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1May 2020

Teacher Appreciation: Quarantine 2020 Edition

By |May 1st, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Kansas City, Schools|0 Comments

During Teacher Appreciation Week 2020, gratitude to teachers feel different than they ever have before. Not only have teachers completely shifted the way they teach and interact with their students, but parents have also stepped into the role of teacher.  In light of COVID-19, the duo-team of parents and teachers has been critical to continuing to educate students in Kansas City. This year, gratitude should not only be shared from parents to teachers but also vice-versa as education would not be able to continue without parents and teachers each playing a critical role.  While most traditional teacher appreciation gifts [...]

27Mar 2020

KCPS COVID-19 Response Update: Teaching and Learning Continues

By |March 27th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

To the Parent/Guardian, In Kansas City Public Schools, our goal is always to nourish our students’ bodies, minds and hearts. Even though our schools are closed, every member of Team KCPS remains on duty to help our scholars continue to learn and thrive. That team includes teachers, support staff, counselors, social workers, psychologists and school leaders. We want to update you about all the ways we’re preparing to ensure that teaching and learning continues throughout our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As always, this information will be added to our emergency response site: kcpublicschools.org/coronavirus. KCPS Learning Packets Our experts in [...]

23Mar 2020

KCPS Updates Statement March 23, 2020; Schools closed until April 24, 2020

By |March 23rd, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|0 Comments

Dear Parent/Guardian, Our response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve in order to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of our students, families and neighbors. We have a number of important updates and reminders for you this evening. We appreciate your continued engagement with us during this time. As a reminder, visit kcpublicschools.org/coronavirus for all information and updates about our response. First Confirmed Case in Team KCPS  We learned recently that one of our employees has been diagnosed with a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus. This is the first and, so far, only confirmed case among our approximately 2,400 staff members. The employee, whose name and position will remain confidential, is [...]

18Mar 2020

Daily schedules for school closures – how to keep everyone on task

By |March 18th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|0 Comments

Keeping students on a regular schedule is extremely important amidst school closures. With Kansas City Public Schools currently closed until April 6 and all Kansas schools closed until August 2020, creating a schedule is going to be very helpful to ensure students are still learning and staying motivated until they are back in a classroom. The Khan Academy has created a template that families can adopt or modify to suit the needs of their children. They are also hosting daily live streams (9zm PST/12 EST) on Facebook and Youtube for students, parents and teachers navigating school closures. Student schedules: [...]

18Mar 2020

Online Learning Resources

By |March 18th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|1 Comment

Keep your student engaged during the COVID-19 school closures Are you looking for extra ways to keep your student engaged during the school closures due to COVID-19? We are compiling a list of online learning resources that can help your students learn virtually and support their course-work from home. Math Resources Prodigy: a free engaging curriculum aligned math platform. Khan Academy: Created by experts, Khan Academy’s library of trusted, standards-aligned practice and lessons covers math K-12 through early college, grammar, science, history, AP®, SAT®, and more. It’s all free for learners and teachers. Science Resources Mystery Doug:  a [...]

18Mar 2020

Tips and Tricks for Online Learning

By |March 18th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|0 Comments

With schools closed until at least April 6, parents/caregivers are surley wondering how they can support teachers and help keep their students engaged and learning for the next few weeks at home. Luckly, there are online resources to help keep students on track during this learn critical time. Shake Up Learning shared an interview with an American teacher in China, Jennifer Pearson, where she discussed learning tips for teachers, schools , and families that can be extremely helpful during this time. 15 Online Learning Tips for Teachers and Schools By: Jennifer Pearson 1. Online Learning Doctrine In this new [...]