Kilgore ISD is continuing its efforts to keep students fed and hitting the books during a statewide shutdown of all schools related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Last Friday, KISD administrators, teachers and staff lined up at the KISD Administration building to hand out lesson packets and instructional materials to parents so students could stay up-to-date on their learning.
KISD Superintendent Andy Baker shared some information about the reach of Friday’s activities in an email:
“Out of 4,019 current students, KISD passed out to parents about 3,700 student instructional material packets last Friday! WOW!! Considering that our KISD teachers, staff, and administrators planned, printed, stuffed and addressed envelopes to be ready to go Friday for each individual KISD student...and then right at 3,700 of our Bulldog parents came through our pick-up lines...this is absolutely impressive and incredible!!! I believe that says all that needs to be said about our Bulldog Community and our ability to work together through our current challenges,” Baker said.
This week, the school district is continuing its mission to provide nutritious meals to students in the local community. Last week, the district provided meals to anyone who visited the Kilgore Middle School or Kilgore High School campuses but, moving forward, will provide meals strictly to children ages 18 and under.
“Meals can be picked up curbside Monday — Friday, 11:00am — 1:00pm at our High School Campus Bus Lane behind the building and our Middle School Campus Bus Lane behind the Campus. Parents may also find other area meal locations by visiting https://txschools.gov/ to find locations for free school meals for all your public school children. Select “Meal Pick-Up Locations”, then type in your home address to find a school near you,” Baker said.