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Hornet Herald August 16, 2020

posted Aug 16, 2020, 5:47 PM by KMS Hornets

Hello Families,

I would like to thank all of the families who joined the Kealing Administration for Parent Orientation earlier last week. Although virtually, we thoroughly enjoyed interacting with you. If you were unable to attend, a copy of the presentation along with FAQs are available on our website under the “Fall 2020” tab.

This week, we are excited to welcome back our Kealing faculty and staff. They have worked extremely hard throughout the summer to develop high quality and engaging lessons for students during virtual learning. We can not wait to see our students take advantage of the innovative learning opportunities.

There have been many changes over the past week related to the start of school. Earlier today, I sent out a letter detailing the district’s reopening plan along with an outline of need to know dates. This letter is also available on our website under “Announcements”.

That is all of this edition. Have a great week.


Mark Your Calendars

September 8, 2020 - First Day of School

District of Innovation Days

Each year schools have the option of taking additional days to support professional learning. These are “no school” days for students in addition to the other “no school” days on the Austin ISD calendar

  • Oct 9, 2020 

  • Jan 6, 2021 

  • Feb 12, 2021

Student Schedules

Class schedules will be available for students and parents on Parent and Student Self Serve on September 4, 2020.  If you were unable to make one of our schedule verification dates last week because of a priority concern regarding core classes and/or year-long electives on your schedule, please contact your appropriate grade level counselor before the start of the school year.  All other requests pertaining to elective changes will need to be submitted during the 2nd week of school.

Message from Kealing PTA

TWO programs, ONE school, ONE parent organization. Our PTA is committed to serving ALL Kealing students, meeting the needs of ALL Kealing Parents, and supporting ALL Kealing faculty and staff.  Our motto this year is Kealing STRONG!  Keep Kealing STRONG by joining the Kealing PTA TODAY!

  • BONUS: Want Kealing gear? If yes, purchase here

  • Check out our Kealing Parents Facebook Group — join to ask other parents questions and say hi! Connect with parents and join the conversation! 

  • Unfortunately, we have to cancel the Welcome Back-to-School Zoom Socials for Students and Parents because we only received 4 volunteers. Thank you to those who did volunteer.

  •  The FIRST PTA Meeting is coming up in September on Zoom.

Parent Tech Request Forms 

Parents can now submit a TECHNOLOGY REQUEST within the AISD Parent Cloud.  Please search for the “Technology Distribution” tile and submit a request specifying the type of device(s) needed. Paper forms can also be found here in ENGLISH and SPANISH and will be available during on-site registration during the week of August 10th. Please Mrs. Romero, if you have any questions or need assistance submitting a technology request.

City of Austin Rental Assistance Program 


The City of Austin is accepting application for rental assistance for those needing help with up to three months’ rent. The assistance is lottery based, meaning applicants are chosen randomly. Please follow the link below for further information 

Information on Emergency Rental Assistance 

In mid-August 2020, the City of Austin and the Housing Authority of the 

City of Austin (HACA) will launch a second the Relief of Emergency 

Needs for Tenants Assistance Program (RENT).  The program is for

income-eligible Austin renters that live within the city limits and are

financially impacted by COVID-19.  The program will provide direct rent

relief of $12.9 million between August 2020 and January 2021.


For more information on the RENT program, please visit the

City of Austin RENT Site 


Required Summer Assignments 

All Kealing students have required summer assignments in reading and mathematics. These are critical in mitigating the impact of the COVID slide and helping us start the 2020-2021 school year well.  Click here for information on where to find your specific summer assignments.  Please be sure to check-in with your student to see if they have completed both. There’s still plenty of time left to be ready for our 1st day of school! If you need additional assistance, contact  or