Student Early Release January 18, 2013 Dismissal 2 hours early
Student Early Release February 1, 2013 Dismissal 2 hours early
Student Early Release February 15, 2013 Dismissal 2 hours early
Mid-Winter Break February 18 & 19 No School
STAY HEALTHY THIS SEASON
The cold air is settling in, but you don’t have to give up your workout. Cedar Springs Public Schools supports your effort to stay healthy this season.
Red Hawk Elementary will open their doors to all community members who would like to walk the halls from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday when school is in session. If Cedar Springs Public Schools is closed due to inclement weather, holiday or no school scheduled, walking is canceled that day.
Scheduled days closed…
Winter Break, December 22 – January 6
Mid-Winter Break, February 18 & 19
Thursday, March 28
For inclement weather school closings, please stay tuned to your local TV Station listings.
FREE TAX PREPARATION
Cedar Springs Public Schools has again been chosen as a 2012 VITA sight. VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) is a Community Partnership between United Way and the Kent County Tax Credit Coalition. This program offers free tax preparation to low income, the elderly and the disabled. Your help is needed!
It is only with the help of our volunteers that we can make our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites successful, and bring millions back into the county! Volunteers are needed to prepare taxes for low-moderate income individuals and families. This is a tremendous opportunity for someone who is looking to make a profound impact on another’s life. No previous tax experience needed. IRS-Certification Training will be provided. Volunteers commit to helping to prepare taxes 3 hours a week for 8 weeks. The only qualifications that we require are a willingness to help others! Previous tax knowledge is helpful, but not required. Also basic computer knowledge is a plus. IRS Training is provided. If you are interested, please call Jennifer Willette, Community School Coordinator at (616)696-7330 x6295.
CEDAR SPRINGS PUBLIC SCHOOLS SAVE TAX PAYERS $1.5 MILLION
Cedar Springs Public Schools is proud to announce the successful sale of its 2012 Refunding Bonds in the amount of $10,460,000. The Bonds are being issued for the purpose of refunding the School District’s outstanding 2003 School Building and Site and Refunding Bonds and to pay the costs of issuing the Bonds. The 2012 Refunding Bonds reduce the School District interest expense approximately $1,534,940 for the taxpayers and will occur through lower debt payments over the next 12 years.
The School District’s 2012 Refunding Bonds were sold at a true interest rate of 2.23% with a final maturity of 2024.
Standard & Poor’s Rating Services evaluated the School District’s credit quality. S&P affirmed the School District’s outstanding underlying rating of “A+”. The rating agency cited the School District’s stable enrollment trend, very strong financial performance supported by strong reserves and moderate debt in their rational for maintaining the rating of the School District at this level.
Congratulations to the Cedar Springs Board of Education, Administration and Staff for maintaining a collaborative, transparent and financially stable environment for the district in extremely difficult financial times.
1st Annual Cedar Springs Athletic Boosters
Wild Game Potluck Fundraiser
Saturday, February 23, 2013 @ 6:00pm
American Legion – 330 Rockford Park Drive Rockford, MI 49341
Gun & Archery Raffles • Silent Auctions • Live Auction • Cash Bar • Potluck Dinner
$25/person OR $200/table (seats 8) – includes a package of gifts for the purchaser the night of the event.
Wild game dish or vegetable dish is your contribution to the potluck/dinner.
Drink tickets will be sold by the Athletic Boosters for a full service bar.
Guests are to be 21 years of age or older.
Tickets will be sold at home basketball games or by contacting Jodi Mouthaan (616) 636-4158, firstname.lastname@example.org OR Pam Todd (616) 696-3526, email@example.com
ONLY 300 Tickets will be sold!
Deadline – February 1, 2013 – Get your tickets today!!