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April 21:

No School for students - Teacher Non-Duty Day

May 3:

Kindergarten Roundup

May 17:

KCKPS Seniors Last Day

May 22 & 23

Early Release Days

May 23

Last Day of School

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Coming Soon: The Second Listening & Learning Session

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Board of Education will soon hold the second of two Listening and Learning sessions.

During the upcoming session, the board would like to hear from you on a number of topics that have an impact on the school district.

They want to know what you think the district is doing well, what areas of academics need improvement, as well as what changes need to be made regarding safety and social-emotional learning.

The Listening & Learning session will take place from 10 a.m. until noon, Saturday, April 22nd at KCKPS Central Office, located at 2010 N. 59th St. in KCK.

For the Spanish version of this video, click the link----> Listening & Learning Session

Can't wait until the next session to share your feedback? You can offer your thoughts by clicking on the button below.


Kindergarten Registration for the 2023-2024 School Year is Open

If you have a child who is eligible for Kindergarten in the 2023-2024 school year, now is the time to register. 

The registration process has easy to follow steps and takes no time to complete.

Documents needed for a new registration:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunizations
  • Proof of address
  • Transcripts for new students
  • Physicals for students 9 and younger
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KCKPS Virtual Learning Update


As we begin to wrap up the 2022-2023 Virtual Learning year, here are some important points to know and remember:

  • Your child's Chromebook or other tech devices will be need to be returned at the end of the year

  • Any current virtual student that wishes to remain in virtual learning for next year will need to re-register

  • Any new or returning virtual student will register for the 2023-2024 school year beginning in May and continue through June.

  • There will NOT be an open registration in August. Students must register in the spring for next year.

More information about the registration process will be provided at a later date in the Parents as Partners newsletter, the KCKPS website, and our social media platforms.

Reminder: KCKPS Now Uses a Digital Flyer Delivery System

Parents and Guardians, KCKPS has a new flyer system called Peachjar.

This new platform will enable your child’s school and the District to digitally send important school and community flyers to you.

School-approved digital flyers will be sent to your email inbox, where you can easily click to sign up for events and programs.

Additionally, you will be able to access flyers right from the homepage of your child's school using the Peachjar button.

No action is required to begin receiving this communication from your school. Look for emails with the subject line of “School Announcement and Opportunities for your Child.”

To ensure you don’t miss notifications, we suggest you add [email protected] to your email contacts and click “always display images” when you receive your first email.

Peachjar is used exclusively for the distribution of school and district-approved flyers only. 

Kansas Education Enrichment Program

Did you know that your student(s) may be eligible for a Kansas Education Enrichment Program award?

Qualifying Kansas parents may begin applying for $1,000 one-time grants to pay for educational goods and services that promote learning recovery and academic enrichment.

Businesses and organizations can apply to provide goods and services through an online marketplace.

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Registration for the KCKPS Summer Learning Program Will Soon Close

There is still time to register for the KCKPS Summer Learning Program.

This will be a fun-filled learning experience for all KCKPS students-- and it's FREE!

Parents and guardians, you have until April 21, 2023, to register your student.

You can register in the documents section of the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.

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Did You Know Healthy Kids Learn Better?

Healthy students are better learners, and academic achievement bears a lifetime of benefits for health.

Recent research shows that higher academic grades are associated with more positive individual and cumulative health behaviors among high school students.

However, youth risk behaviors, such as physical inactivity, unhealthy dietary behaviors, tobacco use, alcohol use, and other drug use are consistently linked to poor grades and test scores and lower educational attainment.

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Fentanyl Presentation Hosted by Enough is Enough and KCKPS PD

Due to the rise of fentanyl deaths and overdoses in the Kansas City, Kansas community, the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Police Department and Enough is Enough will host a very important presentation.

Join Captain John Diaz of the KCK Police Department as he educates parents on the dangers of fentanyl and signs associated with the deadly drug.

The presentation will take place from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 16, at Gloria Willis Middle School, located at 1735 N. 64th Terrace in Kansas City, Kansas.

April is National School Library Month

School Library Month was created by the American Association of School Librarians (A.A.S.L.) and was first held on April 1, 1985.

This year it will celebrated April 23-29, and the theme is There's More to the Story.

Libraries are full of stories in a variety of formats from picture books to large print, audiobooks to ebooks, and more.

New Chelsea Elementary School Leader Named Remarkable Woman of the Year by Fox4 News

A reflective and tearful Charlesetta Jackson recently sat on the set of Fox4 Studios in Kansas City, Missouri. 


Jackson had just been told on live television that she won the local station’s Remarkable Woman of the Year Award.

Fox4 anchors Christel Bell and Kristen Holloway relayed the news to Jackson who continuously wiped tears from her eyes.


