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No Cost Covid Testing

Kansas City Public Schools is partnering with the Mid-America Regional Council, KC Cares, Samuel U. Rogers Health Center and Swope Health to offer no-cost COVID-19 testing for KCPS staff, students, families and community members.

KCPS Celebrates Church As Community Champion

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell honored Friendship Baptist Church as a Community Champion during a School Board meeting on Wednesday evening, Dec. 9.

KCPS Taps Trio As Terrific Teammates

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell recognized the following staff members as Terrific Teammates during a School Board meeting Wednesday evening, Dec. 9.

KCPS Honors Six Students As Scholar Superstars

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell recognized the following students as Scholar Superstars during a virtual School Board meeting Wednesday evening, Dec. 10.

KCPS Seeking Feedback from Families with Thoughtexchange

We want to stay connected and hear your questions and ideas about how we should move forward during this pandemic and in this educational landscape. With that in mind, we're asking KCPS families for five minutes today and another five minutes tomorrow to help us plan for the future. Please join our “Thoughtexchange” today to share your thoughts and questions.

Pivot International Donates 7,000 Shields to KCPS

Pivot International, a Lenexa, KS-based global leader in product design, development, and manufacturing, has partnered with Kansas City Public Schools to enhance maximal protection for students and staff with a gift of 7,000 safety shields.

KCPS Board of Education (BOE)

The Kansas City Public Schools IT support team is changing their hours of operation for walk-in support to 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday at the BOE building, which is located at 2901 Troost Ave. in Kansas City, MO.

Lincoln Middle Debate Takes Tourney Title

The Lincoln Middle School debate team successfully made the case for being among the best in the region with a first-place finish in the DEBATE Kansas City (DKC) tournament held virtually on Thursday evening, Dec.3.

Health Services

A team of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Clinical Paraprofessionals provide skilled medical care for students within the Kansas City Public Schools. Our goal is to promote the health and safety of students by providing the health services and knowledge necessary to enable children to be productive learners. By maintaining, improving and promoting health and safety, students can achieve a quality education. 

School-based medical services include:

  • Medication Administration 
  • Classroom Health Education
  • Partial Health Screenings
  • First Aid
  • Emergency Medical Care
  • Communicable Disease Prevention
  • Coordination of transportation for special needs students 

Medicaid Alert

MEMO - Missouri Children Losing Medicaid Coverage

Family Support Division Annual Review Flyer

Immunization Schedule

2019 - 2020 Missouri State Immunization Requirements  

2019 - 2020 Missouri State Immunization Requirements (Spanish)

2019 Missouri Child Care and Preschool Immunization Requirements

2019 Missouri Child Care and Preschool Immunization Requirements (Spanish)

State health regulations dictate that students cannot attend school unless they are properly immunized and can provide satisfactory evidence of immunizations or unless they are exempted.  

  • All KCPS students must present documentation of up-to-date immunization status, including month, day, and year of each immunization before enrolling or attending school.
  • For school attendance, children should be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, meningitis, varicella and hepatitis B.
  • To remain in school, students "in progress" must have an “Immunization In Progress” form (Imm.P.14), which includes the appointment date for needed immunizations, on file and must receive immunizations as soon as they become due. The student is in compliance as long as he/she continues to receive the appropriate immunization(s) at the correct intervals according to the ACIP recommendations.
    • In progress means that a child has begun the vaccine series and has an appointment for the next dose. This appointment must be kept and an updated record provided to the school. If the appointment is not kept, the child is no longer in progress and is noncompliant. (i.e., Hep B vaccine series was started but the child is not yet eligible to receive the next dose in the series.)
    • Religious (Imm.P.11A) and Medical (Imm.P.12) exemptions are allowed. The appropriate exemption card must be on file. Unimmunized children are subject to exclusion from school when outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases occur.

Please note that we will not allow your student to attend the first day of school without documentation of immunizations. We have included multiple locations where your child can receive immunizations.

Kansas City Health Department –Immunizations at no cost

2400 Troost Ave; Kansas City, MO  64108
816-513-6008
Walk-in (Free) - Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 8:00 – 11:30am and 1:00-4:00pm; Thursday 8:00am – 1:00pm (registration closes at 12:30)

Samuel U Rodgers
825 Euclid Ave; Kansas City, MO 64124
816-307-0152
Other locations available – call for details; Appointment needed (Cost may be associated with visit)

Swope Health Services
3801 Blue Parkway; Kansas City, MO  64130
816-923-5800
Other locations available – call for details; Appointment needed (Cost may be associated with visit)

Kansas City Care Clinic
3515 Broadway; Kansas City, MO 64111
816-753-5144
Other locations available – call for details; Appointment needed

Keeping Your Child Healthy

If your child has a fever of 100 or higher, or vomits, he/she may not return until they are fever/vomit free for one full school day without medication.

The safety of our students and staff is a very high priority in Kansas City Public Schools. School is a common place where kids can pick up a cold or flu and spread it around to their classmates. As a district, we are doing our part. School custodial staff clean and sanitize counters, desks, doorknobs, light switches, floors and sinks as part of their daily routine in all of our schools.  

Contact Information

Health Services
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: 2901 Troost Ave
Phone: (816) 418-7505

KCPS Family