March 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

Jami R. Kohl, Principal                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Rebecca Kleven, Secretary                                                                                                                                         

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Quick Reference/Notes...

  • 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 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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Picture Retake Day

March 11, 2021

Franklin will hold a Picture Retake Day on  have been scheduled for Thursday, March 11, from 7:45 am to 10:30 am.  All students that were absent on the original picture days or who need a their picture retaken 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 10:30 am.  Please enter through the main entrance - Door # 1 and be wearing a mask.  ALSO, several e-Academy students who ordered picture packages may pick those packages up at school on any school day during regular school hours.

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: 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 

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What's Happening in Guidance?

In March we will be focusing on Safety. Franklin Elementary School is in partnership with you regarding your child’s personal safety.  A protective behaviors classroom lesson will be presented by REACH Counseling to your child’s classroom that includes information about child sexual abuse. It is an extension of what is covered in classroom counseling.  Discussion topics range from “How can you stay safe even if you lose your grown up when you are at the mall?” to “What can you do if someone is touching you in confusing or uncomfortable ways?”  

Children will learn they can say “no” to confusing or uncomfortable touch, discuss strategies of self-protection, and learn they could never be at fault in cases of abuse.  They also will be encouraged to identify adults who they trust when they need help or protection. 

Speak up, Speak Out (S.U.S.O) will help all students learn the importance of how we all play a role in keeping our school safe and the importance of talking to a trusted adult (parent/guardian, principal, teacher, school counselor, etc.) if someone or something makes them feel unsafe. If you would like to learn more about SUSO and how to report safety concerns, feel free to visit

The purpose of these lessons is to prepare our students as to what to do if something/someone makes them feel unsafe. Practicing what to do in an emergency situation before one occurs can help individuals (adults and children) feel more confident in their ability to handle the situation and it may help reduce stress and fear.

Please have conversations with your children about what they have learned from their safety drills at school. If you have any questions or would like more information regarding either one of these programs, feel free to reach out to the school.

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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.  PTCFast  If you are unable to use the PTCFast system, you may call the office to schedule an appointment.


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Franklin Apparel Order

DUE: March 4

Below is a link to order Franklin apparel.   This is an online order only.  All orders will be brought to school and handed out to your child unless you choose to have it shipped to your house for a small fee. The clothing order will close on March 4th at 4pm. 

If you have any questions please email Ms. Gostisha at:


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OASD Summer School Registration

Online registration for the 2021 Oshkosh Area School District (OASD) Summer School program opens on Monday, March 1, 2021, at 8 a.m. and this year's course guide is now available. Please read the following update to learn more: 

OASD Update 02.19.21 - OASD Summer School Registration Opens March 1

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Enrollment Status for 2021/22  

Forms will be sent home this month to let us know if you will not be returning to Franklin for the 2021-22 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.


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Tri-County Dental Clinic

Franklin will be participating in the Free Dental Care Program through the Tri-County Dental Clinic again this year.  If your Preschool, kindergarten and/or elementary school child(ren) are eligible for Free or reduced cost hot lunch, or have a Forward card from Medicaid (Badger Care) and DO NOT have private dental insurance, they can receive free dental care on the mobile unit.

Although Franklin has not set up dates for the services yet, we are collecting the registration paperwork.  Registration paperwork went home with students in February.  If you did not receive paperwork, please contact the school office to have a packet mailed to you or sent home with your student.


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*Fun Dress-Up Days*

Monday, March 1: Wear your craziest socks or mismatched socks!  Today we will read:  Smelly Socks by Robert Munsch

Tuesday, March 2: Wear green!  Today we will read: National Geographic Kids: Frogs by Elizabeth Carney

Wednesday, March 3: Wear wacky clothes - mismatched, inside out, opposite, etc. Today we will read: A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon

Thursday, March 4: Wear red, white and black!  Today we will read: Cat in the Hat  by Dr. Seuss

Friday, March 5: Wear your pajamas!  Today we will read: Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late  by Mo Willems

Franklin Elementary's 21- Day Read Aloud Challenge


From March 1-21, we will challenge your family to 21 days of reading aloud!  Each day an adult in your family will read aloud to the children in your family.  By accepting this challenge your family is committing to build a daily read-aloud habit, which will add words, imagination, and a love of learning to your child's life!  

Challenge forms will be sent home with your child prior to March 1. 


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 March:

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

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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