Enroll/Register

We are excited that you have begun the enrollment process. We are proud of the educational opportunities that we can offer your child. Through well-trained and motivated staff, we are seeing unprecedented growth in student achievement and you and your child are now a part of that plan for your child’s success.

Enrollment Information

The school district requires proof of residency, your child’s birth certificate, and immunization records upon enrollment.

The following documents are acceptable as proof of residency as long as the document contains the name of at least one parent or guardian and an address located within the school district boundaries:

  1. Mortgage document including street address of property and purchaser(s) name(s)
  2. Property deed including street address of property and purchaser(s) name(s)
  3. Current tax bill
  4. Current utility bill
  5. Copy of current payroll check including home address
  6. Current rental or lease agreement
  7. Notarized* residency affidavit
  8. Notarized* proof of residency from homeowner/renter with whom parent(s) and student resides

*Notary services are provided at every building office.

Register/Update Enrollment Info

To begin the online registration/enrollment process at Oakridge Public Schools, click on the link below corresponding to whether your student is entering Kindergarten, a returning student, or a new student to Oakridge (which includes students who left during the school year last year and are returning to Oakridge this year).

Chromebooks

All students planning on using an Oakridge Chromebook MUST have a completed Online Learning Contract and Chromebook Agreement Form on file with their school prior to being issued a Chromebook device. The Chromebook form should be mailed to you by your school, but we are providing a PDF here if you lose or do not receive yours. Please fill these out and return them to school.

Whether you attended GSRP preschool or not, any incoming kindergartners should start hereThe registration process can be done online, but you will still need to provide the following documents to our school office to complete the registration process which will be collected at your Kindergarten assessment appointment (date to be determined) or when the building offices officially open for the school year:

  • Your child’s birth certificate
  • Proof of Residence (tax bill, utility bill or lease agreement)
  • Vision screening results
  • Immunization records

The online registration process can be done using a desktop computer or a mobile device, but it may be easier to complete using a computer. If you do not have access to a computer or at-home internet, please contact the Lower Elementary School at (231) 788-7600 for assistance. Begin the enrollment process

These instructions are for New Students only, students moving from out of town or changing districts and students who don't have a PowerSchool account.This section is for New Students to Oakridge Public Schools. If you attended Oakridge last year, please go to the "Returning Students" section.

Oakridge Public Schools uses a secure service called PowerSchool to house and manage our student information. It’s through this service that you’ll register/enroll your child.

The first step to registering/enrolling your student with Oakridge Public Schools is to set up your PowerSchool account. The program will walk you through the steps.  Here is the link to the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  If you have any questions about the process, feel free to contact us!

GSRP Application Process

Free Preschool. Its for You and Me!

Thank you for your interest in the Oakridge Great Start Readiness Program. Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year has begun! Click here for the application. The application is fillable. If you choose to complete online, please save the application after you have completed, and then email back to me at jsilvers@oakridgeschools.org.

We also have hard copy application packets at Oakridge Early Childhood Center located at 1050 S. Carr Road, Muskegon, MI 49442 if you prefer a paper copy.

All required materials need to be submitted before your child can be placed in a classroom.

Contact: Jayne Silvers at 231-788-7304 or jsilvers@oakridgeschools.org

 

Qualifications

Children must be four years old by December 1 (priority is given to those with birthdays on or before September 1).  There are NO ACCEPTIONS.  In addition, priority is given to families who reside in the Oakridge School District.

For your application to be considered complete, we will need a copy of your child’s birth certificate, immunization record, insurance or Medicaid card, verification of last year’s total family income ( W-2, tax forms, cash assistance, SSI, child support etc.) and proof of residency (current utility bill).  We will be happy to make copies for you at our office. The health appraisal form is required on or before the first day of school.  We highly suggest you make your child’s well child visit during the summer!    

Return the completed application to:

Great Start Readiness Program

Oakridge Early Childhood Center  

1050 Carr Rd.

Muskegon, MI 49442

Or  Email:  jsilvers@oakridgeschools.org

Filling out this application does not ensure placement into the program. You will be notified by letter upon acceptance into the program.  If you have further questions, please call our Oakridge GSRP office at 231-788-7304 or email me at jsilvers@oakridgeschool.org  Thank you.

 

Application Requirements Checklist

Frequently Asked Questions:

When will I be notified if my child has been accepted into the program? 

 Below are approximate dates of notification of acceptance:

End of June--First round of acceptance notifications will be going out to those with birthdays who are 4 years of age  before September 2 of the current school year. -
August 15--After August 15th, GSRP is allowed to start accepting over-income children. Priority is given to those children with additional eligibility factors.

After September 1--Another round of acceptance notifications will be going out to those with birthdays between September 2 and December 1 of the current school year.  Priority is given to those with additional eligibility factors.


What is the cost?

  • FREE to those that qualify.  If there are still open slots, we are allowed to enroll up to 10% of over income students for a minimal rate

What days would my child attend school?

  • Monday-Thursday, off on Friday
  • September-May

What time does school start and end?

  • We have staggered start and end times.  
  • Two classes are in session from 8am-3pm
  • Three classes are in session from 8:15am-3:15pm

Do you follow the Oakridge School District Schedule?

  • We do have the same break schedule
  • NO half days like the rest of the district
  • NO late start like the rest of the district
  • We start a little later and end a little earlier

Is transportation provided?

  • We do NOT offer transportation
  • Transportation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian

What school supplies will my child need?

  • No real school supplies will be needed
  • We only ask for the following for your child
    • Extra set up clothes to be kept at school
    • Blanket to be used during rest time
    • Backpack (big enough for a folder and paperwork)

 

Every returning student must complete this stepCheck out this helpful PDF with instructions and this accompanying video tutorial on updating enrollment information for returning Oakridge students. You should have received an email with your PowerSchool username, which is used to reset your password if you've forgotten it. If you've forgotten your PowerSchool parent portal username, click here.

Remember to use your parent portal information from last year when signing in to PowerSchool. Click here to sign in to PowerSchool.

Questions?

Our staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Our offices open Monday, August 16th. Email the representative from your school building and we’ll be happy to assist you.

High School/FUSION – Jen Johansen  

Middle School – Chevonne Grimm

Upper Elementary – Mary Martin

Lower Elementary – Amy Latsch

School Supplies

Oakridge Public Schools will provide all the essential tools your student needs to be successful at school. If you'd like to supply your child with their own unique items (mechanical pencils, binders, notebooks, folders, backpack, etc.) you are welcome to.