Kuehnle Koala Chronicle

21/22 Issue 6

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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

Jan 3- Student Holiday/ Staff Development

Jan 4- Student Holiday/ Staff Development

Jan 7- P2P Celebration and Report cards

Jan 17- Martin Luther King Holiday- No School

Jan 26- 5th grade Kleb Visit

Jan 27- 5th grade Krimmel Visit

Jan 27- Academic Night

February-Parent/Teacher Conference Month

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Academic Night

Save the Date: Jan 27th 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

To Join us for a night of FUN STEM Activities.

Important Information from our Nurse:

  • Student illness: Students with a fever should not be sent to school. In addition, your child should not return to school until they are fever free for 24 hours and WITHOUT the use of medication.
  • Contact Information:
    • Please make sure your skyward numbers are updated with working numbers. This will help us reach you in a timely manner. If we are unable to reach you and your child requires medical attention that we cannot provide in the clinic and you are unreachable, we will call EMS.
    • Please save these numbers in your phones as Kuehnle Clinic. 832-484-6625 and 832-484-6638 so that you know who is calling.
  • If you received a vision or hearing referral letter, please return it completed by January 28, 2022
  • Allergies: If you have not informed your child’s teacher and the nurse of any exclusion needs, please contact the nurse at 832-484-6625.
  • If you can help, our clinic would greatly appreciate the following donated items: bottled water (for kids who forget theirs and are dehydrated), size 4-6 new underwear, size 4-6 gently used bottoms (drawstring or elastic waist works best), size 6-8 gently used bottoms (drawstring or elastic waist works best)

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February is Parent-Teacher Conference Month at Kuehnle!

At Kuehnle, we are committed to our vision The Koala Way: Learning, Serving, and Leading. In February we will be demonstrating "serving" by being a collaborative community skillfully communicating through parent-teacher conferences. Teachers will have current information on your child's progress to share. Parents should receive an email from their child's teacher with information on how to sign up for a conference prior to February 1st.


Our teachers know that it is important for them to share this data with you so that you are fully informed of your child's progress so far this year.

Invitations to Outside Events

Please remember that the teacher cannot facilitate the delivery of invitations to any outside events (i.e. birthday parties, sleepovers, etc.). The delivery of party invitations should happen outside of the school day (prior to entering the building at 7:40 a.m. and after they have exited the building at dismissal). Thank you in-advance for your cooperation with this matter.
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Official 2021-2022 Kuehnle Spirit Shirts

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Reminder...additional before school activities have begun.

Previously, we sent a message regarding car rider lines. Click HERE to read again. We kindly requested that our families do not enter the car rider line until 7:30 a.m. to ease the traffic for our Spring Creek Oaks residents and allow our staff to enter the parking lot to park since student arrival and entry to our building does not begin until 7:30 a.m.


Before school extracurricular activities have begun and we wanted to remind you to refrain from entering our car rider line until 7:30 a.m. This will allow our parents who are dropping off students for activities before school to exit. If you arrive early and are parked in the car rider line they can not exit. We do not have a double lane.


For your reference here is the schedule:

Choir: Mondays and Fridays-choir begins at 7:15 a.m. (Choir practice as begun.)

5th Grade Strings: Tuesdays and Thursdays-begins at 7:00 a.m. (Start date: October 14) More information should be coming soon from the middle school strings teacher.

Jogging Club: Mondays at 7:15 a.m. for 1st and 2nd graders; Wednesdays at 7:15 a.m. for 3rd-5th graders.


Parents of students participating in these events: please drop off your child on time and at the beginning of the start time so that you can exit the car rider line.


Thank you in-advance to the families who do not have students participating in the extracurricular activities for not entering the car rider line until 7:30 a.m. and for keeping your child in the car until 7:40 a.m. when students may begin to enter the building and we have staff on duty.

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Smart Tags and more! New Information!

Klein ISD will begin using the SMART tag ID card system in the 2021-2022 school year to increase student safety, streamline management of students riding on school buses, and allow access to campus services via easy scans. Bus stop notifications will be implemented during the fall semester in a phased-in rollout. Families will be notified in advance prior to these notifications.


The district purchased the first lanyard, card and plastic cover for every student. The school staff has placed them on your child's backpack where instructed by Klein ISD Transportation Department. Please do not remove them unless you need to attach to a new backpack. If your child is new to Kuehnle he/she will be receiving their first set in the near future as soon as new smart tags have been delivered to the campus.


Parents will be required to pay for replacement cards, plastic protective covers, or lanyards if they are broken, lost, or stolen. Every student is required to have a Smart Tag.


Replacement costs are as follows:

-lanyard = $2.00

-plastic protective cover = $1.00

-Smart Tag = $5.00


Parents will be contacted by our front office staff when a replacement is needed. Parents will need to pay for the replacement via School Cash Online. You will find the link on our Kuehnle webpage and here: https://www.schoolcashonline.com/



Once payment has been received the front office will provide the replacement. Parents will continue to receive reminders until the fee is paid. Remember, this is a requirement for all elementary students who ride the bus even once.

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.

If you do not have a car rider tag, please proceed to the front office to get your child for dismissal. Your number will not be entered for release of your child to the car rider line.

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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Contact the Front Office

We have A NEW email address for ALL of your early dismissals, and change of transportation requests. Please use this email address moving forward: Kuehnlefrontdesk@kleinisd.net.

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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.



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.

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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.

Thank you

From our PTO:

Big shout out to all the families who donated a pie for the teachers and staff for Thanksgiving.

Mark your calendars and join us for our Chick-fil-A Spirit Night coming up on December 13th

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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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