#IHelpedConquerCOVID Official School Contest Rules

Purpose The Wyandotte County Public Health Department is keenly aware that students have been uniquely affected by COVID-19.  We know the interactions that are fundamental to a child’s social and emotional development have been severely restricted by efforts to manage this outbreak. Students are encouraged to create a poster in any art medium depicting or related to the theme “#I Helped Conquer COVID!”.     Eligibility All students, grades K- 12, here at KCKPS are eligible.   Entries Entries must be original artwork created in pencil, pen, Crayola, marker, paint, or other similar materials.  Computer generated artwork (including clipart) is prohibited.  Computer generated…
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KCKPS Re-entry Updates – KCKPS Attend to Achieve (A2A) Guidance on Attendance

Success starts with participating, engaging and attending classes every day. Evidence shows that regular participation in classes leads to building communication skills, forming lasting relationships with peers, experiencing innovative practices and activities, and building confidence and self-esteem. Student/Parent Attendance Expectations  In person and remote learners are expected to be in class daily and on time.Tardies will be recorded and documented on the attendance report. 7 tardies = 1 unexcused absence.  This is applicable to in person and remote learners. For students who are absent and/or tardy to class, automated messages will be sent to parents. Any technical difficulties will be…
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Childcare Permit Update

Starting Monday, April 12th, KCKPS will no longer be accepting childcare permit request for the remainder of this school year. Students who are “in person” must continue to attend the school in their area. There are exceptions for those students that are already attending a different school. Childcare permits for next school year (2021-2022) can be requested at a later date. More details on that coming soon. Posted April 8, 2021
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KCKPS Observes National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is a month to highlight & make an extra effort to create awareness about the importance of strengthening families & preventing child abuse & neglect. During these stressful times, it’s more important than ever to promote safe, stable, and nurturing environments for kids. On Friday, April 9th KCKPS will be wearing BLUE to make a visible commitment to preventing child abuse. You can help prevent child abuse and neglect in your community and state. Here’s some suggestions of things you can do to help keep kids safe and strong – right from the start: Advocate: Help change the way our…
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KCKPS Stands with the Asian American Community

Our nation has been going through some growing pains lately when it comes to race relations. A recent shooting incident at three spas in Atlanta, Georgia, where eight people were killed, six of the victims were Asian Americans, is another example of senseless hate crimes and reprehensible violence that continuously plague our society. While the shooters' intent is still under investigation and hasn't officially been identified as a hate crime, many people believe it is nothing more than just that, a hate crime. Whether Robert Aaron Long, the suspect in the shooting, admits it or not. This view is often…
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Welcome Back, KCKPS Students!

  A reminder that today is an Early Release Wednesday, and you can find the early release times for each school here. The district will continue to have a 2-hour Early Release Day every Wednesday.
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Partnerships Engage KCKPS Students with New Innovative Technology

KCKPS announced a new pilot program that will change the way teachers teach and students learn in the classroom. The announcement of the new Educational Virtual Reality (E-VR) program was held during a special celebration at Carl B. Bruce Middle School today, one of the three schools that will be using the new innovative E-VR technology. Thanks to the Kansas City, Kansas School Foundation for Excellence and their partnership with OmniLife and the Future Leaders Outreach Network (FLON), KCKPS students and teachers will experience how E-VR can engage and improve their learning experiences inside and outside the classroom.   “We are…
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