Arctic Blast

Glacier Ridge Elementary School 04.03.20

Dear Glacier Ridge Families and Polar Bears,

We have loved seeing all that our students have been working on this week! A big shout out also goes out to our Glacier Ridge parents and staff for working so hard this week. We know that it has been a large learning curve for everyone. We thank you for your support and patience through this whole process. More good things to come. Get outside and enjoy the weekend while staying safe. We miss you all!

All the best,

Mr. Jacobsen and Mrs. Adams

Look at what some of our Polar Bears have been doing in their learning!

We would love to see what your kiddos have been doing in their learning! Please see below for more info on how to send us a picture or two! #PolarBearPride

Calling for Photos!

We want to see our students learning at home and what you are doing as a family during this “Stay at Home” period. Please submit photos to us at If you post these on your own social media accounts, be sure to tag Glacier Ridge on our social media accounts and use hashtags #ILSchoolsStepUp and #D47StepsUp.

From the Health Office

If you wish to pick up any medications (emergency and/or scheduled) in the event that you need them now, please reach out to Mrs. Kori Simons at Mrs. Simons will then provide a day and time next week for them to be picked up. Thank you!


To purchase and customize your yearbook, please got to Then enter our school’s passcode: 1013872192942816. The deadline to order and customize the two free custom pages is April 24, 2020. The yearbook price is $20.00.

For more information on purchasing a yearbook, visit:

For more information on designing the 2 free custom pages, visit: and

News from P.E.

A lot has changed since we were last together in school, but I’m glad you and your family are staying safe and healthy at home. I miss seeing each and everyone of your smiling faces. I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for being part of this years Kid’s Heart Challenge! The donations our school made to the American Heart Association are already making a big impact. The association has committed $2.5 million to fast-track scientific research to better understand COVID-19 and its impact on heart disease patients and the heart and brain health of those who contract COVID.

On behalf of the American Heart Association, those whose lives will be improved by the research these donations help fund, and myself -- THANK YOU! We are honored you chose to support this valuable service-learning program. You can continue to find valuable tips and resources online to stay healthy and active at home.

You are the best! Stay active! I can’t wait to see everyone when we are back at school and in the gym!

District Communication

District 47 has launched a remote learning webpage for parents. Here you will find an overview of our remote learning plan, expectations, frequently asked questions, links and resources. Also, all emails that came directly to you from the District since March 12th can be accessed here:

Internet Access and Devices

We are working hard to ensure all of our families have internet access and at least one device per family. If you or someone you know needs help with this, please let us know so we can notify our technology department. Also, starting Tuesday, March 31st, all D47 schools will offer free internet access from school parking lots. Check your email for a message from our district about this.

How to Reach Us

As always, we are here to support you. Should you need anything please contact your child's classroom teacher via email or phone or call the school phone (815)444-4850. If you contact the school directly you will leave a voicemail and we will return your call.

Helping Your Child at Home

One of the most important things to do is to help your child develop a routine on the days of remote learning. Here are two links that could help with this.

9 Tips for Parents

How to Home School During Coronavirus