Kuehnle Koala Chronicle

21/22 Issue 2

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New 2021-2022 School Hours

School Starts at 8:05 am.

School Ends at 3:25 pm.


Thank you for helping everyone stay safe by not dropping off your child prior to 7:40 a.m. Supervision of students does not begin until 7:40 a.m. If you need before school care, please contact the front office about Koala Kare or go to their website for information https://www.koalakare-llc.com/


Kuehnle Front Office Hours:

7:40- to 4:10

DATES TO REMEMBER

September 2: PTO General Meeting at 5:30pm in the cafeteria

September 2: Kuehnle Fall Open House 6-6:45pm & 6:45-7:30pm

September 6: Labor Day Holiday

September 10: Patriot Day

September 16: PTO Skate night 5:00pm

September 17- October 6 Kuehnle Fall Fundraiser ( more details to come)

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OPEN HOUSE


Thursday, September 2, 2021

5:30 p.m.- General PTO Informational Meeting in the Cafeteria-enter through cafeteria doors.

There will be two identical sessions in the classrooms:

6:00 - 6:45 p.m. 1st Session in Classrooms

6:45 - 7:30 p.m. - 2nd Session in Classrooms


Front Doors will open at 6:00 pm.


If you can't make open house, no worries. Your child's homeroom teacher will be sending the slide deck of the presentation to you to view at home. If you have questions on the information in the slide deck, please contact your child's teacher.

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Patriot Day!

Students and Staff, wear red, blue and/or white to celebrate Patriot Day Friday, September 10, 2021.

Help us help you & your fellow parents move through the car rider line quickly!

Effective September 7, all cars must have the GREEN CAR RIDER tag in order to pick up a student. Safety is a priority for us and the official tag ensures that we have distributed them to the correct person. This is also important for potential custodial issues.


If you do not have a GREEN car rider tag, please do not get in the car rider line. Please proceed to the front office where they can assign you a number and give you a car rider tag.


Cars without the GREEN official tag will be asked to leave the car rider line and proceed to the front office.


Thank you so much for support!

Adjustments in Class Assignments

Your child’s teacher may be changed during the first several weeks of school. This may be due to balancing of class sizes, an addition or deletion of a teacher, or an instructional ability grouping change. These changes are made only to improve the instructional program of the students. We will inform you by letter or direct contact in the event these changes become necessary. Your cooperation in making this a smooth transition for your child is requested in the event that your child’s class assignment should need to be changed

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Klein ISD Schools will be closed on

Monday, September 6, 2021 due to the

Labor Day Holiday.

Classes will resume on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

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Please Support Our Kuehnle Fundraiser

Kuehnle's fall fundraiser with Big Kahuna will kick off on September 17th and run through October 6. Students will bring home their fundraising packet on Friday, September 17th. They will have the opportunity to take orders for frozen cookie dough and a variety of non-perishable items. Fundraiser proceeds are used to purchase additional instructional materials for our students.

Please watch for your fundraising packet on September 17th.

Dismissal - Safety is our Priority!

Parents, please help us with the following:

Car Riders:

1. Official school car rider number tags must be displayed in the front windshield.

2. Please keep your car rider number tag displayed until our child gets in your car. After your child enters your car, please remove your carpool card from the windshield. This is our signal that your child is loaded.

3. Please be patient in the car line. Remember that SAFETY is always a priority at Kuehnle. Be mindful that students are still moving until we give the go ahead to move cars forward.

4. Please refrain from using your cell phone in a School Zone, including waiting in the car rider line. There are Texas State Laws which prohibit the use of cell phones while in a school zone.

Walkers/Bike Riders:

1. Walkers will be issued a ‘dismissal card’ by their teacher

2. Walkers will turn this card in to the staff member on duty at the assigned walker exit. This will be the student’s ‘ticket’ to leave the school building at the end of each day.

3. Walkers do not walk to cars in the parking lot. Any student leaving school grounds in a car must be picked up in the Car Rider line.

4. For safety reasons, do not park your car in the parking lot during dismissal unless you are required to come into the building.

Bus Riders:

Students will receive a bus card which must be attached to his/her backpack the entire year. Please do not remove this card.


Bus Rules:

· Student must remain seated at all times.

· Students must keep hands, feet and objects to themselves.

· Refer to the Klein ISD Student Handbook for a more detailed list.

Parents, please plan ahead with your child for rainy days. Consider packing a raincoat or umbrella for them to use.

All changes to a student’s regular means of dismissal must be received in the front office by 2:45 pm.

