Enrolling in the R-7 School District

Please check your school attendance area if you are new to the area. You may live in the City of Lee’s Summit but not within the boundaries of the R-7 School District. If you have questions or if you’d like to know which school your child will attend, please click here.

Residency Requirements

As part of an ongoing effort to tighten R-7 School District residency requirements, all families are asked to provide proof of residency at the start of each school year. This annual requirement helps ensure that students who are not residents of the school district are not attending R-7 schools. Click here for complete residency requirements.

Annual Registration/Enrollment Procedures

All student enrollment (including Kindergarten) is handled at the school your child(ren) will be attending. Annual registration/enrollment dates and times can be viewed on this district web page or you can call the school directly for dates and times. If you are unsure which school your child will attend, please click here.

Kindergarten enrollment is held each spring in every attendance area. To be enrolled in Kindergarten, a child must be five years of age before August 1st. Proof of age, immunization records, and proof of residency are required for children entering school for the first time.

The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District Policies, JEC & JECA, require the following documentation at the time of enrolling for students domiciled with a parent, legal guardian or military guardian. Questions regarding procedures can be directed to the school principal or to the R-7 department of student services, (816) 986-1039.

Requirements For All Students:

Proof of Residency Within Lee’s Summit R-7 School District Boundaries Residency can be proven by submitting one of the documents described below:

A. A current, original utility bill (only electricity, gas-not propane, water or water statement of account) that meets the following:

  • For enrollment prior to the beginning of school a billing/statement date of either July or August of that school year will be required, during the school year the billing/statement date needs to be within 30 days of the date the student is attempting to enroll.
  • The bill must be in the resident’s name.
  • No final or disconnect notices will be accepted.
  • If student and parent(s)/guardian (s) are living with a district resident notarized district forms (R1 & R2) are required. These standard forms are available at each school’s office.
  • On-line payment information will be accepted only from the utility company (not third-party pay service) and include all the information listed above.

B. Rental/Lease agreement including:

  • Dates of agreement
  • Name, address, phone and signatures of the lessee and lessor
  • If student and parent(s) are living with a district resident, notarized district forms (R1 & R2) are required. These standard forms are available at each school’s office.

C. A contract to build a home in the district reflecting a possession and closing date within 90 calendar days of the first day of school.


Guardianship

Any student wishing to enroll who is domiciled with a guardian residing in the school district will submit a legal document showing court appointed guardianship. Exceptions will be made in adherence to federal/state regulations.
Students not domiciled with a resident parent or legal guardian will only be permitted to enroll if they are a “homeless child” within the meaning of state law or have sought and received a waiver from the district.

Parental Rights

The custody of a child is presumed to be held by the child’s parents unless a court order states otherwise. Even in divorce situations, it is presumed that both parents will have joint legal custody of the child. That is, they will share equally in all important decisions such as medical and educational. If one parent informs the school district that the other parent has been denied custody or visitation, that parent must provide a copy of the court document as proof.

Submission of Residency Forms

In cases requiring affidavits to certify that a child’s parent(s)/guardian (s) and child are domiciled with a resident of the Lee’s Summit School District, current forms must be submitted each year, even when no changes have occurred from the previous year.

Additional Requirements For New Students:

In addition to the requirements listed above a new student must provide:

Basis for Admission of Student Form

Each year, all students must complete a Basis for Admission of Student form signed by their parent or legal guardian. Forms are available at the building or on the district web site.
Note: The above Basis for Admission form is in PDF format, requiring Adobe Reader software to view.

Immunizations

According to state law, documentation of immunizations are required before a student can be enrolled. A copy of a complete official immunization record from the former school, health department, or doctor’s office must be provided.

Safe Schools Act Statement

All new students, grades 1-12, must complete a Safe Schools Act Statement.

Proof of Age

A copy of an official birth certificate or other official document must be provided with the following information:

  • Child’s legal name
  • Birth date
  • Parent/parents’

To obtain a birth certificate, contact the state in which the student was born. In Missouri, contact Jackson County Health Department at (816) 881-4424.

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