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43 – COVID-19 Update – Future Virtual Option – Rural Virtual Academy

June 4, 2021

RE: Future Virtual Option

This past school year the Oconto Falls Public Schools offered a virtual education option for students as an alternative to face-to-face education during the pandemic. The option provided involved students accessing their education through the utilization of Acellus programming. During the course of the year we gathered feedback regarding this option and determined that we would not move forward with Acellus for the 2021-22 school year as a virtual alternative.

On May 10, 2021, a recommendation was made to the Board of Education that we move forward and collaborate with the Rural Virtual Academy (RVA) for situations where an option other than face-to-face education is requested. The Board approved this recommendation, and we are currently collaborating with RVA staff to ensure information is available to those who have an interest in a virtual education option.

Please know that we are moving forward with a plan to have all students back in face-to-face learning environments, with face coverings optional, when we begin the 2021-2022 school year. However, we recognize that, in exceptional circumstances, a parent may want to consider another option. This is a link to the RVA website and will enable you to access information regarding RVA and their virtual programming.

If you are considering RVA, please contact Debbie Woods (920) 848-4471 to be added to our list to receive more information as it becomes available.

Dean R. Hess
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Superintendent

 

42 – COVID-19 Update – Face Coverings Communication

May 18, 2021

On Monday, May 11, 2021, the Board of Education approved making face coverings optional starting June 4, 2021. This means that we will continue to require face coverings for the remainder of our school year (through June 3, 2021).

Please note that even though our Board has made face coverings optional in the buildings, the TSA and CDC have extended the requirement of face coverings on public transportation through September 13, 2021. Our buses are considered public transportation, therefore if your child will be riding the bus for summer school, athletics, or other activities they will be required to wear a face covering. Please see the following webpages for more information. (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/face-masks-public-transportation.html)

As we receive further guidance from the CDC, we will keep you informed as to if/how it may affect our current operational practices. Please note that we appreciate your support as we continue to take actions in what we believe to be the best interest of our students, staff, families, and the communities that we serve.

Dean Hess

41 – COVID-19 Update – Operational Modification Due to Vaccine

To Parents/Guardians:

As the vaccination process continues to create greater opportunities for staff, families, and community members to receive the vaccine, we continue to modify our operational practices. It is important to note that over the past five days we have avoided requiring four staff members to quarantine due to being a close contact because in each instance the staff member was vaccinated. Below is the guidance that we’re following which relates to both adults as well as students 16 years and older:

Adults and students (16 years and older) who have received their COVID-19 vaccinations (2 doses for Pfizer / Moderna or 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson) and who are two weeks beyond receiving their final dose, would not need to quarantine in the case of being a close contact provided they are not exhibiting symptoms.

We are sharing this information so that you as parents, students, and staff members are aware of the benefit of not needing to quarantine if you meet the vaccine requirement listed above and are later identified as a close contact.

If you have further questions please contact your child’s school and leave a message for the school nurse. We will have someone get back to you as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

Dean R. Hess

Superintendent

Original Message: Vaccine Communication 4.27.21

All-Time Top 10 Record Holders

(Updated 5/29/2019)

100 Meter Dash

ATHLETE TIME YEAR
1. Talia Budz 12.6 2008
2.

3.

Ericka Havemeier

Liza Leja

12.61

12.73

2019

2016

4. Sarah Monette 12.9 2003
5T. Tara Hickey 13.0 1998
5T. Candy McDougal 13.0 1977
7T. Melissa Fabry 13.1 2002
7T. Chelsea Yatso 13.1 2008
9T. Jenny Spang 13.2 2012
9T. Beth Rieth 13.2 2008

200 Meter Dash

ATHLETE TIME YEAR
1. Ericka Havemeier 25.92 2018
2.

3.

Talia Budz

Candy McDougal

26.19

26.90

2008

1977

4. Liza Leja 27.05 2016
5T. Tara Hickey 27.5 1997
5T. Chelsea Yatso 27.5 2005
7. Autumn Magnin 27.62 2018
8. Rachel Reed 27.67 2008
9. Katie Rupiper 27.7 1980
10. Kim Fabry 27.9 2003

400 Meter Dash

ATHLETE TIME YEAR
1. Kim Fabry 1:01.53 2005
2. Autumn Canavera 1:02.22 2018
3. Sue Schenk 1:03.0 1981
4. Steph Motiff 1:03.39 2008
5T. Jolinda Hughes 1:03.7 1985
5T. Mona Schroeder 1:03.7 1977
7. Ashley Christensen 1:03.9 2004
8. Lisa Stuckey 1:04.2 1983
9. Kennedy Kratz 1:04.62 2016
10. Megan Heller 1:04.65 2013

800 Meter Run

ATHLETE TIME YEAR
1. Bailey Wolf 2:23.88 2016
2. Trina Hobyan 2:24.3 2000
3.

