Lawrence Public Schools Closed March 13 Through March 29, 2020
Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health has ordered closures for 14 days of all K-12 schools, recreational facilities, and public libraries in an effort to stem the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The order prohibits public gathering of more than 250 people in Douglas County. The closure order, which was made in consultation with city, county, and school officials, including Lawrence Superintendent Dr. Anthony Lewis, takes effect immediately.
As a result, Lawrence Public Schools will be closed March 13-March 29. All school activities, practices, and events also are canceled during this time, unless special permission is granted by the superintendent.
Visit USD 497 for information.
April 30th, 2020
Children who reach age 5 on or before Aug 31, 2020, are eligible for kindergarten enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year.
Incoming kindergartners and their parent or guardian are invited to attend the Kindergarten Orientation session held on Thursday, April 30th at Woodlawn Elementary. Children will have an opportunity to meet kindergarten teachers, visit classrooms, and participate in fun, educational activities while parents meet in the Library.
Please contact the school at 785-832-5920 to sign up for a session.
The next step will be to Enroll your student for school.
Once you have enrolled your student using the link below, bring the documents under "enrollment" to the school during Orientation.
To enroll for the 2020-2021 school year click here.
To register for the 2020-2021 school year click here.
Once you have registered online, we will need these items in order to complete enrollment:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can forward them your student's school records.
Boys and Girls Club
Register here for Boys and Girls Club!
Boys and Girls Club has an after school program located at Woodlawn. The program is offered to students in grades K-5. Program hours are from 3:05-6:00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and from 1:35-6:00 on Wednesday. All participants must enroll and be accepted into the program. Enrollment is limited. Contact Boys and Girls Club at 785-423-3695 for more information, find information on their website https://bgclk.org/.
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.
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"