SM West Newsletter

Friday, May 21, 2021 - Issue #34

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Contact Information

8800 W. 85th Street

Overland Park, Kansas 66212

Phone: (913) 993-7800

Fax: (913) 993-8099

Report an Absence: (913) 993-7845

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Please refer to the attached document for information about graduation.

Highlights: Directions for students on where to report at south stadium, how to care for cap/gown, what to wear at graduation..etc.

Graduation will be OUTSIDE at SM South Stadium May 25th. Procession will start at 7:00pm. Each graduate received six tickets exactly to ensure Covid Guidelines. (We expect graduates to continue to mask and we appreciate families and friends in the stands to respect these continuing guidelines for end of the Shawnee Mission School District academic year.

Families may voluntarily donate tickets to those in need but no tickets should be bought or sold.

Use the Facebook group - SMW 2021 Grad Ticket Exchange

If there is inclement weather, seniors and parents/guardians will be emailed. There will also be an announcement posted on for when the rescheduled ceremony will occur. There will be no INSIDE graduation.

SMSD will LIVE BROADCAST the ceremony for family and friends:

Shawnee Mission West –

Please direct any questions you have to


Please have your student follow their teacher's Canvas Pages and instruction for specific information about each of their finals. Some classes might have a cumulative project/presentation or an exam. Below is the schedule our teachers will follow for finals.

Attendance is VERY important. There are some times "BUILT IN" for Make up Exams and seminar. Not every student may need to use these additional times. If a parent or guardian would like to excuse their student from these times they may use this GOOGLE FORM for convenience. You may continue to call 993-7845 for attendance issues as needed.

Grades 9-12 (Exam window 5/19-5/27)

Monday, May 24

Block 1 7:40-9:10

Instruction and Review

Block 2 9:15-10:45

Instruction and Review

Block 3 10:50-1:05


Block 4. 1:10-2:40


Tuesday, May 25

Block 5 7:40-9:10

Instruction and Review

Block 6 9:15-10:45

Instruction and Review

Block 7 10:50-1:0


Block 8 1:10-2:40


Wednesday, May 26

Block 1. 7:40-9:10


Block 2 9:15-10:45


Block 3. 10:50-1:05

Make Up Finals

Block 4. 1:10-2:40

Make Up Finals

Thursday, May 27

Block 5. 7:40-9:10


Block 6. 9:15-10:45


Block 7. 10:50-1:05

MacBook Roll IN Library – By classroom



REMOTE STUDENTS will have the opportunity to return their MacBooks from 1:30-3:00 on Thursday, 10-12 on Friday or 1-3 on Friday.

MacBook Roll In

PLEASE click the link below to make sure you have followed ALL directions BEFORE turning in your MacBook. It will be VERY important that you save all of your documents to a Google drive or Flash Drive. Case, and Charger should be turned in at the same time and will be evaluated with the MacBook for damages.

If you are taking Summer Classes through SMSD, you will be able to keep your computer over the summer.

9th-11th - MacBook Roll In - Click link for instructions - May 27th In Person - 10:50am-1:10pm

Remote - May 27th 1:15-3:00 pm AND May 28th 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

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Summer Pick Up and Go Meals for Children Start June 3

Hunger does not take a vacation in the summertime. Free meals will be provided to all children ages 1 to 18 at four school sites in the Shawnee Mission School District. This includes breakfast and lunch meals. Meals funded entirely by USDA as part of their Summer Meals Program.

Time and Dates:

  • Time of pick up: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • June 3 – July 29, 2021 (closed 7/5/21 for holiday)
  • Pick up on Mondays & Thursdays


  • Comanche Elementary, 8200 Grant St., Overland Park
  • East Antioch Elementary, 7342 Lowell, Overland Park
  • Rosehill Elementary, 9801 Rosehill, Lenexa
  • Shawanoe Elementary,11230 W 75th St., Shawnee

Pick up & go meals include breakfast and lunch:

  • Monday (3 days of meals) & Thursday (4 days of meals)
  • Hot lunch entrée provided on day of pick up.
  • No advance ordering needed.

Children must be present to receive meals. Contact Food Services for a voucher if special circumstances prevent child from being present.

