Newsletter February, 2020
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
School Day Schedule:
7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Early Release Day - 7:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
First bell rings at 7:40 a.m. and supervision on the playground starts at 7:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:10 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
Recess: 11:35 a.m. - 12:00
Lunch: 11:40 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Recess: 11:15 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Early Release Reminder
Early Release Day is Wednesday, February 12, 2020. 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.
UPCOMING NO SCHOOL DAYS!
Monday, February 17, 2020 is a No School Day, due to Professional Development Inservice for OASD Staff. School will resume on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.
Monday, March 23 - Friday, March 27, 2020 - Oshkosh Area School District - Spring Break. School will resume on Monday, March 30, 2020.
Friday, April 10 - No School Day. School will resume on Monday, April 13, 2020
Monday, May 25 - Memorial Day - School will resume on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
Reminders from the Office
Absence Call: All students that will not be 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 voice mail message, be sure to include the student's name, teacher name and one symptom. We are required by Winnebago County to keep track of all illnesses.
Students Arriving Late to School: We have an number of students arriving late for school. Students are expected to be at school entering the building at 7:40 am when the first bell rings. If your student arrives in the building after the second bell at 7:45 am, they must stop at the office to check in before going to class.
Morning Drop Off: The front door of school (Door #20) does not open for students in the morning until 7:40 am when the first bell rings. Students should be entering school and going to the playground through Door #2 in the morning prior to 7:40 am. ALSO, it is preferred that parents not walk with their students to the classrooms in the morning. By this time of year, all students should be independent and able to get themselves ready for class. Parents needing to talk with a teacher should e-mail the teacher to schedule a convenient time.
Pick Up After School: For the safety of all students, please make sure that you are on time to pick up your child. You should be at school when students dismiss at 2:45 pm. If you are unable to be at school at 2:45 pm, you should make alternate arrangements for your child's pick up. Please make sure that you keep a consistent routine and that your child knows where to meet you.
Reminder about parking safety
The very front of school on Melvin Street is the Bus and Handicap Zones only. Please do not drop students off in this area. I have seen a police officer taking down license plate numbers and mailing tickets to families a few times already this year.
Most importantly, approach intersections with extreme caution, as kids are not always remembering to stop an look before they enter the crosswalk. If you drop your child off on the opposite side of the street, he/she needs to walk to the crosswalk in order to cross the street safely. It is not safe to have children crossing in middle of the street.
Along the playground and on Hazel Street in front of the school is a Loading Zone. The Loading Zone area is for immediate drop off and pick up of students. If you leave your car unattended, the police department might issue you a ticket.
I have included a map of the Loading, Handicap, and Bus Zones.
Thank you for working together to promote safety for all students at Webster Stanley Elementary.
Parent Informational Resources
Check out these Websites
2020-2021 Online Registration
2020-2021 Online Registration (4K-new students) begins April 1, 2020
2020-2021 Online Registration (K - 12 existing students) begins April 1, 2020
It’s here and early!!!! Whether we are ready for it or not!! It’s time to make sure that children are sent to school with appropriate clothing. Hats, coats, gloves and boots are needed for this winter weather in Wisconsin. Students will be outside for their regular and lunch recess. Webster Stanley Elementary follows the OASD guidelines listed below.
**Indoor recess will occur ONLY when it is raining or if the temperature is 10 degrees or below, or if the wind chill is zero degrees or below.
Webster Stanley Elementary uses several different websites to verify the weather temperature and wind chill and it is checked quite often throughout the school day.
A friendly note from the Webster Stanley Health Office
Over the counter medications (Tylenol, cough drops, ibuprofen, creams, etc.).
With cold and flu season, your child may have a sore throat, runny nose, headache etc and you may want your child to bring cough drops, tylenol or other medications to school. All medications need to be brought into the office and given in the office. Your child should not keep any medications in their backpacks. All medications need a signed medication form in the office. If you would like a form to fill out, please get one from the office or ask your teacher to send one home with your child. It only takes a minute to fill out!
Please remind your child to cover their mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and most importantly...WASH HANDS!!! Washing hands can prevent the spread of diseases.
Your child should stay home if they have any of these symptoms: 100 Degree temp or higher, vomiting, diarrhea, thick mucus from nose, excessive drowsiness, undiagnosed rash or open sore, pain that interferes with learning, earache, red, itchy eyes with discharge, sore throat with difficulty swallowing or persistent, productive cough. This helps prevent the spread of illness to others in school. If your child has any of these symptoms they should stay home and be free from symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school.
Please feel free to call April Young Health assistant-LPN or Marnie Noldin RN with health questions or concerns 424-0460 ext 3463.
Webster Stanley Elementary - PTO Information
Keep up on the what the Webster Stanley PTO is doing - volunteers are always needed and welcome!!!
Emergency Closing of School
Many conditions can sometimes require the closing of school prior to the regular dismissal time. Please keep in mind that the use of school telephones will be limited as we need to keep these lines open for incoming calls, as well.
Either the school or our District office will contact all parent/guardians by Parent Portal Messenger and Social Media to inform them of the circumstances. It also helpful for parents to stay tuned to local radio and tv stations, as they will also announce the closing of schools.
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
Mrs. Joel's Classroom Recycling Project
Each year our class is in charge of a recycling project in which we recycle tooth care items. Please collect items at home to recycle. For each piece recycled, our school gets 2 cents. It doesn't sound like a lot, but it adds up.
Acceptable items we can collect:
Please bring in used oral care products such as:
- Any brand of toothpaste tubes and caps
- Any brand of toothbrushes
- Any brand of toothpaste cartons and toothbrush outer packaging
- Any brand of floss containers
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
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