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Kansas City’s mask mandate expired on Jan. 1, 2022. Masking is now encouraged but optional for all students and staff. Masks are still federally mandated to be worn on public transportation; therefore, we will continue to require masks on all district transportation including school buses.
Southwood Elementary Principal Dr. April Sutherland was recently selected as the Kansas City Suburban Region Exemplary New Principal by the Kansas City Elementary Principals Association (KCEPA).
The Raytown School District was awarded the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for the 2021–2022 budget year.
Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program (MOCAP)
Policy IGCD: Eligible students may enroll in virtual courses offered through the Missouri Course Access Program (MOCAP). The district will accept all grades and credits earned through district-sponsored virtual instruction and MOCAP. The district will pay the costs of a virtual course only if the district has first approved the student's enrollment in the course as described in policy IGCD. Click the Image below for more information.
Enrollment period: Enrollment requests will be considered within the first fifteen days of the semester.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School, Jan. 17 & Jan. 18
The Raytown School District will be closed on Monday, January 17 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. There will be no school on Tuesday, January 18 for a staff professional work day. Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 19.
February Swim Lessons - Registration Now Open!
The Raytown Schools swim lesson program is now year-round with swim lesson offerings for kids and teens ages 4-17.
Weeknight and Saturday offerings are available to give parents and guardians more options. Beginner through level 6 swim lessons will be offered to cater to students’ different skill levels.
All second and third graders who attend school in the Raytown School District will receive a free session.
The program will take place at the Raytown Schools Wellness Center located at 10301 E 350 Hwy., Raytown, MO 64138. Registration for swim sessions can be completed through RevTrak and credit or debit card payments are accepted. Space will be limited per session.
For more information about the program, including session dates and times, frequently asked questions including swim skills by level, and how to register your child, please visit https://bit.ly/33vage0.
F&R Lunch Application Incentive
Currently, USDA Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) has established waivers, allowing school districts to offer free breakfast and lunch for 2021-2022 school year. While this resource has had a positive effect on closing the gap in food insecurities in our district, it has had a negative effect on the number of free and reduced applications the district has received this school year.
It is important for all families who may qualify to fill out the Free and Reduced Lunch application because just by applying, families can help bring funding to Raytown C-2 School District students PK-12. Funding goes directly toward curriculum, teacher salary, family engagement, and more! These funds support student achievement and well-being.
In addition to free or reduced breakfast and lunch rates, families who qualify receive free or reduced rates on school and activity fees and discounts from outside organizations.
This year, every family that submits an application by Friday, January 14, 2022 will be entered to win a brand new 65 inch smart TV. This includes all applications submitted for the 2021-2022 school year. Families will be automatically entered into the drawing, and two winners will be selected at random. Winners will be notified by phone and/or email on or after Tuesday, February 1, 2022.
Family Tech Talk sponsored by the Raytown PTA Council
The Raytown PTA Council will host a Family Tech Talk Night on January 24 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at Raytown Central Middle School. Families are invited to learn more about topics related to keeping students and data safe online. Childcare will be provided for the first 50 students in kindergarten through 5th grade. For more information, check out the flyer.
Parents as Teachers (PAT) Offers Developmental Screenings
The Raytown School District's Parents As Teachers (PAT) program offers free developmental screenings to children ages three to five years old.
These screenings are a quick and easy way to give parents/guardians valuable information about how their child is developing in motor, language, social & cognitive areas. Hearing & vision screenings are also included in this free service.
Screenings for children 36 months through kindergarten age take place at New Trails Early Learning Center throughout the school year.
Parents/guardians receive a personal conference and written summary of the screening results. During the conference, suggestions will be given for activities to enhance the child's learning.
Please call 816.268.7202 to schedule your appointment.
PAT is an early learning program for ALL families with children birth through five years of age. To learn more about the program, please click here.
Baby Jays Learning Center
The Baby Jays Quality Learning Center hosted by Raytown High School Advanced Child Development program is enrolling children ages 3-5 for classes starting late February 2022. Classes are Mondays and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m.-9:50 a.m. For more information please contact Rochelle Netten at email@example.com. You can view the flyer below.