Hillcrest Elementary

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    March 17, 2020 Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced the immediate closure of all schools in Kansas for the remainder of the academic year. As a result, Hillcrest Elementary and all USD 497 schools will be closed through May 21, 2020.  All district activities are cancelled at this time, including Kindergarten Orientation and 5th gr. Promotion Activities.  The superintendent urges staff and families to heed this order. Please avoid gatherings, travel, and unnecessary socializing. 

    Please visit  https://www.usd497.org/Coronavirus for more information and local resources.

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  • Kindergarten Enrollment

    At this time Kindergarten Orientation Sessions have been cancelled due to school closings. We will be mailing Welcome Packets to those students who are enrolled for the 2020-2021 School Year. 


    Kindergaren Enrollment Directions:  

    Children who reach age 5 on or before Aug 31, 2020, are eligible for kindergarten enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year.  Please share this information with your neighbors, friends and/or family who may also have an eligible student.

    Click Here to begin the on-line enrollment process.  

    Next, Fax (785-832-5722) or Scan the documents listed below to kkrannaw@usd497.org as a PDF. (If you do not have access to either of these, you may take a picture of the documents.  Please send a clear, bright picture void of shadows.) 

    • *Certified Birth Certificate - *We will need to see the original prior to the first day of school, but can use the scanned copy for now due to the Social Distancing Order that is in effect.  
    • Proof of Residency - Accepted: current water, gas, or electric bill, or your current vehicle registration 
    • Current immunizations - Immunizations that your child has had to this point
    • *Physical - *We understand that some children have not have their Physical yet and will have more immunizations at that time. You may scan that as soon as it is complete, or prior to the first day of school. 


    If your family is currently living with another person or family, you will need them to fill out an Affidavit of Residency for your "Proof of Residency".

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  • Enroll your incoming student for the 2020-2021 school year: click here to register

    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)

    WELCOME & ENROLLMENT CENTER / 110 McDonald Drive Lawrence, KS 66044-1063   Office: (785) 330-1921

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  • Hillcrest Blue Ribbon School

    The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Awards Hillcrest Elementary School

    The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Every year the U. S. Department of Education seeks out and celebrates great American schools, schools demonstrating that all students can achieve to high levels. More than 8,500 schools across the country have been presented with this coveted award. The National Blue Ribbon School award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content. The National Blue Ribbon School flag gracing an entry or flying overhead is a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning. -Taken from the U.S. Department of Education Website

    Hillcrest Elementary National Blue Ribbon School Award Announcement

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  • Hillcrest Elementary School
    1045 Hilltop Drive
    Lawrence, KS 66044
    Phone: (785) 832-5720
    Fax: (785) 832-5722
    Principal: Tammy Becker
    Admin. Assistant: Kimberly Krannawitter
    Office Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    School Hours
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
    8:45 AM - 3:50 PM
    8:45 AM - 2:20 PM
    Boys and Girls Club Program
    Area Director: Scharla Paryzek
    PH: (785)813-6874

    2019-2020 District School Calendar  Click Here

    2020-2021 District School Calendar  Click Here