Military Family Resources

Educator Resources

Understanding the Needs of Students From Military Families
Challenges Faced by Military Kids 
A Military Family’s Guide to School Transition 

Parents

Our Military Kids

Parents, please contact our campus liaisons with any information to help us support you and your student at KHS. Thank you for your service, and let us help support you!
 

Campus Administrator Liaison

James Hobbs
jhobbs@kaufman-isd.net
(972) 932-2811 Ext: 6062

Responsibilities

  • Serving as the point of contact and working collaboratively between military-connected students, their families, and the campus.
  • Maintaining familiarity with enrollment processes, records transfer, existing community resources, and student supports.
  • Ensuring military-connected students are identified and properly coded through the Texas Student Data System Public Education Information Management System (TSDS PEIMS).
  • Determining campus-based supports and services available to military-connected students based on their unique needs, including their high mobility.
  • Assisting in coordinating campus-based programs relevant to military-connected students.
  • Attending professional development or training annually to learn and understand topics related to the transition of military-connected students and their families.
  • The campus-based military liaison offers professional development opportunities for staff members on issues related to military-connected students.


Campus Faculty Liaison

Cory Smith
csmith@kaufman-isd.net
(972) 932-2811 Ext: 6073

Responsibilities

  • Assisting in coordinating campus-based programs relevant to military-connected students. ·         Supporting students with a parent or guardian who has fallen in the line of duty.
  • Supporting students with a parent or guardian in the national guard or reserve.
  • Issues that address the physical and mental effects of military service, including post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and other physical injuries.
  • Supporting students connected to veterans.
  • Mitigating the effects of high mobility.
  • Attending professional development or training annually to learn and understand topics related to the transition of military-connected students and their families.

 

Transitioning to KHS

During the first week of transitioning to Kaufman High School, a military-connected student can expect to receive a campus tour from one of our administrative or faculty liaisons and one of our current KHS Military Connected students. During lunch, new students will be joined by one of our campus liaisons or military-connected students to help answer questions and help them feel comfortable in their new community. 

Parents can expect a phone call or email from one of our campus liaisons welcoming them to the Lion Community. During this time, please feel free to address any needs or concerns to help with the transition to KHS. 

Throughout the course of the school, we will periodically meet with our Military Connected students. This will provide an opportunity to spend time with campus liaisons and build relationships with campus staff members and other military-connected students. 

Military Family Resources

Enrollment Information
Clubs & Organizations
District Calendar
Counseling Center
Military Child Education Coalition 
Kaufman County Veterans Services
TEA Military Family Resources 

Month of the Military Child

April is Military Child Month