Dear Quincy Families,
We are excited to celebrate Halloween week in a different way next week! Please check out the list of Spirit Day themes throughout the week below. We designed the week to maximize fun and learning while staying safe, and we didn’t want families to have to go out and shop for clothing for the week.
We continue to feel deep appreciation for your support! Have a wonderful weekend!
**SIGN UP** for PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES via ZOOM
Conferences are right around the corner! On November 10, 11 (4-7pm) and November 12 (1-7pm) we will have the privilege of meeting with you via Zoom and discussing your wonderful children.
Please use this LINK to sign up for a 20 min timeslot to meet with your child’s teacher. After you complete your online sign up process you will receive a confirmation which includes your Zoom link.
The sign up link can also be found on our ZPS website under News & Announcements.
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.
ZPS PLANS FOR SECOND SEMESTER:
ZPS is preparing for the second semester, which runs January 25 through June 10, 2021. In response to COVID-19, all students will continue with two learning options: In-Person at ZPS or via Z-Connect Online Learning from home.
Parents are asked to participate in a short survey by November 20 to inform ZPS of your selection. All families are asked to participate. Please take time to discuss the best fit for your family moving forward. Additionally, parent-teacher conferences can provide additional insight on your student’s current educational path. This information may be useful as you determine which option to select.
An infographic and FAQ were designed in August to assist with families making selections for the fall semester. These documents may provide answers to families who are considering a switch between online and in-person for the second semester.
Families are reminded the selection is for an entire semester. Only situations with extenuating circumstances will be considered for a mid-semester program change.
For our families who are considering a switch from Z-Connect Online to ZPS In-Person, please be aware ZPS will do their best to place students at their original / home building. However, due to COVID-19, ZPS is maintaining smaller class sizes and may need to adjust assigned buildings for the duration of the academic year to ensure we meet the safety measures outlined in the ZPS Preparedness Plan.
For our families considering a switch from ZPS In-Person to Z-Connect Online, please note Z-Connect Online for grades K-5 is taught by a ZPS teacher and grades 6-12 is taught by Michigan Virtual Online instructors.
If you have questions before making a selection, please contact your building principal. Please take the survey by November 20:
We have exciting Halloween week news! All elementary schools in our district are going to have a “Spirit Week” the week of Halloween. These fun days will allow us to maintain masks, distancing and still celebrate the week. Look at all the fun days we have planned.
- Monday: Comfy/Casual Day
- Tuesday: Hat Day
- Wednesday: Sports Day
- Thursday: Mismatch Day
- Friday: “Orange” You Glad You can Read!
ZPS FREE MEAL SERVICE *EXTENDS* THROUGH JUNE
ZPS Food Service is pleased to extend the free meal service for both breakfast and lunch through the end of the school year. Free full meals are available to all students regardless of income. If you have any questions about ZPS Food Service, please contact ZPS Food Service at 616-748-3128 or on the ZPS website.
MY CHILD HAS A COVID-19 SYMPTOM. 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.
FREE TUTORING AVAILABLE
Beginning October 5, Grand Valley State University is offering free 1:1 virtual tutoring/homework support to all K-12 students in Michigan throughout the school year. GVSU gave us an opportunity for an early sign up through their website. Tutors, comprised of GVSU students, faculty, staff, and alumni, will be available Monday through Friday from 11a to 9p and Saturday from 12p-5p. Every tutor has passed a background check and all sessions take place through Zoom which is monitored full time. Content areas include English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Spanish. Additional subjects may be added throughout the year. Please feel free to take advantage of this exciting opportunity.
English and Spanish flyers can be accessed below:
SIGN UP FOR “Z for ME” UPDATES
The district will be updating families throughout the summer in the “Z for ME” updates.
Sign up using this link