There are 18 elementary schools in the R-7 School District, serving kindergarten through 6th grade. Each building maintains its own identity, yet provides a full range of elementary programs designed to meet the needs of all children. The elementary curriculum emphasizes mastery of basic skills in reading, math, science, social studies, communication arts, health, art, music and physical education. The curriculum is individualized to meet special needs, and activities are provided which develop social as well as academic skills. Progress reports are issued quarterly, and individual conferences are scheduled for ongoing parent-teacher communication.
To help families prepare for kindergarten and to allow the district to plan for the coming school year, all elementary schools host annual spring “Kindergarten Kickoff!” sessions for incoming kindergarten students and their families. Information and schedules for these events are available on the Kindergarten Registration page of our Elementary Education website.
To be eligible for kindergarten in the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, children must be 5 years old before Aug. 1. For more information about school entrance requirements, you may also reference our Board of Education School Admissions Policy (JEC).
R-7 kindergarten programs focus on a nurturing environment which provides for both academic and social growth while allowing children to begin to develop personal responsibility and independence.
Wondering if your child is ready for kindergarten?
Take advantage of this free and optional service provided by Lee’s Summit R-7 Parents as Teachers.
Parents as Teachers is offering a limited number of screening appointments for children who are kindergarten eligible for the 2020-21 school year. The information you will receive from your child’s screening appointment will assist you in making an informed decision as a parent on your child’s kindergarten readiness skills.
Please call (816) 986-2486 to schedule your child’s screening.
Before/After School Care
Our Kids Country program’s mission is to provide support to families by caring for their children during out of school time in a safe, nurturing, fun and educational environment. Kids Country continues to be one of the top programs in the state.
The R-7 Elementary Summer Learning Institute will offer enrichment and recovery courses at nine sites June 1-July, 2021. See the linked flyer for more information. For Spanish translation, please contact Ryan Rumpf at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elementary Student/Parent Handbook
The Elementary Student/Parent Handbook provide parents and students with district policies and guidelines related to health, transportation, discipline, hours of attendance, programming and much more. The handbooks are updated annually to reflect any changes in policies or procedures.