Between the Lions

The Wright Junior High Weekly Newsletter

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WELCOME TO WRIGHT JUNIOR HIGH!

Our Wright JH Admin Team

Creighton Jaster - Principal crjaster@lcisd.org


Sherryl Anthony - Assistant Principal - Alpha A-L santhony@lcisd.org 832-223-6010

Shane Ameen- Assistant Principal - Alpha M-Z mameen@lcisd.org 832-223-6012

Tiffany Hoelzel - Assistant Principal - 6th Grade tiffany.hoelzel@lcisd.org 832-223-6009

Our Wright JH Counselor Team

Amanda Breeding - Alpha A-L - amanda.breeding@lcisd.org 832-223-6016

Jennifer Mitchell - Alpha M-Z -jcmitchell@lcisd.org 832-223-6017

Angela Criswell - 6th Grade - acriswell@lcisd.org 832-223-6018

WEEK OF DECEMBER 6TH - 10TH

WHAT TO EXPECT THIS WEEK


  • Front doors will open at 7:30am. First bell rings at 8:15am. when students arrive on campus, they will go to the Gym, until they are released to class.
  • Students who arrive after the 8:15am bell, will receive a Tardy. Unless they have arrived to school on a late bus.
  • Final Exam Exemption Procedures
  • Fall Final Exam Bell Schedule
  • 8th Grade Course Endorsements
  • WJH Student Council - Holiday Food Drive - December 6-10th
  • WJH WINTER BAND CONCERT - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7TH
  • WJH WINTER CHOIR/ORCHESTRA CONCERT - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9TH
  • Order your 2021-2022 Wright JH Yearbook
  • Mental Health Awareness - December 9th
  • WJH Winter Wonderland Ball - December 10th
  • Final Exam Exemption Policy
  • Student Discipline
  • Campus Destruction and Consequences
  • TIK TOK Challenge - please talk with your student.
  • REMINDER: We are a cell phone free campus. Please leave devices at home or powered off in student backpacks.
  • TARDIES have started, please talk with your student about getting to class on time.

FINAL EXAM EXEMPTIONS - DISTRICT POLICY!

LCISD allows all 7th and 8th graders who meet the district policy requirements to exempt final exams in December and in May.

7th Graders can exempt 2 class finals

8th Graders can exempt 3 class finals

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Fall Final Exams - 7th-8th Graders Only! 6th Grade will be on a normal schedule!

Exemption forms will open on Friday, December 3rd

Forms are ONLY available via the Student's Skyward Account!!!

Parent's login can NOT view the exemption form.

Forms are due in Skyward, by Tuesday, December 7th.

Final Exams begin on Tuesday, December 14th (see schedule below)

7th Grade is allowed 2 Exemptions, 8th Grade is allows 3 Exemptions.

6th Grade do NOT take final exams, classes will run like a normal day for them.

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8th Grade Only!!! Incoming Freshman Course Endorsement Selection

Eighth grade students received a presentation at Randle High School over their Endorsement and Program options for next year. Endorsements consist of a related series of courses that are grouped together by interest or skill set. They provide students with in-depth knowledge of a subject area and help them achieve their post-secondary goals (college, military, trade school or career). Students must select an endorsement in the ninth grade. The counselors had students fill out the attached sheet and will be visiting gym classes next week for verifications before entering students' Endorsement selections in Skyward. We will send out instructions mid-next week how parents can sign for or change their students Endorsement selection through Skyward's Family Access Center.

WJH Student Council -Holiday Food Drive

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WJH BAND WINTER CONCERT - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6TH - 6:30PM

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WJH CHOIR/ORCHESTRA WINTER CONCERT - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9TH - 6:00PM

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WJH Winter Wonderland Ball - December 10th

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Wright JH Lion Gear

Looking for some awesome Lion Gear:


Fall GEAR IS ON ITS WAY!!! Check periodically! Hoodies, long sleeves, so much more!!


https://southerninkenvy.com/collections/wright-junior-high-lcisd-spirit-wear?fbclid=IwAR0dlpf0phpHA79xHpLDthaKYg_LUFV6FxMK7DiuytQDwC9wrcBPZXDwG80

