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January Community Update

Happy New Year District 142 families!! We hope you are all staying healthy as we begin the 2021 New Year!  We are looking forward to welcoming all our students tomorrow, Thursday, January 7, 2021.
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Weekly COVID-19 Newsletter

Each week the Board of Education puts together a weekly COVID-19 Community Newsletter. This newsletter is based on the most current information available.
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December Community Update

Forest Ridge School District 142 is committed to the health and safety of our students, staff, and families. Following identified protocols is of the utmost importance.  As a reminder, all staff members, visitors to the building and students over the age of two must wear a face mask while at school and on a school bus, consistent with guidance issued by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).

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