Spring has finally arrived! As we wrap up this year it is always with mixed emotions: There is excitement for summer days and what next year will bring but also sadness as we say goodbye to our 5th graders and the strong bonds that have formed this year. Thank you for what has been a wonderful year of partnership and grace as we have navigated this road together. I share once again a verse that continues to guide me year after year: “May the words of my mouth and meditation of my heart be pleasing to you Oh Lord, my strength and my redeemer” Psalm 19:14. May Christ’s love lead and guide you this summer and may he keep you safe and well. Blessings on a wonderful rest of the year!
Thank you for a wonderful school year together! We are so grateful for the partnership we have with you, and pray that you’ll have a fun, safe summer with your family!
Pine Ridge Office Hours
June 6-9: The office will be open from 9am-3pm to assist parents. Monday, June 5 the office will only be closed in the morning due to an off-site staff meeting.
August 1: The office will reopen daily from 9am-3pm, and then resume regular office hours when school begins. There will be a few dates TBD for beginning of the school year all-staff off-site meetings, and those dates will be posted on the door once they become available.
The 23-24 class lists will be available and sent out via email on July 7, 2023. Supply lists will also be sent out at this time.
Before/After School Care: 2023-24
The doors at Pine Ridge open at 7:45 each school morning and students are dismissed at 3:15 each afternoon. If you need care before this time or after 3:30pm, please check out the Before/After School Programs.
Making online lunch payments
To deposit lunch money into the meal magic portal, there is a new site address: hollandchristian.familyportal.cloud. Everything will look the same, you won’t have a drop down for the school site. Thank you for taking care of your balances! Have a great summer!
Automatic Re-enrollment after Kindergarten
Now that we are using PowerSchool for all of our applications and enrollment, the system automatically re-enrolls students of all grades kindergarten and up into the next grade level of the educational program and building that they are enrolled in. Parents will still need to re-enroll their preschool students each year into Powerschool through their kindergarten year, but don’t have to re-enroll for first grade or any grade level after that. Therefore, through PowerSchool, we have automatically enrolled your current kindergarten child(ren) and up to continue in their current educational programs and campuses. In the rare event that you are considering changing educational programs or campuses, please email Kristen VanRavenswaay about any possible changes by June 16, 2023, as we need to finalize teacher assignments before releasing class lists.
Enrollment/Medical Paperwork 23-24
All students entering preschool, kindergarten, and new transfers have a variety of paperwork that needs to be filled out and turned in by August 4, 2023. Additionally, any medication prescription or OTC including an inhaler needs a signed form from the doctor before the first day of school.
Please be sure your child entering these grades is up to date on all immunizations, and if you are pursuing an immunization waiver through your county health department, please call them for an appointment ASAP as appointments fill up quickly, and it needs to be done before attending the first day of school.
If your child with a waiver is returning to Holland Christian for the 23-24 school year and moving from:
- 3s preschool to 4s preschool: Current waiver on file is good unless you have chosen to complete a vaccine series during the year that was waived on the waiver.
- 3s/4s preschool to Young 5s: New waiver needed; schedule an appointment.
- 4s preschool to kindergarten: New waiver needed; schedule an appointment.
- Young 5s to kindergarten: Current waiver on file is good unless you have chosen to complete a vaccine series during the year that was waived on the waiver.
If your child is a new student coming to HC from a different school district, your old waiver is invalid and you will need to schedule an appointment.
Important Website Links
- 2: Last day of school; dismissal at 11:30am
- 5-9: Office hours modified (see above)
- 1: Office opens daily from 9am-3pm
- 17: Ice Cream Social 6:30-7:30pm
- 22: First day PK-12
- 25: Parent Night
- 1-4: No school: Labor Day