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Elementary News

Fall 2022 Parent/Teacher Conference Information

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences look a little different this year! 

In order to remain flexible for our busy parents, we are offering two Conferencing options; 1) an in-person meeting  and/or 2) a remote meeting option via Google Meet. To make scheduling efficient, we will offer Thursday conferences to those choosing an in-person meeting and Friday for all remote meets.

Dates and details are below:

Attendance Phone Lines

We recognize that our attendance phone lines have been intermittent and we are currently working to address the problem.

If you are unable to leave a message, please email either office listed below. for Elementary for MS/HS

Thanks for your understanding!

Open Enrollment for the 2023-2024 School Year is Underway!


The Open Enrollment period is underway! Enrollment lottery applications for the 2023-2024 school year will be accepted throughout the BRPS Open Enrollment Period which runs from October 1, 2022 through February 22, 2023 at 4pm. All applications received during this time will be eligible for the enrollment lottery.

Current BRPS families will need to fill out an application if they have a new incoming student to BRPS for the 2023-2024 school year, including an incoming kindergartner! Currently enrolled students do not need to re-apply each year.  

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Vision and Hearing Testing

Black River will be hosting the Health Department for our yearly vision and hearing screenings over the next few weeks and the dates are included below. Due to the close nature of screenings the Health Department recommends that both adults and students involved mask during vision and hearing testing. The Health Department will provide masks for use during their visit. Parents that would like to exempt their students from this year's screening should turn in the completed form linked below to the main office by Friday, September 24th. 

Vision/Hearing Screening Exemption Form

This year the technicians will not be able to accommodate testing outside of the scheduled grade level. If you have vision or hearing concerns for a student that will not be tested for that this year you are welcome to call 616-396-5266 to schedule an appointment at an upcoming Health Department clinic. 

September 19
Hearing screenings for Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and 4th grade.

September 20
Vision screenings for 1st grade, 3rd grade, and 5th grade.

September 21
Vision screenings for 7th grade and 9th grade.

September 22
Vision RE-screens for those that missed, or forgot their glasses for the 7th and 9th grade date.

October 17
Vision and hearing RE-screens for those that missed, or forgot their glasses for the Kindergarten - 5th grade dates. 

Covid-19 Update - August 23, 2022

As we start the school year please take a moment to familiarize yourself with Black River's updated Covid-19 policies. These can be found under the Quick Links of the school's main webpage or by clicking here. We continue to work closely with the Ottawa County Department of Public Health and will update as appropriate. 

Bus Drivers Needed for Sporting Events and Field Trips

Fall is the perfect time to take a bus driver training course with BRPS! Would you consider becoming a bus driver to help with our field trips or serve our student athletes?  Black River Public School will partner with you and prepare you for this important role. Maybe you, your parent or someone you know is recently retired or has a job with flexible afternoons and evenings.  Anyone interested in getting started with driving certification should contact Kelli Heneghan ( for more information. 


Amazing Guest Teachers Needed!

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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

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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