Extended Learning Summer Program

Kansas City, Kansas Public School is happy to announce that it is the time for students to sign up for our Extended Learning Summer Program, Our Summer Bridge to Diploma+, as we work towards our goal of every child graduating with more than just a high school diploma.

The Extended Learning Summer Program is open to students who are entering Kindergarten in 2022 through current 8th graders. High School Students are also invited to work towards reaching their graduation goals. We will introduce the sign up for the program in phases, starting with Kindergarten through 8th, then Pre-K, and finally our high school students.

The program will run from June 6th through June 30th, with class time being offered Monday-Thursday’s each week.

New Swimming Courses Added to the Extended Learning Summer Program

We are pleased to announce one of several enrichment courses that will be offered at specific school sites in partnership with our local YMCA. Elementary and middle school students have the opportunity to learn life-saving swim skills, water safety, while high school students that are 16 years and older, have the opportunity to receive their Life Guard Certification.

The Extended Learning Summer program provides innovative and interactive opportunities around instructional and project base learning for all KCKPS students.

Don’t miss out!

The Learn to Swim program will be available at these sites:

High School

  • Sumner Academy
  • Washington High School
  • Wyandotte High School

Middle School

  • Providence YMCA
  • Arrowhead
  • Carl B. Bruce

Elementary School

  • Eugene Ware Elementary School
  • Parkwood Pool

Don’t miss out!

General Overview

Kansas City Kansas Public Schools will provide a summer program for all PK-12 students free of charge. The program is designed to help students maintain the skills they acquired during the regular school year, while helping students obtain new skills for the upcoming school year. In addition to mathematics, communication arts, and either science or social studies, students PK-8 will engage in current grade level priority standards  and project based/themed lessons. Students who will be enrolled in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to participate in credit recovery and/or learn more about a particular topic during June and July. Summer Extended Learning Time is designed to be fun and interactive, while providing an educational program for students entering pre-kindergarten through 12th grade in the Fall of 2022. 

Program Dates: June 6, 2022-June 30, 2022

Registration Open: February 16, 2022 - April 18, 2022. Registration link on the flyer and KCKPS website

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I know if my child(ren) is/are accepted?
All children who register will be accepted. Information is forthcoming in May with details that includes, but is not limited to, breakfast, lunch, and transportation.

I received a letter saying my child has been accepted into the Extended Summer Learning Program but he/she will no longer be able to attend.
If you have a current PK-8th grade child and you cannot see a Summer Learning invite in your Infinite Campus Parent Portal, please contact your child’s current school and request to sign up for Summer Learning. Late sign ups will be accepted on a space available basis.

DIDN'T REGISTER?
Children in PreKindergarten – 8th grade, please contact your child’s school to see if there is room available for your child(ren).

Will transportation be provided?
Transportation for summer school will be provided for each school site. Information will be shared with families once routes have been determined and shared from the school sites. Transportation will be available for eligible students.

No additional routing will be done after the May 2nd enrollment deadline.

Will food service be provided?
Breakfast and lunch will be free for PreK-12 children attending Summer School. Lunch and breakfast will continue to be served in accordance with current USDA nutritional guidelines.

Will my high school child be able to continue in credit recovery courses during the month of July?
Yes.

My child has been accepted into the Extended Summer Learning Program, but we will be on vacation ...
Regular attendance is important to the program for June to be successful. We encourage you to ensure your student is in attendance if they have been signed up. If your child misses several days, they may be dropped from the program.

Will Kidzone be offered to my students during the summer?
This will be offered for all elementary students at certain school sites. More information will be provided in the near future regarding this program.

My child receives Special Education services. Will my child be able to attend summer sessions?
Yes, however, there are two distinct types of summer school programming in June.

Direct Special Education services will be offered only through Extended School Year (ESY) as determined eligible & recommended by the special education IEP team to work only on specific IEP goals & objectives.

On the other hand, children with disabilities may attend Summer School offered through general education with accommodations and modifications only.  They will attend with general education peers and will not have access to a special education direct service.

You will be notified which attendance center your student will attend based on the location/program that best meets your child’s needs.

If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Special Education @ 913-627-2735.

What Athletic Conditioning and Sports Camps will be available this summer for my child?

Middle School:  For more information contact athletic director at your child’s Middle School.

High School:  Athletic Workouts and Sports Camps will be listed on the high school links below:

                                https://flschlaglehs.rschoolteams.com/

Wyandottehs.rschoolteams.com

https://jcharmonhs.rschoolteams.com/

https://washingtonschool.rschoolteams.com/

https://sumneracad.rschoolteams.com/

Will the mask mandate still be in place for my child over the summer?Yes.  Board policy requires a mask to be worn at all times on district property.

Early Childhood

Incoming Kindergarten students will be engaged in four, exciting week-long thematic units focusing on key literacy and math skills; integration of science, social studies, and physical development; and strategies for social-emotional development. Students will finsih the summer with a jumpstart for kindergarten.

Elementary School

Elementary students will have the opportunity to engage in fun literacy and math activities that reinforce grade-level skills ensuring that students are ready for the next grade level. Students will also participate in social-emotional learning activities that build self-esteem and confidence. Science, technology, engineering and project-based learning opportunities round out a fun, full day of learning along with integrated arts opportunities.

