Previous KISD Updates: COVID-19

07/28/2020 - 9:09 p.m.:  The Killeen Independent School District will begin the 2020-2021 school year virtually for all students Monday, August 17 with the intent to provide on-site instruction beginning Tuesday, September 8 for parents who elect the option.  

After assessing the district’s ability to expand its virtual platforms to include all students, district leaders decided to begin as scheduled August 17 all virtually, a move that will keep the original school calendar intact.

Please click here to read more information.

 


07/23/2020 - 5:20 p.m.:  The Bell County Health Department has issued an Order mandating all Bell County school districts either delay the start of the 2020-2021 school year (thus extending the academic calendar through June) or only allow all students the option to begin virtually the first 3 weeks of the school year, in response to COVID-19. 

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07/14/2020 - 8:30 a.m.: It’s time to Return to Learn! Killeen ISD has developed two Educational Platforms for the upcoming school year: Traditional In-Person and KISD Virtual Learning. We invite you to visit our website to fully understand the health and safety measures the district is making as we bring students and staff back on our campuses. Additional updates will be provided as they become available. This will include changes to safety and health protocols, enhanced cleaning procedures, and operational and instructional adjustments.

Guidance and requirements from TEA continue to be fluid and our plans will be finalized as we near the start of the school year.

We appreciate your flexibility, support, and understanding as we continue to finalize the details to create a plan to safely #ReturntoLearn in KISD.

Click Here To View: https://www.killeenisd.org/rtl



07/09/2020 - 2:00 p.m.:  Killeen ISD has released the Return to School Survey results gathered from parents, employees, and Secondary students. Over 16,000 people responded to the online survey between June 17-22. The district is using the feedback to make key decisions for the upcoming school year.
 
The survey results can be viewed and downloaded here: https://www.killeenisd.org/survey_results



06/12/2020 - 8:00 a.m.:  KISD is launching a survey as we prepare our 2020-2021 Return to School plans. The survey will be emailed to all parents, students, and staff on June 17 and will close at noon on June 22, 2020. Need technology help? Surveys will also be available at Grab & Go Meals sites.  



06/08/2020 - 8:00 a.m.:  Summer School for qualifying students and Optional Learning Opportunities for all students are available now online. Please visit www.killeenisd.org/summerclc for more information. 



06/01/2020 - 8:00 a.m.:  Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open!
Please click here for more information and to register your child for the 2020-2021 school year.



05/17/2020 - 12:30 p.m.:  Parents, Killeen ISD will be providing preregistration for current students online for the 20-21 school year. We are combining the required documents into one online portal, which is taking longer than anticipated. Therefore, online preregistration for current students and PreK and Kindergarten Round Up for new students will be delayed until Wednesday, May 20.
 


04/28/2020 - 7:10 p.m.:  Pick Up of Student Possessions Plan for Elementary Schools: Thank you for your patience over the past few weeks. Even though COVID-19 altered our traditional end of year processes, we want to give you an opportunity to collect your child's school supplies, so he/she will be able to use them over the summer. Please send one (1) adult family member to your child's school on Monday, May 11, 2020, or Tuesday, May 12, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m to pick up supplies.  Also, please gather all library books, textbooks, guided reading books that may have been checked out from the campus, musical instruments, and all learning packets from home and bring those with you to campus to turn those items into the designated areas.  

It is imperative that we make every effort to keep all community members safe; therefore, we highly encourage wearing some form of masks and will be allowing no more than 6 adults to enter at a time to maintain social distancing.  Thanks in advance for your cooperation and please call or email your child's principal with questions or concerns.
 



04/17/2020 - 12:30 p.m.:  KISD Parents, As we prepare to conclude the fifth week of continued learning at home, we would like to express our appreciation for your flexibility and support during the COVID-19 closure.

