LPS discusses graduation, summer school, fall semester

LIBERTY — Liberty Public Schools district personnel and leaders have started conversations about how to reopen facilities and programming while also maintaining a high level of health and safety, Director of Communications Dallas Ackerman said.

With the community slowly reopening, the district can begin welcoming students back in a few ways.

Graduation

While many students and communities are coming up with ways to recognize 2020 seniors, LPS graduations are scheduled to occur, albeit with some changes.

For Liberty High School, graduation is at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 18 and Liberty North High School will be held at the same time on Monday, July 20. Both ceremonies will be at Children’s Mercy Park, 1 Sporting Way in Kansas City.

Summer School

While the month of June summer school for LPS has been virtual only, Ackerman said for the district’s July session, there will be a hybrid approach.

“We will not only offer virtual summer school sessions, but there will also be face-to-face sessions for students grades kindergarten through eighth,” he said. “Currently we have close to 1,200 students enrolled for this program that will run July 8-31. Additional details regarding how this will look will be shared with families in the coming weeks.”

2020-2021 Fall Semester

Going into next school year, Ackerman said few details are finalized.

“We have a Re-entry Task Force group that has been working hard for several weeks now, preparing for the various scenarios as we look to start the school year Aug. 25,” Ackerman said. “We have already done some parent, staff, and student surveying and will likely do some more in the coming weeks.”

Ackerman added that final details will probably be released around mid-July after a student census is taken. This data will ask families their preferences in relations to virtual learning or face-to-face. For more district information visit lps53.org.

Northwest Editor Sean Roberts can be reached at sean.roberts@mycouriertribune.com or 389-6606.

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