KELLER ISD ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

All KISD students must reside with a parent or legal (court-appointed) guardian who is a district resident.  If you are not a resident of Keller ISD, but you are living with someone who is a resident, the resident must complete an Affidavit of Residency form.  This form is available where you register. New students must bring the following items to the local campus registration office: certified birth certificate, immunization records validated by a physician’s signature or stamp, child’s social security number or other form of legal identification, and proof of residency (utility bill, lease agreement, contract). Parents must present a valid driver’s license. Parents enrolling new students who do not have immunization records with them at the time of registration will have two weeks to provide the necessary shot records. 

For additional information contact the Administration Department:

Karin Holacka – Executive Director of Elementary Administration, grades Pre-K–4, 817-744-1020
Charles Carroll – Executive Director of Intermediate and Middle School Administration, grades 5-8, 817-744-1020
Mark Smith – Executive Director of Secondary Administration, grades 9–12, 817-744-1020

AGE REQUIREMENTS

To attend kindergarten in a public school in the state of Texas, children must be 5 years of age on or before September 1. Children ages 3–5 who meet Special Education guidelines are eligible for special early childhood programs.  Special programs are also available for infants (birth to 2 years old) who are vision or hearing impaired.

PRE-KINDERGARTEN

Pre-Kindergarten eligibility requirements are as followed: Must live within Keller ISD. Child must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1.

Families must meet ONE of the following criteria:

  • Family income must fall within federal guidelines for free and reduced lunch program.  Parents must complete free/reduced lunch form and show proof of income with the last year’s income tax return and/or three current pay stubs.
  • Limited English Proficiency
  • Homeless (as defined by 42 U.S.C.S. Section, 11302)
  • Child of an active duty member of the armed forces, mobilized Reservist or member of the Texas National Guard, including the child of a member who was hurt or killed on active duty.  Parent/Guardian must present a Department of Defense identification (such as a DoD photo ID), or a statement of service, or an official letter from a commander stating that he/she is an active duty or mobilized.
  • Child must meet the immunization requirements for ages 3 or 4

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

Texas law and Keller ISD policy requires students enrolled in school to have complete immunizations. The current immunization laws can be accessed at www.immunizetexas.com. The responsibility for providing immunization records of students entering school for the first time or transferring from another district rests solely with the parent or guardian.

Students entering school for the first time or transferring from outside of Texas shall be current on all immunizations prior to school entry. Students transferring from another district in Texas shall be given a 30-day grace period for transfer of school records. If after the grace period has expired, the school has not been furnished with complete records of immunization, the student shall be excluded from attendance until such records are complete and current.

ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION BY SCHOOL PERSONNEL

Only medication which is required to enable a student to remain in school may be administered during school hours.  If necessary, medication may be administered at school under the following conditions:All medication must be in original, properly labeled containers, dated for the current school year and brought to school by an adult.  Medications sent in baggies or unlabeled containers will not be administered.Prescription medications will not be administered without a specific, written request signed by at least one parent or legal guardian and one licensed physician (RX label will serve as physician’s signature).

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Child Find – The Keller ISD in the state of Texas wishes to inform interested parties that all persons with suspected disabilities from birth through the age of 21, who might be in need of special education and related services, need to be evaluated and provided with a free appropriate education.  This notice shall apply to persons residing in Texas who are: (1) residing in their homes or foster homes; (2) not yet attending school or are attending day care centers, public schools, independent schools, parochial schools or are being home-schooled; (3) highly mobile or homeless; or (4) suspected of having a disability even though they are advancing from grade to grade.  This notice does not apply to persons who have graduated from high school with a regular high school diploma.
The above-described persons are entitled to a comprehensive evaluation to determine if their disability qualifies them for special education and related services to be provided through an Individual Education Program (IEP) pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) and to rules of the Texas State Board of Education.

For information on special education programs, call the Director of Special Education Heather Hughes at 817-744-1031.  The office is located at 350 Keller Parkway, Keller, Texas.

NEW DIRECTION LEARNING CENTER

New Direction Learning Center is the Keller ISD alternative high school, a school of choice for students looking for a nontraditional setting. Teachers develop an individualized educational program for each student.  New Direction students follow the Keller ISD curriculum, but often at an accelerated pace or at a pace that is designed for that individual student.  The goal of the school is to assist motivated students to earn their high school diploma.  Additional information may be obtained by calling the school at 817-744-4465.

 


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