Hurricane Nation Newsletter

October 2020

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Principal's Message

Dear Klein Cain Families & Community,

Can you believe it????? We are FINALLY here! The 2020-2021 school year has begun and we are off to an amazing start! Who could have ever imagined that when we closed back in March that it would be September (and 187 days) before we got to see our kids again?!?! Many of us gave our kids a hug, fist bump, high five or a wave as they left for Spring Break back on March 6th, thinking we would see them in just a week. That certainly was the LONGEST WEEK OF SPRING BREAK EVER!

But, they are back! Our kids are back and our Hurricane family is whole again! And...we have grown over these last several months! We have gained almost 500 students and their families, as well as 80+ new staff members! Now, here we are almost one month into the 20-21 school year and there are almost 4000 chances for more fist bumps, high fives, smiles, air hugs and waves to share with our kids, their families and each other.

No matter how our kids have joined us to start this year, they are ALL still valued members of our campus and part of our EVERY. I have no doubt that EVERY one of our staff members will do whatever it takes to meet our kids WHERE THEY ARE and help them achieve amazing things this year! Back in the Spring, it was no surprise that our Hurricane faculty & staff came together to rise to the challenge of teaching during a pandemic. They finished the year with the same perseverance and resilience they had on Day #1. But, what our staff and students have been able to accomplish over the last several weeks is nothing short of astonishing!

In true Klein Cain fashion, we are all history-making Hurricanes! Aside from our Class of 2021 being the first-ever senior class to have attended Klein Cain HS for all 4 years of their high school career, no one else, in the history of education, has had to work as hard at being innovative enough to teach and learn during a global pandemic. Our teachers have learned new virtual ways of teaching. Our students have learned new virtual ways of learning. Teachers have changed, tweaked, rewrote, added to and adjusted lesson plans more than any of us probably ever thought possible. Our students and teachers have shown unwavering courage and support, for themselves and each other, when faced with obstacles that seemed insurmountable. I am so proud that they have conquered those once-thought insurmountable obstacles with success beyond our wildest dreams.

I appreciate all of the hard work that EVERYONE has put into our first month back! I am so proud of the way our kids have handled this new way of life, in terms of school these days. They have shown the resilience and fortitude we all knew they possess! As each days passes, we will surely face more challenges and more tweaks that will undoubtedly need to take place, as we continue to navigate through all of this unknown. But, this environment we are finding ourselves in brings us opportunities to see the smiling faces of our kids, whether in person or on Zoom! It gives us more opportunities to connect to our why and our purpose. It gives us more opportunities for ALL of us to make a difference!

As we embark on the craziest adventure any of us have ever been on, I want you to remember that we are a family. And this family is one that I would choose over and over again to accomplish what is being asked of us. We are in this together, and it's time to show our community, our district, and anyone else who chooses to take notice, that when it comes to the 2020-2021 school year, we are living our our theme for this year on a daily basis: In the Eye of the Storm, We Control Our C's. We are calm, centered, curious, connected and courageous...we are Klein Cain Hurricanes!

Thank you to all of you for your continued support of our amazing campus. I am proud of the home we have created for our Hurricane family and cannot wait to see the phenomenal things that come out of this year! Here's to a memorable and wonderful Year #4 at Klein Cain HS!

Reign Cain,

Nicole Patin

Klein Cain High School Principal

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Meet Our Admin Team!

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The Cain Counselors

Our Klein Cain counselors, or "Cainselors" for short, are here to serve our students and support them with the following:

  • Academic Support
  • Social & Emotional Support
  • Course Advising & Scheduling
  • Post-High School Planning & Career Exploration

Serving Students by Last Names...

Graduation Advisor and Section 504

College & Career Specialist

Counselor Resources

Twitter: @KCainCounselors


Course Selection:

KISD Promise2Purpose (course info, graduation requirements, etc):

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Klein Cain Special Education

The Klein Cain Special Education Department is dedicated to providing our students with the appropriate levels of academic, social and behavioral supports, so that all of our Hurricane students can achieve success in the least restrictive environment.

Special Education: Evaluation & ARD Specialist

Academic Lead Teacher & Department Chair

Speech Pathologist

Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Related Services Counselor

Transition Specialist

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Cain College & Career Center

It’s never too early to plan for your future!

Klein Cain High School is proud to have our College & Career Advisor, Brandi Brawner, are here to help our students get a head start on their plans after graduation!

Be in the know!

  • Please visit the Quad (room 1022) for assistance!
  • Follow us on Twitter @cain_ccc
  • Website: click here

Additional College Virtual Events

In addition to the events outlined below in our Class of 2021 section, Klein ISD is hosting several college presentations during the month of October! These virtual presentations allow for our students and parents to learn about large Texas universities and the application process.

