Klein ISD Employee Update #6
Dear Klein ISD Employees,
As we head into the weekend and teacher appreciation week (May 4-8), we wanted to extend our gratitude and thanks for all you have done and continue to do to support, care for, and connect with our students, families, and community. And, as today is School Lunch Hero Day, we celebrate our hardworking professionals on the frontline serving meals to our students in this difficult time–thank you for caring for the whole student and family!
In this update, you’ll find information regarding:
- Campus staff building access in May
- Remind – Reach students and families where they are
- Wellness support for employees
- Cybersecurity Training
Campus staff building access in May
Employees will have an opportunity in early May to come to campus to collect personal belongings or instructional materials needed to continue providing At-Home Learning for students until the end of the school year on May 28. More specific information about specific access procedures for your campus will be communicated by your principal soon.
Bottom line, please don’t worry about your belongings in the schools. They are safe and locked up right now, and you will have an opportunity soon to come to get anything you need.
Remind – Reach students and families where they are
Over 20,000 families responded to our family survey this year. In regard to communication from the schools one thing was made abundantly clear—our Klein ISD families, especially those with children at multiple Klein ISD campuses, want one place to go for school communications.
To make that a possibility, we’ve partnered with Remind. Remind is synced with your class rosters and will always stay up to date. You can access Remind from your computer and also on your phone through an app if you choose.
Please look for a Remind activation email in your inbox later today.
Read more about Remind in Klein ISD here. You can log in with your Klein ISD email and password.
Wellness support for employees
We know that this time is difficult for many of us. When the weight of anxiety and stress get heavy, here are some easy, self-care tips and resources on challenging mental health days.
Please take the time to check in with yourself. If you are experiencing distress as a result of the current climate, we encourage you to take a mental health screening to see where you may be on the anxiety scale. This free test has been made available by the National Mental Health Association. Take the free evaluation here.
You can also text TALK to 741741. A trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from a secure online platform.
As part of state-required training from House Bill (HB) 3834, all district employees are required to complete a one-hour cybersecurity training. This training is important to provide protection for Klein ISD systems and ensure excellent cybersecurity habits.
We will be distributing the cybersecurity training to employees via Faculty and Staff Schoology courses by the end of the day on Monday, May 4. Employees will have access to the course during the month of May. Employees who are not issued computers will work with their campus/department supervisor to complete the training. Look for upcoming information from your campus or department. Training must be completed by June 1, 2020, to allow sufficient time for reporting to the state.
Questions and Support
If you have a question that is specific to your campus or department, please contact your principal or direct supervisor. Should you have questions for the District about anything related to COVID-19 pertaining to Klein ISD, please use the contact form located at kleinisd.net/COVID19 for the quickest response and instead of emailing individuals. This form is monitored frequently and responses are provided regularly from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. weekdays.
We know preparing during the fluidity of this situation is challenging, and please know that we appreciate your patience, support, and dedication. While our District buildings may not be open, Klein ISD is always available to support your needs and the needs of our students. Thank you for all that you do.
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About Klein ISD
Klein ISD is a school district in Klein, Texas located in northwestern Harris County. The district spans approximately 87.5 square miles and serves more than 54,000 students in 33 elementary schools, 10 intermediate campuses, one high school program of choice, and 5 high schools.
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