Volume 4, Issue 6- September 5th, 2021
A Message from Dr. Lowry
I hope everyone is finding some time to rest and relax this Labor Day weekend. This past week we had another great week at WoodCreek. On Monday, we had a great Open House event and also this past week our volleyball teams started their season, taking 6 of 6 victories. This Tuesday our 7th grade football team will kick off their season against MRJH @ KHS, followed by our 8th grade students on Wednesday evening.
Timberwolf Times includes some new information about our WatchDog Dads program, campus wide PTA fundraiser, and much more.
Here’s to looking forward to another great WoodCreek Week!
Take care and GO TIMBERWOLVES!
Dr. Andrew Lowry
WoodCreek Junior High
This Week in Timberwolf Nation
Monday, September 6th
- Student and Teacher Holiday
Tuesday, September 7th
- Step Up! PTA Fundraiser Kick-Off
- 4:00 PM Theatre Rehearsal
- 5:15 PM 7th Grade Football vs MRJH @ Katy High School
Wednesday September 8th
- Password Reset Procedures during Advisory
- 4:00 PM Theatre Rehearsal
- 5:15 PM 8th Grade Football vs MRJH @ Katy High School
Thursday, September 9th
- 7th Grade Volleyball vs Stockdick JH @ Home 5:15 PM
8th Grade Volleyball vs Stockdick @ Stockdick JH 5:15 PM
Friday, September 10th
- Black Out Day - Show School Pride and Wear Black
- Pep Rally During Advisory
- 4:00 PM Orchestra Social
- 4:15 PM Choir Social
- Celebrate Freedom Week and Constitution Day will be held the week of September 13 - 17, 2021. Friday, September 17, 2021, is Constitution Day.
Come Join our Informational Meeting about our Watchdog Program
PTA Fall Fundraiser: STEP IT UP
Katy ISD uses the MyKaty Cloud single sign on platform that allows students to access all District applications with one User ID and one password. In order to promote a safe and secure online learning experience, secondary students (grades 6-12) are requested to rest their password by September 15 by visiting the Katy ISD Password Self-Service webpage. After that, secondary students will be prompted to reset their single sign in password once every 180 days (about twice a year).
The parents of KVA enrolled students will receive an email with information on their child’s updated password by Sept. 27th.
COMING SOON...Rewarding Students' Positive Behavior
In partnership with PTA, we will be implementing PBIS app system this year. Our students will be rewarded for positive behavior in a variety of ways, including earning points using our PBIS Reward system. All staff will be giving out points for things like, remembering your ID, Respecting the PACK, being respectful, attending school events and other positive actions. Students will have their ID scanned, and that will add points to their bank. Later, students will redeem their points for different rewards.
Students can also download the PBIS STUDENT APP to see their point balance and see who rewarded them. We are excited about providing positive behavioral supports to our Timberwolves!
New KATY ISD Transportation Procedures
Students may NOT ride a bus home with a friend for the 2021-2022 school year. If a student wishes to go home with a friend, alternative transportation arrangements (i.e. Car rider, walk, bike) must be made. Notes to ride another bus home will not be approved by administration. Students may only ride their assigned bus. Thank you for understanding.
KISD Vaccine Clinic
Katy ISD Health Services Department is partnering with Texas Vaccine Institute is proud to announce a low cost, immunization opportunity for our students who may need state required vaccines for school attendance or who may want to take advantage of receiving the optional, COVID-19, FDA approved Pfizer vaccine.
When: September 9th
Time: 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Location: Martha Aki Project TYKE building
Texas Vaccine Institute provider information:
Who: Accepting insured and uninsured
Price: $15 for one immunization; $25 for two, $30 for three or more for the REQUIRED STATE IMMUNIZATIONS
Bring: Campus Nurse provided “PARENT NOTIFICATION OF IMMUNIZATION DUE NOTIFICATION”, Personal Immunization Record, Insurance Card if insured
Accepting Cash/Credit/Debit Cards
Optional Vaccine: Pfizer COVID vaccine, NO COST, provide insurance card if insured
Campus Wide Tutorial
Please Scan or Click the Link To See the 1st Issue of Counselor's Corner.
