Oak Grove News

Weekly Update ~ April 26, 2021

From the Superintendent's Desk

Dear Families,

I am pleased to introduce two new members to the Oak Grove Board of Education! Please see the brief bios below for Emily Wessman Savino and Henry Liu. Both members will be taking their formal oath of office during tomorrow's regular Board meeting. In addition, we will take a moment during the meeting to honor the commitment and support we've received over the years from our outgoing Board members, Jennifer Manski and Jon Baffico. We couldn't be more grateful for their leadership and dedication to our students and entire school community.

Emily Wessman Savino

I am a former attorney and mom to three

children who will all be Oak Grove students

next year. I am married to a high school math

teacher who has coached football and

baseball throughout his 22 years in

education. I believe that teamwork,

collaboration, and communication are key to

the continued success of the OGS School Board.

Henry Liu

With four boys attending Oak Grove School,

my perspective as a parent has seen

dedicated teachers, administration and staff.

Our school can be proud to have continued

success in following its motto “Where

Students Come First.” I would like to give

back to this tradition while serving on the

board and help Oak Grove remain a leader.

Planning for Fall

As mentioned in our previous OG News, OGS administration will be conducting a webinar for parents in late May to provide a preview of next year's programming and operations. We are expecting a full return to in-person learning this fall with our normal daily start and end time. The Illinois State Board of Education is releasing new health guidance for fall in the upcoming weeks. This guidance will help our administration confirm programming plans for the start of the school year and finalize our webinar for parents. More details will be forthcoming as we close out this school year.

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Families,


As you know, we are planning a graduation ceremony here at Oak Grove Campus on June 2nd. We will begin the ceremony at 6:30 pm. We will be following all health protocols. 8th grade students will sit socially distanced from their peers by the stage and families will sit together, but will be socially distanced from the next family. Each graduate can have UP TO 3 family members/guests in their assigned pod. More details will be shared each week in the OG newsletters.

Thank you,

Mrs. Webb

2021 - 2022 Online Registration Opens Today for Returning Students

Based on recent health guidance (March, 2021) from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), we are planning for a full return to in-person learning this fall. We do expect some level of mitigations to still be in place when we return to school in August, such as mask wearing and six feet social distance when eating. More guidance from IDPH and ISBE will be coming in the future weeks.

Your log-in information will be sent to you on the morning of April 26 via email.

*New student registration will take place on June 7th and 8th. More details to come.*

All incoming Kindergarten and 6th Grade Parents

Please visit our website for information on state requirements regarding physicals and immunizations needed prior to entering the fall 2021 semester.




Curriculum Corner

Hello Oak Grove Community,

The first week of May, students in grades K-8 will take the spring round of the iReady diagnostic assessment for reading and math. All students whether they are an Eagle@Home or an Eagle@School (at home) will take the first 30 minutes of each diagnostic with their teacher. The rest of the diagnostic will be taken independently throughout the remainder of the week and completed by Friday, May 14th. As you may remember, the iReady assessment is computer adaptive and is designed for students to get 50% of the questions incorrectly and 50% correctly in order to determine their instructional level. The test results are more accurate when students complete the questions independently. For additional information please: https://i-readycentral.com/FamilyCenter/ and our Oak Grove website, Assessment Information. If you have any questions about this assessment, please contact Lilli Melamed at melamed@ogschool.org.

Calendar Update

Oak Grove has scheduled a remote planning day for Friday, April 30, 2021. There is no student attendance on this day.

Class Placement 21/22

Our staff will soon begin to build classes for the 2021-2022 school year. This is one of our most important tasks to prepare for the coming year. Please review our informational letter to better understand the Oak Grove class placement process.

PTO News


We've got spirit, yes we do! We've got spirit, how 'bout you?

SPRING into our limited edition OGS Spring Spiritwear. We are teaming up with our hometown sports store, Sports11 to offer new limited edition styles and items for spring & summer! The deadline to order is Friday, April 30th. All orders can be picked up at Sports11 or delivered directly to your home. Click the link below to order.


If you have any questions, please contact johnstoncourtneyr@gmail.com.


We need your feedback. Please take a moment and fill out this survey https://forms.gle/EHSium5VZxa2NtYWA.


We are looking for committee chairs for the following positions. Please reach out to Katrina Treutelaar (katrinatreutelaar@me.com or 773-206-6002) if you are interested and please be aware if these positions are not filled by the May 5th PTO meeting there is a possibility of events not happening.

Family Fest
Holiday Halls Secret Shopping Village
Holiday Halls Pancake Breakfast
Ice Cream Socials
Turnabout Dance (Formerly Daddy Daughter Dance)

Community Give Back Committee



When: May 3rd-11th (Eagles@Home night on May 5th from 3:30-6PM)

Where: Jr. High Playground

CASHLESS PAYMENT is available. Sign up for an eWallet TODAY on our website https://www.scholastic.com/bf/ogs

TEACHER GIFT CERTIFICATES can be found on our flyer HERE ( insert link - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EZYIlgX-lopaVH5xRQ_PhhelfAGEkntf/view ). Show your sincere appreciation and help them continue to build their classroom libraries. Thank you for your support!

Yearbook Portraits


If you did NOT take a yearbook photo for this school year, please submit your "at home" portrait with the directions included in the link below. Our goal is to get 100% participation in this year's yearbook. Deadline to upload a portrait is May 1.

If you have any candid photos from Oak Grove events this year, please share those with us as well! Deadline to upload candids is June 4.

Yearbook Portrait and Candid Collection


This summer, Libertyville High School will be hosting music camps! Band, orchestra, jazz band and choir for all 5th -9th graders. Below are the dates, times, tuition and contact information:

Monday, July 19 - Thursday, July 22

Band/Orchestra 8:30am - 12:00n

Jazz/Choir 1:00 - 4:30pm

Only $50 Tuition per camp

Please visit the LHS Music Camp website, or email one of the directors:

Band - Mr. Gohr

Orchestra - Mr. Marino

Jazz - Mr. Karnstedt

Choir - Dr. Brown

General Questions - Mr. Helvie

Virtual Backpack

Please click HERE to view the flyers in our virtual backpack. Flyers are updated weekly, so please check back often so you won't miss any of the events going on in our community.

Oak Grove School Board of Education

Click HERE to view Board Agenda and Minutes