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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.

Curbside Pick-Up for School Meals

The Kansas City Public Schools Department of Child Nutrition Services is launching a curbside pick-up service for student meals starting on Monday, Dec. 14 and continuing through our upcoming Winter Break.

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.

Childcare

(Last Updated: 8/20/2020)

Please note that these in-person childcare options may be affected by health department guidance throughout the fall. 

Click here to download a PDF version of this webpage: Reopening KCPS - Childcare.

Kansas City Public Schools is partnering with the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City to provide high quality school-age childcare free-of-charge for KCPS families and staff members.  

This childcare service will be provided for children in Kindergarten through Grade 6 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. It will include transportation, meals and daily instructional time from 8:20 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. to help students with our KCPS virtual or distance learning models. The service will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 8 and will follow the KCPS 2020-2021 academic year calendar. Childcare sites will be spread across the community at the following locations:  

KC Parks & Rec:

  • Brush Creek Community Center (3801 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd.)
  • Southeast Community Center (4201 E. 63rd St.)
  • Garrison Community Center (1124 E. 5th St.)
  • Gregg/Klice Community Center (1600 John Buck O’Neil Way)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater KC:

  • Thornberry Unit (3831 E. 43rd St.)
  • Wagner Unit (2405 Elmwood Ave.)

KCPS parents, guardians and staff members can now register their school-age children for one of these childcare options by contacting each provider at the following links.

KC Parks & Rec/Boys & Girls Club/Camp Fire KCPS Virtual Learning Centers: https://secure.rec1.com/MO/kansas-city-mo/catalog (Coupon Code: KCPS Student)

Boys & Girls Club: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/ 1FAIpQLSfd949F3WM95AcASbLEI4BaspLtcYfVZbdEZKM3kWRFBh8SoQ/ viewform

Bus Routes For Childcare Centers

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