Principal's Newsletter

Welcome to the Wood Oaks Newsletter.  This is my primary means of disseminating information to families, so please check back often.  I generally update this page once a week, usually on Fridays, but will occasionally put out a mid-week issue if there is information to share that cannot wait for the weekend.  To subscribe to this newsletter, click on the orange bell below, click on the newsletter, and fill out the pop-up form.

Newsletter Issue 6.7.19

This will be the final issue of the Principal’s Newsletter for the 2018-19 school year.  I just want to take a moment and thank all of the Wildcat families out there for your partnership in the education of your children.  It has been a magnificent year at Wood Oaks and we most definitely could not have done it without you.  Teachers across all three grade levels have shared some wonderful stories about this group of students.  It is sad that this run must come to an end.  I hope everyone has a relaxing, fun, and safe summer.  I look forward to starting this important work with all of you, especially the students, once again on August 21.

Packet Pick-Up (Only Posting)

Wood Oaks families will receive a mailing this summer about the start of the 2019-20 school year that will include information on our annual Packet Pick-Up event.  That event is currently scheduled for Tuesday, August 13, so please mark your calendars.

PTA 5K Save the Date (Only Posting)

While you have your calendars out, the District 27 PTA is asking everyone to please mark Saturday, September 21, 2019 on those calendars. This will be the date of next year’s 5K fundraiser run/walk.  Hope to see everyone there!

Math Placement Process (Final Posting)

At Wood Oaks, we strive to place students in math courses that meet their academic needs and challenge them at the appropriate performance level. Although placement changes are infrequent, we recognize they are warranted at times. We have formalized the process for certain changes in math placement and have provided extensive information on the District website. Please be sure to use the navigation on the menu to the left (see screenshot below), which will allow you to view all the information posted, including some new and updated content.

Summer Reading (Final Posting)

Click here to read about the Wood Oaks Summer Reading Program.  We do ask that every Wood Oaks student reads a specific book, common across the grade level, during the summer months.  There will be class discussions around the theme of each book upon returning to school in August.     

Last Day of School (Final Posting)

Due to the lost school days this winter, the last day of school for District 27 has been moved to Monday, June 10. Schools will operate under the following hours:

·       Hickory Point students will attend school on June 10 from 8:30 - 11:30 am

·       Shabonee students will attend from 8:45 - 11:45 am

·       Wood Oaks sixth and seventh graders will attend from 8:00 - 11:00 am

·       The last day of school for eighth graders will be graduation day, May 30. They will be dismissed at 1:15 pm.

Please note that school hours at Wood Oaks are shifted up 15 minutes on the last day of school. This is to allow for bus transportation for the other schools.  School will start at 8:00 am that last day.

Online Registration (Final Posting)

Online Registration will officially open on May 6th at 9:00 am. Please take a moment to log into Parent Portal, register your student(s), and pay your registration fees for the 2019-2020 school year.  To register your students, log into Parent Portal, then click Online Registration toward the bottom left.  Similar to last year, the process will allow you to verify all student demographic, emergency, and medical information for your child prior to the start of the new school year. The system will also allow you to electronically review and sign the annual forms for school district policies and you may also submit electronic payment for student fees. Registration will close on June 3rd at 4:00 P.M.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact James Phillips at 847-205-4843 or by email


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