Klein Cain HS Newsletter

April 2019

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Principal's Message

Hello Hurricane Family,

Happy Spring! On behalf of the Klein Cain faculty and staff, I would like to thank everyone for your continued support for our Hurricanes! We have been very busy since we have returned to campus this semester! There is so much to look forward to as we embark on this end of the year adventure!

There is A LOT of information in this issue of Hurricane Happenings, so please make sure to take your time and review all of the information that has been included. We have information about upcoming events (through the 1st week of May), district news and announcements, campus celebrations and much, much more!!

The arrival of spring also signals the arrival of testing! Whether it is EOC/STAAR, AP Testing, TELPAS, or ACT/SAT, most students will take a very important test on a variety of days. Information, such as testing dates and times, will be posted on our website and via Facebook and Twitter, so be sure to follow us on social media!

Finally, as stated above, our students are active and involved in so many clubs/organizations and team representing our campus in competitions, meets, games and contests! We would love to see you out and about cheering on our Hurricanes!

Reign Cain,

Nicole Patin

Klein Cain Events: April 1st - May 4th, 2019

Below are all of our events from Monday, April 1st - Saturday, May 4th, 2019. Keep up to date with our calendar on our website at kleincain.kleinisd.net.

Tuesday, April 2

  • Orchestra UIL Concert & Sightreading Contest (Varsity Only)
  • Softball vs Conroe HS - 6:30 Varsity / 4:30 JV
  • Band Concert - 7pm-9pm

Wednesday, April 3

  • HOSA State Competition
  • JV Track District Competition @ Klein Memorial

Thursday, April 4

  • Orchestra Pre-UIL (Non-Varsity) @ Klein Cain
  • HOSA State Competition

Friday, April 5

  • Color Guard - Alpha Phi Alpha SWR Convention
  • Softball @ The Woodlands HS - 6:30 Varsity / 4:30 JV
  • HOSA State Competition
  • Criminal Justice TPSA State Competition

Saturday, April 6

  • Criminal Justice TPSA State Competition

Monday, April 8

  • Softball vs Klein Collins - 6:30 Varsity / 4:30 JV

Tuesday, April 9

  • STAAR English I EOC (all 9th graders + retesters)
  • FFA Meeting/Booster Club - 7pm-9pm

Thursday, April 11

  • STAAR English II EOC (all 10th graders + retesters)
  • Varsity Track District Prelims @ The Woodlands HS 5-8pm

Friday, April 12

  • Varsity Track District **Field Events** 9am-12:30pm @ TWHS
  • Softball @ The Woodlands HS - 6:30 Varsity / 4:30 JV
  • Varsity Track District **Running Finals** 6pm-9pm @ TWHS

Saturday, April 13

Monday, April 15

  • Band UIL Contest - Klein Oak / Klein HS

Tuesday, April 16

  • Band UIL Contest - Klein Oak / Klein HS
  • Softball @ College Park HS - 6:30 Varsity / 4:30 JV

Wednesday, April 17

  • Band UIL Contest - Klein Oak / Klein HS
  • Non Varsity Orchestra Concert & Sightreading Contest

Thursday, April 18

  • Band UIL Contest - Klein Oak / Klein HS
  • Non Varsity Orchestra Concert & Sightreading Contest
  • Softball vs Klein Oak - 6:30 Varsity / 4:30 JV
  • DECA/CJ/HOSA Volunteer @ Blackshear Field Day

Friday, April 19


Monday, April 22

  • STUDENT HOLIDAY - Staff Development

Tuesday, April 23

  • Full Orchestra Pre-UIL Concert - 6pm

Thursday, April 25

  • Orchestra Spring Trip (through Sunday, April 28)
  • Football - Meet the Coaches Night & Parent/Player Meeting

Friday, April 26

  • DECA Internationals Competition - Orlando, FL (through Wed, May 1)
  • Orchestra Spring Trip (through Sunday, April 28)
  • Band Spring Trip (through Sunday, April 28)

Saturday, April 27

  • Klein Talks @ Klein Cain
  • Orchestra Spring Trip (through Sunday, April 28)
  • Band Spring Trip (through Sunday, April 28)

Tuesday, May 2

  • Full Orchestra UIL Concert & Sightreading Contest

Saturday, May 4

  • US History STAAR Review
  • Klein Education Foundation - Fun Run

2019 Testing Dates

Thank you in advance for not making any appointments on these dates.

