Eagle Extra

Clear Lake Intermediate - September 3, 2021

Hard Work Pays Off

As a kid, I remember being kind of sad when we celebrated Labor Day. For a lot of us, it marked the end of summer, the start of school, shorter days, and the beginning of the marathon that is called the school year. Over time, we crammed more days into the school year, and we began to start school in August instead of September. From archaic rules about white pants after Labor Day to really digging into the hard work of school, summer is truly over after that holiday passes.


Now, as an adult who has worked in education more than half her life, I still get kind of sad to watch summer go. In honor of that, I researched a little bit about the origins of Labor Day, and here is what the trusty internet says: "Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers and is traditionally observed on the first Monday in September. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894."


To think, children as young as 5 or 6 worked 12 hour days in the blazing heat before the Industrial Revolution! Lucky for us, our children are protected from the conditions our great-grandparents endured, but that isn't to say our tiny adults don't work hard! We have watched them work hard in class, toil through practices (some for the first time playing school sports!), and play those notes over and over again to learn that trumpet. While they might not be sewing buttons on workshirts for ten cents an hour, they are working hard, and we know that diligence to their education is going to pay off. Thank you, those who love these kiddos, for encouraging them to keep up the good work!


A few notes: Progress reports will come out (posted in Skyward) next Thursday, so be on the lookout for those. Scrimmages and games kick off soon, and tardy policies are in full force.

Teacher of the Week

Each week, here in Eagle Nation, we honor a teacher who has contributed to learning at CLIS in a profound way. We like to do a shout out to parents, too, just so you can know how amazing our staff is! This week's Teacher of the Week is Mrs Maribel Chacon. Mrs. Chacon teaches Spanish, and is our Eagle Cheerleading Sponsor. She creates a spirited learning environment, both when she's in her classroom or on the sidelines! Thanks, Mrs. Chacon!

Can My Child Go to School? New Guidance for COVID Cases

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Mobile COVID Vaccinations

COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Unit Coming Soon Near You

Houston Methodist is partnering with CCISD to host a COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Unit at CCISD campuses beginning September 8, 2021.

Visit https://www.houstonmethodist.org/ccisd/ to:

  • Schedule an appointment
  • Complete the consent form
  • Complete the patient information form

Houston Methodist COVID-19 Mobile Vaccincation Dates and Locations


Clear Brook High School 9:00am – 11:00am September 8, 2021 (Click here for more information)

Westbrook Intermediate 1:00pm – 3:00pm September 8, 2021 (Click here for more information)

Clear Creek High School 9:00am – 11:00am September 9, 2021 (Click here for more information)

Clear Creek Intermediate 1:00pm – 3:00pm September 9, 2021 (Click here for more informaiton)

Clear Lake High School 9:00am – 11:00am September 10, 2021

Clear Lake Intermediate 1:00pm – 3:00pm September 10, 2021

Clear Falls High School 9:00am – 11:00am September 13, 2021

Bayside Intermediate 1:00pm – 3:00pm September 13, 2021

Clear Springs High School 9:00am – 11:00am September 17, 2021

Creekside Intermediate 1:00pm – 3:00pm September 17, 2021

Clear Path High School 9:00am – 11:00am September 20, 2021

Brookside Intermediate 1:00pm – 3:00pm September 20, 2021

League City Intermediate 9:00am – 11:00am September 21, 2021

Victory Lakes Intermediate 1:00pm – 3:00pm September 21, 2021

Seabrook Intermediate 9:00am – 11:00am September 22, 2021

Space Center Intermediate 1:00pm – 3:00pm September 22, 2021

Change in CCISD COVID Mitigation Level

Dear Parents and Staff:

The Clear Creek Independent School District is monitoring the number of COVID-19 cases as well as absences due to illness and self-reported quarantine. In accordance with the 2021-2022 CCISD Health Mitigation Protocol, the district moved to Stage 3 due to a community outbreak of COVID-19 and the number of active cases districtwide is above 1% of the student/staff population. The third indicator regarding attendance remains within the historical range.

Here are the additional measures we have put in place.

