New Student Registration

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    If your student currently attends Lawrence Public Schools, including LVS, you will access the 2022-2023 Annual Registration through your Parent PowerSchool Account. The links on this page are for NEW students who are not currently enrolled and attending in our district.   

    District Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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    New Student Registration is now available for the 2022-2023 school year: Register Now

     

    Kindergarten Registration Information and Directions: English / Spanish  Lawrence elementary schools invite families of children who will turn 5 by August 31, 2022 who are eligible to attend kindergarten in the fall to to enroll right away. 

    Montessori education at New York Elementary School: 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. This plan would start with kindergarten in the fall of 2022. The Montessori program would be open to all kindergartners with priority placement given to New York school families. Those families living in other school attendance areas who want their children to attend the Montessori program may submit a Transfer Request Form found at www.usd497.org/Transfers. New York families who prefer a traditional classroom may request a transfer to Cordley Elementary. The district evaluates transfers on a first-come-first-served and space-available basis. Transportation is not provided. Montessori parent information nights are in the works. Priority would also be given to kindergartners and children ages 3 and 4 who are considered “at risk.” If space is available, the district may enroll children ages 3 and 4 who do not meet “at risk” criteria and whose families would pay to attend the program. If you are interested in filling out an application for a child who is 3 or 4, please click the 22-23 Registration button above. Once in the form, select "PreK" for the grade, and answer "yes" to the question regarding applying for the Montessori program. 

    Interested in our Early Childhood Program? We are currently accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year. Please click here for information about the program and qualifications prior to applying above. (All slots have been filled for the current school year)

    Interested in the Lawrence Virtual School Program? The application period for the 2022-2023 school year is now open. Please click here for information about the program and qualifications prior to applying above. 

     

    Please Note: confirmation of your completed registration and further communication will be sent to your email.  Be sure to check your spam folder.   

    • To register a NEW student, you will create a login separate from any PowerSchool parent account. 
    • If you have previously registered a NEW student through PowerSchool registration and have forgotten your password, enter your email address and select the "Forgot Password" link.
    • If your email address is not recognized, please create a new account. 
    • If your student had previously attended a Lawrence Public school, and is returning to our district - you will register him/her as a new student. You will have a chance to mark them as a "previous student" in the application.          

     

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

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