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Kindergarten Kickoff

Kindergarten Kickoff events for the 2024-25 school year occurred on March 7, 2024 at all elementary sites.

Couldn't make it? Here are a few things you need to know:

  • To be eligible to enter Kindergarten for the 2024-25 school year, your child must reach the age of 5 before August 1, 2024. 
  • Online Registration is an annual process in LSR7 for all families. Even after completing early pre-registration, you must reconfirm your child's information when registration opens for the entire district on July 19, 2024.

More questions? Your building can help! Look on the Elementary Education page for the complete directory of elementary schools.

Is your child turning 5 between August 1, 2024 and July 31, 2025? Sign up on our interest form below to receive communications about getting your future kindergartener ready for the 2025-26 school year.

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Early Registration FAQs

SLI for Kindergarten

Summer Learning Institute (SLI) Information:

Registering early for kindergarten is necessary for kindergarteners who plan on enrolling this April in the Summer Learning Institute, our K-8 summer enrichment program in June.

  • SLI Enrollment Dates: Noon, April 10 - 4 p.m., April 24
  • SLI Program Dates: May 29-June 27
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Kindergarteners at Summer Learning Institute

Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education

Dr. Heather Kenney

Barb Berberich
Administrative Assistant

Phone: 816.986.1022
Fax:  816.986.1582

R-7 Online Academy

Interested in learning more about R-7 Online Academy? Visit or call 816-986-1005.

Kindergarten Programs

LSR7 kindergarten programs focus on providing a nurturing environment that fosters both academic and social growth while allowing children to begin to develop personal responsibility and independence. Wondering if your child is ready for kindergarten?

Take advantage of free and optional screening service provided by Lee’s Summit R-7 Parents as Teachers.

Kindergarten Eligibility

To be eligible to enter Kindergarten for the 2024-25 school year, your child must reach the age of 5 before August 1, 2024. For more information about school entrance requirements, you may also reference our Board of Education School Admissions Policy (JEC).

Find Your School

Uncertain where your student will attend kindergarten? Visit our Boundary Map page.