  • Meals will be available for pick up outside the school front drive.
  • Meals will be placed on a table for individual pick up.
  • Adult accompanying children may pick up the meals for each child without all children needing to exit a vehicle.
  • Please follow social distancing and wear a mask when coming to the table.
  • Meals are prepared by District Food Services staff and distributed following food safety and sanitary practices.
  • Meals available to anyone ages 1-18. Do not have to be students in the district.

SMSD will offer free, in-person lunch to students enrolled in the Summer Academy, Summer Enrichment and Extended School Year programs. Lunch is available only to students enrolled in these programs. The free lunches, funded entirely by USDA, will provide a hot entrée with choice of side dishes.

Menus and additional information available at

Menus are subject to change due to availability.

Contact the Food Services Department with any questions at 913-993-9710 or

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Welcome Back McAuliffe Grads Announcement

We have moved The Welcome Back Grad for McAuliffe to Monday, May 24th from 3:15pm-4pm. It will still be at the shelter. We congratulate the 2021 high school seniors who attended Christa McAuliffe Elementary School.


Yearbook update

The 2021 Saga is currently in production at the printing plant. We had hoped to have it in time for the end of the school year, but like many things this year, it is running behind. We will be distributing the book in June. As soon as we have more specific information, we will release it.

You can check this list to see if you have ordered a yearbook.

We still have a limited number of books available for purchase. You can order online, or you can send $70 cash or a check payable to SM West to Amy Morgan’s attention at school.

Thank you!

Entrepreneurship KC summer program

Incoming freshman through incoming senior students in the Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD) are invited to participate in Entrepreneurship KC for four weeks this summer.

The application deadline is Monday, May 31, 2021.

This virtual opportunity includes paid high school internships, a free checking and savings account, and an opportunity to compete for $5,000. Teams are matched with employers of interest industries. Teams also collaborate with students from different school district throughout the KC metro area. The final pitches or capstone event will be completed in person.

Students may be eligible to receive academic credit. Resumes, cover letters, and reference letters are all welcome, but are optional.

Students may complete their application here:

Entrepreneurship KC is an initiative offered to create the next generation of entrepreneurs by providing scaffolded, immersive entrepreneurial experiences to area students.

Mission: We create entrepreneurial experiences in education.

Vision: To create and develop the next generation of entrepreneurs by supporting educators and building cultures of innovation.

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All COVID-19 Mitigation Measures to Remain in Place

Following consultation and advice from state and local public health professionals, last summer the Shawnee Mission School District implemented procedures and protocols to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. These include wearing masks, social distancing, cohorting, and enhanced sanitation procedures, which have allowed us to safely transition back to in-person learning. Our goal now is to finish the year strong, with in-person graduations and other end-of-year celebrations.

To achieve this, we are keeping all mitigating procedures, including mandatory mask-wearing, in place. This is consistent with the advice we received yesterday from Dr Sanmi Areola, Director of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (linked here ), and will give us the best chance of continuing to keep students and staff safe, and in school. With more vaccines available in the community (including for our students aged 16 and above), and with progress on vaccines for younger children, we look forward to the day when we can truly put the pandemic behind us. Together, we can Keep SMSD Strong.

The Centers for Disease Control released Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People. This guidance states that “fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.”

However, contained within that guidance is an important caveat: CDC’s school guidance has remained unchanged. In response to a question about masks in schools, the CDC states: “As of now, the CDC’s school guidance remains unchanged. Most students will still be unvaccinated and schools should follow CDC’s guidance for schools.”

Following CDC guidance, the Shawnee Mission School District will continue to require masks.

Tras la consulta y el consejo de profesionales de salud pública estatales y locales, el verano pasado el Distrito Escolar de la Misión de Shawnee implementó procedimientos y protocolos para ayudar a prevenir la propagación del virus COVID-19. Estos incluyen el uso de máscaras, distanciamiento social, cohortes y procedimientos de saneamiento mejorados, que nos han permitido una transición segura de regreso al aprendizaje en persona. Nuestro objetivo ahora es terminar el año con fuerza, con graduaciones presenciales y otras celebraciones de fin de año.

