The OASD has decided to switch to the hybrid purple/gold learning model for both Intermediate Schools and Oconomowoc High School from Monday, November 30, through Friday, December, 18.
This short-term learning model change is intended to reduce the number of student and staff quarantines and COVID-19 cases we are experiencing in our schools due to home or community contact. The continued increase in staff quarantines has required teachers to teach remotely while the District provides a substitute teacher or qualified supervisor for the students learning at school. The variability of these absences is making it very difficult to find substitute teachers and qualified supervisors for students who are learning at school, sometimes resulting in entire classes or grade-levels being sent to virtual learning.
In mid-December, we will evaluate the learning models, quarantine information, and COVID-19 cases among staff and students, to make a determination on our return to school after the winter holiday break. The District will share additional information with families before the OASD winter break which starts on December 19.
Intermediate & High School Student Schedules for November 30-January 3:
- November 30-December 18: Learning in the hybrid purple/gold model
- December 19-January 3: All OASD students and staff off school for winter break
Use These Links For Additional Information:
- Nature Hill Intermediate Hybrid Purple/Gold Schedule Information
- Silver Lake Intermediate Hybrid Purple/Gold Schedule Information
- OHS Hybrid Purple Student Schedule Information
- OHS Hybrid Gold Student Schedule Information
>> Click here for additional information on student food service, mental health support, technology help, and health guidelines during this hybrid learning period.
The Oconomowoc Area School District offers a 1:1 Chromebook Program that provides a Chromebook for each student in grades 4 - 12. Providing students access to a Chromebook, both at school and at home, enables teachers to create blended and web-enhanced learning environments that students can connect to at any time. The optional Chromebook insurance fee has been reduced from $35 per year to $25 per year. Optional insurance is highly recommended.
Requirements to Receive a Chromebook
- Students must review their school handbook agreement, which outlines Chromebook expectations and guidelines.
- Students must have a signed Information Technology and Network Use Agreement on-file with the district.
- Parents/Guardians must complete and consent to the Chromebook program during the yearly OASD online school registration process
The links below provide more detailed information on the Chromebook program.
OASD developed the Technology Plan to provide equity and access to technology for all of our students. Students in grades 4-12 will be issued a Chromebook, while all other students will have access to classroom devices. The Chromebooks will be used to create, collaborate, think critically, and communicate. Chromebooks are used to provide multiple means of representing information, engaging students, and expressing learning. At OASD, we believe in empowering a community of learners and leaders in which students and staff utilize technology to leverage teaching and learning.
Students are responsible for their ethical and educational use of the technology resources of Oconomowoc Area School District. All district policies and handbook expectations apply to the use of Chromebooks. Consequences for inappropriate use are outlined in the Internet Safety and Acceptable Use Policy. Students are responsible for bringing a fully charged Chromebook to school each day for all classes unless advised not to do so by a teacher. Students will use their Google Account Login to access the Internet on the Chromebook. Students’ Google Apps for Education Suite of Tools will be used for work production and saving online work. Chromebooks are the property of Oconomowoc Area School District. Students should handle the device with care. The School Student Handbook and the District Chromebook Website outline the general care of the Chromebook (carry in case, do not eat/drink near Chromebook, do not leave Chromebook unsupervised, etc…).
Students are encouraged to use the Chromebook at school and at home. The Oconomowoc Area School District uses a network filtering system as one means of measurement of protection for our students. A comprehensive approach including protection measures, monitoring and instruction is utilized in our school district. The district-issued student Chromebooks will have Internet filtering at school and at home to the extent it is possible with the tools in place within the School District & Google Apps for Education Administration. There may be times when the filtering tools may not work, may fail, or changes beyond the District’s control may occur causing web filtering to not occur on the district-issued devices when they are not within the School District. Parents and students are encouraged to report to their site administrator any complaints or concerns regarding student access or exposure to any content, activities, or communications that may be harmful, deceptive, or otherwise inappropriate or objectionable. It is recommended a student’s use of the Internet be monitored.
We encourage families to have conversations about responsible technology use. We recommend using the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's New Interactive Safety Resource.
Additional Internet Safety Information can be found here.
The Internet Safety and Acceptable Use Policy 363.2 applies to the Chromebook and its use. Click this link to read the full policy.
All Chromebooks are covered by the manufacturer’s warranty for malfunction due to manufacturing or non-performance issues. The warranty does not cover damage that is determined (by the District) to be accidental, intentional, or the result of negligent use or treatment; nor does it cover outright loss or destruction of the Chromebook, power cord, battery, or sleeve.
At OASD, we use G Suite for Education. G Suite for Education is a set of education productivity tools from Google including Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Classroom, and many more used by tens of millions of students and teachers around the world. At OASD, students will use their G Suite accounts to complete assignments, communicate with teachers, sign into their Chromebooks, and learn 21st century digital citizenship skills. Using their G Suite for Education accounts, students may access and use the following "Core Services" and "Additional Services" offered by Google:
Chrome Web Store
Google Chrome Sync
Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms
Google My Maps
Additional G Suite for Education Resources: