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Welcome back

Superintendent Laura VanDuyn, Ed.D.

Superintendent Laura VanDuyn, Ed.D.

Dear Cedar Springs Public Schools Families:

Welcome back to school for the 2015-16 school year!  It is my hope you enjoyed the last few months doing the things you love to do during our beautiful Michigan summers.  I can assure you that you have been missed.  Our students and families fill our schools with excitement each school year and you are precisely why we choose to be educators…we love our kids and families!

As you have been away this summer we have been working on preparations for your return.  Our teachers, administrators and support staff have been preparing classrooms and schools for you.  They have been actively engaged in preparing for the academic and extracurricular year to begin.  They are anxious to have you back for another great year of learning adventures.

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as your CSPS superintendent.  I take great pleasure in knowing that at CSPS, students come first.  On behalf of the CSPS Board of Education, administration, teachers and support staff, thank you for partnering with us to provide the very best education for our students.  Please know I enjoy meeting and getting to know our students and families so call or drop by for a visit at any time.


Laura VanDuyn, Ed.D.


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Orientation & Open House Schedule

Orientation & Open House Schedule

2015-2016 School Year

August 31, Monday

High School – Orientation

9th Grade – 12:00 pm

10th Grade – 8:00 am

11th Grade – 9:15 am

12th  Grade – 10:30 am


September 1,  Tuesday

New Beginnings  – 5:30


Red Hawk Elementary 

Team B (VanderLugt, Elenbaas, Gariepy, NEW)  – 5:30 pm

Team A (Banagis, Ludwig, Verwys or Willette)  – 7:00 pm


September 2,  Wednesday

Cedar Trails Elementary 1st & Kindergarten 6:00 – 7:00 pm


Beach Elementary 2nd Grade 5:30 – 6:30 pm

3rd Grade 6:00 – 7:00 pm


Cedar View Elementary 4th & 5th 6:30 – 7:30 pm


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


September 10, Thursday

Pre-School @ Cedar Trails – 6:00 pm

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Campus Kids – Before and After School Care


We are currently accepting registrations for Before and After School Care.  We are located in Cedar Trails Elementary on the Cedar Springs School campus.  We are open Monday through Friday from 6:00am to 8:30am and 3:30pm to 6:00pm beginning September 8, 2015.

The cost is $8.00 for Before School care and $8.00 for After School care or $15 a day if you need to use both before and after school care. There is a registration fee of $20 for one child or $35 for a family. Breakfast and an afternoon snack are included. The children will enjoy arts and crafts projects, homework assistance, enrichment activities, outdoor play, gym time, peer interaction, etc.  For an additional charge, we also offer care on early release days and on snow days for pre-registered children.   Forms are available online or by visiting Cedar Trails Elementary.

Please call (616) 696-1716 or email campus_kids@csredhawks.org for additional information.

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Food Service Information


Milk $.40

Student Breakfast $1.40

Elementary Lunch $2.35

Secondary Lunch $2.85

Free & Reduced Meal Forms are now available

online at www.lunchapp.com

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2015-2016 School Year Calendar


September 8 1st Day for Students

September 25 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs) 

October 9 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs

October 23 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

November 6 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs) 

November 6 End of Quarter 1

November 20 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs) 

November 20 End of Trimester 1

November 25 No School for Students and Staff

November 26-27 Thanksgiving Break

November 30 No School for Students –

December 4 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs) 

December 18 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs) 

Dec 21 – Jan 1 Winter Break

January 15 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs) 

January 22 End of Quarter 2; End of Semester 1

January 29 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

February 12 No School for Students

February 15-16 Mid-Winter Break

February 26 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

March 11 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs) 

March 11 End of Trimester 2

March 25 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs) 

March 31 End of Quarter 3

April 1 No School for Students and Staff

April 4 – April 8 Spring Break

April 15 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs) 

April 29 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs) 

May 13 Student Early Release Day (2 hrs)

May 27 No School for Students and Staff – Snow Day Make-Up

May 30 Memorial Day Break

June 8 Last Day for Students

June 8 End of Quarter 4; Semester 2

June 8 End of Trimester 3

June 10,13,14,15,16 Snow Day Make Up if needed

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Start / Dismissal Times

New Beginnings  8:25 2:22
High School 7:37 2:32
Middle School 7:25 2:20
Red Hawk 7:27 2:22
Beach   8:40 3:31
Cedar View   8:40 3:31
Cedar Trails  8:40 3:31
Great Start Readiness – Full Day  8:40 3:31
ECSE AM 8:40 11:30
ECSE PM 12:41 3:31
R1TS 7:37 2:32

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SCHOOL BUS STOPS—School buses are like traffic signals

When overhead lights are flashing yellow—PREPARE TO STOP!

When overhead lights are flashing red—STOP

When the hazard warning lights are flashing—PROCEED WITH CAUTION

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Athletic Information:

Pay to Participate
does not include event pass

High School Athletes—$100

Middle School Athletes—$50

All Seasons Pass

Family Pass—$225.00

Includes 2 Adult, 3 Children passes only.

Does not include athletic participation fee.

Adult Pass—$75.00

Student Pass—$50.00

Student Athlete—$25.00


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/index.html or stop by the Cedar Springs District Office at 204 E Muskegon St, Cedar Springs, MI  49319.


All meetings are held at the High School Media Center from 7pm – 8pm.  See you there!

August 17, August 31, October 5, November 2, December 7, January 4, February 1, March 7, April 11, May 2, June 6. For more information, contact Cedar Spring High School Athletics Department @ 616-696-9080

Athletic Schedules

Fall High School and Middle School Athletic Schedules are available.  You may
download/print the schedules by visiting www.csredhawks.org/Athletics/index.html or the High School Athletics office.


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Board of Education

Board of Education – 2015-2016 Board of Education Meetings – 6:45 p.m.
Patricia Eary – President Hilltop Community Resource Center(third floor) unless otherwise posted
Matt Shoffner– Vice President September 14, 28* February 8, 22*
Brook Nichols – Secretary October 12, 26* March 14, 28*
Michelle Bayink – Treasurer November 9, 23* April 25
Jeff Gust – Trustee December 14 May 23
Shannon Vanderhyde – Trustee January 11, 25* June 13, 27
Joe Marckini – Trustee *work sessions

These are open meetings, and the public is encouraged to attend.  For more information call 616-696-1204

Board of Education Policies are available at the following web address: http://policy.ctspublish.com/cedarsprings-masb

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Physical Fitness Awards


2nd Semester Red Hawk Elementary Physical Fitness Awards
This is a very difficult achievement, so CONGRATULATIONS to all of these students for a job well done!

Student  Name – Teacher

Baker, Nicole Kathryn – Ludwig

Bowers, Corey Leon – Willette

Bray, Spencer Jerron – Willette

Green, Lindsay Marie – Pantoja

Haywood, Gage Callen – Elenbaas

Kobayashi, Elise Rose – VanderLugt

Male, Olivia Anne – VanderLugt

Marsman, Trevor Scott – Banagis

Misiewicz, Emily Kathryn – VanderLugt

Reyers, Morgan Leagha – Ludwig

Roberts, Ashlyn Rose – VanderLugt

Shears, Carley Mae – Banagis

Sherman, Olivia Rose – Ludwig

Smith, Cecilia Rose – Willette

Sova, Grace Lauren – Elenbaas

Totten, Landen Robert – Gariepy

Wood, Alexis Victoria – Willette

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