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!
Jessica Haddox, Klein High School Principal
KLEIN HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION
Mr. Johnnie Hayes: School Administration; 832-484-4102; email@example.com; Office 103
Mr. Brandon Baker: Curriculum & Instruction; 832-484-4103; firstname.lastname@example.org; Office 110
Assistant Principals (Serves Students w/the Last Names, Number, Email, Office)
Ms. Jaren Bollinger: Campus Testing Coordinator; 832-484-4110; email@example.com; Office 110
Dr. Rene Malveaux: A-B; 832-484-4093; firstname.lastname@example.org; Office 225
Mr. Blake Muskiet: C-E; 832-484-4101; email@example.com; Office 325
Ms. Renee Miller: F-Hog; 832-484-4025; firstname.lastname@example.org; Office 225
Ms. Cary Goemans: Hoh-Mal; 832-484-4107; email@example.com; Office 325
Ms. Sarah Deckard: Mam-Mil; 832-484-4106; firstname.lastname@example.org; Office 425
Ms. Alicia Eichhorn: Mim-Raj; 832-484-4104; email@example.com; Office 350
Mr. Riley Peters: Rak-Sti; 832-484-4410; firstname.lastname@example.org; Office 350
Ms. Charlene Davis-Norris: Stj-Z; 832-484-4042; email@example.com; Office 425
Annual Student Update Information
Klein ISD Offers Free and Reduced-Price Lunches and Breakfasts
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.
- 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.
- 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.
KLEIN HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS
Counselors (Serves Students w/the Last Names, Number, Email, Office)
Mr. Jose Cardenas: A - B; 832-484-4022; firstname.lastname@example.org; Office 124
Ms. Katy Keener: C - E; 832-484-4162; email@example.com; Office 124
Ms. Diana Case: F - Hog; 832-484-4036; firstname.lastname@example.org; Office 127
Ms. Claudia Harmon: Hoh - Mal; 832-484-4171; email@example.com; Office 127
Ms. Sue Weatherton: Mam - McC (CTE Counselor); 832-484-4023; firstname.lastname@example.org; Office 127
Ms. Traci Hageland: McD - Mil (Lead Counselor); 832-484-4021; email@example.com; Office 124
Ms. Meghan Studer: Mim - Raj; 832-484-4033; firstname.lastname@example.org; Office 124
Ms. Stephanie Renfrow: Rak - Sti; 832-484-4006; email@example.com; Office 127
Ms. Melissa Parish: Stj - Z; 832-484-4032; firstname.lastname@example.org; Office 127
Ms. Paula Georgiana: Advanced Academics Counselor; 832-484-4020; email@example.com; Office 127
Ms. Jennifer Lange: 504 Counselor & Graduation Advisor; 832-484-4030; firstname.lastname@example.org; Office 124
Ms. Gayla Zamora: College & Career Counselor; 832-484-4095; email@example.com; Office 551
Ms. Dallas Bertasz: A-K; 832-484-4045; firstname.lastname@example.org; Office 122
Ms. Dawn Kirk: L-Z; 832-484-4035; email@example.com; Office 122
Special Education Case Managers
Ms. Cassandra Clevenger: K-Ri; 832-484-4158; firstname.lastname@example.org; Office 450
Ms. Gina Hawkins (SpEd Department Chair): E-J; 832-484-4155; email@example.com; Office 250
Ms. Kimberly Lassinger: Rj-Z; 832-484-4161; firstname.lastname@example.org; Office 250
Ms. Missy Munster: A-D; 832-484-4007; email@example.com; Office 450
- Ms. Judi Herold: 832-484-4123; firstname.lastname@example.org; Office 124
Related Services Counselor
- Ms. Rohanna Sykes: 832-484-4153; email@example.com; Office 450
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 FINE ARTS
JUST A REMINDER...
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.