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February 11, 2019

Dear staff, students, parents, and community members

As you can imagine, this crazy winter weather has been a huge topic of discussion around the school district the past few weeks.  To date, our district has accumulated a total of 10 snow days which now has us one day over the total allowable days that can be forgiven per state law.  Typically we are allowed six snow days in our school calendar and can apply for a waiver for an additional three snow days.

So as a result, we have to add instructional time to our current school calendar.  While it seems to make sense to use one of the mid-winter break days for snow day make-up, we realize that many of our staff and families already have commitments they cannot cancel with such short notice. Therefore, using mid-winter break time for a make-up day(s) is not an option.

While it is likely we will add this make-up day (and potentially other make-up days) to the end of our school calendar in June, know that there is still the chance that the legislature may take action and forgive more snow days than current law allows.  There is considerable conversation about this topic going on in Lansing and around the state.

While we wait to see what Lansing does about snow day forgiveness, know that in the coming weeks we will be communicating our plan for adding instructional day(s) to the end of our school year.

It is never easy calling a snow day, but it is always the right thing to do when the safety of our students is at stake.  We will continue to cancel school when the weather conditions are such that student or staff safety are at risk. Thank you for all of your flexibility and understanding as we continue to make our way through the winter months.

Jim Nielsen, Superintendent

PDF DocumentSnow Days Letter from J.Nielsen

PDF DocumentComplete Snow Day Letter from Superintendents of MAISD Schools

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Upcoming District Events

  • 19 Feb
    • Regular Board Meeting 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Regular Board Meeting
      Date: Feb 19
      Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: OVHS Community Room
      Calendar: District Calendar
  • 11 Mar
  • 18 Mar
    • Regular Board Meeting 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Regular Board Meeting
      Date: Mar 18
      Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: OVHS Community Room
      Calendar: District Calendar
  • 15 Apr
    • Regular Board Meeting 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Regular Board Meeting
      Date: Apr 15
      Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: OVHS Community Room
      Calendar: District Calendar
  • 13 May
    • Committee of the Whole Meeting
      Date: May 13
      Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: OVHS Community Room
      Calendar: District Calendar
  • 20 May
    • Regular Board Meeting 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Regular Board Meeting
      Date: May 20
      Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: OVHS Community Room
      Calendar: District Calendar

Upcoming Driver’s Education Segment 1

Our next Segment 1 Drivers Ed session is from March 4 – March 28, 2019. The signup deadline is Tuesday, February 26th.  

This session is a 4 week class that runs from 3:30-5:30pm on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday.  Drive times will be scheduled also.  The class is held at Orchard View Community Education on 1765 Ada Avenue.  You must be 14 years 8 months by the first class session.  Cost is $350.  If you are interested, stop by our OV Community Ed office (1765 Ada Ave) to pick up a registration form, or print out the application on the link below. The form is also on our website  (orchardview.org) and in the OV High School office.  The form, birth certificate and payment must be returned to the OV Community Ed office on 1765 Ada Avenue.  If you have any questions, please call 760-1350. 

PDF Document2018-2019 Driver's Education Application/Contract

 

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Orchard View Wall of Honor

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2018-2019 School Calendar

Click on the calendar image to view/print the full size OV School District calendar and legend.

 

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Click on the image above to view a pdf of the Orchard View FOIA Procedures and Guidelines.

 

 

Anti-Harrassment Compliance Officers


Jim Nielsen, Superintendent
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Muskegon, MI  49442
231-760-1310


Kim Bidwell, Director of Business & Personnel
35 S. Sheridan
Muskegon, MI  49442
231-760-1304


Rhonda Galarneau, Human Resource Coordinator
35 S. Sheridan
Muskegon, MI  49442
231-760-1309
 

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THE MUSKEGON PROMISE IS HERE:
2 YEARS OF COLLEGE – FREE !!!

BEGINNING WITH THE CLASS OF 2017

The Muskegon Area Promise is a commitment to the young people of our community--that if they work hard they will be able to earn at least a two-year college degree tuition free.  Read Superintendent Jim Nielsen's letter to parents to learn more about this awesome opportunity!!   PDF DocumentPromise letter to Parents.