Husky Happenings

Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year

Message From the Principal

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! I want to extend a personal greeting to those of you that are new to the Metzler Family and a welcome back to those returning. I am excited for the new school year and all the possibilities that a new year brings! For those who are new to our school, My name is Danis Boone and I am entering my second year as the Proud Principal of Metzler Elementary. I am looking forward to starting the new school year together and welcoming students back on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. To prepare for the start of school please read through this newsletter for important information about Meet the Teacher, school supplies, spirit shirts, school hours, arrival, dismissal, and first week of school. If you have any questions please reach out to us!


Respectfully,


Danis Boone

ANNUAL STUDENT INFORMATION UPDATE IN SKYWARD

Each year, all returning families must update their students' information in our Skyward system. Parents must go into Skyward and complete the Annual Student Information Update (ASIU) for students that were enrolled in a Klein ISD campus at the conclusion of the 2020-21 school year before we can assign a teacher. Students will be assigned to a teacher for the 2021-22 school year when this has been done. Please ensure you complete this step by August 12, 2021.


If you have not completed the Annual Student Information Update please click on the link below to do so by August 12, 2021.


Klein ISD Returning Student Annual Update link

New Student Enrollment

Click the link below for new student enrollment:


New Student Enrollment Link


Enrollment is contingent upon students meeting all enrollment requirements, including but not limited to address verification through the campus registrar.


To expedite your student’s enrollment, please be prepared to submit the following documents electronically while you are completing the New Student Online Enrollment application.

  • Proof of residency in Klein ISD
    • Current gas, water, or electricity bill with parent/guardian name/address
    • Lease agreement with all children listed on the lease along with a utility bill listed above
    • Earnest Money Contract (utility bill required within 30 days of closing on the home)
  • Proof of child’s identity (original birth certificate preferred)
  • Transcript/report cards from previous school
  • Complete immunization health records
  • Student's Social Security Card (preferred)
  • Parent/Guardian Identification (preferred)



*You will only be contacted if all required documents were not submitted electronically during the online enrollment process.

FREE MEALS FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

We are excited to announce that all students will eat free for the 2021-2022 school year. We do encourage all eligible families to complete the application for free/reduced meals to keep our accountability numbers accurate and to ensure your child receives free/reduced meals to begin the 2022-2023 school year.

METZLER MEET THE TEACHER

When: Monday, August 16th


Time: 4:30-6:00


Things to do:


  • Meet you child's teacher
  • Drop off school supplies (if you pre ordered a school supply pack it will be delivered to your child's classroom)
  • Find your bus route
  • Pick up a carpool tag
  • Visit our PTO

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Be A H.E.R.O.

Our school theme for this year is Be A H.E.R.O (Helpful. Enthusiastic. Respectful. Optimistic).


Fridays are school spirit day. Click on the link below to order your child(ren) a school spirit shirt. Shirts will be delivered to the school and will come home in your child's backpack.


www.pushtees.com/21-22SpiritTees

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Many of you were able to purchase your child's(ren) school supplies during our pre-sale, if you did not, here are a few other options:


-You can still purchase supplies through EPI, although you will have to pay shipping costs. Visit EPI at www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks and use code MET053 (three letters, three numbers). Please note your order may not be received prior to the first day of school.


-You can also purchase supplies on your own. Our supply lists can be found on our Metzler website under Family Resources. (Metzler.kleinisd.net)

SCHOOL HOURS

Our school hours are 8:05-3:25. Instruction begins at 8:05 am. Students not in class at 8:05 am will be marked tardy. To ensure a smooth start to your child's day, please ensure you child is at school prior to 8:05 am. Students may start arriving to school at 7:40 am. Please do

not drop your child off prior to 7:40 am, as staff members will not be on duty to supervise them. Breakfast will be available in the cafeteria starting at 7:40 am.


If you need to drop your child off prior to 7:40 am, Campus Kids Before and After School Program is available at Metzler. For information about this program please contact Campus Kids.


Campus Kids Enrollment:

Contact Campus Kids at 281-468-8013 or 281-222-4186

Visit the Campus Kids website at www.campuskidsllc.com

First Day of School

Parents will be allowed to walk students to class on the first day of school.

School Arrival

Carpool Drop off is on the south side of the building facing West Rayford Road

  • Students may start entering the building at 7:40
  • Please make sure car riders have their backpacks and exit vehicles expeditiously, on the passenger side.
  • Vehicles should pull all the way up to the end of the sidewalk along the carpool porch
  • Students may not be dropped off in the parking lot.
  • All adults must stay in their car while dropping students off, when parents/guardians get out of their cars it delays drop off and can cause a back up and delay students from getting to class on time. If your child needs assistance, roll down you window and a staff member will assist.
  • Please place a tag on your child's backpack that includes their first and last names and the name of their teacher.
  • There will be staff members stationed in the hallways to assist them in finding their classrooms.

SCHOOL DISMISSAL

Carpool Pickup is on the south side of the building facing West Rayford Road

  • Dismissal begins at 3:25
  • We ask that all drivers follow the designated car rider route and be attentive by refraining from talking and/or texting on your cell phone while in the school zone. The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our upmost priority.
  • To pick up students in the car rider area, you will need a carpool tag in your windshield. Families with students in multiple grade levels will be issued a car number based on the grade of the youngest child.
  • Carpool tags will be issued during Meet the Teacher.
  • The lane closest to the school will be reserved for Pre-K and Kinder students. The other lanes will be reserved for families of students in 1st-5th grades.
  • All cars in the immediate pick-up area must be loaded before cars are allowed to move forward.
  • All adults must stay in their car while dropping students off, when parents/guardians get out of their cars it delays pick up and can cause a back up and delay dismissal.
  • Please remove your carpool tag from your windshield once your child(ren) is in the vehicle. This will help us determine when the line can move forward to exit the pick-up area.
If your child is not in the vehicle when the line moves, you will need to loop around and get back into the line.


Please click on the attachment below to view carpool procedures and a map of the carpool route.

SCHOOL ENTRY

We are so thrilled to be able to welcome families back into our building! To enter the

building, please have your ID handy, as you will be asked to show it and state the nature of your visit. Once entry is granted, you will be able to proceed to the front office. I know it is awkward, but please do not allow other visitors to follow you into the building, as we will need to validate each entry request. Thank you for your support with keeping our students and staff safe!

VISITOR LUNCH SCHEDULE

Due to limited space each grade level will have a designated day for lunch visitors. Lunch visits will begin on September 7th. This will allow time for our Huskies to learn cafeteria procedures prior to having visitors.


Pre-K/Kinder/EC/DEV- Friday

1st Grade- Monday

2nd Grade- Tuesday

3rd Grade- Wednesday

4th Grade- Thursday

5th Grade- Thursday


**There will be exceptions for student birthdays