Welcome to Crystal Lake

Home of the Huskies!


Crystal Lake Flow Chart – Daily Operations 

This document has been designed to provide staff and parents with answers to how students will operate throughout the school day at Crystal Lake Elementary while we operate out of phase 4 of the Return to School Roadmap issued by the state.  Please understand that this is a living document and subject to change as we navigate through the school year.  We are all committed to being solution focused and providing the optimal learning environment for our students.

Welcome to the Crystal Lake Elementary home page. We are pleased to have you visit our site. We are a small school with a student population of approximately 250. We take great pride in being a family friendly school where each student is known by name. We are located at the only traffic light in Benzie Count (at the intersection of US-31 and M-115.

We have an active Parent Teacher Connection that supports our school by hosting multiple events during the school year and raising funds to cover the costs of field trips (so that they are free to our students).

We strive to meet each students individual needs.

Crystal Lake is the home of the HUSKIES who are respectful, responsible, safe and ready to learn!


  • Mailing Address:

    7048 Severance St.

    Benzonia, MI 49616

  • Phone:

    (231) 882-4641

  • Fax:

    (231) 882-7829

  • Principal:

    Steve Graetz

  • Secretary:

    Lara Bishop

Parent-Teacher Connection (PTC)

School Hours


To contact our PTC, please e-mail benzieclptc@gmail.com.

Building opens for students: 8:40 am

Morning Recess begins: 8:50 am

Classroom Instruction beings: 9:10 am

Dismissal: 4:00 pm

Students have access to check out books, on a weekly basis, with their class. In order to check out new books, those that were already checked out must be returned. We also have a volunteer librarian (Ms. Kris) who comes in weekly to work with our students.

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