Tim Travis

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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Week Four of Classes

As we enter the fourth week of classes, I would like to take this opportunity to recognize the efforts our students, parents and staff have made to keep everyone healthy and to overcome the educational challenges presented by learning during a global pandemic.  Your children have been fantastic to work with these first weeks of …

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Back to School Update

Dear SPS Parent/Guardian, The first day of school on September 8th is rapidly approaching and we are in the process of making final preparations to welcome our students back in-person and online. The logistical challenges to prepare for students to return to school in-person and online have been significant.  Please join me in thanking our building …

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2020-2021 Learning Options

Dear SPS Parents/Guardians, Thanks to everyone who attended the recent school board presentation, the virtual town hall, or who has contacted administrators or school board members with questions about our back to school plans for the 2020-21 school year.  Your thoughtful questions help improve our plans. Parents still seeking information can view the recent board …

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2020-2021 SPS Learning Options

The purpose of this communication is to provide a more detailed overview of Saugatuck Public Schools’ Learning Options for the beginning of the 2020-21 school year.  In-person learning is planned to take place following the required and strongly recommended safety protocols outlined in the MI Safe Schools Roadmap that were used to develop the SPS COVID-19 Preparedness …

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Re-examine the use of our current team name and mascot

July 14, 2020 From:  Dr. Timothy J. Travis, Superintendent, Saugatuck Public Schools, & Mr. Nathan Lowery, President, Saugatuck Public Schools Board of Education The Saugatuck Public Schools’ board of education and administration strive to promote a learning culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Recent national events and tragedies remind the board that work remains …

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