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Our theme this year is Faith Like a Child. At our first chapel we shared with the students that faith is trusting or believing in something, even if you can’t see it. We can’t see God, but we still have faith in Him. We then noticed how our theme doesn’t say, “Faith like a Teacher,” but instead “Faith like a Child.” The teachers at South Side are excited to teach our students all about reading, writing, math, Bible stories, and so much more. However, we are also ready to learn about faith through the many examples displayed by the precious children in our building each day.

The Holland Christian community has worked together to create a 40 day devotional entitled Faith Like a Child. There are copies for every family. If you haven’t picked yours up yet, please stop by our office and grab yours!

Christy Haig



Please call the school office at 616.820.3535 any time before 8:30am to let us know each day when your child will be absent. You may leave a voicemail at any time, and it will be checked in the morning when the office opens. If you’d prefer to send an email, please send it to both Please be sure to mention symptoms your child is experiencing (fever, vomiting, headache, cough, etc.), as we need this information to submit our weekly health report. Thank you for your help!

Picture Day

South Side’s picture days are Wednesday, September 20. Once we receive the order forms GPI, we will send them home with students. If you have multiple children at Holland Christian, please remember that order forms are student-specific. If you are planning to order a yearbook, be sure to check that box on your order form.

Medications at School

If your child needs to take medication at school, we need an updated form signed by the physician each school year. If you have not done this yet, please do so as soon as possible. You are welcome to contact our school nurse, Hendrina Cupery  at if you have any questions. Holland Christian medical forms can be found on our Medical Information & Forms page. For safety reasons, Holland Christian Schools is not able to dispense any medication (whether prescription or non-prescription) to our students without a doctor’s order. Thank you!

Student Safety

After student drop-off, all external school doors are locked. All students who arrive late for school must arrive through the main front door (Door A) by buzzing in to the school secretary, and check in at the school office. Parents are asked to sign children in and out at the school office if they are coming or going any time within the normal school hours.

Moms in Prayer

Moms in Prayer is a great way to connect with other moms, pray for your child, and have an impact on South Side. Please join us on Fridays starting September 8 at Providence Church from 8:30-9:30am. Contact Nicole Shook with questions.

PreK through 6th grade girls who are interested in cheer are encouraged to register for our Cheer Clinic on 9/9 with the opportunity to cheer at the homecoming football game on 9/15! Sign up and more information linked is here.

Personal Technology

This has been added to our student handbooks for elementary through high school:

Personal Technology is not necessary in a school setting and disrupts the learning environment. Personal Technology includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Cell Phones
  • Smartwatches
  • Headphones or Earbuds
  • Personal Laptops
  • MP3-Players
  • Etc. (i.e. Any non-school issued personal technology)

If parents need to communicate with their student, they can send their student an email or call the office and get a note from the office. Personal Technology items are not allowed to be used or visible during the time a student enters school until the final bell rings. If a student needs to use their phone, they must receive direct permission from a staff person to do so.

HC’s Homecoming Event is coming soon!

Friday, September 15th from 5-6:30pm. Kickoff is 7pm. Our Homecoming event includes dinner, bounce houses and inflatables.

**All preschool and kindergarten families are invited to attend for FREE through the RSVP form.**  Please RSVP here for homecoming event. (Accepting RSVPs until September 6th.)

Families with children in 1st-12th grade can purchase Homecoming tickets through our Athletics link here – tickets include the meal, activities, and Varsity Football game at 7pm. Take advantage of the Early Bird Ticket pricing $8 per ticket. Price increases to $10 per ticket starting Monday, September 11th.

We hope to see you out at this fun, family event! GO MAROONS!

Music Sub

Hannah York, our music teacher, had a baby boy. We’re so thankful that Amy Biere can be joining us for a few weeks this fall to teach music while Hannah is on maternity leave.

Important Website Links

Upcoming Dates:


  • 1: No school
  • 4: No school/Labor Day
  • 13: TRIP day
  • 15: Holland Christian homecoming
  • 20: PreK-2nd picture day
  • 23: Fall Kids Stuff Resale: HCHS 9am-12pm
  • 27: Walkathon


  • 12: Grandparents Day
  • 16: Parent-Teacher Conferences 4-8pm
  • 18: Half day of school: Afternoon parent teacher conferences
  • 19-20: No school: CEA Convention