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GRCMS Home Bulletin News — September 12, 2023

GRCMS Campus News 

Classroom Connect

On Thursday, September 14 (6:30 - 8:00 pm)we are hosting our annual Classroom Connect. This evening is an opportunity for parents and Christian educators to gather, build community, and strengthen the partnership that we’ve already begun. There will be two sessions in which homeroom teachers will share a 25-minute overview of the curriculum at each grade level and talk about the culture, expectations, and routines that they are building with your students. We will begin our evening all together in Village Square at 6:30 pm.

*Please note that co-curricular teachers (art, language, PE, music) will not be attending this event. If you would like to reach one of your child’s co-curricular teachers, please feel free to give them a call or send them an email.

Here is a quick look at the schedule for the night:

  • 6:30 pm — 6:50 pm | Welcome and overview of the evening in Village Square (Sara Seth)
  • 6:55 pm — 7:20 pm | First Session (Homeroom teachers)
  • 7:25 pm — 7:50 pm | Second Session (Homeroom teachers)

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Grand Rapids Christian Middle School is planning a school-wide Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. If you or someone you know would like to contribute to this celebration, we would love to hear from you! Contributions may range from a speaker, a cultural performance, a particular artifact, or more! Please email Juanita Davis at by Friday, September 15, 2023. 

Grandfriends Day

We are looking forward to having our Grandfriends visit here at the Middle School on Friday, September 22, from 11am – 12 noon. To help make the morning a success, please take a look at this sign up to join in the fun. Many hands make light work. Thank you for considering!

8th Grade Events at Grand Rapids Christian High School

Grand Rapids Christian Middle School and Rockford Christian School 8th Graders and their families are invited to two upcoming athletic events. Come explore what student life looks like at GRCHS! 

  • GRCHS Girls Varsity Volleyball game on Tuesday, September 26  Join us in the Quest Center. Doors open at 5:00 PM and the game starts at 6:00 PM. Admission for your family and pizza 🍕 is included. Check-in at Door 2 just to the right of the Quest Center Entrance. Please RSVP HERE by Friday, September 22. 
  • GRCHS Varsity Football on Friday, October 13  Be our guest on the Event Deck at Eagle Stadium. The event Deck opens at 6:00 PM and kick off is at 7:00 PM. Admission for your family and dinner is provided. Please RSVP HERE by Monday, October 9.

Contact Vickie Fischer, GRCHS Director of Admissions, at 616-574-5605 or if you have any questions. GO EAGLES! 

Attendance Notification

The first bell rings at 7:55 am, with school starting at 8:00 am. School is dismissed at 3:00 pm.

If your student will be late to school or miss a full or partial day, please let the OFFICE know. You many also let teachers know, however, they are busy in the morning and aren't always able to check emails at the start of the day.

Communication can be relayed via our attendance email,, or our attendance line, 616.574.6389 (voicemail is available 24/7). If you have any questions, please call the office directly, at 616.574.6300. 

If the student is not reported late or absent to the school office, calls will be made until we can be certain of the child's safety and well-being.

Students who arrive after the school day has started must check in at the school office to receive an admission pass. 

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! 

Do you like to spend time with Middle Schoolers?

We would love to add some names to our subbing list if you are interested. Please reach out to Amanda in the office if you have questions! (

If you are ready to get started on the paperwork right away, please contact Nicki Tardy in our central office to start the process.  

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 (, 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.

Hot Lunch News and Updates

Volunteers at the Middle School

We would love to have parent/guardian volunteers to help serve our kids lunch! If you have any open availability during lunchtime, consider joining the fun. Check out the sign up here! Any questions can be directed to Thanks!

Food Service Information

The state law states that private schools are not part of the "Free Meals for All," which you may have heard about. Families may still apply for Free or Reduced benefits, and you can do so here. If your student(s) qualified for Free or Reduced benefits last year, those benefits carry over through September 30.

Deposit Money into Lunch Accounts

If you do not have a family portal account set up, you will need your student's ID number to do so. If you do not have this ID number, please contact your school office. There is no fee to deposit money into your child's account with a debit or credit card. 

PTO News  

2023–2024 School Year

If you have questions or would like to contact our PTO, please send an email to 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).

Box Tops for Education

We will 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!

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