GRCMS Campus News
iXplore Recess Coverage
iXplore week is here! Thank you to the parents who have already volunteered to help cover our break times outside. We have a few slots still open if you want to spend a bit of time in the warmer weather this week! Please sign up here! Thank you from the iXplore team.
School Drop Off
Doors #1 and #5 are the only doors that students will be able to enter in the morning. Doors will be unlocked from 7:30–8:00 am. The front drive on Chesaning is for buses only. If students are dropped off AFTER 8:00 am, the front turnaround may be used and your student is asked to sign in at the front office. Thank you for your help with this safety measure.
After School Pick–Up
School dismisses at 3:00 pm, and as we do not have After School Care any longer, students must be picked up by 3:15 pm. All students must be under adult supervision or participating in an after-school activity if pick-up is after this time. Thank you for your help with this!
Improv Sign-Ups for 7th & 8th grade
After school Improv Club starts THIS week! We will meet after school in the Village Square on Thursdays from 3:00—4:30 pm, with our first meeting being this Thursday, April 13. There is no cost – you just need to show up (after you sign up) with your creativity and imagination. If you are interested, please sign-up in the office! Please email Coach Wendy with questions.
Parents/Guardians of 8th Graders
8th-grade graduation is quickly approaching, and to help celebrate the students we will be having a party at 3 Mile Project on Wednesday, May 31. Please consider helping our 8th grade celebration night be a success by being a chaperone. You may sign up here!
Current 8th – 11th graders planning to play sports at Grand Rapids Christian High School in the 2023-24 school year need to have an MHSAA physical form on file with the high school athletic office before they are allowed to participate. A valid physical for 2023-24 must be completed any time after April 15, 2023.
You may turn in the completed physical to the GRCHS athletic office by mail or email as soon as you finish it, even if it is before the end of this school year or during the summer. You may print out a physical form here.
GRCHS Class of 2027 – Make-Up 8th Grade Scheduling Night
Grand Rapids Christian Middle School and Rockford Christian School 8th graders that are planning to attend GRCHS and did not participate in one of the previous 8th Grade Scheduling Nights should plan to attend the make-up night on May 4 at 7:00 pm in the DeVos Center for Arts & Worship. Students and their parents will be presented with curriculum and course options for 9th grade, have an opportunity to ask questions and meet with their assigned counselor to select classes for their freshman year. Register to attend HERE. Please contact Jill Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the GRCHS Counseling Office if you have any questions.
GRCHS Stage Company...For Incoming Freshman
Are you interested in theatre and want to be part of the drama program at GRCHS? Join The Grand Rapids Christian High School Stage Company on Tuesday, May 2nd from 7:00 - 8:00 pm for an Open House at the DeVos Center for Arts and Worship. All incoming 9th grade students and parents are encouraged to attend. Participants will have the opportunity to tour our facilities, meet with current students, and learn more about the opportunities students have to be involved in the numerous classes and shows produced by the GRCHS Stage Company each year. To attend, please RSVP for the event by Friday, April 28th.
2022 – 2023 Yearbook
Yearbooks are available and can be ordered at www.balfour.com. The cost is $35 for a hardcover, 96-page, full-color book. Order now to ensure you get one in the Spring!
If you are interested in advertising your business in the GRCMS yearbook, please contact Heidi Zylstra, yearbook coordinator, at email@example.com. The deadline for accepting advertisements will be the last week of March. Late submissions will not be accepted, so make sure to get them in!
The yearbook team is collecting sports photos to include in the yearbook! If you coached or you have a child that participated in a school sport, please email any photos you may have (team, candid, action shots) to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would also love any pictures from the Variety Show! Thank you for your help!
Covid and General Health Awareness
- PLEASE keep the school office informed of any symptoms, illnesses, and test results that prevent your student from attending school. All absences need to be reported to the school office (email@example.com, 616.574.6389)
- Thank you for keeping your kids home when they are sick. Children who have two or more cold-like symptoms, any child with a fever, and any child who vomits or has diarrhea should remain out of school for 24 hours after symptoms subside and without the use of medication.
- Current covid protocols, should your student test positive, are to stay home and isolate for five (5) days and then resume activities in a well-fitted mask for five (5) days.
ParentVUE, our parent portal for our student information management system, gives you access to your child's schedule, grade book, attendance, and report cards. See the ParentVUE User Guide for more information.
Grand Rapids Christian Schools Handbook
Please take time to review the GRCS Handbook. This has information (specific to each campus) about our Attendance policy, Behavior expectations, Cell Phone/personal device policy, Dress code, and more!
Hot Lunch News and Updates
We would love to have you volunteer at the Middle School to help serve lunch. If you are interested, please email Jill Zondag or sign up here! The serving time is from 11:20 am — 12:30 pm. Thank you for considering.
Hot Lunch Portal/Information
Thank you for participating in the hot lunch program. Our staff enjoys serving your students!!
Please remember to add money to your lunch accounts. If you have questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org --and we are happy to help you navigate the familyportal.cloud. There is no cost to deposit money into your child's account with a debit or credit card. Remember to go under Grand Rapids Christian School for your site. If you need help with your student's ID number, send Jill an email. Thank you!
Please note that lunch at the Middle School is $3.15, which includes fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain, meat/meat alternate and cold milk.
'Spring into Auction' 📅
You are invited to the second annual Spring into Auction, hosted by the GRCMS PTO. Join us for a fun evening of bidding, local food trucks, and beverages served by The Crushed Grape.
· When: Saturday, May 6, 2023
· Time: 6:00-9:00 pm (food/beverages/silent auction bidding)
· Check-out: 8:30-9:30 pm
· Location: GRCMS
· Attendees: You and your guests (adults only please)
· Tickets: $30/person (includes admission and food tickets); beverage and additional food tickets sold separately
There are also opportunities to help with the event, such as donating a gift card or assisting with auction preparations. We appreciate you!
Questions? Contact Lindsay Slagboom at 616.437.7431 or email@example.com
Box Tops for Education
We continue to participate in the Box Tops program using the digital app. It is easy to participate! Simply download the free box tops app, select GRCMS, shop at your favorite grocery store, and scan your receipt. PTO receives support when you purchase participating products throughout the year. Please note: We no longer collect physical box tops; all box tops must be submitted via the app. Thank you!
For you faithful magazine readers (subscribers)–if you are renewing or picking up a new subscription, you can use our school’s code WA8617 to support the Middle School. It’s that easy.
Click here to order and use code WA8617 to support GRCMS.
Even though we are not doing our official 'sale,' we thank you for supporting our school as you continue to enjoy your favorite magazine(s).