4.

Autumn Canavera

Mary April

2:28.52

2:29.0

2019

1984

5. Lisa Stuckey 2:29.1 1981
6. Tiffany Birr 2:29.6 2000
7. Ashley Christensen 2:30.9 2005
8. Tammy Birr 2:31.1 2000
9. Whitney Olson 2:31.9 2007
10T. Amanda Cook 2:33.0 1999
10T. Amanda Beaumier 2:33.0 2001

1600 Meter Run

ATHLETE TIME YEAR
1. Bailey Wolf 5:14.21 2016
2. Trina Hobyan 5:16.85 2001
3. Mary Aprill 5:19.1 1985
4. Amanda Cook 5:26.8 2000
5. Haylee Lucht 5:29.9 2007
6. Cristy Amenson 5:31.7 1995
7. Charity Cook 5:35.4 2006
8. Wanda Kind 5:38.8 1976
9. Breanna Sadowski 5:41.63 2018
10. Alisha Cook 5:42.67 2007

3200 Meter Run

ATHLETE TIME YEAR
1. Trina Hobyan 11:20.61 2001
2. Amanda Cook 11:24.8 2000
3. Mary Aprill 11:32.1 1985
4. Haylee Lucht 11:46.53 2008
5. Deanna Cahoon-Draus 11:54.65 2012
6. Bailey Wolf 12:03.62 2013
7. Kathy Paulson 12:05.8 1985
8. Kim Beaumier 12:15.59 2006
9. Cristy Amenson 12:18.2 1996
10. Charity Cook 12:21.17 2006

100 Meter Hurdles

ATHLETE TIME YEAR
1.

2T.

Kari Albrecht

Colleen Bergner

16.05

16.10

2019

1979

2T. Carrie Clark 16.10 1992
2T. Molly McCourt 16.10 2004
5.

6.

Diane Moore

Vanessa VanDenElzen

16.29

16.34

2017

2013

7T. Robin Brumlic 16.7 1980
7T. Kris Radke 16.7 1982
9T. Kim Soulek 16.8 1975
9T. Bree Funk 16.8 2007

300 Meter Hurdles

ATHLETE TIME YEAR
1. Diane Moore 48.02 2017
2. Kristin Radke 49.5 1982
3. Vanessa VanDenElzen 49.12 2013
4. Brianna Kain 50.12 2011
5. Kari Albrecht 50.16 2018
6. Kym Ludwig 50.2 2007
7. Carrie Clark 50.5 1991
8. Molly McCourt 51.21 2004
9. Sara Blaser 51.5 1994
10. Kalyn Plager 51.7 1999

400 Meter Relay (4×100 Relay)

ATHLETE ATHLETE ATHLETE ATHLETE TIME YEAR
1. Kim Fabry Talia Budz Chelsea Yatso Jordan Cook 50.52 2006
2. Beth Rieth Talia Budz Rachel Reed Jordan Cook 51.74 2008
3. Jenny Spang Leah Kasten Liza Leja Meghan Vandenack 51.86 2013
4. Kim Fabry Sarah Monette Chelsea Yatso  Stephanie Motiff 52.08 2005
5. Kim Fabry Sarah Monette Chelsea Yatso Molly McCourt 52.16 2004
6. Kim Fabry Sarah Monette Jenny McDermid Molly McCourt 52.2 2003
7. Whitney Olson Talia Budz Chelsea Yatso Jordan Cook 52.33 2007
8. Beth Rieth Leah Hasten Rachel Reed Jen McLeod 52.37 2010
9. Kim Fabry Sarah Monette  Kathy Koehne Molly McCourt 52.5 2004
10. Alexis Euclide Katie Kurth Autumn Magnin Ericka Havemeier 52.59 2019

800 Meter Relay (4×200 Relay)

ATHLETE ATHLETE ATHLETE ATHLETE TIME YEAR
1. Kim Fabry Talia Budz Jordan Cook Chelsea Yatso 1:47.97 2006
2. Kennedy Kratz Katie Kurth Autumn Magnin Ericka Havemeier 1:49.87 2018
3. Whitney Olson Talia Budz Jordan Cook Chelsea Yatso 1:50.44 2007
4T. Katee Kallas Vicki Budz Shannon Oninski Tara Hickey 1:51.7 1997
4T. Tracy Zabel Jennifer Allen Krysten Koebach Laura DeGroot 1:51.7 1991
6. Beth Rieth Talia Budz Jordan Cook Rachel Reed 1:53.17 2008
7. Liza Leja Kennedy Kratz Rickaela Ludwig Bailey Wolf 1:53.37 2015
8. Beth Rieth Talia Budz Steph Motiff Terri Malingowski 1:53.65 2007
9. Kim Fabry Talia Budz Steph Motiff Chelsea Yatso 1:54.09 2006
10. Liza Leja Jenny Spang Megan Heller Leah Kasten 1:54.52 2013

