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Rockford Home Bulletin News — May 26, 2020

Rockford Campus News

End-of-the-Year Details

Preschool — 7th Grade Technology/Learning Resource Drop-Off, Student Work Pick Up
Thursday, May 28

Families with Last Names beginning in A-M
8:30 am — 10:00 am

Families with Last Names beginning in N-Z
10:00 am — 11:30 am

Rockford Christian Car Parade and Celebration
Friday, May 29, 9:00 - 10:00 am

RCS families are encouraged to decorate their cars! RCS teachers will be “lining the drive” to wish our families a healthy and safe summer.

GRPS Grab and Go Meal Sites

The free meals will be a breakfast/lunch combo and are available for all students 18 years of age and younger. This includes students with disabilities age 18-26 with an active individual education program (IEP).

The meals are not limited to GRPS students, and students do not need to be present to pick up meals. The free meals are for anyone, you do NOT need to be free or reduced eligible to receive these meals.

Dates and Times

  • Monday and Thursday ONLY
  • 11:30 am — 12:30 pm

Locations

City High School
1720 Plainfield Ave. NE. Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Hope Academy
240 Brown St. SE. Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Ottawa Hills High School
205 Rosewood SE. Grand Rapids, MI 49506

San Juan Diego Academy
1650 Godfrey Ave. SW. Wyoming, MI 49509

Sibley Elementary
943 Sibley St. NW. Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Questions?

Please contact Nancy Michaels, GRCS Food Service Director, at NMichaels@grcs.org.

This information is subject to change and additional sites may be added. For the most up-to-date information, visit: www.grps.org/coronavirus#meal-sites


GRCS Technology

Technology Troubleshooting

For school-related technology troubleshooting during the coronavirus school closure, please complete this GRCS Tech Support Request form.

Technology Tips and Responsible Use During Our School Closure

Are you still wondering about how to clean the school devices, what internet options are available if you don't have wi-fi access at home, or what some of the messaging is that your students receive about responsible use? Learn the answers in these quick GRCS Technology Tips and Responsible Use Reminders. Instructions on how to add a home printer to a GRCS laptop can be found on our GRCS Tech YouTube channel.

Laptop Sale

GRCS will be selling 4-year-old student laptops on Friday, May 29 from 8:00 - 1:00 at GRCHS. These 11.6" MacBook Airs are a mid-2015 model with 4GB ram, a 1.6GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, and a 128GB solid-state drive with the latest operating system, Catalina. The cost is $250 each. Laptops are sold as-is with no support. 


Athletics + Youth Sports

Sports Physicals

Current 8th-11th graders planning to play sports at Grand Rapids Christian High School in 2020-21 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 2020-21 must be completed any time after April 15, 2020.

You may turn in the completed physical to the GRCHS athletic office by mail or email (to cgroendyk@grcs.org) 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.  

This form must be completed with all signatures in order to participate in sports at GRCHS.  You may attach your doctor’s office physical form for the doctor portion of this form but the parent portion and all signatures need to be completed on this form. 

Fall Recreation Programs are Open for Registration!  

Assuming sporting events are allowed this Fall, GRCS Recreation Programs are online at www.grcs.org/youthsports.  We have some new and exciting ones planned!

  • Flag Football: ages 4-7 years
  • NEW — 3rd-4th grade Flag Football League
  • Rocket Football: 3rd-8th grade
  • Boys Basketball Clinic: 5th-8th grade
  • Boys Tennis: 3rd & 4th grade
  • Learn to Play & Skills/Drills Girls Lacrosse: K-8th grade
  • NEW — Fall Coed Bowling: 5th-8th grade
  • PurePlay Soccer: Registration through Ada Christian at adachristian.wufoo.com/forms/pf3aitd159yr8j/
  • NEW  Coed Tball: 4-7 years
  • Coed Youth Sports Performance 101: 3rd-8th grade
  • NEW — Fall Boys Lacrosse: 3rd-8th grade
  • Girls Basketball Pre Season: 5th-8th grade
  • Girls Softball Pitching/Hitting: 5th-8th grade

Register at www.grcs.org/youthsports.  Your password AND username is your email address.  Online will be open on June 12.  Paper forms or email forms may be sent at any time.  Full refunds will be given if programs are canceled. 

For questions, contact Stacey Boender at Sboender@grcs.org or 616.574.6024. Office Hours are Wednesdays and Fridays 8:00 am — 2:00 pm when school is in session.


New 2 You

Many of you have used this time of quarantine to clean out your closets, drawers, and basements, and we know you're eager to drop off your donations.  Thank you for setting aside these items for us!

Stay tuned for details on when we'll be opening and when we can accept donations again.  Check out new2youshop.org/ for lots of great information.


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Parenting & Technology

Our students have many opportunities to learn, create, and communicate through the use of technology, but how do we parent in this digital age? Andy Crouch suggests in his book, "The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place", that the way we use digital media should be about developing wisdom, character, and courage rather than about ease and instant gratification.

View this video book summary on the GRCS Tech YouTube channel to learn more about Crouch's insights.