Inclement Weather

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Plan A

Description of PlanPrograms AffectedMeal Services Provided
 

Two Hour Delayed Start

What does this mean?
This means the start of school will be delayed by two hours.

Example:
If your school usually starts at 7:00 a.m., your school will start at 9:00 a.m.

  • All preschool is cancelled
  • All school bus services will run routes two hours late, servicing only regular “to and from” routes.*
 
  • Breakfast Served
  • Lunch Served
  • Afterschool Meals Served 

*When buses are servicing only regular "to and from" routes, they will not be servicing the following routes: preschool Kansas State School for the Blind, Kansas School of the Deaf (KSD), TEchnical Education Center (TEC), Cerner, Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC), parochial studies, special education shuttles.

 

Plan B

Description of PlanPrograms AffectedMeal Services Provided
 

Two Hour Early Release

What does this mean?
This means students will be released from school two hours earlier than usual.

Example:
If your school usually ends at 3:00 p.m., your school day
will end two hours earlier at 1:00 p.m.

  • Afternoon (pm) preschool is cancelled
  • ]School bus services will run routes two hours early
  • Extracurricular evening activities are cancelled
  • After school meal services cancelled
 
  • Breakfast Served
  • Lunch Served
  • Afterschool Meals NOT served 

Plan C

Description of PlanPrograms AffectedMeal Services Provided
 

Schools Closed, District Offices Open

What does this mean?
This means schools will not be open for students.

Example:
No students should report to school. District offices will be open for business as usual.

  • All preschool is cancelled
  • School bus services are cancelled
  • No meal services available
 
No Meals Served 

Plan D

Description of PlanPrograms AffectedMeal Services Provided
 

Schools Closed, District Offices and KCK Public Library Closed (including branches)

What does this mean?
This means the schools, KCKPS district offices and KCK Public Library are all closed.

  • All preschool is cancelled
  • School bus services are cancelled
  • No meal services available
 
No Meals Served 

District’s Inclement Weather Policy Outlined

Winter is coming, which means inclement weather may be in the near future. So, here is a reminder of the district’s procedures for closing schools when weather is a factor in getting students to and from their buildings safely.   

When the superintendent makes the decision to cancel schools, the Communications Department starts putting its inclement weather plan into motion to relay information to parents, students, staff and the community. Over the past several years, the inclement weather plan has evolved and grown to encompass more modern communication methods (including social media) while also maintaining the traditional methods. The idea is to provide school closing information in a number of outlets to reach anyone who may have questions. Staff, students and parents are encouraged to check a number of sources to ensure that they have the most accurate and up-to-date information anytime a snow day may be likely. Checking more than one source will ensure that errors that might be made by the media, or rumors that may be floating around on social media, are dispelled.

Here is an outline of the processes followed by the Communications Department to communicate a snow day:

  • Notification is made to the MEDIA (This step happens FIRST because of the large number of people who are reached through the media. This list includes the major television and radio stations, and local newspapers.)
  • A posting is made on the district FACEBOOK,  Twitter, and Instagram pages.
  • A posting is made on the district WEBSITEwww.kckps.org
  • An Infinite Campus PHONE NOTIFICATION is sent to all families in the district.
  • A notice of the closing is posted on KCKPS-TV, the district’s television network (available on channel 18 to Time Warner Cable customers in Wyandotte County or Channel 145 on Google Fiber.)

The above processes take place as soon as notification of the closing is received by the Communications Department. If the decision to close schools is made in the morning, the Communications Department works to ensure that the information is posted and communicated before 6 a.m. If the decision to close schools for the day is made the evening before, the notifications are completed by Communications staff in the evening from home, and the timeline is dependent upon schedules.

Once notifications are posted, the Communications staff works to address incoming questions and comments (via phone, Twitter, Facebook and e-mail) and checks social media sources to screen out inappropriate postings.

Staff who have questions or comments about any of the above processes, or want to report inaccurate reporting of information, should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., director of communications and marketing at (913) 279-2225.

Unless covered by a special announcement, a general school closing also includes all special education classes and adult education classes.

Should early dismissal be necessary during the school day, radio and TV announcements will be made and each school will be notified. Principals and teachers will be certain that no child is released until arrangements for proper supervision have been made.