Epps Island Newsletter

We are a tiger family

Hello Epps Island Families and Happy March!

This past week, Governor Abbott issued Executive Order GA-34 rescinding the statewide mask mandate and opening Texas businesses to 100% capacity effective this Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Klein ISD is currently reviewing the Executive Order and seeking guidance from the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

As we have done so successfully all school year, Klein ISD will continue to follow current TEA health and safety guidance. All safety protocols will remain in effect until further clarification is obtained. Klein ISD thanks our school community for your continued patience and understanding.

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Remote Learning Days

Friday, March 12, 2021 is a district-wide day of Remote Learning (Learning from home) for ALL students.

Our teachers are working harder than ever to teach students both in-person and virtually. To support our teachers in providing a positive learning experience for your children, one area in need of immediate attention is additional planning and preparation time for our classroom teachers. To that end, we are designating the following dates as Remote Learning Days:

  • Friday, March 12, 2021

  • Friday, April 16, 2021

On these Remote Learning Days, Klein On Campus students are strongly encouraged to learn remotely on these days and will receive a packet to work on at home. Klein On line students will also receive a packet or assignments on Schoology in an asynchronous format (not live Zoom.) Students who attend school on these days will be monitored by teacher assistants and required to complete the same work as students in remote learning.

On campus learning will be available for parents who request it by filling out this RSVP form:

Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfN4Qu0DbV3Ox-9tled5OwhBL9rIO4eRIgbHkOwA3J1kw_fdA/viewform

Transportation, breakfast, and lunch will be provided on campus.

All students must turn in completed assignments at the end of that day in order to be counted present on these Remote Learning days.

Please call the front office if you have any questions at 832-484-5800.

School Reminders

Please request all early dismissals before 2:30.

Students are marked tardy after 8;15.

Students who arrive at and after 8:30, must be signed in by a parent.

Breakfast is served between 7:45-8:10

Attendance Reminders:

Please report absences through skyward. Below you will find steps on how to report your child's absence.

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School Store

Our wonderful School Store is open to all students Monday-Friday from 7:45 a.m-8:00a.m. All proceeds go back to Epps Island Elementary.
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Message from our Counselor:

At Epps Island Elementary, we want our students to exhibit positive character and learner traits. To encourage this development in our students, we focus on our Tiger Traits – our school core values. Our students are taught the importance of being team players – focusing on “we not me”. They are innovative learners who are willing to take risks. Tigers follow the golden rule and treat others the way they want to be treated. Our students are actively engaged in their learning and are resilient when they face setbacks. Tigers are also self-reflective, seeking-feedback to grow and improve. Parents, please join us in encouraging our students to demonstrate these character and learner traits in and out of school. Working together, we can develop strong students who will positively impact our community.
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Message from our School Nurse:

Thursday, March 4th was World Obesity Day!

This day is dedicated to addressing the global obesity epidemic. We are calling on everybody to work together for happier, healthier and longer lives for everybody. Please visit https://www.worldobesityday.org

  • CHALLENGE: March is Nutrition month! This month, challenge yourself to add more color to your plate!

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Message from our Librarian:

Dear Parents if your child has any library books at home, please return the books, so we can clear your child's Library Account.

(KOL) Students- You can drop off books in the Cart in Front of the school.

(KOC) Students- You can have your child return their books to their Teacher.

Thank You,

Mrs. McDermott, Librarian

Family Engagement

Raising Readers

Explore how learning to read begins at home and the important role families play inspiring children to have a love for reading! Also we will have a special Guest.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

From: 4:00p.m-5:00p.m

Via Zoom

Meeting ID: 788 618 4802

Passcode: 678598

Session counts as 1 Credit for Parent University

  • We invite you to visit the Klein ISD Family Wellness YouTube Channel, Here. This channel features a series of videos for families addressing topics such as parenting, mental health, and wellness.
  • We invite you to visit our Epps Island's own " Virtual Family Center" created by our wonderful Parent Liaison, Mrs. Flores. Click HERE for video instructions.
  • We are also offering "Mango" English Classes-Please contact Mrs. Flores at 832-484-5798 for more information.

No School Monday, March 15th- 19th, 2021