Timberwolf Times

Vol. 1 Issue 21, December 19, 2018

Hello Timberwolf Nation!

It's the last week of the semester! I know everyone is ready for a much needed break. One thing I wanted to mention is that we are having an increasing number of students who are not wearing their IDs. Please remind your student(s) that their ID must be on and visible at all times once they walk in to the building. If a student forgets, they must get a temporary ID for $1. If they have lost their ID, they may buy a new one in the library for $3.


I hope that everyone is having a great week!


Regards,

Dr. Melinda Stone

Principal

WoodCreek Junior High

Next Semester - Wearing IDs

Starting next semester, a student that has had to get a temporary ID may do this up to three times in a six weeks without a disciplinary consequence.


All subsequent ID violations will result in an office referral & AP conference, with discipline assigned as noted:


4th violation: 1 Hour Morning detention

5th violation: 2 Hour Saturday detention

6th violation: 4 Hour Saturday detention

7th violation: One day of In School Suspension (ISS)

8th violation: Overnight Suspension (ONS)


IDs are required to be worn for safety reasons. Thanks for helping to keep our school safe!

Tompkins High School Cheer and Mascot Tryouts


Mandatory Parent Meeting

Monday, January 28 th at 6:00pm

OTHS LGI

**Candidates are welcome to attend, but it is only mandatory for the parents to attend the meeting.


Tryout Week: March 5 th-8 th

Mandatory Clinic: Tuesday, March 5 th- Thursday, March 7 th (4:30pm-6:00pm)


Tryout Date: Friday, March 8 th (starts at 4:30pm)

For more information, please email Lindsay Loy at: lindsaykloy@katyisd.org

PROCLAMATION 2019 PARENT INPUT

Parents and community members will have the opportunity to review proposed instructional materials that will be implemented during the 2019-2020 school year and provide feedback to the selection committees making the recommendations.


Proclamation 2019 includes instructional materials for K-5 English Language Arts and Spanish Language Arts, Grades 6-8 English Language Arts, Grades 7-8 English Learners Language Arts, and Personal Financial Literacy. These materials will be implemented during the 2019- 2020 school year. Instructional materials under consideration will be on display during business hours (8:00AM-4:00PM) for parent and community input at the Education Support Complex from January 14-25, 2019. In addition, instructional materials will be available for review from 5:00PM to 8:00PM on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 and Thursday, January 24, 2019.

Last days to order your yearbook for $55!

Order your yearbook before the price goes up! Friday, December 21 is the last day to purchase for the price of $55. Don't forget to purchase your student recognition ads when ordering!

Click this link to order: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01115687



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Reminder of Morning Dropoff Times

All doors in the back of the building are locked at 8:10. Please do not drop off students in the back of the building after 8:10 as the doors are locked.


Hopefully this helps you to know when and where to drop off your child in the morning.


I am a student...


...who is also an athlete and has practice in the morning.

They should be dropped off in the front near the bike racks and the gym.


...with no activities to go to in the am arriving between 7:45 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.

They should be dropped off in the back and enter through the cafeteria doors and wait in the cafeteria until they are released to go to class.


...with no activities to go to that gets dropped off between 8:10 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

They should be dropped off in the front drive, enter through the front doors and wait in the cafeteria until they are released.


...with tutorials that gets dropped off at 8:10 a.m.

They should be dropped off in the front drive and enter through the front doors then head to their tutorial session.


...with tutorials that gets dropped off between 7:45 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.

They should be dropped off in the back and enter through the cafeteria doors and wait in the cafeteria until 8:10 and let the cafeteria monitors that you are headed to tutorials.


...who is going to the Testing Center at 7:30 a.m.

They should be dropped off in the back and go directly to T-13 near the LGI doors. No entry into the building is necessary for Testing Center. Students will not be allowed in the Testing Center after 7:35 a.m. in order to maintain a proper testing environment.


...who is going to Detention at 7:30 a.m.

They will enter through the LGI doors in the back of the building where the detention monitor will let them in. These doors are locked so it is important that the student is there on time and waits for the detention monitor to open the door. Any student that is late, should go to the cafeteria doors in the back and wait in the cafeteria until they are released to class.


A student who is attending a club meeting or activity before school.

Directions as to when they meet, what time they meet, and where they enter will be communicated by the Club Activity Sponsor.

PARENT AND VISITOR IDENTIFICATION (ID) REQUIREMENT:

One of Katy Independent School District's top priorities is the safety and well-being of our students, staff, parents and community members, who visit our campuses and facilities.

This school year, Katy ISD announces additional campus safety and security measures which include:


  • All parents and visitors must now present a valid, current, government-issued picture ID outside of the main entrance at all Katy ISD campuses prior to gaining admittance. Each campus is equipped with a controlled access system that includes a camera and an intercom that parents and visitors will need to utilize when presenting their ID for entrance. To gain further access beyond the campus front lobby, individuals will again be required to present their ID to the front desk receptionist in order to be officially logged into the visitor tracking system.
  • Student Identification (ID) Badge Requirement:
    Secondary students must now wear their ID badges at all times during school hours, while on district property. Students in grades PK-5 will continue to use their badges during lunch and library times. Fourth and fifth-grade students are requested to wear their badges throughout the school day. At the secondary level, failure to follow the ID badge requirement may be considered a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Campus Door Unlock Times:
    Controlled access systems on campuses will now unlock main entrance doors at a set time each morning. The standard door unlock times for main entrance doors at the Junior High is 8:10 a.m.

LUNCH DELIVERIES

Students and Parents, please be aware that we cannot accept lunch deliveries from restaurants or delivery services for student lunches in the front office. We just do not have the space or manpower to engage in these types of deliveries during the day. We thank you in advance for your cooperation in this regard.



*All lunch boxes and water bottles must be permanently labeled with the student's first and last name before delivering to the front office.* When you enter front office please place drop off items on back table and leave items on table provided. Deliveries will be made during at the beginning of each lunch to the cafeteria.

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MESSAGE FROM THE CLINIC

Staphylococcus aureus, “Staph”, is a commonly occurring bacteria that are found on the skin and in the noses of 1 out of every 3 people. Sometimes, it causes an infection, which includes skin or wound infections, pneumonia or infections in the blood. Many “Staph” infections cause minor redness and swelling without pain.


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureas, “MRSA”, is a type of “Staph” that is resistant to some of the medications that are used to treat “Staph” infections.


Washing your hands with SOAP AND WATER is one of the best ways to prevent diseases. Any opening in your skin, will increase the risk of infection. Remember to keep cuts, scraps and scratches clean, dry and covered. Do NOT share personal items, as this is also a way to spread bacteria.

Closed Campus

December 17-21 We will be a closed campus because the schedule will be altered for exams.

Thank you for your understanding

UPCOMING EVENTS

December 18-21st

Exam Week


December 21st

Early Dismissal - Pick up is at 12:55 p.m.


December 24th-January 4th

Winter Break


January 8th

Students' First Day Back for the Spring Semester

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