R-7 elementary schools utilize Response to Instruction to meet the education needs of each child. This instructional model has been used successfully in various states and school districts across the U.S., and is supported by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Research indicates that this model provides more information about a student’s learning and his/her response to instruction.
All students are assessed in skill based areas. Small instructional groups may be designed to target specific skill deficits. Data is collected weekly to monitor progress and guide instruction. Students move through a tiered model of support based upon their need for additional instruction. RtI’s primary objective is to provide immediate intervention where needed to maximize learning.
Inquiries about RtI can be directed to a building administrator or your child’s classroom teacher.
The Lee’s Summit School District has adopted the BIST model as the district discipline philosophy. We believe that students and teachers have the right to learn and teach in an emotionally and physically safe environment. Our goal is to teach students to make appropriate choices and take responsibility for finding reasonable solutions for problems that may occur. It is our hope that parents will join with the schools in providing support to help students learn to make positive behavior and life choices.
Students enjoy seeing their family members visit for lunch. When visiting, please bring your drivers license and check-in at the office where you will be given a visitor badge to wear while in the building. Please find a seat at the visitor’s table. Your child will join you at the designated table.
Students may be dropped off for school each day at 8:45 a.m. On Wednesday’s students may be dropped off at 9:45 a.m.
During arrival and dismissal, all cars enter through the parking lot drive on the southeast side of the school. Upon entering the parking lot, cars will form a line along our sidewalk near the main entrance doors. Parents should remain in their cars and refrain from pulling around other cars still dropping off or loading students, or they may park in the parking lot to walk to the front entrance to assist their child to their vehicle. Staff members assist with loading and unloading car riders as their vehicle approaches the main entrance.
If your child will be going home in a different way, please notify the office. You may send a note to school or call the office at 986-4243. If the phone is not answered, please leave a voice mail message as it is checked regularly during the day. Please make any transportation changes by 3:30 p.m. to assure the correct information is given to the teacher and student.
If your child is riding home with another student on the bus or in a car, either send a note with your child, email or call the office at 986-4240. Both students must have parental permission outlining the change in transportation.
To report an absence for students, please call the office at 986-4243. Please leave a detailed message on the voice mail, as it is checked regularly through the school day.
Please contact Alicia Hodges, PTA President at email@example.com. Additional information is located under the PTA portion of the school website.