Annually a committee comprised of students, educators, parents and community members form to serve as the Grant Review Committee. This committee reviews the requests of funding for projects and supplies that are designed to enhance the academic excellence of our students, and go above and beyond what the curriculum budget provides. Any Zeeland Public Schools staff member may apply for grants.
Key ZQuest school dates for 2021/2022 School year. The full calendar has not been released at this time, however break weeks are listed while the ZPS contract is being finalized.
August 9, 2021: ZQuest First Day of School
August 30, 2021: No School/Staff Professional Development
August 31, 2021: All of ZPS Returns (including ZQ)
September 3 & 6, 2021: Labor Day Break
September 27-October 1: Break Week 1
November 22-26, 2021: Break Week 2
December 20-31, 2021: Break Week 3
February 7-11, 2022: Break Week 4
April 1-8, 2022: Break Week 5
May 30-June 3, 2022: Break Week 6
June 3, 10, 17, 2022: No School Fridays
June 23, 2022: ZQuest Last Day of School
ZPS Cares Program
During our Remote Learning Times, we recognize that there may be needs for support that are harder to communicate when not in-person. We would like to remind our ZPS Community that ZPS Cares is a great way to get the support you may need!
ZPS families can call theZPS Cares Helpline at 616-748-4509 or email ZPS Cares(firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance related to health, food, and technology needs.
Spring 2020: Google Help Request, ZPS Cares Helpline and Email will be posted on ZPS website, Z for Me, postcard mailers, and postcards with meal distribution. Linkto communication plan from Spring 2020 here.
If you are struggling or need support, tell someone. You are not alone.
OK2SAY - Anyone can report tips on criminal activities or potential harm directed at students, school employees, or schools. Tips can be submitted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ClickHERE to submit a tip.
Crisis Counselor Text Line - Text HOME to 741741 & Michigan Mental Health Warmline - (888) 733-7753
If you you have an online calendar, you can SUBSCRIBE to the ZQuest K-5 and/or the ZQuest 6-8th Calendar!
Classroom calendars are also available to subscribe to (you can subscribe to as many as you need/want), however they are dependent on you, parents or teachers adding the information onto these calendars.
Beginning 11/9/2020, there is a new route for PICKUP at the end of the elementary school day in order to help with the movement/flow of busses getting in and out of the bus loop efficiently and safely.
ONLY enter the ZQuest Pickup Lot by making a RIGHT turn.
DO NOT use the middle turn lane coming from the East or the West. This lane will be open so that busses can pass traffic to easily access the bus loop.
INSTEAD use Washington to Michigan to Roosevelt (or another route to Michigan to Roosevelt) to AVOID BLOCKING TRAFFIC ON 96th Ave.
Walkers....PLEASE USE THE CROSSWALK with the CROSSING GUARD. Using the East parking lot crosswalk is hazardous due to the volume of traffic.
Food Panty Locations
Mobile Food Pantries
If you need food or know of someone who needs food, please let them know!
Please bring your own boxes & carts. No Identification or income information will be required.
Click HEREfor instructions on Planning Ahead to save for major Field trips.
Michigan 3rd Grade Reading Legislation
In 2016, Michigan Legislature passed a bill to ensure that all children exiting 3rd grade are proficient in reading. Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, students must show proficiency on the year end state assessment to be promoted to 4th grade. School staff is required to provide ongoing assessment and inform parents of possible student difficulty by creating an IRIP (individualized reading improvement plan).
ZPS approaches this legislation not as a requirement, rather an opportunity to continue to provide the best possible reading instruction for all students. We are dedicated to using the assessment data gathered to plan for WIN and WIN+ interventions that support student learning. We will continue to partner with parents to ensure success for all.
An informational videohas been developed to provide clarity on this topic.