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Update on Quarantine Procedures Featured Photo

Update on Quarantine Procedures

The halls have been quiet so we all look forward to the laughter and excitement that will come with our students returning tomorrow!
August 16, 2021 Community Update Featured Photo

August 16, 2021 Community Update

As we start this new school year, we want everyone to know that we care deeply about the health, safety, and well-being of our students, families, and staff.
August 11, 2021 Community Update Featured Photo

August 11, 2021 Community Update

It is hard to believe that the start of the 2021-2022 school year is only one week away! All of our staff are working diligently to put the final touches on creating engaging learning spaces, finalizing student schedules, preparing devices for all our new students, and ensuring our schools are cleaned.
August 6, 2021 Community Update Featured Photo

August 6, 2021 Community Update

On Wednesday, August 4, 2021, Gov. JB Pritzker announced masks will be required for students, teachers and staff at pre-kindergarten-12th grade schools.

Who We Are

G. Kerkstra Elementary School educates over 400 students in Grades 1-5.

Vision

G. Kerkstra Elementary School provides a learning atmosphere, which is exciting, stimulating and success oriented; school climate engenders respect; students feel free to accept and express ideas without fear or prejudice; students and teachers possess a high sense of responsibility; students come to school prepared, eager to participate, and devoted to learning and the entire community embraces involvement in the educational development of all students.

Mission

The mission of G. Kerkstra Elementary School is to create and maintain an environment that ensures that every member of the school community reaches a high level of academic achievement as determined by state and national standards.  We will ensure that each and every child grows as a learner, a person and a citizen.  Employing best practices and committing to a comprehensive system of support will accomplish this.

Our School At A Glance

  • National Blue Ribbon School Logo
  • Exemplary School
  • 100% 1:1 iPads Grades 1-5
  • STEAM Grades 1-5