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Springport Elementary School

Springport Elementary School

See attached letter from Mr. Cassiday.

Be aware of Amazon scam! 😳

Be aware of Amazon scam! 😳

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office would like to take this opportunity to warn the public regarding a new identity theft scam involving Amazon.

Please take a look at the attached photo. People have been receiving these letters by both regular and e-mail, indicating that a hold has been placed on your account and all pending orders until such time as billing information can be verified.

Unsuspecting people will tap on the link, which directs you to a website that looks like it's Amazon, but in reality it's a data mining site that steals your identity in order to secure mail order merchandise under your name and bank account.

Don't fall for this! If you have questions or real concerns about your Amazon account, contact Amazon directly through known and trusted links, and not through links provided in e-mails or text messages.

Eaton Rapids Police Department

How horrible! Who does this?🤬🤬

On Monday, September 21st, at approximately 4:40pm Eaton Rapids Police Department was dispatched to Howe Field, 100 Howe Dr. in regards to a suspicious situation. A group of people at the playground reported to officers that they had located several razor blades on and around the equipment. Some of the blades appeared to have been placed intentionally to cause harm.

The citizens recovered approximately thirty-nine blades prior to officer’s arrival. The officers and city staff recovered an additional two. The witnesses report seeing four persons of interest that had been on the equipment. They were described as two males and two females approximately seventeen to eighteen years of age. One female had blond hair and one male had brown hair. They were last seen walking north away from the playground.

Howe Park will remain closed until further notice. The city’s public works department is working to recheck the area this morning. Please monitor the City of Eaton Rapids social media accounts for updates on the parks reopening.

The City of Eaton Rapids is offering a $1000.00 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Richard Dover at 517-663-8118 ext. 8532 or by email at [email protected].

Springport Elementary School

Springport Elementary School

2020-2021 calendar


Five days/week or full virtual
Four days/week with virtual day or full virtual

Eaton Rapids Public Schools

Eaton Rapids Public Schools opts for Remote Learning for the 1st trimester. Information here...

Return to School

Starting Remotely

The ERPS staff has been working diligently on how we can safely return to school on August 31st. Many learning options have been considered. Administrators have met with Eaton RESA, their peers, health experts, as well as formed committees to design plans in accordance with Michigan’s Roadmap for a Safe Return to School. While always focused on a blended learning model for students, administrators have been swayed by the media and other districts. They have also seen some of their own key stakeholders change their opinions on the best learning option to start school.

Over a period of weeks, ERPS has gone from a school district outlier researching blended learning compared to in-person learning to an outlier in mid-Michigan where most districts have chosen to start the school year in a remote learning mode.

Given direction from this Board, district teams have been steadfast in developing an implementation plan for blended learning using the requirements and recommendations in the Roadmap.

Part of that direction was for our staff to critically review the direction and make sure that we could implement blended learning with fidelity, vibrancy, and safety.

In analyzing their progress and hurdles, our district teams feel it is very challenging to meet the health protocols in the plan with fidelity by the end of August. This information was presented at the Board meeting last night.

We recommended a change in learning environment from the blended learning to remote learning to start the school year on August 31st. We feel strongly that the safety and health risks outweigh the educational benefits of having students return to classrooms.

It is still ERPS’ intent to have students safely return to school in-person but we recognize that parents need some logical dates to plan for work and childcare.

Below is the resolution adopted by the Board last night:

I move that Eaton Rapids Public Schools start the year in remote learning. In doing so, we create in-person opportunities for students and parents to receive appropriate training and establish teacher-student relationships. Remote learning will be in place for the first trimester. The administration will report to the Board at each Board meeting, starting September 23rd. The report format will be set in the August Curriculum Committee meeting but it will include: health trends, demonstration of what students are learning in the remote environment and plans to address gaps in learning, impacts from new legislation/Executive Orders and proposed changes in our framework for student learning.

During this time, we will bring in students needing additional support. ERPS will move to have in-person instruction starting November 18th in a blended learning mode.

Now, that we have a solid direction, we will be in communication regularly with you as we finalize our plans.


Helicopter in area now searching for two remaining subjects


They have 3 of 4 suspects!

