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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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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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Come one, Come all....

Calling all Kemp ISD Parents, Community Members, Business Representatives, and our very own Educators! Help us Develop School Success Goals for the Future!!
Questions? Call Angie @ 903.498.1400 for more information and to sign up!
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3rd 9 Weeks Teacher Awards

Kemp ISD has AWESOME Teachers and today some of our finest were recognized for their hard work and implementation of our FAST LLAMA Training (Positive Classroom Supports for Classroom Management), Marzano’s 9 Effective Teaching Strategies which focuses on RIGOR and ENGAGEMENT and for strong communications in using our Living Tree Communications software to inform parents and stakeholders of current classroom updates.
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One Act Play

Come out and support KHS OAP Lord of the Flies on Saturday, March 7th at Corsicana High School. The plays will start at 2:00 pm.
Order of Plays are:
1. Scurry-Rosser
2. Eustace
3. Kemp
4. Malakoff
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Kemp Academy Graduates

Congratulations to these students who have met their requirements for Graduation from Kemp Academy. Click the headline to see who has graduated so far!
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Special Education Parent Training

Kemp ISD is offering information sessions for our parents of students who are receiving special education services. We hope to give you some tools, activities, and ideas that will help you with your child’s development. The sessions for the 2019-20 school year will be at the Kemp Education Service Center (KESC) at 204 West 17th Street.

We have the following dates scheduled:
Tuesday, March 24, 2020; 12:15 pm Transition: Beyond the Yellow School Bus Webinar

Tuesday, April 14, 2020; 12:15 Transition Planning: Paving the Way for your Child's Future Success Webinar
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Employees of the Month

Every month Kemp ISD honors employees from three key position types within the district. The recipients are acknowledged during the monthly school board meetings.
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SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS

A school board election for the Kemp Independent School District will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Click the headline for additional details.
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