Registration links can be found in Schoology and are promoted on social media and high school websites.

Additional Resources Available

Houston Area Recruiters

Check out the HARN YouTube Channel! HARN, the Houston Area Recruiters Network, collaborates with high school and college counselors to provide educational access and resources tailored for each student and their needs for future endeavors. These videos explain important, general topics about the college process so students are prepared for their future. The content of these videos range from Application and Admission Information, Student Services, Finding Community, Choosing a Major and much more! We hope you find these resources valuable!

Check out the Video – Ready to Apply to College?

Gain knowledge from Lone Star College about the following topics:

  • How to utilize Apply Texas
  • Do’s and Don’ts of the Application Process
  • Things you need to know before you apply
  • When are the best times to apply

If you have any questions, stop by and visit with Coach Brawner in the Cain College and Career Center ("The Quad").

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Bringing a Storm of Service

Cain Student Council Brings Community Service Across State Lines

As different as this has been for our students and us as educators and students, we realize that we are far luckier than some. As you know, several weeks ago Louisiana and parts of Texas were damaged by Hurricane Laura and some of the students, families, and communities that were hoping for a little normal to return to their lives have been displaced, had to start over, and still don’t know what is to come.

As we know from COVID, school is the one constant in our kids’ (AND OUR) lives so, after talking to Mrs. Patin about a high school that is connected to her husband’s family, Student Council knew we wanted to help. For those of you who remember three years ago at Cain, we were able to embrace Lemm and their Lions on campus due to the outpouring of love from the community. Now we would like to embrace some Louisiana Lions from Vinton High School.

We would like to “BRING A STORM OF SERVICE” to Vinton High School through drives from our campus, our community, and our feeder pattern. We remember seeing the commitment and pride of all of our students that first year in putting together desks, sorting supplies, and putting together rooms for Lemm. We can still instill this through our kids now. Student Council knows we are only one entity in this school and Vinton High School is in need of many things. We know that we can make sure Cain can impact this school if we all work together.

So how can you help? You can send any donations to Cain with your students, or you can drop them off at the front office.


Bringing a Storm of Service Website

Our kids are so excited to bring some good to others and hope you will join us in “Bringing a Storm of Service” to Vinton High School! Our Seniors are excited to “bookend” their time at Cain helping the Lions (Lemm as Freshmen and Vinton as Seniors). We are also committed to, once again, prove that there is good that can come from a Hurricane too. 😊This is another testament to how amazing our kids are!

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our amazing STUCO Sponsor, Antionette Hernandez.

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Klein Cain Attendance Office

Absences, Early Dismissal & Tardy Info

Good attendance is important for many reasons. Your child receives the maximum benefit of education by being in school every day, and numerous studies show a strong link between academic performance and consistent attendance. As Klein Cain High School fulfills our Promise2Purpose, we strongly encourage every student to attend school every day.


Although perfect attendance is the goal, it is not always possible. Klein Cain High School acts in accordance with Texas State Law for laws governing excused absences.


Both the parent and the student are accountable for unexcused absences in the state of Texas. To help parents stay informed, the school will notify the parent if their child accrues absences. A compulsory notification will be sent to a parent if their child has the following:

  • 1st Warning Letter: 3 absences per course in a 4-week period
  • 2nd Warning Letter: 6 absences per course in a 4-week period
  • Truancy Warning Letter: 3 unexcused absences in a 4-week period
  • Denial of Credit: After the 9th absence


Students are required to obtain an early dismissal and sign out in the attendance office if they are leaving the campus before the school day is complete. If a student has a signed note from a parent requesting an early dismissal, the note must contain the following:

  • Student's Name
  • Date
  • Time of the early dismissal
  • Reason for the early dismissal
  • Parent phone number
  • Student's phone number
  • Student's first (1st) period class with room number if known

Students are responsible for obtaining the early dismissal from the attendance office prior to leaving campus. Failure to obtain an early dismissal and proper sign-out will be treated as an absence without permission (truancy.)


Students have 6 minutes during their passing period. Students arriving after the tardy bell will be recognized as tardy. Students arriving to class 15 minutes after the tardy bell will be recognized as absent and will be directed to the attendance at that time or a later time.

10/10 RULE

To create the best educational environment, Klein Cain High School has adopted the 10/10 Rule. Students will not be allowed to exit their classrooms during the first and last 10 minutes of class except for emergencies.

Attendance Office Staff

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the attendance office staff at the following:

WILLIAM BROWN - students with last names A-G 832-375-8606

LAURA HAMBY - students with last names H-P 832-375-8605

GLENNA GREER - students with last names Q-Z 832-375-8607

LINDSEY COLLETT - ADA 832-375-8608

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Klein Cain HS Class of 2021

Senior Class of 2021 Website

We are so excited to share with everyone that we have an official Klein Cain HS Class of 2021 Website that has launched this afternoon!

