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January 4, 2022
2nd Semester Reminders for Parents and Community
Letter from our Superintendent

Please read the attached letter from our Superintendent as we continue to navigate through the Covid-19 pandemic in this 2nd semester at Orchard View.

December 8, 2021
Winter Weather Letter from our Superintendent

As we gear up for winter in western Michigan, it’s important to acknowledge some of the challenges winter weather poses to the safety of our staff and students when traveling to and from school. Every year, severe weather in the form of heavy snow, sleet, ice, freezing temperatures (or other extreme conditions associated with living in Michigan) has the potential to close school. 


Closing school, for any reason, is never an easy decision. When looking at closing school as the result of weather,....


(Read the complete letter by selecting the link below.)

Visit the Wall of Honor website page to see the recipients throughout the years of awards in the following categories:

  • All-State (Athletics and Academics)
  • Soaring Cardinals
  • Board Members (12 or more years of service)
  • Community Contributors
  • Memorable Mentors

If you'd like to nominate someone for one of the categories, visit the page for the online form, or use the link below to print out the nomination form.  

PDF DocumentWall of Honor Nomination Form

Grow Learn Explore

Register now for Orchard View Adult Education. 

Click on the image above to go to our new online registration form.  Get started today!

Anti-Harrassment Compliance Officers

Jim Nielsen, Superintendent
35 S. Sheridan
Muskegon, MI  49442

Kim Bidwell, Director of Business & Personnel
35 S. Sheridan
Muskegon, MI  49442

Simeon Frang, Assistant Superintendent
35 S. Sheridan
Muskegon, MI  49442

Hackley Community Care logo

Click on the link below to be directed to the Hackley Community Care Appointment and Referral form.

Google FormsHCC Appt & Referral Form


District Calendar

Orchard View District Wide Calendar

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Upcoming District Events

  • 31 Jan
    • HS- Snowcoming
      Date: Jan 31 - Feb 4
      Calendar: Orchard View District Calendar

Promise logo


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.

Driver’s Education Info

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 and under 18.  Cost is $350.  If you are interested, stop by our OV Community Ed office (1765 Ada Ave) to pick up a registration form.  The form is also available at the OV High School front office or using the link below.  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 Document2021-2022 Driver's Education Registration form


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Community Resources



2021-2022 OV District Calendar

Please note that the first day of school is Tuesday, August 24th with a late start each day that week!  Click on the image below to view/print the enlarged pdf version of the calendar.



MAISD Offers Updated Information for Parents and Staff regarding COVID-19

We are working on getting the word out to our community members about when to keep kids home from school, what testing in our schools looks like, how to get information on vaccines, and how to sign up to receive one. Click on the links in each of these items to view two informational videos and also link to Mask Up Muskegon.

1.  See actual COVID-19 rapid testing done in local schools:  Video DocumentCOVID-19 Rapid Testing.   As more tests become available, more schools will offer them to students (with parent consent) and staff! 

2.  When do you need to keep your kids home from school? Doctors from Shoreline Pediatrics explain:   Video DocumentWhen to Keep Kids Home

3.  Wondering where to get info on COVID-19 vaccines and how to sign up? Go to: External LinkMask Up Muskegon

Orchard View Home Learning Plans

Click here to go to the web page to access all the Home Learning Plans for K-12.



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