Prairie Point Express

Family Newsletter

September 4, 2020

Prairie Point Elementary School

School Address: 8101 NW Belvidere Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64152

School Hours: 8:15 am - 3:05 pm

School Phone: 816-359-4380


Principal: Dr. Danny Todtfeld

Assistant Principal: Mrs. Sarah McQuinn

Counselor: Mrs. Ally Swisher

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, September 8

  • FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!


Thursday, September 10


  • Spirit Day: Chiefs Home Opener
    Wear Chiefs Red!

3 Keys to a Successful First Day of School

  1. Be sure that your student wears a mask when they come to Prairie Point. All students and staff are expected to wear masks while at Prairie Point.

  2. Due to COVID-19, no visitors will be allowed into the building. This means that parents/guardians will NOT be allowed to walk their child to their classroom on the first day of school. Please send your child with their teacher's name on the first day of school. You can write it on a slip of paper that they can carry. It can sometimes be hard to hear some of our younger students through masks. Students having the teacher name readily available will help us on the first day of school.

  3. Make sure that you and your child have taken time to watch your child's teacher's back to school video. If you missed the video, you can view it by clicking here.

Prairie Point Hours

7:55 am: First bell rings. Students may not be dropped off before 7:55 am as there will not be supervision available.


8:20 am: Tardy Bell Rings and School Officially Begins


3:05 pm: Dismissal


Supervision of students begins at 7:55 AM. Please do not drop off students before 7:55. Students who wish to eat breakfast will pick up a breakfast from the cafeteria on their way to class.

Free Breakfast & Lunch for ALL Students through December 2020

We are excited to announce that we will be able to continue offering FREE breakfast and lunch to ALL Prairie Point students through the end of this semester.

Arrival and Dismissal

Birthday Treats

Due to our safety guidelines, we will not be able to have food or other items brought into the school building for birthdays or other celebrations. If you are still interested in birthday treats for your students, our Food Service has options available for purchase. Click HERE for ordering information.

Technology Use at Home

Here are some general guidelines and best practices for laptop use at home.

Thank you for your support. If you have any technology issues or questions, please contact the Help Desk Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 816-359-5000.

Do You Know A Park Hill Star?

The Park Hill Star recognition program was started in 2015 to celebrate support staff and teachers whose work is especially noteworthy.


The following is an overview of the Park Hill Star Program:

Our employees are the reason we are so successful here in the Park Hill School District, and we would like to recognize them for all they do for our students.
That is why we present the Park Hill Star award once a month to a pre-K or elementary teacher, a secondary teacher and a support employee.

Health Guidelines for Students and Staff

Students and staff who are feeling sick must stay home. Parents will self-assess students for Covid-19 symptoms. Staff will self-assess for Covid-19 symptoms daily. Staff and students will stay home if they have a fever of 100.4 F or greater. All members of our Park Hill family will follow these guidelines to screen for symptoms of COVID-19, and must stay home if ill.


  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Rash
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Lack of appetite
  • Loss of taste or smell

Our 5 Pillars of Prevention

Throughout the summer, we have been working hard to modify our building procedures and practices to make Prairie Point as safe as possible. This work has resulted in a 5 Pillars of Prevention Matrix. The 5 Pillars include: Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing, Cleaning and Disinfecting, Cohort Groups and Masks.


Please take some time to learn about Prairie Point's Health and Safety Precautions. Click here to access our matrix and other health information.

Prairie Point Mission

Our Vision

Prairie Point Elementary School provides all children with a safe, caring educational environment that focuses on high expectations and promotes lifelong learning.


Our Mission

To create a safe and caring student centered environment, to empower students to be independent learners, problem solver, and responsible citizens in the 21st Century.


At Prairie Point School, we value:

  • Keeping the focus on the student
  • Continuous learning and professional growth
  • Warm, caring, open-minded environment
  • High expectations for all students and adults
  • Team work and collaboration
  • Empathetic approach with our actions.