Oakland Back To School Updates

August 23,2022

Hello Oakland Families!

Hooray!! We have made it through the first few days.

Below is important information that you need to know for the 2022-2023 school year.

  • Start time - School starts at 9:00 am. Students may be dropped off as early as 8:45 am.

  • Bus Riders - Riders need to be Respectful, Responsible, and safe for our Bus Drivers. Follow the directions from all bus drivers. Please plan to drive your child if they are not able to follow the bus rules. We have a large number of student riders. We need every student to listen.

  • Dismissal - School is dismissed at 3:15. If you are picking up at the side circle, please have your sign visible and pull all the way to your child's spot.

  • Bus Routes - Please contact us if you have any bus issues. Our bus company is Illinois Central School Bus Company. Their number is 309-828-4373. We continue to adjust routes based on enrollment. We recently adjusted bus 48/11 to accommodate riders. Buses will be assessed after Labor Day.

  • Parking lot - Please make sure that you gather as much patience as possible before picking your student up during the first few weeks of school. You may want to practice deep breathing ahead of time! Our parking lot will be very busy, and it is going to take time for everyone to get adjusted and learn our routines. Oakland Ave. gets messy, and coming in and out takes patience. Please be prepared as much as possible by carefully reading BOES Parking Lot Guidelines using the following link: Side-Circle

Breakfast & Lunch

We use the My School Bucks program at Oakland. Please check out this link for more information. If you need more information on Free/Reduced, let us know. You will need your Skyward student ID number. Call us with any needs.

Breakfast & Lunch Menu

Raptor School Safety Technology

As we start this school year, District 87 has some exciting news to share - all schools will be using a new school safety software called Raptor. Raptor helps track all visitors and volunteers who enter a school during school hours. Upon arrival, simply head to the office, and a badge will be issued, including your destination in the building. To check out, just return your badge to the main office. District 87 is committed to the safety and security of our students and staff, and with Raptor, we can add an added layer of security to all our buildings.

All volunteer and field trip forms will be done online this year. Please click the link below if you are interested! (These take seven business days to process, so please plan accordingly.)


Bus Routes

Curious about your child's bus route? Check out THIS link for information on stopping points, times, and bus numbers. If you have any questions or address updates, please call Oakland.

Back To School Bash

Oakland's Back To School Bash will take place on September 1st from 5:30-7:00 pm @ Oakland! That same night, PTO will meet at 6:30 pm on the blacktop outside. HERE is a link to the flyer (pictured left)

Dine to Donate @ Portillos!

Treat your family to dinner at Portillos AND support Oakland Owls! September 13th from 4:00-8:00 pm you can support Oakland PTO by grabbing a burger, hotdog, or yummy dessert! Thank you for your support.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 1st - Oakland's Back to School Bash

Frday, September 9th - Welcome All Kids Back to School Community Event - 8:15 - 9:00 @ Oakland (Cheer on students as they start their Friday)

Tuesday, September 13th - Dine to Donate at Portillos

Friday, September 23rd - Fall Picture Day (tentative date)

Monday, September 6th - Labor Day, No School

See you at Oakland! ~ Mr. LaFrance