Tim Travis

It Takes A Village

It Really Does Take a Village During the first few weeks of school, many faculty and staff members shared the following most welcome news: “This has been the best start to a school year ever!”  Indeed, the return of our students for another school year has been filled with excitement, learning, joy and optimism. It …

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Millage Proposal FAQs

On November 8, 2022, voters in the Saugatuck Public School District will be asked whether to the approve of three separate millage proposals.  On the ballot will be (1) an operating millage proposal, (2) a millage proposal to provide funds to operate a system of public recreation and playgrounds, and (3) a sinking fund millage …

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November Election

On November 8, 2022, voters in the Saugatuck Public School District will be asked to consider  the approval of three separate millage proposals.  On the ballot will be (1) an operating millage proposal, (2) a millage proposal to provide funds to operate a system of public recreation and playgrounds, and (3) a sinking fund millage proposal.  These are …

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Spring Update

Happy Spring! It’s been a chilly April.  Hopefully some warm May days are ahead.  Regardless of the weather, there’s a lot happening at Saugatuck Public Schools this spring. Recognition—As you are aware, Douglas Elementary School earned designation as a 2021 National Blue Ribbon High Performing School this year. DES is also ranked in the top …

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2020-2021 In the Books

Dear SPS Parents/Guardians, What a roller coaster ride of school year!  Thank you for supporting your children and our faculty and staff through all the ups and downs of the past fifteen months.  Nothing about school was quite the same this year, but I am very proud of the academic and social emotional growth of …

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Spring Update

I hope each of our families was able to enjoy a break from school routines this past week and is ready for a strong finish to the school year. Unfortunately, steadily increasing COVID-19 case numbers and positivity rates across  our state and county continue to affect every facet of teaching, learning and school activities.  Our …

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As we head into spring and the final trimester of the school year, I would like to thank you again foryour persistence in doing whatever it takes to support a healthy learning environment for ourstudents, faculty and staff. The challenges of the past year have affected each family in differentways and I am certain that …

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SPS Trailblazers

The Saugatuck Public Schools Board of Education is proud to announce the selection of Trailblazers as the new mascot name for the district. A motion to accept the recommendation of the SPS Mascot Development Committee passed unanimously. The Mascot Development Committee unanimously recommended Trailblazers to the board of education following a seven-month process that included …

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October 6, 2020 Dear SPS Parent/Guardian, Since March, school leaders in each of our K-12 districts, public school academies and non-public schools throughout the Ottawa Area ISD have worked tirelessly and together to provide multiple learning options for students, including a safe return to classrooms. Our efforts have been thoughtfully developed in collaboration with state and local …

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