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Upcoming Events:

 

March 13, 2015: Student Early Release Day

March 20, 2015: End of 3rd quarter (6-12 grades)

March 27, 2015: Student Early Release Day

April 3 – April 10, 2015: Spring Break – No School for

Students

April 13, 2015: Students return from Spring Break

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Spring Weather Policy

 

Occasionally, adverse weather conditions or other emergency situations may make it necessary to cancel school, delay the start of school, cancel evening activities or run buses on main/paved roads only. When these situations occur, notice will be communicated to WOOD TV 8, WXMI TV 17, and WZZM TV 13 through the Grand Rapids Area Information Line (GRAIL) to all subscribing area media. GRAIL stations include:

RADIO – AM:  WGVU 1480, WJNZ 1140, WNWZ 1410, WOOD 1300, WTKG 1230

FM:  WGRD 97.9, WGVU 88.5, WJQK 99.3, WKLQ 94.5, WLAV 96.9, WLHT 95.7, WODJ 107.3, WOOD 105.7 FM, WSNX 104.5, WTRV 100.5, WVTI 96.1

TELEVISION – WOOD TV 8, WXMI TV 17, WZZM TV 13

Tornado Watch: If a Tornado Watch is in effect at regular dismissal times, students will be dismissed to their normal bus runs. Weather conditions will be evaluated for walkers and, if unsafe, these students will be held at school and their parents notified. Students who drive will be released.

Tornado Warning: If a Tornado Warning is in effect, or if a tornado appears, during regular school hours, children will be kept at school in predetermined shelter areas until the warning is lifted. All students including those who walk and drive will be held in school until the warning is lifted or parents pick them up.

After Hours School Activities: If a Tornado Watch or Tornado Warning is announced during school hours, all after-school and evening activities will be CANCELLED. If an “ALL CLEAR” is announced TWO Hours prior to the starting time of an activity, it shall meet as scheduled.  When school evening activities are canceled, this cancellation also includes all clubs, organizations and extra-curricular events held on campus and scheduled for that evening.

Athletic Events: Cancellations and/or postponements of athletic events will be determined after 1:30 p.m. on the day of the event and posted on the homepage of the district website under Closings & Delays and the Closings & Delays webpage. Please do not call the main office for this information, if at all possible.

Parents….

If you are concerned you may pick up your children at any time during a tornado “watch” or “warning” and must sign them out in the appropriate office. Parents may NOT pick up children other than their own unless written permission is on file at the school office.

Do NOT call the school building inquiring about tornado procedures during the period of a tornado “watch” or “warning” because telephone lines are needed for emergency communication.

Please have a plan for your children when no one will be at home upon arrival from school.  Individuals can also call our automated phone system at (616) 696-1204, (press option 1) for cancellation and delay updates.

In the event of a 2-hour delay, students will be picked up by the bus approximately 2 hours later than their routine pick-up time. Morning Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) and morning preschool classes will be cancelled.

Campus Kids will be open on days that school is closed and / or delayed unless otherwise noted in school closing announcements.

Buses will not transport students to Kent Career and Technical Center for 1st session when a school delay or cancellation is issued. Students will be given a weather-related absence at KC/TC when we are officially not transporting them. Students who choose to drive personal vehicles to KC/TC on school delays or cancellations assume responsibility for their decision.

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Cedar Trails principal resigns

Longtime Cedar Trails Elementary principal Jennifer Harper with a student.

Longtime Cedar Trails Elementary principal Jennifer Harper with a student.

By Judy Reed

The Cedar Springs Board of Education approved a resolution Monday evening to enter into a separation agreement with longtime Cedar Trails Elementary principal Jennifer Harper.

Harper, who was co-principal with Mike Duffy, has been on paid administrative leave, and recently resigned. The reason for her paid leave and subsequent resignation has not been made public.

The Post has been contacted by concerned parents, who said she was there one day, and gone the next, with no explanation to staff or students and parents. “As a parent with students in the school I want to know what is going on,” wrote one parent. “This is crazy that the school district has said nothing to parents about this or anything that is going on. The kids are asking where she is.”

The Post spoke with the district office about the matter. “It’s been an ongoing personnel matter,” explained Superintendent Laura VanDuyn. “We can’t reveal the nature because it is a personnel matter. But I think it’s important to say that it’s not a matter that has to do with criminal conduct or the safety of students.”

Van Duyn said Harper was put on paid administrative leave pending an investigation. “We have clearly followed our district’s legal counsel in the matter,” she said.

Harper was originally hired to run the Parents as Teachers program, and then became co-principal with David Cairy.  She continued on as a principal at Cedar Trails after Cairy moved to Assistant Superintendent. Andy Secor and Mike Duffy have served as co-principals with Harper. Secor currently is principal at Cedar View.

