Hiawatha Elementary

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


  • 2021-2022 REGISTRATION:  K-4th GRADE

    Registration for the 2021/2022 school year is NOW OPEN.  (Registration 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)
      • Send any of the above documents to the following email address:  HIARegistration@okemosk12.net


    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 Informational Presentation Video

    If you have a kindergartener starting school in the fall, (child should be 5 years old by September 1, 2021) you may now register.   (Registration Link)  As noted above, the office will be in contact to let you know the next steps in the enrollment process.


    The Okemos Public Schools Begindergarten program is designed for young 5 year olds and prepares students for Kindergarten.  For more information or to apply during the application window from April 13th at 8:00 am until April 22nd at 8:00 am, click here.

    Please contact Kelly Herald at kelly.herald@okemosk12.net or 517-706-5402 with any questions about the Begindergarten program or application and enrollment process.

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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.