2021-2022 School Year Information

The first day of school will be Wednesday, August 18, 2021 for all students. Read the full story to find links to the full school calendar and school supply lists.

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2021-2022 School Year Information Featured Photo

2021-2022 School Year Information

The first day of school will be Wednesday, August 18, 2021 for all students. Read the full story to find links to the full school calendar and school supply lists.
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July 2021 Community Update

I hope you are enjoying the summer with your friends and families. This is an update about our new school year!
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Greetings from Dr. Roth

It is my pleasure to officially introduce myself to the Forest Ridge School District 142 community. I consider it a true privilege to have been appointed your new Superintendent of 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