Because Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas issued an emergency public health order in Kansas City requiring masks at all times indoors regardless of vaccination, as of Monday, Aug. 2, masks are required for all students, staff and visitors indoors at all North Kansas City Schools sites.
“If your child is currently attending one of our extended calendar schools, summer Adventure Club programming or other indoor activities, please plan to send them to school each day with a mask to wear indoors,” states a district release. “A back-up mask is also highly recommended. Additionally, masks are still required on buses at all times due to a federal mandate.”
If masks requirements change ahead of the start of the 2021-22 school year, the district will notify families.
“NKC Schools remains in close contact with our partners at both the Clay County and Kansas City Health Departments, just as we’ve been all summer. We will continue to collaborate with local health partners to determine any other changes to COVID-19 mitigation practices before the school year begins Aug. 23. We will also continue to provide updates and regular communication to you in this time where adaptability is required.”