Parents


2017-2018 District Calendar


Infinite Campus

Parent Guide

Parent Portal

There is an ICampus Parent Portal app available.
District ID: LZXPGH

General Information

School Meals and Prices

Free and Reduced Lunch Information (PDF)


ELEMENTARYSECONDARY
Breakfast Full Price$1.10 Breakfast Full Price$1.20
Breakfast Reduced Price$0.30 Breakfast Reduced Price$0.30
Lunch Full Price$1.85 Lunch Full Price$1.95
Lunch Reduced$0.40 Lunch Reduced$0.40
Milk - $.60 / carton Milk - $.60 / carton
Adult Meal
Breakfast 2.00 Lunch$2.85



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School Supplies

Early Childhood (pdf)
Boone Elementary (pdf)
Center Elementary (pdf)
Indian Creek Elementary (pdf)
Red Bridge Elementary (pdf)
Center Middle School (pdf)
Center Alternative School (pdf)
High School (pdf)

Handbooks


Early Childhood
Family Handbook

Early Childhood
Family Handbook-Spanish

Elementary
Student-Parent Handbook

High School
Student-Parent Handbook

Uniforms

Please click here for Center Elementary's uniform attire.

Please click here for Indian Creek Elementary's uniform attire.

district approved snacks

District Approved Snacks
2017-2018

In order to ensure the safety of every student in the Center School District, a peanut free snack list has been developed and reviewed by our health professionals. This list should be used when parents/guardians provide food items for celebrations or snacks. Treats or snacks brought to school that are not on this list will be refused, or sent home uneaten with the child at the end of the day. Thank you for helping to keep our classrooms safe and peanut free.

Please refer to the handbook for additional information about celebrating birthdays.

Fruits & Vegetables

  • Fresh Fruits/Vegetables
  • Fresh Fruit Trays/Vegetable trays
  • Dried Fruits- such as raisins/craisins
  • Fruit/applesauce cups

  • Chips

  • Pringles- any flavor
  • Frito Lay Brand items- such as Fritos, Doritos, Cheetos, Ruffles, Funyans
  • Tostitos
  • Sun Chips
  • Utz/Rold Gold Pretzels

  • Cookies/Crackers

    • Oreos- Original or Double Stuffed
    • Kellogg’s Rice Krispy Treats (Original ONLY)
    • Nabisco Vanilla Wafers
    • Ritz Crackers (NOT Ritz Bitz)
    • Gold Fish Crackers
    • Cheez-Its

    Fruit Snacks/Gummies

  • Fruit Roll-Ups
  • Fruit by the Foot
  • Sunkist/Welch’s Fruit Snacks
  • Gushers

  • Miscellaneous

  • Juice Boxes/Juice Pouches
  • String Cheese packets
  • Jell-O Cups & Jell-O Pudding Cups
  • Beef Jerky/Beef Sticks

  • Information also listed in Student/Parent Handbook:

    Parties

    The parent group may arrange holiday parties. If you are interested in helping with any of the holiday parties, please notify your child’s teacher. Siblings are not allowed to attend holiday parties. When planning holiday parties, please ensure food is peanut free and made at a factory that is peanut free.

    Home birthday party invitations should not be handed out at school. Parents may supply a birthday treat (no more than 2 items allowed) or trinket for the students that will be distributed at the teacher’s discretion. Treats must come from the District Approved Snack List. Treats or snacks brought to school that are not on this list will be sent home with the student. Trinkets are welcome in place of food. Birthday parties are not allowed at school.

    Flowers/Balloons/Gifts: Deliveries of flowers/balloons/gifts are not to be made during the school day.

    Parent-Teacher Organizations

    Each school has a parent -teacher unit. Parents are encouraged to support the organization in their building in the realization of its objectives:

    • To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, and community.
    • To raise the standard of home life.
    • To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
    • To bring into closer relation the home and the school that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the training of the child.
    • To develop between educators and the general public such as united efforts as will secure for every child the highest advantages in physical, mental social and spiritual education.

    District Map and Boundaries

    Complaint Procedure

    Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA)
    COMPLAINT PROCEDURES

    Trauma Informed School

    Trauma-Informed Initiative Publication:
    Senate Bill 638 (2016) required the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to create a website about the trauma-informed schools initiative that includes information for schools and parents regarding the trauma-informed approach and a guide for schools on how to become trauma-informed schools. Click here for the web site.

    Registration

    Terminology

    Registration Terminology

    OLR (online registration)=the process of entering and updating student information in I-Campus (completed by parent)

    Enrollment=the process by which a student’s registration is completed by collection of necessary documents. Students are added to a class roster or a schedule is created (completed by building)

    Residency=the process that parents/guardians go through annually to prove that they are residents in Center School District.

    Registration=the annual process that includes completion of the OLR, residency verification and enrollment.

