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Information for Parents and Students Updated Each Friday

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November 1, 2019

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We Want You! 2 Be a P2P Investor!

Volunteering helps strengthen our community and is such an important part of every student’s learning. The dedication of our volunteers makes a positive difference each day on our campuses, playing a vital role in our district’s shared vision, and ensuring that we maintain and grow our tradition of excellence in Klein ISD. Thank you for being a valued Klein Family member.

Getting started is simple and utilizes our newly streamlined volunteer and background check application, which launched August 1. Just complete the online registration form.
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8th Grade T-Shirt

Attention 8th grade students! Would you like to have a unique t shirt ONLY for 8th graders? They are available now on schoolcash online. For $12, available until November 8th.

NJHS

Doerre’s National Jr. Honor Society is sponsoring a canned and nonperishable food drive November 4-15 to benefit Northwest Assistance Ministries. NJHS is offering a donut party incentive for the Period 1 class that contributes the greatest number of items. NJHS is grateful for the support of the Doerre Community in helping make our Thanksgiving project successful. Thank you!

GT STUDENTS

Hello GT Families!

In an effort to improve communication between our campus and our GT community, each GT student will be receiving a physical parent postcard at the end of each nine weeks via United States Postal Service. The GT teachers will be noting the differentiation techniques and strategies that your student received in class based on their educational strengths and needs. You will only receive one postcard each nine weeks, that may have multiple teacher responses on it. On the postcard, you will hear from teachers of classes in which your child has been identified as GT. For instance, if your child is GT in math and science, then you will only see responses from the math and science teacher on your postcard.

Also on this postcard, you will find an update on your students research pathway. Some students have a mentor teacher that will be assisting them during this process.

Please feel free to discuss the items you see on the postcard with your students. They can give you descriptions of activities and classwork in which they have participated. If you need further clarification, please contact your student’s teacher.

Thank you for being an active part of your student’s educational life. We hope that this communication will build community and open discussion that will benefit our GT students and teachers in the future.

Gratefully,

Doerre Advanced Academics Team

Megan Bell - GT Advocate

Brandi Halverson - GT Counselor

Alex Alvarenga - GT Administrator

WATCHDOGS

Coming Soon.. WatchDogs at Doerre Intermediate

Join remind for upcoming events by texting to 81010, code @79974f WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figure who volunteer for at least one day at Doerre.

Doerre's Employee Warrior of the Week

This week's employee Warrior of the Week is Ms. Cammack. Ms. Cammack was nominated by Ms. Briggs because she goes above and beyond each day to reach students on their level and make real connections with them. She plans engaging activities and genuinely interested in the success of her students.

Crossing Guard Needed: Theiss Mail Rd @ Warrior Way

Do you want to work only a few hours a day?

Do you enjoy working with children and interacting with your community'

Do you want to work for a great school district?

Then you need to be a Klein ISD CN>ssing Guard!

Crossing Guards work approximately I hour both mornings and afternoons.

They work only when school is in session, student holidays are yours as well.


Luis Moscoso

Crossing Guard Coordinator

832-249-4265 or jmoscosol@kleinisd.net

SPORTS - Basketball information will be available soon!

CHANGE IN VISITOR POLICY-PLEASE NOTE!

Beginning on Monday, October 7, all visitors will have to sign in at the front office, obtain a badge and LEAVE THEIR IDENTIFICATION (Driver's license or passport) in the front office. Visitors will then be required to stop at the front office to sign out and retrieve their Identification.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in keeping our campus as safe as possible.

DOERRE ACADEMIC PENTATHLON:

These teams will meet every Thursday before school at 8:00 a.m. in room 201.

