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  • Kindergarten 2021-2022

    We are excited to begin planning and gearing up for the 2021-2022 school year, especially meeting and getting to know your family and Kindergarten Riverhawk. 
    Please visit the following site for all up-to-date Kindergarten information.


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  • 2021-2022 Enrollment


    To register for the 2021-2022 school year click here.

    Once you have registered online, we will need these items in order to complete enrollment: 

    Current immunizations

    Certified birth certificate

    Contact information for the previous school (e.g., name, address, phone, fax)

    Proof of residency (Accepted: lease/buyers agreement, current water or electric bill)

    Physical (if entering a Kansas school for the first time and between the ages of 5-9) 

    Transfer Form (Due by March 31st) 

    Not Returning in the fall? Please let us know right away and have your new school send all Records Request to aanderso@usd497.org so that we can forward them your student's school records. 


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  • Employee of the Month


    Nominate a Woodlawn Staff Member for Employee of the Month!


    Employee of the Month

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  • Arrival and Dismissal Procedures 


    The doors will open at 7:45 for arrival.  K-3 enters through the common's door and 4-5 enters through the main door.

    Students who eat breakfast at school may enter the school at 7:45 a.m., follow the safety procedures, grab a grab-and-go breakfast, and walk to the classroom. 

    Students will be dismissed MTTF at 3:05 p.m. and at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesdays at the following doors:

    K - Common's Door

    1 - Library Door

    2 - Common's Door

    3 - Common's Door

    4 - Front Door

    5 - Front Door

    If you need to pick up your child early, please wait in your vehicle and call the office.  

    No visitors will be allowed into the building.

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  • Together Again

    Full Return of Hybrid Students

    Lawrence Public Schools continues to work in collaboration with local public health and state agencies as it plans recovery efforts related to the changes brought about by COVID-19. 

    Superintendent Dr. Anthony Lewis announced during the February 8th school board meeting that following spring break, the district will shift from its current Hybrid model to In-Person learning.
    The district will bring PreK-5 students back to school in-person five days a week beginning March 15.  Students whose families chose to enroll in distance learning for the remainder of the school year will continue to learn remotely.

    Visit USD 497 for more information.

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  • Arrival and Dismissal Procedures 


    The front doors will open at 7:30 for arrival. Students who eat breakfast at school may enter the school at 7:30 a.m.   The first bell rings at 7:50 a.m. Before 7:50, students may go to the cafeteria for breakfast or to the gym if not eating breakfast.


    If you walk your child into the building before the 7:50 bell, we ask that you take them to the gym or cafeteria. Students must be in their classrooms at 8:00 a.m., when the final bell rings, or they will be counted as tardy/absent.


    Students will be dismissed MTTF at 3:05 p.m. and at 1:35 p.m. on Wednesdays.


    If students leave school early, they must be signed out by a parent /guardian. Office staff may ask for ID before releasing the child.

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  • Welcome to Woodlawn


    Woodlawn Elementary School, located on 5.1 acres of land in North Lawrence, has a long history and can trace its roots back to the earliest settlements in the area. Originally named Fifth Ward School, in 1890 it's teachers petitioned to have the name changed to Woodlawn because the building was surrounded by a wooded lawn of elm, birch and walnut trees. The original building burned to the ground in 1923, and a new school, also named Woodlawn, was built in 1924. Woodlawn serves students in grades K-5 including offering a full-day kindergarten program.


    Did You Know? The United States Department of Education has recognized Woodlawn as a National Blue Ribbon School! In addition, the Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force awarded Woodlawn its Challenge Award for inspiring high student achievement among populations with high ethnic and economic diversity.


    "Promoting a healthy self–image, positive attitude, and essential skills to live, learn and work in international society"

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  • School Hours
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
    8:00am - 3:05pm
    8:00am - 12:15pm
    (785) 832-5920
    Jayci Roberson
    508 Elm Street
    Lawrence, KS 66044
    KSDE verifies this district has attained the highest level of achievement in providing services to children with disabilities