Clear Lake Intermediate
2020 is the year of surprises, both good ones, and not-so-good ones. As our staff began planning to have students return to in-person learning a few months ago, one of the hottest topics of conversation was, "How in the world will students keep these masks on for 8 hours a day? They won't be able to breathe. They won't be able to talk. They just won't do it." Weren't we surprised when those same adolescents we discussed went on to Prove. Us. Wrong? The students of CLIS have been mask wearing heroes, cloaked bandits, veiled warriors. We are aboundingly proud of them.
Speaking of masks, we appreciate the parents who are wearing their own masks to model this behavior. It is a requirement to keep your masks on, over the mouth and nose, while on campus. This includes any sporting events. Staying vigilant and following the protocols is one of the ways we are keeping your kids safe.
Another exciting development of this historic year is the return of some Clear Connections students next week. Please be on the lookout for a schedule if your child is returning to Brick and Mortar. There are also some current in-person learners who will be getting schedules changed next week. We are trying to minimize those, but in making room for everyone, we have had to adjust. We appreciate your understanding as we navigate this process.
Finally, as we close out the first nine weeks, thank you for going on this 2020 journey with us. We appreciate our Eagle families, our Eagle students, and our Eagle staff. We wouldn't want to do this with anyone else!
Mrs. Chacon makes her mask part of the language acquisition she strives for in her Spanish classes.
On the Wild Side!
Mrs. Auffarber and Ms. Reliford don't even plan it that way.
Servin' it UP
Our volleyball players mask up while they serve up!
Are You Returning to Brick and Mortar Next Week?
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - All 6th graders who requested a return to Brick and Mortar by the 9/25/2020 deadline should report to campus. We will have these students wait in the commons after the bell rings to go to advisory. During that time, we will give a brief tour, explain expectations, and answer any questions. They will be given their new schedules at that time. Remember, these students have not been on campus yet, and we want to make them as comfortable as we can!
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - All 7th grade returning students should report to campus if they filled out the survey by the deadline. New schedules will be handed out at that time.
Friday, October 16, 2020 - All 8th grade returning students will come to campus.
Until the return date above, students should follow their CLEAR CONNECTIONS schedule from home.
Do you need to apply for free and reduced lunch services?
Teacher of the Week
Clear Lake Intermediate PTA Regular Meeting Notice
Hello CLIS Families!
We are having our first membership meeting on Monday, October 12th, 2020 at 7 p.m. We will be using Zoom to hold our meeting and will approve our updated 2020-2021 budget for this year. and provide some updates on upcoming events Everyone will need to register for the meeting so that I can send you the login information and instructions about Zoom. Registration for the meeting will close on Sunday, October 11thth at noon. Click this link to register.
You do not need to be a member to attend the meeting. However, you do need to be a member to vote on any PTA business.
If you are not a member, we hope you will be! Go to joinpta.org to become a member of our PTA.
CLIS PTA President
Clear Creek Education Foundation News
In CCEF news, the annual Dine Out to Donate is October 19th. Please follow this link to see participating restaurants this year. Remember, supporting local restaurants not only helps our school, it helps our community keep businesses afloat in these trying times! https://bit.ly/3cc8JK3
Do you have a thing for shiny sports cars? Well here is your chance to win a beautiful 2003 50th Anniversary Corvette and support CCEF. There are only 250 tickets left! Drawing will be held on November 5th.
Click here to purchase and for more info: https://bit.ly/3bGjZya
Volleyball Schedule Released
Absent? Need to turn in an excuse?
Technology Skills Checklist
Are you still struggling with online learning? 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.).
* 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.
* 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**
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.
· 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.
School Pictures Update
Brick and Mortar- If you did not get a chance to order before October 2nd, you can still order by using this contact form or by calling customer service at 800-883-6463 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Clear Connections: We are setting up a Saturday in November for students to come to campus to get a picture taken. Once we have secured a date, families will receive an email and it will be in the Eagle Extra with a link to order pictures and a link to choose an appointment time. Please consider taking advantage of this photo opportunity. These are the pictures that will be in the yearbook and may be what we use in lieu of the 8th grade panoramic picture.
The 8th Grade Panoramic picture has been postponed until the May, 2021. If COVID-19 protocol does not allow the picture to be taken we have an alternative plan with a collage using the individual pictures taken this fall.
Parent Drop Off and Pick Up
Upcoming Eagle Events
· October 12 – CCISD Holiday
· October 12 - Virtual PTA Meeting
· October 15 – Report cards available in Skyward Family Access
· October 15 - Volleyball vs Clear Creek Intermediate. B teams start at 5:00 pm. A team matches are played after gyms can be sanitized. 7th Grade at Clear Lake Intermediate; 8th Grade at Clear Creek Intermediate
· October 22 - Volleyball vs Space Center Intermediate. B teams start at 5:00 pm. A team matches are played after gyms can be sanitized. 7th Grade at Space Center Intermediate; 8th Grade at Clear Lake Intermediate
· October 29 – Progress report available in Skyward Family Access
· October 29 - Volleyball vs Creekside Intermediate. B teams start at 5:00 pm. A team matches are played after gyms can be sanitized. Location change 7th Grade at Creekside Intermediate; 8th Grade at Clear Lake Intermediate