What's Happening at HMS:

First Day of School Schedule: Smart Start

On Wednesday, August 24, students will have the following schedule:

  • K-5th Grade: 8:30am-3:36pm
  • 6th Grade: 7:30-10:35am
  • 7th and 8th Grade: 12:15-2:42pm
  • 9th Grade: 7:45-10:50am
  • 10th-12th Grade: 12:30-2:55pm

2022-23 School Hours

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 24!


  • Full Day | 8:30am - 3:36pm
  • Half Day | 8:30am - 11:35am


  • Full Day | 7:30am-2:42pm
  • Half Day | 7:30-10:35am


  • Full Day | 7:45am-2:55pm
  • Half Day | 7:45-10:50am

Back to School Information

HMS is ready for the 2022-2023 School Year, are you?  

Here is some "need to know" information about the 2022-2023 school year.

Smart Start
August 24th
6th Grade: 7:30-10:35am
7th and 8th Grade: 12:15-2:42pm

School Supplies

  • Backpack 
  • 7 folders
  • 7 notebooks (Spiral or Composition)
  • Pencils and pens

*No Lockers* - We are replacing the lockers next year at the middle school.  This year, beginning in November, you can sign up for a locker for the winter season (Limited Amount).  Sports will have a sport’s locker.  

Schedules will be available on Infinite Campus on on August 15th. We will have paper copies available at the open house, August 22, 2022 (4pm-6pm).
Schedule changes will be based on class availability and need.  Attached is the Schedule Change Form.  The deadline for all changes for 1st semester is September 6th. 
Students will have 7 total classes on their schedule. 

Cell Phone-Free School
Cell phones need to be off and in a backpack (not pockets). If a phone is out, parents will need to pick it up after school.  Students can keep their phones in the front office as well

Special Education and 504 Services
Special Education: Case managers will contact guardians the first week of school. Schedules could reflect the following classes, based on their services listed/needed within their IEP.:

  • Co-taught ELA or Math (would have 2 teachers listed)
  • Workshop- A math intervention class that is geared towards your student’s math IEP goals
  • Reading Intervention- a reading intervention course, using the program Read 180, that is focused on your student’s reading IEP goals. 
  • Seeing Stars:  This is a reading intervention class that is based on the principles of Lindamood-Bell. 

504s: Karen Legg, our school counselor, is the coordinator and will contact families.

Nurse Needs

  • For any health related questions, please contact our School Nurse, Emily Byl, at 616-494-2414 or at ebyl@hollandpublicschools.org.
  • If your student will be taking medication during school hours, the following form must be completed- https://www.hollandpublicschools.org/downloads/district/medication_administration_consent_form.pdf. 
  • If parents would like to drop off medication prior to the start of school, the nurse will be available at the open house to receive medication or you can contact her for an alternative time. 
  • Other health related information is available on her school nurse website at https://sites.google.com/hollandpublicschools.org/emily-byl-bsn-rn

Bussing will be on Infinite by August 22nd.  It will list your bus number, stop, and the times. If you did not do the registration, you will not have transportation.  

Pick up/ Drop Off
Drop off begins at 7:00. School begins at 7:30. You may only drop off/ pick up in the far right lane or in the parking lot. If there are traffic back ups, you may be directed to drop off in the parking lot to lessen the back up on 24th street. 

Join the HPS PTO

There are several leadership positions open on the HPS PTO for the upcoming school year.

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Upcoming Events

  • 18 Aug
    • TCOB DAY - Takin' Care of Business
      Date: Aug 18
      Time: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: Holland High School 600 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423, United States
      Calendar: Holland Middle Calendar
      For families who have NOT completed online registration OR who need assistance with Parent Portal updates, academic counseling, or paying fees. These services will NOT be offered at Open House. Assistance with online registration is also available during summer office hours at Holland High & District Admin Building.
  • 22 Aug
    • Back to School Open House 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Back to School Open House
      Date: Aug 22
      Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Calendar: Holland Middle Calendar
    • HMS Greenhouse Harvest - Free Veggies!
      Date: Aug 22
      Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Location: Holland Middle School
      Calendar: Holland Middle Calendar
  • 24 Aug
  • 25 Aug
    • 7th Grade Pictures 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      7th Grade Pictures
      Date: Aug 25
      Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      Calendar: Holland Middle Calendar
  • 26 Aug
    • 8th Grade Pictures 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      8th Grade Pictures
      Date: Aug 26
      Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      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-2:42pm
  • Half Day | 7:30-10:35am

MHS Office Hours:

  • 7am- 3pm | M-F (August-June)

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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.