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Bus Route Changes 9.18.23

Dear Parents:

As most of you are aware, there continues to be a shortage of workers in almost all job fields. The worker shortage has affected school systems across the country, especially in regard to school bus drivers. Cedar Springs Public Schools has been fortunate up to this point that we have been able to operate our transportation operations in a fairly stable manner. Unfortunately, we have now reached a point where it is necessary to adjust our bus routes again due to a lack of school bus

While we fully understand that changes to bussing schedules are never convenient, especially during the school year, we have no other option but to reduce the number of bus routes that we are currently operating. To continue to have bus routes in place without having the school bus drivers to operate those buses, would create inconvenient circumstances with little or no notice being able to be provided to parents and students when the cancellation of bus routes would be necessary.

Beginning September 18, 2023, two secondary tier bus routes (6th grade -12th grade) and two elementary tier bus routes (K- 5th grade) are being eliminated. The students currently assigned to the routes that were eliminated are being reassigned to other bus routes. At this time, we are able to continue to provide all students with Transportation services available to them. With these changes, you and your student(s) can expect to see changes in bus numbers, bus routes, pick-up and drop-off times, and the number of children assigned to each bus. Absorbing all of the students that were on the eliminated routes will increase the number of students on each bus. None of our bus routes will ever transport more students than the legally rated capacity of the bus they are assigned to.

In order to ensure that all students have the correct bus information that will begin on September 18, 2023, you may be getting this letter even if your student's bussing is not affected by any changes. Please check the top of this letter for the correct bus information which will begin on September 18, 2023. Please remember to have your children at the bus stop, in full view of the bus driver, 5 minutes before the listed pick-up time.

We apologize for any inconvenience that these changes may create for your family. We assure you however that these reductions are necessary to continue to provide transportation services for all of the students who require bus transportation service. It is our goal to reinstate cut bus routes as soon as bus driver staffing issues improve.

If you have any questions regarding your child's bussing, please feel free to contact the Transportation Office at (616) 696-1450.

Cedar Springs Public Schools Transportation Department Staff - Dean Transportation

23 Sept Athletes of the Month

Reagan Viau (Senior), Girls Cross Country
Reagan started her senior season being a scoring member of our team for the first time and with a PR (taking off an average of four/five minutes) in her 5k! 

Reagam leads by example in both workouts and racing, where she pushes her teammates and makes our group better. Reagan brings a fun energy and work ethic to practice every day. She is very coachable and a great representation of what we look for in our Red Hawk athletes!

Jazmyn Smith (Junior), Sideline Cheer
Jazmyn is in her third sideline season but her first season on Varsity. Jazmyn has grown leaps and bounds and stepped up her stunting skills in the past year. She works hard with her group to achieve new goals. She is definitely someone to watch this season!

Cody Greenland (Freshman), Football
Cody is an incredibly coachable and respectful young man. He is an accomplished athlete with an amazing personality and ability to inspire those around him and bring a smile to his teammates. Cody displays leadership skills by helping to coach up those around him at all times and will do whatever it takes to help his team be successful.

Alyssa Krol (Junior), Volleyball
Alyssa Krol enters her second Varsity year as the starting Libero, managing the back row defense with efficiency, accuracy, and reliability.  Alyssa is the junior Captain who has been a driving force behind the Red Hawk Varsity volleyball success by executing a consistent on-target pass both in receiving and digs. 
Alyssa leads the team in digs (44) and serves receptions (73), has a 90.7% serve accuracy, and is ranked second in the OK gold conference for digs per set at 3.7. This season, she was named MaxPreps Player of the Match for the Greenville Varsity Triangular match. 

Coryn Wiles (Senior), Golf
Coryn has struggled through a challenging injury this fall but continues to lead and persevere as she works hard to get her form back. The team appreciates her enthusiasm and personality, making everyone on our team better!

Jacob VanDyke (Junior), Equestrian Team
Jacob is an experienced horseman who enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with his teammates. He shows strong leadership skills and always has an encouraging word for his teammates.

Ryan Ladd (Sophomore), Cross Country
Ryan is known throughout our entire conference as a fierce competitor, but also as someone who celebrates the successes others. He is a steady rock for us in training, in the classroom, and a source of energy every day - no doubt he is a leader in the making.

Title I Information

Title I funding is designed to help all students meet high academic standards. Cedar Springs Public Schools uses its Title I funding to support qualifying students who need additional academic intervention. (2023 MI Department of Education). 

Learn how Title I programming is implemented at Cedar Springs Public Schools by downloading the PDF below.

You may reach out with questions at any time to

Title I Download

Back to School Information

We are excited to see students on the first day of school on Wednesday, August 23, 2023!

Check out our Back-To-School Information newsletters for important information about open houses, transportation, food services, and more!

K-5 Grades Back-To-School Information
6-12 Grades Back-To School Information
10-12 Grades Additional Back-To-School Information

If you are a parent or guardian and did not receive this communication via email, please email so we can verify your communication settings.

Food Services School Meal Application

We ask all families to submit a school meal application to ensure all students have continued access to our nutritious meals.

The school meal applications are used for much more than just certifying students for free or reduced-price school meals.  Filling out an application can help your family and the district by:

  • Making the district eligible for additional funding from state and federal programs.
  • Qualify your family for discount rates on home internet service.
  • Qualify you for reduced registration fees on AP, SAT, and/or ACT tests.  
  • It may also qualify you for discounted rates associated with college admissions.