    2017-18 NEW family registration

    New Family Registration

    If you are a new family to the district and do not have a student that currently attends, please click on the following link.

    • Once you click on the link, you will have a few questions to answer.
    • A link will be sent to the email address that was provided.
    • The email will contain a unique link that you will use to start the online registration process.
    • Once the application is submitted, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address that was provided with further enrollement instructions.

    Items required for completing the registration process:

    • Child’s Birth Certificate
    • Immunization records
    • Any legal documents pertaining to the child (custody papers, guardianship documents, ex parte orders, foster care placement, or division of family services paperwork)
    • Application number if you have started the process online
    • Parent/Legal Guardian’s photo ID
    • Two of the following documents within 30 days that include the parent/legal guardian’s name and address. One bill must be a utility. No disconnect or final notices will be accepted.
      • Utility bill-KCPL, MGE, KC Water bill, AUM Water Bill
      • Landline phone bill
      • Documents from DFS or Social Services
      • Paycheck Stub

    Once the process is complete, the parent/legal guardian will receive an email stating the status of the application. It is the parent/legal guardian’s responsibility to contact the school their child will be attending for further enrollment information.

    Registration FAQ

    • Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Enrollment (PDF)
    • Below is information on the portion of the bill that MUST be seen when uploading. The image must also be clear.


    Sample
    KCP&L Bill

    Sample
    MGE Bill

    Sample
    KC Water Bill

    Sample
    AT&T Landline Bill

    Multifamily Forms

    Multifamily Affidavits- Please see FAQs for detailed information. Both affidavits are required.

    • Parent/Guardian Affidavit (PDF)
    • Resident/Landlord/Utility Holder Affidavit (PDF)

    Intra District Transfer Request

    We are no longer accepting Intra District transfer requests for the 2017-2018 school year.

    Transportation

    WELCOME

    Center School District is proud to announce that Student Transportation of America (STA) will be serving as our new bus company. At the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, STA will begin providing transportation to our students and they will be on-site; their offices will be located at our Administration Office at 8701 Holmes Road.

    STA is a subsidiary of Student Transportation Inc. (STI), an industry leader in safety and North America’s largest independent provider of student transportation services. STI operates the youngest fleet in the business with more than 13,500 vehicles, providing customers with the highest level of safe and reliable student transportation, management, logistics and technology solutions possible. STI’s services are delivered by drivers, dispatchers, maintenance technicians, terminal managers, information technology professionals and others who are caring members of their local communities. For more information, please visit www.RideSTBus.com.

    The district will also be offering the “Safe Stop App” for parents to track the location of the buses for pick up and drop off. This feature will be ready after school starts when the routes are firmly in place. More information to come on this App.

    Annual bus registration is required for all students (PK-12) who plan to ride the bus.

    Free transportation is currently provided to:

      • K-12 students who live one mile or more from school.
      • All preschool students attending Center Early Childhood
      • Eligible students with disabilities who require transportation as a related service (must be documented in the student’s IEP)
      • K-5 English Language Learners (ELLs) who attend an ELL program outside their home school boundary

    Information regarding district boundaries is located on the school district’s website: https://www.center.k12.mo.us

    registration

    Annual bus registration is required for all students (PK-12) who plan to ride the bus.

    Beginning of the School Year

    Once your residency has been verified at the beginning of the school year for new and returning students, parents will be provided with an online link to register for transportation by completing a Transportation Information Form. Please note that requests must be received by August 1st to ensure that transportation will be available by the first day of school. Requests received after the deadline may result in a delayed transportation start date.

    • For requests received on or before August 1st, information will be available August 4th via eLink.
    • For requests received August 2nd – 6th, information will be available August 9th via eLink.
    • For requests received August 7th or later, every effort will be made to have bus information available within 24 hours. You may check the eLink after 24 hours. Depending on the number of submitted requests at any given time, 72 hours may be necessary. If it is not available within 72 hours, do not hesitate to contact the transportation office at (816) 349-3327.

    After completing the Transportation Information Form, parents/guardians may access bus information via a Student Transportation of America eLink.

    Instructions for accessing your student’s bus information via the eLink

    1)Click on eLink: http://center58.thebusportal.com/elinkrp/
    2)Enter your student's 10 digit ID (Student Number/MOSIS Number) in both "username" and "password" fields then click the "Login" button.
    3)On the next screen, you will prompted to reset your password. Enter the same student ID as the old password, then enter a new password twice.
    4)Once completed you click "Work with Students."
    5)Then click "View my Students."
    6)Then click on the student name and the bus information will come up.



    New Students Enrolling After the Beginning of the School Year

    Once your residency has been verified for students enrolling after the beginning of the school year, parents will be provided with an online link to register for transportation by completing a Transportation Information Form.

