Back to School 2022-2023

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Welcome to Pine Street Elementary. The staff has been working hard all summer to prepare for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. I can't tell you how excited we are to welcome our students.

As you and your child prepare for the upcoming year we hope you will find the following information helpful. If you do have questions please feel free to contact our office by phone or email. The office at Pine Street is open for phone calls daily from 7:00-3:30. The office phone number is (269)792-1127.

Your partner in education,

Robyn Robinson

Principal, Pine Street Elementary

Pine Street Open House

Wednesday, Aug. 17th, 5:30-6:30pm

201 Pine Street

Wayland, MI

We invite you to the Pine Street Open House. During the open house, you will have the opportunity to learn more about Pine Street, tour the school building and meet your child's homeroom and switch room teachers.

Online Registration

If you have not done so already, please be sure to complete the online registration for each of your students enrolled at Wayland Union Schools. This needs to be completed each summer.
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Student Class Assignments

At Pine Street students are assigned to a homeroom teacher and a switch teacher. One teacher will teach language arts and social studies and the other teacher will teach math and science. Students spend about half of their day with each teacher.

4th grade teams:




VanderGeld -Ms. VanderGeld will teach all 4 subjects

5th grade teams:





Parents can check Parent Portal after 4:00 PM on August 12th to find your child's homeroom teacher.

First Day of School

  • The first day of school is scheduled for Monday, August 22nd. This will be a half day.
  • School will begin at​ 7:30​ a.m. and students will be dismissed at 10:30 a.m.
  • For information concerning your child’s bus schedule, please look at the transportation tab on your Parent Portal.
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Student Drop Off and Pick Up

Student Drop off begins at 7:15 a.m.

  • The front doors will be open at 7:15 a.m. Please do not drop off your student before 7:15 am. Students will be greeted by a staff member at the main door and instructed where to wait for school to begin.
  • If you drop your students in the morning please drop them on the south side of Pine Street so they do not have to cross the road. The line becomes long so please have them ready to exit when you pull up to a safe place to drop. If dropping on the north side of Pine Street please have them use the crossing guard. This is for their safety.
  • Students can also be dropped of near our gym off of Pearl Street. Students will then need to walk on the sidewalk to the front door.

Student Dismissal begins at 2:30
  • Students will exit the building on the Northwest side, near the corner of Pine Street and Pearl Street.
  • Parents can park and wait for them to come out of the building on Pearl Street or Pine Street. There will be a crossing guard at that corner to assist students crossing the road.
  • If there is a change in end of day plans for your child, please call the office before 1:30 PM so we can get a note to them regarding the change.
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Walking to School

For safety, students walking to and/or from school should use the traffic light and crosswalk downtown as well as cross with crossing guards. Crossing guards are located near Henika Library to cross Main Street, near TCP/DeWeerd Heating to cross Superior and at the corner of Pine and Pearl to cross over to school. All students need to cross at the corner of Pine Street and Pearl. Please do not cross in front of the school.

Breakfast, Lunch Schedule and Snacks

Breakfast is available each morning for students wishing to eat breakfast at school. Students can go to the cafeteria when they arrive to school and grab a breakfast to take to class with them.

Students will have about a 20 minute lunch period and 20 minute recess each day. Half of each grade level will eat at one time while the other half are at recess the then they switch. This is based on your student's homeroom teacher.

4th Grade Lunch and Recess- 10:50-11:40

5th Grade Lunch and Recess- 11:50-12:40

You can find breakfast and lunch menus on the school web-page under the food services tab.

Students will have a time to eat a snack each morning. We encourage you to send a healthy snack with your student each day as well as a water bottle. Water is the only drink that will be allowed in the classrooms. We highly encourage students to bring a clean, well marked water bottle to school each day. We do have water bottle fill stations on each floor and in the gym.

Find more information on breakfast and lunch prices as well as an application for Free and Reduced Lunch on the Wayland Food Services page at this link:

School Supplies

Wayland Union Schools provides elementary students with school supplies. The only supplies that we ask you to provide are:

  • Gym Shoes: The Pine Street gym is across the road from the school building. In order to ensure only dry shoes are on the gym floor, every Pine Street student will need to bring in a pair of gym shoes for PE class.
  • Calculator (5th grade only)- Calculators should be scientific but do not need to be graphing. Texas Instruments Calculators are suggested (TI-30Xa or the TI-30X llS). These calculators can typically be found at stores such as Target, Walmart and Meijer ranging in price from $9.00- $12.00.

Wayland Intermediate Parent Teacher Organization

The Wayland Intermediate PTO (WIPTO) is an organization for parents at both Pine Street Elementary and Wayland Middle School. They meet monthly to plan activities and support both of our schools. Please like their Facebook Page, Wayland Intermediate PTO, for updates and valuable information.

Parent Communication

Throughout the school year information is provided in several different ways:

Upcoming Dates

August 17- Pine Street Open House 5:30-6:30

August 22- First Day of School- Half Day

September 2-5- Labor Day Break

September 22- Picture Day

September 30- Homecoming

Mike Omness, Assistant Principal