TJH Update #27

February 24, 2021

A Message from Dr. Mitzner

Hope this note finds your family doing well after the storm. We know it has been a challenging time. Tomorrow night, Thursday, February 25th is a Family night.


Dr. Kris Mitzner


Tays Junior High

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Nurse's Notes

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2019-20 Federal and School Report Card Distribution

Katy ISD is sharing information about the state, district, and your child’s campus as part of our obligations under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). Two report cards (Federal and School) are available for your review in the front office of our school or online at The 2019-20 Federal Report Cards can also be accessed online at The 2019-20 School Report Cards can also be accessed online at

Katy ISD comparte información sobre el estado, distrito y escuela de su hijo(a) como parte de nuestras obligaciones bajo la ley federal ''Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA)''. Están disponibles dos boletas de calificación (federal y escolar) para su revisión en la oficina principal de nuestra escuela o en línea: Las boletas de calificaciones federales 2019-20 también pueden obtenerse en línea: Las boletas de calificaciones escolares 2019-20 también pueden obtenerse en línea: .

KVA Attendance Reporting

If your student is going to be absent please report the absence daily to the ADA clerk by one of the options below:

Online Absence Form: Absence Reporting Form

Phone: 281-234-2413


All excuse notes must be submitted within 5 days of absence to be excused.

If reporting technology issues please note it must be reported within 24hrs of the absence in order to be excused. The update was sent on December 11th’s Smart ReStart and December 13th’s KVA Update.

*NEW* KVA Attendance

Effective January 5, 2021, if your student is unable to attend a class period or full day of learning in KVA due to a Technology/Internet/Power Outage, a parent/guardian of the student should notify the Attendance Office of an absence with 24 hours of the absence. The absence will not be updated to excused unless written/phone call notification has been made by the parent/guardian to the Campus Attendance Office.

***For attendance corrections: Please contact the teacher as the first point of contact regarding a student's presence/absence/tardiness in class, especially if you have received an automated call from the District. Contact the teacher the same day if possible.

Counselor's Corner

REVISED SECONDARY COURSE SELECTION Timeline: Incoming 6th- 12th Grade Students

Monday, February 8 – Friday, March 12: Campus Online Course Selection submission reviewed via one-on-one student conferences.

Wednesday, March 31-Wednesday, April 7: • HAC opens for JH & HS Course Verification • Campuses to share Course Verification Google Form for any changes with parents & students Wednesday, March 31 April 7: • Course Verification Google Form closes at 3 pm

Thursday, April 1 8 – Friday, May 28: • 2021-2022 Course Request available “read-only” in the HAC

​Click HERE to access the Counselors Corner website

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Love and Logic Parent Sessions Spring 2021

Love and Logic Parenting Classes will be offered via Zoom in the spring semester of 2021.

Love and Logic Parenting Classes will be hosted by campuses listed below. Katy ISD families from other campuses may also register as long as space is available. Dates and registration for Love and Logic courses will be posted on the Professional Learning website.

Families who wish to participate in Love and Logic courses should register through the Katy ISD Pay and Go System. Families will need to pay $10 for the cost of the Parenting with Love and Logic workbooks.

Spring 2021 Love and Logic Courses

Parenting the Love and Logic Way 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23 6:00PM-7:30PM Kilpatrick Elementary, Cher Hayes

Parenting the Love and Logic Way 1/26, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 5:30PM-7:00PM Beck Junior High, Layne Dickens

Parenting the Love and Logic Way 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25 5:30PM-7:00PM Franz Elementary, Michele Sheppard

Love and Logic: Supporting Youth with Special Needs 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25 7:00PM-7:30PM Franz Elementary, Michele Sheppard

Love and Logic: Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun! 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2 5:30PM-7:00PM Franz Elementary Michele Sheppard.

Katy ISD Education Foundation - Katy Half Marathon, 5K, 1K

Some teachers and staff at Tays Junior High have joined together to run the Katy Half/ 5k this year. If you would like to support our teachers in raising money for the Katy ISD Education Foundation, please visit the link below.

Thank you for your supporting our teachers and district!

Click here for the Katyisd Foundation teams:

Talking Books Program - Senate Bill 2075

Throughout Texas, children with disabilities that prevent them from reading standard print are enjoying the world of reading through the Talking Book Program (TBP). The TBP is a FREE service that allows students with a reading disability, like dyslexia, the opportunity to read. The TBP offers more than 125,000 titles and 80 plus magazines, all read with human narration. Materials can be downloaded via the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) Mobile app, on a smartphone or tablet. The program is completely free, with no charges and no overdue fees. For more information, visit, email or call 1-800-252-9605. The TBP staff will be happy to answer questions and help parents apply for service.

