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  • Kindergarten, Pre-K Enrollment & Student Transfers for 2024-2025 Info

    Kindergarten & Pre-K registration are open.
    We welcome all children turning five years old on or before August 31, 2024, to register for kindergarten here. Once you submit the online enrollment application, the school will call to schedule a screening appointment.

    For new or returning preschool students, click here to register. Students must be at least three years old on or before August 31, 2024. This registers your child with Caldwell County Schools. It does not guarantee enrollment in a preschool classroom. 

    Student Transfer Enrollment Open through February 28
    Depending on space availability, students may apply to transfer from their home school district to the school of their choice. Students currently on an approved transfer or who would like to transfer are required to complete the online application each year.

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  • School Transfer Application Support Session for English Learners
    The English Learner Department will provide Spanish interpreter support for school transfer applications at the Caldwell County Schools Preschool Readiness Center in the Freedman Staff Development Room on February 20, 2024 from 1:00 pm - 5:00pm . If Spanish speaking families need assistance with school transfer applications, Spanish interpreters will be on site to assist with the application process. If an interpreter is required in a language other than English or Spanish, please email twaters@caldwellschools.com.

    332 Greenhaven Drive NW
    Lenoir, NC 28645

    Caldwell County Schools Preschool Readiness Center
    Freedman Staff Development Room
    February 20, 2024
    1:00 pm - 5:00pm

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    Friday, February 23 - Professional Development Day for staff

    Monday, March 4 - Teacher Planning Day

    Tuesday, March 5 - Professional Development Day for Staff

    Dr. Seuss Spirit Week

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  • Here Comes the Bus

    Here Comes the Bus



    We are excited to share that Caldwell County Schools, Caldwell County Smart Start, and Caldwell County Health Department have partnered to host our first annual Kinderpalooza Caldwell. This event will be held on Saturday, March 16 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at The Hudson Uptown Building. More details to come.

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  • Parent Portal Access Request

    Please click here for the Parent Portal Access Request.

    PowerSchool Logo

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  • Office Hours

    Monday - Friday
    7:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Visitors and Volunteers
    Upon arrival, please check in at the school office.


    Sawmills Elementary School Core Values
    We will support the whole child.
    We will act with, teach and model integrity.
    We will inspire students to find the best in themselves.

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  • Lunch Visitors
    Beginning in September, parents will be allowed to eat lunch with their student during the last week of the month. Please check with your student's teacher for the lunch schedule. We suggest that you arrive approximately 10 minutes early to "sign in" in the school office and then join the class to enter the cafeteria. 

    New Students 
    To enroll new students for the 2023-2024 school year, please click the link PowerSchool Enrollment
    Proof of residence is required at enrollment.

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  • NC Pre-K Registration

    If you are interested in applying for Pre-K for the 2022 - 2023 school year, please click here for enrollment applications. Complete and submit to the school.

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