Klein Cain HS Newsletter

November 2018

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Principal's Message

Hello Hurricane Family,


I hope that this newsletter finds all of you doing well and beginning to enjoy the start of the Holiday Season. We have had so much happen since we started the 2018-2019 school year! I am having a hard time believing that we are in NOVEMBER and that is it almost 2019!! With the addition of almost 1,000 more students and close to 90 new staff members, it is starting to feel like a "real" high school now. To see our Juniors ordering their class rings and having more student drivers on campus this year has made for a pretty exciting year. No one could have ever predicted just how our inaugural year would have turned out, but we have truly weathered the storm of Year #1 and are Anchoring Ourselves to Something Special this year!


I am often asked what has been the best, or most surprising part, of my experience thus far in opening this amazing school. There are so many wonderful things that come to mind! Experiencing all of the "firsts" in school history has been something I will truly cherish forever; to see all of the hard work and dedication on the part of the faculty, staff and students come to fruition has been oh so memorable. Seeing all of our students step into leadership and mentoring roles, has been something I have enjoyed watching on a daily basis. Our kids may only be 9th 10th and 11th graders, but they are some of the strongest, kindest, mature and responsible students I have ever had the opportunity to work with.


When it comes to the most surprising aspect, I can say, without hesitation, that is has been watching the students support EACH OTHER in their endeavors. It is heart-warming to see the sheer number of students at the games, the shows, the concerts, the spirit nights, the dances, the meetings. They are there to support their classmates, their friends and their community. There is an undeniable feeling of support and collaboration among our student-body that is palpable when you are in their presence. They are proud to he Hurricanes and proud to cheer on their fellow classmates. As a principal, I could not ask for more from my students! They are the reason for my #ProudPrincipal moments and I cannot wait to see what the future hold for this campus and for the students as individuals as well.


I want to take this moment to wish all of you, and your families, a blessed Holiday Season. May the holidays bring you all a time of rest, relaxation and time with family and dear friends to create memories that will last a lifetime. In the spirit of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, I want to thank each and every one of you for allowing me the opportunity to work with you and your families. The staff and students at Cain are the reason I love getting up and coming to work each and every day. Thank you for the chance to get to work alongside some of the best in the field and for allowing me the chance to be the principal of a school full of absolutely amazing students! I have said it before, and I will continue to do so; there is no other place I would rather be right now that here at Klein Cain with all of you!


Happy Holidays,

Nicole Patin

Klein Cain Events: Nov. 12 - Dec. 31

Below are all of our events from Monday, November 12 through Monday, December 31. Keep up to date with our calendar on our website at kleincain.kleinisd.net.


Monday, November 12


Tuesday, November 13

  • Klein Cain Musical Auditions 3:00 PM
  • Lady Cane Basketball vs. Paetow at Paetow HS 4:00/5:30/7:00pm
  • Boys Basketball vs. Stratford at Stratford HS 4:00/5:30/7:00pm
  • JV Swim Meet vs Paetow 5:45
  • Klein Cain FFA Chapter Meeting 6:00PM


Wednesday, November 14

  • Klein Cain Musical Auditions 3:00 PM

Thursday, November 15

  • Klein Cain Musical Auditions 3:00 PM
  • JV Boys Basketball Tournament at CyFair
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Tournament at Tomball Memorial


Friday, November 16

  • Klein Cain Musical Auditions 3:00 PM
  • JV Boys Basketball Tournament at CyFair
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Tournament at Tomball Memorial
  • Lady Cane Basketball vs. Nimitz 4:30pm
  • All Region Orchestra Clinic and Concert at Klein Forest 5:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Boys Wrestling at Katy HS 5:00 PM


Saturday, November 17

  • JV Boys Basketball Tournament at CyFair
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Tournament at Tomball Memorial
  • Big 12 Wrestling Tournament at Cinco Ranch HS 7:00 - 4:00
  • All Region Orchestra Clinic and Concert at Klein Forest 9:00 - 5:00


Monday, November 19

  • Lady Cane Basketball vs Eisenhower 9:00/10:30/12:00
  • Boys Basketball vs. Bridgeland at Bridgeland HS 11:30/1:00/2:30 pm


Tuesday, November 27

  • Boys Basketball vs. Cy-Park 4:00/5:30/7:00 pm
  • Varsity Golf at High Meadow Ranch


Wednesday, November 28

  • Klein Cain Football Banquet 6:00 PM
  • JV Girls Golf at FM Law Park

Thursday, November 29

  • Boys Basketball Tournament at Cy-Fair
  • JV Boys Golf at FM Law Park


Friday, November 30

  • ASVAB Test at Klein Cain
  • Fall Dance Concert 6:00 PM
  • Boys Basketball Tournament at Cy-Fair


