Moorhead Junior High

August 2020 Newsletter

Welcome to the 2020 - 2021 School Year!


Dear Students and Parents:



I am very pleased to be serving in my fourth year as your principal and I would like to officially welcome you back for the 2020-2021 school year at Moorhead Junior High! Our teachers and staff members have been very busy this summer attending numerous professional development sessions and have spent many hours on our campus during the past two months in preparation for a positive opening for the upcoming school year. We have made a strong commitment to quality teaching and learning, and to providing and enhancing the very best learning environment and challenging academic program for all of our students. In addition to our core subject academic program, we are excited about the excellent opportunities for Moorhead students in our elective courses; music and other fine arts programs; and athletic programs. We want our students to get involved in these programs and to join one or more of our clubs and organizations as they develop their leadership and service skills at our school.


Also, we urge our fine parents to consider joining and becoming actively involved in our Parent-Teacher-Organization (PTO), and to complete the information for joining this fine group. We will mail a copy of the PTO membership home to each family. Active parental involvement is a strong goal for our campus and makes a positive difference in our student performance and overall success. Our parents and community members are always welcome on our campus.


We plan to carry on the traditions for nurturing, educating and fostering relationships with our students daily as well as growing them academically no matter what the setting. As always, our number one priority is student and staff safety, especially in our current situation.


I am looking forward to meeting and working with each of you. Please feel free to give us a call at (936) 709-2400 if we can help you in any way before the opening of school. Our counselors will be in our building ready to serve you again, and they may be reached by leaving a message for them at this same number.


Sincerely,

Robert Garcia

Principal

School Hours

The school is open from Monday - Friday from 8am - 4pm.

Don't Forget to Choose!

All parents should have received an email from Enrollment Online on July 14. Check your junk or spam folder if you did not receive the email from CISD. You can click on this link for instructions on how to get your code for registration.


CISD is offering the Online instruction option for the entire school year.


https://www.conroeisd.net/roadmap-to-reopening/



Register here!

https://www.conroeisd.net/parents/enrollment-information/undefined

Schedule Pick Up and Chromebook distribution - ***NEW DATES***

Schedule pick up has been rescheduled! We will not have our customary schedule pick-up at the end of this month since we are in the process of modifying our master schedule to accommodate the potential number of students who may choose the virtual learning option.


NEW DATES:


7th Grade Schedule pick up is Aug. 6 from 9am - 11am and 12pm - 3pm. One parent and their student will be allowed to walk the building. Masks required.


8th Grade Schedule pick up is Aug. 7 from 9am - 11am and 12pm - 3pm. Only 8th graders new to Moorhead will be allowed to enter with a parent and walk the building. Masks required.


We will also issue Chromebooks and Hotspots (if needed) on these dates and times for online students.


Don't forget that all uniforms, equipment, technology, and fees and fines must be paid in order to receive a schedule. Immunizations must also be up to date.


The nurse and our financial secretary will be available to collect money for fees and fines owed.

Meal Distribution ***Update***

  • Beginning Thursday, August 13, breakfast and lunch meals will be available curbside at every campus for students to purchase or free to students who qualify.
    • Curbside meals will no longer be free for all students.
    • Meals will be available on the bus ramp at each school Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 AM-12 PM.
    • Multiple meals will be distributed on pick up days. Tuesday: 2 breakfast meals/ 2 lunch meals Thursday: 3 breakfast meals/ 3 lunch meals
    • A student meal card located in Parent Access must be presented to scan and identify the student when meals are picked up.
      • This can be printed on paper or presented electronically on a phone.
    • No change will be made for cash transactions- any change will be applied to student's meal account. Pre-payments can be made at www.myschoolbucks.com .
    • Meal prices and the free and reduced meal application are available on the child nutrition website. https://www.conroeisd.net/department/child-nutrition/ .
    • This information will be available on the district website and social media in English and Spanish.
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School Supply List - ***UPDATED***

Our school supply list for the 2020 - 2021 school year is on our school website!


Each student will need their own pencil box of general supplies (Pictured above).


General Supplies for all classes.

Pencil Box (1)

Scissors (1)

Colored pencils (1 pack)

Red Pens (2)

Blue Pens (12)

No. 2 Pencils (12)

Highlighter (1)

Pencil Sharpener

Glue Sticks (3)


Lists for 7th grade, 8th grade, and electives are pictured below.

Football Equipment Issue Dates - ***UPDATED***


We will be having football equipment issue for incoming 7th and 8th graders that are planning on participating in football this coming school year on:


Wednesday September 2, from 8am - 11am and 5pm - 8pm

Thursday September 3, from 8am - 11am and 5pm - 8pm


Equipment issue will take place in the athletics area - park by the gym door entrances and we will assist you in getting all of the equipment and information for the upcoming school year.

You can also bring a completed physical from the doctor at this time and turn into Coach Pickett. All athletes must complete the online physical form and turn in a completed medical history page from the doctor before they can participate in any sport.

Yearbook Update

Yearbooks are in! If you ordered a 2020 yearbook please stop by the front office to pick it up.

Have a Question?

Please email your child’s counselor or assistant principal if you need assistance.

