Knightly News

October Issue

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#EveryKnightEveryDay

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Daily Health Self-Screening

Parents must screen students daily (prior to entering a school bus or school) for the following signs and symptoms of COVID-19:


1. Are you experiencing any of the following in a way that is not normal to you?

• Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.00 F

• Loss of taste or smell

• Cough

• Difficulty breathing

• Shortness of breath

• Fatigue

• Headache

• Chills

• Sore throat

• Congestion or runny nose

• Shaking or exaggerated shivering

• Significant muscle pain or ache

• Diarrhea

• Nausea or vomiting


2. Have you had known close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days?


Students must stay home if they answer “yes” to any of the above. Any student who tests positive for COVID-19 and has been on campus for class or an extracurricular activity must report the test results to the campus nurse.

Modification of “Use of Face Mask” Protocol

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently released new guidance strongly endorsing the use of face masks as a proven and effective way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 for children two years of age and older. After carefully reviewing this guidance, we have made several modifications to our “Use of Face Mask” protocol that we believe will strengthen our ability to create a safe learning environment for students and staff.


  • All staff and students (grades PK-12) must wear face masks on buses, in hallways, and in common areas. Students will wear a face mask when entering and/or exiting the gym, playground, or activity space and when not actively engaged in physical activity. Additionally, all staff and students (grades PK-12) will be required to wear face masks in the classroom when social distancing is not feasible and/or the teacher’s method for delivery of instruction warrants the use of face masks. All visitors (including parents, contractors, and vendors) will also wear face masks. Face masks will be provided for staff and students if needed.


  • Face masks are defined to include non-medical and medical grade disposable face masks and cloth face cover­ings (over the nose and mouth) that meet the same protection standards as non-medical grade face masks. Additionally, face masks with exhalation valves (vents that allow air to be exhaled through a hole in the material) may only be worn in combination with full-face shields.


  • Limited exceptions to these rules will only be made for eating, drinking, therapy, or a medical condition or disability that prevents a person from wearing a face mask. Full-face clear shields as an accommodation may be used in place of a mask to protect eyes, nose, and mouth whenever a face mask is not feasible due to a medical condition or whenever the education context may benefit from the ability to see an individual’s full face.


  • Students seeking an exemption from these rules for a medical condition or disability may do so in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Staff seeking an exemption from these rules for a medical condition or disability may do so in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act. Written documentation from a medical provider will be required.


  • Face masks must meet the Student Code of Conduct and dress code requirements.

CFISD Connect

CFISD Connect is CFISD's new remote learning option available to all students during the school year.

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Monday - Join the Drug Free Army (Wear Camo)

Tuesday - Sock It to Drugs (Wear Crazy Socks)

Wednesday - To Cool for Drugs (Wear Your Sunglasses)

Thursday - Meme Day

Friday - To Super for Drugs (Wear Favorite Superhero)

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UPDATED BELL SCHEDULE

Due to an increased amount of Kahla students returning to the campus October 19, we have adjusted our lunch schedules for social distancing. Please know we are still implementing social distancing protocols in and out of class.
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SCHOOL REMINDERS

Attendance

Every Day What You Should Know

Why should we focus on Attendance?

  • Children cannot learn if they are not present in school, so attendance is a must.

  • We can influence attendance and poor attendance can be prevented.

  • Parents – especially in the early years – are best positioned to ensure children attend school and to build the expectation around attendance.

Notice to Parents

At the beginning of the school year, parents of students attending a campus receiving Title I funds must be notified that they may request information regarding professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers.The federal law requires the school district to provide you this information in a timely manner if your request it. Specifically, you have the right to request the following information about each of your child’s classroom teachers:


  • Teacher certificate and licensure for the grades and subject taught;
  • College major or information regarding advanced degrees; and
  • Qualification of teacher aides or similar paraprofessionals who provide services to a child.


If you would like to receive this information, you may contact the Cypress-Fairbanks I.S.D Human Resources Department at 281-897-4099.

Remote Learning Etiquette Expectations

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A Message From the PBIS Team

P.B.I.S.

Positive Behavior Instruction & Supports



Dear Parents,

Our school is participating in an important district initiative. It is called Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS).


What is PBIS?

It’s made up of systems, data, and practices all to help schools be more effective learning environments. It’s a way that makes school more predictable, consistent, and positive for all the students and staff.

A key point of PBIS is to support students socially and behaviorally to set them up for success. It encourages students to follow expected behavior by rewarding good behavior seen all while correcting the problem behaviors in a positive way.


What are the outcomes of PBIS?

Decreases distributive behavior & referral while increasing academics & academic achievement. It creates a safe & positive environment for students to learn.


How will Kahla execute this PBIS?

To keep students on the rules in a positive manner, we do the following when teaching academics and behavior:


  • Constantly teach and refer to our school-wide expectations.
  • Provide students with more praise than correction.
  • Talk to students with respect using positive voice tone.
  • Actively engage everyone in the class during instruction.
  • Use pre-correcting, prompting, and redirecting as we teach.
  • Look for the positive first and provide positive, immediate, frequent, and explicit feedback.



Alexandra Meyer

6th Grade Math & PBIS Chairmen

Alexandra.meyer@cfisd.net



Bradley Acree

Choir Director & PBIS Chairmen

Bradley.acree@cfisd.net

Kahla’s Behavior Expectation Matrix

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Counselor Corner

Meet our Kahla counselor department!

Kahla Clinic

Updates

  • Please be sure to make an appointment to drop off medication for your student by calling Nurse Ryals at 281-345-3259.

  • Cloth masks should be washed daily.

See CDC recommendations for washing masks.


  • Compliance with Texas Health and Safety Code requirements for vision, hearing, and spinal screenings is required for the 2020-2021 school year. Schools should follow these guidelines for students to obtain vision, hearing and spinal screenings that are receiving in person or online instructions.

Reminders

  • Action plans signed by a healthcare professional are required for all emergency medications. Click Here for forms.

  • 7th graders must be up-to-date on all immunizations before September 8th to attend school.

  • Immunizations can be faxed to the clinic at 281-345-3399 or emailed to michelle.ryals@cfisd.net

Nutrition Services

School Cafe

Create and/or login to your child's school cafe account.

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Connect with Kahla Middle School

Home Access Center

Home Access Center allows access to a student's various information, including schedule, assignments, scores and attendance.

Kahla Facebook Page


Check out Kahla Middle School’s Facebook page. Get updates about upcoming events and general happenings at Kahla. Search for Kahla Middle School and look for our Knight.

Make sure you “like” our page so you can continue to get information throughout the year!

Kahla Website

Find the Kahla Website at www.cfisd.net >SCHOOL & FACILITIES>Middle Schools> Kahla Middle School. Once you see the Knight, you know you are on the right page. Browse the website and become familiar with its resources. Get to know our Administrative team under ABOUT US. See important information under PARENTS & STUDENTS>Back to School Information. We have information for parents sorted into 4 categories;

  • General Campus Information
  • CFISD Connect

  • Helpful Documents

  • Helpful Videos

School Messenger

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