New Families

  • Welcome to Woodland!

    We consider it a great privilege to be a part of your child's educational journey, and we look forward to getting to know each of you. The beginning of a new school year is always exciting. We know you may have questions, and we hope most of those are answered here. Please contact either one of us directly for any questions you may have.

    If you don’t find what you need here, please call the school office at 901-685-0976. We are so very glad you are joining the Woodland family! 

    Lower School Director

    Amy Smythe, Head of Early Childhood and Lower School,

    Middle School Director

    Angie Hackmeyer, Head of Middle School,

    2021-22 Dates


    More information can be found online on the school calendar or you may check the 2021-2022 Major Dates Calendar.

    Lunch Program 
    Woodland utilizes the services of Piccadilly Restaurants to provide our students with daily lunch options. Parents will be given the opportunity in July to order a 5 pack, 20 pack, semester, or yearly lunch plan. Students place lunch orders each day in homeroom. Daily lunch options include a sandwich or hot lunch, drink, and two sides. Questions about the lunch program can be directed to Students in the Little Woodland class bring their own lunches and do not purchase a lunch at school.

    Each child should have an updated shot record and birth certificate on file with the school before the first day of school. Contact with any questions. 


    School registration forms were emailed to you from our Communications Director Lacey Hibbard. The email provides a link with instructions on completing your child's forms. 

    School Hours

    • LW, PK, and JK: 8:00-2:45  (1/2 day dismissal time is 11:15)

    • SK-8th Grades: 8:00-3:00  (1/2 day dismissal time is 11:30)

    • Early room for all students begins at 7:30 a.m.

    • Before school care for students is available for students in grades PK-8th grade. Drop off times are from 7:00 to 7:15 a.m. The drop-off location is at the lower gymnasium door. There is a $3 per day fee for Before School Care.

    • After school care for students is available for students in grades PK-8th grade from dismissal to 6:00 p.m. Pick-up is at Haygood Gym entrance. There is a $4.60 per hour fee for After School Care billed monthly through Smart Tuition. Click here for more information.

    Summer Reading for Rising Grades SK-8

    Go to for summer reading assignments.


    School start-up supplies are covered by the Woodland School Fee. More information can be found here and by clicking on your child's grade to see the supplies listed and covered by the school fee. 

    Tuition Payment Information 
    All families should register with Smart Tuition Payment Management System by going to within 10 days of the signed enrollment contract or additional handling fees will apply. Our school code for SMART is 12565. All Payments must be made using the Smart Tuition Payment Management System. The first payment for all payment plans is due no later than July 15th. 
    For your convenience, extended payment plans begin as early as June 1st.  Woodland strongly recommends an ACH bank draft for all monthly payment options in order to avoid late fees and other delays in payment processing. For questions regarding SMART Tuition, please contact, the Smart Tuition Parent Help Center at 888-868-8828 or Director of Finance, Ray Livingston, at


    Students in grades SK-8 wear uniforms that are purchased through Lands’ End. Students in PK and JK are required to purchase a cobalt short sleeve polo shirt with the Woodland logo. Please visit our Lands' End site to order uniforms. Please note that light-up shoes are not allowed at school.

    In order to get the correct uniform information and requirements, parents must visit the uniform website here


    Our school website is the place to go for the latest information.  A school calendar, teacher web pages, and important information for the school community will be posted on the website. Parents will receive login information the first week of school.

    Woodland Parent Organization

    The Woodland Parent Organization is an active participant in the life of the school. Quarterly meetings are held during the school year. The WPO hosts various fundraising events during the year as well as activities for students and teachers. Getting involved is a great way to get to know other school parents. You will have opportunities to sign up to help at various events.

    2021-2022 Officers

    President – Anna Francis

    Vice-President – Kristen Ireland

    Past President – Sally Nickele

    Secretary – Angelica Johnson

    Treasurer – Kathryn Gilliland

    Chaplain/Parent Liaison  – Bettina Brown

    Athletic Booster Club Chairman – Dale Creasy