Kleb Intermediate

Edition 23: March 8, 2021

Hello Bearcub families,

Good Sunday afternoon everyone!


This past week marked 100 days of school and I am so proud of our students and how much they have grown this year! I am also so grateful for our staff and how they pour into our students everyday. We have lots of kudos this week, some important information about events happening before everyone departs for Spring Break, and an all call for memory book pictures and ordering information from PTO.


We are looking forward to another fabulous week and as always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to our staff.


~Kleb Intermediate Administration

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Kleb Kudos!

Way to go Lady Cubs!

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The Lady Cubs 8th Grade Basketball team had a productive and rewarding season. After overcoming diversity both on and off the court, the lady cubs completed 25 rigorous practices and competed in 5 games. With tough competition at each school, the lady cubs were able to claim victory over many and even snagged a title of ZONE CHAMPS for the B-team; They were undefeated for the season. The lady cubs worked very hard each day at practice and proved they were very coachable and determined to get better. Coach Perino is proud of each player and hopes they continue their skills into the summer to prepare for high school.

Destination Imagination

Congratulations to both of Kleb’s DI Teams for advancing to the State level Contest! We are so proud of your dedication and displaying the traits of a forever learner.


The Improv Team, coached by Mrs. Richardson won 2nd place in their division. Team members are:

Lucas Dore

Lorelei Molitoris

Emma Sherlock

Heri Wilhelmsen

Reggie Dommert

Kaylee Bell


The Fine Arts team, coached by Mrs. Nguyen won 3rd place in their division. Team Members are:

Daria Chetraru

Marcus Hampu

Daniela Ramos Sibrian

Eliza Scheffer


Great job, Bearcubs!

Kleb 180

Finally, we would like to spotlight our Bearcubs that work hard each week after school to put together our awesome Kleb 180 broadcast which is featured each week in den. Your collaboration and excitement is contagious and our students always look forward to seeing it. And thank you to Mr. Williams for supporting our students throughout the process and giving them this opportunity!

Tips & Reminders to Prepare for Week 23:

8th Grade Reading & Math STAAR Simuations

Our 8th grade students have an upcoming opportunity to practice for their 8th grade Reading and Math STAAR assessments by taking a STAAR Simulation. The simulations provide a great opportunity for students to practice taking a STAAR leveled assessment in a simulated testing environment.

There have been some updates to the simulations and our online students do have the option to take the simulation online at home. However for the actual STAAR test, all students will need to come to campus to take the assessments and an at home option will not be available. The simulations on campus provide an opportunity for our online students to reacclimate to taking a test in an on campus environment prior to the actual day of STAAR.

We will have two testing days for our 8th Grade tests to complete the Math & Reading assessments. The Science & Social Studies assessments will be given the last week of March. The 8th Grade Reading Simulation will be on March 9th and the 8th Grade Math Simulation will be on March 10th. The Reading Simulation will be for all 8th grade students and the Math Simulation will be for all 8th grade students with the exception of 8th grade Algebra students.

In order to prepare for testing, all Klein Online families should complete the following form. It will allow us to place your student in the correct testing room and help us facilitate dismissal. The forms are due by March 4th. Thank you so much for your help.


March Remote Learning Day

Our district's next remote learning day is coming up on March 12th. This day will mirror our previous remote learning days where all students, both on campus and online, will complete work asynchronously through Schoology. The teacher office hours can be found below, as well as, the information letter and RSVP form. Please let us know if you have any questions.


Information Letter

RSVP Form

Subject Office Hours

Quarter 2 Grade Repair:

If your child was not successful in earning a 70 or higher in a core course for quarter two, our grade level counselors reached out via email during February week 2 to offer our grade repair opportunity. The new session will Monday through Thursday from 4:30 to 5:45pm and will be offered on both learning platforms. Please reach out to grade level counselors if you have questions about this program.

PTO MEMORY BOOK INFORMATION!

WE NEED YOUR PHOTOS! DEADLINE MARCH 20TH!!

We need the help of all of our Bearcubs to make YOUR Memory Book awesome! Take a few moments and send us your photos of Bearcubs in action. Sporting events, choir, orchestra, clubs, friends...you name it, we want it! Ask your Bearcubs too for pictures they may have of all the fun happening at Kleb. Submitting is easy. Visit https://studio.balfour.com/ezpix. Enter project code 122579. Upload your photos and share what the activity is.


MEMORY BOOKS:

Order your 2020-21 Memory Books today! They can be purchased for $30 on the Balfour website. Visit balfour.com and search for Kleb. Bearcubs in ALL grade levels can purchase a Memory Book!

