Military Connected Students


Woodlawn Elementary School is a military-friendly school that is committed to our students and families connected to our nation's military. Our faculty and staff strive to understand the unique circumstances of our military connected students. Please see the links below for helpful information for our military families.

Elementary School Student Enrollment Information

Parent Information Letter and Consent for MFLC Services

Please submit completed consent form to Sandra Graham:

Military Related Attendance Procedures:

Military deployment paperwork for military dependents, TN Law (TCA 49-6-3019) allows the following for out of country deployments 12 months or longer:

  • 1 excused absence when the parent leaves for deployment

  • 1 excused absence when the parent returns at the end of deployment

  • Up to 10 consecutive days excused absences when the parent is home from the deployment for Rest and Recuperation

  • Local policy allows up to 5 consecutive days of excused absences when the parent deployment is less than 12 months

  • Military paperwork/documentations MUST be provided to the school for these to be excused.

Helpful Links

Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC):

The mission of MCEC is to ensure inclusive, quality educational opportunities for all military-connected children affected by mobility, transition, deployments and family separation.

Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission:

The Compact provides information addressing key educational transition issues encountered by military families including enrollment, placement, attendance, eligibility and graduation.

Military One Source:

A central hub and go-to-place for the military community. Provides information about military benefits, deployments, reintegration, moves, parenthood, retirement and more.

American Red Cross:

Emergency communication for military families, financial assistance, referral services, deployment support and services.

Veterans Crisis Line:

Connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.


Online study materials to help improve scores on standardized tests such as state exit exams, college entrance exams, military entrance exam (ASVAB) and others. Content includes self-paced study programs in Math, English and Science, with a focus on materials for grades 8-12.

National Military Family Association:

Provides information and resources related to services and programs for military families.

Our Military Kids:

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to provide support (grants) and recognition to military children. Grants pay for participation in activities that help children cope with stress and anxiety while their parents are recovering or absent.

Real Warriors:

A multimedia public awareness campaign designed to encourage help-seeking behavior among service members, veterans and military families coping with invisible wounds.

Military Impacted Schools Association:

A national organization of school superintendents with a higher concentration of military students. Provides useful links for military families and educator resources. for U.S. Military Families

All K-12 children in National Guard, Reserve and Active Duty Military families are eligible to receive one-on-one academic support 24/7 in math, science, English and more, regardless of the service member’s branch or deployment status. for U.S. Military Families provides this service at no cost to K-12 military children through funding by the Department of Defense MWR Library Program, the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program and the Navy General Library Program. Grade K-12 students in military families can take full advantage of this valuable academic benefit.