Jaguar Update

Sunset Valley Elementary - January 7, 2022

Important Dates

Every Friday - Late Start Friday at 10:10 AM & SummitRise at 8:40 AM

Tuesday, January 11th - 5th & 6th Grade Group Picture Day

Monday, January 17th - NO SCHOOL Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 18th - NO SCHOOL Teacher Work Day

Wednesday, January 19th - STUCO Fundraiser at Culver's on Oldham Parkway

Friday, January 21st- Grade Cards Emailed Out

Thursday, February 3rd - SVE Papa John's Pizza Fundraiser

Effective Immediately - All students, staff and visitors to SVE must wear a mask.

The Board of Education voted Thursday evening at a special session to reinstate a mask requirement for all district facilities starting on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022 and extending through Feb. 3, 2022.

The mask requirement applies to all students, employees and visitors to district facilities.

The decision was made as our region experiences a surge in COVID-19 transmission.

Information discussed at the Board meeting included data related to:

  • A significant rise in positives and exposures in our school community following winter break.

  • Increased staff absences

Nominate SVE Teachers for an LSR7 Excellence Award

Nominations have opened for the R-7 Teacher of the Year and the Chamber of Commerce Excellence In Teaching Awards. Students, parents and staff members may nominate any teacher, library media specialist, or counselor who has worked for the R-7 District at least five years, for the R-7 Teacher of the Year and the Chamber of Commerce Excellence In Teaching Awards.

This year, we're accepting nominations in multiple ways!

Our deadline this year is Monday, January 31, 2022. For reminders about eligibility, please view these FAQs or read the attached press release. More information about the TOY program can be found on our website.

Twelve Excellence In Teaching winners and up to three Teachers of Distinction will be recognized and the Teacher of the Year will be revealed at an April 13, 2022 Chamber of Commerce reception/presentation, starting at 4:30 p.m.

Birthday Celebration Guidelines

Birthdays are special days for all of our little Jaguars, but we need your help in celebrating them in adherence with the LSR7 Board of Education policies. These policies have been implemented for the safety of all students and staff (food allergies, latex allergies, etc.). Please read the following excerpt from the R-7 Elementary Handbook regarding celebrations:

"Birthday recognitions are intended to be a celebration of the child in meaningful ways absent of food. Outside food will not be accepted for all-class distribution as part of the birthday recognition. Birthday recognitions are designed to be an integrated part of the school day versus a time that interrupts the daily classroom or building routines or instructional time. Birthday recognitions will be designed so as not to impact the dietary decisions or needs of other students. Invitations for out-of-school parties cannot be brought to school for distribution. Deliveries for students will not be accepted at school (i.e. floral arrangements, balloon bouquets, etc.)."

Click HERE for the link to the 2021-22 R-7 Elementary Handbook.

Sunset Valley Elementary School Calendar

Important Sunset Valley Elementary dates and activities.


Yearbook sales this year are online only, and ordering is open now through Monday, January 31, 2022. Softcover color books are $16. To personalize a yearbook with the student’s name is an additional $1. Note: the PTA is offering free name personalization for 5th and 6th graders.

To order your yearbook, visit: and enter code: 63384M.

January Lunch Menu

January Lunch Menu


The English Language Development department is working to spread the word about an opportunity for parents this year. The department is hosting free adult English classes for LSR7 parents. The free classes are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at Pleasant Lea Middle School. Please contact Melisha Colon, ELD Coordinator, at with questions. Flyers in English and Spanish are here.

2021-22 Lunch Information

Just a reminder that breakfast and lunch are free for all students. Click here for more information and the Free/Reduced application process.


Want to follow the fun learning happening at Sunset Valley?

MUSIC CLASS with Mrs. Freeborn

Follow on Instagram @SVEMusicRoom

ART CLASS with Mrs. Wadel

Follow on Instagram @sunsetvalleyart

Connect With LSEF

The Lee's Summit Educational Foundation invites you to stay up-to-date on all that we're doing to support LSR7 students and classrooms by joining our email list and/or following us on social media. You'll learn about the science kits we funded for all K-5 elementary classrooms this year, some of our classroom grants in action, scholarship opportunities and upcoming events! You can link to all of our social media platforms through our website,
2021-22 District Calendar

Need to know what days your students don't have school? Click here for the calendar, information on late start Fridays, school hours and AMI days.

Sunset Valley Elementary

Office Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
School Hours: 9:10 am – 4:10 pm

Office Phone: (816) 986-4240

Attendance Phone: (816) 986-4243
Principal: Mrs. Rachel Flood
Assistant Principal: Mrs. Amy Westacott