Welcome to Wallace

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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Wallace families,

Welcome to our school’s homepage. Our goal is to provide a user friendly site to help you access important school documents and information. On the far left column, there are several links that you may find helpful.

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Wallace Parents, 

We are very proud and thankful for such a positive school community!

Wallace Grade School was designated an Exemplary school (top 10%). 

Recently, the Illinois State Board of Education has released the parent link to the School Climate Survey, 5Essentials, providing feedback to the school by assessing the overall teaching and learning environment in our school.

The 5Essentials Report will be included in the State School Report Card each fall. If at least 20 percent of Wallace parents complete this survey, a parent supplement will also be generated.

Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.  The Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be conducted through January 18, 2019.

To take the survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/

Thank you!

Cancellations and Closings

  • We will utilize a phone notification system, AlertNow, to communicate emergencies and school closings.
  • It is imperative that you keep the school informed of all phone numbers where you may be reached.
  • You may also tune in to WCMY 1430 AM or check the internet at www.mywebtimes.com between 6:45 and 7:45 A.M. for notice of school closings if the weather is questionable.
  • Occasionally, it is necessary to alter a bus schedule. When these circumstances occur, attempts will be made to notify parents of any unscheduled early dismissals or late starts.

Daily Schedule

3:15 Schedule
8:25 1st Bell 
8:30 School begins 
8:35 2nd Bell  
11:00 First lunch period  (K,1,2)
11:40 Second lunch period  (3,4,5) 
11:43 End of First lunch
12:23 End of Second lunch
12:25 Third lunch period  (6,7,8) 
1:08 End of Third lunch 
3:15 Dismissal
2:30 Schedule
8:25 1st Bell 
8:30 School begins 
8:35 2nd Bell
11:00 First lunch period  (K,1,2)
11:32 Second lunch period  (3,4,5) 
11:40 End of First lunch
12:13 End of Second lunch
12:15 Third lunch period  (6,7,8)  
12:56 End of Third lunch 
2:30 Dismissal

 *There is an early dismissal every Tuesday at 2:30 P.M. for teacher’s meetings.



Our Vision Statement

  • 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.

Our Mission Statement
"The Wallace School family learns and grows together."

Mike Matteson Toby Coates
Superintendent Principal
1463 North 33rd Road, Ottawa, Illinois  61350
Phone: 815-433-2986 · Fax 815-433-2989 

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