Changes to Bell Schedules and School Days Due to Inclement Weather

Posted Friday, March 8, 201

As a result of the inclement weather closures, the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools must take the following actions to ensure our students receive the required number of instructional minutes as required by the state. These changes will begin Monday, March 18. These changes will not impact pre-school start and end times. The last day will remain as May 23 unless we experience more snow days.

Additional minutes for all K-12 students:

  • The first bell time will be 8 minutes earlier for schools. The end bell will be 7 minutes later for schools. However, this will NOT require changes to bus schedules.

School hours are now the following:

  • High Schools
    • 7:17 a.m. to 2:27 p.m. (Wednesdays: 7:17 a.m. to 12:27 p.m.)
      • Harmon High School
      • Schlagle High School
      • Washington High School
      • Wyandotte High School 
    • 8:02 a.m. to 3:12 p.m. (Wednesdays: 8:02 a.m. to 1:12 p.m.)
      • Sumner High School
  • Middle Schools
    • 7:42 a.m. to 3:02 p.m. (Wednesdays: 7:42 a.m. to 12:57 p.m.)
      • Argentine
      • Arrowhead
      • Central
      • Coronado
      • Eisenhower
      • Northwest
      • Rosedale
      • West
  • Alternative Schools
    • 7:42 a.m. to 3:02 p.m. (Wednesdays: 7:42 a.m. to 12:57 p.m.)
      • Bridges
      • Fairfax
  • Elementary Schools: 
    • 8:07 a.m. to 3:22 p.m. (Wednesdays: 8:07 a.m. to 1:22 p.m.)
      • New Stanley
    • 8:22 a.m. to 3:37 p.m. (Wednesdays: 8:22 a.m. to 1:37 p.m.)
      • Eugene Ware
      • Frances Willard
      • Grant
      • Mark Twain
      • McKinley
      • Noble Prentis
      • Quindaro
      • Stony Point North
      • Stony Point South
      • T. A. Edison
      • Welborn
      • W.A. White
    • 8:52 a.m. to 4:07 p.m. (Wednesdays: 8:52 a.m. to 2:07 p.m.)
      • Banneker
      • Bethel
      • Caruthers
      • Claude Huyck
      • Douglass
      • Emerson
      • Frank Rushton
      • Hazel Grove
      • John Fiske
      • John F. Kennedy
      • Lindbergh
      • M.E. Pearson
      • New Chelsea
      • Parker
      • Silver City
      • White Church
      • Whittier

Additional days for seniors: 

  • In order to be certain our high school seniors have the required number of instructional minutes, the school district will extend the school year by two days for our high school seniors. As a result of this change, seniors are now required to attend school on Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17.  As a result, the last day of school for seniors will NOT be May 15 as previously stated, but will be May 17 instead. The additional minutes to the school day also apply to seniors.

Bus service will not be impacted by the additional minutes or the additional days. Bus pick up and drop off times will not change. 

Any changes to this current plan or time needed to extend the 2018-19 school year beyond what is stated in this communication due to additional weather-related closings or other factors, will be communicated to you as soon as possible.