Bulldog Bulletin

Winter Edition - Issue #4

Big picture

Greetings Bulldog Families,

This is our last week together for 2021. It is hard to believe we are halfway through the school year and when we return to campus after the winter break it will be 2022. In our last edition of the Bulldog Bulletin we looked briefly at what our student’s last ‘normal’ school year looked like. With that in mind, we have seen growth and something positive during the first and second quarter of the 21-22 school year. For example, our students are showing so much growth from their IXL data and we are recovering from our loss of learning. In our band, we had 12 students who made it to District, and there were 7 whom made it to Region this fall.

As we move into the second semester, high expectations for our students will continue, as well as for ourselves as staff members. Ulrich is no different from any other school in the nation where we have had our difficulties, but we pride ourselves in working with families and students to uphold our standard of excellence. Parents, we continue to need your help with monitoring your child's social media usage and their group chats. We have seen the power that social media plays in the actions of our students and as a campus. We will always do our due diligence to keep all students in a safe learning environment. We will also continue to ask our students to dress appropriately for school, and this includes not wearing short shirts showing the midriff, hoodies, or hats in the building, so please reference our dress code expectations below if you need a refresher.

As we move into 2022, safety is still a high priority for us. With that being said, here are some of the things that you will need to know. We will be color coding our hallways and areas so that students who are in the hallway will have a pass that coordinates to the area of the building they are in. This will help minimize students being out of area and roaming the halls when they say they need to go to the restroom. Our teachers will continue to keep their doors locked during the instructional day. We will continue to hold students accountable and ensure that cell phones are not being used during classes and we will hold ourselves to that same standard. Students will be given their Smart Tags in their 4th period class on Wednesday, January 5th. Each student will have a tag, a lanyard, and a clear plastic sleeve. If students lose these things, they will have to pay the following prices - ID = $5, Lanyard = $3, and Clear Plastic Cover = $2 (a total of $10 if they lose the whole thing). Students will be expected to wear their ID daily and if they don't have one on, they will need to get a temporary card which will be a $1 fee for that day. This fee will be added to the student's account if they don't have the money on them to purchase. Students will have to use this ID card for the cafeteria, buses, and library from here on out.

I am sure we all have had our times when we laughed, cried, loved, and lost. Though we all have to experience the circle of life, we must all cherish every moment and memory because that's all we have; life is but a vapor. I appreciate you all and I hope that you spend this holiday doing great things with your families and make precious memories.

Mrs. Norris

Big picture
Big picture
This week we are concluding all of our Final Exams for students taking high school level courses. All other students are taking their summative QSE test or campus classroom assessment in their classes this week. Teacher's grades are due Friday, December 17th before they leave for the day. Please actively reach out to your child's teacher if you have any questions about their grades before the end of this week. If you have a hard time getting in touch with them, please contact their grade level assistant principal to assist you.
Big picture

Grade Repair Information

If your student has not met the standards for the second quarter in their core curriculum classes (Math, Science, Social Studies, or LOTE), the good news is, there is an opportunity for them to boost their grade by revisiting the concepts they missed. This opportunity is referred to as "Grade Repair." Grade repair will begin on Monday, January 24, 2022 and will end February 18, 2022. If you are interested in having your child participate in grade repair, please make sure to return this form no later than Friday, January 21, 2024. Your child’s teacher is responsible for providing your student with the content that will be graded. Once the assignments are completed and graded, your child’s grade will be adjusted by his/her respective teacher. It is important to note that successful completion of grade repair will result in a maximum grade of 70.

If you have any questions, you may contact your child’s counselor for any additional information.

Grade Repair - Guardian Responsibilities

In case you need guidance on the steps needed for Grade Repair from the parent perspective, please see below:

  1. Fill out this form for each course your student is going to complete grade repair for by Friday, January 21, 2022.

  2. Email your child’s teacher to ask for the assignments so that everyone is on the same page and assignments aren’t just given to the student alone.

  3. Ensure that your child is working on the grade repair assignments and turns them in before Friday, February 18, 2022.

Big picture
If you have been on a payment plan for your child's chromebook, please be sure to pay in full, as soon as possible. It is essential that your student has their device every day, that it is charged prior to arriving at school, and ready to go for learning.

