michelle

1st Grade Teacher

michelle.klett@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6371

Kolodzik, Traci

Building Asst.

traci.kolodzik@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

3305

Kowalczyk, Tessa

Art Teacher

tessa.kowalczyk@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6965

Kraemer, Julie

1st Grade Teacher

julie.kraemer@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6391

Manthey, Ashley

IST-Literacy

ashley.manthey@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6966

Metcalf, Margie

Speech - Grade 4/5

marjorie.metcalf@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6478

Noldin, Marni

Nurse

marni.noldin@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6800

Paquin, Kathy

Kindergarten Teacher

bonita.paquin@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6553

Pergolski, Anne

IST - Math/Science

anne.pergolski@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6559

Reichenberger, Jackie

Speech - Grades K-3

jackie.reichenberger@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6600

Rucinsky, Teri

3rd Grade Teacher

teri.rucinsky@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6635

Ruhl, Nancy

Cross Cat. Teacher

nancy.ruhl@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6642

Satterstrum, Lori

2nd Grade Teacher

lori.satterstrum@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6657

Schaefer, Troy

5th Grade Teacher

troy.schaefer@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6665

Schmidt, Tanya

4th Grade Teacher

tanya.schmidt@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6680

Smart, Jordan

Cross Cat. Teacher

jordan.smart@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6905

Starkey, Zach

LSH

zachary.starkey@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6361

Thomson, Ann

PST

ann.thomson@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6783

Thurn, Angie

3rd Grade Teacher

angie.thurn@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6786

Winkler, Lindsay

Kindergarten Teacher

lindsay.winkler@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6995

Xiong. Houa 

ESOL Teacher

houa.xiong@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6987

Zerbe, Traci

Phy Ed Teacher

tracy.zerbe@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6046

Zernzach, Amber

IST - Literacy

amber.zernzach@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

6899

Fall Parties

Check with your child’s teacher as to what time during the day the Fall Party will be in their classroom.  Teachers can be contacted via email or telephone, as each teacher as an extension. Teacher emails are their first.lastname@oshkosh.k12.wi.us.

Picture Day- Retake Day

As you know, our Picture Day was Thursday, September 13th and those orders were due September 20, 2018.  Students that were absent or wish to have their photo retaken, our Picture Retake Day is Thursday, October 18th.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your photos/orders, please contact Network Photography.

 

The Webster Way 

PBIS - Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

The Oshkosh Area School District has adopted the PBIS program throughout the District over the past couple of years.  PBIS emphasizes that classroom management and preventive school discipline must be integrated and working together with effective academic instruction in a positive and safe school climate to maximize success for all students.  What this means for your kids is that we emphasize positive acknowledgements for positive, expected behavior--”Norms”. Students who are following the norms may earn tickets that they can enter into drawings for a chance to participate in activities or prizes.  These drawing are held monthly. In addition, students may choose to save their tickets to use to purchase special prizes on the “Cart of Awesomeness” or activities in their classroom.

 

School Miscellaneous Information

Visitors

All visitors coming to the building after 7:45 a.m. and anytime during the school day, will need to press the front security buzzer located at Door #20 and report to the office.  If the visitor is staying they will need to sign in and wear a visitor badge while they are here.

Security Door #20

Most days in an elementary school are busy for the office.  Often times the office staff is either on the phone or helping staff/students.  We must ask you the reason you are visiting before we can unlock the door. Therefore, we ask that you be patient and we will get to you as soon as possible.  We are able to call out to you if we miss the initial buzz.  

Attendance

If your child is going to be absent or late for school for any reason, please contact the office at 424-0460.  You may leave a message on the voice mail system to report the absence. If you email the teacher, please also email the office.  Absences are considered “unexcused” if we do not hear from a parent/guardian. Students who are absent from school more than 10 minutes of any part of the day without a proper excuse, shall be recorded as unexcused.  A student who is absent less than 10 minutes of a day shall be recorded as tardy. The times a student enters or leaves the building will be documented and the system will calculate the absence accordingly and uniformly across the district.  Please keep this in mind as you schedule appointments for your children. It is always best to schedule appointments during non-school hours. Students are expected to be in class from 7:45 to 2:45 daily.

The District’s attendance policy aligns with State DPI attendance policies.  To view the Oshkosh School District’s attendance policy, please click on the following link OASD Board Policies.  You will need to scroll down to the PDF links and download the 400 Series policies.  Scroll to the 431 section for student attendance.