    After completing the Transportation Information Form, parents/guardians may access bus information via a Student Transportation of America eLink:

    Every effort will be made to have bus information available within 24 hours. You may check the eLink after 24 hours. Depending on the number of submitted requests at any given time, 72 hours may be necessary. If it is not available within 72 hours, do not hesitate to contact the STA office at (816) 349-3327.

    Instructions for accessing your student’s bus information via the eLink

    1)Click on eLink: http://center58.thebusportal.com/elinkrp/
    2)Enter your student's 10 digit ID (Student Number/MOSIS Number) in both "username" and "password" fields then click the "Login" button.
    3)On the next screen, you will prompted to reset your password. Enter the same student ID as the old password, then enter a new password twice.
    4)Once completed you click "Work with Students."
    5)Then click "View my Students."
    6)Then click on the student name and the bus information will come up.

    Change Request

    Short-term and Permanent Change Requests

    Parents/Guardians may request changes to their student’s transportation arrangements after the beginning of the school year by contacting the school personnel directly. The building administrator or designee will consider the request, and if approved, communicate the information to STA via email. However, please note that if your family moves to a new address within the school district during the school year, residency at the new address must be verified by following district residency procedures before transportation to the new address can be arranged.


    One-Day Change Requests

    If parents/guardians would like for their student to ride a different bus home with another student during the school year, they may make a one-day change requests via written communication with the school directly (not STA). Two (2) notes must be received in the front office no later than 10:00 am.

    1)One note from the parent of the student who is riding a different bus.
    2)One note from the parent of the student who will be receiving the student.

    The notes should include the following information: names of both students, date of requested change, bus number, and parent name/signature.

    The building administrator or designee will consider the request. If approved, the student who is riding a different bus will receive a pass to give to the bus driver.

    Special Eduacation

    Special Education

    Free transportation is available to eligible students with disabilities whose Individualized Education Program (IEP) team determined that they require transportation as a related service. This related service, as well as any necessary accommodations (e.g., wheelchair lift, safety restraint, bus aid, cub-to-curb service, etc.), must be documented in the student’s IEP.

    Please review the following IMPORTANT information:

    • Special education transportation is only available to eligible students, as determined by the IEP team and documented in the IEP.
    • Special education transportation is available to and from addresses located within the Center School District boundaries.
    • Center School District procedures require that someone over the age of 18 is to be at the home to receive the students after school. The district will consider written requests for exceptions to this procedural requirement.
      • If someone is not home to receive your student after school, attempts will be made to contact you or your designated emergency contacts at the numbers you have provided to the bus company and the school.
      • If someone cannot be reached to receive your student from the bus, your child will be returned to school to wait for someone to pick them up.
      • If someone cannot be reached to pick him/her up within 30 minutes of the scheduled drop-off time, school staff may contact the Kansas City Missouri Police Department or Department of Social Services to report the situation.While we fully understand that emergencies may occur, please note that school staff is not available or responsible for child care and supervision after regular school hours.
    • ALL special education transportation arrangements must be made by the Parent/Guardian with Student Transportation of America (STA).
    • Special education transportation arrangements can be made:
      • After residency has been verified at the beginning of the school year for new and returning students who were previously found eligible for special transportation. Parents will be provided with a link to register for transportation. Be sure to check the box to indicate that their student’s IEP indicates the need for specialized transportation.Note: Requests must be received by August 1st to ensure that transportation will be available by the first day of school. Requests received after the deadline may result in a delayed transportation start date.
      • When students become eligible for special education transportation during the school year. Special Education Process Coordinators will facilitate this process.
      • When parents/guardians request changes to their student’s existing transportation arrangements during the school year. To request changes to your students existing transportation arrangements, please contact Special Education Process Coordinator assigned to your student’s grade level.

    Note: If your family moves to a new address within the school district during the school year, residency at the new address must be verified by following district residency procedures before transportation to the new address can be arranged.

    Questions about transportation of students within the special education program should be directed to the Special Education Process Coordinator for your child’s school.

    PK – 5th grade: Maggie Voss - mvoss@center.k12.mo.us or (816) 612-4076
    6th – 12th grade: Jill Rush – jrush@center.k12.mo.us or (816) 349-3624
    K-12 Outside Placements: Kila Sommer – ksommer@center.k12.mo.us or (816) 349-3415

    ELL

    English Language Learners (ELL)

    Free transportation is available to English Language Learner (ELL) students in grades K-5 who attend an ELL program outside their home school boundary. When registering, parents should be sure to check the box to indicate that their student attends an ELL program outside of their home school boundary.

    ELL students who attend their home school should register for transportation based on the mileage from their home to school.

    Questions about transportation of students within the ELL program should be directed to Sally Newell at (816) 349-3300.

    Early Childhood

    Early Childhood

    Free transportation is provided to all preschool students who attend Center Early Childhood.

