October 1, 2021

Oct 1, 2021Newsletter


Student Count Day on Wednesday, Octobrer 6th

Re:Fuel Open House

Art Prize Fun


Mask Update – October 1st

There has been activity at the State level these past couple of days with the Governor’s signing of the budget. The budget contained language surrounding mask orders and funding for local health departments. This caused some counties to rescind their mandatory mask orders for children ages 5-11.


The current mask mandate issued by the Ottawa County Health Officer remains in effect until it expires by its own terms (60 days after a vaccine is available for those under 12 or the infection rate drops into the “low range”).

You can read the press release the Ottawa County Health Department released yesterday, in its entirety: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MIOTTAWA/bulletins/2f56398?reqfrom=share

To further clarify, this means that at Homestead Campus we will operate as we have been since the inception of the order; requiring cloth or paper face-coverings for all students, staff, and visitors until the order expires.

Thank you for your continued patience, support, and understanding.

Hand 2 Hand

Once again we’ll be offering Hand2Hand food bags to any families who request them.  Any forms returned by Tuesday can begin receiving food this week Thursday. Please read through the letter to learn how it works.  Basically, this is what you need to know:

  • Bags are delivered by lunchtime each Thursday and will be held at the front desk for pick up.
  • If it’s break week, kids get two bags the Thursday before
  • Bag is intended to be some weekend food for the student
  • Vertical Church in Zeeland has made it their ministry to pack and deliver these, so big thanks to them!
  • No qualifications—all you have to do is return the form found at the link, below


Count Day – Wednesday, October 6th

Count day

Thank you, in advance, for helping make sure your child(ren) logs in to every single one of their classes for at least 1 minute on Wednesday. We need to “count” all of our students and report to the State of Michigan. Students logging into their courses is exactly how we do that. And they can win PRIZES!! For all students completing their logins by 10am, they receive 3 entries into our drawing. Students completing all of their logins by noon will receive 2 entries and students logging in by 2pm will receive 1 entry! Please connect with your child’s mentor/teacher with any questions.

October Lunch Menu


Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic at Innotec – Open to All – October 7th

If you were hoping to receive the Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and are 12 years or older, the Ottawa County Health Department will be hosting a vaccination clinic at Innotec (441 E Roosevelt Ave #100, Zeeland, MI) on October 7th between 2-6p.m.

Please feel free to spread the word as this is open to everyone. You will have the option to choose between the Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  If you elect for the Pfizer vaccine, you will be prompted to schedule your 2nd dose on-site on 10/28/21 as well. Masks are required at this event. 

Please register, here https://ottawa.smarttrackeronline.com/sr/yhPKruQtWI if you would like to attend.

Middle/High School Science Sampling Day

Join Mr. Reid and Mr. Andy on a nature adventure! The END IN MIND is that all students will have the opportunity to explore their communities – either with us for Science Day or on their own in their own communities. Science day is on Thursday October 14th at the Macatawa Nature Area (East Side of the Park off 84th Street). This has been a fun day in the past to be outside, explore our this amazing world and have some fun! We will have microscopes, nets, waders, fishing gear, and more awesome science stuff to help us. Students will have a project in Science that week to go outside and sample and document species. If you are unable to join – we hope that you find a location close to you that can be suitable for sampling – a park, school, or front or back yard! More information in the document attached. Students will be learning about this fun day and how this looks in your community more in class next week and we can answer any questions they might have.

Sign up here to participate



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