Summer Learning

Summer Learning is an extended learning program free to all students. The programs run 6 weeks, Monday-Thursday.

Dates of Program: June 17-August 1 (Closed July 1, 2, 3 and 4)

STUDENT HOURS: 

  • Elementary and Middle School 8:50am-12:10pm at West Elementary (breakfast 8:30-8:50, lunch 12:10-12:30). Buses leave after lunch.
  • High School 9:00am-12:00pm at Holland High (breakfast 8:40-9:00, lunch 12:00-12:20) Buses leave after lunch.

Breakfast and lunch will be served at no cost to students. 





Dear Families: 


This summer, your child can take advantage of our 2024 Summer School Program to achieve a number of academic goals. The program will begin June 17, 2024 and run through August 1, 2024. The 2024 High School Summer School Program is by invitation only for students who are currently in 9th  through 11th grade who need credit recovery. Students currently in K-8th grades are by invitation only and have a documented learning loss according to 2023-24 school data.  

It is the goal of our Summer School Program to provide extended learning opportunities beyond the regular school term. Extended learning time will enhance student achievement. The program will offer core academic instruction for students who need to recover credits or support learning loss. Part of the elementary experience is partnered with Outdoor Discovery Center.  

During the six week program, students are required to attend. If your child is ill, please call the main office of their attending school. 

Thank you for supporting your child in taking advantage of this worthwhile program. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at 

mremilla@hollandpublicschools.org or call the administration building at (616) 494-2017. 


Educationally Yours, 

Melissa Remillard 

Associate Superintendent of  

School Improvement and  

Summer School Coordinator 

(616) 494-2042 


DESCRIPTION OF SUMMER PROGRAM 

The summer program is an extended learning program free to all students. Programs run 6 weeks Monday-Thursday. Breakfast and lunch will be served.  

STUDENT HOURS: 

High School 9:00-12:00 (breakfast 8:40-9:00, lunch 12:00-12:20) Buses leave after lunch.

Elementary and Middle School 8:50-12:10 (breakfast 8:30-8:50, lunch 12:10-12:30). Buses leave after lunch.

Dates of Program: June 17-August 1  

**NO SUMMER SCHOOL THE WEEK OF JULY 4 (July 1, 2, 3 and 4) 

STUDENT INFORMATION 

Student directory information (i.e. address, phone number, parents’ names, etc.) should be updated in the office if there are any changes prior to the end of the school year. Since student’s safety is our number one concern, we need to be able to contact parents and emergency contacts as quickly as possible. 

ATTENDANCE 

A student can only miss up to 2 days and still be able to receive credit. On the 3rd absence, the student will be removed from the program and will not be able to earn credit.

DISCIPLINE PROCEDURES 

Our summer school program is a privilege. Students who violate school policy will be removed from the program. Disrespect and consistent Disruptive Conduct, of any kind, will not be tolerated. Inappropriate language, elopement, fighting, assault, etc. is unacceptable. Students who engage in these violations will be dismissed from summer school privileges. 

DUTCH/POWER EXPECTATIONS: 

Our students are expected to… 

1. Be prepared to learn. 

2. Follow directions. 

3. Respect others and themselves. 

4. Tell the truth. 

5. Be the best they can be.

RULES 

1. Any personal item brought to school is the sole responsibility of the students. If any item is lost, misplaced, broken, etc. the student is responsible, not the school.

2. Students are expected to take pride in school property and treat it with respect. Students who deface, damage, or lose school property will be required to compensate the school for the damage or loss. 

DISCIPLINE 

School rules and expectations have been established to provide a safe environment where learning can take place. We will work with students to help them follow rules and expectations. Should a student violate school rules, policy, or expectations, the teacher and/or administration can take disciplinary action. Students may be asked not to return to summer school, loss of privileges.  

There are unacceptable behaviors that will result in an IMMEDIATE REFERRAL to the principal, they are: 

● Fighting 

● Foul language 

● Destruction of School Property 

● Possession of anything that could bring harm to oneself or others 

● Possession of illegal substances 

● Bullying, discrimination, and/or harassment 

● Disruption of the educational process

ARRIVAL PROCEDURES TO SUMMER SCHOOL 

STUDENTS SHOULD ARRIVE NO EARLIER THAN 8:30 am for elementary/middle and no later than 8:40 for high school, as there is NO supervision for students prior to this time. All students should report to the cafeteria until dismissed to class. 

DISMISSAL PROCEDURES FROM SUMMER SCHOOL 

PARENT PICK UP– students will come to the office and be picked up by a parent if the pick-up is during the school day. Parents may pick up their students in the back parking lot at the end of the school day at West or the circle  drive at the high school. There will be no early dismissal for summer school pick ups. There should be no picking up or parking in the bus lot. 

ALL BUS STUDENTS– will be released and are to report directly to the appropriate bus. Students CANNOT ride a different bus home, unless the office has been notified and the change has been approved by the principal. This must be taken care of no later than 10:00 AM the morning of the request. Parents can call transportation with any bus changes if there is an emergency and follow up with the school office. If you need to change transportation arrangements for the afternoon or make last minute plans to pick up your child, we require that you notify the office no later than 10:00 AM. 

