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Holland/Zeeland Youth Advisory Committee

The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area is now accepting applications from current 9th & 10th Graders to serve on the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). YAC members meet once a month during the school year for grant making, site visits to local organizations, and learning about community needs and philanthropy. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Lynch at jlynch@cfhz.org or 616.994.8856. To apply, please find the online application here: https://form.jotform.com/210345125099149.  Applications due April 2.

Spring Parent/Teacher Conference Information

Thursday, March 11 -  Conferences 1:00 to 8:00pm (Remote Half Day of School 8:00-11:00am)
Friday, March 12 -  Conferences 12:00 to 3:30pm (Remote Half Day of School 8:00-11:00am)

Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held remotely on Thursday, March 11 from 1:00 - 8:00pm and Friday, March 12 from 12:00 - 3:30pm.

Conference sign up will be available online through our website beginning Wednesday, February 24 at 8:00am.  Sign up HERE.

Conference time slots are offered on a first come, first served basis, so early sign up is recommended for parents. Online sign up will end on Wednesday, March 3 at midnight.  Parents needing an appointment after sign up has ended will be asked to contact teachers directly. 

Parents should sign up using the email that teachers will use to invite you to a Google Meet in lieu of an in person meeting.

Click here for printable sign-up instructions. 

If you want to see the process, here is a short video (2 min, 42 sec):

GVSU Virtual FAFSA Award and Scholarship Meetings
Covid-19 Update

Click below for a message from Head of School, Shannon Brunink. 

School Board Meeting

The February 15, 2021 board meeting will be held at 5:30pm via Zoom webinar. Click here for a copy of the agenda and follow the "Read More" link below for access to the Zoom webinars. 

Live Stream Available for Home Basketball Games!

The Basketball season has begun! We are excited to offer live video streams of the games so that more spectators can enjoy watching. For our home games, go to our YouTube channel, BlackRiverk12, and look for the live stream.  For more Black River videos, please subscribe to the channel!

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Did Your Family Miss the Open House?
GVSU Admissions Virtual Events throughout February

GVSU is hosting a wide variety of admissions events virtually throughout the month of February. Some are designed for current seniors (Next Steps for Admitted Students, Housing, etc) and some are designed for juniors and sophomores who are exploring colleges (Admissions Virtual Info Session and Micro Sessions on a variety of topics). If you are considering GVSU either as a senior or underclassmen, visit the linked page below to learn more about these opportunities and sign up to attend them virtually:


Juniors and Seniors - Learn About Careerline Tech Center

Ever wonder what CTC offers?  Check out this video to learn more.  You might even see some familiar faces!  


Elementary Montessori 2020-2021 School Year Yearbook Information

The Black River Elementary School 2021 yearbook is only available for purchase for a few more weeks and after then only a limited amount of extras may be available.  If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook for your child this year, you may do so by going HERE.

Please contact Joy Shirk, Yearbook Advisor, at shirkj@brpsk12.org if you have questions.


HYAC Sponsoring a Recycled Art Contest!

The Holland Youth Advisory Council is sponsoring a recycled art contest for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade! All entries must be turned in by March 28th, 2021. Winners will be announced in April. 

Senior Photo Submission Deadline

Seniors, please submit your senior pictures to Miss Shirk via email by Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The requirements for photos are as follows:

1. It must be vertical
2. It must be a jpeg
3. It must be a high resolution photo.

Email as an attachment to shirkj@brpsk12.org

Masks at BRPS Athletic Events

Black River is committed to adhering to the governor's Executive Order requiring our student athletes to wear masks for all sports activities listed in the Order.  Our students know that this is for safety and we all must do our part to end this pandemic.

Spectators at all BR athletic events are also required to properly wear a mask in order to be admitted to our events.  These masks must  be worn during the entire event.  Please know that spectators not properly wearing masks will cause a stoppage in our students' play and those refusing to wear their masks will be required to leave. Click here for the MHSAA guideline.

Thank you for understanding how important this is to all of us - especially our student athletes. 

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Amazing Guest Teachers Needed!

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School News Updates at a Glance - Download our Stay Connected Mobile App

Stay up-to-date on BRPS current events and news by adding the Stay Connected App to your phone! Features include:

  • Headline News and Information
  • Calendar of Events
  • School and Staff Directory
  • School Notifications for Closings and Delays
  • Push Notifications for Important Updates 

Please click on the preferred link below to download the website application:
Click Here for Apple SchoolPointe Stay Connected App
Click Here for Android SchoolPointe Stay Connected App

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OK2Say Hotline is Always Open

Stop the Silence! Black River Parents and Guardians - If you are worried about a student, don't be afraid to speak up by contacting the Ok2Say Hotline to leave an anonymous tip - OPEN 24/7 including weekends and before/during school hours. Specially trained technicians receive the tips and filter the information to the appropriate agency. Please use this resource if you have a concern during a time school is not in session. Contacting 911 with a concern is also an option. These methods will be the quickest way to ensure student safety. Thank you! 

Phone: 855-565-2729     Text: 652729 (OK2SAY)     Email: ok2say@mi.gov

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Parents & Students: Meet your Infinite Campus Apps

Infinite Campus has released two new and improved mobile apps: Campus Student (for students) and Campus Parent (for parents). Download your free app for real-time access to grades, assignments, schedules, announcements and more. 

School Code: 231963
District ID: PWHTPS

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491 Columbia Avenue
Holland, MI 49423
Phone: (616) 355-0055

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