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Cedar Springs Public Schools

Orientation & Open House Schedule

2016-2017 School Year

August 29, Monday – High School – Orientation

9th Grade – 12:00 pm

10th Grade – 8:00 am

11th Grade – 9:15 am

12th  Grade – 10:30 am


August 30, Tuesday – Open Houses

Middle School – 7th & 8th 5:00 – 6:30 pm

New Beginnings 6:00 – 7:00 pm


August 31, Wednesday – Open Houses

Cedar Trails Elementary

K & 1st Grade 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Beach Elementary

3rd Grade      5:30 – 6:30 pm

2nd Grade     6:00 – 7:00 pm

Cedar View Elementary

4th & 5th 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Red Hawk Elementary

Team A  5:30 pm

Team B 7:00 pm

Campus Directory

for a complete staff directory, please visit www.csredhawks.org

High School 696-1200

New Beginnings Alternative HS 696-1203

Middle School 696-9100

District Office 696-1204

Red Hawk Elementary 696-7330

Transportation 696-1450

Cedar View Elementary 696-9102

Campus Kids 696-1716

Beach Elementary 696-0350

Food Service 696-0372

Cedar Trails Elementary 696-9884



2016-2017 School Year Calendar

September 6 1st Day for Students

September 16 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

September 30 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

October 7 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

October 21 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

November 4 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

November 4 End of Quarter 1

November 18 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

November 22 End of Trimester 1

November 23 No School for Students and Staff

November 24-25 Thanksgiving Break

November 28 No School for Students

December 9 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

Dec 19 – Dec 30 Winter Break

January 13 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

January 20 End of Quarter 2; End of Semester 1

January 27 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

February 3 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

February 17 No School for Students

February 20-21 Mid-Winter Break

March 3 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

March 10 End of Trimester 2

March 17 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

March 24 End of Quarter 3

March 31 No School for Students and Staff

April 3 – April 7 Spring Break

April 14 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

April 28 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

May 12 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

May 26 No School for Students and

Staff – Snow Day Make-Up

May 29 Memorial Day Break

June 7 Last Day for Students

June 7 End of Quarter 4; Semester 2

June 7 End of Trimester 3

June 9,12,13,14,15 Snow Day Make Up if needed


Mark Your Calendar 

Homecoming Football Game

September 16   @ 7 pm vs Northview Wildcats  – Red Hawk Stadium


Student Early Release Days

School districts dedicated to creating Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) provide opportunities for faculty and staff to work together as a team. Teams review curriculum, discuss instructional strategies, review and create common assessments, analyze data and review individual student progress to determine if any additional support is necessary.  Student Early Release days were designed to support student learning:

  • By providing time for teachers to review student data on a regular basis.
  • To make adjustments to teaching in order to increase student achievements.
  • By allowing teachers to provide best practice teaching every day in every classroom.
  • To improve the delivery to students through reviewing teaching research.

Students will release two (2) hours early on Student Early Release Days.  Times will vary by building.


Grades K-12 Start and Dismissal Times

Building/Program Start Dismissal

New Beginnings 7:22 2:22

High School 7:37 2:32

Middle School 7:25 2:20

Red Hawk 7:27 2:22

Cedar View 8:40 3:31

Beach 8:40 3:31

Cedar Trails 8:40 3:31

R1TS 7:37 2:32

Preschool program information is available by contacting Cedar Trails Elementary (616) 696-9884


2016 – 2017 Food Service Information

Elementary Breakfast—$1.40 Elementary Lunch—$2.35

Secondary Breakfast – $1.50 Secondary Lunch—$2.85 – $3.00


Online deposits are available through www.sendmoneytoschool.com where you will have the convenience of checking meal account balances, making deposits into those accounts and eventually depositing money into other department accounts.

We also offer the convenience of applying for the USDA Meal Program at www.lunchapp.com.  Forms are also available in the building offices.

If you have any questions, please contact Holly Haywood @ 616-696-0372 or e-mail Holly.Haywood@csredhawks.org.

Bus information

Bus information letters will be sent home to families the week of 8/22. Contact transportation department with any questions 616-696-1450.

Michigan Premier Student Accident Insurance

As a service to students and their families, our school is making available a student accident insurance plan for your child at a very nominal cost.  The district offers this program because of trends in rising family health and dental insurance costs, increased deductibles, co-payments, or lack of healthy or dental insurance coverage.

For more information, you can visit www.csredhawks.org Athletics page OR visit www.1stagency.com and then follow directions at “Find Your School”.  All questions about this insurance should be directed to First Agency, Inc. at (269) 381-6630 or toll free (800)243-6298.

Board of Education 

Our school board members are entrusted with the important work of shaping the education of our youngest citizens. They dedicate countless hours to creating the mission, vision and goals that drive our schools. They are dedicated to creating a school culture where collaboration and continuous learning are valued and displayed throughout our system. The seven members of the Cedar Springs Board of Education do this by always keeping children as the center of their work and decision making.

Board Members

Patricia Eary – President, Matt Shoffner – Vice President , Jeff Gust – Secretary, Brook Nichols – Treasurer, Michelle Bayink – Trustee,  Joe Marckini – Trustee, Shannon Vanderhyde – Trustee

2016 Meetings

Hilltop Community Building, Board Room – 3rd Floor, 6:45 PM

August 22

September 12, 26*

October 10, 24*, November 7, 21*

December 12

*work session

Board meeting notices, agendas and minutes are available at www.csredhawks.org/District/Board-of-Education/index.html.  Community members are always welcome to attend the Board of Education meetings.  A Board meeting is a meeting of the Board held in public, not a public meeting.

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