Clear Creek High School Updates
August 18, 2023
Meet the Wildcat Staff
Mrs. Holly Kent, Assistant Principal (Mh-Sa)
Mrs. Holly Kent is the assistant principal who supports students with the last names Mh-Sa. She is an alumni of Baylor University and Lamar University. Prior to joining the Wildcats, Mrs. Kent has held teaching and leadership positions at Clear View HS, Clear Lake HS, Clear Falls HS, and Clear Lake Intermediate. When she’s not supporting the students of CCHS, Mrs. Kent likes to spend time with her family, do lots of cooking, watch true crime or historical documentaries, and go to the beach. She is truly honored to serve the school district that she grew up in and loves raising her own children in CCISD!
Mr. Tim Boyd, Assistant Principal (Sb-Z)
Mr. Tim Boyd is the assistant principal who supports students with last names Sb-Z. Mr. Boyd is an alumni of Stephen F. Austin State University. Prior to finding his home with the Wildcats, Mr. Boyd taught and coached at Pasadena Memorial High School. When he’s not supporting the students of CCHS he likes to golf, fish, attend sporting events and concerts. Mr. Boyd chose education to help pave the way for the next leaders in our communities and beyond.
New Wildcat Welcome
We will welcome all of our NEW Wildcats on Monday, August 21st. This day is only for incoming Freshmen and students who are brand new to CCHS. It is a normal school day, so students should arrive before 7:20 a.m. (busses will run). This day will include a variety of activities, a campus tour, and an opportunity for students to walk their schedule and meet their teachers.
First Day of School, August 22nd
ALL Students report to Clear Creek High School. Students will go directly to first period before the 7:20 tardy bell. Students will access their schedule in Skyward (paper copies will not be provided). We recommend checking Skyward the morning of August 22nd for the most accurate schedule as it could be different than the schedule that was provided during schedule preview.
Bell Schedule & Cat Tracks
We will primarily follow a single bell schedule this school year; occasionally we will have an alternate schedule for pep rallies or special events, but those will be published as needed. On each student's schedule there is a Cat Tracks class. While that class is listed at the bottom of the schedule, it will actually take place between 3rd and 4th period.
Cat Tracks is scheduled daily and is designed to support students where they are in their learning journey. Each Monday, students will experience focused lessons over topics such as study skills, school community and culture building, health and wellness, and so much more. Tuesday-Friday, many of our students will have time to complete work, check grades, set goals, and explore personal interests, while others receive accelerated instruction in targeted areas.
Back to School Forms
Back-to-School forms are available in Skyward Family Access (parent account). We asked that forms be completed no later than Thursday, August 17th (yesterday). If you still have not completed your student's forms, please do so ASAP. Failure to complete back to school forms could result in your student being withdrawn. Attached are instructions for accessing the Back to School Forms.
Expectations for Electronics
In an effort to maximize instructional time and minimize distractions, CCHS classrooms will be electronic-free zones (with the exception of laptops at teacher discretion) when we return to class in August. Attached is information about our plan for implementation. We appreciate your support of our efforts to eliminate some distractions and increase opportunities for student success.
Clear Creek High School is a closed campus. Students can purchase a lunch in the school cafeteria or bring a lunch from home, but they are not permitted to leave during lunches. Additionally, lunches are not permitted to be dropped off, nor do we allow lunch delivery services such as Door Dash or Uber Eats. If a student forgets their lunch, they should communicate with their assistant principal for assistance. If your student is planning to purchase food in the cafeteria, please ensure funds are available in their School Café account. Click Here for additional information about CCISD child nutrition and to access your child's School Café account.
CCISD offers free and reduced meal options for families that qualify. Free and reduced lunch status also qualifies students for other cost-saving measures. Click here for additional information and to see if you qualify.
Counseling Center Updates
Your Counseling team is working hard to ensure your student(s) is in the correct courses. If you were unable to attend Schedule Preview, your student will need to access his/her schedule on Friday, August 18th after 12 noon when CCISD releases all schedules in Skyward. Please utilize the Schedule tab. Paper schedules are not available for the 1st day of school. All students should check their Skyward student access on the morning of to view their finalized schedule. Schedule Change Requests are now open using the form found HERE until 3:00 pm on Monday, August 28th.
Class of 2024
Graduation is Thursday, May 30, 2024. College applications are now open. During the first few weeks of school, all Seniors will visit the College & Career Center for a lesson on how to utilize Naviance to request transcripts, letters of recommendation, and many other tools you will need to finalize your college applications. In the meantime, please be working on your applications (Apply Texas, Common App, etc.) and your essays so they are ready to submit. CCISD will be publishing some useful online courses through CCISD’s new YOUniversity platform soon.
