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 11.5.21

SHIELD Testing (First Posting)

Wood Oaks completed our first round of SHIELD testing this morning.  The testing went very smoothly with students only missing, on average, about 15 minutes of class time.  With no school next Friday, our next session of testing will be on Friday, November 19, 2021. As a reminder, students who are participating in testing should not eat, drink, or chew gum in the 45 minutes leading up to the morning testing session.  Please remind your children about this on the morning of November 19. 

Time Change (Only Posting)

Please remember to set your clocks back one hour at 2 am on Saturday night/Sunday morning.  

Schools Closed Friday (Only Posting)

All District 27 Schools will be closed on Friday, November 12.  This is to support a full day of professional learning for our entire staff.  Schools will reopen under normal hours on Monday, November 15. 

Student Vaccine Card Collection (Third 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 (Final 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. 

Yearbook Ordering (Fourth 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

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