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Clear Lake Intermediate

History of Thanksgiving

According to The History Channel's www.history.com, "In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Native Americans shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies." Clearly, these first Americans knew what they were doing when they started to celebrate our similarities and sit down at the same table. Almost 400 years later, we still use this holiday to come together into fellowship, as well as remember the things we are thankful for.

So, thank you for allowing us to be on your team, to share your wonderful children, and to raise tomorrow's leaders. While this Thanksgiving might not involve 30 people vying for the last piece of sweet potato pie, or standing in the midnight line at Best Buy to get a new gaming system on Black Friday, we sure have a lot for which to be thankful. May your holiday bring you new traditions, time with your family, and a renewal of hope.

Want your Child to Return to Brick and Mortar? Enroll in Clear Connections?

If you are hoping to change your child's method of instruction between Brick and Mortar and Clear Connections, please fill out the form below. The deadline to request this change is December 4, 2020. Remember, late requests will not be honored. Students will be allowed to return to campus on January 8, 2021.

Please fill out here.

Important Interim Testing Information

The rescheduled dates for Interim STAAR testing is Tuesday, December 1st for Math, and Wednesday, December 2nd for Reading. Below, you will find important documents to help you understand the purpose of these assessments. Clear Connections students will take these while monitored by their Clear Connections advisory teachers. If students are using their own devices (not school owned), there is a web browser option to log in. Their log in information will be available in Skyward Monday night before the test. This can be accessed in the REPORT CARDS tab in Skyward. Please read the information below for further guidance on finding these testing tickets.

Interim Testing Bell Schedule

Testing Infographic

Students using their own devices MUST USE CHROME and click HERE.

Teacher of the Week

Each week, here in Eagle Nation, we honor a teacher who has contributed to the operations of CLIS in a profound way. We like to do a shout out to parents, too, just so you can know how amazing our staff is! This week's Teacher of the Week is Mrs. Brooke Brockmyre, Clear Connections PE teacher and girls' coach. She really works hard to connect with her virtual students, get them up and moving, and lend them an ear. By the way, her plank workout is TOUGH!

Cross Country Information

  • Sign up for our Remind—Text @clixc to 81010
  • First practice is Nov. 30th **We will time a 2-mile run, so prepare NOW!
  • Practice is from 4:20-5:20 pm every school day, except meet days.
  • Wear a t-shirt and shorts. Dress appropriately for bad weather.
  • Bring a labeled water bottle and have it filled prior to practice.
  • Bring a mask that won't tear. You’ll be wearing them all practice long. If the mask rips, you cannot continue practice. It must cover the nose and mouth.
  • Don’t wear brand new shoes (courses are muddy).
  • Meet by the tennis courts for warm-up at 4:20 pm.
  • Must be picked up by 5:30 pm in the back-parking lot (by football field).
  • Meets – Mondays 7th grade, Tuesdays 8th grade
  • Season goes through February 9th

DUE to your coach before Nov. 30th

Completed physical and UIL packet – in RankOne https://clearcreekisd.rankonesport.com/New/NewParentLogin.aspx

Last page of physical (with doctor’s signature) sent digitally to Coach Brockmyre BBrockmyre@ccisd.net for the girls and Coach Joyner djoyner@ccisd.net for the boys.

Every day runners will need to complete a Self-Check Survey before Practice/Meets. Go to the following link https://forms.gle/38FVGBTxMR4rW5cu9 or scan the QR code above.

Substitutes NEEDED

Are you ready to make a positive impact in the lives our of Eagle students? We need YOU! We are looking for dedicated people to help support our students, teachers and school by applying to be a Clear Creek ISD substitute teacher. Our substitutes enjoy working with students and the ability to have a flexible schedule each week. Join our Clear Lake Intermediate team today by becoming a substitute teacher. Apply online today at www.ccisd.net/jobs.

Holiday Card Artwork

Congratulations to Julie Couch whose Holiday Card artwork was one of the sixteen pieces chosen by Superintendent Dr. Smith to represent Clear Creek ISD this holiday season. Students from all across the district participated in this contest, and the winning entries are printed and distributed by CCISD as their holiday greetings.

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Need to Apply for School Meal Benefits?

It is not too late to apply for Free/Reduced Meals for the 2020-2021 school year. Apply on online at www.schoolcafe.com. Please contact the Child Nutrition Department if you need assistance with applying. Remember that these benefits go beyond breakfast and lunch. If you qualify, it can provide assistance for laptop insurance, summer school, AP exams in high school, lab fees, etc.
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Questions about Discipline?

