Lee’s Summit R-7 School District inclement weather closings update

// Posted By Janie Rohlfing

Inclement weather may result in closing, delayed opening or early dismissal of school. If the weather is SnowDaythreatening and there is a possibility of school closings, please tune into any major local radio or television station and listen or watch for “Lee’s Summit R-7 School District.”

In addition to the notice through the media, the R-7 School District sends a recorded phone call to all students’ families and all employees. Known as SchoolMessenger, the service has the capability to send a recorded telephone message to all families within minutes. This service is used for school closings as well as other communication. If severe weather necessitates that students be sent home early during the school day, these emergency calls would go to up to six phone numbers per student, including home, cell phones and parents’ work numbers. If a snow day is called the evening before or during the early morning, this emergency call will go only to students’ home phone numbers as well as to all R-7 employees’ home numbers. In the case of families with multiple children in the R-7 School District, SchoolMessenger will call the family just one time.

Families may also learn about snow days through the district’s electronic newsletter. All subscribers to R-7 News Update receive e-mail notice of all cancellations, early dismissals and late starts. To subscribe to this electronic newsletter, go to or call (816) 986-1014.

In addition, school cancellation notices are placed on the R-7 School District’s Facebook page (search for “Lee’s Summit R-7 School District” to become a fan of the page), on R7 Twitter (search for “LSR7″), on the R-7 website and on the R-7 School District Telephone Information Line. The District Information Line is (816) 986-1001.

All days lost due to inclement weather will be made up at the end of the school year.

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