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Dear Cedar Springs Community:

Laura VanDuyn

We are grateful for the research, experience and work our Athletic Director, Mr. John Norton, and our Director of Operations, Mr. Ken Simon did to prepare and oversee this project.  We are also grateful for our Board of Education supporting the purchase and installation of our new turf as well as for our principals, maintenance department, coaches and music directors for their input.

At CSPS, we have many points of pride.  Paramount to all others is our commitment and passion to serve our students well.  The enhancement to our Red Hawk Stadium illustrates the value we place upon providing for our students as they explore and enjoy extracurricular and community-building events and activities.  It will be our pleasure to see our students, staff, families and community gather around our new turf this school year!

Please take an opportunity to see our new turf (pictured on page 2) at upcoming events such as soccer and football games, the CSPS fundraiser walk-a-thon, the Red Flannel Festival Marching Band Invitational and the annual Powder Puff football game.


It’s going to be another fantastic year at CSPS!

Dr. Laura VanDuyn, 

Superintendent of Schools


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Open House & Orientation Information 


August 28, 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 29, Tuesday

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

New Beginnings Alternative HS 5:00 – 6:00 pm


August 30, Wednesday

Cedar Trails – K & 1st Grades 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Beach Elementary 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Cedar View – 4th & 5th Grades 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Red Hawk Elementary Team A – 5:30 pm  Team B – 7:00 pm

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Bus Information


Bus Information Letters will be sent home to families the week of 8/21. Contact transportation services with any questions 616-696-1450

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2017 – 2018 District School Year Calendar 


September 5 – 1st Day for Students

September 15 – Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

September 29 – Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

October 13 – Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

October 27 – Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

November 3 – Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

November 3 – End of Quarter 1

November 17 – Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

November  21 – End of Trimester 1

November 22 – No School for Students and Staff

November 23-24 – Thanksgiving Break

November 27 – No School for Students

December 15 – Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

Dec 25 – Jan 5 – Winter Break

January 12 – Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

January 19 – End of Quarter 2; End of Semester 1

January 26 – Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

February 2 – Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

February 16 – No School for Students

February 19-20 – Mid-Winter Break

March 9 – Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

March 9 – End of Trimester 2

March 23 – Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

March 23 – End of Quarter 3

March 30 – No School for Students and Staff

April 2 – April 6 – Spring Break

April 13 – Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

April 27 – Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

May 11 – Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

May 25 – No School for Students and Staff

May 28 – Memorial Day Break

June 6 – Last Day for Students

June 6 – End of Semester 2; Trimester 3

June 8, 11, 12, 13, 14 – Snow Day Make Up if needed

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2017 – 2018 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.

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Building Start and Dismissal Times 


Building/Program • Start • Dismissal

New Beginnings • 8:30 • 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

Great Start Readiness • 8:40 • 3:31

R1TS • 7:37 • 2:32

ECSE AM • 8:40 • 11:30

ECSE PM • 12:41 • 3:31

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Campus Kids – Before and After School Care 


Campus Kids is a State Licensed Day Care program and we are preparing for school start.  We offer Before and After School Care throughout the school year.  Campus Kids opens at 6:00am at both Cedar Trails Elementary and Beach Elementary.  We do activities throughout the morning, and then serve a light breakfast.  We dismiss the students in time to get to their class at either Cedar Trails, Beach, or Cedar View.  Cedar Trails students may attend Campus Kids at their school, while Beach and  Cedar View students may attend at Beach.  In the afternoons, Campus Kids opens at 3:30pm for students at the same locations.  A healthy snack is served and homework help and fun activities are offered until 6:00pm.  To enroll, please complete and return a registration packet before September 1, 2017 to reserve your spot.  Packets may be picked up at Cedar Trails, or they can be found online at csredhawks.org.  There is a $20 annual registration fee for one child or $35 for a family.  Rates are $8.00 a morning or afternoon, or $15 for both on the same day.  Parents complete a schedule of days that they need care, and they are billed a month in advance for services.

For an additional charge, we also offer care on early release days and on snow days for pre-registered children. Please call (616) 696-1716 or email campus.kids@csredhawks.org for additional information.

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Cedar Springs Health Center NOW OPEN! 


8 am – 3:30 pm Monday through Friday

For students ages 3 – 21

Located in the Red Hawk Elementary building – south entrance

616.696.3470 or visit www.cherryhealth.org

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Cedar Springs Athletic Boosters exists as an organization of parents and community members dedicated to supporting, encouraging, and advancing the athletic program.


August 28, October 2, November 6, December 4, January 8, February 5, March 5, April 16, May 7, June 4 All meetings start at 6:30pm.  The meetings are held in the High School Media Center.

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It’s time to celebrate!

Photo by K. Alvesteffer/R. Lalone

CSHS Valedictorian, Tara Tepin

CTA graduates. Courtesy photo.

Congratulations Class of 2017

Hundreds of students stepped out into a brand new world over the last couple of weeks as they graduated high school and now celebrate what lies ahead. Here in our area, students graduated from Cedar Springs High School, New Beginnings High School, Creative Technologies Academy, Algoma Christian School, and Tri County High School.

To see photos of all the top honors students in our area and class photos, click link to download our keepsake 2017 graduation feature.

Also, Cedar Springs Public Schools has several people retiring this year: Dave Swanson, Larry Reyburn, Cindy Barnard, Mark Schumann, Jerry Gavin, Mike Duffy, Steve Banagis, and Louise Amash. A big thank you to each one of you for your years of service to Cedar Springs kids!

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