Road Closure Due to construction issues, the closing of 64th Ave will be delayed until Monday the 28th through Wednesday the 30th of September. The closure will be just to the north of the service drive connected to the bus loop. Buses and vehicles will have access to the bus loop, but will not have access to Lake Michigan Drive from school during the brief closure.

ACS is exploring a job share for one of our bus routes. If you are interested, or you know someone who may be interested, in driving part time, please email Brian Koetje at bkoetje@allendalechristian.org. There is potential for about three days per week for driving, plus helping with field trips. Additionally, there will be future opportunities to drive every day, and be involved in driving for field trips. 

Hot Lunch Opening We would like to add more people to the team from now until Christmas break for anywhere between 1 and 3 days. If you are interested in volunteering, or becoming a paid member of the team, please email bkoetje@allendalechristian.org. This is a great way to be involved and to be in the building and around ACS students. We would love to have some people make sure the free hot lunch opportunity continues to go smoothly!

It is so important that parents send healthy kids to school. If you have a child that is not feeling well, please keep them home. If these are typical symptoms for you child, and not worsening, and there is no reason to believe there has been a contact to a positive COVID case, students may return after following normal protocols, like 24-hours fever free. Please use the screener below before sending kids off to school each day.
-- At Home Daily Screener Please click this link for information on how to screen for these symptoms daily, including a temperature check at home. If your child is having symptoms on the screener that are not normal, or worsening, please contact your family doctor. It would be important to get medical attention at that point and let the doctor decide the best steps.
-- Who must stay home? - Click on this document to find which students should stay home (a list of symptoms) and how long students should stay home in different situations. Please read through this document and let us know if you have any questions. The scenarios about a student being 'symptomatic' is in regards to symptoms that are not normal, or worsening, for your child.
-- There are many other documents on our Re-opening page that can answer many questions you might have, specific to ACS, or more general procedures for schools regarding COVID, staying at home, etc. Here is the LINK to that webpage.

School Pictures will take place on October 5 & 6. Information on school photos went home earlier this week. Parents are encouraged to order pictures online but students must return the order envelope on picture day even if you will be ordering online!
October 5 schedule:
  • K-*8th grade
  • M/W 3-year-old pm preschool class
  • M/W/F 4-year-old preschool class
  • M/W 4-year old preschool class
  • Note 8th graders: Pictures are only for student photo id's. 8th graders will also have their picture taken later this year for the yearbook.
October 6 schedule:
  • Young Fives
  • Nature-Based am & pm preschool
  • 3-year old T/Th am & pm preschool
Any questions should be directed to Geskus Photography - 1-800-473-3885 or email info@geskusphoto.com.

If your child's end of the day plans change (bus, child care, etc.), it is important that you send a note or email their teacher before noon. If there is no communication with the teacher we will follow the normal routine. We can not go by what the child says. Also if the Child Care plans are part of this change, please notify Kelsey Post, kpost@allendalechristian.com or call 616-895-5107.

Please remember that buses will be leaving the bus lot at 3:15. We ask that parents arrive at 3:15 to begin pick-up. This will avoid long line behind the buses. Thank you for helping end of day pick-up to run so smoothly!

The 2020-2021 school directory can be found in your Parents Web Account under directory. If you haven't set up your ParentsWeb account yet, please go to renweb.com and follow the prompts. Our district code is ad-mi.

Art Online Portfolio-Artsonia You may have recently gotten an email from Artsonia, which is an online student art portfolio. The students and their art teacher, Laura Lutke, will be uploading their artwork to their own online portfolio throughout the year as they finish work. Not only can you view it, but you can also have the opportunity to use the artwork on items like calendars, mugs, shirts, bags if you so desire. A portion of that does go back to the art program at Allendale Christian! The student's portfolio moves with them each year and you can see their progress throughout the years. We hope you enjoy seeing all the artwork we create this school year and years to come!