September Dismissal Times:
Friday, September 18 - 12:30 pm
Monday, September 21 - 2:00 pm
Tuesday, September 22 - 2:00 pm
Wednesday, September 23 - 2:00 pm
Thursday, September 24 - 2:00 pm
Friday, September 25 - 11:30 am (School Improvement)
Monday, September 28 - 2:00 pm
Tuesday, September 29 - 2:00 pm
Wednesday, September 30 - 2:00 pm
New Dismissal Time on Fridays!!!
Beginning Friday, September 18th, we will be getting out of school at 12:30 pm. We will continue to get out at 12:30 pm on Fridays only, unless there is already a School Improvement Day scheduled, in which there will be an 11:30 am dismissal.
After much discussion, it has been determined that teachers need more time to get instruction to remote learners, and plan for upcoming instruction with in-person and remote learners. Remote learners will keep their scheduled remote instructional time if it was scheduled for after 12:30 on Fridays.
All students will be remote learners Friday after school is dismissed. Teachers will post work to be completed, videos to be viewed, and/or assign lessons to be completed online. (Such as IXL, Moby Max, ABC-ya, paper/pencil packets, etc.)
We appreciate your understanding in the matter. Hopefully, this extra time will allow teachers to provide the best education possible for your children, whether they are remote or in-person learners. Bus drivers will be sending home the times your children will be getting off the bus when there is a 12:30 pm dismissal on Fridays. If you have questions, please contact your child’s teacher, or Superintendent Peterson.
Starting the 2020-2021 School Year!
Good Evening!!! Today is Monday, August 10th. I hope this message finds you well. This year will be like no other year we have ever had, but we will do the best we can to make sure your child is safe at Oakdale Grade School and is provided the best education possible.
Tomorrow is the big day. School will start for all K-8 students on Tuesday, August 11th. Students may arrive at school no earlier than 7:45 am. Each student will be screened for COVID Symptoms and have their temperatures checked prior to boarding the bus, and immediately after being dropped off. Any child, staff member, or visitor with a fever of 100.4 or greater, show any symptoms of COVID such as cough, fatigue, fever/chills, headache, nausea/vomiting, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, or has had known contact with a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, will not be allowed to board the bus, or enter the school building. Please go over with your child what these symptoms mean, not all kindergartners will know what fatigue and nausea are and please have a back-up plan if your child shows COVID-19 symptoms or is running a fever of 100.4 or greater. Again, these children will not be allowed to board the bus or enter the school. There will be a 2:00 dismissal each day. Parents of Remote Learning students who opted out of in-person learning will be contacted by their child’s teacher on an individual basis with details on how remote learning will look.
Visitors will be limited to emergencies only. If a child forgets their lunch, gym shoes, or other item, parents will not be allowed to come into the building to bring these items. Please contact the school and arrangements will be made to make sure students have the required, necessary items.
After being screened, students will be directed to use hand sanitizer and go straight to their classrooms. Students will no longer meet in the gym. After going to the classrooms, students may then eat breakfast in the gym between 7:45 and 8:15. There will be staff supervising students, directing them where to go, while making sure the students are social distancing and wearing a mask. Students are required to be in their classrooms by 8:15.
All students, staff, and visitors must have a mask on before boarding the bus or entering the school that covers the mouth and nose. A mask will be provided for those who do not have one. Students may bring their own mask from home and wear as long as it doesn’t interfere with learning in the classroom. If students refuse to wear a mask, they will be required to do remote learning at home, instead of in-person learning at school.
Lunch bills from last year will be sent home soon. Due to restrictions, OGS was not able to collect registration fees at an in-person registration. Registration fees are $50 per student. Please send that money with your child to school. Unpaid registration fees will be put on lunch bills.
Students are asked to bring bottles of hand sanitizer and Chlorox disinfecting wipes. Stations will be set up around the school for students to sanitize their hands. Students will have breaks throughout the day to sanitize and get a break from wearing their masks. Students are asked to bring a water bottle. Those who do not bring a water bottle may get bottled water at no cost. A “hand free/no-touch” bottle filler has been purchased and will be installed on one of the water fountains in the main hallway as soon as it is delivered.
Signage has been posted around the school reminding students of social distancing, the importance to use a mask, which direction they should be walking in the hallways at school, and reminders to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer often. Cones have also been set up in the hallways and gym to allow students to see what 6 feet of social distancing looks like.
With your help, we will get through this difficult situation. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the school at 329-5292, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New guidelines are being handed down from ISBE, IDPH, the CDC, and the Governor’s Office to schools, and change on a weekly, if not daily basis. Thank you for your patience and continued understanding during these trying times. It is much appreciated!!!
- Mr. Peterson, Superintendent/Principal
2020-2021 Online Registration!!!!
On Thursday, July 16th, you will be able to access the Oakdale Grade School online registration through Teacher Ease.
If your child was enrolled last year at Oakdale, you should have received a welcome email from Mr. Peterson. In the email, you will be able to click on a link to set up your Teacher Ease account. You won't be able to see much because the 2020-2021 school year has not been set up completely. When all information is entered, you will able to use this to communicate with staff, check student grades, and check your child's progress. You will have to set up your account before you register online. If you didn't receive an email on July 15th, 2020, please contact the school at 329-5292, or email email@example.com, with an updated email address so we can get you in the Teacher Ease system as soon as possible. The emails used were gathered from last year's registration.
If you are new to Oakdale Grade School, click the link below and follow the prompts.
Parents of students in Kindergarten will be contact directly with registration information.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school at 329-5292 or email Supt. Charles Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guide to Reopening the 2020-2021 School Year!!!
Please take time to review the "Guide to Reopening the 2020-2021 School Year". Guidance from the Regional Office of Education, the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control have all been taken into account in putting this Reopening Guide together. If you have any questions, additions, or anything that you, as a parent/community member, feel would make this a more positive transition into the 2020-2021 school year, please contact Mr. Peterson at the school. We will be discussing this guide at the July Board Meeting. This document is now set in stone. It will be a constant work in progress. Guidance changes from week to week, and even day to day. We will follow what guidelines are handed down by the Governor's office, ISBE, IDPH, and the CDC.
Oakdale Parents and Students,
Here is a link that helps out with those trying to navigate Google Classroom. Click here to see the tutorial!!!
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Oakdale Grade School has created the "Viking Council". This is like a student council that any student in grade 5-8 may join. The focus of the Viking Council is to make Oakdale Grade School a better place to learn, make friends, and have fun! Viking Council meets once a week to decide what activities will be planned. Members of Viking Council will help younger kids know about the negative effects of bullying, by putting on skits or reading books to them. Other ideas include a tutoring program, school improvement, and helping out in the community. The 5th-8th grade students in Viking Council learn how to deal with bullies and what to do if someone is getting bullied. Oakdale Grade School was the recipient of a $500 grant offered by Tri-County Electric. This money will go towards Viking Council activities.
Viking Council invites everyone to wear bright colored clothes on Monday, March 18th in hope that Spring weather will be coming soon!!!
Oakdale CCSD 1
280 E. Main
Oakdale IL, 62268
Phone: (618) 329-5292
Fax: (618) 329-5545