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News and Announcements

Effective April 19th, the Hybrid schedule will NO longer be offered at H.M. King High School.

Effective April 19th, the Hybrid schedule will NO longer be offered at H.M. King High School. Students who attend in-person will be expected to attend school daily. Furthermore, students who have been attending remotely are highly encouraged to attend in-person beginning April 19th. If a student is failing with remote learning, then they most likely need in-person instruction to help them. Click the title and read all about it.

April 27th KISD Regular Board Meeting

Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Kingsville ISD to be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, beginning at 5:30 PM. To reduce the chance of COVID-19 transmission, board meetings will be held in a manner intended to separate, to the maximum practical extent, audience from personal contact with members of the KISD Board of Trustees and Administrators. The meeting will be Live Video Streamed at: https://bit.ly/3srolQR Public comment input for all items on the agenda at board meetings of the Kingsville ISD Board of Trustees shall be provided in written format to the following email address: youtube@kingsvilleisd.com prior to Board Meeting at 5:15 PM on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. All emails should include the sender’s name and address. Emailed comments will be read during the Public Participation of the meeting.

April 7th KISD Board Training

A Training of the Board of Trustees of Kingsville ISD will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, beginning at 12:00 PM in the Boardroom, 207 North Third Street, Kingsville, Texas 78363. Public comment input for all items on the agenda of the Kingsville ISD Board of Trustees shall be provided in written format to the following email address:
youtube@kingsvilleisd.com prior to Board Training at 11:45 AM on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. All emails should include the sender’s name and address. Emailed comments will be read during the Public Participation of the meeting.

Statement from TEA Student Assessment Division:

“Earlier today, districts experienced connectivity issues with the STAAR Online Testing Platform (SOTP). We posted updates to the STAAR Assessment Management System dashboard every 10 minutes to keep districts apprised of the progress in resolving the issue.

CNN PODCAST: Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction.

Listen to Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction podcast on CNN https://cnn.com/audio/podcasts/corona-virus Congrats to our HMK Teacher Ms. Victoria Longoria for a great interview.

2021-2022 Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant

Kingsville ISD is applying for the 2021-2022 Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant. This program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

Kleberg Elementary's 3rd Parenting Class meeting on Tue, Jan 26, 2021.

Dear Brahma Nation! Alice G. Kleberg Elementary School cordially invites you to virtually attend our 3rd Parenting Class meeting to be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. To join our meeting please use ZOOM Meeting ID: 872 2046 2829 with Passcode: 1234.

Additional members needed for the District Educational Improvement Committee

Hello #BrahmaNation! Kingsville ISD is seeking additional members for the District Educational Improvement Committee (DEIC) and the Campus Educational Improvement Committees (CEIC's). Please, read below for more details. #KISDUnited #BrahmaStrong #BrahmaPride #OnceABrahmaAlwaysABrahma #MaskUp #BeatCovid

01/12-2021 COVID Alert

Kingsville ISD will continue with remote learning for all students for the remainder of this week, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday January 13th, 14th & 15th respectively. IN-PERSON learning for those students who attend in person will return on Tue. Jan 19th.

NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2021 2022 GIFTED AND TALENTED (GT) PROGRAM

Kingsville Independent School District will be accepting nominations from January 11 – January 22, 2021 for students in Kindergarten - Grade 11 for the 2021-2022 Gifted and Talented Program. Students nominated will be tested to determine qualification for the 2021-2022 Gifted and Talented Program. Please contact your child’s campus counselor for more information.

Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Kingsville ISD to be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, beginning at 5:30 PM

Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Kingsville ISD to be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, beginning at 5:30 PM.

To reduce the chance of COVID-19 transmission, board meetings will be held in a manner intended to separate, to the maximum practical extent, audience from personal contact with members of the KISD Board of Trustees and Administrators.

