January 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...

  • TAKE ACTION NOW: PTO Kwik Trip Scrip Fundraiser deadline - January 7.  
  • 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.
  • FREE MEAL DISTRIBUTIONS SCHEDULE:  FREE school meals while the District is in Model 3 are available to all families.  These meals may be picked up on Wednesdays at West High School in front of Door #20 from 12:15 to 1:15 pm and 3:15 to 4:15 pm.  Meals may also be picked up on Wednesdays at North High School in front of school in the circle drive from 10:30 to 11:30 am and 5:00 to 6:00 pm.  Meals will be distributed for 5 schools days at a time.   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
  • 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
  • BACK TO SCHOOL LETTER:  The following letter was sent to all families via e-mail on January 5 with information about the Model 3 Learning beginning on January 11:  Model 3 Letter



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Scrip Fundraiser

Dear Franklin Families:

We need to hurry and the Franklin PTO needs your help!! Plea se consider purchasing Kwik Trip gift cards available in $10, $20, $25, $50, or $100 increments!  21% of sales go back to our school !!

Orders must be in to Nicole Feutz ( nicoleyhops@yahoo.com or 920-379-8960) by Thursday January 7th at 3pm!! That means we only have 2 days!!!

I will be accepting cash or check with order forms that can be dropped off at my home or I can pick them up from you!  Delivery of gift cards will be next week at school.  This is such a huge percentage back in profit for the school. Please consider helping and making some extra  for the schools PTO fund!!

Flyer      Scrip Order Form


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?


What’s Happening in Guidance?

In January we are focusing on mindfulness and various ways to cope during difficult situations! Returning back to school will be yet another change for our students and families. Learning how to adjust and cope will help us to get through this transition in a healthy and powerful way. Remembering to take our deep breaths, breathing in through our nose, like we are smelling a flower and out through our mouths like we are blowing out a candle.

You might be asking, 

Mindfulness means being aware of what is happening around you right now at the present moment. Being mindful can help you to notice the little details happening around you. Being mindful can also help you to think about your words and actions before they happen.


Health Office / Welcome

Dear Parents and Students:

I am so excited to hear students’ voices and see their faces in our buildings again starting January 11th. I am hoping that you had a good break from all things “school-related” over the holidays and are ready to get back into the swing of things. 

Here are some things your school nurse is asking you to do to help us return to school as safe as possible:

  • Notify me if you are currently under quarantine or isolation (kaitlyn.williams@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

  • Continue to monitor your student’s health by using the OASD Student Daily Health Screen

    • If you are able to answer “yes” to any of the questions, DO NOT send your child or their siblings to school. Please notify the school that your child and siblings will be absent and state the reason for staying home.

    • We will call you to determine a return to school date. This is a new part of our job this year that can feel very invasive. We have to call and ask questions regarding your child’s health. Your cooperation will help us to follow the guidelines and continue to keep the doors open for in person learning. 

  • Don't send your child to school if anyone in your house:

    • is waiting for covid test results 

    • has a positive test result

    • is having symptoms consistent with covid.

  • Update your Infinite Campus contact information so we can get a hold of you if your children need to be picked up from school. If you can not do it yourself, please contact your school’s front office. 

  • Understand our team of covid contact tracers are following protocol from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Winnebago County Public Health Department. We follow these protocols to keep your children and the staff in our schools as safe as possible during a pandemic. 

  • If you have questions or concerns please contact me: kaitlyn.williams@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

Happy New Year Franklin Families!

My name is Ms. Kobinsky  and I am a reading specialist and Reading Recovery teacher at Franklin.  This is a quick note to inform you that I am retiring from teaching; my last day is January 15, 2021.  

It has been a sincere pleasure working with your children and chatting with them during recess, lunch, and as we passed through the halls the last few years.  I will greatly miss them!  

Enjoy the remainder of the school year and most importantly, stay well.

With kind regards,

Ms. Karen Kobinsky 




Breakfast/Lunch Menus

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

Breakfast Menu January 11 to 29

Lunch Menu - January 11 to 29

OASD Free School Meal Distribution During Model 3: Hybrid Learning

Following the OASD’s Winter Break (December 23 - January 1), Free School Meal Distribution will resume on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. 

While the OASD is in Model 3: Hybrid Learning school meals (for virtual learning days, eAcademy students, and anyone age 18 and under) will be distributed as follows:

Meal Distribution During Model 3: Hybrid Learning: Meal distributions will continue to occur on Wednesdays ONLY at the following locations and times:

  • North High School (circle drive in front of school) from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

  • West High School (in front of door 20) from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

  • West High School (in front of door 20) from 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

  • North High School (circle drive in front of school) from 5 - 6 p.m.

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:

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

  • Milk will be offered with all meals. 

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

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

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


September 14 is school picture day! - PEORIA ACCELERATED HIGH SCHOOL
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