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.  


Please take our technology survey for 1:1 E-learning:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JSX7LMX


Kindergarten Registration:

Kindergarten Registration will be postponed.  Once school is back in session, we will reschedule the registration.

Yearbook Orders:

We are taking orders for the 2019-2020 Yearbooks.  If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook, please complete the order that is being sent home with your student.  All checks should be made out to Grand Ridge Grade School.  The cost is $18.00 per book.  The deadline to order yearbooks is Monday, March 30, 2020.  Please note that extra yearbooks will not be ordered. 

Coronavirus Information:

The coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world and many people are anxious about the illness and what should be done to protect yourself and your loved ones.  We are attaching under our downloads folder some important information from the Illinois Department of Public Health that gives guidance regarding this outbreak.  Our school will follow protocols for dealing with the spread of viruses and will stay in touch with Federal, State, and local health officials in the event that we experience the illness in Grand Ridge.  For further information, please go to Illinois Department of Public Health COVID-19 page.

Mr. Sanders

Report Cards:

Report cards have been completed, and are available to view online.  There has been a blue box added on your main page titled "Report Cards".  Once you click on this box, it will ask you to view report cards for grades 1-8; click on view to see the copy of the report card.  For those who do not have internet access, we will be printing out the hard copies and mailing them home this week.  Kindergarten will not see a report card on Teacherease, as these are done outside of Teacherease.

Update from Mr. Sanders:


We continue to receive daily updates from the State and Federal Government; at this time, we plan on returning to school on April 8th; but that can be subject to change.

Our teachers are busy working on online education resources.  If you do not have internet service or a device, please contact the school at 815-249-6225 or email Melissa Bernard at bernam@grgs95.org

Monday will be our first food delivery for those people who have signed up; deliveries will be from 11:00 to 12:00.

PTO ~ Book Online Book Fair:

Shop online for an expanded selection of books!  

Limited time only:  March 27-April 9th

All orders ship to your home.  Free shipping on book orders over $25.00.  All purchases benefit the school!    

Visit our book fair homepage to get started:







News and Notes

·Letter from Mr. Ahearn
Letter from Mr. Ahearn ...
·Caps and Gowns
Caps and Gown ...
·8th Grade Important Dates
8th Grade Important Dates ...
·Senior Lunches
Senior Lunches ...

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, as this will upset your child's classmates.  Also, we ask that this special invitation is for parents or legal guardians only.  We cannot accomodate extended family members during the lunch hour as space is limited.  Your child's lunch is exactly 20 minutes.  Parents should sign in at the office and then will be escorted to the multi-purpose room where the lunch is served. You will meet your child at his or her lunch table.

We hope that many parents can take advantage of the opportunity to see their child during the school day and can experience a typical day in the lunchroom.

February:  1st Grade - 11:40

                  6th Grade - 12:05

March:  2nd Grade - 11:40

             7th Grade - 12:05 

April:  3rd Grade - 11:40

           8th Grade - 12:05

May:  4th Grade - 11:40




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