SLJH Spartan News

April 25, 2021

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Upcoming Important Dates

Monday, April 26 - Girls Soccer at KHS vs. WCJH 5:45 p.m.

Tuesday, April 27 - Boys Soccer at KHS vs. WCJH 5:45 p.m., Theater Performance 6:00 p.m. at SLJH outside stage

Wednesday, April 28 - Spring Picture Grab and Go for KVA Students 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 29 - Theater Performance 6:00 p.m. at SLJH outside stage

Friday, April 30 - Fun Food Friday, Choir Pop Show (choir student audience only)

Saturday, May 1 - Live Like Lucas Fun Walk 8:00 a.m.

Monday, May 3 - Friday, May 7 - Teacher Appreciation Week

Monday, May 3 - 7th Boys and Girls Soccer vs. Adams at Jordan High School 5:45 p.m.

Tuesday, May 4 - Algebra EOC Test (all other 8th graders stay home for asynchronous learning through Canvas), 8th Boys and Girls Soccer vs. Adams at Jordan High School 5:45 p.m.

Thursday, May 6 - 8th Science STAAR Test (6th graders stay home for asynchronous learning via Canvas)

Friday, May 7 - 8th Social Studies STAAR Test (7th graders stay home for asynchronous learning via Canvas)



See the link below for all SLJH Activities

SLJH School Calendar

View for upcoming SLJH events

Our Spartan Staff is AWESOME!

We love receiving compliments about our staff! Please take the time to share a positive experience with one of our staff members by filling out this form- SPARTAN STAFF SHOUT OUTS CLICK HERE. This fall, we will showcase a Staff Member of the Week. We will share the Spartan Staff Shout Out in our eNews and staff newsletter.

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Calculator Check In - PAST DUE!

Calculators that were picked up from the school earlier this year were due back by Wednesday, April 21. If you did not drop your calculator off, please do so NO LATER than Tuesday, April 27 at 4:00 pm. You may drop off during school hours to the front office. Any calculator with charging cord that is not returned by this time will be assessed a fee of $140. This is our cost to replace. Please direct any questions to our Math Instructional Coach at TrishaLRey@katyisd.org.

KVA Spring Picture Pick Up

Lifetouch Spring Pictures are in!

We will have a grab n go on Wednesday, April 28th 4:30pm-6:30pm in the front of Seven Lakes Jr High.

Fun Food Friday This Friday - Pre Order Chick-Fil-A

We are taking pre-orders only for a Chick-Fil-A sandwich, chips and a drink for $10. Please use this link to pre-order your student's Chick-Fil-A meal by Thursday, April 29th at noon. Students will be able to purchase candy, soda, and snacks using cash on the day of Fun Food Friday as well.
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Dress Code Reminder

We are seeing more and more students out of dress code! Please help us reinforce our dress code by reviewing this video with your student and making sure they are in compliance as they come to school in the morning!

STAAR Testing Coming Next Week!

Please review the schedule below as some grade levels will be learning at home asynchronously on days when others are taking a STAAR test.
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Technology Collection

Starting Monday, April 12th – we will begin collecting district devices. Please ensure your child is completely logged off and the device and matching cord are cleared of debris and bundled in a Ziploc bag. If your child needs the device for school, please feel free to return by May 27th. If the device is damaged, a fee will be assessed in KAMS. If you have any questions, please contact MartaALopez@katyisd.org or 281-234-2129.

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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. In the next few weeks, more information will be coming to students who may be in this situation.

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.

Please contact the SLJH Math Instructional Coach at TrishaLRey@katyisd.org if you have questions.

Spring Final Exam Schedule

Please see the attached schedule for Final Exams for the week of May 24th - 27th.

'21-'22 GIRLS ATHLETICS INFORMATION

INCOMING 7TH GRADERS:

Requirements:
1. Participation in the Spartan Athletic Prep Program (6th-grade pre athletics during the PE class period)
2. An athletic evaluation
-Evaluations start during the PE class period on April 22
-KVA students & move-ins will be evaluated in August in conjunction with Volleyball Tryouts

**If your daughter does not complete the evaluations or is not selected for the athletic class period, she will start the year in PE. She can still try out for a sport and if she makes a team (volleyball or basketball) she will be moved into athletics.

