Kleb Intermediate

Edition 6: September 19th, 2021

Hello Bearcub families,

Happy Sunday! We hope that everyone was okay after last week's storm. The weather did not affect our building but it did change some of our campus events such as Fall Picture Day. We are currently working with the Lifetouch picture company to determine a make-up date for last week. As soon as we know the new day, we will send out the information via email and post it on social media for our parents, as well as, make announcements to our students on campus.

This week's newsletter contains information about campus events for this week and next. We have added a weekly calendar to the newsletter to see all of the extracurricular activities and there are some save the dates for others. The end of this week also marks the end of progress report 2, which is a big academic marker for any student that participates in a UIL activity as any grade below 70 in their courses could result in them being ineligible in the weeks to come. We would like to encourage all of our students whether in a UIL activity or not to review their academic progress through skyward and reach out to our teaching staff if they are in need of support. Students can also utilize den time on Wednesday's and Friday's during the week to visit teachers on campus to get support.

Finally, our kudos this week includes a shout out to our wonderful PTO and there is some updated information in the PTO corner about upcoming campus events and Spirit Nights.

We hope that everyone has a wonderful afternoon and as always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to our staff.

~Kleb Intermediate Administration

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Kleb Kudos!

Math Department

Our first kudos this week goes out to our awesome Math department, who have been immersing our students in hands on learning activities, math stations, and interactive collaborative work. The students have loved the highly engaging activities and having multiple ways to pursue excellence. Fantastic job!

Klein Orchestra String Invitational

This past week our Orchestra Bearcubs participated in a Klein string invitational at Kleb. Our musicians sounded wonderful and we know you are going to crush regions. Great job Bearcubs!

Gateway to Coding

How cool is this?! In PLTW Gateway to Coding, is learning how to code music! Our forever learners are doing an amazing job of exploring various pathways in their CTE courses. It's so exciting to see them create products and make their ideas come to life.

Thank you Kleb PTO!

Our final kudos is to say Thank you to Kleb's PTO for gifting our campus with a new coffee maker and coffee supplies for the teacher's lounge. Our staff was very excited and appreciates it and you so much! You sure know the way to an educator's heart- a hot cup of coffee in the morning!

September Reading Challenge

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Beacub Book Fair: Start Date is September 27th ....

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How to Celebrate?

  • Have a favorite comic book character party where guests come dressed as their favorite comic book character.
  • Visit your local comic book store and pick out a new comic book to read.
  • Lend your favorite comic books to your friends so they can also get interested in reading them.

Reminders for this Week:

This week we will have several campus events and Friday marks the end of Progress Report 2 which is an eligibility report for any student that participates in an UIL activity such as football, volleyball, cross country, orchestra, band, choir, etc.
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Fall School Pictures: TBD

Say cheese!

Fall School Pictures are rescheduled! We will present the date next week. Students will visit Lifetouch photographers through their Social Studies class. All payments should be given to the Lifetouch photographers and if you would like to purchase them online please visit lifetouch.com and use School Code: EVT4MTNJ8

Students were issued a purchase envelope from their SS teacher. Please remind them to bring it with them if you want to order pictures on the day of. You can purchase online using the School Code provided above at any time.

MAP Testing Window: September 7th - 24th

Klein ISD teachers & students are building PERSONALIZED LEARNING PATHS with the MAP® Assessment. The students will take the Math, ELA, and Science MAP test through their Den period. Please make sure your students bring their charged district issued devices to campus daily. Encourage them to do their best, show their work, and use the necessary time to yield the best results.

Save the Date: Fall Open House

Looking ahead, we will hold our Fall Open House on September 29th from 6-7:30 pm. All of our staff members will be in attendance and our families will be able to meet the teachers while following their student's schedule. There will also be opportunities to speak with our counselors, specialists, and administration. We hope to see everyone there and we will be sending home a schedule with students next week!

Gifted & Talented Referral Window:

The district's GT referral window will be open from September 1st through the 30th.

More information about the program and nomination forms can be found on by clicking on the slidedeck below or visiting the district website.

