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Accelerated Reader

"Welcome to Renaissance Place" where your child can enhance their reading skills from home.


Bell Schedule

Cafeteria Services

Cafeteria Services

Snacks are available in the Cafeteria during lunch.

Click here to visit the Cafeteria's Department page

10:00-11:25 Team F (Acevedo, Singley, Alonzo)

11:05-11:35 Team E (Thompson, Odom, Shemberger, Williams)

11:30-12:00 Team D (Estes, Weaver, Dabbs)

11:40-12:10 Team A (McDonald, Holder, Rice )

11:50-12:20 Team B (Reese, Dennie, Huff )

12:15-12:45 Team C (Mendoza, Ramirez, Havas, Cepak )

12:25 - 12:55 Team G ( Congleton, Hayes, Cummings )

12:35 - 1:05 Team H (Whiteman, Mitchell, Hicks, Keeling )

Online Textbook Information

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is a life-changing, non-profit prevention program for girls in 3rd through 8th grade. Our mission is to "educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living."

Girls on the Run combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running event with healthy living education. Our programs instill self-esteem through health education, life skills development, mentoring relationships, and physical training - all of which are accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their
parents, schools, volunteers, staff, and the community.

Girls on the Run of Kaufman County is an Affiliate Council of Girls on the Run International , which has a network of over 200 locations across the United States and Canada.

Council Director
Rhonda Carter, M.S.

972-932-3513, ext. 1254

Safe School Helpline

The Safe School Helpline is a 24-hour service that empowers students, parents and community members to report unsafe, at-risk situations without identifying themselves.

1-800-418-6423, extension 359

School Messenger - District Wide Notification System

School Messenger

Kaufman ISD participates in an alert system called School Messenger for emergency communications using electronic media computers and cell phones as the communication tools. This system allows the District to communicate its emergencies like weather closings to subscribers directly to their home computers or personal cell phones.

Text the word, subscribe, to 68453.

(Please note that while we are excited to offer a text messaging option, the district does not pay for any text message fees you may be charged by your cellular provider.)

Click here for more details.

Skyward Family Access

Family Access to Grades/Attendance:

All parents/legal guardians needing access to Family Access must have a signed waiver on file with Kaufman ISD. For further assistance on completing Family Access Waivers, please contact Vonda Jones through email: vjones@kaufman-isd.net

Thank you for your patience. Click here for the Waiver.

Click here for Skyward Family Access

Student Handbook

Student Registration

Registration Information for New Students

For students first registering in the Kaufman Independent School District, there are a few things you will need:

  1. Shot Record - Please bring a copy so that it can be placed in the students file. If you bring the original, a copy will be made.
  2. Copy of Transcript - This needs to be the most current transcript available. The last grade completed needs to be on it in order to register for the next grade.
  3. Social Security Card - Please bring original, a copy will be made.
  4. Birth Certificate - Please bring original, a copy will be made.
  5. Proof of Residency - This can be a paid water bill, or proof that electricity has been turned on. It must be something that will prove that you live in Kaufman. Cable and cell phone bills are not accepted.
  6. Parent or Guardian Identification - This can be a valid driver's license or state identification card. Once you have all of these items, bring them to the school at which you are going to register.

Supply List

Volunteer Opportunities


Coaches will begin selecting students for competition beginning in September. District Elementary Competition will be held in December.

Please contact the campus coordinator, Carly Thompson, cthompson@kaufman-isd.net for more information regarding the events, or if your child is interested in trying out for a particular event.

Students at Phillips can compete in the following Elementary UIL events:

Art Smart (4th Grade): The art contest involves the study of paintings from the National Gallery of Ar in Washington D.C. and paintings from Texas art galleries and museums. As part of their study, students will demonstrate an understanding of art history, interpret ideas and moods in original artworks and make informed judgements about the artwork. The contest consists of multiple choice and true/false questions and an identification section.

Music Memory (3rd and 4th Grade): The focus of the music memory contest is an in-depth study of fine pieces of music literature taken from a wide spectrum of music genres. Students listen to a portion of each selection on the music list and must list or recognize the composer, the name of the major work and the name of the selection. Click here to view Music Memory resources.

Number Sense (4th Grade): Being able to perform quick mathematical calculations is the premise behind this contest. The test covers functions appropriate for the grade level, including algebra and geometry. Students are given 10 minutes to complete the fill-in-the-blank test.

Oral Reading (3rd and 4th Grade): As students prepare a piece of poetry to read out loud, they learn to analyze the text as a literary critic, to grow and to develop as a performer, to communicate a message to an audience and to perform an artistic creation. All of these apply to the oral reading competition, which should be an extension of the classroom literary and language arts activities in poetry, short stories and childrens' fiction.

Ready Writing (3rd and 4th Grade): Given up to two hours to write an essay on one of two topics, ready writing helps students refine their writing abilities. This contest helps them to learn to write clearly and correctly a paper that is interesting and original, regardless of the topic area.

Spelling (3rd and 4th Grade): The spelling contest is designed to give students exposure to a wide variety of vocabulary words. It is not a contest of memorization. For the most educational value, preparation for this contest should include instruction in the rules of the English language, meanings and definitions, and root words. Depending on their grade level, students must spell between 65 and 140 words in 30-60 minutes.

Storytelling (3rd Grade): To tell a story, the participant must develop skills in listening, interpretative thinking and speaking. Students are read a story, which they must then tell back to the judges. Preparing for this contest also allows for the development of creative expression and self-confidence.

***Contest Information from the A+ Program, issued by the University Interscholastic League (UIL)***

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