CRJH Howler

Friday, April 23, 2021

Calendar of Events


April 19 - 30 - SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

APRIL 29 - GRAB & GO (8:10-8:30 AM and 4:10-4:30 PM)

April 30 - FUN FOOD FRENZY

May 27 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Congratulations to Ms. Isaacson for being named District Secondary Teacher of the Year!!

We are so proud of AMAZING Ms. Isaacson!!!

She is a teacher with many wonderful qualities including high expectations of her students, a positive, can-do attitude and great attention to detail. She does this all with a smile to share.

Ms. Isaacson we are so proud you are a COYOTE!

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Notice – Junior High Algebra I Placement for 2021-2022

Students who are enrolled in 7th Grade Math KAP or KAP/GT, who make a 70 or better course average for the year, will be enrolled in Algebra I in the eighth grade.


Students who are enrolled in 7th Grade Math KAP or KAP/GT, with a course average of below 70 for the year, wishing to take Algebra I in eighth grade, must register to take the Credit by Exam for Eighth Grade Mathematics. A score of 80% or better is required on the Credit by Exam for eligibility for Algebra I in eighth grade. The deadline for requesting CBE is May 7, 2021 for the July 13-17 testing window.


Letters to parents about this process will be distributed to students on week of April 19.

Students who are enrolled in 7th grade Academic Mathematics who wish to accelerate their math instruction may take advantage of the district’s Credit by Exam (CBE) process for the 8th grade curriculum. Students must score 80% or better on the CBE to access Algebra I in eighth grade. The deadline for requesting CBE is May 7, 2021 for the July 13-17 testing window.


For more information or questions, please contact the 7th grade Counselor:

Erica Thornton

281-237-7331

ericathornton@katyisd.org

Have you Moved or Are you Moving This Summer?

Scholastic Spring Book Fair is here for one more week!

The book fair will continue through APRIL 30th from 8:30 to 4:00 in the library.


We will still continue to practice social distancing and all Covid protocols to keep our customers safe.

Can’t make it during the school day? Visit our online fair at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/cincoranchjuniorhighschool and click where it says ‘Shop the Store’.


The online fair will continue to run through APRIL 27th and orders will ship free to your home.

All proceeds will go to the library.


Thanks for your support!

All Calculators due now!

*Once students turn in the TI-Nspire calculators, they will resume using the Desmos online calculator.


F2F STUDENT options:

A. Give to math teacher or library staff during the school day in plastic bag labeled with the first & last name.

B. Drop off Thursdays in front of school during Grab & Go times 8:10-8:30 am or 4:10-4:30 pm in a plastic bag labeled with first & last name.



KVA STUDENT options:

A. Drop off Thursdays in front of school during Grab & Go times 8:10-8:30 am or 4:10-4:30 pm in a plastic bag labeled with first & last name.

B. Drop off in the front office during the school day in a plastic bag labeled with first & last name.



Below are the fees for lost or damaged calculators &/or cords. Fees may be paid through Pay N’ Go using this link: https://katyisd.revtrak.net/junior-high-schools/cinco-ranch-junior-high/crjh-student-activities/crjh-math-club/


___ $145 calculator replacement

___ $10 charging cord replacement

CRJH DEVICE RETURNS – ALL DUE BY MAY 27th

F2F STUDENTS options:

A. Drop off to library staff during the school day in a plastic bag labeled with first & last name.

B. Drop off on Thursdays in the front of the school during Grab & Go times 8:10-8:30am or 4:10-4:30pm in plastic bag labeled with first & last name.



KVA STUDENTS options:

A. Drop off on Thursdays in front of the school during Grab & Go times 8:10-8:30am or 4:10-4:30pm in plastic bag labeled with first & last name.

B. Drop off in front office during the school day in a plastic bag labeled with first & last name.



F2F and KVA STUDENTS who need device for STAAR testing days or Final Exams:

Evening drop off in the front of the school in a plastic bag labeled with first & last name.

  • Tuesday, May 25 from 5:30-7:00pm
  • Thursday, May 27 from 5:30-7:00pm



*All devices MUST be returned by May 27th.

If damage has occurred to the device, a fee will be assessed through the Pay ‘N Go app.

If you have any questions, please contact Librarian, Melanie Poncik - melanieaponcik@katyisd.org or 281-237-7328.

Lost Device Fees

Fees associated with damaged or lost technology may be paid through the Katy ISD Pay N’ Go APP or with cash to the campus librarian. Receipt of payment may be provided to your child’s campus librarian during scheduled check-in of technology device or to your child’s campus registrar if withdrawing from Katy ISD.

See below for the fee that has been assigned to the device your student returned.


