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What is Response to Instruction (RtI)?

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.

How RtI Works

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.

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What is BIST?

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.

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What is Process for Car Rider Drop Off and Pick Up?

During arrival and dismissal, all cars enter through the second school entrance on Horridge Road. Once entering the parking lot, cars will turn right and drive south in order to curve around the visitor parking lot, stopping along the sidewalk to unload. In the afternoons, staff members will load 6 cars at one time. Once all 6 cars are loaded, the group of cars will be allowed to drive away. Parents should remain in thier cars and should refrain from pulling around other cars still dropping off or loading students.

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.

What are the Guidelines for Parties, Treats and Deliveries?

School PTA’s are responsible for the Fall/October and Valentine’s Day parties. Infants, preschool, middle school and/or high school students are not allowed in classrooms.

We honor our students throughout the year as they celebrate their birthdays.  Panther student birthdays are broadcasted over the intercom as part of our school announcements.  If you would like to help your child celebrate here at school, we’d like you to consider some of the following options:

Dedicate a Book!

We invite students to bring a book to dedicate to their homeroom.  We are asking that on your child’s birthday – in lieu of treats – they bring a book that characterizes them as a person or a book they love!  If bringing a book is not a possibility, your child can select a book that is part of the classroom library and his/her teacher will dedicate it to your child.  A special place card will be placed in the book with your child’s name and the year we are celebrating.  That special book will always be part of the classroom library!  What a way to leave a legacy for other readers!  The celebration will take place in the classroom at a time to be determined by the teacher.

Share a Special Gift!

Students may choose to bring in small items such as bookmarks, stickers, pencils, erasers, or gum to each student in their class.  Students love to receive special items in honor of a friend’s birthday.

Invitations for out of school parties cannot be brought to school for distribution.

Deliveries for students will not be accepted at school.

How Do I Visit School During the Day?

Students love seeing their family members visit for lunch and other special school activities.  If you will be visiting your child(ren) during lunch, please bring your drivers licence and check-in at the office where you will be given a visitor badge to wear while in the building.  Visitors may head to the lunchroom 5 minutes prior to the lunch time you plan to attend.  Please wait at the cafeteria entrance for your child(ren).

When attending an special event with your child during school hours, please bring your drivers licence and check-in at the office where you will be given a visitor badge to wear while in the building.  Should you wish to take your child with you when you leave, please sign out the student in the front office as you are signing out as a visitor.

How Do I Report An Absence?

To report an absence, please call our Attendance Secretary at 986-4213.  Please leave a detailed message on the voicemail, as it is checked regularly through the school day.

How Do I Change My Child’s Transportation?

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 986-4213.  If the phone is not answered, please leave a voicemail as it is checked regularly during the day.

If your child is riding home with another student on the bus or in a car, please send a note with your child.  Both students must have matching notes outlining the change in transportation.  Notes must be matched and stamped by the office before being returned to the student(s).  Please note—if you have more than one child @ SPE, please write a note for each child.

What is Process for Car Rider Drop Off and Pick Up?

During arrival and dismissal, all cars enter through the second school entrance on Horridge Road.  Once entering the parking lot, cars will turn right and drive south in order to curve around the visitor parking lot, stopping along the sidewalk to</span> <span style=”font-family: Tahoma”>unload.  In the afternoons, staff members will load 6 cars at one time.  Once all 6 cars are loaded, the group of cars will be allowed to drive away.  Parents should remain in their cars and should refrain from pulling around other cars still dropping off or loading students.

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.