Katy ISD and WCJH is continuing our partnership with CharacterStrong in our ongoing effort to actively support the emotional well-being of all learners. Re-establishing a strong community and fostering a positive school climate is a priority here at WoodCreek Junior High School. Relationships are the heart of a positive school climate, This year we will be implementing our CharacterStrong program on Monday's during advisory. The CharacterStrong curriculum is for all WCJH students and helps build connections at school, home, and in the community.
JOIN STUDENT COUNCIL
LOVE AND LOGIC PARENT SESSIONS FALL 2021
Legacy Parent Academy 2021-2022
The Ugly Truth About Vaping and Human Trafficking Awareness will be live-streamed and recorded. The recorded sessions will be posted in English and Spanish on the Legacy Parent Academy webpage following each event. Additional information is available on the Legacy Parent Academy webpage athttp://www.katyisd.org/parents/Pages/Legacy-Parent-Academy.aspx.
BAND BOOSTER SPIRIT NIGHT
What in The Wide World Of WC Sports
2021-2022 Bell Schedule
INTERMITTENT HOME TO SCHOOL ACADEMIC SUPPORT FOR TEMPORARY MEDICAL CONDITION
Students who return to in-person learning at their home campus and are required to isolate due to COVID, or any other medical condition requiring an extended absence, will have access to the Intermittent Home to School learning option, allowing students to access and stay current on assignments through the Katy ISD Learning Management System (Canvas). Intermittent School to Home is not a virtual program, such as KVA, and students cannot exceed a total of 20 cumulative days utilizing this option.
Students are encouraged to continue to report a COVID-19 positive via the COVID-19 Self Report APP. Beginning on Monday, August 16, in-person learning students who self-report a COVID-19 positive, may select via the APP, Intermittent School to Home academic support The academic support is specifically for in-person students to access missed assignments via Canvas when absent from school for an extended period of time.
Free COVID Testing for Students
As part of Katy Independent School District's proactive approach to mitigating the spread of COVID-19, beginning Monday, August 30th, the District will begin offering a FREE rapid COVID-19 testing option to its enrolled students. The free test is in collaboration with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) COVID-19 Testing Project.
The rapid test is available at:
Gerald D Young Facility
5825 Katy Hockley Cut Off
Katy, TX 77493
Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Beginning September 11, 2021 staff and students may be tested for COVID on Saturdays from 8:00am until 12:00pm.
Parental/Guardian permission, as well as a reservation, is required for all students who are below 18 years of age. Permission slips will be available at the testing site and reservations should be made through the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E4AA5A82AA1FB6-week17
Additional questions related to this program can be submitted to COVID19Responses@katyisd.org.
Safe Return to School Plan
In preparation for the start of the school year, please click here for Katy ISD’s Safe Return to School Plan.
Facial Coverings/Mask - Optional
Per Governor Abbott’s Executive Order 38 effective as of July 29, 2021, no governmental entity may mandate the wearing of facial coverings. However, current CDC guidance recommends the wearing of facial coverings for vaccinated and unvaccinated persons when indoors and in confined spaces. Face coverings and masks will remain optional on all Katy ISD campuses. Campuses will also continue to provide sanitizing products for students and staff, as well as encourage social distancing practices where appropriate.
COVID-19 Self-Reporting App
Mission Statement: WoodCreek Junior High, in partnership with the community, parents, and students, will provide a safe, positive, engaging learning environment that is devoted to empowering each student to become a productive, responsible, respectful citizen while achieving academic excellence.
WCJH Administrative Team
Dr. Andrew Lowry Principal
Tim Chesser Assistant Principal - Student Support
Karla Beek Assistant Principal - 6th Grade
Lauren Merriman Assistant Principal - 7th Grade
Stephanie McDonald Assistant Principal - 8th Grade
Meghan McCarthy Counselor - Student Support
Jodi Slaughter Counselor - 6th Grade
Jessie Clay Counselor - 7th Grade
Brittany Waddell Counselor - 8th Grade