Parent Newsletter September 17


Happy Homecoming!

Message from Dr. Jones

Happy Homecoming!

This time of year is truly special, as we witness our students' enthusiasm for spirit week, look forward to the upcoming football game, and enjoy the creative hallway decorations within our school. We extend a warm invitation to all parents and students to join in the Homecoming festivities. For specific details, please refer to the schedule below and the attached flyer.

In addition to our Homecoming celebrations, we'd like to draw your attention to important information about Parent-Teacher Conferences. These conferences are valuable opportunities for you to connect with your student's teachers and gain insights into their progress. Please take a moment to sign up for conference slots with your student's teachers.

As a reminder, there will be no school on Friday, September 22nd, but we will be hosting the Homecoming game that evening. We encourage everyone to come and support our team!

We also want to emphasize the importance of arriving at school on time and being in class promptly when the bell rings.

To help keep everyone informed, we regularly send out Sunday announcements every week and a Parent Newsletter bi-weekly. Starting this week, the newsletters will be accessible on the school website for your convenience if you're not receiving the updates.

Thank you for your continued partnership in ensuring a successful school year for our students.

Warm regards,

Dr. Keith Jones, Principal


Northtown's upcoming events

September 20th

  • Homecoming Day/Assembly/Parade

September 21st

  • Senior Class Meeting Cap and Gown Information

September 22nd

  • Homecoming Football Game

September 23rd

  • Homecoming Dance 7-10pm

September 26th

  • Academic Lettering
  • Senior Parent Meeting

September 27th

  • Makeup/Retakes of Yearbook Photos/Cap and Gown

September 29th

  • Jostens Graduation Announcement, Cap/Gown Orders

Future Dates

October 3rd

  • Parent Teacher Conferences

October 4th

  • Parent Teacher Conferences

October 6th

  • No School

October 9th

  • No School

October 11th

  • Jostens: Additional Graduation Announcement, Cap/Gown Orders

Mission & Vision


North Kansas City High School establishes a supportive learning community, which fosters creativity and curiosity and promotes critical thinking. North Kansas City High School creates a challenging learning environment which encourages effective communication and compassion and that develops positive contributors to our global community.


A learning community where we appreciate and foster civility and success for all.

# NorthtownTRUE

IB Mission & Vision

The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments, and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

Parent Teacher Conferences


Registration is now open for Northtown's parent-teacher conferences to be held on Tuesday, October 3rd from 4pm to 7pm and October 4th 4pm to 7pm. We will offer, in-person, virtual (Microsoft Teams), or phone conferences. Conferences are by appointment only. Families must sign up for a 10-minute time slot to meet with the individual teachers that they most want or need to meet. We know there are not enough slots for teachers to meet with every family, but we encourage you to reach out to teachers at any time through e-mail.

Please use the link below to sign up for one 10 minute time slot per teacher or counselor. Use your student's schedule in PowerSchool to identify the teachers/classes you most want to conference with. With a limited number of slots available, please only reach out to teachers you have specific questions for. If there are no other slots available, please know that you can always contact the teacher directly to set up a phone or Teams call for another time.


Link to signup:


Below is a video walking you through the step-by-step process to sign up for parent-teacher conferences. Please DISREGARD THE DATES MENTIONED IN THE VIDEO.

As always, if you need assistance signing up for a conference, please do not hesitate to reach out to the school at (816) 321-4961.

PT Conf Demo


Homecoming Week

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What's Buzzing around Northtown

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2023-2024 Academic Calendar

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2023-2024 A/B Calendar

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NKC Schools Cell phone policy & Procedure

At North Kansas City Schools, our goal is to create a warm, welcoming, safe, academically focused environment for students. Student cell phone use at school has been identified as a tremendous distraction to meeting that goal. And, with the deployment of district-issued MacBooks, cell phones are unnecessary for academics throughout the school day. The building practice outlined on the attachment below has been developed in coordination with NKC Board Policy JG-R- Technology Misconduct. You may also reference Board of Education Policies EHB – Technology Usage and EHBA – Use of Personal Electronic Devices for Instructional Purposes for more information.

Please see the UPDATED NKC Schools Cell Phone Policy and Procedure below.


Bell Schedule

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Free and Reduced Meal Program

Parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to complete the free and reduced meals application online as the waiver that allowed all students to eat free has ended. This can be completed on a computer, tablet, or cell phone.

A new application must be submitted each year. Please complete the form online by following the link below:

See flyer below for more information.


Student Parking

Student Parking will be first come first serve for the 2023-2024 school year. Students can fill out the form below and pickup their parking permit at registration August 8th/9th or first day of school. Please see Ms. Colston once form is complete.


Transportation Update

Versatrans My Stop App allows parents to track their student students' bus location and arrival times as well as receive notifications on delays or other pertinent information. It is an application that can be downloaded from the Apple or Android Store on your mobile device.

For a handout with directions have your student stop in the Main office and see Mrs. Schwartz or you can find more information on


Activities and Athletics!

Please see the link below for all North Kansas City High School activity and athletic events.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Amber Washington (



Save the Date: Class of 2024 Last Day and Graduation

The last day of school for Seniors will be Thursday, May 9th. The commencement ceremony for the North Kansas City High School Class of 2024 will be held at Hy-Vee arena at 6:30 pm on Thursday, May 16th!
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Senior Photos

Seniors, if you were not able to take your senior photos in August no worries as there is a makeup date September 27th.

Please wear black or white dressy clothing for your formal senior photo. A black drape blouse or tux jacket option will be provided by the photographer if student does not have their own formal black/white clothing.

Seniors will also have the opportunity to borrow an NKC graduation gown for a separate cap & gown photo.

Photos will be taken by SCH Photo in the Black Box (located on third floor next to the Auditorium). You may contact SCH Photo company at or 913-384-9126 with any questions. Their website is

Senior - MCV Vaccine

Parents if you have received the following messgae it is because we have not yet received a record of your student receiving their MCV (meningococcal conjugate) shot.

The state of Missouri requires that all 12th graders have two doses of MCV, unless the first dose was administered at 16 years of age or older, in which case only one dose is required. AT LEAST ONE DOSE MUST BE GIVEN ON OR AFTER 16 YEARS OF AGE. Local health departments are OPEN and taking appointments or you may also schedule an appointment with your doctor. Please make sure you are up to date by the first day of school, August 22nd, or you will be excluded from school until we have a record of receiving immunization provided. You may email or drop off a copy of your shot record to the school nurses. Please call with any questions or concerns.



Ms. Copas:

  • School of Health and Wellness (Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors)
  • Last names A-C (Seniors)

Ms. Haley Klein:

  • School of Human Services (Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors)
  • Last names D-K (Seniors)

Ms. Martha Devries:

  • School of Business, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship (Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors)
  • Last names L-P (Seniors)

Ms. Eli Sobhani:

  • School of Design, Innovation, and Technology (Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors)
  • Last names Q-Z (Seniors)


Northtown Admin Team!

North Kansas City Hornets


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