KJ Parent Weekly Update

April 5-9, 2021

Safe Driving Tip

To ensure the saftey of both staff and scholars, please ensure that you are driving between 3-5 miles per hour, when you are entering our circular drive. We look forward to serving you safely in the morning and afternoon as you drop off your scholar to campus.

Mask Up at KJ

Please be advised that while the CDC has relaxed the COVID-19 restrictions as it relates to social distancing and mask wearing - we are still following the protocols of wearing mask at KJ. All scholars and staff members must wear masks daily. Please ensure that your scholars have mask on when exiting your vehicle. All scholars that do not have mask will be provided one.

National Assistant Principal's Week

In honor of National Assistant Principal's Week, we'd like to celebrate our Dr. Whitaker for being our assistant principal. Please join us in appreciating Dr. Whitaker for his hard work and service to KJ.

KJ's Student Japanese Art Work

3D Art Work

3rd - 8th Mock STAAR Benchmark Plan

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STAAR Parent Meeting - April 6

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 825 7832 4775


Spring Panorama Surveys

School Climate & SEL Surveys

  • Students in grades 3-12, teachers, and staff will complete a survey about school culture and climate.
  • Students will also complete an SEL survey
  • Surveys can be taken during the school day or at home.
  • Similar to surveys administered in December
  • Survey window: May 10th through May 21st

More information about these surveys will be shared over the next few weeks.

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Fairness: impartial and just treatment or behavior without favoritism or discrimination.

"part of my role is to ensure fairness to all parties"

Word of the Week:

girth - circumference

Middle School Schedules for 2021-2022

To all 5th - 7th grade parents, if you have not done so, please take time to review and sign your scholar's schedule for the 2021-2022 academic school year.

More information will be coming soon.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email Counselor Robinson Shirley.Robinson@desotoisd.org or call 469-612-3385.

District COVID-19 Safety Guidelines Information

Texas Governor Greg Abbott communicated a new executive order outlining the state’s intent to lift COVID safety regulations and reopen the state.

Many have concerns regarding what this means for district and campus safety operations. DeSoto ISD’s COVID-19 Task Force, a group of more than 50 district staffers, is continuing to review new and evolving information from the Centers for Disease Control and local health officials to inform changes and updates to the district’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines which are available for review ​here​.

Below, are major points of clarification for district operations regarding COVID-19 health and safety protocols in DeSoto ISD:

Facial Coverings:

  • DeSoto ISD will continue to require the use of masks while onsite at district campuses and facilities

Air Quality and Ventilation:

  • Air filters are removed and disinfected every 30 days to ensure optimal performance

  • All classrooms have upgraded ventilation systems which circulate fresh air every 10


  • Teachers are encouraged to keep classroom doors closed in order to enhance

    functionality of the ventilation systems and as aligned with campus security protocols


  • The ISC is now open to visitors

  • Visitors may visit campuses by appointment only

  • Parents will not be permitted to visit district classrooms

  • Visitors will not be permitted to attend Board meetings and are encouraged to​ view

    meetings online​. Public Comments may be submitted​ here.

For the safety of yourself and our school community, please continue to wear a mask, maintain social distancing and wash your hands frequently. The safety of our school community depends on it.


Looking for ebooks, audio books and/or interactive books? Visit our library in Schoology or the campus webpage. You may reach out to our librarian Mrs. Gill by using the "ASK THE LIBRARIAN" tab located in the virtual library.

Child Nutrition Grab N' Go Meals Sites

The Grab N’ Go Sites Remaining Open are:

Amber Terrace DDECA

The Meadows Elementary

DeSoto High School- Freshman Side

Cockrell Hill Elementary

Frank Moates Elementary

Weekend Snacks for Students

In addition to the weekday meals that are currently offered by the district for all students, the DeSoto ISD Chartwells Child Nutrition team has received a grant from the No Kid Hungry program to provide additional weekend snack bags to children.

Click the link below for additional information.


Family Resources.....

Mark Your Calendars

4/6 - STAAR Parent Meeting - Virtual (link coming soon)

4/6 - Benchmark Testing Begins

4/23 - End of 5th Six Weeks

4/26 - 6th Six Weeks Begin

5/4 -7 - STAAR Testing

5/11-14 - STAAR Testing

5/28 - End of 6th Six Weeks

5/31 - Memorial Day - Campus & District Offices closed