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- Feb. 15, 2023 -

Greetings, CCS Families-
What a week for KANSAS CITY! We hope you're enjoying the BOOST in KC pride...Take a look below for some important updates and announcements. 

And don't forget, no school on Monday, Feb. 20th - Presidents Day!

Crossroads Charter Schools

At a Glance

Important Upcoming Dates

Feb. 15: Superintendent/Parent Round Table (6pm via Zoom)

Feb. 20: No school/Presidents Day

Feb. 23: Black History Night

Feb. 27: CCS Board Meeting

March 7: Re-Enrollment Opens

March 16: Parent/Teacher Conferences (school in session)

March 17: Parent/Teacher Conferences (school is out)

March 20-24: Spring Break


2022-2023 School Calendar

2023-2024 School Calendar

February Lunch Menu

2022 Wednesday Updates Archive


Re-Enrollment is starting soon. Get ready.
Gather your re-enrollment documents! Take a look at the documents you will need to complete re-enrollment. Re-enrollment will take place in Infinite Campus. If you haven't already, be sure to activate your Crossroads Infinite Campus Parent Portal. If you need help activating your portal, have questions or concerns, please contact the Enrollment Team at or 816-221-3191 ext. 331.
Superintendent's Corner

Andrea Clayton-Jones: Excellence in Education Award Nominee
Congrats to PACE teacher, Andrea Clayton-Jones (Mrs. CJ) on her recent nomination for the 2023 Excellence in Education Award by Missouri Charter Public School Association! Mrs. CJ has taught for over 20 years in the greater KC area and is a founding teacher at Crossroads Charter Schools. She loves to watch scholars grow academically, socially, emotionally and creatively. We're so proud of you for earning this well deserved nomination!

As a founding staff member, Mrs. Clayton-Jones has helped build our organization from the ground up.  She works tirelessly everyday to create a supportive, engaging environment for our earliest learners.  Mrs. Clayton-Jones really works hard for her students, and her students really respect her and care for her because of what she does. She’s a phenomenal educator!

6th Grade Swimming Unit - Starts Feb. 21st: Students must submit both CS permission slip & YMCA permission slip. Both forms have been sent home. Students must also bring their own swim suit prior to the start to get it approved. Acceptable suits include: Swimming Trunks or 1 Piece Suit

Scholastic Book Fair Feb. 21-24: The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Central Street from February 21st-24th and we need lots of help to make it a successful event. Please consider signing up to volunteer to help for as little as 2 hours or for as long as you like. More information will be sent home soon, including information about setting up e-wallets. 

Family Night #3: Black History Night and Literacy Fusion on Feb. 23rd: As we prepare for Black History Night, we are looking for vendors from Black owned businesses in the area to participate in our Family Night. If you own, are employed by, or have connections to a Black owned business and would like to participate in our Black History Night on February 23rd from 5-6:30 pm, please email Ms. Bubalo at Also, please plan to come to Family Night #3: Black History Night and Literacy Fusion on February 23rd from 5-6:30pm. 

