The Independence School District is providing meaningful opportunities for students on the Mondays when school is not in session.

This includes free programming and the ISD’s partnership with Metropolitan Community College (MCC). Enrollment in elementary enrichment programming can be paired with Kids’ Safari Childcare to provide a full day of care. (Visit for pricing.) Kids’ Safari runs 6:30AM – 6PM at combined school sites.

This catalog provides an overview of the programming available to ISD students at every Monday combined school site. Additional programming specific to each location may also be available depending on teacher availability and student interest. Information will be shared by email.

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Enrichment Programming

Free Enrichment Programming (including Clubs, Learning League, and Academic support) is available on Mondays to ISD students at combined site locations.

Kids’ Safari Childcare and Enrichment Programming Schedule
Non-Instructional Monday Kids’ SafariEnrichment Programming (Clubs & Academic Support)Learning LeagueISD + MCC
September 11, 2023
September 18, 2023
September 25, 2023
October 2, 2023
(No Kindergarten LL)
October 9, 2023
(No Kindergarten LL)
October 16, 2023
October 23, 2023
October 30, 2023
November 13, 2023
November 27, 2023
December 4, 2023
December 11, 2023
December 18, 2023
January 22, 2024
January 29, 2024
February 5, 2024
February 12, 2024
February 26, 2024
March 4, 2024
March 11, 2024*
March 18, 2024
April 1, 2024
April 8, 2024*
April 15, 2024
April 22, 2024
April 29, 2024*
May 6, 2024
May 13, 2024
* Dates marked with an asterisk are designated as Weather Make Up Days
Please note: ISD + MCC classes will not occur on November 6 and March 25 as these days are ISD Instructional Mondays.

Combined Sites

Combined sites are buildings that are open to ISD students on Mondays where Enrichment Programming is hosted. Your home school will feed into one of these combined sites: 

Open School (Combined Site)
Schools Attending Combined Site
Hanthorn Early Education
1511 S Kings Highway
Independence, MO 64055
Pre-K (Ages 3-5) Kids’ Safari Only
Cassell Park Elementary
10401 East 31st Street
Independence, MO 64052
Benton; Bryant; Fairmount; Korte; Mallinson; Procter; Sugar Creek; Three Trails
Little Blue Elementary
2020 Quail Drive
Independence, MO 64057
Blackburn; Mill Creek; Ott; Randall; Spring Branch; IA Elementary; Elementary Special Education Programs: LS, CBSS, and FS;
Kids’ Safari at Latitude (6th-8th grade)
Sycamore Hills Elementary
15208 E 39th Street S
Independence, MO 64055
Glendale; Luff; Santa Fe; William Southern
Bingham Middle School
1716 S Speck Road
Independence, MO 64057
Bridger; Nowlin; Pioneer Ridge; IA Middle School; Middle School Special Education Programs: LS, CBSS, FS
*No Kids’ Safari at Latitude (6th-8th grade) at these locations
William Chrisman High School
1223 N Noland Road
Independence, MO 64050
Truman, Van Horn, IA High School

Enrichment Programming Opportunities

Kindergarten – 5th Grade Clubs

9 – 10:30AM AND/OR 12:30 – 2PM | SIGN UP BY EMAIL

Initial signup is prompted by an email sent at the beginning of each quarter. If interested in signing up after the email period, contact the Department of Elementary Education at 816-521-5503. Sign up and confirmation is required to attend Learning League.

Club options vary by site. Some example activities include: Running/Walking Club, Reading Club, Arts & Crafts Club, Board Game Club, Team Sports Club. 

Kindergarten – 5th Grade Clubs are free, extracurricular, teacher-led offerings. There is no cost to families. The times and locations of these programs will vary, and that information will be provided at the start of each quarter.

There may be additional club offerings at each combined site dependent upon its individual staff and student interests and needs, as well as available space and resources.

There is no district-provided transportation for these activities.

Note: signing your student up for one of these clubs means care is offered only for the duration of the club. If full-day childcare is needed, you must enroll and pay for Kids’ Safari full-day childcare for that day. Visit for information.

Kindergarten – 5th Grade Learning League


Learning League is a free, invite-only, instructional, guided tutoring program intended to help students improve academic performance. Learning League is for students who have been identified as being at least one grade level behind academically. 

If your student is invited to participate, you will receive information from the district near the beginning of the school year.

The district will provide transportation services for Learning League. 