Every eligible form counts and adds valuable resources to our district. Parents can begin applying for meal applications for the 2023-2024 school year starting today. The application is located in the Family Portal. Once your account has been created, you also can add money to your student's lunch account to purchase a la carte items (not covered under free meals).

Apply Here 

To apply, visit our new Family Portal (also used for student lunch accounts)

  1. Create an account using your email
  2. Follow the steps once you receive your confirmation email
  3. Once logged into your account click 'Benefits'
  4. Review the information on the next two pages and click next
  5. Add from the drop-down benefits type if applicable and click next
  6. Add all children living in your home to your account - once done click next
  7. Add all adults living in your home - once done click next
  8. Click on the parent to add household income
  9. Follow the next steps for demographic information
  10. Review to make sure all information is accurate
  11. Sign the application and click finish

Completing an application takes less than 10 minutes and you only need to complete one application per family. Applications are completely confidential and will not be shared outside of the school food service office. Since your family’s financial situation may change from year to year, you must fill out a new application each school year.

If you do not know your student ID number, please email our food services department, or call them at 616-696-0372.

Thank you for taking the time to submit your application.

Sports Physicals July 26

If you plan to participate on an athletic team next year, you must have an updated physical on file. The Red Hawk Athletic Department will be hosting a sports physical clinic open to students going into grades 6-12.

Wednesday, July 26
Cedar Springs High School Gym
6-8 p.m.
$25 for physical

You must have your physical form completed by a parent/guardian before you arrive. You can download a form here, or pick one up outside the athletic office.

Photo of Spring 2023 OK Gold CSHS Athletes

First Team All-Conference:
Larissa McGrath
Taylor Diemond

First Team All-Conference
Dylan LaFontsee
Ryan West
Espen Wood
Hudson Pant

First Team All-Conference
Kaityln Miller

First Team All-Conference
Kendall Fisk
Dakota Traxler
Tennessee Traxler
Olivia Tozer
Honorable Mention:
Aspen Haywood

First Team All-Conference
Walker Glyshaw
Braydon Gregory
Honorable Mention
Parker Vaughn

First Team All-Conference
Kelsi Green
Reagan Viau
Honorable Mention: Ashleigh Martin and Brooklyn Colclasure

Summer Strength and Conditioning for all students with red hawk logo

Strength and condition training will be available for all students in grades 6-12 in the weight room (students must enter through Red Hawk Stadium).

Tuesday, June 13 - Thursday, July 27 (no conditioning will be available the week of July 3-7, 2023)


  • 7-8:15 a.m. - JV/Varsity Football
  • 8:30-9:45 a.m. - High School Boys 
  • 10-11:15 a.m. - High School Girls 
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Middle Level Boys 
  • 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m. - Middle Level Girls

If you have questions, reach out to our athletic department at 616-696-9080.

Meet up and eat up logo

The Food Service Department will provide free summer meals between June 12 and August 10.

No meals served July 3-7.

Monday - Thursday
Cedar Trails Elementary School
Breakfast: 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Free meals are available for children 18 years of age and under, and for persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled recognized by the state or local public education agency.


Exams will be Monday, June 5 - Wednesday, June 7 as followed below:

Monday, June 5
7:38-8:33 a.m.      6th Hour Study Period
8:38-9:33 a.m.      5th Hour Study Period
9:38-10:33 a.m.    4th Hour Study Period
10:33-11:03 a.m.   Lunch
11:08-12:38 p.m.   6th Hour Exam
12:48-2:18 p.m.     5th Hour Exam

Tuesday, June 6

7:38-8:33 a.m.      3rd Hour Study Period
8:38-9:33 a.m.      2nd Hour Study Period
9:38-10:33 a.m.    1st Hour Study Period
10:33-11:03 a.m.   Lunch
11:08-12:38 p.m.   4th Hour Exam
12:48-2:18 p.m.     3rd Hour Exam

Wednesday, June 7
7:38-9:08 a.m.        2nd Hour Exam
9:28-10:48 a.m.      1st Hour Exam

Summer Information with Red Hawk Logo with a beach background

General Information

Summer Office Hours for June 12 through August 4 (all offices will be closed July 3 and 4).

  • District Office will be open Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Friday’s 7-11:30 a.m. Our team can assist you with:
  • Cedar Springs High School office will be open Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Our team can assist you with:
    • High School Diplomas
    • Work Permits
    • Pay-to-Play Fees
    • Sports physical forms pick-up/drop off (dated after 4/15/23)
    • Testing Out Materials
    • Paying off EMC courses
    • High School Parking Permits
    • Building tours
  • Other School Buildings
    • Elementary and middle level school offices hours are limited in the summer; we suggest calling the building before you visit.
    • If you have individual grade-level questions, please call the school office and leave a message. Once a week, messages will be returned.

Meet Up and Eat Up
Meals will be served at Cedar Trails Elementary School

  • June 12, 2023 - August 10, 2023 (No meals served July 3-7)
  • Monday- Thursday
  • Breakfast: 8 - 9 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11- 12:45 a.m.

Questions? Reach out to Holly Haywood, Director of Food Services at 616-696-0372.

