Timberwolf Times

Volume 4, Issue 6- September 5th, 2021

A Message from Dr. Lowry

Timberwolf Family,


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

Principal

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


Next Week...

  • 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

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PTA Fall Fundraiser: STEP IT UP

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Password Resets

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.

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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.

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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

For morning tutorials, please drop off your students in back of the building, at the second door from Katy-Flewellen(near the 8th grade Math Hall), between 8:20AM and 8:30AM. No students may be dropped off in back of the school after 8:30AM. See below.
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Please Scan or Click the Link To See the 1st Issue of Counselor's Corner.

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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.

Student Pick Up

Please be advised that the cutoff time to check out your student from school is 3:15 PM.

We cannot check out a student after this time before dismissal.


Thank you for your cooperation.

JOIN STUDENT COUNCIL

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Click HERE for join Student Council link


Student must login with their KISD credentials to access the form.

LOVE AND LOGIC PARENT SESSIONS FALL 2021

Love and Logic Parenting Classes will be offered over Zoom in the Fall semester of 2021. Participation options are listed in the chart below. Katy ISD families may register to attend any session. Dates and registration for Love and Logic courses will also be posted on the Professional Learning website. Families who wish to participate in Love and Logic courses must register through the Katy ISD Pay and Go System and pay $10 for the cost of the workbooks. Love and Logic Facilitators will arrange a grab-and-go for parents to pick up materials. A minimum of 10 participants is required for each session. If a minimum number of participants is not met, registered participants will be directed to an alternate session.
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Legacy Parent Academy 2021-2022

Legacy Parent Academy sessions will continue for the 2021-2022 school year, with an emphasis on prevalent social-emotional topics that impact students district-wide. Sessions will vary in format but will all be from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.


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.

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BAND BOOSTER SPIRIT NIGHT

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What in The Wide World Of WC Sports

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Athletics Newsletter

Athletic Tickets

Beginning August 4, there will be an easier way to purchase Katy ISD athletic event tickets! Pay N' Go Tix is a fully-digital ticketing program that will allow patrons to purchase tickets to junior high and select high school athletic events in advance. From the Katy ISD Athletics webpage, click the Pay N’ Go Tix Athletic Tickets button. From there, you’ll be able to pick either junior high athletic events, or select high school athletic events. You’ll locate the game you wish to attend, purchase your tickets, and show the QR/barcode at the gate to be scanned. It’s that easy! Please note, that at this time only junior high and high school athletic events will be available for purchase via Pay N’ Go Tix. Fine Arts will be integrated into the system in spring 2022, while it is anticipated that varsity football tickets will be available in the system by the summer semester. Varsity football and fine arts will continue to utilize their existing ticketing sales platforms until they are transitioned to Pay N’ Go Tix.

2021-2022 Bell Schedule

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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.

SAFETY PROTOCOLS

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

Sign up for Important Updates - Join Remind

Join our remind groups for important text updates.


  • 6th Grade - Text the message @wcjhwolf28 to the number 81010.
  • 7th Grade - Text the message @wcjhwolf27 to the number 81010.
  • 8th Grade - Text the message @wcjhwolf26 to the number 81010.

Contact Information

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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

School Information

Instructional Calendar 2021-2022 Click Here

Lunch Menus Click Here

Bus Transportation Click Here

Student Code of Conduct Click Here

Registration Information Click Here