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KCPS orchestra students perform at the KCPS Fine Arts Showcase on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

"In schools, children need to have a place of belonging. They need to know they're accepted. They have to find their niche, that thing they’re good at,” said KCPS Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Collier.

Five people stand in the KCPS boardroom. They are smiling as one receives an award.

At the Wednesday, March 9, 2022, Board of Education meeting, three KCPS employees were recognized as “Terrific Teammates” for their contributions to their school communities.

A banner showing smiling children with the words "Enroll now for fall!"

Current KCPS students will automatically “roll up” to the next grade, and no action is required from parents/guardians at this time. Please do not submit an application for new enrollment, as this will cause processing delays.

A graphic of students attending schools wearing masks.

With guidance from our trusted community health partners, the Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and administration agreed on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, to end our mask mandate, effective immediately.

students in a bright, colorful classroom work on computers

On Jan. 29, 2022, 42 students from East High School, Lincoln College Prep and Lincoln Middle School competed against students from four other districts and three charter schools in the 2022 PREP-KC Math Relays. KCPS won 41 of 98 awards!

Newcomer Family and Community Engagement and Support

The Office of Newcomer Family and Community Engagement and Support promotes the educational success of ELs by facilitating inclusion, engagement and support of linguistically diverse students and families.

Our five Family and Community Liaisons act as cultural brokers between EL families and schools in addition to being interpreters and translators.  Services are provided in Somali, Spanish, Karen, Swahili, Kinyarwanda, French, Kirundi and Kinyamulenge. The Newcomer and Migrant Social Worker provides social-emotional support and wrap-around services to EL students and their families.  Services are primarily available to immigrant and refugee students who have lived in the US less than 5 years. 

Additionally, the Office:

  • Supports identification and enrollment of ELs
  • Collaborates with community partners
  • Provides crisis intervention and support
  • Manages Title 1c Migrant Education services 

Office Programs and Initiatives  

  • Voiance Language Line and other interpreter services
  • Newcomer Education Orientation
Board of Education

Jami Evans Arreola
Newcomer Community Coordinator
(816) 418-8916
Email
Northeast Middle School, Room 104

Anab Aden
Somali Family and Community Liaison
(816) 418-8938
Email
Northeast Middle School, Room 104

August Baw
Karen and Burmese Family and Community Liaison
(816) 418-8918
Email
Northeast Middle School, Room 104 

Silvia Rangel
Spanish-speaking Newcomer Family and Community Liaison
(816) 418-8921
Email
Northeast Middle School, Room 104 

Nteziryayo Kadomo
Congolese Family and Community Liaison
(816) 418-3467
Email
Northeast Middle School, Room 104 

Quman Jama
Somali Family and Community Liaison
(816) 418-3449
Email
Northeast Middle School, Room 104

Lindsey McLaughlin
Newcomer and Migrant Social Worker
(816) 418-5294
Email
Northeast Middle School, Room 104 

Natalia Rey
LSCE Office Manager
(816)418-3416
Email
Northeast Middle School, Room 104