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Notification of Confirmed Covid-19 Case In Kemp ISD

In keeping with Kemp ISD's practices to respond to COVID-19, we are notifying all student families and community members that a student has been lab confirmed to have COVID-19 and was present at the high school on Sept. 17th. Click the headline for the full notification.
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Return to School Plan 2020-2021

As a school district, Kemp ISD looks forward to welcoming students back to school on September 1. Thank you for your patience as we work through the process of creating a plan that allows the safest return to school. As the public health crisis continues, we have been planning for the opening of the 2020-21 school year with a focus on the health, safety and well-being of our staff, students and community. Despite the challenges with COVID-19, Kemp ISD is prepared to provide learning environments to meet individual student needs. We will offer both in-person and remote learning to our students.
Please click the headline for the complete Return to School Plan 2020-2021.
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Silver Jacket Breakfast

Who: All Kemp I.S.D. Senior Citizens
What: Free Hot Breakfast
When: Friday, August 28 from 8:00—10:00 a.m.
Where: Kemp Junior High Cafeteria

Click headline for flyer with additional details.
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Kemp ISD Volleyball Covid-19 Guidelines

For home Volleyball games, tickets will be sold at the gate. They will be $5 for adults and $3 for students. Under UIL guidelines we can only allow 50% capacity in the gym. 160 will be allowed on the home side and 130 will be allowed on the visitors side. NO PASSES WILL BE ACCEPTED BESIDES SILVER JACKET PASSES. To help with social distancing, the seats marked with tape should not be used. All COVID protocol will be posted and should be followed.

We plan on going to online ticketing in the near future, however that option is not available at this time. You will be given notification when we switch to the online pre sale option.
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Athletic Booster Club Meeting

We will be voting on a new board and adding members. Anyone interested in joining the booster club and supporting our athletic program is invited to attend.
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How to purchase tickets for Scurry Rosser game on Friday

Scurry-Rosser ISD has gone to an online ticket service for all Athletic events. Kemp fans will need to go to the attached link on our web page to purchase advance tickets. There will be no cash entry to the games. Also, we will not be accepting passes of any kind and everyone must have a ticket.

All Visitor tickets will have a passcode of visitor2020 to protect your allotment of tickets. Please distribute this information as you see fit.

Games will be posted for purchase several days in advance of the game. Please give me a call if you have any questions.

https://www.scurry-rosser.com/Page/600

If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at cindy.wiedemann@scurry-rosser.com.
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Bus Rider Guidelines

Please click the headline to download a copy of the 20-21 Bus Rider Guideline as they relate to COVID-19. Further guidance will be given if conditions change.
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Kemp ISD Head Start / Pre K Registration

The enrollment process for Head Start and Pre-K will now be done online. You can reach the application at any time by going to this web address, or by scanning the QR Code at the bottom of this flyer. If you have, any questions please feel free to call Rachel at (903) 347-3156 Please only choose Head Start and only for Kemp not multiple districts. Click the headline for full information.
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UIL is fall sports

UIL is allowing fall sports (football, volleyball, and cross country) to start on August 3rd. All athletes must go to Rank One and complete their online paperwork prior to August 3rd (The link is provided below). Also, if your physical was good last year, you will not have to get one this year. All incoming 7th graders will need to get a physical. Your coaches will be in contact with all athletes about start times and practice dates.
https://kempisd.rankonesport.com/New/NewInstructionsPage.aspx
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Texas Immunization requirements for students entering 7th grade

Texas Immunization requirements for students entering 7th grade:
 Tetanus, Diphtheria, & Pertussis (Tdap)
Must have 1 dose if last - Dtap/Td/Tdap is more than 5 years ago.
 Meningococcal Conjugate
Must have 1 dose.
Remember, if your child was scheduled for the shot clinic on March 13, 2020, it was canceled due to COVID-19. Please make other arrangements for the required vaccinations with their primary care physician. Click the headline for more information.
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Summer strength and conditioning camp will re-open July 13th

