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

HMS Weekly Update- 5/2/21


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  

Stay Connected:

Sign up for HPS text alerts regarding school closings, emergencies, and school related information.  

https://mobile-text-alerts.com/subscribe/hps/

Important Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday- 5/5/21-  6th and 7th grade will take the MSTEP Math which was originally scheduled for 4/29.

In preparation for MSTEP testing please make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep, eats breakfast, and arrives to school on time.    

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. 

Covid Update: 

We have several students out on quarantine this week.   Please have then continually check their email and Google Classroom for assignments.   Students who need extra help can sign in to the following Zoom Link during our after-school tutoring times for additional assistance: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89432172042?pwd=VlF0Y3dxYWtrcW42Kzd2cDNvRWp0QT09

Continue to check the Ottawa County Health Department website for the most up-to-date Covid information.   We have seen a drastic increase in positive cases in Ottawa County and urge parents to continue to monitor your children for symptoms and keep them home if experiencing symptoms.    

 https://covid-hub-ottawacountymi.hub.arcgis.com/ 

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 skisner@hollandpublicschools.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 skisner@hollandpublicschools.org or 494-2235.

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HMS Weekly Update- 4/26/21

 
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

Stay Connected:

Sign up for HPS text alerts regarding school closings, emergencies, and school related information.

Important Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, 4/27- 6th/7th Grade MSTEP- ELA
Thursday, 4/29- 6th/7th Grade MSTEP- Math
In preparation for MSTEP testing please make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep, eats breakfast, and arrives to school on time.
 

Covid Update:

We have several students out on quarantine this week. Please have then continually check their email and Google Classroom for assignments. Students who need extra help can sign in to the following Zoom Link during our after-school tutoring times for additional assistance:
Continue to check the Ottawa County Health Department website for the most up-to-date Covid information. We have seen a drastic increase in positive cases in Ottawa County and urge parents to continue to monitor your children for symptoms and keep them home if experiencing symptoms.

Antigen Testing for Athletes:

As you may be aware, recent 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. - 8:30 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 skisner@hollandpublicschools.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 skisner@hollandpublicschools.org or 494-2235.
 

Notes from Nurse Byl:

"April is Stress Awareness Month. Learning how to manage our stress is key to being healthy. The American Heart Association has some great tips to fight stress!

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HMS Weekly Update- 4/18/21

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

Stay Connected:

Sign up for HPS text alerts regarding school closings, emergencies, and school related information.

https://mobile-text-alerts.com/subscribe/hps/

Important Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, 4/20- 8th Grade MSTEP- Science

Wednesday, 4/21- 8th Grade MSTEP- Social Studies

Friday, 4/23- No School for students

Tuesday, 4/27- 6th/7th Grade MSTEP- ELA

Thursday, 4/29- 6th/7th Grade MSTEP- Math

In preparation for MSTEP testing please make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep, eats breakfast, and arrives to school on time.

Covid Update:

Continue to check the Ottawa County Health Department website for the most up-to-date Covid information. We have seen a drastic increase in positive cases in Ottawa County and urge parents to continue to monitor your children for symptoms and keep them home if experiencing symptoms.

https://covid-hub-ottawacountymi.hub.arcgis.com/

Antigen Testing for Athletes:

As you may be aware, recent 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.

Moving forward, the Middle School will test from 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 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 skisner@hollandpublicschools.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 skisner@hollandpublicschools.org or 494-2235.

Notes from Nurse Byl:

"April is Stress Awareness Month. Learning how to manage our stress is key to being healthy. The American Heart Association has some great tips to fight stress!

https://www.heart.org/.../fight-stress-with-healthy..."-- 

 

HMS Weekly Update- 4/12/21 - 4/16/21

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.
 