Verification of Enrollment (VOE)
Students may find the link for Verification of Enrollment requests on the CCHS webpage under the Creek Life tab or scan the QR code on posters located throughout the campus.
ATTENTION: VOE's expire 30 days after the issuance date during the school year, so please verify your appointment is scheduled within 30 days to ensure your VOE is valid
To expedite your request:
1. Ensure student has met minimum attendance requirements for class credit (90%) and received credit for all courses taken in the previous semester.
2. Ensure all fees/fines are paid.
3. Ensure you have submitted Proof of Residency for the current school year.
**Requests will be processed within 24-48 business hours and
sent to the student's CCISD school email only. **
**VOE's will not be processed the same day requested **
Student Parking Information
- Seniors and Juniors - After you receive an email confirmation that your application has been approved you may pick up your permit.
- Pick up begins Tuesday, August 22, 2023, 11th and 12th graders can pick up permits in the D100 office during school hours, 7am-3:15pm.
- Sophomores and Freshmen - After you receive an email confirmation that your application has been approved you may come pick up your permit.
- Pick up begins Tuesday, September 5, 2023, in the D100 office during school hours, 7am-3:15pm.
NOTE: Student classification is based on credits earned. Parking citations will start being issued September 11th.
Priority Parking Raffle
This school year, any student who meets parking permit requirements will have the opportunity to win a priority parking spot. The Senior Class will be raffling off 11 Priority Parking Spots for some of the closest spots in the student parking lot (see image below). In order to have an opportunity to win a spot, students who have met all parking permit requirements may purchase as many raffle tickets as they would like (1 ticket for $3.00 or 2 tickets for $5.00). Tickets may be purchased with the bookkeeper beginning on Thursday, August 10th during Schedule Preview. After Schedule Preview, tickets can be purchased with the bookkeeper in A125 during regular school hours through Wednesday, August 30th. The drawing will take place on Thursday, August 31st. Winners will then be notified of next steps. If a student’s name is drawn but they have not completed the required parking pass documentation, another name will be drawn in their place (no refunds will be issued). Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get your own parking spot and get your required paperwork in!
Clear Creek High School welcomes and appreciates the support of campus volunteers. In order to volunteer in CCISD schools, you will need to complete this application. The application must be completed each school year. Once approved, you will receive an email notification. For the safety and security of our students and staff, CCISD conducts criminal background checks on all prospective volunteers.
We encourage you to check all volunteer (type) boxes when applying to ensure you are eligible for all opportunities on campus. Keep in mind, Homecoming is early this year (September 29th), so you will want to complete this process soon.
Varsity Letter in Community Service
Beginning Fall, 2023, CCHS PTSA is sponsoring an opportunity for students to receive a varsity letter/letter jacket based on community service hours. Please see the attached application for details. Questions, contact: email@example.com
Other Things to Know
IDs: As a safety measure, student IDs must be worn and visible each day. Students will be issued one ID at the beginning of the school year. If a student needs a new ID, they can be purchased in the main office for $5. 23-24 IDs will be distributed at schedule preview. Students who are unable to attend schedule preview will get their ID on the first day of school.
- IDs must be worn on the student's person and visible at all times during the school day.
- If a student needs a new ID, they can be purchased in the main office for $5. The fee will be added to the student's Skyward account. There is a fee management tab in each parent's Skyward Family access account. The district also a Fee Management Balance email out on the first Thursday of each month.
Dress Code: The CCISD student dress code can be found on page 61 of the CCISD Student Handbook. While our primary goal is to have students in class receiving instruction, we do expect that they follow some basic dress expectations to facilitate participation in learning. We are asking for the support of our parents/guardians as dress code starts at home with you. Please take these expectations into consideration when you are purchasing clothes for your child to wear to school, and have conversations with your students about appropriate dress. School administration ultimately determines if a student's grooming or clothing violates the school's dress code. If a student is out of dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem and return to class. We thank you in advance for your partnership and support.
A few points to highlight:
- Shirts must have straps and should not expose the midriff
- Shirts, shorts, skirts, and dresses must offer adequate coverage
- Hats, caps, beanies, hoods, etc. are not permitted indoors
Busses: If your student rides the bus, please click here to get your bus number and pick up times.
Parent Drop Off/Pick Up: Attached is a map that outlines student drop off and pick up locations, student and staff parking, and bus lane access. Please be patient and allow for some extra time during the first few weeks of school as there can be longer lines while everyone adjusts to the traffic patterns.
Open House & Parent Safety Meeting
Open House and our yearly parent safety meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 18th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. More information to come.