Families in the Lee’s Summit School District now have the opportunity to enroll in SummitRise, a new no-cost structured student supervision program to be offered at all elementary schools on late-start Wednesdays.

Families in the Lee’s Summit School District now have the opportunity to enroll in SummitRise, a new no-cost structured student supervision program to be offered at all elementary schools on late-start Wednesdays.

Last November, the Lee’s Summit Board of Education approved a two-year calendar covering 2012-13 and 2013-14. The calendar includes weekly time for structured teacher collaboration with each Wednesday beginning one hour late.

On the late-start Wednesdays, buses will run one hour later than normal with all classes beginning one hour later. Teachers will report to work at their regular time and will work together to evaluate students’ learning needs and develop strategies to meet these needs.

Also beginning with the 2012-13 school year, Lee’s Summit will offer free, structured supervision of students at all elementary schools. This new program will be managed through Kids Country, the district’s before and after school program.

SummitRise will provide the free care on Wednesday mornings, beginning 30 minutes before the school’s regular start time. For example, a school that normally begins classes at 9 a.m. will begin classes at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. SummitRise will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and will last for up to 90 minutes. This is being offered to better accommodate families schedules.

Child care through SummitRise will be offered on all Wednesdays throughout the school year with the exception of the first day of school and this year’s Oct. 17 parent conferences day. These two days, Aug. 15 and Oct. 17, are the only Wednesdays during the school year when school will begin on the regular schedule, so the late-start care will not be necessary.

Families already enrolled in Kids Country for child care throughout the week will see no increase in fees as a result of the late-start Wednesdays. To participate program, families will be required to enroll their children in SummitRise in advance and also provide transportation to school on these days. On the late-start Wednesdays, school buses will run one hour late.
For more information about enrolling in SummitRise, visit

http://kidscountry.leesummit.k12.mo.us/.