Creek Speak 01.02.22

Community Newsletter for MCHS

This Week at The Creek

Monday, January 3

Student Holiday - Staff Development Day


Tuesday, January 4

Start of 2nd Semester - 4th 6 Weeks Grading Cycle - Students should report to 1st period, schedules are viewable in HAC

Student Council - 2:45 PM LGI

Boys Basketball: v Taylor 4:00 PM, 5:30PM, 7:00 PM

Girls Basketball: at Taylor 4:00PM, 5:30PM, 7:00 PM

Boys Soccer: v Wisdom HS 4:30PM


Wednesday, January 5

College Wear Wednesday

Wrestling: Senior Night - v Northside/George Ranch/Paetow 6:00PM


Thursday, January 6

Boys Soccer: v Northshore in KISD Showcase 5:00 PM

Girls Soccer: at Angleton HS - Varsity Only Tournament - 5:00 PM

Swim: Senior Night - v Morton Ranch 5:30 PM


Friday, January 7

It's FRIDAY....we wear GREEN!

Boys Basketball: at Morton Ranch 4:00 PM, 5:30 PM, 7:00 PM

Girls Basketball: Junior High Night - v Morton Ranch 4:00 PM, 5:30 PM, 7:00 PM

Girls Soccer: at Angleton HS Tournament - 5:00 PM

Boys Soccer: v SA O'Connor in KISD Showcase - Rhodes Stadium - 5:00 PM


Saturday, January 8

Boys Soccer: @Morton Ranch HS 9:30 AM

Girls Soccer: @Angleton HS Tournament

Wrestling: @Jordan HS Quad Tournament 10:00 AM

Message from the Superintendent Regarding Return to School

Dear Katy ISD Parents/Guardians,
In recent weeks there has been a significant increase in COVID-19 cases, both locally and nationally. In response, we opened our Katy ISD COVID-19 Testing Center for employees and students during the holiday break. This past week, the region’s superintendents also reviewed mitigation and safety efforts, as did our District’s Emergency Operations Management (EOM) team. The common goal across these planning sessions was to ensure that students can safely return to in-person learning on Tuesday, January 4.

With that priority in mind, safety measures that continue to align with the Governor’s orders and Katy ISD’s Safe Return to School (SRTS) Plan, will be in effect on all campuses and facilities, beginning Monday, January 3. All Katy ISD campuses and facilities will begin the spring semester at Stage 3 Modified Operations (SRTS Plan p. 9). The District anticipates all sites remaining in Stage 3 Modified Operations through January 31.

Throughout the spring 2022 semester, our Emergency Operations Management team will continue to monitor and mitigate cases, as well as work closely with local health officials. Presuming we begin to see a decrease in transmission rates, it is anticipated that we will be able to return our campuses and facilities to the less restrictive Stage 4 or 5, by February 1. In the meantime, I encourage our families to review the Katy ISD COVID-19 Case Tracker Dashboard to monitor your child’s school and facility sites.

The safety of our students, employees, and families is our number one priority and guides our decisions as current circumstances evolve. Questions concerning the RTS Safety Plan or COVID-19 may be directed to (281) 396-7499 or covid19responses@katyisd.org.

I hope that you had a restful holiday break, and I look forward to welcoming our staff back on January 3, and students on January 4.

As always, thank you for your patience and understanding.

Sincerely,
Ken Gregorski, Ed.D.
Superintendent

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SAT School Day Accommodations - ACTION NEEDED

SAT School Day is March 2, 2022 for all 11th grade students at Mayde Creek. If you are a student who receives accommodations for testing you must apply for accommodations through College Board in order to receive them on the SAT. All accommodation requests must be submitted by January 11, 2022. Click the link below to access information on how to submit accommodation requests.


https://accommodations.collegeboard.org/request-accommodations/request


If you need assistance with accommodation requests you may contact Rebecca Bowman at rebeccalbowman@katyisd.org.

NEW 2022-2023 STUDENT TRANSFER REQUESTS

The District Student Transfer application for the 2022-2023 school year will open on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. Students who are currently on a transfer must submit their requests by Friday, March 11, 2022.

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Basketball Season - Fan Expectations

We are very excited to kick off the seasons for our girls and boys basketball programs! They have been hard at work in the off season and are ready for successful seasons!


Due to Covid-19 restrictions last school year, our student fans were not allowed to attend basketball games so we wanted to review our fan expectations for these contests so everyone is able to successfully support our student athletes. Students that are unable to adhere to these expectations will receive one warning and an additional offense will result in suspension from future basketball games.


