February 2022

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...

  • 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 information:  OASD 2021-22 School Plan Handbook

  • VISITOR PROTOCOLS: Please refer to Section 4.1 of the District Handbook above in regards to entering the school building.  Parents will not be allowed to enter the school building for any reason, unless pre-approved by the building principal or designee.  Parents needing to drop off or pick up their child during school hours will need to call the office at 424-0078 (press "0") and then wait out in their car for a staff member to meet you.  Parents will not be allowed to enter the building to visit classrooms or the cafeteria without explicit permission from the building principal.

  • FEBRUARY EARLY RELEASE: Wednesday, February 9, is an early release day.  All students dismiss at 12:30 pm.

  • NO SCHOOL: There is no school for students on February 17, 18, and 21.



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For Resident Requests to attend a school WITHIN the Oshkosh Area School District 

Out-of-Attendance-Area School Applications to Attend Another School IN the Oshkosh District 

Due by Friday, February 25, 2022 for the 2022-23 school year 

The Oshkosh Area School District allows parents of resident students to request attendance at a school other than their home school in the district. All requests will be handled administratively following district policy, including compliance with W.I.A.A. rules, when appropriate. Out-of-Attendance Area application forms with district guidelines are available on the school district website at the following link: https://www.oshkosh.k12.wi.us/families/enrollment 

Parents requesting a K-12 out-of-attendance area school for their child must submit an application no later than February 25, 2022. The district will notify parents via e-mail by the end of April as to whether their request is approved or denied. Any requests received after the deadline may be held for review until after district-wide registration is completed in August 2022. 

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://dpi.wi.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.

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Winter Clothing

Students are now required to have boots and snow pants at school each day if they want to play on the grass or wood chip areas due to the increased chances of snow and precipitation.  Please make sure that your child's outdoor clothing is marked with their names.


Less than 50 degrees–students must wear a jacket.

50-59 degrees– jacket choice (Can’t come back in)

60 degrees and above– No jacket needed.


Less than 10 degrees or Zero Wind Chill or rain– students stay inside

10 degrees and above Zero Wind Chill– OUTSIDE 

Franklin Yearbook 2022

Please click on the following link to order a yearbook for this school year.  The cost is $10.50.  All orders for the yearbook will be online only.  No yearbooks will be sold at school.  Please not that all students do receive a free class composite.  Orders are due by March 11, 2022.

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Media Center

Cyberbullying is a widespread problem and kids of all ages can become victims. Email, social media apps, digital gaming, and texting are some of the programs used. How can you help to prevent this from happening to your family? Here are some helpful hints from Common Sense Media to get started. 

Family tips to stop Cyberbullying

I hope you find this helpful.  If you ever have questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.

Thank you,

Ms. Rettig



Mrs. Tiedt’s 

Parent Connection 


Dear Franklin Family,

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. 

I am in each classroom every other week teaching guidance lessons. 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 Website.

This is a stressful time for everyone. Remember we are here for you. If you need anything, check out this Oshkosh Area Community Resources link

If your family is experiencing difficulty at home, I would like to provide additional support at school. I understand that you are not always able to share details and that’s okay. If your child is coming to school after a difficult night, morning, or weekend, please call me and just tell me to “Handle with Care.” Nothing else needs to be said or asked. This will let me know that your child may need extra time, patience, or help throughout the day. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. We are all in this together. 

Check below to see what’s happening this month in guidance! 


Wishing you well, 


Nicole Tiedt  


January 2022 


What’s Happening in Guidance?

In February we are focusing on Kindness and Diversity. 


Franklin Kindness Challenge

During the month of February we are going to focus on random acts of kindness. February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day. We would like to challenge Franklin Elementary students to complete a 28 day Kindness Challenge. Each student will be receiving a copy of a 28 day challenge sheet for the month of February! Once you complete an act of kindness, you can color in the square on the sheet. Anyone that brings in their sheet completely colored in at the end of the month will win a small prize. Please return the sheet to Mrs. Tiedt for your prize. Remember, there are 28 acts of kindness on your sheet, so you will have until the end of February to complete the challenge. This is an average of 1 act of kindness each day. I can’t wait to see how many of you can complete this challenge! Good luck everyone! 


February 7th - 11th is National School Counseling Week! 

In honor of this week, here are some fun facts about School Counselors and what we do: Our role has evolved throughout the years now including counseling strategies and focusing on all students’ social and emotional growth. School Counselors have national standards from the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model to teach. These standards we teach fall into three main categories: personal/social, academic, and career readiness. School Counselors follow ethical guidelines in all the work we do. One of the biggest ethical considerations we must abide by is confidentiality. We must respect the privacy of the students and families we serve.