Edition 8: October 3rd, 2021
Hello Bearcub families,
Happy Sunday! We hope that everyone got some rest this weekend as we head into the first week of October. This week is an important academic marker for us as it the final week of Quarter One. It is also a short week for our students as there is a student holiday this Friday and next Monday, October 11th.
In addition to academic growth markers, we are continuing to encourage our Bearcubs to grow behaviorally on campus. Kleb is a PBIS campus, which stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. We have worked with students to develop our campus behavior matrix, which we use as guidance for our students and to set expectations for different areas on campus. Each part of the matrix embodies our campus core values of being a CUB. To incentivize this with students, we use a digital points system through Liveschool, where students can earn points on campus when they are "caught" displaying our Bearcub traits from the matrix. Students can then use those points on campus for rewards such as getting treats from the snack cart, going outside at lunch for recess, raffles for prizes, and more. Our wonderful PTO helps us with supplying some of the rewards and the campus works at having something weekly for our students. A copy of our matrix can be found below along with the parent instructions for logging in to view your student's points. We would like all of our parents to encourage their students through conversation in the upcoming weeks about what it means to be a CUB on campus and how their choices can affect others. At Kleb we take on a village mentality in growing our CUBs and preparing them for the their next steps in life. We appreciate everyone's support.
This week's newsletter contains information about campus events for this week. Thank you to everyone who came out for spirit night at Bruster's last week. It also has some important reminders about chromebooks and an overview of weekly campus activities.
Families, if you have a few moments we would appreciate your feedback on our beginning of the year family survey found below in the parent section, if you did not complete it last week. Kleb is consistently looking for feedback and areas of opportunity where we can grow our campus while striving to maintain our areas of strength. . We will send out another at mid-year and a final one at the end of the year as we continuously evaluate. Thank you so much for your insight!
Finally, make sure to check out the PTO corner for information about memory book bonus week this week, our parent Chili cook-off, and our next upcoming Spirit Night!
We hope that everyone has a wonderful afternoon and as always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to our staff.
~Kleb Intermediate Administration
Open House: Thank You!
Pep Rally: Student Athletes
ELA Reading Goals
Reminders for this Week:
YEARBOOK SALES START NOW! This week is National Buy Your Yearbook week! Now is the time to reserve your 2021-2022 Yearbook! The early bird gets the worm or in this case the discount, because the Kleb Yearbooks are only $25 until December 31, 2021. The price will increase to $30 each on January 1, 2022. Visit Balfour.com today and search for Kleb Intermediate to purchase your child's yearbook today. 8TH grade ads are also available. https://www.balfour.com/ As an added bonus, anyone who purchases their yearbook THIS WEEK will be entered in a drawing for a gift card. (valid October 4-10)
Campus Athletic Event Information
(KISD employees are free with their badge)
Kleb Family Survey
Liveschool is a website and app that allows us to reward our students for positive behavior. Students will be rewarded points for following our CUB Behavior Matrix. Students will be able to use their points to enter to win raffles and rewards throughout the school year.
Ask your student to login to their student account.
Click the upper right hand corner and select “add a parent”
Visit Parent Liveschool and enter the code provided for your student.
View the Parent Guide for additional information. *This will help if you have multiple children at Kleb!
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 7th grade office, or hand it to Ms. Weston. Thank you for all your support!
Fall School Pictures: October 25th
Fall School Pictures have been rescheduled to October 25th! Students will still visit Lifetouch photographers through their Social Studies class. All payments should be given to the Lifetouch photographers and if you would like to purchase them online please visit lifetouch.com and use School Code: EVT4MTNJ8
Students were issued a purchase envelope from their SS teacher. Please remind them to bring it with them if you want to order pictures on the day of. You can purchase online using the School Code provided above at any time.
Chromebook Rollout Information & Digital Support:
Kleb Intermediate is still a one-to-one campus for Chromebook devices. All returning Bearcubs should bring their devices with them each day to school. All of our 6th grade students or new to Kleb 7th & 8th grade students will need to pay the fee or deposit for the devices through Schoolcash in order to be issued a school device during Chromebook rollout. We will be rolling out Chromebooks each Wednesday for any student that has paid the fee/deposit by the Friday before. All returning Bearcubs that already has a device will also need to pay the Chromebook fee/deposit by Sunday, October 31st in order to retain a working device.
Please contact our IT repair center if you have any questions.
Kleb Clubs & Organizations!
Bearcubs let us know if you have questions!
Bearcubs of the Week
6th Grade: Laniya Oliphant
Laniya is a Pathway Explorer that is never deterred by difficult circumstances or challenges in class or on campus.
7th Grade: Mitchell Strack
Mitchell is an Understanding Citizen that continuously displays being grateful, kind, joyful, honest, and selfless.
8th Grade: Emoni Myles
Emoni is a Values Driven Leader that is considerate and caring of others.