Unfortunately, the challenges associated with returning to classes this semester, while ensuring the health and safety of our entire community remain evident. The circumstances involving the COVID-19 situation have dictated the need for our students and staff to continue using the established online Continued Learning Center (CLC) and mailed Elementary packets through the month of May.

 


04/10/2020 - 10:45 a.m.:  Killeen ISD will provide Elementary students with additional Math & Literacy lessons by our KISD teachers on TV.  Teachers (PK-5) will provide a 30-minute lesson on Monday/Tuesday and then circle back to close the week’s learning on Thursday/Friday.  Classroom Teachers will continue communicating directly with families and students with specific information regarding their classes and lessons for students. These videos will follow the curriculum provided online in the Continue Learning Center and printed packets.  The TV lessons are intended to provide additional support. Spanish Bilingual lessons are also available on Wednesdays! 

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04/07/2020 - 6:45 p.m.:  Killeen ISD is committed to preserving traditional Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2020, however in light of the current COVID-19 health situation we are actively exploring a contingency plan that would include a virtual graduation.

We've created a webpage for our Seniors to provide more information and updates as they become available, click the button below:

 


04/02/2020 - 4:11 p.m.:  KISD remains committed to providing continuous learning opportunities for students during COVID - 19.  However, for the safety of staff and the community, effective immediately, packets will no longer be available for pick up at our elementary campuses.  INSTEAD, all elementary campuses will mail packets on Mondays to families that have been receiving them. Also, families will no longer return completed packets.  INSTEAD, families will keep all packets at home until students return to school. 
 
We are adding this additional precaution in an effort to keep our staff and community safe.  Thank you for your flexibility during these unprecedented times.  Please contact your child's school or email your child's principal if you have any questions or concerns.  An automated message is also being sent to parents and guardians. 



04/07/2020 - 6:45 p.m.:  Killeen ISD is committed to preserving traditional Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2020, however in light of the current COVID-19 health situation we are actively exploring a contingency plan that would include a virtual graduation. 

Unless circumstances begin to change, holding traditional Commencement Exercises, will pose significant challenges to ensuring the health and well-being of all graduates, staff members and family members. That being said, the situation is fluid and can change. Please know we remain committed to providing further insight and information as soon as it becomes available. 

Please read our full message by clicking the link below.  An automated message is also being sent to parents and guardians. 


We've created a webpage for our Seniors to provide more information and updates as they become available, click the button below:

www.killeenisd.org/seniors2020



04/02/2020 - 3:48 p.m.:  New Meals Pick-Up Times Announced - Keeping the safety and well-being of our staff and families in mind, Killeen ISD has made the decision to provide the availability to pick up both breakfast and lunch from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at our designated locations.  Click Here To Read More



03/31/2020 - 2:00 p.m.:  Parents, Thank you for your continued patience and understanding over the last several weeks as the district continues to respond to COVID-19 and how it impacts Killeen ISD. Our state and health officials believe that cases of COVID-19 in Bell County and Texas have not yet reached their peak, and in order to continue slowing the spread, we are making the decision to keep our campuses and offices closed through May 4, 2020.  Please read our full message by clicking the link below.  An automated message is also being sent to parents and guardians. 

 


03/29/2020 - 6:15 p.m.:  Parents of Students with Special Needs: Please check your email for detailed information about our Continued Learning plans during the COVID-19 closure. KISD has a variety of options for our students with learning disabilities, and our teachers are eager to assist your child so they continue to progress in their academic IEP goals.

 


03/27/2020 - 2:50 p.m.:  Killeen ISD schools and offices will remain closed through April 7, 2020, at the earliest, in alignment with Bell County Judge David Blackburn's Disaster Declaration Directive #4 Stay Home Stay Safe Order that was issued earlier today. During this time students will complete classwork through packets or online through the Continued Learning Center. The district will continue to provide Grab & Go Breakfast and Lunch meals and pay all employees during the COVID-19 closure. 

