~Week of 10/25/21~
October 26, 2021
Mustang Scholars and Families,
We are quickly approaching the end of our first Trimester, please remind our scholars to finish this Trimester strong and set the stage for another successful Trimester Two!
This Friday, October 29th is a District 123 Half Day! Scholars will have a modified schedule and be released at 11:30am. Scholars are welcome to wear a costume to school. Please keep in mind that costumes must be school appropriate and costumes may not include weapons or weapon accessories and/ or costume masks.
Huge thank you to our Counseling staff for putting together our 3rd Annual High School Fair! We were very excited to welcome over 300 guests to the middle school! Everyone can expect a “Special Edition Newsletter” coming soon for this event!
Special thank you to our incredible PTSA for putting together another wonderful event here at the middle school this past weekend! Our Spooktacular drive through event was another great success! We really appreciate everyone’s time and participation in this fun event and coming back to distribute the cookies for the PTSA cookie contest.
Here are a few updates and reminders:
IAR Reports: Spring 2021 reports were distributed to scholars this week. This is the link for the parent letter.
SHIELD Testing: Tomorrow (10/27/21) we will have our 5th COVID-19 SHIELD testing at OLHMS only for those that have already completed the OPT-IN form and signed their student up in Skyward Family Access.
The SHIELD Illinois program is a quick, simple, and non-invasive COVID-19 screening test. Students that have opted-in to the program will provide a small amount of saliva that is tested at a professional lab. Results of the test are then provided to families and our school district within the days following. The program offers students the opportunity to reduce or waive quarantine requirements in the event of close contact with a positive case or if the student demonstrates symptoms. You can opt-in to the program at any time by accessing Online Forms in Skyward Family Access. More information about the SHIELD Illinois program can be found at: d123.org/shield-illinois-testing-program
Registered families will only receive results in the event that a student tests positive.
Please reach out to the school if you have registered via Skyward and the system didn't accept it.
Lunch: Here is the link for the October Lunch Menu . Please remember there is a free option, but any items not included with the free lunch will become a charge to your account. Here is the link for the November Lunch Menu.
Parent Pick Up and Drop Off: Please continue to exercise a courteous approach when dropping off and picking up scholars! Scholars should not be running across the street to get into your vehicles. Our main entrance is for buses only during the entry and dismissal process. All students being dropped off during entry or picked up by parents during dismissal should be done in the back of the building on Oak Center Dr. We have also gotten concerns from our neighbors about driveways being blocked or parents parking in driveways for drop off. Please be conscious of our neighbors and their ability to get in and out of their residence.