We have had some questions about our discipline policy, both district wide, and campus specific. Here is the link to the CCISD Student Code of Conduct.

Click here to see the Clear Lake Intermediate Discipline Matrix

Absent? Need to turn in an excuse?

We are encouraging parents to email or fax any absent notes to Ms. Bourg, our attendance clerk, at cbourg@ccisd.net or fax to (281)284-3207. This is in lieu of bringing the note in person. Please make sure your signature is on any notes you submit.


Reminder that all 7th graders are required to receive the Tdap and Meningococcal Vaccination. You may fax records to (281)284-3207, email them to hjaeger@ccisd.net, or bring a copy to the school. Please contact nurse Jaeger at (281)284-3213 if you have any questions.

Technology Skills Checklist

Are you still struggling with online learning? Here are some resources to help you and your child.

· CCISD Parent Resources: https://ccisd.net/departments/technology_support/Parent%20Resources

· CCISD Student Resources: https://ccisd.net/cms/One.aspx?portalId=645487&pageId=26405607

Login to the CCISD SSO Portal

The SSO portal makes logging in to other applications more seamless. The portal has links to all the main web tools you will need (Skyward, itsLearning, textbooks, etc.).


* You should use the same username and password that you used to login to your laptop.

Finding your classes in itsLearning**

Once you login to the SSO portal, you can click on the itsLearning app, and you do not need to login to ItsLearning separately.


* This is a generic overview of itsLearning basics and is not CCISD-specific. See the CCISD Student Resources page above for more info.

Checking your grades and class schedule in Skyward**

Online gradebook


How to find applications on your computer (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) and pin them to your taskbar or to your start menu

Try pinning Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel to your taskbar or to your start menu for easy access.


· Parents: Here is a good video about all the features of Skyward: https://rb.gy/ifoldt

Parent/ Student Tech Support

The CCISD Technology Remote Support Line is now operating and is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Parents and students can call 281.284.0500 for assistance.

Orchestra Students Take their Show on the Virtual Road

Please click HERE to see the latest videos from the Fall Orchestra Concert.

Band News

Last week, forty-one Clear Lake Int. Band students participated in the Region Band contest. This was a recorded audition on music we’ve been working on since August. Twenty-nine of our students placed. It’s a big accomplishment to make it, but it’s huge for 7th graders, especially after an incomplete beginner year, so they’re listed in italics. We’re very proud of the results from the competition!

Special congratulations to Kade Knobloch (percussion). He earned first chair - the highest ranked musician on his instrument in all of Clear Creek ISD! Awesome job!

Congratulations to everyone who tried out and thanks for all of your hard work!

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Parent Drop Off and Pick Up

Drop off and pick up at CLIS allows for several options that parents can use. Through an agreement with St. Bernadette's Catholic Church, parents can park in their side parking lot located on the El Camino Real side of their building in the afternoons to wait for their children. In addition, we allow students to be dropped off in the front by the flagpole, as well as the back parking lot by the gyms. Please make sure your students know where you will be picking them up BEFORE school gets out. See the map below to decide what's best for your family. PLEASE NOTE - IN MORNINGS AND AFTERNOONS, PARENTS SHOULD NOT USE THE BUS LANE LOCATED ON EL CAMINO REAL.
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Upcoming Eagle Events

· November 21 – 29 – Thanksgiving holiday – All campuses and CCISD offices closed

· December 3 – Progress report available in Skyward Family Access

· December 9 – Boys Basketball vs Creekside Int – B teams start at 5:00pm; A team games will start after gym is sanitized. 7th Grade at CLIS; 8th Grade at Creekside Int

· December 10 – Girls Basketball vs Creekside Int - B teams start at 5:00pm; A team games will start after gym is sanitized. 7th Grade at CLIS; 8th Grade at Creekside Int

· December 14 – 7th Grade Cross Country – Boys and Girls – at Challenger Columbia – Meets start at 5pm; Girls run then Boys

· December 15 - 8th Grade Cross Country – Boys and Girls – at Challenger Columbia – Meets start at 5pm; Girls run then Boys

· December 16 – Boys Basketball vs Brookside Int. - B teams start at 5:00pm; A team games will start after gym is sanitized. 7th Grade at Brookside Int; 8th Grade at Clear Lake Int

· December 17 - Girls Basketball vs Brookside Int. - B teams start at 5:00pm; A team games will start after gym is sanitized. 7th Grade at Brookside Int; 8th Grade at Clear Lake Int

· December 18 – Early Release for Students

· December 19 – January 3 – Winter Holidays – All CCISD campuses and offices closed

· January 4 – Student holiday – Staff In-Service day