If your child has a chromebook and nothing has been paid towards the fee due, their device will be picked up after their QSE exam. If you need to pay on this device, please go to the School Cash Online website or bring $35 cash to the Repair Center and they will take care of you.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Big picture

The 8th Grade Class of 2022 will tour Klein Cain High School on Wednesday, January 12th. Students must have a signed permission form to attend the trip. Students will be escorted by staff and Klein PD to and from Cain. Permission slips will go home Wednesday, December 8th and must be turned in by Friday, January 7th. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Taylor in the 8th grade office. 832-375-7486 or 832-375-7485.

Field Trip Info

Destination: Klein Cain High School

Date of Trip: January 12th

Departure Time: 9:30am

Return Time: 11:30am

Big picture
Big picture
5th Grade Visit - more information to come
Big picture
Big picture

Looking Ahead

December 17th - End of Quarter 2

January 5th - First Day of Second Semester

January 7th - Science MAP Testing

January 11th - Math MAP Testing

January 12th - 8th Grade Visits (incoming 9th graders @Cain)

January 13th - ELA MAP Testing

January 17th - Holiday

January 26th - 5th Grade Visits (incoming 6th graders)

Big picture

Thank you for your partnership and working with us, as we help support you and your student this school year. May your holiday season be blessed.


Ulrich Administration

Big picture

Schedule Changes:

Due to staffing and class size for the current 21-22 school year, schedule changes will be based on a case by case scenario.

Upcoming Dates to remember:

  • Jan 7th - for current 6th and 7th grade students, the google form in the grade level Schoology will close. Students must be logged into their KISD account to fill out the google form.

  • Jan 10th from 6-8 PM - Course selection night AT Klein Cain High School

  • Jan 12th - 8th Grade Visit to Klein Cain High School

  • Jan 13th KISD - Facebook Live Course Selection Intermediate 6-7PM & HS 7:30-8:30PM

  • Jan 22nd 9-1 - Pathway Summit @KMPC (flyer to come)

  • Jan 21, 24 & 25 through 6th Grade Social Studies - 6th Grade Counselor will be in the classes for Course Selection.

  • Jan 26th - Elementary Visit to Ulrich Intermediate

  • Jan 25, 26 & 27 through 7th & 8th Grade Social Studies -7th & 8th Grade Counselor will be in classes for Course selection.

  • Jan 31st - for current 8th grade students, the google form in the grade level Schoology will close. Students must be logged into their KISD account to fill out google form.

  • April 2022- Ulrich will send out Request Verifications

  • May 6th is the last day for schedule changes

Counselor Contact Information

6th grade Counselor

Gladys Hollis

7th grade Counselor
Ruth Brazile

8th grade Counselor
Josie Jimenez

Gentle Reminders and Important Info from last edition

Big picture

Cell Phone and Earbud Expectations

Your child's education and safety are our number one priority. Cell phones are a great way to communicate with your child, however, in the classroom and restrooms they can be a huge academic and safety concern. Therefore, we are continuing our no cell phone use in the classroom and in the restroom expectation. If you need to text your child during the day, you may do so, but they cannot respond until class change. Students can have their phone out during transition to classes and during lunch. Earbuds are allowed to be used for instructional purposes, but they must be plugged into the student's Chromebook and not their cell phone. Due to safety concerns, earbuds cannot be worn during transition to classes because students need to be aware of their surroundings in case of an emergency.

If a cell phone is seen or used during class or in the Assistant Principal's office without teacher permission, then it will be picked up by the teacher and it will be turned into the front office and placed in our vault for safekeeping. The phone will not be returned to the student and the guardian will be required to come pick up the phone from the school.

Big picture

Bulldog Expectations

Bulldog Period is our Intervention and Enrichment period where ALL students, regardless of their grade level, will be provided targeted supports based on their personalized area. Every week, students will complete a diagnostic which consequently will generate a personalized learning path to help address instructional gaps and provide additional support for their core classes. Students are expected to complete regular diagnostics in order to work on their recommended skill plans. We will be utilizing programs such as IXL to assist with this process. Below is our schedule for each day of the week:

Monday - students will be engaged in a character education piece aligned with our campus core values of P.R.I.D.E (perseverance, respect, integrity, discipline, and excellence)

Tuesday & Wednesday- 6th Grade will work on Science/ELA and 7th/8th will work on ELA

Thursday & Friday - 6th - 8th grade students will work on Math

Big picture
Big picture

Attendance Procedures

Attendance will count for each and every student in every class period. If your student is absent, we ask that you please ensure there is a parent note turned in either in person to the attendance clerk (located in the front office) within 5 school days of the absence or entered into Skyward, as an alternative. If a doctor's note is obtained for the absence, we ask that it be hand delivered, or a photo of the note may be emailed or faxed to our attendance clerk. Students should not miss instructional time unless it is absolutely necessary.

