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Kemp ISD Substitute Training - NEW Subs Only

Thursday, February 11th; 9 - 11 am; @ the Kemp ISD Administration Building, in the Boardroom. MUST sign up in advance. To register, please contact Tiffany Cox, Mask are required and use social distance from others.
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Inclement Weather Update

Kemp ISD will delay the start of school 2 hours on Monday, January 11. Classes will start at 10:00 a.m. with buses running on a two-hour delay. Kemp ISD will continue to monitor the weather conditions, so, please check our website for updates.
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Special Session Board Meeting

The special session board meeting that was scheduled for 9AM on Saturday, December 19th has been rescheduled. The meeting will now happen virtually on the December 19th at 2:00PM. This is due to the closing of school for Covid related reasons. Please click the headline above for more information.
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Conclusion of Remote Learning

In order to provide the best educational opportunity for our students to succeed, we have determined all students will return for in-person learning on or before Thursday, November 12, 2020. We recommend any students who are currently failing return to campus immediately in order to receive the needed support to improve their academic standing.

Please click the headline to be taken to a page that explains all of this in greater detail.
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Boys Basketball game with Blooming Grove, December 22nd.

Our basketball game with Blooming Grove, Tuesday December 22nd has been postponed because they are in quarantine. Message from Blooming Grove:
"Blooming Grove's boys basketball team is quarantined so our game scheduled for Tuesday, December 22nd will be postponed. At this time, a makeup date has not been decided."
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Boys Basketball game in Scurry Friday 12-18-2020


* Visitor Tickets
* For Monday games sales begins on the Thursday before at 10:00 am until
game night.
* For Tuesday and Wednesday games sales begin on the Saturday before at
10:00 am until game night.
* For Thursday, Friday and Saturday games sales begins Monday at 10:00 am
until game night.
* Limit 4 per family.
* Visitor side tickets will be available to purchase on the SRISD athletic

* Online Ticket Purchase
* Go to
* Click on Departments
* Click on Athletics
* Click on Online Ticket Sales
* Visitor tickets you must enter passcode before you will see the option to
purchase tickets. Access Code: visitor2020

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Free COVID Testing

Fast, easy, accessible Covid-19 testing for all. They do an oral swab instead of a nasal swab and results take around 48 hours. Scroll down when you get to the page and it will show you all the current locations.
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Kemp vs West: Bi-District Round of the State Football Play-offs

Kemp vs West: Bi-District Round of the State Football Play-offs
Kemp (Home) vs West (Visitor)
Thursday, November 12, 2020, at Mesquite Memorial Stadium
2411W. Scyene Rd. Mesquite, Tx
Kick-off is at 7:00 pm
Tickets will be sold at Kemp High School for $5
No Tickets will be sold at the gate.
Please follow all of the Mesquite ISD COVID guidelines and the bag policy.
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COVID Letter to Parents - Oct. 14

This letter serves as a follow up to the news released yesterday that school will be closed on the 15th and 16th for deep cleaning. Please click the headline to read the letter.
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Kemp Yellowjacket Football vs. Krum Bobcats

The Kemp Yellowjacket varsity football team will be playing the Krum Bobcats on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at Mesquite Hanby Stadium. The address is 410 E. Davis Street, Mesquite, TX 75149. We will be the Visiting team.

Tickets are on sale for $5 each and can be bought at Kemp High School or KISD Administration building. Presale tickets only. No tickets will be sold at the gate. No passes will be accepted.

Please review these Mesquite Hanby COVID requirements and the Bag Policy prior to attending. Click the headline for the documents.
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Kemp ISD School Closure

Kemp ISD has had several recent positive COVID-19 cases with large numbers of close contacts and as a result, we have chosen to close our campus buildings Thursday, October 15th through Sunday, October 18th for deep cleaning and sanitization of our facilities. School will re-open on Monday, October 19th at regular time.

Please click the headline for the full letter from, Interim Superintendent, Dr. Moore.
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Athletic Events Rescheduled

JH and JV Football scheduled for today vs MalakofF has been rescheduled for Nov 5 with the same times and locations.

Varsity football scheduled for October 14 vs Malakoff has been rescheduled for November 6th. Same time and location.

JV and Varsity Volleyball scheduled today vs Malakoff has been rescheduled. Date and time is TBD.

JV and Varsity Volleyball scheduled for Friday October 16th vs Blooming Grove has been rescheduled for October 27. Time is TBD.
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Public Meeting

Kemp Intermediate School will be having a public meeting in the KIS library on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 to discuss the targeted improvement plan for the school. Feel free to attend.
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Varsity and JH Ticket Sale vs Malakoff

To purchase tickets for the varsity game on Wednesday-October 14th vs. Malakoff.

To purchase tickets go to
1. Click on “Online Ticket Sales” in the top left corner of the page.
2. Select “Get Tickets” for the event you want to buy tickets for.
3. For Presale -bottom left, click “Have Passcode?” And enter yellowjacket2020. This will give you access to buy the tickets.
4. For general public - you will not need a passcode.

JH tickets will be sold at the gate the day of the game.
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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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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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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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Football Games Rescheduled

ll football games scheduled this week vs. Fairfield have been rescheduled for October 29th and October 31st. Fairfield had several students test positive for COVID, so they are unable to play this week.
Also, District 8-3A Division 1 voted to alter the remaining district football dates to allow for more flex dates so rescheduled games can be made up. Please see the link provided for those dates and times. Thank you again for your support.

Schedule Link:
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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.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at
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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.
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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
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