Spring Soccer Registration: Registration is open for our spring 2023 recreational league season! Click here for the flyer and see below for more info.
  • Registration will run thru March 17 at 11:59pm at regular pricing
  • March 18 – April 1, a $20 late fee will be added to all registrations
  • NO registrations will be accepted once the platform closes April 1
  • Please visit for league details and to register
  • Play begins the weekend of April 14-16 for all divisions as we will have 6 weeks to get in all our games for spring.
  • 1st grade - High School divisions will play 2 additional games within the 6 weeks to get 8 games in.
  • We will hold our referee and coaches meetings mid-late March and will communicate those details.
Food Pantry Update: QH will have two upcoming opportunities for food box pick up in February:
  • During PACE/Kinder/1st Grade Friendship Day Performance on February 14th at Spokes Coffee House
  • During our Black History Family Night on February 23rd from 4:30-6:00pm
Please stop by to pick one up- no sign up required! The boxes include nonperishable foods: mashed potatoes, canned veggies, fruit, gravy, chicken broth, canned soup, baking mixes, milk (shelf stable), apple juice, pasta. If you'd like one but cannot make it at that time, please contact Carrie Paulette (QH Counselor) at 816-221-3191 ext 314 or to coordinate a different time or delivery.
Spring Soccer Registration: Registration is open for our spring 2023 recreational league season! Click here for the flyer and see below for more info.
  • Registration will run thru March 17 at 11:59pm at regular pricing
  • March 18 – April 1, a $20 late fee will be added to all registrations
  • NO registrations will be accepted once the platform closes April 1
  • Please visit for league details and to register
  • Play begins the weekend of April 14-16 for all divisions as we will have 6 weeks to get in all our games for spring.
  • 1st grade - High School divisions will play 2 additional games within the 6 weeks to get 8 games in.
  • We will hold our referee and coaches meetings mid-late March and will communicate those details.
Black History Month Event: Save the date for Feb. 23. Click here for more info!
PAC Updates:
  • Scholastic Book Fair - February 22-24
  • Skate Night - Tuesday, March 14, 6 - 8pm
    • Save the date for the first Skate Night for Crossroads Quality Hill since the pandemic began. Meet up with QH and Crossroads friends and families for roller skating and fun.  At Skate City Shawnee - 9800 W 62nd Terrace, Merriam, KS 66203. Crossroads Central Street and CPA friends are welcome as well!
  • Volunteer Opportunities on Membership Toolkit
Crosswalk Safety at CPA: Parents and guardians, please remind your students to be mindful and respectful of the crosswalk during arrival and dismissal time. We have an assigned crossing guard to assist every day and expect our students to follow their lead for everyone's safety. Thank you for talking with your student about this important safety issue. 

NEW Bi-Weekly Newsletter for CPA Families: Please click here for our first Bi-Weekly Family Newsletter!  This academic newsletter has been created so that you can have an easily accessible document to review what your scholar is learning in the core content and elective classes here at CPA. You can see assignments and upcoming assessments as well as important updates and announcements from the classroom. These will be complied and sent out on a bi-weekly basis. All information is hyperlinked into this document meaning you can easily click on the text of where you would like to go and the link will take you to your desired destination.

Black History Month Celebration: Coming up on Feb. 23rd from 5-6pm! Come join us for our Family Reunion-Black History Night at CPA. There will be food, games, vendors, music and much more. Please RSVP using the QR code on this flyer.

Senior Yearbook Ads - Deadline Extended: Senior parents - we have extended the Senior Ads to the end of the month. Don't miss out on this! Are you a proud senior parent? Do you want to encourage or recognize your child for all their accomplishments? This is your chance to submit a couple of your favorite photos and print a special message for them that will be kept forever in the pages of their senior yearbook! 
  • Go to 
  • Search for Crossroads Prep Academy. Select "Create a Senior Ad"
  • Enter students information and your email address
  • Select design option and follow the steps to create and pay
  • Deadline is Feb. 28 to purchase an ad for your Senior.
  • Prices have been reduced to the following:
    • 2 photos: $15
    • 3 photos: $35
    • Half a page-5 photos: $50
    • Full page-6 photos: $75
Yearbook Snap App - We Need Your Help: In order to get pictures for all of CPA events and activities, we encourage all students, staff, and parents to download the Yearbook Snap app. This app allows our school community to contribute high resolution photos from their phones for use in the yearbook. Just download Yearbook Snap from the app store, open it and search for Crossroads Prep Academy and enter the access code: cpayearbook. You may also upload photos from your computer at Yearbook Forever and enter the same access code. Feel free to contact Leslie Vaughn if you have any questions or problems. Thank you for sharing your school memories with us!

Purchase Yearbooks Now: Purchase your yearbook using this link. You'll find payment options online to purchase.

Middle School Amazon Wishlist: Help the middle school team stock our classrooms with the necessities and incentives for our students! Click here for the list. Thank you!

