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
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
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
Cedar View Elementary 696-9102
Campus Kids 696-1716
Beach Elementary 696-0350
Food Service 696-0372
Cedar Trails Elementary 696-9884
CEDAR SPRINGS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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 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.
Patricia Eary – President, Matt Shoffner – Vice President , Jeff Gust – Secretary, Brook Nichols – Treasurer, Michelle Bayink – Trustee, Joe Marckini – Trustee, Shannon Vanderhyde – Trustee
Hilltop Community Building, Board Room – 3rd Floor, 6:45 PM
September 12, 26*
October 10, 24*, November 7, 21*
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.