KCKPS Releases New Inclement Weather Guide

Posted Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) has a new Inclement Weather Guide with information about the plans that are used in regard to weather-related closings and school-day start delays and early releases. The school district’s four plans are as follows: 

  • Plan A – Two Hour Delayed Start
  • Plan B – Two Hour Early Release
  • Plan C – Schools Closed, District Offices Open
  • Plan D – Schools Closed, District Offices and KCK Public Library Closed

Click here to view more information on our Inclement Weather Guide that includes all of the details about what it means when these plans are activated by KCKPS.  The guide provides content regarding how this information impacts transportation, school activities and meals. 

Download a PDF version of the guide in the following languages:  

Click here for English

Click here for Spanish

Click here for Nepali

Click here for Burmese

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2019-20 Middle & High School Class Registration/Enrollment for Current & Level-Up Students

Posted Thursday, January 17, 2019

Current KCKPS students in middle and high schools and our district’s students entering these grade levels will need to select their courses and enroll for the upcoming school year. It is important for our students to participate in this process to make sure they have an opportunity to enroll in the classes of choice, especially those KCKPS students transitioning from elementary to middle schools and middle to high schools for the first time. 

  • Registration period: February 1 – 22, 2019 (This will happen during the student’s Family Advocacy class. Additional information will come from your child’s school.)
  • Place: Student’s current school
  • Registration Assistance: High school students will register with their school advocates. Middle school students will register with their counselors.

Please make sure your child has a Student Portal through Infinite Campus. If they do not, please contact your student’s school advocate or counselor for assistance.

Questions about enrollment and registration? Contact your child’s school counselor.

 

Notice - Change of Location/Time of Regular Meeting - February 12, 2019

Posted Thursday, January 17, 2019

In accord with the resolution approved by the Board of Education on July 10, 2018, the regular meeting of the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education is scheduled for the second Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. and will be held at T. A. Edison Elementary School, 1000 Locust, Kansas City, Kansas.

 

Notice - Change of Date of Regular Meeting - January 29, 2019

Posted Thursday, January 17, 2019

In accord with the resolution approved by the Board of Education on July 10, 2018, the regular meeting of the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education is scheduled for the fourth Tuesday, January 22, 2019. The Board of Education, at its regular meeting on November 13, 2018, voted to change the official meeting date to the fifth Tuesday, January 29, 2019. The meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. and will be held at the KCKPS Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th Street, Kansas City, Kansas.

 

Notice - Time and Place of Special Meeting - January 26, 2019

Posted Thursday, January 17, 2019

A special meeting of the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education is hereby called for Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 8:30 a.m., in the third floor Board room of the KCKPS Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th Street, Kansas City, Kansas.

The Board shall recess into executive session under the following exception(s) to the Kansas Open Meetings Act:

(a) Non-Elected Personnel Exception - Discuss investigation of complaint to protect the privacy interests of the individual( s) to be discussed

(b) Non-Elected Personnel Exception - Receive an update on a Human Resources Audit to protect the privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed

In addition to regular business itemized in the published agenda, the Board shall meet in retreat fashion to begin work on the 2019-2020 budget and to discuss:

  • annual Board self-evaluation;
  • measures taken to address concerns heard at the Board Listening Tours;
  • alternative education program.

 

Inclement Weather Information

Posted Friday, January 11, 2019 

When will the decision be made to close school due to snow, ice, or extreme cold?

The decision to close schools because of inclement weather is made by the superintendent of schools. All major radio and television stations will be notified by 6 a.m. and all other venues will be updated. To learn more, visit kckps.org/weather.

Where can I find out if school is closed?

Please check more than one source for school closing information.

 

Legislative Goals for 2019

Posted Wednesday, January 16, 2019 

Click here for a downloadable PDF version of our Legislative Goals.

Kansas Legislative Goals 

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) has a goal of graduating each student prepared for college and careers in a global society. This legislative platform seeks to ensure that the Kansas Legislature works to provide the conditions necessary for all students in KCKPS (and across the state of Kansas) to be successful. Read More

 

Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, January 8

Posted Monday, January 14, 2019 

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools’ Board of Education was honored as a part of School Board Recognition Month during the first board meeting of the year. A proclamation was read and each board member received a certificate of appreciation and a school district lapel pin.

