Announcement: Recent COVID-19 positive case(s): 1 staff member at Great Lakes on 12/1/20. Click here for the weekly COVID-19 Dashboard, WO Mobile Food Delivery Program, and West Ottawa Safe Schools Handbook.
Online registration for the 2020-21 is now open. West Ottawa Public Schools offers both Prekindergarten and Kindergarten programs for children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2020 for the 2020-21 school year. Waiver forms are available for children turning 5 between September 1 and December 1. Click on the “Learn More” button to enroll for next year OR if you wish to enroll for the current school year (2019-2020).
Our highly qualified teaching staff works hard to build positive relationships with students and their families. We are confident that you will find West Ottawa teachers to care deeply for your child and their education. We are committed to recruiting and hiring only the very best, as we know the impact that high quality teachers have on student achievement as well as school culture and community.
West Ottawa Public Schools encourages parents, guardians, and family members to be involved in their child’s education. Listed below are ways that you can be an active participant in your child’s learning journey! View our Volunteer page for more information
Involvement is encouraged with activities such as:
- Parent-teacher conferences
- Open houses or school functions
- Student performances
- PTO/PTC/PTA and booster organizations
- Advisory committees
The biggest factor influencing our choice for West Ottawa was the flexibility allowed to test out of as many classes as desired in order to take as many AP classes as possible. The Administration made us feel welcomed and valued by listening to our concerns and giving us their time. We value the cultural diversity, course selection and rigor, as well as the community focus of WO and have never regretted our choice.Gwen and Dennis Klem
Guided by a visionary Board of Education, West Ottawa works diligently to meet the goals of our district – and the high standards of our educators, parents and community. Our district spans 69 square miles, with over 44,000 constituents, and 12 schools. West Ottawa schools have some of the best programs in the state of Michigan for your students to become College, Career and Life Ready!