Bennett Woods Elementary

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


  • Our office staff is working on-site and remotely at this time.  Please email Jennifer Rapson for assistance (

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  • 2021-22 Kindergarten Information:  

    If you have a child who will be starting kindergarten in the fall, registration for the 2021/2022 school year will be available at the beginning of March on the Okemos Public Schools website (Registration Link).  Children should be 5 years old by September 1, 2021 in order to attend.  Important:  Be sure to use the 2021/2022 link when you register.

     Once you have submitted the registration online, you will be contacted by our office within a few days to let you know the next steps of the enrollment process.  

     With our current safety practices due to COVID, we will not be having a Parent Information Night or Kindergarten Round Up this year.  Parents will still receive information in the spring from the school to explain what you can expect during your child's first year of school.

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  • Begindergarten  

    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 or 517-706-5402 with any questions about the Begindergarten program or application and enrollment process.

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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 Jennifer Rapson at

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

    Elementary Schedule - Rev. 8/14/20

    Meet the Office at Bennett Woods:

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

    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