Enrollment Information & Forms
2021-2022 Student pre-registration
2020-2021 Student Registration For The Current School Year
Welcome to Jenison Public Schools! We are dedicated to providing your child the best possible education. All registration will be done online. If you prefer to come to the Administration Office for the online enrollment, we will assist you.
At the time of enrollment, you will need to provide us with the following documents. You can either upload as part of the online registration process or bring them to the Administration Office and we can make a photocopy for our records.
- Proof of Residency (photocopy of utility bill, house buy/sell agreement or rental agreement).
- Up-To-Date Immunization Record.
- Photocopy of your child’s original Certified Birth Certificate.
Please note it must be a certified copy, not the hospital certificate that shows the child's footprints. If you don't have a certified birth certificate, you can order one from the County Clerk's Office in the county where your child was born. you may download ordering instructions for Kent or Ottawa County by clicking on the appropriate link:
- How to request a certified birth certificate in Kent County
- How to request a certified birth certificate in Ottawa County,
- OAISD district boundary map
Jenison Public Schools offers both Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs for children who will be five years old on or before December 1, 2021.
A creative, nurturing staff delivering a developmentally appropriate, yet challenging, curriculum makes the Kindergarten experience a powerful start to your child’s education.
- Transitional Kindergarten is a full-day, every day program meeting at our Early Childhood Center.
- Our exemplary Kindergarten program is a full-day, every day program meeting at each of our elementary schools.
All Kindergarten programs are available to children who reside in Jenison as well as the surrounding area. Through the Schools of Choice program, Jenison Public Schools accepts students residing in Ottawa, Kent, Allegan, and Muskegon counties without the necessity of a release from the district of residence.
February 1-5, 2021
All children entering either Kindergarten program must be screened prior to placement. Questions can be directed to Lorri via email at Lgierman@JPSonline.org.
Spanish Immersion Kindergarten
Spanish Immersion Prospective Parent Meeting
If you are interested in learning more about the Jenison Spanish Immersion Program for your incoming Kindergartener, we have a virtual meeting planned for January 21 at 7pm. Please email Sarah Giere for the ZOOM link or other information at: email@example.com.
Jenison Public Schools also offers a Spanish Immersion Kindergarten program. In this program, English speaking students will learn the district’s rigorous core academic program through instruction in Spanish. Spanish is the means of content instruction, not just a subject of instruction. Many research studies have shown the effectiveness of language immersion programs in language and cognitive development.
If you have questions, please contact the building below based on grade level.
Administration Office (inside the Center for the Arts)
8375 20th Ave.
Jenison, MI 49428
District Registrar - Lorri Gierman (Lgierman@jpsonline.org)
Office Hours 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Open Year Round)
Jenison Junior High School
8295 20th Ave.
Jenison, MI 49428
616-667-3250 Guidance Office
Jr High Registrar - Jen Urban (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Office Hours 7:30 a.m-2:30 p.m.
Jenison High School
2140 Bauer Rd.
Jenison, MI 49428
616-667-3360 Guidance Office
Sr High Registrar - Carol Dyke (email@example.com)
Office Hours 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
ONLINE Grades K-12
Jenison International Academy (JIA)
7506 Church Ct
Jenison, MI 49428
JIA Registrar - Nancy Gibson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Office Hours 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Open Year Round)
Schools of Choice
Jenison Public Schools offer outstanding instructional and extra-curricular programs and, through Schools of Choice, is pleased to offer these programs to non-resident students. Most students residing within the Ottawa, Kent, Muskegon, or Allegan Counties may attend Jenison Public Schools under Schools of Choice.
How does Schools of Choice work?
Districts across West Michigan have agreed to accept and release students across district boundaries provided students meet requirements. Parents will complete the Schools of Choice Application as part of the online registration.
If one child is accepted, will siblings be accepted?
Yes, siblings are accepted provided they meet the requirements. Once children are enrolled they are considered Jenison Public Schools students until graduation.
Can I request a specific school building?
Yes, we will make every effort to honor your request. If classes are full at your requested building you will be notified and we will work with you prior to placing your child at another building.
Is transportation available for Schools of Choice students?
Students who live outside of the Jenison Public Schools enrollment boundaries are not normally transported. However, this decision is based on whether the student can be picked up at an existing bus stop. Our transportation department will work with you in determining if transportation is available.
If you have additional questions regarding Schools of Choice, please contact our registrar, Lorri Gierman (Lgierman@jpsonline.org) or at 616-457-8839.