2024-25
INFORMATION HUB

Information & Updates

No matter what challenges we face, the Knight Community is here to Value, Support, and Empower its students every day!

Enrollment for 2024-25
If you're interested in enrolling your NEW student at Kenowa Hills next fall, please visit khps.org/registration.

All the Info - Stay Up to Date!

Below you'll find the most current information and important dates regarding the remainder of the 2023-24 and the upcoming 2024-25 school year. Check back often for updates!

Both breakfast and lunch will be provided to our students at no cost by the State of Michigan.

Please submit an Education Benefits Form for your family. This quick and simple form is critical in determining the amount of funding our school receives from various State and Federal supplemental programs and may even help your family qualify for free resources!

Questions regarding food service can be directed to Megan Johnson, Director of Food and Nutrition Services, at (616) 965-4340.

Click Here for school meal menus.

Bus Tracking – Ride 360 is Now My Ride K-12

The Ride 360 app that Kenowa Hills uses to provide our families with student transportation information will be retired, and an updated app will be available. This new app, My Ride K-12, can be downloaded now in the Apple and Android app stores. You will need to download the new app to access updated transportation information for your student(s). Usernames and passwords from Ride 360 will carry over into My Ride K-12. Additionally, you can use your existing log-in information to access a web version of My Ride K-12 at myridek12.tylerapp.com.

Kenowa Hills is proud to partner with My Ride K-12, an in-vehicle GPS geolocation to provide parents and students with real-time access to bus stop locations, transportation routes, pick-up times, and more. If you need to create a new account, get started using the instructions below.

My Ride K-12 User Guide Parent Flyer (English)

My Ride K-12 User Guide Parent Flyer (Spanish)

Set up Via Website: My Ride K-12

Download the Mobile App:

My Ride K-12 – Apple App Store (iOS)

My Ride K-12 – Google Play Store (Android)

Need Help or Have Questions, Please Contact Us!

If you need to speak with someone at the bus garage, or for more information, please visit khps.org/transportation.

Preschool 2024 SmartStart - Teachers will Communicate more info to parents.
Tuesday, September 3rd &
Wednesday, September 4th

The ECC is hiring! Visit https://khps.org/job-opportunities for more information or to apply.

The ECC houses several programs including Community Education Preschool, Great Start Readiness Preschool, and a Child Care Center, which includes both before- and after-school childcare for children from kindergarten to fifth grade, as well as all-day child care with educational enrichment for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old.

For more information visit khps.org/early-childhood-center or call us at 616-647-0910.

There is currently a waitlist for Child Care.

Click here to Register.

Preschool 2024 SmartStart - Teachers will Communicate more info to parents. Tuesday, September 3rd & Wednesday, September 4th

Interested in 2024-25 Preschool? Please complete this application form.

Three-Year-Old Preschool

3 days per week - $1050/year
9 - 11:30 a.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

2 days per week - $840/year
9 - 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursday

Four-Year-Old Preschool

4 days per week - Mornings - $1280/year
8:45 - 11:15 a.m.
Monday through Thursday

4 days per week - Afternoons - $1280/year
12:15 - 2:45 p.m.
Monday through Thursday

Learn more about Preschool Programs at KHPS here.

Kindergarten Screening 2024-25

Alpine: Tuesday, August 20th | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Central:
Zinser: Tuesday, August 20th | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Kindergarteners and Young 5s (known as K-Knights) students at Kenowa Hills experience a school culture and climate that supports learning. To enroll, your child must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2024. Kindergarten and K-Knights are offered at all three of our elementary buildings.

Click here to check out our kindergarten FAQs

Fall 2024 Open House Dates

Alpine Elementary - Tuesday, August 27
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Zinser Elementary - Tuesday, August 27
K-1st: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
2nd-5th: 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Elementary School Supply Lists

Alpine Elementary
Central Elementary
Zinser Elementary - KK - K - 1st - 2nd - 3rd - 4th - 5th

Counselors
Ashley Anderson: last names A-FRA (aanderson@khps.org)
Kayle Ogrodzinski: last names FRE-LA and Pathways students (kogrodzinski@khps.org)
Jon Mikelsons: last names LE-SL (jmikelsons@khps.org)
Anne Harig sharing with Matt Elliott: last names SM-Z along with Middle College and Launch U students (aharig@khps.org)

Open House/Schedule Pick Up:
Tuesday, August 27 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Now Enrolling for 2024-25!

The Kenowa Hills STEM Academy is now accepting applications from any student who will be in 8th, 9th, or 10th grade next year. This unique program offers a transformative approach to project-based learning in core math or science class. Hardworking, motivated students find success in the STEM Academy as it offers an authentic educational experience that gives them 21st-century skills and is just plain fun!

Interested students can get an application from the middle school or high school office or fill out the form below.

Application

Teacher Recommendation

High School Fall Athletics begin on August 12, 2024
Middle School Fall Athletics begin on August 19, 2024

All high school athletes must have a physical on file with the athletic office dated on or after April 15, 2024, to participate in a high school sport at Kenowa Hills High School. Each athlete will need the following items to participate:

  1. Current sports physical (not well-child), dated April 15, 2024, or after (linked here)
  2. Spectrum Health Medical Consent Form (linked here)
  3. $85.00 participation fee (check - payable to Kenowa Hills, cash or payment through Efunds or FinalForms.)

Once all necessary documents have been submitted in FinalForms, and payment has been submitted to the Athletic Office, athletes will receive a pink Permission to Practice form. The Permission to Practice form should be given to the coach on or before the first day of practice/tryouts.

Please direct any athletic department questions to Vicki Bekins, vbekins@khps.org

MHSAA 2024-25 Calendar

Knight Athletic Department is very excited to announce that the high school & middle school have partnered with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service. FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletic participation forms for your students participating in athletics.

FinalForms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your students, saving you time.

You may review your data at any time to verify it is current. You will be required to sign your forms one time a year and after any updates. Click on the Parent Playbook below to get started in FinalForms. The playbook will walk you through how to register as a parent/guardian and your student-athlete.

We are asking ALL parents of athletes to use FinalForms. Please register at FinalForms and follow the prompts to create your account, create your students, and sign all your forms prior to the first day of fall sports on August 12, 2024.

Get Started with the Parent Playbook

2023-24
May 29 - Commencement for Class of 2024
June 6 - Last Day of School

2024-25
August 12 - Start of high school athletics
August 19 - Start of middle school athletics
September 3 - First Day of 2024-25
September 7-8 - GR Gus Macker
September 13 - Community Knight
September 27 - Homecoming
September 28 - Knight Time Classic Marching Band Invitational
October 2 - Count Day
October 14-15 - Fall Break
October 25 - Fall Athlete Senior Knight
November 27-29 - Thanksgiving Break
December 23 - January 3 - Winter Break
February 12 - Count Day
February 14-18 - Midwinter Break
April 4-11 - Spring Break
May 26 - No School (Memorial Day)
May 28 - Commencement for Class of 2025

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