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July 2022

July Board Update

Click here to watch the recap of July's ISD Board of Education meeting.

Online Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year

Online registration for the 2022-2023 school year is now open for new and returning ISD students. Students who qualify for transportation services and register by July 31st will be guaranteed a bus pass for the first week of school. Find more information about online registration and register your student at If you have any questions, please call our Admissions Office at 816-521-5588. We look forward to welcoming students back on August 22nd!

Five ISD Schools Receive Makeover During Project Shine

ISD teachers, students, administrators and volunteers from Independence businesses, churches and civic organizations spent their Saturday, June 18th cleaning, painting and beautifying five ISD schools during Project Shine. This year, volunteers spruced up Mill Creek Elementary, Randall Elementary, Spring Branch Elementary, Three Trails Elementary and Van Horn High School thanks to the generosity of the Independence community. You can view all photos from this year’s Project Shine here.

Free Summer Meals Available in the ISD

Reminder that free summer meals are available through Wednesday, August 10th for anyone 18 and younger thanks to a federally funded program and ISD Nutrition Services. Free breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. at Blackburn, Korte and Sycamore Hills Elementary.

Join the ISD Transportation Team

Now is your chance to join the ISD Transportation team! Our drivers enjoy weekends, holidays, snow days and summers off. We offer flexible hours and great benefits, including health insurance, a free fitness center, and access to the ISD Health Clinic. The ISD's Childcare Reimbursement Benefit also provides employees the opportunity to enroll their children in District-sponsored childcare programs at a reduced cost. Our incredible bus drivers are often the first smiling faces students see at the start of each school day. We truly appreciate their dedication to our students and the ISD! Call 816-521-5317 or click here to apply today!
Join the ISD Transportation Team

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Children living within ISD boundaries are eligible to receive free books mailed directly to their homes each month from the month they are born until age five. As the only affiliate in our area, we look forward to instilling a love for reading in children in our community before they even register for school in the ISD. Find more information on registering here.

ISD Partners with Hazel Health

The Independence School District partners with Hazel Health to expand our student health services. Hazel offers virtual doctor visits accessible from the school nurse’s office for PreK – 12th grade. By gaining access to this tele-health service, many minor visits can be initiated by an ISD nurse in order to obtain a diagnosis without missing a day of learning. Parents will be notified prior to any virtual visit. ISD families can opt-in to Hazel here.

2022-2023 Student Calendar

You can find the student calendar for the 2022-2023 school year here.

Looking Ahead in the ISD

July 11 - 22 - Residency Affidavit Renewals

July 25 - August 19 - New Enrollee Appointments / Residency Verification

July 31 - Registration Deadline to Guarantee Transportation

August 18 - Elementary Meet the Teacher Night

August 22 - First Day of 2022-2023 School Year