Thank you for choosing Big Rapids Public Schools!

Enrolling at BRPS is easy! 

You will need to stop by our Central Office for enrollment forms.  The enrollment process is summed up below but feel free to call (231)796-2627 with any questions. 

Do you live in the Big Rapids School District?

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Please visit Big Rapids Public Schools Central Office to enroll.  You will need to bring:

  • your child's birth certificate;
  • your child's immunization records;
  • proof of residency for parent/guardian.

All other paperwork will be provided by Central Office.

If your child has an IEP or other paperwork you think may be helpful, please bring that as well.  

BRPS offers 'School of Choice' applications to families residing outside of our school district.  However, there are some restrictions involved.  Please contact our Central Office for more information.  (231) 796-2627

Once your paperwork is completed and entered, you will receive an email welcoming you to Big Rapids Public Schools. 

Depending on what building you are enrolling in, the process will vary.  You will be advised of what to expect when you visit Central Office.   

We are looking forward to meeting our new little Cardinals!

Visit our Kindergarten Resources page for more information.

Kindergarten kids


The Transportation Department strives to provide safe, reliable, and efficient student transportation.  We put your kids' safety at the forefront and take pride in what we do.  

If your child will be riding the bus, please contact our Transportation Department at (231) 796-5406.  

The BRPS Food Service department strives to make mealtimes fun and nutritious.  We offer convenient online payment options through the Skyward Family Access system.  We also encourage all families to complete this application so we can continue to provide free breakfast and lunch to students as well as provide other services.  Only one application is needed per family.

For more information about the Food Service Department, please call ( 231) 796-7653.   

Family Access is a program that the Big Rapids Public Schools offers free to all parents.

It allows parents to view detailed information about their child/children’s food service purchases, payments, and the balance of their family account. Along with food service information it also allows parents to view attendance information, report cards, grades, schedules, and other information that may be helpful to parents and students.

Family Access makes contacting teachers with questions, concerns, or comments you may have a breeze. E-mail addresses are provided below the name of each teacher that your student has that semester. So with just a click of a mouse parents, students and teachers can communicate with ease.

Click here to login to your Family Access Account.

Click here to apply for a Family Access Account.