LSR7 Roadmap to Reopening

Fall 2020 Reopening Overview

As the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District plans for the start of the 2020-21 school year, we are committed to keeping our families, staff, students, and community members informed.

The global coronavirus is an unprecedented event in our community. As we prepare multiple action plans to help our school district prepare for the uncertainties that lie ahead, our goals will remain to prioritize health and safety for our students, staff and community while ensuring our students have access to high-quality educational experiences.

This web page will serve as a home for information and updates related to the reopening of our schools.

Latest Information (updated Aug. 6)

Revised Calendar
On Aug. 6, the LSR7 Board of Education voted to delay the start of school to Sept. 8, based on guidance from the Jackson County Health Department (see the new calendar for the 2020-21 school year).

Instructional Model Declaration Form
Because guidance has changed significantly since our late June family surveys and July 16 BOE presentation, we will allow families to change their declaration or declare their choice for the first time if they previously missed the window. Families will once again be able to access the Fall 2020 declaration form in the parent portal of PowerSchool. The form will be available from 12 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7 through 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10.

R-7 Online Academy Course Offerings:
An updated list of all the courses that will be available for R-7 Online Academy students can be found here.

*Unless there is a significant improvement in community spread in the next few weeks, we will begin the school year by providing virtual instruction for all grade levels.*

    • If and when the Health Department determines it is safe for all or some of our school community to learn in our buildings, here is what we will implement (download PDF of image below): 

      • We will be communicating with the Health Department throughout the month of August to see if we could start our pre-K-3 students full-time in-person ahead of the rest of our district if our area experiences some improvement.
      • However, when the Jackson County Health Department determines in-person learning is safe for some or all of our students, we would implement the full-time in-person model for grades pre-K-3 and a hybrid model for grades 4-12. 

Board-approved Plan: PK‐12, full‐time in‐person attendance When full‐time in‐person learning is deemed safe PK‐3 full‐time, grades 4‐12 Hybrid When in‐person learning can occur with limited capacity PK‐3 full‐time, grades 4‐12 Virtual* *With exceptions for special education, English language learners, CTE, SRA While in significant community spread PK‐12, virtual While in significant community spread all ages



Roadmap to Reopening Report (PDF)

Roadmap to Reopening

Fall 2020 Instructional Options (PDF)

Instructional Options Fall 2020

Online Learning Comparison & Expectations (PDF)

Virtual Learning vs. Online Learning

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