VanDuyn said that Duffy would continue as principal at Cedar Trails and Harper would not be replaced.

While Harper said she could not discuss the terms of her resignation, she did have a statement for parents, staff and students.

“I have gladly dedicated my heart and soul to the students, staff and families of the Cedar Trails Community for the last 17 years. I have loved working with the staff, mentoring your young children, and have always supported high expectations for all. I wish only the best for CSPS and I pray for its continued success,” she said.

The Post submitted a request through the Freedom of Information Act on Monday, asking for any emails, documents, and minutes referencing the resignation of Jennifer Harper.

Harper is the second administrator to resign since the beginning of the school year. Assistant Superintendent Steve Seward resigned earlier this year.

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Cedar Springs Public Schools 1st Semester Honor roll 2014-2015

HEY proud parents and grandparents!

The Cedar Springs Public Schools Honor Rolls for Middle School, High School, and New Beginnings Alternative HS are now available to download.

Click link below to download the Cedar Springs Public Schools 1st Semester Honor Roll 2014-2015

CSPS-HonorRoll-Semester1-2015.pdf

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Beauty and the Beast starts tonight

 

Shows Feb. 5-8 at Cedar Springs High School

Alexis Lucarelli as Belle reading to Brandyn Kirchoff as the Beast.

Alexis Lucarelli as Belle reading to Brandyn Kirchoff as the Beast.

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and love is in the air, along with some good old-fashioned fun, as over 60 cast members take the stage tonight at Cedar Springs High School for their winter musical, Beauty and the Beast. 

This classic tale is a charming love story about a young woman (Belle) who falls in love with a beast, who happens to be a prince placed under a spell. In order to escape the spell, the Beast must learn to love and be loved. If he doesn’t learn this before time runs out, he and his home will be under the spell forever.

Remington Sawade as Gaston performing with many of the cast members.

Remington Sawade as Gaston performing with many of the cast members.

Leads include Alexis Lucarelli as Belle; Sean Murphy as Maurice; Brandyn Kirchoff as Beast/Prince; Remington Sawade as Gaston; Dallas Mora as Lefou; Alec Falicki as Lumiere; Roland Nulph as Cogsworth; April Roberts as Mrs. Potts; and Sam Owens as Babette.

Shows are February 5, 6, and 7 at 7:00 p.m., with matinees on February 7 and 8 at 1:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $10, and can be bought at the high school main office, online at http://www.hprodcshs.com, and at the door.

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Band and Orchestra Festival    

CSPS-BandFestivalMarch 6, 2015  

8am—6pm 

High School Auditorium

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Cedar Springs Athletic Boosters – Athletes of the Month

Stocke, Brechting, and Mouthaan, are named Cedar Springs Athletic Boosters Student Athletes for February. 

Mathilda Stocke

Mathilda Stocke

Brad Brechting

Brad Brechting

Aubree Mouthaan

Aubree Mouthaan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Mathilda Stocke has been named the February 2015, Student Athlete of the Month for Competitive Cheer.

Senior Brad Brechting has been named the February 2015, Student Athlete of the month for Boys Basketball.

Senior Aubree Mouthaan was named the February 2015, Student Athlete of the Month for Girls Basketball.

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2014-2015 Parent Education Speaker Series

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February 24 –  Languages of Love

Anne King, Teacher & Motivation Consultant

 

Learn to identify your family’s language of love and how to best relate to your child.

Cedar Springs High School Media Center

6:30 – 8:00pm

Open to parents, students and community members.

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Paper Gator collection sites

CSPS-Paper-GatorWe are collecting:

Newsprint, Catalogs, Magazines, Junk Mail, Phone Books, Office/School paper, Hard and Soft Cover books.

Bin Locations:

CS High School, CS Middle School,

Cedar Trails/Cedar View Elementary

Red Hawk/Beach Elementary

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Spring 2015 Parent Teacher Conference Schedule

Thurs, 02/26: Middle School 4:00 – 7:00

Mon, 03/09: Cedar Trails 3:45 – 6:45

Beach3:45 – 6:45

Cedar View3:45 – 6:45

New Beginnings5:00 – 6:30

Tues, 03/10: New Beginnings 2:30 – 4:00

Wed, 03/11: Beach 3:45 – 6:45

Cedar View3:45 – 6:45

Thurs, 03/12: Cedar Trails 3:45 – 6:45

Mon, 03/23: Red Hawk 4:00 – 7:15

Tues, 03/24: High School 5:00 – 7:30

Wed, 03/25: Red Hawk 3:00 – 6:15

High School3:00 – 5:30

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