Newsletter - March 19th, 2021
Black Wolf Bulletin
March 19, 2021; Issue 14
Dear Lakeside Families,
Class Placement Requests for 2021-2022
Class lists are created with the belief that student needs are best met through heterogeneous/mixed groups that take into consideration such variables as student numbers, gender ratios, student behaviors, and achievement levels. The services of our special education teachers and other academic specialists also impact a student’s placement. As a result, requests for classroom placements are usually not necessary.
The talents of our teachers at Lakeside are diverse. Matching teaching and learning styles requires appropriate knowledge of both the learner and the teacher. In addition, OASD Board Policy 5120 charges us with the important task of creating balanced classes. It also includes this statement in the policy: “Parent/guardian request for assignment of students to specific teachers prior to receiving notice of placement will be carefully limited to assure an equal opportunity for all students.”
If parents still would like to submit a request, they must base the request upon a legitimate need of the student. If a parent has an educational reason to support a classroom placement, the following guidelines should be followed:
Please submit a Request for Specific Teacher or Class Prior to Assignment form, stating the reasons why such a placement is important for your child's education. Forms are available in the office or you can fill out electronically here.
All requests should be received in the office no later than Friday, April 16th. No requests received after this date will be honored.
Due to the need to balance classes, distribute learning abilities, place students together in workable groups, and numerous other variables that must be considered, we are unable to guarantee that requests will be honored. Thank you for your understanding as we move forward to create great learning environments for ALL students!
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. Also, please remember that all items sent to school are labeled with your child's name!
- 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.
Online registration for the 2021 Oshkosh Area School District (OASD)
Summer School program is be available through the Infinite Campus (IC) Parent/Student Portal. Online registration will remain open until March 26, 2021. Follow the LINK to the course guide.
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.
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
March/April 2021 Calendar
- 3/23/2021 - End of 3rd Quarter
- 3/24/2021 - eAcademy Google Meet with Mrs. Ashton, 11:15am
- 3/25/2021 - Tri-County Dental Clinic
- 3/29/2021 - 4/2/2021 - Spring Break
- 4/12/2021 - Lakeside PTO meeting, 6 pm
- 4/14/2021 - Early Release @ 12:30 pm
Lakeside Elementary School 2020-2021 Family Handbook