Para lograr esto, estamos manteniendo todos los procedimientos de mitigación, incluyendo el uso obligatorio de máscara, en su lugar. Esto es consistente con el consejo que recibimos ayer del Dr. Sanmi Areola, Director del Departamento de Salud y Medio Ambiente del Condado de Johnson (enlazado aquí linked here), y nos dará la mejor oportunidad de seguir manteniendo a los estudiantes y el personal a salvo, y en la escuela. Con más vacunas disponibles en la comunidad (incluso para nuestros estudiantes de 16 años o más), y con el progreso en vacunas para niños más pequeños, esperamos el día en que realmente podamos dejar atrás la pandemia. Juntos, podemos mantener SMSD fuerte.

Class of 2021 Mr. Viking

The Mr Viking competition looked a little different this year. All of the participants worked very hard to perfect their part in the show, whether it was as a candidate, escort, emcee, livestream host, choreographers/dance teachers, tech crew, or score runner. Amazing bunch of kids!

Contestants and Escorts

Jake Hajduch - Kara Stephan

Gavin Peterson - Olivia Tavernaro

Elijah Eastwood - Olivia Neely

Spencer Schade - Ella Barth

Tommy Hedden - Asia Cole


Caroline Smith

Annie Perez

Tyra Eastwood

Our Class of ‘21 Mr Viking is Jake Hajduch. And Spencer Schade was runner up. Kendall Law (first Mr Viking from 2010) came back as a judge and he crowned the new Mr Viking.


COVID Vaccines are now available for anyone age 12 and up. JCDHE has walk in vaccines available as well as appointments. You can find details of the location and times of walk in clinics/appointment sign ups at this link:

Children’s Mercy is also having vaccine clinics for those 12-22 years of age. These are appointment only. You can get details about scheduling an appointment and clinic dates and times at this link:

Marni Bollella, BSN, RN, CFRN

School Nurse, Shawnee Mission West

(913)993-7816 (office)

(913)993-1483 (fax)

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Notes from SM West Counseling - Important request for SENIORS

Parents, is your teen in need of a caring, adult role model to spend time with this summer? Many single, working parents wish they had more time to spend with their teen promoting their interests and exploring different activities. Volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters are matched with teens by professionals. A “Big” will spend a few hours, 2-3 times per month with your teen playing games or attending various activities in the community. This is a wonderful way to strengthen your adolescent’s self -esteem and spend time with a positive adult role model.

Please visit BBBS web site to enroll.

ACT PREP OPTION: Check out some of the options for ACT Prep fromEducated Matters, LLC Virtual Sessions or IN Person too! More Information Here & REGISTRATION

Video to Highlight Seniors

We are wanting students to create a short video explaining your plans after high school. This can be for 2-year or 4-year college, trade school, military, or if you’re going straight into the workforce. We want to highlight you! Please submit the video to Mr. Mitchell ( where your video will be reviewed and posted to our social media page! Please make sure that your parents are also okay with the school posting this video. It is important to get these videos in ASAP as we are wanting to post as many seniors as possible!

Video Guidelines:

  • No more than 15-20 seconds in length.

  • Include your name, high school and plans (two-year or four-year college; trade school; military; workforce; or certification).

  • Say this at the end of the video: “Kansans Can, and I Am.”

Here is a link of example videos. Some of these students are holding a piece of paper but you don’t have to be.

Looking for a job this summer? We have a lot of new jobs posted to the job board.

Job Board – Information about area jobs

In-Person Kansas Boys’ State Session

May 31st – Application Deadline

Sunday, August 1st thru Saturday, August 7th

Here are important points for

• Who – Male Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors in the top half of their class;

• What – The American Legion Boys’ State of Kansas;

• When – Sunday, August 1st through Saturday, August 7th;

• Where – Kansas State University in Manhattan;

• Why – For our government to work, we must learn how to work together;

• How – Apply at American Legion Boys' State of Kansas ... ( Deadline is May 31st to apply. Cost is $350. SM West does not have sponsorship funds. Students may contact the American Legion to see if sponsorship funds are available but most likely will need to fund the cost of this program through the family.

