District News

07/19/2019
Back to School 2019

School begins Tuesday, August 27!

Information on back-to-school events and information will be added and updated as it becomes available. Please also check your building website for further information.

Kindergarten Orientation:
Wednesday, August 21 for Quincy, Roosevelt and New Groningen. Thursday, August 22 for Adams, Lincoln and Woodbridge.
Students will be picked up two hours earlier than their morning pick up time. Therefore, if they are scheduled to be picked up at 8:00 AM, they will be picked up at 6:00 PM. Buses arrive to the school buildings between 6:25 - 6:30 PM. Students will go to their classroom while parents have orientation separately, beginning at 6:30. At 7:35, parents will pick up their children at the classrooms and load the buses to return home. Buses will depart at 7:40 PM.

Early Childhood Center:
Dates and times vary for each class at the ECC. All families will receive specific information in mid-August about their child’s classroom open house date and time. Early Childhood Special Education open house will be August 26 from 4:45 – 6:15 pm. For additional information, please contact the ECC direct at 616.748.3275.

Elementary Open House Dates:
Adams Elementary:  open house for grades 1-5 will be Monday, August 26 from 4:30 - 6:00.
Lincoln Elementary:  open house for grades 1-5 will be August 26. New families are invited to begin at 5:30 in the multipurpose room. Returning families are invited 6:00-7:00.
New Groningen Elementary:  open house will be held Monday, August 26 from 4:30 - 6:00.
Quincy Elementary:  open house will be held Monday, August 26 from 4:30 - 6:00.
Roosevelt Elementary: open house for grades 1-5 will be Monday, August 26 from 4:30 - 6:00.
Woodbridge Elementary: open house will be held Monday, August 26 from 4:30 - 6:00.

Class Listings:
All elementary class listings will be posted at their buildings on August 9.

ZQuest K-8: 
Curriculum night will be held Monday, August 12 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

Cityside Middle School:
Packet pick-up and picture day will be held Thursday, August 22 from 12:00 - 6:00 pm. All 6th - 8th grade students should returned signed paperwork (mailed in August), pick up packet, pick up bus tag, have school picture taken, and find classrooms and lockers. Meet the Teacher night will be Tuesday, September 10 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm for parents.

Creekside Middle School: 
Self-guided tours to find lockers and classrooms will be August 19 - 22 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Open House to meet sixth and seventh grade teachers will be Tuesday, September 10 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in their classrooms. Student packets will be distributed on the first day of school.
 
ZHS:  
Registration and pictures will be held at Zeeland East and Zeeland West High School buildings on Tuesday, August 20 from 10 am - 2 pm and Wednesday, August 21 from 3-7 pm. Students should report to their home building and use the flagpole / main entrance.

Venture: 
Registration will be held at Venture Academy in ZWHS on Tuesday, August 20 from 10 am - 2 pm and Wednesday, August 21 from 3-7 pm. Yearbook and ID pictures will be taken during registration. Meet the teacher night will be held August 21 from 3-7 pm.

Z-Kids:
ZKids childcare will be offered at all ZPS elementary buildings before and after school.  For more information please call 748-4711 or check out the website.
 
Transportation: 
Details will be available mid-August on the Infinite Campus parent portal under “Bus Information” tab for all grades K-12. Parents: please make sure your username  / password are correct for login to the portal. Contact your school office with questions or to sign up for the parent portal.
 
Athletics: 
The first day of practice for football, cross country,  boys tennis, boys soccer, and girls golf is August 12 and girls swimming and volleyball August 14.  Before students are allowed to participate or try out, forms must be completed online using Final Forms.  Additionally, students must meet the following requirements:
•     You are enrolled!  You need to actually be a ZPS student before you can play sports for ZPS.
•     Your physical form (dated on or after 4/15/19) is turned in to the athletic office – if you still need a physical, print the form from the website and take it to your appointment.
•     You have taken an ImPACT test during the summer or the previous year.  All new students, incoming freshmen & juniors need to test this summer.  Sign up on the website.
•     You passed more that 66% of your classes last year (10th-12th graders).  Freshman get a clean start for high school.
•     You have no athletic suspensions that still need to be served.
•     You meet the MHSAA age requirements.

Middle School Athletic Information: 
Please visit our website for tryout information.  Full details can be found at zeelandwestathletics.com or zeelandeastathletics.com.

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