Lost Device Fees:

___Chromebook, Lenovo 300E G2 Touchscreen Yoga $184.80

___ Laptop, Lenovo Thinkpad T490 or T14 $626.50

___ iPad mini $265.30

___ Griffin Survivor – Required case $22.20

___ Total iPad Mini and Required Case $287.50

___ Hot Spot $21.00


Damaged Device Fees:

___ Damaged Chromebook, iPad or Laptop $56.00


Questions or concerns regarding the fees associated with damaged or lost technology devices may be emailed to: techfee@katyisd.org.

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ATTENTION 8TH GRADE NJHS MEMBERS needing service hours!

NJHS 8th Graders who have not completed the 5 hour volunteer service requirement, please consider donating canned soda for our next Fun, Food, Frenzy on April 30th.


All soda donations must be turned in by TUESDAY, APRIL 27th. Students receive 1 hour of service for every 24 cans of soda donated. Coke, Dr. Pepper, and Sprite are the only soda flavors that will be accepted.


All donations should be dropped off before 1st period on the cart outside the backdoor of the Front Office.

Miller Career Center

Check out Miller Career Center Information in the links below. Although students cannot attend Miller until their junior and /or senior year, it’s never too early to start planning for any prerequisites necessary for eligibility.


Smore Page: https://www.smore.com/h9ac0


2021-2022 Miller Recruitment Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWQGbM3capo

Miller Frequently Asked Questions: https://www.katyisd.org/campus/MCTC/Documents/20-21%20Miller%20FAQ.pdf

This summer, all high school original credit courses will take place online through the Katy Virtual School. Registration began on February 1.


Students can register by visiting www.katyvirtualschool.org and clicking on the registration tab. The application will be open for summer of 2021, as well as the 2021/2022 school year.


For more information, please visit www.katyvirtualschool.org or email katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org.

Attention 8th grade parents of students taking or considering AP Human Geography next year!

This summer, Katy ISD will be offering a bridge course to help your students prepare for the expectations and curriculum in AP Human Geography. This self-paced, two-week course is designed to provide students with the necessary background information to be successful in AP Human Geography. For more information go to https://tinyurl.com/APHum2021 using your student's KATYisd email google account.


Should you have any questions, please contact your student's social studies teacher.

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TEMPORARY ID FEES DUE NOW!

Students who owe money for any temporary ID's will need to pay their fees in the front office in order to attend our next Fun Food Frenzy on Friday, April 30th.

PTA Info

PTA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


Attention all 8th Grade Parents!

We will hold a zoom meeting to discuss our plans for the 8th Grade party planned for Friday, May 21. Please fill out this form to express your interest to attend, volunteer or voice opinions!


8th Grade Party Planning Meeting

https://forms.gle/cg5CVefSPK5PeSWs9

Any questions, contact Lori Conran at loriconran@gmail.com


The CRJH PTA needs YOU to volunteer for our 2021/2022 board. We have a few open positions and would love to have you join us in the fun of planning our year. Fill out the attached form to be contacted. PTA Position Interest Form

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DISTRICT INFORMATION

Non-Compliance with Mask Requirement

Katy ISD is offering parents the option of virtual or in-person instruction. Students who do not comply with safety protocols in place for in-person instruction will be transitioned to Katy Virtual Academy for the duration of the grading period. KVA students participating in in-person school related activities before and after the start of the instructional day must also follow the same safety protocols. Students who do not wear masks/face coverings as required by District safety protocols will not be allowed to participate in school related activities. Should a student have a medical condition that would preclude him/her from wearing a mask, the parent is requested to provide the campus nurse documentation from their medical provider.

COVID-19 Self-Reporting APP, Notifications & Information


The District has a COVID-19 Reporting System in place to allow staff, students and parents to self-report if they have received a COVID-19 positive test result. The self-reporting system enables the District's Emergency Management team to conduct contact tracing, as well as call and notify individuals in Katy ISD buildings who may have been directly exposed to the infected person. A general email notification is also sent to campus staff and families whenever the district is informed of a potential "indirect" COVID-19 exposure in their building. Receipt of the general notification alone indicates that the recipient was not in close contact to the COVID-19 positive case reported for their building.



Many school personnel and other staff are teaching and working on Katy ISD campuses and facilities. Should there be a potential COVID-19 exposure on any campus or facility, a general notification is sent to staff at the work site impacted, by the end of the day in which the self-report was submitted. Staff who may have been directly exposed because of failed COVID-19 safety protocol will be notified directly by a member of the Risk Management Department.

Parents receive applicable campus-based general notifications during the regular school year, when in-person instruction is taking place.


Students and staff may report positive COVID-19 results using the COVID-19 Self Reporting app on the District website homepage and MyKaty Cloud.