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.
School PTAs are responsible for the organization of Fall/October and Valentine’s Day parties. These celebrations are designed for currently enrolled R-7 elementary students. Infants, preschool, middle school and/or high school students are not allowed in classrooms during celebration times. If food is part of a specific school celebration structure, due to an increasing number of students with life threatening food and nut allergies, as well as students with special dietary or medical needs, it is required that food for distribution and/or instruction will be nut free and be commercially labeled with ingredients.
Recognition of student birthdays is designed uniquely by each elementary school. Parents/guardians should contact the classroom teacher or school office regarding these school specific details. Birthday recognitions are intended to be a celebration of the child in meaningful ways absent of food. Outside food will not be accepted for all class distribution as part of the birthday recognition. Birthday recognitions are designed to be an integrated part of the school day versus a time that interrupts the daily classroom or building routines or instructional time. Birthday recognition will be designed so as not to impact the dietary decisions or needs of other students. Invitations for out of school parties cannot be brought to school for distribution. Deliveries for students will not be accepted at school (i.e. floral arrangements, balloon bouquets, etc.).