The Paw Print Parent Newsletter

Klein High School, August 2019 Back to School Edition

The Principal's Message

Dear Klein High Parents and Students,


Welcome back, Bearkats! We cannot wait to get the 2019-2020 school year started with you in just a few days. We are so very excited to see all of our students, and we extend a warm welcome to our incoming ninth graders and new students. We are thrilled that you are joining the Klein High family!


As Bearkats, we are guided by five core values that serve as the foundation for all that we do. Our core values are Empathy ★ Gratitude ★ Integrity ★Perseverance ★ and Service, also known as the #Klein5! Due to the extensive work and dedication done by KHS students, staff, and community, we were named a 2019 State and National School of Character! We are extremely proud of achieving this prestigious designation and will continue to strive to grow all Bearkats in both academics and character.


Our first day of school, August 19, is just around the corner! It is normal to have many questions during this exciting time, and we are happy to help. The answers to many of your questions can be found on Klein ISD’s KleinFamily Net website. Here you will find the answer questions such as: What bus will my child ride? How do I load money onto my child’s lunch account? How do I update my students information?, and many more. If you cannot find the answer to your question, please feel free to contact the school so we can help. Also remember that all Klein ISD families of returning students will need to complete the Annual Student Information Update by Friday, August 16 to ensure a smooth schedule pickup process for your student on the first day of school!


We know this is a busy time for everyone, so we would like to make sure that you are aware of the following important dates:


  • Wednesday, August 7: Freshman/New Student Orientation- We are welcoming our new Bearkats with open arms from 9 AM-12:00 PM at Klein High School! New students will have the opportunity to learn about all things Klein High, tour the school, check out club & organization opportunities, and more. Although this is an event solely for students due to auditorium capacity, we invite our parents to an optional Q&A session in the cafeteria with our administrative team to answer any questions that you may have.

  • Monday, August 19: The First Day of School- The first day of an awesome year! Schedule pass out will be located in the gym and will start at 6:45. Don’t know where the gym is? Don’t panic! Just follow the crowd or ask one of our staff members, and we will be happy to direct you. We will be available throughout the day to assist everyone with finding classes and navigating new schedules. Student pin numbers will be printed on student schedules for easy access to lunch accounts, and IDs will be made available to all new students both at new student orientation and throughout the first week.

  • Monday, September 2: Labor Day Holiday, No School

  • Monday, September 9 : School Picture Day- Informational flyer will come home with students soon.

  • Tuesday, September 10: #Klein5 Community Night a.k.a. Open House - Our school will be open from 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM for you to meet the teachers and staff, learn more about clubs and organizations, hear some amazing musical performances, and much more! Information and schedules will be posted on our website soon. Food trucks will be on site starting at 5:00 PM to help facilitate your dinner needs. Make sure to plan on attending this fun-filled night and celebrate all of the things that make Klein High School great!

  • Friday, October 25: Homecoming Football Game vs. Klein Forest High School- Calling all alumni to help cheer on our Bearkats at Klein Memorial Stadium at 7:00 PM.


Don’t forget that you can always reference our website and links for important dates on all events throughout the year such as sports, activities, and the arts!


Please contact us at 832-484-4001 if you have any questions regarding any of this information. On behalf of the faculty and staff of Klein High School, welcome back! We look forward to seeing all of our Bearkats soon!


Regards,

Jessica Haddox, Klein High School Principal

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KLEIN HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

Associate Principals

Assistant Principals (Serves Students w/the Last Names, Number, Email, Office)

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Annual Student Update Information

All families of returning students must complete the Annual Student Information Update in Skyward for each student between August 1-16 . It is important to update your Skyward information each year to ensure that in the case of a school emergency or the need to send parent notification, we have the correct phone number and email address. Click here for more information.

Klein ISD Offers Free and Reduced-Price Lunches and Breakfasts

The Klein ISD will again offer free and reduced-price lunches and breakfasts to students eligible for the program during the 2019-2020 school year. Parents may complete the online application here.

HANDBOOK HIGHLIGHTS

A. Cell phones:

  • Cell phones are be permitted during passing periods, before & after school, and during lunches. As always, cell phones are prohibited in the classroom, unless approved by the teacher that day for instructional purposes. Cell phones out in prohibited classroom areas will be confiscated.
B. Dress Code:
  • Any attire or accessory that is distracting or disturbing will not be permitted on school property. This includes outfits that are too short, too revealing, low-cut, see-through, or backless. Underwear-styled garments should not be worn as outerwear.
  • Hats or head coverings (ex: hoodies on head) may not be worn in the school building.

C. All Things Grading & Classes:

  • Pre-AP drops may only occur after Progress Reports are issued. The teacher, student, and parent must conference regarding drop; once conferenced, information will be sent to Mr. Baker for final approval.
  • UIL No Pass/No Play waiveable courses now require a minimum of a 60 average to maintain eligibility.

D. Exam Exemptions Requirements are now as follows:

  • Have no more than 6 absences in the school year in the full year class for which an exemption is being requested.
  • Have no more than 3 absences in a fall or spring semester class for which an exemption is being requested.
  • Have not been placed in ISS, DAEP, or suspended out of school in either the first or second semester.
  • Have maintained a conduct grade of E, S, or N during both the first and second semesters in the class for which they are seeking an exemption.
  • A student's laptop and textbook records for all subjects must be clear before any final exam exemption is awarded.


*Please contact your child's administrator if you have any questions regarding the student handbook. Please note that the above is only highlights of the handbook. Handbooks will be available online in the month of August.

Tablet Information

  • 2019-2020 Tablet fee for students is $65.00. Families are able to pay online through SchoolCashOnline or face-to-face in the BRC (Bearkat Repair Center) during school hours.

THE COUNSELOR'S CORNER

KLEIN HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS

Counselors (Serves Students w/the Last Names, Number, Email, Office)

Registrars

Special Education Case Managers

Crisis Counselor

Related Services Counselor

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

Great things are happening here! Follow us on Twitter @KleinHigh and on Instagram @OriginalKleinHigh!

NEW SCHOOL HOURS FOR 2019-2020!

School starts at 7:20 AM and ends at 2:40 PM! Click here to access the bell schedule!

Student Parking Information


Click here to access parking information for the 2019-2020 school year!

BEARKAT ATHLETICS

Fall Sports 2019

Click the links below, or visit the Athletics page on the Klein High School homepage for our fall sports schedules. Go Bearkats!


Football

Volleyball

Tennis

Swimming

Girl's Basketball
Boy's Basketball

BEARKAT FINE ARTS

Click here to access information on our Fine Arts programs!

JUST A REMINDER...

Custody Information:

Please assist us in the handling of custody related issues. It is the responsibility of the parents to provide the principal a certified copy of the court order affecting any other person’s right to their children.


Parent Contact Information:

Also, please notify your child’s principal, nurse, and the Registrar’s office during the school year if any changes are to be made to the registration/enrollment card that you fill out the first week of school. It is important to update addresses, phone numbers and any other pertinent information that would affect the school notifying you in the event of an emergency. Please ensure you have updated email addresses and telephone numbers on file with registrar as this allows the school to communicate with you in the event of an emergency. Should you have any questions, please call Ms. Haddox at 832-484-4099.

2019-2020 Klein ISD School Calendar

Click here to access the 2019-2020 KISD school calendar!