Hiawatha Elementary

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


  • Summer Break  Our office will be closed for summer break from June 19th - August 12th.  We will reopen to families on August 13th.

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    Due to our school closure, we are providing electronic presentations about our Kindergarten and Begindergarten programs. After watching, please follow the information below to enroll at Hiawatha.

    Hiawatha Kindergarten Information Video

    Begindergarten Information Video

    If you have, or someone you know has, a 2020-2021 Kindergartener (who will be five years old by September 1st, 2020) please click on the link below and complete the brief survey, then proceed to the 2020-21 Registration - K-4th Grade section below to access the enrollment link:

    Kindergarten 2020-2021 Registration Survey

    2020-2021 REGISTRATION - K-4th GRADE

    If you live in a Hiawatha neighborhood and plan to enroll your child in school for the 2020-2021 school year, registration is now available online.

    2020-21 School Year Registration Link


    If you are trying to register for the current school year (2019-2020), this link is still open at the bottom of this section.  PLEASE NOTE: If you enter your registration information in the wrong school year, we are unable to transfer information from one school year to another.  You would need to resubmit your registration in the correct school year.

    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)

    PLEASE NOTE: Due to the closure of Michigan schools, you will not need to do anything else after you complete the online registration.  We will contact you electronically when we are ready to proceed with enrollment.

    2019-20 School Year Registration Link

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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

    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.