The meeting will be Live Video Streamed at: https://bit.ly/3srolQR

Public comment input for all items on the agenda at board meetings of the Kingsville ISD Board of Trustees shall be provided in written format to the following email address: youtube@kingsvilleisd.com prior to Board Meeting at 5:15 PM on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

All emails should include the sender’s name and address. Emailed comments will be read during the Public Participation of the meeting.

The next Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees for Kingsville I.S.D. is on Monday, March 1, 2021, beginning at 5:30 PM.

• The next Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees for Kingsville I.S.D. is on Monday, March 1, 2021, beginning at 5:30 PM.

• To reduce the chance of COVID-19 transmission and to comply with social distancing guidelines, the meeting is conducted in a manner intended to distance all attendees from personal contact with others to the maximum practical extent available.

• The board meeting will be Live Video Streamed via YouTube at this web address: https://bit.ly/3srolQR.

• In order for public comments to be included in this meeting, written documentation must be sent to the following email address: youtube@kingsvilleisd.com prior to start of the Board Meeting at 5:15 PM on Monday, March 1, 2021. All emails must include the sender’s name and address. Emailed comments will be read during the public participation section of the meeting. Lewd or offensive content may be omitted when read aloud during the meeting.

Public Meeting: Annual Financial Management Report

Kingsville ISD will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, January 25th, 2021 at 5:00 PM CST in the board room. This annual financial management report meeting is open to the public. We will discuss our 2020 financial rating and the required financial disclosures.

UPDATE: Inclement Weather Full Remote Learning

Due to Inclement Weather Forecast, KISD will implement full remote learning for all students on Monday, February 15th and Tuesday, February 16th. It is imperative that ALL students log-in for remote instruction on Feb. 15th and 16th. Remote Attendance is required.

UPDATE: Inclement Weather Full Remote Learning for Wed, Feb. 17, 2021.

We will close school, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 for all #KingsvilleISD Students and Staff. All KISD classes are cancelled; this includes in-person and remote learning for all students. All schools, District offices will be closed. Stay home, stay safe and stay warm! Classes will resume on Thu, Feb. 18, 2021.

Inclement Weather Days- Remote Learning

ATTENTION #BrahmaFamilies: Due to Inclement Weather Forecast, KISD will implement full remote learning for all students on Monday, February 15th. It is imperative that ALL students log-in for remote instruction on Feb. 15th. Remote Attendance is required. Click to read more.

UPDATE: Inclement Weather - Full Remote Learning for Thu, Feb. 18, 2021.

We will close school, Thu, Feb. 18, 2021 for all #KingsvilleISD Students and Staff. All KISD classes are cancelled; this includes in-person and remote learning for all students. All schools, District offices will be closed. Stay home, stay safe and stay warm! Stay tuned for more information!

UPDATE: Inclement Weather - KISD Schools Closed.

We will close school, Thu & Fri, Feb. 18 & 19, 2021 for all #KingsvilleISD Students and Staff. All KISD classes are cancelled; this includes in-person and remote learning for all students. All schools, District offices will be closed. Stay home, stay safe and stay warm! Classes will resume on Monday, Feb. 22nd, 2021.

A Workshop of the Board of Trustees of Kingsville ISD will be Thursday, February 18, 2021, beginning at 4:30 PM.

A Workshop of the Board of Trustees of Kingsville ISD will be Thursday, February 18, 2021, beginning at 4:30 PM.
Here is the web link address for the live-streamed meeting https://youtu.be/vJnWIy3pBZ8. Public comment input for all items on the agenda at board meetings of the Kingsville ISD Board of Trustees must be in a written format to the following email address: youtube@kingsvilleisd.com prior to Board Workshop at 4:15 PM on Thursday, February 18, 2021. All emails must include the sender’s name and address. Emailed comments are read aloud during the Public Participation section of the meeting.

12/15/2020 Health Alert - Memorial Middle School

This afternoon, we received word that an employee at Memorial Middle School resides in a home with multiple family members in the household that have tested positive for COVID. The employee has NOT tested positive, however the employee was advised to get COVID tested and to self-isolate. Click the title and read more.

