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Parent Handbook

NOTE: After opening the Parent Handbook, clicking on an item in the Table of Contents will automatically take you to that page in the booklet.

Kidzone Information

Welcome back to the 2017-18 school year! We hope that everyone had an exciting summer. Below you will find a list of schools that will host a Kidzone program for the 2017-2018 school-year.  Please review the list carefully

Our goal is to provide childcare services, academic enrichment, and youth development to all families in USD 500 - Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools. Please see the chart below for the Kidzone site that will service your child’s school. If you have questions, please contact: Daryel Garrison, Kidzone Project Manager at (913) 449-7492, cell; Mechelle Wortham, Kidzone Program Specialist at (913) 627-4356; or Kidzone Secretary at (913) 627-4390.

2017-2018 School Year

Kidzone Sites open in the Morning

Kidzone Sites open  in the Afternoon

 

Start Date

End Date

 

Start Date

End Date

Emerson

 8/14/17

5/18/18

*Banneker

9/11/17 

5/4/18

Stony Point N.   

 8/14/17

5/18/18

Emerson 

8/14/17

5/18/18

Welborn

 8/14/17

5/18/18

Frank Rushton

8/14/17

5/18/18 

Whittier

8/14/17

5/18/18 

*New Chelsea

9/11/17

5/4/18

 

 

 

Silver City

 8/14/17

5/18/18

     

Stony Point N.

8/14/17

5/18/18

     

Welborn

8/14/17

5/18/18

     

Whittier

8/14/17

5/18/18

     

*M. E. Pearson

9/11/17

5/4/18

     

New Stanley

8/14/17

5/18/18

Kidzone services available to the elementary schools:

School Name

AM Kidzone site

PM Kidzone site

Banneker

Whittier

Banneker

Bethel

Stony Point North

Stony Point North

Claude Huyck

Stony Point North

Stony Point North

Douglass

Whittier

Whittier

Emerson

Emerson

Emerson

Eugene Ware

Welborn

Welborn

Frances Willard

Whittier

Whittier

Frank Rushton

Emerson

Frank Rushton

Grant

Whittier

Banneker

B. Caruthers

Whittier

Banneker

Hazel Grove

Stony Point North

Stony Point North

John Fiske

Whittier

Whittier

John F Kennedy

Stony Point North

Stony Point North

Lindbergh

Welborn

Welborn

Mark Twain

Whittier

Whittier

McKinley

Whittier

Whittier

**ME Pearson

Whittier

ME Pearson

**New Chelsea

Welborn

New Chelsea

**New Stanley

Emerson

New Stanley

Noble Prentis

Emerson

Silver City

Parker

Welborn

Welborn

 

Quindaro

Welborn

Welborn

 

 

 

**Silver City

Emerson

Silver City

Stony Point North

Stony Point North

Stony Point North

Stony Point South

Stony Point North

Stony Point North

T.A. Edison

Emerson

Frank Rushton

Welborn

Welborn

Welborn

White Church

Stony Point North

Stony Point North

William Allen White

Welborn

Welborn

Whittier

Whittier

Whittier

       

HOURS OF SERVICES VARY BY INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS

BEFORE SCHOOL: 7:00 am until 8:00 or 8:30 am

AFTER SCHOOL: 3:15, 3:30 or 4:00 pm until 5:30 pm

Wednesday Early Release: 1:15, 1:30 or 2:00 pm until 5:30 pm

Students enrolled in the Kidzone program at a school that is not their home school will be transported to their home school from Kidzone each morning at the conclusion of the morning Kidzone program. In the afternoon, students enrolled in the Kidzone program at a school that is not their home school will be transported from their home school to the Kidzone School where the student is enrolled. The parent is responsible for completing the transportation request form to the child’s home school office. The school will process the transportation request through the Transportation Department.

There will be a charge for all students who attend the Before and After School Program Monday through Friday.  Limited Kidzone Scholarships may be available for the 2017-2018 School year.

Kidzone fees for the 2017-2018 school year are as follows:
(All Kidzone fees must be paid in advance.)

AM Session Only                          $20.00 per child, per week
PM Session Only                          $30.00 per child, per week
AM and PM Sessions                    $40.00 per child, per week
Wednesdays Only                         $15.00 per child, per week

**M.E. Pearson, New Chelsea, New Stanley (see note), and Silver City will provide Extended Day Academic Enrichment programs for “their students only.”  Families with students who do not attend the listed schools during the school day must select a different Kidzone site.

