Parents & Students

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

Eastern Reconstruction Information

Project Timeline

May 9, 2016 Architect RFP Advertised
July 12 and 18, 2016    Architect Interviews
August 3, 2016   Architect Recommendation to BFOC*
August 5, 2016   Principal Communication to Eastern Families
August 8, 2016 Architect Recommendation to BOE**
September 7, 2016  Principal Communication to Eastern Families
September 7, 2016  BFOC Discussion
September 13, 2016  Discussion at PTO Meeting
September 27-28, 2016   Eastern Elementary Reconstruction Visioning Session
October 5, 2016 Transition Location/Timeline Recommendation to BFOC
October 6, 2016 Principal Communication to Eastern Families
October 11, 2016  Discussion at PTO Meeting
October 17, 2016   Transition Location/Timeline Decision Made by BOE
October 21, 2016  Principal Communication to Eastern Families
December     Schematic Design Submittal to TCAPS
   *BFOC – Board Finance and Operations Committee
   ** BOE – Board of Education 


Frequently Asked Questions

PDF DocumentView Eastern Reconstruction Frequently Asked Questions

Attendance Procedures

Attendance Hotline: 231.933.1660 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.

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


Library Hours

8:45 AM - 3:15 PM

8:45 AM - 1:45 PM

Library Contact

Kate Parvel


We welcome, and rely on our library "Shelf Elf" Volunteers. Shelf Elves are parents, grandparents and community volunteers who come in to help replace books on the shelves, pull books for teachers and help me with odd jobs. Our circulation rates are usually 800-1,000 books per week. Having volunteers keeps our library organized and attractive. 

If you've never worked in the library, you are invited to attend an orientation. I will have brief orientations on Monday from 12:45 PM - 1:00 PM, Tuesday from 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM and Thursday from 12:15 PM - 12:30 PM.

Please contact Kate Parvel for more information. Thank you

PTO Information

Eastern Elementary 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 Eastern families are encouraged to attend. Please join us to learn more.

  • Visit our External LinkPTO webpage for meeting dates, times and board contact information.
  • Visit our External LinkPTO Facebook for event photos, updates and more.

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, Eastern Elementary 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!