Considering Byron Center Public Schools?
Thank you for considering Byron Center Public Schools for the education of your child(ren). On behalf of our 3,000 plus student population, our staff and our Board of Education, we welcome you and your family.
Whether you are new, moving into the district with your growing student, or just entering the school years with your first child, you will find a great deal of information within this website.
Below is an "Enrollment Packet" with most the forms you will want to complete for your child. In addition, we have provided a list of "Immunizations" required for your child.
We invite you to learn more about the educational opportunities at Byron Center Public Schools. From Early Childhood programs to college-level Advanced Placement classes, our goal is to graduate caring, educated adults with extraordinary involvement from parents, and an exceptional staff committed to the success of each student. We truly are "opening the doors of tomorrow for students today."
Please call any of our building principals, or our administration office (616) 878-6100 for assistance in scheduling a tour of the facilities that interest you and your child.
Brown Elementary - Preschool-4th Grade - 616-878-6200
Countryside Elementary - Preschool-4th Grade - 616-878-6900
Marshall Elementary - Preschool-4th Grade - 616-878-6300
Nickels Intermediate - 5th & 6th Grade - 616-878-6400
West Middle School - 7th & 8th Grade - 616-878-6500
High School - 9th-12th Grade - 616-878-6600
How to Enroll Your Child
When you want to enroll your child, please schedule an appointment with the principal at your child's new school. Call the BCPS Administration Building at (616) 878-6100 if you are unsure which school your elementary-age child should attend. The initial required forms that you will need to complete are available below in PDF format. Bring a copy of your child's birth certificate, school transcripts, immunization record and proof of Byron Center residency (parent's driver's license, voter registration card, utility bill, etc.). Students entering seventh through twelfth grade will also meet with a school counselor to set up class schedules, etc. before entering school.
Required Immunizations to Attend School
The Michigan State Health Department has mandated that all new students attending Michigan schools must be fully immunized to meet Michigan requirements. In order to begin classes, the completed record must be on file in the school building. Minimum State of Michigan requirements:
4-6 Years of Age
4 DPT - one after four years of age
3 Polio - one after four years of age
2 MMR - 1st after 12 months of age; 2nd after 15 months of age
4 HIB - If entering before age 5 or entering preschool
3 Hepatitis B (vaccines in a series)
2 Chickenpox vaccine - after 1st birthday or date of history of the disease
Entering 6th Grade, or 11 Years of Age or older
2 Vaicella (chickenpox) vaccines, or parent confirmation of chickenpox disease
1 dose of meningococcal (MCV4 or MPSV4) vaccine
1 dose of tetanus/diptheria/acellular pertussis (T-dap) vaccine (if five years have passed since last does of tetenus/deptheria vaccine - Dtap, Td or DT)
If you have a religious or medical reason why your child cannot be immunized, a waiver form must be signed before starting the first day of school. Contact your physician or health care clinic for more information.
Our schools are successful because students and parents get involved in their school. Students are encouraged to participate in areas of interest such as clubs, sports and the arts to round out their academic educational experience. Parents are encouraged to be involved in their child's school by attending parent/teacher conferences, participating as a volunteer, being active in the school PTO, and going to school events. Our district is strong because of the effort that our students, parents, and community make to be involved in our schools.