This is GRF with a reminder message. You received in the mail a GRF Covid-19 Testing Program Consent Form. If you would like your student(s) to participate in the SHIELD IL Covid-19 Saliva weekly test and/or the BinaxNow test that can be administered for symptomatic individuals by the school nurse, please return the completed consent form to your student's building this week. Parent written consent is required to participate. Parents may opt student(s) in and out of the program at any time. The testing process should take no more than 5 minutes per week. Testing begins on Monday, November 15, 2021. If you need a consent form, please contact your school's office and one will be provided to you. Sincerely, Dr. Neal, Superintendent
9 months ago, Dr. Jean Neal
On behalf of the Georgetown-Ridge Farm Board of Education, please join me in welcoming Mrs. Connie Cannon who was selected to fill the remainder of Mrs. Rossie Renaker's School Board Term.
9 months ago, Dr. Jean Neal
This is GRF with a reminder message. You received in the mail a GRF Covid-19 Testing Program Consent Form. If you would like your student(s) to participate in the SHIELD IL Covid-19 Saliva weekly test and/or the BinaxNow test that can be administered for symptomatic individuals by the school nurse, please return the completed consent form to your student's building this week. Parent written consent is required to participate. Parents may opt student(s) in and out of the program at any time. The testing process should take no more than 5 minutes per week. Testing begins on Monday, November 15, 2021. If you need a consent form, please contact your school's office and one will be provided to you. Sincerely, Dr. Neal, Superintendent
9 months ago, Dr. Jean Neal
This is GRF. The Georgetown-Ridge Farm School Board has a school board vacancy. If you are interested in serving as a school board member, please send a letter of interest to Georgetown-Ridge Farm's Board of Education President, Mr. Jeromy Spesard, at 502 W. Mulberry Street, Georgetown, Illinois. You may also submit your letter of interest to President Spesard at jspesard@gobuffaloes.org The Board of Education will be accepting school board vacancy letters of interest through November 7, 2021. We look forward to hearing from you.
9 months ago, Dr. Jean Neal
This is an update on the threat made today against the School District. Georgetown Police Chief Renaker notified me that law enforcement have established that there is no threat to the Georgetown-Ridge Farm District. The Georgetown Police Department learned in their investigation that the threat was made in retaliation to a dispute with a student on a X-Box Gaming Console. Law enforcement have established that the person responsible for making the threat are not from this area and may be from another country. I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to the Georgetown and Ridge Farm Police Departments, Vermilion County Sheriff’s Office, and the University of Illinois K-9 unit for their assistance. School will resume tomorrow, Thursday, 11/04/21. Dr. Jean M. Neal, Superintendent
9 months ago, Dr. Jean Neal
This is GRF. NO SCHOOL TODAY, Wednesday, 11/3/21, due to a threat. A phone threat was made to the 911 system. Georgetown Police Department are investigating. I will update you as the situation develops. Dr. Jean Neal, Superintendent
9 months ago, Dr. Jean Neal
The breakfast and lunch menus for Pine Crest have been updated. There are now separate menus for Pine Crest. You can see the daily menu items under the dining tab on the school page on the website or on the APP. You can also download a printable menu on the Food Service tab on the district webpage.
10 months ago, John Tosh
This is GRF #4. We have exciting news! The District has opened a School Market (formerly referred to as a Food Pantry) at Georgetown-Ridge Farm High School that is open to both students and families. The School Market is open on school days Monday-Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and also by appointment. If you are not available during the posted hours, please contact the Unit Office at 217-662-8488 or email jneal@gobuffaloes.org or ceads@gobuffaloes.org to schedule your appointment. The market carries a variety of items such as, frozen meat, milk, staples, dinner kits, canned goods, snacks, drinks, and a variety of personal hygiene items and detergent. Please stop in and check out the new School Market and stock up on any needed food and personal hygiene items.
10 months ago, Dr. Jean Neal
The Georgetown Ladies Community Club is having a coat drive. They will be collecting until Nov. 18. For more information see the attached picture or call 217-655-8917. For a printable flier click here: https://5il.co/113bo
10 months ago, John Tosh
Coat Drive
This is GRF #4. The Georgetown-Ridge Farm School Board has a school board vacancy. If you are interested in serving as a school board member, please send a letter of interest to Georgetown-Ridge Farm's Board of Education President, Mr. Jeromy Spesard, at 502 W. Mulberry Street, Georgetown, Illinois. You may also submit your letter of interest to President Spesard at jspesard@gobuffaloes.org The Board of Education will be accepting school board vacancy letters of interest through November 7, 2021. We look forward to hearing from you.
10 months ago, Dr. Jean Neal
Georgetown-Ridge Farm is looking for a head archery coach. If you are interested please contact Josh Cavanaugh at jcavanaugh@gobuffaloes.org or at MMJH during normal school hours.
10 months ago, WeAreGRF
Correction, the link is for a board meeting on 10/8. https://5il.co/1044p
10 months ago, John Tosh
Click here for the agenda for a special board meeting on 9/8/21. https://5il.co/1044p
10 months ago, John Tosh
Last week we sent out a test text message from our alert system. If you are able to recieve texts, and should have gotten one but didn't, please contact Mr. Tosh at the Jr. High. jtosh@gobuffaloes.org. Please include your student's name in the communcation.
10 months ago, WeAreGRF
We apologize for the delay. October breakfast and lunch menus have been updated and can now be found on the website. https://www.grf.k12.il.us/page/food-service
10 months ago, WeAreGRF
GRF is in need of PA (Personal Aide) and TA (Teacher Aide) substitutes and cook substitutes for the 2021-2022 school year. If interested please submit your information to the GRF District Superintendent's Office or call Sherry Redmond at 217-662-8488. PA and cooks require a high school diploma or equivalent. TA requires an associates degree, or 30 college credit hours, or a Work Keys Test (Passed).
11 months ago, Trent Eisenbarth
This is GRF #4. The GRF Covid 19 Testing FAQ sheet can be found here https://www.grf.k12.il.us/article/537867 If you filled out the SHIELD IL Opt-Out Form and returned it to your child's school, your child will not be enrolled in the SHIELD IL weekly saliva testing program. If you filled the Opt-Out Form in error or you have changed your mind and would like your child tested for Covid 19 weekly, please contact your child's school office.
11 months ago, Dr. Jean Neal
GRF is looking for 2nd shift custodians. If you are interested, you can apply here: https://grf.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
11 months ago, WeAreGRF
There will be no Project Success after school programs at any school on Wednesday, Sept. 15 due to the Homecoming festivities.
11 months ago, WeAreGRF
We are working on putting the finishing touches on our new student database TeacherEase. We have been notified that some parents are getting emails about lunch balances. We are working to correct this problem. If you are getting them here are directions to turn off notifications in TeacherEase: 1.Go to Parent Main > Miscellaneous > Communication Preferences 2.Check the Low Lunch Balance notifications​ 3.Change the Low Balance Threshold to 0.00, or disable it completely 4.Save If you have downloaded the TeacherEase App, you can use these directions to turn off the emails: Choose student It will take you to the News Feed Choose MORE at the bottom of your screen Choose Communication Preferences Choose Low Lunch Balance Turn off email slide Save We apologize for any inconvience that these emails may have caused.
11 months ago, WeAreGRF