District News

HPS Podcast 2.9

This week, we talked with Ellison, Dominic, and Trace - all second graders at West Elementary - about Election Day and why it's important to get out and vote. Here’s what they had to say.

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2nd Semester Choice - 1 Week Notice

Between now and November 1, we are asking all families to once again choose between face-to-face instruction at school OR online learning from home for the second half of the academic year.

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Dutch Mascot Review
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Fall band Concert
Recent Inspection Results

Holland Language Academy and Holland West Elementary addressing minor inspection issues. Kitchens will continue to serve meals in a safe and healthy manner.

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10.23.20 | HPS Covid-19 Update

Holland High School remains on the the state's Outbreak list, however our dashboard shows improving numbers district-wide this week!

 

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HHS Winter Sport Information

Interested in playing a sport during the winter season? If so, please register by completing the forms at the linksdbecksvo@hollandpublicschools.org below:

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HPS Podcast 2.8

This week we chat with #hpsproud parent, Tonya Book about how Holland Public Schools has been right for her and her family.

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A Spike in COVID-19 cases calls for greater awareness of disease prevention.

Ottawa County's new daily cases are now at 142/million with a test positivity of 4.3%. Both of these indicators show a sustained community-wide spread of the virus and the importance of taking extra precautions with disease prevention to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Recent Rise in COVID-19 Cases in Community and Implications for Schools

...while safety remains our number one priority, we also acknowledge the important role schools serve for our broader community. Schools are vital in meeting the academic, social, emotional and physical wellbeing of students and families. We must do everything we can to keep schools safe and open.

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10.16.20 | Weekly COVID-19 Update
  • This week saw a jump in positive test results among students along with increases in the number of students and staff in quarantine or isolation.
  • Holland High School will be listed among known COVID-19 outbreaks at K-12 schools
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Hispanic Heritage Month 2020

We've been celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of video featuring Hispanic leaders in our community.  Here's a look back at the stories we've heard.

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HPS Podcast 2.7

This week Jason Craner from Holland Public Schools chats with a parent of a student in the Class of 2021 about how HPS has been right for her and her family.

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Hispanic Heritage Month | Yvette Chiquito

When Yvette saw a need in her community for mental health services, she used her gifts, her education, and her desire to serve her people to provide a service that would not otherwise be available to them.

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10.13.20 | Back to School on Tuesday

HHS, HEC, and HVRT are headed back to school on Tuesday.

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10.9.20 | Covid-19 Weekly Update

There is one new confirmed case of a student with COVID-19 at Holland High School, however this student had no close-contacts with staff or students in the days before being tested.

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Hispanic Heritage Month | Maria Martinez

Maria is the owner of Taco Fiesta in Holland ad she can make a great Tamale.

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Hispanic Heritage Month | Ben Aguilera

Ben is a third-generation Chicano. He is the pastor of BLVD Church, the Interim Director of LAUP and is passionate about building community in Holland.

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Hispanic Heritage Month | Esther Fifelski

Esther Fifelski is the Human Relations Director for the City of Holland.

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HPS Podcast 2.6

On this week’s HPS Update, District Communications Director Jason Craner talks with 2 members of the Holland High Class of 2021.

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Hispanic Heritage Month | Yadah Ramirez

Yadah is a graduate of Holland High School and the University of Michigan. She is also the Programs Director for Latin Americans United for Progress (LAUP).

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HPS Return to Learn Plans will continue.

The Holland Public Schools Board of Education met in study session on October 5, 2020 and reviewed the recent developments and tenants of our plan. As a result, Holland Public Schools will continue with ALL elements of the Return to Learn Plan adopted on August 6, 2020 and our Extended Continuity of Learning Plan submitted on August 1, 2020. This includes the continuation of wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and learner cohorting. All of these things work together to minimize the risk that students or staff will be exposed to COVID-19.

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