Birthday Books 

Webster Stanley Elementary will recognize student birthdays monthly.  Each month students will be called to the gym and will receive a birthday book.

Change of Clothing

Our younger students are strongly encouraged to keep a change of clothing in their backpack in the event they soil their clothes due to recess activities, lunch spills or health issues.  Due to space limitations, we do not keep extra clothing. In addition, parent of students who have ongoing bathroom accidents may need to be called to assist their student, if necessary.

Your Child’s Health

In order to promote a healthy environment at school for your children, we ask that you be particularly alert to the beginning signs of illness in your child.  Keeping them home during an illness until they are completely well will help prevent spread of illness to others in the school. The following are some symptoms to watch for:

-Thick mucus from the nose -Persistent, productive cough

-Fever of 100.0 or higher -Toothache or tenderness

-Nausea or vomiting -Diarrhea

-Swelling of jaw -Red eyes

-Excessive Drowsiness -Discharge from eyes or ears

-Sore throat -Persistent Sneezing

-Earache -Persistent abdominal discomfort

-Any rash that is not normal

If your child has any of these symptoms at school, you may be contacted.  You will be expected to make arrangements to pick your child up from school as soon as possible.  

An emergency telephone number where parents can be reached either at home or work must be on file at the school. Please update any number changes or corrections via the parent portal. Children may not return to school within 24 hours of a fever.

To assist us in providing the best possible care for your child at school, please keep us informed of any changes in your child’s health status-including medication changes, allergies, etc., by contact our school health office: Marni Noldin via email marni.noldin@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

Our schools report their daily illnesses to Winnebago County Health Department in order to keep close tabs on any increases in illness. Nurses and administrators in our district are notified of any outbreaks from the health department.


Medication/Treatment Policy

(Based on WI statute 118.29) Medication may not be dispensed by school personnel until the parent or guardian has completed the Medication Treatment Request Form. Medication must be supplied in a properly labeled container from the pharmacy with the following information: Student’s name, physician’s name, name of medication, dosage and the pharmacy name, as well as, telephone number. Medication Request Forms can be obtained from the school office. Every attempt should be made to give the dosages of medication at home.

Volunteer Application Process

Thank you for your interest in volunteering within the Oshkosh Area School District.  Please complete an online application by visiting the Oshkosh Area School District’s Human Resources webpage at:

Volunteer Application Link

The classroom teacher will determine and notify you if you are chosen to volunteer.  If chosen to volunteer, please complete the volunteer application. *your application will be processed upon request of the teacher*  The information will be kept confidential. It is the policy of the Oshkosh Area School District to require all volunteers to complete a Criminal Background Check Authorization every school year.  The Oshkosh Area School District will complete all necessary background checks. A record of arrest or conviction does not automatically prohibit volunteer service.

 

Call 211!  

Having difficulty finding the resources you need? To connect to community service, help is just 3 digits away. United Way 211 provides easy access to health and human services. Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-924-5411 for help with information about  food resources, counseling, employment, health care, child care, support groups, housing, clothing, after school programs, or legal aid. It’s FREE, confidential and available 24/7! 

Questions, Concerns, Suggestions 

In the Oshkosh Area School District, we are dedicated to providing the best educational program possible for our children. Should something occur that you have a question about or are unhappy, please give your child’s teacher a call first and then your child’s principal so that they can work together with you to address your need. If you have a concern that you have been unable to resolve with a staff member or the principal, you may call the district office at 424-0395 and they will help you address your concern and/or connect you with others who can help.

American with Disabilities Accommodations

 

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Upon request, reasonable auxiliary aids and services will be provided to individuals with disabilities. If assistance is required, please provide advance notice by calling the school office for school events or the District office at 424-0395 for district events.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Oshkosh Area School District including all school buildings/sites/programs does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, marital status or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability.

 

 The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students who are 18 years of age or older ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records.  These rights are:

1.     The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days after the day a written request is received.

2.     The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.

3.     The right to provide written consent before the school discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

4.     The right to know that school districts can disclose education records to each other without parent consent if student is enrolling or transferring to another district.

5.     The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by a school to comply with the requirements of FERPA.  The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are:

Family Policy Compliance Office

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, DC  20202

Note:  for a review of additional details for each of the above items, please go to the following website:  http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/lea-officials.html