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Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year Featured Photo

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year

We excitedly welcome you to the 2020-2021 School Year. With school beginning right around the corner, it goes without saying, that this is not our typical start to a school year. In fact, this August we have redesigned schooling so that some of our students will be learning from home, while others will be at the physical school buildings in person. We have worked hard to ensure everything is ready to make this unique year the very best for our students! As a reminder, our first day of student attendance is August 17, 2020.
2020-2021 School Year Reopening Plan (August 4, 2020) Featured Photo

2020-2021 School Year Reopening Plan (August 4, 2020)

We are looking forward to the beginning of the 2020-2021 School Year and welcoming our students back in a safe and healthy manner but we know that our school year this year will look different than those of the past. The District has created a Reopening Plan to help continue answer questions and provide framework for the School Year.
Updated FAQs (July 31, 2020) Featured Photo

Updated FAQs (July 31, 2020)

Thank you for your outpouring of support and your detailed questions, as we release our district plan to start the 2020-2021 school year. Our highest priority is to ensure the health and safety of our students, staff and families, as we navigate providing a strong instructional setting to meet students' academic goals and social emotional needs.
Preparations for 2020-2021 School Year (July 30, 2020) Featured Photo

Preparations for 2020-2021 School Year (July 30, 2020)

Excitedly, today we approach our families with information, specifics about next year, and the opportunity to choose how your children will begin the school year. In scrutinizing the ever-changing information available, we have developed Phases for a Return to Learning so that plans could be developed in the event we could return additional students to school or in the event we needed to be more restrictive and move towards Remote Learning.
Return to Learning Family Survey 2020-2021 Follow Up (July 22, 2020) Featured Photo

Return to Learning Family Survey 2020-2021 Follow Up (July 22, 2020)

As the District works towards finalizing a strong and workable plan for returning our students and staff to school safely and with student learning in mind, we are seeking input from parents that will help us determine the direction of our final plan. We are working to put information out to families as soon as possible and thank you in advance for your continued support and contributions.

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