At Woodland District 50, the safety and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority. We continue to monitor the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) very closely, and we are committed to providing regular updates to the community. Please check back frequently for updates.
Remote Learning/School Closure (updated 3/31/2020):
On Tuesday, March 31, Governor Pritzker extended the “stay at home” restrictions for Illinois residents through the end of April. This means all Woodland District 50 school buildings will remain closed to students through at least Thursday, April 30. However, school is “open” virtually, and we will continue implementing our Remote Learning Plan on weekdays during the month of April.
Woodland Food Drive!
Many families and community members have reached out asking how to help during this time. Due to the current Stay-At-Home order Woodland is working to ensure that as many people as possible are able to remain safely in their homes.
- DONATE: At this time we are switching to an online method of donating funds that we will use to purchase food and household items for families in need. Make a Donation.
- IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF FOOD OR SUPPLIES, the next food pack distribution will be Thursday, April 9, during the grab-and-go meal pickup at Woodland Middle School from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Packs will only be distributed while supplies last. We distributed 124 food packs at the first distribution on April 1!
The Grab and Go Meal Service will continue through the month of April. Woodland will be providing grab and go meals Monday through Friday to any child under the age of 18. This will be a curbside pick-up service and you will not need to leave your car. Staff will be on site to direct you.
Dates: Monday - Friday, through the month of April*
(*No meal service on Friday, April 10)
Times: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Woodland Middle School, 7000 Washington St., Gurnee
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What is Novel Coronavirus?
2019 Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a new respiratory virus identified in December 2019 as the cause of an outbreak in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. People who get sick with COVID-19 develop mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms including fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Illness can begin 2 to 14 days after an exposure. Spread from one person to another is thought to occur mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Typically, with most respiratory viruses, people are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic.
Previous Woodland Updates: See Below
News Release from the Governor: March 20, 2020 - Gov. Pritzker Announces Statewide Stay At Home Order to Maximize COVID-19 Containment, Ensure Health Care System Remains Fully Operational
News Release from the Governor: March 13, 2020 - The State of Illinois has mandated that all K-12 public and private schools, including those in Lake County, close from March 17 through March 30, 2020 to promote social distancing and minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.
Prevent the Spread of Illness
We encourage residents to take “everyday preventive actions” to prevent the spread of illness and to keep our communities healthy. Practice the 3 C’s - Clean, Cover, Contain.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects.
- Cover cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- If no tissue is available, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Woodland District 50 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
- View Report Card in Skyward Family Access
- Schedule for the Week
- Community Resources
- Food Drive News Release
- Warren Township Youth and Family Services
- Chromebook Reservations April 8
- Grading During Remote Learning
- Census 2020
- New State of IL stay at home restrictions
- Chromebook Reservations
- Remote Learning
- Tech Support and Reserve a Device
- Food Drive Reminder
- Meal Service Reminder
- Continuous Learning Plan Begins April 1
- Meal Service resumes week of March 30
- Woodland Food Drive Information
- Information about other ways to help in the community
- Woodland student tests positive for COVID-19
- Updated Information from Governor Pritzker
- Food Drive Postponed
- Food Drive Information
- Food Services March 18 - 20
- Educational Resources
- Community Resources
- Wildcat Summer Adventures and Virtual Camps Registration Extended
- Communication During Spring Break
- Board of Education Meeting, March 19
- Food Drive Information
- Reminders from previous updates
- Additional Woodland Resources
- Resources from Community Partners
- Building Access
- Educational Resources
- Food Services
- Special Education/504 Meetings
- District Office Hours
- Announcement of plans for school closure
- Details about Woodland's Preparedness Plans
- Tips for what families can do at home
- Guidance for Spring Break travel
Woodland Update sent Feb. 27, 2020
As reported in the news over the past few days, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has updated the COVID-19 response due to the potential spread of the virus in the United States. While the coronavirus news is concerning, no changes to normal operations are being recommended for schools at this time. Although there is no immediate threat, the district is reviewing our procedures in the event we need alternative plans. We will continue to follow the guidance of the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), the CDC, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and the Lake County Health Department (LCHD). We will keep you informed if there are any changes.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Information
- Illinois Department of Public Health News Release, Feb. 26
- Illinois Department of Public Health FAQ
- Lake County Health Department COVID-19 Information
Thank you for continuing to put your trust in us as we work to keep our school community healthy. Your cooperation in keeping us informed, and following the guidelines for keeping students at home who are ill, are critical during this global health situation.
If anyone in your family has recently returned from mainland China, or for other questions about the virus, please contact:
Ethel Cabalfin, Lead School Nurse
Woodland Update sent Feb. 18, 2020
Due to recent acceleration of 2019-nCoV Coronavirus transmission across China and in accordance with current federal guidance, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recommends the following:
- Any student or staff returning from mainland China on February 3, 2020 and onward should NOT attend school or work for 14 days after the return date.
Absences for this purpose will be excused and alternate arrangements will be made.
- Notify the appropriate school about the absence as soon as possible.
- Before returning to school or work, consult a healthcare practitioner and provide a return-to-school or return-to-work letter to the appropriate Health Office.
Woodland Update sent Feb. 4, 2020
The Lake County Health Department recently shared important information about Coronavirus. We wanted to pass along that information to you because we believe in prevention through education. You will see in the letter from the Health Department that they believe the risk is in Lake County is low, but this is a great time to review the following health tips and guidelines for keeping your child home when they are sick.
Tips for Keeping Your Family Healthy:
- Wash your hands frequently
- Avoid touching your face (eyes, nose, mouth) with unwashed hands
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects regularly
To help prevent the spread of illness, we ask you keep your child home if he or she:
- Has a fever of 100 (oral) degrees or higher
- Has severe abdominal cramps, vomiting, or diarrhea
- Has a sore throat with a fever
- Has a persistent cough (dry or productive)
- Has a rash or open and draining sores
- Has any symptoms that prevent him or her from participating in school including excessive tiredness, pain, or shortness of breath.
Upon return to school, your child should be free of fever with no fever-reducing medications, no vomiting, no diarrhea, and physically fit for at least 24 hours.