Newsletter - April 2022
1120 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI
Phone: (920)424-0172 Fax: (920)424-7592
School Website and Infinite Campus Contact Information
Please check the Read Website frequently for important information, important dates, Read's Family Handbook and more.
Also, it is very important that all families have the most up to date contact information listed in Infinite Campus. With new visitor protocols, our school staff relies on this information to ensure you are receiving all the up to date school and classroom information. It is also very important that we can reach you quickly if your student is sick or there is an emergency.
COVID DATA AND SYMPTOMS
In an effort to still track return to school dates for students, we would like you to continue to notify your student's school when they have symptoms, have tested positive or have been a close contact/household contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID.
Please either Call or Email:
The school Office 920-424-0172 email@example.com
School Nurse 920-424-0172 ext. 2203 firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT INFORMATION & DATES
Early Release - Wednesday, April 13, 2022 12:30 pickup
NO SCHOOL - Friday, April 15, 2022
If your child is going to be absent or late for school for any reason, please contact the office at 920-424-0172. If we are unable to speak to us directly, you may leave a message on the voice mail system to report the absence. Please be specific when calling your child in. If it is an illness we do need to know all the symptoms the child is having as well as the best number to reach you at if we have any further questions. Absences are considered "unexcused" if we do not hear from a parent/guardian by 9 am. 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.
With Wisconsin weather varying so much from day to day please make sure your child(ren) is dressed appropriately for school. Our district's guidelines are as follows:
- Below 55 degrees-coat required
- Between 55-60 degrees-Long sleeves needed
- 61 degrees and over -students choice (shorts are allowed)
- Boots, Snowpants and winter jackets are required to play on the snow.
- Also remember hats, gloves and scarves for extra warmth.
- Recesses will be outdoors unless the temperature is below 10 degrees or the wind chill is below zero.
Packing Extra Pants/Clothes for all students/Clothing Donations Needed
With the weather getting a little warmer, please pack at least an extra pair of pants for your child in case he/she gets them wet at recess, spills on them or has an accident. We are especially requesting this for older students as we do not have any clothing in their sizes. We are asking this so the student can return to the learning environment much sooner than waiting for a parent to bring clothing for them to change into.
Items we are in need of if you'd like to make a donation:
Pants - sizes 4 through Junior small
Out of District Enrollment Information
(For Requests to attend a school OUTSIDE the Oshkosh Area School District)
Public School Open Enrollment to Other School Districts
Applications due by 4:00 p.m. on April 29, 2022
Wisconsin's inter-district public school open enrollment program allows parents to apply
for their children to attend school districts other than the one in which they live.
Students in 4-year-old Kindergarten to Grade 12 may apply to participate in open
enrollment. Parents should call their resident school districts to find out if their
preschool-aged children qualify for open enrollment.
The open enrollment application period for the 2022-23 school year is From February 7-
April 29, 2022. Late applications will not be accepted for any reason.
Parents may apply in one of two ways:
On-line (recommended) at https://dpiwi gov/open-enrollment. (Accessible as of
February 7, 2022.)
Although on-line application is recommended, paper applications may be obtained from
the Student Information Services Manager at 215 South Eagle Street and must be
delivered (hand-delivery is recommended) to the nonresident school district.
EARLY RELEASE WEDNESDAY'S
Please mark your calendars for the early dismissal dates this year.
School will dismiss at 12:30 and there are NO 4K classes on Early Release Days.
After School Programs
The school day ends at 2:45 and students must be picked up at that time. If you are unable to pick up your student at this time and they are not able to walk home, students must then be enrolled in one of the after care programs that are available. There is the YMCA after school program, which is held in house but run by the YMCA. The other program is the Boys & Girls club. A bus will pick them up from school and transport them to the club. You can call either the YMCA at (920)236-3380 or the Boys & Girls Club at (920)233-1414 to inquire about either of these options.
On early release Wednesdays only, Algoma United Methodist Church next door to Read has an after school program from 12:30-2:45. If you are interested in learning more about this you can call our office at 920-424-0172 and let us know the name of the student you'd like us to send the form home with. or you can call the church at 920-231-2800.
A huge thank you to the Oshkosh Area United Way for donating books towards our Birthday Book Program. Our supply was running low, and they donated a box of books for us to use! This is wonderful, as it allows each child to celebrate their birthday with a love of reading!
You may notice some new Library Expectations posters up. We’re working hard to ensure everyone knows the expectations in the library. Our first graders were happy to be ‘library famous’ by demonstrating the expectations and being willing to have their pictures used to promote the expectations in the library.
Our Digital Citizenship theme this month is on Relationships and Communication. The questions we’re reviewing in class are:
How are we all part of an online community? (Gr 2)
What makes a strong online community? (Gr 3) Note: I am getting clarification on this lesson, as it appears to be a duplicate from last month! Stay tuned.
How can I be positive and have fun while playing online games, and help others do the same? (Gr 4)
How do you keep online friendships safe?
Your child’s teacher should be sharing the Family Activity in your newsletters. If interested, here is an example of a family activity for grades 3-5 that you can use to extend our learning and make the school-home connection! Common Sense Media is a great resource for media recommendations for families.
Mrs. Urban's Counselor Corner