Dear Hayes Intermediate Families,

Here is some news to get us into the weekend…

Classroom Incident

Today we had a substitute working in one of our classrooms, and students in that classroom were concerned with the substitute’s behavior. They reported to the office that the individual was yelling and telling students to shut up, and I went to check on things and address the situation. The substitute, who is not a Grand Ledge Public Schools employee, but contracted through our substitute system, was removed from our classrooms as we investigated. Your child may be aware of this situation, so we wanted to let you know that we have high expectations for anyone working with our students, and we take reports of any misconduct very seriously. As we finish our investigation, if we learn more, we will deal with the situation appropriately.

Families NOT Returning to GLPS Next Year:

If your student will not be returning to GLPS next year, please be sure to contact our office at 517-925-5740 or you can email

Do You Have a Change of Address?

If you have moved please contact our office at 517-925-5740 to update your address. We require proof of residency (1 of the following: Tax Bill (the taxes you pay on your home twice a year) or Two of the following: Utility Bill (water, trash, gas, electric), Mortgage/Lease (with your name, the address, and the signature pages sign by both the lessee and lessor), Voided Check from your bank, Cable Internet Bill, or Home or renters insurance paperwork (with your name and the address you live). You can email these to


If your student currently has medication @ Hayes Intermediate School: 

The deadline for medication pickup on June 14th, 2024  is 10:50am.

June 17th we will be available from 7am - 2pm. After this deadline, all medication will be disposed of. If your child will need medications at school for the 2024/25 school year, you can get that paperwork then as well. That will give you time to get all required Physician signatures by the start of the school year.

If your student is attending summer learning, please contact your building's office to make arrangements to leave your medication for summer learning.

Please be aware that students ARE NOT allowed to transport medication home on the bus. 

For any questions or concerns please contact Lisa Bentley: or (517) 925-5399

Field Day Schedule

5th grade Field Day is June 11th and 6th grade Field Day is June 12th. Half the grade will participate in the AM and the other half in the PM. Please see below for the schedule and the links to sign up to volunteer.

5th Grade June 11th

8:00am - 10:15am - Lutz, Mullins, Sandel, Scholten, VanHoesen, Winters

11:30am - 1:45pm - Boucher, Caylor, Darden, Green. Larson, Reed, Scuchaskie, Short

6th Grade June 12th 

8:00am - 10:15am - Bierstetel, Brunk, Burns, Carlson, Householder, Palacios

11:30am - 1:45pm - Knauff, Lee, Mead, Pung, Walter, Ward, Weaver

Hayes Chromebook Crew - Parent Volunteers Needed 

We are looking for parent volunteers to help with the end of the year Chromebook Crew at Hayes to inspect devices and prep them to be ready for next year! No tech experience necessary! 

Available dates are June 5, 6, 7 from 7:30-11:30 am (Additional backup dates June 10, 11, & 12)

Thank you for ALL you do for Hayes students and staff! 

Please click to sign up if you are willing to help with any of the days or times!


How is Your Student Getting Home? Let us know by 2:00 PM

If your student  is getting home a different way than normal please call the office by 2:00 pm to let the secretaries know of the change. After 2pm we cannot guarantee that the message will get to your student. 

Kona Ice 

Kona Ice will be at Hayes on Friday June 13th! If students would like to purchase a Kona Ice they can bring cash to school that day and purchase one during their lunch period!  Prices are $4, $5, $6, and for $7 you can get a color-changing cup. Proceeds go to support our awesome PTO.

Hayes Happenings

Hayes Happenings is our weekly news show that is student directed, produced, and edited under the guidance of teachers Jacque Cosgrove and Allison Shumate. Here is the June 7th Episode!

Lost and Found

The lost and found is overflowing. Please encourage your student(s) to look for any missing items. We will be donating all items in the lost and found on June 17th. 

Looking Ahead

June 10 - Carlson, Bierstetel, Burns, and Householder visit Beagle

June 11 - Weaver, Pung, Walter, Brunk, and Palacios visit Beagle

June 11 - 5th Grade Field Day

June 12 - 6th Grade Field Day

June 13 - Kona Ice at Lunch/ Yearbook Signing

June 14 - Last Day for Students/Half Day

View flyers and more from the school district and the community plus learn about upcoming things here:

Take care,

Eric and Scott

Eric Leopold, Principal

Scott Millbrook, Assistant Principal

Hayes Intermediate School

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