Hiawatha Elementary

Together...educating with excellence, inspiring each learner for life.


  • Summer Break:  Our office will be closed for summer break from June 22nd - August 9th.  We will reopen to families on August 9th.

    New Student Registration 2021-2022: You may register your child at any time during the summer using the online registration portal located on the Okemos Public Schools website.

    When our office reopens on Monday, August 9th you will need to complete the registration process by providing the office with the following documents:
     - child's birth certificate/passport
     - immunization records
     - proof of residency (lease, purchase agreement, 
        tax/water/electric bill)

    Once we have all of the necessary documentation we will be able to place your child on a class list.  The first day of school for the 2021/2022 school year is Tuesday, August 24th.


    OFFICE CLOSED:  6/22/21 - 8/9/21

    OFFICE REOPENS:  August 9th, 2021
    Office Hours:  8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m., MON-FRI

    Tuesday, 8/24/21 - Half Day (8:50 - 12:00)
    No School:  Friday, September 3rd and Monday, September 6th for the Labor Day Holiday

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    2021-2022 supplies suggested and the way in which they are utilized (community vs. individual) may change pending future recommendations or guidance from the Governor, Center for Disease Control, and/or Ingham County Health Department.

    (Click on the links below)

    Kindergarten Supply Lists will be mailed in August

    First Grade Supply List 21-22

    Second Grade Supply List 21-22

    Third Grade Supply List 21-22

    Fourth Grade Supply List 21-22


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  • Please click on the link below for the online schedule.

    Elementary Schedule - March 22, 2021

    Meet the Office at Hiawatha:
    Main Office Phone:  517-706-4500
    Attendance Hotline:  517-706-4504
    Dr. Nicole Beard, Principal:  nicole.beard@okemosk12.net
    Connie Lyke, Administrative Assistant:  connie.lyke@okemosk12.net or 517-706-4502
    Rachel Gutting, Clerk:  rachel.gutting@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.