Naming the Newest Hays CISD Elementary School

The Hays CISD voters approved a bond for Elementary School #14 in May of 2017.  They can’t call it ES #14, so they need a name.  So how do you name for a new school?

Recently, the Hays CISD Board of Trustees create a committee to recommend a name for the new school on High Road in Uhland.  The fourteen person group will start meeting soon to help the school district name the school.

Trustee Willie Tenorio, Jr. whose district includes Uhland, said, “I’m excited that we have broken ground on the school.  It was needed for severe overcrowding at several schools, including Hemphill Elementary.”

Hays CISD Bus Info Special Message

A special back to school message from the Hays CISD Transportation Department (from the Hays CISD website).


Dear Bus Riders and Parents,

Bus delays are common the first few days of school as we all become familiar with this year’s routes. Please be sure to have your child at the bus stop on time, but do not be alarmed if the bus does not arrive right away.

Additionally, the transportation and central office incoming phone lines typically fill up quickly with transportation questions on the first day of school. Please accept our apology if you get a recording. If you need to get through, though, please keep trying.

In addition to making a phone call, you may also find the answer you need on our website. Common questions include:

What bus number does my child ride, and what time does it come?

All bus routing information is in our Parent Serve Portal (goes live on Thursday, August 24th). Please sign in, and you will see specific information for your child/children.

My bus is REALLY late!!!

Check our transportation bus information hotline (available all year long) for information on buses that are running significantly behind schedule for whatever reason. Often, these delays are caused by reasons out of our control, such as weather or traffic incidents.

My child did not come home on the bus.

During the first few days of school, we have several students who do not arrive home on their scheduled bus. This can be very scary for parents. Please rest assured that we will find your child. Sometimes students get on the wrong bus or fall asleep and miss their stop. Sometimes we accidentally put them on the wrong bus as we learn all of the new bus assignments. Please know that we do not leave our campuses or central office until EVERY child is home safe and sound. We have a radio system on all of our buses and GPS tracking. We know where they are at all times and can quickly find out who is on each bus.

If your child missed the assigned stop to get off and the bus is still in the area, we can drop your child off at home. Otherwise, students will be returned to their home campus to await pick up, and we will have staff on site. The best way to contact someone is to call your child’s campus first.

We appreciate your patience and understanding. We look forward to a safe and exciting 2017-2018 school year.

A message from

Hays CISD Transportation Department



Santa’s Arrival & Tree Lighting Ceremony December 2015

Santa makes a special visit to Kyle every year because the children of Kyle are not just good……they are GREAT!

This year, Santa comes to take part in the Tree Lighting event in downtown, December 2, 2015. Join Santa and the Kyle Parks and Recreation Department at City Square Park for pictures, choirs, food and fun!

Santa will be available to take pictures – BYOC ( bring your own camera).

Date: December 2, 2015

Time: 4:30 – 9:00 pm

Location: City Square Park/Historic Kyle City Hall (Pictures with Santa*)

Schedule of Events

3:00 pm – Santa tours Kyle with Kyle Fire Department

4:30 pm – Santa arrives at Historic Kyle City Hall

4:45 pm – *School choir performances begin at the Gazebo (Detailed schedule below)

– Pictures with Santa begin. (Bring your own camera, there will not be a photographer available to take pictures for you)

5:45 pm – Pictures with Santa will be stopped to prepare Santa for the Tree Lighting Ceremony

5:55 pm – Santa helps the Mayor flip the switch on the City Tree located at City Square Park

6:00 pm – School choir performances continue

– *Santa gets a 10 minute break

7:45 pm – Line for Santa closes

8:20 pm – Final Choir Performance Begins

8:30 pm – Pictures with Santa concludes

8:42 pm – Last choir takes the stage

8:45 pm – Santa must return to North Pole

9:00 pm – Event concludes


Hays CISD Choir Schedule Santa Arrival and Tree Lighting
Hays CISD Choir Schedule – Santa Arrival and Tree Lighting

* Hays CISD School Choir Schedule

4:45 pm Blanco Vista Elementary
5:00 pm Hemphill Elementary
5:15 pm Fuentes Elementary
5:30 pm Kyle Elementary
Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:45 pm
6:00 pm Science Hall
6:15 pm Tobias Elementary
6:30 pm Barton Middle School
6:48 pm Dahlstrom Middle School
7:06 pm Simon Middle School
7:24 pm Wallace Middle School
7:42 pm Chapa Middle School
8:00 pm Hays High School
8:20 pm Lehman High School