Lee's Summit R-7 School District
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ENROLLMENT/RESIDENCY

Enrolling in the R-7 School District

 

Please check your school attendance area if you are new to the area. You may live in the City of Lee’s Summit but not within the boundaries of the R-7 School District. If you have questions or if you’d like to know which school your child will attend, please click here.

Proof of Residency Within Boundaries

All parents or guardians of elementary and early childhood students are required to provide proof of residency during enrollment/registration, scheduled during late July/early August. Residency verification is required during these enrollment/registration sessions before students will be assigned to a classroom for the school year. Providing residency verification late July/early August will help R-7 staff prepare for school and will streamline the elementary Meet Your Teacher Night, scheduled a few days before the first day of school.

All secondary students’ parents or guardians are required to provide proof of R-7 School District residency during middle school and high school enrollments, scheduled for late July/early August.

 

Residency

Board of Education policy and state law require that all students attending the R-7 School District be permanently domiciled and living within the boundaries of the school district. Students must live with their parent(s) or legal guardian(s).

Residency Requirements

As part of an ongoing effort to tighten R-7 School District residency requirements, all families are asked to provide proof of residency at the start of each school year. This annual requirement helps ensure that students who are not residents of the school district are not attending R-7 schools.
 

Annual Registration/Enrollment Procedures

 
All student registration/enrollment (including Pre-K and Kindergarten) is handled online. Please click here for more information. Annual registration/enrollment dates and times can be viewed on this district web page or you can call the school directly for dates and times. If you are unsure which school your child will attend, please click here.

Kindergarten enrollment is held each spring in every attendance area. To be enrolled in Kindergarten, a child must be five years of age before August 1st. Proof of age, immunization records, and proof of residency are required for children entering school for the first time.

The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District Policies, JEC & JECA, require the following documentation at the time of enrollment for students domiciled with a parent, legal guardian or military guardian. Questions regarding procedures can be directed to the school principal or to the R-7 Department of Student Services, (816) 986-1039.
 

Requirements for All Students

 
Proof of Residency Within Lee’s Summit R-7 School District Boundaries Residency can be proven by submitting one of the documents described below:

Residency must generally be proven with a current utility bill (only electricity, gas (notpropane), water, or sewer water) that meets the following requirements: 

  • The bill must show the parent/guardian(s) name.
  • Billing/statement/service date:
    » For August enrollment/registration the billing/statement/service date must be June,
    July or August.
    » For enrollment at other times, the billing/statement/service date must be within 30 days of the
    date the student is 
    attempting to enroll. 
  • The service address. 
  • No final or disconnect notices will be accepted. 
  • On-line payment information will be accepted only from the utility company (not a third party pay service) and include all the information listed above.

If a parent/guardian is unable to produce a utility bill, the parent/guardian may prove residency in one of the following ways:

A. An existing rental/lease agreement will be accepted as proof of residency only if all utilities are included in the rental/lease agreement (such that the parent/guardian is unable to produce a utility bill).  The rental/lease agreement must include the following: 

Date of agreement.
Name of Lessee and Lessor.
Address of Lessee and Lessor.
Phone number of Lessee and Lessor.
Signature of Lessee and Lessor.
Document states that all utilities are included.

B. A new lease closing document reflecting that the parent/guardian has taken possession of property located within the LSR-7 district within the past 30 days.  The rental/lease agreement must include the following:

Date of agreement.
Name of Lessee and Lessor.
Address of Lessee and Lessor.
Phone number of Lessee and Lessor.
Signature of Lessee and Lessor.
Document states that all utilities are included.

C. If both the student AND parent(s)/guardian(s) are living with a district resident, notarized district forms (R1 and R2) are required with the resident’s proof of residency. These standard forms are available at each school’s office and original notarized forms must be returned to the school.

Proof of Residency Examples

 

KCPL Electric Bill

 
KCPL Electric Bill
KCPL has 2 pages.
Lee's Summit Water Bill
 
Lee’s Summit Water Bill
Public Water Bill
 
Public Water Bill

Gas Bill PDF

Gas Bill
Lake Lotawana Sewer
Lake Lotawana Sewer

 

Guardianship

Any student wishing to enroll who is domiciled with a guardian residing in the school district will submit a legal document showing court appointed guardianship. Exceptions will be made in adherence to federal/state regulations.

Parental Rights

The custody of a child is presumed to be held by the child’s parents unless a court order states otherwise. Even in divorce situations, it is presumed that both parents will have joint legal custody of the child. That is, they will share equally in all important decisions such as medical and educational. If one parent informs the school district that the other parent has been denied custody or visitation, that parent must provide a copy of the court document as proof.
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Submission of Residency Forms

In cases requiring affidavits to certify that a child’s parent(s)/guardian (s) and child are domiciled with a resident of the Lee’s Summit School District, current forms must be submitted each year, even when no changes have occurred from the previous year.

Additional Requirements For New Students

In addition to the requirements listed above a new student must provide:

Basis for Admission of Student Form

Each year, all students must complete a Basis of Admission through online enrollment.

Immunizations

According to state law, documentation of immunizations are required before a student can be enrolled. A copy of a complete official immunization record from the former school, health department, or doctor’s office must be provided.

Safe Schools Act Statement

All new students, grades 1-12, must complete a Safe Schools Act Statement.

Proof of Age

A copy of an official birth certificate or other official document must be provided with the following information:

  • Child’s Legal Name
  • Child’s Date of Birth
  • Parent(s) Name

To obtain a birth certificate, contact the state in which the student was born. In Missouri, contact Jackson County Health Department at (816) 881-4424.

Anti-Discrimination

In accordance with the provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, P.L. 93-112, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the regulations thereunder, it is the policy of the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District that no person shall, because of age, sex, race, disability, or national origin be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity of the District, including the employment of staff personnel. Written district policies concerning the rights and responsibilities of employees and students are available for inspection at the Stansberry Leadership Center (R-7 Administrative Offices), located at 301 NE Tudor. Inquiries by persons about their protection against discrimination under The Americans With Disabilities Act, Title IX, Title VI, or P.L. 93-112 and the Section 504 may be directed in writing or by telephone to: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 301 NE Tudor Road Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 (816) 986-1000