Hiawatha Elementary

Together...Educating with Excellence, Inspiring Learners for Life.



    Hiawatha Elementary School will be closed for the summer starting Friday, June 21st.  You may register your child at any time during the summer using the online registration portal

    Our office will reopen on Monday, August 12th.  At that time, you will need to complete the registration proccess by providing the office with the originals of the following documents:  your child's birth certificate/passport, immunization records and a proof of residency (lease, purchase agreement, tax bill). 

    Once we have all the necessary documentations we will be able to place your child on a class list.  The first day of school for the 2019-20 school year is Monday, August 26th.  

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    Office Closed: 6/21/19 - 8/9/19

    Office Reopens: 8/12/19 from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

    First Day of School: 8/26/19 - Half Day (8:50 AM - 12:00 PM)

    No School: 8/30/19 and 9/2/19 - Labor Day Holiday

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  • Meet the Office at Hiawatha:
    Main Office Phone:  517-706-4500
    Attendance Hotline:  517-706-4504
    Julie Bellinger, Principal:  julie.bellinger@okemosk12.net
    Connie Lyke, Administrative Assistant:  connie.lyke@okemosk12.net or 517-706-4502
    Shruti Gross, Clerk: shruti.gross@okemosk12.net or 517-706-4503

    Hiawatha Elementary school has a highly educated and professional staff that is committed to working with students to achieve high academic expectations. The State Department of Education ranked Hiawatha at the 95th percentile, as one of the top rated schools in mid-Michigan. Our highly qualified staff provides a supportive and differentiated curriculum to meet the varying academic needs of our students. Hiawatha staff believes in meeting the needs of the whole child. This includes providing high quality, academic instruction along with establishing and maintaining a caring and nurturing environment. Support staff work closely with teachers to ensure that the goals of the school are met and the needs of students are addressed.

    Parents in our community play an integral part in the educational climate of our school. They willingly volunteer at school functions and with classroom needs. Together parents and staff advocate for the child to achieve their full potential.