"In the same way, LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your father in heaven." Matthew 5:16
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!
We know there is still summer fun to be had before we are truly 'back,' but wanted to send a warm welcome to our new JCS families by sending an early 'JCS Weekly News.'

In this weekly newsletter (sent out each Wednesday morning in the school year), you will find schedule reminders, all school announcements, links to important forms or fliers (clickable links are highlighted in blue), notes from the office, busing staff, or parent club, athletics information and schedules, and other general information.

We include ways you can support JCS with your every day activities. As good stewards we want to be mindful of ways we can support Christian education at JCS apart from giving financial gifts.

We also include community announcements for other local churches, schools, and individuals that provide opportunities for JCS students and their families.

While many of these reminders may seem redundant, it's helpful to read the JCS News each week so you are 'in the know' for what's happening at the school. Even if an event doesn't affect you or your student directly, we can be in prayer for each other when we know what activities others may be preparing for!

Sometime this week you have, or will be receiving a welcome email and/or letter from your child's PreK-8th grade teacher. Be sure to check your email (or junk mail) to make sure you're receiving communication from school. Aside from your child's teacher email, a few important emails have been sent out in the last week with key details on the JCS plan, and a message from our Parent Club. More important information will be coming in the next couple of weeks as we near our start date.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
August 24 & 25 - PreK-5th Student/Teacher Meetings (Sign up link)
August 26 - First day of school for PK-8th graders - HALF DAY (Noon Dismissal; NO JPS Busing at noon)

August 31 - School is IN session (updated school calendar)
Sept 4 - No School

Sept 7 - No School, Labor Day
ATHLETICS
Our middle school fall athletics include boys soccer, girls volleyball, and co-ed golf. Unity also coordinates a middle school co-ed cross country team and boys football. More information and schedules are forthcoming.
ALL SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Thank you to those who ordered TRIP over the summer. Our last curbside pick up will be next week Wednesday evening from 6:30-7 and Thursday morning from 9-9:30. Ordering for next week is closed. More information on TRIP ordering for the Fall will be coming soon.

  • The school supply list can be found on our website. The supply page has notes for preschool-8th grade. If your student is coming for their PK-5th student/teacher session on August 24 or 25, they may bring their supplies then.

  • JCS Office Hours: The office is open Monday-Friday, 9-3. When school begins the office will resume normal hours, 7:30 AM - 4 PM.

  • Parents of Pre-K and Kindergarten students: there are several forms that need to be turned in to the office before your child starts school in less than 2 weeks (Copy of Birth Certificate, Concussion Form, Green Health Form, Hearing & Vision Screening Form). Please try to get these forms turned in to the office as soon as possible. Thank you!

  • There is NO JPS Busing on the first day of school, August 26 for the noon dismissal (The morning JPS route will still run). JCS routes will run as scheduled. There are a few other dates in the school year that JPS will not provide busing for both their morning and afternoon routes: October 30, February 11, 12, and 15, and March 12. JPS will not offer busing on our last day of school, June 3, for the afternoon route.

  • Applications are now being accepted for free and reduced hot lunch for the 2019/2020 school year. You may fill out an application online at lunchapp.com and select Allendale Christian School. A new application must be submitted each year even if you qualified last year. If you would like a paper application, please email hotlunch@allendalechristian.com
STAFF BIRTHDAYS
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August/September
August
18 - Mary Steketee

September
2 - Liz Wiersema
3 - Mary Steenwyk
7 - Kathy Lambers
12 - Angie Huttinga
12 - Kerri DeWindt
14 - Jane DeBoer
15 - Erin Schipper
18 - Scott Schermer
20 - Shonna Geels
DAILY WAYS TO SUPPORT JCS
The Paper Gator is still open!
Recycle your paper products in the Paper Gator (Located in the Baldwin Street Lot on the South side of school)
As you are making your purchased online, remember to make your Amazon purchases through Amazon Smile.
Please save your Spartan receipts for JCS! You can mail them into the office, or keep them at home until the office is open again!
No need to clip box tops anymore! Check out our Facebook page for details on how to scan your box tops for JCS!
QUICK LINKS
JENISON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Jenison, MI 49428