Parent & Guardian Newsletter

Success Academy at Anderson

Caregivers: please scroll down to stay in the know about important happenings, free Covid testing, and community supports.

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We need your help! Our students MUST bring their fully-charged computers and chargers to school.

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NOW! COVID Vaccination Available for Students 16 up to 22 Years Old!

Children’s Mercy will be hosting a series of COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics. Appointments are needed for all clinics.

Please note the Pfizer vaccine will be administered and a second dose will be needed three weeks later.

April 10, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Adele Hall Campus
This clinic will be open to individuals who are 16 up to 22 years old and Missouri residents.

April 13, 2 to 8 p.m.
Adele Hall Campus

This clinic will be open to individuals who are 16 up to 22 years old and Missouri residents.

April 17, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas

This clinic will be open to individuals who are 16 up to 22 years old and Kansas residents.

April 21, 2 to 8 p.m.
Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas

This clinic will be open to individuals who are 16 up to 22 years old and Kansas residents.

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Attendance Is Important! Incentive for You and Your Student!

Hello Caregivers,

We are excited with anticipation of the return of all our students to in-person school. It is not too late for students to complete lessons and move toward the next grade. However, everyone must do their part!

Remember we will have students attend school twice a week. Students will have either an “A” hybrid schedule, which means they will come to in-person school on Mondays and Tuesdays. The other students will have a “B” hybrid schedule which means the student will come to in-person school on Thursdays and Fridays.

Your child’s academic attainment suffers when they miss classes frequently, so I ask that you ensure that your child attends school regularly in the future. I understand that occasional illness is unavoidable and ask that you inform the school when your child must miss school. ***Please do keep your student home if he/she is sick or is showing symptoms of Covid-19 (including shortness of breath, fever, loss of taste/smell, etc.), and then let us know.

Now that we have moved to in-person classes, I hope that students can gain some of the skills they may have lost during the pandemic. Our teachers are up to meeting the challenge of getting our students caught up academically.

  • District policy states that if a student has more than 15 unexcused absences during the school year, he/she could be retained in that same grade for the following year. Any extenuating circumstances will be determined anddocumented by the attendance committee.
  • DRAWING: To encourage students to attend school regularly on their assigned days, we will be providing an incentive for the students who attend school 87% or more in the month of April! For students reaching 87% or better, the student will be in a drawing to receive a $25 Visa gift card, and his/her guardian will also receive a $25 Visa gift card, for a total of $50!

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss this matter further. You can reach the school at 816-418-5300 or my desk at 816-418-6944. Thank you.

Robert Lee Jr., Ed.S
Success Academy at Anderson

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Summer School Information



For summer school this year, K-8 students will be engaging in two parts: an academic portion that will accelerate learning and set students up for success for the 2021-22 school year, and a service learning and community activism portion.

LINC before and after care services will be available.

High school students will be able to attain and recover credits along with opportunities for internships.

Stay tuned for more information on how to enroll!

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Hybrid Meal Options

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We Want to Hear from You! More information about a Parent Advisory Committee coming soon!

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information Videos

Please visit to check out a few COVID-19 vaccine resources from our partners, including recordings from recent Truman Medical Center/University Health and Children’s Mercy presentations. If, at any time, you have questions or concerns regarding the KCPS Re-entry Plan or KCPS’s response to COVID-19, please contact KCPS HR COVID-19 Coordinator Sara Williams at or (816) 418-7536.

Early College Academy Enrollment

Did you know that KCPS students have the opportunity to earn their high school diplomas AND a two-year associates college degree simultaneously and at no additional charge? We have graduates who do that every year thanks to our Early College Academy (ECA)!

ECA is a partnership between KCPS and Metropolitan Community College - Penn Valley for highly motivated high school students who are ready to leave the high school environment and participate in the rigor of being full-time college students. Students will earn high school credits while also earning college credits as they attend classes, full-time, on a college campus. The ultimate goal is for KCPS students to graduate with both their high school diploma and an associate’s degree. Applications are accepted from sophomores starting January of their Spring semester.

