4/1/21: new cases have been reported on the COVID dashboard.


KHMS News April 2

04/02/21

Dear Guardians,

When we return from break, all 8th graders will be required to take the PSAT. The date for the PSAT is Tuesday, April 13, 2021. This date is set by the MDE and is not flexible. The time frame for the test is 7:40am - 11am. Please avoid scheduling appointments, arriving late, or attempting to pull your student before 11am on this day. If any of the above happen, your student's test will be invalid and they will have to test again on the retest date. The PSAT 8/9 is a Michigan Department of Education (MDE) requirement for all 8th grade students including those engaged in KHOLA.

Here are some suggestions for helping you student prepare for the PSAT:

  • Make sure they get a good night's rest
  • Be sure they eat breakfast
  • Remain positive

If you have any questions, you can reach out to Student Services (616) 785-3225.

Sincerely,
Ms. Wiseman Principal

Congratulations To Our Students of the Week!
6th Grade: Macey Lipscomb
7th Grade: Emily Haan
8th Grade: Madeline DeYoung

Central Elementary News April 2

04/02/21

Congratulations to these most fabulous artists whose artwork has been chosen for display at the Kent District Library, Walker Branch | Artwork on display through May

Pieces Created by:
Destiny M
Audrey G
Owen G
Chase T
Leah K
Ari A
Eli R
Eric C
Ava Z.
Sammy R
Virginia J
Audrey B
Brielle V
Ben S
Riley O
Ava K.
Brady B
Eli M
Jaxx T
Arianna D
Amaya W
Riley R
Brynn S
Gabe H

We have some exciting news about 6th grade camp!
April 18-22, 2022
Every year, 6th graders have the privilege of attending YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin in Middleville. Students, staff and chaperones spend three days and two nights participating in activities that build strength, character, and friendships. The courses offered have been selected to provide a cross-section of outdoor skills, environmental awareness, teamwork, and goal-oriented tasks. Some of the favorite activities include horseback riding, rock climbing, zip line, canoeing, and all camp games.

Half of the 6th grade will go to camp April 18 - 20 and the other half will go April 20 - 22, 2022. We are excited about the team-building opportunities this experience will provide our new middle school students. The cost of camp is $125. You can pay the full amount for camp anytime, or make installment payments beginning now through April 11, 2022. You can pay in cash or with a check made payable to Kenowa Hills Public Schools.

Please contact the following teachers at the Middle School with any questions or concerns you may have.

Erin Plants, eplants@khps.org, 616 785-3225 ext: 7307

Joanna Haines, jlhaines@khps.org, 616 785 -3225 ext: 7337

KHHS News April 2

04/02/21

IMPORTANT DATES
Apr 2-9 No School – Spring Break
Apr 13 9th & 12th Grade - Remote Learning 10th & 11th Grade - Testing
Apr 14 10th & 12th Grade - Remote Learning 9th & 11th Grade – Testing
Apr 21 ½ Day for Students

Testing Week
The week we return from Spring Break will be our testing week. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Becker.

Monday, April 12th: all students will report to school. It will be a Black Schedule. Hours 1, 2, and 4
Tuesday, April, 13th: all 9th and 12th graders will be remote learning (do not report to the High School) -10th and 11th will report for testing
Wednesday, April 14th: 10th and 12th graders will be Remote Learning (do not report to the High School) -9th and 11th graders will report for testing
Thursday, April 15th: all students will report to school. It will be a Gold Schedule, hours 3, 5, and 6

COVID Vaccine
The West Michigan Vaccine Clinic at DeVos Place, operated by Kent County, Spectrum Health and Mercy Health in collaboration with Vaccinate West Michigan is expanding vaccine availability to all 16 and older, immediately. Spectrum Health clinics are also open to those 16 and older. Clinics operate by appointment only. Patients can now self-schedule online by visiting vaccinatewestmi.com/register. To set up an appointment for someone ages 16 or 17 or those needing special assistance, please call 833.755.0696. A parent or guardian must accompany minors to their appointment. — The Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine currently approved for 16 and 17 year olds. Those 18 and up and eligible for Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson. — Vaccine volume is still limited and it may take time to get an appointment. Please be patient.