Meet your class officers! Stay up to date with important information and announcements! Get all the details about Prom & Graduation! This is your one stop shop for all things Class of 2021!

We are so proud of this history-making Senior class, as you are the first class that has attended Klein Cain for all 4 years! We have enjoyed watching you learn and grow and cannot wait to see how you continue to make us proud in your remaining time here at Cain!

Hurricane Class of 2021 Website

Senior Picture Information

Attention Class of 2021!

It’s time to make sure you look sharp for the most important yearbook picture to date! Seniors will take photos with Prestige Portraits.

Visit for detailed information on scheduling an appointment with Prestige and ordering pictures.

If students do not sit for a FREE senior portrait, they will NOT appear in the yearbook. That goes for online and in person students.

If you have any questions about yearbook photos, please contact our yearbook sponsor, Jacob Elbert.

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Parking Lot Painting is Back!!!!

We are excited to announce parking space painting is back this year! This is a fun way to raise money for our prom. If you would like to participate click here for the details!

Parking Day Information

Paint Vendor and Discount

  • Home Depot at 99 Grand Parkway & Kuykendayl - 20% off of paint and some supplies

    • Must enter school phone number (832.375.8400) at check-out to get discount

Priming of Spot

  • Students will be allowed to prime their painting area the day prior to painting day (not required).

Check In

  • Students must check in with the administrator on duty on painting day before they begin to paint their design. An administrator will be located at the student drop-off area in the courtyard behind the school.


  • Adhere to all guidelines on the first page of this document and in the permission form, especially the 3’x3’ size limit and latex paint only.

  • Actual painting must match the submitted design approved by administration.

Parking Spot Permission Form

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Important Virtual Events for Every High School Senior

Virtual Financial Aid and FASFA Night | Thursday, October 1, 2020, 6:00-6:45 pm – Learn about types and sources of financial aid, how to apply for federal student aid (FAFSA), and gain scholarship search and application information. This 45- minute presentation is for seniors and their families.

Sign up to receive the link to the presentation – HERE!

Virtual College Night | Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 6:00-8:00 pm Meet in virtual breakout rooms with representatives from more than 300 colleges, universities & career training programs. Learn about admission requirements, course offerings & campus life.

Get the most from the virtual event by viewing a video HERE and visit the “Go to College” Website which lists a variety of advice and information about preparing for college

Registration link available here

FAFSA Application Assistance Night Oct 29 and Nov 10 6:00-8:00 pm

Klein ISD will host 2 FAFSA Assistance Nights on October 29, 2020 and November 10, 2020 , from 6:00-8:00pm, partnering with college financial aid representatives. Parents of the class of 2021 can make virtual appointments for one on one assistance with their child’s FAFSA application. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered and get the FAFSA completed for the 2021-2022 college academic year!

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Hurricane Athletics & Activities

Fall 2020 Athletics

Click the links below, or visit the Athletics page on the Klein Cain website for our fall sports schedules. Reign Cain!

Football Schedule

Volleyball Schedule

Cross Country Schedule

Tennis Schedule

Swim & Dive

Klein Cain Fine Arts

Check the following websites for information about upcoming events in Fine Arts!

Clubs & Organizations

We would love to have every student on campus actively engaged in something they are passionate about or interested in. Klein Cain HS is proud to offer close to 100 teams, clubs, organizations and programs for our students to join. These organizations allow for students to share their interests, passions and talents with their fellow classmates, faculty & staff members, the campus and our Klein Cain community. Students are welcome to join as many clubs or organizations as they wish.

The beginning of the school year is a GREAT TIME to join! Please visit the link below to see the clubs we offer and the faculty sponsors for each activity. Make sure you check out the ones you are interested at during our virtual club fair on October 13th during landfall!

2020-2021 Klein Cain HS Clubs & Organizations

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Important Announcements & Information

Cain Cafeteria Lines & Menu Update

We are excited to announce that, starting next week, we will be adding the TexMex Menu on 2 serving lines for Lunch at Cain. If you click on the link provided below, you will see an updated menu indicating which lines are where in reference to the Snack Shop and Hurricane Alley. We will be keeping the Salad line closed for the time being.

We will continue to add new lines throughout the school year.

Cain Lunch Menu & Lines

AP Exam Registration & Payment

Attention All AP Students: If you are in an AP course, please follow the steps in the linked document (below) to ensure your AP exam is ordered for the Spring.

20-21 AP Exam Fees & Refund Policy

If you have any questions, please contact Marcy Sauter, Klein Cain Counselor.

