The following tips and website addresses
are provided to assist parents.
Procedures for flyer distribution
and for flyers on the district website
Regulations related to informational flyers are
listed at this Board
of Education Policies web page.
Preparing for the seasonal flu
and possibly the pandemic flu
Along with health and government organizations across
the state, the R-7 School District is preparing for
both the normal seasonal flu as well as the possibility
of a pandemic flu. »»
The Lee's Summit R-7 School District offers not-for-profit organizations the opportunity to
communicate student-related information to R-7 families.
By posting this information on the web, organizations
will have the opportunity to reach families of all R-7
Nationally, a growing number of pre-teens and teenagers
are participating in a dangerous practice, known as the
“choking game.” According to one website,
the choking game has claimed the lives of more than 50
children nationally in the past year alone. »»
- What is it?
"Huffing," or inhaling
volatile substances, is becoming increasingly popular
among children, especially among 12- to 14-year-olds.
/ Drug Abuse
Lee's Summit Cares is a community task force working to
combat substance abuse and promote youth safety in Lee's
LS Cares website
Safety and Children
The R-7 Guidance and Counseling Department provides the
following information to help parents keep their children
safe on the Internet. »»
Within the Lee's Summit R-7 School District, maintaining
a safe learning environment for all students and staff
is a constant top priority at each school. »»
Unfortunately, many children and adults will have to
deal with a bully at some time in their lives. This
newsletter, published by Lee's Summit CARES, is designed
to provide parents with tools and resources to help
children dealing with bullying. »»
Signs of Suicide
Incidents of suicide often increase after a suicide has
occurred in a community and during the holiday seasons.
It is always important to be aware of the emotions and
behaviors of teens. The following information is provided
to help you in dealing with suicidal behaviors. »»
Kids Cope with Grief
We have helpful tips regarding children coping with grief,
per Darcie D. Sims. Also included is information adapted
from an article by Victor M. Parachin, M. Div. regarding
whether children should attend funerals.
|Helping Kids During
Times of International Conflict
~~ Tips for parents and other adults ~~
R-7 staff members are aware that several families in the
school district are dealing with military deployment of
family members. If your child has a relative who has been
deployed or will be deployed due to military action, please
let your school staff know if you believe we can be helpful.
School staff members have developed plans to help students
deal with times of national and international crisis.
Several schools have established support groups for children
whose parents or other family members have been or will
be deployed. »»
|Backpack strategies for parents and students
Carrying too much weight in backpacks or wearing them the wrong way can lead to pain for students. Select here to view a flyer from the American Occupational Therapy Association with tips about loading and wearing backpacks.
Planning for emergencies:
A family safety guide
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
offers information to help families prepare for emergencies
at http://www.dhss.mo.gov/Ready_in_3/index.html. The Metropolitan Emergency Managers Committee also offers a free booklet listing metro-area resources and information at http://www.preparemetrokc.org.
|Lee's Summit Community of Character
This website, sponsored through Lee's Summit Cares, provides resources for parents, including parenting classes and workshops, upcoming family events and youth news. The page also features the character trait of the month at
|Keeping children safe in the sun
The SunWise program, offered through the United States Environmental Protection Agency, aims to teach children and adults how to protect themselves from overexposure to the sun through use of classroom-, school- and community-based components. For more information, visit http://www.epa.gov/sunwise/.
|School Bus Safety Video
The Lee's Summit Police Department recently released a short video with helpful reminders about school bus safety. The video was produced in cooperation with the R-7 School District. To view the video, simply visit http://cityofls.net/Police.aspx.