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Temporary Relocation for 2023-24 School Year

  • Woods Lake Elementary will be undergoing substantial mechanical updates this year. To facilitate that work, the school community will be temporarily relocating for the 2023-2024 school year. All programs will continue during the temporary move and that includes the following: Dance, Communities In Schools, Kids In Tune, and Gilmore Piano Labs.

    • The building must be vacated in order to do the extensive amount of work required.

    • It is not possible to have students remain in the building during construction due to replacing HVAC and fire suppression systems.

    • There is not one vacant building in KPS to accommodate all WL students.

    • Next year’s K-3 students will relocate to South Westnedge.

    • Next year’s 4-5 students will relocate to Oakwood.

    • Students will return to 3215 Oakland Drive for the 2024-25 school year with an enlarged south parking lot and drop-off area, relocated playground, new windows, classroom casework, new lockers and air conditioning.

    Please click on the link below to access the PowerPoint presentation that was shared at a Jan. 30 informational meeting:


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Woods Lake Elementary

  • 3215 Oakland Drive
    Kalamazoo, MI 49008

    Phone: (269) 337-0790

    Student Day: 8:44 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.

    Half-Day: 8:44 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Principal: Ms. Linda Mitchell

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    Lead Secretary: Pilar Short

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    Assistant Secretary: Susana Morales Reyes

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    Achievement and Behavior Support Specialist: Irving Smith

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    Home Support Specialist: Natalie Orbe

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