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.


Wednesday, October 13th Picture Day

2021-22 School Apparel Store  - Currently Closed

Dear Parent(s) and Students,

Welcome to the beginning of a new school year! We look forward to seeing you at our open house on Wednesday, August 25th from 4:00-6:00 pm. Come join us to find your new classrooms and meet this year’s teacher. Class lists and supply lists are posted on the 2nd grade doors (located in the back of the building on the east side to the playground). We will also have lists posted at the main entrance the for the open house. Some important information is as follows:

The first day of school for the 2021-2022 school year is Monday, August 30th.  Staff will meet them at the door, and be available to help students find their classroom.  Please assure your child we are here to help them and they have a wonderful first day of school.  

Skyward log in information is the same as last school year. Log in information does not change from year to year and will stay the same all through your school career at WB-RC.

We will continue to use the car line for drop off in the mornings.  Our doors will not open until 8:30 a.m. this year.  Children who walk to school or who are driven should arrive at the school no earlier than 8:30 am.  There will be no supervision available before our doors open.   When students enter they will go to the cafeteria to wait until the bell rings at 8:40 a.m. and at that time they will be dismissed to their classrooms.

Morning Drop Off Process

• Drop off BEGINS at 8:40 am 

• Cars must enter the parking lot making a right hand turn only, following cones around to the drop off area by the office entrance.  Please remember Thomas Street is a one way!

• The drop off line is a single lane. Cars enter in a single line and stay in the middle of the lane.

• Drivers stop at the “unloading zone” and students should exit the car from the left side (if possible) and walk down the sidewalk to the front doors where Surline Elementary staff will greet them.

• Drivers, please be considerate of others and quickly say your goodbyes.

Ogemaw Kids Club is Back!!!  Please attend the open house and find their registration table located in the cafeteria to register between 4 and 6 p.m. on Aug. 25th.  Someone will here from OKC to answer all your questions.  There will be a parent registration meeting at 6 p.m. following the open house to discuss registrations fees, fundraising, volunteers, etc.  Be sure to take advantage of this wonderful program.

Falcon gear is available on an online store at:  the online store will be open through Wednesday, 9/15. The link is also on our website and Facebook page.

Student handbook information is available on the SES webpage, along with other important information. If you would like a paper copies, they will be available in the SES main office.

We will also be posting the calendar of events for the school year on the district website very soon. Please check the calendar for the dates of important events and family nights.

You may contact the Transportation Department, at 343-2240, for updated bus routes and pick-up times.  If you have any changes in your address, telephones or emergency contacts, please contact the school office and bus garage as soon as possible.

We will continue to serve breakfast and lunch to all students, free of charge, again this year. Food service applications are still required to be turned in.  Student ID cards will be used for breakfast and lunch as they have been done in the past.

Please like our Facebook page as we post school happenings and updates throughout the school year.

We are looking forward to a great school year!


Jill Smith, Principal
Surline Elementary School


2021-22 Supply Lists

Young 5's Supply List
Kindergarten Supply List
1st Grade Supply List
2nd Grade Supply List
3rd Grade Supply List
4th Grade Supply List



PDF Document2020-21 Student Handbook

Surline Elementary's Virtual Open House


Surline Elementary School Calendar

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SES Upcoming Events

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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
Option 2

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.