Halloween During a Pandemic

Although October 31st has yet to arrive, 2020 has felt spooky for the majority of the year. With Halloween coming up and the continuous spread of Covid-19, many families will find themselves with a difficult choice: to take part in trick-or-treating or to pass on this year’s festivities. Whatever you may decide, KCKPS has a few tips and tricks to help ease the anxiety of this holiday season. Participating in traditional trick-or-treating: Passing out Candy: Although the CDC considers traditional trick-or-treating a high-risk activity, adjustments can be made to ensure the safety of everyone participating. Passing out candy to trick-or-treaters…
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School Board Approves Reentry Plan for Students

The KCKPS Board of Education approved a phased in approach to in-person instruction beginning with the first group of students returning to school on January 19th, 2021. The Administration presented a revised reentry plan to the Board during the regular scheduled board meeting on Tuesday. Phased in approach: Monday, January 4, 2021 All school staff to return to classrooms for preparation of in-person learning. Some essential staff will be asked to return even earlier. Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Early Childhood –through 2nd Grade to return to hybrid learning. Tuesday, January 26, 2021 3rd Grade to 12th Grade to return to hybrid learning. Parents who want to…
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La Familia Dean-Lozoya Foundation Donates $10,000 to JC Harmon High School

Who: La Familia Dean-Lozoya Foundation JC Harmon High School What: Check Presentation to JC Harmon High School When: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 2:00 pm Where: J.C. Harmon High School Cafeteria 2400 Steele Road Kansas City, Kansas 66106 Why: To support and engage J.C. Harmon families to become more involved in their child’s educational process by providing them a family resource room where they will have technology and community resource access while in the future offering English classes for non-English speaking parents.  In regard to the foundation’s donation, Mr. Dean stated, “It is important that our families engage in the educational…
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Your Voice. Vote.

Your Voice. Vote.

  Wyandotte County Early Voting Click here to download a print-friendly PDF of this Early Voting information. Early in-person voting and mail-in ballot drop off is available at three locations! Election Office: 850 State Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66101 October 20 through October 23 (T-F): 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, October 24: 10 a.m. -4 p.m. October 26 through October 30 (M-F): 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, October 31: 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Monday, November 2:  8 a.m. - 12 Noon You can also deliver your mail-in ballot to this office no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election…
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Unclaimed Economic Stimulus Payment Applications Due October 15, 2020

Unclaimed Economic Stimulus Payment Applications Due October 15, 2020

As of last week, more than 7 million in economic impact checks remained unclaimed in Wyandotte County.  The deadline to apply for these funds is Thursday, October 15th. More information from the IRS: IRS Informational Flyer - English IRS Informational Flyer - Spanish  How Do I Get An Economic Impact Payment When I Don’t Normally File Taxes? - English How Do I Get An Economic Impact Payment When I Don't Normally File Taxes? - Spanish Posted October 5, 2020
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Kansas Schools Observing Anti-Bullying Awareness Week  

Kansas Schools Observing Anti-Bullying Awareness Week  

TOPEKA — Schools across the state are observing Kansas Anti-Bullying Awareness Week from Oct. 5-11. This year’s theme is “Choose Peace.” Twenty percent of students ages 12 to 18 have experienced bullying, according to stopbullying.gov, a United States government website. In Kansas, more than one in five students (21.9%) reported they had been bullied on school property, according to the 2019 Kansas Youth Risk Behavior Survey for grades ninth through 12th. The most common places for bullying to take place in schools is in the hallway/stairwell, classroom and cafeteria. About one in six Kansas students (17.2%) said they had been electronically bullied. The…
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Congratulations to Our KCKPS Federal Reserve Student Board of Directors Winners

Congratulations to Our KCKPS Federal Reserve Student Board of Directors Winners

  Congratulations to our KCKPS Students who are part of this year's Federal Reserve Student Board of Directors. More KCKPS students are on the Board of Directors this year than any previous year. J.C Harmon High School Alexa Suarez Sumner Academy of Arts & Science Jaleon Brown Marylinn Cabrera Neymara Freeman Washington High School Sian Mang Wyandotte High School Deylon Burton Evelyn Chela Jenifer Delgado Alondra Diaz-Delgado Kenneth Jackson Jose Marrufo Katerin Molina Peraza Kelvin Montenegro Niah Peal-Donaldson Saira Ruelas Violeta Cynthia Vasquez Posted October 2, 2020
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Kidzone is Looking for a Logo

Kidzone is Looking for a Logo

  Calling all future artists. Kidzone is looking for a logo to call their own, and they need your help. Grab your pencils, paper, and crayons and enter the Kidzone logo contest now. The winning drawing will be the new logo of KCKPS Kidzone. Deadline to enter the contest is Wednesday, October 21st with the winner being announced on Monday, October 25th. There are some rules to this contest: you must be a student of KCKPS, you must be in grades Kindergarten through 7th grade. To enter you just need to send your drawing to kidzonecontest@kckps.org and include your name,…
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District Moves to Assist with Connectivity Issues

District Moves to Assist with Connectivity Issues

Statement from KCKPS: We are aware there are areas in our community that do not have tower strengths to receive wi-fi. With the implementation of remote learning and the distribution of hotspots to households without internet, we have identified students who continue to struggle with connectivity and are not able to access instruction or assignments. In an effort to make learning accessible for all, the Board of Education approved a measure that allows schools to open up their gymnasiums or large spaces to provide students time to connect to internet and access synchronous and asynchronous learning and assignments. Students will be contacted…
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