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ATTENDANCE

Dear Kuehnle Families,

We hope that all our students can be present every day, however, we understand that there are circumstances that prevent a student from being able to attend school. When needing to report your child’s absence please remember the following:


  • We are unable to accept absent notes sent using Remind, text messages or other media sources.
  • The preferred method to report an absence is through the Skyward system. Click HERE for how to report the absence using Family access. Click HERE for how to use the App.


If your child has been seen by a medical professional, please supply the medical excuse to Mrs. Buzonas by sending it with your child when they return to school, by Fax (832-484-7870) or by attaching it to an email to bbuzonas1@kleinisd.net.

USE OF CELLPHONES DURING SCHOOL

Please note the following information regarding the use of cell phones during school. This information is from the 2021- 2022 KISD Elementary Student Handbook.

“Possession of cell phones and pagers is only allowed if they are turned off at all times and not visible/physically present during regular school hours, including riding the school bus to school or home from school.

If a student is using any cell phone or pager during the school day or on a school bus to and from school, the school employee observing the student’s use of the device will confiscate it. The school employee will turn over the device to his or her administrator/supervisor. The parent will be notified by the administrator to pick up the device at his/her school during school hours.”

Important Information for Parents

Visitors to Campus

All visitors to our campus must check in at our front office. A valid driver’s license will be needed to check in to visit any area past the front office. Name tags will be provided and should be worn at all times by all visitors. Please use the main entrance (near the flagpole) to enter and exit the building.

Rights of Possessory Conservator

The school district does not have the obligation to contact the managing conservator when the possessory conservator requests permission to review the child’s records and/or consult with the teacher.

Any conflicts between the two parents should be handled outside the school and we should be advised of any limitations of contact that might ultimately be established in the divorce decree; i.e., a visit with the child exclusive of a review of the records, etc.

Custody Issues

Please assist us in the handling of custody related issues. It is the responsibility of the parents to provide the registrar a certified copy of the most recent court order affecting any other person’s right to their children. Should you have any question, please call Julia Funk, Principal at

832-484-6620.

Car Pool

Please remember have the car rider number tag hanging from your rear view mirror. Make sure you turn off your cell phone while in the carpool line. For morning drop-offs, please follow the directions of the staff members and drop your student off when the line stops. This helps to expedite the traffic flow.

Early Dismissal by 2:45

All early dismissals must occur before 2:45p.m. If you need to pick your child up before the end of the school day please send a note to the front office in the morning. Please come to the front office at the requested time to sign him/her out. After 2:45 p.m. students will only be released following their normally dismissal routine.

Transportation Changes

All changes to a child’s normal means of afternoon transportation must be received in the front office no later than 2:45 pm to allow time to get the updated information to the teacher in time for dismissal.

Medication at School

All medication, prescription and over the counter, must be delivered to the clinic by a parent or guardian. Prescription medications must be in the original container with prescription label. Most pharmacies will provide you with an extra bottle when you fill prescriptions if you ask them. Over the counter medications must have a dosage for the child by age or weight and can only be given for 2 weeks without a doctor’s note. Unused medication can not be sent home with the student. If the parent or guardian cannot pick up medication, you may make arrangements with the nurse for another adult to pick up medication. No vitamins, health food, or herbal preparations may be given.

Invitations to Outside Events

Please remember that the teacher cannot facilitate the deliver of invites to any outside events (i.e. birthday parties, sleepovers, etc.) The delivery of party invitations should happen outside of the instructional day. Thank you in-advance for your cooperation with this matter.
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Kuehnle SCHOOL STORE

Selective school supply items and novelty items will be available in our school store most mornings from 7:40 - 8:05 a.m. beginning on September 7th.

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Join the Kuehnle PTO


Our PTO membership levels are now available for purchase in our spirit store!


From now until September 14th along with special membership goodies for each level you will get the opportunity to pre-order a 2021-2022 Yearbook at special pricing!


Joining PTO is NOT a commitment to volunteer it IS a commitment to supporting our school so we can provide great events, services & much more to our STAFF and STUDENTS!


Join today!


Step 1. Visit the Spirit Shop and purchase your preferred level.


Click HERE for the link to the Spirit Shop


Step 2. Fill out our Membership Form.


Click HERE for the link to the Form.

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Kuehnle PTO Spirit Store

“Kuehnle PTO has an EXCITING fundraiser that Parents, Students & Staff are all going to want to get in on! Click the link to see our new spirit store items!

https://kuehnle-pto.weeblysite.com/s/shop

ALL SALES benefit Kuehnle PTO. Help us raise money for our school!”

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