Gifted and Talented Slidedeck

District Website: https://kleinisd.net/Teaching&Learning/advanced_academics__gifted___talented

Perfect Attendance Update

Last week we received an update that in addition to not tying attendance to exemptions this year, we are also not recognizing perfect attendance/providing attendance awards for the 2021-22 school year. This is so we remain focused on the wellness and safety of our staff and students as a top priority and remain aligned with our health and safety protocols, namely that students who are ill should remain home until able to return to school.

Thank you for understanding this adjustment and please reach out if you have any questions.

Chromebook Rollout Information & Digital Support:

Kleb Intermediate is still a one-to-one campus for Chromebook devices. All returning Bearcubs should bring their devices with them each day to school. All of our 6th grade students or new to Kleb 7th & 8th grade students will need to pay the fee or deposit for the devices through Schoolcash in order to be issued a school device during Chromebook rollout. We will be rolling out Chromebooks each Wednesday for any student that has paid the fee/deposit by the Friday before. All returning Bearcubs that already has a device will also need to pay the Chromebook fee/deposit prior to October 10th in order to retain a working device.

Please contact our IT repair center if you have any questions.

Bearcubs of the Week

Each week we will feature a 6th, 7th, and 8th grade student that is nominated by staff and/or students for displaying our campus core values of being a CUB. This week we will highlight six of our CUBS!

Teacher of the Week

Kenneth Waldrop - Asst Director Orchestra

“They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou

Where did you grow up? Abilene, TX

Where did you go to college? Stephen F. Austin State University, Axe 'Em!

What was your major? Music Education

Would you rather vacation in Hawaii or Alaska, and why? Alaska, the scenery is so beautiful, and I actually kind of like the cold!

What song would you say best sums you up? All Star by Smash Mouth

Student Information

Student IDs & Lanyards

This year our intermediate campuses are asking that all of our students wear their school IDs everyday to school and that they are out and visible. We having been working over the past two weeks to fill in the gaps of any missing IDs or components. After school pictures on the 14th, Lifetouch will be making IDs that include the student's picture and information.

Each day, students will need to wear their school IDs and lanyards to campus. Students who forget theirs, those who are missing pieces, or those who need a completely new one will be able to purchase a temporary one or any components through their SchoolCash accounts in their grade level office. We are also working on having our grade level secretaries available in the cafeteria each morning to assist.

Thank you!

All Student Information including:

  • Smart Tag School IDs & Lanyards
  • Dress Code
  • Kleb Bell Schedule
  • School Supply Lists
  • Bus Routes & Information
  • Cell Phone Policy
  • Clubs & Organizations

Can be found on our Back to School Website found here: https://sites.google.com/kleinisd.net/backtoschool2122

Parent Information

District Bus Status Dashboard is Up and Running

In addition to the district's bus status dashboard, we will continue to have our Kleb bus slidedeck available with real time updates. Our Kleb bus slidedeck can be found on our Kleb homepage under Quicklinks found HERE.

The district also rolled out a Bus Status Dashboard and they shared the following information:

  • We are building a Bus Status Dashboard, which clearly displays bus routes that are running more than 15 minutes behind normal. This dashboard will be available beginning Monday, August 30, 2021, on our district transportation page or accessed directly at https://kleinisd.net/busupdates. The dashboard will be updated during AM and PM bus routes daily, if there are delays. This will be a temporary solution to notify schools and families of delayed routes until the SMART tag system is fully operational.
  • We are working with our SMART tag vendor to launch our bus route monitoring system, which should be launched by early October due to pandemic-caused hardware delays of equipment coming from China. We will continue to update you regarding SMART tag implementation.

PTO Corner:


We are ready for an exciting year at Kleb. THANK YOU to all who have joined the PTO thus far. We look forward to connecting with you!

Here are three quick ways that you can help us help our students and staff.

1. Join the PTO - for as little as $10 you can be a part of an organization that exists to help ensure the success of our kids. Funds raised through PTO go directly back to support our school and no volunteering is required (unless you would like to). Join here https://sites.google.com/site/klebintpto

2. Volunteer - Many things at our school might go undone without the help of our awesome volunteers. You can volunteer as little or as much as you would like. To volunteer complete your application here https://kleinisd.net/cms/One.aspx?portalId=568125&pageId=16247612

3. Support our school while shopping - That's right, you can support our school just by doing normal weekly tasks. Select Kleb Intermediate on your Kroger card or find us on Amazon Smile.

