November 2020

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                                                                                                                                         

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Quick Reference/Notes...

  • 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 with Covid-related information. Thank you.
  • FREE MEAL DISTRIBUTIONS SCHEDULE:  Please click on the following link related to accessing FREE school meals while the District is in Model 4: Virtual Learning, beginning Thursday, September 24:   Meal Distribution Schedule  All families are encouraged to take advantage of the free school meals.
  • 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
  • VOTE 2020:  The Oshkosh Area School District has a Referendum question on the upcoming presidential election voting on November 3, 2020.  Please click on the following link to view a fact sheet about the referendum:   OASD Referendum Fact Sheet
  • 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



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Supplies Exchange

Thursday, October 29- 4:00 to 6:00 pm

Friday, October 30 -7:00 am to 3:15 pm

Franklin will hold another Supplies Exchange this next week on Thursday and Friday during the times listed above.  If these times do not work for you, please do not hesitate to call the office to arrange another time.  These exchanges are very important in order for us to get books back from you so that we can process them and get them out to other students.

NEW PROCEDURES: For your safety and the safety of our staff, we have modified the exchange process.  Please read the information below so that you know what to do when you come to school.

DIRECTIONS: Pull up single file to the front of school and park at the curb in the circle drive.  Get out of your car and drop off any supplies/books you are returning in the appropriate grade level bin.  Show a paper with the name and teacher of the student to the staff working through the front entrance window.  The staff will then bring your supplies out to you at the door; please wait outside (not in your car) for them to deliver your child's things.  Always remember to stay 6 feet apart and wear a mask.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Virtual Halloween Days

Please join your teachers next week for some Halloween Fun Dress Up Days listed below for Monday, October 26 to Friday, October 30



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Picture Days - Cancelled

Picture Days at Franklin for November have been cancelled indefinitely.   We will work with Network Photography to schedule new dates if we go back to an A/B Model of learning.

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Art, Music, and Phy-Ed

Thank you to all of the students who have been logging on to participate in Virtual Physical Education class.  We have been learning and having a great time!  There are still many students who have yet to show up to any virtual classes.  Art, Music and Phy. Ed. are not optional!  Students need to be making the effort to show up. Parents, we appreciate all your help in getting your child online during the specialist times.  If you do not know when specialist times are for your child, please contact the classroom teacher.  If you can't make the times, please have your child go to their classroom teacher's google classroom--click on the classwork tab, scroll down to Art, Music, P.E. or under the "all topics" section click the specials interested in and watch the videos or virtual classes your child missed. 

Hope to see everyone soon! 

Mr. Roloff


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Parent Teacher Conferences

November 16, 17, 19, 20, and 25 

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held via ZOOM virtual meetings on the dates listed above.  Teachers will be individualizing the times available on these dates primarily from 3:15 into the evenings.  Beginning Friday, November 6 or after, please click on the link below to login in to PTCFast to schedule a virtual appointment with your child's teacher. All students will have a conference at this time.  Conferences will last 15 minutes unless specified otherwise.  Please note that if you created a PTCFast account previously, you can continue to use that same account.  If you are unable to set up an account, please contact the school office at 424-0078 to schedule an appointment for you.  Again, the following link will be active on Friday November 6 to begin scheduling appointments:

Link:  PTCFast


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: 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 November we are focusing on friendships, 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. 





Dear Parents and Families:

The Scholastic Book Fair is back! While the Fair will be exclusively held online this year, we still plan on making it a fun and joyous experience for our kids. Features include:

  •  Franklin Elementary’s own online store, with a large selection of titles, at the right price points
  •  A Virtual Fair so you and your kids can experience the magic of the school shopping experience. Browse titles by grade, meet popular authors, and discover the comfort and joy of our Fair
  •  Every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!)

Save these dates and view our school’s Fair site:

Fair Dates:  November 9th - November 22nd 2020

Online Store:

We can’t wait to “see” you at the Fair! More information to come, stay tuned. 

Franklin Elementary's Book Fair Chair

Questions please let me know! - Nicole Feutz,


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Salvation Army Seasonal Assistance Program

Please click on the following link to view view information about this year's Salvation Army Oshkosh Seasonal Assistance Program including Coats for Kids Sign-Up and Toys for Tots:

Seasonal Assistance Program Link

Caregiver Series

Watch for the Caregiver Series to come home on Tuesdays with great information!!  Here is this week's Episode:

Caregiver Series Episode 4: Fill your Tank is here! In this newsletter, with special guest Gloria Allhiser, we discuss Adult Self Care and why you need to be taking time to fill your own gas tank to help your child. You don't make your car feel guilty for needing more gas and you shouldn't feel bad for taking time to fill your own gas tank. You will find quick ways to take care of yourself, as well as some ideas specific to distance learning.

We will have two open zoom times this week....Thursday October 29th at 9:30am and 7:00pm. Hope to see you there!

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