Headshot of Principal CassidyWelcome 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.

-Nick Cassidy
Principal

What's Happening at HMS:

HMS WEEKLY UPDATE  11/29/20

   

Just a reminder that HMS will be starting our Remote Learning plan on Monday, November 30th at 8:00am.    Links to the Remote Learning Plan, Schedule, and FAQs are below and also available on our website.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to teachers and/or administrators with any questions.  

Please read through this weekly update and if you have any additional questions or concerns, please email the following staff members: 

Mr. Cassidy (ncassidy@hollandpublicschools.org ) safety protocols, general questions

Mrs. Bair (rbair@hollandpublicschools.org )-   Online instruction, schedules

Mrs. Legg (klegg@hollandpublicschools.org )  Online instruction, schedules

Mrs. Ortega (aortega@hollandpublicschools.org )  Registration

Nurse Byl (ebyl@hollandpublicschools.org )   Medication or health related questions  

Important Dates:

11/30-12/11-   Remote Learning (Please see Remote Learning below)

12/14-12/18-   In-Person Instruction

Calendar Items-  

Please continue to check the Holland Middle Webpage for updated calendar items.  

REMOTE LEARNING STARTS AT 8 AM NOVEMBER 30TH! 

Remote Learning Plan 

FAQ

Remote Learning- Students - Google Slides - Watch Video

COVID Update-

Message from Superintendent Davis regarding the possibility of Remote Learning:

https://www.hollandpublicschools.org/Core/News/Article/1491

Covid Dashboard-

https://www.hollandpublicschools.org/downloads/_news_/blob_65.jpg

HMS Meal Service During Remote Instruction-

https://www.hollandpublicschools.org/Core/News/Article/1481

2nd Semester Information:- 

Information is being mailed today confirming your second semester decision.  Please contact the school if this information is incorrect.  Also listed is information about how it will look face to face or online.  

Upward Bound Program at Hope College-

The Upward Bound Program is currently accepting applications from current 8th grade students.  

Upward Bound (UB) is a pre-college program working with students in grades 9-12 (starting in the summer before 9th grade). The program provides students with year-round academic support along with career exploration, college visits, leadership opportunities, educational trips, and workshops. This is an excellent opportunity for students to receive academic assistance and the mentoring necessary to reach the goal of going to college. While it is a big commitment, UB also provides students with a wealth of information and a group of like minded students and staff who support your dreams and goals. Following is a link to view the UB video that  provides additional information about the program and insight of program graduates:  https://hope.edu/offices/upward-bound/  

If you are interested in this program for your child or if you have questions about the program, please email Mrs. Legg (klegg@hollandpublicschools.org).  She will work with you and your child through the application process.

Hand 2 Hand-

The Hand 2 Hand program will continue to offer food assistance during the Remote Learning period.   If you are interested in picking up bags or if you have questions, please feel free to reach out to the coordinator listed below:

Hand2Hand Church:  Niekerk Christian Reformed Church  616-396-4388

Hand2Hand Coordinator:  Sara Heere and Lisa Wedeven  616-396-4388

Distribution Information:  Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  Come to Entrance A and we will bring the food to your vehicle.   

Hand2Hand Central Office (616-209-2779) infor@h2hkids.org, facebook.com/h2hfeedkids
 

Positive Behavior at HMS-

At HMS, reinforcing positive behavior is a big priority. Students can be recognized for good behavior in the following ways:

- Teachers and staff pass out red DUTCH tickets to students who are modeling the DUTCH expectations. These tickets can be turned in for  the chance to win a free lunch from Jimmy John's on Friday.

- Teachers also send home DUTCH High Five postcards in the mail to students who they feel are doing a good job in class and being a good classmate.

We value our DUTCH expectations at HMS!

D - Diverse. This expectation means that HMS learners understand and respect that individuals are unique and have different strengths, needs, and perspectives! 

U - United. This expectation means that HMS learners work together to help everyone do their best and to put forth their best effort. 

T - Thrive. This expectation means that HMS learners put in effort to do their best when learning or trying to achieve new things. 

C - Committed. This expectation means HMS learners are dedicated to learning, success, safety, and their futures!

H - Honorable. This expectation means HMS learners have integrity and act in a way that deserves praise and respect.

Holiday Support for Families-

Have you started planning for the holidays yet? If so, here are some resources if you and your family need additional support this upcoming holiday season. You may register online or call Lauren DeRoo at HMS for more information.

