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Masters Gallery Foods Partners with Oostburg School District
Oostburg, Wis. – April 29, 2021 – Masters Gallery Foods has made a five-year commitment to support Oostburg School District’s ongoing capital improvements.
The donation will be used for a new student cafeteria and kitchen area which will be named the Masters Gallery Foods Cafeteria. This gift is part of an ongoing partnership between Masters Gallery Foods and the Oostburg School District which includes investments in a unique Industry 4.0 collaboration that focuses on student academic and career planning and equipping area schools with industry standard manufacturing training equipment.
“Masters Gallery Foods’ investment extends far beyond their state-of-the-art physical plant in Oostburg’s industrial park. They have quickly become a critical community partner not only through financial support of our facilities and equipment, but also through the time they give in helping us grow our understanding of competencies students need to be successful in a manufacturing setting. This helps us achieve our overall mission,” said Kevin Bruggink, Superintendent, Oostburg School District. “We are grateful for this generous gift and for Masters Gallery Foods’ ongoing support through our Industry 4.0 collaboration.”
The new Masters Gallery Foods Cafeteria will be over 4,800 square feet and feature space for expanded a la carte offerings, increased natural lighting and flexible seating options for students and adults. The new space will not only be a centerpiece for district food service but will also serve as a gathering area for special events, particularly those associated with new theater and library spaces.
“The partnership between Masters Gallery Foods and the Oostburg School District serves a critical role in preparing students for success after high school. Students considering college may overlook manufacturing as a viable career path because they don’t realize the diverse career opportunities available in manufacturing. Students who are undecided in their plans after high school graduation can start their careers at Masters earning at least $40,000 or more per year and then take advantage of tuition reimbursement through our company when they are ready to advance within,” said Jeff Gentine, President and CEO of Masters Gallery Foods.
About Masters Gallery Foods: Since its founding in 1974, Masters Gallery Foods has grown to service many of the nation’s grocery chains, wholesalers, restaurants and distributors with a full line of cheese and cheese-related products. The Company also specializes in the procurement, aging and distribution of bulk cheeses at a national level. The Masters Gallery family is 900+ employees strong and growing. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.mastersgalleryfoods.com
OOSTBURG STATE BANK DONATES $75,000 TO OOSTBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT
Oostburg, Wis. – March 19, 2021 – Oostburg State Bank is proud to announce a donation of $75,000 to the Oostburg School District in support of the Oostburg School District’s ongoing capital improvements.
The donation will be used for a new community fitness center, and in return, the Oostburg School District has granted Oostburg State Bank with naming rights to the new fitness center, which will be called the Oostburg State Bank Fitness Center.
“Although the current community fitness center will be closing the week of May 17, we look forward to the opening of our new Oostburg State Bank Fitness Center in February of 2022,” said Kevin Bruggink, Superintendent, Oostburg School District.
The new Oostburg State Bank Fitness Center will be over 4,000 square feet and feature stateof-the-art Life Fitness and Hammer Strength equipment, along with large windows across the west-facing exterior wall which will provide optimal natural lighting throughout the space.
“One of our core values is community focus and we actively invest in our community to ensure a bright future,” said Eric Glewen, President and CEO, Oostburg State Bank. “Oostburg State Bank is delighted to be able to support the Oostburg School District in the proposed improvements for the high school facility and we are confident that this project will indeed result in a brighter future for our entire community.”
“We are grateful for Oostburg State Bank’s generous gift supporting this new space and look forward to the opening of the new facility,” said Bruggink.
About Oostburg School District: Ensuring all students learn at high levels equipping them to be positive contributors to society and the world, OSD is positioned as the top school district in Wisconsin for return on community investment.
About Oostburg State Bank: Celebrating over 113 years in Sheboygan County, Oostburg State Bank is a state-chartered, independent bank with total assets of more than $300 million. Member FDIC.
Good morning students and parents. We wanted to share our resource page with you in a post so it was a more front and center for ease of access. This link can also be found on our resources page under info and forms and the direct link to oostburg.instructure.com is in the quick links menu. Canvas is Oostburg School District’s learning management system or LMS. It was designed to streamline all the digital tools and content needed for student learning both inside and outside of the classroom walls. Here is the link
Hello OSD Families,
We miss our students and hope you and your family are doing well. We would like to update families with several items related to our academic calendar for May and June. Please see specific details below:
May 8th – teacher inservice day (no student instruction)
May 22nd – teacher inservice day (no student instruction)
June 5th – teacher inservice day (no student instruction)
May 8th and June 5th are changes to what would have occurred had we been on site for instruction. Our transition to virtual learning eliminated early release time which is used for teacher collaboration and district-wide meetings. May 8th is now designated for that purpose with no student instruction, and June 5th will be our check-out day for seniors. Our high school team will communicate specifics around this as the date approaches.
June 8-10 will be K-11 student check-out days. We are planning for curbside delivery of student locker materials as well as acceptance of Chromebooks and other school items. Details related to this process will be provided as the date approaches, including the specific date and times when your student’s check-out will occur.
In summary, the final day of new instruction will be June 4th with the exception of Junior Kindergarten whose final day will be June 5th.
Please know that although school buildings remain closed, our focus on providing meaningful learning for students continues. Our staff is committed to learning with you as we adapt to a very different landscape. Thank you for partnering with us and supporting your children to the best of your abilities. To that end, we recognize each family’s reality is different, and we invite you to contact us with questions or concerns.
Kevin Bruggink, Superintendent
Hello OSD Families,
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced yesterday afternoon that schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year. Although we were preparing for this possibility as a district, we are still processing what is now reality.
Although we are sad we will not have the opportunity to bring our students back together for face-to-face instruction, please know that we remain committed to learning together and supporting one another as we complete our school year in a virtual environment. Our team is developing additional communication tools which will be shared in the weeks ahead. We are guided by the following commitments as we move through the remainder of our year together:
Student learning remains our primary focus while recognizing that students have a variety of realities which will require flexibility by all.
Our communication will be multifaceted including an “opt in” approach (Facebook Live, Website posts, etc.) from the district level. Critical information will be sent directly to all stakeholders primarily via our Infinite Campus messaging system.
Effective teacher/student communication is our top priority while also recognizing that as a district we are expecting our staff to have reasonable boundaries which allow them to sustain this work through year end.
We are learning with you, and there will be changes as we adjust to feedback that allows us to more effectively achieve our learning goals.
Please join us for additional information on Tuesday evening, April 21, at 8:00pm for our weekly Facebook Live Q & A.
Kevin Bruggink, Superintendent