ASQ Reminder – for Elementary Principals
from David Rand
This is a reminder that the deadline to complete the ASQ is Friday, September 20th. The ASQ is a state requirement and the goal is to have 100% of our parents complete the questionnaires. If your school has not yet started on the ASQ, I strongly recommend having a plan in place to get started immediately. We have noticed that some schools have had the parents complete only one of the two questionnaires (ASQ-3 or ASQ-2:SE); please note that we are required to give both questionnaires. Please see the attached document for directions to get a link for parents that will include both questionnaires. Also included in the attachment is how to get the link for just one of the surveys if parents have completed one, but not the other. If you have any questions regarding this information, or need any support around ASQ, please do not hesitate to contact Benjamin Price (firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-627-5676). Thank you very much!!!!!!
Frontline Professional Growth Platform
from Lisa Walker
We are ready to officially launch the 2019-20 mandatory trainings in the Professional Growth platform on Frontline.
An email notification will go out to all employees from the Communications Department next week, September 9, 2019.?? Included in the notice, will be a step-by-step guide to accessing and completing the mandatory trainings.?? In advance of that notice, here are the details for administrators.
All employees are required to complete all seven (7) of the 2019-20 mandatory trainings as a part of their employment with the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools.?? All trainings must be completed by Friday, November 8, 2019.
The trainings will be assigned to staff through the Professional Growth platform and can be viewed through the My Learning Plan tab?? or under the event: 2019-20 Mandatory Training in the District Catalog.?? As a reminder, there are seven (7) mandatory trainings:
-2019-20 Harassment Awareness
-2019-20 Suicide Prevention **
-2019-20 Emergency Safety Interventions Requirements **
-2019-20 McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless **
-2019-20 Bloodborne Pathogens for School Employees
-2019-20 Bullying Prevention
-2019-20 Mandated Reporting **
** Online activity that requires the completion of an evaluation.
We are aware some of these trainings (suicide prevention, mandated reporting, ESI) have been completed in group training sessions at some locations.?? In these cases, your IDP should have already created an activity and marked attendance for your staff members in the Frontline Professional Growth platform.?? Staff members who did NOT participate in these group training sessions will need to complete the trainings on an individual basis in the online system.
District administrators and campus managers for Physical Properties (including custodians), Nutritional Services, and Transportation will provide guidance to staff members on how and when to complete group trainings.
Building principals will need to provide guidance to all other campus staff members (including secretaries, nurses, treasurers, social workers, instructional aides) regarding how and when mandatory trainings should be completed during the contracted work day.
All other district leaders will need to provide guidance to staff members in their respective departments, regarding how and when mandatory trainings should be completed during the contracted work day.
Please feel free to contact Ana Perez-Sievert (279-2314), Lisa Walker (627-2829) or Kim Smith (627-2414) for assistance.
Request for Field Trip Buses and Van Transport
from Miguel Martin
All field trip requests must be submitted at least 2 weeks in advance prior to the field trip.?? Field trip bus requests between the hours of 9:00 am and 1:45 pm, and after 4:30 pm have the best chance of being approved.
Submit field trip requests to: http://fs600-a.kckps.org/edulog/eFT/ *Reminder that all field trip requests must reflect an arrival time back to the school by 2:00 pm or after 4:30 pm, so that we may serve afternoon regular dismissal.?? Failure to comply with return times will result in an additional cost to the school. Requests for Overnight/Out of District Travel must first be School Board Approved (please provide the approval documents with request).?? Field trips not submitted within the 2 week window risk non approval.
Request for a field trip bus is not a guarantee of schedule confirmation.?? The following steps ensure a successful schedule; Requestor submits the request via the web site listed above; the building approver approves the request, Transportation reviews the request and determines whether or not the request can be accommodated, and determines the final approval or disapproval.
All bus safety rules apply to a field trip bus outing.
For log in concerns or the need for your password, please contact Shameka Brown in the Transportation Dept. for assistance.??
Request for use of Van Transport
All van requests must be submitted at least 2 weeks in advance prior to the trip.?? Requests for Overnight/Out of District Travel must first be School Board Approved (Approval Documents must be provided with request). Van requests not submitted within the 2 week window risk non approval.?? The vans accommodate 9 passengers; 10 including the driver.
The following steps ensure a successful schedule; Requestor requests the need, Transportation reviews the request and determines whether or not the request can be accommodated, and determines the final approval or disapproval.
For consideration for use for a van, submit all van requests to: Van.Requests@kckps.org
- Van request will be considered as 1 van per school, per group per day
- High School groups will be considered as a priority, and first come first served
- Groups larger than 9 must request a Field Trip Bus (also 2 weeks advance)
- Incomplete forms will be returned to requestor
- Van Drivers must be currently employed with USD 500.
- Complete the motor vehicle release form
- Possess and provide a copy of a valid driver???s license and continue to update as necessary
- Provide proof of personal automobile insurance and continue to update as necessary
- Maintain a clear driving record, as driving history determines eligibility for approval
- Be approved as an authorized driver by the Director of Transportation
- Renewed for considered every school year