Newsletter October 2022
Perry Tipler Middle School
PLAYGROUND SUPERVISION begins at 7:45am.
BREAKFAST begins in the cafeteria at 7:55am.
Oct 6 - 9-11am - 7 gr to Grand Opera House
"How to Survive Middle School" play
Oct 10 - 7&8 gr Boys Basketball meetings
(held during recess times)
Oct 13 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (by invite ONLY)
Oct 14 - NO SCHOOL for Students- Staff Development
Oct 17 - 3:45-5:15pm - first Boys Basketball practice!
Oct 27 - 7:30-10am - Picture Retakes at Tipler
Oct 28 - NO SCHOOL
2022-2023 Yearbooks on sale!
*In the Tipler Office - cash or check written to
"Perry Tipler Middle School"
*On the Infinite Campus Parent Portal - under the
fees section, optional payments
Yearbook cost is $18
Picture Retake Day!
Thursday, October 27th
Click below to view Online Prepay link, Order forms and other important information!
Veteran's Day Celebration Returns to Tipler!
Thursday, November 10th at 2pm
If you or someone in your family is a veteran and would like to receive an invitation to our celebration, please call the Tipler office at #920-424-0320 with their name and address by Oct 27. Thank you!
Online Athletic Sign-Up
FORMS & PAYMENTS DUE BEFORE 1st PRACTICE
*Athletic Forms- must be completed online through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal
*Payments- may be made through the Parent Portal or in the Tipler Office with cash or check payable to "Perry Tipler Middle School"
A big THANK YOU to Dena, Heather & our friends at
Fox River Valley Ethanol
for their delivery of donated school supplies.
October Sports Schedules
Oct 3 - 4pm
8 gr Home, 7 gr at Traeger MS
Oct 4 - 4pm
8 gr Home, 7gr at Merrill MS
Oct 6 - 4pm
8 gr at South Park MS, 7 gr Home
Oct 11 - 4:15pm
8 gr Tournament at West HS
7 gr Tournament at North HS
(doors open at 4pm)
Oct 5 - 4pm
at Red Arrow Park (girls run first)
Race Order: 7gr, 8gr, 6gr
OASD Cybersecurity Update Impacting K-8 Students
The Oshkosh Area School District's commitment to student safety and student data privacy and security is on-going. With this understanding, please see below for an important email security update impacting K-8 students.
The District has disabled outside email for students in grades K-8.
This change was made on September 9, 2022 based on the District's ongoing review of best practices and amid recent cybersecurity attacks targeting school districts.
Parents/guardians are no longer able to email K-8 students at their district email address and K-8 students cannot email non-OASD email addresses.
Parents/guardians who need to get information to their children during the school day should contact their school office. Additionally, parents/guardians are also able to email their child's school secretary and ask that information be shared/forwarded to their child if needed.
This information was initially shared with K-8 families on September 13, see OASD Technology Update 09.13.22: K-8 Email Access. Additional information explaining this decision is available below.
THE SITUATION: The OASD’s Technology Team was made aware of several districts in Wisconsin who were the victims of cyberattacks as school started (Elmbrook School District Article). These attacks resulted in student, family, and staff data being compromised as well as ransomware in some instances. The OASD is deeply committed to protecting student, family, and staff information and has put in several protective measures in recent years. What we realized is that our main area of risk centered on our youngest learners in grades K-8 and a data incident could easily come from those accounts. We worked with our teachers to learn what educational impact there would be from this change and realized that having outside email is not used for education purposes in those grade levels.
WHAT WE MISSED: What we missed were those instances where parents were using this email access to communicate with their children. In previous situations, and with the proliferation of students using cellphones, we observed that most communicated with their children via text. We assumed that this would continue and in those instances where that was not possible, an email or call to the building secretary would provide that line of communication as it had in past years.
RESOLUTION GOING FORWARD: Cybersecurity is always a balance between protection and convenience. We will continue to do everything in our power to protect students and our student, family, and staff data while at the same time trying to make things as easy and convenient as possible. We will continue monitoring the situation as it is unfolding in other districts to learn more about how the attacks occurred and what we can do to ensure it does not happen here. Unfortunately, it is not feasible to continually monitor and whitelist the emails of our 17,000 parents and guardians. We will, however, monitor the situation with our clerical staff to see what type of message volume they are relaying and at what grade levels. If there is any way to restore access without putting student, family, or staff information at risk, we will gladly do so. Until that time, please email or call your building secretary if you wish to have something relayed to your child.
CONTACT: If you have any questions related to this update or the District's commitment to data privacy and security, please contact Deputy Superintendent Dave Gundlach (firstname.lastname@example.org or 920.424.0016).
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