QUINCY WEEKLY ANNOUNCMENT
Families are welcomed to check out our weekly video announcements. Our goals are to start our week in a fun way while celebrating our students and promoting both academics and social-emotional learning. Just as a reminder, these videos are very cheesy and designed for your children. We like to share them with you each week to give you some insight into what is happening at Q.
QUINCY STUDENTS ARE “ON Q”
Quincy students earn “On Q!” tickets by following school expectations. Each week we draw a student’s name from each grade level. This week these incredible students were honored as Quincy “On Q!” superstars! Congratulations to all our students were “On Q!” this week.
May 4, 2021 BOND PROPOSAL – PLEASE VOTE
Two proposals will be on your May 4 election ballot.
The first proposal is the ZPS bond proposal. If approved by voters, no tax rate increase is expected for Zeeland Public Schools property owners.
The second proposal is the operating millage renewal proposal. This is an annual proposal. The tax is levied on industrial, commercial, and some agricultural property. It does not affect the taxes of a primary homeowner. The annual operating millage renewal represents approximately 12% of the budget, totaling $9.2 million for Zeeland Public Schools.
Full details including ballot language for both proposals are available at zps.org. If you have any questions about either proposal, please call the Office of the Superintendent at 748-3002.
Thank you for taking time to vote.
Link for more information: 18 mil renewal 2021
IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP
May 5 – Tulip Time/½ day in person
May 6 – Tulip Time/½ day in person
May 7 – Tulip Time/½ day in person
May 28 – Field Day and Red White & Blue Spirit Day
May 31 – Memorial Day – No School
UPCOMING 1/2 Days – DISMISSAL INFORMATION
Dismissal on our half-days is at noon. The busses are right on time on half-days and are a great way for students to get home. The parking lot is VERY busy on half-days and we encourage only the most patient families to attempt pick-up on half-days.
Please note that parent pick-up at the south door for our Young Fives and Kindergarten students who do not have older siblings is at 11:35am in order to help with parking lot congestion.
RECOGNIZE ANY OF THESE “LOST & FOUND” ITEMS?
Please take a look at this video and let us know if you recognize any of these items. Just email email@example.com and we will send the item home with your child. Thank you!
KINDERGARTEN READINESS CAMP 2021
Do you have a child entering Kindergarten this fall? Ready for School is offering a Kindergarten Readiness Camp this summer. Please find more information below.
Information in English and Spanish is available here: RFS Kindergarten Readiness Camp 2021
PHYSICAL EDUCATION UPDATE FOR 3rd-5th GRADE
For grades 3-5, our biking unit will start the week of May 10!
We have many options of bikes for your students to choose from. They are already in the gym and ready to go! Over the course of the past few years, we have received a handful of donated bikes from the community, which allows us to have bikes of all sizes to accommodate students; we have a great mix of small bikes, medium size bikes and larger bikes to fit many students. We will also have an arm cycle bike, bikes that have “heavy duty” training wheels and a tri-cycle style bike as options, too.
Finishing a school year with biking may overwhelm or worry some of your students, but my goal is to have them feel comfortable and confident this year as they end with biking during PE class time. With that in mind, I usually have some students who enjoy bringing their bike from home. I encourage them to always lock their bike in the bike racks by the front of the school. I don’t want this option to be a hassle for you or parents either, so please let me know how I can help make this process easier. It is totally up to each family if they are able to bring a bike to school for our biking unit in PE. If they do bring their own bike, they will not be allowed to store it in the gym overnight. We don’t want anything to accidentally happen to it if it is stored in school overnight.
Helmets are a must while riding during our PE unit. We encourage you to bring your own helmet, especially this year, but we do have more than enough helmets for students to choose from. They can store it in their locker and bring it to PE during their class time.
Please let me know if you have any questions or if there is anything I can help with on my end. I’m looking forward to a great biking unit!
MUSIC UPDATE FOR 5th GRADE
Hello 5th Grade Parents!
Now is the time to sign your child up for music at Creekside Middle School. We are excited to welcome them into the band, choir and orchestra groups! You can click on the website below to see information about all of the groups and you will also be able to click on the google form to sign them up for their music elective. The music classes do not take the students out of art, PE, computers or Spanish so don’t worry about missing those classes if you chose music. The middle school music teacher’s email addresses are on the google form. Feel free to send them questions if you have any. The form is due May 10th.
We encourage EVERY student to try a performing arts class in 6th grade! The music classes are often the students’ very favorite part of middle school.
The Pandemic-EBT Program gives food benefits to families with children who were not able to get free or reduced-price school meals due to COVID. Please find more information below or by calling 1-833-905-0028.
ZKids Summer Camp is back and registration for the 2021 Summer Camp begins Feb. 22.
Registration for before & after school care for the 2021/22 school year begins March 15 for current families and March 16 for new families.
Please use this link to register your child.
If you have any questions please contact Cheryl Kraker at 616-748-4711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MY CHILD HAS A COVID-19 SYMPTOM OR HAS BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WITH COVID-19. WHAT DO I DO?
We have two resources to share with you that will help guide you in case your child has a new COVID-19 symptom that is not typical for your child. You can check out this flowchart from the Ottawa County Health Department, and you can check out this clickable slideshow (created by Mrs. Apsey) that can guide you along.
SIGN UP FOR “Z for ME” UPDATES
The district will be updating families throughout the school year in the “Z for ME” updates.
Sign up using this link