2018-2019 School Calendar Released


Please see the attachment for the 2018-2019 MPS Calendar.

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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, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:25 am – 3:50 pm

Doors open -7:45

Breakfast served –

7:50 – 8:15

Late Start Wednesday

9:45 am – 3:50 pm

Doors open – 9:00

Breakfast served –

9:00 – 9:40

Half Days

8:25 am – 12:05 pm





Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

Monday – Thursday

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

Please take a moment to respond to our 2017-2018 Parent Survey

Parent Survey


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


Jackie Hallberg, 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, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7:25-7:55. Breakfast will be served on Wednesday from 9:15-9:45.



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  • Popcorn Celebration

    Mr. Jennings came to Nelson last week to celebrate Nelson’s school removal from the State’s Priority schools list! We are proud of our hard working teachers, staff, and students! Go Big Reds!

    Mr. Jennings and Dr. Gamm pass out popcorn.

  • Santa came to Nelson

    Every student received a hand wrapped gift today from our very own Santa! Thank you for your thoughtfulness Dr. Gamm!

    Dr. Gamm delivers presents to ALL students

  • Spotlight

    Thank you to Ms. Rhonda and all the ladies from MHS National Honors Society who helped our students with Santa’s secret shop this year! They were grateful for the opportunity to shop for their family!

    Students from NHS working at Santa's Shop

Nelson Elementary Annual Education Report