Students in Mrs. Brindley's Surline Elementary first grade class are making analog clocks in math - May 2019

Surline Elementary School

West Branch – Rose City Area Schools, with involvement of parents and community, acknowledges the responsibility to educate all students. Through innovative and aggressive strategies, we will prepare our students to become knowledgeable, caring and responsible citizens.

Dear Parents and Guardians of SES Students,


Monday, August 31st:  School starts for students attending SES in the building, with the exception of Kindergarten and Preschool (see below for more information on this).  Doors open and drop off begins at 8:40 am.  School begins a staggered release at 3:30 pm for carline.  Bus riders and walkers will be released at 3:45 pm.  Any changes to your child’s end of day plans must be in the PikMyKid app by 2 pm.  If that is not possible, or an emergency arises, contact the office by 2 pm.


Monday, August 31st and Tuesday, September 1st:  Chrome book distribution will be held as a drive through service at SES through the car line from 5-7 pm.  Please plan for this to take a little time.  We will have you drive through the carline and pick up a packet.  We will then ask you to park in the parking lot and fill out the papers in the packet.  Once they are filled out and signed, you may rejoin the line to turn in your packet and pick up your chrome book and receive log in information.  Even if you are not needing to pick up a chromebook, you will still need to come through and fill out all of the paperwork.

Wednesday, September 2nd:  The first online assignments will begin.


Kindergarten Staggered Start:  Our Kindergarten students will have a staggered start again this year.  Staggered start days will be Monday, August 31st, Tuesday, September 1st and Wednesday, September 2nd.  Kindergarten students will attend only one of those days.  We will also be staggering their start time by classroom to give you a little extra time at the drop off.  Your child’s teacher sent home letters with your child’s actual start date and time, along with additional information for you – including their PikMyKid car tags.  If you have not received it, we have posted the start dates and times on the door in the back of the building (by the playground, closest to the bus garage). 

If your child is riding the bus on the first day of school, please contact the office and leave a message with your child’s name, their teacher’s name and their bus slot and we will make sure we have someone to greet them and get them to their classroom.  *ALL KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS will attend school together on Thursday, September 3rd.  There is no school on Friday due to the Labor Day weekend.


Start date is September 14th.  You child’s teacher will be contacting you to set up a time to meet for an orientation.


Due to the COVID regulations, we are unable to hold our annual Open House Event.  Please visit our district website to view our Virtual Open House.  It can be found at  Click on the Surline Elementary Page for the link.  We believe all links can be accessed by you at this time.


All children must have a mask to board a school bus.  They will also need them for any time they are in the hallways or out of their classroom.  Please practice proper mask wearing and care with your child before the first day of school. 


Our entire staff have been working diligently to address even the smallest details to make the start of this school year a positive one for your child, no matter if they are attending in person or virtually.  We can’t wait to have them back!  Each and every one of us at SES appreciate your patience as we all learn together during these unprecedented times.  

Surline Elementary Staff

Surline Elementary's Virtual Open House


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Surline Elementary School Calendar

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SES Upcoming Events

September 21
Board of Education Meeting-Electronic Meeting
6:00 PM
OHHS Library-Video Conferenced
Board of Education Meeting-Electronic Meeting
Date: Sep 21
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: OHHS Library-Video Conferenced
Calendar: SES Calendar

Surline Elementary School

P.O. Box 308
West Branch, MI 48661
Phone: 989-343-2190
Fax: 989-343-2200
Jill Smith
Dawn Johnson
Julie Roberto

Physical Address

147 State Street
West Branch, MI  48661


(989) 343-2190
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Office Hours

7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

School Hours

First Bell: 8:40 a.m.
8:40 a.m. to 3:36 p.m.