Tuesday, July 20, 2021

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NOTICE: Regular Semi-weekly Schedule for the Administrators’ Desk Newsletter Begins Next Week

The next Administrators’ Desk Newsletter will publish on Tuesday, July 27, and the second edition for the week will publish on Friday, July 30. The Tuesday and Friday publishing schedule will run throughout the 2021-22 school year.

The due dates for submitting newsletter items is 3 p.m. the day before publication.

Vaccine Event Coming Soon

Please share with students, families and community members:

Whether it is your first Covid-19 shot or your second—KCKPS and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County Public Health Department is reminding you: DON’T THROW AWAY YOUR SHOT.

COVID-19 vaccine event

Due to the great turnout during our past two Covid-19 events, Kansas City Kansas Public Schools is happy to bring this family fun community event back one more time.

The next Covid-19 Vaccine Event will take place at JC Harmon High School located at 2400 Steele Road on Tuesday, July 27th from 5pm to 8pm.

 The Health Department will be offering the Pfizer vaccine (2-doses) and Johnson & Johnson vaccine (1-dose). Remember the vaccine is safe for those 12 and up, but minors under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 Those that get vaccinated will receive free meal vouchers for the food trucks on site. Not only that but you can get signed up to win one of the cash prizes that value a total of $1500. Teens getting the vaccine will walk away with prizes on the spot.

The Swope Parkway Mobile Dental Truck will be there doing free screenings and fluoride for children, and there will be food boxes available, free backpacks, meet and greets with community partners, free ice cream for all, the opportunity to apply for jobs with KCKPS, music, and so much more.

We hope to see you there.

WYCO Health Department Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Facts

Datos de la vacuna COVID-19

Fast Facts about the J&J Vaccine

Datos breves sobre la vacuna J&J

Enough is Enough Sign-Up

Principals,  please share this pledge page with your staff – and ask them to share it with students and parents.

Curriculum & Instruction

All Principals
Instructional Coach Return Dates and Training

Early Childhood Instructional Coaches will return on Monday, July 26th so that they may attend Conscious Discipline Training all week.

New Instructional Coaches will return on Monday, July 26 so that they may attend New Instructional Coach Training from 8:30 – 4:30. New coaches will also attend the returning coach training on July 27th from 8:30 – 4:30.

Returning K-12 Instructional Coaches will return on Tuesday, July 27th and will attend Student-Centered Coaching training with the Lead ICs from 8:30 – 4:30. 

K-5 Elementary Principals
Amplify Science Demo Logins

The following communication was emailed to all K-5th grade teachers by the Communications Department on July 7th.  Please share with any teachers that may have been missed in that communication.

Amplify Science demo logins issued last spring have expired. If you’d like access to the new resources before licenses are issued, please refer to new demo login information below: 

Go to my.amplify.com and select “Log in with Amplify”.

Teacher Logins


Student Logins


The password for all accounts: Amplify1-kckpsk5

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Cheryl Beyer, Cheryl.beyer@kckps.org.

Federal Programs

All Building Principals and District Department Administrators

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools continues the development of a systems level approach to processing and investigating student and staff misconduct complaints. To enhance our processes and procedures relative to Title IX and Harassment/Discrimination, professional learning sessions have been scheduled to prepare department and building leaders for 2021-22.

You and your department leaders (directors, assistant directors and perhaps some coordinators) will attend different sessions, based on your role and responsibility.  As a result, please look carefully at the audience identified for each session and forward this communication on and provide direction to your staff so that all who need to attend can receive the professional development appropriate to support their duties.

Thanks, and let me know if there are questions!


TRAINING #3 – Audience: Building or Department Title IX Coordinators/Investigators

Thursday, July 29, 2021 – REQUIRED Annual Training for Title IX Building/Department Coordinators/Investigators

8:30am – 11:30am, Central Office 131/132 (Bring District Issued Technology Device)

Facilitators: Lisa Walker, Curtis Nicholson

Student Services

We are looking forward to the 2021-22 school year! Please share with your enrollment support staff to sign-up to our next Enrollment 2021-22 training (District Enrollment Procedures and Infinite Campus) using this link.