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Bedell at Graduations 2020

On Thursday, the City Council is scheduled to vote on an incentive package for BlueScope, a billion-dollar multinational corporation. After a 100 percent property tax abatement for 20 years, they want 13 more, holding the City Council hostage by saying they might move to Kansas.

And what they want is the continuation of a deal that has already disproportionately impacted the funding of Kansas City’s schools, libraries and mental health resources.

Jontell Washington Student of LCPA

Jontell Washington is a builder.

In his case, Jontell knows how to build bridges across linguistic gaps. A member of Lincoln College Preparatory Academy’s Class of 2020, he is one of 59 scholars from across Kansas City Public Schools who earned their Missouri Seal of Biliteracy this year.

Tyrell Wooddard in Model 717 at MINDDRIVE

 Tyrell Woodard is a magician.

With a blowtorch and his brain, Tyrell can craft innovative objects that combine every element of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math. He can build cars that require no fossil fuels.

Essay Board student Sofia Murasi

Last fall, Mr. Odam conceived of a college essay board comprised of KCPS staff members who would donate their time and expertise to help students perfect their compositions. The idea was to tap into the considerable talent that can be found across Team KCPS.

Morgan McPartland teacher of Carver

May 4-8, 2020, is Teacher Appreciation Week. Everything we do in Kansas City Public Schools revolves around the relationships between our teachers and our students. I want to express my gratitude for the work our teachers do every day.


Chromebook and Hotspot Collections

It’s important that all KCPS laptops and Wi-Fi hot spots issued to students be returned so that we can prepare them for use when classes resume this fall. To facilitate that process, we’re asking families to please use a convenient drive-through drop-off to return these devices during the following schedule (note: students taking Summer Quest classes in July can keep their devices until the end of that second term).

Collections will be outside from 9 am to 5 pm on Thursday, June 25, Friday, June 26, Monday, June 29 and Tuesday June 30. Collections will take place on the above dates at the following locations,

  • Central High School
  • East High School
  • Hale Cook Elementary School
  • Manual Career and Technical Center
  • Northeast Middle School
  • Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts
  • Southeast High School

Collections will be outside from 9 am to 5 pm on Wednesday, July 1 at Pitcher Elementary School.

Parents as Teachers

Due to school closures related to COVID-19 we are still going to deliver visits virtually and via phone. For the personal visits in safe and healthy manner, we are providing this service until we are able to return to school. We will not be conducting screens until further notice.

Please feel free to call Candace Cheatem, 816-418-5245 all phone calls are forwarded to our home phone.

KCPS Call Center

The KCPS Technology Call Center is available to support your devices and software. If you have questions, please call (816) 418-HELP or email us at helpdesk@kcpublicschools.org

COVID-19 information in multiple languages

Below you will find information in multiple languages about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in multiple languages. Just click on the language name and you will automatically download the document in that language.

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Hindi || Somali || Korean || Russian || Swahili

Kinyarwanda || Karen || Tigrinya || Vietnamese

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