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Iroquois Home Bulletin News — April 13, 2021

Iroquois Campus News

Virtual Lost and Found 

CLICK HERE to view photos of lost and found items. If you see something that belongs to your child, email Laura at and the item will be sent home with your child. 

We still have a bunch of single gloves and mittens. Check the photos TODAY for any that you're missing! 

Kakuma READ-A-THON Results

We did it!  
We read SO much during our three week Read-A-Thon to raise money for books at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya.  Thank you to all who did their part.
    •    Our goal was to buy 500 books for Kakuma.  

    •    We raised $6,592.75.  

    •    That is enough money to buy 659 books!

From the Luk Family (founders of the Kakuma Book Project):
The elementary school has done a tremendous work! This year, we will stock the refugee library with enough books.  May our loving God pour his blessing upon the entire elementary school. Please keep us in prayers.

Deadline to Order Yearbooks is this Thursday!

Click on this link to order a yearbook:
The order code is 56797W. The deadline to order is April 15.

Covid Awareness

Please note that students should stay home from school if anyone in their household is waiting on Covid test results.

Thank you for completing the daily health screen you receive by text!

Virtual Learning

  • You MUST contact the office to arrange virtual learning (616.574.6500).
  • Please do not contact teachers about arranging virtual learning. 
  • Thank you for understanding that the teacher needs time to pull materials together so virtual learning will not begin immediately upon request. 

2021-2022 Preschool and Kindergarten Registration

Preschool and kindergarten registration for 21-22 is now open for all families! We encourage you to register your child as soon as possible to save their seat at  

Kent County COVID-19 Testing Sites

For more information on testing sites or to register for a testing day, call 616.632.7200 or register online.

Food Service News

Free Meals and Snacks

Free meals and snacks will go through the end of the school year. Enjoy! Preschoolers both half-day and full-day and their younger siblings may pre-order lunch online. All orders must be placed by Monday at 8:00 am.

P-EBT Benefits- Who is eligible?

Students must participate in a virtual or hybrid school schedule for at least 5 consecutive days in the current 2020-21 school year, beginning 9/9/20 Students must be eligible for Free on Reduced meals for the 2020-2021 school year. Visit the Parent/Guardian FAQs for answers to questions you may have.

Free and Reduced Lunch Benefits

We encourage you to fill out a meal application at if you feel you would qualify for Free and Reduced meals. One of the criteria to qualify for the P-EBT benefits is that you have an application on file as well as a virtual learner. 

Be a Part of the Food Service Team

Looking for fun, servant-minded serving staff to work 2-3 days per week in the Fall of 2020.  A great opportunity to be on the same schedule as your student.  If you are interested in working at any of our school sites next year please, email

Great News! Free Meals and Snacks continue through September 30, 2020. We will update should that be extended past this date.

GRCS Technology

Computers for Sale

GRCS has computers available for sale!  Available now are Mac Mini desktops and 11.6" MacBook Airs (2013 model).  If interested, view the specs, reserve one today using this reservation form, and pick it up tomorrow. In May, more details will be available on our technology community sale that will occur on June 1 with lots of devices for sale.

Student and Parent Online Directories

Staff, student, and parent directories are available online.

For quick access to the staff directory, select Contact at To access the student and parent directories on the Parent Portal, select Parents > Parent Portal and log in to your Parent Portal account.

Not sure how to login to your Parent Portal account? Go to the GRCS Tech YouTube channel to learn how to access the directories.

The GRCS Online Directories tutorial will help you navigate there.

The GRCS Website Portal Account Set Up will show you how to create an account if you have not yet done so.

PTO News

Keep the receipts coming!

Please send original receipts from SpartanNash stores (D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare, Forest Hills Foods, and Ada Fresh Market) to school either via your child or mail to school (GRCES 1050 Iroquois Dr. SE Grand Rapids MI 49506 Attn: PTO). Spread the word!

Any questions, please contact Lisa Alles at


Toss in junk mail, magazines, newspapers, and school papers. Click here for the list of accepted items: Paperboard is accepted now, but no corrugated cardboard, please. 

 Athletics + Youth Sports

GRC Youth Sports and Recreation Programs  

We offer sports programs for GRCS students and students from the surrounding area. For a look at what we have to offer, visit

Our programs will follow the same Health and Safety Protocols, as we are following at school. Masks for coaches, hand sanitizer for players, disinfectants for equipment, and social distancing will all be observed.  

Click HERE to view current and upcoming opportunities


Register at Your password AND username is your email address.  


Email Stacey Boender at

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