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COVID-19 Notification

Thank you for continuing to keep us informed of your students health so we can help support your student through next steps.


If you need to inform us that your student has tested positive for COVID-19, please note the following steps:

1.Visit the Kleb Intermediate Homepage and click on the purple COVID-19 button also found at the top. (Linked to the picture as well)

2.Finally click on the report COVID-19 button and complete the form prompts. A Kleb staff member will be in contact with you after completion.


If your student has become a close contact with someone that is positive, please notify our nurse and your student's grade level principal through email or by calling so that we may walk you through next steps.


Thank you for your continued support and communication, we appreciate it. In both cases, the student should stay at home and we will begin reaching out to families on Monday, January 4th.

BEARCUBS OF THE WEEK

Student Information

Campus Sporting Events

Our track, tennis, and swim season will be starting soon. Everyone did a great job during basketball season and we are excited to begin these spring sports. Our events will continue to follow the same spectator guidelines as our fall sports.


This includes: With limited capacity rules and following Klein's guidelines for all Intermediate campuses, we will be restricting our spectators to our participants/athletes, the parents, grandparents, & siblings of the athletes, and the season pass holders. We are limiting our spectators in an effort to ensure that family members have an opportunity to watch their student's play. Spectators must present their pre-paid tickets at the entry gate for each game to order to enter. A limited number of tickets will also be available for family members to purchase at the game but on a first come, first serve basis. Families will be required to sit together and socially distance themselves from other families. There will also be some special procedures for spectators at the on campus facilitates.


Please note, all spectators must wear a mask for the entirety of time while on campus. We appreciate everyone following this rule so we can continue to hold games!

We are continuing to look for opportunities to be able to invite students and other community members to the games once we are able to accommodate everyone safely or there is an adjustment to the Intermediate campus guidelines.

KOC Reminder

Beginning Monday, November 9th, if your student is coded as a KOC (Klein On-Campus) student the expectation is that the student attends campus daily for instruction. If a student is unable to attend campus, then they will be counted absent for the day. The student will be allowed to work asynchronously through Schoology, but will not be allowed to attend Zoom. If a KOC student needs to access instruction synchronously for absences that extend beyond one day, then the parent will need to contact the attendance office by 3pm by email (dbanks1@kleinisd.net) or through Skyward messaging for administration to approve for the following day. The change comes in an effort to reduce the daily back and forth transitions that are occurring on campus, which the data and feedback shows is reducing learning outcomes and is burning the teachers out with the inconsistencies. Our hope is to get closer to a sense of normalcy, as best as possible, in our current conditions.

Authenticated User Log-in on Zoom

In order to increase the security in our Zooms, our campus has turned on the authenticated user setting for our calls. This means that students must use their Klein single sign on log-in in order to join the Zoom calls. This setting will prevent students from changing their name once they enter the call and from logging in as another student. This will take effect across campus beginning tomorrow, November 9th in all classes. Also, please be on the lookout for new Zoom links in Schoology.

Klein Online: Library Book Pick-Up Change

  1. Fill out the Curbside Request Form

  2. Call or email Mrs. Vaughan at 832-249-5534 or to arrange a day and time to pick up/ drop off books.

  3. Someone from your family should come to Kleb to pickup your books at your scheduled time.

  4. Questions? Email Mrs. Vaughan at avaughan1@kleinisd.net

Online Testing Guidelines

Now that school is underway, we wanted to make sure that everyone was aware of our testing day expectations for our online students. Students testing online will need to:


  • Be present on Zoom at the time of the class to take the test and remain in class the entire period. If a student is not present online during the class on test day, they will have to arrange a time with the teacher to take a make-up test. If all testing opportunities are missed, then a zero would be recorded in the grade book for that test.
  • Have their cameras on with the student's face in view. Students must have their cameras on the entire time they are testing. If not, teachers will give the students reminders to turn it on before exiting them from the Zoom. Students that begin the test and then turn off their cameras or leave may cause their test to become invalidated.
  • Ensure their testing environment is free from distractions and communicate with their teacher if they are having any issues.


Our campus will work hard to ensure that all major grade testing is communicated well in advance, but we wanted to make families aware of the testing guidelines for this year.

Zoom Participation Guidelines:

In order to help support our students more effectively and manage our Zoom/Online classrooms, we have implemented the following guidelines that will be required in order to participate in Zoom.


  • Students need to follow the dress code when online with their teacher and/or classmates
  • Students will need to make sure to use their first and last name as their screen name in order to be let in from the waiting room
  • Students will need to leave their cameras on for the entire time while in the Zoom session unless there are extenuating circumstances that does not allow them to do so. If those circumstances exist, then the student or parent needs to contact their teacher to let them know.
  • Students may use the Chat feature for topics related to the lesson or to communicate with the teacher.

