Dear Ottawa Hills Highschool Parents, Guardians and Staff:
On 04/01/2021 we were notified that a student or staff member at Ottawa Hills High School has tested positive for COVID-19. We are following the procedures for a positive test and working with the Kent County Health Department to notify any staff member or students who may be considered close contacts.
The KCHD defines “close contact” as either:
- Being within six feet of a COVID-19 infected person for 15 minutes or more (with or without a mask)
- Having direct contact with infectious secretions from a COVID-19 infected person or a person with any COVID-19 symptom(s) (e.g., being coughed on).
There were no close contacts identified with this case.
The district is required to notify the Kent County Health Department of any positive tests of students or staff. The Grand Rapids Public Schools Health Services staff will conduct contact tracing and may contact you with quarantine instructions if it is determined that you are a close contact.
Under HIPAA Laws, we are required to protect the confidentiality of this individual unless there is a reason to inform you of their identity. We are informing you that we are moving forward under the guidance of the Kent County Health Department and that measures have been taken to protect the wellbeing of staff, students and families.
Please continue to monitor yourself for any new symptoms that may be related to COVID-19. If you notice changes in your health, please contact your medical provider immediately and consider getting tested.
As always, the safety of our staff and students is our first priority. All affected areas are being thoroughly cleaned using district approved disinfectant. If you have questions or concerns regarding COVID-19, please contact me or our school nurse.
Stephanie Davis, Principal
Student Daily Health Screener
Each student will need their own form.
The Early Middle College Program at Ottawa Hills High School allows students the opportunity to take college courses right at Ottawa Hills.
The program begins in 10th grade with students taking college courses, along with high school classes. Students in the program complete a 13th year made up primarily of college courses. The result is students graduate after year 13 with a high school diploma and an associate degree with at least 60 transferable credits! Students need to apply in 9th grade and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Students applying for the program should also have a positive behavior and attendance record.
- Able to receive the equivalent of 2 full years of college with no financial aid or debt
- Courses taught by Grand Rapids Community College professors
- Class sizes capped at 25
- Access to academic counseling and support throughout the program
- 10th grade - 2 college courses
- 11th grade - 4 college courses
- 12th grade - 6 college courses
- Year 13 -10 college courses