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Challenge 5


Student Attendance Campaign Continues This Fall

This fall, as part of the district’s parent engagement plan, GRPS is continuing an aggressive campaign focused on improving student attendance.

Student success goes hand in hand with good attendance and far too many students are chronically absent – missing 18 or more days of school.  Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success in kindergarten through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, parents and families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely, every day, ready to learn. 

What is Challenge 5?

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School Uniforms Required for Elementary, K8, and Middle School Students

DSC 1726As part of the Transformation Plan, the district is phasing in a new school dress code requiring all students to wear school uniforms. This year, elementary, K8, and middle school students are required to wear uniforms. 

What are the requirements?
Tops: Collared shirts, vests, sweaters in navy blue, light blue, white, black, red, or orange (Ottawa Hills feeder schools) 
Bottoms: Pants, shorts, dresses, and skirts in navy blue, black, or tan/khaki. Denim, sweatpants, and leggings are not permitted to be worn as pants.

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Back to School Checklist

 As the first day of the 2014-15 school year approaches, please take a moment to use the following checklist to make sure your child is ready to begin a successful school year.

ü  Enroll your child(ren). If you have not enrolled your child, please visit Student Information Systems at 1331 Franklin St SE. You will need to bring your child’s birth certificate, shot record, and proof of residency (example: utility bill, rent receipt, NOT a driver’s license, cell phone bill, or insurance bill).

ü  Purchase school uniforms for any children in an elementary, K8 school, middle. Visit for more information. Check out our preferred vendors: Screen Ideas, Meijer, Lands’ End, and Salvation Army.

ü  Sign up for LOOP and LOFT after school programs. Sign-ups will be held in your child’s school.

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