  • Students need to be participating in a conducive work environment, for example, students should not be Zooming in from a vehicle.



Parents, please note, that our Zooms are considered part of our classrooms. Our campus is diligently working to create a cohesive classroom environment and provide our online students an opportunity to engage with both the teacher and other students. If you need to contact one of our staff members for questions or support, we ask that you email or call them so that they can reach out and address any issues.

Week at a glance

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Parent Information

Car Rider Pick-Up & Drop Off

Parents please make sure that in the afternoon you are utilizing the car pick-up line that runs beside our field in the back of the school to pick up your student and not the staff parking lot. We have had a lot of students walking between cars or in front of vehicles recently in the staff parking lot and we want to ensure student safety on campus. We will be working with KPD to help us remind everyone of the proper locations in the upcoming weeks. We appreciate your help with this.

Klein ISD Academic Calendar for the 2021-2022 School Year

Changes to Klein Online Learning Platform

For our current Klein Online families or for our families that are considering the online learning platform, please note that the district and campus released some information this past week regarding moving students who are not academically successful back to campus. If you did not have a chance to read the email, please take a few moments this week to review it by clicking on the link here. We want all of our Bearcubs to be academically successful, whether online or in person, and we will continue to support them and our families throughout this school year.
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Food Services: Klein2Go Meals & Applying for Free/Reduced Lunches

Thanks to recent approval from USDA, Klein ISD Nutrition and Food Services will provide meals to all children 18 and under free of charge, for the year! Click on the link below to find out more information about Klein2Go for our online students.

Paypams (lunch accounts): https://paypams.com/


Klein ISD Nutrition and Food Services Launches Klein2Go Meals


Families that need to apply for free or reduced lunches, please take a moment to visit the following website to complete the application.

https://kleinisd.net/district/facility___school_services/nutrition_and_food_services

Campus Visitors

  • The campus will continue to encourage all meetings to take place virtually, however, if face to face meetings are needed, we will be implementing the following procedures.

  • All visitors will be required to complete a health screening form and wear a mask while on campus.

  • Visitors should check-in the front office and present their ID to be scanned so a campus ID badge can be created.

  • Once checked in, visitors should remain in the front office until staff has confirmed that the visitors destination has safety measures in place.

  • At this time, parents/guardians will not be allowed to visit students in the cafeteria nor bring lunch deliveries, until further notice.

No Deliveries, Please

Please note that our campus is not accepting deliveries at this time for our staff or students. If a student forgets their lunch they are currently able to eat for free through the end of the year. Thank you for your understanding.

Live School is going Great!

Liveschool is a website and app that allows us to reward our students for positive behavior. Liveschool will replace the CUB Cards and Cub Wristbands that our students earned in the previous years. Students will be rewarded points for following our Virtual and On-Campus CUB Behavior Matrix. Students will be able to use their points to enter to win raffles and rewards throughout the school year.


  1. Ask your student to login to their student account.

  2. Click the upper right hand corner and select “add a parent”

  3. Visit Parent Liveschool and enter the code provided for your student.

  4. View the Parent Guide for additional information. *This will help if you have multiple children at Kleb!


If you are unable to gain access to view your child's account, please fill out the following form.


How can parents help?

Each week we rely on donations to help fund our gift card rewards. If you would like to donate a $10-$50 gift card to a local store or restaurant you can drop off your donation in the front office, have your student drop it by the 8th grade office, or hand it to Mrs. Lammers in the car rider pickup line. Thank you for all your support!

School Store Hours

Just a reminder that the school store is open EVERY Thursday during lunches. CASH or CHECK ONLY.

Campus Safety Guidelines:

Students will be expected to follow all safety guidelines while on campus including maintaining social distancing, wearing a mask, and frequently cleaning their hands. Our staff will be working to help support our students transition on campus and practice our new guidelines. New updates were sent out the first week of September regarding face masks, please note the specific updates regarding face masks with ventilators and shields. The campus has also created new procedures for hallway transitions, classrooms, the cafeteria, and other common areas on campus. We highly recommend that students bring an extra mask in their backpacks when on campus. We also recommend students bring a bottle of water with them to campus as the fountains are only available to refill bottles.


Please visit the campus safety supports page to read more about these procedures and review our updated information.

