Quincy Update

QUINCY WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

We are so excited to be into our fourth week of school already! As you know, we start out each week with our “Weekly Video Announcements” where we share the “On Q” Students of the Week, we highlight fun things like a book of the week, we share our “Mystery Staff Member”, and much more. This week we also introduce our “Quincy Electric Zoom Fun Run”, which is the easiest and most fun fundraiser of all time! Here is the weekly video announcement for this week:

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.

Week of September 6

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QUINCY ELECTRIC ZOOM FUNdraiser

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We are excited to announce the Quincy Electric Zoom Fun Run fundraiser that will happen on Friday, October 15th during school hours! The idea is simple and fun–students raise funds by collecting sponsorships and then participate in the Electric Zoom Fun Run at Quincy. Students will be scheduled by grades to participate in the fun throughout the day. We will have water, snacks, cheers, music and lots of prizes!! We are working hard to make this a fun and exciting event for everyone! Packets and sponsorship sign-up forms will be sent home this week. We are looking forward to a fun and successful FUNdraiser! (click HERE for more information)

P.E. WALL of FAME

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Physical education is all about helping students learn to be active for the rest of their lives. Having said this, we have a “Quincy PE wall of FAME”, where students can put up pictures of themselves being active outside of school. It could be a sports team, a dance team, hike/walk/bike/roller skating with family, gymnastics, and so much more. Mr. VK/Davelaar want to showcase all those who are taking time to be active outside of school and in their communities. Please send photos to gvanklav@zps.org, or bring in a printed photo yourself. Let’s get this wall filled!!

2021/22 IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

Sept. 24 – Spirit Day (Fall Colors)
Oct. 7 – Picture Day
Oct. 8 – Half Day/Dismissal at Noon
Oct. 29 – Half Day/Dismissal at Noon

Our ZPS Calendar is available on our website and can also be downloaded as a PDF HERE.

FOOD SERVICE UPDATE

As school food service programs are making preparations to return for our return to school, we are facing unprecedented issues with the supply chain that will cause us to alter our posted menus with little or no notice. We are working closely with our distributors and manufactures to secure both the food and supply items needed to support our program.

While it is our intention to serve the posted menu each day at every school, supply issues may not make this possible throughout the school year until supply chain issues are rectified. We will always attempt to substitute the scheduled menu item with another that is as similar as possible to the extent we are able to do so. Please know that we will alway provide wholesome meals each and everyday.

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Quincy Update

QUINCY WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Have we mentioned lately how much we love having your children at the Q? We feel so fortunate to partner with you in their education! Our updates are designed to share important information so you can always be in the know.

We start out each week with our “Weekly Video Announcements” where we share the On Q Students of the Week, we highlight fun things like a book of the week, we share our “Mystery Staff Member”, and much more. These videos are designed for students but we like to share them with families too. Here is the weekly video announcement for this week:

A DAY IN THE LIFE AT QUINCY

We created the handy slideshow below (just click on the picture) to give you more information about “A Day in the Life at Quincy”. Feel free to check it out and please ask us any questions you have.

A day in the life at Quincy pic

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.

Week of September 6

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UPCOMING 1/2 DAY – DISMISSAL INFORMATION

Dismissal on Friday, Sept. 17 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.

2021/22 IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

September 17 – Half Day/Dismissal at Noon
Sept. 24 – Spirit Day (Fall Colors)
Oct. 7 – Picture Day
Oc. 8 – Half Day/Dismissal at Noon

Our ZPS Calendar is available on our website and can also be downloaded as a PDF HERE.

FOOD SERVICE UPDATE

As school food service programs are making preparations to return for our return to school, we are facing unprecedented issues with the supply chain that will cause us to alter our posted menus with little or no notice. We are working closely with our distributors and manufactures to secure both the food and supply items needed to support our program.

While it is our intention to serve the posted menu each day at every school, supply issues may not make this possible throughout the school year until supply chain issues are rectified. We will always attempt to substitute the scheduled menu item with another that is as similar as possible to the extent we are able to do so. Please know that we will alway provide wholesome meals each and everyday.

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Quincy Update

Dear Quincy Families,

It was fantastic seeing so many of you this week at our Open House events! We hope that your family has had a fun-filled summer and that you are looking forward to the upcoming school year. One thing we have learned over these past few years is that the only thing we can be certain of is change. BUT, there is one thing that will not change in our elementary–our focus on helping your child love learning, build great relationships at school, and achieve great things. We cannot thank you enough for partnering with us in the education of your child.

