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.
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.
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.
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.
In abundance of caution for student/staff safety and health, school will not be in session on Friday, March 13th which was scheduled for a half-day session prior to our spring break week beginning. Please click headline for additional details.
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!
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.
Congratulations to this month's Bus Rider of the Month! The district would like to thank the students and their parents for demonstrating what it means to be a good role model on the bus. Please click the headline to see the riders of the month from each of our district campuses. Each month students are chosen from each campus for this honor.
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
Here at Kemp ISD, our efforts to maintain a clean and safe environment for our students and staff are on-going. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is still encouraging individuals with flu-like symptoms to remain home and/or visit their health care provider. Click the headline for more information.
Parents, please watch this short video to make sure you are getting the most out of LivingTree. If you missed your welcome email to get the mobile app or temporary password don't worry, on Monday, another round of welcome emails will be sent out to the primary contact of every student who has not logged into the system yet. Parents, please don't mistake the emails you are already getting via LivingTree for the full LivingTree experience. To get the full experience lookout for the welcome email mentioned in the video and follow the instructions.
Every school year, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) determines a district's rating based on three areas: Student Achievement, Student and Campus Progress Measures, and Closing the Gap. Please click on the headline for further details on the 2018-2019 Kemp ISD performance ratings.
The School Reports Card (SRC) combines accountability ratings, data from the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), and financial information to give a broad view of campus performance. Available for each campus in Texas, the SRC is intended specifically to inform parents and guardians about a school’s individual characteristics and its academic performance.
KEMP, TX - If you or someone you know is looking to replace a bed in your home, now is the time. The Kemp High School Band is excited to announce they will be hosting their 1st Annual one-day Mattress Fundraiser on Sunday, December 8th, from 11am - 6pm. For one day only, the High School will be transformed into a mattress showroom. For information about the sale, go to bit.ly/beds4kemp19. Click the headline for more information.
In our efforts to spread Christmas cheer, the Kemp Athletic Department is hosting a toy drive for children and families in need in Kemp. The drive will take place from November 18, 2019, through December 6, 2019. If you are able to, please bring one new and unwrapped toy to the high school.
Congrats to the Kemp New Teachers on completing the New Teacher training courses! We are excited to have you be part of our school family! KHS (Tipton, Grayson, Regalado, Camacho) KPS (Parra, LaCour, Davis, Parish, Oliver, Dowd, Massey, McDougald, Dougherty, Christian, Allen, Speratti, Corbett) KIS (Abello, Chronister, Willard, Millican, Hitzfeld, Zeiger, Gomez)
Veteran's Day Program Monday, November 11, 2019 Starting @ 8:45 a.m. Our plan is to have the program at the HS football stadium if inclement weather arises the program will be moved into the HS gym. Please contact Angie Ellis if you are a Veteran and would like to be part of the program, 903-498-1400.
Monday, October 28 - Friday, November 1 Kemp Primary will be hosting the first Scholastic book fair of the year. Students can shop at the Book Fair during their library time and during our special events. Be sure to stop by the photo booth and share your awesome pictures. Click the headline for special days during the Book Fair.
Kemp I.S.D. 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 Communication software to inform parents and stakeholders of current classroom updates.
KHS Stingerettes are holding a Mini Dance clinic, Monday, October 21st at the KESC Building, Stingerette Auxiliary Gym. Registration starts at 4:30 pm, the clinic starts at 5 pm. Click the headline for more information and registration.
To comply with recent state legislation and KISD requirements, we are respectfully requesting recent proof of residence from our school families. This may be in the form of a recent utility bill (electricity, gas, or water) or lease/mortgage documentation dated within the last 30 days. You may email this documentation to your campus registrar or send it with your student to submit to the school office. If you have students on multiple campuses, please note the student's name(s) and campus. All documentation must be received by October 18th. Please call your student's campus if you have any questions.
In the spirit of school safety, we want to inform you that we are implementing a new Bus Code of Conduct for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year. The district is implementing these changes to ensure that our students are safe on all of our buses because safety continues to be our number one priority in Kemp ISD.
Training on the new Bus Code of Conduct with our student bus riders will be provided at the campuses on the following days. Families of students are welcome and encouraged to attend the training as well.
Kemp Primary School (Grades PK-2) 3/26/19 during P.E. classes Kemp Intermediate School (Grades 3-5) 3/29/19 during Social Studies classes Kemp Junior High School (Grades (6-8) 4/1/19 during Science/Social Studies classes Kemp High School (Grades 9-12) 3/27/19 at 12:00-12:30
Please see the attached Bus Code of Conduct that will be implemented for the remainder of this school year. Contact your campus administrators if you have any questions or concerns regarding these changes. Our job as adults is to keep our students safe. This will be accomplished by all of us working together.
Lastly and importantly, school transportation services are a privilege. Students not acting in accordance with our revised Bus Code of Conduct, are subject to losing bus privileges. We appreciate your cooperation and thank you for your help!
Danny Neel, Kemp ISD Transportation Supervisor
Please Note Parents: Your signature is required acknowledging that you have received a copy of the revised Bus Code of Conduct and your signed parental form must be on file within three weeks of receiving the letter. If the signature is not received after three weeks then it will result in a loss of bus privileges.
This goes for ALL students, all students at some point or another ride a bus whether it is to go home or attend a field trip or for sporting events. All signatures must be on file by April 22nd in order to continue to ride the bus.
Attention: You can buy tickets early for tonight's game in Debbie Stewart's office at the high school. They are $5 for adults and $3 for students. If you wait to buy them in Mabank they are $8 for everyone. She will have them available until 4:00.
Kemp ISD is moving to a new phone system on Wednesday, March 20th. The expected switch is scheduled between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM on Wednesday. At that time, most of the numbers used to dial into the district will be changing. Please click the headline to see a list of the new numbers that should be used following the transition taking place on the 20th.