Student Parking at Klein Cain

Students may not park anywhere on campus without a visible 2020-2021 parking tag. In accordance with the KISD Student Handbook, failure to comply with the student parking policy will result in school discipline. Student parking will be strictly enforced this year.

Visit the Student Parking page on the Klein Cain website for application & details.

For further information, visit the Cain website or contact Jennifer Vieira in Suite 1400 or via email:

DECA Spirit Nights

Please support DECA (business/marketing club) at our 2 spirit nights coming up:

1. October 26th from 10:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. - MOD Pizza Champions Forest

2. November 6th from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. - Chick-fil-A (Spring Cypress): DRIVE THRU ONLY

Please just mention you are supporting Klein Cain DECA when you get ready to order!!

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Microsoft Word Certified!!!

Our first 3 students in BIM 2 are officially certified in Microsoft Office Word! Congrats to Will, Nathan and Brooke!! Word Expert, Excel and PowerPoint are next.
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Paws for Purpose Continues Making a Difference!

Klein Cain's Paws for Purpose is continuing to pursue its mission of raising awareness about the homeless pet population in the area while offering students a way to volunteer and contribute to making these animals lives better.

We continue to partner with Abandoned Animal Rescue in Tomball and are hoping that Montgomery County Animal Shelter will be able to work us in after they lift their Covid restrictions. In addition to our work days at AAR, we have also had a great time at our Reading to Dogs days and Cat Volunteer Days. Our big project this year is Tango! We are sponsoring a service dog for a veteran in partnership with The Rescue for PTSD. Some of our members have been able to work with Tango, a young rescue pup, and his chosen veteran as they work through the training. The hope is that by the end of the school year Tango will be trained and ready to start his life of service under the sponsorship of Paws for Purpose.

Want to know how you can help us? We have just finished collecting pet supplies for the Storm of Service, but we will be having another pet food and supply drive in the future. We also support our local shelters year round with donations. If you would like to donate pet food or supplies, we will take them and get them to our partners! We also collect newspapers year round for Abandoned Animal Rescue. Our Worlds Finest Chocolate Fundraiser is fast approaching - October 7-21. We would be happy to sell you some chocolate! We will also have some spirit nights throughout the year. Proceeds will go toward Tango's care and training.

The club has grown from about thirty five members two years ago to almost two hundred last year.For those who want to join this year, dues are open on School Cash for a limited time (t-shirt included with dues) and students can see Ms. Kopinitz in the Counseling Office after the deadline or either of our co-presidents/founders, James Lamb and Clayton Hester. It's fantastic to see so many of our Hurricanes with a heart for animals and wanting to make a difference.

Cross Country Success

Your Cain Cross Country Team is off to a hot start this season. We kicked off our season with a win for our girls and boys divisions at our home KISD meet. Some of our top runners have worked themselves into state ranked positions. We will be competing at Spring Creek Park this Friday and the District Meet is right around the corner.

Orchestra Spirit Night at Willie's!

Take a break from kitchen duty and support your Cain Orchestra Program on Monday, October 5th OR Tuesday, October 6th. Willie's Willowbrook will donate a portion of your order back to us when you mention Cain Orchestra for your dine-in or phone orders.

Order any time from 11AM-10PM! We appreciate your support!

Please note that this is for dine in or phone to go orders only.

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Cosmetology Studies Infection Control

We would like to acknowledge our Cosmetology Department for practicing Safety and Sanitation! Our Cosmo I Class created projects showing the different Bloodborne Pathogens and Bacteria.

Our Cosmo Il Class is already gearing up for State Board Practical, while showing us how to properly disinfect!

Cain Tennis Wins Again!

The Varsity & JV Tennis teams continue to serve up a storm to their opponents! Varsity defeated College Park, Klein Forrest, & Klein Collins to become 4-0 while JV is also still undefeated at 3-0.

Way to go Cain Tennis! Coach Goedde, Coach Matthews and all of your Hurricane family are proud of you!! #REIGN CAIN

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Parent Contact Info

Please notify your child’s principal, nurse, and the Registrar’s office during the school year if any changes are to be made to the registration/enrollment information that you provide when registering your student at the beginning of the school year. It is important to update addresses, phone numbers and any other pertinent information that would affect the school notifying you in the event of an emergency. Please ensure you have updated email addresses and telephone numbers on file with registrar as this allows the school to communicate with you in the event of an emergency. Should you have any questions, please contact your child's Assistant Principal.

Custody Information:

Please assist us in the handling of custody related issues. It is the responsibility of the parents to provide the principal a certified copy of the court order affecting any other person’s right to their children.

2020-2021 Klein Cain Bell Schedule

Click here for the 2020-2021 Klein Cain bell schedule.

  • School hours: 7:15am - 2:46pm
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