Middle School

Middle School students will have the opportunity to engage in exciting literacy and math activities that reinforce grade-level skills ensuring that students are ready for the next grade level. Students will also participate in social-emotional learning activities that build self-esteem and confidence. Enrichment activities will round out an engaging day of learning, along with integrated arts opportunities.

High School

High school students will have the opportunity to recover up to two full credits through both computerized instruction and teacher directed instruction. The computerized instruction utilizes the software program Edgenuity with support from a certified teacher. Course work must be completed by the close of summer school. Enrichment opportunities will also be available and include such activities as Diploma+ experiences, personalized tutoring, and athletics conditioning. 

Athletic Workouts and Sports Camps will be listed on the high school links below:

https://flschlaglehs.rschoolteams.com/

Wyandottehs.rschoolteams.com

https://jcharmonhs.rschoolteams.com/

https://washingtonschool.rschoolteams.com/

https://sumneracad.rschoolteams.com/

Special Education

Direct Special Education services will be offered only through Extended School Year (ESY) as determined eligible & recommended by the special education IEP team to work only on specific IEP goals & objectives.

On the other hand, children with disabilities may attend Summer School offered through general education with accommodations and modifications only.  They will attend with general education peers and will not have access to a special education direct service.

You will be notified which attendance center your student will attend based on the location/program that best meets your child’s needs.

If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Special Education: Dana Nelson, Assistant Director, Dana.Nelson@kckps.org; 913-627-2735

ESOL

Summer school programs will be staffed with ESOL personnel like the regular school year. If you have any questions, please contact the Department of ESOL & Migrant Programs: Jacqueline Rodriguez, Director, jacqueline.rodriguez@kckps.org; 913-627-4381

KidZone

KidZone before and after school will be available for all students in grades K-5. This innovative program combines childcare services with academics, fine arts, recreational activities, social development, and career exploration. The AM session will begin at 7am and the PM session will end at 5:30 pm. Cost per week, per child: $20 for AM or PM, $40 for both sessions. Parents can mark morning, afternoon, or both options when they submit their enrollment for their child.  Locations will be determined by parent interest after enrollment forms have been submitted. Interested parents will receive more information in April about enrollment sites for the KidZone programs.

Transportation

Transportation for summer school will be provided for each school site. Information will be shared with families once routes have been determined and shared from the school sites. Transportation will be available for eligible students.

No additional routing will be done after the May 2nd enrollment deadline.

Lunch

Breakfast and lunch will be free for PreK-12 students attending Summer School. Lunch and breakfast will continue to be served in accordance with current USDA nutritional guidelines.

Locations

Elementary Sites

Banneker
Bertram Caruthers (includes Quindaro students)
Claude Huyck
Douglass (includes M. E. Pearson students)
Emerson
Eugene Ware
Frances Willard
Frank Rushton
Grant
Hazel Grove
John F. Kennedy
John Fiske (includes Whittier Students)
Lindbergh
Lowell Brune
Mark Twain
McKinley
New Chelsea
Noble Prentis
Silver City (includes New Stanley students)
Stony Point North
Stony Point South
T. A. Edison
Welborn
West Park

Middle School Sites

Argentine
Arrowhead (includes Eisenhower students)
Carl B. Bruce
Central
Gloria Willis
Rosedale

High School Sites

J. C. Harmon
Sumner Academy
Washington (includes Schlagle students)
Wyandotte

LET’S GET STARTED

Log into the Infinite Campus Parent Portal from your computer or phone app.

Once logged in, you will see your child/children listed in the parent portal. Choose your child and you will see their Summer Learning Invite. On this invite, you will see the assigned building for this child’s summer program. Most students will be attending their home school, but a few are different due to construction. Buses will be provided to get them to and from their location.

Please mark ACCEPT if your child will join us this year! Fill in additional items under ACCEPT if needed.

If this student has other plans for the summer, please choose DECLINE on their invite and submit. If you have more than one student, please open the invite for each student and let us know your plans. Doing this will allow the district to plan for the number of teachers, transportation, and meals that will be needed during Summer Learning. You will receive more details about Summer Learning, including bus routes and numbers in May.

If you have questions about what is offered during Summer Learning this year, please review this page for additional information.

HAVING TROUBLE GETTING LOGGED IN?

If you have forgotten your Infinite Campus Parent Portal password, please click the Forgot Password area at the log in screen. You will receive an email in 24 hours with the instructions to reset your password. If you log in and one of your students does not show up in your portal please contact that student’s school and ask the for the student to be connected to your portal.

If you don’t have an Infinite Campus Parent Portal yet, you can get your access code from any of the schools your students attend. You will only need one Infinite Campus Parent Portal for all of your children.

USING THE PARENT PORTAL APP:

You can access the Infinite Campus Parent Portal two different ways: by downloading the app or using an internet browser.

If downloading the app, look for Campus Parent in the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

  • Enter Kansas City as the district name when prompted.
  • Note, the password reset form may not be visible from the app. If you need to reset your password, follow the instructions below for the internet browser, or call your student’s school and ask for the activation code/GUID if the parent has never accessed the portal before.

If using an internet browser, Google Chrome is preferred.

  • Log into the Infinite Campus Portal; once in, click “campus parent.”
  • Enter parent username and password to login, or scroll down under the announcements section and click blue text that says Password Reset Form.
  • Call your student’s school and ask for the activation code/GUID if the parent has never accessed the portal before.

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