R-7 elementary schools utilize Response to Instruction to meet the education needs of each child.
This instructional model has been used successfully in various states and school districts across the U.S., and is supported by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Research indicates that this model provides more information about a student’s learning and his/her response to instruction.
All students are assessed in skill based areas. Small instructional groups may be designed to target specific skill deficits. Data is collected weekly to monitor progress and guide instruction. Students move through a tiered model of support based upon their need for additional instruction. RtI’s primary objective is to provide immediate intervention where needed to maximize learning.
Inquiries about RtI can be directed to a building administrator or your child’s classroom teacher.
The Lee’s Summit School District has adopted the BIST model as the district discipline philosophy. We believe that students and teachers have the right to learn and teach in an emotionally and physically safe environment. Our goal is to teach students to make appropriate choices and take responsibility for finding reasonable solutions for problems that may occur. It is our hope that parents will join with the schools in providing support to help students learn to make positive behavior and life choices.
Students may be dropped off for school each day at 8:00 a.m. On Wednesday’s students may be dropped off at 9:00 a.m.
During arrival and dismissal, all cars enter through the second school entrance on Todd George Parkway (on the North side of the building – not at the stoplight). Once entering the parking lot, cars will travel down the drive and curve around the visitor parking lot, stopping along the sidewalk to unload. In the afternoons, staff members will load 6-8 cars at one time along the sidewalk. Parents should remain in their cars and should refrain from pulling around other cars still dropping off or loading students.
Please do not drop your students off at the main entrance circle drive (at the Todd George stoplight). This area is reserved for bus and day care van drop off only.
Students love seeing their family members visit for lunch and other special school activities. If you will be visiting your child(ren) during lunch, please bring your drivers licence and check-in at the main office where you will be given a visitor badge to wear while in the building. Visitors may head to the lunchroom 5 minutes prior to the lunch time you plan to attend. Please wait at the cafeteria entrance for your child(ren).
When attending an special event with your child during school hours, please bring your drivers licence and check-in at the main and/or wing offices where you will be given a visitor badge to wear while in the building. Should you wish to take your child with you when you leave, please sign out the student in the North (K-2nd) or South (3rd-6th) Offices as you are signing out as a visitor.
School PTA’s are responsible for the Fall/October and Valentine’s Day parties. Infants, preschool, middle school and/or high school students are not allowed in classrooms.
We honor our students throughout the year as they celebrate their birthdays. As a school we believe it is important for us to recognize our students on their big day and to also reinforce practices which promote positive student health and learning. Due to increased food allergies as well as the recognition of health and nutrition and its impact on today’s youth, the staff at PVE will honor students in many ways however we do not allow birthday treats (cupcakes, cookies, pizza, etc.). Bulldog student birthdays are broadcast over the intercom as part of our school announcements.
If you would like to help your child celebrate here at school, we’d like you to consider some of the following options:
Dedicate a Book! We invite students to bring a book to dedicate to their homeroom. We are asking that on your child’s birthday – in lieu of treats – they bring a book that characterizes them as a person or a book they love! If bringing a book is not a possibility, your child can select a book that is part of the classroom library and his/her teacher will dedicate it to your child. A special place card will be placed in the book with your child’s name and the year we are celebrating. That special book will always be part of the classroom library! What a way to leave a legacy for other readers! The celebration will take place in the classroom at a time to be determined by the teacher.
Share a Special Gift! Students may choose to bring in small items such as bookmarks, stickers, pencils, erasers, or gum to each student in their class. Students love to receive special items in honor of a friend’s birthday.
Invitations for out of school parties cannot be brought to school for distribution.
Deliveries for students will not be accepted at school. (i.e. floral arrangements, balloon bouquets, etc.)
If your child will be going home in a different way, please notify the office. You may send a note to school or call the North Office (K-2nd) at 986-2283 or the South Office (3rd-6th) at 986-2293. If the phone is not answered, please leave a voice mail message as it is checked regularly during the day. Please make any transportation changes by 2:30 pm to assure the correct information is given to the teacher and student.
If your child is riding home with another student on the bus or in a car, please send a note with your child. Both students must have matching notes outlining the change in transportation. Notes must be matched and stamped by the office before being returned to the student(s). Please note—if you have more than one child @ PVE, please write a note for each child.
To report an absence for Kindergarten – 2nd Grade students, please call the North Office at 986-2283. For 3rd-6th grade students, please call the South Office at 986-2293. Please leave a detailed message on the voice mail, as it is checked regularly through the school day.
Late-Start Wednesday is a weekly collaboration time for building and district staff. To accommodate this time, the student’s academic day begins 1 hour later than the the traditional school day.
Late Start Wednesday’s School Hours: 9:20 a.m.-3:20 p.m.
Doors open to students: 9:00 a.m.
Buses will run their typical routes exactly one-hour later than normal. Ex. If your student catches the bus at 7:52 a.m. normally then their bus should arrive at approximately 8:52 a.m. on Late Start Wednesdays.
Dismissal and bus routes home will not change on Late Start Wednesdays.
Need supervision for your student(s) the mornings of Late Start Wednesdays, please see Summit Rise.
Summit Rise is a free student supervision program created to accommodate parents during Late Start Wednesdays.
Summit Rise is open on all Late Start Wednesdays from 7:50-9:00 a.m. This program provides supervised activities such as playground, gym time, Chromebooks, arts/crafts, and board games at Prairie View.
Summit Rise students are supervised by BASS (Before and After School Services)/Kid’s Country Staff and PVE paraprofessionals and resource aides.
If you would like your student(s) to participate in Summit Rise, please have them enter the building at the main entrance (Door A) and check in at the Summit Rise table anytime after 7:50 a.m. and prior to 9:00 a.m. on Late Start Wednesdays.
For questions, please contact the main office at 986-2280.