STUDENT ILLNESS/INJURY PROCEDURES 

Students will be given temporary care in case of illness or injury during school hours. If your child has a medical problem, please make sure the school nurse is informed. Please notify the nurse of any changes or updates prior to the 23-24 school year ending. It is very important that correct telephone numbers (home, work, cell and emergency) are on file in the main office in case parents or emergency contacts need to be contacted. 

Students are to be kept home if they have: 

  • temperature of 100 degrees or greater 

  • head lice 

  • vomiting 

  • diarrhea 

  • red, draining eyes 

  • sore throat accompanied by fever 

  • persistent, uncontrollable cough

Students cannot return to school until they have been fever, vomiting, and diarrhea free for 24 hours without the use of medications. In cases of diagnosed pink eye or strep throat, students must be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school. Complying with these stipulations will ensure the protection of your child and all students. 

For any communicable disease, control measures and interventions will be implemented as required by law and in accordance with guidelines provided by the Michigan Department of Health, and the local county and state health departments. 

Students with a known life-threatening or potentially life-threatening condition are to have an ‘Action Plan’ completed by their physician and kept on file in the nurse’s office. Some examples of these include Allergy Action Plan, Asthma Action Plan, and Seizure Action Plan. The parent must also provide any medications required as part of that plan to the school nurse. It is the family’s responsibility to discuss the child’s condition with the appropriate school staff, including the school nurse. 

No prescription medication will be given to students unless the medicine is in the original container with the prescription label, which must include the child's name, name of the medicine, dosage, time to be given/how often to be given, and doctor's name, along with signed authorization from the parent to administer the medication. We discourage the use of over-the-counter medications at school unless absolutely necessary. No over-the-counter medications will be given to students unless the medicine is in the original bottle or box that clearly states the manufacturer's instructions, along with a signed note from the parent that includes the child's name, name of medication, dosage, time to be given or how often, and length of time the child is to take the medicine. All medications are to be stored in and dispensed from the health room. Only package directions will be followed for over-the-counter medications unless a signed note from a physician is provided. 




June 16, 2024
Events Cancelled at HHS | June 17

The air conditioning at Holland High School is currently not working and temperatures have risen to the mid-80s inside the building.   With outside temperatures being warmer tomorrow, we are going to cancel all events held inside HHS for Monday, June 17.  

This includes:

  • Summer Learning
  • Sports Performance
  • Volleyball Camp
  • Basketball Camp
  • Cross Country camp will still take place as scheduled.  

Events in all other buildings will take place as scheduled. 

Please stay cool and hydrated.      

We will send out a message tomorrow about events for Tuesday.  

June 13, 2024
Getting Ready for Outdoor Learning

Exploring the outdoors is a HUGE part of the Summer Learning program at HPS.  parents, please make sure your students are ready for days with the Outdoor Discovery Center! 

  • Please have your student(s) wear clothing that can get dirty and is appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear
  • Apply any sunscreen and insect repellent that your student(s) needs BEFORE arriving at school in the morning. We are unable to apply sunscreen and insect repellent at school! 
  • Each day your student(s) should have a backpack, water bottle and snack. Breakfast and lunch are provided!

While your student will spend time outside everyday...Here is the schedule for the days students will visit an ODC site.

  • Monday - Kindergarten
  • Tuesday - 1st Grade
  • Wednesday - 2nd Grade
  • Thursday- 3rd & 4th Grade
June 12, 2024
Welcome to West, Rocky!

We are incredibly excited to introduce you Rocky! Rocky is a Golden Retriever and a therapy dog at West Elementary. He will start learning at West during Summer Learning, and be certified in August.

June 10, 2024
Meet Up & Eat Up

HPS will provide FREE Breakfast and Lunch to ALL children under 18 in the district through out the summer.

June 5, 2024
HPSPodcast 4.29

This week, we talk with Athletic Director Blake Muller about the 23-24 Sports Seasons, the 24-25 sports seasons, and the Summer Sports Camps that get underway next week at HHS.

Listen Now!

June 3, 2024
2024 Summer Sports Camps

There's a sports camp for every kid this summer at Holland Public Schools. 

  • Run by HPS coaches with assistance from Varsity athletes 
  • Everything from learning-the-basics to practicing game skills

Join us this summer for a HPS Sports Camp.

SUMMER LEARNING CONTACT INFORMATION

Elementary/Middle School Lead

  • Jennifer Heinritz, West (616) 494-2350

High School Lead

  • Brian Sackett, Holland High School (616) 494-2200

Transportation Center Director 

  • Brenda Boyd (616) 494- 2950

Food Service 

  • Patty Wall (616) 494- 2245 

Nurse’s Office 

  • Demetria Friberg (616) 210-5756


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  • 17 June
  • 18 June
  • 20 June
    • Summer Learning 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
      Summer Learning
      Date: Jun 20
      Time: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
      Calendar: District Calendar

      Summer Learning is an extended learning program free to all students. The programs run 6 weeks, Monday-Thursday.

