Knightly News

November Issue

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November is Native American Heritage Month.This month we will be celebrating and exploring the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.
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Title 1 Program Survey

Academic Recovery

Kahla Parents,

We are in the middle of our second marking period and we know that we’ve been met with some unfortunate circumstances that may have caused some of our students to fail one or more classes. In order to assist, our campus has generated an Academic Recovery process for all content areas across the board. On October 23, 2020, information regarding academic recovery was sent out to parents who have a student with one or more failing grades and were given the opportunity to make up those grades.

As a second attempt to help with academic recovery, students still holding a failing grade in one or more subjects was given a packet on Friday, November 13, 2020. If you desire a grade change, please complete the packet and return to your student’s teacher by Friday, November 20, 2020.

Below you will find the Academic Recovery plan that was sent out on October 23, 2020.

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Upcoming Events

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Becoming Every Day Readers - Fall 2020 Book Drive-By

Tuesday, Nov. 17th, 5-6:30pm

16212 West Little York Road

Houston, TX

We are so excited to invite you to our Fall 2020 Book Drive-By. Please stop by to receive FREE books and bookmarks for our Kahla Knights. As the holidays approach, we would like to encourage our Knights to continue reading from home. Be sure to have student IDs present!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Thanksgiving Break : November 23rd - 27th

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All schools and facilities will be closed Nov. 23-27 for Thanksgiving break.

Ways to be Thankful

As Thanksgiving approaches, it is the perfect time to help our students think about what gratitude means.

Gratitude is a powerful way to turn around your thinking – on the one hand, the cup can be half empty. On the other hand, it can be half full. It all depends on your perspective and the gratitude perspective will always allow a person to see what is good or even great about their situation.

It is therefore vital to teach children from early on the power of gratitude in their own lives, both as an attitude of mind and as an emotional motivator to keep going.

Here are 3 ways you to begin…

1. Help your children to notice and be thankful for all the fun things life has to offer by actively pointing out the wonders around them on a regular basis. Focus on nature and help children to see the beauty around them daily, from the birdsong and the trees to the mighty mountains and rivers of their country.

2. Thank your children when they do something kind or good. Whatever it is, when it's their idea to do something for others, show gratitude for it. Occasionally throw in a free hug and a "Thank you for being you. I love you so much."

3. Listen for children’s laughter and babies chatter. Comment on it frequently so that your children find it perfectly normal to seek out the happy, beautiful human sounds and to actively seek laughter. By remarking on such positive emotions in humans around their own age, they will be encouraged to see this as an expected norm. By bringing out the best in our kids, we can only imagine what blessings they could bring. Anything worthwhile takes a lot of time and effort. It’s up to all of us to make it happen

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.

Water Bottle Guidelines

The district has installed 4 water bottle stations at Kahla.

The standard drinking fountains will be turned off so students will need to bring a water bottle from home each day. Water bottles must be taken home daily for washing. We ask that these be filled before coming to school to avoid a crowd of students needing to fill them first thing in the morning.

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

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.

Bell Schedule

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Tutoring Schedule

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Remote Learning Etiquette Expectations

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Connect with Kahla Middle School

Counselor Corner

Meet our Kahla counselor department!

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 >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

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School Messenger

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