Links and forms for parents

Hello Parents! To enroll your child at Lakers, please fill out the following forms: Student residency, release of educational records, enrollment, school of choice application, and the emergency form for the school your child(ren) will be attending. The school of choice application is only for those residing outside the Laker School District. You also need to bring your child’s birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency (a utility bill would work for this purpose). Please bring the completed forms and necessary paperwork to the elementary or secondary school office for processing. If you have questions, please call 989-453-4600 and select the option for the office you wish to contact. Thank you and welcome to Lakers!

Click Here to get all of the necessary enrollment forms for Laker Secondary School (grades 6-12). After clicking on the link, scroll down to see all the forms. (updated for 22-23)

Click Here to get all of the necessary enrollment forms for Laker Elementary School (grades DK-5th). After clicking on the link, scroll down to see all the forms. 



Hello Parents! Here are the forms to fill out if you wish to register your child for DK or Kindergarten at Laker Elementary. To register, your child must be 5 years old by Sept. 1. If your child will be turning 5 between Sept. 2 and Dec. 1, a waiver must be signed. If you have questions, please email Principal Jill VerBurg at 

Registration Form

Emergency Form

Prior Care Form

Immunization Disclosure Form

Waiver Form (to use when students will not be 5 years old on Sept. 1, but will turn 5 between Sept. 2 and Dec. 1)

School of Choice Form (to use when student lives outside of the Laker district)


Other Helpful Resources

Apply For Free Internet 

Behavioral Health Screening – Thumb Opioid Response Consortium (TORC) behavioral health online screening platform – offers 13 screenings for behavioral health, including anxiety, depression & adolescent depression, eating disorders, PTSD, substance use, and others, as well as a wide-range of mental health screen and a general well-being screen. These brief screenings are free, anonymous, and provide immediate results, recommendations, and resources.

Drivers Training resources


Foreign Exchange Student Program

Foster parent information – DHHS

Free Summer Meals For Students 

Grants for Single Mothers (advice for parents)

Michigan E-Library 

MI Child Protection Registry

Parents’ Guide to Problem Behavior 

Family Independence Specialist (Download PDF)

Reading Fluency and Literacy Resources

Reading Skills for College

School Loan Calculator – Information on dangerous apps for students – website about drug abuse prevention, treatment

Substance Abuse and Teens

Teen Slang (words/emojis) – website about dangers of vaping

Vaping/E-cigarette Resources for Cessation

NOTE – Parent volunteer forms are available in the elementary and secondary school offices. 

Basic Support:

-Elementary school

Grade-level behavior expectations posted in each classroom and taught by classroom teachers

School nurse each day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Behavior interventionist classroom support

High school peer mentors

NOTE – Laker Elementary School integrates Positive Behavior Support (PBS) in each classroom and school-wide. PBS is a research-based, multi-tiered behavioral system of support that focuses on both prevention and intervention. It has been shown to improve school climate, reduce bullying behaviors as well as other problem behaviors. We will teach, practice and reinforce desired behaviors that lead to academic and social success.

-Secondary school

Guided Studies or Directed Studies course built in to schedule to provide extra time and assistance with homework.

After-school and before-school tutoring with actual teachers, which is available to students four nights a week.

School-based wellness clinic, where physical needs are addressed and emotional/mental needs are referred to other services.

SRC time-out option, which provides an opportunity for an emotional or frustrated student to take time away voluntarily for reflection or cooling down.

Intermediate Support (requested by student or parent)


Social skill lessons taught by a grade level behavior interventionist

Counseling (emotional, academic and social) offered by full-time school counselor

Academic support provided by grade-level paraprofessionals


Emotional support sessions or academic counseling with Jeff Etzel, available to any student by request.

Lunchtime tutoring by student request with teachers in actual courses.

Peer tutoring arrangements with an NHS student, which some students prefer over working with a teacher.

Advanced Support (initiated by parent or school)


Data-driven behavior plan

Check-in, check-out with a trained staff member

Professional counseling delivered by List Psychological (paid through a grant, with parent permission)

Request for 504 plan

Request for IEP screening

Court intervention


Check-in, check-out system with an assigned staff member to help students get organized at the beginning and end of the day.

List Psychological counseling sessions, scheduled and paid by school referral.

Petition for incorrigibility with probate court.

Request for IEP screening.

Request for 504 plan.

Click here for information on becoming a substitute teacher for Lakers and/or other school districts, or call Edustaff at (877) 974-6338.

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