New Student Registration

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    The links on this page are for NEW students or students who left and are now returning to the district and are not currently enrolled and attending in our district. Please note that only legal parents/guardians may register a student. Registration Questions? Call us at 785-330-1921.  

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    New Student Registration for this current 2022-2023 school year: Register Now

    Please Note: Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is tentatively scheduled to open by mid February, 2023. Please check back at that time. 

     

    Kindergarten Registration Information: Children who turn 5 years old by August 31, 2023 may enroll for kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year when registration opens this coming February 2023. Please check back at that time. 

    Interested in our Early Childhood Program? All Pre-K slots have been filled for the 22-23 school year and enrollment is closed. Peer Model applicants will still be reviewed. Please click here for information about the program and qualifications prior to applying above.  Applications for the 2023-2024 school year will accepted starting February of 2023. 

    Interested in the Lawrence Virtual School Program? Please click here for information about the program and qualifications for future applications.     

    USD 497 Classified Staff - Early Childhood Benefit Enrollment for 3 & 4 year old children:  Instructions . Applications for the 2023-2024 school year will accepted starting February of 2023.  

    Montessori education at New York Elementary School: This program is currently full for the 2022-2023 school year and new applications will be added to our waitlist.  Lawrence Public Schools will begin a phased approach to offering a free, public Montessori education at New York Elementary School. Click here for the Board Statement dated April 25, 2022.  Applications for the 2023-2024 school year will be accepted starting mid February of 2023.  

     

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    Once you have completed the online registration, email the required documents listed below enrollment@usd497.org or fax them to 785-596-6548. 

    Kindergarten Registrations 2023-2024 (registration will open mid Feb.):  Please provide the required documents listed below directly to your child's elementary school office. Once they have received all required documents, your school will send you an invitation to attend a Kindergarten Orientation which will be held in the spring. 

    NOTE: Early childhood and Lawrence Virtual School (LVS) applicants will wait to supply the documents below until prompted during the application process. Please continue to check your email for directions.

    • Certified Birth Certificate (For kdg and 1st grade students attending public school for the first time, you must present an original certified Birth Certificate in person.) 
    • Proof of ResidencyAccepted forms: current utility statement - water/gas/or electric, current car registration, or a new lease agreement. If purchasing a home - the Settlement Statement from closing. (We cannot accept: phone, cable, or other miscellaneous bills or tax and mortgage statements.) If you do not have these documents in your name, contact us at 785-330-1921. 
    • Current Immunizations 
    • Health Assessment (If entering a Kansas school for the first time between the ages of 4-9, performed by a physician/health care provider and dated within one year prior to school entry.)
    • Parent/Guardian Picture ID To match the parent name on the birth certificate or the name on the guardianship paperwork.
    • Guardianship papers If applicable. 

    Next, for children of families that are culturally &/or linguistically diverse, email cldscreening@usd497.org to schedule an appointment for your student to complete the state-mandated required screening.

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    2022-2023 Calendar 

    School Hours

    Elementary Supply List (Secondary schools and teachers will share requested supplies for students to bring to classes.)

    Bus/Transportation Enrollment Form and Bus Routes

    Free & Reduced-Price Lunch Application and School Fee Information 

    Required Immunizations and Health Services Information

     

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    Enrollment Center
    110 McDonald Drive . Lawrence, KS 66044 . 785-330-1921 . enrollment@usd497.org