Summer Strength and Conditioning
Strength and conditioning training will be available Monday-Thursday for all students in grades 6-12 in the weight room (students must enter through Red Hawk Stadium).
Starting Tuesday, June 13-July 27 (No conditioning from July 3-7).

  • 7-8:15 a.m. - JV/Varsity Football
  • 8:30-9:45 a.m. - High School Boys
  • 10-11:15 a.m. - High School Girls
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Middle Level Boys 
  • 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m. - Middle Level Girls 

Questions?  Reach out to our athletic department at 616-696-9080.

Open House/Orientation Dates
All dates are subject to change prior to August 2, 2023

  • Cedar Trails Elementary Open House
    • Monday, August 21, 5-6 p.m.
  • Beach Elementary Open House
    • Monday, August 21, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Cedar View Elementary Open House
    • Monday, August 21, 6-7 p.m.
  • Red Hawk Intermediate Open House
    • Monday, August 21, time TBD (evening)
  • Middle School Curriculum Night
    • Tuesday, August 29, time TBD (evening)
    • Orientation will take place prior to the first day of school, date/time is TBD
  • High School Orientation
    • Thursday, August 17, time TBD
  • GSRP and CS Preschool Open House
    • Week of September 4 (more information to come)
  • ECSE Open House (at Early Childhood Center)
    • Monday, August 21, 5-6 p.m.

Welcome letters, teacher assignments, and placement information

  • Elementary Schools will send via email the week of August 11, 2023
  • GSRP and Preschool will contact parents in early August

An email with back-to-school information will be sent on August 2, 2023, including: 

  • Open House/Orientation Dates
  • 23-24 School Hours
  • Chromebook Information
  • Busing Information (letters will be mailed to registered students by August 14, 2023)
  • Athletic try-outs
  • Additional back-to-school information

Any additional questions, please email or call our district office at 616-696-1204.

We hope everyone has a wonderful summer!

Betty Van Andel Teachers of Excellence 2023 logo

We are excited to share that Julia Wilcox, a Teacher at New Beginnings High School has been selected as one of ten teachers to receive the 2023 Betty Van Andel Teachers of Excellence Award!

Teachers of Excellence get selected for their hard work and dedication to their students and for creating classrooms where curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking thrive.

We hope our students, staff, and community will join us in celebrating Ms. Wilcox as she receives this award for 2023!

King Carpenter meeting with students

Kindergarteners in Ms. VanDerWeides' classroom have been learning about Columbus and the Pilgrims in their current CKLA Knowledge unit. 
Most recently, the class learned about how Columbus took an expedition to find the Indies for the king and queen of Spain. While the land he discovered wasn't the Indies, he still found unique items to bring back to the king and queen. 

The class then took their own expedition! The expedition began with a decree from King Carpenter asking if we were brave enough to explore new lands and bring him back the treasures he desired. 

King Carpenter meeting with students

The students needed funding for the expedition (like Columbus) and asked if the king would give them gold. King Carpenter agreed to fund the expedition, and students began their trip to find foreign treasures! 

Students traveled far and wide across the land (to our outdoor classroom and trails) searching for treasures. The expedition ended successfully as students found items similar to what Columbus sought after gold coins, gems, exotic birds, and beautiful cloth.

Students sitting in the outdoor classroom

It was an exciting day and a fun way to take learning to the next level!

Beach and View Choir Concert Cedar Springs High School at 6:30 p.m.

The Beach and Cedar View Choirs will perform at their final concert for the 2022 school year this Friday, May 12 in the high school auditorium at 6:30 p.m.!

We invite the community to attend this musical showcase from our students!

First page of the PDF file: 5123SeniorNewsletter

Only one month until the Class of 2023 takes the stage to graduate!

If you are a senior/senior parent be sure to review the senior newsletter which includes all the information you need about your last days at Cedar Springs High School.

If you have additional questions or would like to request a printed copy of this newsletter, contact our high school office team at 616-696-1200.

Sports Physicals May 23

If you plan to participate on an athletic team next year, you must have an updated physical on file. The Red Hawk Athletic Department will be hosting a sports physical clinic open to students going into grades 6-12.

Tuesday, May 23
Cedar Springs High School Gym
5-7 p.m.
$25 for physical

You must have your physical form completed by a parent/guardian before you arrive. You can download a form here, or pick one up outside the athletic office.

Congratulations All Conference Winter 2023 Athletes

Competitive Cheer
Ashley Buckley
Marley Salisbury
Kennedy Klocko
Hannah Wright
Taylor Shadley

Honorable Mention:
Payton Calati
Kadee Rypma

Girls Bowling
Phoebe Fisk
Chloe Fisk
Kaisa Maki

Honorable Mention:
Zoey Russo

Boys Bowling
Isaiah Waite

Honorable Mention:
Zach Collins

Girls Basketball
Cylie Burns

Luke Egan-
Keaton Klaasen
Carter Falan
Wyatt Cooper

Boys Basketball
Jerald Brownell

Electronic Device Policy for testing

Before our state test administration, district and building assessment coordinators must clearly communicate a policy for using electronic devices by students and staff during testing.

