Wrestling Season Begins January 13, 2021

On Tuesday, January 12th, the KCKPS Board approved to start the Wrestling Season on Wednesday – January 13, 2021.  The decision comes after suspending the season following the rise of Covid-19 cases in the Wyandotte County area and the fear wrestling involved such close contact. All Unified Government Secondary Sports Recommendations will be followed including: masking requirements, cohorting teams, no spectators at competitions (competitions will be livestreamed) along with KSHSAA mitigations of screening, keeping daily logs and temperature taking prior to every to practice/competition. In addition, the Board approved leniency in the District Eligibility Policy by allowing students who are…
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Vaccine Interest Form for Residents of Wyandotte County Now Available

Residents and organizations in our county can fill out our Vaccine Interest Form to get contacted with updates on vaccine availability as we receive more supplies and move through the vaccine distribution phases. Please share through your networks! You can also go to www.wycokck.org/COVID-19 and click on the WyCo Vaccine Interest Form button at the top.
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Two 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—to be recognized for their outstanding teaching skills. The KSDE then selects the educators they feel are the most deserving. This recognition is known as the Kansas Horizon Award program. The award is broken up between four regions across the state. Each region selected only recognizes four educators from the elementary level and four educators from the secondary level as Horizon Award Winners. With…
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KCKPS Responds to Attacks on Our Democracy

January 7, 2021 Dear Staff, Many of us watched in disbelief as American citizens stormed the Nation’s Capitol to vandalize and trespass as a way to voice their objection to the presidential election results. Both houses of Congress went into lockdown as protestors breached security and entered the building. The unprecedented event in Washington D.C. has re-ignited conversations about our nation's stability, the current political climate, racism and discrimination, and the importance of leadership. Many people are left wondering where do we go from here. The Board of Education, administration, and staff at KCKPS share these concerns as well. We…
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Notice – Special Board Meeting – Friday, January 8, 2021

The KCKPS Board of Education will host a special meeting on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 3:30 pm to discuss the latest regarding COVID-19 and implications for schools and our community. Officials from the Unified Government Public Health Department will be present and leading the discussion. Please join us by clicking on the link to access the webinar. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87272805545?pwd=VXdDTVMyQmUwNmMrb3N0aDNkTGZTZz09 Posted January 7, 2021
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KCKPS to Host Virtual Parents as Partners Workshops

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) will host two virtual Parents as Partners Workshops in January to address many of the questions parents have had about remote learning. The administration is aware of the myriad of challenges students have faced in the remote learning environment and is doing as much as possible to provide resources to increase student achievement. Beginning Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, the District will host the first of two virtual workshops from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The District will conduct the second workshop in Spanish on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. Each workshop will consist of seven…
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Board of Education Hosts Townhall Meetings to Seek Community Input

The Board of Education has begun the superintendent search process and seeks input and collaboration from community groups and stakeholders on selecting the district’s next superintendent. As part of the first steps in the initial process, the Board is hosting four Virtual Townhall meetings to gather valuable input from the community, school district staff, students, and families on the characteristics and skillsets they are looking for in the next superintendent. The meetings will be facilitated by the JG Consulting firm on the following dates and times. Two of the Townhall sessions will be presented in Spanish. Virtual Townhall Meetings English…
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Important Update on Grab and Go Meal Location Changes

Important Update on Grab and Go Meal Location Changes

Dear KCKPS families, Beginning December 7, 2020 curbside meals will be available for pick up only at the following schools: High Schools Middle Schools Elementary Schools Harmon Schlagle Washington Central Carl Bruce Gloria Willis Rosedale Banneker Claude Huyck Douglass John Fiske Lowell Brune Mark Twain M.E. Pearson New Chelsea Stony Point South Welborn In an effort to make sure our staff and our community stay safe, it is necessary KCKPS consolidate our current meal sites. KCKPS is committed to ensuring students are fed during the time they are learning remotely. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Breakfast, Lunch, Milk and Juice…
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District To Use Flyer Connect Platform for Better Parent Engagement and Connectivity

Hello KCKPS Families, We have been researching how we can enhance our communication, in order to increase engagement among our diverse group of parents within our school district. As you may know, surveys are a commonly used tool to help uncover the answers to questions that are needed to make those important organizational decisions. KCKPS needs your input to gather vital information about the number of families who have reliable access to internet service. KCKPS is partnering with LeanLab Education and Flyer Connect to launch an assessment on the technology needs of our students and their families. The assessment will…
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Tech Tent Changes

Starting on Friday, November 20th KCKPS Tech Support will be moving locations in preparation for the winter months. What this is means is that anyone needing assistance with broken IPads or computers, or replacement charging devices will still go to 2220 N. 59th Street, Kansas City, Kansas. Go down the stairs to left of the blue awning located on the north side of the building and push the buzzer for assistance. Face masks will be required, and if there is a line, social distancing will be required. To access TIS, Go down these stairs: Once at the bottom of the…
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