Welcome to the New Site

Welcome to Tonica Grade School's new website.  Some of the pages are under construction and will be updated over the next few months.  Please see the information below regarding registration and the start of the 2021 - 2022 school year.  It is important that families keep their contact information up to date in order for school messages to be received from the auto messenger.  We will be updating contact information after registration.

Tonica PTC - Amazon Wish Lists

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2021 - 2022 School Year

September 10, 2021

Dear Tonica Grade School Families:

We welcome each family to our Open House on Monday, September 13th between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm.  We ask that you observe social distancing, wear the required face mask/covering and limit classroom visits to more than 10 to 15 minutes.  We will start in the main gym then parents will have the opportunity to visit teachers and the tables in the gym that will host various organizations.

Our bus situation has not improved to any great extent; however, the morning routes were combined and we are trying to get new times out to families.  The rotation of Green and Red alternating is still in place.  Doing a combine route has the later route students arrive much earlier but does get all students to school slightly after the start time.  Remember, the first color route in the morning is the first color route in the afternoon.

We were notified that there is a distribution issue with our food vendor which means our menus may change unexpectedly during the week.  Mrs. Carmean is supplementing items and using area grocery stores to round out the menus.

We are noticing increasing COVID19 cases or close contact quarantines in our area.  TGS will monitor our local situation and if needed move into an adaptive pause upon recommendation from the LaSalle County Health Department or if cases are linked within the school environment.  We don't have a hard and fast number of positive cases or close contact exclusions to move us to an adaptive pause but it is possible at some point we may need to temporarily go into full remote learning.  Devices would be provided along with materials pick-up and mobile meals.


Mr. Chuck Schneider




August 4, 2021 - Update

On August 4, 2021 the Governor of Illinois mandated mask/face coverings for all persons in schools.  Tonica Grade School will require the face coverings but will also utilize the other components of our layered prevention strategies.

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Tonica Grade School Sign

The Tonica Community Consolidated School District #79 is a K-8th grade district encompassing 59 square miles.

For a period of forty years, from 1868 to 1907, and before additions, the main part of this school house [called the “white school” because of its exterior color] was built in 1868 and before that time two one-room structures were used on this site for eleven years.