James R. Wood School

Welcome to James R. Wood Elementary

Christy Pruski, Principal


summer office hours

June:   Monday - Thursday from 7:30 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 4:00.  
                              Closed from 12:00-1:00

July: Closed

August:     Monday - Friday from 8:00- 12:00 and 1:00 - 3:00
                              Closed from 12:00-1:00

upcoming events

August 15 Teacher Institute
           Kindergarten Orientation 
5:00-6:00 (Last Names A-M)
6:30-7:30 (Last Names N-Z)
August 16 Teacher Institute
August 17 First Day (1:40 Dismissal)
August 18 Back To School Night (see flyer below)

Back to school Night

Back to School Night is all set for Thursday, August 18th!  Each grade level has a specified time where teachers will discuss curriculum and class expectations.  See the flyer below for more information. 




If you missed Kindergarten Registration night, please call the office (498-2338) to set up an appointment to complete registration.  Children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2016 are eligible to attend Kindergarten.  

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
Mail received at new residences


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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.