The Allendale Christian staff is grateful to both Mrs. Thea Gabrielse and Mrs. Gretchen Van Heukelum, who will be retiring from ACS at the end of the current school year. Mrs. Gabrielse has taught at ACS for 22 years and Mrs. Van Heukelum has taught for 15 years. They have both impacted so many students in their time at ACS, have been a blessing to their colleagues and families, and have shown great passion for excellent Christ-centered education. Thank you, Mrs. Gabrielse and Mrs. Van Heukelum. Both teachers were recognized at the annual Society meeting, and will also receive recognition at a year-end educational staff gathering. If you would like to send them a note of congratulations or appreciation, you may send a letter addressed to Allendale Christian at 11050 64th Ave., Allendale, MI 49401. You may also email them:

With the warmer weather here, it is very important that kids follow the ACS dress code:
Dress Code 
ACS students are expected to dress appropriately for schoolwork, as well as in a manner that is consistent with the Christian learning community of the school. In order to encourage appropriate dress, we have the following specific guidelines: 
  • No offensive or suggestive words, pictures, etc. on clothing is permitted. This includes clothing which advertises rock groups, tobacco, alcohol, and depictions of violence or death (weapons, skulls, etc.).
  • Shirts and tops for girls in grades 4-8 may be sleeveless if straps are 3 inches in width from neckline to the sleeve edge. Off the shoulder shirts and open back shirts are not allowed. Sheer tops may be worn if they have a shirt with a 3-inch strap underneath. Parental discretion is encouraged for lower grades. Bra straps are to be covered. Boys must wear shirts with sleeves.  
  • Shorts and athletic shorts must extend to mid-thigh. 
  • Rips/holes in jeans should only be from mid-thigh or below. 
  • Underwear and bare midriffs should not be visible. 
  • No hats worn in school. 
Parents, please counsel your children regarding appropriate dress for the classroom environment. We also understand that all students have different body types, so we ask for parental discretion in clothing. The teachers or the administrator will ask students to change clothing or to contact parents for replacement clothing if any clothing is considered immodest or in poor taste. 

THE LAST DAY TO PLACE A YEARBOOK ORDER WILL BE THURSDAY, MAY 27! The cost is $15 and payment is due BEFORE we place your order. Orders will take 2-3 weeks to be delivered to school.

Allendale Christian and Jenison Christian School will be having a summer feeding program this year. This is FREE and open to ALL children 18 and under. It will start on Tuesday, June 8, and will consist of 8 meals (4 breakfast and 4 lunch and a 1/2 gallon of milk) each week. Pick up time will be on Tuesdays from 12pm to 1pm each week.  

Please fill out this quick survey to help us make sure we have enough food.  

Here is a menu, but please note that menu items may change without warning.

Accommodations will be made to the best of our ability for dietary restrictions. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Bruggink at

Summer Tutoring is available from three ACS teachers! Please contact the teacher directly to set up tutoring! Click here for the schedule.

Summer office hours will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9am - Noon. For your convenience, we also have the drop box located in front of school for any items you may need to drop off to the office during the summer.

Do you have a question about vaccinations for the Fall? Please click the link for more information from the Ottawa County Health Department. Information