Enrollment/Residency

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.

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Proof of Residency Within Boundaries

All parents or guardians of elementary and early childhood students are required to provide proof of residency during enrollment/registration, scheduled during late July/early August. Residency verification is required during these enrollment/registration sessions before students will be assigned to a classroom for the school year. Providing residency verification late July/early August will help R-7 staff prepare for school and will streamline the elementary Meet Your Teacher Night, scheduled a few days before the first day of school.

All secondary students’ parents or guardians are required to provide proof of -R7 School District residency during middle school and high school enrollments, scheduled for late July/early August.

Families will be receiving additional information in the mail from their schools this summer about the annual residency requirements along with specific dates for enrollment sessions.

Residency

Board of Education policy and state law require that all students attending the R-7 School District be permanently domiciled and living within the boundaries of the school district. Students must live with their parent(s) or legal guardian(s).

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.

Annual Registration/Enrollment Procedures

All student registration/enrollment (including Pre-K and Kindergarten) is handled online. Please click here for more information. 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:

Residency must generally be proven with a current utility bill (only electricity, gas (notpropane), water, or sewer water) that meets the following requirements: 

  • The bill must show the parent/guardian(s) name.
  • Billing/statement date:
    » For August enrollment/registration the billing/statement date must be June,
    July or August.
    » For enrollment at other times, the billing date must be within 30 days of the
    date the student is 
    attempting to enroll. 
  • The service address. 
  • No final or disconnect notices will be accepted. 
  • On-line payment information will be accepted only from the utility company (not a third party pay service) and include all the information listed above.

If a parent/guardian is unable to produce a utility bill, the parent/guardian may prove residency in one of the following ways:

A. An existing rental/lease agreement will be accepted as proof of residency only if all utilities are included in the rental/lease agreement (such that the parent/guardian is unable to produce a utility bill).  The rental/lease agreement must include the following: 

Date of agreement.
Name of Lessee and Lessor.
Address of Lessee and Lessor.
Phone number of Lessee and Lessor.
Signature of Lessee and Lessor.
Document states that all utilities are included.

B. A new lease closing document reflecting that the parent/guardian has taken possession of property located within the LSR-7 district within the past 30 days.  The rental/lease agreement must include the following:

Date of agreement.
Name of Lessee and Lessor.
Address of Lessee and Lessor.
Phone number of Lessee and Lessor.
Signature of Lessee and Lessor.
Document states that all utilities are included.

C. If both the student AND parent(s)/guardian(s) are living with a district resident, notarized district forms (R1 and R2) are required with the resident’s proof of residency. These standard forms are available at each school’s office and original notarized forms must be returned to the school.

Proof of Residency Examples



KCPL Electric Bill
***KCPL has 2 pages.

Lee’s Summit Water Bill

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Public Water Bill

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Gas Bill

Lake Lotawana Sewer

 

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.

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 of Admission through online enrollment.

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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