During testing, the Michigan Department of Education does not allow students to have electronic devices with them (including wearable technology like FitBits, Apple watches, etc.). Please make sure you take the time to review our Electronic Device Policy for the 22-23 school year prior to testing. 

If you have any questions or concerns about the policy, please reach out to your student's main office building.

Opt in student meal account low balance notifications

Dear Parents/Guardians

Family Portal (student meal account) is now requiring parents/guardians to opt-in to receive notifications when their student has a low balance in their account.

We suggest all parents/guardians enroll in this feature by following the steps below:

  • Log into the Family Portal
  • Click on the notifications button
  • Check the box to indicate you want to receive low-balance reminders
  • Set the dollar amount indicating when to send the notification

Please note, that if you opted out of all emails in the past, you will need to uncheck the ‘Do not send email’ box to allow the low-balance email to send.

Once you are enrolled, you will receive an email when the student's balance is at or below the amount you set. The system sends a notification once every three days.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Holly Haywood at 616-696-0372.


Cedar Springs Food Services Department

Cedar Springs Public Schools Enrollment Now Open, Now accepting students for 2023! Enroll Today!

Cedar Springs Public Schools is excited to announce, enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year is NOW OPEN! 

Enrollment is open to students in our district grades K-12. Visit to enroll today!

Kindergarten Kick-off events will be held in March and April for those that enroll (more information sent upon enrollment completion).

Absent and Tardy Notification Changes

On Monday, February 27, you will be parents will be notified 30 minutes after the start of each class period if your child is marked absent or tardy. 

Currently, a single notification is sent to parents/guardians at the end of the day if a student is absent. This change is to encourage our students to be on time, and if they are absent or late, parents/guardians are notified in a timely manner.

Be sure to call the attendance line in advance if your student will be absent/tardy.  If you are receiving a large number of notifications and looking for additional ways to support your student, please contact Todd Simmons at 616-696-1200 x7979.

This change will empower our students to be successful, responsible, and on time for their classes.

Honor Roll STudents High School 1st Semester 9-12 Grade

Congratulations to our Semester 1 Honor Roll Students! 

Freshman Class

Alessa Alber, Issac Altman, Abigail Anderson, Madison Austin, Zoie Avila, Ryan Beemer, Caylee Beltinck, Adeline Bender, Allison Butler, Nicole Cherry, Brianna Clark, Alexa Cone, Paige Cook, Juliana Cox, Annmarie Devitt, Conner Dines, Kaiden Dreyer, Luke Egan, Sierra Fifield, Kendall Fisk, Phoebe Fisk, Callie Flynn, Emma Foster, Isabella Galperin, Kyra Gates, Payton Gittere, Amaya Gomez, Nathalie Grenier, Austin Grice, Zackery Haack, Natalie Haan, Jaden Halliwill, Connor Hansen, Karly Harrison, Cameryn Hess, Ethan Hess, Thomas Hilbert, Lucy Hotz, Hunter Hyrns, Jace Johnson, Chloe Kerrish, Ryan Ladd, Ethan Le, Mason Litz, Lucille Lyons, Linden Majerczak, Heath Malon, Haylie McCarthy, Marcus McCarty, Ayden McClurken, Callen McCulloch, Ava Mead, Brenden Morris, Makenna Morris, Brynn Nesbitt, Jenna Nickelson, Hazel Nozkowski, Charly Nyenhuis, Kendra O'Brien, Chloe O'Dowd, Brianna Page, Tyler Parmeter, Ella Peck, Gavin Punches, Jayden Randall, Logan Redes, Emilee Reisig, Emerson Sanborn, Rachel Sanborn, Kylah Sanders, Chase Sarniak, Henry Satterthwaite, Beau Savage, Blake Schultz, Allison Scott, Chloe Shadley, Ethan Shoffner, Ian Skelonc, Kailynn Skinner, Jeremiah Slager, Alanna Smith, Jacob Smith, Sophie Smith, Phoenix Charles Spitler, Ian Stearns, Alexis Stencel, Emily Stevens, Alexis Tharp, Justin Tompkins, Jayden Tompsett, Dakota Traxler, Tiana Tubbs, Benjamin Twiss, Taylor Verduin, Hunter Wagner, Aiden Weller, Nathan White, Alana Wiles, Ava Workman, Kortney Zimmer, Shelly Zimmerman


