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Information and Resources
October 16, 2021: Zeeland's Got Talent, 7:00pm, DeWitt Auditorium
October 19: Picture Day!
October 22: Be NICE T-Shirt Orders due
October 25: Deadline for Wreath Fundraiser Purchases
October 26: 7th/8th Grade Field Trip to Air Zoo: 9a-2p
October 29: Class Halloween Celebrations (Costumes welcome)
October 29: Early Release (all grades): 6-8th @ 10:45am, K-5th @ 11:50am
November 1: No School; Teacher PD all day
November 4: 3rd & 4th Wax Museum- 9-10am
November 9 & 10: Conferences 6-8th @ 3-6p / K-5th @ 4-7p)
November 11: Early Release (K-12) & conferences @ 1-7p (all levels)
November 12: NO SCHOOL
November 22-26: THANKSGIVING BREAK WEEK- NO SCHOOL
November 29: Magical Christmas Parade- Zeeland
March 4, 2022: FORK IT OVER!
*To SUBSCRIBE to ZQuest Calendars, including Classroom Calendars, Click
Magical Christmas Parade Float Ride
November 29, 2021
Mark your calendar!
ZQuest has a float in the
Magical Christmas Parade
again this year.
We are looking for students who would like to ride the float and spread some holiday cheer!
Please contact Tomieka VanNoord if you would like to help with this festive ride.
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 (email@example.com) 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. Link to communication plan from Spring 2020 here.
Parent Group Meetings
**Childcare Provided on site!**
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Thursday, March 10, 2022
*Wednesday*, May 18, 2022
6:00 - 7:00pm
Howard Miller Community Center
& via Zoom
Breakfast and Lunch Information
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.
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.
Leslie's Weekly Update Newsletters
October 15, 2021: NEWS
October 8, 2021: NEWS
September 24, 2021: NEWS
September 17, 2021: NEWS
September 10, 2021: NEWS
September 2, 2021: NEWS
August 27, 2021: NEWS
August 20, 2021: NEWS
August 13, 2021: NEWS
August 6, 2021: NEWS
August 4, 2021: Return to Learning
July 30, 2021: NEWS
June 14, 2021: NEWS
Little Free Library
Do you have books that your kids are no longer reading?
Please consider donating them to the ZQuest Little Free Library. Your books will be placed in the LFL for other kids to be able to enjoy.
We love readers, chapter books, books on crafts, history and any other subject. We even love coffee table books with great pictures. Workbooks, coloring books, puzzle books, flash cards (math, spelling etc.), any any other item that another student may enjoy.
Simply drop your books off in Leslie's office. Thank you!
Crisis Intervention Resources
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:
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.
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!
Holiday Wreath Fundraiser
Order until October 25, 2021
Made with fresh Fraiser Firs by local, family owned Vormittag Tree Farm. They last for months and smell amazing. Use as gifts, hostess gifts, or for your own holiday decorating. Please ask your friends and family if they would like to purchase one also!
18"-20" Undecorated- $25
18"-20" Decorated- $30
24" - 26" Undecorated- $30
24" - 26" Decorated- $35
34"-38" Undecorated- $55
24"-38" Decorated- $60
Funds raised support ZQuest PTO.
Pickup is Tuesday November 16, 2021 at 549 E. Main Ave.
Place your order at:
Either pay via the Signup Genius OR bring a check made out to ZQuest PTO to 549 E. Main Ave, Zeeland.
Reputable Covid Information
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.
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.
CURRENT BOARD 2021-2022