Attendance plays a big part in your child's education, so please make sure that your student is present, ready to engage, and eager to be at school.

Big picture

Important Dress Code Information

At Ulrich Intermediate, it is important that our students and staff come to school dressed in a way that demonstrates the high level of excellence and institution of learning that we are in. If for any reason a student is not dressed appropriately for the day and they are dress coded, the parents will be asked to bring additional clothing to the school for them to change into. A way to alleviate you as the parent having to come to the school and students missing any instructional time, is when in doubt, either don't wear it or bring a back-up outfit. Our goal is for students to come to school to look good so they can feel good about themselves and what they are trying to accomplish. Below are a few things from our Student Handbook that we are highlighting so that you are aware:

  1. No holes in jeans with visible skin above mid-thigh. We will use the pocket rule. If the holes appear above the pockets, there must not be any visible flesh.

  2. Shorts should cover an acceptable portion of thighs.

  3. No waistbands of undergarments should show. (Sagging and showing underwear)

  4. Hair color is allowed.

  5. Facial hair is allowed as long as it is neat and no longer than ½ inch.

  6. Headbands are allowed for boys.

  7. Hats, bonnets, Do-rags will not be allowed in the building.

  8. Hoodies cannot cover your head while in the school building.

  9. Short shirts that are showing midriff should not be worn to school.

Big picture

Lunch Information

In Intermediate school, students will have the option of a tray lunch or snack bar (ala carte) items. All tray breakfast and lunch options will be free to all students this school year. Items that are from the snack bar will be provided at a cost, so please ensure that you have added money to their account for this school year by going to this link.

Visitors during lunch - Only members who are listed in the student's Skyward page will be allowed to come to have lunch with their student. When outside food is brought in, this is a reminder that due to food allergies and other health reasons, only YOUR student can consume the food you purchased (no sharing with friends or other family members who may attend the school). Please be sure to check in early to our front desk and you will be run through our system for clearance and all visitors must wear their Visitor Sticker at all times while in the school building. Siblings who are not of grade school age are welcome to join the parent, however, all others must be listed in Skyward for clearance. All visitors will sit with their student in our "Bulldog Corner" in order to enjoy a private lunch.

Lunch Drop-Offs - If a parent is going to drop off a lunch for a student for any reason, they will do so by leaving it at the designated area for drop off. Our staff is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged lunch items, as we encourage all students to eat the school issued lunches.

Big picture
Big picture
Both required class fees and optional course fees should be paid for in School Cash Online at kleinisd.schoolcashonline.com. Electives, with the exception of Spanish and a few CTE courses, will have some nominal associated fees. Please contact your student’s teacher or the school financial secretary (STurner5@kleinisd.net) for more detailed information.
Big picture
Please make sure that your student comes to school prepared and ready to learn for the day. They should get into the habit of checking to see if they have everything in their backpacks prior to them coming to school. Should you need to drop off anything instructional or any medications, you may do so at the front desk. Ulrich Intermediate staff and school are not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen money, lunches, or personal items. Parents may text their student during class transition time to come pick up their items.
Big picture

All students are given a grace period to be able to learn the best and fastest route to their class. We encourage all students to use the restroom between classes so that there isn't any instructional time missed. A student is considered tardy if they are not inside the door of their teachers classroom by the time the bell rings.

Students more than 15 minutes late to class are considered absent without permission (truant) and should be referred to the grade level office as such. If a student is consistently late to class without trying, this is not just tardy, but considered out of area. Teachers will issue the out of area tardy to the student and contact the student’s grade level support team for additional strategies and behavior consequences in addition to tardy consequences.

Big picture
Tutoring will be available for all students before and/or after school. Before school tutoring is from 8:00 - 8:30 and After School Tutoring is from 4:30 - 5:00.

Please access the schedule here to find the time when your teacher is available. Even if your teacher is not available for tutoring on the day you can stay, students can go to another grade level teacher in order to receive support.

If your student comes to tutoring before school, their teacher will need to give them a pass. I would encourage them to take a picture of it, just in case they lose the paper copy.

Ulrich Intermediate School

Live Every with Bulldog P.R.I.D.E. (Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Discipline & Excellence)