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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.)
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...
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 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)
Show your Cardinal Pride by attending or participating in one of the many fun events for March!
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.
Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System
Orchard View District Wide Calendar
|‹ March 2020 ›|
Galaxy Dance- Cardinal El. 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMGalaxy Dance- Cardinal El.Date: Mar 27Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMCalendar: Orchard View District Calendar
Regular Board Meeting 6:30 PM to 8:00 PMRegular Board MeetingDate: Apr 13Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PMLocation: OVHS Community RoomCalendar: Orchard View District CalendarThis event has a video call. Join: https://meet.google.com/sgb-nzcz-awd +1 267-800-7671 PIN: 537224960#
Fine Arts Festival 5:00 PM to 8:00 PMFine Arts FestivalDate: Apr 28Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PMLocation: Orchard View High School,Calendar: Orchard View District Calendar
Committee of the Whole Meeting 6:30 PM to 7:30 PMCommittee of the Whole MeetingDate: May 11Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PMLocation: OVHS Community RoomCalendar: Orchard View District Calendar
Cardinals Can!Date: May 14Calendar: Orchard View District Calendar
Cardinals Can! Rain DateDate: May 15Calendar: Orchard View District Calendar
Regular Board Meeting 6:30 PM to 7:30 PMRegular Board MeetingDate: May 18Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PMLocation: OVHS Community RoomCalendar: Orchard View District Calendar
Committee of the Whole Meeting 6:30 PM to 7:30 PMCommittee of the Whole MeetingDate: Jun 8Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PMLocation: OVHS Community RoomCalendar: Orchard View District Calendar
Regular Board Meeting 6:30 PM to 7:30 PMRegular Board MeetingDate: Jun 15Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PMLocation: OVHS Community RoomCalendar: Orchard View District Calendar
Budget Hearing 6:45 PM to 7:15 PMBudget HearingDate: Jun 15Time: 6:45 PM to 7:15 PMLocation: OVHS Community RoomCalendar: Orchard View District Calendar
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:
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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.
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
Rhonda Galarneau, Human Resource Coordinator
35 S. Sheridan
Muskegon, MI 49442
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!! Promise letter to Parents.