Highland News Leader

Grantfork News for the week of Aug. 20

Grantfork Upper Elementary News

GUE would like to remind parents that the school does have an enforced dress code. Shorts and skirts need to be no shorter than mid thigh. No spaghetti strap or halter tops, No bra’s or bellies showing. No pajamas or slipper are to be worn to school. If necessary, parents will be called to bring different clothing to school.

Please remember that the doors to the school do not open before 8 a.m. Any child dropped off before that is not being supervised. The school doors will be locked after the last bus leaves which is about 3:45 p.m.

In order to commend students that have been polite and followed the rules each Monday afternoon there will be a “freecess.” This will be an extra recess and an opportunity to visit the School Store. The teachers are using the three strikes you’re out policy. Students may get a strike for late homework, being disrespectful or disruptive. After the third strike in a week their freecess will be revoked.

Gue plans to offer ISMA (Illinois Math and Science Academy) Program again this year. The date has not been decided.

Grantfork UCC

On Aug. 20 there will be a worship service at Alhambra Care Center a 9 a.m.

Derelict Vehicle Ordinance

It is an ordinance of the village that no inoperative or unlicensed motor vehicles shall be parked, kept or stored on any premises unless its in an enclosed garage, and no vehicle shall at any time be in a state of major disassemble, disrepair or in the process of being stripped or dismantled.

Grass And Property Ordinance

It is an ordinance within the village that all premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or growth in excess of 10) inches. All noxious weeds are prohibited. Property must be free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage. Disposal shall be done in a clean and sanitary manner by placing the rubbish in approved containers.

House Numbers

In the event of an emergency, it is imperative that ambulance and fire fighters are able to find the residents in need. Many houses have the numbers displayed on the front of their houses, but they are hidden by vehicles in the driveway, or by grown trees or maybe just faded to the point where they can no longer be easily read.

The next time you drive up to your residence, look to see if your house numbers can easily be read from the street without an emergency responder having to drive past and then back up.

Numbers should be large enough to be read from the street. Reflective numbers will show up better at night with a light shining on them. Rural numbers will be more effective if on both sides of the post. Ambulance services may come from one direction and Fire services from the opposite direction so the numbers need to be seen from both directions.

It is important to put porch lights on to help aid emergency vehicles. Every second counts when a life or property are in danger.

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