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Red Hawk Elementary students are in 6th grade. The school is located on the Cedar Springs Public School campus. It is the first school you pass when entering from the 17 Mile Cedar Spring campus entrance.

We are very excited to welcome your child into 6th grade and look forward to a year of great growth both academically and emotionally. Your child is going to have many opportunities to learn, to build relationships and to mature as a young adolescent. The entire staff is committed to ensuring your child’s time of learning at Red Hawk is a positive experience.

It is our mission to develop all students to become educated, self-confident, responsible citizens in a changing world. We believe that Red Hawk Elementary is a partnership of the students, parents, staff and community. Research shows that strong lines of communication between teachers and parents increases student achievement, so please feel comfortable contacting the school with questions or concerns regarding your child’s education.

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Start/Dismissal Times

Start Time:  7:27 AM
Dismissal Time:  2:22 PM
2 Hour Early Release Dismissal Time:  12:22 PM

Building Schedule

Students may be dropped off as early at 6:50 AM, if necessary
Office Opens:  6:45 AM
Students enter building from bus:  7:15 AM
Breakfast Served:  7:10 AM
School Start Time:  7:27 AM
School End Time:  2:22 PM
Office Closed:  3:15 PM
1st lunch:  11:40 AM - 12:10 PM
2nd lunch:  12:24 PM - 12:54 PM

Supply List

These items are only suggestions for your child to bring to school. These items are not required for your child to attend Cedar Springs Public Schools. 
  • Backpack without wheels (so it will fit in the locker)
  • Composition Notebook
  • 1" 3-ring Binder (Not a Trapper Keeper, as it won't fit in the locker)
  •  2-pocket folders, without prongs (1 for each of the 4 core classes)
  • Pencils
  • Erasers


At what temperature do the students stay inside for recess?
We keep our students inside for recess if the windchill is zero or below.

Do I need to call the office if my child will be absent from school?
We would like you to call our office at (616) 696-7330 if your child will be absent from school for any reason. Always knowing that our students are with their parents ensures us that they are safe.

Can my child bring medication to school?
School policy prohibits any medication be dispersed at school without a medication form signed by both parent and physician.  This includes over the counter medications.

Is Red Hawk Elementary a closed or open campus?
Red Hawk Elementary is a closed campus. For the purpose of safety, students are not allowed to leave the school grounds at any time during the school day without written permission from their parents and approval by the administration. Students may be released only to persons (who are authorized by parent/guardian) listed on the emergency data card. NOTE: Students who arrive at school and then leave school property without permission from parents and school authorities will be considered unexcused and skipping.


Red Hawk Elementary School will develop all students to become educated, self confident, responsible citizens in a changing world.

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