Keep up with the latest Back-to-School Communications from the District!
The first day of the 2022-2023 school year is Tuesday, August 23rd! By keeping up with communications from the district, you can be sure you won’t miss out on the great events and open houses leading up to the first day.
In the meantime, have you explored the new GRPS website?
The new Grand Rapids Public Schools website has been completely rebuilt in order to better serve our district’s existing and prospective families, as well as Grand Rapids community members. Navigate to grps.org TODAY to see all that the new website has to offer, including:
- A look at the 2022-2028 Strategic Plan
- A directory of GRPS leadership
- A directory featuring every school in the district, complete with each school’s individual webpage and contact information for leadership in each building
- The most up-to-date districtwide news
- A tool to find and enroll in your neighborhood school
- Links to access ParentVue and StudentVue, plus other related portals
- And MUCH more!
Check it out today!
Orientations, Open Houses, and Enrollment Assistance
2022-23 Orientation and Open House dates are happening all month long! Check beck to the GRPS website frequently to see when the full schedule is made public, and to learn where to find enrollment assistance.
If you missed getting help enrolling at your child’s school, be sure and come to one of the Neighborhood Enrollment Day events organized by the GRPS Scholar Recruitment and Retention Committee on September 20 and 22! More details to come.
In June of 2022, the District made an important decision regarding school uniforms and a new dress code for the 2022-2023 school year.
One of the priority outcomes for our new GRPS Strategic Plan is to “increase scholar empowerment, belonging and agency.” The Superintendent’s Scholars Advisory Council strongly advocated for the district to eliminate the school uniform requirement. Based on this feedback, we agreed to conduct a survey of scholars, families, and staff to gauge whether we should make a change. The survey results showed families and staff were largely split about the uniform requirement, while our scholars were overwhelmingly opposed to it.
In keeping with the priority outcomes identified in our Strategic Plan, we have made the decision to eliminate the PK-12 school uniform requirement and implement a new dress code policy for the 2022-2023 school year.
The new GRPS Scholar Dress Code Policy will be presented to and voted on by the Board of Education in the coming weeks. When the Scholar Dress Code Policy is finalized, we will send it out to scholars, families, and staff.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact your scholar’s school directly. You may also call the Communications Department at 616-819-2149 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.