COVID Testing over Spring Break
If you are looking to schedule a COVID testing appointment, please call 616-200-8435. This number will give you access to the HealthBar Drive Thru Testing location. This location will be open 8:00a-4:00p M-F spring break week for COVID testing. This is free for our students and staff, and it is reimbursable through your insurance if you are not a student/staff member.

KHPS will offer drive thru testing at our High School, 3825 Hendershot Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544, on Sunday, April 11 from 10:00a-6:00p (note extended time). We are also offering testing the week we return from spring break. Testing begins at 7:00 am (Middle and High School) or 8:00 am (Alpine, Central & Zinser). You may go to ANY location to be tested. If you would like your child(ren) to be tested, please call when you arrive on these days and remain in your car. A nurse will come to your car to administer the test. Where to park is listed next to the school.

Alpine: Park in the Visitor Lot 258-9875
Central: 265-6419 Park in the center parking lot.
Zinser: 286-1359 Park in the student drop off parking lot.
Middle School: Park in the Events/Athletic Parking Lot (Door 27): 286-0492
High School: 260-4410 Students/parents park by the curb on the student parking lot side near the main entrance.
Pathways: 286-0492 Tests available in MS or HS parking spaces.
Early Childhood Center: at Zinser or Central

Sophomore - Senior Parents and Students: Summer Youth Police Academy
Each year the Grand Rapids Police puts on an academy for current sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school. The academy is one week long and is a great opportunity for students interested in law enforcement to see what it is all about. It can introduce them to opportunities and positions in police work via classroom and hands-on training. The program also affords those who are eager to know more about police work to learn. You can go to www.JoinGRPD.com or see the attached flier. They are hoping to have at least 30 young persons in the program this year.

KH Students of the Week!
Tyler Herpolsheimer
Phoebe Meendering
Ella Eitniear
Nolan Droski
Stacey Apeaning
Gibson Ouellete
Victoria Vanas
Jon Donihue

Central Elementary News March 26

03/26/21

ECC is coming to Central! Since we’ll have extra traffic, here are some safety reminders for Central parents:

Drop Off:

  • Use the main loop ONLY to drop off your children.
  • The parking lot is NOT a drive-thru for dropping off your child.
  • If all cars are completely stopped in both lanes (8:30 am) you may let students exit from both lanes.
  • Once cars have started moving (8:32 am or later), slowly pull as FAR FORWARD as you can, then safely merge to the right (curb) before letting your little one out of the car.

Drop off and Pick up:

  • Both of our exit lanes can be used for right turns. If you are in the far right lane, please stay in your lane as you turn onto 3-Mile Rd.


Go Knights! Central SHINES!! Coming Up...
3/28 - Book Fair ends
4/1 - Junk Food Day! (Junk food snacks are allowed today as a Read-a-Thon reward)
4/1 - Pies thrown in Dr. Horner & Mr. Bernard’s faces! (Read-a-Thon reward)
4/2 - Read-a-Thon ends
4/2 - 4/11 Spring Break!

