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Back to School 2017

Back to School 2017

Zeeland Public Schools welcomes back students Tuesday, September 5. ZQuest students begin August 7.

As details become available, we will add them here. Additionally, please check your school building’s website for additional information and school supply lists.

Kindergarten Orientation:
Monday, August 28 for Quincy, Roosevelt and New Groningen.
Tuesday, August 29 for Adams, Lincoln and Woodbridge.
Students are picked up two hours earlier than their morning pick up time. Therefore, if they are scheduled to be picked up at 8:00 AM, they will be picked up at 6:00 PM. Buses arrive to the school buildings between 6:25 – 6:30 PM. Students will go to their classroom while parents have orientation separately, beginning at 6:30. At 7:35, parents will pick up their children at the classrooms and load the buses to return home. Buses will depart at 7:40 PM.

Early Childhood Center: Dates and times vary for each class at the ECC. All families will receive specific information in mid-August about their child’s classroom open house date and time. Early Childhood Special Education open house will be August 30 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. For additional information, please contact the ECC direct at 616.748.3275.

Elementary open house dates:
Adams Elementary: open house for grades 1-5 will be held Wednesday, August 30 from 5:00 – 6:30.
Lincoln Elementary: open house for grades 1-5 will be August 30. New families are invited to begin at 5:30 in the multipurpose room. Returning families are invited 6:00-7:00.
New Groningen Elementary: open house will be held Wednesday, August 30, from 5:00 – 6:30.
Quincy Elementary: open house will be held Wednesday, August 30, from 4:30 – 6:00.
Roosevelt Elementary: open house (grades 1-5) will be Wednesday, August 30 from 5:00 – 6:30.
Woodbridge Elementary: open house will be held Wednesday, August 30, from 4:30 – 6:00.

ZQuest K-8: Curriculum night will be held September 12. Times will be posted in advance by grade level.

Cityside Middle School: Wednesday, August 30
3:00-6:00 pm 7th & 8th grade schedule pick-up, school pictures, form turn in.
4:00-6:00 pm 7th/8th grade teachers in room to meet students as they walk through their schedules.
6:30-8:30 pm 6th grade orientation for 6th graders and parents.
5:30-6:45 pm Meyer Music available in band room for instrument rental.

Creekside Middle School:  PACKET PICK UP – CANCELLED
Due to construction, Creekside will not be able to hold a packet pick up night this year. We apologize for this inconvenience. Packets will be handed out the first day of school in your child’s classroom. As a safety precaution, the building will not be open for students to walk around to view classrooms or locate lockers.

PARENTS & STUDENTS OF 6TH GRADERS AND NEW STUDENTS ONLY: Creekside will be open Friday, September 1 from 9 am – 2 pm for self-guided tours. Some areas of the building will be closed off due to the construction. Please bring your child’s schedule with you as the office will remain closed. Someone will be on site to assist those who have questions.Thank you for your patience as we work hard to make Creekside ready for students and staff on September 5!

ZHS: Registration will be held at Zeeland East and Zeeland West High School buildings on Tuesday, August 29 from 9 am – 3 pm and Wednesday, August 30 from 3 – 7 pm. Picture retakes are scheduled for September 23. Additional information will be mailed out in August.

Venture: Registration will be held at Venture Academy in ZWHS on Tuesday, August 29 from 9 – 3 pm and Wednesday, August 30 from 3 – 7 pm. Yearbook and ID pictures will be taken during registration. All necessary registration forms and links will be included in the August mailing.

Z-Kids: Zkids childcare will be offered at all ZPS elementary buildings before and after school. For more information please call 748-4711 or check out the website.

Transportation: Details will arrive in your mailbox in mid-August for students in grades K-5 and information will be available on the Infinite Campus parent portal for grades K-12 by August 21.

Technology: MS & HS iPad handout information is now available.  If you have iPad questions or concerns, please email the technology office or call 616.748.4526.

Athletics: The first day of practice for football is August 7 and all other sports August 9. Before students are allowed to participate or try out, forms must be completed online using Final Forms. Additionally, students must meet the following requirements:
• You are enrolled! You need to actually be a ZPS student before you can play sports for ZPS.
• Your physical form (dated on or after 4/15/17) has been turned in to the athletic office – if you still need a physical, print our form from our website and take it to your appointment.
• You have taken an ImPACT test during the summer or the previous year. All new students, incoming freshmen & juniors need to test this summer. Sign up for one on our website ASAP if you need one.
• You have read and signed the Concussion Information Form. You only need to sign this form one time for all four years of high school. (Available to print from our website.)
• You passed more that 66% of your classes last year (10th-12th graders). Freshman get a clean start for high school.
• You have no athletic suspensions that still need to be served.
• You meet the MHSAA age requirements.
ZPS Athletics has partnered with FinalForms, an online forms, and data management service. Once the site is live and online, parents will receive a notification along with a Parent Playbook with all of the instructions to get started.

Middle School Athletic Information: Please visit our website for tryout information. Full details can be found at zeelandwestsports.com or zeelandeastsports.com.

 

Graduation 2017

*Please scroll down for photos and video link for ZWHS.   Video of ZEHS Graduation (compliments of ZHS Video) Pictures from ZEHS Graduation:     Video of ZWHS Graduation (compliments of ZHS Video) Pictures from ZWHS Graduation: Continue Reading

Zeeland Education Foundation Grants Awarded

Zeeland Education Foundation Grants Awarded

The Zeeland Education Foundation is pleased to announce that 32 grants totaling $40,592.00 have been awarded to Zeeland Public School staff. These grants will enhance the curriculum and give students extraordinary learning opportunities, impacting all students from preschool to 12th grade. It is an exciting time for the Zeeland Education Foundation, the Academic Boosters, to… Continue Reading

Vote May 2

Vote May 2

Zeeland Public Schools will be on the ballot May 2 with a proposal to renew the 18-mill non-homestead property tax for one year.  Last November, voters approved the Headlee Restoration for the 2016 and 2017 tax years, bringing ZPS to the guaranteed state minimum. If approved, this vote will renew the levy for 2018 and… Continue Reading

November 8 Election

November 8 Election

A thank you to our community for passing the Headlee Restoration millage on yesterday’s ballot. We are honored to be part of a strong community that places children and education as top priorities. Thank you. ZPS also congratulates Rick Dernberger and April DeWitt on securing the two open seats for the ZPS Board of Education.… Continue Reading

Back To School Info

Back To School Info

School begins September 6 with ZQuest on August 1! Information on back-to-school events and information will be added and updated online at zps.org as it becomes available. Please check your building website for further information. School Hours School start and end times have changed. Please note the new start and end times for your student:… Continue Reading

Graduation 2016

Graduation 2016

    Individual Graduate Profiles Graduates of Zeeland East High School Class of 2016! Graduates of Zeeland West High School Class of 2016!   Distinguished Honor Graduates, Zeeland East High School Front Row: Wesley Echols, Charles Otteman,Brittany McMahon, Ashlyn Schasel, Maria Smallegan, Joshua Ferguson, Logan Dolence Back Row: Bryce Hunderman, Logan Dykstra, Evan Bright, Alexander… Continue Reading

Click To Learn More

Click To Learn More

ZPS will be on the ballot Tuesday, May 3, 2016. This is an annual vote to renew the 18 mills non-homestead property tax. This is a tax on commercial, industrial, some agricultural and second homes. It is not a tax on primary homes. This tax provides about $5 million in operational funding, about 10% of… Continue Reading