KCKPS Response to Pending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Rescission

Students, parents and staff have many questions regarding the impact of the Trump Administration’s plan to rescind DACA. Along with that has been a range of emotions regarding this matter. Dr. Lane’s September 6 blog, “Dreamers, We Stand With You,” expressed her disappointment with the decision as well.

The underlying message of her blog and what we want to reiterate with everyone is this:

Diversity is who we are in KCKPS; it is our strength! It is through our diversity that we are raising truly incredible children. Children and youth who are contributing each day to the betterment of their families, our community and our nation. 

Earlier this year, the Board of Education signed a Resolution stating its position that all students have the right to attend school regardless of their immigration status or that of their family members.

We meant it back then and we mean it today.

You are welcome and safe at KCKPS!

Any student whose DACA expires before March 5, 2018 must renew their authorization before October 5, 2017. Two weeks from now!!! If they miss this deadline, they will lose their DACA work authorization, SSN, and drivers licenses (if any).

To renew, students must pay a $495 application fee. For students who do not have the funds, http://lc4daca.org/ is providing $1 million in scholarships to cover the DACA renewal fee.

 

DACA Clinic for Recipients Who Want to Renew - Saturday, September 23 - Flyer Below

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Resources for Assistance

The following are some resources to assist us. We will continue to add to this list as more resources become available.

El Centro

Administrative Office

650 Minnesota Avenue

Kansas City, Kansas 66101

Phone: 913.677.0100

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – Refugee and Immigration Services

Kansas & Missouri Dream Alliance

Click here for information about scholarships/resources and knowing your rights.

United We Dream

Learn about Deferred Action, Stop Deportations and more. There are also helpful white papers and videos.

 

Helpful Links for Immigrant & Refugee Local Resources

A listing of local resettlement agencies and advocacy groups, such as Immigration Professionals, the American Immigration Lawyers Association – Missouri-Kansas Chapter and more.

U.S. Department of Education Resources for Immigrants, Refugees, Asylees and other New Americans

Rights of Children Who Enter Schools

https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/dcl-factsheet-201405.pdf

 

 

Job Fair for Classified Positions

Kansas City Kansas Public Schools – Central Office and Training Building
2010 N. 59th Street
Kansas City, KS 66104

Thursday, October 13, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Room: 131-133

Positions needed:

Paraprofessionals
Requirements:

Minimum 60 college credits or more
Desire to work with Special Education department

Transportation Services

Requirements:

Bus Drivers & Bus Aides
With or Without CDL experience, will train.

Nutritional Services
Full and Part-Time positions available

All applicants must complete an application in our Talent Ed/Careers/Employment system

Must contact Human Resource Department for an appointment, 913-279-2333, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wyandotte High Biology Teacher Named ‘Outstanding’

Kelly Kluthe

Kelly Kluthe (middle) is shown here with (left) Kelley Tuel, outstanding biology teacher award director, and Wyandotte Principal Mary Stewart.

Kelly Kluthe, biology teacher at Wyandotte High School, has received the 2016 Kansas Outstanding Biology Teacher Award from the National Association of Biology Teachers! The award recognizes teachers who are passionate about teaching biology, and work to connect their students to the learning through innovative projects and community partnerships.

Kluthe focuses on introducing her students to the world of life sciences and engaging them in a relationship with that world.  She also continually develops partnerships with science colleagues from across the metropolitan area and the state of Kansas.

She has taken leadership roles in such projects as The Big Eleven Lake polluted watershed located in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. Wyandotte students have partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency and the local government focusing on clean up and redevelopment. She also developed a partnership with KU biology and architecture grad students to design and implement a pollinator garden at Wyandotte.  The garden is now an outdoor classroom where students can keep data on the different pollinators that visit the garden, while studying insect biodiversity, the importance of pollinators, and threats pollinators face as a result of climate change and human development. Then, last November, Kluthe showed up in her classroom with a observation hive of bees!

Kluthe serves as a role model and leader among her peers as she invests time and leadership on curriculum design and effective teaching practices. She is highly respected by students and colleagues alike.

Wyandotte County Annual Back to School Fair

Saturday, August 6, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Kansas City, Kansas Community College
Jewell Center
7250 State Avenue

The Wyandotte County Backto School Fair (BTSF) FAQ's

Who can participate?

The fair supports any family with students who live in Wyandotte County that attend school - both public and private.

What do I have to bring?

Parents must provide proof of residence in Wyandotte County i.e., driver’s license or a utility bill. Parents are required to bring their children .

What is needed to get immunizations?

All students who need immunizations are asked to bring their immunizations cards. The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools and the Unified Government Health Department will be able to provide immunization history for students.

What is required for sports physicals?

Students should bring the Pre Participation Examination Form to receive the physicians’ signature. Medical staff from KU Hospital will provide these services.

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For more information please contact:

Arlana Coleman, Chair
(913) 522-7526
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2016 Objectives include:

  • serve 700 families providing one-stop opportunity to gather information and products to begin a successful school year
  • provide book-bags filled with free school supplies for 3,000 students
  • provide age appropriate books to each child who attends the fair
  • provide immunizations and sports physicals for 200 children
  • provide eye screening for 150 children
  • serve a nutritious lunch to all attendees
  • provide an opportunity for 70 plus community based agencies to disseminate information about their services and get more children and families enrolled in their programs
  • provide volunteer and community service opportunities to youth, corporations, organizations, school districts and other volunteer groups

 

Volunteer with Us

The fair could not be provided without volunteers. Each year over 100 volunteers are needed to support the BTSF.

To volunteer, please contact Cathi Hahner, - 913.371.3674

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COMMUNITY EXHIBITOR (Service Provider)

Families in attendance are able to experience a one-stop-shop for information to support them and their children.

To be an exhibitor, please contact Celia Ruiz—816 289-4923

 

Support Student Success

Your donation will make it possible to purchase back packs and school supplies.

Organizations Collaborating to Plan the Fair

  • A Joy Event Planning, LLC
  • Board Of Public Utilities of KCK
  • Boys & Girls Club Wyandotte Unit
  • Community Volunteers
  • Connect the Dottes for A Better KCK
  • Kansas City Kansas Public Library
  • Kansas City Kansas Public Schools
  • Kansas Dept. for Children and Families
  • Kansas Gas Service
  • Kansas State Research & Extension
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College
  • Masonic Lodge Number 17
  • Unified Government Public Health
  • United Health Care—Community Plan
  • United Way Wyandotte County
  • University of Kansas Medical Center Family Medicine

MEDIA PARTNERS

  • KMBC-TV
  • Hot 103 FM

2015 MAJOR SPONSORS

  • Kansas City, Kansas School District
  • Kansas City, Kansas Community College
  • AON Foundation
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of KC
  • Google
  • KC Board of Public Utilities
  • Kansas Gas Service
  • Kansas University Medical Center