Zinser Elementary News
February 9

Zinser Elementary News February 9


Knight Out Fundraiser

Note from Nurse Courtney - Need to Stay Home Sick Chart
Nurse Courtney offers free Strep, Flu, & Covid tests for students. Please give her a call if you have any questions or would like to schedule a test for your child 616-453-2461 ext 4340.

See the Nursing News - January 2024 edition.

Spring Music Concert - February 12, 2024
Many parents have inquired about our Christmas Program this year. We alternate between Christmas and Spring Concerts each year. This year will be our Spring Concert. The event will take place on Monday, February 12th in the Kenowa Hills High School Performing Arts Center (PAC) Times are as follows:

KKnights/Kinder: 5:40 - 6:00 - Meet in the Choir Room at 5:30
1st/2nd Grade: 6:15 - 6:35 - Meet in the Band Room Hallway at 6:05
2nd grade meets in the Band Room at 6:05
3rd Grade: 6:50 - 7:10 - Meet in the Choir Room at 6:40
4th/5th Grade: 7:25 - 7:45 - 4th grade meets in the Band Room at 7:15
5th grade meets in the Band Room Hallway at 7:15

* All 3rd & 4th graders MUST bring their recorders

Northwestern Little League - Spring 2024
T-Ball-Coach Pitch-Minor I-Minor II-Majors-Juniors registration is open now and closes February 29, 2024. There is an early bird discount through January 7, 2023. Multi-player discounts are available. Register now at https://leagues.bluesombrero.com/NWLittleLeague

KHHS Spring Musical Frozen Jr.
The KHHS Fine Arts Department will present Disney’s Frozen Jr. on March 21-23 at 7:00 pm with a special Family Matinee on March 23 at 2:00 pm. Tickets will be $12 for all performances with one exception. There will be a special Family Matinee performance on March 23 at 2:00 pm. Children, young and old, are welcome at all 4 performances. However, tickets for children ages 3 to 12 may be purchased for the special price of $8.00 for the Family Matinee performance only. Children under 3 who will be sitting on an adult’s lap are free and do not require tickets (limit one per adult) for the Family Matinee only. Purchase tickets at khps.org/musical.


Parking Lot Notes: MAP
➔ Please consider utilizing our bus transportation option to avoid the busy parent pick-up lot
➔ Always look to pull up in line and when possible to help with the flow of traffic.
◆ Tell your child(ren) to look for the correct car and be ready. If your child is late to the class sign and you’ve pulled past it, you can circle around the lot and keep your car moving.
➔ Thank you for those turning right only! We know it’s an inconvenience, but we believe it will help speed up the line and be safer in the long run ( We have a couple accidents a year with vehicles turning left)
➔ Drop off starts at 8:30; children may exit vehicles a few minutes early to get traffic flowing, and must wait by their grade sign until the 8:30 bell.
➔ We do have two lanes in the parking lot. Please only use the right lane for drop off and pick up, the inside lane is a pass by lane only! Please pass by with caution.


  • Drop off starts at 8:30 with the day officially starting at 8:35. Kindergarten & K-Knights families please park and walk to the flagpole to have your child line up with their class at the 8:30 bell. The teacher will come out and greet the students and enter the building together.


The school day ends at 3:37

  • Kindergarten & K-Knights and early pick-ups start dismissal at 3:30. Kindergarten parents please park and walk to meet the class and get your child by the flagpole for a more intimate and safe pick-up.
  • We will designate consistent early pick-up families once again this year. Please contact our office if you can consistently be in the parking lot for an early pick-up at 3:30.
  • 1st - 5th grade families will use the car line in the parent parking lot for pick-up. Your child will stand at the correct grade level sign and enter the car when it’s at the sign or close to the nearest pull up spot. You may need to pull up past the grade sign to help with the flow of traffic
  • We understand that parents can get stuck in traffic or weather events happen that can extend travel time to get to school for the 3:37 dismissal. If you are going to be late please call the office ahead of time so we can make the student(s) aware. Consistent tardiness for pick-up will result in your child(ren) being bused to our Early Childhood Center for after school care. You can be billed for this.

Attendance/Drop Off - Pick Up
Our start time is 8:35 am! We need your help getting students here on time! Any students arriving after 8:40 will be marked tardy. Any students arriving after 9:05 am without an excused call/absence will be marked unexcused for the morning session. Please call our attendance line at 616-453-2461 opt.1 or email ziattendance@khps.org to communicate your student’s absence, early leave time, or late arrival. STRIVE FOR FIVE!!!

Bus Tracking - Ride 360
Kenowa Hills is proud to announce the launch of My Ride 360 and in-vehicle GPS geolocation to provide parents and students with real-time access to the bus stop locations, routes, pick-up times, and more. Register your account, add your students, and access tracking and bus information here.

Mindful Minute with Pine Rest SAP
Back-to-school anxiety is tough... for the parent and the child! Are you nervous about your Kindergartner's first day or your college student being away from home for the first time? Pine Rest has a wealth of resources to assist you and your student during this transitional time. See below for age-relevant articles to battle those back-to-school blues.
Tips to Help Your Child Transition to Kindergarten

Tips to Ease Your Child's Back-to-School Anxiety

What to do When Your Child Avoids School: Tips for Parents

5 Tips for Sending your Child off to College


Nothing is more precious than your children. Find out how we work to ensure students feel safe, valued, and that they belong.

Safety and Security Commitment to Anti-Bullying Creating Inclusive Environments Safety Drills

Life is busy. At Kenowa Hills, we partner with families to make life easier.


Our Personal Mastery educational experience has redefined education and has gained attention around the state and nation. Personal Mastery provides your child with personalized attention from teachers. Instead of teaching to a broad group of students without an understanding of their individual strengths and weaknesses, Personal Mastery allows teachers to interact with students individually or in small groups to help them better address their weaknesses. In this way, we strive to help your child reach their full potential.


At the home of the Knights, athletic programs are a vital part of building character, drive, commitment, and teamwork for our student athletes.


The arts build pride and community at Kenowa Hills. From our Marching Knights to musical performances at our Performing Arts Center, we believe the student experience really is a work of art.

Join us in our effort to STRIVE FOR LESS THAN FIVE
Absences Every School Year