Cordley Elementary

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    District Choice Board (mailed to all families), OPTIONAL

    Here are the boards that were mailed to families.  Choice Boards (versión en español

    Students and Families One-Stop Tech Shop
    One Stop Tech Shop 

    "Go" Page

     The Go page is where the district is housing all of our online resources in one place.  Students will only need to login once to gain access to all the programs in Go.  You do not need an ipad to access our online resource from Go.  Here's how you can log in:
    1. Go to (This is where students will always go to login to our online resources)
    2. Select "Students"
    3. Select "Sign in with ADFS" (or use the student's QR Card to skip steps 4-6)
    4. Enter their student ID for his/her username: ex.10300201
    5. Enter their password which is their birthdate: ex(mmddyyyy) 04172011
    6. It might ask to verify the password one more time. Enter it again.
    7. Once in GO, click on the resource they want to use.
    8. Happy elearning!

    Click here to go to the Go page

    Video Tutorial on How to Access Go

    Video Tutorial on How to Use Think Central (Math Expressions Materials Online)


    Parent Resource Page for Student Engagement Activities

    Click link above for online resources you can use with your child (optional)


    USD 497 Closed for the Remainder of the 2019-2020 School Year by Governor's Order


    It with heavy hearts that USD 497 shares that Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced today the closure of all K-12 schools in the state for the remainder of the school year. The closure order is effective immediately and follows consultation with Kansas education officials.

    As a result, Lawrence Public Schools will be closed through May 21. All school activities also are canceled, unless special permission is granted by the superintendent.

    The district continues to discuss options for providing essential services, such as serving school meals and supporting continuous learning. We began offering grab-and-go breakfast and lunch service at five school sites today. We will be sending families a short survey to determine those who need meals for their children but lack transportation to get to one of our drive-thru meal sites.

    The district will gather administrators this week to discuss these latest developments. Building administrators will meet with school staff next week. We anticipate implementing a plan for continuous learning for students beginning March 30. Additional information will be shared with staff and families as soon as decisions are made.

    "These unprecedented circumstances call for all of us to work together as a community to develop solutions for our children," said Superintendent Dr. Anthony Lewis. "We understand that school closures shift the responsibility for educating children to families. Our professional staff stands ready to support all students and families."

    Per the Governor's order, this closure is intended to support social distancing and restrict personal contact. Individuals are encouraged to avoid gatherings larger than ten people. The superintendent urges staff and families to heed this order.

    Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health announced this afternoon that Douglas County has its first confirmed case of COVID-19, a man in his 20s who recently traveled to Florida. Local health officials are working now to identify his close contacts and anyone who may have been exposed.

    If you have symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath and may have had contact with someone with a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19, stay home and call your healthcare provider for instructions. If you are sick or have a chronic health condition, it is essential that you stay home.

    Visit for state COVID-19 resources or for national guidance.

    We will continue to inform staff and families of updates as decisions are made and additional information becomes available.





    Click Here for Info on Kindergarten Orientation


    New Administrative Assistant

    Cordley Families, we wish to thank you for all of your patience and understanding as we worked to hire a new person for the front office. We are excited to share that we have hired Ann Reaney for the administrative assistant position. Ann has previously worked at LMH and as an administrative assistant for a local artist. She is thrilled to be joining our school and is looking forward to getting to know you and your child(ren) over the next few weeks. Please join me in welcoming Ann to our Cordley community!

    Honorary Hawk of the Month Staff Award

    We are excited to announce our monthly Honorary Hawk of the Month Staff Award!
    We will recognize one staff member each month, and Cordley families we want your help with nominations!! We encourage you and your child to think about staff members who have made an impact in your lives. It could be a teacher, interventionist, para, custodian, nurse, counselor, etc! You are welcome to complete the nomination form online or a paper copy we will send home. Nomination Form

    I’m super excited to announce our January Honorary Hawk of the Month. This staff member has been seen making personal connections with students. The staff member goes out of their way to give a smile and wave when students are walking by. One student said that she liked how this person actually talks to them and cares about them. This staff member is at Cordley early in the mornings in the freezing cold making our sidewalks and parking lots safe. This staff person goes above and beyond making our school a safe and clean environment.

    The January Honorary Hawk of the Month is...Mr. Romero!!!!

    Mr Romero


    LPS Strategic Plan 

    Lawrence Public Schools will ensure that students of all races, backgrounds, and abilities achieve at high levelsdemonstrate proficiency in reading by the third grade and in math by the eighth grade, and graduate on time prepared for success in college and careers.  Click the link above to read more about our strategic plan.

    Kansas Legislation on Public Schools

    Stay informed and learning about the latest bills and actions being taken by our Legislators that impact public schools.  Check out the various links on this page to learn more about what action is taking place.  


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  • Safe Routes to School

    This Safe Routes to Schools map was made by the City of Lawrence, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, and Lawrence Public Schools as part of a community-wide effort to show students and parents the safest route to their neighborhood school. We encourage you and your student to use this map for International Walk to School Day on October 7th, 2015—and every day!—and then provide feedback on street conditions, traffic conditions, and the usability of your Safe Route on the link attached.  Additional questions can be sent to ,, or

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    Cordley Elementary School
    1837 Vermont St.
    Lawrence, KS 66044
    PH: (785)832-5640
    Fax: (785)832-5658

    School Hours:
    Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays:


    Office Hours:
    8:00am - 4:30pm
    Boys and Girls Club Program:
    3:50pm - 6:00pm
    Site Manager:August Swanson
    PH: 785-393-4921