· Increased pandemic cleaning across Clear Creek ISD which will provide enhanced cleaning in schools with positive COVID-19 cases.

· Air filters have been upgraded systemwide to capture smaller respiratory droplets.

· Air conditioning run times have been extended to provide additional air exchanges throughout the day.

· Reopened the form for parents to indicate whether their child is required to wear a face covering as this will allow campus staff to monitor the use of face coverings.

· Face coverings will be more visibly available in classrooms and common areas for student use.

· Elementary classrooms will move to temporary school-to-home (remote learning) if a cluster of cases is identified.

· All schools have been notified to reassess instructional settings, classroom seating arrangements, recess patterns, and cafeteria spaces to provide as much distance as possible.

· As practicable, meetings and some school-based events may be held virtually, outdoors, or temporarily postponed.

On August 19, 2021, The Texas Education Agency issued public health guidance for school districts. The Texas Education Agency states that school systems may only exclude students from a school setting if they have tested positive for the virus or exhibiting symptoms of illness. In accordance with TEA directives, if a student is determined to be a close contact and is not exhibiting signs of illness, it is up to the parent/guardian to determine whether to keep their student home. We encourage families to consider the Centers for Disease Control guidelines for close contacts, especially if the person with COVID-19 is someone within the home and the student has not been fully vaccinated.

As a reminder, parents should be conducting a Self-Health Assessment on students prior to school each day. To make the reporting process easy for families, please log into Skyward Family Access (www.ccisd.net/familyaccess) and complete the self-screener on the homepage. If you answer yes to any symptoms, keep your child at home. The completed self-screener form will be sent directly to the school nurse for follow up. The absence will be excused.

Clear Creek ISD will launch remote teleconferencing as early as September 7, 2021 to support the continuation of learning for students who are home temporarily due to a medical condition, COVID-19, or quarantine. Remote teleconferencing will be available for core subjects in all grade levels based on an hourly program schedule. More details will be released Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 12 p.m. through a livestream on www.ccisd.net/live and updated on www.ccisd.net.

Additionally, the deadline to apply for a full-time Virtual Learning Program is 11:59 p.m. Saturday, August 28, 2021. The CCISD Virtual Learning Program is open to students in Kindergarten through Grade 6 as this is the age group that is not yet eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. Visit www.ccisd.net/virtuallearning for application and details.

Clear Creek ISD will remain open for learning.

We are asking students and staff to wear face coverings indoors, stay home if they are ill, and wash their hands frequently.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Eric Williams, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Picture Day

Hey, Eagle! Order School Pictures NOW!

Dear Parents, As this new school year begins with continued challenges, Photo Texas Photography Houston is even more committed to rise above. Our staff is fully vaccinated, masked up and ready to capture your student’s most important moments! Fall Picture Day is September 15. To help everyone stay healthy and safe, Photo Texas Photography Houston encourages and provides a contactless experience. All orders are Prepay with satisfaction guaranteed. When we return to photograph absent and new students, we are more than happy to retake any student’s photo. We do not email proofs. All orders ship directly to the address provided. Shipping charges will apply. Order Fall Pictures NOW! The Prepay Link remains active for 1 WEEK after Picture Day. Any order received after the Prepay period is considered a late order and is shipped to the address provided. Shipping charges will apply. Please contact Customer Service for assistance placing late orders. We know that every student in front of our camera is the most important child in the world to someone. It is our sincerest pleasure to photograph yours! Thank you for the opportunity! PTP Houston

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Pilsner Academy is partnering with Timber Creek Golf Club

Pilsner Academy OP36 Survey Link

David is considering starting with two classes - the class size will be determined by demand and space availability.

1) The beginner level class will focus on 7 to 11 year olds new to golf and wanting to learn the game.

2) The intermediate level class will focus on 12 to 15 year olds:

9th grade players - those players which are on the JV high school team and/or those golfers which just missed making the team but are wanting to improve their golf skills - Consider this as a "Player Development Program". Coaches, if your team members are interested in joining the program, would you count this as "attending Practice" as part of the team?

Coaches, please forward to any parents you feel their child could benefit from this program.