Please note, Kindergarten Learning League starts October 30, 2023. Also, Learning League (all grades) is not in session: September 18, September 25, October 16, October 23, December 4, January 22, January 29, February 12, March 11, March 18, April 1 and May 13. 

Note: your student’s participation in Learning League means care is offered only for the duration of the program. If full-day childcare is needed, you must enroll and pay for Kids’ Safari full-day care for that day. Visit for information.

6th – 12th Grade Clubs

8:30 – 10:15AM, 10:20AM – 12:25PM (INCLUDES LUNCH), 12:30 – 2:15PM

Information about these clubs will be made available on this page as they are planned and formed throughout the school year. Offerings per school site will vary depending upon individual staff and student interests and needs, as well as available space and resources.

There is no district-provided transportation for these activities.

Note: your 6-8th grade student’s participation in one of these clubs means care is offered only for the duration of the club. There is no Kids’ Safari full-day childcare services at Bingham Middle School. Kids’ Safari at Latitude (6th-8th grade) is located at Little Blue Elementary.

6th – 12th Grade Academic Support Programming

8:30 – 10:15AM, 10:20AM – 12:25PM (INCLUDES LUNCH), 12:30 – 2:15PM

Academic Support Programming offered at our secondary level includes: credit recovery, attendance recovery, and tutoring. These are free, fifth-day offerings for students who choose to participate on non-instructional Mondays. 

There is no district-provided transportation for these activities.

K-8 Enrichment Programming For LS, FS, & CBSS Students

8:30 – 11AM OR 11:30AM – 2PM

Enrichment Programming for Life Skills, Functional Skills and Communication Behavior Social Skills students will take place at Little Blue Elementary School (K-5) and Bingham Middle School (6-8). This programming will be alternative, non-instructional activities. IEP accommodations/modifications will be considered and/or provided.

There is no district-provided transportation for these activities.

ISD + MCC Partnership

These courses are in-person or hybrid (combined in-person and online) at MCC-Blue River in Independence. Tuition is deeply discounted to $181.50 per course, plus there is financial assistance available to help through the ISD Foundation. Visit for information.

There is no district-provided transportation for these activities.

If interested, your student should contact their high school counselor or email the Enrollment Manager at MCC-Blue River:, Subject line: “ISD Monday Courses”

Click the graphic below to access information about the MCC-Blue River Spring 2024 ISD Early College Program.

ECON 211Microeconomics
HIST 121U.S. History Since 1658
ENGL 214Introduction to Fiction
BIOL 132Human Nutrition
COMM 100Fundamentals of Speech
PHIL 103Introduction to Critical Thinking
THEA 120Acting I

WHAT: The ISD is partnering with MCC (Metropolitan Community College) to offer Monday-only, 12-week, in-person and hybrid college courses at the Blue River campus. ISD teachers can also earn $3,000+ per class if they have the certification and are hired as MCC Adjunct Instructors. 

WHO: ISD students in 10th-12th grade can get a head start on an Associate’s degree at MCC or transfer the credits to another college or university. Students may take up to two classes each semester. 

WHEN: Courses will take place on Mondays. The Hybrid course will be taught 50% in person and 50% online. The In-Person course will be taught 100% in person. The times of the courses are TBD. 

WHERE: Courses will meet in-person at MCC-Blue River (20301 East 78 Highway, Independence, MO.)

Henley Aquatic Center

The Henley Aquatic Center offers swimming lessons exclusively to ISD students in 2nd and 3rd grade during some non-instructional Mondays during the 2023-2024 school year.

Each session, consisting of six lessons, costs $10. Lesson times are available at 9am, 10am, and 11am. For more information, visit or call 816-521-5377.

Session 1:
9/18, 10/2, 10/9, 10/30, 11/20, 11/27

Session 2:
12/11, 12/18, 1/22, 2/5, 2/26, 3/4

Session 3:
3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6

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Community Offerings

In addition to programs offered through the Independence School District, other organizations in the Independence community have programs available on Mondays. 

The offerings listed below are subject to change. Information and sign up is available through their respective websites or locations. Community programs and organizations are not endorsed by the Independence School District. This list exists for informational purposes.

Organizations to consider:

  • Boys’ and Girls’ Club
  • Mid-Continent Public Library
  • Englewood Arts
  • Music/Arts Institute
  • Missouri Conservation Dept.
  • Peace Pavilion