When will Online Enrollment be ready?

Online Enrollment will be available beginning July 6, 2017 for students returning to the Lee’s Summit R7 School District.

What do I need to complete, and where can I complete the online registration process?

  • You will need any one of the following: desktop computer, laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone with Internet capabilities.
  • You need a reliable Internet connection.
  • You will need an electronic copy of your Proof of Residency information. If you do not have an electronic copy, you can use a scanner or a scanner app on your tablet or smartphone to get the paper copy into an electronic format.
  • Household information — address and phone numbers
  • Parent information — work and cell phone numbers, email addresses
  • Student information — demographic and health/medication information
  • Emergency contact — phone numbers

What if I have a payment question?

Contact your individual school if you have any questions about the mandatory items or additional items for payment.

When I create the InfoSnap parent account, will I need an email address?

Yes, a parent must provide an email address to create the account.  If you do not have an email address, you can create a free email account at either of these two sites:

What is Online Enrollment?

Online Enrollment is a web-based portal for parents and guardians to submit an application to enroll either new students to LSR7 schools or continuing students.

Do I have to upload Proof of Residency for each child?

Yes, the process to approve records is done on an individual student basis. Therefore, we need to see the residency file for each child. Example, if you have an elementary and middle school child you will upload the proof of residency document 2 times. Click here for a how to video on how to upload documents.

What if some of the pre-populated information was wrong when I logged in to InfoSnap?

Correct whatever information is allowed to be changed. Note that some information cannot be changed online using Infosnap and will need to be changed in person at the school.

How long will it take to complete the online portion of the registration?

IF you have your proof of residency and all other necessary items, online registration should not take more than 30 minutes per child. If you need to step away, InfoSnap will save your session and you can resume later by logging back into your PowerSchool Parent Portal.

If none of my child’s information changed, do I still need to do the online registration process?

Yes. In addition to the Health Information needed, there are several agreement questions that must be answered each year for your child’s health and safety, technology access, and participation in instructional programs.

What information should I have on hand to complete online registration?

Parents should have all the following information at hand before beginning to fill out the information to avoid having to go to the school if a mistake is made. • Residency documents; • Student-specific information you may need to enter, such as unique medical information; • Any required registration documents that need to be scanned/uploaded/ verified at the school (immunization record, birth certificate, etc.)

Is on-line registration a required annual process for parents?

Yes.  The district will require new and returning student families to complete this process on an annual basis.  Returning student families will only be asked to verify existing information on forms pre-populated with the student information already housed in PowerSchool.

What if a family indicates they do not have the means to complete online registration?

For new student enrollment throughout the year, each school office will provide a device to assist families.  Families can also access public computers at all Mid-Continent Public Library locations.  Elementary buildings will be having an Open House for new families who need assistance on July 25 during regular school hours.  The elementary school offices open full time the week of July 17.  The secondary building offices are open year round for families who need assistance with completing the online registration.

Can parents register from home?

Yes, you can register anywhere with an internet connection.

Can parents access the online enrollment from their smartphone or tablet?

Yes. You can access the online enrollment system from Android and iOS devices.

Can parents start my enrollment now and finish it later?

Yes.  As long as the application is not submitted via a Submit button as the final step, applications can be saved if more data entry is needed and reopened at a later time. You will re-enter via the account you set up when you began the enrollment / registration process.  

Once an application is submitted can a parent / guardian go back and make changes?

No, the system does not allow changes to a submitted enrollment/registration form.  A parent would need to contact their child’s school if a change needs to be made.

Do I have to answer all questions in the online registration application?

Questions marked with a red asterisk (*) require a response, and the process is not complete until those questions are answered.

How will parents know their registration was received?

Once the online registration  process is completed, parents will receive a confirmation of submission screen and an email.   

I have completed the online registration process. What is next?

Once all information has been entered for the student with an electronic signature, click “Submit.” A preview page will appear to review information entered for each page letting the parent know if any required fields are missing.  Upon final confirmation of submission, the parent/guardian should proceed to the final step of making payment.  These directions can be found here

Will students new to the district and students returning to the district complete the same on-line enrollment process?

Parents/guardians of new students to the Lee’s Summit R7 School District should call the school to begin the enrollment process.  The contact information can be found here.  Students returning to the district will use the information found on the district’s online registration page to update their student record.  

Do I need more than one infosnap account if I have more than one child?

No. If you are registering more than one child, you can utilize the same account, but you will have to enter each child’s unique snapcode. If the additional child is new to the District, he/she WILL NOT have a snapcode and must be registered as a new student..

What if I have more than one child in the District?

Each child will have to be registered through the online process. After completing registration for one child, a parent can simply click a link to begin registration for a second child.