Summer Strength and conditioning camp will re-open July 13th. The skills session will start at 7:15 am and the strength camp will start at 8:00 am. All 7th-12th grade athletes are invited. All Athletes must have a mask on to attend. The athlete will be allowed to remove the mask while they are doing the drill, lift, or skill, but they must put the mask back on while waiting. Any parent wanting to stay and watch while socially distancing must also wear a mask. All social distancing guidelines will apply as well as the protocol for entering and exiting the facility. Thank you again for your understanding.
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Special Education Records

Yellowjackets, special education records are routinely destroyed after 7 years of use. If you are interested in having access to your special education file with the last school year of 2012-2013, please contact Jennifer Phillips, KISD Coordinator of Special Programs, prior to August 1, 2020, to obtain your file. All request must be submitted in writing to Jennifer.phillips@kempisd.org.
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RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION

RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION is now open in Parent Portal for students who plan to return to KISD for the 2020-2021 school year. In addition to completing registration, all families must submit proof of residence - i.e. utility bill, lease/mortgage agreement - dated within 30 days of submission and/or the first day of school.

For directions to establish a Parent Portal account or access to your Student Portal ID, please fill out the request form at the link below. Note, the email address submitted in the request form must match the parent email in our system. All requests will be processed within 48 hours of receipt.

https://forms.gle/qHc7nkjw7vs1qpfJ8
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Grading Guidelines During COVID 19 (K - 8th Grade)

Kemp ISD understands that grades in the current learning environment during COVID-19 are a concern for students and parents. Our goal is for students to progress in their learning and be supported, as we navigate this unusual
situation together. In order for Kemp ISD to calculate grades while in compliance with the TEA emergency order due to COVID-19 concerns. To read the guidelines, please click the headline
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Grading Guidelines during COVID 19 (9th - 12th Grade)

Kemp ISD understands that grades in the current learning environment during COVID-19 are a concern for students and parents. Our goal is for students to progress in their learning and be supported, as we navigate this unusual
situation together. In order for Kemp ISD to calculate grades while in compliance with the TEA emergency order due to COVID-19 concerns. To read the guidelines, please click the headline
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Round 3 Grade Level Activity Logs

Round 3 Grade Level Activity Logs were added to the COVID-19 | Learning at Home portion of the website. Click the headline to be taken directly to the page where the logs can be downloaded.
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School Board Meeting

The School Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 26, 2020, will be held in the Board Room, and will not be virtual. The meeting starts at 6 pm.
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COVID-19 - Tips to Stay Healthy

Kemp ISD wants you to stay healthy. Together we can flatten the curve and stop the Spread of COVID-19. Please click the headline to see tips on how we can achieve these goals.
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Meal Service Update

Our Meal Service Program will be extended out into the community starting Monday, April 13th at the following 3 locations every MONDAY and WEDNESDAY. Please Click the Headline for additional details.
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Head Start Pre-K Registration 2020 - 2021

The enrollment process for Head Start and Pre-K will now be done online. You can reach the application at any time by going to this web address, https://headstart.region10.org or by scanning the QR Code in the PDF flyer, by clicking the headline above. If you have, any questions please feel free to call Rachel Prince at (903) 347-3156.
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Governor Abbott has ordered Texas Public Schools to remain closed through May 4, 2020.

As you may have already heard, this afternoon, Governor Greg Abbott announced that following President Trump’s directive yesterday to extend social distancing to the end of April, he has made a further determination for Texas Public Schools.

Governor Abbott has ordered Texas Public Schools to remain closed through May 4, 2020. Please click the headline for additional details.
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Pickup locations for Grade Level Activity Logs

This is a follow-up to our message from yesterday’s (Monday, March 23rd) post regarding our “Continuing to Learn At-Home Plan,” during our closure due to the coronavirus.

In that message, we shared that those who are not able to digitally access and print the grade level activity logs, could pick up hard copies on Wednesday, March 25th from 4:00-7:00 PM at 4 locations in our district boundaries.
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Meal Service Announcement During School Closure

With our recent announcement of school closure due to the coronavirus through Friday, April 3rd, I want to share our plans to continue providing breakfast and lunch to "any" student 18 years of age or younger. Please click the headline for more details.
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