From the Boys’ State Program:

We will be following all safety protocols in place at Kansas State University. The Universities residence halls have individual room air purification systems in place. We believe that all delegates will have had the opportunity to receive Covid-19 vaccine shots well before their arrival in Manhattan. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help!

There’s little doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on many many of our students just as it has been difficult for adults. The disruption of routines, reduced contact with friends, concern over getting ill, and financial turmoil suffered by many families has taken a toll on our mental health. This is why it so important for you to know to reach out to us for help! For confidential advice you can call our social workers for assistance.

Mary Lea Kieffer (Last names A-K) at 993-7836 or email

Donna Holmes (Last names L-Z) at 993-7832 or email

Our counselors are another great resource and can be reached at 993-7830.

This article (click on link) from the Child Mind Institute speaks to the anxiety students may experience upon their return and provides suggestions on what parents can do to help.

USE these links for some great information.

Scholarships – Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to look at scholarships

Summer Academy ahora se publica en el district website . Summer academia es donde un estudiante puede tomar una clase para la recuperación de crédito en las áreas centrales, así como PE, la salud y la introducción a Studio Art. El costo es de $ 170.

Verano Eschool -Información de verano eSchool (escuela en linea durante el verano) también está disponible en el district website . eSchool es donde un estudiante puede tomar una clase para el crédito inicial (avance del crédito). El costo es $180.

Enlace Utiles:

Becas: scholarships

Trabajo en nuestra area: jobs

Community Service in Inaction by SMWest Spanish Students

The Overland Park Fire Department gives a booklet to families after they experience a fire in their home as a key part of the recovery process. With changing demographics, they recognized the need to have this booklet available in Spanish for our Overland Park community. When faced with the challenge of translating the 32-page booklet, the Fire Department thought of Shawnee Mission West and our reputation for helping the community. Assistant Fire Marshall Mike Casey approached Spanish Teacher Sara Hundertmark to help translate.

Spanish students worked in teams to translate, proofread, and edit sections of the booklet. After hours of hard work, they presented the translation to the Fire Department. In gratitude for the booklet that will be used for years to come, the Fire Marshalls presented the students with a plaque on Thursday, May 13, 2021.

In group photo from left to right:

Fire Inspector/Investigator Kurt Neis

Assistant Fire Marshal Mike Casey

Senior Laylan Hamid

Junior Kassidy English

Fire Marshal Mark Sweany

SRO Cameron Wainscott

Spanish Teacher Sara Hundertmark

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Organized Flag Football for students with special needs

Organized flag football league for boys and girls ages 5 and up who have special needs.

We play in the fall and spring with open enrollment throughout the year. We welcome players from all over the Kansas and Missouri area; we will accommodate anyone who wants to play. There is no fee to play or equipment to buy. As long as the parents are willing to travel to the fields we will give them a wonderful and safe place to play football.

Please check out our website: to register online, see league details, game schedules, and find contact information. If there are children or individuals with special needs in your school, I encourage you to pass on this information. I have included an official league flyer that you are free to pass onto the parents. We have a DVD available that showcases the kids participating in our games. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the DVD, please let me know and I will mail one to you. Or you can check out the video on YouTube: If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me by phone or email.

Thank you,

Mr. Shannon Milbourn-Director
Kansas City Metro Challenger Football League

SM West Prom

Prom was held at SM West on Saturday Night, May 8.

Students looked absolutely amazing and did a great job following Covid Mitigation guidelines.

The PROM King and Queen Top 12 were recognized and then this year's 2021 Prom Court was announced. Congratulations to all of the participants.

TOP 12


Ryan Barnum

Parker Bender

Dakota Duran

Ian Gellings

Tommy Hedden

Henry Kloster

Caleb Miller

Payton Moore

Walker Moore

Anthony Paredes

Adam Royer


Sydney Boyd

Amelia Clark

Tess Coltvet

Anissa Denniston

Liz Elliott

Lynnlee Johnson

Kaitlyn Knaussman

Olivia Morris

Jasmine Patterson

Kara Stephen

Quinn Stratton

Emma Vielhauer


Queen - Jasmine Patterson

King - Peyton Moore

1st Attendant to the Queen - Tess Coltvet

1st Attendant to the King - Parker Bender

2nd Attendant to the Queen - Sydney Boyd

2nd Attendant to the King - Henry Kloster


American Cancer Society Partners with Shawnee Mission West for the 10th year to host Relay For Life

Calling all Shawnee Mission West students and parents! Join us for the 10th Relay For Life event at Shawnee Mission School West this October 1, 2021! Together we are going to fight to beat our biggest rival – cancer.

