April 2021

Oshkosh Area School District ― “Building Community Through Education”   

Franklin Elementary School            

1401 West 5th Avenue, Oshkosh, WI  54902    Phone: 920.424.0078 │Fax: 920.424.7581 oshkosh.k12.wi.us

Jami R. Kohl, Principal                                                                                                                                                            jami.kohl@oshkosh.k12.wi.us                                                                                   

Rebecca Kleven, Secretary                                                                                                                                                rebecca.kleven@oshkosh.k12.wi.us   

Franklin Staff Directory


Quick Reference/Notes...

  • ANNUAL ONLINE REGISTRATION: The annual online registration opens April 1 for existing OASD families.  Please click on the following link to complete your child's annual registration:   EXISTING STUDENT REGISTRATION  If you need assistance with your parent portal, please contact the school office.
  • COVID DATA AND SYMPTOMS: In an effort to continue to track symptomatic students, return dates to school, and Covid-19 cases, we kindly ask that you continue to notify your school nurse when your child has symptoms, has tested positive for Covid-19, or has been a close contact to someone that has tested positive for Covid-19. Please call 920-509-0586 or email kaitlyn.williams@oshkosh.k12.wi.us with Covid-related information. Thank you.  
  • ​​​​​CHROMEBOOKK HELP: If you are having trouble with your Chromebook, please fill click on the following link to fill out a request for help.  This link is also to the right under Quick Links.  Chromebook Help
  • DISTRICT HANDBOOK:  The OASD has put together a School Year Handbook for the 2020-21 School Year.  Please click on the following link to view this informationOASD 2020-21 School Plan Handbook


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)

  • 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.



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Order your Yearbook - Northwest High School

Network Photography will be putting together a yearbook for Franklin School. The cost of a yearbook will be $10 each. This year all yearbook orders will be online only.  There will be no extra books available for purchase at a later date.  If you want a yearbook for your child, you must order online by April 5 at the following link:  Franklin Elementary Yearbook 2020-2021

Parents can also find this on the website: www.networkphoto.net,  Select the FALL PREPAY tab, and type in the school name.  The yearbooks are scheduled to print on April 20.

Chromebook Difficulties

Follow these steps if students experience Chromebook difficulties:

Step One: Problem-solve by using these Chromebook Troubleshooting Tips.

Step Two: If students are unable to solve the problem on their own, they should fill out a Pawprint and a staff member will be contacting them to help solve the problem.  A Pawprint link is located on the student quick link page as well as below.

Pawprint   or call 920-376-5112

Step Three: If media staff determines that the student device needs to be sent in for repair,  and if the family is not under quarantine or experiencing symptoms, a drop off time will be set up. District Learning without Limits Handbook expectations apply to all devices in all learning models.


Mrs. Tiedt’s 

Parent Connection 

Dear Franklin Families:

I’ve created a mailbox for you to reach me by clicking on the following link: Mrs. Tiedt's Parent Referral Mailbox. You may also reach me via email: nicole.tiedt@oshkosh.k12.wi.us or by phone at 920-424-0078 ext 1528. 

During this time, I am sharing Social Emotional Learning with the students and families on my Facebook page. Click here to join Mrs. Tiedt's School Counselor Connection on Facebook. I also have a Google classroom to reach out to third through fifth grade students and I have a topic in each of the Kindergarten through second grade Google Classrooms. Please remind your student to check out my classroom for mindfulness activities, read-a-louds and social emotional lessons each week. Please ask your student about the website that I’ve created for them as well. Click here to check out Mrs. Tiedt's Counselor Connection.

This is a stressful time for everyone. Remember we are here for you. Although we can’t all be together right now, we are here for you. If you need anything, check out this Oshkosh Area Community Resources link. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. We are all in this together. We’ll get  through this.

Check below for what’s happening this month! 

Thinking of you all!  

Mrs. Tiedt 

Click here to learn more about our Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program


What's Happening in Guidance?

In April we will be focusing on Self-Regulation. 


We will focus on our brain and how the parts of our brain work together to help us keep our cool and keep us from “Flipping our Lids”. 

If you have any questions or would like more information regarding either one of these programs, feel free to reach out to the school.


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OASD Summer School Registration

Online registration for the 2021 Oshkosh Area School District (OASD) Summer School program opens on Monday, March 1, 2021, at 8 a.m. and this year's course guide is now available. Please read the following update to learn more: 

OASD Update 02.19.21 - OASD Summer School Registration Opens March 1

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Enrollment Status for 2021/22  

Forms will be sent home this month to let us know if you will not be returning to Franklin for the 2021-22 school year.  In order for us to assess classroom needs, we need to be able to accurately project class sizes.  Please keep us informed if you are moving out of town. You may continue to use the Infinite Campus Parent Portal to update your family changes throughout the summer.  Thank you.


OASD e-Academy Enrollment

Please read the following update from the District regarding enrollment for eAcademy for the 2021-22 School Year: OASD Update 03.25.21 - OASD eAcademy Enrollment Ends April 5


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Tri-County Dental Clinic

Franklin will be participating in the Free Dental Care Program through the Tri-County Dental Clinic again this year.  If your Preschool, kindergarten and/or elementary school child(ren) are eligible for Free or reduced cost hot lunch, or have a Forward card from Medicaid (Badger Care) and DO NOT have private dental insurance, they can receive free dental care on the mobile unit.

Although Franklin has not set up dates for the services yet, we are collecting the registration paperwork.  Registration paperwork went home with students in February.  If you did not receive paperwork, please contact the school office to have a packet mailed to you or sent home with your student.

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Franklin FORWARD Testing Schedule for Grades 3-5

Franklin will hold Wisconsin FORWARD Testing for Grades 3-5 beginning April 12.  All testing is in-person at Franklin Elementary School.  Please click on the following link to view the information letter and testing dates/schedule:

Franklin WI FORWARD Testing Parent Letter and Testing Schedule

Classroom Assignments for 2021-22 School Year

Requests DUE April 30

The Oshkosh Area School District Policy #434 provides parents the opportunity to fill out a request form for a specific classroom for consideration at the building level based on an educational need for your child.  “Request for Specific Teacher or Class Assignment Forms” can be picked up in the school office or on the district webpage using the following link: Request for Specific Teacher or Class Form.  All request forms must be turned in to the school office or emailed to Rebecca Kleven, School Secretary, by Friday, May 1.  A great deal of time and effort is put into creating balanced classrooms. All classroom requests will be reviewed; however, they may not be honored. Late forms will not be accepted. 

Coming Soon:  One Book, One School!

On Friday, April 30th we will kick off this year's "One Book, One School" reading event!

All families will receive a copy of The Lemonade War to read together at home during the month of May.

We will also be sending home activities for families to do as you read.

We are so excited to read this book together as one school!


Out-Of-Attendance and Open Enrollment

Please follow this link to information regarding deadlines to apply.



Breakfast/Lunch Menus

Please click on the link below to view the the online menus:

Breakfast/Lunch Menu

March Media News

Please click on the following link to view the March Media News from our Franklin Media Specialist, Janet Rettig:

Media News


Guest Riders on the Bus...

This year, guest riders are NOT allowed on the bus.  Part of Kobussen's safety plan is for them to be able to effectively contact trace riders in the event of the need to do so.  Therefore, only those students who normally ride a route will be able to ride.  We will let you know if this changes in the future.   Thank you for your cooperation to this policy.

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