School District Offices and Schools will be Closed Thursday Nov 24 and Friday Nov 25 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Read Dr. Watlington’s message HERE.

Superintendent Watlington provides an update on the Facilities Planning Process. Read more HERE
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Welcome to Henry W. Lawton School!

What You Need to Know Now!

You can access the district’s calendar HERE.

School begins at 9:00 AM and dismissal will be at 3:20 PM for students in kindergarten and 3:30 PM for students in grades 1st – 5th.


** A list of supplies for all grades can be found here.

*** Term 1 Report Cards ***

Term 1 Report Cards will be made available for parents/guardians and students to view in the Backpack of the Parent & Family Portal and Student Portal by Monday, November 21.

Family Resources:

  • Viewing Report Cards in Campus Parent Stepper
  • Viewing Report Cards in the Student Portal Stepper
  • Video for Accessing Backpack in the Student Portal

** School Selection **

Schoo Selection School Selection is only for District public schools, not charter schools.

If you choose not to participate in school selection, you will automatically go to your feeder middle school.

Placement notifications will be available in your portal on 1/13/22 at 5:00pm.

You will need to accept your placement from your portal.  The last day to do so is 1/18/22


Health Insurance & Resource Benefits for Students and Parents/Guardians

The Office of Student Health Services is hosting a Health Insurance & Resource Benefits Forum for Students and Parents/Guardians, November 9 5-6 pm. The Forum is virtual and parents can register @ Translation will be available and all families, regardless of citizenship status are invited to come and learn about how to sign up for health insurance, the claiming the Child Tax Credit and other free health resources.

Translated flyers in all 10 SDP languages can be found here

Information on Parent/Guardian Engagement Grants can be found here.




Title 1 Parent Information

The 2022-2023 Lawton School Plan is now available for public review. Please provide any feedback here.



If you need to contact your child’s teacher, please send them a message via Class DoJo, Google Classroom, email, or phone call.


Steppers for logging in can be found here and will be provided with chromebooks.


News from Ms. Bender, Lawton School Counselor

Ms Bender’s virtual office hours will be from Monday-Friday between 10 am to 1:00 pm.

She can be reached via email at or by phone at 267-961-3250.

You can also use this form to send her a message.

As a reminder, the Philly HopeLine is available M-F from noon to 9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. to provide counseling services for students, parents and guardians who may need additional support during these difficult times. Phone or text 1-833-PHL-HOPE (1-833-745-4673).


Our Mission

We are committed to create a safe and nurturing learning environment. Students will achieve academic excellence, positive self-awareness, and social responsibility through exemplary teaching with differentiated and data driven instruction.