January 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.

  • JANUARY EARLY RELEASE: Wednesday, January 12 is an early release day.  All students dismiss at 12:30 pm.



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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.

Franklin Yearbook Order

Media Center

In school students learn how to be safe, responsible and respectful digital citizens as they work on their Chromebooks.  Many may have access to devices online at home.  Please click on the link below to view the webpage Common Sense Media for useful tips on keeping kids safe online.


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

Thank you,

Ms. Rettig







Oakwood - Lunch - 2 hours / day 

Roosevelt - Breakfast - 2 hours / day 

Washington - Breakfast - 2 hours / day 

Webster Elementary - Lunch - 2.25 hours / day 

North High - Cook Helper / Set up / Cashier / Brown Boxes - 3.5 hours / day 

West High -Cook Helper - Dish Machine - 3.5 hours / day 

Cook Helper - Dish Machine - 3.5 hours / day 


Five positions - all area schools 

Please apply for the jobs through the WECAN website or contact the Food Service office if you have questions. 920-424-4936


Study Purpose: The goal of this study is to better  understand how families play video games collaboratively  together. This study will be conducted at Oshkosh  Marriage and Family Therapy Center, LLC on the weekends  to protect your privacy. 

Participants will be asked questions to complete the  following activities:  

1. Family unit will participate in a 30 minute  collaborative video game called Overcooked 2 for  the Nintendo Switch; 2 parents and 2 children will  play rest of family will be observed for their passive  play interactions. 

2. Family unit will participate together in a post-video  game play interview that should take 30 minutes to  an hour. 

Participants will be asked questions about: 

1. Family verbal and non-verbal communication and  interactions during video game play. 

2. How this communication and interactions fostered  or inhibited family bonding. 

You are eligible for this study if you meet all of the  following criteria: 

 For parents or legal guardians (adult age 18+) 1. You are the parent or legal guardian of at least two  children between the ages of 7-17 years old. 

2. Your family unit has a minimum of four family  members (2 parents, 2 children) and a maximum of  eight family members (2 parents, 6 children). 

3. All children in the family unit are between the ages  of 7-17 years old. 

 For children 

1. You are between the ages of 7-17 years old. 2. Your family unit contains a minimum of four family  members (2 parents, 2 children) and a maximum of  eight family members (2 parents, 6 children). 3. All children in your family unit are between the  ages of 7-17 years old. 

To participate in this study, please contact: Amanda Anderson, Doctoral Student at Northcentral University 

amandaanderson@omftc.com or (920) 252-2818 

COVID-19 Protocols 

For face-to-face human subject research, those who are fully vaccinated, have no  symptoms, and have not been experienced recent exposure to individuals with COVID 19; surgical or N95 masks and gloves are optional. 

If you or a family member looking to participate in this study has/have recently  started experiencing any of the below symptoms then we ask that you and your family  not participant in the study at this time: 

∙ Fever or chills, or 

∙ Mild or moderate difficulty breathing, or 

∙ New or worsening cough, or 

∙ Sustained loss of smell, taste, or appetite, or 

∙ Sore throat, or 

∙ Vomiting or diarrhea, or 

∙ Aching throughout the body 

Researcher has received both vaccination and has received the booster shot for  COVID-19 on December 2, 2021. 

Masks and hand sanitizer are offered at the site location. All surfaces are disinfected  after participating families leave.


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  


What’s Happening in Guidance?

During the month of January we will be focusing on self-awareness and our New Year’s resolutions. 


We’ll focus on those things we’re great at and the things we need help with.