Alpine Elementary News March 26

03/26/21

Upcoming Dates:
March 30: 4th and 5th Health Instruction
March 30: 7th Grade Washington DC Trip Virtual Meeting (For Current 5th Graders) @ 7:00
April 1: Half Day, Dismissal 12:05
April 2-April 11 = Spring Break
April 13 = PTO Mtg. @ 6:00

Students of the day were selected this week for showing their Alpine BEST. Please join us in congratulating:
Isabelle Tribble, 4th Grade
Bryan Garcia, 1st Grade
Faith Hernandez, 1st Grade

M-STEP
Testing starts after Spring Break. The State is planning to have schools administer the online M-STEP test this spring. You may recall that students in Grade 3 and higher take the M-STEP to see how they are progressing in certain content areas. Here are some details to help you plan around appointments and vacations:

Grade 3: English Language Arts and Math (May 11, 13, 14)
Grade 4: English Language Arts and Math (May 3, 4, 5, 6)
Grade 5: English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies (April 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29)

KHHS News March 26

03/26/21

IMPORTANT DATES
Mar 30 Senior Product Pickup (In Person)
Mar 30 KHMC Virtual Informational Meeting
Mar 31 Senior Product Pickup (KHOLA)
Apr 1 ½ Day for Students and Staff
Apr 2-9 No School – Spring Break
Apr 21 ½ Day for Students

Senior Product Pickup
Senior product pickup will be March 30th for In-Person Seniors during lunch (10:20-11:55) and March 31stfor KHOLA Seniors from 10am-2pm. Caps and Gowns will not be passed out at this time. The date for Caps and Gowns distribution is still yet to be determined. This will be for all other products purchased through Jostens. More information will be sent soon.

GRCC
We are excited to tell you about Kenowa Hills High School’s new partnership with Grand Rapids Community College. The Kenowa Hills Middle College program will be for qualifying 2021/2022 10th graders. Those who qualify were sent information on Monday, March 23rd. There will be an informational zoom meeting on Tuesday, March 30th at 6pm.

Virtual K-12 Tutoring and College Prep
Mentoring for Students in Need Whether a student is seeking additional homework assistance or needs college preparation guidance, GVSU's K-12 Connect ensures every student has the support they need to end the school year on a high note. K-12 Connect is a program that offers free, virtual homework help and college prep mentoring for K-12 students in Michigan. The program connects university students, faculty, and staff with K-12 students through 1:1 virtual support over Zoom. While K-12 Connect is open to all students, the program is especially designed to help students with a greater need for additional support. For more details about how K-12 Connect can help your students and their families, please visit K-12 Connects tutoring page or its college mentorship page.

2021 AP Exams
AP Students and Parents: AP Exam orders have been placed for students responding they plan to take at least one AP exam this spring. The cost for AP exams this year is $95.00 per test. Students who qualify for reduced price exams will be notified of their total. This year we will be collecting payments electronically. Invoices will be sent to parent and student emails in the coming weeks with payment instructions. If making an electronic payment is a hardship for you, please contact our Student Services Office at 784-3604. The one-time Final Payment is due no later than Friday April 23rd, 2021. If payment for any exam is not received by that date your child's AP test will be cancelled. There is no cancelation fee this year. Prior to Spring Break students will receive a document in school identifying the exams they wish to take and the balance due. Please notify us in Student Services ASAP if there are any changes to the exams the student wishes to participate. More details on Exam Administration is forthcoming after Spring Break.

Volunteer Opportunity
All students and parents: Volunteer Crowd: Check this out if you enjoy volunteering, are looking for local opportunities, and/or want to create a portfolio that you can build for future employers and colleges!

KH Students of the Week
Loan Phanuel Djouguem Fenkam
Ronan Jameyson
Cameron Galvan
Abigale Steiner
Nikolay Allen
Shianne Ambler
Cadin Rose
Briana Dean

KHMS News March 26

03/26/21

IMPORTANT DATES
Mar 30 Washington DC Parent Meeting @ 7pm
April 1 Half Day
Apr 2-9 No School – Spring Break

Geography Bee
On Monday March 22, seventeen Kenowa students participated in the school geography bee! Congratulations to everyone who was eligible and participated. It was an exciting morning with a surprise guest judge (Mr. Kendra) and a battle in the final round requiring 9 tie breaker questions! Claire Rasch, Ethan Pete, Kasey Woodruff, Sarah Buckwalter and Jayden Zolnerick all placed in the final round. Kyle Deyoung, who only got two questions wrong the entire morning placed 2nd in the championship and a huge congrats to Brady Monroe, who only missed ONE question and is our school Geography Bee champion! Well done!

