School Information for 2014-2015
Parent Letter from Texas Department of State Health Services - English and Spanish
Immunization Requirements - English and Spanish
Frequently Asked Questions:
If you have a question not answered in our most frequently asked question list below, don’t hesitate to call us directly at (830)257-2200.
Q: How do I know which school my child should attend?
A: Elementary school assignments are determined by your physical home address. To view our Attendance Zone Map click here. (Use your toolbar arrows to zoom in closer.)
Q: What are the immunization requirements for student registration?
A: View immunization requirements for grades K-12 from the Texas Department of State Health Services here.
Q: What supplies will I need to buy?
A: See the School Supply Lists here.
Q: How do I find out about bus transportation and schedules?
A: Please visit our KISD’s Transportation site here or call (830)257-1344. Representatives from Transportation will be on each elementary school campus during “Meet-the-Teacher” nights to answer specific questions you may have.
Q: What age do children enter kindergarten?
A: A student is eligible for kindergarten if they are five-years-old or older on or before September 1st of the school year.
Q: Does the district have a pre-school program?
A: Yes. KISD offers pre-kindergarten classes for three and four-year-old students. Pre-kindergarten classes are also offered through Head Start. Please visit the Early Childhood Offices located at 1011 Third Street. For enrollment and eligibility, or for more information, contact Director Dr. Jane Harris at (830)257-1335.
Q: What are the school start and dismissal times?
A: Please visit our new listing of Bell Schedules here.
Q: What is the dress code for my child?
A: The Kerrville ISD dress code is established to teach grooming, hygiene, respect for authority, instill personal discipline, prevent disruption, and to promote learning, modesty, and safety. Specific campus dress codes will be included in the Student Handbook distributed the first week of school.
Q: When are report cards issued? How will I receive them?
A: Report cards are sent home with the student the Thursday following the end of each grading period. Grading periods are marked on the official school calendar, available here.
Q: What is your visitors’ policy?
A: Parents are welcomed and encouraged to visit their child’s classroom, with teacher permission, or have lunch on campus with their child, or volunteer at any time. Check with your specific teacher and campus for more information about visiting.
District-wide, KISD is proud to provide the most innovative security system for our students and staff through V•soft’s Raptor technologies. V•soft is a web-based software application that has been developed with the purpose of aiding educational facilities in tracking their visitors, students and faculty. KISD’s visitors’ policy now requires all parents to stop in the office before proceeding through the campus. Parents should check into the main reception area, present a valid drivers license to the receptionist at every visit, and wait for the official visitors badge to print. Badges must be worn by all visitors and volunteers at all times.
Q: How do I find out about the school lunch program and meal prepay accounts?
A: Visit our Child Nutrition site here for more information. Representatives from Food Services will also be on each school campus during “Meet-the-Teacher” nights to answer specific questions you may have.
In addition, KISD parents will be able to check cafeteria accounts, meal activity, and add money directly through our new parent access program, Skyward. Access to new users, training and instructions can be requested in the front office of any KISD campus.
Q: What is the policy on Credit by Examination?
A: As allowed by Texas House Bill 2694, students in grades K-5 with high achievement and ability have the opportunity to use “credit-by-exam” to skip a grade level. To apply to take the test to skip kindergarten, a student must be 5 by September 1. To apply to take the test to skip grade 1, a student must be 6 by September 1. Students must earn scores of 80 or above on each of the four content area tests (Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies) for the grade level to be skipped to qualify to advance one grade. Only one grade level may be “skipped” each year. No retests will be given, and exam results are final. Students in grades 6-12 have the opportunity to use “credit-by-exam” to skip one or more courses. Students must score a 80% or above to receive credit for any course exam attempted. Student screening for appropriate skills and developmental preparedness before permission for testing is recommended. If you are interested in getting more information about credit-by-exam, please contact Ellen Williams, Senior Director of Advanced Academics at 830-257-2200 ext. 1030 no later than August 8th.
Q: What is the best way to find out about weather delays and closings or school emergencies?
A: The KISD website at www.kerrvilleisd.net, the district's Mobile App and the district’s Facebook page will be the first lines of communication in the event of an emergency.
Q: Where can I find school news and current features throughout the district?
A: KISD is proud to offer the most current and accurate district and campus news on our website. Featured on the home page you will find official school press releases, photos, and other important and timely information featuring our district, staff, and students. Go to www.kerrvilleisd.net 24 hours a day, seven days a week! Our educational cable television channel, Channel 2, also features special event listings and school information.
Q: Who will be my child’s teacher? How soon can I find out?
A: At the elementary level, all teacher assignments are posted at “Meet the Teacher” nights held on Thursday, August 21, 2014.
Region 16 publishes a fantastic newsletter quarterly, available in both English and Spanish. Click here to read.
Kerrville ISD's mission is to educate all students to be successful and productive citizens in a way that meets parent and community expectations through continual improvement in curriculum and instruction, a safe and orderly learning environment, sound fiscal management, and leadership dedicated to excellence.
Kerrville ISD delivers instructional programs and services that enhance the academic and personal potential of its students, resulting in successful graduates.
Calling all KISD parents! Visit our new PTO webpage. The main page gives you information and helpful tips to be an involved parent. Follow the links listed on your child's campus for specific KISD campus PTO news and events. Get "growing" by clicking here now: New PTO page.
STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness)
Newly published brochures from the Texas Education Agency for parents. KISD hopes these resources provide parents with information and begins the dialogue we will happily expand upon as we enter the next testing generation. Brochures are ready for you to read and/or print:
Parent Resources for Mobile and Web Safety
The district supports the use of technology to enhance education. In 2011, the district adopted a new K-5 technology applications curriculum that includes cybersafety and mobile device safety learning tools for our students. We also have a site called SafetyNET for parents that includes links to resources for home to help elementary, middle and high school students use social media in a safe and responsible way.