STOCK THE TEACHER LOUNGE: It is back to school time again! We want to make sure that our teachers at Kleb know how much they are loved and appreciated for all their hard work. So to keep them energized and fueled up we are STOCKING THE TEACHER LOUNGE with treats and goodies and would love your help to get it done! Any donations can be dropped off at the bin located in the hall outside the front office at the school or can be brought to the PTO table on Open House Night 9/29 6-7:30. As always, the Kleb PTO is so thankful for our friends & families generosity and willingness to help. If you have questions feel free to contact Kellie Jovane 713-922-4617 SIGN UP FOR AN ITEM HERE https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e44afab29a64-snacksdrinks

MEMORY BOOK SALES START NOW! Now is the time to reserve your 2021-2022 Memory Book! The early bird gets the worm or in this case the discount, because the Kleb Memory Books are only $25 until December 31, 2021. The price will increase to $30 each on January 1, 2022. Supplies are limited so don't delay! Visit Balfour.com today and search for Kleb Intermediate to purchase your child's memory book today. 8TH grade ads are also available. https://www.balfour.com/

SAVE THE DATE - SPIRIT NIGHTS: Mark your calendar for Kleb Spirit Nights. September 27 from 5-8 pm at Bruster's Ice Cream, and October 13 from 5-9 pm at Hat Creek Burger Company. A portion of your purchase will go to support our AWESOME Bearcubs!

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Car Rider Pick-Up & Drop Off

Parents please make sure that in the morning you are utilizing the car drop-off line that runs beside our field in the back of the school or in the front of the school and not the bus lane or staff parking lot. Also, please make sure in the afternoon you are utilizing the car pick-up line that runs beside our field in the back of the school to pick up your student and not the staff parking lot. We will be working with KPD to help us remind everyone of the proper locations in the upcoming weeks. We appreciate your help with this.
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7th Grade or New to Kleb Immunization Records

Please note that all 7th grade students must have an updated immunization record on file with our school nurse in order to attend classes on the first day. All new to Kleb students should submit the records as part of the enrollment process when registering for our campus. Any 7th grade or 8th grade student that does not have an updated immunization record on file will need to have those updated within 30 days from the first day of school or enrollment.

Records can be faxed or emailed directly to our school nurse, Ms. Scannell at bscannell1@kleinisd.net . Thank you for your help with this!

Campus Visitors

  • Visitors should ring the doorbell located at the front door of the school in order to notify the front office staff of your arrival.

  • Visitors will be asked to present their IDs to the camera before entering the building.

  • Once inside, visitors should report to the main office to check-in and receive their visitors badge.

  • Students will not be released to visitors during school hours without a photo ID, thank you for understanding and for helping us to keep our Bearcubs safe.

Attendance Procedures

Regular school attendance is essential for a student to make the most of his or her education—to benefit from teacher-led and school activities, to build each day’s learning on the previous day’s, and to grow as an individual. Absences from class may result in serious disruption of a student’s mastery of the instructional materials; therefore, the student and parent should make every effort to avoid unnecessary absences.

Did you know you can now report an absence in Skyward? Click HERE for more information.

Any student who is absent for the whole day is required to produce one of the following within 5 days of their absence(s):

· Parent Note

· Parent email (within 5 days of absence)

· Original medical note (copies or altered notes will not be accepted)

· Faxed notes must be sent from physician’s office

· Court note

· Official note for observance of approved religious holy days

***If a student is absent for part of the day for a doctor appointment, their absence will be coded as Section 25 (temporary absence) if the student follows the following procedure: The student must return the doctor excuse to the Attendance Office immediately upon returning to school to receive the Section 25 coding for their absence.

If a student does not produce one of the items listed above within the allotted timeframe, that absence will be considered unexcused and counted toward their total semester absences.

Klein ISD takes attendance very seriously, and we want to see your child succeed at Kleb. If you have any questions regarding attendance, please feel free to contact the attendance office at 832-249-5495 or reach out to your assistant principal.

Additional attendance information can be found starting on page 36 of the 20-21 Student Handbook.