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9/11 Tribute

Thank you to our staff and students who paid tribute by sharing together a moment of silence to honor and remember those we lost on 9/11.

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Headers and Footers on the Soccer Field

Boys Soccer:Front Row (L to R): Avery Bishop, Landon Winters, Cody Holman, Jesse Benson, Sawyer Marek, Ivan Winters, Trenton Holman. Back Row (L to R): Coach Mark Winters, Zander Toth, Kaden Winters, Jeff Marek, Brett Kooienga, Jacob Jaggers, Jake Perry.

The Chargers are off to a great start this season. The boys lost a hard-fought battle to Libertas Christian 0-1, but bounced back with a 8-1 victory over Barry County Christian. Goalie Jesse Benson has done an excellent job keeping the ball out of goal. Goals have been scored by Ivan Winters, Brett Kooienga, and Cody Holman. The team had a huge win Monday when they defeated Zion Christian 3-2. The boys look forward to taking on Algoma Christian this week.

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Full Charge Ahead

Cross Country: Front Row (L to R): Karly Fisk, Gidian Gillette, Ethan Watson, Jordan Brown, Cameron Haan, Adam Marek, Camdyn Robach, Sydnee Shepherd, Natalie Haan. Back Row (L to R): Back Row (L to R): Tripp Freyling, Joshua Watson, Donovan Gillette, Kane Magoon, Jack Shepherd, Matthew Rainwater, Deegan Van Harten, Emily Cobb, Owen Freyling, Shawney Mason, Coach Nancy Freyling.

The Chargers are looking forward to their first multi-team event this Saturday at the Cedar Springs Invitational. The cross-country team is young this year, but has lots of success in the making. CTA has three high school runners and 15 middle school runners. Coach Freyling was impressed with how much time the athletes have shaved off their meet times at the beginning of the year. The Chargers also look forward to hosting a GL-6 League meet this Wednesday at Long Lake Park.

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Featured Staff Members

Mrs. Kayla Campbell

This marks Mrs. Campbell’s 7th year with CTA. She began as the 3rd grade teacher but is in her second year as our K-5 Academic Specialist. In this role, she is able to support students in grades K-5 with academic interventions and enrichment opportunities. She also works closely with the teaching staff through coaching and collaboration for support and growth in instruction. Mrs. Campbell’s passion for engagement and relational capacity shine in all that she does.

Mrs. Amy VanHarten

Mrs. VanHarten has served at CTA as the K-8 Technology Teacher, Interventionist and Testing Coordinator for eight years. Her bright personality and positive outlook on life serve her well as she wears many hats on campus in supporting students and teachers. She and Mrs. Campbell have both added “Virtual Co-Teacher” to their role descriptions as they are also direct points of contact and support for our Elementary families who opted for remote learning this semester.

Mrs. Jenny Bangma

This is Mrs. Bangma’s 15th year at CTA. Formerly the 6th grade homeroom and 6-8 ELA teacher, she has started her second year as the 6-12 Academic Specialist, working to provide individualized and small group learning opportunities. Mrs. Bangma is also on the secondary Virtual Support Team, helping to keep the students utilizing our online platform stay connected to CTA. Mrs. Bangma is passionate about teaching and learning, and builds lasting relationships with students, staff, and families.

Ms. Trisha Fues

Ms. Fues has begun her eighth year at CTA serving in a variety of capacities. She is currently teaching Leadership, Digital & Interactive Media, Personal Finance, and Spanish. Ms. Fues also serves on the Virtual Support Team assisting with online learning. Ms. Fues’ commitment to her students and families is evident and contributes to making CTA a great place to be.

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Top 3 Reasons to Love CTA

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A Message from the Superintendent

When the 2020/21 school year starts on September 8, it will have been 179 days since students were last in classrooms learning. Many will agree that it has been far too long since our students and teachers were together in person and engaged in the learning process. Fortunately, Cedar Springs students will now have opportunities to learn like never before. The upcoming school year will be built around students and teachers engaging in meaningful learning experiences both on campus and online.

