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Principal Weekly update from Dr. West - 4/12

Translation is by Google Translate.

If you questions, please contact the front office at 847-596-5900.

Important Information

Weekly Update

Dear Intermediate Wildcat Families,

Happy Friday! I have updated this week's communication so you can stay informed.

We are excited to begin planning for next year. Please continue to complete the below form for student placement for the fall rather than sending emails. It is easier for organizations on our side, and we appreciate your support in this request. Please make note that our teachers are very thoughtful and work hard to make the best placement for your child.

With that said, by completing the form provided, we can add your input to the process. Additionally, make note that requesting a specific teacher is not appropriate and we will try our best to include in our process a friend to help with the transition.

Additionally, thank you for following and reminding your scholar about our cell phone policy now that we have students who have returned to in person learning.

Cellular telephones may be brought to school but must remain in the student’s backpack during regular school hours except with teacher permission. The cell phone must be turned off during this same period of time. Students who have a cellular telephone during school hours may have the phone confiscated by the principal or his/her designee. Parents will be contacted to pick up the phone. The student may be subject to disciplinary action according to School Board Policy and administrative procedures. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen phones.

Please be reminded that if your child is not feeling well, keep them home from school. You can contact the attendance line at 847-596-5901 and leave a message. Thank you for your partnership in keeping everyone safe.

Lastly, I want to share with you an update from the School Board and our Superintendent, Dr. Casey. I am including a link for you to access that update.

Dr. Casey's April 16, 2021 Update - English

Dr. Casey's April 16, 2021 Update - Espanol

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!




The Illinois Principal Association honors outstanding students in 5th grade each year for leadership, peer relations, academics, community service, and being a good friend. I am happy to share with you the nominees for this year. Our two winners were Nia Morgan and Alex Milojevic. We are so proud of our 5th graders who demonstrate the leadership of our school on a daily basis. Please join me in congratulating these fine scholars.
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Scholastic Book Fair!

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming!

This Spring, the fair will be offered virtually for families. It will run from April 26 - May 9. The link to the flyer and to browse/order books is

We appreciate your support!

Student Engagement Survey - Remote/Hybrid Learning

Woodland District 50 is committed to ensuring the student engagement of our remote learners. The best way to measure this is to ask for student input. Below is the invite to complete the survey. The survey will now be administered by your child's classroom teacher bi-weekly rather than weekly.



Please click the link below for important information about our Wildcat Summer Adventures held at Intermediate this summer.

Wildcat Summer Adventures


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Soccer Tryouts

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Please check your child’s bus information by logging in HERE. You will need your Family ID Number which is both the login and password. You can find this in Skyward Family Access under “Student Information”. (View "My Child's Family" and look for "Family ID Number".) If a bus stop change is needed, please fill out the Revised Bus Information form as soon as possible. For further assistance, please call the main Transportation number at 847-856-3644 or email

PARENT DROP OFF/PARENT PICK UP: For those of you choosing to have your child participate in the parent pick-up, please make note that there is NO entry into our school during arrival and dismissal M-F. You must enter from Hunt Club Rd & Dada. If you are on the Cemetery Roadside, you can turn down Orchard Valley, drive straight to Hunt Club, and turn right to get into the West parking lot. We will have staff available to direct you once you arrive for drop-off and pick up. We will begin parent pick up at 2:55 daily and buses will begin dismissal around 3:15 daily.

MORNING DROP-OFF: For morning drop-off begins at 9:00 am. Please note that we will end parent drop-off at 9:15 each day. If you arrive after 9:15, please park and walk your child to the main entrance door. A staff member will make sure that self-certification has been completed and escort your child to their homeroom classroom.

AFTERNOON EARLY PICK UP: We are requesting that if you need to pick your child up early from school that you notify the office at 847-596-5900 by 2:15 the day of pick up. This will allow us to notify the classroom teacher of the early release. If you call after 2:15 pm, the office will do their best to have your child available but it may take longer to have them meet up with you because of the short notice.

New Intramural Opportunity for 4th & 5th Graders - Links are updated for access


Are you interested in learning more about some of the landmarks in your community? Landmarks like Independence Grove, Fort Sheridan, Adlai Stevenson House, Rollins Savanna, and Bonner Farm? Then join this Intramural! Students will work in small groups to research one of five important landmarks of Lake County. Each group will create exhibit panels for the Dunn Museum of Lake County that will be displayed at these landmarks this summer. Just think--YOUR work will be seen by all visitors who go to these places in Lake County. On the last day, there will be a whole group celebration as we share our display panels.

Limit: 50 students

Dates: 4/19, 4/21, 4/26, 4/28, 5/3, 5/5, 5/10, 5/12, 5/17, 5/19.

Time: 3:30-4:15 pm.

Teachers: Hengels, Jurkacek, Rakosnik, Rubio, Weiland





Questions?: Please email Jane Weiland (

Virtual Backpack

Are you looking for ways to receive additional information from Woodland? Please click on the link below for access to our Virtual Backpack.

Virtual Recess Continues

We realize that many of our students are struggling socially and emotionally in the virtual learning environment not having the opportunity to see and interact with their friends. So we will continue our virtual recess times for our remote learners during their scheduled recess time. This is a completely optional activity. We want to provide our students the opportunity to get their wiggles and side conversations out in a safe environment. We will be utilizing the Google Meet platform for our Virtual Recess and we will have our Recess Supervisors leading the activities. Homeroom teachers will be sending out the Google Meet codes through Schoology and Seesaw. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Pablo Arboleda at or Dr. Tim Tyrell at You can also reach out to your child's teacher.

ROAR Matrix & Expectations for Virtual Recess

Closegap - Social Emotional Check In

Woodland Intermediate will begin using a new program to support our Social and Emotional check with our scholars. Please click the link below for details as well as the option to choose not to have your child participate.


Please use the link below to access important resources for our school community.

Calendar Events & Spring Assessments

April 12 - Non-attendance day for Students - Remote Planning Day/Teacher Institute

April 14 - April 15 REMOTE ONLY supply pick up days from 4:00 - 6:00 pm in the West Gym

April 22 - 7:00 pm Board Meeting

April 30 - 4th Quarter Midterms available on Family Access

Spring Assessments:

April 5 - May 28 ACCESS Testing

April 26 - CoGAT testing for students who were invited to participate

Week of May 3rd MAP testing opens for remote and in person - Full MAP test will be administered simultaneously

May 12 -13 & May 19 - 20 - 5th grade only - Illinois Science Assessment & Dynamic Learning Maps