COVID-19

KEEPING OUR COMMUNITY UPDATED ON COVID-19 Information

It is important for our ZPS community to have access to accurate and timely information about the COVID-19 health pandemic at ZPS and beyond.

Zeeland Public Schools will work under the guidance of The Ottawa County Health Department and in conjunction with area schools, medical professionals, and educational professionals to ensure the safety of all at ZPS and beyond.

Current Updates

COVID-19

October 4 Update

On Friday, October 2, at approximately 5 PM, the Supreme Court ruled all State of Michigan Executive Orders placed after April 30 to be unconstitutional.

While ZPS understands there are numerous viewpoints associated with this highly sensitive topic, we ask for your continued grace and support while we navigate through this turning point for our state. ZPS is proud of the success experienced district-wide with mitigating the spread of COVID-19. While we understand it can be challenging, we couldn’t be more proud of the 6,000 students and 800 staff within our buildings who comply to maintain a safe and healthy environment. 

Guided by the district’s motto of Safe, Valued and Loved, ZPS will meet tomorrow with local legislators, neighboring districts, legal counsel, medical advisors including the Ottawa County Health Department, and Zeeland Education Association leaders to fully understand the scope of the Supreme Court ruling and ensure all current safety plans are appropriate, effective, and timely. 

Zeeland Public Schools will adhere to the safety guidelines currently practiced within the district as outlined in the Board of Education approved Preparedness Plan. This includes the continuation of wearing masks and practicing social distancing to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

ZPS will provide details as further guidance emerges. Until otherwise announced, ZPS will remain unchanged with current COVID-19 procedures.  

 

 

 

Symptom Checker & Prevention

Not feeling well?

Parents can use this helpful symptom checker to understand what to do when a child doesn't feel well. This was designed for ZPS families.

 

ochd symptom listing

COVID 19 flow chart from OCHD

Previous Updates

August 31, 2020

  • Message from Superintendent Calvin De Kuiper

July 31, 2020

July 21, 2020

May 12, 2020

Meal Service

All complete student hot lunch meals are free at this time. Please email foodservice@zps.org for full assistance. 

Additional Resources

Do you need help? Contact ZPS Cares

616.748.4509
zpscares@zps.org
Request form in English
Request form in Spanish

 

Mental Health Assistance

If you or someone you know needs mental health assistance during this time, resources are available. If an emergency, please call 911. Other resources include:

Crisis Text Line - Text “HOME” to 741741

Suicide Prevention Online Chat - https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/

Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Call 1-800-273-8255

Visit CrisisChat.org

The Trevor Project: Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Trevor Lifeline - Call 1-866-488-7386

Trevor Chat - Confidential online instant messaging with a Trevor counselor, available 24-7. Access through a computer, as you may have technical difficulties using a smartphone or tablet. https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Donated Goods

Those seeking to make donations or receive distributions of food, non-perishable household items, or clothing are encouraged to utilize Harvest Stand in Zeeland. Please check with Harvest Stand for open hours. 

Hand2Hand, a food program within all ZPS buildings, will be working out of City on a Hill. Food delivery through this program is available by calling 616.283.2645.

Contact for Assistance

Anyone requiring additional coordination of food and basic need resources can contact Lana Kamer at lkamer@zps.org or by calling 616.283.2645.