Knightly News

2021-2022

Welcome back Kahla Knights!

Words from Mr. Maddox

Welcome back Knights!

As the principal of this amazing school, Kahla, I feel honored and privileged to have the opportunity to work with such outstanding students, staff, parents and community members. I am fortunate to be able to share my passion for public education with such a dedicated, supportive and hardworking group. I am confident that we will have a productive and enriching year as we continue our mission of developing a community of learners in an ever-changing world using self-discipline, motivation, and excellence.

As we continue the 2021-2022 school year, I am hopeful and thankful for the opportunity to engage and provide instruction to staff and students. Many of our students explored the virtual options that were provided to them last year, so I am excited for their return to the building. COVID-19 has set back learning for all learners from rising rates of depression and anxiety to the loss of student learning. However, the Kahla staff is ready to “Stand in the Gap” to assist our students. As the Principal at Kahla MS, I am always excited about the positive changes and variations that each school year brings. It is an honor and privilege to be part of this great learning community.

As we work our way through September and the rest of the school year, let us welcome and marvel at the seasons’ changes. It has been said change is inevitable; growth is optional. I encourage you to help your children see and accept new situations and challenges as opportunities for growth.

#1 Fan,

Virgil Maddox

Accelerated Instruction Parent Waiver

Parents,

If you received a yellow Accelerated Instruction Parent Waiver, please read carefully, check one option, sign and return it to school with your student as soon as possible so that we may begin the process of creating the necessary groups needed.

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Dear Kahla Knights,

We’ve experienced a great start to the school year! We are looking forward to welcoming you to our annual Open House that will take place on Thursday, September 9th from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Students will bring home a flyer and a hard copy of their schedule home on Wednesday, September 8th.


*Helpful Hint! Please bring a copy of your child’s schedule (or your student) in order to skip the schedule line and report directly to the classrooms when you arrive.


As a reminder, Open House is designed to provide families with general information about your student’s classes and teachers. If you need to meet with a specific teacher about your student, please schedule a conference by either emailing the teacher or calling your child’s counselor. We are looking forward to welcoming our Knight families Thursday, September 9th!


Additionally, we are providing food trucks for you to purchase dinner for you and your family!


Thanks for your partnership, and please remain connected by following our students’ and staff’s celebrations on Facebook and Twitter at @kahlams. You can also visit our school website at https://www.cfisd.net/kahla

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All schools and facilities will be closed on Monday, Sept. 6 in observance of Labor Day. We will see you back on Sept. 7!

2021-2022 School Supply List

Click the gray button for the school supply list

2021-2022 Bell schedule

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school hours 7:20 am - 2:50 pm

Doors will open to allow car riders and bus riders to enter the building at 7:00AM. Students must wait outside of the building until 7:00AM.

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Prevention

  • Students and staff must screen daily (prior to entering a school bus or school) for symptoms of COVID-19 and should not report to school or work until symptoms resolve.
  • Students at school who show symptoms of COVID-19 will be evaluated by the nurse. The nurse will determine whether that child can remain at school.
  • Before a student or staff member may return to school, established criteria must be met as stated in the “Students Return to School Protocol” and “Staff Return to Duty Protocol

Health & Hygiene Practices: Masks

  • Face masks are optional for all students and staff.
  • Face masks must meet the “Student Code of Conduct” and dress code requirements.
CFISD health and safety protocols are subject to change as updated guidance is provided by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), governing authorities, and county and state officials.

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.

WATER BOTTLE FILLING STATIONS

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

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.

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 >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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School Messenger

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2021-2022 District Calendar

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ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

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