Relay For Life is a fun-filled event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones, and raise money for the fight against cancer.

Relay For Life is a great way for students to get involved in their community in a fun event and help save the lives of those with cancer. Students who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event, as a volunteer or participant, are making a commitment to the fight against this disease and letting the community know that you can beat cancer.

Please encourage your student to get involved in this amazing event. Students can start forming teams of 10- 14 people. Each participant will be asked to pay a $15 commitment fee upon registration. Each participant is asked to raise additional funds from donations. All participants, regardless of age, must have a Permission Form signed by their parent or legal guardian. It will be held on the SM West track. For more information about Relay and for students to register teams online please go to

The festivities will get underway at 6:00 p.m. Friday evening and conclude at 11 pm.

Volunteers are needed to organize and recruit teams, seek community support, coordinate logistics, find refreshments and prizes, plan entertainment, and lend their support in any way. Needless to say, we need your support to make this event successful.

We are searching for survivors of cancer to participate in the opening ceremony lap. If you are interested, please fill out the attached form and return before October 1st or sign up online at

If you would like to purchase a luminaria in honor of a cancer survivor or in memory of someone who passed away due to cancer, please fill out the attached form or purchase online at

For additional information about this year’s event, please contact McKenzie Marshall, ACS Staff Partner, at 816.842.7111 or

Mary Lea Kieffer is the faculty sponsor and can be reached at 913-993-7836 or

Mary Lea Kieffer

Shawnee Mission West Social Worker


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This is the third issue of the SMSD Performing Arts newsletter. Dr. Bill Thomas, Preforming Arts Coordinator, goal for this publication is to highlight the exceptional music educators, increase communication, and inform the community of events happening districtwide.

Hope you enjoy it. (Link works with Chrome but not Explorer).

En Español: Este es el segundo número del boletín de Artes Escénicas de SMSD. Dr. Bill Thomas, Coordinador de Artes Preformadoras, el objetivo de esta publicación es destacar a los educadores de música excepcionales, aumentar la comunicación e informar a la comunidad de los eventos que ocurren en todo el distrito.

Espero que lo disfrutes.

SM West Band Fundraiser for Trip to London

First Thursday of every month, support the SMW Band's trip to London by eating at Plowboys Barbeque at 75th and Metcalf. The band will get proceeds from all food purchased between 3:00 and 8:00 pm, so stop by on your way home from school to pick up dinner for the fam. Their BBQ nachos are THE BEST!

6737 W 75th Street, or call 913-914-7569 if you want to call an order ahead.

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From your West Social Workers: Please remember that if you or your child needs some extra support, there are professionals ready to help. Johnson County Mental Health has services for families and teens.

Children and Family Services Brochure

Children and Family Services Brochure en Español

You are always invited to call one of us as well to discuss how we can support your student. Mary Lea Kieffer A-K 993-7836 Donna Holmes L-Z 993-7832

Family Support Link

Student Support Request Form

Please do not ever be afraid to ask for help! We are here for you!

Por favor recuerda que puede contactar a nuestros trabajadores sociales para obtener apoyo adicional.

Mary Lea Kieffer (Alpha A-K) 913-993-7836 o

Donna Holmes (Alpha L-Z) 913-993-7832.

Family Support Link (Enlace de Pedir Apoyo- para su Familia)

Student Support Request Form (Enlace para Pedir Apoyo- Estudiante)

Pharmacy Summer Camp 2021

Pharmacy Summer Camp 2021

What: A one-day, activity packed experience to give students a glimpse of not only what it's like to be a pharmacist, but also an opportunity to see firsthand what it's like to study at one of our three UMKC Pharmacy campuses providing hands-on exercises and the ability to learn about the variety of pharmacy career practice areas!

