School begins for all Holland Christian students, from preschool through high school, on Tuesday, August 21. However, middle school students high school students will have a check-in/picture day, while freshmen have their orientation on Monday, August 20:

Middle School Orientation/Picture Day

Orientation day is August 20 at the middle school from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Stop in anytime during those hours to have your picture taken for your student ID, walk around the building and find your locker, pick up your schedule, meet your teachers and stop by the hot lunch table. You can also sign up for Fall Athletics or turn in any completed physical forms during this time. If you would like to order photos, go to this website. Please note, the Middle School yearbook is included in the yearly activity fee and does not need to be ordered separately–each student will receive one at the end of the school year. HCMS Picture Make up day will be Thursday, September 6; re-takes and BOC pictures will be taken Monday, October 8. HCMS starts at 8:00 am on Tuesday, August 21. See you there!

Elementary Ice Cream Socials

Ice cream socials for South Side, Pine Ridge, and Rose Park are all on Thursday, August 16. If you’d like to plan your vacations for next school year, here’s the link to our master school calendar. We’re looking forward to seeing you all back on our campuses!

High School Check In/Picture Day

Check in day is Monday, August 20 and will take place on Main Street from 11:30 am to 3 pm. This is a chance for you to have your picture taken for your student ID, walk around the building and find your locker, pick up your laptop, purchase a sports pass (optional), check out the Maroon and White shop and pick up a parking permit (if driving). All students (including seniors) must have their picture taken whether or not the pictures are purchased. These pictures are necessary for the yearbook, student transcripts, I.D.’s, and for our student management software. Seniors, this picture will be on your high school transcript. If you would like to order photos, go to this website. To help speed the picture taking process, we are suggesting the following schedule. (If the times do not work for you, it is okay to come at a different time.)

9th Grade      11:30 am – 12:30 pm
12th Grade    11:30 am – 12:30 pm
10th Grade    12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
11th Grade     1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Anyone          2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Picture Make up day will be Thursday, September 6.

High School Freshman Orientation Day, August 20

All freshmen will be part of our Freshman Orientation Day. The first day for freshmen will be Monday, August 20, at 8:00 am. Senior leaders will lead incoming freshmen in games, mixers and on a scavenger hunt around the school. Students will be given a copy of their schedule and meet their teachers for a few minutes in each class. Students will be treated to a pizza lunch and will be dismissed at 11:30 am. After this, freshmen can stop on Main Street between 11:30 am–12:30 pm for pictures.
Freshmen August 20 Schedule:
Orientation: 8:00-11:00 am
Pizza: 11:00–11:30 am (in Cafeteria)
Pictures: 11:30 am–12:30 pm
New 10th-12th Grade Students and New International Students: These students will begin school on Monday, August 20 from 9 am – 11:00 am in the lecture hall. Click here for additional details.

“Laptop Boot Camp” is mandatory for all students who are new to the laptop program. You should plan to stay from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm and attend “Laptop Boot Camp,” an introduction on how we use the laptops at HCHS (understanding Moodle, exploring PowerSchool, etc.). Please bring your laptop and calculator.

All Students report on Tuesday, August 21, at 8:00 am. We will begin in our chapel seats for a brief welcome and time of devotions. Be sure to have your class schedule with you.