January 2024

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


 Parent /Teacher Conferences!

1/25, Thursday - 4:00-7:15pm
P/T Conferences
1/30, Tuesday - 4:00-7:15pm
P/T Conferences
Please click on THIS LINK to schedule a conference time with your child's teacher.
We look forward to seeing you!



Yearbook Order 23-24

All orders are due by March 4, 2024
This is the only way to order a yearbook for your child
Extra copies will not be ordered for sale after the deadline!
Cost is $12.25 per book

Upcoming Events

1/15, Monday

Martin Luther King Day - no school for students/staff

1/19, Friday
End of first semester
1/22, Monday
Professional Development - no school for students.
1/25, Thursday
P/T Conferences
1/30, Tuesday
P/T Conferences


Breakfast/Lunch Menus

Please click on the following link to view the lunch menus each month:


January LUNCH

Food Service Information and Menus



 We are excited to announce an improved field trip process for families. Beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, all field trip permission slips will be electronic and we are moving to cashless payments for field trips. This is a new process for our entire district and is meant to streamline and improve our service to families. 

Additional information will be shared by teachers as they plan for field trips. However, we want to highlight the following features: 

  • Our new online field trip process must be completed via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. 

  • All online transaction fees have been waived, including payments made by credit card, debit card, and checking/savings account. 

  • If a field trip is sponsored by the district, the cost of the trip is waived for families who are eligible and approved to receive free and reduced priced meals. (This will be communicated to impacted families.)

Our school secretary will be available to assist families as needed and if a parent/guardian is unable to complete the online field trip process, we can provide support in-person or over the phone. 

We look forward to providing your child(ren) with enriching field trip experiences that contribute to their educational journey. We appreciate your continued partnership and engagement!


Professional   Development Days

As indicated on the School Calendar at the link above, there will no school on the following dates due to Teacher Professional Development.  Please look carefully at the student calendar for all other days off as well.  The Professional Development dates are  as follows:
  • January 22nd
  • February 9th
  • March 8th 
  • April 12th
  • May 10th


Lost and Found

Please click on the following link to view a short slideshow of some of the items in our lost and found.

Link to Lost and Found


Outdoor Recess/Personal Property at School

Franklin students will be going outside for recess, weather permitting.  Students are expected to participate in outdoor recess with their classmates and should come to school prepared to go outside with the proper clothing, shoes, etc. 

A doctor's note is required if your child will need to stay in for a length of time longer than 3-5 days.  Please keep in mind that toys, phones, electronic games, and sporting goods should be kept at home as we do not want to risk loss or damage to your personal property.

Pets on School Property

Parents picking up their children after school must stay on the sidewalk with their pets and not come onto school property.  The district  does allow service animals and therapy animals.  Please refer to the District P

Book:  Policy Manual
Section: 8000 Operations
Code: po8390
Status: Active
Adopted: November 18, 2015
Last Revised: November 18, 2020
Link to Board Policy for full details: 



Balloons - Free images on PixabayBirthday Treats, Invitations and Books

Treats:  Edible birthday treats are not allowed per district policy. Students are allowed to bring a small, tangible birthday treat such as pencils, stickers, glowsticks, etc. 

Invitations:  Classroom teachers may not distribute birthday invitations to students unless they are going to an entire class.   If you are inviting kids from another class, that whole entire class would need to be invited too.  We prefer that birthday invitations get handled outside of school.

Birthday Books:  Each year our Franklin PTO raises money to purchase books that are kept in the Principal's office.  Students are invited to the Principal's office on their birthday to pick out a book to keep and take home.  Students with summer month birthdays are also included in this activity during the last months of school


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Change of Clothing

Our younger students are strongly encouraged to keep a change of clothing in their backpack in the event they soil their clothes due to recess activities, lunch spills or health issues.  Due to space limitations, we do not keep extra clothing at school to accommodate these needs.  Parents/Guardians will be called to bring needed clothing.  In addition, parents of students who have ongoing bathroom accidents may need to be called to assist their student, if necessary.