February 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...

  • RETURN TO IN-PERSON LEARNING: As announced by our Board of Education, the Oshkosh Area School District will return to in-person learning beginning February 18, 2021.  Please click here for details: link 
  • OUT-OF-ATTENDANCE and OPEN ENROLLMENT: Please follow this link to information regarding deadlines to apply.
  • 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



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Franklin Picture Days

February 1 & 2, 2021

FINALLY...Franklin Picture Days have been scheduled for Monday, February 1 and Tuesday, February 2 from 7:45 to 11:00 am both days.  All students present on those dates will have their picture taken.  Picture packages can be ordered online at the link or form below:   

School Picture Pre-Pay Option

Picture Order Form

NOTE:  e-Academy students may have their picture taken at any time during the picture hours of 7:45 to 11:00 am.  Please enter through the main entrance - Door # 1 and be wearing a mask.

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 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!

DIY - Candy Gram fundraiser!

Valentine's Day Sucker Gram Sale

Starting on February 1, 2021 through February 9th, 2021 we will be having a Valentine’s Day sucker sale to help raise money for our PBIS incentive prizes. The cost of a sucker gram is $1.00 and will be delivered to the student with a message of your choice. 

All suckers will be delivered on Thursday, February 11th or Friday, February 12th. The following order forms were sent home with students:  Valentine Gram Order Form


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Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 1 & 2

3:15 to 7:00 pm

Franklin will host Parent/Teacher Conferences for all student on March 1 & 2 from 3:15 to 7:00 pm.  These conferences will be via Zoom or by telephone at parent's request.  We will be using the PTC Fast program to schedule these conferences.  Please watch for more details to come.

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Hello from the Art Room!

Just a reminder for all students, if you still have art supplies (glue sticks, scissors, markers, crayons) at home to please bring them back to school.  We still aren’t able to share supplies.  Unfortunately, I don’t have enough to share with each student and disinfect before the next class.  Also, check with your child to see if they are running low on anything, like glue sticks, in case they need to be replenished. 

Thank you for your help!

Mrs. Mueller


Looking to earn some extra money?  The OASD Food Service Department has a number of openings!  You can apply on WECAN for any of the positions.  You can call Food Service with any questions you may have. 

Carl Traeger Elementary - Lunch Shift - 10:25-12:55

Emmeline Cook - Breakfast Shift - 7:00 -9:00

Emmeline Cook - Lunch Shift - 10:50 - 12:30

Oakwood - Lunch Shift - 10:30 - 12:45

Read - Lunch Shift - 10:15 - 12:15

Webster Elementary - 2 Lunch Shifts available - 10:35 - 12:50

Carl Traeger Middle - Lunch Shift - 10:30 - 1:00

Merrill Middle - Breakfast Shift - 7:15 - 8:45

South Park - Lunch Shift - 11:25 - 1:35

Webster Middle - Lunch Shift - 10:45 - 1:30

West High - Assistant Cook Float - 6:30 - 12:30 - 5.5 hours per day or more if needed

West High - Assistant Cook - Temporary Position - 7.75 hours per day 6:15 - 2:30

North High - Assistant Cook - 5 hrs per day - 11:00 - 4:30 

North High - Cook Helper - 4.5 hrs per day - 10:45 - 3:45

Substitute Workers - flexible to work at any school

Out-Of-Attendance and Open Enrollment

Please follow this link to information regarding deadlines to apply.



Breakfast/Lunch Menus

Please click on the links below to view the menus for February:

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

Updated OASD Free School Meal Distribution

Update as of Wednesday, February 3: Free school meals will be available at one distribution time and location only. The distribution will be Wednesdays from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Oshkosh West High School (main parking lot - enter on Taft Avenue and exit on Eagle Street). Those accessing free meals cannot enter the school parking lot until 4 p.m. to allow students and staff to safely exit the area before the distribution begins.

  • Free Family Food Boxes: In addition to a week’s worth of school meals, families will also be able to receive Farm to Family Food Boxes - a partnership with Feeding America. LEARN MORE

NOTE: No school meals will be sent home with students at the end of their in-person learning days at this time. Families looking for additional school meals for virtual learning days are asked to visit the distribution sites on Wednesdays to receive those meals.

Meal Distribution Details:

  1. Meals will be distributed for five days at a time and will include a breakfast, lunch, and supper for each day. 

  2. Milk will be offered with all meals. 

  3. Meals are available and are free to anyone age 18 and under. 

  4. Children do not need to be present to receive free meals, a parent/guardian or sibling may pick up meals. 

  5. Children do not need to be enrolled in the Oshkosh Area School District to receive free meals. 

Library Links

The following links have been approved for distribution to families from the Oshkosh Public Library: