March 2021


 Congratulations March Seniors of the Month

Carmine Sabatini, Caleb VanElst and Mary Persak



Spring Testing Dates Spring 2021

Spring Testing Schedule:
Tuesday, April 13th: SAT w/ Essay (for all Juniors) and PSAT 10 (for all Sophomores)
Wednesday, April 14th: ACT WorkKeys (for all Juniors) and PSAT 8/9 (for all Freshmen)
Thursday, April 15th: M-Step Science and Social Studies (for all Juniors)
*Specific information and schedules for testing days will be sent out to both students and parents in the coming weeks. 
AP Testing:
Advanced Placement (AP) tests will take place during the first two weeks of May. All AP testing will be traditional paper pencil testing and will be scheduled at the JCA to maintain a safe and productive testing environment. More information including schedule and test-specific details will be sent to both students and parents following Spring Break. 


Congratulations to the Grand Rapids Amateur Hockey Association Griffins Girls 19u on winning the MAHA State Championship.  Our very own Rachel Puruleski, Emma Johns and Peyton Elliot will travel to Denver, Colorado to compete in the National Championship.  Good luck at Nationals!!



REMINDER: High school doors are accessible with student key cards beginning at 7:30 am.  Due to COVID restrictions we ask that students not arrive before that time.  If you have an extenuating circumstance, please contact the main office.  Those students with a zero hour have access beginning at 6:45 am.  

indexCalling IN a Student

  • If your student is ill, or coming in late,
    • BEFORE 8am, call 457.3400, press 1 for attendance
    • If Mrs. Schaaf doesn’t answer please leave a message with
      • Student’s name – with the spelling of the last name
      • Grade
      • Reason for your student’s absence including symptoms
      • Your relation to the student
    • If your student arrives at school late, they will need to sign in at the main office.
    • If your student has an appointment during the school day, please remember to provide the school with a medical excuse to medically clear the absence.  

Calling OUT a Student

  • If your student needs to leave school during the day,
    • AT LEAST 2 HOURS PRIOR to the time you need your student released, call 457.3400, press 1 for attendance. 
    • If Mrs. Schaaf doesn’t answer, please leave a message with
      • Student’s name – with the the spelling of the last name
      • Grade
      • Time your student needs to be released
      • The reason the student is leaving & whether or not they’re returning to school that day
    • Before leaving school, your student will need to sign out in the main office.
    • All calls to dismiss your student for an appointment need to be in BEFORE 12pm.  

Pre-Arranged Absences 3 or More Days

  • Blue pre-arranged permission forms can be picked up from Mrs. Schaaf in the main office.
  • These forms are for planned absences of 3 or more days due to surgery, vacation, out of town travel, etc.  
  • Completed forms need to be returned to the main office 5 school days PRIOR to pre-arranged absence start date.


If you change your email address or phone number, please contact Beth at bvendal@jpsonline.org or extension 3358.  We want to be sure to have the most current information possible.  If you have an address change, contact Lorri Gierman at lgierman@jpsonline.org

Spring Musical!

Mamma Mia!, opens on March 23 and runs through March 27.

Information and tickets can be found at www.jpsarts.com

Senior Getaway Registration Form

Jenison DECA Earns SBE Recognition 2021

Jenison Hudsonville Food Service is Hiring!!