Spring Spirit Week
Monday-Pajama Day
Tuesday-Hat Day
Wednesday-College Basketball
Thursday-Crazy Socks

Athletics
Attention basketball players, both girls and boys! Please return your uniforms asap! A fee will be assessed if we don’t not get them back in a timely manner, thank you!!

Co-Ed Track & Field Starting Monday, March 29th, after school!! Pink Slip Needed With the new order from MDHHS, starting April 2nd, schools must complete an antigen test of athletes one time per week. This applies to all high school and middle school teams with participants between the ages of 13-19. Those 12 and younger may participate and are not required to complete rapid antigen testing. These 2 forms must be completed for each student participant in the MDHHS program including the MI Safer Sports Participant Code of Conduct form and Consent form.

Grand Rapids Home for Veterans Spring Drive
The GRHV is a long term care facility serving the needs of Michigan’s veterans. It provides many wonderful services and opportunities for both current and retired military members. Help us show the home how supportive and caring Kenowa Hills Middle School kids are and consider donating one of the much needed items from the list.
Needed Items: - Full Sized Candy Bars (used as Bingo prizes) - K Cups for a Kerug - Body Wash & Chapstick - Batteries (all types) - New Summer Clothing (men and women M-2XL) - Monetary Donations ($3-$20) - Homemade cards and letters (done with effort please) Please make sure all items are new, unused and sanitized. Bring your items to room 14 (Trotter) or room 37 (Haines) from April 12th-30th. When a student donates items from the list, they will receive a raffle ticket. Winners will be drawn and prizes awarded in May!

6th Grade Camp for 7th Graders
We have some exciting news about 6th grade camp! NEW DATE: SEPTEMBER 27- OCTOBER 1, 2021 Every year, 6th graders have the privilege of attending YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin in Middleville. Students, staff, and chaperones spend three days and two nights participating in activities that build strength, character, and friendships. The courses offered have been selected to provide a cross-section of outdoor skills, environmental awareness, teamwork, and goal-oriented tasks. Some of the favorite activities include horseback riding, rock climbing, zip line, canoeing, and all camp games. Due to COVID we were unable to provide this experience this year. We are hoping to be able to take the current 6th graders next fall when they are 7th graders. Half of the grade will go to camp September 27-29 and the other half will go September 29- October 1. We are excited about the team-building opportunities this experience will provide our middle school students. The cost of camp is $125. You can pay the full amount for camp anytime, or make installment payments beginning now through September 26, 2021. You can pay in cash or with a check made payable to Kenowa Hills Public Schools. Please contact the following teachers at the Middle School with any questions or concerns you may have.

Erin Plants, eplants@khps.org, 616 785-3225 ext: 7307
Joanna Haines, jlhaines@khps.org, 616 785 -3225 ext: 7337

Zinser Elementary News March 26

03/26/21

Zinser Elementary is in need of boys and girls sizes 5-9, gently used pants/leggings and waterproof winter gloves. If you happen to find any of these items during your spring cleaning and they need a new “home,” please send them in with your child after break or simply drop them off in our “drop box” located in the vestibule school entry. Thank you!

Thank you for Supporting the Uganda Water Project! Just a reminder for students to sell their African Art Project for at least $10 to donate to the Uganda Water Project. Zinser students are working towards putting in a water tank for a school located in Mityana. Contact Mrs. Rykse at jrykse@khps.org if you have any questions. We are Kids Who Care!

March is Reading Month! Reading month is almost over! Monday is Slipper Day and Thursday is Pajama Day! Enjoy this month as a way of celebrating and working on literacy with your child! We learn to read and then read to learn, and it’s vital for your child to be confident in reading.