8th grade players - those players in 8th grade and are wanting to improve their skills in advance of the Spring 2022 golf season.

Our initial program will be a 12 week "semester" of golf classes along with "on course" activities. Tentative dates are to begin on September 20 (TBD) through Dec 13.

The 1 hour Class will be on Monday afternoons at Timber Creek (see the sample class objectives below) either at 4:15 or 5:30.

The "On Course" 9 hole playing activity will be on alternating Tuesday afternoons.

The semester will be comprised of monthly increments of SIX golf related activities:

- FOUR classes each on Monday afternoons and

- TWO 9-hole playing activities will be every other Tuesday afternoon.

Cost will be approximately $150 (yet to be finalized), there could be some other administrative costs included (TBD).

Class objectives: Each week will focus on ONE skill based activity.

THE SKILLS

POSTURE

POWER

GRIP

BALL FLIGHT

ALIGNMENT

GREEN READING

PUTTING

FITNESS

MASTERY

HONOR

WORK ETHIC

PERFORMANCE - the on course playing activity

Back to School Forms

Congrats to those of you who have finished your back to school forms, found in Skyward. We have 850ish Eagles, and just over 80 haven't done them yet. That means we are batting .920! Not bad, not bad. To those 80ish people who haven't yet, please make it a priority this weekend to fill those forms out.

Need to Reach an Administrator?

Jepsey Kimble - Principal

jkimble@ccisd.net


Emily Auffarber - Assistant Principal A-J

eauffarb@ccisd.net


Shaterra Jackson - Assistant Principal K-Z

JacksonS@ccisd.net

Happenings in the Hallways

PTA Corner

Our Eagle PTA has been hard at work! Between planning a spiritwear campaign to providing breakfast to teachers last week, to setting dates for all the fun stuff, we are so thankful for all they do. Please consider joining this awesome organization. You can join at this link:


joinpta.org

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Dress Code Information

Unsure about what is acceptable dress at CLIS? We follow the CCISD Dress code, which can be found here. Remember that we strive to provide a culture where all students can achieve high levels of learning. If attire is so distracting that students can't learn, we might call you to bring them a change of clothes. While we encourage creativity and individuality, we also want to preserve the learning environment.

Lunch, Classrooms, and Masks

As we navigate through the expectations for a safe return to school regarding COVID-19, we want to let parents know that we encourage students to wear masks, we provide them upon request, and we apply social distancing where it is possible.


We have redesigned the cafeteria for lunch, allowing 6 students at a table instead of the 10 we started the year with. Color sections are still in effect, and students will still be able to earn socially distanced free seating through their cafeteria behavior. Same goes with technology, and all three lunches earned using their phones at lunch last week!

Athletics Information

In case you haven't completed your athletics physical, the information can be found below. If your child plans to play any winter or spring sports, they will still need one on file. Tryouts for those sports will come sooner than you think, so it's best to schedule those physicals now.


**PARENTS OF 2021-2022 CCISD ATHLETES**


The following must be completed for your child prior to the first day of tryouts or practice:

1. Completed 2021-2022 physical form is scanned to the coach (scan only the side signed by the doctor).

2. All Rank One and district forms for 2021-2022 are complete. If your child has asthma, the asthma form is also required.

Athletic Forms Link


If new to our program, please create an account first: Rank One Sports Parent Access


Students in the Athletics class must have all forms completed by the first day of school August 17th.

Students are not permitted to participate without the physical being completed.

After Friday, August 20th, students without a physical will be moved into Health Fitness Class.

Both Athletics and Health Fitness uniforms will be sold for $25 a set (t-shirt and shorts). Cash or check is acceptable. Make checks out to Clear Lake Intermediate (please include name, address, and phone number on the check).


CONTACT INFORMATION

Boys Coordinator
Daryl Joyner
281-284-3297

Girls Coordinator
Christy Stewart
281-284-3266

Cheer Coach
Maribel Chacon
281-284-3200

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Questions about Discipline?

We have had some questions about our discipline policy, both district wide, and campus specific. Here is the link to the CCISD Student Code of Conduct.


