Parents & Students

Below you will find information, resources and links to the most commonly asked for information.

When Visiting Central Grade School

Please enter the building through the H door, located off the parking lot on Wadsworth Street. All doors are locked during the day, so please use H door buzzer to enter the building. Please make sure to stop by the office to pick up a visitor's pass before going to your destination. Thank you.

Transportation Pick Up Changes 

Just a friendly reminder, that ALL changes to transportation for your child must be called in to the school office by 2:00 PM to ensure your child receives notification before school dismissal. 

Attendance Procedures

Attendance Hotline: 231.933.5601 or Email Us

Regular school attendance is important and a major factor in the academic success of each student.  Active participation and interaction by students in the classroom is an essential part of the instructional process and is only experienced through regular attendance. The primary responsibility for ensuring regular school attendance rests with the parent(s)/guardian(s) and the student. Through the cooperative efforts of parent(s)/guardian(s), it is hoped each student will develop attendance habits and attitudes which will be helpful to his/her present and future endeavors.

All student absences and lateness (tardies) must be communicated with the school office. 

Please be sure to include the following information when communicating with the school office:

  • Student’s full name (with spelling)
  • Teacher's name
  • Applicable date and time
  • Your name and relationship to the student 
  • Reason for the student’s absence (If ill: report student's symptoms and diagnosis by doctor if applicable)
  • Length of time you expect the student to be absent or tardy
  • Number where you can be reached

Busing & Transportation

If your busing needs change at any time, please contact your school office or call the transportation department at 231.933.1933 for more information.

Daily Transportation Pick Up Changes 

Just a friendly reminder, that ALL changes to transportation for your child must be called in to the school office by 2:00 PM to ensure your child receives notification before school dismissal. 

Drop Off & Pick Up

Please Drop off and Pick up Safely!

If you drop off or pick up on Seventh or Eighth Streets, please do NOT turn down Pine or Wadsworth Streets to exit the area. This causes congestion at the corners. Please continue down one block before turning. It would also be a great help to our Safety Patrol squad if you would motion your children to the cross students if you plan to wait. 

Extended Day Child Care

TCAPS extended day child care programs are licensed by the State of Michigan. Extended day programs are available at all TCAPS elementary schools for students in grades K – 5, with select schools offering extended hours for preschool-age students. The programs offer the opportunity for flexible scheduling, personal attention from an experienced staff and enrichment activities that develop social skills, teamwork and interpersonal relationships.

Before school hours begin at 7:00 a.m. and continue until the start of the school day. The after school hours begin when the school day ends and continues until 6:00 p.m. each day. The program starts with the first scheduled day of school and ends with the last scheduled day of school. This service is available to parents on a pre-arranged and pre-paid basis. Visit the External LinkTCAPS Extended Day Child Care website for registration information and contact information.

Library Media Center


Online Catalogs & Resources

Library Hours

Monday - Friday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Library Contact

Melissa Schrock


Volunteers are always welcome in the library. Please contact Melissa Schrock for more information. Thank you. 

PowerSchool Public Portal

PowerSchool Public Portal can be accessed by both students and parents to view class schedules,  keep track of grades and attendance, set up email notifications, and receive comments from teachers. 

PTO Information

Central Grade School PTO invites all parents to get involved in school activities and events and/or considering becoming a member of the PTO board. The PTO works throughout the year to bring quality enrichment opportunities to our students as well as raise funds for student programming. PTO meetings are held once a month and are open to the public. All Central Grade families are encouraged to attend. Please join us at our monthly meetings to learn more. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.

  • Visit our PTO webpage for meeting dates, times and board contact information.

Snow Days

There are multiple ways you can find out if school is closed due to inclement weather:

  • All local radio and televisions stations announce school closings on a regular basis
  • Call the bus hotline - 231.933.1955
  • Visit the External Linkdistrict website or the school website. A pop up will come on the screen if there is a closing alert (pop up blocker must be turned off)
  • Follow the district on External LinkFacebook and/or External LinkTwitter

Want more information? View PDF DocumentSnow Day FAQs

Translation Services

Translation of any documents, or during any meeting, will be provided for any parent who requests translating. The process to request translation is: 

Contact your school and make a request. The school will then make the request through the Human Resources Department, and a translator will be provided. A school may use the Tele-Interpreter Service if no translator is available, or if translation services are an immediate need.


Throughout the school year, Central Grade School looks for parent volunteers to help in various positions. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the main office or speak with your child's teacher. All volunteers will need to complete the district's online volunteer application and a background check before volunteering at the school. To complete the application and for more information on volunteering, please visit the External Linkdistrict's volunteer page. Thank you for your support!