Elementary Summer Learning Institute enrollment opens April 5

Enrichment courses available at six sites June 4-28 for four days each week

Lee’s Summit R-7 elementary students will have the opportunity to participate in the Elementary Summer Learning Institute offered Mondays through Thursdays June 4 through 28 at six elementary schools.

from LS R-7 Schools

Classes will be from either 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. or from 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., depending on the school site.

If you are interested in enrolling your child in the Elementary Summer Learning Institute, please mark your calendar for April 5 when online enrollment will open. Additional information about the summer sessions will also be available on this date. Enrollment closes on April 23.

Students and their families may choose from a variety of enrichment selections at the six elementary sites. Programs for students with special needs will be offered at two schools. Students from any of the 18 Lee’s Summit R-7 elementary schools may enroll in the summer program with sessions offered at the following schools: Sunset Valley, Cedar Creek, Meadow Lane, Westview, Trailridge and Prairie View. Schools offering special education programs are Sunset Valley and Cedar Creek. Transportation is provided for students living in the Meadow Lane attendance area who attend summer sessions at Meadow Lane,  students living in the Prairie View attendance area who are attending Prairie View summer school, and students living in the Westview attendance area who are attending Westview summer school. Families of all other students must provide their own transportation to summer school.

This year’s Elementary Summer Learning Institute includes a new opportunity for 2018-19 kindergarten students. In the past, only students currently enrolled in kindergarten through sixth grade could enroll in the summer program, meaning that incoming kindergarten students did not participate. Beginning in 2018, incoming kindergarten students also have the opportunity to attend a four-hour summer program.

Another change this year involves grade level designations for participating summer students. Previously, students remained at their previous grade level during summer school so that a 2017-18 first-grader would have remained a first grader during summer 2018. Beginning this summer, students will “roll up” a grade during the summer session so this year’s first-grade student would become a summer school second-grader.

In addition, Online Summer School will be available to fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade grade students with a variety of enrichment options tied to grade-level STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning targets.