At the afternoon briefing today, with Environmental Management Consulting, Inc. (EMC), Western Lakes Fire District, and Butters Fetting, we were informed that equipment inside the Oconomowoc Arts Center (OAC) showed slightly raised levels of Carbon Monoxide (CO). While these levels are below the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standard of safety, we believe it is necessary to determine the source of these readings before allowing anyone into the building. Oconomowoc High School (OHS) and the OAC will remain closed. All practices and events planned at OHS and the OAC this weekend will also be canceled.
We will be working through the weekend to determine the source of these readings and will provide updates as we continue to learn more. The safety of our students, staff, and community continues to be our priority and we are using an abundance of caution to ensure safety for everyone.
We will communicate with families by voicemail and email once it is safe for students and staff to access the building. Information will also be posted on oasd.org and social media.
What is Preschool Screening?
State law requires your local school district to provide a screening program for preschool children. This screening is done free of charge and helps in the early identification of young children who may need specialized instruction. It is not a requirement for entry into four year-old or five year-old kindergarten.
The developmental screening is done by a preschool learning strategist and a speech / language pathologist. They will engage in activities with your child as well as talk to you in order to understand your child’s development. The areas assessed include: speech, language, motor, social, self-care and early learning skills. Your child’s hearing and vision will also be screened. The screening process takes approximately 30 minutes.
During the screening appointment, staff will talk with parents about their child’s strengths and, if necessary, areas that need to be improved. For children who demonstrate possible delays, the team will recommend next steps specific to the child. If needed, intervention programs are available through the school district at no charge to families.
If you want to discuss your child’s development or have questions about the screening, please call Marla Lewis, Preschool Screening Coordinator, at 262-560-8000 (Ext. 8076).
We look forward to the beginning of a cooperative partnership between your family and the Oconomowoc Area School District.
2017-18 Preschool Screening Dates
|SCREENING DATES||BIRTH DATE RANGE|
|September 15||Between December 2013- January 2014|
|October 20||Between February- March 2014|
|November 17||April-May 2014|
|December 8||Extra Date if needed|
|January 5||June- July 2014|
|February 23||August- September 2014|
|March 16||Extra Date if needed|
|April 13||October-November 2014|
|May 18||Extra date if needed|