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 10.29.21

School Pictures (Only Posting)

Students will be given their Color Portrait photo packages to take home on Monday. Please keep an eye out for those packages. Students that did not order photo packages will be given a proof card with further instruction on how to order pictures. Picture retake day is on Wednesday, November 10, starting at 8:15AM. If you would like your child to retake their picture, please send them with the original picture package and/or proof card.

Instrumental Music Concert (Only Posting)

At 7 pm on Wednesday, November 3, the Wood Oaks Band and Orchestra will be performing at the Glenbrook North Center for Performing Arts. This will mark our first large scale music concert in almost two years.  We are so excited to be welcoming back live music performances!

Q1 Report Cards (Only Posting)

First quarter report cards will be visible on Infinite Campus starting at 4 pm on Monday, November 1. 

No After School Activities on Tuesday (Only Posting)

There will be no after school activities on Tuesday, November 2.  This is to allow all staff members to be present at an important staff training event. 

Student Vaccine Card Collection (Second Posting)

Northbrook 27 has created a new form to collect student vaccine cards. If you have previously submitted your student's vaccine card, you do not need to resubmit. Anyone who has not submitted their student's vaccine card and wishes to do so can complete the form here. These cards are being collected on a voluntary basis to help expedite our contact tracing process. Thank you for your partnership in this matter!

Mental Health Awareness (Second Posting)

With increased attention on mental health awareness as we continue to move through this pandemic, community activism group CATCH is proud to sponsor a program for our students and parents.  Click here to see more information and to register for this 7 pm November 15 presentation. 

Morning Arrival (Second Posting)

A friendly reminder that students should not be arriving at Wood Oaks prior to 7:45 am.  Our doors are locked and there is no supervision present before that time. As our morning temperatures get lower and lower, students will be more and more uncomfortable if they arrive early.  If you drive your child and arrive at the building prior to 7:45 am, please have your child remain in the car until our doors open at 7:45 am. We are working with our bus company to adhere to the same guidance.  When a large number of students are waiting to come in at 7:35-7:40, they are unable to maintain proper physical distancing on their own, and without supervision at that time, they will not be redirected to maintain spacing.  

Yearbook Ordering (Third 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.

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

For Wood Oaks, information may be sent to: wocovidresults@nb27.org