2020-21 Reopening Overview
As the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District continues through 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 COVID-19's impact on our schools.
Latest Information (June 21 update)
The Jackson County Health Department (JCHD) has announced public health orders mandating mask-wearing in our county have expired.
According to JCHD, the announcement follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) revision to its guidance for fully vaccinated individuals. The new guidance states that in most settings individuals who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 can fully resume activities, both indoor or outdoor, large or small, without wearing a mask or social distancing.
In compliance with the expired health orders, masks will no longer be required in the LSR7 school district, pre-K - adult, regardless of vaccination status. However, the CDC and JCHD continue to strongly recommend that all individuals who are not fully vaccinated continue to wear masks, and we encourage all in our school community to adhere to public health recommendations. Fully vaccinated individuals are defined as people who have reached 14 days after their second Pfizer or Moderna shot or the Johnson & Johnson shot.
While cases are low in the LSR7 district currently, the district may need to reevaluate its mask requirements should cases spike in the opposite direction. Masks will continue to be required for all students and adults on school buses, per county directives. Those who aren’t fully vaccinated and are identified as a contact of a positive case are still required to quarantine for 14 days.