Webster Stanley Elementary School
915 Hazel Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone: (920) 424-0460
Fax: (920) 424-7598
Beth Galeazzi, Principal
Koko Van Boxtel, School Secretary
DECEMBER NO-SCHOOL DAYS
(More days off are indicated on the "Student Calendar" below.)
Friday, Dec. 9 (Professional Development)
Friday, Dec. 23 - Monday, Jan. 2 (Winter Break)
(school will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 3)
First Semester Parent-Teacher Conferences for all students will be held on Thursday, Jan. 19 and Monday, Jan. 23 from 3:15pm - 7:15 pm each day. More information will come out for these conferences in January. We will be using PTC Fast for setting up these conferences.
4th Grade Holiday Food Drive
Nov. 14 - Dec. 2
If your child is going to be absent or late for school for any reason, please contact the office at 424-0460 (Press "0" for the Operator). 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 time 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 click on the Icon to the upper right that says "POLICIES" then click on the button that indicated "5000 Students" then select 5200 Attendance.
Webster Stanley is partnering with Girl Scouts to offer a program called "Shine" for girls in grades K-3 this fall. This program will be held at school at no cost! Girls will learn about important topics through interactive games, crafts, and other activities. It is being held for grades K-3 during their lunch times, every Monday from October 3rd to December 12th in the Art Room.
Reminders from the Office
Absence Call: All students not attending school for the day must be called in to the school office each day they are absent, unless you have communicated otherwise with the office staff. If you leave a voicemail message, be sure to include the student's name, teacher's name and reason for the absence (if ill, please let us know the symptoms as we are required by Winnebago County to keep track of all illnesses).
Students Arriving Late to School: If your student arrives in the building after 7:55 a.m., they must stop at the office to check in before going to class. Additionally, you need to call and excuse them for being late, or they will be marked unexcused.
Morning Drop-Off: Students may be dropped off at 7:30 a.m., before school starts. Students do not have recess before school starts, so they should stand on a dot. Students are allowed to enter the building at 7:35 a.m.
After-School Pick-Up: School releases promptly at 2:45 p.m. For the safety of all students, please make sure you are on time to pick up your child. If you are unable to arrive at 2:45 p.m., you should make alternate arrangements for your child's pick-up. Please make sure you keep a consistent routine and that your child knows where to meet you.
Click HERE to view the Community Flyer - Oshkosh Public Library - December Calendar
All Webster Stanley students will receive a breakfast and lunch at school each day for the 2022-23 school year at NO CHARGE. This is a result of the district's implementing the Community Eligibility Provision while participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs. Your students will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application. Please note that families that wish to receive additional benefits that the program provides such as free snack milk, dental care, and waived student fees, you must still complete the application as noted below. Breakfast is served in the classroom beginning at 7:45 am.
Recess milk is a snack milk taken by students during the school day. The cost for recess milk is $.40 per milk. (There is no charge for recess milk if you qualify for the Free or Reduced Lunch Program.) Teachers will be charging student accounts for milk daily. Please make sure that your child's teacher is aware if your child will not be taking milk so the account does not get charged.
Sack Lunch Milk
Students that choose to bring a sack lunch from home may purchase a milk at the cost of $.40. This amount will be deducted from your child's account. Daily payments for sack lunch milk will not be accepted. Please note that if you qualify for the free and reduced lunch program, you do not receive free milk with your sack lunch. In addition, please note that there are no microwaves on site for students to use at lunch time.
Free and Reduced Lunch Program
All Webster Stanley students will be able to receive free breakfast and lunch each day; however, to be eligible for additional benefits such as waived fees, dental services, and free snack milk, you must apply for the program. All households were notified in August about applying for the free or reduced lunch program. A new application must be completed each year to be eligible for the lunch program. In addition, you can apply online for the program right in your Parent Portal.
If you have questions, please contact the Food Services Department at 920-424-7578.
Please click on the following link to view the lunch menus each month:
Food Service Information and Menus
School Safety Protocols for Visitors and Student Pick-Up
All exit/entrance doors to Webster-Stanley Elementary School are locked at all times and are monitored by staff during arrival and dismissal times. ALL VISITORS must enter school using the Main Entrance (Door #20). There is a button to press to ring the office where we will communicate with you prior to admittance into the office. Once in the office, you will need a driver's license or valid state ID to obtain a visitor badge.
Students coming and going during the school day for appointments must check out/in through the office by the main entrance (Door #20). Please communicate that with your students if you know you will be picking them up early for an appointment. You will need to pick them up at the Main Entrance (Door #20). Also, be prepared to show ID when you pick up your child if the office staff are not familiar with your family. If anyone other than the Guardian (as listed in our system) will be picking up your child, you must contact the school prior (this includes anyone you have listed as an Emergency Contact).
OASD COVID PLAN 2022-23: The following information was shared with families via email regarding the Oshkosh School District's Covid Plan for 2022-23: Covid Plan 2022-23
OASD Cybersecurity Update Impacting K-8 Students
The Oshkosh Area School District's commitment to student safety and student data privacy and security is on-going. With this understanding, please see below for an important email security update impacting K-8 students.
The District has disabled outside email for students in grades K-8.
This change was made on September 9, 2022 based on the District's ongoing review of best practices and amid recent cybersecurity attacks targeting school districts.
Parents/guardians are no longer able to email K-8 students at their district email address and K-8 students cannot email non-OASD email addresses.
Parents/guardians who need to get information to their children during the school day should contact their school office. Additionally, parents/guardians are also able to email their child's school secretary and ask that information be shared/forwarded to their child if needed.
This information was initially shared with K-8 families on September 13, see OASD Technology Update 09.13.22: K-8 Email Access. Additional information explaining this decision is available below.
The Situation: The OASD’s Technology Team was made aware of several districts in Wisconsin who were the victims of cyberattacks as school started (Elmbrook School District Article). These attacks resulted in student, family, and staff data being compromised as well as ransomware in some instances. The OASD is deeply committed to protecting student, family, and staff information and has put in several protective measures in recent years. What we realized is that our main area of risk centered on our youngest learners in grades K-8 and a data incident could easily come from those accounts. We worked with our teachers to learn what educational impact there would be from this change and realized that having outside email is not used for education purposes in those grade levels.
What We Missed: What we missed were those instances where parents were using this email access to communicate with their children. In previous situations, and with the proliferation of students using cellphones, we observed that most communicated with their children via text. We assumed that this would continue and in those instances where that was not possible, an email or call to the building secretary would provide that line of communication as it had in past years.
Resolution Going Forward: Cybersecurity is always a balance between protection and convenience. We will continue to do everything in our power to protect students and our student, family, and staff data while at the same time trying to make things as easy and convenient as possible. We will continue monitoring the situation as it is unfolding in other districts to learn more about how the attacks occurred and what we can do to ensure it does not happen here. Unfortunately, it is not feasible to continually monitor and whitelist the emails of our 17,000 parents and guardians. We will, however, monitor the situation with our clerical staff to see what type of message volume they are relaying and at what grade levels. If there is any way to restore access without putting student, family, or staff information at risk, we will gladly do so. Until that time, please email or call your building secretary if you wish to have something relayed to your child.
CONTACT: If you have any questions related to this update or the District's commitment to data privacy and security, please contact Deputy Superintendent Dave Gundlach (firstname.lastname@example.org or 920.424.0016).