K teacher talks with students
West students march in the Tulip Time Kinderprade
friends at West
students cheer on inclusion day

TCOB - Takin' Care of Business Day

This is your LAST chance to complete registration, apply for transportation, and have your questions answered about the start of the school year before the start of the school year.

  • Tuesday, August 6, 1-6pm | Holland High School 
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A Letter from Superintendent Nick Cassidy - Summer 2024

Dear HPS Families and Neighbors in the Holland Community,

There is a buzz in our community about the great things happening at Holland Public Schools. It started in the classrooms and hallways of our schools, but it continues to grow because you are re-telling the stories of great kids doing great things at HPS. Here are a few more celebrations you can share as you run into neighbors and friends during this summer break.

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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.

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Meet Up & Eat Up

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

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Kindergarten Readiness Camp Starts June 17!

Created by Ready for School and delivered by HPS teachers, the Kindergarten Readiness Camp combines the routines of a typical school day with play to build the academic and social skills that kindergarten teachers say they want to see in their students. When a child is curious, asks questions, and is comfortable in the classroom environment, it helps with being ready to learn.

  • June 17-August 1 (closed week of July 4) 
  • Mondays - Thursday | 8:30am-12:30pm 
  • Includes Breakfast  Lunch
  • Transportation Included
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Welcome To Holland Sixth Grade Orchestra

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Welcome To Holland’s Sixth Grade Band!

We are SO excited to welcome you and your student into the Holland Band Program! 

The incoming 6th graders have shown great enthusiasm for music and we are ready to make some amazing sounds together in the coming year. The Holland Bands perform at numerous festivals around Michigan and local events, such as Tulip Time and the Parade of Lights. Students participating in band develop live-long friendships and life skills such as perseverance, responsibility, and teamwork.

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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.

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Brumels Awarded 15th Teachers Live Here Grant

West Elementary's Bailey Brumels will recieve a $25,700 grant to help with the down payment on a home.  And, because, she's purchasing a home within the district, she'll also receive $2,500 to assist with closing costs.

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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.

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5th Grade Power Squad presenting at the Board Meeting

May Newsletter

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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.

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Upcoming Events

  • 16 July
    • Summer Community Connection Event
      Date: Jul 16
      Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
      Location: Harbor Village Apartments, 287 W 40th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
      Cookout with a Cop! w/ HDPS

      Hang out with HPS Community Coordinators and the Saugatuck Center for the Arts




      Clubhouse/Playground

  • 30 July
    • Summer Community Connection Event
      Date: Jul 30
      Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
      Location: Meadowlanes Townhomes, 287 Meadow Ln Dr, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
      Cookout with a Cop! w/ HDPS

      Hang out with HPS Community Coordinators and the Saugatuck Center for the Arts




      Clubhouse/Playground

  • 1 August
  • 2 August
  • 6 August
    • Deadline to Request Transportation for Start of School Year
      Date: Aug 6
      Calendar: West Calendar
      Request transportation by completing registration for school year in Parent Portal.

