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Elementary News

Elementary Main Office is Closed

Please call or visit us in the MS/HS Main Office (ext. 102). The office is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00-1:00pm. The elementary office will re-open Monday, August 7, 2017 at 9:00am. 

Get the BR Mobile App

Staying connected is even easier with our new mobile app.  Just access the web site through your mobile device and you'll be offered a link to download the app.  News, calendar, directory and more - plus push notifications for important items like weather closings or delays.  Download today!

Yearbook Pick-up Information

During the month of July, yearbook staff will be handing out yearbooks during open office hours in the main building lobby on the following dates:

Monday, July 10 - Thursday, July 13   9-11am

Monday, July 17 - Thursday, July 20   9-11am

Tuesday, July 25 - Thursday, July 27  9-11am

Yearbooks not picked up in July will be available for pick-up starting August 23, 2017. Please contact Katie Chester at with questions.

Ripples Newsletter

In an effort to provide our Black River families with more timely information we have decided to replace the Ripples, our monthly school newletter, with this ongoing News section of the website. Current school information, news and events can be found here. We will no longer have a link to the Ripples provided on the website or emailed to your inbox. If you need a copy of the final Ripples newletter which was published in June, please email the main office at

MS Summer Reading Information

Click here for info on a fun summer challenge for student entering grades 6-8 in the fall.

Middle School Family to Family

Is your oldest finishing 5th grade and headed to the middle school?   Are you a veteran middle school family willing to share?  Join Family to Family!  

What: A pairing of veteran families and students with those new to the middle school.
Why: To build a strong MS community, create connections, and offer support in the transition to MS.
Who: YOU!  
When: Sign Up Now for this New Program starting in August.
Use this link to sign up electronically.  If you prefer a paper sign up, click here for a printable flyer and sign up sheet.  

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If school is to be closed or delayed, Black River Public School will make the announcement via web, voicemail and media outlets (WHTC 1450 AMWOOD TV8) prior to 6:30 a.m.  

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513 Columbia Avenue
Holland, MI 49423
Phone: 616.355.0055 x302