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 10.23.20

End of First Quarter (Only Posting)

Today marks the end of the first quarter of the academic year.  Report card grades will be posted on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal by 3:30 pm on Monday, November 2.  The second quarter will begin on Monday.  Other than grades resetting for the new marking period, the biggest change is in unified arts classes.  These courses (art, music, technology, health, public speaking) rotate every nine weeks.  So, on Monday students will report to a new unified arts class.  Everyone should login to Infinite Campus to see what new unified arts class will be starting on Monday.  You should be aware that art and music, like PE, do not have a synchronous learning component.  So, there is no Zoom link for art and music. The other unified arts classes (public speaking, health, and technology) do have synchronous learning for remote students.  If you are a remote student with either art or music, you do not need to login for that class period.  You should use that 40 minutes as a chance to take a screen break.  If you are a hybrid student, you will touch base with Ms. Hoffman or Ms. Klein when you are in school on your in-person day.  If you are a fully remote student, those teachers will reach out to you in the first couple days of the quarter with what work you can be doing for their courses.  They will continue to check-in with you via email and Canvas throughout the quarter.

Picture Retake Day (First Posting)

Students received their school picture proofs in PE this week.  Remote students should have received them at Thursday’s material pickup.  If your child’s picture did not turn out well, or they missed picture day altogether, picture retake day is on November 4 (A students) and November 5 (B students).  Students looking for a retake should bring their proofs with them and turn them into the photographer at that time. 

There will be an opportunity for remote students who missed picture day, or need a retake, to have their pictures taken, too.  This will take place from 4:00 – 5:30 pm at Shabonee on November 5.  More information on this opportunity will be going out to the families of remote learners in the coming days.

District 27 Schools Closed (First Posting)

All District 27 schools will be closed on Tuesday, November 3 as it is an election day.  Schools will reopen to Hybrid Group A students, and virtually to remote learners, under normal hours on Wednesday, November 4.

Halloween at Wood Oaks (Final Posting)

We are going to try to bring some sense of normalcy into this school year for Halloween.  Keeping with our tradition of wearing costumes on Halloween, we are going to allow those who wish to dress up, to do so.  Hybrid B students may wear costumes on Thursday, October 29 and Hybrid A students may wear them on Friday, October 30.  We invite the fully remote students to dress up from home on Friday, too. Just as in the past, there will be no parties or sharing of candy.  Please see the linked document for important guidelines about the selection of costumes for these costume days.