Who will parents call for general questions?

If you have general questions that are not technology related, please call your child’s school.

School Listing including links to contact information

 

Who do parents call if they experience technical difficulties?

If you are having issues with the infosnap program, such as if you have forgotten the unique username and  password you created for online registration or if the username and/or password is not working, you must  contact infosnap for assistance: 866-752-6850 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) or support@infosnap.com.

What if I made a mistake?

If you would like to make a change – prior to submitting the form – you can either navigate back to the page using the Previous button. Or, if you are on the Review page, click on the underlined field. If you have already submitted the form, then you will need to contact your student’s school, so staff members can make the changes for you.

What if I am not sure how to answer a question?

If you don’t know what the question is asking, don’t hesitate to call your school if you have a question about a specific item.

What is InfoSnap?

InfoSnap is the District’s new online enrollment system. InfoSnap will replace our annual paper registration packets, saving you valuable time. Infosnap is a secure process that allows the District to verify all student information for your child prior to the start of the new school year. The system will also allow you to electronically sign the annual permission forms for school district policies.

What are the Common Core State Standards?

The Common Core State Standards are clear, consistent guidelines for what every kindergarten through 12th grade student should know and be able to do in mathematics and English language arts.

Where did the Common Core State Standards originate?

The Common Core State Standards originated with governors and state education commissioners through their membership in the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).

Why were the Common Core State Standards developed?

The Common Core State Standards were developed to ensure students graduate from high school with the knowledge and skills they need for success in college, other postsecondary training and careers, regardless of the state, city or district in which they reside. They are benchmarked to top-performing nations around the world, ensuring that students are well-prepared to compete not only with their peers at home, but also around the world.

Who developed the Common Core State Standards?

A diverse team of teachers, parents, administrators, researchers and educational experts designed the Common Core State Standards, including representatives from Missouri. The team was charged with developing standards that reflect the best current thinking in education.

Was the process for developing Common Core State Standards different than other standard development processes?

No. Standards have always guided the development of curriculum. Historically, in Missouri, standards have been developed by educators, administrators, teachers, business representatives, and parents, following a study of the most recent and relevant research. The Common Core State Standards were developed following the same process. The primary difference was in the membership of the team. The Common Core Standards team had members from a variety of states.

Are the Common Core State Standards a national curriculum?

No. The Common Core State Standards are not a curriculum. They are expectations, serving as a guide for curriculum. Local school districts have the authority to decide how the Common Core State Standards are met.

What is curriculum?

The locally developed Lee’s Summit R-7 curriculum includes Essential Standards and Learning Targets, supported by:

  • Units of study
  • Instructional timeline
  • Instructional resources – textbooks, etc.
  • Instructional activities
  • Assessments

What subject areas are included in the Common Core State Standards?

The Common Core State Standards include mathematics and English language arts.

What grade levels are included in the Common Core State Standards?

The Common Core State Standards include kindergarten through 12th grade.

What is emphasized in the English language arts Common Core State Standards?

The English language arts Common Core State Standards require increased critical thinking and analysis skills, designed to equip students with the sophisticated literacy and communication skills necessary for success in the Information Age. Specific shifts include an increased emphasis on reading and analyzing informational/nonfiction texts; the use of more complex reading materials to bridge the gap between K-12 reading and post-secondary reading; argumentative/opinion writing; and the use of text-based evidence to support thinking.

What is emphasized in the mathematics Common Core State Standards?

The mathematics Common Core State Standards emphasizes conceptual understanding, skill, and fluency. The standards require students to master math concepts earlier in their academic careers. In addition, they require students to understand how to apply math concepts to solve unfamiliar problems. The standards connect learning across grade levels and courses to build on mathematical understanding. Specific shifts include learning math facts and other concepts at earlier ages and moving from “we’ve always done it this way” to a focus on understanding and applying rules to different situations. The underlying assumption of the team that created the Common Core State Standards is that students who can explain their mathematical thinking and why the rules work will be more successful at critical thinking and problem solving.

Do the Common Core State Standards direct teachers to use certain instructional methods?

No. The Common Core State Standards do not direct instructional methodology or how to teach. Standards identify what students should know and be able to do to demonstrate their knowledge and skills at specific grade levels. Lee’s Summit R-7 teachers are very skillful in using the many methods and strategies available to them.

Did R-7 start the most current curriculum review process because of the Common Core State Standards?

No. R-7 has always had a curriculum review and revision process. In 2010, the district committed to an initiative initially focusing on balancing the use of assessments in the classroom. It quickly grew into a comprehensive instructional initiative with four major components: curriculum, assessments, instruction, and student ownership of their learning.   The current curriculum review process began in 2011 and spanned 72 courses from 13 subject areas. All curricular areas are addressed and included English language arts and mathematics. Subsequently another phase of courses is under review and revision.

