No School For Students on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 and Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Due to the high number of staff absences caused by COVID-19 and other illnesses, Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools is cancelling school for Tuesday, January 18 and Wednesday, January 19. The closure means all KCKPS school campuses will be closed. The District had more than 200 teaching positions unfilled last Friday requiring District staff to fill the vacancies. We hope the five-day weekend including no school on Monday, Jan. 17, for Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday will provide the recovery time individuals need to avoid further disruption to the learning process. After School Programs The closure also includes cancellation of…
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KCKPS Celebrates its December 2021 Buildings of the Month

KCKPS is proud to recognize Hazel Grove Elementary and Argentine Middle School custodial staff as the “Buildings of the Month.” These schools were selected to receive this honor because they have gone above and beyond to keep their building safe and clean for students, staff and the general public. Way to go! Posted January 14, 2021
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New Board Members to Take the Oath of Office

KCKPS will swear in three newly elected members of the Board of Education for Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools tonight at the Central Office and Training Center located at 5010 N 59th Street in Kansas City, Kansas. Incumbents Maxine Drew and Wanda Brownlee-Paige, and newcomer Rachel Russell, will take the oath of office from Assistant Election Commissioner Zach Hunt before the regularly scheduled board meeting. The District will also take a moment to thank all board members for their extraordinary service to KCKPS students as part of School Board Appreciation Month. Your Board Members Maxine Drew Maxine Drew retired from…
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Internet Access Opportunities for KCKPS Families

Thanks to two relatively new initiatives from federal and local levels of government and administration, there are new options to get internet access for individuals and families across Wyandotte County. The FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal benefit program that provides up to a $30 per month discount on internet service for eligible households. Click here to view the FCC’s program benefits, requirements, and application information. Kansas City’s Internet Access Support Plan is a local program is designed to help find affordable internet service and assist, whenever possible, with your current internet service. Click here to view the…
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Meet the USD 500 Teachers Named Horizon Award Winners

Each year, the Kansas State Department of Education, (KSDE) gives school districts the opportunity to nominate two educators who have just completed their first year of teaching—one first year elementary teacher and one first year secondary teacher. The teachers nominated for their outstanding skills then go before KSDE who then selects the educators they feel are the most deserving. This recognition is known as the Kansas Horizon Award program. Without further ado we would like to introduce you to our two USD 500 winners: Elementary School Winner: Perlita Dominguez/Second Grade Teacher Frank Rushton What drew you to teaching?  “My mom…
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Enough is Enough Virtual Community Forums Coming Soon

Since being established in 2020, the Enough is Enough program was built to inform the community on issues facing our students and address topics such as- homicide, suicide, mental health, and many more. We know our students have a lot to deal with both in the classroom and at home, and that is why we are asking our middle and high school students to join us on Thursday, January 20th for our virtual community forum to discuss these issues, ways to solve them, and resources available to each of them. The event will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and…
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Please Vote for Our Science of Reading Start Award Finalist

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools is happy to announce we have a finalist for Amplify’s 2021 Science of Reading Star Award. This national award honors district leaders that drive or have driven change using the Science of Reading. Today we want you to meet Alli Rice who is up for the big award. Let’s show Alli some KCKPS love - click here and vote (scroll to the bottom of the page to cast your vote). You can vote as many times as you like! Posted January 4, 2021
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KCKPS Survey for Parents Now Available

As we all work collectively to rebound, reimagine and renew the way we approach education throughout our district, your input on a survey that the University of Kansas is administering for Superintendent Dr. Anna Stubblefield and the School Board will help us identify our strengths and weaknesses, and provide a road map towards improvement in the areas where it’s needed. Your survey answers are anonymous and will not be shared with administration. Please take a few moments to provide feedback and contribute to our efforts to raising the bar of academic excellence for Every Child, Every Grown up, Every Day.…
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