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Information and Resources

IMPORTANT DATES

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

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  • June 9:  Chromebook Turn-In (6-7th)

  • June 8:  6th-8th grade Late Start (9:45am):  (5th hour/6th hour)

  • June 9:  6th-8th grade Late Start (9:45am): (3rd/4th hour)

  • June 10: Last Day of School (early dismissal) (1st/2nd hour for MS)

  • June 10, 2021: Last Day of School

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

HERE.  

 
 
 
 

ZQuest Virtual Art Show

 

Come (virtually) and see the ZQuest Art Show!

Every student has a piece in the show.  You must have accepted the Artsonia invitation and the beginning of the school year to access.

View the show HERE

 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Signing Up for the REMIND App for ZQuest

Directions for signing up to receive REMIND texts:

OR

 
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FAMILY ORGANIZATION INFORMATION

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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

2021/2022 ZQuest Calendar Updates

 

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 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.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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 

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!

ZQuest Celebration Picnic Park Party (ZP3)

 

WHEN:   Thursday,  June 10, 6:00-8:30pm

WHERE:  Lawrence Street Park, Zeeland

WHO:      All ZQuest Parents/Caregivers,

                 Families, Teachers and Staff

WHAT:    Relaxed fun, food, games and

                community.  

             **FREE Hawaiian Shave Ice

             **Either buy a pizza in advance OR

                 bring your own picnic for your

                 family.  

 DETAILS:  

  • Please RSVP so that we can estimate how many people will be attending.  

  • Each person on the RSVP list will receive a FREE Hawaiian Shave Ice that night from the Aloha Hawaiian Shave Ice truck courtesy of the ZQuest Family Organization.  

  • You can choose to order a pizza ($7.50) for your family to picnic on at the park.  Pizza will be available at 6:00pm at the park.   

  • Plates and napkins provided.  If you prefer something other than pepperoni or cheese pizza, please feel free to bring a picnic for your family!

 

Deadline for RSVP to reserve your

FREE Shave Ice and submit Pizza Orders

is June 7.

RVSP HERE

 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 
 

Middle School 2nd Semester ODD/EVEN Day Cheat Sheet

Reminder that middle school changes to 3rd term rotations (for those taking the rotation elective) on Monday, January 25. We will begin the 3rd term with an ODD schedule day!

LINK TO CHEATSHEET

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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