How did the Common Core State Standards impact the curriculum review process?

Initially, teacher teams surveyed a variety of national, state and local standards. Mathematics and English language arts teacher teams also reviewed the Common Core State Standards. When sample test items from the newly developed Next Generation Assessments (new MAP tests) were released in 2012, a greater level of rigor and detail was revealed. Mathematics and English language arts teams revisited the Common Core State Standards to ensure a strong alignment to the district curriculum.

What would the R-7 district do if Common Core State Standards were revoked?

The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District would continue to meet our mission of “preparing each student for success in life” by providing a rigorous and relevant curriculum in all courses and at all grade levels.

What are the Missouri Learning Standards?

The Missouri Learning Standards define the knowledge and skills students need in each grade level. They are inclusive of the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics as well as grade level and course-based standards in all other content areas.

Where can I find the Common Core State Standards?

You can find and read the Common Core State Standards at www.corestandards.org.

How will the Common Core State Standards be assessed?

In 2014-15, all English language arts and mathematics state assessments will be Common Core State Standards aligned.

Which English language arts and mathematics tests will be administered in Missouri?

Each state was requested to become a member of a larger consortium. Missouri joined the SMARTER Balanced Consortium. Grades 5 and 8 will complete on-line assessments provided by the SMARTER Balanced Consortium. Grades 3, 4, 6, and 7 will take a short survey version of SMARTER Balanced Assessments. High School will be assessed via End-of-Course Exams.

How will English language arts and mathematics be assessed locally?

All curricula, including English language arts and mathematics which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards, are assessed periodically throughout the course using District Summative Assessments that were developed locally by R-7 teachers to monitor student mastery of curriculum.

When will Online Enrollment be ready?

Online Enrollment will be available beginning July 6, 2017 for students returning to the Lee’s Summit R7 School District.

When I create the InfoSnap parent account, will I need an email address?

Yes, a parent must provide an email address to create the account.  If you do not have an email address, you can create a free email account at either of these two sites:

What is Online Enrollment?

Online Enrollment is a web-based portal for parents and guardians to submit an application to enroll either new students to LSR7 schools or continuing students.

Is on-line registration a required annual process for parents?

Yes.  The district will require new and returning student families to complete this process on an annual basis.  Returning student families will only be asked to verify existing information on forms pre-populated with the student information already housed in PowerSchool.

What if a family indicates they do not have the means to complete online registration?

For new student enrollment throughout the year, each school office will provide a device to assist families.  Families can also access public computers at all Mid-Continent Public Library locations.  Elementary buildings will be having an Open House for new families who need assistance on July 25 during regular school hours.  The elementary school offices open full time the week of July 17.  The secondary building offices are open year round for families who need assistance with completing the online registration.

Can parents register from home?

Yes, you can register anywhere with an internet connection.

Can parents access the online enrollment from their smartphone or tablet?

Yes. You can access the online enrollment system from Android and iOS devices.

Can parents start my enrollment now and finish it later?

Yes.  As long as the application is not submitted via a Submit button as the final step, applications can be saved if more data entry is needed and reopened at a later time. You will re-enter via the account you set up when you began the enrollment / registration process.  

Once an application is submitted can a parent / guardian go back and make changes?

No, the system does not allow changes to a submitted enrollment/registration form.  A parent would need to contact their child’s school if a change needs to be made.

Do I have to answer all questions in the online registration application?

Questions marked with a red asterisk (*) require a response, and the process is not complete until those questions are answered.

How will parents know their registration was received?

Once the online registration  process is completed, parents will receive a confirmation of submission screen and an email.   

I have completed the online registration process. What is next?

Once all information has been entered for the student with an electronic signature, click “Submit.” A preview page will appear to review information entered for each page letting the parent know if any required fields are missing.  Upon final confirmation of submission, the parent/guardian should proceed to the final step of making payment.  These directions can be found here

Will students new to the district and students returning to the district complete the same on-line enrollment process?

Parents/guardians of new students to the Lee’s Summit R7 School District should call the school to begin the enrollment process.  The contact information can be found here.  Students returning to the district will use the information found on the district’s online registration page to update their student record.  

Do I need more than one infosnap account if I have more than one child?

No. If you are registering more than one child, you can utilize the same account, but you will have to enter each child’s unique snapcode. If the additional child is new to the District, he/she WILL NOT have a snapcode and must be registered as a new student..

What if I have more than one child in the District?

Each child will have to be registered through the online process. After completing registration for one child, a parent can simply click a link to begin registration for a second child.

