Zeeland Quest News

September 3, 2020

Zeeland Return to Learning Parent Information

2020/2021 Calendar UPDATED on 9/2/2020 (Remote 1/2 Days)

The 2020-2021 calendar is published and available by clicking HERE, visiting www.zps.org or www.zquestparents.com. Due to COVID-19, we will be following the traditional ZPS calendar. We will return to our year round, balanced calendar for the 2021/2022 school year!


First Day of School: September 1, 2020

No School: September 4

No School: September 7

Thanksgiving Break Week: Nov. 25-27

Holiday Break Week: Dec. 21-Jan. 1

Mid-Winter Break: February 8-9

Spring Break Week: April 2-9

Last Day of School: June 10, 2021

ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL for the 20/21 School Year (Updated Information)

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS:


All ZQuest walkers and car riders are asked to be dropped off NO EARLIER than 7:20am (there is no gathering in common spaces during phase 4 or 5) at the EAST WING DOORS (ZQUEST WING). School will begin at 7:35am, so if you are after 7:35am, you will need to come to the main office to check your child in. This is very different than what we have done in the past, so please note the change.


Pick up for ZQuest walkers and car riders will be in the EAST Parking Lot ONLY at 2:30pm (please DO NOT use the bus loop or the west parking lot for pick up). Due to strict protocols, we will not be able to allow students to wait for their younger ZQ siblings at 3:40pm. They will need to be picked up right away at the end of their day.


Bus riders will still enter the main doors of the building after being dismissed one bus at a time to reduce congestion of students entering at once. Dismissal will be staggered as well.


ELEMENTARY STUDENTS:


All ZQuest walkers and car riders are asked to be dropped off NO EARLIER than 8:25am (there is NO morning recess due to regulations, so students will be entering classrooms immediately) at the EAST WING DOORS (ZQUEST WING). School will begin at 8:40am, so if you are after 8:40am, you will need to come to the main office to check your child in. This is very different than what we have done in the past, so please note the change.


Pick up for ZQuest walkers and car riders will be in the EAST Parking Lot ONLY at 3:35pm (please DO NOT use the bus loop, west parking lot or Creekside bus loop for pick up).


NOTE: Please plan to arrive no earlier than 3:30pm for pick up. If you begin to come through the EAST LOT at 3:30pm, all students will be lined up outside and we will be able to get all siblings at the same time and into cars. In addition, please pull all the way up and around the parking lot "loop" so that we eliminate traffic on Roosevelt!


Bus riders will still enter the main doors of the building after being dismissed one bus at a time to reduce congestion of students entering at once. Dismissal will be staggered as well.


If your child is attending ZKids, they have their own drop off and pick up procedure that they will share with you.

Communication

We currently have 52 ZQuest parents/guardians connected to our REMIND app! If you are willing, this is a great way to get FAST updates and reminders. We'd love to have you join!


  • NEW this year, due to the uncertainty of how things will settle with COVID-19, we are going to try communication through REMIND. This will primarily be for reminders and should school be cancelled in-person due to COVID or should we have a fog delay or snow day (I can’t believe I’m talking about snow!). Your child’s teachers may set up a classroom REMIND as well. They will come to you in the same way and will tell you who the REMIND message is from.


  • Parent Website at http://www.zquestparents.com/. This site is our MAIN place of information and should become a habit to look at for reminders and answers. If we need to point out something specific, Leslie will send it in an email with attachments and teachers will do so as well in their classrooms!

  • You can also find information on our Parent’s Facebook page located at ZQuest Parents if you search for us on Facebook. This is ONLY a place for reminders and parent engagement and sharing. This is NOT where we store information or publish information that must get to parents.

TECHNOLOGY CHANGES

With the uncertainty of in-person instruction vs. remote instruction, we want to make sure that our students are prepared and ready for anything. ZPS is moving to 1:1 technology, where iPads go back and forth with students in grades K-12th grade. This is a big shift for us and super exciting! We will be taking the first week with students to discuss iPad expectations at school (for both at home and in school) BEFORE we begin to send them back and forth.


Please NOTE:

Elementary students DO NOT set up an Apple ID, Student Portal or HS Email (this is all part of the insurance/ipad set up flyer linked below)


With this change, we are requiring iPad Insurance for all students. Information on how to get insurance and cost breakdowns can be found HERE and information on setting up your insurance can be found HERE.

Secondary BLOCK Schedule Help

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Medical Forms

If your child will need ANY medications given to them during the school year, the correct MEDICAL FORM must be FILLED OUT AND SIGNED by your child's doctor BEFORE we can begin to give meds.


Medication Distribution Form

Seizure Plan

Asthma Management

Diabetes Management Plan