Superintendent's Roundtable - Wed., Feb. 15 at 6pm: Make sure to join Superintendent Tysie McDowell for our Parent/Guardian roundtable this evening via Zoom at 6pm. Please use this Zoom link.

Family Contact Info in Infinite Campus: Families, please make sure you keep your contact info up to date in your Infinite Campus Parent Portal. When a situation comes up and we need to contact you, especially in emergency situations, we rely on the info in Infinite Campus. Questions about how to update? Please contact your front desk admin. Thank you!

Parent/Teacher Conferences: Please mark your calendars for Parent/Teacher Conferences, March 16 & 17.  A link for sign-ups will be shared with all families via email on February 24.  Please keep an eye out for details.

Youth Volleyball Developmental League: Click here for info on an opportunity at Brush Creek Community Center for 5th-8th grade girls interested in volleyball. This is through KC Parks and Rec. Registration now open, starts March 8th! 

CS & QH Artist Showcase: Make sure and stop by Show Me KC Schools (2201 Lexington in the historic NE) to see work by talented Crossroads artists! The exhibit features art by 4th, 5th and 6th grade students from Crossroads and runs through March 31. 

Crossroads Spirit Wear: Crossroads daily wear and spirit wear garments can now be ordered online all year long on the Champion Teamwear Store. Purchases must be paid for when the order is placed and items will be shipped directly to your address. Please click on the following links to see what garments are currently available.

Spring Baseball & Softball: Registration for Royals RBI (baseball and softball league) is now open. Click here for info

Camp Encourage Fundraiser on March 10: An Evening with the 'Rents is Kansas City's own stand up comedy benefit. What makes this one-of-a-kind, laughter-filled benefit event unique is that the comics are parents (a.k.a. 'Rents) of individuals on the autism spectrum. Each works alongside local comedians to craft their very raw life experiences into hilariously touching stories that promise to encourage and enlighten you. Whether you have a personal connection to autistic individuals or not, An Evening With the 'Rents is so much more than a benefit. It creates an electric atmosphere where everyone can leave their troubles at the door and experience freedom and community through laughter. Click here for more info.

CCS Board Meetings: CCS Board Meetings are online only, until further notice. This is the "location" listed on the board agenda. 

Drills: We want to make sure our families are aware that we regularly schedule the following drills at all buildings in order to practice and be prepared. These drills take place throughout the year. If you have any questions regarding any of the drills, please contact your principal.

  • Fire, tornado, intruder, earthquake

Substitutes Needed at Crossroads: Want to know the "recipe" for becoming a certified, substitute teacher at Crossroads? Click here for the simple steps and please share with your network!

Reminder - Spirit Days/Dress Down Days: Questions about spirit days and dress down days? See below for a refresher and note that if any changes are made, you'll hear directly from your school.

  • To promote school spirit, we have reserved Fridays as School Spirit Days. Individual schools will be reaching out with fun spirit activities for Fridays.
  • For CS and QH, the 1st Friday will be Dress Down Day (school appropriate dress), and 3rd Friday will be Spirit Day for scholars to wear school spirit shirts and uniform bottoms.
  • At CPA, every Friday is a dress down day.
School Tours are Back at CCS: Please tell your friends and family to consider touring Crossroads for their prospective students! Tours are offered every Thursday from October through March at all 3 buildings. Click here for more info or contact Morgan Butler with questions.

Bus Reminders: Please double check your Infinite Campus Parent Portal for your transportation information. All students should be at the bus stop at least 5 minutes prior to the provided bus stop time. If you have any issues please call First Student Dispatch at 816-254-5262. If you do not have any specific information about bussing for your student in your Parent Portal, then your student is NOT on the bus list currently.

Free & Reduced Lunch Application: Just a reminder to complete your lunch application in your Infinite Campus Parent Portal. We began charging $3.60 for lunch on Sept. 7th. Please look for an email sent on Sept. 6th regarding lunch payments via Infinite Campus.