Springport Elementary School

Springport Elementary School

Per Ms. Kuntz

As I have stated many times in the last few months, circumstances and situations are changing rapidly due to COVID-19. We apologize that sometimes there are mixed messages being sent and I will do my best to provide the most accurate information and answers I have at that moment. While I know it is frustrating, please reach out to me if I can help in any way.
We will continue to provide transportation for preschool students attending any of our programs (GSRP, Headstart, and Spartan Den) at this time. Children will have to wear a facial covering as it is a requirement for bus safety.
We are operating under the Governor's Executive order 2020-142 that states " if the region in which the district is located is in Phase 4 of the Michigan Safe Start Plan. Those policies and procedures must, at a minimum:

1. Require the wearing of face coverings, except during meals and unless face coverings cannot be medically tolerated, for:

A. All staff and all students in grades pre-kindergarten and up when on a school bus.

B. All staff and all students in grades pre-kindergarten and up when in indoor hallways and common areas.

C. All staff when in classrooms.

D. All students in grades 6 and up when in classrooms.

Again, please reach out if you have any questions
[email protected]

It’s going to be a hot weekend! 😎

It’s going to be a hot weekend! 😎

Heat index warning 1pm to 9 pm

Effective today

Effective today

Whitmer orders masks to be worn in all indoor spaces, violators face a $500 fine
Whitmer orders masks to be worn in all indoor spaces, violators face a $500 fine

Whitmer orders masks to be worn in all indoor spaces, violators face a $500 fine

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an order Friday, requiring everyone in an indoor public space to wear a mask. The order also required masks, or face coverings, in crowded outdoor spaces. Whitmer said the order goes in effect 12:01 a. m. on Monday, July 13, 2020. She said businesses that are open to the...

Let’s Discuss School

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The superintendent invites the community to discuss their thoughts about school this fall.

Albion Department of Public Safety

Albion Department of Public Safety

It has come to our attention there have been 2 basketball tournaments held in Holland Park within the last few weeks. The latest tournament was held on Sunday, June 28, 2020 and drew well over a hundred spectators and participants from Kalamazoo, Jackson, Battle Creek, Lansing and other areas of the state. With the recent spikes in COVID-19 cases including spikes in younger populations, we feel it is prudent to make sure these events do not happen in the Albion community at this time, for the safety of our citizens. As a result we have ordered the basketball rims at all city parks to be removed until such time it is considered safe for groups of people to interact in close proximity in public. Video from this latest tournament showed hundreds of spectators standing close together all around the court without masks or other personal protection. The CDC has made it clear that events like this are a leading cause in the spikes of COVID-19. While we hate to take away recreational activities for our local youth, we feel this action is necessary for the health and wellbeing of the Albion community.

Chief Scott Kipp

Whitmer order closes indoor service at bars throughout lower Michigan
Whitmer order closes indoor service at bars throughout lower Michigan

Whitmer order closes indoor service at bars throughout lower Michigan

LANSING, Mich. — Governor Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-143 closing indoor service at bars throughout most of lower Michigan to protect the progress Michigan has made against COVID-19. …

Our thoughts and prayers to the Poe family. God bless! 🙏https://www.vickersfuneralhomes.com/obituary/troy-poe?lud=BA94BA...
Obituary for Troy "Dean" Poe at Vickers Springport Funeral Home

Our thoughts and prayers to the Poe family. God bless! 🙏

Troy Dean Poe, of Marshall and Springport Michigan passed away on June 3, 2020 at the age of 70. He is survived by his siblings Doug, Paul Janice and Mary Lue Poe. Also surviving are his children Craig Ronda Gillett, Sherry Robert Binkowski, Guy Ellen Gillett and Tammy Ray Piepkow-Gillett,

Last Day of School


The bus slow rolls past district staff waving goodbye to students.

Jackson County Fair Postponed Until 2021
Jackson County Fair Postponed Until 2021

Jackson County Fair Postponed Until 2021

  There will be no Jackson County Fair in 2020. The announcement was made in a post to the Jackson County Fair page: 2020 Jackson County Fair Postponed to 2021 With Entertainment Line-up Intact We find

Congratulations to all...

Congratulations to all...

Congratulations to the Springport High School Senior Class of 2020

WILX David Andrews

WILX David Andrews


Springport High School

Graduation June 27 at 10:00 am. Details here

Cap & gown pick up dates and Graduation Commencement


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