School begins Aug. 10 in KCKPS; dates set for new student enrollment

There are two official start days for the 2015-2016 school year for students in the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools.

Monday, Aug. 10, will be the first full day of classes for PreK-5, plus 6th grade students at all middle schools (except Northwest) and 9th grade students at Washington, Wyandotte, Schlagle and Harmon high schools.

At Sumner Academy of Arts and Science, 8th grade plus students new to Sumner Academy will begin classes on Monday, Aug. 10. There will be a full day of classes for students at all grade levels on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

New Stanley Elementary and Northwest Middle School follow a different school schedule. The first day of classes for New Stanley students is Monday, July 27, with an early dismissal. At Northwest Middle School, 6th grade students begin classes on Thursday, July 31. The first day for all students at Northwest will be Monday, Aug. 3.

PreK students begin classes on Monday, Aug. 10, with a Family Advocacy Day.

Enrollment information

Elementary students who are new to the district must enroll at their school. Parents should contact the school for details about times and dates. To find out which elementary school your child attends, contact Student Services 913-279-2248.

High school and middle school students who are new to the district must enroll during the New Student Enrollment at the Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th St., on one of the following dates/times:

• Tuesday, July 28, 1 – 6 p.m.
• Wednesday, July 29, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
• Thursday, July 30, 1 – 6 p.m.
• Friday, July 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Parents are asked to bring the following with them when they enroll their student:
 Current immunization records (Students may not enroll without shots being up-to-date)
 Birth certificate
 Transcript
 Proof of residency (mortgage, lease agreement or utility bill)
 Proof of guardianship

The Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools follows state regulations regarding immunizations for students. All students MUST comply with these regulations to attend school. All students returning to school for the 2015-2016 school year must be current on their immunizations.

Parents of returning students who are in need of additional immunizations before the fall, have been notified by letter. Details about immunizations are posted on the district’s website at under “Parent Info” and “Student Health.”
– Story from Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools

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