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This newsletter has important information about KISD changes in Covid-19 protocols, end of year events and testing information. Have a wonderful week, and once again, thanks for all you have done to help your child and our school this unprecedented school year.
New Playground Protocols
- Kinder through 5th grade students no longer have to wear masks during recess and outside PE activities, but are welcome to continue wearing the masks if they so choose. (We will continue with present mask wearing protocols within the building).
- Playgrounds are now open to use. Students may use our slides, swings and bars during recess, but to limit the amount of students congregating around the equipment, we will still only have one class at a time in zones. Grade level teams will share the equipment.
- Students are also able to use balls and other PE equipment at recess as long as the equipment is sanitized before use and all students use hand sanitizer before and after recess.
- Teachers/duties will take note of the students playing on the playground equipment and sharing other recess equipment in case there is a need to contract trace.
Updated School Event Protocols
The other STAAR assessments will be administered in mid-May.
Our students have worked hard all school year, and this is just one part of assessing their knowledge of grade level content. Please do not hesitate to contact our assistant principal, Kimberly Downing, with any questions about STAAR.
Title I Virtual Spring Session
We are excited to share this Virtual Parent Session. This session focuses on Encouraging Children's Growth and Social Skills.
We encourage you to take the time and watch the presentation we have prepared for you!
We ask that you complete the brief survey which can be found at:
Title I Department
BES Returning Information
Special Consideration for Placement
Below is a link to a short Google survey. If you would like to share with our school's administration special considerations for your child's placement next school year, please fill out the short survey/form below. The Google Form will be open until April 30, 3021.
Requests for specific teachers will result in the voiding of this request. Although we will most likely have in-person this fall, requesting a teacher is not feasible with the natural movement of staff every summer. We appreciate your understanding.
Special Consideration Form: https://forms.gle/bkp7zJctk5g3XXxR6
KISD SEL Department
The 2nd webinar for parents and caregivers will be on Tuesday, April 13th at 6:00 p.m. Learn about “Strengthening and Restoring Relationships at Home” with Restorative Practices.
Please see the PDF below for description of the webinars and the sign-up information.
April 5-9: Assistant Principal Appreciation WeekApril 6: 4th Grade Writing STAAR Assessment
April 15: Kinder Letterland Dress-up Day
April 15: School Librarian Appreciation Day
April 16: Asynchronous Learning Day...No in-person school
April 19: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Virtual Family Event #2
April 24: KISD Virtual Letterland Day
April 25-29: Apex Fundraiser Event
April 29: BES Cookout - Cafeteria staff will grill hot dogs for our students.
April 30: Asynchronous Learning Day...No in-person school