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Welcome to James R. Wood Elementary

Christy Pruski, Principal

Summer Hours

June: Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
**Closed from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm**

August: Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

**Closed from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm**

Upcoming Events

August 17th - Kindergarten 'Popsicle Pop-in' / Welcome Night
5:00 - Students with last name A-M
6:30 - Students with last name N-Z

August 17th - JRW New Student Welcome Night (6:00 pm)

August 17th - **Supply drop-off anytime between 3:00 - 7:00 pm**
August 21st -  First Day of School (1:40 Dismissal)

September 4th - No School (Labor Day)

September 7th - Early Dismissal (11:40 am)

September 8th - Picture Day

September 13th - Fall One School One Book Program Begins

September 14th - JRW Open House (6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

New Student Welcome

James R. Wood would like to invite all new students to attend this event on , August 15th at 6:00 pm in the Melissa Ackerman Cafeteria. We hope to make your transition to our great school as smooth as possible!

JRW is excited to announce the PickUpPatrol app for dismissal changes!

JRW is thrilled to use PickUpPatrol, our new dismissal program app!  We piloted PickUpPatrol last year at the Kindergarten and 4th grade levels.  The feedback was extremely positive!  Parents should have received an email from PickUpPatrol on Monday, August 14th with registration information.  If you did not receive the email, please contact Mrs. McNurlan in the JRW office.   

JRW Open House

JRW will be hosting an Open House event on Thursday, September 14th.  The family is invited to visit classrooms, meet the teachers and take an informal tour the school.  We will also be hosting an Ice Cream Social fundraiser for the One School One Book program.  
Blended Preschool - 2017-2018
We are still taking applications for the New Tuition Preschool for the 2017-2018 school year. Please submit application and all required paperwork to register for the program. Applications will be accepted until all available spots are filled. Please see the Virtual Backpack on the District Home page for a detailed letter and application. Any questions may be directed to Ashley McNurlan or by calling 498-2338.
All students must prove residency during the registration process. If you have an older child in the district, residency has already been established and no additional documents are required. In order to prove residency parents must provide:

Category A (one document required)
Most recent property tax bill (homeowners)
Mortgage papers (homeowners)
Signed and dated lease (renters)
Letters of residence from landlord in lieu of lease (7.60-AP2,E1)
Letters of residence to be used when the person seeking to enroll a student is living with a District resident (7.60-AP2,E2)

Category B (two documents required)
Drivers' license
Vehicle registration
Voters registration
Most recent utility bill
Current public aid card
Current homeowners/renters insurance policy
Receipt for moving van/truck rental


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Volunteer Information
Interested in volunteering at JRW? We are always looking for volunteers to help in the classroom, assist in the learning center, assist with One School One Book, and numerous other ways throughout the school year. If you would like to volunteer, please review the Volunteer Handbook and complete the required Volunteer Forms.