HPS Transportation provides a safe and positive environment, as efficiently as possible, each and every day. We serve as a bridge of communication between school and home.
Parents can access transportation information through your parent portal LINK.
REGISTER YOUR STUDENT FOR TRANSPORATION in 2021-2022.
In order to reserve a place on a HPS bus to or from school next academic year, parents MUST complete the transportation portion of the online student registration process.
PK & K Transportation Release Form
All kindergarten students eligible for transportation can only be released from a bus to a parent or a guardian. If you would like to designate someone other than yourself, please complete the following form and return it to the Holland Public Schools Transportation Department. The transportation department must have this form on file in advance of releasing a kindergarten student to someone other than a parent/guardian.
- STUDENTS ELIGIBLE FOR TRANSPORTATION WILL BE ASSIGNED TO A BUS
- SPECIFIC PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF LOCATIONS WILL BE MAILED TO PARENTS
- DESIGNATED SAFE & SECURE STOPS WILL BE ASSIGNED
- ONLY ELIGIBLE STUDENT RIDERS WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE BUS
- BUS TRANSPORTATION IS A PRIVILEGE. THE DISTRICT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SUSPEND PRIVILEGES AT ANY TIME.
Notifications will go out Mid-August. Notifications will have Stop Locations, Pick-Up Times, and Drop-Off Times. If you need changes, please complete the Transportation Change Request Form.
PLEASE HAVE YOUR STUDENT STANDING AT THE STOP AT LEAST 5 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE TIME OF THE STOP.
Bus times may vary due to traffic, weather and road conditions. This is why we allow a 5-minute leeway before and after the stop time. Please understand that your students’ safety is our number one priority. All of our drivers are trained with the utmost care and make sure that they are driving the safest speed per what road conditions allow.
If the bus stop happens to be in front of your home, then the student(s) still needs to be standing outside. NOT INSIDE THE HOME.
Your cooperation is much appreciated with this matter. Note: if your student is the only student that is picked up at a stop and the student is not outside, the bus will go on.
Transportation Request Form
Our Transportation Services Office is located at the district's Maintenance & Transportation Center. Our offices are open Monday - Friday, 6am-4:45pm
2023-2024 Academic Calendar
Holland Public Schools Administrators and members of the Holland Education Association have finalized the Academic Calendar for the 2023-2024 school year. Highlights of the calendar include:
- Open House | August 21
- First Day of School | August 23
- Holiday Break | December 23-January 7
- Mid-Winter Break | February 23-26
- Spring Break | April 3-7
- Tulip Time Parade - Half Day | May 9
- Last Day of School | June 4
Also included in the calendar are Early Release Days on most Wednesdays during the school year. On these days, students will be released from school 60 minutes early in order to allow teachers a better opportunity for collaborative professional development.
2023-24 Student Registration
As we prepare for the start of the next school year, it's time register your student for 2023-24. This is something we ask ALL HPS families to do EVERY year.
Completing the registration lets us know your student(s) will be returning next year! It also lets you:
- Review and update household contact information
- Review and update student health information
- Request transportation 2022-2023 school year (Deadline to request bussing is August 10)
Without this information, your student can not be added to a class list for next year OR have a class schedule created for them.
It doesn't take long to update this information in your Parent Portal account - but it is so important that you do it very soon!
Reminder about REMIND
REMIND is the best way to get “Snow Day” announcements from HPS.
Unsung Heroes of HPS Staff
During a staff luncheon this week, Superintendent Nick Cassidy recognized some Unsung Heroes of the HPS Staff.
School Election Day is Tuesday, November 8
On the ballot in the City of Holland: 19.5-Mill Non-Homestead Millage Proposal
- Supports Daily Operating Budget
- Does Not Apply to Primary Residences
HPS Families who need transportation to and/or from school need to request bussing from the Transportation Department.
2022-23 School Hours
The first day of school is Wednesday, August 24!
JEFFERSON | HLA | HOLLAND HEIGHTS | WEST
- Full Day | 8:30am - 3:36pm
- Half Day | 8:30am - 11:35am
HOLLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL
- Full Day | 7:30am-2:42pm
- Half Day | 7:30-10:35am
HOLLAND HIGH SCHOOL
- Full Day | 7:45am-2:55pm
- Half Day | 7:45-10:50am