ECA applications are being accepted now for 2021-2022 academic year. Please share this with our families and encourage 10th graders to consider this unique option. They can contact their academic counselors for more information or visit the ECA website. A brochure and enrollment process flyer are also available below.



Watch the Life Skills Webinar for Parents and Teachers

How do we build student confidence, handle adversity or pick the right path after high school? Superintendent Mark Bedell, his wife and local attorney Robyn Bedell and CommunityAmerica CEO Lisa Ginter answered these questions and more during a recent Life Skills webinar exclusively for parents and teachers. In case you missed it, you can watch it on the credit union's website.

Community Cares and Shares

Take a look at the NEW Community Cares & Shares to read about current resources in KCMO. You will also find fun and healthy happenings for our KCPS students and families!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Although we are still deal with this Pandemic, we are committed to providing the best education possible for all of our children! Please remember when you call the school at 816-418-5300, it comes directly to Principal Robert Lee Jr.

Mr. Robert Lee Jr., Ed.S Principal 816-572-0523

Dr. LeJuan Johnson Associate Principal 314-604-1281

COVID-19 Testing Available

Kansas City Public Schools is partnering with the Mid-America Regional Council, KC Cares, Samuel U. Rogers Health Center and Swope Health to offer no-cost COVID-19 testing for KCPS staff, students, families and community members.

This nasal swab PCR testing will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the dates indicated at the following locations:

Carver Dual Language Elementary (4600 Elmwood Ave., KCMO 64130)
Tuesdays - 2/2

Success Academy at Knotts Gym (7301 Jackson Ave., KCMO 64132)
Fridays - 2/5

This testing will be primarily targeted to KCPS families (including children ages three and older) and staff members, but will be open to the public as well. The tests will be given by appointment only. Appointments can be made on the Monday or Tuesday the week prior to the event by calling the Kansas City, MO, 311 Call Center at (816) 513-1313. Follow the prompt and press 3, then follow the prompt and Press 1 to schedule a COVID-19 test.

Families and staff should indicate that they either have a child who attends a KCPS school or that they work for KCPS. Please complete the attached registration and consent forms that need to be brought to the scheduled appointment.

DOWNLOAD: COVID-19 Testing Registration and Consent Form

Success Academy at Anderson Distance Learning Expectations!

Distance Learning Expectations

Use Academic Language

Sit in a Quiet Area

Wear School-Appropriate Clothing

Take Turns Speaking

Mute Yourself

Listen, Participate and be respectful

Be Aware of Body Language and Facial Expressions

Have Fun!

Success Academy Staff


Mr. Robert Lee Jr. Ed.S-Principal

Dr. LeJuan Johnson-Associate Principal

Instructional Coach

Ms. Ashleigh Koch-Instructional Coach

School Counselor

Ms. Mary Johnson-School Counselor


Mr. Blayne Marshall-Science

Ms. LaDanya Perkins-Science

Dr. Sandra Ross-Math

Mr. Zach Cooley-Math

Mr. Robert Meade-English Language Arts

Mr. Alexander Bonham-Carter-English Language Arts

Mr. Joseph Ford-Social Studies

Dr. Jason Beavers-Social Studies

Mr. Thomas Lewandowski-Physical Education

Mr. Ralph Williams-Physical Education

Ms. Amy Bell-Exceptional Educatiion

Support Team

Mr. Brian Dunlop-Behavior Interventionist

Ms. Kristen Dua-Clinician

Ms. Mohana Chakrabarti-Social Worker

Ms. LaJuana Winchester-Administrative Assistant

Mr. Ernest Jones-Paraprofessional

Ms. Gertrude Baylis-Paraprofessional

Mr. Guy Ellison-Paraprofessional

Ms. Shirley Sampson-School Nurse

Sgt. Keyren Spiller-First Line Security

Officer-Shandoll Lowery

Officer-DeAnthony King

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