Week 1 Edition

Welcome back to the 2019 – 2020 school year!

As everyone settles in for a great year of “getting in the game”, I wanted to take a moment to share 19 – 20 campus responsibilities for those families who may be new to the campus. 

Administration Information

Shannon Strole, Principal

Samantha Martin (nee Campbell), Assistant Principal

  • Grades Pk-1
  • Bus Information
  • Safety and Support
  • GT Assessment
  • ESL

Penny Smethers, Assistant Principal

  • Grades 2-3
  • Campus-Wide Testing
  • Special Education



Benfer News

Student Dress Code

Per the Klein Student Handbook:

REGULATIONS (Dress and Grooming) It is essential that school guidelines be such that an atmosphere for learning is created. Dress regulations should discourage the extremes and the fads that may lead to disruptions or to distractions. The terms disruptive and/or distracting refer to anything that causes attention to be diverted away from normal instructional time or school activities. Such regulations should provide appropriate standards for the general appearance of students, should foster both physical and mental health, and should train students in proper dress habits. The regulations governing campus dress and grooming standards will be enforced by the administration and by the faculty.

General Requirements for All Students

1. Students may not wear a military uniform to school unless it is in conjunction with a school-approved activity.

2. Students may not wear suggestive or inappropriately-located decorative patches, insignia, or clothing with improper advertising, pictures, slogans, or statements.

3. An American or any state flag or facsimile thereof may not be attached on a garment in a disrespectful manner.

4. Hats or head coverings may not be worn in the school buildings.

5. Appropriate footwear is required.

6. Any attire or accessory that is distracting or disturbing will not be permitted on school property. This includes outfits that are too short, too revealing, low-cut, see-through, or backless. Underwear-styled garments should not be worn as outerwear.

7. Hair must be clean and groomed. Any hair style that is distracting or disturbing will not be permitted on school property.

8. Facial hair must be neatly groomed and styled in a way that is not distracting.

9. No paraphernalia that indicates or promotes gang membership may be worn or displayed (this may include but is not limited to bandannas, chains, jewelry, hip cloths, baggy pants, tee shirts, gang writing, and color codes).

10. Tattoos, icons, and any other markings on the body that cannot be removed shall be covered at all times in an unobtrusive manner that is not disruptive to the instructional process. A student who has such markings on his or her body and who wishes to participate in extracurricular activities shall ensure that the markings are covered by the standard uniform for the activity or in another appropriate manner. The principal, in cooperation with the sponsor, coach, or other person in charge of an extracurricular activity, shall regulate and enforce these guidelines.

11. Students may not wear orthodontic appliances unless prescribed by a medical dentist/ dentist.

Please keep this information in mind, particularly #7, when considering coloring your child’s hair with bright colors or cutting it in a style that could be deemed distracting.

September 2nd  - Staff/Student Holiday

September 5th – Benfer Open House  - 6:00 – 7:30 – two identical sessions

September 24 – Benfer Spirit Night – details to follow


Benfer Administration

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