Our staff has been hard at work preparing for your student to return, and we look forward to seeing you on Monday. This week's newsletter contains important back-to-school information to help you start the school year. Although we are committed to in-person learning this year, we wanted to remind that we are still in a pandemic and must do our part to keep our KCPS community healthy.
We are again requiring masks in our schools and buildings this year. If your child gets on the bus or to school without a mask, they will be provided one. Masks will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools.
Please do not send your child to school if they have a fever or are experiencing chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, or if anyone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19. For more information about our COVID-19 mitigation plan, please visit our website.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, vaccination is the leading public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 vaccines help prevent serious disease and death. Promoting vaccination will help our schools stay open this year. KCPS highly recommends vaccination for students 12 and older as well as their families to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. If your family is not already vaccinated, you can make a COVID-19 vaccine appointment for yourself and your children on the health department’s website.
We can’t wait to see you on August 23.