ORDER YOUR SCHOOL YEARBOOK

http://www.balfour.com

Look for Wright Junior High under "Shop my School"

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In order to reduce vandalism to our bathrooms due to TIK TOK challenges, Wright Junior High will offer a reward to individuals who can provide information that leads to breaking a case. Students providing information will remain confidential.
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STUDENT DISCIPLINE/CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Parents,

We need your help and support. We are experiencing incidents on campus in which students are trying to resolve their conflicts by using physical means to handle things. WJH does NOT condone students solving any issues by fighting or engaging in physical confrontation. We need you to talk with your children and help work through any issues they are experiencing and how to handle it on campus.


LCISD policy states that any student engaged in mutual combat, regardless of who throws the first punch, results in a MUTUAL fight. Therefore, both students will receive campus consequences of 3 days of Out of School Suspension. If a student engages in a 2nd incident for fighting or physical confrontation, they will receive a 45 day ALC placement.


We need your help to make sure that incidents like these don't happen on our campus and that they understand the results of their actions. It takes all of us, working together, to ensure that EVERYONE gets the best experience at Wright Junior High.


If your student needs additional support, they can visit with their Counselor or Assistant Principal.

ACCESSING PROGRESS REPORTS AND REPORT CARDS

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Accessing Student Portfolios for Progress Reports and Report Cards - Click Below!

Need Assistance with Athletics:

Coach JD Williams - Boys Athletics - james.williams@lcisd.org

Coach Dee McNeal - Girls Athletics - rmcneal@lcisd.org

Does your student need tutorials?

If your student is needing additional support, please check out the WJH tutorial schedule at the bottom of this newsletter. In addition, all students MUST ask their teacher for a tutorial pass prior to the day they will be attending.


For more questions about tutorials, please email your student's teacher directly.

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What do I do if my student tests positive for COVID? See the campus protocol below for how you need to report in order for us to ensure that minimal disruption will happen to your student's schedule. You can help us help you by closely following these steps!

Procedures, Remote Conferencing and Notifications!

If your student test positive for COVID-19 please follow the steps below ASAP to notify the campus and we will be getting back with you within a day with the next steps to keep your student as connected to learning during this temporary quarantine period.


*They will have FULL access to their Teacher's Canvas pages and a zoom link to access the designated "REMOTE CONFERENCING TEACHER- Sarah Vo - to help assist them during this temporary period.


THREE PEOPLE THAT NEED TO BE EMAILED IMMEDIATELY:

  1. WJH Nurse - Jessica Barber-Gonzalez jessica.gonzalez@lcisd.org
  2. WJH Attendance - Ceciley Ortiz ceciley.ortiz@lcisd.org
  3. WJH Principal - Creighton Jaster crjaster@lcisd.org


In the email please include:

  1. Student Name
  2. Grade Level
  3. Student ID
  4. Date of Confirmed POSITIVE


ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE STEPS ABOVE MR. JASTER WILL BE EMAILING YOU AND YOUR STUDENT WITHIN 24 BUSINESS HOURS WITH HOW YOU WILL BE SUPPORTED THROUGH THIS TEMPORARY PERIOD. During remote conferencing if you need assistance, our SILVER TRACK Remote teacher will assist you.


Here is her contact info, in case you have further questions.

Sarah Vo sarah.vo@lcisd.org


COVID Notification Emails:

WJH will continue to follow LCISD COVID Protocols by pushing out the email notifications that you are currently receiving when a positive and/or close contact case is reported by a parent. Please understand that we cannot reveal a student's identity, nor specific class, due to confidentiality. We are not contract tracing this year, so there is no quarantining. I will say, that many of these cases we are reporting are from parents doing their due diligence of reporting when their student was exposed or tested positive outside of the school. Many of these students did not even report back to campus. We appreciate these parents helping us stay as safe as possible at school. Please note, that if your child shares multiple classes with a certain student, you may receive MULITIPLE emails.

Need a school locker???

If your student would like a locker, please email Monica Martinez at monica.martinez@lcisd.org. She will assist your child in getting a locker. Please NOTE, we have limited number of lockers and students have limited time between classes to get to class.

