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  • Tue. November 20

    Late Start

  • Wed. November 21

    Half day of School

  • Thu. November 22

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Tue. November 27

    Late Start

  • Tue. December 04

    Late Start

  • Tue. December 11

    Late Start

  • Tue. December 18

    Late Start

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



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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  • Visit to MHS to watch band performance

    Students in grade 4-6 will have the opportunity, this Friday from 9:15-10:45, to watch the band and the color guard at the high school perform live.  They will have a question and answer session that follows. Parents are welcome to chaperone!

  • Neighborhood Human Trafficking Consortium

    Wednesday, November 8th from 7pm-8: 30 pm, the Muskegon Heights Police Department will hold a Human Trafficking Consortium at Nelson Elementary.


    HT Neighborhood

  • Halloween Parent Learning Night

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

Nelson Elementary Annual Education Report