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The virtual backpack is a page for distributing information from non-profit, intergovernmental agencies, and business partners in an eco-friendly way to our students/community. If you would like to add your information to our virtual backpack, please see below for approval process.

Materials posted are the responsibility of the organization posting and endorsement by Genoa Kingston CUSD 424 is not direct nor implied.


Tween Takeover - Genoa Public Library

Tweens - let your voice be heard. Join us for pizza and chat about what fun activities you want us to bring to the library. Open for grades 5th through 7th.

Date: January 27, 2024 from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM.
Please register by calling the library at (815) 784-2627

Youth Service Bureau of Illinois Valley

Youth Service Bureau of Illinois Valley (YSB) is a child welfare agency. Our agency’s foster care program helps provide services to over 600 children in care. We cover over 20 different counties, which is including yours. Children in care range from new born to 18 years old. They come from a variety of different cultures and backgrounds. Some children may be mentally or physically disable, have a variety of medical issues or suffer from years of trauma. There are some children in care who lack a supporting and loving home. Which is why our agency is in desperate need of new foster homes and we are reaching out to our community for support. Opening up your home to a child in care is both rewarding and educational. If you would like to learn more about how to become a licensed foster parent, please reach out to our agency at 630-820-6303 or email us at You can be the one to provide support and love to a child in need.

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PTO Soy Candle Fundraiser - pick up info

Please mark your calendar. Parent pick up scheduled from 4:00-6:30 GMKS Cafeteria. Please enter through Cafeteria Doors. If you are unable to pick up, please make arrangements beforehand.

Young Rembrandts - Drawing Classes for Students

HOW IT WORKS: Young Rembrandts provide all supplies. Classes are held in your school immediately after dismissal. Parents are responsible for prompt pickup when class is finished.

For more information:
GES Flyer | KES Flyer

Summer Reading Program

Please see flyer for more information:

Santa House Hours and Celebrate the Season through Genoa Area Chamber

Free visits with santa on the following Saturday's:

  • December 2 | 10:00 AM -1:00 PM

  • December 9 | 10:00 AM -1:00 PM

  • December 16 | 10:00 AM -1:00 PM

  • December 23 | 10:00 AM -1:00 PM

Santa's house has a mail slot in the door. Write your letter to Santa and drop it off today!

Celebrate the season will be downtown Genoa Friday, December 1, 6:00 -8:00 PM.

Please see flyers for more information
Santa House Hours:
Celebrate the Season:

Coat Drive

Northern Rehab is hosting our annual Coat Drive to help those in need in our community.

Please see flyer for more information:

GK PTO Flyer

GK PTO Croc Charms

The PTO is selling croc charms! For more information see our flyer at:

GK PTO Flyer

GK PTO Family Night at Ice Hogs

The PTO is hosting a fundraiser with the Ice Hogs! Please see flyer for more information

For more information see our flyer at:


The Genoa-Kingston School District is proud to work collaboratively with our community organizations to help share information with our student(s) and families. In an effort to limit print distribution we encourage you to request your flyer be placed in our virtual backpack located on our website and/or on our social media. All flyer(s) submitted for either print distribution, virtual backpack and/or social media must be approved by the Superintendent’s office.