Welcome to the 2020/21 school year! This is sure to be a learning experience unlike anything we have ever seen.
Our passionate Middle School staff is excited to see students again and we are working hard to make sure that we have the safest and most effective learning environment possible. Whether you have chosen in-person or online, our goal is to do everything in our power to support your family and prepare your child for high school and all of the opportunities beyond.
HMS Weekly News 5/24/21 - 5/28/21
HMS Weekly Update- 5/23/21
Please read through this weekly update and if you have any additional questions or concerns, please email the following staff members:
Mr. Cassidy (email@example.com ) safety protocols, general questions
Mrs. Bair (firstname.lastname@example.org ) Online instruction, schedules
Mrs. Legg (email@example.com ) Online instruction, schedules
Mrs. Ortega (firstname.lastname@example.org ) Registration
Nurse Byl (email@example.com ) Medication or health related questions
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Important Upcoming Dates:
5/26/21- 10:45 am- Rising Freshmen meeting with High School Coaches on the bleachers by the football field at HMS. This is only for students.
5/31/21- No School- Memorial Day
End of the Year Celebrations:
6/10/21- Last day of school with dismissal at 10:35. 8th grade awards assembly will be 8:30-10:00 in the cafeteria. We are still working out details on how/if we can include parents.
Needed Immunizations for Incoming 7th Graders and New Students:
Students entering 7th grade and students entering any grade in a new school district, need to have the following immunizations by the start of school as mandated by state law:
• 4 doses of DT/DTP/DTaP/Td OR 3 doses, if the first dose was given after the first birthday
• 1 dose of Tdap at 11 years of age or older, upon entry into 7th grade or higher
• 4 doses of polio OR 3 doses, if dose #3 was given after the 4th birthday
• 2 doses of MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) vaccine at or after 1 year of age
• 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
• 1 dose of MCV4 (quadrivalent conjugate meningitis vaccine)
• 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine at or after 1 year of age OR evidence of immunity (blood test) OR reliable history of having had chickenpox
If a parent is waiving one or more vaccines, which are required for their child to enter school, the parent will need to make an appointment at their local health department to obtain a NEW waiver prior to the start of school.
Antigen Testing for Athletes:
As you may be aware, orders from MDHHS require all athletes ages 13-19 to complete a COVID-19 antigen test on a weekly basis throughout their season. Students who turn 13 years old during the season are not required to participate in testing until after their 13th birthday, and students who will be 12 years old or younger for the entire season are exempt from the testing program altogether.
The Middle School will test from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m on Mondays for the remainder of the season.
In order for your child to participate in the testing program, the two attached forms (consent form and code of conduct) must be completed and returned to the middle school office. Completed forms can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hard copies of the forms will be distributed to team members at practices.
A link to the MDHHS Interim Guidance for Athletics is available at the following link: March 20th Interim Guidance.
Please know that your child must participate in the testing program in order to be a member of a team this season. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Kisner, HPS Athletic Trainer, at email@example.com or 494-2235.
Notes from Nurse Byl:
"Children 12 and older are now eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Here's what you need to know: https://allergyasthmanetwork.org/news/covid-vaccine-for-children/
If interested, here's where you can sign up: https://vaccinatewestmi.com/events/categories/ottawa-county/"
"May is Asthma Awareness Month. Asthma is one of the most common lifelong diseases. 1 in 13 Americans (more than 25 million) live with asthma, a disease affecting the lungs and causing repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. Learn more about Asthma here: https://www.epa.gov/asthma "
HMS Weekly News 4/12/21 - 4/16/21
HMS Weekly Update- 4/12/21 - 4/16/21
8th Graders on April 13th:
Face to Face Students-
Antigen Testing for Athletes-
Free Veggies from the HMS Greenhouse.
Practices and tryouts for all high school fall sports begin on Monday, August 9th
Each year HPS asks parents to register their student(s) for the next school year. Updating the information in your Parent Portal account helps us:
- Build class lists.
- Determine transportation needs.
- Stay in touch with you during the school year.
HMS Greenhouse Harvest - Free Veggies!Date: Jul 26Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMLocation: East Holland Middle School 373 E 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, United StatesCalendar: Holland Middle Calendar
HMS Greenhouse Harvest - Free Veggies!Date: Aug 2Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMLocation: East Holland Middle School 373 E 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, United StatesCalendar: Holland Middle Calendar
HMS Greenhouse Harvest - Free Veggies!Date: Aug 9Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMLocation: East Holland Middle School 373 E 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, United StatesCalendar: Holland Middle Calendar
HMS Greenhouse Harvest - Free Veggies!Date: Aug 16Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMLocation: East Holland Middle School 373 E 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, United StatesCalendar: Holland Middle Calendar
Back to School Open Houses 4:00 PM to 6:00 PMBack to School Open HousesDate: Aug 23Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PMCalendar: Holland Middle Calendar
First Day of School 9:00 AM to 10:00 AMFirst Day of SchoolDate: Aug 24Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AMCalendar: Holland Middle Calendar
No School - Labor DayDate: Sep 3Calendar: Holland Middle Calendar
Holland Middle School
373 E 24th Street
Holland, MI 49423
- Full Day | 7:30am-2pm
- Half Day | 7:30-10:49am
MHS Office Hours:
- 7am- 3pm | M-F (August-June)
Click here to see the A/B schedule. (updated 12/28/20)
We are Here For You and your student.
Volunteer at HMS:
We love when parents or guardians get involved. Make sure to fill out the district volunteer form (once each school year) and return it to the office.