Information and Resources

IMPORTANT DATES

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  • August 3, 2021:  Kindergarten              Screening 

  • August 9, 2021: First Day of School

  • August 17, 2021: Curriculum Night

  • August 24, 2021: KIndergarten Bus Ride

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

HERE.  

 
 
 
 

Zee Bus is BACK for the Summer!

 

Running

Monday June 14h - Friday Aug 13th

 

The bus is open to all and no cost to use it. Works just like a library, come check out books, take them home, read them and bring them back the next week and get new one.

Tuesday's and Friday's we have really fun guest readers. All families get a free copy of the book read that day!!

Watch the VIDEO!

Schedule:

  • Monday

    • 9:30-10:15am: Borculo CRC​

    • 10:45-11:30am: Rustling Winds

    • 12:00-1:00pm: Logan Estates

    • 1:30-2:15pm: The Bridge/1st CRC

  • Tuesday​

    • 9:30am-12:00pm: Drenthe Grove​

      • Story times at 10am & 11am​

    • 12:30-1:15pm: Mooville​

  • Wednesday​

    • 9:30-10:15am: Bluff Lakes​

    • 10:45-11:30am: Savannah Lakes

    • 12:00-12:45:  Ottogan (Free Lunch)

    • 1:15-2:00pm: Maple View

  • Thursday​

    • 9:30-11:30:  New Groningen​

    • 12:00-12:45pm: Imperial Estates

    • 1:15-2:00pm: Hunters Creek

  • Friday​

    • 9:30am-12:00pm: Lawrence St Park​

      • Story times at 10am & 11am​

Friday, August 13: End of Year Party from 11:30am-1:00pm.  Free lunch, giant water slide and giveaways.

ZEE BUS FACEBOOK PAGE

OTHER READING OPPORTUNITIES

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 the ZPS Cares Helpline  at 616-748-4509 or email ZPS Cares (zpscares@zps.org) for assistance related to health, food, and technology needs.

  • ZPS staff and families may use this ZPS Help Request Form to identify student/family needs. A Spanish version is available as well.

  • 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. Link to communication plan from Spring 2020 here.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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. 

Major Field Trip Savings Planning

Click HERE for 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 video has been developed to provide clarity on this topic.  

Information is also available on the ZPS website.  

Leslie's Weekly Update Newsletters

  • June 14, 2021:  NEWS

2021-2022 Z-Kids Registration Information

February 22: 2021 Z-Kids Summer Camp registration begins:   LINK

March 15: Registration for current ZKids families:  LINK

 

March 16: Registration for families who are NEW to ZKids or Zeeland Public Schools:  LINK

**Please contact Cheryl Kraker with any questions at 748-4711 or email at ckraker@zps.org

 
 
 
 
 
 

Breakfast and Lunch Information

Summer Breakfast/Lunch Information

  • All meals are free to children 18 & under, and to adults 26 & under that participate in special education.

    • The Bridge Youth Center

      • 210 E Main Ave

      • *Mondays Only*

      • June 14 - August 9 (No Pickup on July 5)

      • 11 am - 3 pm

      • This site will provide bulk meals (7 days of Breakfast & Lunch)- Must take all 7 days of meals including milk.

    • Logan Estates

      • 8697 Riley St.

      • *Mondays Only*

      • June 14 - August 9 (No Pickup on July 5)

      • 12:30pm - 1 pm

      • This site will provide bulk meals (7 days of Breakfast & Lunch)- Must take all 7 days of meals including milk.

    • Summer School/Z-Kids Camp

      • If your student is enrolled in one of the summer school sessions (at New Groningen/ Cityside/ Venture), breakfast and a take-home lunch are provided. If they are enrolled at the ZKids Summer Camp (at Woodbridge/ Quincy) breakfast & lunch will be provided at school.

      • **Please note, the USDA only allows 1 breakfast and 1 lunch per student/per day. If your student is participating in summer school/z-kids camp, they may not pick up meals at the feeding sites (at The Bridge/ Logan Estates.

School Year (August-June) Breakfast and Lunch Information

  • You can find your schools menu at https://www.zps.org/parents/food-service/. Only complete meals are free. A complete breakfast or lunch has to have 3 items, one item must be a fruit or vegetable. An entree is usually considered two items (protein/grain). A complete meal is an entree, fruit and/ or vegetable, milk.

Signing Up for the REMIND App for ZQuest

Directions for signing up to receive REMIND texts:

OR

 

FAMILY ORGANIZATION INFORMATION

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

ZONAR My View Bus Tracker Instructions

Check the location of your students' bus in real time and get alerts when it enters areas that YOU identify.  

LINK TO SET-UP INSTRUCTIONS

 
 
 
 
 
 

Crisis Intervention Resources

Mental Health Crisis Intervention Information for Parents

Building Resilience- American Psychological Association

Resilience Guide for Parents and Teachers- American Psychological Association

Mental Health Resources

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. Click HERE to submit a tip.

  • Crisis Counselor Text Line - Text HOME to 741741 & Michigan Mental Health Warmline - (888) 733-7753

 

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

&

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

1-800-273-8255

Volunteer Hero Program 

Stay tuned for 2021-2022 Volunteer Information!

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

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

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!

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

Treasurer

Mindi Windemuller

mindiwindemuller@gmail.com

Secretary

Jennifer Kroll

jenniferboersen@msn.com

Events Coordinator

Faculty

Leslie Rindfliesch

lrindfli@zps.org