Get Ready for Back-to-School

Posted at 6:38 AM, Aug 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-08 06:40:54-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– In less than a month, most West Michigan students will head back to school.

Orientations are already starting at Grand Rapids Public Schools.

This year, students will be starting the school year transitioning into a new direction. It’s part of a Transformation Plan the district has been working. FOX 17 has been updating you on the restructuring process.

Some of the changes will begin this year, including the phasing in of a new dress code. The purpose of the plan is to increase the district’s graduation rate, decrease the district drop out rate, and get students more college-ready.

Here is a check-list to keep in mind as you get your students ready for the class.

*Make sure your children are enrolled and that uniforms are purchased, if necessary..

*Sign up for any after-school programs if it’s needed.

*Get a physical for your student athlete

*Know what time your student’s school day starts and ends.

*Update your emergency contact information.

08-08-13 Grand Rapids Public Schools orientation schedule