Spring Valley was originally slated to open in September of 1964, but construction was incomplete as the date approached. Students scheduled to attend Spring Valley were temporarily moved to Countryside Methodist Church until November. Mr. Larry Hammer served as principal of both Spring Valley and Southwood for the 64-65 school year. When fall of 1965 rolled around, Spring Valley was fully up and running, and welcomed 1st through 6th graders. Construction costs for Spring Valley were $708,489, a bargain by today's standards.
School Supply Lists
The basic* school supply list for Spring Valley can be found here.
*These are basic lists to get students started for the year. Certain classroom activities may require additional supplies throughout the year. Many schools may also be holding school supply sales, and if so, they will be sending you information on dates and time.
As part of the district's efforts to be more environmentally friendly, embrace innovative technology and maintain fiscal responsibility, the district has transitioned from paper to electronic flier (eflier delivery). To publicize content that supports the basic educational mission of the district and/or benefits the population of the district in a positive manner, the Raytown C-2 School District uses Peachjar, a free online service for schools, to post approved efliers so that they are accessible to parents, staff and students as wanted/needed. To learn more about Peachjar, please click here.
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.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:30 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.
Wednesday Early Release
8:30 a.m. - 2:05 p.m.
Half Day Schedule
8:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Lunch is served.