Before and Aftercare Options: Please click here for more info.

Quick How-To Reference Guides & Staff Directories: Please see below for each school.  Crossroads Charter Schools Family Handbook: Please click here for the 2022-23 Family Handbook.

NEW Membership Toolkit - Family Directory & Volunteer Portal: Click here to learn more and to register. Questions? Please contact the Community Engagement Manager, Morgan Butler at or call (816) 221-3191 ext. 331.

Federal Programs & Reports: The following can be found on our website as well.
School Hours & Quarters
  • CS Hours: 8:30-4:00
  • QH Hours: 8:30-4:00
  • CPA Hours: 7:30-2:45
  • Q1 ends 10/27
  • Q2 ends 1/19
  • Q3 ends 3/16
  • Q4 ends 5/26 (or last day)
-Note from the Nurses-

General Illness Guidelines

Parents/guardians should keep students home from school if they have a temperature or other symptoms of illness. An ill student will be sent home, and may not return to school, until the student:

  • Has been fever-free for 24 hours without needing to use fever-reducing medications, such as ibuprofen or Tylenol. A fever is defined as an oral temperature above 100.3 degrees.

  • Has been free of vomiting and/or diarrhea for a full 24 hours, or has a doctor’s note indicating the student may return to school prior to the 24 hour time period.

  • Is free of frequent coughing without requiring the use of cough-suppressing medications, such as cough syrup.

  • Is free of lice (live bugs.)

  • Is free of other symptoms of illness that require exclusion from school as directed by the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services.

Students who are present at school with one or more of the above symptoms will be required to be picked up from school by a parent or guardian. Students should be picked up as soon as possible, and no more than 90 minutes after the school contacts the parent/guardian/emergency contact. This helps prevent the spread of any infectious diseases to other students and staff. If the school finds that a student is repeatedly not being picked up within 90 minutes, a meeting will be scheduled between the guardians, School Nurse, and administration.

COVID-19 and Other Specific Diseases
Please note that the above requirements are our guidelines for illnesses in general. It may be that if your child receives a specific diagnosis, such as Strep, COVID-19, Flu, etc., they will have to remain out of school for a longer period of time. If your child is diagnosed with a specific contagious illness, please alert your school nurse so they can provide guidance on when your child may be able to return to school. 
-Community Resources-
COVID-19 & Flu Vaccines for Children: Children's Mercy Kansas City recommends every child who is eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine (first dose or booster) and flu shot, receive them as soon as possible. The vaccines are available for those 6 months of age and older. Click here for more info or to schedule your child's appointment.

School Immunizations & Sports Physicals: It's time to make sure your student's immunizations are up to date!
  • Children's Mercy: Click here for info on how to request medical records, make appointments for sports physicals and more.
  • KCMO Health Department: Click here for info from the Health Department where they accept appointments and walk-ins for all your immunization needs including required and recommended vaccines for students, no cost options for families that qualify and more.
  • CDC - Well Visits & Vaccinations: Click here for info on getting caught up on well-child visits and recommended vaccinations.

Mental Health Hotline: The national three-digit phone number for all mental health, 988, is opening the door to a robust crisis system that can de-escalate mental health crises and connect individuals to the most appropriate care. Click here to learn more.

-What's Happening at CCS-
Ms. Hayes and her team curated an excellent art exhibit at Show Me KC Schools
These QH scholars had fun with Sock it to 'em Tuesday
The Middle School Courtwarming Dance was a BLAST!
 - We're so proud of our hometown team -
Go Chiefs.......Super Bowl Champs!
Crossroads Charter Schools' Equity Statement
Diversity and access have been integral to the mission and vision of the
Crossroads Charter Schools since opening 10 years ago. 
Click here to read our entire statement.

Crossroads Charter Schools' Core Values

Equity; High Expectations; Real World Learning; Creative Culture
Questions about the Wednesday Update or general communications?
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