2022 COVID-19 Information

 

Mask Medical Exemption for Students Procedure

In order for a student who is age 2 or older to be exempt from wearing a mask due to medical reasons, HAS will require parents to have their child’s doctor (MD or DO, as required by Emergency Order 2021-1), complete and return the district’s HAS Student Face Covering Exempt Request form.  Please follow the procedures outlined below for the consideration of medical exemption:

  • Once a parent has expressed concern for their child wearing a mask to school due to medical reasons, the building principal, administrative assistant, or central office administrative assistant will direct the parent to the HAS Student Mask Exempt Form on our website. 
  • The form will be returned to the Student Services Office, to Mrs. Lauria/Mrs. Stevens
    • If additional information is needed from the physician for the request to be determined, a Release of Information will be completed by the parent.
  • Once the exemption request has been reviewed, the building principal will contact the parent.

Student Mask Medical Exemption Request Form

 

Holly Schools Virtual Learning 2021-2022

*** Please note that the window to apply for virtual learning has closed ***

Thank you for your interest in Virtual Learning with Holly Schools. 

As a partner in your child’s education, it is important to support your family's need for learning options. At the same time it is also important that we ensure that all Holly students have the opportunity to grow, develop and thrive within their learning environment. While we understand that the current situation may be a difficult one, we have seen that some students find great success in virtual learning, and others do not. It is the goal of Holly Schools to work with each of our families to identify a learning path that best supports each student’s learning needs. 

We are happy to offer a virtual learning option for those students who have shown that they can be successful through this mode. In order for the school district to appropriately staff classrooms, assign virtual mentors, and comply with the Michigan Department of Education pupil accounting guidelines, enrollment into our virtual program is a one (1) semester commitment. Semester 1 will end on January 19, 2022. Those students who are accepted into the virtual program, will be contacted in early December regarding their decision to continue with virtual learning or return to In-person learning for the second semester. There will be NO opportunity to return to In-Person learning until January 20, 2022. 

The district will be accepting applications for 1st semester virtual learning enrollment via this Application linkApplications will be accepted until 12:00 pm on Monday, August 30, 2021. Applications will be reviewed and families will be notified by Wednesday, September 1, 2021 as to the status of their application. 

Admittance into the Virtual Learning Program will be subject to several factors, such as previous virtual learning performance, attendance, a signed agreement to the terms below, program capacity limits.

  • Students require an ability to use technology for learning
  • A signed Letter of Intent indicating an understanding of the responsibility for ensuring their student fully participates in their academic program in its entirety. 
  • Virtual learning requires active involvement from parents to ensure students participate daily and maintain a pace that will allow them to successfully complete the course on time.
  • Successful students require daily supervision from parents. 
  • Students agree to participate in regular check-ins with their Teacher Mentor as scheduled.
  • Students agree to complete 1 assignment in each of their 6 courses on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.
  • Students must agree to update his/her Educational Development Plan on a yearly basis. The EDP is a document showing a student's educational and career goals and how they plan to achieve those goals. 
  • Parents agree that their students will participate fully in grade level state and local assessments including, but not limited to M-Step, PSAT and i-Ready. Some of these assessments may be required to be completed In-person.
  • Parents understand and agree to Virtual learning for the entire semester.

** If a virtual student does not fully participate in the program they may not be allowed to continue for additional semesters. 


District Communications

Busing Mask Update

Dear HAS Families,

I would like to share the following update to Friday's reminder regarding Oakland County Health Division's lift of the county mask mandate.  Soon after our announcement yesterday we learned about the lift of the mask mandate on school buses.  Please see the following statement from the Centers for Disease Control.  

"Effective February 25, 2022, the CDC does not require wearing of masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and education/child care programs."

HAS Mask Reminder

Feb. 25, 2022

Dear Holly Area Schools Families and Staff,

I would like to take this opportunity to remind our students, staff, and families that the Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) will be lifting the mask mandate for schools and daycares on Feb. 28.  As a result, beginning Monday, February 28th, Holly Area Schools will support our Broncho families and staff to make the personal choice of wearing a mask at our school buildings.   

Announcement of OCHD Mandate

Feb. 11, 2022

Dear Holly Area Schools Families and Staff,

Holly Area Schools received the announcement this morning that the Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) is lifting the mask mandate for schools and daycares on Feb. 28.  

Holly Area Schools will support our Broncho families and staff to make the personal choice of wearing a mask at our school buildings beginning Monday, February 28, 2022. 

Return to In-Person Learning

Jan. 21, 2022

Dear Parents and Staff of Holly Area Schools,

I am sending this communication to update our families on our scheduled return to In-Person learning on Monday, Jan. 24.

Temporary Shift to Virtual Learning HMS & HHS

Jan. 12, 2022

Dear Parents and Staff of Holly Area Schools,

I am sending this communication to update our families on the situation we are currently facing with student and staff absences. This has been a difficult week for families and staff as we have experienced a significant increase in COVID-related absences, with the greatest numbers at the high school and middle school.

Updated COVID-19 Guidance

January 11, 2022

Dear Families of Holly Area Schools,

Based on guidance just updated today from the Oakland County Health Division, the timeline for isolation due to a positive COVID case has been reduced to five (5) days. This change means that any students who test positive for COVID must only isolate for five days after symptom onset or test date, as long as symptoms are improving and they have been fever-free for 24 hours with no medication. To clarify, day one of isolation is the first day AFTER symptom onset or test date. Individuals may return to school on day six.  (See OCHD Updated Isolation-Quarantine Guidance)