10/26: bus #11 and #32 not running due to driver shortage. KCTC/KTC/KIH and ECSE will run as scheduled.

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Become a Knight!

If you are a resident of the district and would like to become a Knight at Kenowa Hills Public Schools, we are so excited to welcome you! Please create an account on our online registration website to fill out the necessary paperwork. Click here to access our Health Appraisal Form.

Website: gateway.khps.org

Before closing out of the online registration system, please make sure to select a date and time to meet with the registrar. Please bring in the required registration documents at that time.

Kindergartners and K-Knights (young 5s)

Whether this is your first or last child attending kindergarten, this year will be a milestone for your family. We are confident you will find that Kenowa Hills Public Schools is an outstanding learning community that takes tremendous pride in our students, parents, and the responsibilities we have as educators in preparing the youth for the future. Our dedication to Personal Mastery starts for our youngest learners.

Kindergarten and Young 5s is offered at all three of our elementary buildings. Be sure to join us at an upcoming Family Tour event where you can tour the school, meet the teachers and principals, and ask questions!

2019-20 Kindergarten and Young 5s (K-Knights)
Family Meetings

Kindergarten Family Tours

Alpine
February 21: 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Central
February 25: 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Zinser
February 20: 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Preschool Open House
Kenowa Hills Early Childhood Center
3971 Richmond Court NW, Grand Rapids
February 7
6:00 to 7:30 pm


What is K-Knights?

K-Knights (also known as Young 5s) is a tuition-free program designed to teach skills that students need to start kindergarten and is open (but not limited) to children whose 5th birthday falls between June and September 1st. It may also be a good fit for those children who have no preschool experience. Your child will experience a fun, creative, encouraging, child-centered environment while learning to work both independently and collaboratively. Kindergarten skills and behavior are emphasized while students are given the support they need to find success at their level of learning and development. To see if this program would be a good fit for your child, please attend one of the events above at your home school.

My child is new to Kenowa Hills. What do I do first?

Register Online

  1. Register online at gateway.khps.org.
  2. Finalize registration by selecting an appointment time during your online registration process.
  3. Bring the following documents to your registration appointment: 1. Original Birth Certificate 2. Proof of Residency (e.g., current utility bill) 3. Immunization Records 4. An up-to-date Health Appraisal Form.
  4. Your registration appointment with the Kenowa Hills Registrar will be held at the Kenowa Hills Administration Building located at 2325 Four Mile Road NW, Grand Rapids. Our Registrar staff will walk you through all the steps necessary to get your child enrolled, including setting up a Kindergarten Screening appointment, if applicable.
  5. Hearing and Vision testing (kindergarten only)


Current K-Knight students as well as preschoolers attending Kenowa Hills tuition based preschool do not need to register in gateway again. Kenowa Hills tuition-based preschool students should provide an updated immunization record and health appraisal to their school's main office.

GSRP (Great Start Readiness Preschool) and Daycare students who are Kenowa Hills residents: Follow steps 1-4 above. Families who live outside the boundaries of Kenowa Hills will need to apply for Schools of Choice to attend Kindergarten at Kenowa Hills.

ECSE (Early Childhood Special Education) students currently enrolled will not need to register online again. Simply provide an updated immunization and health appraisal to the school office.

Other Important Information

Age Requirement
Children must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2019 to enroll in kindergarten or K-Knights. The K-Knights program is for students who are not quite ready for kindergarten but meet the age requirement. K-Knights attend all-day everyday Monday through Friday.

Schools of Choice
If you reside outside of the Kenowa Hills boundaries, you are welcome to attend orientation at one of our elementary schools. This does not guarantee your child a Schools of Choice spot in kindergarten. The Schools of Choice window will open April 10 and close on May 12. More information on how and when to apply is available on our Schools of Choice Page.

Returning Students
User names and passwords are mailed out with report cards at the end of the school year. Please use that information to login to the following site and update your student's information.

Website: infoupdate.khps.org

School Boundary Info
For school boundary information please call the Transportation Department at 453-4757.

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