Hornet Herald

News and notes for the week of 7/26/2021

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Principal's Message to Hornet Families for the week of July 26th, 2021

Happy Thursday fantastic family members,

I hope you all are as excited as we are about returning to school in the Fall. We look forward to another great year of teaching and learning. The picture above was taken on the last day of school last year. Our teachers & staff have missed our students and are now looking forward to their return to learning. Newsletters are typically delivered and posted on Sundays via school messenger and the school website but we just wanted to make sure we communicated the upcoming orientation dates and times, so you are receiving a special Thursday edition. :) We have both student and parent orientations available in August. Please sign up to attend the orientation if you plan on attending, but an RSVP is not required. It helps with our planning for the event. New to Kealing 8th graders can join the virtual pm student orientation and all parents can join any of the parent sessions. For all virtual sessions please check the website 30 minutes prior to the event for the event specific link. Thank you so much for choosing Kealing Middle School and Austin ISD as your child's primary education provider, we are happy to have you!


2021-2022 School Supply List

Please click here for the *updated school supply list

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2021-2022 KMS Orientation Sign up

RSVP Is not required but helps. New to Kealing 8th graders can join the virtual pm student orientation and parents can join any of the parent sessions. Check the website 30 minutes prior to the event for the event specific link.

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KMS 2020- 2021 Summer Calendar (Specifics coming soon)


  • Pre Algebra Summer Camp (Young Scientists Program Students): 7/5 - 7/30 (Please sign up using this link)
  • Reading Camp: 7/5 - 7/30 (*Registration closed - at capacity)
  • Advanced Math Bootcamp: 7/19 - 7/23


  • KMS Summer Band Camp: 8/2 - 8/5
  • AISD Back to school Townhall 8/4 @ 6pm, Click here to join (English)
  • AISD Back to school Townhall 8/5 @ 6pm, Click here to join (Spanish)
  • 6th grade orientation: 8/10
  • 7th grade orientation: 8/11
  • KMS Orchestra Camp: 8/2 - 8/6
  • KNN Bootcamp: 8/2 - 8/6
  • AISD Board of Trustees Information Session 8/12, click here to join
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Summer Homework can be found on our website

Summer Resources for Families

Kealing Volleyball and Football Interest Form

Hey Hornets, as we wrap up this school year we are looking to the start of next year. We need to start getting an idea of who is interested in playing Volleyball or Football for Kealing next year as 7th and 8th graders. Please complete the Google Form so we will be able to contact you with information about these sports. Practice starts the first week of school for both sports, so it is important that we get this info out over the summer. If you have questions, please complete the form and a coach will contact you to answer those questions.

KMS Football & Volleyball Interest Form

AISD Technology Curbside

Austin ISD Technology will be hosting 3 curbside locations for the 2021 summer!

Students and staff will be able to return or exchange AISD student/staff devices and peripherals such as Chromebooks, iPads, laptops, hotspots, or chargers!

Each location will run Monday-Thursday, beginning June 7th and ending July 29th! Curbside will be closed the week of July 5th.

The locations and times are as follows:

  • Andrews Elementary @ Front of Campus

6801 Northeast Dr. Austin, TX 78723

9 AM - 3 PM

  • Crockett High School @ Performing Arts Center Entrance

5601 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78745

1 PM - 6 PM

Spirit wear!

See the PTA website for details.


KMS Summer Band Camp

The KMS Band Program is running a Summer Band Camp for all returning/incoming Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble students. The camp will be held August 2-5. See the flyer for more details.

Online Enrollment for 2021-2022

Please Complete Online Enrollment for the 2021-2022 School Year!

Complete enrollment here:

Austin ISD Student Enrollment

AISD Mental Wellness for Families Smores

We are excited to announce that our third 2-sided flyer with mental health resources/strategies

will be distributed to parents/families during Austin ISD food distributions next week. We plan

to create a new Mental Wellness flyer/Smore every two weeks. These

resources are part of a collaboration between Child Study Systems, Social and Emotional

Learning, Health Services, Family and Community Engagement, and Austin ISD Communications.

1st Edition

2nd Edition

3rd Edition

AISD's iReady Smore

A link to view Austin ISD's I Ready Newsletter. iReady testing opens 1/25.

AISD Family and Community Engagement Newsletter

Please click here to learn about Austin ISD's efforts to engage and support our communities.