Hiawatha Elementary

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


  • Our staff is working on-site and remotely at this time.  Please email Connie Lyke at connie.lyke@okemosk12.net for assistance.  Thank you.

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  •  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

     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.

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

    Elementary Schedule - Rev. 8/14/20

    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.