You likely saw the announcement from the Ottawa County Health Department regarding the mask mandate for Pre-K through 6th grade. This means that face masks are required for anyone who enters our building. Federal law also requires masks to be worn on the bus. Thank you for your support regardless of your emotions around this order. We appreciate each and every one of you! 

There are LOTS of great things happening at the Q this year, and we want to highlight some of them for you. Of course, please let us know what questions you have. We are honored to partner with you in the education of your children!

Volunteering at School

We are really looking forward to welcoming parents back into our buildings as volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering at school, the first step is to register with our online system. You can follow this link to get all set up https://v2ms.zps.org/Login.aspx. Please remember that you must renew your registration each school year (sometime after July 1).

After your registration and background check is complete and approved, you can check in with your child(ren)’s teacher(s) to schedule a time to volunteer, or you can check with our Quincy PTO to get hooked up with volunteer opportunities. 

Arrival Procedures

We found great benefit in welcoming students into classrooms right after they arrive beginning at 8:25am each morning, so this year we will allow students to head to their rooms as they arrive. This allows for a gentle start to the day and teachers and students really enjoy the additional check-in and relationship building. 

Parents are asked to say goodbyes in the car, at the bus stop, or before your child enters the front doors. This really helps with the safety and security of the building. We will have plenty of staff available to help students get to their classrooms on that first day.

Dismissal

  • Bus:  Students exit with their teacher through the bus doors. Students will either get directly onto the bus or wait in a line supervised by Quincy staff. Students must wear masks on the bus.
  • ZKids:  ZKids will leave the building with bus students and head to the ZKids line near the back cafeteria door.
  • Parent Pick-Up:  Students who are being picked up will go out the front doors and wait outside.
    Young Fives and Kindergarten “only” pick-ups will happen at the “Kindergarten doors” at 3:20pm.
    Young Fives and Kindergarten students with older siblings, along with First Grade students, will wait on the lawn in front of the gym for parents to park and walk up to get them.
    Second through fifth grade students will wait near the benches for parents to pull up in the pick-up line along the front curb.
  • Parking Lot Parent Considerations:  Please note that our parking lot is extremely busy. We have future plans to reconfigure and enlarge our parking lot. Parents who choose to pick-up will need to practice great patience and parking lot etiquette. Student safety is our number one concern. Parents who will exit their vehicle MUST park in a designated spot. Parents may not park in any spot in the parking lot that is not a designated parking spot. Please follow the pick-up line along the curb rather than “cut”. This may mean that you have to circle the parking lot until you have a place in the pick-up line.

Lunch in Classrooms

Another unexpected benefit of the past year was our new lunch routine. Students ate more and had more time to play because we had lunch in the classrooms last year, so we will continue to have students eat lunch in classrooms this year. We know that opportunities to play outside benefits students in many ways and last year we were able to double the amount of time students had to play outside during lunch recess, and that will continue for this year as well. Please note that families are welcome to drop off a special lunch to students, but we will not be able to host visitors at lunch time.

If you pack a cold lunch for your child, please remember to pack eating utensils if they are needed. 

Field Trips

We are excited to share that we are allowed to take field trips this year! Please stay tuned for more details from your child’s teacher as the year progresses.

Thank you for your support! You are appreciated!

The Quincy Elementary Staff

A DAY IN THE LIFE AT QUINCY

We created the handy slideshow below (just click on the picture) to give you more information about “A Day in the Life at Quincy”. Feel free to check it out and please ask us any questions you have.

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NIGHT BEFORE SCHOOL READ-ALOUD

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To help get students excited for school and to share a fun book, please join Mrs. Apsey at 7pm on Monday, August 30 for a Facebook LIVE read aloud. Get dressed in your comfiest PJs, grab your milk and cookies and settle in for a heart-warming story! Below is a video of last week’s read-aloud.

FOOD SERVICE UPDATE

As school food service programs are making preparations to return for our return to school, we are facing unprecedented issues with the supply chain that will cause us to alter our posted menus with little or no notice. We are working closely with our distributors and manufactures to secure both the food and supply items needed to support our program.

While it is our intention to serve the posted menu each day at every school, supply issues may not make this possible throughout the school year until supply chain issues are rectified. We will always attempt to substitute the scheduled menu item with another that is as similar as possible to the extent we are able to do so. Please know that we will alway provide wholesome meals each and everyday.