    Questions about transportation of students within the Early Childhood program should be directed to the Early Childhood Center at (816) 349-3700.

    Contact Us

    Contact Us

    • Questions about student conduct, disciplinary action and/or student guidelines: School Principal
    • Questions about driver conduct, bus safety, student injury, bus routes, rider eligibility: Student Transportation of America (816) 349-3327
    • Questions about transportation for early childhood programs: Angela Castro (816) 349-3700
    • Questions about transportation for ELL programs: Sally Newell (816) 349-3300
    • Questions about transportation for special education programs:
      • Special Education Process Coordinators
        • PK – 5th grade: Maggie Voss (816) 612-4076
        • 6th – 12th grade: Jill Rush (816) 349-3624
        • Outside Placements: Kila Sommer (816) 349-3415
    • For more information: Assistant Superintendent – Dr. Michael Weishaar (816) 349-3320

    School-Aged Child Care

    LINC- Boone/Center

    Reliable, affordable child care services are available at all elementary schools for before and after school care for the convenience of the parents. Please contact Linc for specific information about the LINC program.

    For Boone call 349-3695
    For Center call 349-3469

    YMCA- Red Bridge/Indian Creek

    Reliable, affordable child care services are available at all elementary schools for before and after school care for the convenience of the parents. Please contact YMCA for specific information about the program.

    Contact YMCA at 913-345-9622

    ALICE Procedures

    A - Alert

    Alert is your first notification of danger.

    ALERT is when you first become aware of a threat. The sooner you understand that you’re in danger, the sooner you can save yourself. A speedy response is critical. Seconds count.

    Alert is overcoming denial, recognizing the signs of danger and receiving notifications about the danger from others. Alerts should be accepted, taken seriously, and should help you make survival decisions based on your circumstances.

    L - Lockdown

    Barricade the room. Prepare to EVACUATE or COUNTER if needed.

    If EVACUATION is not a safe option, barricade entry points into your room in an effort to create a semi-secure starting point.

    Our training explains scenarios where Lockdown may be the preferable option and dispels myths about passive, traditional ‘lockdown only’ procedures that create readily identifiable targets and makes a shooter’s mission easier. ALICE trainers instruct on practical techniques for how to better barricade a room, what to do with mobile and electronic devices, how and when to communicate with police, and how to use your time in lockdown to prepare to use other strategies (i.e. Counter or Evacuate) that might come into play should the active shooter gain entry.

    I - Inform

    Communicate the violent intruder’s location and direction in real time.

    The purpose of INFORM is to continue to communicate information in as real time as possible, if it is safe to do so. Armed intruder situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly, which means that ongoing, real time information is key to making effective survival decisions. Information should always be clear, direct and in plain language, not using codes. If the shooter is known to be in an isolated section of a building, occupants in other wards can safely evacuate while those in direct danger can perform enhanced lockdown and prepare to counter.

    Video surveillance, 911 calls and PA announcements are just a few of the channels that may be used by employees, safety officers, and other personnel to inform others. An emergency response plan should have clear methods outlined for informing school employees, hospital workers, or any other employees of the location of a violent intruder.

    C - Counter

    Create Noise, Movement, Distance and Distraction with the intent of reducing the shooter’s ability to shoot accurately. Counter is NOT fighting.

    ALICE Training does not believe that actively confronting a violent intruder is the best method for ensuring the safety of those involved. Counter is a strategy of last resort. Counter focuses on actions that create noise, movement, distance and distraction with the intent of reducing the shooter’s ability to shoot accurately. Creating a dynamic environment decreases the shooter’s chance of hitting a target and can provide the precious seconds needed in order to evacuate.

    E - Evacuate

    When safe to do so, remove yourself from the danger zone.

    ATI provides techniques for safer and more strategic evacuations. Evacuating to a safe area takes people out of harm’s way and hopefully prevents civilians from having to come into any contact with the shooter.

    Did you know that you should break a window from the top corner as opposed to the center? Many useful techniques that civilians do not know exist and can save your life. ALICE trainers teach strategies for evacuating through windows, from higher floors and under extreme duress.

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    District Event Calendar

    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    Sun, Dec 3
    Mon, Dec 4
    CMS-Wrestling Away @ Pleasant Lea Middle School
    630 SW Persels Rd, Lee's Summit, MO 64081
    CHS-Girls Basketball Away @ Pleasant Hill
    Freshman 4:30pm; JV 5:30pm; Varsity 7pm

    Calendar & Category Legend:

    • Group All District Events
    • Holidays and Closing
      • Holidays
      • In Service
    • Thespian mask Performing Arts Events
    • Boone Elementary
    • Center Elementary Events
    • CHS Events
    • CHS Sports
    • CMS Events
    • CMS Sports
    • Early Childhood Events
    • Indian Creek Events
    • Red Bridge Events
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