Who will parents call for general questions?

If you have general questions that are not technology related, please call your child’s school.

School Listing including links to contact information

 

Who do parents call if they experience technical difficulties?

If you are having issues with the infosnap program, such as if you have forgotten the unique username and  password you created for online registration or if the username and/or password is not working, you must  contact infosnap for assistance: 866-752-6850 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) or support@infosnap.com.

What if I made a mistake?

If you would like to make a change – prior to submitting the form – you can either navigate back to the page using the Previous button. Or, if you are on the Review page, click on the underlined field. If you have already submitted the form, then you will need to contact your student’s school, so staff members can make the changes for you.

What if I am not sure how to answer a question?

If you don’t know what the question is asking, don’t hesitate to call your school if you have a question about a specific item.

What is InfoSnap?

InfoSnap is the District’s new online enrollment system. InfoSnap will replace our annual paper registration packets, saving you valuable time. Infosnap is a secure process that allows the District to verify all student information for your child prior to the start of the new school year. The system will also allow you to electronically sign the annual permission forms for school district policies.

What do I need to complete, and where can I complete the online registration process?

  • You will need any one of the following: desktop computer, laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone with Internet capabilities.
  • You need a reliable Internet connection.
  • Household information — address and phone numbers
  • Parent information — work and cell phone numbers, email addresses
  • Student information — demographic and health/medication information
  • Emergency contact — phone numbers

What is Kindergarten Online Registration?

Online Registration is a web-based portal for parents and guardians to submit an application to to register Kindergarten students.

How long will it take to complete the online portion of the registration?

Online registration should not take more than 30 minutes per child. If you need to step away, InfoSnap will save your session and you can resume later by logging back into your PowerSchool Parent Portal.

What information should I have on hand to complete online registration?

Parents should have all the following information at hand before beginning to fill out the information to avoid having to go to the school if a mistake is made. • Student-specific information you may need to enter, such as unique medical information; • Any required registration documents that need to be scanned/uploaded/ verified at the school (immunization record, birth certificate, etc.)

Is on-line registration a required annual process for parents?

Yes.  The district will require new and returning student families to complete this process on an annual basis.  Returning student families will only be asked to verify existing information on forms pre-populated with the student information already housed in PowerSchool.  This summer you will receive additional information from the district regarding the online registration process.  At that time you will verify the information you have provided here along with your proof-of-residency documentation.

Can parents access the Kindergarten online registration from their smartphone or tablet?

Yes. You can access the online enrollment system from Android and iOS devices.

Can parents begin the registration now and finish it later?

Yes.  As long as the application is not submitted via a Submit button as the final step, applications can be saved if more data entry is needed and reopened at a later time. You will re-enter via the account you set up when you began the registration process.  

I have completed the Kindergarten registration process. What is next?

Once all information has been entered for the student with an electronic signature, click “Submit.” A preview page will appear to review information entered for each page letting the parent know if any required fields are missing.  You will receive additional information this summer regarding the annual registration process.

Can parents register from home?

Yes, you can register anywhere with an internet connection.

Once an application is submitted can a parent / guardian go back and make changes?

No, the system does not allow changes to a submitted enrollment/registration form.  A parent would need to contact their child’s school if a change needs to be made.

Do I have to answer all questions in the online registration application?

Questions marked with a red asterisk (*) require a response, and the process is not complete until those questions are answered.

How will parents know their registration was received?

Once the online registration  process is completed, parents will receive a confirmation of submission screen and an email.   

What if I have more than one child in the District?

Each child will have to be registered through the online process. After completing registration for one child, a parent can simply click a link to begin registration for a second child.

Who will parents call for general questions?

If you have general questions that are not technology related, please call your child’s school.

School Listing including links to contact information

 

Who do parents call if they experience technical difficulties?

If you are having issues with the infosnap program, such as if you have forgotten the unique username and  password you created for online registration or if the username and/or password is not working, you must  contact infosnap for assistance: 866-752-6850 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) or support@infosnap.com.

What if I made a mistake?

If you would like to make a change – prior to submitting the form – you can either navigate back to the page using the Previous button. Or, if you are on the Review page, click on the underlined field. If you have already submitted the form, then you will need to contact your student’s school, so staff members can make the changes for you.

What if I am not sure how to answer a question?

If you don’t know what the question is asking, don’t hesitate to call your school if you have a question about a specific item.

What is InfoSnap?

InfoSnap is the District’s new online enrollment system. InfoSnap will replace our annual paper registration packets, saving you valuable time. Infosnap is a secure process that allows the District to verify all student information for your child prior to the start of the new school year. The system will also allow you to electronically sign the annual permission forms for school district policies.