As we prepare for the 2020-21 school year, our work is guided by a mission to support students on all fronts by meeting their unique academic, social emotional, developmental and physical needs, including and especially students who experience other at-risk factors when they are not in our schools. We plan to offer as many programs and services as we can, while adhering to public health guidance this year.
Please visit our Lee's Summit R-7 Schools Nutrition Services website for the most up-to-date information about school meals.
Currently BASS enrollment is closed. Please visit the Before and After School Services website for the most up-to-date information about after-school care.
The following websites provide resources and program information to support student well-being and social emotional health.
This year, in an effort to promote safe food distribution practices, all Nutrition Services staff will wear masks and gloves, students will wear masks in meal lines and cafeterias will be set up to promote social distancing and one-way traffic as much as possible. Lunch number keypads will be eliminated, and student meals will be checked off a roster.
The district will also implement the following protocols.
Procedures for lunch in the classroom:
Procedures for Secondary Cafeterias:
The district will promote social distancing to the greatest extent possible in the cafeteria by spacing seating out to the degree possible and not permitting side-by-side seating. With school populations split and Online Academy students outside the building, social distancing will be more feasible.
Schools will also be determining expanded areas to eat, such as courtyards, corridors, etc.
Breakfast will be a Grab and Go selection taken to the classroom as is normal practice. All trays, portions and utensils will be disposable. Tables will be sanitized in between classes and hot meal service will be delivered in to-go containers. Students will be required to use their ID badges to scan their lunch numbers.
Students utilizing the hybrid model of learning will have the option to pick up meal kits every week to be eaten on their virtual learning days. You will pick up three meal kits each week to be eaten on virtual learning days. Each meal kit will include three breakfasts and three lunches, one for each day of virtual learning. Fewer meals will be included for shorter school weeks.
HYBRID GROUP A: Students will pick meals on Wednesday.
HYBRID GROUP B: Students will pick up their meals on Monday.
VIRTUAL ONLY STUDENTS and children under 18 not attending school: students will pick up their meals on Monday and Wednesday.
Pick up Locations beginning on Monday, October 5, 2020 (Monday and Wednesday)
Lee's Summit High School: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Lee's Summit North: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Lee's Summit West: 12:00pm-1:00pm
To ensure meals are available, families should fill out a form for each student. However, they can designate the same pick-up location for each student.
Meal costs are free.
Families can find links to community resources for food, clothing, employment, child care and more at this link.
LSR7 has one of the largest bus rider populations in Missouri. It is not currently feasible to meet the needs of all of our current bus riders and keep students six feet apart. The Transportation Department is strongly encouraging families who have the ability to find additional means of getting to school to consider alternative options so that we can create the safest environment possible for our students most in need of bus transport.
The Transportation Department will make our buses as safe as possible by:
Note: While we will continue to serve as many students as we can, county restrictions may prompt more severe measures such as expanding parent transport/walk zones or adjusting school bell times.
Programming for children will be established based on the district’s chosen format and will be offered to the greatest extent possible. Regular communication to families will be provided through EZ Child Track via email and text as well as posts on BASS website and Facebook. BASS will follow restricted guidance on group sizes and utilize a waitlist at a site that reaches a maximum number of students.
LSR7 is committed to supporting the social-emotional health of our students, in addition to academic needs. As COVID-19 continues to impact our lives at home and at school, LSR7 will promote student well-being, strengthen relationships between students and staff and build safe and supportive learning environments, regardless of whether we are learning at school or virtually.
LSR7 will support students by:
LSR7’s staff members supported both the academic and social-emotional needs of our students throughout the pandemic with their talent and resilience, and we are committed to building a supportive environment for our staff members as well.
LSR7 will support staff members by: