First Bell: 8:30 AM Tardy Bell: 8:35 AM
Half Day Dismissal Time: 12:00 PM Full Day Dismissal Time: 3:40 PM
Location and History
Moorsbridge Elementary, is one of eight elementary schools in the Portage School District, located at 7361 Moorsbridge Road. Opened in 1994, it serves approximately 600 students. Our school provides educational instruction for children from Young 5’s through fifth grade. Moorsbridge is a feeder school to West and Central Middle schools for sixth through eighth grade and Portage Central High School .
Moorsbridge has 24 K-5 classrooms. There are also dedicated music, art and reading classrooms, resource support classroom, a media center, a multipurpose/cafeteria room with a stage, and a large gym.
Moorsbridge Elementary is a Western Michigan University Intern Cluster site. Our partnership with Southridge Reformed Church provides our Kid’s Hope volunteers. Several teachers are trained in Aesthetic Education. School activities include Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts, Young Rembrandts, Girls on the Run, Student Council, Moor News, Ski Club, and Safeties .
Moorsbridge has a current enrollment of 606 K-5 students. Class sizes range from 22-29.
Moorsbridge Elementary is comprised of the following personnel:
24 Certified Classroom Teachers
1 Student Engagement Specialist
1 Physical Education Teacher
1 Music Teachers
1 Art Teacher
2 Resource Room Teachers
2 Resource Room Paraprofessional
7 Reading Paraprofessionals
1 Reading Consultants
1 Media Specialist
1 Media Clerk
1 Speech/Language Therapists
1 School Psychologist
2 Food Service and 2 Lunch Supervisors
4 Playground Supervisors
Moorsbridge Elementary continues to enjoy a supportive parent population. There are 475 families in the school. Parents participate in the following activities:
First Day of School Coffee: PTO Sponsors a coffee for parents on the first day of school. This is an opportunity for parents to hear how the PTO helps the school and to sign up to work on committees.
September Open House: Open House is an opportunity for families to come and visit their children’s classroom.
Parent Teacher Conferences: Parent-teacher conferences are held in the fall and spring. Goals and action plans are set for students with teacher and parent input. Parents receive report cards quarterly.
Classroom Volunteers: Parents, Grandparents and other volunteers aid the teachers with both organization and education tasks with the students.
Media Center Volunteers/Accelerated Reader: Several volunteers help in the Media Center by shelving books, helping students find and check out books, create centers, and computer instruction.
PTO Officers and Committees: Moorsbridge Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization meets monthly. There are committees that help to support the students and staff in a variety of ways. The PTO funds field trips to enrich student experiences, as well as purchasing building and classroom enhancements.
Family Activities: Carnival, Donuts for Dads, Mornings with Moms, Harvest Festival, Family Dance, etc.
Box Tops for Education
District Advisory Council
Curriculum Instruction Council