Lee’s Summit R-7 School District releases 2010-11 calendar

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First day of school to be Aug. 18

The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 2010-11 calendar is available at the district’s website at www.leesummit.k12.mo.us by selecting “District Info” and then “Calendars.”

The first day of school will be Aug. 18. Thanksgiving holiday will be Nov. 24- 28, and winter break for students will be Dec. 22 through Jan. 3. (R-7 staff members will return to work Jan. 3 although students will not be in attendance on this day.) Spring break for students is scheduled for March 11 through 20 for students with March 11 designated as a teacher work day.

The last day of school, pending make-up days due to inclement weather, will be May 19, an early-release day. Any 2010-11 snow days will be made up beginning with May 20.

The 2010-11 calendar is slightly different from R-7 calendars of recent years in terms of early-release days. The 2010-11 calendar includes fewer early-release days, and the amount of time students spend in school on early-release days has been extended. Early-release days will be four hours and 30 minutes for elementary schools and four hours and 25 minutes for middle and high schools. In past years, early-release days have been three hours. Lunch will be served on all early-release days at all R-7 elementary schools in 2010-11, which is a change from previous years. Lunch will not be served at middle schools and high schools due to the earlier release time.

The elimination of several early-release days has been welcomed by a number of R-7 parents. Teachers will continue to have opportunities for training through the addition of several full days designated for staff development, teacher work days and collaboration among co-workers. Research shows that this type of structured time for both training and collaboration helps schools be more successful and enhances student achievement.

The 2010-11 calendar includes a total of five early-release days and six full days designated for teacher training, collaboration or work days. Students will not attend on these six full days or in the afternoon on early-release days. The number of school hours for R-7 students will be almost identical to 2009-10 with students attending 1,096 hours in 2009-10 and 1,090 hours in 2010-11.

The early-release times will change for all schools with longer school sessions on these half days.

The new elementary-school early-release schedule follows:

  • 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for Cedar Creek, Lee’s Summit, Longview Farm, Summit Pointe, Sunset Valley, Trailridge, Underwood and Woodland.
  • 8:20 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. for Greenwood, Hawthorn Hill, Highland Park, Meadow Lane, Prairie View and Richardson.
  • 8:55 a.m. to 1:25 p.m. for Hazel Grove, Mason, Pleasant Lea and Westview Elementary Schools
  • 7:30 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. for Summit Lakes Middle School
  • 7:45 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. for Bernard Campbell Middle School
  • 7:50 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for Pleasant Lea Middle School
  • 7:30 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. for Lee’s Summit West High School
  • 7:35 a.m. to noon for both Lee’s Summit High School and Lee’s Summit North High School.

Start and end times for all schools on both regular and early-release days are available on the R-7 website at www.leesummit.k12.mo.us and then select “2010-2011 School Calendar” near the top of the web page.

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