2021/22 IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

  • August 31 – First Day of School
  • September 3 – No School
  • September 6 – Labor Day/No School
  • September 17 – Half Day

Our ZPS Calendar is available on our website and can also be downloaded as a PDF HERE.

A NOTE FROM ZPS TRANSPORTATION 

Student Bus Stop information (times and location) are now live on Infinite Campus. Please login and check under the “Bus Information” tab. (if you don’t see it right away, click the “more” tab.) Postcards are no longer being sent out, so this is the way to receive all the latest information. Please contact your school office if you do not have login information and they will be happy to assist. 

ZPS also has a bus tracking app that can be very helpful for families! Please consider downloading the Zonar MyView app from the App Store or Google Play. You will need our school access code which is ZEE2020, and your student’s unique 8-digit ID. Then you will be able to create alert zones around your students’ pick-up and drop-off points and see your students’ bus in real-time. Remember to still be out at your bus stop five minutes prior to your bus stop time.

Bus tags and masks are required to ride all school buses. Thanks for your partnership – we are looking forward to a great year!

2021/22 SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS

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Thank you for your generosity and continued support.
All classroom supply lists can be found on our website or can be downloaded as a PDF.

 

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Quincy Update

Dear Quincy Families,

It is going to be an awesome year at the Q and we have been very busy getting ready for our students! We are really excited about this new school year and we hope our students and their families are too. We have planned some special events to help our students feel prepared for the first day of school. In addition to the events below, please keep an eye on the mailbox for a special mailing from your child’s teacher. Letters will be mailed out next week and will hopefully arrive to your house by the end of the week.

August 13 at 3pm: Class lists will be posted on the front doors of Quincy Elementary

August 23 – Y5/Kindergarten onlyMeet the Teacher Night: It is so important for our youngest learners to meet teachers and see classrooms before the first day as it is the first time in school for many of these students. We will assign each student a time to come in with up to (2) adults to meet his/her teacher and see the classroom. You will arrive through the front doors and exit through the kindergarten doors. These appointments will be between 6:00pm to 7:30pm, and will be 15 minutes long. 

school_bus_cartoon_image-4August 24 – Y5/Kindergarten onlyBuses Practice Run: This is a chance to practice the bus route (if your student will be busing). Students and (2) adults (no siblings please) will be picked up 2 hours before normal pick up (example: an 8:00 am pick up time = 6:00 pm pick up on night of busing). When your bus arrives to Quincy, students will have time to play on the playground before heading back home on the bus at approximately 7:00pm. Look for exact busing info in your letters next week. Masks are mandatory on the bus.

August 25 – 1st grade thru 5th grade:  Quincy teachers can’t wait to meet their new students! Please join us for our Open House on August 25. Please follow the schedule below according to family last name.

A-F (4:30-5:00 pm)

G-O (5:00-5:30 pm)

P-Z (5:30-6:00 pm)

FACEBOOK READ-ALOUDS

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To help get students excited for school and to share a fun back-to-school book, please join Mrs. Apsey at 7pm on Monday nights in August for a Facebook LIVE read aloud. We will also post the read-alouds on our blog. In addition to the read-aloud, we will be announcing our school song on Monday, August 23, so be sure to tune in!

 

2021/22 IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

  • August 13 – Class lists will be posted at 3 pm on the front doors of Quincy Elementary
  • August 23 – Kindergarten/Y5 “Meet the Teacher Night” (scheduled times will be emailed)
  • August 24 – Kindergarten/Y5 Practice Bus Run
  • August 25 – 1st through 5th Grade Open House (A-F 4:30-5:00 pm; G-O 5:00-5:30 pm; P-Z 5:30-6:00 pm)
  • August 31 – First Day of School
  • September 3 – No School
  • September 6 – Labor Day/No School
  • September 17 – Half Day

Our ZPS Calendar is available on our website and can also be downloaded as a PDF HERE.

2021/22 SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS

School Supply list

 

Thank you for your generosity and continued support.
All classroom supply lists can be found on our website or can be downloaded as a PDF.

 

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Quincy Update

QUINCY WEEKLY ANNOUNCMENT

Dear Quincy Families,

Wow! We did it! On behalf of the entire Quincy staff, we’d like to thank you for your partnership during this year like no other. You trusted us to do our best work for your children, and that means the world to us. It is wonderful to say that our year was a success–your children’s resilience was incredible. They learned so much, they laughed, they created a culture of joy even when we couldn’t see each other’s smiles. We love them so much and wish you all the most wonderful summer!

