Welcome to Grand Ridge Grade School
In partnership with our families and community, Grand Ridge CCSD #95 will educate all students to reach their highest potential. Grand Ridge will provide a safe learning environment, will respond to students' individual learning and emotional needs, and will maintain high expectations for achievement. Our goal is to develop students who are responsible, respectful, kind, and passionate for life-long learning.
Today Friday, January 12th marks the end of 2nd quarter. In order to run the report cards, TeacherEase will be locked down the week of January 15th, while teachers are entering their grades and report cards are being run. TeacherEase should be opened on Monday, January 22nd.
8th Grade Parents Meeting on Tuesday, January 23rd from 3:45 to 4:15p.m.
The following positions are open:
Speech Language Pathologist (still looking for someone to be long-term) If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Ahearn or Mr. Sanders at 815-249-6225
Lead Test Results for Lead in Water may be found in our Contracts and Statements section of our website. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Sanders at the school. School Thursday, December 21 thru January 3rd
News and Notes
Message from the Office
ATTENTION!!! Please notifiy the Office if you have an address change or phone number change. If there is ever an emergency it's important to keep all records current.
Lunch with your student:
Grand Ridge Grade School Invites you to have lunch with your child. Each grade level has been assigned a month for parents/guardians to enjoy lunch with their child. In order to have enough space, we ask that you choose only one time during the assigned month to dine with your child.
If you wish to eat lunch with your child, please send a note to school by the morning of the day you wish to visit. We kindly ask that you bring a sack lunch for yourself. We ask that you do not bring food from restaurants into the school. This invitation is for parents or legal guardians only. Parents must sign in at the office and then will be escorted to the multi-purpose room where the lunch is served.
January: Kindergarten and 5th Grade
February: 1st and 6th Grade
March: 2nd and 7th Grade
April: 3rd and 8th Grade
May: 4th Grade
Arriving in the Morning and Picking up
Parents, we need your assistance with the rules for arriving in the morning and picking up after school.
The school day begins at 8:15 and ends at 3:00. Wednesdays are 2:20 dismissal. Students should start arriving by 8:00 and no later than 8:15. Lately we have had students being dropped off at school as early as 7:30; Students should not be on school grounds before 8:00. Breakfast children may enter at 8:00. The doors will be locked until 8:05. Children walking should use the crossing walk if they need to cross the street. The Crossing Guard is there to assist them. Riders should use the north main entrance by the office. Parents who drive their students to school must drop off the children on the west side of the building between 8:00 and 8:15.
School dismisses at 3:00 pm. Students are to leave the building immediately at close of school day, unless under the supervision of a teacher. Students who are walking will exit the building using the east side doors near the playground.
Parents should send a note with their child at the beginning of the day. Phone calls will not be accepted. The office will write a Bus Slip that must be given to the bus driver letting them know your child is not riding. Parents or guardians arriving at the end of the day to pick up a child will not be allowed to take the student off the bus unless a bus note has been written.
Homework Program Dismissal:
Effective Tuesday, November 28th, students that stay for the Homework Program will follow new dismissal procedures for locations where they are to be picked up.
Walkers will be dismissed as usual to proceed out Door E2 down the alley.
Car riders will exit the building out of Door N1 on the Northside of the new addition. All students that are picked up by a parent or guardian will only exit out this door.