Who: Any student who has completed 9th grade or above, current college students, or individuals looking for career change are encouraged to attend!

When + Where:

Friday, June 4, Columbia, MO (Mizzou Campus)

Friday, June 18, Springfield, MO (Missouri State Brick City Campus)

Friday, June 25, Kansas City, MO (UMKC Health Sciences Campus)

Cost: $35 per student

Questions or Need More Details:

Please contact us or head to the camp web site.

Registration: Click on the link below to register online.

Community Services

From Food Services – Free Meals for all Students:

  • Food service provides these meals for free to students regardless if they are in remote, hybrid, or in-person learning. This includes breakfast and lunch meals. Meals provided cover the days the student is not in-person learning (including weekend meals). Please contact the Food Service office with questions at (913) 993-9710 or
  • The school breakfast and lunch menus, pick up meal information, and other nutrition information is available on the district’s website at:

Need help paying for internet? Does your family need a computer?

If your household has limited financial resources and you need internet access call 816-200-0599 or visit

All families that have not already applied for free or reduced meals this year are encouraged to apply if they feel they may qualify. There is a possibility that additional Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer ( P-EBT) funding may be available later this school year for those who have been approved for free or reduced meals.

Click here for information and applications. If you have questions please call the Food Service Office at 913-993-9710.

En Español: Desde Servicios de Alimentación - Comidas Gratis para todos los Estudiantes:

El servicio de comida proporciona estas comidas de forma gratuita a los estudiantes, independientemente de si están en aprendizaje remoto, híbrido o en persona. Esto incluye el desayuno y el almuerzo. Las comidas previstas cubren los días que el estudiante no está aprendiendo en persona (incluyendo comidas de fin de semana). Por favor, póngase en contacto con la oficina del Servicio de Alimentos con preguntas en (913) 993-9710 o

Los menús de desayuno y almuerzo escolares, la información sobre comidas y otra información nutricional están disponibles en el sitio web del distrito en:

¿Necesita ayuda para pagar por internet? ¿Su familia necesita una computadora?

Si su hogar tiene recursos financieros limitados y necesita acceso a Internet llame al 816-200-0599 o visite

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Visitors to the School

Due to social distancing and keeping our community safe, we are asking visitors to call first for an appointment. Many things can be handled over the phone. If not, we will set up an appointment with the appropriate person to meet your needs. Thank you for your cooperation.

Main Office – 993-7800

Counseling Office – 993-7830

Attendance Hotline – 993-7845

Spanish Interpreter – 993-7840

En Español: Debido al distanciamiento social y mantener nuestra comunidad segura, estamos pidiendo a los visitantes que llamen primero para una cita. Muchas cosas se pueden hacer por teléfono. Si no, vamos a configurar una cita con la persona adecuada para satisfacer sus necesidades. Gracias por su cooperación.

Oficina Principal – 993-7800

Oficina de Los Consejeros – 993-7830

Línea directa de asistencia – 993-7845

Intérprete de español – 993-7840

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JoCo Library has free live homework help until 11pm and other nifty live homework assistance at

The ecard registration is at

En Español: JoCo Library tiene ayuda en vivo gratis hasta las 11pm y otra asistencia en vivo.

El registro del ecard se encuentra aquí

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If you are picking up meals from SM West, please go to entrance #43 on the west side of the circle drive

Meal pick up resumes on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 and will continue every Friday from 6:30-7:45 a.m. at all schools. Food service provides free meals to students regardless if they are in remote, hybrid, or in-person learning. This includes breakfast and lunch meals. Meals provided cover the days the student is not in-person learning (including weekend meals).

We will be transitioning to a different pizza soon due to manufacturer challenges. The stuffed crust pizza that is a favorite of our students has been discontinued for the remainder of this school year. We will continue to have pizza on our menus. The new items will be added to SchoolCafé for nutrient and ingredient information. We appreciate your support and apologize for any inconvenience this will cause.

Free meals are offered to all SMSD students regardless if they are learning remote, hybrid or in person. This includes all breakfast and lunch meals. Meals are funded entirely by USDA. These free meals will continue through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. When students are in person, the students will need to have money on their food service account for any extra ala carte purchases.