Stay Connected:

Sign up for HPS text alerts regarding school closings, emergencies, and school related information.
Important Upcoming Dates:
4/12/21- Students return to in-person instruction
4/13/21- PSAT Testing for 8th graders (Required for both face to face and online learners)
4/13/21- Remote Learning for 6th and 7th graders (No Zooms)
Remote Learning for 6th and 7th Graders on 4/13/21
All 6th and 7th grade students will have a remote learning day on April 13th. Students will have assignments posted in their 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th period Google Classrooms to complete. There will NOT be live Zooms on this day. Online 6/7th grade students will continue their online work. Mentors will let you know of any Zoom changes.
PSAT for 8th Graders on 4/13/21
 

8th Graders on April 13th:

Just a reminder that we have PSAT on April 13th for ALL 8th graders. This includes both face to face and online students. Students are not to bring their backpack or cell phone on this day. More information is posted in the EXPECTATION link below.
 

Online Students-

Report to the front office by 7:45.
NO BUSSING. Bussing is not offered on this day for online students
WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TEST IF YOU ARRIVE LATER THAN 8
Test: for 3-4 hours (depending on if you receive accommodations)
Will get a small snack and a lunch
Go home- About 1 (Can call home when done if needed)
***Some return for day 2***
 

Face to Face Students-

Arrive to school- Normal Bussing.
WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TEST IF YOU ARRIVE LATER THAN 8
Go to your advisory class
Will then get a pass to another testing location or you will test there
After the test, you will get lunch and have 5th/7th hours
MORE INFORMATION
Expectations for April 13th
for both Online and Face to Face Students
PSAT Information sheet
PSAT Test Information- Referenced in both math and ELA classes
Additional Information about PSAT
 

Covid Update-

After seeing a steady drop in cases over the last 4 months, we have begun to see an uptick in cases throughout the state and area. Please continue to monitor your child for symptoms and if they are experiencing any of the symptoms keep them home from school. If you are traveling during spring break, please be sure to follow guidelines outlined by the CDC and local health department. Please see the following article on quarantine requirements of 7 days for international travel:
 
 

Antigen Testing for Athletes-

As you may be aware, recent 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 first test will take place in the middle school aux gym on Wednesday, April 14th from 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Testing will then be held each Monday morning from 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. 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 by TUESDAY, APRIL 13th. Completed forms can also be emailed to skisner@hollandpublicschools.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 skisner@hollandpublicschools.org or 494-2235.
 

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2021 Holland Middle School Tulip Time Art Show - Video

Due to COVID-19, the HPS Annual Tulip Time Art Show cannot be held in-person. This video features the artwork of students at Holland Middle School in 2020-21.

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Annual Education Report (AER) Available for Review

We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2020-21 educational progress for the Holland City School District and our schools.

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Chess Board Auction

This chess set, made by the Construction and Technology teams in Advanced STEM, will be auctioned off. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Community Action House and the HMS Greenhouse.

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2021 District Art Awards

Congratulations to these great student artists for earning District Art Awards:

  • Tessa Nienhuis
  • Maria Mead
  • Ashlyn DePoy
  • Tina Wu
  • Neah Ayala
  • Nayeli Trevino
  • Nicole Souder
  • Mickey Higgins
  • Tyler Punch
  • Claudia Kurniawan

HMS Calendar

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Upcoming Events

  • 18 May
  • 20 May
    • IN PERSON Middle School Band/Orchestra Instrument Meeting
      Date: May 20
      Time: 6:30 PM to 8:45 PM
      Location: HMS Cafeteria
      Calendar: Holland Middle Calendar

      In person instrument meeting for 2021 6th and 7th grade band/orchestra.

      Learn more about the music program at Holland Middle School AND instrument rental or purchasing.

      1 parent please with beginner student (6th or 7th grader)... or 2 parents with no child attending. Wearing of masks, sitting socially distance and hand sanitizing required. 


      • 6:30-7:00 p.m. for students with last name starting with A-L (cafeteria)
      • 7:15-8:45 p.m for students with last name starting with M-Z (two lg. music rooms)
  • 31 May
    • No School
      Date: May 31
      Calendar: Holland Middle Calendar
      Memorial Day
  • 11 Jun
    • Last Day | Half Day 7:30 AM to 10:49 AM
      Last Day | Half Day
      Date: Jun 11
      Time: 7:30 AM to 10:49 AM
      Calendar: Holland Middle Calendar

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

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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.