  • New this year, all ticket purchases are online through Pay 'N' Go - no cash is accepted at the door.
  • For the first two game times, there will be games in both gyms. Fans may go back and forth between the gyms through the front lobby only. No fans should access the back locker room hallway to go to another gym.
  • We will have concessions available during all games. Concessions are cash only. Fans may come out to purchase concessions at any time during the games, however once purchased, you must return to the gym to watch the game. There is no loitering in the lobby area. If you are not purchasing something at the concession stand, you should not be in line.
  • Inside the large competition gym, fans must sit on the appropriate side of the gym. The visitors side is located behind the player benches. The home side faces our player benches.
  • We want all fans to cheer for our Rams! Get LOUD and show that Ram Pride! Language should be appropriate and cheers should display good sportsmanship at all times.
  • Students must have a ride at the end of the last game. Students should contact parents no later than the start of the 4th quarter to make them aware of the game end time. As with all school events, students that are unable to have timely and reliable transportation will be banned from attending future events.
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INTRODUCING SCHOOLINKS

SchooLinks is a modern, college and career readiness platform to prepare students for what comes after graduation. SchooLinks helps students discover their interests and strengths, explore colleges and careers, and create an individualized career and academic plan that best reflects their post-secondary goals. SchooLinks at Katy ISD is accessible in 6th-12th grades by students and their parents.

SchooLinks features are incredibly user-friendly and were designed to streamline the college and career readiness workflow for counselors and staff.

Using SchooLinks, students and families can:

  • Access career interest, strength and mindset surveys
  • Explore 2-year and 4-year colleges
  • Create course plans based on career pathways
  • Take virtual reality college campus tours
  • Search for scholarships
  • Learn about financial aid
  • Find internship and volunteer opportunities
  • Explore traditional, emerging and military career fields
  • Create digital portfolios / resumes
  • Communicate with counselors
  • Build their Personal Graduation Plan

Student Login:

Students will login to SchooLinks via my Katy Cloud

Then select SchooLinks logo

Parent/Guardian Login:

Parents/Guardians will have login access to Schoolinks at a later date.

If you want to learn more about SchooLinks please visit hello.schoolinks.com

Interested in Joining a Club? Check out all that MCHS has to offer!!

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Clear Bag Regulation

Spectators – this is a reminder that clear bags are required to enter Rhodes Stadium, Legacy Stadium, and the Merrell Center. See the full details and exceptions here: https://www.katyisd.org/students/Pages/SafetySecurity.aspx#ClearBagRegulation

Student and Staff COVID Testing

Katy ISD COVID-19 Testing Center is located at the Agricultural Sciences Center. Testing is free to any school age student. Parental/Guardian permission is required for all students below the age of 18 prior to testing as well as a reservation to reserve a time slot.

Operation:

Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
New: Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: 5801 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road, Katy, TX 77493
Eligibility: Katy ISD students must present a valid student identification.

Reservations: Katy ISD Student COVID-19 Testing Appointment link
Permissions Slips Available On-Site
If you have additional questions, please email COVID19Responses@katyisd.org related to this program.

Beginning September 11, 2021 staff and students may be tested for COVID on Saturdays from 8:00am until 12:00pm.

TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT

Parents, as the school year progresses, we want to ensure that you have the resources at your fingertips. Follow the links below to find helpful resources.
Parents/Students Technology Support Inquiries Online
Parent & Student Tech Resources & Support (if you are not able to find your answer, please access our new parent/student ticketing system, instructions at the bottom of the page)
Parent Technology FAQs
Katy 1 Source (Parent & Student Searchable Knowledge Base)

Join Our Class Reminds to Stay Informed!

Looking Ahead

January 10 - Padres Hispanos en Accion


January 14 - Fun Food Friday


January 17 - Staff and Student Holiday


February 11 - Fun Food Friday


February 18 - End of 4th 6 Weeks Grading Cycle


February 21 - Student Holiday - Professional Development Day

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Helpful Links

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Please remember this document must be completed every year!

Need something advertised in Creek Speak? Email elizabethherring@katyisd.org

Mayde Creek High School

Mission Statement

It is our mission at Mayde Creek High School to inspire ALL students to develop their maximum potential, to build healthy relationships, and to facilitate a smooth transition into a competitive global society— Mayde to Believe, Lead, and Achieve.