We cannot tell you how excited we are to start fresh together in the fall!

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.

Week of June 7

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2021/22 IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

  • August 31 – First Day of School
  • December 20 – 31 – Christmas Break
  • April 1 – 8 – Spring Break

SUMMER FOOD SITES

Hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, the number of US households that experienced food insecurity has doubled. The ZPS Food Service team remains dedicated to fighting hunger in our community. Since March 2020, we have provided over 800,000 meals to our students and we will continue to provide meals throughout the summer. Information regarding feeding sites is listed below.

All meals are free to children 18 & under, and to adults 26 & under that participate in special education.

The Bridge Youth Center
210 E Main Ave
*Mondays Only*
June 14 – August 9 (No Pickup on July 5)
11 am – 3 pm
This site will provide bulk meals (7 days of Breakfast & Lunch)- Must take all 7 days of meals including milk.

Logan Estates
8697 Riley St.
*Mondays Only*
June 14 – August 9 (No Pickup on July 5)
12:30pm – 1 pm
This site will provide bulk meals (7 days of Breakfast & Lunch)- Must take all 7 days of meals including milk.

Summer School/Z-Kids Camp
If your student is enrolled in one of the summer school sessions (at New Groningen/ Cityside/ Venture), breakfast and a take-home lunch are provided. If they are enrolled at the Z-Kids Summer Camp (at Woodbridge/ Quincy) breakfast & lunch will be provided at school.

**Please note, the USDA only allows 1 breakfast and 1 lunch per student/per day. If your student is participating in summer school/z-kids camp, they may not pick up meals at the feeding sites (at The Bridge/ Logan Estates.)

ZEE BUS SUMMER SCHEDULE

The Zee Bus is back and will run Monday, June 14h through Friday, Aug 13th. The bus is open to all and no cost to use it. Works just like a library: come check out books, take them home, read them, and bring them back the next week to get a new one.

Tuesdays and Fridays we have really fun guest readers. All families get a free copy of the book read that day. In fact, Mrs. Apsey will be reading her book “The Princes of Serendip” at 10:00am on June 22 at Drenthe Grove and June 25 at at Lawrence St Park.

There will be free lunch available at Ottogan Trailer Park on Wednesday’s at Noon.

 

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Quincy Update

QUINCY WEEKLY ANNOUNCMENT

What a wonderful year at the Q! We have seen our share of ups and downs during this crazy year, but the overarching feeling has been GRATITUDE to have the opportunity to learn and grow together. Please enjoy our last weekly announcements for the year, featuring field day fun!

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.

Week of June 4

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LEGACY MURAL BY 5th GRADE

The 5th graders have worked very hard to make this Legacy Mural just perfect! They did everything, from brainstorming what it should look like, to drawing and painting! They are truly amazing! Enjoy!

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IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

  • June 8 – Half-day in person & Fifth-Grade Drive By Graduation (10-11am)
  • June 9 – Half-day in person
  • June 10 – Half-day and last day in person

SUMMER FOOD SITES

Hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, the number of US households that experienced food insecurity has doubled. The ZPS Food Service team remains dedicated to fighting hunger in our community. Since March 2020, we have provided over 800,000 meals to our students and we will continue to provide meals throughout the summer. Information regarding feeding sites is listed below.

All meals are free to children 18 & under, and to adults 26 & under that participate in special education.

The Bridge Youth Center
210 E Main Ave
*Mondays Only*
June 14 – August 9 (No Pickup on July 5)
11 am – 3 pm
This site will provide bulk meals (7 days of Breakfast & Lunch)- Must take all 7 days of meals including milk.

Logan Estates
8697 Riley St.
*Mondays Only*
June 14 – August 9 (No Pickup on July 5)
12:30pm – 1 pm
This site will provide bulk meals (7 days of Breakfast & Lunch)- Must take all 7 days of meals including milk.

Summer School/Z-Kids Camp
If your student is enrolled in one of the summer school sessions (at New Groningen/ Cityside/ Venture), breakfast and a take-home lunch are provided. If they are enrolled at the Z-Kids Summer Camp (at Woodbridge/ Quincy) breakfast & lunch will be provided at school.

**Please note, the USDA only allows 1 breakfast and 1 lunch per student/per day. If your student is participating in summer school/z-kids camp, they may not pick up meals at the feeding sites (at The Bridge/ Logan Estates.)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT

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Transportation forms: Thank  you to all those that have already completed 2021/22 bus forms. If you have not done so please complete one form per child and turn into your school office before June 10.

