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Elementary News

A Message from Shannon Brunink, Head of School - March 5, 2021

​Dear BR Families,

We are making many exciting preparations to support our Black River students as we look toward the end of our school year.

be nice. Parent Information Night

be nice. is putting on a parent information night.  If you have ever wanted to learn more about  be nice. now is the perfect opportunity.  The presentation is on March 23rd from 6:30-7:30, and registration is free via Eventbrite. You must register through the link below so you are given the Zoom link. 

Register Here

Spring Parent/Teacher Conference Information

Thursday, March 11 -  Conferences 1:00 to 8:00pm (Remote Half Day of School 8:00-11:00am)
Friday, March 12 -  Conferences 12::00 to 3:30pm (Remote Half Day of School 8:00-11:00am)

Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held remotely on Thursday, March 11 from 1:00 - 8:00pm and Friday, March 12 from 12:00 - 3:30pm.

Online sign up ended Wednesday, March 3 at midnight.  Parents needing an appointment after sign up has ended are asked to contact teachers directly.

Covid-19 Update

Click below for a message from Head of School, Shannon Brunink. 

Did Your Family Miss the Open House?
HYAC Sponsoring a Recycled Art Contest!

The Holland Youth Advisory Council is sponsoring a recycled art contest for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade! All entries must be turned in by March 28th, 2021. Winners will be announced in April. 

Senior Photo Submission Deadline

Seniors, please submit your senior pictures to Miss Shirk via email by Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The requirements for photos are as follows:

1. It must be vertical
2. It must be a jpeg
3. It must be a high resolution photo.

Email as an attachment to shirkj@brpsk12.org

Masks at BRPS Athletic Events

Black River is committed to adhering to the governor's Executive Order requiring our student athletes to wear masks for all sports activities listed in the Order.  Our students know that this is for safety and we all must do our part to end this pandemic.

Spectators at all BR athletic events are also required to properly wear a mask in order to be admitted to our events.  These masks must  be worn during the entire event.  Please know that spectators not properly wearing masks will cause a stoppage in our students' play and those refusing to wear their masks will be required to leave. Click here for the MHSAA guideline.

Thank you for understanding how important this is to all of us - especially our student athletes. 

Wear a mask

Amazing Guest Teachers Needed!

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OK2Say Hotline is Always Open

Stop the Silence! Black River Parents and Guardians - If you are worried about a student, don't be afraid to speak up by contacting the Ok2Say Hotline to leave an anonymous tip - OPEN 24/7 including weekends and before/during school hours. Specially trained technicians receive the tips and filter the information to the appropriate agency. Please use this resource if you have a concern during a time school is not in session. Contacting 911 with a concern is also an option. These methods will be the quickest way to ensure student safety. Thank you! 

Phone: 855-565-2729     Text: 652729 (OK2SAY)     Email: ok2say@mi.gov

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School News Updates at a Glance - Download our Stay Connected Mobile App

Stay up-to-date on BRPS current events and news by adding the Stay Connected App to your phone! Features include:

  • Headline News and Information
  • Calendar of Events
  • School and Staff Directory
  • School Notifications for Closings and Delays
  • Push Notifications for Important Updates 

Please click on the preferred link below to download the website application:
Click Here for Apple SchoolPointe Stay Connected App
Click Here for Android SchoolPointe Stay Connected App

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Parents & Students: Meet your Infinite Campus Apps

Infinite Campus has released two new and improved mobile apps: Campus Student (for students) and Campus Parent (for parents). Download your free app for real-time access to grades, assignments, schedules, announcements and more. 

School Code: 231963
District ID: PWHTPS

meet your new infinite campus apps

 

Download on the App Store

Get it on Google Play

 

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CLOSINGS & DELAYS

Please call in!
355-0055
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Elementary = x328

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.  



NON DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT  Black River Public School admits students of any race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, athletic programs and other school-administered programs. 

513 Columbia Avenue
Holland, MI 49423
Phone: 616.355.0055 x302