6th Grade: Laniya Oliphant
7th Grade: Mitchell Strack
Teacher of the Week
Nicole Davis - SPED Support Facilitation
“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all. -Mulan”
Where did you grow up? Katy, Texas
Where did you go to school? Western Governors University
What was your major? Elementary Education
What song would you say best sums you up? Pretty Girl by Maggie Linderman, CADE, and Cheat Codes
What was your first record, tape or CD that you ever owned? Britney Spears' Album Baby One More Time
Student IDs & Lanyards
Each day, students will need to wear their school IDs and lanyards to campus. Students who forget theirs, those who are missing pieces, or those who need a completely new one will be able to purchase a temporary one or any components through their SchoolCash accounts in their grade level office. We are also working on having our grade level secretaries available in the cafeteria each morning to assist.
- Smart Tag School IDs & Lanyards
- Dress Code
- Kleb Bell Schedule
- School Supply Lists
- Bus Routes & Information
- Cell Phone Policy
- Clubs & Organizations
Can be found on our Back to School Website found here: https://sites.google.com/kleinisd.net/backtoschool2122
District Bus Status Dashboard is Up and Running
In addition to the district's bus status dashboard, we will continue to have our Kleb bus slidedeck available with real time updates. Our Kleb bus slidedeck can be found on our Kleb homepage under Quicklinks found HERE.
The district also rolled out a Bus Status Dashboard and they shared the following information:
- We are building a Bus Status Dashboard, which clearly displays bus routes that are running more than 15 minutes behind normal. This dashboard will be available beginning Monday, August 30, 2021, on our district transportation page or accessed directly at https://kleinisd.net/busupdates. The dashboard will be updated during AM and PM bus routes daily, if there are delays. This will be a temporary solution to notify schools and families of delayed routes until the SMART tag system is fully operational.
- We are working with our SMART tag vendor to launch our bus route monitoring system, which should be launched by early October due to pandemic-caused hardware delays of equipment coming from China. We will continue to update you regarding SMART tag implementation.
THANK YOU to all who have joined the PTO thus far. We look forward to connecting with you!
Here are three quick ways that you can help us help our students and staff.
1. Join the PTO - for as little as $10 you can be a part of an organization that exists to help ensure the success of our kids. Funds raised through PTO go directly back to support our school and no volunteering is required (unless you would like to). Join here https://sites.google.com/site/klebintpto
2. Volunteer - Many things at our school might go undone without the help of our awesome volunteers. You can volunteer as little or as much as you would like. To volunteer complete your application here https://kleinisd.net/cms/One.aspx?portalId=568125&pageId=16247612
3. Support our school while shopping - That's right, you can support our school just by doing normal weekly tasks. Select Kleb Intermediate on your Kroger card or find us on Amazon Smile.
TEACHER LUNCHEON PARENT CHILI COOK OFF: We love our Bearcub teachers and staff. Let's show them our appreciation by providing a FUN lunch to fuel their day. Our fall teacher luncheon will be CHILI COOK OFF style! Up to 10 parents can sign up to bring a crockpot full of chili. Not only will it serve as a yummy lunch for our teachers, but your chili will also be judged by 10 of our Kleb staff. The winner will receive a gift card! Parents, we also need lots of other items to make this lunch a success. SIGN UP FOR AN ITEM HERE https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e44afab29a64-kleb Not able to bring an item? We are always accepting monetary donations for luncheons on our website. Thank you to all those parents who have already sponsored our teachers.
YEARBOOK SALES START NOW! This week is National Buy Your Yearbook week! Now is the time to reserve your 2021-2022 Yearbook! The early bird gets the worm or in this case the discount, because the Kleb Yearbooks are only $25 until December 31, 2021. The price will increase to $30 each on January 1, 2022. Supplies are limited so don't delay! Visit Balfour.com today and search for Kleb Intermediate to purchase your child's yearbook today. 8TH grade ads are also available. https://www.balfour.com/ As an added bonus, anyone who purchases their yearbook THIS WEEK will be entered in a drawing for a gift card. (valid October 4-10)
SAVE THE DATE - SPIRIT NIGHTS: Mark your calendar for Kleb Spirit Nights. October 13 from 5-9 pm at Hat Creek Burger Company and October 29 from 5-8 pm at SKATE CHAMPIONS! A portion of your purchase will go to support our AWESOME Bearcubs! Learn more: https://sites.google.com/site/klebintpto/spirit-nights-sponsors
Car Rider Pick-Up & Drop Off
Visitors should ring the doorbell located at the front door of the school in order to notify the front office staff of your arrival.
Visitors will be asked to present their IDs to the camera before entering the building.
Once inside, visitors should report to the main office to check-in and receive their visitors badge.
Students will not be released to visitors during school hours without a photo ID, thank you for understanding and for helping us to keep our Bearcubs safe.
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
- Message through Parent Skyward account
- 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.