Sophomore Class

Keira Afton, Austin Alcumbrack, Sophia Alvarez, Addison Amell, Alyssa Balcam, Emily Bartholomew, Noah Bayink, Quinton Bell, Jase Bey, Madison Biesiada, Luke Bouwens, Elizabeth Bowser, Ashley Buckley, Sarah Buckley, Sophia Burg, Jackson Charles Calati, Arielle Calkins, Audrey Campbell, Brooklyn Carlton, Caleb Christie, Katherine Christie, Avery Colombo, Ludovica Compagno, Ayden Jacob Cook, Gage Cooper, Jonathan Cox, Olivia Cox, Donivin D'Antuono, Hannah Dempsey, Sara Donaldson, Morgan Duddles, Lily Fisher, Isaac Fraam, Logan Friskey, Elijah Fulton, Justin Graham, Hannah Grice, Levi Grifhorst, Kayne Guiles, Alondra Gutierrez, Emily Hoort, Morgan Hoort, Gavin Hutton, Gauge Ingersoll, Shannon Janes, Hyunseo Jeong, Flora Jouteau, Keenan Jukanovic, Kaitlyn Kassuba, Gavin Kirkwood, Ashlin Kreft, Alyssa Krol, Emily Kutchuk, Avery Lake, Cody Lankford, Olivia Lawrence, Caleb Alexander LeMasters, Colin Lentine, Kaisa Maki, Canudas Mas Canudas, Evan Mattson, Makayla McCarthy, Kaelan Miller, Javen Moore, Jaidyn Savannah Mullen, Ryan Mullins, Neil Myers, Gabriel Neris, Aubrey Newberg, Scarlett Newell, Adrianna Newhof, Dane Nienhuis, Addison Noga, Ellie Noorman, Kailyn O'Dowd, Marek Oleneack, Karleigh Orr, Hudson Pant, Kathryn Pellerito, Ella Phelps, Elizabeth Pinkelman, Im Poom-Im, Thomas Prins, Emma Pritchard, Abigail Radebach, Hunter Reed, Aavra Relich, Kaitlyn Reyburn, Jadyn Reynolds, Nautica Rockinger, Kylee Rypma, Nicklas Schaefer, Whitley Scheuneman, Rory Schoenborn, Colten Schreiner, Dakota Schreiner, Jersey Seguin, Konor Shotko, Makayla Slagel, Aydan Slater, Graysin Smith, Michael Stevens, Sabrina Tabor, Allie Teuscher, Emma Tol, Hunter Torrey, Jersey Traxler, Gillian Van Sweden, Dominic Vanderhyde, Ian VanderLugt, Caleb VanSickle, Madison Viau, Lindsey Washington, Alyssa Wilcox, Olivia Williams, Quinten Wright, Evan Zheng


Junior Class

Alecia Alber, Hope Alvarez, McClain Bekins, Courtney Bell, Alexys Bening, Hailey Boeskool, Addyson Brown, Kaitlynn Brown, Jack Cairy, Breyden Cantu, Broden Cantu, Xander Cantu, Lucas Caruso, Brie Cummings, David Deweese, Taylor Diemond, Tayson Doncis, Lily Earnest, Mia Earnest, Annalise Elliott, Javis Joyce Enbody, Brooke Fournier, Lauren Fraser, Cole French, Taylor Frey, Jr Gafurovic Jr, Madison Geene, Walker Glyshaw, Dominic Gomez-Russell, Kelsi Green, Lillian Hall, Lauren Hambelton, Courtney Harms, Taylor Harrison, Hunter Hendges, Logan Hopkins, Grant Hoult, Eli Howland, Austin Ives, Katelyn Johnson, Logan Johnson, Mia Julien, Kaden Kirkwood, Keaton Klaasen, Ian Klenk, Elijah Kleynenberg, Sophie Kren, Brooklyn Ladd, Dylan LaFontsee, Lauren Lentine, Morgan Llewellyn, Bryce Luevano, Noah Lutz, Isabella Majerczak, Stella Malon, Chase Marsman, Kirsten McDonald, Aidan McMartin, Emma Merritt, Emma Miller, Josiah Miller, Allyson Minnema, Kaci Mitchell, Kenneth Mitchell, Elliot Moleski, Nathan Axel Moore, Alayna Mueller, Rachel Neiderheide, Gracey Newman, Brody Nichols, Makenna Nichols, Parker Nyenhuis, Sally Odren, Sabina Pate, Kaylee Peaslee, Owen Peck, Justin Poffinbarger, Kaine David Polczak, Rowan Powers, Keara Prins, Izabella Raymond, Hannah Reed, Madison Reyburn, Justin Rish, Riley Robb, Tucker Roberts, Brielle Sarniak, Natalie Schafer, Wesley Schultz, Skylar See, Hannah Shears, Jack Sherburn, Carter Sherman, Nathanael Slager, Emma Smith, Andrew Standfest, Alexis Stefanski, Joseph Sterley, Alivia Taylor, Ethan Terpstra, Haylie Terrien, Tennessee Traxler, Joshua Trendt, Tyler Twiss, Aidan Umphrey, Haley Van Kampen, Oscar VanderLugt, Chloe VanDyke, Parker Vaughn, Reagan Viau, Coryn Wiles, Kenady Williamson, Kaden Winters, Natalie Wirtz, Ashlyn Wood, Hannah Wright, Joslyn Zavala, Makenzie Zimmer


