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Welcome to Shay Elementary​

Whether you are a visitor, new to the area, or an established member of the community, I would like to welcome you to a great school and a wonderful year. As educators, the Shay staff is dedicated to positively impacting and improving the quality of life for all children.

Shay Elementary School is recognized for outstanding academic achievement, routinely scoring above State and ISD averages on the MSTEP tests.  Success is a result of continuing gains in student achievement, the strength of parental involvement and the myriad of excellent programs and activities offered to students.

The educators at Shay are passionate about the learning process and model the excitement for learning and love of knowledge.  The Shay staff provides an exceptional experience for students.  Students are provided numerous opportunities, including field trips, professional speakers, a swim program, and many enrichment offerings.

It is our pleasure to serve you and your family.  We encourage you to be active in your child’s school experience.  Please feel free to visit us often!

Upcoming Events

October 7:  Picture day 
October 15:
 No School -Teacher Inservice
October 20/21: Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences
November 1: No School – Teacher Inservice
November 24: – No School – Teacher Inservice
November 25/26: – Thanksgiving Break

Even though Festival of the Book was canceled this year due to COVID, our elementary schools celebrated a “Mini-Festival of the Book Week” from November 9-13.  The week was filled with the wonderful authors that were scheduled to visit and some incredible enrichment activities.  We are very thankful to the many donors who purchased books for each of our students!  Be sure to view the video!


Principal: Nathan Fairbanks
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175 E. Lake St.
Harbor Springs, MI 49740