Reopening Plan

Reopening the Park Hill School District

reopening Park Hill  

As we prepare to reopen our doors for fall, we are trying to do the right things to take care of our students, our staff and our community. This is a difficult time for everyone, but it helps to know that this won’t last forever.

Our Reopening Task Force created this plan, using guidance from public health officials and using input from more than 4,000 students, family members and staff members.



The first day of school for Park Hill students will now be Tuesday, September 8.

This change comes in response to recommendations from the Kansas City Health Department and the Platte County Health Department, based on high levels of COVID-19 in our area.

When school starts on Sept. 8, our in-person students will start the year in a split mode, with preschool through fifth grade at school in person and sixth through 12th grades on a hybrid schedule. We hope to move them to 100% in-person when the levels of COVID-19 in our community decrease, but we might need to move to full distance learning if levels increase.

We have more details below about what this will look like for each student.

Teachers will still report on their original assigned dates, and they will spend this additional time preparing for this new way of doing business. Support staff will hear from their supervisors about their start dates.

We are sending out messages to tuition preschool and Adventure Club families with more info about how this will affect those programs.

We outlined these changes in a presentation to the Board at the August 3 meeting.

Here is the information we are presenting to the Board of Education at the August 13 meeting. 

This plan is likely to change as more information becomes available and as we continue to follow the latest guidance of public health officials. We will notify you when we update our plans.

Last update: August 11


Reopening Plan Sections:

academic options icon    

Academic Options During COVID-19 Pandemic

health and safety precautions   Health and Safety Precautions
in case staff or students show symptoms
  In Case a Student or Staff Member Shows COVID-19 Symptoms
staff reopening   Staff Reopening Information
answers to your frequently asked questions
  Answers to Your Reopening Questions