Girls on the Run is coming to our school for a Spring 2021 season! The season is expected to start the week of April 12th and run for 6 weeks. The program will be held face to face tentatively. We will receive guidance from the district on youth sports programming. Practice will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:45. Registration will reopen March 2nd. Register at https://www.gotrkmc.org/Program-Registration. If you have any questions, please email Cali Lipscomb, site liaison at calilipscomb@gmail.com .

Important Upcoming Dates:
April 1: ½ Day of School
April 2-11: Spring Break!
April 19: 5th Grade M STEP Begins (this week)
April 21: ½ Day of School
April 22: Earth Day
April 26: 4th Grade M STEP Begins (this week)
May 3rd: 3rd Grade M STEP Begins (this week) as well as NWEA’s MAP testing

Is Your 5th Grader Interesting in Going to Washington D.C. next year? They are able to take this trip through KHMS! Please join us for a Parent Meeting (virtually), Tuesday, March 30 @ 7pm.

February Students of the Month! Great job students! A special congratulations to Kindergartener Cora Mitchell for earning our Zinser Elementary Schoolwide Student of the Month!

KHMS News March 19

03/19/21

Mental Health

As part of the Paint Kenowa Green effort to talk about mental health, KHMS Social Studies classes will be hosting the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Ending the Silence program March 29 and 30. NAMI Ending the Silence for Students: 50-minute presentation designed for middle and high school students that includes warning signs, facts and statistics and how to get help for themselves or a friend. Research has shown that NAMI Ending the Silence for Students is effective in changing middle and high school students’ knowledge and attitudes toward mental health conditions and toward seeking help. District Mental Health professionals will be present in each classroom in order to facilitate conversation and answer any questions.

A follow-up parent/caregiver presentation will be offered in April. If you DO NOT want your child to participate in the NAMI presentation, please fill out the OPT OUT form at this link before March 29: NAMI FORM

Student Engagement Survey

This spring, KHPS has the opportunity to pilot a student engagement survey for the Kent Intermediate
Superintendent Association. The survey provides anonymous information about school culture from the
student's perspective. If you do not want your 7th grader to participate in the survey, you can opt out by
clicking on the link below and filling out the form: https://bit.ly/2PSsgIp

Central Elementary News March 19

03/19/21

VIRTUAL Parent Meeting

Tuesday, March 23rd at 6:30 - 7:00 pm

Central Zoom Meeting Link
Passcode: A47F9n

Kindergarten Screening at Central Elementary:

May 4th
Call for an appointment (616)453-6351
You can pre-enroll anytime at KHPS.org

Get Ready for Middle School!
VIRTUAL 5th grade parent meeting
March 23rd at 6:30pm
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Zoom Link

Passcode: 9ThJEA

There will be a virtual tour afterward provided by the Middle School Student Council.

Alpine Elementary News March 19

03/19/21

Girls on the Run (GOTR)

Girls on the Run is coming to our school for a Spring 2021 season! The season is expected to start the week of April 12th and run for 6 weeks. The program will be held face to face tentatively. More guidance from the district will be coming as the date approaches. Practice will be held Tuesday and Thursdays from 3:15-4:45. Registration will re-open March 2nd. Register here. If you have any questions, please email Cali Lipscomb, site liaison at calilipscomb@gmail.com.

Food Service Information

Our Food Service is requesting that all Alpine Elementary Families complete a Household Information Request Survey. This short survey is used to determine eligibility for state benefits for which your child(ren)'s school may qualify. The forms have already been sent home with your student. Please complete one form per family, sign, and return this form to your child's school. If your child(ren) is enrolled in the KHOLA program and you participate in the Weekly Meal Kit Program, you can return the completed form during meal kit distribution as well.

Kindergarten Round Up: May 4th

Please call our office, 784-0884 and we can schedule your NEW kindergartener for a round up time. Your kindergartener needs to be 5 years old by September 1st. We have 20 minute time slots for you and your child to attend that day. Can't wait to see your new students!

