Back to School Helpful Hints

  • If you are sending your student back to school with on-site learning, please begin practicing facemask wearing with your child in the house or a building. Gradually increasing the amount of time the mask is worn will also be helpful.
  • At OES, students will be given a snack around 9:00 and 11:00. Considering having your child snack at those times before school begins in order to prepare for the schedule.
  • OES students will be starting school at the normal start time of 8:08. We strongly recommend that you have them start waking up at their school-day wake-up time at least a week prior to school starting.
  • Parents/guardians will be able to drop students off in the back of the school or front; however, they will not be able to stay with them until it is time to enter the building. Please say your longer good-byes in the car.
  • Practice keeping an arm’s length away from the next person when walking or sitting. These distances will be extended in the classrooms and hallways.
  • More than one facemask is important to have for your children. These should be washed consistently as well.
  • Practicing of consistent and frequent washing of hands and using hand sanitizer will also be important for the students to know.
  • Students should also be able to wipe the area that they were at independently with cleaning wipes.

Accelerated Placement Program

  1. The District provides an Accelerated Placement Program (APP). The APP advances the District’s goal of providing educational programs with opportunities for each student to develop to his or her maximum potential.
  2. The APP provides an educational setting with curriculum options usually reserved for students who are older or in higher grades than the student participating in the APP.
  3. APP options include, but may not be limited to: (a) accelerating a student in a single subject; (b) other grade-level acceleration; and (c) early entrance to kindergarten or first grade.
  4. Participation in the APP is open to all students who demonstrate high ability and who may benefit from accelerated placement. It is not limited to students who have been identified as gifted and talented.
  5. Eligibility to participate in the District’s APP shall not be conditioned upon the protected classifications identified in School Board policy 7:10, Equal Educational Opportunities, or any factor other than the student’s identification as an accelerated learner.
  6. The Superintendent or designee shall implement an APP that includes:
  • Decision-making processes that are fair, equitable, and involve multiple individuals, e.g. District administrators, teachers, and school support personnel, and a student’s parent(s)/guardian(s);
  • Notification processes that notify a student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) of a decision affecting a student’s participation in the APP; and
  • Assessment processes that include multiple valid, reliable indicators.
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elementary building

Oregon Elementary School

1150 Jefferson St.
Oregon, IL 61061

Phone: 815-732-5300
Fax: 815-732-6108

Contact Information:

Mrs. Virgil, Principal

Mr. Huels, Asst. Principal


Additional Resources

2020-21 Elementary Handbook

2020-21 School Calendar

OES Report Card