1600 Meter Relay (4×400 Relay)

ATHLETE ATHLETE ATHLETE ATHLETE TIME YEAR
1. Collen Bergner Marci Radke Lisa Stuckey  Sue Schenk 4:14.7 1981
2. Jolinda Hughes Lisa Shaloub Lisa Stuckey Beth Bardouche 4:21.2 1983
3. Kennedy Kratz Rickaela Ludwig Ashley Keuken Bailey Wolf 4:21.66 2016
4. Colleen Bergner Marci Radke Diane Kopczynski Sue Schenk 4:21.9 1980
5. Kennedy Kratz Josie Ausloos Ashley Keuken Bailey Wolf 4:24.42 2016
6. Alisha Cook Kali Opsahl Kym Ludwig Steph Motiff 4:25.46 2008
7. Jolinda Hughes Mary Aprill Lisa Stuckey Beth Bardouche 4:25.70 1983
8. Kennedy Kratz Grace Williams Autumn Magnin Autumn Canavera 4:25.80 2018
9. Meghan Vandenack Kali Erickson Anna Rabe Megan Heller 4:28.04 2013
10. Kennedy Kratz Josie Ausloos Liza Leja Bailey Wolf 4:28.6 2015

3200 Meter Relay (4×800 Relay)

ATHLETE ATHLETE ATHLETE ATHLETE TIME YEAR
1. Amanda Cook Tammy Birr Tiffany Birr Trina Hobyan 9:42.24 2000
2. Amanda Cook Amanda Beaumier Katrina Fabry Trina Hobyan 10:14.70 2001
3. Amanda Cook Amanda Beaumier Tiffany Birr Trina Hobyan 10:15.80 2000
4. Amanda Cook Amanda Beaumier Lacy Holtz Jenni Konitzer 10:27.50 2002
5. Ashley Hoffman Whitney Olson Stacy Mathson Haylee Lucht 10:31.28 2007
6. Alisha Cook Kim Beaumier Taylor Tripp Ashley Christensen 10:31.28 2005
7. Alisha Cook Kali Opsahl Pricilla Reyes Haylee Lucht 10:35.61 2008
8. Ashley Hoffman Kim Beaumier Stacy Mathson Charity Cook 10:40.57 2006
9. Anna Rabe Elizabeth Donart Kali Erickson Deanna Cahoon-Draus 10:40.71 2012
10 Alisha Cook Whitney Olson Ashley Hoffman Haylee Lucht 10:41.80 2007

High Jump

ATHLETE HEIGHT YEAR
1T. Julie Follett 5’-3” 1977
1T. Carly Lemke 5’-3” 2014
3. Kris Radke 5’-2” 1982
4T. Beth Bardouche 5’-0” 1982
4T. Chelsea Yatso 5’-0” 2005
4T. Kym Ludwig 5’-0” 2008
7.

8T.

Ricki Ludwig

Julie Peters

4’-11”

4’-10”

2017

1980

8T. Trina Hobyan 4’-10” 2000
8T. Amanda Delveaux 4’-10” 2004
8T. Kali Erickson 4’-10” 2012
8T. Maddie Kurzynske 4’-10” 2017

Pole Vault

ATHLETE HEIGHT YEAR
1. Beth Rieth 10’-6” 2010
2.

3.

Catt Moeller

Leah Kasten

10’-0”

9’-9”

2019

2013

4T. Ashley Bartha 9’-0” 2005
4T. Megan Vandenack 9’-0” 2013
6T. Lily Reschke 8’-6” 2010
6T. Janet Koehne 8’-6” 2013
8T. Melissa Nero 8’-0” 2007
8T. Kristen Schneider 8’-0” 2010
8T.  Cameron Mercier 8’-0” 2019

Triple Jump

ATHLETE DISTANCE YEAR
1. Diane Moore 36’-0.25” 2016
2. Stephanie Motiff 35’-9.5” 2008
3. Sarah Monette 34’-11” 2004
4. Talia Budz 34’-8.5” 2009
5. Julie McDermid 34’-3” 2000
6T. Melissa Fabry 33’-9” 2002
6T. Chelsea Yatso 33’-9” 2006
8. Beth Rieth 33’-5.25” 2009
9. Carolyn Malcheski 33’-6.5” 2015
10. Autumn Canavera 32’-10” 2018

