Give and Take

GIVE AND TAKE is the name of the summer event each August when students and parents come to school in preparation for the new academic year.  This year August 22 and 23 have been reserved for this special event. 

    • Monday, August 22 from 10:00a to 1:00p
    • Tuesday, August 23 from 3:00p to 6:00p
    • Monday, August 22 from 3:00p to 6:00p
    • Tuesday, August 23 from 10:00a to 1:00p

When you attend GIVE AND TAKE, you will receive or be asked to provide information for the items listed below. Please notice the various payment options associated with each item. 

It's a good idea to come prepared with personal checks or money orders for items that require payment.  You will want to report to the main gymnasium and plan to spend 45-60 minutes to complete the following activities: 

Parents need to check the accuracy of our contact data for emergency purposes. This information is critical and we will not update any contact information without verification. You will be asked to verify names, addresses, phone numbers, and provide email addresses.  If you have activated your online ParentVue account, you can update contact information before GIVE AND TAKE. 

All students at White Pines receive a Chromebook for classroom and home use. An optional insurance policy is available for $15 ($10 for reduced meal students and $5 for free meal students) which covers the first two accidental device damages for the year (no deductible). Please visit reference our Technology Handbook for more information about the insurance and technology-related policies.  Make checks payable to GHAPS.

Students are required to purchase a $7 t-shirt for physical education class. Sixth grade students may wear their shirt from the previous year. Make checks payable to GHAPS.

All students will need a photograph taken for their school identification card, which is used as a lunch debit card and library card. Students will also have their school picture taken at this time and parents may select a photo package to purchase. You may pay online or make a check payable to Geskus Photography.

Breakfast and lunch are served at White Pines. You can make arrangements to confirm and contribute to your child’s food service account.  Information and forms about reduced or free meals are available. You may pay online or make a check payable to GHAPS. 

Information about the White Pines Yearbook will be provided. Students may order a yearbook for $15 before December 18. You may pay online or make a check payable to GHAPS.  

All students must use a White Pines Agenda while attending school. Agendas will be available to purchase for $5 at the PTO (Parent-Teacher Organization) table during GIVE AND TAKE. Make check payable to White Pines PTO.

We encourage families to join the White Pines Parent-Teacher Organization. Our PTO organizes several student events, coordinates volunteer help, and raises funds to support school activities. Annual membership is only $5. You may make a check payable to White Pines PTO.

Students will receive their team assignment and class schedule during GIVE AND TAKE. Locker assignments and combinations will be included in this information. Students may locate their classrooms and lockers.

All fifth grade students will be participating in Outdoor Education at YMCA Camp Pendalouan this Fall. Cost for this two-day, overnight event is $75 and is due by September 21.  However, students will be participating in a fundraiser this year and by selling 15 items, they will be able to go to camp free.  All fifth grade students will receive a fundraising packet at GIVE AND TAKE. 

Representatives from the GHAPS Transportation Department will be present to meet students and confirm busing arrangements. Only one pick-up location and one drop-off location for the entire year is permitted.

If your child receives prescription and/or non-prescription medication during the school day, parents must complete paperwork and provide all dispensed medication. All medication must be in the original container and not in plastic bags or other container types. We do not provide Tylenol or any other common OTC pain relievers. Please bring all necessary medication to GIVE AND TAKE.

NORA provides extensive athletic opportunities and various recreational activities for students at White Pines. Information about their programs will be available at GIVE AND TAKE.

School Info

White Pines Intermediate

1400 S. Griffin Street
Grand Haven, MI 49417


Student Services: 

Main Office:
   8:10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Doors Open:
   8:10 a.m.

Class Hours:
   8:45 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Student Services:
   8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Attendance Office:
   8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.


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