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Parliament Class Period Introduced January 3, 2017 and Continues in 2017-2018
Each Tuesday, Alternative Classes will follow a slightly revised bell schedule in the morning to provide a “Parliament Class Period”. This class period will provide time for work in a class setting on character development, school-wide and/or district-wide initiatives, or individual student-to-teacher work in a particular course. The structure of the “Parliament Class Period” is developed by campus administrators and counselors with input from instructional staff. Parliament Class Period follows the 4th period instuctional class period - Parliament begins at 10:35 am and concludes at 11:15 am. The school day and Period 1 will still begin at 7:15 am on Parliament Tuesdays.
Klein ISD - All Grade Levels - on a Nine Week Grading Period in 2017-2018
In 2017-2018, instructional minutes have been added to the school day throughout the district and all campus grading periods are on a Nine Weeks schedule, elementary through high school. The Alternative Classes is consistent with the Nine Weeks grading schedule. At this time, students and staff are past midway of the second Nine Weeks (October 17 through December 21, 2017). High school first semester finals are scheduled prior to Christmas/Winter holidays. A finals schedule for Alternative Classes will be published soon. 

Looking back, the first week of school 2017-2018 became historic as Hurricane Harvey moved in. After four days of school, campuses closed with the approach of the hurricane to allow the Klein ISD community to prepare for weather conditions. School resumed on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 after Houston and the Klein ISD community experienced 52-55 inches of rain and flooding. Despite the historical weather conditions, the first Nine Weeks of school closed "Klein Strong" on October 12, 2017. We are continuing "Klein Strong" in the second Nine Weeks!
Opportunities to Tour the Alternative Classes Campus
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Administrators, counselors, teachers, and staff ask you to join us for a tour. You are welcome to take a tour of the campus on school days between the hours of 2:30 and 3:30 pm. Please call the Alternative Classes office in advance to request the tour: (832) 249-4801. When you arrive at the Klein ISD Annex, 7302 Kleingreen Lane, Klein, 77379, park your vehicle in the Annex southwest parking lot (located directly across the street from Mittelstadt Elementary). Enter through the doors marked “Welcome to Alternative Classes”. Staff will greet you and provide a copy of your student’s schedule for a tour of the campus designed around your student’s schedule.
Here's Information on How to Prepare for the First Day of Assignment
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Here’s a few tips for a good first day with Alternative Classes -
  • Wear the Alternative Classes dress code apparel to school.
  • Bring loose leaf paper, a pen and a pencil.
  • Bring your completed AGR card as reviewed and signed by parent/guardian. This sheet was included in a packet of information mailed to your residence that included information about this program.
  • If you are enrolled in PE, bring shorts and a t-shirt for PE dress out. (You can bring PE apparel on the second day of attendance.) Campus PE apparel is also available to students on a daily loan basis.
  • Transportation Department personnel or your home campus Assistant Principal will call with a bus number and approximate pick up time prior to the first day of assignment. If you have not received a call two days prior to the start of assignment, call your transportation center: Residences north of FM 1960: (832) 249-4575 or (832) 249-4590 Residences south of FM 1960: (832) 249-4106.
  • Questions? Call the Alternative Classes office: (832) 249-4801. We can help!
Alternative Classes Dress Code

Alternative Classes dress code (for both girls and boys) includes:
1. Beige khaki pants worn at the waist (no shorts, Capri pants, skirt, skort, or dress)
2. A white, black, or gray shirt with a collar with no logo or writing (The shirt should be long enough to tuck neatly into pants at the waist. A white, black, or gray undershirt may be worn under the collared shirt.)
3. A solid color black, brown or white belt with a small belt buckle
4. White, black, or gray shoes with matching color shoelaces; white, black, or gray socks (no other colored socks)

 In addition, a white, gray or black sweatshirt (no hood, no logo, no writing, and no zippers) is appropriate for classroom outer wear. Shirts must be tucked into pants with the belt showing and pants must be worn at the waist on arrival to school. Allowable nail polish colors for female students are clear, white, or nude. Dress code will be strictly enforced – campus Isolated Instruction or Out of School Suspension could be assigned on the first dress code violation.

Parent/Guardian Help with Return of a Current AGR-Enrollment Card
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Please assist us by providing your current contact and demographic information on the AGR/enrollment card included in a packet of information that is mailed to your residence. The information on the AGR/enrollment card is used by campus administrators, counselors, the school nurse, teachers, and other staff to communicate with you about your student. We want to continue our efforts to insure that you have the information you need about your student’s academic plan, behavior and health. If a current AGR card has not been returned to the school, please call an administrator or office personnel to inform our staff on how you will deliver the completed card. We will be glad to arrange an appointment for return of the card and a tour of the campus.

