KSSB Re-Opening Guide – 2020-2021

KSSB, working in concert with the State Board of Education and the Unified Government/Wyandotte County Public Health Department, announces our school reopening plan for the 2020-2021 School Year:

  • Aug 10th-14th and Aug 17th-21st: Professional Development for Teachers/Staff
  • August 24th: Remote learning for all students begins
  • September 8th: Enrollment Day*
  • September 9th: On-site classes begin

* *Enrollment Day and On-Site learning are tentative dates, depending on Wyandotte County Public Health Department orders.

For complete information please read through the Re-opening Plan and the Re-opening Guidelines attached below.

KSSB Reopening Plan 7-28-20 – pdf

KSSB 2020-2021 Calendar Update (7-28-20) – pdf

KSSB Reopening Guide 2020-2021 Final 7-28-20 – pdf

KSSB Parent and Student Handbook: 2019-2020

The Parent and Student Handbook outlines school policies and describes expectations and responsibilities for students. Additional policies include privacy, due process, use of technology, and other issues for parents and students.  The Parent/Student Handbook is available in pdf or text versions. The bullying policy is located on page 14 of the Parent/Student Handbook. Please use the links below to download, read, and review the information contained in the handbook. The links will open in a new tab.

Parent Handbook 2020-2021 in word

KSSB COVID-19 Policy

The KSSB Covid-19 Plan was developed to help identify possible risks, to minimize the risk of exposure to the staff and students, to assist in making good choices, and to help reduce the possible spread of infection in consideration of the well-being of everyone in the KSSB community. Please review the KSSB COVID-19 plan.pdf.

KSSB Weather Policy

This document is the KSSB weather policy. Please read through this policy and keep KSSB informed of any phone number changes.

KSSB weather policy 10.20.20 -pdf

KSSB weather policy 10.20.20 doc

Kansas State Assessment Letter

This letter contains information about the dates the students will be participating in the State Assessments.

Please review the Assessment Parent Letter.

Student Placement/ Residential Campus Policy

Guidelines and policies developed and used when determining residential placement at KSSB. Use the link below to review this policy. Please note the link will open in a new tab.

Student Placement Residential Campus Policy 01.13.20 – pdf

Student Placement_Residential Campus Policy 01.13.20 – word

Suicide Prevention Policy

KSSB Suicide Prevention Policy was developed to protect the health, safety, and welfare of its students, to promote healthy development, to safeguard against the threat or attempt of suicide among school-aged youth. The goal of the policy is to outline suicide prevention activities, staff training, and response procedures and designed to help eliminate confusion over educator roles and the referral process.  Please use the link below to download and read the information contained in the suicide prevention policy. The link will open in a new tab.

Suicide Prevention Policy docx

A Family Guide to the Use of Emergency Safety Interventions (Seclusion and restraint) in Kansas

The Emergency Safety Interventions  (ESI) developed by Families Together is used by KSSB to inform families of their rights under Emergency Safety Interventions law. It includes information related to prevention, seclusion, restraint, functional behavioral assessments, and behavior intervention plans. Use the links below to review the Family Guides. Please note that links will open in a new tab.

2020-2021 ESI packet KSSB – pdf

2020-2021 ESI packet KSSB

KSSB – Emergency Procedures

A handbook describing the Emergency Procedures established to reduce risks or prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from a crisis situation. Use the link below to review the procedures. Please note that the link will open in a new tab.

KSSB Emergency Procedures 3.20.19 – pdf

KSSB Emergency Procedures – word format

Emergency Safety Hotline Contact

Jon Harding, Superintendent –  913-645-5456

Aundrayah Shermer, Director Field Services – 913-209-0986

John Martello, Operations Director – School Hours: 913-2=305-3006; After Hours: 785-841-5012 or 913-645-5457

Kansas Department of Education (KSDE)

KSDE provides a list of resources for families and educators related to topics in special education – including a Guide to Special Education and Parents Rights Document. To view the entire list of resources, click the link KSDE SPED Resources, which will open in a new tab.

Kansas Bureau of Investigations Suspicious Activity Report (SAR)

The Safe and Secure Schools Unit with the Kansas State Department of Education is excited to announce the launch of a new reporting tool for school and community safety.  The Unit has been working in collaboration with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to release the Suspicious Activity Report (SAR).  The SAR does not take the place of calling 911 in an immediate emergency. Instead, it is intended for students, staff, parents, and community members to report suspicious activity.  The KBI receives the report and reviews, analyzes, and acts on the information accordingly.  For tracking purposes, the applicant is given a receipt number, but the report remains anonymous if the user wishes.

The SAR can be accessed at the Suspicious Activity Report page on the KBI Website, or by clicking an icon either on the Safe and Secure School’s website or the KBI website.

In addition, the QR Code below has been created as a fast, easy way to connect to the SAR via a cell phone camera.  Simply opening the camera on a cell phone and pointing at the QR Code will direct the individual to the SAR.  This QR Code is designed to print out and post anywhere throughout the school, sports complex, bus, etc. for easy access.

A circle yellow, black and red QR Code to report Suspicious Activity.

Additional information will be provided this fall to help school districts inform students, staff, and parents about the purpose and use of SAR.

The Safe and Secure Schools Unit would like to thank those at the KBI for their dedication to helping us keep Kansas schools safe.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Susan McMahan or John Calvert, as listed below.

Susan McMahan
School Safety Specialist (Lead)
Safe and Secure Schools Unit
(785) 296-4946

John Calvert
School Safety Specialist
Safe and Secure Schools Unit
(785) 296-7056


If you have questions regarding the handbooks and policies, please contact  Jon Harding, Superintendent.

Phone: 913-304-3014

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