Blue Note

Weekly update on ZCS happenings and important school information.

July 1, 2020

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Further questions? Email: zcsinfo@zcs.org

Upcoming Calendar Dates 

2020-2021 Calendar: Find the 2020-2021 calendar HERE 

July 8: 7PM ZCS Parent Zoom Town Hall #2  https://zoom.us/j/99605964588?pwd=YS92UVN6MnR2RUFGdk01QUd4Rzl0dz09

July 14 : Yearbook Pickup: 9:30-10:30 AM at the front entrance

Mid-July (planning on the week of 20th): 3rd Annual Blueberry Picking at Blueberry Prairie  15410 Greenly Street, Holland 49424

Who: Anyone who wants to support ZCS!

How: Fill the white buckets provided by Blueberry Prairie, then dump berries into containers you brought, pay $12/bucket in the cash box on the trailer located under the trees next to the field.

News 

Voicemail Not Working: The Voicemail system at school is not working. If you wish to speak to someone, please call 772.2609 Monday - Thursday between 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Save the Date! September 12, 2020. 32nd Annual Zeeland Christian School Golf Outing. Winding Creek Golf Club. All proceeds benefit the ZCS Endowment Fund. 

Summer Office Hours *Appointment Only*: We are changing our office hours this summer due to construction and COVID-19. If you have forms to pick-up or drop-off (Athletic Physicals, Preschool Health Forms, etc.) please reach out so we can help get you what you need!

The office staff will be available via:

Phones: M-Th 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

In-Person: By appointment. Please call (616.772.2609) OR email Ingrid (iespendez@zcs.org), Carrie (cpapay@zcs.org), or Tracy (tnelesen@zcs.org) to set up a drop-in time!

Drop-Offs/Deliveries: The front entry is open M-F until 4:00 p.m. Feel free to arrange drop-offs or deliveries with Carrie, Ingrid, or Tracy using the front entry.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out and connect! We want to help in whatever ways we can. 

Expand(ED) Update: Two great opportunities that we are offering this summer are a Mountain Bike Clinic (for students going into 7th and 8th grade) and a Leveled-Library Book Pick-Up (for students going into K-5th grade). You can sign up here for those opportunities. Our basketball, soccer, and volleyball camps are still tentative. If you have signed up, you will be notified once the decision is made (and given a full refund if it is canceled). If you have any questions, please contact Maria Klompmaker (mklompmaker@zcs.org). 

8th-Grade Families: If you qualified for a free 8x10 class composite from DeVries Photography  you may pick it up at DeVries  from 12-5 PM on Tuesdays or Fridays.  If you have any questions regarding if you qualify for a photo please contact DeVries at 616-772-6221

ZCS Sports Information: Due to the Covid-19 situation, the MHSAA will accept a 2019-20 sports physical that is already on file at school, but a 2020-21 health questionnaire must be completed and then turned in to the school office (when the office is open) or emailed to iespendez@zcs.org. So, an actual physical exam is not necessary for 2020-21 IF a valid MHSAA physical is already on file from the 2019-20 school year. If you do not have a 2019-20 physical on file at school (incoming 6th graders and first time athletes), you will need to have the normal MHSAA physical completed by an MD/DO/PA/NP with an individual appointment scheduled before allowed to participate on any team. Your completed questionnaire OR 2020-21 physical form needs to be brought to the ZCS office (when the office is open) or emailed to iespendez@zcs.org following your appointment.

  (Zeeland Christian students transitioning from 8th to 9th grade and any transfer students must individually pick up or have a printed copy of their 2019-20 completed physical to turn in to their high school with the 2020-21 health questionnaire if this is the chosen option.)

How to Sign Up for a Sport:

In order to plan for the season students should  sign-up for what sports they are planning on participating next year. Choices can still be changed, but this just gives us a good idea of what to expect.

Sports Sign-ups for 2020-21

If you are participating in a co-op sport at HC you will need to sign-up through FinalForms in addition to the ZCS sign-up.

https://www.hollandchristian.org/athletics/registration/

Emergency Tuition Assistance: If you need assistance in paying tuition during this time, please reach out. You can email Mike Arendsen, Dir. of Finance. If you are in a position to give to the ZCS Tuition Assistance Fund for families in crisis, please pray about how generous you can be so more families can be helped through this time. Thank you.

Return Your Bus Tags and Transportation Forms! Zeeland Public Transportation Dept. is asking you to please return your child’s bus tags and gold forms. Please do so as soon as possible. You may do so by:

  • Dropping off at a meal distribution site. Sites and schedule listed under Meal Service HERE.
  • Mail to Zeeland Public Transportation Dept.: 720 E. Main, Zeeland, MI 49464
  • Dropping off at Zeeland Christian in the front entry in the marked box. Monday-Thursday ZCS Front entrance doors are open until 4:00 p.m.

ZCS Apparel Sale: Need some retail therapy during this quarantine? Check out the new ZCS online apparel store! LIMITED EDITION options still available. https://stores.goodink.com/zcs/shop/home Orders will ship once a month directly to your house. 

Mandarin Tutoring Opportunity: Naijia Zhu is a postgrad education student at Calvin University and is interested in offering tutoring for Mandarin immersion students. If you are interested in arranging tutoring for your child(ren), you can connect with her at rebekahzhu198899@gmail.com.

TRIP 

Summer TRIP: Pick up and Instant Trip will be in the MAIN SCHOOL OFFICE

  • The Summer TRIP dates are July 14 & 28 and August 11 &25.
  • All online orders are due by 11:00 on the above dates. 
  • Orders will be available on the next TRIP Tuesday. 
  • TRIP will be available for pick up in the front office Monday-Thursday until 1:00 pm. The office is closed the week of July 4th.
  • June 2 orders may be picked up on the 16th.
  • You are all encouraged to continue ordering Scrip Now! and Reload cards.
  • Ditto is new to TRIP.  $20 gift cards at a 4.5% rebate.
  • You may now use your credit card to purchase TRIP. You will need to enter your information at shopwithscrip.com. You can use a VISA or Mastercard. Your rebate will remain unchanged, but there is a 2.6% charge for using the credit card.  
  • 9% Rebate on Champs Books! Champs Books are now available through TRIP. They may be purchased at Instant TRIP or online.
  •  (Remember if you pay with PrestoPay that the money is deducted from your account the day you place your order)

Instant TRIP during the summer will be available on the above Tuesdays in the main office from 9:30-11:00. **note time change from previous summers. Regular weekly TRIP will resume August 25 and Instant TRIP will move back to Friday on September 11.  When coming to the office to pick up TRIP and purchase Instant TRIP, please wear a mask.