12/13/20 Health Alert - Perez Elementary

Today we received notice that a student at Perez Elementary tested positive for COVID. The student was last on campus on Thursday, December 10th. In an abundance of caution, Perez Elementary will be switching to remote learning from December 14-18. In-person learning will resume on Wednesday, January 6th, 2020.

Health Alert - COVID Update.

This morning, we have received COVID positive results from 3 students in our district. Contact tracing indicates that the COVID positive students were in close contact with family and friends during the Thanksgiving Break that have tested positive for COVID or have COVID symptoms. Click the title and read more about it.

KISD Targeted Improvement Plans Public Hearing

A Public Hearing will be held in conjunction with the regularly scheduled Kingsville ISD board meeting on December 14, 2020. The Public Hearing will take place at 5:00 p.m. to solicit public comments on the 2020-2021 Targeted Improvement Plans for the following campuses: Harrel Elementary School, Harvey Elementary School, Kleberg Elementary School and Gillett Intermediate School.

COVID Related Health Alerts

As of this time, several districts in the surrounding areas and across Texas have ceased the practice of automatically closing down campuses for several days solely to remote learning unless extreme numbers of COVID positive cases occur. Instead, they send the COVID positive individual home. Click the title to read Dr. Perez's COVID letter update.

Letter to Texas Commissioner of Education, Mike Morath.

Kingsville ISD Board of Trustees asks that TEA reduce the required number of Instructional minutes, relax attendance requirements and waive testing standards for the 2020-2021 school year. These decisions would allow districts to focus their efforts on building a safe environment and strong curriculum for all students. Please, click here and read the complete letter.

Dr. Owl Screener, Masks. and Shields

As you are aware, Monday 09/28 begins our day with approximately 25% of our student body. While the expectation is that all students and staff utilize DrOwl self‐screener app daily, it is reasonable to expect that we may need to help some students learn how to download the app. Read more here please.

Notice of Adopted 2020 Tax Rate.

This tax rate will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year’s tax rate. The tax rate will effectively be raised by 15.11 percent and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home by approximately -$15.

Back to School Message from Dr. Cissy Perez.

During the 2020-2021 school year, Virtual instruction and In-Person instruction will be offered as required by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Due to the rising trends of COVID-19, TEA has provided guidance that allows districts the flexibility for a phase in plan for In-Person instruction for the first eight weeks of school with board approval. Read more about it...

August 12, 2020 - Message to the Community from Dr. Pérez.

If we missed you during our 08/12 message broadcast of Dr. Pérez as Superintendent-Consultant, here is the audio file for review. The Tech Department is currently cleaning all databases to make sure that all Parents and Employees are in the Rapid Communication system. Thank you.

Paperless, Online Registration Available at KISD!

In order to avoid potential COVID-19 Health Risks, Parents and Guardians can now register online Elementary and Secondary Students that will attend KISD Schools this upcoming 2020-2021 School Year.

UPDATE: Back to work support during COVID-19 health guidelines.

Please, take some time and read an update to the letter that you received on August 7, 2020 "Back to work support during COVID-19 health guidelines." Dr. Perez plans to address everyone by virtual meeting on Tuesday, August 11th. She looks forward to meeting you all. Go Brahmas!!!

New School Year Considerations

With all the many things that are being considered as this new school year begins, we would like to provide some information about a few items in hopes of relieving some of the stress that comes along during this time:

Opening of Schools Concerns; uniforms, etc.,

With all the many things that are being considered as this new school year begins, we would like to provide some information about a few items in hopes of relieving some of the stress that comes along during this time:

Memorial Middle School Curbside Registration

Memorial Middle School Curbside Registration

Wednesday, August 12, 2020: 8AM – 4PM

Thursday, August 13, 2020: 8AM – 4PM

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS TO BRING FOR REGISTRATION FOR STUDENTS NEW TO KISD