All adults wishing to volunteer in the classroom or chaperone a field trip are required to fill out the district Volunteer Background Check form and submit a copy of their driver's license to the school office. These forms must be renewed each school year. A form/driver's license is required for EACH adult volunteer. A minimum of two weeks is needed to process the form. The Volunteer Background Check form can be downloaded from the following link (https://www.hask12.org/community/volunteer-form/) and in the school office.
Holly High School Parking Registration Form
Students who will be licensed drivers in the fall have the option to purchase a parking permit for Holly High School. Your child must provide current vehicle information, show a Michigan drivers license and pay $20 cash, check (payable to HHS) or by using the online payment system "e~Funds for Schools". The Parking Registration Form must be completed, printed and turned in to the office with payment.
Reproductive Health Program - Holly High School
Holly Area Schools' Board of Education offers students the opportunity to participate in a Reproductive Health program. These programs are conducted as part of the Health and Child Development and Interpersonal Relations courses at the high school. The intent of these programs is to provide information to students so that they can make informed choices and to teach the kinds of skills that will help them reinforce those choices. It is our belief that the parent/family has the greatest influence on positive reproductive health decisions, and the programs offered provide opportunities for students to communicate with parents. Please view the following letter from the high school principal along with the exclusion form that can be completed and returned to the high school office.
Holly High School Reproductive Health Letter and Exclusion Form
Kids Read Now
Each summer students in Young 5 through 3rd grade participate in the free program Kids Read Now that partners with our school district and the community to keep students reading throughout the summer. The goal is to eliminate the achievement gap and help ensure children progress from learning to read to reading to learn.
In the spring each year, contact information (student name, parent name, address, phone number, email address) is shared with Kids Read Now to allow 9 books to be sent home to students to keep and read over the summer. If you do not want your information shared and your student to not participate in this reading program, please contact your school's main office to request an Opt-Out form.
Google for Education Accounts
Holly Area Schools (HAS) provides students with unique learning opportunities via our collaborative and technology enhanced learning environment. Through the use of the Google Workspace for Education, students engage in activities and projects that promote creativity, critical-thinking, and collaboration, which we feel are essential skills for the development of a well-rounded learner. These activities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Email - an individual email account for school use managed by the HAS.
- Google Apps – productivity tools commonly used for education.
- Managed Social Networking: social bookmarking, video sharing, blogging, etc.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA):
COPPA applies to commercial companies and limits their ability to collect personal information from children under 13. This permission form allows the school to act as an agent for parents in the collection of information within the school context. The school's use of student information is solely for education purposes. Google Workspace for Education allows our district to turn off advertising for all of our accounts.
Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA): The district is required by CIPA to have technology measures and policies in place that protect students from harmful materials including those that are obscene and pornographic. This means that student mail containing harmful content from inappropriate sites will be blocked.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA):
FERPA protects the privacy of student education records and gives parents the rights to review student records. Under FERPA, schools may disclose directory information but parents may request the school not disclose this information.
I understand that by participating in Google Workspace for Education, information about my child will be collected and stored electronically. Privacy polices on Google Workspace for Education accounts can be found at https://edu.google.com/trust/. Please note, you may opt out at any time by sending written notice to your student's building administrator.
Note: All elementary student Google Workspace for Education accounts limit emailing to addresses within the Holly Area Schools domain. No emails can be sent to or received by email addresses outside of Holly Area Schools.
e-Funds for Schools
Holly Area Schools utilizes a program, e~Funds for Schools, for making online payments. This program offers options for parents/guardians who choose to make payments online and is extremely user friendly. The program allows various school fees and food service payments to be electronically withdrawn from your checking account or charged to your credit card with the flexibility to make a payment at any time through your student's Skyward Family Access account or by visiting our e~Funds for Schools website directly from a link on our district website.
Since 1978, Michigan law has required children to be up-to-date with required immunizations ON or BEFORE the first day of school/childcare. This rule applies to children entering childcare, kindergarten, and 7th grade or newly enrolled in the school district
Whenever children are brought into group settings, there is a chance for diseases to spread. Students must follow state vaccine laws in order to attend school. These laws are the minimum standard to help prevent disease outbreaks in school settings. The guidelines for required immunizations are provided by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Blessings in a Backpack
In light of the tough economic times facing our area, we are excited to help Holly Area School District families by making sure that all of our children have enough food. “Blessings in a Backpack” is a program designed to provide students on the free and reduced lunch program with enough food for three meals a day during the weekends. This program is a community based program sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester and the Meijer Corporation and will begin this fall in all Holly Area Schools' Elementary buildings.