District Focusing on Student Behavioral Health

The meeting also included an update on the work of the district’s Behavioral Health Social Work Program. This program is focused on identifying and supporting the mental health needs of the school district’s students. This is a very important component for the success of student learning. Read More

 

KCKPS High School Students Participating in Bye Bye Birdie

Posted Friday, January 11, 2019 

Students from the high schools of Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools will perform in the All City High School Musical Theatre Troupe presentation of Bye Bye Birdie on January 25 and 26 on the stage of the Performing Arts Center at Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas.

The performances will be held on Friday, January 25 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, January 26 at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

Performances are free and open to the public.

*The musical production is sponsored by the Kansas Academy of Theatrical Arts (KATA) in partnership with the school district. See the flyer for details.

 

January is School Board Recognition Month

Posted Wednesday, January 9, 2019

2018-19 Board of Education Portrait

We are saying a special thank you to the individuals who serve on our school board. Thank you for volunteering your time to serve the students, families and staff of KCKPS!

 

KCKPS Teaching Fellows Information Session This Week!

Posted Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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Ready for a more rewarding career? If you have a bachelors degree in science, technology, business, engineering, math or english language arts, you can develop the skills needed to make a difference in the lives of students. 

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools has a Teaching Fellows program which will allow you to teach full-time while earning your teaching certification or Masters degree in education. Visit us Thursday, January 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the KCKPS Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th Street.

You can also check us out online at kckps.org/teachingfellows.

Teacher Bailey Bacon Named 2019 Kansas Horizon Award Winner

Posted Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Bailey Bacon was named as a 2019 Kansas Horizon Award winner by Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson. Bacon is a second-year teacher at J.C. Harmon High School in Kansas City, Kansas. She teaches anatomy, biology and physical science to students in grades ten through 12. Read More

 

Dr. Valdenia Winn Joins K-12 Education Budget Committee

Posted Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Congratulations Dr. Valdenia Winn!

Dr. Winn will serve as the ranking minority member of the K-12 Education Budget Committee. This has been the main committee in the Legislature dealing with school finance legislation during the last several years. Legislative sessions for both the House and the Senate will begin on Monday, January 14 .  Read more in the article on the website of the Kansas Association of School Boards.

 

18th Annual Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Schlagle Library Eagle Days Event to Be Held on January 19-20

Posted Monday, January 7, 2019

Join us in January to celebrate the American Bald Eagle and all birds of prey! This family-friendly, free event is a great way to see birds in the wild and in live bird exhibits provided by Operation Wildlife. Read More

 

Nominations Sought for the 2019 Reasons to Believe Honorees

Posted Friday, January 4, 2019

Do you know of a graduate from Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools who is a Reason to Believe? These are individuals whose accomplishments showcase their incredible skills and life stories, highlighting their perseverance, hard work and dedication. Their qualities exemplify to all of us why they are Reasons to Believe and inspirations to many. Nominations are open for the 2019 Reasons to Believe Alumni Honor Roll for Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools. Read More

Upcoming Dates

January

21 Holiday/Admin. offices closed

February

DateDistrict/School Status
13 Early Release/Family Advocacy
15 Family Advocacy Day/ No School for Students
18 Holiday/Admin. offices closed


To view the complete district calendar, visit kckps.org/calendars.

 

Listening & Learning Tours Q&A

Posted Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools would like to thank all of the participants in the Listening & Learning Tour sessions held in September and October. These sessions gave Superintendent Dr. Charles Foust and his cabinet an opportunity to hear from parents, students and staff about opportunities for growth at the school district.

Below are the questions from the sessions and the answers, as well as comments. If your question was addressed during another session, we did not reprint it again.

There are a few more questions that are still being addresed. We will inform you when they are published on the website. Read More

 

Guide to Help Parents Access Infinite Campus

Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We wanted to let you know we are aware many parents have had problems trying to access academic information for students in the new parent portal. We sincerely apologize for the problems you may have had and understand how important it is for you to be able to see this information.

Click here to access the Infinite Campus Portal Guide to view step-by-step directions for creating an account, getting into the system and finding information.

If these directions do not provide enough information, or if you still have questions or need help, please contact our dedicated Infinite Campus parent support team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 913-627-4150. 

Thank you for your patience and we sincerely apologize for your frustrations with the new system.