Counselor's Corner

Klein High School will be hosting their 2nd Annual Mental Health Awareness Fair on November 9, 2019. There will be guest speakers, informational booths, and activities. For more information, follow on Twitter @KHSbreaksthestigma

Access to Technology at Home

How to access the Dashboard from home- The Klein Digital Learning Site - https://sites.google.com/kleinisd.net/digitallearning/DigitalResources/klein-dashboard


When students access the dashboard from home, they may be prompted to sign-in a second time. This second sign-in will require students to put “kleinisd\” in front of their usual s+ID number. Their password will be the same Klein network password used to log into the computer. Please click here to see an example.


Schoology Parent Portal:

Parents should be receiving emails today 9/16/19 with their login information into Schoology. If you would like more information, please read this letter.

Basic Doerre Information

Important Information: Student Arrival Time

We all know how excited middle school students are when they get to school in the morning! However, please remind your students that the doors to Doerre do not open until 8 AM.

Students are not allowed in the building before 8 AM unless they have a pass for a specific teacher, date and time.

If a student arrives at school before 8 AM they will need to wait in front until the building is open.

We wish we could allow all students in upon their arrival, but there have been some issues with students roaming the building before 8 AM. It is not safe to allow this to continue and we need your help with this matter.

Notes from the Crossing Guards to Cut Down on Traffic

1. When parking on the road, please pull ALL the way off of the road onto the grass.

2. Please do NOT pick up students in the middle of the road. They are running across traffic. This is dangerous and is holding up other cars.

3. When pulling onto or out of Warrior Way, do not block the crosswalk.

4. Please be present when driving around children. Watch for students at crosswalks, drive through crosswalks cautiously, knowing that students aren't paying attention.

5. Please follow the speed limits. School zones are 20 MPH max.....

6. Please tell your child that all students need to completely get off of their bikes and scooters when walking through a crosswalk.

Food and Drinks

Parents, will you please help us in explaining to students that food and drinks are not allowed outside of the cafeteria. Many students this year have already spilled a morning coffee from Starbucks, a smoothie, water and all types of food. I even almost slipped on half of a pear today after lunch!


We understand that there are exceptions and that there may be someone with a medical condition that needs quick access to a snack or a drink, this is not the issue.


Water bottles are okay, everyone needs an occasional drink....as long as they have a screw on top and are securely stored inside of backpacks. This water may not be taken out in classrooms if a teacher does not allow it or in hallways. The water may also not be out around any Chromebooks due to insurance purposes.


Thank you so much for your help in this!

EARLY DISMISSALS

Early dismissals and student messages cannot be honored after 3:30 p.m. in order to safely and effectively close out the school day for our students.

Doerre's Club Information

The Harry Potter Club will meet on Tuesdays at 8:00 in room 225.


The Chess Club will meet every Friday morning at 7:45 in room 217.


The Sew Fabulous Club: See Ms. Naquin in room 100 if you are interested in joining this club. No sewing skills are not required!


The Society of Service: Please visit Ms. Naquin in room 100 if you are interested in joining this club.


Warriors for Christ will meet every Friday morning in the Activity Room at 8:15.


Math Club will meet every Wednesday at 8:00 in room 200.


CULTURE FOR CARING: This club will have its next meeting on Thursday, November 7 in the Activity Room.


Rubik's Cube Club meets every Tuesday at 8:05 a.m.

PICTURE RETAKES

Picture retakes will be on November 5, 2019.

Doerre Goes 1:1

One-to-One (1:1) is an initiative in Klein where the ratio of students to computers is one to one and students are able to take the device home. In Klein this program is in place at all of our secondary campuses. The 1:1 student and teacher program provides exciting learning opportunities that incorporate the use of technology in the classroom and at home. Find more information here.

Parent Info

Here's a link to the Parent Info page on our wesbite

Parent Online Pay: School Cash Online

School Cash online provides:

  • a convenient fee payment option that saves time
  • reduces paper
  • maintains a focus on instruction in the classroom
  • limits cash and checks received by campuses

Parents that opt to participate will receive notification via email of student fees owed (both required and optional), and can make secure online payments by credit/debit card or eCheck and receive a receipt.

For the registration video, click here.
To register, click here.