Version en Español: Las escuelas y oficinas de Killeen ISD permanecerán cerradas hasta el 7 de abril de 2020, como pronto, en alineacion con la Directiva #4 de la Declaración de Desastres del Juez David Blackburn del Condado de Bell emitida hoy. Durante este tiempo, los estudiantes completarán el trabajo de clase para los estudianted en la escuela primaria através de paquetes o en línea, para los estudiantes en secundaria a través del Centro de Aprendizaje Continuo en linea.  El distrito continuará proporcionando comidas y desayunos “Para Llevar - Grab & Go” y pagará a todos los empleados durante el cierre de COVID-19.



03/25/2020 - 12:00 a.m.:  The Killeen ISD Continued Learning Center is now live with a variety of online platforms and remote teacher support.
 
The online offering blends a combination of platforms to continue elementary and secondary student learning through the period of school closure related to the spread of the coronavirus.
 
Simultaneously with the Continued Learning Center, hard copy take-home packets will be available to Elementary families without digital accessibility. Packets will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at students’ individual home campuses. Families will return the packets on Monday, March 30 from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
 
Virtual training for teachers is ongoing and will finalize this afternoon. Parents received and explanation on how to use the online system Monday night. Our teachers have been extremely active on social media engaging students and their families in anticipation of our rollout.
 
Links through the KISD Continued Learning Center website will provide access to grade-level specific content, activities, resources, counseling and technology support.
 
Killeen ISD’s Curriculum & Instruction team complied learning resources during the initial closure, that will continue to be available by clicking here.  
  


03/23/2020 - 4:15 p.m.:  Parents, today Bell County called for a shelter in place order, but will allow Killeen ISD to continue to serve Grab & Go breakfast and lunch at the designated locations listed here.  KISD's Continued Learning Center will begin on Wednesday, March 25th.  All school campuses will remain closed until April 3, 2020 or thereafter in response to COVID-19. 

Please read our full message by clicking the link below.  An automated message is also being sent to parents and guardians. 

Elementary  Secondary 

 



03/22/2020 - 4:30 p.m.: ‚Äč CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES/ MEDICINE RETRIEVAL PROTOCOL
We understand that due to this unplanned closure, some families may have left their child’s controlled substance medications in the school clinic. If you need your child’s controlled substance medications in the school clinic, please email Vhonda.Gilmore@killeenisd.org and campus staff will be in touch to assist you.

 


03/20/2020 - 1:00 p.m.:  Parents, This letter is Prior Written Notice by the Killeen Independent School District ( the “District”) pursuant to 20 U.S.C. Section 1415 (b)(3)(B) and (c)(1)(A-F) and Title 34 Code of Federal Regulations (“C.F.R.”) Section 300.503, of the closure of your student’s school beginning on March 23, 2020, and up until a time it is determined that school can safely resume.

 


03/19/2020 - 2:00 p.m.:  Parents,  Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order temporarily suspending attendance at all school campuses until April 3, 2020 in response to COVID-19. Therefore, Killeen ISD students will continue their learning at home during this time.

Killeen ISD remains committed to providing ongoing student learning opportunities while the district is closed beginning Wednesday, March 25, 2020. 

Please read our full message by clicking the link below. An automated message is also being sent to parents and guardians.

 
 

03/18/2020 - 2:00 p.m.: Parents, Killeen ISD has made the decision to extend the closure of schools at this time through March 27, 2020. Given the difficult circumstances we are currently facing, this is the prudent decision at this time. 

Please read our full message by clicking the link below. An automated message is also being sent to parents and guardians.

 


03/17/2020 - 12:02 p.m.: Parents, here is some information that may help you discuss the Coronovirus with your child. Our hope is to relieve any anxious feelings or confusion our students may be experiencing during the COVID 19 situation.

