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2022-2023 Enrollment is Now Open Featured Photo

2022-2023 Enrollment is Now Open

Forest Ridge School District 142 returning student registration for 2022-2023 is now open. To access PowerSchool Enrollment, visit - https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=32999&culture=en
Our Kids Read - 2022 Summer Reading Challenge Featured Photo

Our Kids Read - 2022 Summer Reading Challenge

Please join District 142 in its efforts to prevent “summer slide,” and help us mitigate summer reading loss for our students. Encourage your child(ren) to participate in the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge.

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