Starting the 2020-2021 School Year!
Oakdale Grade School will start the new school year on Tuesday, August 11. In-person classes will be 5 days a week, with an early dismissal of 2:00 each day. Students were given the option for remote learning and must stay in remote learning for a full quarter. They may return to school beginning the 2nd Quarter on October 12 if in-person learning is available. All the details are available online, but a summary follows.
Upon entering the school and getting on the bus, students will use social distancing and are expected to use face masks. All students, staff, and visitors will have their temperature checked and use hand sanitizer before being allowed entry to the school. They are not allowed to be dropped off at school before 7:45 a.m. Once students get dropped off to school and before getting on the bus, students will have their temperature checked and go through a symptom's check. If the students are running a fever or show symptoms, they will not be allowed to get on the bus or enter the school. Parents need to have a plan for their children if they are not allowed to get on the bus or enter the school building after getting dropped off.Parents are encouraged to check to see if their children have a fever or show symptoms on a daily basis before sending them to school. Once the students enter the school or get on the bus, masks are to be worn and students will go straight to their classroom. Students may go to the gym to eat breakfast after they have been to their classroom. The school will be observing "Masks in Motion", which means students that are sitting at their desks working will not be required to wear a face mask as long as they are social distancing. A face mask will be required when moving about the classroom or hallways.
Students will remain in their classroom and stay with their own class as much as possible, such as when going to lockers, PE, or lunch. Each class will have a scheduled time for a morning break, lunch, recess, and PE so that there is little to no exposure to other students outside their own class.
Children are encouraged to bring their own bottle of water. Water fountains will not be used. A bottle filling station will be available to fill water bottles. Water will be available for students who do not have a water bottle.
The school will provide one paper or cloth mask for each child, but it is strongly encouraged for families to have multiple masks per child (fabric or paper). Other cloth masks will be available for students if they don't have one when getting on the bus or showing up for school. Prepare for masks to be lost and/or come apart. Students will be given a lanyard to put around their neck that attaches to their mask to help them not lose it when it is not necessary to wear a mask. Paper masks are not made for long term usage. Masks should properly cover nostrils and mouth. Used cloth masks should be laundered daily!
Extra emphasis will be placed on sanitation. Doors, lockers, bathrooms, classrooms, lunch tables and other high volume areas will be cleaned and disinfected multiple times throughout the day.
The school supply list (found on the school website) includes hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, and kleenex. Donations of all of these items plus masks (fabric or paper) are being sought. Masks with earloops seem to work best. A range of sizes are needed.
The school has a policy regarding positive covid testing and exposure, that too can be viewed online at www.oakdalegs.org, or viewed on the Oakdale Grade School Facebook page.
If you have any questions, please contact the school.
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!!!
Home of the
2020-2021 Classroom Supply Lists!!!
2020-2021 School Year:
The Illinois State Board of Education released "Fall 2020 Learning Recommendations" on July 23rd, 2020. Hopefully, if all goes well, we can start the year with in-person learning in cooperation with the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Public Health Department! To see the full 103-page document, go to:
We will post updates and guidance from ISBE as we receive it. You may also go to www.isbe.net/coronavirus and see updates from ISBE.
If you have questions, please call the school.
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