Welcome to West Ottawa Public Schools. We are so pleased to have you and your child join our school family. Our highly qualified staff is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment, honoring diversity, and delivering quality and challenging programs for your child. Most of all, our staff has a heart for your child, and we are dedicated to meeting his/her needs as an individual learner.

High School enrollment questions should be directed to:
      Ms. Stacy Hamstra Bird
      Email Ms. Hamstra Bird
      (616) 786-1110
      First contact for high school enrollment/high school student records


'20-21 Preschool

Preschool enrollments are completed on paper forms at the school building. Enrollment packets for 2020-2021 WOW and Spanish Immersion preschool programs will be available at Lakeshore Elementary beginning January 9, 2020, but will not be accepted before January 23, 2020 at 6 PM.  Applications for GSRP can be completed online through Help Me Grow Ottawa beginning in February 2020.


New K-12 Students

Online registration for the 2019-20 is now open. Please complete our online registration and select “19-20 Current School Year” from the drop-down menu when asked to select the school year for which you are enrolling.  Click here to learn more about School of Choice.


'19-20 School of Choice

WOPS is proud to offer School of Choice. If you are a student from an outside district and wish to enroll, please click on the link to learn more about School of Choice.


Existing Students

Online registration is required to be completed annually through Parent Portal accounts and should be completed by June 1 each year for the following school year. If you do not have a Parent Portal account, please complete the request form located on our Parent Portal web page.

Dual enrollment has given our students a head start in becoming college ready. Experiencing a college course first hand, without a large financial risk, is the perfect way for our kids to get their feet wet in the college setting. West Ottawa has been able to send many students to their first year of college with enough credits to start as sophomore!
Lacy Otteman, WOHS guidance counselor