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 school  year, which begins Tuesday, September 5.  Please plan for approximately 45-60 minues to complete the scheduled activities below. We accept cash or separate check payments (no debit/credit cards). If you cannot attend the August 23-24 event, please visit the White Pines Main Office August 28-31 to complete this information. Our summer office hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
 

GIVE AND TAKE 2017
White Pines Intermediate Gymnasium

  • FIFTH GRADE
    • Wednesday, August 23 from 10:00a to 1:00p
    • Thursday, August 24 from 3:00p to 6:00p 
  • SIXTH GRADE
    • Wednesday, August 23 from 3:00p to 6:00p
    • Thursay, August 24 from 10:00a to 1:00p

CONTACT INFO
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. 

PARENT VUE
Our online ParentVUE offers secure access to school and student information, including current quiz, test, project grades, and report cards. If you have not activated your ParentVue account, an activiation letter will be mailed in August.

EMAIL SIGN-UP
Parents will be asked to subscribe to our school email list so we can continue to share timely and relevant information with you. You can visit the Quick Link Parent Email Blast to register.

TECHNOLOGY/CHROMEBOOKS
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 reference our Technology Handbook for more information about the insurance and technology-related policies.  Make checks payable to GHAPS.

STUDENT PLANNER
Students will have access to an online planner/agenda for daily use. They are expected to use this shared calendar for recording assignments and homework. Teachers will push this document through Google Classroom.

PHYS ED T-SHIRTS
Students are required to purchase a t-shirt for physical education class. Cost is $7 with checks payble to GHAPS. Sixth grade students may wear their shirt from the previous year.

PTO MEMBERSHIP
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.

YEARBOOK
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.

TRANSPORTATION
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.

MEDICATIONS
Medication Form 5330 must be completed by parent AND physician if your child is to receive prescription and/or non-prescription medication during the school day. All medication received at GIVE AND TAKE or Student Services MUST be in the original container and accompanied with Form 5330. All forms are located HERE.

NORTH OTTAWA RECREATION AUTHORITY
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 or online.

STUDENT PHOTO ID
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.

FOOD SERVICES
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. 

TEAM ASSIGNMENTS & SCHEDULE
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.

FIFTH GRADE CAMP
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. 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. 

School Info

White Pines Intermediate

1400 S. Griffin Street
Grand Haven, MI 49417

 

Office:
   616-850-6300
Attendance:
   616-850-6350
Student Services: 
   616-850-6320
Fax:
   616-850-6310
 

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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