April 9 - English I

April 11 - English II

May 6 - Algebra I

May 7 - Biology

May 8 - US History

May 6 -17 - AP Testing Window


Hurricane Games

The Hurricane Games was a day filled with sports challenges among our Klein Cain students enrolled in the developmental programs. Several of our general education students who are involved in the B.E.S.T. (Bringing Exceptional Students Together) club helped run the Hurricane Games, and did an excellent job!
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Klein Cain Legacies Dance Team Wins National Grand Champions!

Please join us in congratulating our Legacies Dance Team as they celebrate a HUGE accomplishment! Great job ladies!
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DECA is Going to Nationals!!

Tanya Dhingra and Jayin Modh won DECA Glass for their event at State competition and will be moving on to compete and the International level in Orlando in April.
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Klein Cain Student Wins Big at HLSR!!!

During spring break, Klein Cain student Maya Poduval sold her painting at the Houston Rodeo on March 10, 2019. The buyer purchased the painting for a total of $10,000 at the school art auction. The painting is called “Waiting our Turn” and depicts three guys waiting to participate in an event. Maya will be saving that money for college!

Congratulations, Maya! We are so proud of you and happy that you share your amazing talents with the world!

Congratulations to Girls' Basketball District Awards!

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School Newspapers Online recognizes Cain Live as a 2019 SNO Distinguished Site

Each year, School Newspapers Online (SNO) offers student journalism programs with outstanding online publications the opportunity to apply to become a SNO Distinguished Site. Last month, the staff of Klein Cain High School's publication, Cain Live, earned this status.

Before being awarded the title of SNO Distinguished Site, Cain Live earned online digital badges in the areas of site excellence, story page design, writing, multimedia, coverage and audience engagement.

Representing what SNO sees as the six components of a modem news website, these six individual badges make up the SNO Distinguished Sites program.

SNO started the SNO Distinguished Sites program to eliminate ambiguity and delineate standards of excellence for an online student news site. Last year, 28 schools earned all of the badges and the honor of becoming a SNO Distinguished Site.

To see the outstanding work of our journalism staff of Cain Live, make sure you visit https://cainlive.com/.

Congrats to Jacob Elbert and students of Cain Live! We are so proud of you!

Klein Cain 2019 HS Employees of the Year

Congratulations to our 2019 Employees of the Year! We are blessed to have them at Cain!

Tyrone Void - Teacher of the Year

Shana Joubert - Assistant Principal of the Year

Tammie Doss - Counselor of the Year

Caitlin Cloyd- Professional Support of the Year

Bianca Ortega - Secretary of the Year

Marie Decker- Teacher Assistant of the Year

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Paws for Purpose Members Volunteer at Abandoned Animal Rescue

Several members of Klein Cain Paws for Purpose gave up time on their Saturday to volunteer at Abandoned Animal Rescue. They scrubbed out kennels and mopped floors making the kennel areas sparkling clean for the pups! They also got to meet the adoptable dogs the club is spotlighting on the announcement TV's throughout school. After collecting donations for the shelter in the fall, the members were anxious to do a volunteer day at the shelter. It was also great to see so many families coming out to AAR to adopt dogs and cats while we were there. We look forward to working with AAR in the years to come and to organizing their Strut Your Mutt team in October 2019!
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Cain Engineering/Robotics Wins 1st at District VEX Contests. STATE BOUND!!

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Klein Hacks - April 13-14 @ Klein High School

'Canes & Chains Disc Golf Tournament! - April 13th

Get ready for the @KleinCainHSBand's Disc Golf Tournament - Saturday, April 13th at Northside Christian Church! Register here!: http://www.cainband.org/canesandchains

Opportunities are available for your family or business to sponsor a "basket", t-shirts & awards!

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Football Meeting Thurs, April 25th

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Klein Talks - April 27th @ Klein Cain

Support Klein Teachers & Classrooms with a Fun Run!

