Hayes Intermediate 5/6 School

Welcome to Hayes Intermediate

We, Eric Leopold (Principal) and Scott Millbrook (Assistant Principal), look forward to working with you and your child/children this upcoming school year.  Hayes Intermediate was opened in the Fall of 2021 and this created a school where we take PRIDE in all that we do.

PBIS for Hayes Intermediate

As you know, Grand Ledge is a PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) district. We want all people who enter the building to know what is valued and if someone needs help understanding, we want to provide support in a positive manner. Since all students are now coming together in the district for their 5th and 6th grade years, we use Comet PRIDE as our acronym. Our expectations will be that all individuals are:

Positive       Respectful       Inclusive       Determined        Empathetic


Hours of the school day

Start of Day Time:  7:40 AM

End of Day Release Time:    2:20 PM

Half Day Release Time:   10:40 AM

Please do not drop off your student before 7:30 AM. The doors will open at 7:30 AM.


Drop Off and Pick Up Area Information

Bus drop off and pick up:

The students that use the Grand Ledge buses will all be dropped off at the north end of the building. The buses will be lined up at the end of the day for the students to get on the buses to go home.

Parent drop off and pick up:

The front of the building parking area will be used each day for students arriving each morning and leaving at the end of the day.

FOR MORNING DROP OFF: Families arriving from the south will turn right into the parking lot, staying on the right side of the lane, and drop their students near the front door. Students should exit from the passenger side of the car.

Families arriving from the north will turn left into the left had side of the parking lot entrance and will make an immediate left to drive in the outer Hayes lot. Proceed to the crosswalk and the students will be signaled by an adult to cross on the crosswalk to the building.


Beginning on Tuesday, February 20th we will be piloting an afternoon carline option only for Hayes Intermediate School Band Families.  The  information is located in the February 16th news letter.  Click here for more information

Families will enter the parking lot from the south, turning right into the parking lot, forming one lane to pick up students along the sidewalk. Please use your colorful sign with your child's name on it to help expedite the pick up procedure.

All cars must enter the Hayes Intermediate parking lot using the south entrance and must exit the parking area using the exit lanes in the center of the Hayes parking lot.

Please continue to use caution and be vigilant for pedestrians in the parking lot. Please use low speeds at all times in the Hayes parking lot. Thank you so much!

Hayes Parking Lot directions


Hayes Newsletter - April 5, 2024
Hayes Newsletter - March 28, 2024
Hayes Newsletter - March 15, 2024
Hayes Newsletter - March 9, 2024

Comet's Action for Success

Comet Action for March - Motivated
Comet Action for February - Kindness
Comet Action for January - Optimistic
Comet Action For December - Respect
Comet Action For November - Self Control
Comet Action For October - Integrity

Hayes Intermediate School

12620 Nixon Rd
Grand Ledge, MI 48837
Phone: 517-925-5740

Fax: 517-925-5772



There are several ways to report an absence at Hayes. When using any of the options below please include the following information; Child's full name, homeroom teacher and the reason for their absences.  

We keep track of all illness for the Barry Eaton Health Dept. If your child is going to be tardy please let us know what their choice for lunch is before 8:15 am. Thank you!

If your child will be absent for more than 3 days please fill out this form and return it to Hayes Office or email HAAttendance@glcomets.net.

1. The fastest way is using the online portal at  ps.glcomets.net. Once you have logged in, select “Attendance Monitor” from the left navigation menu. Then, click “Report New Attendance.” After you have entered the date, reason, and explanation, click Submit.  Please note: online attendance reporting is not available in the app; it is only available on the website.

2. Email HAAttendance@glcomets.net 

3. Call the attendance line at 517-925-5333.



Eric Leopold
Scott Millbrook
Assistant Principal
Michelle LeBlanc
Lisa Nelson
Pauline Quagliata

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