“Dear Klein ISD Community,
I have recently received some questions regarding the opening of school this week and would like to take this opportunity to address our community.
First, my sincere thanks to so many in our community who have helped families respond to the flooding. Having seen the destruction in our community first-hand over the last week, it is heartbreaking that people in our community have suffered so much loss.
I completely understand that there are mixed opinions about returning to school this week. Yesterday, we released a short video explaining the decision to open our doors. That video is available here if you would like to watch it.
As a school system, we asked ourselves what our next steps should be, and after much conversation and consideration decided that opening school was the best way to help our community. We can offer our students a safe and stable environment this week, including a place where every student can get a hot breakfast and lunch. We also have a caring team of counselors, nurses, and school psychologists on every campus available to serve and support our students’ needs.
Additionally, in reaching out to our teachers throughout the recovery efforts, we learned that over 4,200 of them can return to school by Wednesday. For those 132 teachers who are not yet able to return, I promise that we will continue to work with them to provide the additional time and support they need. The same is also true for our students. Any student or employee who is not able to return this week should not return, and we fully support each family impacted by the flooding in making the best decision in light of their situation. Klein ISD will not penalize, in any way, any student or employee who cannot return this week due to Harvey-related circumstances.
I fervently believe that the support, care, and help we can offer our students and families will be maximized as we come together. This decision is one that is heartfelt to ensure that the Klein family is cared for and supported, whatever the situation might be. As a district, reopening this week allows those who are ready to return the chance to do so, and provides a place of respite for all children, including those who have been most strongly impacted, if their families would like to utilize it. For those who are not able to return or feel unprepared to do so, the district continues to stand ready to assist in any way possible and will welcome our students whenever they can come back. Our students, staff, and families can count on the continued support and assistance of Klein ISD in the days to come.
Klein Cain Student Charged With Class B Misdemeanor After Making Threat To School On Snapchat
Spring, TX – September 29th, 2017: A Klein Cain High School student was arrested Thursday after making a threat to the school on the popular app, Snapchat.
Judy Rimato, a spokesperson for the Klein Independent School District says “yesterday KCHS administration was made aware of a circulated Snapchat image of a young man threatening the school. Administrators quickly identified the young man as a Klein Cain student, notified the Klein Police, and removed him from class. There was no weapon found on campus, and the student is in custody.”
The student has been charged with a Class B Misdemeanor for making a false report that caused alarm or panic.
Rimato went on to say that “Klein ISD does not tolerate any threats of harm against other students or staff and works in coordination with the police and the district attorney’s office regarding such matters.”
KISD Lemm Elementary Closed For Foreseeable Future; Students Will Be Housed Out Of Klein Cain High School
Spring, Texas – August 31st, 2017 (Klein ISD): Lemm Elementary sustained flood waters that will require major restoration of that facility. The district has made arrangements to house Lemm Elementary in a wing at Klein Cain High School for the foreseeable future. In order to make this a successful transition, we need the help of our amazing and supportive community. We are asking for donations of the following new items: Please visit http://kisd.us/kleinspirit for LIST ITEMS.
Klein staff and Klein Cain students will be available to accept supplies from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Friday, September 1st in the Klein Cain bus lot.
Klein Cain High School is located at: 10201 Spring Cypress Rd, Houston, TX 77070
Additional updates will be posted as they become available.
Conroe ISD Closes Campuses Friday In Preparation For Hurricane Harvey
Spring, Texas – August 24th, 2017: Conroe ISD will be closed on Friday and all activities are canceled. This allows time for families and local officials to make preparations for the storm. Only essential personnel performing critical operations should report on Friday. A decision about school being in session on Monday will be made on Sunday. Updates will be posted on the District’s website, Facebook, and Twitter.