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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

KISD School Board Meeting and Public Hearing for Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 @ 5:00 PM CST

A Public Hearing will be held in conjunction with the regularly scheduled Kingsville ISD board meeting at 5:00 PM on February 9, 2021. The Public Hearing will be to present and discuss the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR). Data will be shared from the 2019-2020 State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR), End of Course (EOC) test, graduation rates, and other district indicators.

Children who received SNAP food benefits for March 2020.

This letter is intended for families with:
1. Children who received SNAP food benefits for March 2020.
2. Children who are certified for free or reduced-price school meals during the 2019-20 Texas school year.
3. Children who attend a school that offers free meals to all students (Community Eligibility Provision or Provision 2).

Please find the P-EBT application at https://yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT and they can be reached at (800) 613-6220.

Changes to Curbside Meal Service/Instructional Packet Pick-Up and Drop-Off:

Meal service will not be provided Friday, April 10th or
Monday, April 13th in observance of the Easter holiday.

The Kingsville Independent School District would like to continue to serve the community while reducing the amount of exposure by way of interaction of families with KISD staff. Therefore, beginning Tuesday, April 14th, KISD will provide one curbside meal/instructional packet service for the entire week. This service will be from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the following campuses:
- H.M. King High School (Pre-K through 12th grade packets)
- Memorial Middle School (Pre-K though 8th grade packets)
- Gillett Intermediate School (Pre-K though 8th grade packets)

KISD will provide all breakfast and lunches for the week on the first day of each week. All meals will be refrigerated and come with heating instructions. The District will also provide pick-up and drop-off of instructional packets during the same time frame.

Families that do not have the ability to utilize the curbside service can call (361) 595-8678 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to schedule delivery of meals and instructional materials.

Click here for access to Kingsville ISD Google Classrooms for Remote Learning, Academic Activities and Resources

Greetings KISD Community,

The KISD staff are creating Google Classrooms to conduct Remote Learning and distribute Academic Activities and Resources Click the headline above for instructions to access these Google Classrooms.

Paper copies for pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade will be available during meal curbside service at the following locations:
• Gillett Intermediate School
• Harvey Elementary School
• Kleberg Elementary School
• Memorial Middle School

High School paper copies are only available at H.M. King during meal curbside service

We hope all of you are safe and well.

Once a Brahma always a Brahma!

Kingsville ISD will provide free curbside breakfast and lunch to children ages 3 to 19.

Dear Kingsville ISD Family,

Kingsville ISD will provide free curbside breakfast and lunch to children ages 3 to 19. KISD Food Services will offer free curbside meals Tuesday, March 17, through Friday, March 20. Breakfast will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and lunch will be available from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Meals will be available while supplies last.

Meals will be given to children ages 3 to 19. One meal per child will be available to children in the car. Adults may not pick up meals for children who are not present.

In an abundance of caution to keep our community healthy, KISD asks individuals to stay in their vehicle while picking up to-go meals. Buildings will remain closed during the curbside service.

Curbside locations are at the following campuses:
• Gillett Intermediate School
• H.M. King High School
• Harvey Elementary School
• Kleberg Elementary School
• Memorial Middle School

For more information, please call (361) 595-8678 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thank you for your support of our district, our schools, our students and our teachers and staff.

Sincerely,

Kamara Adams, Interim Superintendent

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT)

P-EBT is a one-time food benefit for families who lost access to free or reduced-price meals due to school closures. Due to the COVID-19, the PEBT application deadline has been extended to 31 July. Please click on the attached handout for more information! For more information, please go to https://yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT .

COVID-19, Spring 2020 Grading Guidelines

For the Spring of 2020, Kingsville Independent School District will assign numerical grades following the current Student Handbook Grading Guidelines with the following additional guidance and adjustments.

H. M. King High School Hybrid Graduation 2020 Announcement!

Dear Class of 2020 and Parents/Guardians,
Congratulations 2020 HM King High School Graduates! Thank you for your understanding in these unprecedented times. As the COVID‐19 pandemic and guidelines have been shifting, so have our plans for commencement. In
order to follow the guidelines established by the State of Texas and The Texas Department of Education, Kingsville Independent School District will celebrate graduation with four short ceremonies on June 6, 2020.