Teacher of the Week

Kelly McDonald-- Choir Director

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“If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing”

Where did you grow up? Illinois and Flower Mound, TX


How long have you been in education? 10


Where did you go to school? Baylor University


What's your favorite theme park? Disney


What is something you are really good at cooking? Breakfast


What's your idea of fun? Reading and spending time with my family


Where would you time-travel, if it were possible? I enjoyed the 90’s - I would love that time again!


What dance move are you secretly awesome at? No one wants to see me dance!

Campus Resources

2020-2021 Bell Schedule

As in years past, our 6th grade students will continue to run on a separate bell schedule. Please note, that 7th & 8th grade students have two different lunch times. To know yours, check your schedule through student access in Skyward.

Dress Code Highlights

Whether online or on campus, students should follow our dress code guidelines. Students that are out of dress code will be asked to make corrections before continuing with their school day.

Cell Phone Policy: Pulled from the 2020-2021 Klein ISD Student Handbook

Electronic Devices and Technology Resources (All Grade Levels) Possession and Use of Personal Telecommunications Devices, Including Mobile Telephones: The district permits students to possess personal cell phones for safety purposes; however, these devices must remain turned off during the instructional day, including during all testing, unless they are being used for approved instructional purposes.

A student must have approval to possess other personal telecommunications devices such as laptops, tablets, or other portable computers. Students are not permitted to possess or use personal electronic devices at school unless prior permission has been obtained. Without such permission, teachers will collect the items and turn them in to the principal’s office. The principal will determine whether to return items to students at the end of the day or to contact parents to pick up the items. The use of mobile telephones or any device capable of capturing images is strictly prohibited in locker rooms or restroom areas while at school or at a school-related or school-sponsored event. If a student uses a telecommunications device without authorization during the school day, the device will be confiscated. The parent may pick up the confiscated telecommunications device from the principal’s office.

Please reference the Student Handbook for more information about cell phones and acceptable technology use.

Attendance Procedures

Regular school attendance is essential for a student to make the most of his or her education—to benefit from teacher-led and school activities, to build each day’s learning on the previous day’s, and to grow as an individual. Absences from class may result in serious disruption of a student’s mastery of the instructional materials; therefore, the student and parent should make every effort to avoid unnecessary absences.


Did you know you can now report an absence in Skyward? Click HERE for more information.

Any student who is absent for the whole day is required to produce one of the following within 5 days of their absence(s):

· Parent Note

· Parent email (within 5 days of absence)

· Original medical note (copies or altered notes will not be accepted)

· Faxed notes must be sent from physician’s office

· Court note

· Official note for observance of approved religious holy days

***If a student is absent for part of the day for a doctor appointment, their absence will be coded as Section 25 (temporary absence) if the student follows the following procedure: The student must return the doctor excuse to the Attendance Office immediately upon returning to school to receive the Section 25 coding for their absence.

If a student does not produce one of the items listed above within the allotted timeframe, that absence will be considered unexcused and counted toward their total semester absences.

Klein ISD takes attendance very seriously, and we want to see your child succeed at Kleb. If you have any questions regarding attendance, please feel free to contact the attendance office at 832-249-5495 or reach out to your assistant principal.

Additional attendance information can be found starting on page 36 of the 20-21 Student Handbook.

District School Calendar for 2020-2021 School Year

PTO Corner


WE NEED YOUR PHOTOS! DEADLINE MARCH 20!!

We need the help of all of our Bearcubs to make YOUR Memory Book awesome! Take a few moments and send us your photos of Bearcubs in action. Sporting events, choir, orchestra, clubs, friends...you name it, we want it! Ask your Bearcubs too for pictures they may have of all the fun happening at Kleb. Submitting is easy. Visit https://studio.balfour.com/ezpix. Enter project code 122579. Upload your photos and share what the activity is.

MEMORY BOOKS:

Order your 2020-21 Memory Books today! They can be purchased for $30 on the Balfour website. Visit balfour.com and search for Kleb. Bearcubs in ALL grade levels can purchase a Memory Book!

ATTENTION 8TH GRADE PARENTS! THE 8TH GRADE DANCE IS ON!!

That's right, we've been given the green light to host an 8th grade dance at the end of the school year. Help us celebrate our Bearcubs by volunteering for the planning committee. Visit this link to join us!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdYaAtT4kIalDAGFO8ncWNe_Rw_2nJ4vzPQUMuUsFw5vK8Xog/viewform?gxids=7628

SUPPORT OUR BEARCUBS WHILE YOU SHOP:

You can now support our Bearcubs by linking your Kroger card to Kleb PTO. Sign in to your digital account and search for KLEB. Klein Support Groups Klen PTO will pop up. Confirm and save and help us earn money to support our awesome Bearcubs!!


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Thanks for your continued support!