From the Superintendent – Spring 2019

Welcome to Holt Public Schools! It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I write the 12th of what I hope will be many Ram Quarterly (RQ) welcome letters to you and our extraordinary community! For those who are just joining the Holt Public Family, I would like to sincerely welcome you to our district. … Continued

Superintendent’s Community Coffee Schedule – Spring 2019

You are invited to join Superintendent Dr. David Hornak for an informal conversation regarding Holt Public Schools! Share your thoughts and find out “what’s happening” in our district Wednesday, April 10 9:00am Morning Lori Café & Bakery, 115 Bridge St , Dimondale Thursday, May 9 9:00am Coffee Barrel, 2237 N Aurelius Rd, Holt *Dates subject … Continued

2019 Calendar Year

This calendar does not include early dismissal/late start dates. Check the district online calendar ( for updates. NOTE: Dates subject to change MARCH Mar 29-Apr 5 Traditional Calendar – Spring Break Mar 29-Apr 12 Balanced Calendar – Spring Break MAY May 27 Traditional Calendar – Memorial Day Holiday May 27-31 Balanced Calendar – Memorial Day … Continued

How to Effectively Communicate With School Officials

Parents are often discouraged when they attempt to communicate with central office administrators and school board members and are sent back to building-based officials in order to resolve a problem their child may be experiencing in school. To prevent that frustration, parents can become informed about the “chain of command,” or where to begin the … Continued

Holt Education Foundation

Mini-Grants The Holt Education Foundation’s “Prize Patrol” traveled through the district in January and awarded over $9,300 in mini-grants to various schools and classrooms for 14 different projects. Some of the projects include: individualized reading support, yoga for our youth, attendance matters incentives, college campus tours, basic life support training (CPR/AED/first aid) and multiple STEM … Continued

2019 Calendar Reform: The Balanced School Calendar

Monday, June 17, 2019 – 1:30-7:30 p.m. •  Tuesday, June18, 2019 – 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m Join Dr. David Hornak, Executive Director of the National Association of Year Round Education, to learn about the benefits of the balanced calendar. What is the current research behind this? Why should we consider a balanced school calendar? Who benefits … Continued

Around the Horn

Horizon Elementary At Horizon Elementary, our Husky mantra is “Be safe, Be kind, Be respectful, Be responsible.” We strive to promote these qualities each and every day in all areas of our school. We work to create and develop relationships with students and families, and we take our partnership in raising successful, productive, contributing members … Continued

Holt Early College

Holt Public Schools are leading the way in mid-Michigan by having an early college program as part of their public high school delivery. The first cohort of students is part of the inaugural year of the Holt Early College. Holt Early College is designed to allow students to earn a high school diploma and either … Continued

Kindergarten Round Up

Vision and hearing screenings offered at all open houses.   Dimondale Elementary Wednesday, April 24 5:00-7:30 p.m. 517.694.6411 Elliott Elementary Thursday, April 18 6:00-7:30 p.m. 517.699.2106 Horizon Elementary Wednesday, May 1 5:00-8:00 p.m. 517.694.4222 Sycamore Elementary Wednesday, April 24 5:00-7:30 p.m. 517.699.2185 Wilcox Elementary Thursday, April 11 6:00-7:30 p.m. 517.699.0249