To Washington families, students, and community members:
This is a difficult time for all. Teachers are missing their students and working hard to ensure learning continues online despite the global pandemic. Students and families are worried about getting sick, paying their bills, not being able to see friends and loved ones, and finishing the school year. Things are changing every day, but we want you to know where to go for information or assistance during this time.
The district is updating their main website daily with information about the impact of the closing of our school buildings and the rollout of our district’s Continuous Learning Plan (CLP). Because the school buildings are closed, our main phone number for Washington, (913)627-7800, is currently being rerouted to Central Office. The district has also set up a Call Center. The Call Center and Switchboard will be open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday-Friday. Students, parents and community members will need to call 913-627-2455 with any questions or concerns.
- The main website is the best location for information at this time. It can be found here: KCKPS COVID-19 Info
- At the website above, you will find information on:
- If you need to contact a specific teacher or administrator, the best way to do so is email. Here is a page with the email addresses of all Washington Faculty & Staff
- You can also follow the district on social media for daily updates and information:
Finally, we will share some of the Frequently Asked Questions and Answers from the district website:
Please see this document for all Frequently Asked Questions specific to High School Students: High School FAQ 3-30-20
Q: When will KCKPS officially start Continuous Learning for my child?
A: Continuous Learning in our new online format will begin Monday, April 6th. School administrators and teachers will provide specific instructions as to how learners will interact with these sources. (At Washington, students should be checking their emails and Google Classrooms for each of their classes.)
KCKPS high school students who also are enrolled in college courses through KCKCC will resume their classes online Monday, March 30. We encourage KCKPS high school students enrolled in these courses to log into your Blackboard system for updates from your course instructor or to reach out to them with questions related to completing coursework. The College and Career Facilitator at your high school will help you navigate any issues that may arise.
TEC (Technical Education Center) will migrate from on ground classes to online classes starting on March 30th. All instructors have been in communication with their students regarding online attendance and completing assignments. Students needing additional information can also reach out to The College and Career Facilitator listed above.
If you have problems connecting with your instructor or College and Career Facilitator, please dial 913-302-4647 for assistance.
Q: Who do I call if we have difficulty or encountered problems using the device provided to my child?
A: You can contact the technology helpline for students and parents by dialing, 913-627-3320 between the hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm. You can also receive assistance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Who is eligible to receive a meal? When and where are meals distributed?
A: All children from the age 1 to 18. Currently meals are available for pick-up between the hours of 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the following four locations: Arrowhead Middle School, F.L. Schlagle High School, Washington High School, Wyandotte High School, Rosedale Middle School, Banneker Elementary School (Updated March 30th, check main website for any updates). Meals are available for pick up from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Beginning Monday, March 30th, we will begin serving breakfast meals along with lunch.
Q: I am a senior who’s worried I won’t have enough credits to graduate. What should I do?
A: We know there a number of students that maybe concerned with not having enough credits. We are awaiting approval from our Board of Education to allow this year’s seniors to be able to graduate with the state approved 21 credit instead of the 25 credits that our Board has established in the past as the criteria for graduation. For those students who are just a few credits away from the 21 credits needed, you will receive a phone call from your school with details on what needs to be done.
Q: FASFA Information
A: Seniors: If you have not already completed the FASFA it is not too late but it needs to be done very soon. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Lead CCC or the College Adviser at your high school for assistance.
Q: Senior Exit Survey Must Be Completed
A: ALL Seniors must complete the Senior Exit Survey in Naviance. If you have any questions, please contact the Lead CCC or your Advocacy teacher.