Lee's Summit R-7 School District
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Board of Education approves new bell times for 2021-22

The district will adopt new 2021-22 bell times and move late-start Wednesdays to Fridays to help district mitigate the impacts of an anticipated bus driver shortage this year.

The Board of Education approved the following start and finish times at the June 15, 2021 board meeting:

Tier 1 (7:25 a.m. – 2:18 p.m.): Lee’s Summit North, Lee’s Summit High School, Lee’s Summit West High School, Summit Ridge Academy. (Please note SRA dismissal will be 1:30 p.m.)

Tier 2: (7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.): Hawthorn Hill Elementary, Trailridge Elementary, Highland Park Elementary, Cedar Creek Elementary

Tier 3: (8:20 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.): Bernard Campbell Middle School, Pleasant Lea Middle School, Summit Lakes Middle School. (Starting in 2022, the fourth middle school will be on this tier.)

Tier 4: (8:25 a.m. – 3:25 p.m.): Prairie View Elementary, Greenwood Elementary, Lee’s Summit Elementary

Tier 5: (9:10 a.m. – 4:10 p.m.): Hazel Grove Elementary, Longview Farm Elementary, Mason Elementary, Pleasant Lea Elementary, Meadow Lane Elementary, Summit Pointe Elementary, Underwood Elementary, Woodland Elementary, Westview Elementary, Sunset Valley Elementary, Richardson Elementary.

These changes will continue during the 2022-23 school year and beyond. However, it is important to note that if staffing shortages continue into the following school year, additional school bell times may need to be revised, such as moving Greenwood and Lee’s Summit elementary schools to Tier 5 starting in 2022-23.

Hilltop, Miller Park Center and Summit Technology Academy bell times will remain comparable to 2020-21. 

All 2021-22 bell time are reflected in this chart, and are available in PDF form here:

Start and end times for the Great Beginnings Early Education Center and its satellite programs are listed in this chart: