Welcome to Grand Ridge Grade School

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Our Vision

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.  

Kindergarten Registration:

If you have a student that will be attending Kindergarten in the fall please email Melissa Bernard at bernam@grgs95.org or call 815-249-6225 to schedule an appointment for registration.  All COVID guidelines will be followed when attending your appointment.

Your child must be five years old on or before September 1, 2021, to be eligible to attend.

To begin kindergarten this fall, parents must bring the following to registration:

Certified birth certificate (not the hospital one)

Social Security card

Medical Card, if applicable

All incoming kindergarten students must have a dental, physical, and eye examination prior to the first day of school.  The physical exam must include proof of immunizations and lead and diabetes screening.


We are now accepting registration packets for the 2021-2022 School Year.  Please turn your registration packet into the office.

Parent Action:

Dear Parents and Community Members,

We have heard many of your concerns for the opening of the 2021-2022 school year regarding the current mandates and guidance issued by the CDC and the State of Illinois.  We share your concerns and are working hard to prepare for the upcoming school year.  In partnership with school districts around the state, we are offering you this letter to voice your concerns.  It explains in the letter the process for emailing our representatives.  If you feel so inclined, we ask you to take the time to voice your concerns to your representatives.  In the United States of America we are blessed to have a representative form of government that allows us to voice our opinions on all manner of issues.  If you feel so inclined, share this information with your family and friends.  We do not promote a certain viewpoint, so whether you agree or disagree with the current guidance, we are asking that you share with your representatives your input in helping to give direction for our schools.  You have a voice in the legislative process, and we encourage you to speak your mind in a positive and respectful manner.

J.B. Pritzker


website:  www2.illinois.gov


Lance Yednock

Illinois House of Representatives

email: staterepyednock@gmail.com


Sue Rezin

Illinois Senate

email:  senatorrezin@gmail.com


Adam Kinzinger

U.S. House of Representatives

email:  kinzinger.house.gov


Dick Durbin

U.S. Senator

email:  durbin.senate.gov


Tammy Duckworth

U.S. Senator

email:  duckworth.senate.gov

Thank you for your support, 

Ted N. Sanders
Grand Ridge CCSD #95

***A PDF of this letter is in the Downloads tab under Newsletters

Guidance for 2021-2022 School Year:

Dear Parents and Community Members,

As we are digesting the new guidance we received last Friday from the CDC, IDPH, and the ISBE we have been working out the legal details regarding reopening in the fall.  As of right now, based on the information we have received, it appears that masks will be optional for the opening of school.  The recommendations for masking requirements may be found on the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/  With the hard work of School Boards, Superintendents, Administrators, and community members around the State communicating the needs of our schools, we are being heard and will have more local control.  Please understand that these guidelines may change and that we may have to re-institute certain interventions based on local COVID data and advice from the IDPH.  We will be meeting with our COVID Team at the beginning of August to tweek any of our procedures and we will keep you informed.  If you have any questions, please contact the school.

Yours in Education,

Ted N. Sanders
Grand Ridge CCSD #95

Special Board Meeting:

July 22, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. in the Board Room

Back to School Pool Party:

The PTO Club will be hosting a Back to School Pool Party.

August 4th 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Marseilles Pool

Free for all students, staff and family

Concession open for purchases

Free pizza will be provided towards the end of the night

Adult Supervision is required, no drop offs



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.


Summer Hours:  The office will be on Summer Hours beginning June 3rd.  Monday - Thursday 8:00 to 3:00 p.m. Closed on Friday's






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