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A group dressed in coats cuts a blue ribbon in front of a memorial for Thacher School.

Kansas City Public Schools honored a commitment to the Northeast community, dedicating a memorial at the site of the former Thacher School, 5008 Independence Ave.

Student artwork from the Lincoln Middle School exhibition

Students in Harold Smith's art class hosted an art exhibit at Lincoln Middle School last week, drawing on works in "Testimony: African American Artists Collective."

The student showcase, called "Our Testimony," explores the emotions, memories and values of the Lincoln Middle School artists, said eighth grader Gabriella Morris.

Watch the Blueprint 2030 video on YouTube.

If you were unable to participate in a Blueprint 2030 community conversation in October, there's still time to take the priority survey. From here, we’ll keep you updated on more dates and details around future opportunities for feedback this winter and into the spring.

A graphic of students attending schools wearing masks.

On Tuesday, Nov. 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages 5-11. As we have throughout the pandemic, KCPS is working with Children’s Mercy Hospital and the the Kansas City Health Department to get our families the most accurate COVID-19 information

KCPS Board of Education (BOE)

Families who applied for kindergarten, pre-K or a Signature School by the initial deadline of Monday, Feb. 15, received emails Wednesday, March 3 with offers to their first, second or third choice school.

KCPS Makes Admission & Enrollment Changes for 2022-23 to Streamline Process for Families

Smiling kids on an banner for enrollment

KCPS reviews admission and enrollment policies every year to ensure we are upholding our promise of an equitable education experience for all students. Changes for 2022-23 include:

  • Updated Proof of Residence Policy: Families will now only need to upload one document to enroll
  • Carver to Paseo Middle School Pilot: Sixth graders at Carver Dual Language School will be admitted automatically to a new bilingual program in development at Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts
  • Reinstatement of Paseo Audition Policy: Paseo will return to its policy of requiring high school students to audition for admittance
  • Streamlined Signature Schools Application: Current KCPS students can apply for Signature Schools directly in Infinite Campus
  • Updated Lincoln College Prep Admission Policy: KCPS will continue to suspend standardized testing requirements for Lincoln due to COVID-19, admitting students via lottery if they have a 3.0 GPA in core subjects, 90% or better attendance and no more than two Class 3 discipline offenses

We hope the changes we have made will make it easier for your family to continue to choose KCPS. KCPS will begin enrolling students for the 2022-23 school year next month. Please continue to watch your email for important enrollment information.

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