Benfer Back to School Bulletin

August 1, 2022

Our 22-23 School Theme is... Building Better Bobcats!

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Welcome Back Families!!!

We are looking forward to seeing you all next week! Families will be allowed to walk their children into the building on the first 3 days of school (Wednesday-Friday). If you have any new neighbors with children, please make sure they are aware of the information in this back-to-school update.

Dates to Remember

August 1st-9th: Campus open for general questions & new student registration by appointment only

August 5th- Required Annual Update in Skyward

August 8th: 4-7 PM- Benfer Back-to-School Block Party (See flyer below for details)

August 10th: 1st Day of School

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Required Annual Student Update Open TODAY Through August 5

With an amazing 2022-2023 school year just around the corner, we want to make sure that all of our families are prepared before school starts. For anyone brand new to our Klein Family, please contact your child’s campus registrar to begin the enrollment process. We look forward to welcoming you to the Klein Family!

For our returning students and families, welcome back! We cannot wait to see you back on campus! Please make sure to complete the Annual Student Update. This is required for all current students in Klein ISD to ensure each student has a schedule and teachers assigned prior to the first day of school.

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What is the Annual Student Update?

Every year, Klein ISD requires that families update student information for each enrolled child. Although many of our families have information that has not changed, for each student’s safety, it is required that information such as emergency contact information and more be reviewed and verified for each child.

Why do I need to complete the Annual Student Update?

Updating student information regularly is vital to ensure the accuracy of parent/guardian information, emergency contacts, phone numbers, address, etc. and allows the district and campus to respond in a timely and appropriate manner in case of an emergency, along with routine communication to keep families informed.

How do I complete the Returning Student Annual Update?

Information can be verified and updated in your Skyward Family Access Portal beginning July 18 and lasting until August 5, 2022. In order to log in to your Skyward Family Access Portal, please visit and click the Skyward button. Once you log in to Skyward, select the Annual Student Information Update button. Included will be additional information regarding state testing, tutorials, and other pertinent information.

What if I need help with Skyward or have additional questions?

Until all staff return back to campus, please allow us to assist you through this email to receive your Skyward Family Access account information. Your name, as well as your student’s name and campus, will be required to locate your account.

We look forward to a successful 2022-2023 school year with you all!

Benfer Back-to-School Sales

Show your school spirit with these amazing personalized water bottles! Refer to the information below to order! Sale starts today August 1st and ends August 12th!

Visit, use code 3790, register, and pay only $20!

¡Muestra tu espíritu escolar con estas increíbles botellas de agua personalizadas! Consulte la información a continuación para ordenar! ¡La venta comienza hoy 1 de agosto y finaliza el 12 de agosto! ¡Visite, use el código 3790, regístrese y pague solo $ 20!

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School Supplies

  • Unfortunately, the date for buying school supplies has passed. Supply packs must be preordered so that we are able to get them assembled and delivered to our campus before the start of school. We may have a few extras available for each grade level, but you must get to the block party on time (August 8th at 4 PM) as they will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Klein ISD Switching to SchoolCafé for Lunch Payments

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Klein ISD students and families will have an upgraded service for online school meal payments this year as we transition to SchoolCafé.

Families can register now for your SchoolCafé account using these step-by-step instructions in English or instructions in Spanish.

The Klein ISD Nutrition and Food Services team is working behind the scenes to verify that all student balances from the previous system, PayPams, are transferred and are available to view and manage in the new SchoolCafé.

Additionally, your SchoolCafé account gives you access to the new parent portal that allows families to manage students’ meal accounts, including:

  • Managing and depositing funds for meal purchases
  • Blocking a la carte purchases
  • Viewing student menus (coming January 2023)

Meal Benefits Reminder

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Beginning the 2022-2023 school year, USDA will no longer offer waivers allowing all students to eat for free. To determine if a student qualifies for free or reduced-priced meals, families are encouraged to apply. Please see the directions for using your SchoolCafé account to complete an application.

For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, visit the Klein ISD Nutrition & Food Services website.

Bus Buddies Information

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For more information on how to be a bus buddy, please contact Christy Spisak at 832-249-4753 or

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