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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.

Zoom Across America

The Greater Kansas City Links Chapter is partnering with school systems across the metro to host Zoom reading sessions for kindergarten - third grade students in honor of Read Across America Week, the nation’s largest celebration of reading.

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.

Family Support

In efforts to address the social-emotional needs of students and families the Department of Students Support Services is implementing a Tele-Health Service Delivery Model (The use of digital technologies to deliver services by connecting multiple users in separate locations).

Counselors & Trauma Sensitive Clinicians

  • KCPS School Counselors assigned to each school will contact each and every family for a whole child wellness check-in.
  • School Counselors will make referrals to the Trauma-Sensitive School Clinician based on the Wellness Needs of the Students and Families.
  • Students and Families in Need of Immediate Support for Social and Emotional Needs will be able to contact a Student Support Team Member through our support hotline numbers assigned to per school
List of counselors providing telehealth services.

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.

Thank you


Student on computer