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November
Continuance of Remote Learning...

Dear Parents and Staff, 

This is a tough decision and we don’t take the responsibility lightly. Out of an abundance of caution and with a recommendation by Public Health, we will continue remote learning for an additional week. We will assess the possibility to transition back to face-to-face learning prior to Friday, December 4th. The plan at this time is to return to face-to face on Monday, December 7th for Kindergarten through 8th grade and Wednesday, December 9th for high school.

(Read the letter in its entirety by following the link.)

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November
November 23, 2020
Continuance of Remote Learning...

Dear Parents and Staff, 

This is a tough decision and we don’t take the responsibility lightly. Out of an abundance of caution and with a recommendation by Public Health, we will continue remote learning for an additional week. We will assess the possibility to transition back to face-to-face learning prior to Friday, December 4th. The plan at this time is to return to face-to face on Monday, December 7th for Kindergarten through 8th grade and Wednesday, December 9th for high school.

(Read the letter in its entirety by following the link.)

November 12, 2020
Remote Learning to begin Monday, November 16, 2020

Dear Parents and Staff,

This is a tough decision and we don’t take the responsibility lightly. Out of an abundance of caution, effective Monday, November 16th, all face-to-face learning will transition to remote learning. At a minimum, we will continue this plan through Thanksgiving break. We will assess the possibility to transition back to face-to-face learning prior to Monday, November 30th.

Keep in mind, students enrolled in our 100% virtual learning program will continue to do so without changes...

(Please read the attached letter from our Superintendent to review the letter in its entirety.)

November 5, 2020
Letter to Parents from Mercy Health & Public Health-Muskegon Cnty

To Orchard View Community and Parents:  Please read the attached update letter from Mercy Health and Public Health-Muskegon County regarding COVID-19 in our area.

October
October 28, 2020
COVID-19 Vocabulary

Recently there appears to be confusion as to what it means to be isolated, quarantined, or to have a probable case of COVID-19. This letter was shared in a neighboring district recently and will hopefully clear up some of the confusion surrounding these commonly used terms.


The term “isolation” ties to a confirmed positive case of COVID-19. Individuals that have had a positive test for COVID-19 must “isolate” at home for 10 days and can only return to school once the 10 days have expired, and the individual is symptom free without the use of medication.


The term “quarantine” is tied to a direct exposure to a positive case, but the exposed individual is not showing symptoms of COVID-19. This person must “quarantine” at home for 14 days. If at any time during the quarantine period the person begins to show symptoms, they then must isolate for 10 days from the onset of those symptoms.


The term “probable case” means that the individual has been exposed to a positive COVID-19 case and is showing symptoms, but has not been tested. This person would also have to isolate for 10 days and could not return to school until after the 10 days have expired from the first sign of symptoms, and is symptom free without the use of medication.

(Click the link to view the letter in its entirety.)

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Upcoming District Events

  • 25 Nov
    thru Nov 27
  • 14 Dec
    • Regular Board Meeting 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
      Regular Board Meeting
      Date: Dec 14
      Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: OVHS Community Room
      Calendar: Orchard View District Calendar
  • 21 Dec
    thru Jan 1
  • 11 Jan
    • Committee of the Whole Board Meeting
      Date: Jan 11
      Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: OVHS Community Room
      Calendar: Orchard View District Calendar
    • Board Organizational Meeting
      Date: Jan 11
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: OVHS Community Room
      Calendar: Orchard View District Calendar
  • 12 Feb
    thru Feb 15

U.S. Census 2020

Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau undertakes a mammoth task: counting all the people residing in the United States. This count affects the allocation of funding for our community’s public resources (e.g., roads, hospitals, schools), how we plan for the future, and our voice in government. Learn more about the importance of the #2020Census and how to participate:

External Link2020census.gov.

Upcoming Driver’s Education Segment 1
 

Our next Segment 1 Drivers Ed Class is from March 1, 2021 thru March 25, 2021.  This session is a 4 week class.  The class time runs from 3:30-5:30pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays.  Drive times will be scheduled in addition to class time.  

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.  The form is also available at the OV High School front office or using the link shown 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.    

There will be segment 1 Drivers Ed classes in June 2021, July 2021, and September 2021.  The specific dates are listed on the registration form.

PDF DocumentDriver's Education Registration form 2020-2021

 

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Returning Students:

Parents/Guardians of OV Returning Students, please complete the online demographic update to get your student registered for the 2020/2021 school year!  You must sign on as a parent, not as a student. Please use a computer and not a smartphone.  If you do not have a computer, you may come into the office to complete the form

Google FormsReturning Students Registration for 2020-2021 school year

If you need username/password assistance, please call the building your child is a student in:

High School:  760-1400
Middle School:  760-1500
Cardinal Elementary: 760-1700
Orchard View Early Elementary:  760-1850

2020-2021 OV District Calendar

Please note that the first day of school is Tuesday, August 25th!  Click on the image below to view/print the enlarged pdf version of the calendar.

OV District Calendar 2020-2021

 

 

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.

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

 

 

Anti-Harrassment Compliance Officers


Jim Nielsen, Superintendent
35 S. Sheridan
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 !!!

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.