Information & Updates

No matter what challenges we face, our community of Kenowa Hills educators is here to give the very best to our students and families!

Enrollment for 2023-24
To enroll your NEW student at Kenowa Hills for the upcoming 2023-24 school year, please visit khps.org/registration. Returning students, please watch for forthcoming information regarding updating your student's information in PowerSchool.

All the Info - Stay Up to Date!

All the 2023-34 information and important dates can be found below and will be added as it is confirmed. Check back often for updates!

2023-24 School Year

As we head into the 2023-24 school year, we are excited to share that once again both breakfast and lunch will be provided to our students at no cost by the State of Michigan.

In the meantime, 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!

*If you are a parent of a K-Knight or Kindergarten student, you may not find your student(s) in the system at this time. Please check back soon for an update!

Questions regarding food service can be directed to Shanna Williams, Director of Food and Nutrition Services, at (616) 965-4290.

Click Here for school meal menus.

Bus Tracking – Ride 360
Kenowa Hills is proud to announce the launch of My Ride 360 and in-vehicle GPS geolocation to provide parents and students with real-time access to bus stop locations, transportation routes, pick-up times, and more. You can register your account, add your students, and access tracking and bus information using the instructions below.

Download the Traversa Ride 360 Parent Instruction Sheet
Configuración de seguimiento de transporte escolar

Set up Via Website
My Ride 360 Bus Tracking

Download the Mobile App
Apple ios

Google Play

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

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 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 SmartStart September 5 & 6 by appointment (teachers will contact parents)

  • 3 yr. old T/TH session is September 7
  • 3 yr. old M/W/F session is September 8
  • 4 yr. old session is September 7
    • Plus Smart Starts by appointment on September 5 & 6

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, 2023. Kindergarten and K-Knights are offered at all three of our elementary buildings.

Click here to check out our kindergarten FAQs

Elementary School Supply Lists

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

School Picture Day

Zinser Elementary
Wednesday, October 4 | Retake/Makeup day: Friday, November 10


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.

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)

All high school athletes must have a physical on file with the athletic office dated on or after April 15, 2023, 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, 2023, 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.)

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 2023-24 Calendar

Save the Dates

Gus Macker - September 16-17
Homecoming - September 22
Community Knight - October 13
Fall Senior Night - October 20

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 starting this upcoming 2023-2024 fall season. At this time participation fees will be paid in the athletic offices of your appropriate school prior to the start of each sports season. 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 7, 2023.

Get Started with the Parent Playbook

Gus Macker - September 16-17
Homecoming - September 22
Fall Break - October 6-10
Community Knight - October 13
Thanksgiving Break - November 20-24
Holiday Break - December 25-January 5
Midwinter Break - February 16-20
Spring Break - March 28-April 5
Commencement - May 29
Last Day of School - June 6



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