 

03/15/2020 - 3:30 p.m.: Killeen ISD Parents, Thank you for your patience and understanding over the last 48 hours as the district continues to monitor COVID-19. Please read our full message by clicking the link below. An automated message is also being sent to parents and guardians. Grab & Go Meals: Also, beginning Tuesday, March 17, free breakfast and free lunch will be served each day to all children ages 0-18. Various locations have been designated as pick-up points regardless of enrollment and economic status. Children must be present in order to pick-up food. Meals will be available for pick-up at or near the entrance of each campus listed below.
 
Grab & Go Meal Times and Locations 

Breakfast   7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Lunch   11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Click On The Campus Name Below To Open Up A Google Map

 + Nolanville Boys & Girls Club: LUNCH ONLY
 

03/13/2020 - 6:00 p.m.: The University Interscholastic League (UIL) has cancelled all contests and activities until March 29, 2020. Killeen ISD is also canceling ALL extracurricular and co-curricular activities until otherwise notified.   

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03/13/200 - 6:00 p.m.: All KISD activities are cancelled during our closure time, this includes the Killeen High School SAT test center. It will be closed tomorrow, March 14th. Those who were registered for this test will be notified via email of the procedures for rescheduling.   

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03/13/2020 - 6:00 p.m.: The district has been closely monitoring the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). This is a very fluid situation. We currently have a presumptive confirmed case in Bell County and have been in close communication with the Bell County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
 
Killeen ISD has been and will continue to be engaged in conversations with the CDC, Fort Hood, Texas Education Agency, and the Bell County Health Department. At this time, Killeen ISD has made the decision to close all district offices and cancel all school activities March 16 through March 20, 2020. The District will continue to assess the situation during that time and we will communicate further information as it becomes available and pertinent. 
 
The University Interscholastic League (UIL) has cancelled all contests and activities until March 29, 2020. We are also canceling all extracurricular and co-curricular activities until otherwise notified.  
 
While our campuses and offices are closed, district leadership will analyze various support program options such as a meal feeding plan that are feasible and that can be implemented effectively. Should that occur, district-wide messages and updates, similar to this one will be sent and posted on our district website, local news media outlets, and social media channels.
 
This decision was not made lightly, and we understand closing school will bring on new challenges for many of our families. We will continue to proceed in making decisions with our students and public health interests and safety at the forefront.  We have created this webpage with information regarding COVID-19 and we will continue to update it as more information and details become available.  

An automated message has also been sent to parents/guardians.  

03/12/2020 - We have been cleaning all high-touch areas including desks, keyboards, hand-rails, doorknobs, water fountains, desks, etc. as well as spraying a hospital-grade disinfectant throughout our campuses for several weeks now.

We are also in continuous communication with the Bell County Health District, the CDC and officials at Fort Hood to coordinate our efforts.  While there have not been any confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Bell County, we have been taking precautions and will continue to do so as decisions in and around our return to school from Spring Break approaches. 

This is a fluid situation, so any changes to the regular schedule will be appropriately communicated.  

The safety of our students, staff, and their families is our number one priority.

 

02/26/2020 - Killeen ISD is proactively working to curtail the spread of flu and flu-like symptoms on our campuses to maintain the safety of students, staff and the families of KISD.  It is our goal to keep you informed of our plan and ensure a safe learning environment is maintained for our students during the peak flu season.
 
Our facilities team is using hospital-grade sanitizer to thoroughly clean our campuses with an emphasis on touch zones which include doorknobs, railings, backs of chairs, water fountains and desks. We are continuing to supply classrooms with hand sanitizer and encouraging students and staff to take appropriate hygiene measures. The district is supplying campuses with additional sanitizer wipes to regularly clean all technology devices including tablets, iPads, keyboards and monitors.
 
The district is coordinating with Fort Hood and the Center for Disease Control to ensure our proactive measures are aligned with recommended plan of action for flu and flu-like illnesses.
 
Additional information about the flu can be found at the Center for Disease Control website, www.cdc.gov/flu/
 
The safety and security of our students and staff is our number one priority at Killeen ISD.  


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