Saturday, December 1

  • Boys Basketball Tournament at Cy-Fair


Monday, December 3

  • STAAR EOC Algebra 1 Retesting
  • JV Boys Golf at Sugar Creek Country Club


Tuesday, December 4

  • STAAR EOC Retesting
  • Boys Basketball vs. Fort Bend Kempner at Kempner 4:00/5:30/7:00
  • Lady Cane Basketball vs. Klein HS 4:00/5:30/7:00


Wednesday, December 5

  • STAAR EOC Retesting
  • Boys/Girls JV Wrestling at Katy Taylor 5:00 PM


Thursday, December 6

  • JV Swim Meet vs. Westfield 5:45 pm


Friday, December 7

  • Boys Basketball vs. Conroe 4:00/5:30/7:00
  • Lady Cane Basketball vs. Conroe at Conroe 4:00/5:30/7:00
  • Region Band Clinic and Concert at Klein Forest
  • Elementary Fine Arts Tours


Saturday, December 8

  • Region Band Clinic and Concert at Klein Forest


Monday, December 10

  • Varsity Golf at Bay Oaks Country Club


Tuesday, December 11

  • Boys Basketball vs. The Woodlands at The Woodlands 4:00/5:30/7:00
  • Lady Cain Basketball vs. The Woodlands 4:00/5:30/7:00
  • Varsity Swim Meet vs. Conroe 5:45 pm
  • Winter Band Concert 7:00 PM


Wednesday, December 12

  • Baseball Player/Parent Info Meeting (Required) 6:00 pm


Thursday, December 13

  • JV Swim Meet vs. Cy-Park 5:45 pm
  • Orchestra Concert 7:00 pm
  • Wrestling Meet 5:00 PM


Friday, December 14

  • Boys Basketball vs. Klein Collins 4:00/5:30/7:00
  • Lady Cane Basketball vs. Klein Collins at Klein Collins 4:00/5:30/7:00


Saturday, December 15

  • Freshman Region Band Auditions at The Woodlands HS


Monday, December 17

  • Boys Basketball vs. Klein Forest at Klein Forest 4:00/5:30/7:00
  • Lady Cane Basketball vs. Klein Forest 4:00/5:30/7:00


Wednesday, December 19

  • Wrestling Match 5:00 PM

Thursday, December 20

  • End of 1st Semester/Early Release Day
  • Boys Basketball vs. Oakridge 12:00/1:30/3:00pm
  • Lady Cane Basketball vs. Oakridge at Oakridge 1:00/2:30/4:00 pm


Friday, December 28

  • Lady Cane Basketball vs. Tomball Memorial 10:00/11:30 am

Happy Veteran's Day

On behalf of the entire Klein Cain Hurricane Family, we would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of the men and women who selflessly served our country to defend our freedoms. On this Veteran's Day, we are especially proud to recognize our faculty and staff members who are Veterans of our United States Armed Forces:


Tarus Burrell - US Army


Shonda Espinoza - US Army


Chris Garcia - US Marine Corp


Craig Garcia - US Army


Dustin Goedde - US Army


Richard Hamaker - US Air Force


Carl Lockett - US Army


Valarie Smith - US Army


We know that many of our own family members, as well as family members of our students, also served with pride as well and we sincerely appreciate the sacrifices they made to defend our country.


We are also proud, honored and excited to share with you that our very own Klein Cain Army JROTC Unit, led by Major Lockett and Master Sergeant Smith, will be participating in the Pass-In-Review Program for the first time ever in school history. This will take place at the Klein ISD Salute to Veterans and Armed Forces on Monday, November 12th. We hope to see everyone there to support our cadets and Veterans.

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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.

Grade Repair Information

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Peer Tutoring

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Adult Volunteer Opportunity for DECA

Saturday, Jan. 19th 2019 at 8am-1pm

6101 Research Forest Drive

The Woodlands, TX


DECA is looking for community members, business partners, and parents to help judge events at the district meet on January 19th and The Woodlands High School. If you want to help our students become great leaders in business, marketing, finance, and hospitality, then please consider signing up to judge an event.



More information can be found here.

Sign up to help judge here!

Junior Rings

If you missed ordering a junior class ring last week, you can still order. Visit the Herff Jones Class Ring Center at 3336 Spring Stuebner Rd., Ste E, Spring, TX 77389 or call 281-367-4723.


You can also email questions to grads@mygradaccount.com or visit the website at www.mygradaccount.com.

Klein Cain Clubs & Organizations

Check out all the clubs & organizations available for students to join here at Klein Cain! For more information or who to contact, visit our website under Clubs & Organizations.
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https://youtu.be/kW0OLKnhcfQ
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Klein Cain Admin Team

Associate Principals




Assistant Principals

Serving Students by Last Names


The Cain Counselors

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):

https://www.promise2purpose.net/

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 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.

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 fall sports schedules. Reign Cain!


Girls Basketball

Boys Basketball

Swim & Dive

Golf

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.