This section of our web page is designed to help those of you who are new to Meadow Lane Elementary or maybe even Wayne County Schools in general. If you are trying to determine in which school district you live, our district boundary map may be able to offer you some general guidance in this area.
First let me tell you a little about Meadow Lane Elementary. We are a pre-kindergarten through fourth grade school. Our facility was built in 1958 so we have recently celebrated our sixtieth anniversary. We are looking forward to starting our school year in our new, beautiful building.
Once our students graduate from fourth grade they go to Greenwood Middle school which is located just across the street from us. Then when our kids reach high school age they generally go to Eastern Wayne High School or Spring Creek High School.
Many of our students are children of parents who are associated with Seymour Johnson Air Force base and therefore we are accustomed to students joining our facility, and unfortunately leaving, throughout the school year. We strive to make these transitions as smooth as possible for our students and their parents. In an effort to help with this transition we are creating this page to help you get the most direct access to information most commonly needed during these times. More in depth information which you may need later may be found elsewhere on this website. If there is information you feel would be helpful with this transition that we have not included here, please feel free to share this with us. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our website and communications with you.
One of the first things you may need is a school calendar. While this is the basic layout for our school year, you will find a more detailed calendar which is updated continuously and has special events that are specific to our school here on our website. Just click on the calendar tab at the top of the page to access this. Our home page also lists upcoming events.
To register your child to attend Meadow Lane you will need a few things. Follow this link to the list of registration requirements. The registration process generally takes about 30 to 45 minutes so please allow ample time in your schedule to complete this when you come. Mrs. Udana Bivins will need to assist you with this process and she is available most frequently during the hours of 8:00 - 3:00. If it is possible, please call (919) 751-7150 and make an appointment. We greatly respect your time and would like to keep you from waiting anymore than possible. An appointment will assist with in that regard.
While our dress code is spelled out in greater detail in the Parent/Student Handbook, please pay special attention to the following:
- No short, skirts, dresses, etc. more than 3 inches above the top of the knee (with or without leggings)
- Shirts, tops and dresses must have sleeves and cover the midriff and the chest
- No sagging pants or underwear visible
- No see through clothing
- Clothing should fit properly and be worn appropriately
- Meadow Lane requires students to wear athletic shoes on PE days
We respectfully ask that parents also observe the dress code while visiting on campus. Our students are very impressionable.
Once your child is enrolled you may drop him/her off between 7:10 and 7:30 am. Dismissal will begin at 2:45 pm. Any child arriving after 7:30am will be considered tardy. Three tardies constitute an absence. For your child's safety, changes in transportation arrangements will not be accepted by phone. Parents MUST provide a signed note to the teacher, or by fax (919-751-7159) no later than 1:30 PM. We do ask that anytime you are driving on campus, please do so at a safe SLOW speed and refrain from using cell phones. Cell phones distract even the best drivers and our students lives may very well depend on your following this request. More specific safety guidelines are located in the Parent/Student Handbook.
Should you decide to have your child ride the bus, school bus assignments are made by our elementary curriculum specialist and approved by our county transportation office. This generally takes an average of two days. Please do not just send your child to a local bus stop. The bus driver will not pick up children not on his/her bus roster.