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March
Chartwells and KFB Flyer for Families - Updated 3-26-20

Please review this latest update flyer from Chartwells and Kids Food Basket regarding the food distribution schedule and locations....

Home Learning Resources for Parents

Check out this link while your children are home from school.  Great resource for planning their daily schedule!

Home Learning Resource for Parents

 

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Students and Parents,

Be sure to visit your school web page for updates specific to your grade levels.  Keep informed!

Update on OV Middle School class trips.

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March
March 18, 2020
Update letter from our Superintendent

Dear Community,

I am humbled by the generosity, care, and collaboration of the people in our community to support all our kids during these next few weeks. We all have a role to play in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) while maintaining a calm, caring approach toward everyone.

Orchard View remains committed to our community...

(Please read the complete message from our Superintendent, Jim Nielsen, via the link below.)

March 17, 2020
Chartwells and Kids Food Basket meals during shutdown

Orchard View Schools is working with Chartwells and Kids’ Food Basket to ensure that our students have access to food during this time off of school.

We will be serving breakfast and lunch from Chartwells Food Service to children ages 18 and younger (26 and under for individuals with disabilities)...

Please read/print out the attached letter to view the details on what is included and where/when the meals will be available...

March 12, 2020
Coronavirus Update from MAISD

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Yesterday, the Governor issued recommendations to all of us to help limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Rest assured, our goal is to keep our students and staff safe and informed. We are already doing many of these things as we have heightened our cleaning routines and hygiene practices to limit the spread of flu and other illnesses. We are also fortunate to have an excellent partnership and are in constant communications with Public Health-Muskegon County.

Per state officials, we have already begun the process of limiting large gatherings, assemblies, and field trips. You will begin hearing of postponements, cancellations, and limited seating at events. All athletic events will continue with guidance issued by the Michigan High School Athletic Association. See www.mhsaa.com for details. We apologize for the inconvenience and disappointment this causes. Our public schools are important gathering places for our entire community, but safety is our top priority.

If at some point it becomes necessary to close a school, the decision will be made under the guidance of public health officials. You will be notified the same way you learn about a weather-related closing. Until then, our schools will remain open. ...

(Please read entire letter in the attached link.)

March 11, 2020
Coronavirus Update

March 12, 2020

Dear Orchard View Community and Staff,

As you and your children prepared for school today, I am sure it was with a different level of awareness concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our kids need us to be calm and rational in the coming days and weeks. They are counting on us to help them navigate this.

Our daily cleaning routines and hygiene practices continue working at Orchard View and currently, there are no cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Muskegon County. Our current district attendance rate is 94%. As always, keeping staff and students safe and healthy is our top priority. ...

(Please read the entire attached letter for further guidelines and explanations)

February
February 29, 2020
Cardinal Pride - March 2020

Show your Cardinal Pride by attending or participating in one of the many fun events for March!

February 10, 2020
Friday, 2/7/2020 Basketball Incident

Dear Orchard View & Muskegon Heights Communities:

Last Friday, near the end of the third quarter of our basketball game at Orchard View High School, a Muskegon Heights player received two technical fouls that resulted in his ejection from the game. Our officials and players expected to continue the game.

Instead, some students and fans from both schools came out onto the court. While most people remained seated, some fans were intent on causing a disruption, while other fans were simply trying to help. In less than a minute, this disruption was resolved, but fans from both schools refused to clear the court. Unfortunately, the game ended due to the actions of these fans.

At both Orchard View Schools and Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System, safety is our highest priority. Today, our school leaders met together to review the video and discuss the events of Friday night. We are disappointed in the conduct of those who caused this disruption and ultimately ended the game early. School leaders are talking with the students involved about their decision-making and behaviors, and are holding students accountable for their actions.

We are committed to providing a safe environment at all athletic events. Under no circumstances are fans allowed to enter the playing field or court during any high school athletic event. This kind of behavior could result in injury, and will result in removal from that particular event and future events. We encourage our students, players and fans to be respectful of one another both at sporting events and in our greater community.

In closing, let’s make our sporting events safe, fun, and positive educational experiences for our student athletes and our communities.

James Nielsen
Superintendent
Orchard View Schools

Rane Garcia
Superintendent
Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System

 

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Upcoming District Events

  • 27 Mar
    • Galaxy Dance- Cardinal El. 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Galaxy Dance- Cardinal El.
      Date: Mar 27
      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Calendar: Orchard View District Calendar
  • 13 Apr
    • Regular Board Meeting 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
      Regular Board Meeting
      Date: Apr 13
      Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: OVHS Community Room
      Calendar: Orchard View District Calendar
      This event has a video call. Join: https://meet.google.com/sgb-nzcz-awd +1 267-800-7671 PIN: 537224960#
  • 28 Apr
    • Fine Arts Festival 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Fine Arts Festival
      Date: Apr 28
      Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Orchard View High School,
      Calendar: Orchard View District Calendar
  • 11 May
    • Committee of the Whole Meeting
      Date: May 11
      Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: OVHS Community Room
      Calendar: Orchard View District Calendar
  • 14 May
    • Cardinals Can!
      Date: May 14
      Calendar: Orchard View District Calendar
  • 15 May
  • 18 May
    • Regular Board Meeting 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Regular Board Meeting
      Date: May 18
      Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: OVHS Community Room
      Calendar: Orchard View District Calendar
  • 8 Jun
    • Committee of the Whole Meeting
      Date: Jun 8
      Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: OVHS Community Room
      Calendar: Orchard View District Calendar
  • 15 Jun
    • Regular Board Meeting 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Regular Board Meeting
      Date: Jun 15
      Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: OVHS Community Room
      Calendar: Orchard View District Calendar
    • Budget Hearing 6:45 PM to 7:15 PM
      Budget Hearing
      Date: Jun 15
      Time: 6:45 PM to 7:15 PM
      Location: OVHS Community Room
      Calendar: Orchard View District Calendar

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.

 

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Spotlights

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2019-2020 School Calendar

Please note that school begins on August 27th!  Click on the image to view/print the enlarged pdf version of the calendar.

 

 

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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.