Newsletter Nov. 2023



BREAKFAST begins in the cafeteria at 7:55AM


drop off pick up vehicle

Student Drop-off & Pick-up

Students being dropped off before school and picked up after school need to do so on  Bismarck Street
     *Cars are NOT allowed in the circle drive on Eagle Street.
     *Please DO NOT stop or stand on Eagle Street.
     *Please DO NOT drop-off/pick-up in our side parking lot.
Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our students safe!

Attendance Procedure at ALPs Charter School

Parents/guardians are expected to notify the school by 9am on the day of absence.   
Call 920-424-0349 - leave a message if the secretaries do not answer. 
*APPOINTMENT - state the date and time of the appointment.
*PERSONAL EXCUSE - you do not need to give a reason, but you can if you would like.
*ILL - state your child's symptoms or if they have received a diagnosis from a doctor. If more information is needed, a school nurse may give you a call back.
*VACATION - state the dates your child will be absent and when they are returning to school.
~ Thank you for helping us keep your student's attendance as accurate as possible ~


November Important Dates

Nov 1
End of Quarter
Nov 2
3:55 PM - Boys Basketball
8th gr at Tipler, 7th gr at Phillips
Nov 4
2:30 PM - Oshkosh Sings!
all city 6-12 gr choirs
at Oshkosh North field house
Nov 7
3:55 PM - Boys Basketball
8th gr at Traeger, 7th gr at Tipler
Nov 9
Veterans Day Celebration
wear red, white & blue
3:55 PM - Boys Basketball
8th gr at Tipler, 7th gr at South Park
Nov 10
No School for students
Professional Development for staff
Nov 14
3:55 - Boys Basketball
8th gr at Phillips, 7th gr at Tipler
Nov 15
Kwik Trip Scrip order placed
Nov 16
3:55 PM - Boys Basketball
8th gr at Tipler, 7th gr at Traeger
Nov 21
3:55 - Boys Basketball
8th gr at South Park, 7th gr at Tipler
Nov 22 - 24
No School
Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 28
3:55 PM - Boys Basketball
8th gr at Tipler, 7th gr at Phillips
Nov 30
3:55 PM - Boys Basketball
8th gr at Traeger, 7th gr at Tipler

Veterans Day Celebration 

Thursday, November 9th at 2:00PM

Please show your support by wearing red, white & blue.

Thank you for sending in names of veterans to be invited to this special celebration.
It's an honor to have them at our school.

Yearbook Sale Coming Soon

Yearbook sales will begin December 1st. 
Stay tuned for more details!


Each month we participate in the Scrip Program.
Money earned this school year will be used for the Washington DC trip in Spring 2027.

Important Note to Parents

Greetings Parents and Family Members, 
This note is to share a different approach to how our staff will communicate progress with families for this first semester.  Historically, we have offered two nights of in-person conferences but that is not enough time to meet with each family to share progress so we are trying a different approach this year.
In the next few weeks all staff will be reaching out personally to each family to share student progress.  This communication may come in the form of an email, a phone call, a postcard, or an in-person discussion.  Please make sure to answer any phone calls, emails, or texts if you see our school phone number displayed as you will be contacted by multiple teachers to share your child’s progress. 
Thank you for letting us try a different approach to share and communicate about your child and increase communication efforts with families.
Sarah Poquette

Middle School C.A.T.S.

Strength & Conditioning 1-hour sessions for interested middle school students to improve athletic skills and functional movement.
Learn proper form and technique for the 5 pillars of strength:
*Squat *Push *Pull *Hinge *Core
With emphasis on:
*Speed *Agility *Coordination *Balance *Plyometric Exercises
PLACE:  Oshkosh West High School Weight Room
(check in at Door #20)
DATE:  Tuesdays and Thursdays
(beginning November 6)
TIME:  5:30pm

Ski Club

January 15 (no school day)
January 26
February 8
February 23
Registration and School Store must be completed between November 1st - December 15th.
*No late registrations allowed*
All 4 trips will cost $134.
Additional cost for ski/snowboard rentals.
Bus cost is $40 for all 4 trips.


Successful Socktober

Thank you!

Here is a word from our 4-5 grade class:

"This month of October, the 4-5 grade ALPs teen life students organized a sock drive for the warming shelter, also known as Socktober. Through the month of October students were able to drop off socks at Ms. Torine’s room. In return, 4-5 grade ALPs students would reward them with a raffle ticket. The raffle items were, a basketball, won by Rose Meyer from 7th grade (Tipler), a water bottle, won by Addison McCabe from 8th grade (ALPs), and rope lights, won by Kenzie Brennand from 8th grade (Tipler). There was also a staff raffle box, for staff members only.  This was won by Mrs. Horn. This teacher teaches at ALPs. At the start of Socktober we set a goal for 500 pairs of socks. We beat this goal and kept going. Our grand total was 609 pairs of socks! We will donate them all to the Day by Day Warming Shelter, to keep people warm as winter sets in. All in all, we believe that Socktober was completely successful!"

Online Athletic Sign-Up

Athletic Forms- must be completed online through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal
Payments- must be made online through the Infinite  Campus Parent Portal 


7th & 8th Grade
ALL PRACTICES are 3:50-5:15 PM
Practice begins Monday, Oct. 16th
No practice Nov. 22, 23 & 24
ALL GAMES begin at 3:55 PM


Why Is Golf More Fun To Play With Others? - American Classic

8th Annual Golf Outing


The 8th Annual Tipler/ALPs Golf outing is set for May 18th.
We would love for you to be a part of an awesome tradition that helps raise funds for our schools. 
Do you like to golf?
You could make a team of 4. 
Do you want to help, but are unable to attend?
You could create a gift basket or have your place of employment create a gift basket for a raffle prize.

This is our biggest fundraiser to support students and we would love for you to help out. 


OASD Middle Schools Move to Proficiency Scoring

The purpose of these communications and resources has been to help parents adjust to our new progress reporting system. The grades you see in Infinite Campus will look very different this year.  Parents will need to become a Canvas observer if they want to see the details into the proficiency score they see in Canvas and Infinite Campus.
Becoming a Canvas Parent Observer: How do I set up a Canvas parent account? 
Now that middle schools have moved to proficiency scoring, parents will want to see inside Canvas to get a gauge on how students are doing in their classes.  Parents could also ask their child to show them their grades from their Chromebook as well since the view for parents is almost exactly the same, except for the homework submissions. This Proficiency Scoring and Grading in Canvas video will show parents how to navigate Canvas as well as explain proficiency scoring  once they become parent observers.


New Field Trip Process

Please click on the letter below to read about the new field trip process that will be taking effect this school year.

Field Trip Process

School Store Field Trip Directions for Parents


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Students fees will follow them all
through their school career in OASD,
and can make them ineligible for
participation in some activities.


Sign up for and/or reset
Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Parent Portal Request Form

Become a Canvas Observer
Feel free to email Tim Kohl at

if you need assistance.


October Photos