2020 Graduation Link for Facebook

Click the link to view the 2020 Graduation Ceremonies via Facebook at 10:00 AM. Note: A Facebook account is required. Please sign in to your Facebook page before clicking the link.

Kingsville ISD will remain closed for both students and staff through Thursday, April 16th. Effectively, this will close campus operations through April 16th.

Dear Kingsville ISD Family,

I know the closure of schools is not easy for many of you. Logistics and schedules are hard to navigate right now. We are in unprecedented territory, and developments as they relate to the coronavirus (COVID-19) are evolving daily.

Kleberg County as well as the City of Kingsville have imposed limits on public gatherings to no more than 50. This includes schools and universities. On behalf of Kleberg County, Judge Madrid has expressed that “they are very sensitive to the burden this places on KISD. However, we have to ensure the safety of our children during this very critical time”. Judge Madrid has also shared that they are at our disposal with any resources KISD may need.

I want to be as transparent as possible with you, and I want to make decisions that will give families as much time as possible to plan. Kingsville ISD will remain closed for both students and staff through Thursday, April 16th. Effectively, this will close campus operations through April 16th. KISD hopes to re-open on April 17th. Currently, there is a professional development day scheduled on Friday, April 17th and classes will resume Monday, April 20th. I realize there are many spring events that students look forward to. There are field trips, proms, etc. I am sorry to say that events scheduled within the time of our closure are canceled. As far as graduation ceremonies, a decision cannot be made yet. It’s too early to determine how important events may be modified in the event of a prolonged closure. I will continue to closely monitor developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and will make informed decisions based on guidance from local and state officials to include the CDC and local and state health agencies.

Professional staff will be working remotely. Teachers will continue to communicate with their classes via “Remind” and/or “ClassDoJo”. Plans are underway to develop both online lessons and instructional packets for those families who may not have devices or internet access. KISD will be providing instructional packets both in paper copies as well as digitally, beginning Monday, March 23rd. Digital copies of packets will be available at www.kingsvilleisd.com. Paper copies will be available during breakfast and lunch curbside service at the following locations:
• Gillett Intermediate School
• H.M. King High School
• Harvey Elementary School
• Kleberg Elementary School
• Memorial Middle School

Kingsville ISD will continue to provide free curbside breakfast and lunch to children ages 3 to 19, from Tuesday, March 17th through Friday, April 17th. Breakfast will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and lunch will be available from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. while supplies last daily. One meal per child will be available to children in the car.

In an abundance of caution to keep our community healthy, KISD asks individuals to stay in their vehicle while picking up to-go meals. Buildings will remain closed during the curbside service. For more information regarding breakfast and lunch, please call (361) 595-8678 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

While we cannot require students and families to stay in the Kingsville area, we strongly recommend doing so to help ensure a safe environment when schools reopen. I urge everyone to follow all CDC, Center for Disease Control guidelines to minimize the spread of contagious illnesses. The coronavirus is thought to be spread via person-to-person contact through contaminated air droplets from coughing and sneezing by an infected person.

My commitment to you is that when decisions are made, I will share them with you as quickly as I can. I know this is a time of extreme uncertainty, and I will try to ease your concerns with factual, up-to-date information. I will continue to provide official updates as needed on the KISD website www.kingsvilleisd.com and as wells as the District Facebook account at https://www.facebook.com/Kingsville-Independent-School-District.

Thank you for your support of our district, our schools, our students and our teachers and staff.

Sincerely,

Kamara Adams, Interim Superintendent

Kingsville ISD will extend spring break for both students and staff ...

Kingsville ISD will extend spring break for both students and staff through Friday, March 20, 2020. Currently, classes will resume Monday, March 23, 2020

All UIL sanctioned contests has been suspended through March 29, 2020.

The administrative team will meet Monday, March 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. to determine next steps. All employees are asked to stay in the area, as I will be calling you in to work at times next week. All staff will be paid for days missed next week.

The only official source of information will be the KISD website at www.kingsvilleisd.com.

Bus Time Changes Start Today

Please see the attached letter about busses running 15 to 20 minutes later after school starting Monday October, 7th...