Wallace Grade School

The Wallace School family learns and grows together.

Important: CLICK HERE for Information on COVID-19 Vaccinations for Young People

Summer Programming Information

The following programs will be offered throughout the summer to help support our students and prepare them for the 2021-2022 school year! Please note that students are selected based on various criteria to participate in these programs.


All current health and safety guidelines will be in place during these programs in the school building. Parents can CLICK HERE to review the current school exclusionary protocols. In addition, parents can CLICK HERE for updated school health and safety guidance from IDPH.


  • STARS/Rising STARS Summer Program

    • Dates: June 14-17, 21-24, June 28-July 1, July 6-8 from 8:00-12:00

    • Teacher/Staff: Kate McIntyre, Tracy Tipple (Aide & Bus), Cheryl Andersen (Aide), and Jill Bessett (Aide)

    • Transportation Provided

  • Credit Recovery Summer Program (3-8)

    • Dates: June 14-16, 21-23, and 28-30 from 8:30 to 11:00

    • Teacher/Staff: Aaron Walker


  • Summer Safari & Summer Speech Camp (K-2)

    • Dates: June 1-July 29 (Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 9:00-11:00

    • Teachers/Staff: Mel Hart, Leah Hettel, Deb Frazer (Aide & Bus), and Laurie Jeppson (Speech Pathologist)

    • Transportation Provided

  • Kick Start (K-4)

    • Dates: August 9-13 (Monday-Friday) from 9:00-11:00

    • Teachers: Mel Hart, Toni Edgcomb, and Caitlyn Koch

IMPORTANT - ALL Health-Related Inquiries

During school office hours (7:30 am to 4:00 pm), please call 815-433-2986 for all health-related inquiries.

Additionally, parents can email nurse@wallacegs.org at any time with questions and/or information regarding student health conditions/absences. The school health staff will work to respond to any emails in as timely of a manner as possible (evenings and weekends). If you do not receive a response from your email by 7: 30 am of the following school day, please call the school office directly at 815-433-2986.

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Our Mission...

" The Wallace School family learns and grows together."

Our Vision...

Wallace Grade School exists in order to serve the educational needs of the children of the district. Our employees strive to provide a well-rounded educational experience that prepares students to become contributing adults and builds self-confidence. We work to create an environment for learning that is safe, positive, encouraging, and enjoyable. We are committed to challenge each student with high expectations for learning and success. Children will be actively engaged in their learning. We need the support and cooperation of caring and concerned families to accomplish our goals. We must protect the best interest of all of the residents of our district. That includes decision making based on input from different sources and exercising fiscal responsibility. Mutual respect, communication, and cooperation are the keys to a healthy learning environment. We have to work together to provide the best program for all.


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1463 N 33rd Rd Ottawa, IL 61350

P: (815) 433-2986 - F: (815) 433-2989