Newsletter - April 23rd, 2021
Black Wolf Bulletin
April 23, 2021; Issue 16
Dear Lakeside Families,
As we approach the last month of school, I'd like to share a few updates with you for end-of-year planning. Due to COVID-19 and restrictions for guests entering the building, we will be celebrating the end of the year differently than in the past.
- On Tuesday, May 25, we will have our annual kindergarten promotion and teddy bear picnic. We will live stream this event so that parents can view from home, or watch the recording later. More information will be coming from kindergarten teachers to kindergarten families.
- On Thursday, June 3, we will celebrate our fifth graders with a promotion ceremony in the morning. This will be live streamed to families to view from home, or watch the recording later. Fifth graders will also receive their DARE certificate from Officer Pete Ehlert during this promotion ceremony.
- We will wrap up our school year on June 3 with Field Day events in the afternoon. Typically, our PTO runs field day and many parents volunteer to assist. This year, a small group of PTO leaders will meet with our PE teacher to coordinate Field Day activities. We will not have parents on-site for Field Day.
We are glad that we are in person and can have these events to celebrate our students and their growth this year! If you have any questions about end of the year plans, do not hesitate to reach out!
Wishing you well,
Health Office Reminders
Please click here for a letter from our school nurse with all the things you need to know about when to keep your students and their siblings home from school.
Lost and Found
Please remind your students to check lost and found items for anything they may be missing. If you know you are missing something and would like us to look for you, or if you would like to make arrangements to check the lost and found table yourself, please contact the office and we will set something up! (920) 424-0131
- Jackets need to be worn outside unless the temperature reaches 50 degrees. Between 50 and 60, long sleeves must still be worn.
- Boots still need to be worn on the playground and field.
Our playground is extremely wet and muddy this time of year! Please consider packing a spare set of clothes in your child’s backpack. This may help avoid a phone call to parents at work for dry clothes if a mud or rain puddle is encountered outside.
Drop Off/Pick Up Information
For parents dropping off, please drop off between 7:30 and 7:40 am. Park in a stall by Door #11 for K-2 students and Door #10 for 3-5 students. Please open your child's car door and walk them to the sidewalk. Lakeside staff will be taking children into the building and to their classrooms. Parents can give hugs outside before we take children inside. There will not be outdoor recess in the morning.
For pick up, parents should park near Door #11 for K-2 students and Door #10 for 3-5 students. Parents should turn off their vehicles and wait in the front of their car on the sidewalk. A staff member will check in with you to see who you are picking up and bring your child to you.
We are not allowing parents/guardians/visitors into the building at this time. If you have items to get to the school secretary, please consider sending with your child or calling the school secretary to make an outdoor appointment. You can reach Ms. Zuercher at 920-424-0131 (ext. 3801) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Suicide Prevention Resources
Wisconsin state law requires schools to provide staff and students with basic awareness materials to prevent suicide. We are sharing this information with all families through the newsletter so that you are also informed of the suicide warning signs. Please contact Mrs. Ashton, our principal, or Mrs. Palecek, our school counselor, if you have any questions about the information or specific concerns regarding your child.
Get ready for the 2021-22 school year!
The Oshkosh Area School District’s Annual Student Update (Enrollment) for returning K-12 students and for new 4K students will take place April 1 - September 1, 2021. Students must be enrolled by September 1. However, the sooner you complete this process, the better!
This annual enrollment process is required and secures a student’s place at school for the next school year. The process is done through the Infinite Campus (IC) Parent Portal and includes updating demographic and contact information. NOTE: Fees and payments for the 2021-2022 school year cannot be paid until mid-August, additional information will be provided at that time.
Instructions: CLICK HERE for step-by-Step Instructions
NOTE: This process should be completed on a desktop computer, laptop, or tablet. It is not recommended to use a cell phone.
Link: CLICK HERE to log in to your Infinite Campus (IC) Parent Portal and click on the “Online Registration” link (located on the bottom left side of the home screen)
NOTE: This link will be active/available as of 8 a.m. on April 1, 2021.
HELP: If you do not have an Infinite Campus Parent Portal Account OR need your password reset complete the following form: https://forms.gle/bEXT8Wd8t5c2dcTC8
Contact: If you have any questions or need assistance during the online annual enrollment process you can contact your child’s school office OR the OASD Administration Office at 920.424.0395.
In-person Support: If you need in-person assistance / access to a device or internet, a Central Registration Day will be held at Oshkosh North High School on August 10, 2021. More information will be provided in the coming months.
Additional information regarding the 2021-2022 school year, including important dates, will be provided to families by their child(ren)’s school.
Thank you for choosing the Oshkosh Area School District for your student’s educational experience. We look forward to continuing to work with your family to meet your student’s individual needs and provide them with the best education possible.
Parent Educational Rights and Privacy Act
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:
The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days after the day a written request is received.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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
End of the Year Calendar
- 4/26/21 - 4/29/21 - Forward Exam Testing
- 5/10/21 - Lakeside PTO Meeting, 6pm
- 5/12/21 - Early Release, 12:30pm
- 5/25/21 - Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony and Teddy Bear Picnic (livestreamed)
- 5th Grade Graduation (livestreamed)
- Field Day
- Last day of school!
Lakeside Elementary School 2020-2021 Family Handbook