A crisis team will be in place Monday to support staff and students who connected with the man who spent more than 34 years in the Grand Haven school system.
Both staff and students district-wide are encouraged to wear purple on Monday in honor of Bye.
“Robin was an incredible person, educator and leader in our district,” said Superintendent Keith Konarska. “It goes without saying that we are devastated by his loss.”
Bye served as an art teacher, basketball coach, driver’s training instructor, assistant athletic director, as well as the head athletic director.
He was honored in 2013 as the recipient of the district’s “Spirit of Grand Haven” award given to an employee who has demonstrated incredible commitment and dedication to Grand Haven Area Public Schools, Konarska said.
“Robin has been an incredible example to many around our district,” said GHHS Principal Tracy Wilson. “He was and continues to be an inspiration.”
Bye is survived by his wife, Kathy; and children Erik and Alicia.
Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. Friday at the GHHS Auxiliary Gymnasium. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Covenant Life Church.
Arrangements are being handled by Klaassen Family Funeral Home.