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

Enrollment is Open for 2023-2024 School Year!

Jefferson Elementary is a true community school whose dedicated staff, innovative programming, and extensive partnerships make it a great place to learn. 


2023-2024 Academic Calendar

Holland Public Schools Administrators and members of the Holland Education Association have finalized the Academic Calendar for the 2023-2024 school year. Highlights of the calendar include:

  • Open House | August 21
  • First Day of School | August 23
  • Holiday Break | December 23-January 7
  • Mid-Winter Break | February 23-26
  • Spring Break | April 3-7
  • Tulip Time Parade - Half Day | May 9
  • Last Day of School | June 4

Also included in the calendar are Early Release Days on most Wednesdays during the school year. On these days, students will be released from school 60 minutes early in order to allow teachers a better opportunity for collaborative professional development.


Summer School 2023

We'll focus on getting students ready for school in the fall (Tk and K), providing support with reading and math (grades 1-5), and keeping students on track for graduation (grades 6-11).

  • June 19-August 3 (No School July 3-7)
  • Monday-Thursday | 8am-12:30pm
  • Free Breakfast & Lunch for students
  • Transportation available for eligible families

2nd Annual Rock Paper Scissors Tournament

Caleb Duzan (5th Grade at Jefferson) wins district-wide Rock Paper Scissor tournament.


2023-24 Student Registration

As we prepare for the start of the next school year, it's time register your student for 2023-24. This is something we ask ALL HPS families to do EVERY year. 

Completing the registration lets us know your student(s) will be returning next year!  It also lets you:

  • Review and update household contact information
  • Review and update student health information
  • Request transportation 2022-2023 school year (Deadline to request bussing is August 10)

Without this information, your student can not be added to a class list for next year OR have a class schedule created for them.

It doesn't take long to update this information in your Parent Portal account - but it is so important that you do it very soon!

Get Your Orchestra Instrument for 6th-grade!

Attention parents of current 5th grade students interested in Orchestra during 6th Grade.

The Meyer Music instrument rental program will be explained:

  • Thursday, May 18 at HMS  | 6:30-7:15pm (make up fitting start at 6pm).
  • Saturday, May 20 at HMS | 11am-12pm (make up fitting during this time).

You can even reserve the instrument at the meeting and it will be delivered to school in the fall!  If your child was absent on instrument fitting day, this can be done at the meeting 


Raffle to Ride in the Big Red DUTCH Wooden Shoe During a TulipTime Parade!

Purchase a raffle ticket to give a special little person in your life the chance of a lifetime! 

Ride in the famous Big Red Dutch Wooden Shoe ahead of the Holland High School Marching Band as they TipToe Through The Tulips during the Tulip Time KinderParade and VolksParade.  


Jefferson's Family STEM Night is fast approaching!


2023 District Art Awards

Congratulations to the 10 winners of the District Art Awards.

  • Yena Cho | HTS Grade 2
  • Josue Olvera-Aguilera |  HLA Grade 3
  • Marisol Bazan | JEF Grade 4
  • Kooper Schipper | WST Grade 5
  • Arcelia Garza | HMS Grade 6
  • Griffin Embil | HMS Grade 7
  • Amaya Hallacy | HMS Grade 8
  • Greta Christensen | HHS Grade 9
  • Jorge Arriola-Velez | HHS Grade 11
  • Alyssa Burlingame | HHS Grade 12

Artwork created by these students will be on display in the District Admin Building until next May.

Summer School 2023

Summer School at HPS is packed with fun learning activities with specific help for students in Math and Reading. 

This is Me! | DHH Showcase

Our DHH students are incredibly talented! They are

  • Poets
  • Storytellers
  • Comedians
  • Actors
  • Dancers

See all their talents on display at Holland Middle School, Thursday, April 27, 6-8pm

Jefferson Calendar

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Upcoming Events

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  • 1 June
  • 2 June
  • 5 June
    • Half Day
      Date: Jun 5
      Calendar: Jefferson Calendar
  • 6 June

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.