Long Jump

ATHLETE DISTANCE YEAR
1. Chelsea Yatso 17’-2” 2007
2. Stephanie Motiff 16’-10” 2007
3. Julie McDermid 16’-9” 2000
4. Kim Fabry 16’-8.75” 2006
5. Sarah Monette 16’-2” 2005
6T. Talia Budz 15’-10.5” 2008
6T. Diane Moore 15’-10.5” 2016
8. Tricia Place 15’-10” 2002
9T. Melissa Fabry 15’-9” 2002
9T. Jenny Spang 15’-9” 2011

Shot Put

ATHLETE DISTANCE YEAR
1. Jody Liesch 38’-10.5” 1978
2. Jessica Delzer 38’-6.5” 2006
3. Jackie Aprill 37’-11” 1998
4. Peggy Ausloos 37’-7.5” 1987
5. Kayla Virtues 37’-5” 2014
6. Terri Malingowski 35’-10” 2007
7. Lisa Stuckey 35’-.5” 1982
8. Steph Johnson 34’-7.5” 2000
9. Vicky Kozlovsky 34’-6.75” 2015
10. Kris Jisa 34’-5.75” 1984

Discus

ATHLETE DISTANCE YEAR
1. Jessica Delzer 128’-8” 2006
2. Jody Liesch 125’-0” 1978
3. Alicia Lierman 120’-3” 2003
4. Becky Hayes 115’-8” 2000
5. Jenny McDermid 111’-8” 2003
6. Jackie Aprill 109’-9” 2000
7. Ashton Rebitski 108’-8” 2009
8. Steph Johnson 108’-3” 2000
9.

10.

Emily Gonnering

Kathy Soulek

105’-10”

103’-3.5”

2019

1980

Morning Announcements, Thursday, January 21, 2021

Daily Announcements

Thursday, January 21, 2021

 

The LMC will be open until 6:00pm.

 

Attention 5th hour Study Hall students:    After 1st lunch, all 5th hour students who have Miss Thiel or Mr. Heisel for study hall, should report directly to the LMC.  All other study halls should report to the commons today.  Sign outs begin on Monday.

 

A message from Principal Moore:

 

Good morning everyone – welcome to the start of 2nd semester!

 

It wasn’t easy  – but we made it through Semester One!  Lots of challenges and changes – but we’re halfway there!  Hopefully, everyone was able to really focus and finish up the first semester well.

 

As you know – we are now back in school 5 days per week.  This week and next, we’ll run a regular bell schedule with no homerooms or learning labs scheduled at this point.  Let’s really work to get off to a strong start!

 

Please make sure to pay extra attention to our COVID mitigation strategies.  In the last week or so, correct mask-wearing started to slide – also social distancing, especially at lunch.  We understand that you are probably tired of this pandemic  – we all are – but these are things that we have to do.   Masks have to be worn over the mouth and nose – in classrooms and hallways.  Social distancing is 6 feet at noon.

 

Thanks in advance for your efforts to meet these expectations.  We really do want the school climate to be a positive one – it’s more difficult than normal given the pandemic but we’ll do our best.  We’d like to focus on positive things – ideas for helping you be successful in classes;  creative things that we can do to bring some fun and excitement back into school.  We’re open to ideas – Student Council is working to come up with ideas for the 2nd semester – and again, we’ll do our best.  We hope to be able to focus on these types of positive projects instead of diverting our focus with addressing basic COVID expectations.  These are safety precautions that simply need to be followed.

 

Thanks again – have a good day, everyone!

 

Morning Announcements, Friday, January 15, 2021

Daily Announcements

Friday, January 15, 2021

 

The LMC will be open until 6:00pm.

 

Students:  If you will be going to the Acellus online learning program second semester, please stop in the main office before Wednesday, Jan 20.

 

Students and staff- student council will be providing a free breakfast buffet on Monday and Tuesday before school in the Old Gym. Stop down and get a breakfast sandwich, pop tart, fruit hot chocolate, cappuccino and several other items. Start the day with a full belly for your exams!

 

Any students planning to be in Forensics needs to confirm their category to Mr. Gander Room 121 or Mrs. Desterheft Room 301 by 3:00 today.

 

 

Morning Announcements, Thursday, January 14, 2021

Daily Announcements

Thursday, January 14, 2021

 

The LMC will be open until 6:00pm.

 

Students and staff-student council will be providing a breakfast buffet on Monday and Tuesday before school in the Old Gym. Stop down and get a breakfast sandwich, pop tart, fruit hot chocolate, cappuccino, and several other items. Start the day with a full belly for your exams!

 

Any students planning to be in Forensics needs to confirm their category to Mr. Gander Room 121 or Mrs. Desterheft Room 301 by 3:00 today.