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Glacier Ridge Elementary School Summer '21

Dear Glacier Ridge Families,

Dear Glacier Ridge Families,


Well... we finally made it to the end of this interesting year. Because of the resilience of our staff, students and families we were able to make the year a success! Good luck to our 5th-grade students as they transfer on to the middle school. We know that they will do great because they are Polar Bears.


Rest, relax and rejuvenate! We will see you back here in August.


All the best,

Mr. Jacobsen and Mrs. Reinhardt

Crystal Lake Public Library Summer Reading Program June 1-August 8 for ALL D47 students and families

Grades K-4 students had a Summer Reading Program presentation from the Crystal Lake Public Library on Thursday. (Grade 5 is on Monday 5/17.) CLPL Reading Logs with directions were sent home with in-person students. Remote students can pick up paper copies in the box in front of the school. ALL students can get the Reading Log at CLPL.org. ALL Crystal Lake School District 47 students and their families can participate in the Summer Reading Program. Details about programs and sign up links are at CLPL.org. Programs include book clubs, scavenger hunts, virtual game shows, LEGOS, and more. Prizes include books, ice cream, and one lucky winner will get a party from Julie Ann's!

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School Supplies

If you are interested in getting a jump start on school supply shopping, click the button above. NOTE: one side is items being supplied by the District, the other side is items to be purchased by families.

Required Medical Forms

For students starting Kindergarten, Second, and Sixth grades, required medical forms can be found through this link. (Kindergarten students cannot start school without current physical and immunization records on file.) If parents would like to send any forms in for the upcoming school year, they have the option of sending them to the nurse at grsmedrecords@d47.org
Teacher Assignments

August 11, 2021 Teacher assignments will be released after 2pm through ParentVue.

New Family Orientation - August

This event is pending based on health department guidelines.


Families NEW to Glacier Ridge are invited to attend a New Family Orientation on August

12th at 6 p.m. at Glacier Ridge. Mr. Jacobsen and Mrs. Reinhardt will give a general overview presentation of Glacier Ridge. Parents and children will then be taken on a tour of the building.


Members of our PTA will be present to share information about the PTA and how you can be-

come involved. If you are new to Glacier Ridge, please be sure to attend this event!

Teacher Meet & Greet - August

This event is pending based on health department guidelines.


To help prepare students for the new school year, Glacier Ridge will hold a Meet & Greet Open

House on August 17th from 2:30 to 3:30. At this informal open house, parents and students may

visit classrooms, meet their teacher, find their locker, and drop off school supplies.

Kindergarten Particulars - First Day and Practice Lunch

The first day of school for Kindergarten students is Thursday, August 19th. It is a full day of school for our students. You can expect details on what arrival will look like as we get closer to our first day.


Practice Lunch - In an effort to introduce Kindergarten to our cafeteria and the routines we will host a practice lunch wherein they can be accompanied by one trusted adult from home. This lunch will take place at 10:45 am Wednesday, August 18th. More details will be sent as we get closer.

Parent Night - September

As an in-person event, this event is pending based on health department guidelines.


Parent Night will be held on September 9th at 6:00 p.m. Your child’s teacher will be reviewing the curriculum, class routines, and expectations on this night. Please be sure to add this important date to your calendar. (This is a parent-only event please.)

Upcoming Important Dates

August 11th - Teacher Assignments Released in ParentVue

August 12th - New Family Orientation

August 17th - Teacher Meet & Greet

August 18th - First day of school for 1st thru 5th

August 18th - Kindergarten Practice Lunch

August 19th - First day of school for Kindergarten

September 9th - Parent Night