Senior Class

Jacob Altman, Axel Anderson, Hannah Anderson, Austin Balcam, Molly Bentley, Aubreana Boomgaard, Reid Brandimore, Braedyn Brewer, Hannah Britten, Kendal Brown, Jerald Reztar Brownell, Cylie Burns, Ella Buttermore, Payton Calati, Makalah Cazier, Ashleigh Cervantes-Tanis, Naliya Clark, Brooklyn Colclasure, Makenzie Cole, Ivy Collins, Alayna Ann Cook, Mary Cousar, Riley Darin, Cole Detloff, Connor Diemond, Jaxon Ranal Dines, Dan Dingle Jr., Owen Drake, Raegan Eckelbarger, Rudy Estrada, Rayne Evans, Brayden Fisk, Riley Glover, Melissa Goslin, Braydon Gregory, Ethan Griffee, Ethan Grove, Giovanni Gutierrez, Kylee Hall, Hunter Hankiewicz, Taylor Haynes, Aspen Haywood, Cashius Heiss, Madeline Helton, Lorraine Ives, Kennedi Jager, Alexis Morgan Johnson, Angelina Juczynski, Josie Kenyon, Alexandria Kinsey, Kylynn Klaasen, Aramis Kleck, Joshua Kriekaard, Aiden Lake, Kathryn Larkin, Breylyn Latham Grindle, Aiden Le, Abigail Leys, Gracie Lyons, Savanna Maki, Eli Malon, Alyssa Marrison, Luke Marsman, Ashleigh Martin, Brady Mason, Adler May, Emmalee Mayer, Madison McCauley, Larissa McGrath, Joseph McKinney, Ryan Meredith, Kaitlyn Miller, Nathan Miller, Ryan Mitchell, Aleyna Moleski, Elliot Mooney, Chase Moore, Clarissa Moore, Dale Anthony Moore, Hayden Morris, Kalina Morris, Gideon Mueller, Braylon Nienhuis, Emma Noorman, Chandyce Novak, John-Richard Nulph, Kaitlyn O'Brien, Kurynn Oleneack, Eva Ondersma, Clayton Oosting, Michael Overway, Jessa Patin, Abigail Patterson, Kyle Patterson, Connor Payer, Natalie Pierce, Jonathan Porter, Kloey Pritchard, Madeline Radebach, Leah Ramsey, Keegan Reed, Lily Reed, Andrea Rios, Colton Schmid, Hannah Seif, Madison Shields, Jeremiah Simons, John Simons, Caleb Skelonc, Connor Skelonc, Carlei Smith, Isabella Smith, Julia Smith, Joseph Stevens, Jaden Swick, Brielle Tate, Tristan Terpstra, Aricin Thompson, Olivia Tozer, Malea Van Kampen, Kevin VanDer Haag. Josephine Vanderhyde, Kaylee Veersma, Judith Visser, Ryan Vos, Olivia Marie Walker, Nickolas Walukonis, Ryan West, Jon Wever Jr, Charles Whitten, Isabelle Williams, Madison Williams, Rebekah Wineman, Espen Wood


New Beginnings

Alexis Braxton, Destiny Brecken, Elliana Follett, Ezekiel Heminger

CSPS Early Childhood Center 2023-2024 Preschool information meeting

Come find out what Preschool looks like at Cedar Springs Public Schools!

We offer a variety of preschool programs for three- and four-year-olds. All are high-quality, licensed programs, taught by certified teachers and associate teachers. This meeting will inform you about what we offer, how to enroll, and what program is best for your child!

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 28
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Location: Cedar Trails Elementary School

If you have any questions prior to the meeting, please email our preschool team at

Childcare is unavailable at this parent informational meeting. Children must be three or four years of age before September 1, 2023.

Freshman Information Meeting, Cedar Springs High School, Class of 2027

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, our team at the high school hosted a Freshman informational meeting.
The slideshow below contains an overview of information for incoming Freshmen to consider as they plan for the 2023-2024 school year. 
We also recommend viewing the Cedar Springs High School Curriculum Guide containing the most details about scheduling for high school classes. Visit our guidance counseling page and staff directory if you have additional questions. 

We look forward to meeting the class of 2027!


Scheduling for 6th grade is fast approaching and we would love to see your child continue their music education by becoming a part of the Red Hawk Band! The Red Hawk Band is offered to our 6th graders as a full-year course that meets during the school day. With daily instruction, our 6th grade band students make great strides on their instruments while learning to play and enjoy many styles of music.

Best of all, you can participate in band, athletics, honors courses, and after-school clubs. Some of the top athletes and academic performers in Cedar Springs Public Schools are members of the Cedar Springs Band.

To find out more about scheduling, and instrument selection, or more about the band, visit the Cedar Springs Band website. Additionally, you may reach out to the directors', Colin Weber & Matt Nabozny by email or at 616-696-1200 extension 7802 or 7804. 

Red Hawk Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2022

Hall of Fame Class of 2023

On Friday, February 3 our Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2023 was recognized in our Red Hawk Gymnasium. 

Connor Mora, Track and Cross County 
4x state champion, CSHS record for 5k, 1600m run, 3200m relay, and most points per scored in a season. In 2012 he qualified for the Cross County Nations, and while attending the University of Michigan, he became 1 of 600 Americans to run a sub-4minute mile!

Gary and Laurel Gust, CSPS Athletic Advocates
Founding members of the CSPS Athletic Boosters, Created the Roger Gust Award (8th-grade students to attend a sporting camp of their choice),
Laurel served on the CSPS School Board for four years, an avid attendee of CSPS athletic events 

Claude Lambert, Baseball Coach
20-year baseball coach at CSPS, 10 years as JV coach, and 10 years as head Varsity coach, Over 250 wins, 2x coach of the year in the region.

Liz Hoffman Pratt, Volleyball, Basketball, and Softball
1987-1988 OK Gold Divison Female Athlete of the Year Athlete in Volleyball, basketball, and softball, 11x varsity letters, scored 1042 points during her career and helped lead her team to a district title, 3x OK conference gold division all-conference teams, all academic all-state honors, selected to play in the John Bros senior All-Star game.

