Bennett Woods 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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  • NEW 1st- 4th GRADE STUDENT REGISTRATION for 2020-21:  Please click the 2020-21 Registration link to begin the registration process.

    Once you complete the online registration, please see the directions below for submitting enrollment documents.  If you have questions, please email Rachel Johnson. (

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  • 2020-21 Kindergarten Information: If you, or someone you know, has a 2020-21 Kindergartener, please complete this brief pre-registration survey (click here) ASAP!  The requested information will help us communicate in the days ahead.

    We also encourage you to complete the formal district online registration process for 2020-21 as soon as possible.  (click here).   

    Click here for the Kindergarten Parent Information Night Presentation


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  • Enrollment Documents: We are accepting electronic copies of required enrollment  documents which include your child's birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency (**PROOF OF RESIDENCY: current lease agreement or mortgage payment, tax bill, or utility bill, with your name and address on it.) 

    PLEASE NOTE:  While we can accept an electronic copy of your child's birth certificate at this time, we will need to see the original birth certificate in August when we return.  

    Electronic copies should be sent to:  

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  • Meet the Office at Bennett Woods:

    Main Office Phone: 517-706-5100
    Noelle Palasty, Principal:
    Jen Rapson, Administrative Assistant: or 517-706-5102
    Rachel Johnson, Secretary: or 517-706-5104

    Mission Statement:  "Together...educating with excellence, inspiring each learner for life."

    Value Statements: In pursuit of excellence, Okemos Public Schools values:

    • Equity - Understanding, acknowledging, and responding to the diverse needs and strengths of all individuals.
    • Relationship - Engaging in intentional interactions to nurture respect, trust, and open communication among all.
    • Culture - Creating a safe and inclusive environment that encourages kindness, empathy, well-being, and individuality.
    • Integrity - Maintaining exceptional ethical standards rooted in honesty and transparency.
    • Innovation - Inspiring creativity and change to adapt to an ever-changing world.

    Vision Statements: Leading in educational equity.  Educating students to care and positively impact their community.

    Bennett Woods School-wide Expectations:  Be Respectful, Responsible & Safe