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.  

 

News Release:

We have received the following notification from the LaSalle County Highway Department:

County Highway 5 (Richards Road) will be closed for a bridge removal and replacement beginning Tuesday, September 15, 2020.  The project is located approximately 800 feet east of E 19th Road in Otter Creek Township.  The work is expected to be completed by June 2021.

Motorist are advised to use alternative routes around the contruction site.

N. 20th Road in Grand Rapids Township will be closed for a culvert replacement beginning Monday, September 28, 2020.  The project is located approximately 1/4 mile west of County Highway 15.  The work is expected to take two weeks to complete.

Motorists are advised to use alternative routes around the construction site.

 

Midterms:

Midterms are available to be viewed in Teacherease.  End of 1st Quarter is Friday, October 23rd.

No School ~ Monday, September 28th

There will be no school on Monday, September 28th.  This will be a Remote Planning Day.  There will be no in person or remote instruction.

COVID-19 Exclusions per IDPH

Please ensure that your child/children do not have any COVID-19 like symptoms before sending them to school.  Siblings must be kept at home as well if any 1 of these symptoms are present.  If your child shows any 1 of these symptoms while at school, the child and their siblings will be quarantined and sent home.

-Fever (100.4 F or higher)

-New onset of moderate to severe headache

-Shortness of breath

-New cough

-Sore throat

-Nausea or vomiting

-Abdominal pain from an unknown cause

-New congestion or runny nose

-New loss of sense of taste or smell

-Diarrhea

-Fatigue from unknown cause

-Muscle or body aches

When reporting absences to school, the office will inform you of the criteria needed for returning to in-person learning.  Medical evaluation and testing are strongly recommended for all persons with COVID-like symptoms.

GRGS acknowledges your tremendous efforts and appreciates your understanding as we continue through this pandemic.

Update from IDPH:

Metrics for School Determination of Community Spread

All metrics will be updated weekly, based on the previous week (i.e., previous Sunday through Saturday).

www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county

Test Positivity

The testing data represents data reported to IDPH through Electronic Laboratory Reporting

  • Minimal:  Test positivity is <5%
  • Moderate: Test positivity is >5% and <8%
  • Substantial: Test positivity is >8%

Weekly New Case Rate per 100,000 people

Calculated as a rate = [County case count for 7 days] / [County population] x100,000

  • Minimal:  Case count is fewer than 10 or the rate is < 50 cases per 100,000 people
  • Moderate: Case rate is > 50 cases per 100,000 people or < 100 cases per 100,000
  • Substantial:: Case rate is greater than 100 cases per 100,000 people

Weekly Count of New cases increase

The total count of new cases reported during the 7 days is measured for the change from week to week for two consecutive weeks

  • Minimal:  Case number increases for 2 weeks, by > 5% each week and <10%
  • Moderate:: Case number increases for 2 weeks, by > 10% each week and <20%
  • Substantial:: Case number increases for 2 weeks, by > 20% each week

Weekly Count of New Youth Cases Increase

The total count of new cases that are under 20 years old, reported during the 7 days is measured for the change from week to week for two consecutive weeks

  • Minimal:  Case number increases for 2 weeks, by > 5% each week and <10%
  • Moderate: Case number increases for 2 weeks, by > 10% each week and <20%
  • Substantial: Case number increases for 2 weeks, by > 20% each week

County Warning Status

IDPH monitors several indicators that measure the health burden of COVID-19 in each Illinois county and capture a county’s ability to respond. Similar to the Restore Illinois criteria, these metrics are intended to be used for local level awareness of each county’s progress during Phase 4 and help local officials make informed decisions.

  • Minimal:  Neighboring county in Orange status once in last 4 weeks
  • Moderate:: County transitioned to Orange once in last 4 weeks
  • Substantial:: County remained in orange for > 2 consecutive weeks

Procedures for Outbreak Response and Consideration for Closure

  • An outbreak is defined as two cases that are linked epidemiologically with respect to person, place, and time. In other words, the two cases have shared close contacts and location and have onsets within 14 calendar days of each other. Conversely, two cases that occurred in different time frames (at least calendar 15 days apart), separate locations, and having no common source of exposure would not constitute an outbreak.
  • Once an outbreak is identified, the LHD will further investigate to determine the extent of exposures at the school and what control measures are needed to mitigate the outbreak. Alternative social distancing strategies, less drastic than closure, might include:
    • Quarantining the affected classroom
    • Suspending in-person learning for affected classes
    • Closing playgrounds.
    • Canceling non-essential activities and meetings.
    • Keeping students in stable class groups or classrooms and moving teachers between classes, if necessary.
    • Increasing spacing between students in classes.
    • Shortening the in-person school week.
    • Staggering school start and lunch/break times across year groups or classes.

If there is substantial transmission in the local community, local health officials may suggest remote instruction as part of a community mitigation strategy. This longer-term, and likely broader-reaching, remote instruction is intended to slow transmission rates of COVID-19 in the community.

Immediately Adjacent Counties

Week 37

Reported 9/18

Sept 6-12 data

Test Positivity

Target <5%

New Cases per 100K

Target <50 per 100K

New Cases

Target: decreasing or stable

Youth Case Increase

Target: decreasing or stable

LaSalle

6.7%

89

97

14

DeKalb

5.4%

(from 8.4%)

84

(from 122)

87

22

Kendall

6.5%

(from 6.0%)

58

(from 51)

74

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

LaSalle County

LaSalle County

Test Positivity

Target <5%

New Cases per 100K

Target <50 per 100K

New Cases

Target: decreasing or stable

Youth Case Increase

Target: decreasing or stable

Week 34

Aug 16-22

Reported 28th

 

5.7%

 

128

 

140

 

19

Week 35

Aug 23-29

Reported Sept 4

 

7.5%

 

132

 

 

Week 36

Aug 31 – Sept 4

Reported Sept 11

 

6.7%

 

148

 

162

 

22

Week 37

Sept 6-12

Reported Sept 18

 

6.7%

 

89

 

97

 

14

 

County Warning Status

Neighboring county in orange

once in the last 4 weeks

 

Yes

DeKalb and Kendall

Week 36

LaSalle County

transitioned to orange once in the last 4 weeks

 

 

No

LaSalle County

remained in orange

for >2 consecutive weeks

 

 

No

News and Notes

·Important 8th Grade Dates
Important 8th Grade Dates ...Read more...
·Updated Arrival Procedures
Updated Arrival Procedures ...Read more...
·Re-Opening Fall 2020
Re-Opening Fall 2020 ...Read more...

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.

 

 

 

 

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Breakfast

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September 28

  NO SCHOOL

September 29

  Cereal Bar

  Yogurt

  Fruit

  Juice

September 30

  Cereal

  Pop Tart

  Fruit

  Juice

October 1

  Cereal

  Honey Bunny

  Fruit

  Juice

October 2

  Cereal

  Cheese Stick

  Fruit

  Juice

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch

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September 28

  NO SCHOOL

September 29

  Sub of the Day

  Mohawk sub

  Salad w/ Ranch

  Fruit

  Fritos

September 30

  Uncrustable PB&J

  Cheese Curds

  Veggie

  Fruit

  Cheetos

October 1

  Pizza Munchable

  Carrots w/ Ranch

  Fruit

  Juice

October 2

  Uncrustable PB&J

  Veggie

  Fruit

  Cheese Stick

  Sun Chips