Zeeland Quest News

September 11, 2020

September 18: Remote Learning Half Day

Please read the REMOTE LEARNING HALF DAY letter to learn a little more about September 18. More information will come, but it's important to know that attendance WILL be taken during the morning ZOOM LIVE Meeting and all work IS REQUIRED!

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!


Remote Half Day (kids practice remote learning): Sept. 18, 8:40a-12p

PICTURE DAY: October 2

Book Fair: October 12-16

Conferences (Virtual): Nov. 10 and 11 (3p-6p-MS & 4p-7p-ELE)

Remote Half Day: Nov. 12

7:35a-10:45am, middle school & 8:40a-12p, elementary

Conferences (Virtual): Nov. 12, 1p-7p

NO SCHOOL: Nov. 13

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

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

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.


Each ZConnect student should have a ZPS issued device. If you still have not picked up your child's iPad, please email Leslie at lrindfli@zps.org to get office hours and days for next week!


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)


iPad Insurance for all students is highly suggested. If you chose not to pay for insurance, you are responsible for the replacement of a lost device or the full repair of a damaged device. Information on how to get insurance and cost breakdowns can be found HERE and information on setting up your insurance can be found HERE.


Battery Life

Please be aware that Zoom is a battery sucker, and we have not found a way around this. General tips such as reducing screen brightness and reducing volume/using headphones are good ideas in any case, but the major consumption is due to the Zoom meeting. Our suggestion is to zoom while the device is plugged in, which will make a huge difference if possible.


Preparing for Remote Learning...


Troubleshooting Directions


Downloading Apps


ZOOM Instructions

Secondary BLOCK Schedule Help

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Zeeland Return to Learning Parent Information

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