Smart Tags on the WAY!!!

LCISD Transportation is currently printing all new Smart Tags for all LCISD students. As they print them, they are delivering them to campuses and we are distributing them as quickly as we get them. Please do us a favor, remind your student that IF they have theirs, please have it on them at ALL times. The LCISD Smart Tag works for during lunch and loading on the bus. Please make sure that the current Smart Tag you have is not hole punched as it will deactivate the tag.

Addressing concerns at Wright Junior High - Start by contacting your child's teacher directly!!

Lions, we know that from time to time there will be conflicts and concerns that you need to address with the campus. The first step to any concern within the classroom is to contact the teacher directly and set up time to discuss. Administrators will ask you if you have talked to the teacher first and allow them the opportunity to discuss concerns first. IF resolution is not made at the teacher level, please then contact your grade level or alpha split Assistant Principal. At WJH, we ask that you start with the Assistant Principal assigned to your student first. They will conduct investigations, find you the answer you may need and address all concerns. If you are not satisfied with the results, Mr. Jaster will gladly assist.


For 6th Grade concerns: please email or call Tiffany Hoelzel at tiffany.hoelzel@lcisd.org or call at 832-223-6009


For 7th/8th Grade concerns Alpha A-L: please email or call Sherryl Anthony at santhony@lcisd.org or call at 832-223-6010


For 7th/8th Grade concerns Alpha M-Z: please email or call Shane Ameen at mameen@lcisd.org or call at 832-223-6012

Conflict Resolution

Conflict will arise from time to time during the day at school. Most of the time, the end result of conflict can be avoided without things getting physical. At Wright Junior High, we DO NOT condone any PHYSICAL means to solving our problems with others. As a reminder, any student that engages in a PHYSICAL confrontation (fight) will result in a 3 day Out of School suspension on the first offense. If a second offense occurs, the student may receive up to a 45 day Alternative Learning Center placement.


If your student needs help, find one of the following staff members:


1) Administrator

2) Counselor

3) Teacher

4) Coach

5) Librarian

6) Other staff member

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SCHOOL INFORMATION

  • School Hours: 8:15am to 3:40pm.
    • For those who require early arrival, the building opens at 7:30am.
    • You may enter via the main front door and proceed to the cafeteria or gyms
    • Lunches from Home: For those students bringing a lunch from home, please be aware that, per district sanitation guidelines, microwaves will not be available for student use.
    • Lunch Deliveries: Wright does not accept 3rd party lunch delivers for students. No DoorDash, UberEats. GrubHub or any other type of pizza or food delivery. Only family members can deliver lunch to their student. Lunches are left at the front office with the student's name and grade. Please do not deliver fountain drinks, bottled drinks only.
    • Tardies: It is important that all students get to class as quickly as possible and are in class when the tardy bell rings. Students should listen for the warning bell and get to class promptly. All students must be in the room before the tardy bell rings.

    PE UNIFORMS - BOYS PE & GIRLS PE

    Uniforms are available to purchase for $10. Cash or check accepted. Checks should be made payable to Wright Junior High.

    Wright JH Tutorial Schedule

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    Wright JH Bell Schedule

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    HOW TO CONNECT AND STAY IN TOUCH WITH WHAT IS HAPPENING AT WRIGHT

    • Wright JH sends weekly newsletters in a Skylert blast (email listed in your Skyward account).
    • Monitor our Facebook page for daily updates.

    SKYLERT INFORMATION - RECEIVING EMAILS AND TEXT MESSAGES FROM WRIGHT

    Skylert information is updated via Skyward Family Access (from a website - not the app)


    • Click on Skylert, on the left side of screen
    • The phone number and email address (where the arrows are indicating) must be correct
    • Each box that is circled must be checked.
    • You may have up to 2 emails who receives emailed notices and newsletters from Wright
    • Up to 4 numbers who receive texts and/or calls from Wright
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    WRIGHT JH CELL PHONE POLICY

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    LCISD Progress and Report Card Deadlines

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    Student Insurance

    Parents/Families have the option to purchase additional student accident insurance for anything that happens on school property.
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