Woodland Elementary School

Updates for the Week of April 19 through April 23

A Note from Mr. Wollberg

What a wonderful week both in-person and remote! It was so great to see more students in the building this week and amazing to see our staff continue to build such positive relationships with both in-person and remote students! Both Mr. Block and I keep hearing from our students what color they want us to dye our hair but more importantly, I am glad the students are making a difference by picking up garbage in celebration of Earth Day on April 22.

We are excited to have our first school-wide ROAR Monday on April 19. Students will be remote for the entirety of the day and we will follow our normal schedule so please make sure your child is logged in at 7:45 am.

Also, as a reminder, we have some adjustments to our CurbSmart parent pick-up and the changes are also listed below. We are asking parents rather than checking in near the Elementary West entrance to now pull forward to our parent pick-up location as students will be waiting in the East cafeteria.

Lastly, with more students coming into the building we are hearing more and more questions about the relocation of classrooms and actual cases of Covid. Woodland created a COVID-19 Dashboard to help stakeholders understand the impact of this virus-specific to Woodland. Please check the dashboard daily to see case counts for students and staff. This is a live document and the data will be updated throughout the day as new cases are confirmed.

The COVID-19 dashboard provides a big picture view of COVID19 cases in our Woodland learning community. More specific information will be shared by us at Elementyary or classroom level if your child was potentially impacted by a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19.

We look forward to another wonderful week to come and thank you for your support!


Ryan Wollberg


Summer School Updates

We are very excited to announce that registration is now open for Wildcat Summer Adventures, Woodland's summer school program. This year we are offering two, 3-week virtual options for families as well as one, 5-week in-person option. Registration is open through May 10, and there will be no charge to attend any of the programs this year. For the in-person option, breakfast and lunch is included as well as transportation. Space is limited, so be sure to register soon!

Please read through the flyers in English and Spanish to determine if you'd like for your child to attend and Register HERE. Should you have any questions, please contact Jordan Anderson at 847-984-8706 or at jeanderson@dist50.net.

Q3 Report Cards Available Now

Third Quarter Report Cards will be available for viewing in Skyward Family Access on Friday, April 9. Once you log in, select the Portfolio option, and you will be able to view and print a copy of your child’s progress and grades for 2nd Quarter. On the Family Access login screen there is a “forgot your login/password” option available to assist. For help with logging in and to request login credentials, you may send an email to AccessHelp@dist50.net

If you need a paper copy, please contact our front offices at Elementary East and Elementary West and they will be able to assist. Thank you in advance!

Update Re-Entry Plan (April 1)

2021-2022 Placement Requests

2021-2022 Placement Requests

Please fill out the Placement Request form above for the upcoming school year.

Welcome Back Wiley

Please take a moment to watch this video with your child. We have shared Wiley going through what a typical school day will look like at Elementary for those students returning in person.
Welcome Back Wiley


Woodland Elementary is pleased to announce that we will be using CurbSmart to manage our student release process! CurbSmart is an easy-to-use app that instantly synchronizes pick-up lane arrivals, allowing school staff inside and outside to coordinate the safe and organized release of students after school. School staff use the application by entering placard numbers into an iPad or other device in which classroom teachers view a list of student names on another device in the classroom where they release the students. In an effort to provide the safest and most efficient release of students from our school, please be advised of the following rules and procedures:

  • All pick-up changes need to be made prior to 12:00 pm as our new CurbSmart pick-up program will not allow for changes past 12:00 pm. A report is generated at that time and we are unable to make further updates

  • Each family will be issued 3 placards with a number. You must have this placard displayed for dismissal. Please display the placard in your vehicle’s dashboard or from the rear-view mirror so it is clearly visible for entry by the staff member. If you forget your placard you will need to go to a “holding area” and will have to wait to pick up your child. Be prepared to show identification to start the release process.

  • So we can thoroughly communicate your child’s mode of transportation to his/her teacher, there will be a hard cut-off time of noon each day for parents to make pick-up changes through the school office. This includes carpooling.

  • CurbSmart pick-up line does not open until 1:40 Monday-Friday. Drive around the building to the East cafeteria doors (C10). Stop at the designated area and a staff member will check you in where you will pick up your child.

  • Meanwhile, students will be dismissed to the cafeteria and awaiting your arrival while also socially distanced in our East Cafeteria.

  • A staff member will walk your child to your car. If your child has not made it to the release point you will be asked to pull up to a waiting area. Once your child is in your car they are officially released from the program.

  • Our car line is a “cell phone free” zone. Please keep all eyes and ears alert for the safety of our staff and students.

  • If you need to pick up your child before 1:40 you will need to park in a legal parking space in your school’s parking lot and present your placard number at the security camera at the main entrance of Elementary East or West.

Specials in the Spotlight

This week, Mrs. Wilinski shared some amazing pictures done by our students in both the school and at home. We have such talent at Elementary!

Elementary Nurse Updates

School Nurse Messages: Keep Our Students Safe, Healthy, & Learning!

Elementary East: 17261 W. Gages Lake Rd. Gages Lake, IL 60030 847-984-8810/ F 847-549-9806 eehealthoffice@dist50.net

Elementary West: 17371 W. Gages Lake Rd. Gages Lake, IL 60030 847-984-8910/ F 847-816-0708 ewhealthoffice@dist50.net

Student Self-Certification: Great job parents on completing the self-certification process everyday! Continue asking the symptom list, sign and date the back of your child’s ID. Please remember to keep your child home for any fever (100.4°F or higher), new onset of moderate to severe headache, shortness of breath, new cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, new loss of sense of taste or smell, fatigue from unknown cause, muscle or body aches from unknown cause.

Second Grade Dental Exam: The Illinois State Board of Education requires all 2nd graders to have a Dental Exam. Examinations must be performed and signed by a licensed dentist. Submit to the Health Office by May 3, 2021. Here is the DENTAL FORM in English. Here is the DENTAL FORM in Spanish.

Extra Clothes: Place an extra set of clothes in your child’s book bag including: underwear, pants, shirt, socks to use in case of a urinary or bowel accident in school. If your child has an accident while at school we do have additional clothes at school that if needed, we can outfit your child with and it would not need to be returned. If you do not want your child to receive this clothes, please reach out to your child’s classroom teacher.

Water Bottles: Send a full water bottle to school everyday. The water fountains are closed.

Elementary Library Information

Elementary Instagram Account

To better connect and build community at Woodland Elementary, we have created an Elementary Instagram account. If you would like to follow us we can be found at @woodland50_elem. We look forward to connecting to you online!

Virtual Calming Corner

Please also take a few minutes to explore the different resources found on the bookshelf. You will find a variety of videos demonstrating breathing strategies, yoga routines, and mindfulness practices that will help students be ready to learn. Have some fun while practicing these! It is best to practice calming strategies when students are regulated so they are familiar when a student is struggling with strong emotions.

If you have any questions about the virtual calming corner or the resources available, please don’t hesitate to contact your student’s teacher or social worker!