INCOMING 8TH GRADERS:
-Those athletes currently in the athletic class period will remain in the athletic class period for their 8th-grade year as long as they are in good standing.
-Move-Ins will be evaluated in August in conjunction with Volleyball Tryouts.

*All '21-'22 athletes should have all the required online paperwork (including a physical dated after May 1st) complete by May 30, 2021.

More details about Physicals and online paperwork on the website.

Please visit our Athletic Department Website OFTEN for more information, links, summer strength and conditioning camp info, sport-specific tryout dates, etc. Scan the QR Code or copy/paste the link.

https://sites.google.com/katyisd.org/lakesathletics/home?authuser=0

ESL STAAR Tutorials (additional support)

SLJH ESL Students and Parents,

All currently served and monitored students are eligible to attend additional STAAR tutorials at SLJH or via zoom for all STAAR tested subjects. Students will need a permission slip in order to attend these tutorials and their Social Studies teachers will be handing them out in class and they are attached to this email.

Students do NOT have to attend all subjects/dates as this is optional additional support.

Face to face students will be dropped off at the front doors at 7:10am and tutorials will end at 8:10, they will go to the gymnasium until they are dismissed to first period.

KVA students can join the zoom links on the permissions slips from 7:10am to 8:10am.

ESL STAAR Tutorials offered:

6th grade ELA and Math(dates/times/teachers on permission slip)

7th grade ELA and Math (dates/times/teachers on permission slip)

8th grade ELA, Math, SS, Science (dates/times/teachers on permission slip)

If you have any questions, please email Jamie Chara-ESL Lead Teacher at jamieachara@katyisd.org or phone at 832-910-8209.

Speech and Debate

Speech and Debate Club-Congratulations!

This has been a challenging year for the SLJH Spartan Speech and Debate club. Despite many setbacks and tournament cancellations, we hosted our own virtual tournament! Thank you to the officers and all the members that participated. Remember to Think. Speak. Listen and Don't Hate It, Just Debate It!

Have a great summer,

Ms. Chara

KISD Volunteer Celebration

“Ladies and gents this is the moment you’ve waited for.” ~ The Greatest Showman

Volunteers, you’re invited to Katy ISD’s FIRST EVER

VIPS Movie Night Volunteer Celebration

Friday, May 7, 6:30 p.m., Legacy Stadium

Featuring The Greatest Showman

Register to attend here

Pre-registration required

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KISD Bond and School Board Election

Early voting for the KISD Bond and School Board positions is from April 19 - 27th. Election Day is Saturday, May 1st. We encourage our community to vote! See below for information on how the bond would impact SLJH and for more bond info, you can view this video.

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Seven Lakes Sapphire Spring Show

Shows are Thursday April 22nd, Friday April 23rd and Saturday April 24th @ 7pm.

Tickets can be purchased on our website slhssapphires.org starting this Friday.

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Order Your Yearbook!

The yearbook is now being printed and will be ready before this school year is over! Limited copies left, so order yours today at www.jostensyearbooks.com.

Here is a sneak peek of the book:

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Are you moving over the summer?

Summer Movers

Moving over the Summer? Please complete the Summer Mover Form by using the following link or QR Code.

Are You Moving 2021-2022 – English

https://forms.office.com/r/ByJ7m1CPsR


Are You Moving 2021-2022 –Spanish

https://forms.office.com/r/JJjeExEAYE

Student Withdrawal Information

Withdrawing Students

Please complete the Katy ISD Leaver Document below and return to the Registrar (TonyaLBrickey@katyisd.org) as notice of your withdrawal. Please attach a photo ID to the email when submitting the Leaver Document

Students withdrawing from Seven Lakes Junior High should give the registrar at least one-week advanced notice. For moves OUT OF COUNTRY, please allow two weeks for a complete set of hand carry records. This notice will ensure that we are able to complete the withdrawal process as needed to collect withdrawal grades, textbook & library checks, and required signatures.

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Order Your Yearbook HERE

SLJH 2020-2021 Yearbook

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