Swope Health

Connecting Families to Care

Swope Health and the Kansas City Monarchs invite you to a special back-to-school event from 10 am to 2 pm Saturday, Aug. 12 at Legends Field, 1800 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan.

The event is free and open to the public.

As Children’s Health Day, part of the National Community Health Center Week celebration, Swope Health will provide on-site health screenings for kids to help with back-to-school requirements. Available screenings:

  • Hearing, Vision and Body-Mass Index or growth assessment screenings
  • Lead poisoning screening and information
  • Dental screening and fluoride treatment
  • HIV screening
  • Preventive screening information

 

Additional Swope Health associates will be on hand to provide COVID-19 vaccination information, assistance with Medicaid signup and navigation, and dietary consulting.

 

Participants will receive free backpacks with school supplies, including Bombas socks. Each backpack includes a voucher for Monarchs game tickets and ballpark food – hotdogs, popcorn, and chips – at Legends Stadium. Participants also have the option of entering an hourly drawing for gas cards, grocery cards, and gift cards.

 

Throughout the event, a DJ will be playing music and Monty, the Monarchs mascot, will be livening up the event and available for photos with families. There’s face painting, games, a Kona Ice Truck and much more.

Swope Health and the Kansas City Monarchs appreciate the support of cosponsors United Healthcare, Aetna Better Health of Kansas, Sunflower Health Plan, and the Kansas Civic Engagement Table.

Are you ready for the new school year?

Kansas City, Kansas:

Child care and pre-school required immunizations in the state of Kansas are provided by the Kansas Department of Health and Empowerment, Division of Public Health: https://www.kdhe.ks.gov/324/Immunization-Requirements

 

The new school year in KCK Public Schools begins:

  • Aug. 16 for students in kindergarten through 6th grade, and 9th grade students
  • Aug. 17 for students in 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades.

 

The school district offers a Guide for the 2023-24 School Year,  including information on family advocacy days, transportation, nutritional services, and more.

 

Kansas City, Missouri:

Child care and pre-school required immunizations in the state of Missouri, including reporting information, state regulations, and tools and resources are available from the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services: https://health.mo.gov/living/wellness/immunizations/daycarerequirements.php. Also see specific Pre-school Immunization requirements in Missouri

 

The new school year in Kansas City Public Schools begins on Aug. 21.

 

The school district offers a checklist with information about required supplies, uniforms, and school schedules. The district also hosts open houses at most schools to orient kids and their families to the school location, classrooms, and teachers. You can also find information about transportation, including bus routes, schedules, and resources.

 

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