KCKPS Celebrates National School Bus Safety Week

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools proudly celebrates its Transportation Department for this school year's National School Bus Safety Week and School Transportation Appreciation Day on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Bus Citizenship/Safety Reminders All riders are expected to wait respectfully and quietly at the bus stop for the school bus. Designated bus stops may be moved to a location farther away from the student’s house if a student fails to respect the property near the bus stop. Parent supervision at the bus stop is encouraged. Be alert for vehicles that do not stop when the bus is loading or unloading students.…
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Bus Cards for Parents

The Transportation Department is happy to announce Phase 1 of a two-step process to ensure extra safety while your child is riding on the school bus. Today, your child or children will be coming home with what looks like a key card hooked to a lanyard. Consider this their new bus pass. While some of you maybe questioning the need for this, in the next weeks to a month we will be introducing all of you to a great system for tracking your child better. Here is what all of you need to know right now. Why are we using…
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New Changes to the KCKPS Athletic Eligibility Policy

The District's Athletic Eligibility Policy has been amended to the following: Any High School or Middle School student below a Grade Point Average of 2.0 or any failing grades of “F” on the mid-quarter and quarter grade reports will be required to participate in the Student Support Plan (SSP) at his/her school site in order to practice or play. Students who do not follow their SSP will not be allowed to practice or play. KCKPS Board Policy JH requires a Student Support Plan as defined below: The Student Support Plan (SSP) shall be designed by each high school site to…
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COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Policy Changes for Staff

Tonight, the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Board voted to highly encourage all eligible staff and on-site volunteers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or agree to weekly testing.  Your safety and health, the health of our students, and the safety of the community was the driving force behind tonight’s decision. You might be wondering what this means for you: All vaccinated staff members will be asked to file their immunization record on or before December 3rd, 2021. The district will have more information soon on how to upload your documentation. Staff who do not comply with the testing policy and…
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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

KCKPS Support for Dyslexic Community KCKPS addresses dyslexia through Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) or School Student Intervention Teams (SIT), both are school-wide approach used to collect data about student achievement and deliver interventions matched to student needs as early as possible. Data collected during intervention can lead the school to propose conducting an evaluation to determine whether or not the student may have a learning disability. Parents may also request an evaluation at any time. During an evaluation, data is collected and used to determine if the student is a child with a specific learning disability and if the…
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KCKPS Presents the 2021 “Beyond the Classroom” Art Exhibit

Students express themselves in many ways—the way they dress, the shoes they wear or how they style their hair are a few examples. But students’ hobbies can be one of the greatest ways they seek to express themselves and Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools staff are always there to support. Each September, KCKPS holds the “Beyond the Classroom” Art show. These pieces of art are completed by students from kindergarten through 12th grade. The district displays the artwork around Central office for a month before sending the pieces off to be displayed in local businesses. This year’s show has roughly…
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“Fall Into a New Career” Open House On October 6

If you or someone you know is looking for a new job opportunity or wanting to switch careers, Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools is the district for you. Join our open house and learn about the new opportunities at KCKPS. See how you can be a part of our mission-Inspiring Excellence: Every Grownup, Every Child, Every Day. In addition to meeting school Administrators and department Directors who may be your future boss, we will provide information about holiday pay, benefits, and retirement. Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Carl B. Bruce Middle School 2100 N. 18th St.…
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KCKPS Proudly Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

School Board President Randy Lopez took time out to speak to the students at West Park Elementary during Hispanic Heritage Month. News Items: KCK Artwalk Celebrates Latino Artists Hispanic Contractors Association Says Hispanic Heritage Month Is a Good Time to Talk about Mental Health National Hispanic Heritage Month Profiles  
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