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Hello KISD,

I hope everyone had a restful, peaceful holidays and have had a great first week back to school. Unfortunately, the much-needed break during the holidays brings with it an increased level in COVID cases and we need everyone to be mindful of this. We continue to ask our stakeholders to help uphold the expectations and protocols that are in place to ensure that we are able to continue in person learning. We need for you to continue with the symptom assessments and temperature checks daily to ensure that your student is feeling well enough to attend school. If they or anyone in the household is feeling ill or showing symptoms of COVID-19, do not send them to school that day and please notify your campus. We have a system in place where they will be able to transition from in person learning to remote learning seamlessly. We encourage all students who need to attend in person to do so with these protocols and expectations in place.

As we approach our second semester, families that are planning on changing their student’s educational setting will need to contact their campus to inform them of the change. We will not be asking for commitment forms to be filled out any longer for in person or remote learning.

We will also be adjusting our second semester calendar to add in four additional professional development workdays for our staff and these days will be student holidays. Those days will be February 1st, March 1st and March 22nd, and April 26th. This will move the last day of school to May 25th for this school year. To view the updated calendar, please visit https://www.kennedaleisd.net/calendar

We had a very successful first half of the school year with our football, volleyball, cross country, band, and jazz, and it’s a great day to be a Wildcat!

Superintendent Gee

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