      Dates of Program: June 17-August 1 (Closed July 1, 2, 3 and 4)

      STUDENT HOURS: 

      • Elementary and Middle School 8:50am-12:10pm at West Elementary (breakfast 8:30-8:50, lunch 12:10-12:30). Buses leave after lunch.
      • High School 9:00am-12:00pm at Holland High (breakfast 8:40-9:00, lunch 12:00-12:20) Buses leave after lunch.

      Breakfast and lunch will be served at no cost to students. 


      While K-5 students will spend time outside everyday...Here is the schedule for the days students will visit an ODC site.

      • Monday - Kindergarten
      • Tuesday - 1st Grade
      • Wednesday - 2nd Grade
      • Thursday- 3rd & 4th Grade

      Parents, please make sure your students are ready for days with the Outdoor Discovery Center! 

      • Please have your student(s) wear clothing that can get dirty and is appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear
      • Apply any sunscreen and insect repellent that your student(s) needs BEFORE arriving at school in the morning. We are unable to apply sunscreen and insect repellent at school! 
      • Each day your student(s) should have a backpack, water bottle and snackBreakfast and lunch are provided!
  • 24 June
    • Baseball Camp I
      thru June 27
      Baseball Camp I
      Date: Jun 24 - Jun 27
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • Baseball Camp II
      thru June 27
      Baseball Camp II
      Date: Jun 24 - Jun 27
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • Swim and Dive Camp
      Date: Jun 24 - Jun 28
      Calendar: District Calendar
    • Summer Learning 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
      Summer Learning
      Date: Jun 24
      Time: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
      Calendar: District Calendar

      Summer Learning is an extended learning program free to all students. The programs run 6 weeks, Monday-Thursday.

      Dates of Program: June 17-August 1 (Closed July 1, 2, 3 and 4)

      STUDENT HOURS: 

      • Elementary and Middle School 8:50am-12:10pm at West Elementary (breakfast 8:30-8:50, lunch 12:10-12:30). Buses leave after lunch.
      • High School 9:00am-12:00pm at Holland High (breakfast 8:40-9:00, lunch 12:00-12:20) Buses leave after lunch.

      Breakfast and lunch will be served at no cost to students. 


      While K-5 students will spend time outside everyday...Here is the schedule for the days students will visit an ODC site.

      • Monday - Kindergarten
      • Tuesday - 1st Grade
      • Wednesday - 2nd Grade
      • Thursday- 3rd & 4th Grade

      Parents, please make sure your students are ready for days with the Outdoor Discovery Center! 

      • Please have your student(s) wear clothing that can get dirty and is appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear
      • Apply any sunscreen and insect repellent that your student(s) needs BEFORE arriving at school in the morning. We are unable to apply sunscreen and insect repellent at school! 
      • Each day your student(s) should have a backpack, water bottle and snackBreakfast and lunch are provided!
    • HMS Greenhouse Harvest 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      HMS Greenhouse Harvest
      Date: Jun 24
      Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Location: Holland Middle School, 373 E 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: District Calendar

      Holland families are welcome to come to the HMS Greenhouse for FREE produce and flowers.

      • Monday, 6-7pm
      • June 10-August19
  • 25 June
    • Summer Learning 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
      Summer Learning
      Date: Jun 25
      Time: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
      Calendar: District Calendar

      Summer Learning is an extended learning program free to all students. The programs run 6 weeks, Monday-Thursday.

      Dates of Program: June 17-August 1 (Closed July 1, 2, 3 and 4)

      STUDENT HOURS: 

      • Elementary and Middle School 8:50am-12:10pm at West Elementary (breakfast 8:30-8:50, lunch 12:10-12:30). Buses leave after lunch.
      • High School 9:00am-12:00pm at Holland High (breakfast 8:40-9:00, lunch 12:00-12:20) Buses leave after lunch.

      Breakfast and lunch will be served at no cost to students. 


      While K-5 students will spend time outside everyday...Here is the schedule for the days students will visit an ODC site.

      • Monday - Kindergarten
      • Tuesday - 1st Grade
      • Wednesday - 2nd Grade
      • Thursday- 3rd & 4th Grade

      Parents, please make sure your students are ready for days with the Outdoor Discovery Center! 

      • Please have your student(s) wear clothing that can get dirty and is appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear
      • Apply any sunscreen and insect repellent that your student(s) needs BEFORE arriving at school in the morning. We are unable to apply sunscreen and insect repellent at school! 
      • Each day your student(s) should have a backpack, water bottle and snackBreakfast and lunch are provided!
    • Summer Community Connection Event
      Date: Jun 25
      Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
      Location: Harbor Village Apartments, 287 W 40th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Hang out with HPS Community Coordinators and the Saugatuck Center for the Arts Meet at the courtyard next to parking