09/13/2021 Courier 

What Is Coming Soon?  

School Calendar:   https://geneseechristianschool.com/resources/#resources

 September 7 – Picture order forms went  home.  https://geneseechristianschool.com/resources/#resources

 September 15 – Picture Day for K-12 (Forms were handed out in school on 09/07.  For extra order forms: click the link above and go to “frequently used forms”) 

September 17 – Bucks for  Bibles Day – See information under Elementary and MS/HS (directives vary by building)


Long Sleeve Shirt Sale
Additional Spirit Wear shirts are available from the Business and Entrepreneur Class.  An email was sent on September 10th with the details.  An order form can be found at 



General News


Picture Share

Please GCS Peeps share pictures with the school of school events, sports, outings….. so on.

We would love to see pictures and see all of those smiling faces.  The pictures (gif or jpeg) will be used for the Courier, slide shows, and our new website.  Please send them to gcs@geneseechristianschool.com 

Share a Ride – Goodrich or Ortonville
A family in Ortonville is looking for someone to carpool with to and from school.  Please contact the administration office for information. gcs@geneseechristianschool.com 

After School Help Classes
Mrs. Armbrust will be offering after-school homework help classes for students every day after school from 3:05 to 4:00 pm. Please contact her at marmbrust@geneseechristianschool.com if you would like your child to attend any of these help classes.

Mrs. Armbrust is available for fee-based, one-on-one tutoring in reading, grammar, or mathematics (K-9th). Times for sessions are one hour in length from 4:00-5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Please contact her at marmbrust@geneseechristianschool.com if you would like to sign your child up for tutoring.

Little Leaders/Latchkey

We are very pleased to announce that Little Leaders is now billing through FACT SIS Family Portal.  This will allow our families to view their activity and pay electronically.  Cash or check payments may still be made at the daycare office.  If you wish to receive a paper statement, please email Mrs. Britton at cbritton@geneseechristianschool.com.


The daycare has a brand new handbook that is available for review online on the school’s website. It is under Little Leaders, in the Information section.  We encourage everyone who uses the daycare or latchkey program to read this important information. https://geneseechristianschool.com/age-groups/#littleleaders


How to Reach the Daycare/latchkey

If you are calling the elementary for daycare or latchkey, please remember to hit the #2 prompt for Little Leaders.  If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.



School Pictures

School Picture Day is this Wednesday (15th).  Please return the order form and payment in your child’s folder.  All students will have their picture taken for the yearbook.  Please note, picture packages 1-5 include a yearbook.  If you do not order pictures, or only purchase an “add on,” your child will not receive a yearbook.  To purchase a yearbook only ($9.00) please mark package 18.  K-4 students will be photographed on retake day (date to be determined).


Bucks for Bibles for the Elementary This Friday, September 17th

GCS shares the Good News of Jesus Christ with their students as well as around the world.  We raise funds each year to pay for the printing of the books of John and Romans through the Bearing Precious Seed project.  These scriptures are then sent to missionaries around the world for free distribution.  There will be multiple ways for students to contribute financially to this project this year! At the elementary this Friday, students may bring in $1 (or MORE) and dress down in loose-fitting athletic pants (NO Yoga pants, shorts, or pajamas).  


Spirit Week and Homecoming – September 20 – 24

Look for Spirit Week information coming home today in your child’s folder. We have lots of fun planned for the week with dress up days and treats to purchase! Make plans to join us for our homecoming event on September 24th here at the Elementary. 


Used IPad Cords for sale!

We are selling our used IPad chargers for $5 a piece until gone.  This money will go back into our technology fund.  If you would like 1 or 2 please send in the money and we will get them to you. First come, first served.


Dress Code

Now that temperatures are dipping in the mornings, please send a jacket or sweater with your child.  Please remember that only GCS hoodies are allowed in the classroom. 




Middle/High School

Picture Day – This week Wednesday, September 15
This Wednesday is picture day for the Middle/High School building.  All students will have a picture taken regardless if a picture package is purchased.  Forms were handed out last week and can be found here https://geneseechristianschool.com/resources/#resources


Hey Cyber Soldier Fans!  We’ve made it to Kettering Kick Off Week! This is our first in person event since February 2020.  The competition starts this Saturday, Sept 18th @8am (Pits open at 7am) and lasts until ~7pm.  Everyone is welcome, for the entire day or just part of it.  The team will be competing several times throughout the day. We’ve been working hard prepping, building and practicing for over a year and now our skills will be put to the test against 40 other teams.  Come see your team compete.  Please note:  All attendees will be required to wear masks and complete a brief health screening before entering the event.  Looking forward to seeing you there!   If you can’t join us in person, you may be able to stream it online through www.theBlueAlliance.com  – Kettering Kickoff – Day 1 (2021) – The Blue Alliance

Robotics Team Meetings this week
9/14 – Tuesday – 5pm to 7pm at Kettering
9/16 – Thursday – 5pm to 7pm at Kettering
9/18 – Saturday – 7am-7pm at Kettering

… look for more details in the weekly Mission Brief email (for a copy, email Phil Pritchard p.pritch@outlook.com)

There’s No Place Like HOMEcoming!
Spirit Week and the Friday Homecoming soccer game are a highlight of GCS Fall activities.  This year’s Spirit Week is Monday, September 20 – Friday, September 24.  Students will have the  opportunity to show their school spirit through hall decorations, special dress days, 8th hour activities, a picnic lunch and much more.  The Spirit Cup is up for grabs – be sure and participate in all the events to support your class.

HOMEcoming Court:

Congratulations to this year’s homecoming court.  The presentation of the court and the crowning of this year’s King and Queen will take place on Friday, September 24 during halftime of the Varsity soccer game.  

