schools of choice
Applications for the 2015-2016 school year are now available. Completed forms must be in the Superintendent's Office by 4:00 p.m. on May 22. For more information, call 231-719-3104.
Double up Food Bucks
Attention Bridge Card Holders: Double Up Food Bucks will be back at your area's farmers' markets starting in June. When you use your Bridge Card at a participating farmers' market, the Double Up Food Bucks program will match you dollar for dollar with bonus funds - up to $20 - that you can use in the market to buy more fresh, Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables. It's that simple - spend up to $20 on your Bridge Card at the market, and you'll get up to $20 more, free, to spend on healthy, local foods. Most farmers' markets and some on-farm produce stands in Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon Counties are participating.
Preschool Programs - Now Accepting Registrations!
White Lake Area Community Education's free preschool programs have openings in Head Start and Great Start Readiness, with classrooms at RPEL, Central, Twin Lake and McMillan Elementary. Call 231-893-1091 for more information and to register your 3 or 4 year old!
Health Insurance Available for Uninsured Children
There are more than 127,000 uninsured children in Michigan. Most of them are eligible right now for one of the state's two health insurance plans for kids - MIChild or Healthy Kids. A state-wide campaign has been launched to enroll as many uninsured children as possible in one of these plans. Enrolling a child is fast and simple, and the most any family will pay is $10 a month. Enrollment can be done on the Internet or by telephone. On the Internet, click on the link below and follow the instructions or dial 2-1-1.
Reeths-Puffer's Professional Development Program Receives MASB Education Excellence Award
Reeths-Puffer Schools' professional development program has been awarded top honors from the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB), earning an Education Excellence Award. The award was based on performance in the following areas:
Relevance to student achievement
Satisfactorily addresses a critical need
Unique and innovative
Proven impact, success and scope
Effective use of resources
Demonstrated consistency with the nationally recognized Building Blocks for High Performing Schools.
"The Education Excellence Award program recognizes original, innovative programs in various categories that positively affect student achievement in local and intermediate school districts. In the first phase of judging, the top three entries in each category win an Education Excellence Award. In the second phase of the judging, Education Excellence Award winners compete for the heralded Michigan’s Best designation in each category." MASB
Michigan's New High School Graduation Requirements
Holding students to consistent, high standards that will prepare them for the life and global economy they will face is the focus behind Michigan's new high school graduation requirements. Successfully completing these requirements will give your high school graduate a strong foundation for success in higher education and in securing the jobs of the 21st Century. In the short-term, the requirements will prepare your student to pass the Michigan Merit Exam and assist in college admission. For more information on the new graduation requirements.
Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention - Questions and Answers about Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcusaureus (MRSA) in Schools
What is pandemic influenza? Pandemic influenza is a global outbreak caused by a new influenza virus. It is different from seasonal influenza. The timing and consequences of pandemic influenza are difficult to predict. For complete information on pandemic influenza and what you can do.
Information on sporting activities for children
Use of District Facilities
The Board encourages the utilization of district buildings and district grounds by properly organized and responsible groups. Such use of any district facility or grounds will not interfere with the daily school student routine or any school sponsored student activity. A Building Use Form must be submitted five days in advance of any activity.
New Parent Information