2003 Track MITCA State Champs
Championship rosters included:
Throwers: Mike Yancey, Alan Headley, and Ryan Case
Pole Vaulters: Nick Moore, Troy Fisk, and Nathan Haadsma
Jumpers: Kyle Smith, Carter Johnson, Kirk Covey, Dan Laatz, and John Klementowski
Sprinters: Justin Dupey, Ryan Warfield, Kirk Covey, Henry Leung, Jake White, and Jake Sias
Distance Runners: Dan Cramer, Mike Bigney, Tom Thornton, Ryan Johnson, Dan Skelonce, and Jordan Mulder
Hurdlers: Carter Johnson, Jason Johnson, Chad Menefee, and Kyle Avink
Coaches: Head Coach: Jeff Myers, Assistant Coaches: Ted Sabinas, Josh Cooper, Marie Covey, and Mary Fournier

Congratulations to our inductees!

Honor Roll Students Middle Level 1st Semester 6-8th Grade

Congratulations to our Semester 1, Middle Level A Honor Roll Students! 

6th Grade

Kaden Craig, Samuel Curtis, Mason Duram, James Elliott, Elijah Gunderson, Taylor Hess, Harrison Hilbert, Zander Hoult, Nolan Kreft, Claire LeFever, Payton Matthews, Brooklyn McCulloch, Annabelle Powers, Braden Roberts, Marlaina Roest, Emma Sibley, Autumn Tompkins, Isabella Valliere, Abigail Van Horn, Kellen VanderTuuk, and Jackson Wernette.


7th Grade

Brylee Alber, Gwenyth Alvarez, Luke Ball, Owen Bell, Braun Bender, Jacob Christie, John Clement, Trenton Drew, Addison French, Zavier Gomez, Elliana Henney, Devyn Jenner, Jordyn Kerrish, Kaylynn Kopischka, Maci Kurek, Ethan Litz, Donovan Lynch, Morgan Marshall, Logan McCarty, Cyan Minnich, Alora Morales, Adelyn Nesbitt, Hailey Nichols, Claire O'Brien, Gwenyth Petersen, Dayton Reynolds, Autumn Rop, Morgan Sanders, Liam Satterthwaite, Randy Slocum III, Samuel Stachowiak, Anders Thompson, Avery Van Dyke, Catriona Van Sweden, Elizabeth Van Syckle, Mallory Willoughby, James Workman II, and Zoey York. 

8th Grade

Taylor Babcock, Keegan Clark, Landen Cook, Audrey Crawford, Adalyn Dreyer, Johnathon Fankhauser, Cody Greenland, Miriam Hess, Lincoln Hopkins, Keenen Hullinger, Quinton Hunter, Elsie Kacprzyk, Isabelle Kalhalli, Bethlyn Kutchuk, Aleea Male, Henry Metiva, Nolan Myers, Olivia Reed, Kaleb Russell, Angela Smith, Emory Smith, Elliana Strunk, James Themm, Taylor VanderTuuk, Hayden Verduin, Blake Wilcox, Jocelyn Yowtz.

MiMTSS District Data Utilization 2021-22

Recently, the MiMTSS Technical Assistance Center recognized our School at the Gold Level for our work toward implementing a Multi-Tiered System of Support in the area of Behavior and Reading!

By implementing MTSS, we increase the consistency of effective instruction, build staff knowledge and skills to equitably support all learners, use data to proactively identify and provide support for students, and create a positive culture that nurtures relationships with students and their families, and communities. This strong foundation helps learners gain the skills needed to realize their life dreams!


MiMTSS District Data Utilization 2021-22


MTSS Data Utilization Award Recipients in Behavior for District Reading at Elementary Schools.






MiMTSS Implantation and Impact District 2021-22 Gold District


GOLD MTSS Implementation and Impact Award for the District






MiMTSS Implantation and Impact District 2021-22 Silver School Behavior
MiMTSS Implantation and Impact District 2021-22 Bronze School Behavior


In Behavior:
Silver: High School, Middle School, Red Hawk Intermediate
Bronze: Cedar Trails, Beach 





MiMTSS Implantation and Impact District 2021-22 Silver School Reading
MiMTSS Implantation and Impact District 2021-22 Broze School Reading


In Reading:
Silver: Cedar View
Bronze: Cedar Trails

OK Conference Logo

Congratulations to our OK Gold All-Conference Fall 2022 Athletes!

2022 Fall OK Gold Athletes Photo

Boys Cross Country
Espen Wood
Ethan Shoffner

Girls Cross Country
Larissa McGrath
Annalise Elliott

Melissa Goslin

Nate Slager
Carter Falan
Ryan West
Cashius Heiss
Ryan Mitchell
Josh Kriekaard

Boys Soccer
Ian Klenk
Gavin MacTavish
Cole Detloff (Not Photoed)

Boys Tennis
Cole French
Aricin Thompson


Scholastic Book Fairs Cedar Springs Elementary Schools October 17-20, 2022 with CSPS logo and images of books

There's no Book Fair like a Scholastic Book Fair!

It starts with a choice: What do I want to read? And since being empowered to choose their own books is a milestone opportunity to identify and express their own voice, kids also leave the Book Fair as bolder, prouder, and stronger individuals.

