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Blueprint 2030: Help KCPS Set Goals for the Future

We’re asking staff members, students, parents/guardians and others to join us in providing feedback by participating in our Thoughtexchange platform. This is an opportunity for our stakeholders to offer their responses to questions about the future of our schools.

Celebrate Our 2021 School Teachers of the Year

The 2021 Kansas City Public Schools Teacher of the Year Recognition Program honors the educators who structure their classrooms to increase performance and provide exceptional experiences, no matter what.

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.

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.

Re-entry Plan

UPDATE: 4/19/2021

All of our schools have now been in a form of hybrid in-person learning throughout March and early April. Our next phase of reopening will include a return to full in-person learning in May for our elementary students. We have been in conversation with our teacher advisory team, our principals, our students and our families, and at our Board of Directors meeting last week, we discussed our return to full in-person learning. 

We will transition some students from the hybrid learning model to full in-person learning on Monday, May 3. This transition to full in-person learning will include our elementary students returning to our schools five days a week. 

 Monday, May 3: PreK-Grade 6 students return to full in-person learning five days a week. 

Monday, May 3: Grades 7-12 remain in hybrid learning. We are still working toward getting our middle school and high school students returning to full in-person learning. We are continuing to monitor recommendations and our capacity at each school.  

We will continue to adhere to our COVID guidelines and CDC mitigation strategies of masking, contact tracing, cleaning protocols and social distancing to the best of our ability. We will be able to accommodate three feet of social distancing in most of our schools. Additionally, all staff who have elected to be vaccinated are fully vaccinated at this point. Students 16 years of age and older will also have the opportunity to be vaccinated at school locations soon – stay tuned for those details. 

All of these safety and health procedures, and a thorough staff guidebook, are outlined on our reopening website

 Our building leaders will continue to communicate school-specific details with our families. We are continuing to put the safety of people first while balancing the ability to return safely in-person. Thank you for being part of our return to full elementary in-person learning – your support and help in getting to this point in our progression has been exceptional, appreciated and noticed.  

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