9th grade- Mia Zwierzynski and Caden Wrathall

10th grade- Grace Tufford and Will Duthler

11th grade- Kaitlyn Dreasky and Trenton Boike

12th grade- Analiese Armbrust, Ava Boike, Aunastasia Keelean

                 -John Cox, Payton Snyder, Benjamin Walls

Hall Decorating: This WEEK
6th-8th graders are making posters to decorate the halls and cheer on our volleyball and soccer teams.  The posters need to be brought to the high school by Friday, September 17.

9th-12th graders will be decorating the halls on Friday, September 17!!!  This is a new date and time because of the morning soccer game in Byron on Saturday.  We will be at the school from 3:30 to 8:30 on Friday to put up decorations. PARENTS – your help is appreciated.

Dress Days: Spirit Week is September 20-24

Monday: Somewhere over the rainbow – Class Color Day – support your class by wearing your chosen color – school appropriate jeans are allowed.

12 – Black 11 – White 10 – Orange 9 – Grey       8- Tie-Dye     7- Blue      6- Purple

Tuesday: “Twister Day – Wacky Dress” – Wear your clothes inside out, backwards, mis-matched – school appropriate jeans are allowed.

Wednesday – “Which is Which – Twin Day” – You and a friend dress alike in as many ways as possible – school appropriate jeans are allowed.

Thursday -”Lions, Tigers, and Bears – OH MY!” – Animal Day – Dig out your costumes and dress as an animal for the day OR wear your favorite animal shirt. School appropriate jeans are allowed.

Friday – “HOMEcoming – Spirit Day” – get ready for the big game!  Wear your school colors and get ready to cheer the Soldiers to a VICTORY! School appropriate jeans are allowed.

Bible Project – Middle and High School
GCS shares the Good News of Jesus Christ with their students as well as around the world.  We raise funds each year to pay for the printing of the books of John and Romans through the Bearing Precious Seeds project.  These scriptures are then sent to missionaries around the world for free distribution.  There will be multiple ways for students to contribute financially to this project: Bake sale (during Homecoming), Fun Fridays (on the second and fourth Fridays of each month) and Bucks for Bible Days (at least once a month).  For the bake sale and Fun Fridays, families bring in baked goods to be sold. On Bucks for Bible Days, students are allowed to wear school appropriate jeans to school if they bring at least $1.00 for the Bible project. The first Bucks for Bibles day is this Friday, September 17th. 

If you would like to help with the Bake sale or Fun Fridays – please contact Mrs. Heath kheath@geneseechristianschool.com 


Pick up and Drop off  
Students may be dropped off at the Cafeteria entrance as early as 7:30 am. Students may be dropped off at the center doors in the morning starting at 7:45 am.  Students should be picked up by 3:30 pm at the Cafeteria end of the building.  The center doors are reserved for MTA busses at the end of the day. 


Senior Pictures Taken Here – Sep 15, 2021 – ALL Seniors will have a picture taken

In the past few years it has become increasingly difficult for high school Seniors to obtain a head and shoulder picture for the yearbook. This year GCS is having Photo Factory come to the school on September 15th to take yearbook pictures for our Senior Class.  The ENTIRE class will have a school picture taken (at no cost) to be used in the yearbook.  Additional copies will be available for purchase through Photo Factory. 

PLEASE NOTE: Girls will need to wear a nice modest blouse for their picture and boys will need to wear a collared shirt and tie.


Genesee Driving School

Segment l Driver Ed will begin October 11th at GCS. Segment II Driver Dd will begin October 18th at GCS. See Senora Lunney for contracts and to sign up.  Genesee Driving School phone number is 810.564.0808.



Athletic  Fall Schedule 

You can find the Athletic calendar on the athletic page of the school website – click fall schedule 21-22 for practice and game times.https://geneseechristianschool.com/athletics/


Home Game Admission Information

MS $3.00 / person or $15.00 family

JV / V $5.00 / person or $20.00 family


FREE Admission:

GCS Staff 

Senior Citizens (65 and older)

Children under 5

GAC Passes

Today’s Game Workers (gate, clock, book) their spouse & children

GCS issued athletic passes



Varsity Boys Soccer 

5:30pm home game Thursday  (9/16) vs Saginaw Valley Lutheran. 

11:00am away game Saturday (9/18)  @ Byron 


Junior High Boys Soccer 

5:00pm away game today (9/13) at Faith Homeschool – please see maps and locations page under athletic tab of school website for address information  

5:30pm home game Tuesday (9/14) vs Plymouth Christian. 

4:00pm home game Thursday  (9/16) vs Pigeon.


Girls Volleyball Teams 

JV 5:00 home game Tuesday  (9/14) vs Bentley spectators and players will be required to wear masks 

V 6:30  home game Tuesday  (9/14) vs Bentley  spectators and players will be required to wear masks 


JV 5:00 away game Thursday (9/16) @ Bendle  spectators and players will be required to wear masks 

V 6:30 away game Thursday (9/16) @ Bendle spectators and players will be required to wear masks 



Cross Country

Saturday (9/18) 53rd Holly/Duane Raffin Festival 8am.


Junior High Girls Basketball

Sports fees are due TODAY (9/13) – JH is $75


5:00 home game Monday (9/13) vs Morrice spectators and players will be required to wear masks 

5:00 home game Thursday (9/16) vs New Standard spectators and players will be required to wear masks 




5th & 6th grade girls may have an opportunity to play basketball this fall.  Please be watching for emails with more information.


Spirit Wear

Thank you for supporting the GCS athletes & athletic department  with your spirit wear order!  We are expecting items to be delivered to students the week of September 20th just in time for HOMECOMING!