This year Cedar Trails Elementary, Beach Elementary, and Cedar View Elementary Book Fairs will be October, 17-20, 2022! 

Students will have the opportunity to shop in person or online. Visit the link below associated with your student's school to view the online book fair, or create an e-wallet for your student to use when attending in person. 

Cedar Trails Elementary
Monday and Tuesday 4-7 p.m. during conferences
Cedar Trails Elementary Online Book Fair

Beach Elementary
Monday-Wednesday 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday 4-7 p.m.
Beach Elementary Online Book Fair

Cedar View Elementary
Tuesday and Wednesday 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and  4-7 p.m.
Cedar View Elementary Online Book Fair


Kids with halloween buckets dressed in fun orange and black outfits and shoes

As Halloween is approaching, it is likely your child’s teacher will be sending home communication about their plans for the classroom party. Classroom parties will be on Friday, October 28, 2022.  

For students who are choosing to participate in the day’s festivities with treats, we ask that they bring only store-bought treats, and refrain from any peanut products. 

For the safety of all children, please review and follow the guidelines below regarding costumes that will be allowed at the Halloween celebrations.

  • Appropriate costumes 
  • No masks or weapons
  • No makeup 
  • Keep extra parts to a minimum 


School Volunteer Information 

Cedar Trails Elementary - will be limited to five volunteers and must have a background check on file.

Beach Elementary - will be limited to five volunteers and must have a background check on file.

Cedar View Elementary - classroom volunteers are not needed for this event.


Become a Red Hawk today, and enroll at Cedar Springs Middle Level Schools! 

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News and Calendars

Our middle level schools have fun and exciting events taking place every week! Stay up-to-date on big events, and visit our newsletter page to get more weekly details of what is happening in our schools.

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In the middle level Grades (6-8), students are introduced to a wide variety of encore courses where the student is able to start exploring courses of interest specifically designed for them. 

Start here to learn more

Guidance Counseling

Our Middle Level Schools offer guidance counseling in both our buildings. Our team is available for students to have someone they feel comfortable talking to about school, course choice, career development, struggles with feelings, or friendships. 

Navigate through Middle School

East Coast Trip

At the end of the school year, our 8th-Grade students have the opportunity to attend the East Coast Trip. Some highlights of the trip include visiting Niagara Falls, a stroll through the Big Apple (New York), learning at Gettysburg, and tours through Washington D.C. 

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Get ready for the best four years of your life, and enroll at Cedar Springs High School! 

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Career Development

As students enter high school, they start taking on more responsibilities, one is getting ready for the workforce and their future careers. In some areas, this could be hands-on class work, in others, it may be the responsibility of an after-school job. 

Find opportunities

College Advising
Students interested in furthering their education receive support from our district in knowing what tests to take, scholarships available, and how to apply.

Senior year is an unforgettable experience but also filled with deadlines, important dates, special events, and so much more. Check out our senior section to stay up-to-date on everything for the Class of 2023!

What the class of 2023 needs to know

Guidance Counseling

Navigating high school can be challenging. Our district has counselors to help students with everything from scheduling their courses, to applying for college. 

Navigate through High School


We want your student to join us at Cedar Springs Elementary Schools!

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At Cedar Springs Elementary Schools we create a strong foundation for our youngest learners starting at our Elementary level. We focus primarily on Math, Literacy, Social Studies, and Science.  

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Our Schools

Cedar Springs Elementary Schools educate our preschool-5th grade students. Learn more about our three schools and our team of dedicated teachers!

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Highlighted Programs

Our elementary schools bring in a unique way of learning to our students. Having an outdoor classroom, learning from our high school FFA students, and more! 

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Student Life

Social skills are important for development. Interactions with others and developing these skills are important from an early age. Through behavioral programs, community events, and extracurricular opportunities, our students can grow and develop their social skills with their peers.

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From our Superintendent

Read Superintendent Scott Smith's most recent communication.



Welcome to Cedar Springs Public Schools!  We serve students from Preschool - 12th grade and are excited for the opportunities that await your student.


Board of Education

The Cedar Springs Board of Education oversees the education of students in the community. Meet our Board of Education and learn more about our district.

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Red Hawk Monthly

The Red Hawk Monthly is Cedar Springs Public Schools' monthly digital newsletter. View the most recent online, and download previous newsletters for the current school year!

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View the openings at Cedar Springs Public Schools.

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Drum Major Clinic with student in the background with a batton
Three of our high school students; Avery (Sophomore), Coryn (Junior), and Judy (Senior) attended the Drum Major Camp at Eastern Illinois University with hundreds of other Drum Majors from across the United States. 

The 6-day program with a staff of over 28 instructors enables us to not only train great teachers, conductors, and leaders but also drum majors capable of serving as assistant band directors. The power of positive attitudes, high energy, and natural enthusiasm is integrated into the Smith Walbridge “System,” often imitated, but never matched. 

At the end of the week, Judy won one of three 'Outstanding Dum Major Awards' (out of over 300 drum majors) and lead one of the groups in their final performance on Friday morning. Congratulations to Judy on the amazing accomplishment, and Avery and Coryn for showcasing their dedication to learning and representing our Cedar Springs Bands!

Three Senior Girls at Drum Major Band Camp smiling for a photo outside
Judy with her Drum Major Medal Award

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