Forest School August 2021 Newsletter
Hello Dear Forest Families!
We interrupt your regularly scheduled summer programming for a few updates and dates for your calendar. Throughout Holland Christian we’ve been buzzing this summer in preparation for our new school year. We have been blessed with qualified and excited new staff ready to serve your children this year. We have invigorated teachers who are sharing adventures and stories as they rest in God’s beauty this summer. We can’t WAIT to receive your children in less than a month and learn ALL about their stories and create new ones together!
Each year we stand together on a school wide theme. This year our theme is Rooted. As our family has been enjoying summer experiences together both far and near, we’ve been reflecting on the variety of roots to admire. No matter the size or shape or even environment, LIFE holds and flows through the roots of plants to bring grows the beauty and ultimately bring glory to their Maker. We are excited to live into this with our children this year. We, too, are held close by our Maker and are beautifully grown for God’s glory!
Just a few short weeks until we get to meet again face to face! And now, back to your regularly scheduled summertime!
Yours in Christ,
Class and Supply Lists
Health Appraisal and Immunization Requirements
Health appraisals are required for our 2021-22 incoming kindergarten students. As you schedule your well child appointments with your health care provider, please be aware these evaluations will need to be completed. All students must be up-to-date on their immunizations BEFORE they start the new school year. Any students without the required immunizations or approved waivers will not be allowed to begin school until they are complete and approved by the State of Michigan. We are grateful for your help with this!
Good News From Food Services
Breakfast will be offered as students enter the building each morning to take to their class. Students must choose a fruit along with 1 other choice, though we encourage our students to take 3 items.
FREE Breakfast Menu Choices:
- Fresh, canned fruit options and or 100% juice,
- Low sugar cereal bowls or muffins
- Yogurt, Cheese choices, or Boiled Eggs
- 1% White Milk
Lunch will be free as well with all the favorite options as before! To see all food service options for all our schools see the back to school food service options flyer
Safety Policy Updates
For updated COVID information please see our Return to School page.
- COVID-19 vaccines will not be required for your child to attend school this fall.
- COVID-19 testing for participation in school athletics will no longer be required.
- Our student bodies can begin to gather together in large groups again! Think: chapel, assemblies, convocation, and more.
- We will continue to contact trace (providing information only, no quarantines required) and notify close-contacts of their exposure to positive COVID-19 cases at school.
We acknowledge that there are individuals who may have health concerns that make them more susceptible to COVID-19 and are at higher risk. We support your personal decisions to protect yourself and your family and will continue to do our best as a school system to prioritize the health of all students, families, and staff.
- 24 – First Day of School (full day)
- 1 – All school Convocation
- 3 – No school
- 6 – Labor Day no school
- 15 – Walkathon