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.

WO Newsletter 10.15.21

Yearbook Ordering (First Posting)

Wood Oaks 2021-22 Yearbooks will be available for online ordering starting Saturday, October 16.  Yearbook ordering was not a part of online registration this year.  So, as of this newsletter, no one has ordered a yearbook to be delivered at the end of this school year.  All yearbook orders will be made directly through Josten’s. Starting tomorrow, you can click here to reserve your child’s copy.

Schools Closed (Only Posting)

 All District 27 schools will be closed on Thursday, October 21 so that we can hold Parent/Teacher Conferences.  Schools will reopen under normal hours on Friday, October 22.

Halloween at Wood Oaks (Second Posting) 

Wood Oaks will be allowing costumes at school on Friday, October 29 as long as students can adhere to our guidelines.  Read more here.

From Our Communications Department (Second Posting)

The District 27 Communications Department is seeking volunteers to be part of a 60-minute Parent Communications Focus Group that will be held via Zoom at 7 p.m. Monday, November 8. We will discuss the District’s various communications channels (emails, newsletters, website, mobile app, etc.), as well as the strengths and barriers of parent communications. 

If you are available and interested in participating, please complete this registration form by Monday, October 18. We will be taking a limited number of participants so that everyone has a chance to speak. The information gathered in this focus group will be used in conjunction with a district-wide survey to update the District's Communications Plan. Thank you for your consideration!

Updated Travel Guidance (Ongoing Posting)

The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) recently changed its travel guidelines and is following CDC recommendations for unvaccinated individuals. We continue to follow these guidelines to keep our schools safe. Below are the most recent guidelines for domestic and international travel.

Unvaccinated student

  • Can return to school immediately but should get tested 3-5 days after travel

  • Self monitor health for a full 14 days after arrival in Suburban Cook County

Unvaccinated adult

  • Should get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel

International traveler

  • Must have negative test results prior to travel to the U.S.

  • Should get tested 3-5 days after travel

Vaccinated traveler

  • Should monitor health for a full 14 days after arrival in Suburban Cook County

  • Self monitor health for a full 14 days after arrival in Suburban Cook County

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