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.
2017-2018 Grand Ridge Grade School Calendar***revised
Please be advised on the following changes to the 2017-2018 School Calendar:
April 25, 2018 School Improvement Dismiss at 11:50 a.m.
May 29, 2018 Field Day
May 30, 2018 School Improvemtn Dismiss at 2:20 p.m.
May 31, 2018 Last Day of School K-7 Dismiss at 11:50 a.m.
Talent Show/End of Quarter/Report Cards
June 1, 2018 Teacher Institute
June 4, 2018 Summer Break Begins
Jr. High Spring Concert
Jr. High Band and Choir will be having their Spring Concert on Thursday, May 17th. All students need to be in the Multipurpose Room at 6:00 p.m.
Fall Sports Information Meeting
Therre will be a Fall Sports Information Meeting for Baseball, Girls Softball, Cheerleading and Girls Basketball on Wednesday May 16th at 5:15p.m. in the Multipurpose Room.
Two township road bridges will be closed for repair beginning Monday, May 14, 2018.
Fall River Township, E. 20th Road will be closed 1/2 mile north of County Highway 8 (N. 24th Road)
Farm Ridge Township, E. 16th Road will be closed 1/4 mile north of N. 2250th Road.
The road closures are expected to last one week. A detour will not be posted.
The PTO is still collecting recipes for a community cookbook. We would like 2 recipes per family or staff member. Community members without children in the school are also invited to contribute recipes. Please return your recipe sheets or email the recipes to email@example.com AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. We would like to have the cookbook published over the summer but we can only do that if we have enough recipes. Thank you for your support!
The PTO is seeking donations of any gently used school supplies. They will be kept at the school for future use. Collection boxes will be available in the hallways starting May 21st. Thank You!
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.