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Tim McDermott

Dr. Tim McDermott, Principal

Cheryl Curry, Assistant Principal

Cheryl Curry, Assistant Principal

Alice Gustafson Elementary School/Early Childhood Center
905 Carlisle Road
Batavia, IL 60510
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Attendance Line:  (630) 937-8003
Main Line:  (630) 937-8000

Dr. Tim McDermott
Principal
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Cheryl Curry
Assistant Principal

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Welcome

We are so proud of our dedicated, experienced staff and enthusiastic learners at Alice Gustafson Elementary School! It is our desire to keep you informed of all that is taking place at school. School updates will be sent to you though our weekly e-newsletter and AGS Facebook and Twitter feeds. Be sure to follow along.

Arrival and Dismissal Drop-Off Procedures

Morning arrivals and afternoon pickups via car in the diamond lane on the east side of AGS can get very congested unless everyone follows the same procedures. Please note the following:

  • No parking/standing is allowed in the diamond lane circle drive on the east side.
  • Drivers who move through the diamond lane are expected to pull all the way up, past the entry doors and come to a momentary stop to allow student(s) to exit the car, then proceed out of the circle drive.
  • Students should exit the car from the right of the vehicle, safely away from passing traffic.
  • Parking is available in the east side parking lot within the circle drive when parents/guardians are walking a child to and from the lot. No child should use the crosswalk without a parent by their side. Parents/guardians may then walk student(s) in the crosswalk to the queuing area by the flagpole.Thank you for your awareness and cooperation.

History

Our school was named in honor of Miss Alice Gustafson, a prominent Batavian and respected educator.

Born on May 2, 1892, she graduated from Batavia High School in 1911. She was an educator in Batavia from 1922-1956, serving as a teacher at both Grace McWayne School and Louise White School. For the last 18 years of her career she was the principal of Louise White School. Miss Gustafson died on June 12, 1979. Alice Gustafson School was opened in 1957 and was dedicated on February 9, 1958. Four additions have been made to the original Alice Gustafson School building. The first was completed in 1969, the second in 1989, the third in 2000, and the most recent addition, the District’s Early Childhood Center, was completed in 2008. (Sources: Little Town in a Big Woods, by Marilyn Robinson and John Gustafson’s Historic Batavia by Marilyn Robinson and Jeffrey D. Schielke.)