Newsletter November, 2019
Webster Stanley Elementary School
915 Hazel Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone: (920) 424-0460 Fax: (920) 424-7598
Elizabeth Galeazzi, Principal
Tracy Matulle, School Secretary
Early Release Reminder
Early Release Day is Wednesday, November 13. Students will be dismissed promptly 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.
Elementary School Hours
First Bell rings 7:40 a.m.
School Start Time 7:45 a.m.
School End Time 2:45 p.m.
Early Release Time 12:30 p.m.
Lunchroom: 11:10 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
Recess: 11:35 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunchroom: 11:15 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Recess: 11:40 - 12:05 p.m
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 drawings 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.
Save the Date!
March 19, 2020
Webster Elementary Presents their Spring Program
Grades: K-2 at 6:00 p.m.
Grades: 3-5 at 6:45 p.m.
Webster Middle School Auditorium
The Fall/Halloween celebrations will take place in the classrooms on October 31. Please follow the guidelines listed below if you choose to wear a Halloween costume to school on October 31st.
Masks cannot be worn. Please leave them at home.
Violent or scary themed costumes are not appropriate for school. This includes any characters that may be violent or scary. If a costume is inappropriate for school, the student will be asked to take the costume off.
Please remember that no weapons of any kind, even make believe, are welcome. Board policy clearly prohibits look alike weapons such as toy guns, knives, swords, or other threatening objects. These items are not allowed at school for any reason, and Halloween is not an exception.
A general rule with costumes is that if an accessory for the costume is not attached to it, please keep it home. Children will not be allowed to have these in possession throughout the day, and they often are lost or misplaced.
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:
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.
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
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.
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