2021 2022 STUDENT TRANSPORTATION FORM

Bus tags: All bus tags need to be turned in on June 10 (they may be turned in to the bus driver on the last day your child rides the bus, given to your child’s teacher, or turned into your school office)

Parent Portal Access: Please be sure to have access to your parent portal account, transportation will no longer send out postcards in August. All bus information will be available one week prior to the first day of school under the “Bus Information” tab in your account. If you do not have access, please complete an application below and turn in the completed form to your school office.

Parent Portal Application

ZEE BUS SUMMER SCHEDULE

The Zee Bus is back and will run Monday, June 14h through Friday, Aug 13th. The bus is open to all and no cost to use it. Works just like a library: come check out books, take them home, read them, and bring them back the next week to get a new one.

Tuesdays and Fridays we have really fun guest readers. All families get a free copy of the book read that day. In fact, Mrs. Apsey will be reading her book “The Princes of Serendip” at 10:00am on June 22 at Drenthe Grove and June 25 at at Lawrence St Park.

There will be free lunch available at Ottogan Trailer Park on Wednesday’s at Noon.

 

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The district will be updating families throughout the school year in the “Z for ME” updates.

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Quincy Update

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.

Week of May 21

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Week of May 28

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FIELD DAY FRIDAY, JUNE 4 

We are planning a fun field day for Friday, June 4 for all Quincy students–Young Fives through Fifth Grade! Sunscreen, tennis shoes and dressing for the weather is encouraged. Special thank you to Mr. VK for planning a wonderful day of activities for everyone!

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IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

  • June 4 – Field Day!
  • June 8 – Half-day in person & Fifth-Grade Drive By Graduation (10-11am)
  • June 9 – Half-day in person
  • June 10 – Half-day and last day in person

SUMMER FOOD SITES

Hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, the number of US households that experienced food insecurity has doubled. The ZPS Food Service team remains dedicated to fighting hunger in our community. Since March 2020, we have provided over 800,000 meals to our students and we will continue to provide meals throughout the summer. Information regarding feeding sites is listed below.

All meals are free to children 18 & under, and to adults 26 & under that participate in special education.

The Bridge Youth Center
210 E Main Ave
*Mondays Only*
June 14 – August 9 (No Pickup on July 5)
11 am – 3 pm
This site will provide bulk meals (7 days of Breakfast & Lunch)- Must take all 7 days of meals including milk.

Logan Estates
8697 Riley St.
*Mondays Only*
June 14 – August 9 (No Pickup on July 5)
12:30pm – 1 pm
This site will provide bulk meals (7 days of Breakfast & Lunch)- Must take all 7 days of meals including milk.

Summer School/Z-Kids Camp
If your student is enrolled in one of the summer school sessions (at New Groningen/ Cityside/ Venture), breakfast and a take-home lunch are provided. If they are enrolled at the Z-Kids Summer Camp (at Woodbridge/ Quincy) breakfast & lunch will be provided at school.

**Please note, the USDA only allows 1 breakfast and 1 lunch per student/per day. If your student is participating in summer school/z-kids camp, they may not pick up meals at the feeding sites (at The Bridge/ Logan Estates.)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT

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Transportation forms: Thank  you to all those that have already completed 2021/22 bus forms. If you have not done so please complete one form per child and turn into your school office before June 10.

2021 2022 STUDENT TRANSPORTATION FORM

Bus tags: All bus tags need to be turned in on June 10 (they may be turned in to the bus driver on the last day your child rides the bus, given to your child’s teacher, or turned into your school office)

Parent Portal Access: Please be sure to have access to your parent portal account, transportation will no longer send out postcards in August. All bus information will be available one week prior to the first day of school under the “Bus Information” tab in your account. If you do not have access, please complete an application below and turn in the completed form to your school office.

Parent Portal Application

ZEE BUS SUMMER SCHEDULE

The Zee Bus is back and will run Monday, June 14h through Friday, Aug 13th. The bus is open to all and no cost to use it. Works just like a library: come check out books, take them home, read them, and bring them back the next week to get a new one.

Tuesdays and Fridays we have really fun guest readers. All families get a free copy of the book read that day. In fact, Mrs. Apsey will be reading her book “The Princes of Serendip” at 10:00am on June 22 at Drenthe Grove and June 25 at at Lawrence St Park.

There will be free lunch available at Ottogan Trailer Park on Wednesday’s at Noon.

