Technology

Technology available for students during the closure
All students will be issued a device to take home to engage in continuous learning during the closure. Families who did not pick up a device the week of March 30th, 2020, and still would like to receive one will need to contact the Call Center at 913-627-2455 so that an appointment can be made with the school.

Wireless Internet Access

Due to the limited number of hotspots available to the District, hotspots are reserved for seniors who need to complete classes for graduation and do not have wifi. Local internet providers such as Spectrum and Google Fiber are offering free access to one of their services.

The KCKPS Technology Information Services (TIS) team is working to obtain wireless internet hotspots for families to checkout during the closure.

Difficulties or Problems with the Device

You can contact the technology helpline for students and parents by dialing 913-627-3320 between the hours of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.  

You can also receive assistance by emailing studentsupport@kckps.org.

Software teachers will be using to deliver continuous learning:

Website Description
SeeSaw Seesaw gives students a place to document their learning, be creative and learn how to use technology. SeeSaw also allows students and teachers to easily communicate with classroom teachers.
Google Classroom (Google Apps for Education) Google GSuite (including Gmail, Docs, Classroom, Hangouts, Meet, etc.) will continue to be the platform used
by most teachers.

Teachers will be utilizing one of the above websites to deliver continuous learning to students. You will receive information on how to access the parent side of these websites from teachers.

How will my child be able to participate in the continuous learning activities if we don’t have a computer or internet access?

Learning packets will be distributed for Early Childhood through Eighth Grade the week of April 6th for families who do not have reliable internet access. Contact your school principal if you would like more information on how to make arrangements to receive a packet to use at home.

How is this district ensuring the safety of students during online learning? 

Student safety is our number one priority in KCKPS. Therefore, we have put the following processes and procedures in place to protect our students during online learning:

  • Utilize KSDE Recommended EdTech Tools 
    • Teachers will turn ON moderator features on EdTech platforms so they can preview student-generated content (photos, videos, texts) before students post their work
    • Teachers will turn OFF private chat features on EdTech platforms so students cannot have private dialogues without teacher monitoring
  • Teachers will remind students that the Student Code of Conduct still applies during online learning
  • Teachers will plan for classroom management and discipline issues that might arise when holding Zoom sessions with students
  • If teachers have any recording that includes students’ identities (e.g., Zoom meeting, student-generated videos, etc.), 
    • Teachers will preview before you post it
    • Teachers will post only to our district approved platforms of Google Classroom or Seesaw
    • Teachers will not post video recordings or photos of your Zoom classes on any social media platform (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.)
    • If it is not appropriate for the classroom, it is not suitable for virtual learning.