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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.

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Board of Education


2018 Meetings – August 27, September 10 & 24*, October 8 & 22*, November 12, December 10

Hilltop Community Building

Board Room – 3rd Floor

6:45 PM

*denotes work session

Dear Community Members, Staff and Students:

Welcome Back!  We are about to begin a new school year filled with hope and excitement at Cedar Springs Public Schools!  Our CSPS Brand Promise of Purpose, Potential and Pride is with us as we step out of summer refueled and ready to meet the challenges of this year.   

Purpose:  No matter what your role in the many important capacities in our school 

district; we are all an integral part of our schools being highly effective centers of learning. 

Potential:  We are grateful for our staff that is ready and prepared to pour into our students; by opening doors of wonder, understanding and information.   

Pride:   The hard work of students and staff brings pride and joy!     We look forward throughout this upcoming year for the many ways we can celebrate together student success.  

The entire Board of Education wishes everyone the best; as we welcome our students to their educational journey of 2018-2019.

Heidi Reed  

CSPS Board of Education President

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Senior All Night Party


A part of tradition for the Seniors at CSHS is attending the Senior All Night Party (SANP). 

Parent-organized and sponsored, the SANP provides a safe, chaperoned way for our graduates to celebrate this milestone with their classmates.  The details and locations of the evening are kept a surprise until the night of the event. 

2019 SANP Fundraisers

Sunday, October 7 – “Tee It Up” for the Seniors – 18-Hole (4) person Golf Scramble at North Kent Golf Course. Contact Robin at 616-835-0833 or secord4@sbcglobal.net

Friday, October 12 – Adult* Glow Bowling at Sparta Lanes. Contact Melanie at 616-304-9428 or melfra28@aol.com. *must be 21 years of age

Saturday, November 10 – Casino & Shopping Bus Trip* – Join us for a fun day in Michigan City, Indiana! Blue Chip Casino, Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets. Contact cssanp19@gmail.com. *must be 21 years of age

Visit www.csredhawks.org Backpack eFlyer page for these flyers and more information. 

All proceeds raised from these events will be used to fund the CSHS Class of 2019 Senior All Night Party.

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Fall 2018 Operations Department Update:

Lots happening in the Operations world at Cedar Springs Public Schools – Generator systems installed for our Administrative buildings, multiple roofing projects, & a Summer full of preventative maintenance on our student areas just to name a few! Additionally, Cedar Trails clock tower tells time again, Red Hawk & the Middle School have shiny re-coated gym floors, Cedar View’s office has awesome new carpet, & the HS athletic areas are sporting new paint (along with a fresh track surface)! Our New Beginnings Alternative HS has an entirely refreshed space, & our R1TS program got an updated kitchen! We look forward to seeing you on campus this semester, GO RED HAWKS! 

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Cheerleaders perform at 5th/3rd ballpark

Football team and cheerleaders in the stands at the Whitecaps game on August 15.

The Red Hawk Cheerleaders performed at 5th/3rd ballpark on August 15 during whitecaps baseball game.   The Football team went to the event to support the Cheerleaders. The Athletic Director has received many compliments regarding the cheerleaders performance and CSPS sportsmanship.  Go Red Hawks! 

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Dear Cedar Springs Community,


Superintendent Scott Smith

It is an honor to have this opportunity to extend a hearty welcome to you as we make final preparations for the 2018/19 school year.  The new school year promises to be marked with evidence of substantial growth from beginning to end. Each new school year is filled with opportunities to grow.  Growth for a Kindergartener will look much different that what it will for a student who will be graduating in ten months. Regardless the age of the student, growth gives cause for celebration.  The most significant challenge we face as your school district is to do everything we can to maximize the intellectual, social, and emotional growth of each child we serve. To be at the top of our game, we too must grow as educators.  

School districts can grow in many ways to better meet the needs of the students and families they serve.  Over the summer months, we have grown by hiring great teachers, support staff, and administrators to fill vacancies in our staffing plan.  

Although we will certainly miss the special people who have served in these roles in the past, each new hire is an opportunity to get stronger by bringing in new ideas and experiences to our team.  We have also demonstrated growth by taking classes, participating in workshops, and reading about the latest initiatives to help our students get the most out of each minute they spend with us this year.  We are  excited for the opportunity to put our hard work over the summer into action in our classrooms.

Humbled by the opportunity to serve, our staff is committed to carrying on the tradition of excellence that is pervasive in Cedar Springs Public Schools. Recognizing the upcoming school year will present challenges, we know that together, we will look for and embrace opportunities to benefit the children, parents, staff, and community of Cedar Springs Public Schools.

Finally, please accept my heartfelt thank you to all in the community from the Board of Education to the parents who have welcomed my family. The warmth, care, and compassion we have received are a testament to the quality system that is Cedar Springs Public Schools.

With warm regard and respect,

Scott B. Smith, Superintendent

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Our Mission

Creative Technologies Academy is a K-12 community of learners committed to changing our world by developing students in character, scholarship, and leadership.



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Anti-Discrimination Statement


CTA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and transgender identity), disability/handicap, age, religion, marital/parental/family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic in its programs, activities, or employment opportunities. The Academy complies with all applicable law with respect to equitable treatment of students, employees, and applicants for employment opportunities.

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Bullying Policy

The Board believes that a safe and nurturing educational environment in school is necessary for students to learn and achieve high academic standards. Therefore, it is the policy of the school to provide a safe and nurturing environment for all of its students. Appropriate behavior, treating others civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate harassment or bullying is expected of students, as well as administrators, faculty, staff, visitors, and volunteers.

Please read the complete Bullying Policy online at http://www.ctachargers.org/bullying-policy–12

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CTA School Calendar

2018-19 — First Semester


Grades K-5: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Grades 6-12: 7:45 AM – 2:45 PM

FlexTrac Grades 9-12: (7:45 AM – 2:45 PM including 2 self-scheduled hours)

 *Early Release Schedule Grades K-5 dismiss at 1:00 PM

Grades 6-12 dismiss at 12:45 PM


20 First Day of School

21 PA Meeting 6:30-7:30 p.m.

22 XC Baker Woods Meet @Hesperia

23 Great American Fundraiser Kickoff 

23 Early Release

24 No School 

30 Early Release Day

30 Popcorn Day

31 No School – Labor Day Break


1-4 No School – Labor Day Break

5 XC Conference #1 @Riverside Park

8 XC Hill and Bale Meet @Fremont MS

11 School Picture Day

14 Mobile Dentist

14 Early Release Day

14 XC Spartan Invitational @MSU

18 PA Meeting 6:30-7:30 p.m.

28 Student Early Release 

*Early Release Dismissal Schedule

● K-5 Dismissal at 1:00 p.m.

● 6-12 Dismissal at 12:45 p.m.

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