Kennedy Elementary


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2016-2017 School Hours:
Kindergarten through 5th Grade:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
8:00am - 3:05pm
Wednesday (Early Release)
8:00am - 1:35pm

Early Childhood Special Education classrooms:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
Morning Class: 8:00am - 11:00am
Afternoon Class: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Pre-K classrooms:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
7:50am - 3:05pm
**NO CLASSES for Pre-school or Early Childhood Special Education on Wednesdays 
Kennedy Elementary
1605 Davis Road
Lawrence, KS 66046
Phone: 785-832-5760
Fax: 785-832-5762
Principal: Cris Anderson
Kennedy Elementary is home to Early Childhood through 5th grade students.
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  • KU Summer Science Day Camps:

    Please see these documents regarding the summer day camps at KU. Camp fees are $80 but scholarships are available!

    Summer Camp Flyer

    Camp Registration Form

    Camp Scholarship Form

    If you need a paper copy of these forms please contact:

    Stacie Jackson, Kennedy Elementary Communities in Schools

    785-330-1656 or


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  • Preschool Open Enrollment:

    Please see the flyer below regarding eligibility and enrollment.

    Kennedy Pre-K flyer

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  • Kindergarten Roundup 2017-2018 School year:

    Kindergarten Students for the fall of 2017:  If you have a child who will be 5 years old by August 31, 2017, please call our office to register him/her for our Kindergarten Round Up which will be held Wednesday April 19. 

    Items needed at the time of enrollment.

    • Current immunizations
    • Certified birth certificate
    • Contact information for previous school (e.g., name, address, phone, fax)
    • Proof of residency (e.g., lease agreement, current utility bill)
    • Physical (if entering a Kansas school for the first time and between the ages of 5-9) Can be completed prior to first day of school, but after Kindergarten Roundup if necessary.
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  • Inclement weather:

    Here is everything you need to know about USD 497's inclement weather procedures:

    Inclement Weather Policies

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  • Winter Weather Recess:

    Parents/Caregivers - please note students go outside for recess as long as the wind chill is above 15 degrees. Children should always wear appropriate clothing including winter coats, hats, and gloves to school during cold weather months.

    If you cannot provide these items for your student please contact Stacie Jackson, Kennedy Elementary - Communities in Schools at 330-1656 - items may be available for your student.

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    Helpful documents for the 2016-2017 school year:

    2016-2017 Parent Calendar

    Kennedy Welcome Letter 2016-2017



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  • Skyward account setup:

    Here is the link to setup a new family account in Skyward:

    New family link

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  • Watch D.O.G.S.:


    Pre-K through 5th grade parents: Kennedy is VERY proud of our Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program. Dads, granddads, uncles, step-dads, and other positive role models of a Kennedy student...this is your chance to have another positive influence in the life of you student and their peers. Our goal is to have you spend at least one day this year at the school to be a positive male role model and to provide an extra set of eyes and ears.

    lf you are interested in being part of Watch D.O.G.S please contact Stacie Jackson, Communities in Schools Kennedy Elementary site coordinator at 785-330-1656.

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    Lunch Schedules 2016-2017
    11:00-11:25 Preschool Classes
    11:30-11:55 1st Grade
    11:40-12:05 Kindergarten
    11:50-12:15 2nd Grade
    12:00-12:25 3rd Grade
    12:05-12:30 4th Grade
    12:20-12:45 5th Grade
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