District Communication

Oostburg Families,

With a successful first two weeks of the 2014-15 school year behind us, I would like to highlight a few areas that may be of interest to our community. First, our building principals will be joining me in using our District Blog to share, update and inform our families. Each blog may be accessed through our District website at www.oostburg.k12.wi.us. At this point that involves clicking on the Social Media tab on the left column of our home page. I say “at this point” because we are in the process of a long overdue replacement of our current Oostburg School District website. Our plan is to have a completely new – and significantly improved – website up and running by the end of our first semester. It is our belief that our District’s digital footprint starts with a strong website, and we are excited for a new site which will enhance our communication. If you follow our District Twitter or Facebook feeds, we hope you have recognized a much greater emphasis on up-to-date content. We have specific plans to expand those social media outlets in combination with our redesigned Oostburg site.

Mr. Greupink’s recent blog entry focused on our transition to a new student information system called Infinite Campus. Our old system (MIG), was much like our website – in need of some upgrades. We believe our move to Infinite Campus will contribute to our communication goals through a more intuitive navigation format and expanded features. While we are excited about improving our digital methods of communication, we believe that those modes will never replace the value of face-to-face interactions in building relationships with our community. It is our hope that the improvements we are making help you to feel as though you are able to step inside our District and our classrooms, seeing a glimpse of the great things that are happening every day.

We look forward to posting lots of new content from in and out of the classroom during this Homecoming week at OHS. Please consider following us on the following social media sites:

District Website – www.oostburg.k12.wi.us

Twitter – @oostburgschools

Twitter – @OSDCounseling

Twitter – @OHS_OMS_Art

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/oostburgschools

We appreciate that our community sends us really neat kids each day, and that our staff has the opportunity to grow with them as we learn together. We invite your feedback, particularly around information you would like to see included in our digital forums.

Kevin Bruggink
District Administrator
School District of Oostburg
kbruggink@oostburg.k12.wi.us
920-564-2346 ext. 1000