Information Hub 2022-23

Planning has begun for the 2022-23 school year. No matter what challenges we face, our community of Kenowa Hills educators is here to give the very best to our students and families!

Download the 2022-23 School Year Calendar
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Enrollment is now OPEN.
If you're interested in enrolling your student at Kenowa Hills for the 2022-23 school year, please visit: khps.org/registration.

For returning Kenowa Hills students, parents should have received an email to register, which must be completed by July 31, 2022. For more information, please visit: khps.org/registration.

Check back often as information and dates are added below.

    General 2022-23 Registration Information

    Parents, please make sure you have completed the online enrollment before coming to registration. This is vital to our communication this school year. Visit PowerSchool or https://www.khps.org/ > Parent Resources > PowerSchool from the Parent Portal:

    1. Log in to your PowerSchool Parent Portal account
    2. Select the student you wish to register along the top
    3. Select the Student Registration Icon on the left side for ACADEMIC YEAR

    Food Service
    The 2022-23 School Year Free and Reduced Meal Benefits application is now available! Families must submit a new application each year (after July 1st) in order to qualify for benefits for the entire 2022-23 school year. The federal waivers that allowed for free school meals for all students have ended so those families who do not submit applications or do not qualify for meal benefits will need to purchase breakfast and lunch for their students. Apply NOW so that your student(s) does not incur unpaid meal charges when school begins again in August. The online application can be found here, Free & Reduced Meals Application, and paper applications will be available.

    Bussing will be available again this year, although routes will not be available until the 18th of August. Please do not contact the Bus Garage with questions about routes until after the final routes have been posted. You may go to khps.org > Resources> Bus Routes and scroll towards the bottom for updated routes for the 22/23 School Year.

    Early Childhood Center (ECC)

    Now, Knighthood can start even earlier! The Early Childhood Center (ECC) now accepts Knights as young as 6 weeks in our newly developed infant room! The ECC houses several programs including Community Education Preschool, Great Start Readiness Preschool, and a Daycare and Learning Center, which includes both before- and after-school childcare for children from kindergarten to fifth grade, as well as all-day childcare 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

    Click here for 2022 Summer Session Information

    Fall Open House Information

    Learning Center Teacher Meet & Greet
    Wednesday | August 17 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm

    Breakfast in the Classroom
    Thursday | September 22 | 7:00 - 8:30 am

      Kindergarten and K-Knights

      Our dedication to Education Inspired starts with our youngest learners. 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, 2022. Kindergarten and K-Knights are offered at all three of our elementary buildings.

      Click here to check out our kindergarten FAQs

      2022-23 Fall Screening Dates

      Alpine Elementary – Thursday, August 4, 2022 | 4:00 - 7:00 pm
      Call 616.784.0884 to make an appointment

      Central Elementary – Tuesday, August 9, 2022 | 4:00 - 6:00 pm
      Call 616.453.6351 to make an appointment

      Zinser Elementary – Tuesday, August 9, 2022 | 4:00 - 7:00 pm
      Call 616.453.2461 to make an appointment

      *Students currently attending programs at the ECC will be evaluated during their regular school day; no appointment will be needed.


      Fall Open House Information

      Alpine Elementary
      Kindergarten | Monday, August 22 | 5:30 - 6:30 pm
      1st-5th Grade | Monday, August 22 | 6:00 - 7:00 pm

      Central Elementary
      K-Knights & Kindergarten | Monday, August 22 | 5:30 - 6:30 pm
      1st-2nd Grade | Wednesday, August 17 | 5:30 - 6:30 pm
      3rd-5th Grade | Wednesday, August 17 | 6:30 - 7:30 pm

      Zinser Elementary
      All Grades | Monday, August 22 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm

      Elementary School Supply Lists for 2022-23

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

      Middle School

      Fall Registration

      August 9-11 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 - 3:00 pm daily*

      *Due to the construction, students will not be able to walk around the school. We will be set up in the lobby and the cafeteria for pictures.

      Geskus Photography
      Geskus will be here for school pictures and school ID’s. We ask all students get their pictures taken at this time regardless of the purchase of a picture package. The id will be needed at times during the school year.

      Due to the renovation project at the Middle School, students will not be provided lockers for the 2022-2023 school year.

      Parent Drop-off/Pick-up
      The drop-off/pick-up will be in the side lot near the tennis courts. There will be orange cones to help with flow and direction. We will have volunteers and staff directing traffic to begin the school year. Take a look at our video on the MS drop-off & pick-up procedure!

