MPS Parent/Guardian and Community Survey - School Based Health Services

March 19th, 2019

As some of you may know, Hackley Community Care (HCC) has several School Based Health Sites within MPS district: Muskegon Teen Health Center at Muskegon High School, School Wellness Programs at Marquette and Muskegon Middle and a Behavior Health Only site at Nelson. HCC and Muskegon Public Schools are looking at the possibility of expanding mental services into additional sites. Studies have shown that children who are healthy physically, mentally and emotionally have better academic success.

If your child is currently in need of medical, dental or behavior health services, please feel free to contact the Muskegon Teen Health Center at 231.733.6680.

Your input is important in helping us determine needs of the students as well as future direction of HCC programming and services. All responses to the survey are anonymous and will be kept confidential.



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Welcome to Nelson elementary, where staff and students show our BIG RED pride by:
Believing In Greatness and showing


R= Respect
E= Excellence
D= Dependability
S= Safety


The mission of Nelson Elementary School is to assure that, within a nurturing and stimulating environment, each of our diverse students achieves literacy and appropriate core competencies, and becomes a responsible, compassionate lifelong learner.

School Hours

Full Day

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
8:25 am – 3:45 pm

Late Start Tuesday

9:45 am – 3:45 pm

Half Days

8:25 am – 12:00 pm

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
A.M. Session: 8:30 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.
P.M. Session: 12:25 p.m. to 3:35 p.m.

Parent Compact
Parent Involvement Plan (Coming Soon)

Please take a moment to respond to our 2018-2019 Fall Parent Survey

Parent Survey



As a parent, are you wondering if your child is on track for success in reading at his or her grade level? Use these links to see and hear what readers do and what successful reading sounds like at each grade level. Content provided by GreatSchools, a nonprofit organization that helps millions of parents get a great education for their children.




Nelson Mental Health Hours

Monday – Friday:
8 am – 4 pm
Closed daily for lunch from 12:30 pm – 1 pm

Hours of availability vary occasionally due to meetings, late start, and school closings.

Make an Appointment

The Behavioral Health Service Program is designed to provide counseling, mental health education, and other community resources to youth through the care of a licensed Behavioral Health Provider.  A signed parental consent is required for your child to receive most services. The School Programs Staff can see patients without a parent present as long as there is a signed consent on file. They can see your child only once with a parent’s verbal permission, which can be given over the phone to a Hackley Community Care School Programs staff member .  Please call 231.733.6834 to schedule an appointment


Jessica Kempke, LMSW, School Program Behavioral Health Consultant
Christina Loera, School Program Receptionist
Judy Pruim, School Program Manager

Additional Information

Hackley Community Care School Programs consist of three different models in seven different schools, four of which are in the Muskegon Public School district. The three different models are Teen Health Centers (THCs), School Wellness Programs (SWPs) and Behavioral Health only sites. The School Programs are a model of care for underserved children and youth that increases coordination of medical and behavioral healthcare services. These sites serve as a natural anchor for kids, residents, neighborhoods, and schools.  Hackley Community Care School Programs must abide by all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) laws for privacy and cannot tell school staff why a child has accessed their facility. Health records are not given to school staff without appropriate releases signed by a parent.

Nelson School’s Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Breakfast is served Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 7:50-8:20. Breakfast will be served on Tuesday from 9:10-9:40.



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  • Please Join us for Nelson’s Black History Celebration! March 14th at 5:30 p.m.

    Who: Nelson students and their parents

    • Students must be with a parent/guardian

    What: A night of fun and learning plus:

    • Dinner
    • Take home games and… drawings for USS Silversides Museum tickets!
    • Drum Circle with Ms. Gunderson… open to anyone who would like to join!  
    • Our K-6th grade Black History Exhibits
    • 21st Century Students: Live Wax Museum  

    Where: Nelson School

    When: Thursday, March 14 at 5:30 p.m.

  • Halloween Parent Learning Night

    Students and families came out to celebrate Halloween while enjoying reading and writing activities as a family.

  • Nelson Cafe

    When students receive a student of the week award they are invited, along with their family members to eat lunch in the Nelson Cafe.

Nelson Elementary Annual Education Report