The Apollo 13 mission, launched on April 11, 1970, did not go as planned. Several disruptions in the spacecraft’s systems resulted in a cancellation of the mission to land on the moon and put the lives of the astronauts in peril. Fortunately, after several tense days and remarkable effort, the crew splashed down safely in the ocean. The launch of the 2020-2021 school year on September 8, 2020, is Cedar Springs Public Schools’ Apollo 13 moment.

We have launched our CS Red Hawks Online School for students desiring an option to learn remotely this year. Our hallways and classrooms were cleaned from top to bottom and are ready to welcome our students and staff when they arrive. We have updated our protocols to ensure that strict guidelines are followed daily and hourly to keep our students safe as they pursue their education. We have spent the summer selecting the “perfect” people to fill vacant positions. Chromebooks and classroom materials have been ordered and distributed to make the first day of school a success. Our team is ready! We can’t wait to greet students next week, both in-person and remotely!

Finally, please accept my heartfelt thanks to each member of the Red Hawk community who supported the District on August 4. Our District is made stronger through the support of the people who call Cedar Springs home. Your efforts are making CSPS an incredible place to learn, work, and play. We can! We will! We are! TOGETHER!

With gratitude and respect, Scott B. Smith, Superintendent

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Welcome Back

As CSPS prepares to kick-off the 2020-2021 school year, families will want to have access to information about their child’s learning and progress.

Cedar Springs is using 2 specific technology tools to help with streamlining communication and information.

Powerschool: Where parents of 6-12 students go for grades and attendance information. Parents of 6th graders will receive information about how to log in to Powerschool as a parent in the near future from Red Hawk.

Canvas: Where parents of K-12 students go for information about daily lessons, quizzes, tests, and for work when a student is absent. Where parents of K-5 students go for feedback about lesson progress.

Directions will be coming from each building and in the next Red Hawk Review about how to access and sign-up for both technologies. Families will have the ability to sign up for various notifications so that each family is able to get the information needed. Troubleshooting help for these and other technology needs will be available to families through our helpdesk by emailing: helpdesk@kentisd.org.

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 red – PROCEED WITH CAUTION!

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Cedar Springs Public Schools Board of Education

Board Meetings are Open to the Public 

Regular Board meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month. Work Session Board meetings are held on the 4th Monday of the month. (unless otherwise noted)

These meeting are held at the Hilltop Community Building, 3rd Floor, Board Room, 204 E Muskegon Street, Cedar Springs, MI 49319

Regular Meetings begin at 6:45 p.m.

Work Sessions begin at 6:15 p.m.

On every agenda, there is an item designated as Public Comment. The Board president will ask if there are any individuals wishing to address the Board in the audience.

2020 Board Meeting Dates:

September 14, 2020 6:45 p.m.

September 28, 2020 6:15 p.m.*

October 12, 2020 6:45 p.m.

October 26, 2020 6:15 p.m.*

November 9, 2020 6:45 p.m.

November 23, 2020 6:15 p.m.*

December 14, 2020 6:45 p.m.

*work session

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Inclement Weather

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 Fox 17, and WZZM TV 13 through the Grand Rapids Area Information Line (GRAIL) to all subscribing area media.

Campus Kids will be open on days that school is closed/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 weatherrelated absence at KCTC when we are officially not transporting them. Students who choose to drive personal vehicles to KCTC on school delays or cancellations assume responsibility for their decision.

When school evening activities are cancelled, this cancellation also includes all clubs, facility rentals, and extra-curricular events held on campus and scheduled for that evening. For more information, please visit www.csredhawks.org or call 616-696-1204.

If you wish to receive text or email alerts for school closings and delays, here are a couple of options to consider:

WOOD TV: http://woodtv.com/text-alerts/

WZZM TV: www.wzzm13.com/about/text-alerts/

WXMI TV: http://fox17online.com/weather/westmichigan-closings-and-cancellations/

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Mobile Food Pantry

Food For People in Need

Hilltop Community Building

204 E Muskegon, Cedar Springs

Lower Parking Lot

The 3rd Monday of the Month – September 21

Registration 4:30 pm, Distribution 5:00 pm

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