Pine CreekSchool Information

Pine Creek’s beautiful, wooded campus is centrally located within the West Ottawa district. Pine Creek is unique within West Ottawa Public Schools in that we house both a kindergarten through fifth grade program and an Early Childhood Center. We are home to approximately 500 students. Our devoted and caring staff members make student learning their number one priority. We value educating the “whole” child, so preschool through 5th grade students benefit from daily specials classes, including art, music, Spanish, technology and physical wellness. Our staff consists of 28 teachers. We also enjoy the services of a school psychologist, school social worker, EL teacher, school nurse and two speech and language pathologists. The Early Childhood Center serves children ages 3-6 and programming includes Young Kindergarten, Great Start Readiness Preschool and Early Childhood Special Education.

Pine CreekFAQ

Enrollment

How do I enroll my student at Pine Creek Elementary?

Please visit the Enrollment page for information.

Parents

What is the daily start and end time? What is the schedule for a half day?

Please view the daily start and end time schedule on this document.

Where can I access the Parent/Student Handbook?

You can view the handbook on this document link or by opening the pdf that is embedded below.

How can I be involved?

Along with a caring staff, Pine Creek Elementary students are supported by a large number of parent, community and high school student volunteers. Parents/family members interested in volunteering at Pine Creek are encouraged to complete the online Volunteer Form (https://www.westottawa.net/volunteers/) and to reach out to their child’s teacher.

What is Young Kinders?

Young Kinders is a full-day program offered to students at Pine Creek Elementary. Students typically assigned to Young Kinders are summer birthdays. For more information on Young Kinders, please contact the principal at (616) 786-1600.

What is GSRP?

Great Start Readiness Program information can be found at our website:

Preschool (Ages 3-5)

What options exist for before and after school care at Pine Creek Elementary?

Please visit this website for more information: https://www.westottawa.net/child-care/

What if I need help with the Parent Portal?

Our office can show you how to reset the password and then you will get an email with the link. If you are still having problems with it to let us know and if we cannot help we will connect you with our help desk. Call (616) 786-1600 for help.

When were the emergency drills?

Please review the spreadsheet to learn more about the drills at this building.

Student Life

What "Specials" are provided to students at Pine Creek Elementary?

All students, YK-5, take a combination of Physical Wellness, Art, Music, Technology, and Spanish Language. Each “Special” is taken once per week.

Pine Creek is a huge part of our family! I attended Pine Creek as a child and all of my kids attended, as well. There is nowhere else I would want my children to get their elementary education!
Dee Garcia, Parent
Both my boys go to Pine Creek. The staff is always friendly and willing to help. Teachers also do a great job on working together to help the kids succeed.
Ashley Bromley, parent