      Open House

      Monday | August 22 | 5:30 - 6:30 pm

      High School

      Fall Registration

      August 9-11 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 - 3:00 pm daily

      ***Please be sure to park in the lots of Hendershot and enter through the Main Entrance. There is no assigned time for students to attend. Please come when it works best for you. If you have any other questions, please contact the Main Office at 616-784-2400.

      We will be using lockers again this year! All students will be assigned a locker with a lock. Locker numbers will be printed on your schedule. Maps will be available showing where lockers are located. Locks should remain on the lockers at all times.

      Parking Registration forms and stickers will be available to purchase and pick up at registration for those students that drive to school. Each car must be registered. The cost will be $20, even if you drive multiple vehicles.

      All incoming 9th graders, new students, and any student that turned in their Chromebook in the spring may pick it up during registration in the Media Center. The Tech Department will be available to pick up Chromebooks and pay for Chromebook insurance. Chromebook Insurance has changed this year; the price has increased to $30 per student. The preferable payment method is through Efunds but cash, checks, and cards are also accepted.

      Schedules will be available to pick up. New students and incoming freshmen will have the opportunity to walk through the school and find classrooms.

      IMPORTANT INFORMATION regarding Schedule Changes
      To ensure a smooth registration process, we would like to provide you with information about schedule changes. Much time and consideration have been given to creating a master schedule that meets the academic needs of the entire student body. We prioritize students’ opportunities to meet graduation requirements, course requests made and confirmed in the spring, and balanced class sizes. Because changes affect the balance of the schedule and teacher assignments, teacher changes and lunch changes cannot be accommodated. Year-long classes cannot be dropped at the semester.

      Please meet with your counselor during your assigned registration time to adjust your schedule if:

      1. You are enrolled in fewer than 6 courses each semester.
      2. You are enrolled in two courses at the same hour of the day.
      3. You are enrolled in the same course more than once.
      4. You are enrolled in a course that you have already successfully completed.
      5. You are enrolled in a course that requires a prerequisite you have not yet taken.
      6. You are a senior who is missing a graduation requirement.

      If you have a complete schedule that includes six courses, though not necessarily the teachers or hours you would prefer, we consider this to be your FINAL schedule for the duration of the school year.


      2023 KHHS seniors who are scheduled to be involved with the KHHS Work Based INTERNSHIP program will need to pick up their semester paperwork during registration from Mr. Bretz - on either August 9, 10, or 11, 2022. This fully completed packet must be completely filled out by the student, employer, and parent/guardian. The deadline to turn in the completed packet will be Tuesday, August 23, 2022, by 2:45 PM. If this packet is NOT completed and turned in by the first day of school, you will be dropped from the KHHS Work Based INTERNSHIP program.

      9th Grade Parent Meeting

      9th-grade parents and students, you are all invited to attend a meeting on Tuesday (08/09) or Wednesday (08/10) from 2 pm – 3 pm to learn more about all the good things happening for the 9th-grade students. Each meeting will be in the Auditorium (PAC) at 2 pm.

      We have new counselors joining us this school year and want to ensure you are able to direct your questions to the correct individuals. All counselor assignments are done by last name.

      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)

      Geskus Photography
      Geskus Photography will be here to take pictures and print ID's for students. Seniors, you still need to get pictures taken for your student ID but you will be able to submit a senior photo for the yearbook at a later date. Picture purchase forms will be mailed to your home but they will also be available at registration.

      6 Period Day
      Lastly, we will be returning to a 6 period day this school year. Paper copies of the schedule will be available at registration and will be sent to students prior to school.

        High School Open House

        Monday | August 22 | 6:00 - 7:00 pm

          Pathways High School

          Fall Open House

          Schedule Pick-up & Meet the Staff
          Wednesday | August 17 | 4:00 - 6:00 pm

          Athletics Fall 2022-23

          All high school athletes will be required to have a physical on file with the athletic office dated on or after April 15, 2022 in order to participate in a high school sport at Kenowa Hills High School. All fall sports begin on August 8th, 2022. Each athlete will need the following items to participate:

          1. Current sports physical (not well-child), dated April 15, 2022 or after (attached here)
          2. Spectrum Health Medical Consent Form (attached here)
          3. $85.00 participation fee (check - payable to Kenowa Hills, cash or payment through Efunds on www.khps.org)

          Once all necessary items have 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. The Athletic Office will be open the first week in August for your convenience. Hours may be limited, please check the website and social media pages for additional information.

          Save the date: Meet the Team Athletics meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 16 at 6:00 pm. More info to come.

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

          Save the Dates

          Gus Macker Grand Rapids
          September 10-11 | Register online

          Community Knight
          September 16

          September 23

          Knight Time Classic
          Saturday | September 24 | Approx. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

          Fall High School Performance
          November 10-12 | more coming soon!



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