March 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

Jami R. Kohl, Principal                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Rebecca Kleven, Secretary                                                                                                                                         

Franklin Staff Directory


Circle Drive

The circle drive in front of school is for SCHOOL BUSES ONLY and vehicles with a valid disabled parking permit.  Vehicles with a disabled parking permit MUST pull in the disabled parking stalls.  This area is not a drop off or pick up site for students.  The preferred location for you to pick up and drop off your student is on Mason Street.   Please do not enter the circle drive before or after school when busses are present.


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Spring Concert

Save the Date!

April 14 @ 6:00 pm

Grades 3-5

Hooray hooray! 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade families please mark on your calendars Thursday April 14th at 6pm for our Spring Concert! All students are required to attend the concert at Alberta Kimball Auditorium at Oshkosh West HS. Ms. Mindock can't wait to start preparing for this exciting event! Please email Ms. Mindock with any questions: 


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: 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! 

What’s Happening in Guidance?

In March we are focusing on conflict, teamwork and problem solving! Working together through communication in order to build a stronger school community. 

Students will also be provided with the resources needed to solve problems that may arise throughout the day whether in the classroom, at recess, or even at home. Some helpful resources include learning the steps to solving a problem, how to appropriately use “I Messages”, and different ways to problem solve. Ask your child about some of the ways they can use to try to solve a problem they might face. 

Here’s a fun video shared with students’ to see how Ormie the Pig tries to solve a problem he has. 

     Ormie the Pig Problem Solves. 



Wishing you well, 


Nicole Tiedt  



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.   Orders are due by March 11, 2022.

Franklin Yearbook Order


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OASD Summer School Registration

Online registration for the 2022 Oshkosh Area School District (OASD) Summer School program opens on Monday, March 7, 2022, at 8 a.m. and this year's course guide is now available. Please read the following update to learn more: 

OASD Update 02.25.22: Summer School 

Registration Opens March 7


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Enrollment Status for 2022/23  

Forms will be sent home this month to let us know if you will not be returning to Franklin for the 2022-23 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.

Classroom Assignments for 2022-23 School Year

Requests DUE by Friday, May 6

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 by Friday, May 6.  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. 

OASD eAcademy Enrollment 2022-23

The Oshkosh Area School District's eAcademy enrollment window for next school year (2022-2023) is happening March 8 - March 28! Please read the following update from the District: OASD Update 03.02.22 - 2022-23 eAcademy Enrollment Window

CONTACT: If you have questions regarding OASD eAcademy, please contact Vicki Ganser, OASD eAcademy Registrar at, or 920.424.7000 ext 2581

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: 

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 (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.