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April 7, 2020

School Closure
On April 6, 2020, Governor Hutchinson announced that schools will be closed for on-site instruction for the remainder of the year, HOWEVER learning will continue.  All teachers and administrators will continue to remain available via email or other forms of communication during the school day. 


Building Access:  Faculty, Staff, Visitors 
All buildings will remain closed to students and non-essential staff members until further notice.

We are following the recommendations from the Governor and CDC to remain closed.  Faculty and staff will be notified when to return by direction of their building principal.  They will schedule a time for individuals to be on campus.  If you are unsure of your schedule time, please email your building principal.  We will be minimizing the number of people at one time in the building.  All buildings will be closed on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, for a minimum 72-hour period, for disinfecting purposes.  Based on growing concerns with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, NO visitors may enter buildings on campus at any time. 


Learning from Home
The teachers will provide further guidance on expectations for student learning via Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI).  A plan for continued AMI learning from home will be communicated as soon as principals and teachers plan beyond April 17, 2020.  We will continue to make student and family-focused decisions with flexibility with reasonable expectations.  The administration will develop a system to provide educational opportunities at home.  Please look for those notifications from them or your teachers.


Prom, Cheer Tryouts, and Graduation Commencement
We know that these events are important to students and families. Obviously, we were unable to have prom or cheer tryouts on the originally scheduled dates. The high school administration is working towards making decisions concerning these events.  The decision will be based on the recommendations from the CDC and state guidelines as to when group gatherings may be permitted.  Mr. Wylie will send updates regarding this information as soon as possible.


Graduation Requirements
Updated graduation requirements for the class of 2020 have been sent from DESE.  Mr. Wylie and Mrs. Talent will contact each senior to inform them of their graduation status, device return, any outstanding charges owed, etc. and everyone will be informed of any unfulfilled requirement(s) which must be to be completed in order to earn their diploma.


Athletics and Activities
The AAA continues to have a “Dead Period” for all member schools.  Everything is cancelled due to until AAA requirements.  During this time, coaches (licensed teacher coaches and registered volunteers) shall be prohibited from engaging in any type of activity involving student athletes whether it be practice, training, weightlifting, tryouts, competition, or travel.  Further, school athletic facilities are closed.  The AAA will inform us of when the “Dead Period” is over. 


Nutrition Services
We will not provide meals at the main campus.  We are working in coordination with the Cleveland County School District to provide meals.  These meals can be picked up at the Head Start.  You must continue to follow their guidelines for receiving any meals. We are extremely thankful to Mr. Dupuy and his staff for allowing us the opportunity to participate in their meal program.


Device Return & Personal Items Left at School
The administration is developing a plan for students and staff to return school property.  At this time, any personal items may be retrieved.  The procedures for this exchange will be coming soon.


General Information
During this unprecedented time, communication is important.  We will keep everyone informed in a timely manner.  Thank you parents and staff for your hard work and patience.  Please contact your child's teacher(s) or principal if you have questions or concerns. We will do our best to help you during this complex situation.  Changes are made daily and we know there will be questions.  Reaching out directly to school personnel will be the best form of communication.  Continue to refer to the Woodlawn School District Website,, and the Cleveland County Newspaper for ongoing information.


Stay Healthy Reminders
*Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
*Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
*Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 
*Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
*Stay home while you are sick; avoid others. Must be fever-free for at least 24 hours without medication to return to school.
*Cover mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
*Call your doctor if you have symptoms such as fever, coughing and trouble breathing

Dudley Hume
Woodlawn Superintendent

Woodlawn School District

Parent Engagement Summary

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The Woodlawn Public School district, in collaboration with parents, established a parental involvement plan that establishes the district’s expectations for parental involvement, and includes programs and practices that enhance parental involvement and reflect the specific needs of students and families. The Woodlawn School District is excited to share above our Parent Engagement summary of the engagement plan.  Ark. Code Ann. § 6-15-1704(a); Rules Section 3.02  

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Woodlawn School District
6760 US-63
Rison , Arkansas 71665
Phone: (870) 357-8108
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