Wood Oaks Student Handbook

Wood Oaks Philosophy

Middle school philosophy is child-centered. It asks teachers to adapt content to the needs of the learner and to be flexible and sensitive to the interests and abilities of the learner.

Middle school philosophy maintains high expectations while providing support for the learner to be successful.

Middle school philosophy recognizes the uniqueness of the middle level child in order to provide a quality educational program.

Key Success Factors

  • Outstanding Student Performance.

  • Rigorous and Coherent Programs.

  • Highly Qualified Staff.

  • Safe, Caring, and Engaged Learning Environment.

  • Healthy Financial Position.

Mission Statement

Northbrook School District 27

Our Mission

Educating Students to Succeed in a Changing World

Our Core Values

  • Pursue learning that develops individual growth, potential, and leadership to the fullest of our capacity.

  • Commit to performance excellence as a learning community.

  • Use performance results to honor our accomplishments, determine our needs, and improve learning experiences and achievements.

  • Share the responsibility to learn and work in a collaborative environment.

  • Adhere to the highest standards of ethical behavior (both personal and organizational).

  • Treat others with respect and value differences.

This mission statement was developed by a steering committee of parents, teachers and community members. It was approved by the Board of Education on April 21, 2005.

Table of Contents

Welcome Letter

Schedule and School Calendar

  • Grading System
  • Honor Roll
  • Awards
  • Academic Honesty
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Academic Progress Reports
  • Incomplete Work
  • Homework Guidelines
  • Homework Practices
  • Homework Responsibilities
  • More Homework Information
  • Academic Lunch
  • Field Trips
  • Textbooks, Materials, and Other School Property
  • Assignment Notebooks
  • Morning Supervision
  • Student Attendance/Absence Policy
  • Absence Policy
  • Extra-Curricular Attendance
  • Make-Up and Special Help
  • Leaving During the School Day
  • Leaving During After School Activities
  • Tardiness to School and Late to Class
  • Health Guidelines for School Attendance
  • Hall Passes
  • Bags and Backpacks
  • Bicycles
  • Cell Phone and Other Related Devices
  • Change of Address
  • Emergency Health Forms
  • Food and Drink
  • Fundraising and Selling Items at School
  • Gum
  • Inappropriate and Dangerous Materials
  • Jewelry and Other Valuables
  • Lockers
  • Lost and Found
  • Lunches
  • Messages, Notes, and Telephone Calls
  • Personal Appearances
  • Skateboards, Rollerblades, and Roller Skates
  • Video Surveillance
  • Visitors

Student Discipline

Supportive Services