Blue Note

Weekly update on ZCS happenings and important school information.

April 1, 2020

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Upcoming Calendar Dates 

March 9-April 3: School Closed 

April 3-10: Spring Break

April 17: AUCTION - POSTPONED

All the Following Dates are Tentative as of April 1, 2020

April 21: MS Information Night 6 PM

April 21: MS Band Concert 7:15

April 23: 7 PM Annual Society Meeting 

April 24: NO PM Busing

April 24: 7th/8th Band Trip

April 25: 9-Noon 7th Grade Totally FREE Car Wash 

April 25: MS Sports Physicals at City on a Hill *tentative date*

May 1: Fun Night

News 

TRIP Participants:

  • NO TRIP orders will be placed over Spring Break. If you have a TRIP order you would like to pick up during the week of Spring Break please call Deb at 616-772-2447 to set up a pickup time. 
  • Due to school closing TRIP is being moved to Deb Vanden Heuvel's house at 519 Huizenga Ave. in Zeeland.  
  • TRIP will be on Tuesday as usual. Pick up for TRIP orders will be on Tuesday from 10:00 am-7:00 pm. 
  • Instant TRIP will be available at Deb’s home on Tuesdays from 11:00 am-1:00 pm.
  • You are all encouraged to continue ordering Scrip Now! and Reload cards.

Holland Christian Chapel: Mrs. Roskamp and Mr. McAboy were asked to be a part of a chapel video for Holland Christian. You can view this chapel experience here.

Zeeland Christian School, as well as schools across the region, has been receiving questions from families regarding spring break travel plans and how they might impact their student’s ability to return to school once schools re-open. Please read this letter from the Ottawa County Department of Public Health when considering your plans.  

OTTAWA AREA SCHOOLS OFFER INTERACTIVE MAP OF MEAL DISTRIBUTION SITES FOR SCHOOL FAMILIES: Ottawa Area ISD has been working with local schools across the Ottawa area to ensure that all students throughout the OAISD service region are included in meal distribution plans during the school closure period amid the COVID-19 health emergency. An interactive map of meal distribution locations is available on the Ottawa Area ISD website. The map is searchable by address or “use my location” information and may be accessed at oaisd.org/covid-19-freestudentmealsmap. For complete information check out this LINK.

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.

2020-2021 One-Page Tuition Sheet (OPTS) forms have been mailed. Please complete and return to the school office via mail or via upload HERE.  Please return or upload your OPTS by April 2, 2020. Transportation forms should be returned to the school office when school reopens, they may not be uploaded. Please contact Mike Arendsen with any questions.

Tuition Assistance: The application window for TUITION ASSISTANCE for the 2020-2021 school year is now open. Go to the ZCS homepage, click on ENROLLMENT, scroll down to FINANCIAL AID, and click on TUITION ASSISTANCE. You will be directed to the FACTS website where you can sign in if you are a returning applicant or create an account if you are new to the system. You may apply through Monday, April 20. Questions? Contact Mike Arendsen, Director of Finance and Operations at  marendsen@zcs.org or 879-0312.  

Expand(ED): Registration for this summer's Expand(ED) programs is now available. You can find out what is being offered and register on this website. Camps being offered this summer include: Mandarin, Spanish, Spanish cooking, fairy gardens, girls running with Jesus, basketball, soccer, volleyball, golf, tutoring, math, and leveled-library check out.

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

It may seem crazy to think about summer sports camps already, but Holland Christian Summer Sports Camps are ready for registration!  From basketball to volleyball and kindergarteners to seniors, there is a variety of Christ-centered sports offerings for all ages.  We invite you to click on this blog post for more information about summer sports camps and how to register!  (www.hollandchristian.org/summer-sports-camp-registration/)"

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

TRIP 

  • NO TRIP orders will be placed over Spring Break. If you have a TRIP order you would like to pick up during the week of Spring Break please call Deb at 616-772-2447 to set up a pickup time. 
  • Due to school closing TRIP is being moved to Deb Vanden Heuvel's house at 519 Huizenga Ave. in Zeeland.  
  • TRIP will be on Tuesday as usual. Pick up for TRIP orders will be on Tuesday from 10:00 am-7:00 pm. 
  • Instant TRIP will be available at Deb’s home on Tuesdays from 11:00 am-1:00 pm.
  • 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.  

ZCS Shopper

Kirk Cousins Football Camp: June 26 & 27, 2020. Middle School Boys' Football Camp for campers entering 6th-8th grade in the fall of 2020. On the Campus of Hope College Ray and Sue Smith Stadium. Register HERE