Spring is just around the corner and plans are underway to host the 2020-21 Kindergarten and K-Knight students and their parents at Kindergarten Orientation. Our three elementary schools are hosting orientations on three separate dates. Alpine Elementary Kindergarten Orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Because kindergarten teachers host this event, there will be no school for your Alpine Kindergartener or K-Knight student on Tuesday May 4.

I hope this gives you ample time to make daycare arrangements for your student, if necessary. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility as we welcome the Kenowa Hills Class of 2034!

NO SCHOOL FOR KINDERGARTEN: MAY 4, 2021

4th/5th Grade Health Instruction

Reproductive health education is a lifelong process of acquiring information and forming attitudes and beliefs about physical and emotional development, relationships, and intimacy. We believe that parents are primary educators of their children. Therefore, the goal of the Kenowa Hills Reproductive Health Curriculum (4th - 9th grade) is to support parents in providing the necessary skills for children to make effective, age-appropriate, personal decisions that promote emotional, social, physical, and sexual development. The curriculum at each grade level has been carefully written by Kenowa Hills Public School teachers and administrators to reflect the needs and values of our community. Parents can have confidence that all teachers in the district are delivering the same curriculum at each grade level, and that curriculum materials are available for their review. As part of the Kenowa Hills Public Schools Reproductive Health Curriculum, fourth and fifth grade boys and girls will have health instruction delivered to them (separately be grade and gender) by trained staff on March 30. Please stay tuned for more information distributed by your child’s teacher (4th and 5th grade ONLY) and feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher or our PE teacher, Mrs. Bradley at bbradley@khps.org.

5th Grade Parent Virtual Parent Meeting

There will be a VIRTUAL 5th grade parent meeting on March 23rd at 6:30pm. The middle school will be hosting it virtually with a virtual tour afterwards provided by Student Council. More information to come!

Zinser Elementary News March 19

03/19/21

5th Grade Virtual Parent Meeting

There will be a VIRTUAL 5th grade parent meeting on March 23rd at 6:30pm. The middle school will be hosting it virtually with a virtual tour afterwards provided by the Student Council. More information to come!

March is Reading Month! Don’t forget about our activities in March for students to celebrate reading month! Enjoy this month as a way of celebrating and working on literacy with your child! We learn to read and then read to learn, and it’s vital for your child to be confident in reading.

Girls on the Run is coming to our school for a Spring 2021 season! The season is expected to start the week of April 12th and run for 6 weeks. The program will be held face to face tentatively. We will receive guidance from the district on youth sports programming. Practice will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:45. Registration will reopen March 2nd. Register at https://www.gotrkmc.org/Program-Registration . If you have any questions, please email Cali Lipscomb, site liaison at calilipscomb@gmail.com .

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • March 20: First Day of Spring!
  • March 23: 5th Grade Virtual MS Parent Meeting (incoming 6th) 6:30 pm (Virtual)
  • April 1: ½ Day of School
  • April 2-11: Spring Break!

Important Information:

Paint Kenowa Green! The district is excited to celebrate Mental Health Awareness these next two months. Great work by our team at Zinser for the decorations, graphics, and videos! It’s been extremely impressive to see what Zinser and Kenowa Hills has done to highlight the importance of mental health.

KHHS News March 19

03/19/21

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Mar 30 Senior Product Pickup (In Person)
  • Mar 30 KHMC Virtual Informational Meeting
  • Mar 31 Senior Product Pickup (KHOLA)
  • Apr 1 ½ Day for Students and Staff
  • Apr 2-9 No School – Spring Break
  • Apr 21 ½ Day for Students

Health Screener

Please remember to complete the health screener every school day no matter if your student will be present or not. Even if your student is quarantined, we ask that you please complete the screener daily as well. If you are not getting the daily notifications via text or email, please contact our school office.