Bullying Prevention & Character Education

As we work toward helping every student become proficient in reading and math, we must also address those issues that may impede students' ability to learn. Students who lack pro-social skills make poor choices resulting in consequences that impede their learning. Just as students are taught to add, subtract, and read, they must be taught to empathize, manage their emotions, control their impulses, and solve problems effectively and appropriately. To accomplish this, students in preschool through grade 8 receive direct instruction utilizing the Second Step curriculum. High school students receive direct instruction utilizing the School-Connect curriculum. Both Second Step and School-Connect provide a research-based vehicle for students to learn invaluable skills in the areas of empathy, anger/emotion management, impulse control, and problem solving.

As we increase the systemic awareness of bullying and other inappropriate social behaviors through on-going training, our students ultimately benefit. We are able to facilitate positive relationships within our schools, with our families, and with our community. More importantly, we are able to provide our students with pro-social skills that will positively impact their lives, prepare them for productive futures, and truly help them become life-long learners.

 

KCKPS Bullying Policy

JDDC Bullying (See EBC, GAAB, GAAE, JCE, JDD, JGEC and JGECA)JDDC The board of education prohibits bullying in any form, including electronic means, on or while using school property, in a school vehicle or at a school-sponsored activity or event. The administration shall propose, and the board shall review and approve a plan to address bullying on school property, in a school vehicle or at a school-sponsored activity or event.

The plan shall include provisions for the training and education of staff members and students and shall include appropriate community involvement as approved by the board. Students who have bullied others in violation of this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including suspension and expulsion. If appropriate, students who violate the bullying prohibition shall be reported to local law enforcement.

Handouts

School-Connect Student Handouts for Modules 1-4 .pdf 143 pages
Kids Are Worth It

Bullying Prevention Links:

School Connect
Second Step

Parent & Educator Resources:

Bullying
Cyberbully Help
Kansas Department of Education
Kids Are Worth It
Stop Bullying Now!
Wired Safety

Student Resources:

Internet Safety for Teens
Kids Against Bullying
National Bullying Prevention Center (PACES)
Net Smartz
Not In Our Town Schlagle and Fairfax PSA's
Stop Bullying Now!

Alternative Education Pathways

KCKPS is dedicated to preparing every student to be “college and career ready” by the time they graduate high school. In this mission, we recognize that not all students will thrive or reach their full potential in a comprehensive school setting. Our Alternative Education Programs and Services are geared toward expanding educational opportunities through a variety of innovative instructional methods and curriculum. Our mission includes meeting the diverse needs of our students and to prepare them for college and a career. We have formed collaborative partnerships with other educational institutions in Kansas City Kansas and in the region.

Please contact Mrs. Donna Devine, Coordinator of Alternatives Services, at (913) 279-2091.
 

Fairfax Learning Center

Fairfax Learning Center (FLC) is an alternative education program for students in the 9-12 grades that are credit deficient or “off-track” to graduate from high school.  FLC provides students the opportunity to work in a self-paced independent learning environment with support from certified teachers. FLC is operated through a collaborative partnership with Greenbush, Southeast Kansas Education Service Center.

Gateway to College – Donnelly College

Gateway to College (GtC) at Donnelly College offers students, who are behind in credits to graduate from high school or at risk of dropping out of school, the opportunity to earn college credits while completing their high school requirements. GtC students attend school on the campus of Donnelly College in Kansas City Kansas. In addition to receiving dual credit, GtC students are paired with a Resources Specialist that provides academic, emotional and social support.

500 REACH Virtual Learning Center

500 REACH is a virtual learning program allowing students grade 10-12 and adults to earn a high school diploma. Students receive their diploma from the KCK School District while working at their own pace using computer-based instruction. Students also have access to face-to-face support from an onsite instructor at the REACH 500 facility. Registration is year around.

G.E.D Prep and Workforce Programs

In addition to KCKPS programs and services with, we also connect students through G.E.D preparation and workforce programs offered through Kansas City Community College, Job Corps and other community agencies. Please contact Mrs. Donna Devine, Alternative Services Coordinator at (913) 279-2091 for more information.