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 mwilkos@zps.org 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

PANDEMIC-EBT

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.

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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.

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Quincy Update

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.

Week of March 3

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Week of May 10

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FIELD DAY FRIDAY, MAY 28 

We have been planning a fun field day on Friday, May 28 for all Quincy students–Young Fives through Fifth Grade! Students can dress in red, white, and blue to celebrate our fun day together and the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Sunscreen, tennis shoes and dressing for the weather is encouraged. Special thank you to Mr. VK for planning a wonderful day of activities for everyone!

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IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

May 28 – Field Day and Red White & Blue Spirit Day
May 31 – Memorial Day – No School
June 8 – Half day in person
June 9 – Half day in person
June 10 – Half day and last day in person

UPDATE FROM MRS. ARENS, THE ART TEACHER 

2020-2021 is a school year to remember! Because of Covid-19 the art show at the Royal Park Atrium was again cancelled. The elementary art department would still like to honor our students by creating this virtual art show. All art will be showcased by individual elementary school. This year, because we are virtual, every student will have a piece represented (unless parents have not accepted the Artsonia invitation). Congratulations Students you have done a great job in a crazy year! Please, Enjoy the show!

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Mrs. Arens

BAND & ORCHESTRA FITTINGS FOR 6th GRADE

bandWelcome to 6th grade band and orchestra! We are excited for you to join the middle
school performing arts team! Here is the information that you will need to try out
instruments. It is very critical that all incoming band and orchestra students make a
point of attending one of these fitting dates so we look forward to seeing you soon. All necessary information can be found in this document. Band and Orchestra Fittings

When: Friday, May 21 OR Tuesday, May 25 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM

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 mwilkos@zps.org 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

PANDEMIC-EBT

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.

Quincy Elementary School

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.

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Quincy Update

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.

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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

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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 mwilkos@zps.org 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

bikingFor 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! 

Much joy,

Mr. VK

MUSIC UPDATE FOR 5th GRADE

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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.

https://sites.google.com/zps.org/zeeland-ms-6th-grade-music/home

PANDEMIC-EBT

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.

Quincy Elementary School

ZKIDS REGISTRATION

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 ckraker@zps.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

Quincy Update

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.

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May 4, 2021 BOND PROPOSAL – UPDATE

Next week Tuesday, May 4, ZPS will be on your election ballot with a $75 million bond proposal with no expected tax rate increase. This week, ZPS will be sharing factual information regarding the proposal. Please take a couple minutes to watch this informational video. You may even recognize a few familiar faces! https://tinyurl.com/ye4wmlnx

2021/22 ZPS TRANSPORTATION UPDATES – NEW ZONAR APP

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Paper copies of 21/22 transportation forms were sent home last week. Please complete the forms and return to your child’s teacher before April 30, 2021.

ZONAR MY VIEW: This new and easy-to-use mobile app will allow you to check on the school bus whenever you want. Please find more information and instructions on how to download this new app below. 

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THANKS!
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FIFTH GRADE CELEBRATIONS

5th-Grade-Graduation-300x213 It has been important to us to make fifth grade a special time for Quincy students despite the changes due to COVID-19, and the end of the year is no exception. We are planning a drive-through graduation for the morning of Tuesday, June 8th. We will send home more details about that in the upcoming weeks.

We are also excited to share that we will have a special fifth grade breakfast on Wednesday, June 9th followed by a morning full of fun activities. It won’t make up for not being able to go to camp this year, but students will love it! Students will be invited to wear their special fifth grade t-shirts to school this day.

CRAZY HAT DAY – THANK YOU

Quincy students and staff along with all the other Zeeland Elementary Schools gave back in a huge way! Thank you for wearing your crazy hat and donating to the Children’s Advocacy Center.

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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

2021-2022 STUDENT PLACEMENT 

An important responsibility of the school staff is to assign students to classes for the next year. Later this spring, the Quincy Elementary staff will meet to determine student placements for the 2021-22 school year. Our goal, as a staff, is to develop a balanced classroom of children including class size, gender, learning styles, achievement levels, interpersonal dynamics, and social needs of our students. Each classroom is a small community. If you would like your personal information included in the placement process, please complete this Student Placement Questionnaire and email it to abraymer@zps.org by May 6, 2021. Completion of the form is optional; it’s simply a communication tool for those who wish to use it.

PANDEMIC-EBT

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.

Quincy Elementary School

ZKIDS REGISTRATION

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 ckraker@zps.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