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Winter Weather Wear

Daily outdoor recesses for our students promote healthy habits. All students are expected to participate in recess activities. Adequate and appropriate clothing should be worn through all of the seasons.

During the winter months, adequate and appropriate clothing should be worn through all of the season. Boots, hats, and mittens are required during winter months. All Holt Public School Elementary Schools maintain a policy of sending students outside if the temperature and/or wind chill is above 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Please make sure students are sent to school with shoes to wear inside the building. During the fall and spring students stay inside if it is raining. As guidelines, if the temperature is below 50 degrees, students should wear a jacket and keep it on during recess. 

As stated, all students are expected to go outside for recess. There are certain circumstances that will warrant a student to remain inside. If your child is too ill to go outside, we need a doctor’s note stating your child should stay inside, but that he/she is well enough to attend school. We can also accept a note from you after your child has been out for a period of time with an illness.

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WE DID IT!!!!!!

We surpassed our goal for the Coin Drive. THANK YOU!!!! The money will go towards purchasing new swings for the playground.

Because we met our goal, all students are invited to wear their PAJAMAS to school on Monday. Remember to dress warmly because the students will still go out for recess.

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Walking School Bus

UPDATE: The WSB has suspended meeting at the Farmer’s Market until springtime.
The Walking School Bus is part of the Safe Routes to School Program in Michigan.  It provides safe alternative methods for students to get to school. This is done by establishing a remote-drop spot (such as a business) and/or designated home-drops (a house). From there, parent volunteers walk to school with the students. Walking to school helps mental concentration & means less traffic congestion. When students have registered as walkers, they record their walking days on their WSB card. After 5 days of walking, a toe token is awarded.  After every 20 days, a completed WSB card becomes an entry into the end of the year drawing.  This year, those prizes are a bike and helmet. Currently, we have the Holt Farmer’s Market as our remote-drop spot. We meet there on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7:45am-8am, and begin walking at 8am. If the neon “Walking Wally” safety sign is not out, then we will not be walking that day. This year, we are walking with students and adults from Hope Middle School too. We are in need of parent volunteers to assist with this, and we are always looking for families to have their home used as a designated home-drop spot. If you would like to volunteer, all that is needed is a free background check  If you are interested or have any other questions, please contact Elliott’s WSB coordinator: Lisa Bean, lisabean69@hotmail.com 699-8147 or 282-5542 (call or text)

 

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