Salvation Army Link:  https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/.../2020-holland.../

Community Action House Link: tinyurl.com/turkeybox

Reminder of HMS Cell Phone Policies-

Cell phones are to be off and out of site (in backpacks) from 7:30-2:00.   This includes lunch times and breaks.   Moving forward, students with phones out between 7:30 and 2:00 will have their phones confiscated and they will need to pick it up in the office after school.   On the third time their phone is taken it will need to be taken by their parents.

Google Classroom Guardian Emails-

All parents should have been invited to their student’s Google Classrooms.  This is sent out from  the email on file in Infinite Campus. If you have not yet received this, please email Mrs. Bair at rbair@hollandpublicschools.org

Note from the Nurse’s Office-

During remote learning, the nurse is still available to answer any questions you may have related to health and wellness! This includes the most recent COVID-19 guidance and knowledge of community resources. If you are struggling with accessing medical care for your family or your student is struggling with remote learning due to a medical condition or illness, please reach out for assistance. We want to help your child succeed! You may reach the nurse at: ebyl@hollandpublicschools.org or 616-394-3262 (Remote learning office number). 

For more health related information, please visit Nurse Byl's school nurse website at  https://sites.google.com/hollandpublicschools.org/emily-byl-bsn-rn"

 

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Meal Pick-up Events

During remote learning, HPS will continue to provide breakfast and lunch for all children under 18 years-old in the district.

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Tech Help during Remote Learning

Trouble with your iPad? A glitch on your Chromebook? We can help with you HPS-provided learning devices.

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11.30.20 -12.11.20 | Remote Learning

As we start remote learning at Holland Public Schools (November 30 - December 11), here are a few tips and reminders for our students and families.

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HMS goes to Remote Learning on Nov 30.

See you Monday (11/30) at 8 am by Zoom! 

 

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HMS Calendar

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Upcoming Events

  • 30 Nov
    thru Dec 4
  • 4 Dec
    • Meal Pick-up 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
      Meal Pick-up
      Date: Dec 4
      Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
      Calendar: Holland Middle Calendar
      Pick up 7 Breakfasts & 7 Lunches at Holland Heights, West and High School. 

      Meals will also be available at:

      • Calvary Church 10:00 - 10:20

      • Lincoln Estates (near playground) 10:30 - 10:50


      • Blvd Church 10:00 - 10:20

      • St Francis 10:30 - 10:50

      • First Reformed 11:00 - 11:20


      • Harbor Village (parking lot) 10:00 - 10:20

      • Meadow Lanes (near Office) 10:30 - 10:50

      • Crowne Pointe (nearPlayground) 11:00 - 11:20



      Free meals provided for all children under 18 in the district.

      To help us plan for the number of meals we will need to provide, please sign up!
  • 7 Dec
    thru Dec 11
  • 11 Dec
    • Meal Pick-up 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
      Meal Pick-up
      Date: Dec 11
      Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
      Calendar: Holland Middle Calendar
      Pick up 7 Breakfasts & 7 Lunches at Holland Heights, West and High School. 

      Meals will also be available at:

      • Calvary Church 10:00 - 10:20

      • Lincoln Estates (near playground) 10:30 - 10:50


      • Blvd Church 10:00 - 10:20

      • St Francis 10:30 - 10:50

      • First Reformed 11:00 - 11:20


      • Harbor Village (parking lot) 10:00 - 10:20

      • Meadow Lanes (near Office) 10:30 - 10:50

      • Crowne Pointe (nearPlayground) 11:00 - 11:20



      Free meals provided for all children under 18 in the district.

      To help us plan for the number of meals we will need to provide, please sign up!
  • 18 Dec
  • 18 Jan
    • No School
      Date: Jan 18
      Calendar: Holland Middle Calendar
  • 29 Jan
    • Half Day for all Students 7:30 AM to 10:49 AM
      Half Day for all Students
      Date: Jan 29
      Time: 7:30 AM to 10:49 AM
      Calendar: Holland Middle Calendar
      See your school's calendar for details.

Holland Middle School
373 E 24th Street
Holland, MI 49423
Phone: 616-494-2425
Fax: 616-355-0674

School Times

  • Full Day | 7:30am-2pm
  • Half Day | 7:30-10:49am

MHS Office Hours:

  • 7am- 3pm | M-F (August-June)

HMS Media Center

We are Here For You and your student.

Click here for emotional & mental health resources.


 

Volunteer at HMS:

We love when parents or guardians get involved. Make sure to fill out this form (once each school year) and return it to the office.