KCPS Reopening Plans - Fall 2020
August 27, 2020
Dear Parent or Guardian:
In a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and guidance from the CDC, local health department and medical authorities, Kansas City Public Schools will begin the school year on September 8, 2020, using two models, Distance Learning and Virtual School.
While it would be preferable to be back in school working with students, at this time it is not possible. Our teachers will be holding group lessons via video conferencing, as well as other distance and/or virtual education platforms.
School districts have an obligation to protect the rights and privacy of all students, including special education students. To balance the obligation of privacy and learning, this communication is serving as notice that when your child participates in group lessons via video conferencing, their identity will not be confidential to anyone else participating in the group including adults that may be supporting other children.
If you do NOT wish for your child to participate in group lessons via video conferencing, please let your child’s teacher know as soon as possible.