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School Holiday Monday October 9

Columbus Day
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9/22/2017 RE: Evacuation of Kemp Intermediate and Kemp Junior High

Today at approximately 11:00 a.m a gas odor was discovered in the area of Kemp Intermediate School’s cafeteria. Kemp ISD maintenance was immediately called and responded by turning off the gas to two schools, Kemp Intermediate and Kemp Junior High. Both schools were evacuated until the problem could be detected and repaired. Atmos energy was called along with local police and fire departments. After about a 40 minute evacuation period it was discovered that he cause of the odor was a large odorant gas tank that was removed this morning from the Gas plant near Trinidad. The tank was then placed on a truck and driven through our area. Our community along with Seven Points, Mabank and Gun Barrel reported gas odor in the area during this time period. The gas was turned back on at the schools, and after a 10 minute waiting period all students were returned to their classes at these campuses.
Lunches will be delayed at both of these campuses today. I also want to thank our staff and students for the wonderful job they did today during this incident. Everyone handled their responsibilities in a professional and well behaved manner. Our administration and local emergency responders’ first priority through this situation was the safety of our students and staff.

PHIL EDWARDS

Phil Edwards
Superintendent
Kemp ISD

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WELCOME MR. KYLE HUTCHINGS-KJHS PRINCIPAL

I’m truly honored to be a part of Kemp I.S.D. and the Kemp community as the new principal at Kemp Jr. High. The safety and education of your child is my highest priority and passion. My name is Kyle Hutchings and I have served as a Science Teacher, District Coordinator, Assistant Principal, and Principal, in previous roles at Middle School and High Schools. Also, I served many years in the U.S Army (Europe, Asia, and USA). My wife Melynda is a lifelong Nurse and Nursing Professor for UTA. I have a grown daughter (Lea). We are extremely excited to join Kemp I.S.D and look forward to a fantastic year. LET’S GO JACKETS!

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Junior High Calendar

KJH Mum Day
Date: 11/2/2017
School Holiday / Staff Development
Date: 11/3/2017
School Holiday
Date: 11/20/2017 11/24/2017, 11:59 PM