Wallace Grade School

The Wallace School family learns and grows together.

Welcome Back to the 2022-2023 School Year! (Important Information Below!)

Hello to the Wallace Family!

We are very excited to get the upcoming school year off and running! With that being said, I wanted to take a moment and provide some information that will help you and your family prepare for the start of the year!

School Calendar, Daily Schedule & Lunch Menus

The regular school day (K-8) is 8:30 to 3:15 with 2:30 dismissals each Tuesday for teacher professional development. You can CLICK HERE to see the yearly school calendar (K-8), which lists all early dismissals and days off, and CLICK HERE for the yearly preschool calendars. You can CLICK HERE to see the daily events calendar, and you can CLICK HERE to check out the monthly lunch menus.

Open House Information

This year, we are excited to be hosting multiple open houses once again to kick off the school year (preschool, kindergarten, and 1st-8th grade). You can CLICK HERE for additional information regarding our different open house events.

Homeroom Placements

Homeroom placements for students will be available online via Teacherease on or before Friday, August 12th. Class information can be found by logging into your account and then clicking on either the “Class” button under “Quick Links”, or by clicking “Classes” under the “Academics” tab. If you need assistance accessing your Teacherease account, you can contact Kathi Hermann at khermann@wallacegs.org or you can call the school office at 815-433-2986. Additionally, homeroom placements will also be posted outside the office during open house.

School Supply Lists

You can CLICK HERE to access the school supply lists for the upcoming school year. *Please note that there are separate supply lists for students in the STARS and Rising STARS programs.

Transportation (K-8 & Qualifying Preschool Students)

For students that will be riding the school bus, parents will receive an email from our Transportation Director, Tracy Tipple (ttipple@wallacegs.org) on or before Tuesday, August 9th. This email will list your child(ren)’s approximate pick up and drop off time. If you do not receive an email by that date, you can call the school office at 815-433-2986 to get your pick up and drop off times. *Please note that times may fluctuate at the start of the school year until drivers are able to fine tune their routes.

Preschool (Tuition Preschool, Preschool PLUS, and Developmental Preschool)

Preschool parents can CLICK HERE to access the yearly preschool calendars. Additionally, all Tuition Preschool and qualifying Preschool PLUS students will be charged their applicable tuition charge on August 1st. Please note that the first tuition payment is due by August 15th. Charges are based on the preference that was indicated at registration. If you wish to change your charge preference (monthly, bi-annual, or annual), please contact the school office.

Payments can be made by cash or check (drop off or mail indicating your child’s name with the payment). Payments can also be made via Teacherease with a credit card (applicable fees apply). If you do not have a Teacherease account yet or need assistance accessing your account, you can contact Kathi Hermann at khermann@wallacegs.org or you can call the school office at 815-433-2986.

Health Information

Please CLICK HERE to review the updated infectious disease mitigations related to COVID-19 that will be in place for the 2022-2023 school year. Also, please remember that your child should stay home from school if they are experiencing symptoms related to a contagious disease. A contagious disease is one that can be spread by close contact with a person or object. Examples are chickenpox, flu, vomiting, diarrhea, colds, strep throat, and pinkeye. If you have any health-related inquiries, please email our School Nurse, Shannon Matteson at smatteson@wallacegs.org.

Emergency Notifications & Announcements

In the event of a school closing and/or emergency, messages will be posted on the school website (www.wallacegs.org), on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@ottawawallace), and will also be sent via phone call and text message.

All phone calls and text messages will come from the following phone number: (844) 673-0735. Please add this number to your contacts list on your phone, so you don’t miss any important calls/messages.

Please note that we will be sharing additional details and information in the coming weeks about the start of the school year. In the meantime, please feel free to contact the school office if you have any questions or need assistance! We look forward to seeing our students and families soon!


Where are we located?

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

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