Thursday, December 8, 2016

Update

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I am writing to update you regarding the incident we had at our school earlier this week. As I am sure you now know, a high school student has been arrested and charged with making a threat against the school. Once we learned about the threat we immediately contacted the Georgetown Police Department and worked with officers to investigate the matter. WE were assured in short order that the situation had been contained and that there was no continuing threat to students or staff. In the foreseeable future, Georgetown Police Department will have a presence in the district to offer support. We want to thank the Georgetown Police Department for their quick, professional response.

We have heard and understand the concerns expressed by some parents about the timeliness of our message to parents. While protecting our students and staff by immediately getting law enforcement involved and containing the incident will remain our first job in situations like this, we are taking steps to ensure that we can more quickly get the message to parents. The first step in that process is to ask you to send us your up-to-date email, home phone number, and cell phone contact information. Please email that information to me at jneal@gobuffaloes.org or send via mail to 502 W. Mulberry Street, Georgetown, IL 61846.

Again, we are appreciative of the professional response by everyone involved and thankful that this situation was quickly resolved. The safety of our students and staff is the top priority in our school district and we thank you for your support and your suggestions as we review situations like this in an effort to improve going forward.

Dr. Jean Neal
Superintendent

Georgetown-Ridge Farm Community Unit District 4

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Parent Notification of School District Response to Threat

December 07, 2016
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Recognizing parents’ rights and needs for timely and accurate information about student safety, I want to share with you an incident that occurred recently at Georgetown-Ridge Farm High School. 
Yesterday afternoon at the end of sixth hour, a high school teacher found a note in the computer lab threatening a future school shooting. The teacher promptly submitted the note to the building administration. School officials immediately contacted the Georgetown Police Department. After an initial investigation, I understand that the matter has been turned over to law enforcement authorities for further action. 
Our investigation reveals that at no time was any student, staff or member of the public exposed to any danger yesterday, and appropriate measures are being taken to continue to ensure student safety.
We take seriously every threat to the safety of our children. The District has a crisis management plan that we followed and we have every reason to believe that students, staff and the public remain safe from harm’s way. Student safety is paramount at Georgetown-Ridge Farm Schools above all-else, but we can’t do that alone. We must continue to work together as a community to keep our schools safe.
Sincerely,
Dr. Jean Neal, Superintendent

Friday, September 9, 2016

The Vermilion County Health Department

The Vermilion County Health Department will begin its Community Assessment for the next 5 years. We need information from you about our community. Please help us by filling out the following survey, it should only take about 5 minutes or less!! Click on the link below to access the survey.


We would like to get lots of feedback from our community, so please take the survey!!!

Thank you kindly.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Pine Crest and Pre-K PTO Fundraiser Packets Due Today!

Pine Crest and Pre-K PTO Fundraiser Due Today! Please return the fundraiser packets to your student's teacher. Thank you.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016

Registration Information

Registration Information


In order to streamline the Registration process for the 2016-2017 school year, the GRF Schools will hold registration at Georgetown Ridge Farm High School for ALL students the following days:

Tuesday, August 9th
12:00 - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, August 10th
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

6th Grade Orientation 6-7pm at Mary Miller Junior High School
Kindergarten Orientation 6-7pm at Pine Crest Elementary School

Thursday, August 11th
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Make sure you read the rest of the registration flyer to know what you need to bring in with you.

For the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year registration information you can click here to either print or view that information. 

If you have any questions, please contact the School Office at 662-8488.

Updated Calendar

Updated 2016-2017 Calendar


The updated 2016-2017 School Calendar is now available on the website. You can click the link to go to the Calendar, or you can click here to get a printable version of the calendar.


Monday, May 23, 2016

Health Department Clinics

Health Department Clinics


Parents and Guardians:

Avoid the rush, call the Vermilion County Health Department today at 217-431-2662 ext: 249 and schedule your child for their 2016-2017 school shots.  The Health Department has clinics scheduled in June, July and August.  CALL TODAY!