Reminder! New Door Security and Visitor Management System Starting Monday, March 16

In our continual effort to increase safety and security at our schools, the Oshkosh Area School District has expanded its safety protocols through the use of the Raptor Visitor Management System. The new visitor management system will be implemented on March 16, 2020, at all OASD schools.

Upon entering a school building, visitors will be asked to present a valid state-issued ID or simply provide their name and date of birth, which will be checked against a national sex offender database to ensure that registered sexual offenders are not entering our buildings. The system will also create a badge for visitors to wear while visiting a school. All visitors that wish to enter student areas of a school OR pick-up a student during school hours will be required to sign-in using the Raptor system. Visitors that are simply dropping something off at the office or meeting with office staff will not need to use the system. 

If a parent/guardian or visitor does not have a US government-issued ID, the school staff member can use any form of identification and manually enter the person’s name and date of birth into the Raptor system. The only data collected is the individual’s name, date of birth, and picture. No other pieces of information are collected nor is any of this information shared with any outside agency. 

The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority and the District has been proactive in implementing a layered approach to school safety. The Raptor Visitor Management System will allow us to quickly identify those that should not have access to our schools, and ensure that we continue to provide a safe and welcoming school environment. 


Miscellaneous Information

During this time of year Mother Nature sure does like to confuse us Wisconsinites and we just never know what type of clothing to wear for outdoors.  Here are some guidelines that we follow:

  • If the temperature is BELOW 50° -  A COAT IS REQUIRED
  • If the temperature is BETWEEN 50° - 60° - LONG SLEEVES ARE REQUIRED
  • If the temperature is ABOVE 60° - NO COATS ARE REQUIRED

We have decided to try and help students remember these guidelines by posting these signs at the recess doors.


7:30am -  Playground Supervision Starts

7:40am -  First Bell Rings (students enter building at this time)

7:45am -  Second Bell Rings (students should be in their classroom at this time)

7:46 am - 7:54am - Students who arrive late will be marked TARDY

7:55am & after -  Students will be marked UNEXCUSED, unless:

  • A parent has called with the reason for the student’s tardiness

  • A parent has walked the student in to the Office

11:20 am - 11:40 am: 

  • Recess for 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades
  • Lunch for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade


11:40am - 12:10pm:

  • Lunch for 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades
  • Recess for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade

2:45pm - End of the day bell rings (students need to be picked up immediately, they may not wait at the playground)

Early Release Dates: (End of the day bell rings at 12:30pm)

  • November 13, 2019

  • December 11, 2019

  • January 8, 2020

  • February 12, 2020

  • March 11, 2020

  • April 8, 2020

  • May 13, 2020