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From the Superintendent’s Office

Superintendent Scott Smith

As we are now in the month of October, it is safe to say that we have successfully reached the point in the journey where we can remove the “new” label when referring to the 2018/19 school year for Cedar Springs Public Schools.  It is no longer necessary to say the “new school year” in our conversations.

The successful establishment of routines, at home, on the bus, at lunch, at recess, and in the classroom, has made this possible.  The incredible efforts of our students, families, and staff have contributed to the establishment of new norms around attending school.  These norms will create the foundation for our success moving forward. Routines at home and school help contribute to stability for students, families, and staff.  

For some, getting up in the morning may not be as easy as it was in previous weeks as the “newness” of the school year wears off.  It is important to recognize the impact that regular school attendance has on the academic growth of students regardless of their age.  Cedar Springs is thankful for the opportunity to partner with other schools in Kent County in our efforts to improve school attendance for our students.  

The initiative, called “Strive for Less than 5”, encourages students to do their best to miss less than five days in any given school year.  Chronic absenteeism is often a factor when students fall behind their peers academically.

Families in Cedar Springs can help support this initiative through the establishment of regular routines at home.  Routines that involve sleep, eating, play, reading, and other homework are essential for our students to be at their very best each day.  Another way families can support students is to help build excitement at home around the things their students are doing at school. Each of our buildings uses multiple channels to communicate with families around what is happening at school.  To continuously improve in the area of communication with families, if we are not meeting your needs as a family in this area, please let us know so we can take steps to assist you in your efforts as you do your best to support our amazing students.

With respect and appreciation,
Scott B. Smith, Superintendent

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Cedar Springs Education Foundation 

The Cedar Springs Education Foundation was established in 1986, and has provided over $2 million to support the quality education and learning in our Cedar Springs Public Schools. The board members are volunteers and have a passion for our public schools and the education of our young people. The Foundation has 501(c)(3) non-profit status, therefore all donations are tax deductible and can be mailed to the Foundation at 204 E Muskegon or given to any board member. Please consider a donation as a way to honor a teacher, staff member or community member. A note will be sent to the honoree informing them of your donation.   Tax deductible donations can be mailed to: Cedar Springs Education Foundation 204 E Muskegon Street Cedar Springs, MI 49319

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CSHS and H Productions present

November 7 – 10  CSHS Auditorium

DON’T MISS THIS HISTORICAL MASTERPIECE

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Mark Your Calendar

 

Upcoming Dates – For the complete school calendar, 

visit www.csredhawks.org

October 12 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs) 

October 26 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

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BOARD OF EDUCATION

Heidi Reed –  President

Matt Shoffner – Vice President 

Traci Slager  – Secretary        

Shannon Vanderhyde – Treasurer

Trent Gilmore – Trustee

Jeff Rivard – Trustee

Matt McConnon – Trustee

2018 Meetings

October 8 & 22*

November 12, December 10

*work session

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Meet the Crisis Intervention Team  

Back Row (L to R): Carl Peckham, Megan Skinner, Christine Anderson, Lexi DeNio, Audra Holst, Becki Kooi, Sarah Wilcox, Stacy Barnhill . Front Row (L to R): Kaitlynn Mackie, My Lien, Shelley Pero. Not pictured: Lynda Rupke

For team experiences and professional biographies, visit www.csredhawks.org

 

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Red Hawk visit

Red Hawk visits Cedar Trails Elementary to welcome the kindergarten class to Cedar Springs Public Schools.

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BREAKFAST IS AVAILABLE AT SCHOOL! 

Mornings can be really crazy…the alarm doesn’t go off…the kids don’t want to get up…there is no time to eat breakfast before the bus comes…or they’re just not ready to eat!  Or maybe your teenager grabs a soda and a candy bar on the way to school.  If this sounds like your house in the morning, we can help.  Breakfast is served at school every day school is in session! 

Why choose School Breakfast?  

School breakfast will give your child a healthy start to the day.  Students who eat breakfast have better attention and memory, and studies show that eating breakfast at school results in higher test scores. 

Breakfast at school is affordable!

If your student qualifies for a free or reduced price lunch, he/she also qualifies for a free or reduced price breakfast, with no additional paperwork.  A reduced price breakfast is $.30 cents and a full price breakfast is only $1.40 for elementary students and $1.50 for middle and high school students.  Breakfast selections include whole grain rich items, fresh or canned fruit, 100% fruit juice and low fat or fat free dairy products.  You can’t find a healthy breakfast at such a low cost anywhere else.

For the October Food Service Newsletter, visit www.csredhawks.org.

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Cross country team invites Superintendent to meet

The Middle School cross country team stopped by District Office to invite Superintendent Smith to their cross country meet on Saturday, September 22.  Superintendent Smith accepted and attended the meet to watch the Middle School and the High School teams compete. 

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Athletic Golden Age Pass 

 

If you are 60 years of age or older and are a resident of the Cedar Springs School District, you could be eligible for a Lifetime Golden Age Pass.    This pass entitles you to admission to school sponsored activities and athletic events offered by member schools.  Some restrictions apply.  Certain athletic contests may require a fee (conference, regional and state tournaments).  For an application, visit www.csredhawks.org Athletics or stop by the Cedar Springs District Office.

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