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Summer School Enrollment
Enrollment is going on now for the Smart Start summer school program for students entering Kindergarten through 12 grade in the fall of 2019. The deadline to enroll is May 10. The program is designed to help students maintain the skills they acquired during the regular school year and help them obtain new skills for the upcoming school year. Smart Start will run June 5 through July 5. For more information and to enroll your child, click here.
Holocaust Remembrance and Education Event
On March 27, 2019 at 6:00 p.m., Holocaust survivor, Inge Auerbacher, will speak about her experiences. The evening will also include performances by the Raytown High School Music Department. The event is free and open to the community.
Save the Date: Kindergarten Orientation
Kindergarten Orientation will take place Monday, August 12 at all Raytown elementary Schools from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Kindergarten Orientation provides school information for parents and chance to meet your child’s teacher.
The District’s Student Support Services department will host Community Connections, a resource fair for Raytown School District families on Saturday, April 13 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Raytown High School. The goal of this event is to provide families in the Raytown community with access to a variety of resources including, food and utility assistance, educational services, healthcare, and other support organizations, including the police and fire department. Free refreshments, family activities, and prizes will also be available during this time. For more information, view the flyer.
2018-2019 Academic Calendar
On Friday, April 19, 2019, the District will be in session to make up one of our snow days. Barring any additional snow days, the last day of school will be Tuesday, June 4, 2019.
Full-day preschool offered for the 2019-2020 School Year
Full-day preschool offered for the 2019-2020 School YearThe Raytown School District will offer full-day preschool to all 4-year-olds in the District's attendance boundaries. If your child turns four on or before July 31, 2019, you can apply for one of 100 preschool seats! For more information, please check out the preschool flyer (folleto preescolar).
Inclement Weather Information
The Raytown C-2 School District offers a variety of ways to learn about school closings due to inclement weather. After the decision to close school is made, the district will communicate in the following ways:
- A recorded telephone call will go to the all students’ primary contact number as well as staff members through the Blackboard Mass Notification service. Families are encouraged to make sure their phone numbers are accurate and to notify their student’s school if contact information has changed.
- Snow days are shared via Raytown C-2 School District social media, including Facebook, found by searching for “Raytown C-2 School District,” and on Twitter, found by searching @RaytownSchools.
- Information is shared in the district’s electronic newsletter. To subscribe, please visit https://www.raytownschools.org/Page/1434.
- The information is posted on the district’s website at www.raytownschools.org.
- School closings are included on the district’s information telephone line at (816) 268-7001.
- Push notifications are sent to the district’s mobile app. In the Apple App Store or in Google Play Store, search “Raytown School District” to download the app.
- Local media are provided information about school closings. Listen or watch for “Raytown C-2 School District” or “Raytown Schools.”
For information about Missouri requirements for make-up days related to inclement weather (snow days), please visit the following Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education webpage at https://dese.mo.gov/financial-admin-services/school-governance/school-calendar.
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 mid February 2019. Classes are Mondays and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m.-9:50 a.m. For more information please contact Rochelle Netten at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can view the flyer below.
Caring for Kids KC
The District is in its fourth year partnering with Caring for Kids KC, a local nonprofit dedicated to to mobilizing community organizations in partnership with schools to inspire hope and help prepare children to impact their world. For more information about Caring for Kids KC, please check out the Caring for Kids KC Video.
After School Meal Program Secondary Expansion
Beginning, October 1, 2018, the Raytown School District’s Food Service Department will expand the After School Meal program, under the Health and Senior Services Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), to all students in grades 6-12. At dismissal, students will be able to grab a meal as they head home for the day. Students can grab their meal near main exits as well as the cafeteria. In the past, the After School Meal program was only available to students in after school enrichment programs, sports, and clubs. Expansion of the program will help the District fill the gap in time between meals for students by providing nutritional meals after school. The District hopes to expand this program to elementary students in the future. Meals include a sandwich, fruit, vegetable, and milk. After school meal program menus are available, here. For more information about the program, view the flyer.
We recognize that creating a safe learning environment is a critical part of helping each child achieve academic success. This year, we will introduce Sprigeo, a new online system that parents, guardians, and students can use to report bullying incidents and school safety threats. Sprigeo will give our stakeholders another medium for communicating with our school administration when bullying or school safety incidents occur. All information sent through the Sprigeo system goes directly to school administrators through a secure online connection. For more information about Sprigeo, please click here. Para obtener más información sobre Sprigeo, haga clic aquí. Links are now live under the PARENTS and STUDENTS tabs at the top right of the district homepage or to submit a tip, please click here.
Now Hiring Bus Drivers for the 2018-2019 School Year
The Raytown School District is looking for bus drivers for the 2018-2019 School Year. Starting pay will be $16.25 per hour. Training and health insurance will be provided. A $350 bonus will be provided to drivers who have a valid CDL. Additional bonuses available for job attendance. For more information and to apply, click here.