Click here to see the Clear Lake Intermediate Discipline Matrix

Absent? Need to turn in an excuse?

Absent excuses will be accepted through Skyward this year, and those instructions will be included here soon. We are encouraging parents to email or fax any absent notes to Ms. Bourg, our attendance clerk, at EagleAttendance@ccisd.net or fax to (281)284-3207. This is in lieu of bringing the note in person. Please make sure your signature is on any notes you submit.

Vaccinations

Reminder that all 7th graders are required to receive the Tdap and Meningococcal Vaccination. You may fax records to (281)284-3207, email them to hjaeger@ccisd.net, or bring a copy to the school. Please contact nurse Jaeger at (281)284-3213 if you have any questions.

Technology Skills Checklist

Do you know how to help your student with the various online platforms he or she might need to be successful in intermediate school? Here are some resources to help you and your child.


· CCISD Parent Resources: https://ccisd.net/departments/technology_support/Parent%20Resources


· CCISD Student Resources: https://ccisd.net/cms/One.aspx?portalId=645487&pageId=26405607



Login to the CCISD SSO Portal

The SSO portal makes logging in to other applications more seamless. The portal has links to all the main web tools you will need (Skyward, itsLearning, textbooks, etc.).

https://ssoportal.ccisd.net/


* You should use the same username and password that you used to login to your laptop.



Finding your classes in itsLearning**

Once you login to the SSO portal, you can click on the itsLearning app, and you do not need to login to ItsLearning separately.

https://rb.gy/cojl51


* This is a generic overview of itsLearning basics and is not CCISD-specific. See the CCISD Student Resources page above for more info.



Checking your grades and class schedule in Skyward**

Online gradebook

https://rb.gy/lz7oz7



How to find applications on your computer (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) and pin them to your taskbar or to your start menu

Try pinning Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel to your taskbar or to your start menu for easy access.

https://rb.gy/zshdsf



· Parents: Here is a good video about all the features of Skyward: https://rb.gy/ifoldt


Parent/ Student Tech Support

The CCISD Technology Remote Support Line is now operating and is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Parents and students can call 281.284.0500 for assistance.

Parent Drop Off and Pick Up

Drop off and pick up at CLIS allows for several options that parents can use. Through an agreement with St. Bernadette's Catholic Church, parents can park in their side parking lot located on the El Camino Real side of their building in the afternoons to wait for their children. In addition, we allow students to be dropped off in the front by the flagpole, as well as the back parking lot by the gyms. Please make sure your students know where you will be picking them up BEFORE school gets out. See the map below to decide what's best for your family. PLEASE NOTE - IN MORNINGS AND AFTERNOONS, PARENTS SHOULD NOT USE THE BUS LANE LOCATED ON EL CAMINO REAL.
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Important Dates

September 6 - District Holiday - Labor day

September 9 - Volleyball vs Victory Lakes B teams start at 5pm immediately followed by A teams, approx 6:15pm - 7th Grade at Clear Lake Int; 8th Grade at Victory Lakes

September 14 - 7th Grade football games 4:45pm vs Clear Creek Intermediate. "A" team at Clear Creek Int; "B" team at Clear Lake Intermediate

September 15 - Picture Day

September 15 - 8th Grade football games 4:45pm vs Clear Creek Intermediate. "A" team at Clear Creek Int; "B" team at Clear Lake Intermediate

September 16 - Volleyball vs Clear Creek Int B teams start at 5pm immediately followed by A teams, approx 6:15pm - 7th Grade at Clear Creek Int; 8th Grade at Clear Lake Int

September 21 - 7th Grade football games 4:45pm vs Seabrook Intermediate. "A" team at Seabrook Int; "B" team at Clear Lake Intermediate

September 21 - PTA general meeting at 6pm

September 22 - 8th Grade football games 4:45pm vs Seabrook Intermediate. "A" team at Seabrook Int; "B" team at Clear Lake Intermediate

September 23 - Volleyball vs Brookside Int. B teams start at 5pm immediately followed by A teams, approx 6:15pm - 7th Grade at Clear Lake Int; 8th Grade at Brookside Int.

September 27 - Open House 6pm