Important Dates FAQ

important dates iconAs we face this new challenge together, there are many questions. Here are our best answers as of today - please check back often to this page, as we will be adding new information, and the answers could change in light of this quickly evolving situation.
When will Park Hill reopen?

We plan to reopen our doors for school in August, following the latest guidelines from the CDC and our local health departments. We will continue to work with public health officials to plan precautions to protect the health and safety of our students and staff, while planning for a strong instructional and learning experience. See a printable version of this timeline. 

This timeline could easily change as we receive more guidance from officials.

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June 1
Opened Gerner Early Education Center with ten students per group

June 15 Opened Adventure Club 
Began outdoor conditioning for middle-school and high-school student athletes 

July 1
Start summer school for elementary and middle-school students. Here is more information on summer school.
Open weight rooms and begin camps for student athletes
Send employees information about back-to-work processes
Reopening Plan with Health and Safety Protocols draft completed
Complete contacts to families with students who have higher risk for severe illness response to COVID-19

July 7
Announce graduation format

July 13 Announce reopening plan, with health and safety precautions
Include a process for families who have medical concerns for their children.

Aug 24
First day of school

When will we have graduation?
We worked hard to reschedule graduation rather than canceling it. If it is safe to have large gatherings by then, both Park Hill and Park Hill South high schools’ graduations will be July 26 at Municipal Auditorium in downtown Kansas City. Park Hill South’s will be at 1 p.m., and the PHHS ceremony will be at 5 p.m. It is possible that, even if the stay-at-home ban lifts, there might still be restrictions on how many people can gather in one place. We will make several levels of contingency plans, just in case this happens. This could include everything from limiting numbers of guests to using a live video feed, or something in between.

For families of students who will enter kindergarten next school year, what do they need to know?
It’s time to countdown to kindergarten, and there are three things to do if you have a child who will start kindergarten in Park Hill this August:

3: Enroll today! You can do this while you complete verification for your current student, and if you know someone who is new to the district, they can complete a new enrollment.
2: Save the date for our Kindergarten Kickoff event, which will be in the evening on August 4, if guidelines from our public health and government officials allow it by then. (Note that the original date in May is canceled.) You and your child will get a chance to get to know your new school and get excited for kindergarten! If you enroll now, your school will be able to send you their specific time and details for the evening when it gets closer.
1: Save the date for the first day of school on Monday, August 24! We will do kindergarten readiness assessments after school starts to help us better meet your child’s educational needs.