      Any requests made after this date may not be approved until after Labor Day.
    • Taking Care of Business-Registration Help
      Date: Aug 6
      Time: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Calendar: West Calendar
      This is the LAST chance to complete registration & apply for transportation.  All District families are welcome to attend this event if help is needed. Please enter the front doors of HOLLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 600 VanRaalte Ave, Holland 49423 and you will be directed to the registration area. For students that pay a Resource or Parking fee, you may do so at this event with cash or credit/debit card.
  • 20 August
    • Open House - All West Families
      Date: Aug 20
      Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
      Visit your classroom(s), meet your teachers and principals, get ready for the first day of school!
  • 22 August
    • First Day of School - All HLA Students
      Date: Aug 22
      Time: 8:30 AM to 3:36 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 28 August
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Aug 28
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 30 August
    thru September 2
    • Holiday Break - No School
      Date: Aug 30 - Sep 2
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 4 September
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Sep 4
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 11 September
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Sep 11
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 18 September
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Sep 18
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 25 September
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Sep 25
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 26 September
    • District-Wide STEM Night 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      District-Wide STEM Night
      Date: Sep 26
      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Holland High School 600 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423, United States
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 2 October
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Oct 2
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 8 October
    • TK-5 Parent Teacher Conferences
      Date: Oct 8
      Time: 4:15 PM to 7:15 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 9 October
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Oct 9
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 16 October
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Oct 16
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
    • TK-5 Parent Teacher Conferences
      Date: Oct 16
      Time: 4:15 PM to 7:15 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 17 October
    • TK-5 Half Day of School 8:30 AM to 11:35 AM
      TK-5 Half Day of School
      Date: Oct 17
      Time: 8:30 AM to 11:35 AM
      Calendar: West Calendar
    • TK-5 Parent Teacher Conferences
      Date: Oct 17
      Time: 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 18 October
  • 23 October
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Oct 23
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 30 October
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Oct 30
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 1 November
  • 6 November
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Nov 6
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 13 November
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Nov 13
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 15 November
    • TK-5 First Trimester Ends
      Date: Nov 15
      Time: 4:30 PM
      Calendar: West Calendar
      Report Cards Available
  • 20 November
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Nov 20
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 26 November
    • Half Day - ALL Students 8:30 AM to 11:35 AM
      Half Day - ALL Students
      Date: Nov 26
      Time: 8:30 AM to 11:35 AM
      Calendar: West Calendar
      TK-5 | 8:30-11:35am
  • 27 November
    thru November 29
  • 4 December
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Dec 4
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 11 December
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Dec 11
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 18 December
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Dec 18
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 20 December
    • Half Day - ALL Students 8:30 AM to 11:35 AM
      Half Day - ALL Students
      Date: Dec 20
      Time: 8:30 AM to 11:35 AM
      Calendar: West Calendar
      TK-5 | 8:30-11:35am
  • 8 January
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Jan 8
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 15 January
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Jan 15
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 17 January
    • Half Day - ALL Students 8:30 AM to 11:35 AM
      Half Day - ALL Students
      Date: Jan 17
      Time: 8:30 AM to 11:35 AM
      Calendar: West Calendar
      TK-5 | 8:30-11:35am
  • 20 January
  • 22 January
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Jan 22
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 29 January
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Jan 29
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 31 January
  • 5 February
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Feb 5
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 11 February
    • TK-5 Parent /Teacher Conferences
      Date: Feb 11
      Time: 4:15 PM to 7:15 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 12 February
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Feb 12
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 19 February
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Feb 19
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
    • TK-5 Parent /Teacher Conferences
      Date: Feb 19
      Time: 4:15 PM to 7:15 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 20 February
    • Half Day - ALL Students 8:30 AM to 11:35 AM
      Half Day - ALL Students
      Date: Feb 20
      Time: 8:30 AM to 11:35 AM
      Calendar: West Calendar
      TK-5 | 8:30-11:35am
  • 21 February
    thru February 24
  • 26 February
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Feb 26
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 5 March
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Mar 5
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 12 March
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Mar 12
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 19 March
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Mar 19
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 26 March
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Mar 26
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 28 March
    • Half Day - ALL Students 8:30 AM to 11:35 AM
      Half Day - ALL Students
      Date: Mar 28
      Time: 8:30 AM to 11:35 AM
      Calendar: West Calendar
      TK-5 | 8:30-11:35am
  • 2 April
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Apr 2
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 4 April
    thru April 13
  • 16 April
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Apr 16
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 23 April
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Apr 23
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 30 April
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: Apr 30
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 7 May
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: May 7
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 8 May
    • Half Day - ALL Students 8:30 AM to 11:35 AM
      Half Day - ALL Students
      Date: May 8
      Time: 8:30 AM to 11:35 AM
      Calendar: West Calendar
      Tulip Time KinderParade TK-5 | 8:30-11:35am
  • 14 May
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: May 14
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 21 May
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: May 21
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 26 May
  • 28 May
    • Early Release Day 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Early Release Day
      Date: May 28
      Time: 2:36 PM to 3:06 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: West Calendar
  • 3 June
    • Half Day - ALL Students 8:30 AM to 11:35 AM
      Half Day - ALL Students
      Date: Jun 3
      Time: 8:30 AM to 11:35 AM
      Calendar: West Calendar
      TK-5 | 8:30-11:35am
  • 4 June

West Elementary

500 W. 24th St
Holland, MI 49423
Phone: 616-494-2350
Fax: 616-393-7544

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

West Office Hours:

  • 8:10am- 4:15pm | M-F (August-June)

West Media Center

We are Here For You and your student.

Click here for emotional & mental health resources.


 

Volunteer at West:

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.