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Information and Resources

IMPORTANT DATES

Calendar may change as COVID-19 orders change throughout the 20/21 school year

  • January 22, 2021:  IN PERSON Half Day

  • January 25, 2021: 3rd Term (MS) & 2nd Semester Begins (MS/HS)

  • February 1, 2021:  7pm-8pm- Virtual parent/student HS information night

  • February 8-9: Mid-Winter Break

  • February 25: 6th-8th grade Progress Reports // Conferences (K-12)

  • February 26: K-5 Conferences

  • April 2-9: Spring Break Week

  • June 10, 2021: Last Day of School

*To SUBSCRIBE to ZQuest Calendars, including Classroom Calendars, Click 

HERE.  

IPAD Internet Connectivity

On Thursday afternoon, we were made aware of a problem with some of the district iPads having an issue connecting to the Internet.  
Listed below is a temporary solution that should work for most students.  If you are not having issues connecting to the Internet on your student device, then you don't need to follow the instructions below.
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Here is the link for the instructions on a potential fix for iPads that can't connect to the Internet.    Feel free to cut and paste the link for distribution.

http://www.zps.org/about-us/zps-technology/
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Here are the detailed instructions that must be used.
For those of you with iPad internet connection issues, please complete the following steps:

  1. Turn off the iPad, wait 10 seconds and then turn it back on.  The on/off switch is in the upper right corner of the device.

  2. After the home screen comes up, open Safari.

  3. An iBoss login window appears, it will prompt you to login.  

     Username: zps
     Password: zps

4.  Once you have logged in successfully, you will need to keep the Safari     

     application open in the background.         This will allow you to maintain Internet  connectivity.  You can then open any other program as you normally would.  
Remember if you close the Safari browser that you used to login to iBoss with, you will break the internet connection to your device and will have to start the process over.

Be sure to stay connected to your email account for any updates that we will send over the weekend.
If you have tried the solution listed above and are still having issues, please email ipadhelp@zps.org with your best contact information and we will get back to you.

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Signing Up for the REMIND App for ZQuest

Directions for signing up to receive REMIND texts:

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FAMILY ORGANIZATION INFORMATION

Family Organization Flyer

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Zeeland Education Foundation

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.

ZEELAND EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Leslie's Weekly Update Newsletters

Covid 19

COVID Statement from the Ottawa County Health Department

Ottawa County Health Department would like us to remember the following:

* Isolate COVID+ patients for 10 days (20 

days if illness was severe) and until fever

is absent for at least 24hrs (w/o medication) and until all symptoms are resolving.

* Quarantine patients who have 

had "close" contact (link) to a COVID+ case for 14 days. Patients CANNOT test out of quarantine.

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Public health is concerned about misinformation related to the severity of COVID-19 and the community-wide spread of the virus.

·  COVID-19 is real and very 

prevalent in Ottawa County. It affects all of us even if you may not feel sick. You could still be a carrier of the virus and get others sick.

·  COVID-19 can result in serious long-

term complications, hospitalizations and even death, especially to those who may already have health complications and the elderly. Scientists are still researching the long-term impacts on health, even in those who were healthy or had mild illness.

·  Life is not back to normal yet. We are

still in a pandemic. We cannot go about our normal lives as if the virus does not exist. Extreme caution needs to happen among us all especially when at school, work, places of worship and anywhere within the community. This includes wearing a mask, limiting gatherings and avoiding crowds as mandated by the state. Families should have a plan in place if schools or businesses may have limitations or restrictions.

·  Public health decisions and actions are

data-driven and not based on the political landscape. Data are gathered and analyzed by state and local epidemiologists, medical directors and other public health officials to inform mitigation strategies.

·  Social media posts aren't always

reliable sources for health information. Seek the facts from scientific research and the expertise of medical and public health officials.

·  It takes all the disease prevention

measures working together by all of us to slow the spread of the virus - frequently washing hands and disinfecting surfaces, wearing a mask, keeping a physical distance from others and staying home when you do not feel well.

·  Testing more people for COVID-19 does

not inflate the numbers or make the situation seem worse. Testing is a critical tool to identify where the virus is spreading to contain it through isolation and quarantine and to prevent others from getting infected.

Find testing sites in Ottawa CountyEnglish Spanish.

·  Contact tracing is not an infringement

on your rights or an act of the government getting involved in your privacy. It is a critical tool-and time-tested tool-that goes back more than 120 years to identify those who have been infected and who they may have possibly infected. This public health-community partnership action is needed to contain the virus, and prevent further disease spread and keep our community safe. Help by connecting us with those who may have been exposed.

·  Asking you to wear a mask is not

against the law. It is good for infection prevention and practiced routinely in health care settings. Michigan law imposes on state and local health departments a duty to continually and diligently endeavor to prevent disease, prolong life and promote public health. Even with Governor Whitmer's emergency powers removed, as provided in MCL 333.2253, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Service director's emergency procedures are not limited to the Public Health Code. Wearing a mask and physical distancing are needful measures when we don’t have pharmaceutical interventions (a vaccine or a medicine)

 
 

Volunteer Hero Program 

DUE TO COVID, THERE WILL BE NO VOLUNTEER HERO PROGRAM THIS YEAR.  WE WILL UPDATE INFORMATION AS IT CHANGES.  

Volunteer Hero Families get 20% off of EVERY Field Trip for EACH child (under $20) for the entire semester that they have the award! 

VOLUNTEER HERO PROGRAM INFORMATION

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Subscribe to ZQuest Calendars

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.

LEARN HOW TO SUBSCRIBE HERE

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Zeeland Recreation Program Financial Assistance

Are you interested in your child participating in an activity through Zeeland Rec, but aren't sure if you have the finances for them to try something? 

 

Please read the information from Zeeland Rec Director, Brett Geertsma!

Daily PICKUP Instructions

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. 

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Major Field Trip Savings Planning

Click HERE for instructions on Planning Ahead to save for major Field trips.

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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 video has been developed to provide clarity on this topic.  

Information is also available on the ZPS website.  

CONTACT US

175 West Roosevelt Avenue

Zeeland, MI  49464


www.zeelandquest.org

zquestfamilies@gmail.com

 

Main: 616.748.3050

Attendance Line: 616.748.3060

CURRENT BOARD 2020-2021

President

DeAnna Kraak

deanna.kraak@gmail.com

Vice President

Dee Worley

deeworley@charter.net

Treasurer

Mindi Windemuller

mindiwindemuller@gmail.com

Secretary

Jennifer Kroll

jenniferboersen@msn.com

Events Coordinator

Faculty

Leslie Rindfliesch

lrindfli@zps.org

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