Hiawatha Elementary

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


  •  2021-2022 REGISTRATION - K-4th GRADE

    Registration for the 2021/2022 school year will be available in the beginning of March.  IMPORTANT:  Please be sure to use the 2021-2022 link.

    Registration is for Okemos residents only.  If you live outside of the district, please refer to the district's home page for information about School Of Choice.

    The online registration is the first step in our district enrollment.  In preparation for the next step, we will be asking you to provide us with the following:

    • Child’s Birth Certificate/Passport
    • Child’s Immunization Records
    • Proof of Residency (we can accept a tax bill, lease, purchase agreement, or utility bill)

    If you have a kindergartener starting school in the fall, (child should be 5 years old by September 1, 2021) you may register your child when the 2021/2022 link opens.  The office will be in contact to let you know the next steps in the enrollment process.

    PLEASE NOTE:  With the current restrictions we have in place due to COVID, we do not anticipate having a Parent Information Night or a Round Up for kindergarten this year.  Parents will still receive information from the school and the kindergarten teachers to explain what you can expect during your child's first year of school.  There will be an opportunity to submit questions or concerns you may have.

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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
    Julie Bellinger, Principal:  julie.bellinger@okemosk12.net
    Connie Lyke, Administrative Assistant:  connie.lyke@okemosk12.net or 517-706-4502

    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.