In order to be eligible for this program, please complete the free and reduced lunch application. Once your application is processed you will receive a permission slip from your school office if your child is eligible. All students who participated in the program during the 2022-2023 school year are eligible to receive backpacks until their applications for this year are processed.
If you agree to take part in this program, during the school year, your child will receive a backpack every Friday, filled with food for the weekend. Backpacks will be dispensed in a discreet and caring manner. The simple meals may include food like macaroni and cheese, beef ravioli, canned chicken, canned tuna, fruit granola bars, peanut butter, soups, juice and other items. Backpacks are to be returned to school on Mondays and they will be filled and returned to the child on Fridays. There is no cost associated with this program.
For all parents of students with a chronic medical condition that requires treatment at school, the Medical Care Plan consists of a Medical Action Plan form and may also include a Physician's Authorization for Prescription Medication at school. Medial Care Plans are required to be updated annually. For parents needing medical forms for such things as medical care plans, administration of prescription medication, tube feeding forms, and more, please visit our Medical Information page. Students are required to have new forms completed each school year.
Annual Asbestos Notification
In accordance with Section 763.84 of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), or the “Asbestos in Schools Rule,” Holly Area Schools is notifying employees and building occupants, or their legal guardians, of activities conducted within the past school year involving the asbestos inspections, response actions, and post-response action activities, including re-inspection and periodic surveillance activities, that are planned or in progress at School District facilities.
During the upcoming school year (2023 - 2024) Holly Area Schools has planned the following activities related to asbestos-containing materials throughout the School District:
Six Month Periodic Surveillances: Six month periodic surveillances will be completed every six months and continue on a regular six month schedule. The next scheduled rounds will occur in August 2023 and February 2024.
Asbestos abatement Projects - Scheduled: As of the beginning of the school year, there are no known asbestos abatement projects scheduled. If necessary to support renovations, asbestos abatement will be completed in accordance with all state and federal regulations by trained and accredited personnel.
During the previous school year (2022 - 2023), Holly Area Schools completed the following activities related to asbestos-containing materials throughout the School District:
Six Month Periodic Surveillances: Six month periodic surveillance activities were conducted in all district facilities in August 2022.
Three Year Re-inspections: The EPA requires that each school district re-inspect all known and assumed asbestos-containing materials once every three years. The three year re-inspection activities for all Holly Area Schools facilities were last completed in February 2021. The next three year re-inspections are scheduled for February 2024.
AHERA Management Plans are available for review in each school building office or at the Karl Richter Campus Facilities and Operations Office (920 Baird Street Holly, Michigan). Summaries for all of the asbestos abatement projects conducted prior to the 2023 - 2024 school year are located in the AHERA Management Plans, while complete documentation is maintained in the Facilities and Operations Office.
Questions regarding the asbestos program for Holly Area Schools may be addressed to the Supervisor of Facilities and Operations during business hours at (248) 328-3163.
Integrated Pest Management
Holly Area Schools have adopted an Integrated Pest Management program. Inherent with this are the District's efforts to reduce pesticide use as much as possible. While it may occasionally be necessary to apply a pesticide, these will only be used as a last resort. This program does not rely on routine pesticide applications to resolve problems. We use various techniques such as habitat alteration, sanitation, mechanical means, exclusion, etc. to prevent pests from becoming a problem.
You will receive advanced notice of the application of a pesticide, other than bait or gel formulation, at your child's school. This advance notice of the application will be given 48 hours before the application. The law requires us to do this notification by using two methods. The first method required by the law is the posting at entrances to your child's school. The second method we will be using is the posting in a common area located by the main office of the school. Parents are also entitled to receive this notice by first-class United States mail postmarked at least 3 days before the application. If you would like to be notified by mail please contact the Operations Department at the following number: (248) 328-3151. Please give the Operations Department your name, mailing address and what school your child attends.
In an emergency (for example a bee's nest), pesticides may be applied without prior notice, but you will be provided notice following any such application.
You may review our IPM program or pesticide application records for your child's school by calling 248.328.3107 or e-mailing the Facility Supervisor at firstname.lastname@example.org. The number or e-mail may also be used when school is not in regular session.