2021-22 School Re-Entry Plans – Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools | #Education

The KCKPS Board of Education approved a School Re-Entry Plan at the first meeting of the 2021-22 school year.

Click here for a downloadable PDF version of the re-entry guidelines. They can also be found below.

Healthy Learning and Work Environment

  • All students are required to wear a mask, with the exception of those students with specific health exemptions.
  • Masks are required on school buses.
  • Students must be current on their immunizations for attendance, in accordance with Kansas statute 72-6261.
  • Students must stay home if they have any symptom of illness that may be related to COVID-19.
  • Gloves and disinfecting wipes will be provided by the custodian for each room.
  • Custodians will engage in daily “continuous” cleaning, wiping down high touch points throughout the day to be followed by complete disinfecting of the building at night.
  • Activities should be held outside, whenever possible.
  • Ventilation and fresh air circulation will be increased if possible. Windows may be opened to increase fresh air circulation.
  • To the best extent possible, social distancing will be implemented in the classrooms.

Learning Opportunities

  • Early Childhood-12th Grade Students will be receiving in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Families who have questions about virtual learning will need to contact Student Services.
  • Students who are quarantined will access virtual learning opportunities.


  • Parents will be able to visit their schools, appointments are encouraged.
  • Parents and other visitors will complete health screening questionnaire prior to entering the building.
  • Parents must wear masks inside school district buildings
  • Ensure emergency contacts are updated to enhance communication.
  • Increase e-mail communication for all families-current email addresses are needed.

Student, Staff and Partner Activities

  • To the best extent possible, social distancing will be implemented in the classrooms.
  • Teaching staff will be required to have seating charts for all classes, and students must remain in those assigned seats for contact tracing purposes.
  • Campuses will be able to have outdoor activities.
  • Open houses/Back to School events can be held, but it is highly recommended that grade levels are staggered to reduce the number of individuals on site.
  • Athletics will follow KSHSAA guidelines and district mitigation.
  • All Fine Arts and PE courses will be offered with mitigations and adaptations to instruction per local health department guidelines.

Nutritional Services

  • Nutritional Services will serve entrees, fruits and vegetables. Students will self-serve condiments, utensils and milk. Snack Bars will be closed.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided before students enter the lunchroom and after students leave.

Posted July 20, 2021

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