Alpha A – Go
Robert Jackson: rajackson@conroeisd.net
Suzi Wilson: sswilson@conroeisd.net
Alpha Gp – O
Dusty Joiner: dkjoiner@conroeisd.net
Cheryl Bracken: cbracken@conroeisd.net
Alpha P- Z
Brenda Bishop: bbishop@conroeisd.net
Theresa Randall: trandall@conroeisd.net

Honors Classes

Conroe ISD’s Pre-AP program will be making a name change beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. Currently, Conroe offers Pre-AP courses in grades 7th – 10th. Pre-AP designated courses are designed to prepare students for Advanced Placement, Dual Credit or for the next Honors course in that subject area.


The College Board, who owns the trademark on the term Pre-AP, has launched a new program that redefined the term and has created courses that concentrate on grade-level content rather than advanced content. The College Board will require districts to apply to be part of the new program and require that their courses serve as the grade-level courses for all students.


Conroe ISD will be changing the name of courses from Pre-AP to Honors. The content and material being taught will not change nor will the focus on preparing students for other advanced courses.

Cafeteria Meal Plan Information

You can find cafeteria and Meal information by clicking the link below. If your child is in need assistance for breakfast and lunch please click on the link then scroll down to the orange box to apply for Free and Reduced meals.


http://www.conroeisd.net/department/child-nutrition/


Apply for Free or Reduced Lunch Here:


https://www2.myschoolapps.com/


Eat Breakfast at School!


Breakfast is served at school! School breakfast will give your child a healthy start to the day. A nutritious breakfast helps students be more alert so they can learn more in class. Breakfast has vitamins and nutrients for a strong and healthy body.

Breakfast at school is affordable at only $1.35. If you qualify for free and reduced price meals, you also qualify for the breakfast program, with no additional paperwork. You can’t find a healthy breakfast at such a low cost anywhere else.

Help your child start the day right with school breakfast!


Desayuno en la Escuela


¡Los niños pueden desayunar en la escuela! Sus niños pueden comenzar el día saludablemente al comer el desayuno en la escuela. Un desayuno saludable ayuda a los estudiantes estar más alertos, y así aprender más. El desayuno tiene vitaminas y nutrientes para un cuerpo fuerte.

Y el desayuno en las escuelas no cuesta mucho- $1.35. Si ya calificas para comidas gratis o comidas a precio reducido, también calificas para el Programa de Desayunos Escolares, y no tienes que llenar más formularios.

¡Ayuda a tu niño a comenzar el día bien con desayunos escolares!

Fall Semester Spirit Days!


Other Dates TBA


Homecoming Week

9/14 - Crazy Colors Day

9/15 - Battle of the classes - 7th Grade wear Yellow or Gold /8th Grade wear Red

9/16 - Moorhead is out of this World {Space Jam] - Jersey Day

9/ 17 - "I Double Dare you to Play the Panthers" - Twin Day

9/18 - Creek Spirit Day - Wear a Moorhead or Panther Shirt

9/19 (Sat.)- Homecoming Dance - 6pm - 9pm @ Moorhead Gym


Red Ribbon Week

10/26 - Your Future is Bright, Say no to Drugs and Alcohol - College Shirt Day!

10/27 - Real Heroes don't Drink and Drive - Superhero Day!

10/28 - You can't see clearly on drugs - Camo Day!

10/29 - Panthers Unite Against Drugs and Alcohol - Moorhead or Panther Shirt Day!

10/20 - Battle Red Panther Nation! - Red Out Day!

Back To School Shopping Reminders

Please keep the following in mind when shopping this summer.


1. Students are NOT allowed to have rips or holes in the jeans above the knee.

2. Leggings are OK, but shirts should hang below the buttocks.

3. Shorts/skirts/pants may have no skin showing more than 4 inches above the knee.

4. Low cut shirts or shirts that show skin at the waist are not permitted.

5. No spaghetti straps or tank tops are allowed. Shoulders must be covered.

6. No hats are allowed at school.


For more information please refer to the Moorhead Handbook supplement on page 12 and 13. The supplement is on our webpage under the Student/Parent resources tab.


https://moorhead.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/49/2016/07/19-20-Moorhead-Student-Handbook.pdf

Required Immunizations for Incoming Seventh Graders


If you are a parent or guardian of an incoming seventh grader of 2020-2021, please be aware Texas state law requires all students to have paperwork indicating receipt of the flowing immunizations before they can begin the first day of school:

TDAP

MCV

Lockers

Students are encouraged to bring a backpack to school to carry their belongings. Lockers are only assigned to students by request. Students should visit with Mr. Joiner if they would like a locker.

Moorhead Electronics Policy

Students are allowed to use electronics before school, during lunch, and after school. All devices, including phones, must be powered off and put away the rest of the day during the hours of 8:40am - 4:00pm. Vibrate is not off. Headphones and all other devices should also be put away.


Please do not call or text your child in school except during their lunch period which is fine and largely why students use phones during this time. We ask that you please contact the front desk and we will deliver the message to your child.


Please know that every room in the school has a phone that your child can use.


Students bring electronic devices to school at their own risk. The school is not responsible for the loss or theft of electronic devices, but we will do our best to help your child locate their device should it be lost or stolen.

A Note from Nurse Toni

Parents,


Don't forget out the many resources CISD has regarding student health services. For more information click: https://www.conroeisd.net/department/health-services/

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2020-2021 Calendar

The 2020-2021 School Calendar has been approved by the school board.

https://www.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2020-2021-Calendar.pdf

The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, TX 77304; (936) 709-7752.