Oakland Elementary School
Rockin' Through the School Year!
Hello Oakland Families,
As a reminder, there is no school on Monday, October 11th. We hope that you have a wonderful 3 day weekend!
Rebecca Adams - Principal
Lindsay Burns - Assistant Principal
A Note from PE
We appreciate your assistance in helping us to honor all of our Oakland Extended Family that have served.
Party Guidelines - Fall Fest Halloween
- Costumes must be school appropriate
- Please be mindful that we have little kids here - please don't send scary costumes
- No weapon-like accessories are permitted
- Please refrain from costume masks that cover the entire face - our every day face masks will still need to be worn
- Please do not send your child with hair coloring or face make-up for school
If you child wishes to bring in a "treat" for their classmates, please abide by the following guidelines:
- Treats must not be food or candy items
- There must be enough of the item to make sure that everyone in their class is able to receive the item
- If you are unsure if the items you are thinking of would be acceptable, please reach out to your child's teacher
A Note from the Nurse
Kindergarten parents- state eye exams are due October 15th if you have not already submitted them.
Kindergarten and 2nd grade parents - state dental exams are due May 15th, but please hand in as soon as possible.
To have fun for SOCKTOBER, October 19th will be SILLY SOCK DAY! Wear your silliest socks!
Butter Braid order forms are being sent home today. If you are in need of more during the course of the sale, please let the office know. (There is also the QR order link below).
We hope to see you at our Fall Fest on Friday, October 15th! If you have yet to order your tickets, you will be able to purchase them at the door. Please remember that this is a FAMILY EVENT. You are not able to drop off your child, you must remain with them.
10/12 - 11/4 Butter Braid Sales
10/15 Fall Fest 5-7pm
10/18 Booster's Meeting 6pm
10/25 Portillos 5-8pm
Student Council News
Ms. Campbell - JJ K., Kylie P., Summer R.
Mrs. Buchholz - Sylvia C., Camryn L., Katelyn R.
Mrs. Higginbotham - Ryne R., Izabella T., Charlee S.
Mrs. Saviano - Addisyn H., Layla A., Kelsey W.
Miss Gorsline - Callie A., Charlie A., Vivian V.
Mrs. Gunther - Hudson M., Kaileigh H., Clara C.
Mrs. Newman - Bennett E., Maria S., Elena N.
Miss. Puplava - Bowen K., Kiera T., Nahme M.
Mrs. Verner - Lauren L., Hadley C., Tanya M.
We will have our first meeting on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 7:45 in Mrs. Verner's room. Parents, please drop off your students at the Recess Doors in the back of the building where car riders go. Mrs. Verner or Mrs. Higginbotham will be outside for drop-off.
We will be having a Scholastic Book Fair November 15th - 19th.
Stay tuned for more information!
Student / Family Conferences
Conferences: November 16th and 18th 3pm - 8pm
Student / Family Conferences will be held in a Hybrid format this year. You will have the option to choose if you want to do an in-person conference or a Zoom conference. If you have not yet signed up for a conference time, please be sure to reach out to your child's teacher to secure your time. Please also let them know if you plan to be in-person for your time or will be joining via Zoom.
10/11 No School
10/15 Fall Colors Day, Boosters' Fall Fest 5-7pm
10/19 Silly Sock Day!
10/20 Picture Retakes; Unity Day - Wear Orange!
10/25 Portillo's Dine Out
10/25-29 Red Ribbon Week
Information from our District Office
Virtual Backpack Fliers
Student Services Department
From our Certified School Nurse:
The newest guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health, as well as the Lake County Health Department is located under the Covid-19 Helpful Information tab on the Health Services page of the Antioch CCSD#34 website (https://www.antioch34.com/Page/9187) , and is continuously updated as new information and guidelines are released. There are some differences between the state and local health department’s recommendations. We defer to the Lake County Health Department for the final word on any differing guidance. At this time the Lake County Health Department is not allowing for the option to test out of quarantine after seven days unless previously approved by them.
Please keep your student home and contact your school's nurse for guidance on the next steps to take if your student is displaying any of the following symptoms: fever (100.4 or higher) new onset of a moderate to severe headache, shortness of breath, new cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, new loss of taste or smell, fatigue from an unknown cause, and muscle or body aches from an unknown cause.
As of right now, siblings of students displaying any Covid symptom can still attend school, but the symptomatic student must have a Covid test done within 24 hours of symptom onset for siblings to be able to stay in school. The most current guidance from the Lake County Health Department states that we can accept PCR OR rapid tests, but they cannot be done at home. (No over the counter tests)
Please keep your student home if anyone in the household or anyone that may be considered a close contact tests positive for Covid-19, and contact your buildings nurse for the next steps. They will work with the LCHD to monitor symptoms and calculate a date for your student to return to school. A close contact is anyone that you are within 6 feet of for greater that 15 minutes cumulatively within a 24 hour period.