Senior Product Pickup

Senior product pickup will be March 30th for InPerson Seniors during lunch (10:20-11:55) and March 31stfor KHOLA Seniors from 10am-2pm. Caps and Gowns will not be passed out at this time. The date for Caps and Gowns distribution is still yet to be determined. This will be for all other products purchased through Jostens. More information will be sent soon.

KCTC programming for upcoming 11th and 12th graders

KCTC will be holding a Virtual Community Open House Thursday, March 25th from 5p-7p. Open House will run from the front page of our website: www.thetechcenter.org.

2021 AP Exams
AP Students and Parents:
AP Exam orders have been placed for students responding they plan to take at least one AP exam this spring. The cost for AP exams this year is $95.00 per test. Students who qualify for reduced price exams will be notified of their total.

This year we will be collecting payments electronically. Invoices will be sent to parent and student emails in the coming weeks with payment instructions. If making an electronic payment is a hardship for you, please contact our Student Services Office at 784-3604. The one-time Final Payment is due no later than Friday April 23rd, 2021. If payment for any exam is not received by that date your child's AP test will be cancelled. There is no cancelation fee this year. Prior to Spring Break students will receive a document in school identifying the exams they wish to take and the balance due. Please notify us in Student Services ASAP if there are any changes to the exams the student wishes to participate. More details on Exam Administration is forthcoming after Spring Break.

Zinser Elementary News March 12

03/12/21

March is Reading Month!
We have several fun activities in March for students. Enjoy this month as a way of celebrating and working on literacy with your child! We learn to read and then read to learn, and it’s vital for your child to be confident in reading. You’ll also see information coming home soon about our virtual book fair. We hope you can participate by ordering a book for your child!

Girls on the Run:
GOTR is coming to our school for a Spring 2021 season! The season is expected to start the week of April 12th and run for 6 weeks. The program will be held face to face tentatively. We will receive guidance from the district on youth sports programming. Practice will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:45. Registration will reopen March 2nd. Register at https://www.gotrkmc.org/Program-Registration . If you have any questions, please email Cali Lipscomb, site liaison at calilipscomb@gmail.com.

Important Upcoming Dates:
March 15: New Kindergarten Parent Meeting 6:30 pm (Virtual)
March 17: ½ Day Students, End of 3rd Quarter
March 20: First Day of Spring!
March 23: 5th Grade Virtual MS Parent Meeting (incoming 6th) 6:30 pm (Virtual)
April 1: ½ Day of School
April 2-11: Spring Break!

Important Information:
KHOLA 2021-22: KHOLA is our Kenowa Hills Online Learning Academy that kicked off this year to support our families during the pandemic. We expect to offer this program once again next year. This link is a survey to ALL parents in PreK-5 about their interest in using our KHOLA program during the 2021-22 school year. Link to the survey for parents - https://forms.gle/2P4aAm1SDxhevTUq7

Paint Kenowa Green!
The district is excited to celebrate Mental Health Awareness these next two months. Great work by our team at Zinser for the decorations, graphics, and videos! Stay tuned for our next monthly newsletter!

Family Resource! Through our Capturing Kids’ Hearts resources, we want to continue to share this great information on how to stay connected as a family!

5th Grade Virtual Parent Meeting
There will be a VIRTUAL 5th grade parent meeting on March 23rd at 6:30pm. The middle school will be hosting it virtually with a virtual tour afterwards provided by Student Council. More information to come!

Incoming Kindergarten Virtual Parent Meeting:
There will be a VIRTUAL incoming Kindergarten or K-Knights parent meeting for Zinser families on March 15th at 6:30 pm. Spread the word to our new families!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81175342207?pwd=M1lqZWRHSnpWSmtHSjgyaTg3bkRnUT09
Meeting ID: 811 7534 2207
Passcode: SGb0X2

Middle School Washington DC Trip
Is Your 5th Grader Interesting in Going to Washington D.C. during their 7th Grade school year? They are able to take this trip through KHMS which is scheduled for November 2-7, 2022. There will be a virtual parent meeting on March 30 at 7:00 PM: Meeting ID: 88562079911, Passcode: DC. Email KH.DC.Trip@gmail.com if you need more information.