Pick up time is from 6:30-7:45 a.m. at all schools. Please contact the Food Service office with questions at (913) 993-9710 or

The school breakfast and lunch menus, pick up meal information, and other nutrition information are available on the district’s website at

En Español:Si usted está recogiendo de SM West, por favor vaya a la entrada 43 en el lado oeste de la unidad circular

La comida está disponible el viernes 8 de enero de 2021 y continuará todos los viernes de 6:30-7:45 a.m. en todas las escuelas. El servicio de comida ofrece comidas gratuitas a los estudiantes, independientemente de que estén aprendiendo en forma remota, híbrida o en persona. Esto incluye el desayuno y el almuerzo. Las comidas proporcionadas cubren los días que el estudiante no está aprendiendo en persona (incluyendo comidas de fin de semana).

Pronto haremos la transición a una pizza diferente debido a los desafíos del fabricante. La pizza rellena que es una de las favoritas de nuestros estudiantes ha sido descontinuada por el resto de este año escolar. Continuaremos teniendo pizza en nuestros menús. Los nuevos artículos serán añadidos a SchoolCafé para información de nutrientes e ingredientes. Agradecemos su apoyo y nos disculpamos por cualquier inconveniente que esto cause.

Las comidas gratuitas se ofrecen a todos los estudiantes de SMSD, independientemente de si están aprendiendo a distancia, híbridos o en persona. Esto incluye todas las comidas de desayuno y almuerzo. Las comidas son financiadas enteramente por el USDA. Estas comidas gratuitas continuarán hasta el final del año escolar 2020-2021. Cuando los estudiantes están en persona, cualquier compra extra ala carte los estudiantes tendrán que tener dinero en su cuenta de servicio de comida.

La hora de recogida es de 6:30-7:45 a.m. en todas las escuelas. Por favor, póngase en contacto con la oficina de Servicio de Alimentos con preguntas en (913) 993-9710 o

Los menús de desayuno y almuerzo de la escuela, la información sobre comidas y otra información nutricional están disponibles en el sitio web del distrito en

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Whether remote or in person, your student will still benefit from your PTSA membership. Join today!

Thank you,

Follow the link on MemberHub and Pay Online:

PAYMENT LINK - choose payment under Parent/Guardian and/or Student category. (Credit Card only)

Thank you for joining! We look forward to a great 2020-2021 year.

Contact either Co-President if you have questions or need assistance.

Co-President - Jessica Leslie

Co-President - Eric Forssberg

¡Gracias por unirse! Esperamos un gran año 2020-2021.

Comuníquese con el Copresidente si tiene preguntas o necesita asistencia.

Copresidenta - Jessica Leslie

Copresidente - Eric Forssberg

SMSD Food Service Looking for Employees

The Shawnee Mission School District Food Service Program is looking for dedicated food service employees. Food Service employees work on school days and have evenings, weekends and summers off. It is a perfect job as you work when your children are in school. The district offers an excellent benefit package which includes paid holidays, health insurance, retirement plan, uniform reimbursement and paid sick leave.

For more information and a listing of available positions, visit the district website at . Go to the Human Resources tab, select Job Opportunities from the drop down menu, Click on External Candidate Search, click on food services and apply for the position(s) you are interested in.

Questions can be directed to the Food Services Department at 913- 993-9710 or

Students - Are you looking for Summer Employment?

JCPRD has immediate openings for several positions, including:

  • Lifeguards
  • Adventure Course Facilitators – TimberRidge Adventure Center
  • Sports officials
  • Assistant teachers – Out of School Time programs
  • Concession workers
  • Seasonal Park Workers

Here is the application link:

Employment Opportunity

Per the general manager, application link for Hawaiian Bros off of Shawnee Mission Parkway: (Links to an external site.)

open interview block this Saturday the 22nd from 1PM to 5PM:

· They can make job offers and hire on the spot

· All applicants will be given a free Hawaiian Bros shirt!

· All applicants will be given a free Classic sized plate lunch and beverage of their choice!

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Thank you to our West community. Your patience and your positive attitude are much appreciated!!!