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What is Response to Instruction (Rti)?

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.

How RtI Works

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.

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What is BIST?

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.

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What are the Guidelines for Parties, Treats and Deliveries?

School PTAs are responsible for the organization of Fall/October and Valentine’s Day parties. These celebrations are designed for currently enrolled R-7 elementary students. Infants, preschool, middle school and/or high school students are not allowed in classrooms during celebration times. If food is part of a specific school celebration structure, due to an increasing number of students with life threatening food and nut allergies, as well as students with special dietary or medical needs, it is required that any food for distribution and/or instruction will be nut free and be commercially labeled with ingredients.

Recognition of student birthdays is designed uniquely by each elementary school.  Parents/guardians should contact the classroom teacher or school office regarding these school specific details. Birthday recognitions are intended to be a celebration of the child in meaningful ways absent of food. Outside food will not be accepted for all class distribution as part of the birthday recognition. Birthday recognitions are designed to be an integrated part of the school day versus a time that interrupts the daily classroom or building routines or instructional time. Birthday recognitions will be designed so as not to impact the dietary decisions or needs of other students. 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.).

How Do I Change My Child’s Transportation?

If you need to change your child’s dismissal transportation you will need to notify the Westview office. You may send a note to school with your child or call the office at 986-1350. If calling the office, please make any transportation change by 3:30 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 at Westview please include each child’s name and teacher on written communications.

What Is The Process For Car Rider Pick Up And Drop Off?

During arrival and dismissal, all cars enter through the parking lot drive. Upon entering the parking lot, cars will form a line along our sidewalk near the main entrance doors, stopping along the sidewalk to unload. In the afternoons, staff members assist car riders as their vehicle approaches for students to load. You may also park in a designated parking spot and cross the parking lot to assist your child’s crossing to your vehicle.

Students may be dropped off for school each day at 8:45 a.m. On Wednesday’s students may be dropped off at 9:45 a.m.

How Do I Report An Absence?

To report an absence, please call our Attendance Secretary at 986-1353. Please leave a detailed message on the voicemail. For your convenience you may leave a message 24 hours a day.

How Do I Visit School During The Day?

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 driver’s license and check-in at the office where you will be given a visitor badge to wear while in the building.
When attending a special event with your child during school hours, please bring your driver’s license and check-in at the office where you will be given a visitor identification 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 front office as you are checking out.

How do I become a WATCH D.O.G.S.® (Dads Of Great Students)?

WHO: Students and fathers and father-figures of Westview Elementary
WHAT: WATCH D.O.G.S.® is the safe schools initiative of the NationalCenter for Fathering ( It was created in response to the Jonesboro, AR school shooting in 1998. Since then, the program has spread to more than 500 schools in over 25 states.
WHY: Fathers and father-figures are invited to sign up to spend one day this year volunteering, serving as a positive male role model and helping increase a sense of security in the building. During their WATCH D.O.G.S.® day, dads will engage in various activities such as welcoming students during arrival, reading to classes, tutoring small groups of students, having fun at recess, or simply sitting down and connecting with students during lunch. They can share about their careers and experiences . . . the possibilities are endless!
HOW: Sign up for Watch D.O.G.S.  here WatchDOGS 2019-2020 Signups

You may contact our Top D.O.G.S. by emailing