Jackson knew she had been nominated for the honor, but it became official on Wednesday, March 29.

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Abby Cole Named 2023 Kansas Social Worker of the Year

Abby Cole, the Behavioral Health Social Worker at Quindaro Elementary School, has been named the 2023 Kansas Social Worker of the Year. 

“I knew that I had been nominated, but I knew there were so many other amazing school social workers throughout our district and throughout our state. I was very surprised I won, but also very honored as well,” said Cole. 

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Student News

Sumner Academy High School Student Receives Notable Recognition from Two Local TV Stations

Alissa Harris is a star on the rise. 

The Sumner Academy Senior was recently named KCTV 5’ Star of the Week, and KMBC 9 named her the Hy-vee Scholar Athlete of the Week. 

KCTV 5 and KMBC 9 both made the announcement on Friday, March 24.

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New Chelsea Elementary School Students Compete in National Robotics Competition

Fifth-grade students at New Chelsea Elementary School battled it out in a high-stakes national robotics competition. 

They competed against other students from across the country at the 49th Annual National Society of Black Engineers Convention. 

The NSBE convention took place Wednesday, March 22, and ran through Saturday, March 26.

The event was held at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri. 

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Watch: Central Middle School Choir has Clinic with Composer

Central Middle School choir got a unique opportunity to speak with a composer of a song they were working on.

Students of the Month

John Michael Bell is an Early Childhood scholar at Kansas City Kansas Early Childhood Center. 

He was nominated by Dorothy Betts, a teacher at KCK ECC. 

She states “I am so happy to nominate John Michael Bell for student of the month in the categories of positive behavior and service/citizenship."

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Luis Fernando is a 5th-grade student at Lowell Brune Elementary School.

He was nominated by Joseph Page, his teacher. Fernando has worked so hard to get where he is today.

"He started the school year somewhat lost in the shuffle however, he really came into his own."

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Romel Cole is a 8th-grade student at Arrowhead Middle School and was nominated by the April Banks under the pillar of Positive Behavior. 

"Romel is a positive behavior role model at Arrowhead Middle School.

"He was on the undefeated football team in the Fall, and he displayed leadership skills to both teachers and students during the Fall and continues to during the rest of the year."

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Isabella is a senior at Alfred Fairfax Academy and is being nominated under the pillar of Outstanding Academics by a team of staff members. 


"The staff at Alfred Fairfax Academy would like to nominate Isabella Hernandez as the March student of the month due to her grit, grind and determination to graduate from high school this May, which she is now on track to do."

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Check out the district's Newsroom online to read more about what is going on throughout KCKPS.

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Principal's Corner

Dear KCKPS Parents, 

As the 2022-2023 school year comes to a close, your child has played, studied, learned, and enriched their life this year.

It is now time to reflect and celebrate your child’s growth in academics, social/emotional learning, attendance, and the positive relationships with students and staff.

Get ready to browse your school yearbook and enjoy the sweet memories.

And be sure to look through all those papers that have been sent home every week or it just might be time to watch your child turn their tassel.

However, the end of the year is a time to look back and reflect on every milestone your child has accomplished.

These victories can look differently for every child.

While one child may be preparing for graduation; another child has just learned to read.

Please spend time celebrating those wins no matter how big or small they might be because at one point all things were once difficult until they became easy with consistent practice and understanding over time.

As we prepare our sad goodbyes and safe wishes over summer break, we are most grateful for YOU.

Our wonderful parents/guardians are so vital to the success of each student.

Thank you for your continuous support.


Dezarae Allbritton, 

Proud Principal of Quindaro Elementary School

Dezarae Allbritton, Principal

at Quindaro Elementary School

Community Outreach

Join KCK for a Slice of Pizza and Community Conversation

KCK is launching its comprehensive plan process which will help them establish a shared vision for the future of our community.

The Unified Government invites you, your neighbors, and neighborhood leaders to join them as they seek more ways to engage and empower its community through these critical community conversations.

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2023 Hollywood Casino Grant Application

Each year the Unified Government provides grants to local organizations working to improve the community health of Wyandotte County.

Funding of this grant is made possible because of an annual contribution from the Hollywood Casino.

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Board of Education

L to R: Rachel Russell, Maxine Drew, Vice President Yolanda Clark, Janey Humphries, Board President Randy Lopez, Dr. Valdenia Winn, and Wanda Brownlee-Paige.

Upcoming Meetings

April 22, 2023 (Listening & Learning Session at Central Office, 10am - Noon)

April 25, 2023

May 9, 2023

May 23, 2023

Watch board meetings online on the district's YouTube Channel or KCKPS TV on Spectrum channel 18.

Visit the Board of Education website.

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