If your child has not been identified as having a reading disability, please be aware that Katy ISD offers audio books for secondary students through Sora eBook/Audiobooks. Contact your child’s campus for more information about this audiobook program.

En todo Texas, los niños con discapacidades que les impiden leer una impresión estándar pueden disfrutar del mundo de la lectura a través del Programa “Talking Book” (TBP). El TBP es un servicio GRATUITO que permite a los estudiantes con una discapacidad de lectura, como dislexia, la oportunidad de leer. El TBP ofrece más de 125,000 títulos y más de 80 revistas, todas narradas por humanos. Los materiales se pueden descargar vía la aplicación móvil de Braille y Audio Lectura (BARD), en un teléfono inteligente o tableta. El programa es completamente gratuito, sin cargos ni cuotas atrasadas. Para obtener más información, visite, envíe un correo electrónico a, o llame al 1-800-252-9605. El personal de TBP estará encantado de responder a sus preguntas y ayudarlos a solicitar este servicio.

Si su hijo(a) no ha sido identificado con una discapacidad de lectura, tome en cuenta que Katy ISD ofrece audiolibros para estudiantes de secundaria a través de Sora eBook/Audiobooks (Libros electrónicos/audiolibros). Comuníquese con la escuela de su hijo(a) para obtener más información sobre este programa de audiolibros.


Legacy Parent Academy sessions will be offered virtually for the 2020-2021 school year with an emphasis on supporting social-emotional wellness and topics that impact students district-wide. Academy sessions are supplemental to campus-based programs and initiatives. The sessions are planned from 6:00PM – 7:00PM as follows:

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 Managing Test Anxiety

Each Legacy Parent Academy event for the 2020-2021 school year will be in webinar format. Sessions will be translated into Spanish and posted on the Legacy Parent Academy webpage following each event.

Additional information is available on the Legacy Parent Academy webpage at

PTSA School Store

All spirit shirts are on sale for $5.00 in the PTSA school store! Shop at

Thank you for your continued support!

Chicken Salad Chick Spirit Night!

Our Chicken Salad Chick Spirit Night on Wheels has been moved to March 2.

Parents, faculty and staff - order your choice of 1 pound tubs of chicken salad, egg salad, pimento cheese, large sides like broccoli salad, pasta salad, grape salad, mac 'n cheese, fresh fruit as well as croissants and cookies here;!!N081aGSY!Ar7gJkh6IRjTGPlIbaNedGjMFfPRt5hd5h1Aew4iKlECHTYBnmuYC4dqxmemfJzVKSE4$ or use the link in our bio.

Chicken Salad Chick will call to collect payment. 20% of sales will be donated to the Tays JH PTSA!

Pick up your order Tuesday, 3/2/2021 from 5:30-5:45 pm in the Tays Junior High front parking lot. No need to leave your vehicle. Your order will be placed in your front seat or trunk. Safe, efficient, and delicious! Questions? Email Thank you for your support!

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The Katy ISD Transportation Department is excited to communicate that all 2020 – 2021 route buses are equipped with GPS systems. With the GPS systems, parents, campuses and transportation personnel are able to track buses in real-time through a downloadable application from Edulog. For parents and patrons having children who are eligible for transportation services in Katy ISD, the link below contains information on how to download the application. Your campus code is: 34003933


Click here for schedule.


We are now able to offer a locker to students if desired. Please fill out the request by clicking here.

Upcoming Events

February 24, 2021

Orchestra Sinfonia Rehearsal in Cafeteria 7:30-8:30am

Theatre Rehearsal in Cafeteria 4:00-6:00PM

Open Band Hall 4:05-4:45pm

February 25, 2021

Family Night/No Homework

Orchestra Sinfonia Rehearsal in Cafeteria 7:30-8:30am

Theatre Rehearsal in Cafeteria 4:00-6:00PM

Open Band Hall 4:05-4:45pm

February 26, 2021

No Events Scheduled

March 1, 2021

Orchestra Chamber Rehearsal in Cafeteria 7:30-8:30am

Open Band Hall 4:05-4:45pm

CAT Zoom Meeting 4:30-5:30pm (Virtual)

March 2, 2021

Orchestra Rehearsal Lyrica and Cambiata in Orchestra Room 7:30-8:30am

Open Band Hall 4:05-4:45pm

Cheerleader & Mascots Zoom Meeting 5:30-6:00pm

March 3, 2021

Open Band Hall 4:05-4:45pm

March 4, 2021

Orchestra Sinfonia Rehearsal in Cafeteria 7:30-8:30pm

Open Band Hall 4:05-4:45pm

March 5, 2021

No Events Scheduled