Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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Vaccine Event Tonight

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.

Need a ride?
KCKPS will be offering buses to and from the location starting at 4:30 pm and running throughout the evening. Pick up locations are below. Mask must be worn. Those 18 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.

 Pickup locations (Look for bright yellow school bus): 

·         Douglas Heights Apartment- S 42nd St & Lawrence Drive (in front of the Community building on Lawrence Drive)

·         Chalet Manor- Ruby & Birch St. (apartment entrance)

·         Silver City Apartments – 22nd St & Ruby (In front of Argentine Middle School)

·         Bethany Park Plaza Apartments – 11th St & Calvin on 11th St.

·         Colony Woods Apartments- on Bethany St at the Apt Entrance

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

Middle and High School Principals

Re: Names of Textbook Liaison for Secondary Schools

Please confirm who the Textbook Liaison will be in your building for the 2021-2022 school year.

I have attached the list of names from last year and any updates received so far this year.

If you have any changes please contact tresia.hassan@kckps.org by Friday, July 30th.

Thank you to those who have already reached out to provide this information.

Attn:  Middle and High School Principals

Re: World Language Materials Delivery

Buildings should be receiving teacher and student materials for World Language courses over the next couple of weeks directly from the vendors (Vista and Wayside).  Please keep these together and in an area where your textbook liaison will be able to unpack, inventory, and distribute these materials as soon as they return.  

Attn:  High School Principals

Re: World History Materials Delivery

Buildings should have already received student materials for the World History course from TCI via inter district mail.  Please keep these together and in an area where your textbook liaison will be able to unpack, inventory, and distribute these materials as soon as they return.  

Attn:  Middle and High School Principals

Re: MyPerspectives (ELA) Student Consumable Workbooks Delivery

Buildings should be receiving MyPerspectives student consumable workbooks for ELA courses over the next couple of weeks directly from the vendor (Savvas).  Please keep these together and in an area where your textbook liaison will be able to unpack, inventory, and distribute these materials as soon as they return.  


Good afternoon Principals,
Welcome Back! I hope you all enjoyed your summer and are getting excited to start a great school year with your students and staff.
I need to ask each of you to access the Google Sheet from this link to identify the person that will be your building assessment coordinator for each of the applicable assessments at your school level. I understand you may not be prepared to do this just yet and the district assessment calendar is still being finalized, but the local assessment, FastBridge, is tentatively scheduled to open August 23, 2021 and I also need to get the BTCs for ACT and ACT Workkeys submitted to the state as soon as possible.
EC – ASQ and FastBridge
K-5 – ASQ, FastBridge, KAP, and KELPA
6-8 – FastBridge, KAP, and KELPA
9-12 – FastBridge, KAP, KELPA, ACT, and ACT Workkeys
Thank you all for your response. Please let me know if you have any questions or trouble with the link.


Elementary Principals

The Bell Schedules for Elementary Buildings will not be sent to administrators until all teachers are scheduled in their courses within Infinite Campus. As a reminder, we are utilizing teacher course numbers from Infinite Campus to pull minutes for September 20th as opposed to asking all teachers to input their schedule within IC Web. Once teachers are assigned within Infinite Campus a spreadsheet will be pulled and sent to you to add bell schedule times and return to Connie Thao. Teachers without course numbers (ESOL, SPED, Gifted, Reading Intervention) will submit push-in schedule after the start of the school year.
ALL Administrators
You will be receiving a teacher endorsed roster for your building by end of day 7/27. Review the list to ensure that the proper staff is included within your roster by deleting staff and adding staff as needed. Teachers working towards endorsements will also be included on this list and will need to complete Plan of Study. Return updated roster to Connie Thao by end of day 7/30. If you have new endorsed teachers joining your building after August 6th contact Connie Thao.

Federal Programs

AUDIENCE: Building Principals and Department Directors

Subject: Designate Building & Department Title IX Coordinator/Investigator & Annual Title IX Coordinator/Investigator Training

Title IX regulations require buildings and departments to identify and publicize their building or department Title IX Coordinator/Investigator.  Principals and Department Directors should identify and enter the name of their school or department Title IX Coordinator/Investigator on the KCKPS Building/Department Title IX Coordinator/Investigator 2021-2022 roster by Thursday, July 29, 2021.  Please be sure to include MOBILE phone numbers for both Principal/Department Director and Building/Department Title IX Coordinator/Investigator. (The principal will serve as the school Title IX Coordinator/Investigator in buildings that do not have an assistant principal.)

All Building/Department Title IX Coordinators/Investigators should plan to attend the required Title IX Building/Department Coordinator/Investigator Annual Training scheduled Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 8:30am – 11:30am, Central Office 131/132. (Bring District Issued Technology Device.)

AUDIENCE: Title I Building Principals

Subject: Required Annual Parent Notifications & Schoolwide Meetings for Title I Buildings

A reminder for all Title I funded buildings, principals are required to provide (mail or post) several documents to parents at the start of each school year.  These documents include School-Home Compact, School Family Engagement PlanKCKPS District Family Engagement Plan, Parents-Right-To-Know ESSA letters, and Standard Complaint Resolution Process. Templates and documents are linked to the Title I School Guidelines page in the KCKPS Principal Handbook and EDITABLE formats are stored in the Federal Programs Elementary/Middle Schools Title I required documents subfolder.  The provided templates and forms meet the 2122SY compliance guidelines regarding annual notification to parents related to highly qualified staff and other funding mandates.

Each school served under Title I, Part A must convene annual Title I Parent Meetings to inform ALL parents of their school’s participation in Title I, Part A programs, to explain the Title I, Part A requirements, how the Title I students will be assessed, how the parents will be kept informed, and the right of parents to be involved in those programs. Please refer to the Title I School Guidelines page in the KCKPS Principal Handbook for details regarding how these meetings can be combined with Back-To-School Night and other parent events held throughout the school year.

Please contact Lisa Walker with questions.

IARC (Fine Arts/PE)

All Principals

Please keep the media opt-out field up to date in Infinite Campus on the MISC tab.

IARC serves all buildings and this field is critical to IARC sharing on social media.  We can quickly look up students in Infinite Campus and ensure we are compliant with the wishes of the parents.

We will post in-the-moment from various events.  Having the ability to do a quick check in Infinite Campus will allow us to safely post during an event.


We hope you had a great Summer and are ready for this new school year! We will be providing Kidzone services for all K-5 students in our district. Our Kidzone sites this year will be located at Emerson, Hazel Grove, West Park, and Whittier for both AM and PM sessions. Our PM only sites will be Banneker, Frank Rushton, and New Chelsea. We are currently still determining and working on the logistics of possibly having Lowell Brune as a PM site also. The pricing for Kidzone is outlined below:

AM Session Only     $20 per child, per week

PM Session Only     $30 per child, per week

AM & PM Sessions  $40 per child, per week

Wednesdays Only   $15 per child, per week

Kidzone will start on the first day of school August 11, 2021 and end a week before the last day on May 20, 2022. Kidzone applications will be available and delivered to all elementary schools the first week of August. Kidzone hours are as follows and vary by individual schools

BEFORE SCHOOL: 7:00 am until 8:00 am or 8:30 am

AFTER SCHOOL: 3:15, 3:30 or 4:00 pm until 5:30 pm

Wednesday Early Release: 1:15, 1:30 or 2:00 pm until 5:30 pm

We hope you find this information useful and if you have any questions you can reach Mechelle Wortham, Kidzone Coordinator at 913-669-0235 or Lia McLoughlin, Program Specialist at 913-627-4356.

Kidzone Informational Letter PDF

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.