This is a great opportunity to give back to your schools! Run to fund the @KleinFoundation for teacher grants & student-led innovation challenges! Register to RACE at http://thekef.org/funrun today.

(P.S. This is a SANCTIONED race! Perfect for the dedicated runners out there!)

Final Exam Exemption Process 18-19

Sports Physicals for 2019-2020

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Summer School for Initial Credit

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Schoology Parent Access

Parents, did you know that you now have the ability to follow your students' coursework in Schoology? Read the letter below for more information, or go to kisd.us/ParentSchoology to learn all about it.

Questions? Email schoology@kleinisd.net for help.

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Klein Cain Admin Team

Associate Principals

Assistant Principals

Serving Students by Last Names

The Cain Counselors


Counselors - Serving Students by Last Names

Case Managers

Graduation Advisor

Counselor Resources

Twitter: @KCainCounselors

Website: sites.google.com/kleinisd.net/caincounseling

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


Attendance Office

Questions about your students' attendance?

NEW! Request Student Absences Through Family Access!

Beginning this year, Klein ISD will now allow parents to enter absence requests through Skyward. By using your Skyward Family Access account, you will now be able to report your student(s) absence electronically and save time by turning notes or calling in to the attendance office.

Read the attached letter for instructions in both English and Spanish.

Student Parking at Klein Cain

  • A student parking tag is required to park on Klein Cain High School campus.

  • Student parking is only open to Sophomores and Juniors at this time.

Students can register for a parking tag in the parking office: #2100

For further information, visit the Cain website or contact Deya Jimenez in Suite 2100 or email: djimenez1@kleinisd.net

Hurricane Athletics & Activities

Fall/Winter Sports 2018

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

Girls Softball

Boys Baseball


Fine Arts at Klein Cain

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

Follow Klein Cain!

Keep up with the incredible things going on at Klein Cain through our social media accounts.

Twitter: @KleinCain

Facebook: www.facebook.com/KleinCain

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Project Prom 2020

Prom 2020 will be here before we know it! If you are interested in joining the committee for the Project Prom party, please contact Teresa Cox, the PTO President at kleincainptopres@gmail.com and/or join the KCHS Class of 2020 group on Facebook.

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 card that you fill out the first week of school. 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 call Ms. Patin at 832-375-8301.

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.

Student Handbook Highlights

A. Cell phones:

  • Cell phones are be permitted during passing periods, before & after school, and during lunches. As always, cell phones are prohibited in the classroom, unless approved by the teacher that day for learning purposes. Cell phones out in prohibited classroom areas will be confiscated.

B. Dress Code
  • Hair must be clean and well-groomed. Various hair styles and colors (including natural and unnatural) may be permitted so long as they are not distracting/disturbing to the learning environment.
  • Facial hair is allowed. It must be neatly groomed and styled in a way that is not distracting and may not reach a length greater than 1/2 inch.
  • Jeans may have holes as long as the holes are below mid-thigh and/or not a distraction.

C. All Things Grading & Classes:

  • Grading Periods are 9 weeks long. There will be a total of 4 grading periods.
  • Pre-AP drops may only occur after the first Progress Report is issued. The teacher, student, and parent must conference regarding drop; once the conference has taken place, information will be sent to Mrs. Alexander for final approval.
  • The Grading System will no longer include D's. 90-100 will be an A, 80-89 will be a B, 70-79 will be a C, 0-69 an F.

D. Exam Exemptions Requirements are now as follows:

  • Have no more than 6 absences in the school year in the class for which an exemption is being requested.
  • Have no more than 3 absences in a semester class (spring only, no exemptions in the fall) for which an exemption is being requested.
  • Any student qualifying for an exemption must attend the class during the final exam in order to maintain the exemption unless the student has less than 6 (full-year) or 3 absences (spring only) as noted above.
  • Have not been placed in ISS, DAEP, or suspended out of school in either the first or second semester.
  • Have maintained a conduct grade of E, S, or N during both the first and second semesters in the class for which they are seeking an exemption.
  • A student's laptop and textbook records for all subjects must be clear before any final exam exemption is awarded.

*Please contact your child's administrator if you have any questions regarding the student handbook. Handbooks will be available online in the month of August.