Alpine Elementary News February 12

02/12/21

Important Upcoming Dates:
February 15-16: No School Mid-Winter Break (Staff Records Feb. 16)
February 19: Report Cards Sent Home
March 2: Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:30 (Virtual)
March 3: Parent Teacher Conferences 12:30-2:30 (Virtual) (half day)
March 9: Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:30 (Virtual)
March 17: ½ Day Students, End of 3rd Quarter

Important Information:

With cold weather upon us, we are asking students that do not have winter footwear (boots) to remain on the plowed areas/asphalt. This will lessen the chance of students being wet upon return to the classroom. With the extreme cold, this will help students stay safe. If your child is in need of A JACKET, BOOTS, HAT OR GLOVES, please let your child’s teacher know. Again, with cold weather upon us, students should not be removing their coats when playing outside. Please help your child understand the concern with temperatures below freezing. Please be aware that we do not allow students to play on the snow hills created by the plow on the playground.

Students of the day were selected this week for showing their Alpine BEST. Please join us in congratulating: Elijah Persons, 4th Grade Isabella Tribble, 4th Grade Daniel Mendoza Montejo, 3rd Grade Wyatt Dougherty, 2nd Grade Fernando Bernabe Quintino, 2nd Grade

Walker Rec Co-ed Spring Soccer:
Boys and Girls ages 4-13 - Registration through February 28, online through the City of Walker’s website.

KH Boys Lacrosse:
Season sign ups and more information at KHLacrosse.com or follow on Facebook

KH & Jenison Girls Lacrosse:
Ages 3-12 - Find more information on their facebook page @JenisonGirlsLax

Allegro School of Music:
Offers quality instructors providing a superior musical experience. Winter Session 2021 Classes are available. Visit AllegroGR.org for more information.

Spring Soccer:
Season registration opens soon. Follow them on Facebook for more information: Facebook.com/KHKnightsFC

Western Little League:
Registration is now open at: GRWesternLL.com

Marne Baseball:
Spring Sign-ups are now available online at marnejuniorbaseball.org. Signup deadline is February 28.

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EDUCATION INSPIRED BY EACH LEARNER
KEEPING
STUDENTS SAFE

Nothing is more precious than your children. Find out how we work to ensure students feel safe, valued, and that they belong.

Safety and Security Commitment to Anti-Bullying Creating Inclusive Environments Safety Drills
FOR YOUR
CONVENIENCE

Life is busy. At Kenowa Hills, we partner with families to make life easier.

TRANSPORTATION BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE
EDUCATION
REDEFINED

Our Personal Mastery educational experience has redefined education and has gained attention around the state and nation. Personal Mastery provides your child with personalized attention from teachers. Instead of teaching to a broad group of students without understanding of their individual strengths and weaknesses, Personal Mastery allows teachers to interact with students individually or in small groups to help them better address their weaknesses. In this way, we strive to help your child reach their full potential.

PERSONAL MASTERY SPECIAL EDUCATION ENGLISH LEARNERS TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM
KNIGHT PRIDE
ATHLETICS

At the home of the Knights, athletic programs are a vital part of building character, drive, commitment, and teamwork for our student athletes.

UP-TO-DATE SPORTS INFO ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT YOUTH SPORTS Athletic Boosters
IT'S A WORK
OF ART

The arts build pride and community at Kenowa Hills. From our Marching Knights to musical performances at our Performing Arts Center, we believe the student experience really is a work of art.

FINE ART PROGRAMS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Join us in our effort to STRIVE FOR LESS THAN FIVE
Absences Every School Year