                                        Brian Marr, Director, Contact phone: (832) 249-4810
                                        
                                        Colleth Punch, Assistant Director, Contact phone: (832) 249-4779

                                        Ken Wetzel, Assistant Director, Contact phone: (832) 249-4803

                                        Alternative Classes Office: (832) 249-4801

                                        Spanish Speaking Facilitator: 832) 249-4161 (Cynthia Gamboa)
 
"Timely" Attendance Tips
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Make plans to attend school everyday and arrive on time (the school bus will always bring students to school on time).

If a parent or guardian provides transportation to school, the parent or guardian should come into the office to sign the student in. Arrival at school should be between 6:45 a.m. and 6:55 a.m. 1st period class begins at 7:15 a.m.


A student is tardy to 1st period class between 7:16 a.m. and 7:31 a.m.

A student who arrives after 7:31 a.m. is absent to first period (the student has missed 15 or more minutes to 1st period class).

Excessive absences to 1st period can result in “no credit” in the course. Please refer to the student handbook.

At dismissal, buses are released at the close of 7th period - 2:35 p.m. If a parent or guardian provides transportation from school, please arrive in the main office between between 2:15 and 2:35 p.m. to sign your student out.

Alternative Classes Attendance Requirements
The KISD Student Handbook contains a guideline concerning attendance at the Alternative Education Classes. The approved recommendation states that a student assigned to the disciplinary alternative education program (Alternative Classes) will be required to make up days missed due to truancy and/or Out of School Suspension for disciplinary incidents before returning to his/her home campus.
Reporting a Student Absence from School
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Please phone attendance secretary Sarah Lawrence, 832-249-4804, before or on the date of your student’s absence. Send a note to the attendance secretary that specifies the dates and reason of your student’s absence whenever your student is absent from school. This note should be received in the attendance office within five days of the absence. Refer to the KISD Student Handbooks for information on student attendance.
Procedures On Arrival To School
On arrival to school, students must be in dress code attire, have shirts tucked in at the waist and belts on and fastened. As students enter the Annex building each day, they should be prepared to remove their belt, turn out all pockets from pants, and remove any metal objects that would cause alert from a metal detector. Metal objects should be turned over to designated Alternative Classes staff who supervise transit through a metal detector. Students must pass through the metal detector with palms up.
Instructional Staff
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Twenty six teachers instruct students in the core academic areas of English Language Arts (English and Reading), Math, Science, and Social Studies, as well as electives in the areas of Art, Business (Technology), Health, Physical Education, Spanish, and Speech Communications.
Bilingual Educational Secretary, Cynthia Gamboa

Cynthia Gamboa is one of four English and Spanish bilingual personnel at Alternative Classes. She is the Spanish speaking facilitator for the campus. To contact her directly, call (832) 249-4161. Cynthia joined the Alternative Classes staff with experience in other educational settings, including Klein ISD. Other bilingual personnel include Spanish teacher Cecilia Martinez, high school Science teacher Ricardo Sanchez, and teacher assistant Giovanna Alvarez.

en español -

Cynthia Gamboa es uno de los quatro personal bilingüe en inglés y español en el campus de clases alternativas. Ella es el facilitador que habla español para el campus. Si tiene alguna pregunta, necesita un poco de información, reportar una ausencia o condición médica o cambio de medicación puede ponerse en contacto con ella directamente al (832) 249 - 4161. Cynthia se une al personal de las clases alternativas de este año con experiencia en otros entornos educativos, incluyendo cinco años de servicio con Klein ISD. Otros personal bilingüe incluyen la maestra de español Cecilia Martínez y el maestro de ciencia Ricardo Sanchez y asistente de maestra Giovanna Álvarez.


Skyward Family Access (Once ParentLink) Communication Service
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Students assigned to Alternative Classes are enrolled in the district's web-based communication service. District campuses utilize Skyward Family Access (once ParentLink) to send information to parents as soon as possible. The service delivers informative and emergency messages to parents via several communication methods including phone and e-mail. Should schools need to close early due to weather, for example, this system would notify you via home phone, cell phone, or email. In addition, schools use Skyward Family Access (once ParentLink) to keep you up to date on other important information. More information about Skyward Family Access can be found on the home page of the district's website. The link to Skyward Family Access follows:

Skyward Link: https://skyward.kleinisd.net/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsEAplus/fwemnu01.w