Students by Welcome back to School sign
Girl wearing Sunglasses with Bright Future
Principal Folkert talks with little girl and father
boy poses for pic with 2nd grade rocks sign

Welcome to Jefferson Elementary

Photo of donated household items

Power H Shop Open House

The Holland OCSN and Pathways to Potential Team is hosting an Open House for the Power H Shop on Wednesday, October 5th, from 4-6 pm. All Holland Public Families are welcome!

The Power H Shop is an initiative to support families experiencing crisis or financial hardship, by providing free household items through a dignified retail setting, and thus alleviating a family's financial hardship. 


Homecoming 2022

Celebrate Homecoming 2022 | September 26 - October 1


Jefferson's 1st Power H Store


Jefferson September News


2022 School Nurse Fun Run

Holland Hospital is excited to invite all students, families, friends and faculty to participate in the 2022 School Nurse Fun Run on Thu, Sep 29 at Holland West Elementary School. 


Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Community Celebration

Friday, September 16, 6:30pm at the HHS Varsity Football celebrate the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. During the football game on September 16, we will celebrate with special music, dance, food trucks, and a march of the flags from Latin countries. Come celebrate with us!

5 Holland OCSN Coordinators standing in front of Holland Dutch backdrop.

Welcome from your HPS OCSN Coordinators!

Welcome from the Ottawa Community Schools Network (OCSN) team! We are a group of coordinators serving in five Holland Public Schools: Holland West, Jefferson, Holland Language Academy, Holland Middle School and Holland High School. We assist families and students by providing integrated health and social supports through various means.

Keep an eye out for our regular newsletters including community resources, OCSN events and initiatives! Learn more about us here OCSN Website.


HPS Podcast 4.2

This week, we talk with students, teachers, principals, and parents about what has them excited as we start a new school year!

Volunteer at HPS Schools

We love when parents or guardians get involved! Make sure to fill out the district volunteer form (once each school year). 

Jefferson Back to School Information


Jefferson Calendar

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Upcoming Events

  • 26 September
  • 27 September
  • 28 September
  • 29 September
      Date: Sep 29
      Calendar: Jefferson Calendar
    • 2022 School Nurse Fun Run 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      2022 School Nurse Fun Run
      Date: Sep 29
      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: Jefferson Calendar

      Holland Hospital is excited to invite all students, families, friends and faculty to participate in the 2022 School Nurse Fun Run on Thu, Sep 29 at Holland West Elementary School. This non-competitive event with a 5K run route and 1 mile walk route is a perfect way for students and families to enjoy an evening of activity together. Drive-thru packet pick up will be Wed, Sep 28 from 4:30- 6:00 PM at Holland West Elementary School or at 5:00 PM on event day. Every participant will receive an event shirt, ribbon, Free BIGGBY drink card and more. Can't make it on Sep 29, join us virtually by sharing your photos and videos on Facebook/schoolnurse5k and participate in the Fun Run on your own schedule anytime between Sep 28 and Oct 9. Run or walk around your neighborhood, on a treadmill or hike with family. The School Nurse Fun Run’s moto is “Healthy Families Stay Active” and aims to get families to enjoy an evening of activity together. This event benefits the hospital’s School Nurse Program and has raised over $253,000 since 2013.
      In addition to the Fun Run, there will be refreshments and entertainment. The best part - students can enter the Fun Run for FREE by completing ten 30-minute physical fitness activities of their choice prior to the event! The Fitness Tracker can also be found
      Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Fitness Tracker envelopes can be mailed in or emailed to
      Register by Sep 9 to guarantee a shirt. All participants are entered to win prizes! Earn a second entry by posting a photo or video wearing any Fun Run attire tagging Holland Hospital School Nurse Fun Run on Facebook or emailing them to
      Since 1998, Holland Hospital’s School Nurse program has been working to improve the health and well-being of students K – 12 in the greater Holland area. From daily medication administration to treating playground bumps and bruises, the school nurses care for the physical, emotional and social needs of over 12,000 students! Please show your support of your school nurses by participating in the 2022 School Nurse Fun Run on Sep 29. 
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  • 30 September
  • 5 October
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  • 11 October
    • Conferences 4:15 PM to 7:15 PM
      Date: Oct 11
      Time: 4:15 PM to 7:15 PM
      Calendar: Jefferson Calendar
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  • 19 October

Jefferson Elementary
282 West 30th Street
Holland, MI 49423
Phone: 616-494-2500
Fax: 616-393-7569

Staff & Teachers

School Times:

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

*Please do not arrive at school earlier than 8:15


Jefferson Office Hours:

  • 8am- 3:35pm | M-F (August-June)

 Jefferson Media Center 

STEM Resources

Morning Drop-off:

  • For the safety of our students during morning drop-off time, please remember the following:
  • Pull your vehicle all of the way forward to the curve (by the playground gate) to unload your student(s).
  • After your student(s) has exited your vehicle, please pull forward, out of the way, so that the next car may unload.  
  • Students may only be dropped at the curb by the playground.  Students may not  be dropped off in the outer lane of the parking lot, on the street, or in the front of the building.
  • Parking is NOT allowed curbside!  Please park in the parking lot if you need to stay longer or get out of your car with your child.  This will help keep traffic moving!

Afternoon Pick Up

  • For the safety of our students during afternoon pick-up time, please remember the following:
  • Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten students will be picked up at the West doors on VanRaalte Avenue. Door #13
  • Siblings of TK and Kindergarten students will also picked up at door #13.
  • 1st-5th graders will be picked up in the parking lot.  There is a “drive” lane and a “pick-up” lane.  Students may only be picked up at the curb, not in the “drive” lane.  
  • PLEASE, PLEASE, no parking in the pick up or drive lanes.  We are trying to keep traffic moving quickly and safely for everyone.
  • All of the siblings will be picked up at the youngest child’s waiting place. This will allow parents to only have to make one stop.
  • Please do not motion students across the traffic lanes to the parking lot, or motion students into the traffic lanes to get into your vehicle.  We want to keep our students safe!

We are Here For You and your student.

Click here for emotional & mental health resources.


Volunteer at Jefferson:

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.