Earlier this week, the Clay County Public Health Center announced that Clay County will begin requiring face masks and coverings to be worn in all indoor areas of public accommodation, effective Sunday, July 19, 2020. This includes schools and daycares within the county. LPS will now adhere to this requirement beginning with our summer school session on Monday, July 20, and until further notice. More information regarding this announcement can be found on the Clay County Public Health Center website. Below you will find a few important details as it relates to students wearing masks during their remaining summer school school experience.
Have a great upcoming weekend!-LIberty Public Schools Summer School Department
- Per Clay County Public Health Center Amended Order dated July 14, 2020, all staff, all students, all visitors, and all vendors are required to wear a proper cloth face covering when in a District facility or using District transportation. As an exception, the covering may be removed when the individual is in a setting in which social distancing can clearly be maintained for an extended period of time.
- Students will need to bring their own masks with them to school. If a student would forget or lose their mask, a disposable mask will be provided.
- LPS will always follow safety policies and procedures while students and staff are at school. This county requirement released this week is considered a safety guideline and will be adhered to by district staff and students
LPS Summer School 2020
Liberty Public Schools has been hard at work the past several weeks preparing for our face-to-face summer school program that runs July 8 – 31, 2020. As you likely know, the face-to-face school experience in LPS will not look like it did prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many precautions have been put into place, following recommendations by local, state, and national health officials. It is our top priority to provide our students and staff with a safe and healthy learning environment while at school. Below is important information that we hope you find useful as we prepare to welcome students on July 8, 2020.
July Face-to-Face Sites and Hours
Times: AM 7:45 - 11:15 PM:11:45 - 3:15 All Day Session: 7:45 - 3:15
Discovery Middle School(816)736-7300 (Middle Level Grades 6-8)
Site Directors: Joseph Lutes/Email: email@example.com and Jennifer Selock/Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Warren Hills Elementary(816)736-5630 (Warren Hills and Lewis & Clark)
Site Directors: Michelle Swierski/Email: email@example.com and Matthew Krohne/Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Liberty Oaks Elementary(816)736-5600 (Liberty Oaks and Kellybrook)
Site Directors : Andrea Wilson/Email: email@example.com and Kayli Burrell/Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Times: AM 8:15 - 11:45 PM: 12:15 - 3:45 All Day Session: 8:15 - 3:45
Manor Hill Elementary(816)736-5460 (Manor Hill and Ridgeview)
Site Directors: Chavis Clawson/Email: email@example.com and Tiffany Cunningham/Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Liberty Middle School (816)736-5410 (Lillian Schumacher, Alexander Doniphan and Franklin)
Site Directors: Andy Wright/Email: email@example.com and Emily Hoffman/Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shoal Creek Elementary(816)736-7150(Shoal Creek)
Site Directors: Christy Boman/Email: email@example.com and Jamie Ackart/Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgParent
Lisa Johnston, Administrative Assistant 816.736.6730
Christopher Hand, Director of Assessment, Evaluation and Testing 816.736.5320
We hope you have found the information provided above to be helpful. Our Department of Health Services has been working closely with Clay County Health Center and other local health officials throughout this unprecedented event, and will be sharing additional information and resources with you prior to us getting started on Wednesday, July 8th. As the district has shared since just prior to spring break back in March, this continues to be an extremely fluid situation and one that has potential to change. We will provide you with any important updates as they become available. Thank you for sharing your child with us, and we look forward to seeing them at school soon!
Camp Invention 2020!
Camp Invention is a high-energy, hands-on STEM camp. Your child will love what's in store for this year!
CREATE - Become a confident entrepreneur as you sketch, protoype, protect and pitch the next great invention!
COLLABORATE - Team up to play hybrid hover ball games, trade inventor playing cards and design the ultimate sports complex.
PROBLEM SOLVE - Tackle environmental challenges while you compete in zipline races and build parachutes to airdrop animals!
Click here to register!
Location: Liberty Oaks Elementary School
8150 North Farley
Kansas City, MO 64158
Program Dates: 8/3/2020 - 8/7/2020
Program Length: 5 Days
Program Times: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM *Need longer hours? See our Exciting news for this location.
*Exciting news for this location: We are offering an Extended Day experience, making our program schedule more convenient for busy families. With Extended Day, your program will run from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM with an additional cost of $80.00 per week. To sign up for this program schedule, please select the Extended Day option during the second step of registration.
Directed by Matthew Krohne
Summer School Incentive Program
Summer School Bookstore:
Students who participate and engage in classroom activities will have their name included in a daily book drawing to come and choose a book from the Summer School Bookstore.
Perfect Attendance Incentive:
Students who have perfect attendance the entire program will be eligible for a drawing on the last day. Each building will be giving away one Kindle Fire 7 and one Wireless Stereo Earbud.
Summer School Discipline Policy
Summer School will be a fun-filled and challenging learning experience for students. To ensure that all students are safe and able to learn, the same behavior appropriate during the regular school year will be expected. Students are expected to treat all staff and students at school with respect, as well as respect the property of others, while demonstrating safe and appropriate behavior in and about the school. To assist students in developing desirable behavior habits, educators will provide an environment that is safe, positive, and challenging. Students feel safe and learning improves when they have clear, logical, and consistent boundaries. Teachers and administrators work as a team to provide the needed structure and support to help each student learn to take responsibility for their actions. Parents/Guardians will be kept informed on any concerns and will be asked to partner with the school in helping their children learn to make good choices. The Summer School Program will not utilize detentions or in-school suspension because of limited summer staff. Because of this during an instance where a detention or in-school suspension would be an appropriate consequence the student may be sent home or asked not to attend part, or the remainder of the Summer School program.
Bulletin: The Missouri General Assembly may adjust funding for summer school at any time. As a result, the Liberty Summer School program may be adjusted or modified based on state funding.