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

2024-25 Student Registration

As we prepare for the start of the next school year, it's time register your student for 2024-25. This is something we ask ALL current 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 for the 2024-2025 school year (Deadline to request bussing is August 1)

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


Tulip Time Costume Rental - $5


  • Friday, May 3 | 4:30-7pm at Holland Language Academy, 461 VanRaalte
  • Saturday, May 4 | 9:30-12pm at Holland Language Academy, 461 VanRaalte

For HPS students, Grades 1-5, marching in the KinderParade on Thursday, May 9.  Cash or Check ONLY.

2024 District Art Awards

Congratulations to the following artists for receiving the 2024 District Art Award:

  • Kat Mai Duch (4/WST) - Silhouette painting
  • June Nelson (4/HLA) - Self Portrait with Flowers
  • Chloe Gale (5/JEF) - Mysterious Eye Collage
  • Elliot Perkins (5/HTS) - Self portrait
  • Sam Bordenkircher (6/HMS) - Parrot Crayon Etching
  • Alejandra Rojas Vasquez (7/HMS) - Prisma Colored Pencil Burger
  • Annie Lou Howell (8/HMS) - 
  • Delaney Wilson (9/HHS) - 2- Point Perspective
  • Harper Schoon-Tanis (9/HHS) - Linoleum Print
  • Hadleigh Hilgert (11/HHS) - Digital Art Piece

The artists' work will be displayed for the next year in the Board Training Room in the District Administartion Building.

Ready. Set. Go! Enrollment/Registration Block Party

We’ll celebrate new students and families to Holland Public Schools and offer assistance to complete online registration and enrollment.

Tuesday, April 30, 5:30-7:30pm at Holland Middle School

  • EVERY family enrolled in HPS Kindergarten who attends the BLOCK PARTY will get a Summer Goodie Bag with books and fun activities for summer learning! 
  • The Ottawa County Health Dept and Miles of Smiles will be there giving the required Vision, Hearing & Dental screenings for K Enrollment.  
  • Current HPS families who are registered for 2024-25 by the May 1 will be entered into a drawing for $100 Meijer gift cards!


Mr. Snarski's 2nd Grade and Mrs. VanDyke's 5th Grade
March Attendance Matters Winners

Jefferson April News


Ok2SAY Presentations

Our school will be hosting a presentation on OK2SAY – Michigan’s student safety program for students.

  • K-5 students: Thursday & Friday, April 18 & 19
  • HMS students: Tuesday, April 23
  • HHS students: Wednesday, April 17

The program is designed to inform students how they can help make their school and community safer by reporting dangerous and concerning behaviors to a trusted adult or OK2SAY.  


Solar Eclipse Preparation

On Monday, April 8 – just after we return from Spring Break - we will be in the path of a solar eclipse. West Michigan will experience a partial eclipse from 1:55 to 4:24pm with 94% totality at 3:11pm.

While this is an amazing educational opportunity, there are also potential risks. Viewing of the eclipse without proper eye protection can cause permanent damage to vision. And regular sunglasses do not provide adequate protection. 



Read-A-Thon Raised $26,016!  | Our readers read 241,830 minutes!!

  • Top Participating School Winner is HLA!! HLA wins $500 for the school to spend as they wish. 
  • Winner of the school-wide prize is HMS for the most minutes read! HMS will get a visit from the Polar Patrol in May. 

PTO chairs will soon be raffling off prizes from Craig's Cruisers, BAM, Tip Toes, Reader's World, Kilwins, Peachwave, HPS Athletic Office and the Holland Peanut Store. 


March Family Night

We'll connect HPS families with local community agencies and resources during our March Family Night.

  • Tuesday, March 19 | 5:30 - 6:30pm at Holland High School.
  • Dinner provided.
  • Fun family activities
  • A chance to win a prize for checking out our community partners/breakout sessions 
  • Meet Community Partners who provide essential community services. 

HPSPodcast 4.24

Today, we're introducing you to the building 3 finalists from Jefferson and Holland Language Academy for the Power H Impact Award.

Jefferson Calendar

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Upcoming Events

  • 27 May
  • 29 May
    • Early Release Wednesday 8:30 AM to 2:36 PM
      Early Release Wednesday
      Date: May 29
      Time: 8:30 AM to 2:36 PM
      Calendar: Jefferson Calendar

      Dismissal at 2:36pm

      Students will be released from school 60 minutes early in order to allow teachers a better opportunity for collaborative professional development.
  • 30 May
    • Jefferson End-of-Year Bash 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Jefferson End-of-Year Bash
      Date: May 30
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Calendar: Jefferson Calendar
  • 4 June
    • LAST DAY- All Students
      Date: Jun 4
      Calendar: Jefferson Calendar
    • HALF DAY - ALL Students 8:30 AM to 11:35 AM
      HALF DAY - ALL Students
      Date: Jun 4
      Time: 8:30 AM to 11:35 AM
      Calendar: Jefferson Calendar
      K-5 | 8:30a- 11:35a
      6-8 | 7:30a-10:35a
      9-12 | 7:45a-10:50a

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

Staff & Teachers

School Times:


  • Full Day | 8:30am* - 3:36pm
  • Wednesday Early Dismissal | 2:36pm
  • Half Day | 8:30* - 11:35am

*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.