Knightly News

2022 August Issue

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Words from Principal Carroll

Kahla Parents,

I hope that you all had an enjoyable summer break! As the summer comes to a close, I would like to welcome everyone to the start of the 2022-2023 school year! We are excited to start the new school year with all of our Knight students. Our Kahla administrative team and staff have been working diligently to prepare for the first day of school, Monday August 22, 2022. Please read this information thoroughly as it will provide you with answers to questions you may have as we anticipate the start of school.

A message from PBIS Leadership Team



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.


Shanika Singletary

8th Grade Science & PBIS Chairmen

Shanika.singletary@cfisd.net


Bradley Acree

Choir Director & PBIS Chairmen

Bradley.acree@cfisd.net

Kahla Middle School PBIS Matrix

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Adjusted School Hours

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2022-2023 Bell Schedule

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CLEAR BACKPACK POLICY

In an effort to improve the safety measures currently in place, CFISD requires all high school and middle school students to use clear backpacks. Students participating in an extracurricular activity are permitted to carry non-transparent bags to store items pertaining to their particular activity (i.e. band, athletics, etc.).


Upon entry into the school, all extracurricular activity bags must be stored in lockers or designated areas. All bags are subject to search. Additionally, the maximum size for non-transparent bags that students in grades 6-12 will be permitted to carry during the school day, such as lunch kits, pencil bags and purses, will be 6” x 9”.


Elementary school students will be allowed to continue using traditional backpacks.

2022-2023 School Supply List

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Car Rider Information

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Water Fountains

Water fountains will be operational this year as usual.


Water Bottle Guidelines:

  • No larger than 24 oz.
  • Transparent (only water allowed in them during the day)
  • Must be a plastic bottle that is completely sealed
  • Clear with no color

ELECTRONIC DEVICES

All CFISD students have been assigned a 1:1 Chromebook, please have him/her bring the device and charging device to school each day.


Support Tickets - Happy Fox

There is a link to HappyFox (student support system) on the webpage for each campus. This link will take the student to my.cfisd.net where they can login. Upon login, they can click on the HappyFox logo to enter the system.


Students will be presented with questions, and based on their answers, other questions will appear as necessary in order to gather the information needed to address the issue with their regarding their request.


Lost Items

If you lose an item (charger or Chromebook) please submit a HappyFox ticket for a replacement. Unauthorized chargers will void our warranty. Please do not purchase chargers

Personal electronic devices including cell phones, tablets, personal laptops, and smart watches must be turned off and put away during instructional time.
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2022-2023 Open House

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2022 Fall Sports Schedule

2022 Volleyball Fall Tryouts

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CFISD Parent Portal

Click here to log into your Parent portal.

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 logo.

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 >OUR DISTRICT>

OUR SCHOOLS & 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.

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2022-2023 School Calendar

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School Messenger

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SchoolMessenger is CFISD's emergency notification system. Stay informed with important school messages in the palm of your hand!

Opt in today for SMS notifications. Text "Y" to 67587.

Transportation

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Let's Talk Chat

Click here to start chatting with CFISD transportation

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