April 2021 Newsletter

A Message From Mr. Ruhl:

April is a pretty tough month.  It is a month filled with rigorous academics, state testing, increased expectations and the dreaded daylight savings change.  All of this can lead to student (family) stress, loss of energy, and loss of focus. This is one of the times we need it most! If you're like me, I just need to make some time to hit reset so my kids and I can do our best in our respective work. So here are some hints based on research (not just my opinion).

  • Make or take some time regularly to relax together or play a game. 

  • Revisit or re-establish routines after school/work, in the morning, and night time.

    • If there is homework, do homework after school, some after dinner, but making sure it is an established time helps.

  • Many kids have many different sleep patterns.  Find one that is reasonable, predictable and consistent.  Regular rest is key to attention and learning.

    • If your kids don't respond to verbal directions (like mine) for that transition to bed, reading etc, draw a visual schedule where pictures show the task followed by each ensuing task. Those ambitious enough may even take pictures of your kids doing that task and show them the picture when it's time to transition. 

  • As a last special note, the same applies to state testing time.  Establish and practice schedules and hold tight to them for the testing window.  In order to do well on the testing days, students should experience their regular routine just like the day they learned the test material. 

Wishing everyone a successful spring season.  

~ Mr. Ruhl


Get ready for the 2021-22 school year!

The Oshkosh Area School District’s Annual Student Update (Enrollment) for returning K-12 students and for new 4K students will take place April 1 - September 1, 2021. Students must be enrolled by September 1. However, the sooner you complete this process, the better!

This annual enrollment process is required and secures a student’s place at school for the next school year. The process is done through the Infinite Campus (IC) Parent Portal and includes updating demographic and contact information. NOTE: Fees and payments for the 2021-2022 school year cannot be paid until mid-August, additional information will be provided at that time.

  • Instructions: CLICK HERE for step-by-Step Instructions 

    • NOTE: This process should be completed on a desktop computer, laptop, or tablet. It is not recommended to use a cell phone.

  • Link: CLICK HERE to log in to your Infinite Campus (IC) Parent Portal and click on the “Online Registration” link (located on the bottom left side of the home screen)

    • NOTE: This link will be active/available as of 8 a.m. on April 1, 2021.

    • HELP: If you do not have an Infinite Campus Parent Portal Account OR need your password reset complete the following form: https://forms.gle/bEXT8Wd8t5c2dcTC8 

  • Contact: If you have any questions or need assistance during the online annual enrollment process you can contact your child’s school office OR the OASD Administration Office at 920.424.0395.

  • In-person Support: If you need in-person assistance / access to a device or internet, a Central Registration Day will be held at Oshkosh North High School on August 10, 2021. More information will be provided in the coming months. 

Additional information regarding the 2021-2022 school year, including important dates, will be provided to families by their child(ren)’s school. 

Thank you for choosing the Oshkosh Area School District for your student’s educational experience. We look forward to continuing to work with your family to meet your student’s individual needs and provide them with the best education possible.


Open Enrollement

Feeding America Information



Miscellaneous Information


April 12th                  Walk With A Doc Begins
  Forward Testing (eAcademy)
April 13th Forward Testing (eAcademy)
April 14th Walk With A Doc
  Forward Testing (eAcademy)
  Early Release (12:30pm End of Day)
April 15th  Forward Testing (eAcademy)
April 16th Walk With A Doc
April 19th Walk With A Doc
April 20th Forward State Testing (Grades 3, 4, 5)
  Parent Teacher Conferences
April 21st Walk With A Doc
April 22nd Forward State Testing (Grades 3, 4, 5)
  Parent Teacher Conferences
April 23rd Walk With A Doc
April 26th Walk With A Doc
April 28th Walk With A Doc
April 30th Walk With A Doc

EC BC (Emmeline Cook Book Club)


We enjoyed Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker and hope your families enjoyed as well.  If you are interested, this is series, and you can read the next book - Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker INCOGNITO.

A special thank you to the Emmeline Cook PTO for all of their help behind the scenes!

We look forward to next year when we can do this again.  Here are all of the Trivia and  Family Night Winners:

Week 1 Trivia:  Harper Schroeder in Ms. Knoblock's 2nd Grade
                          Lane Lanham in Mrs. Ruedinger's 4th Grade

Week 2 Trivia:  Nathanial Rivers Schrubbe - Mrs. Hawley's 1st Grade
                          Ace Doemel - Mr. Oehler's 5th Grade

Week 3 Trivia: Fiona Robbins - Mrs. Hawley's 1st Grade
                         Otto Pinnow - Mrs.Zangl's 4th Grade


Week 4 Trivia:  Jamarie Holder-Schreck - Mrs. Hawley's 1st Grade
                          Riley Becker  - Ms. Devermann's 3rd Grade

Family Night Winners:  Mwakamui Subulwa -  Mrs. Hawley's 1st Grade
                                       Nathanial Rivers-Schrubbe -  Mrs. Hawley's 1st Grade
                                       Mack Lang - Mrs. Huizenga's 1st Grade
                                       Sophia Nelson -  Mrs. Hawley's 1st Grade
                                       Roan Soll - Ms. Devermann's 3rd Grade
                                       Braylon Howard - Ms. Knoblock's 2nd Grade
                                       Kaiden Probst -  Ms. Devermann's 3rd Grade
                                       Scarlet Eldred -  Ms. Devermann's 3rd Grade
                                       Augie  Pinnow - Mrs. Zangl's 4th Grade
                                       Hope Detlaff - Mrs. Ruedingers 4th Grade

Each Winner was given the next book in the series (INCOGNITO)                   and a few misc pineapple items:


April Hot Lunch Menu

Community Events


Community Events

Ever curious about events happening in the Oshkosh community?  Click the Community Upcoming Events picture above to check out the list of events.