Jag News

Weekly Updates for Sept 28 - Oct 2

Message from the Principal

Good afternoon Jags!

Progress reports for the first six weeks of school will be viewable on the Student & Family Access portals Wednesday! At this time we are still in Phase 2 for kids returning to campus. For the rest of our Jags, we are hoping to see more of you soon. All of this depends on everyone doing their part to stay safe and well during this time. We will send more information regarding Phase 3 & 4 as soon as we know when they will start.

Every week we have more groups and teams getting involved with their activities and games! Please check the information below or the calendar on the CTJ webpage for information about games and activities!

We have three weeks until the end of the first nine week grading period. Please continue to work hard and keep up with your work and attendance. When you have a question, please reach out to your teacher first as they can help you directly.


Gary Comalander - Principal

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Social Media connection at CTJ!

Social Media connection to CTJ! Most of the Johnson groups have their own Twitter handles but CTJ as a campus has a Twitter and Facebook account where you can stay connected with all the wonderful things happening at Johnson high school!

Twitter: @CTJohnsonHigh

Facebook: Claudia Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson High School North East ISD @JohnsonNEISD

Johnson Counseling Social Media info

Here is a great place to go where we will be advertising lots of scholarship information. Our Twitter account is: @CTJcounseling

Johnson HS information

Attendance & Grades Reminders

As we finish six weeks, the number one battle is still missing work and attendance when a student is not working in the live online classroom. The majority of failing grades are due to a student being 'absent' during the live session and either not logging in through Launchpad to get attendance credit before midnight.

Attendance: please help remind your son/daughter that they must login through Launchpad (especially during asynchronous time) and do the attendance check before midnight each day to gain attendance credit for each class. Going straight to the Zoom link because it is faster will cause attendance issues.

Grades: missing work is increasing each week. Please encourage your son/daughter to get work turned in on time.

We know this is a tough time as kids are often on their own to get up and be online live with the teacher. Please encourage and check with your son/daughter that they are online live as much as possible. Skyward Family Access portal is a great place to check on their progress.

We have finished 6 weeks of the first 9 week grading period. With 3 weeks to go, now is the time to catch up and keep up with work.

We appreciate everything you are doing in these tough times and tough learning situations. Please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher, counselor, or administrator when needing help or when you have questions.

Phase-In 2 Requirements for students

We are in week two of Phase 2. The following are requirements for each student.

  1. You must bring your own device to work virtually in a synchronous time with each of your classes.
  2. You must bring the power cord to keep your device charged.
  3. Student must have earbuds or headphones to listen to their classes.
  4. Students will be expected to wear their mask all day, except while eating in a socially distance atmosphere in the cafeteria or courtyard.
  5. Students will go to the cafeteria for their lunchtime. Students may bring their own lunch or buy their lunch in the cafeteria from a limited menu. Seating will be socially distanced.

Please understand that changes can be made as deemed necessary.

Student Information

SAT for Seniors only - Oct 14

If your child has not already registered to take the SAT during the school day on Oct. 14th (for Seniors only), please have them fill out this link: https://forms.gle/d6s4EneACnXkB4KBA

The deadline to register for Seniors is Sept 30.

Free PSAT for Juniors

Junior parents, please fill out the attached reservation form if you would like your child to take the free PSAT exam on October 29th on campus. This exam is only open to Juniors at this time-please only fill out the form if you are an interested Junior parent.


The deadline to register for Juniors is Sept 30.

ASVAB Testing Info

The date of the ASVAB test has changed-we will now be testing students on Nov. 17th. Please fill out the following survey if you would like your child to take the ASVAB on November 17th.


If you have questions, please contact Ms. Tenley Barrow, our CCMR specialist in the counseling dept. tbarro@neisd.net

NHS Applications

Last week marks the week of NHS Invitational Letter distribution! On Monday, September 21st, at approximately 4:30 PM, a letter was emailed to your student if he or she qualified. The first qualification is to have an UNWEIGHTED 90 or above for the cumulative GPA.

The letters were sent to your student’s NEISD email. Please strongly encourage them to open the letter. In the letter several dates are included:

  • September 28th – informational meeting, this will be recorded for anyone who cannot attend or make it in.
  • October 9th @11:59 PM is the application deadline – this is a hard deadline. NO applications will be accepted after, the link closes then. We are taking NO applications shared or emailed. Please be cognizant of this deadline as failing to abide by it omits the application. You can always submit early to prevent technology issues.
  • October 26th – is when letters of acceptance/denial are distributed through student email
  • Week of November 9th – some type of ceremony in which students will be honored and celebrated (the official date and details are TBA)

Tonight, Monday, September 28th there will be an informational meeting for students at 6:30 PM held via Zoom on how to fill out the application best. Please find the link in the invitational letter. While we invite parents to listen in, only students have access to the link through their NEISD student login.

*Note: attendance to this meeting does NOT guarantee admittance but is to clarify what goes in each section and how best to present oneself. The Faculty Council will then score based on representation of the pillars.

You can also visit our website for more information: https://sites.google.com/neisd.net/ctjnhs/

CTJ UIL Academics Team

Please open the flyer if interested in joining the CTJ UIL Academic team! Join with the Remind and Insta links to get more information.

Senior Photos for Yearbook

Seniors, if you have not taken your senior photo, reminder that you must be photographed by Prestige Portraits to have your senior portrait included in the yearbook. Seniors must be photographed by October 31 in the cap and gown pose with the black background to be included in the yearbook. There is no charge to be photographed for the yearbook only - although there will be other pose and package options available for purchase.

Prestige will not allow walk-ins this year, so it's very important that seniors set up an appointment as soon as possible. To get an appointment, seniors need to call 210-691-1284

Congratulations and Good Luck

Jags Debate tournaments and results

Over the past few weekends, the debate team has been competing more than ever in the challenging world of live online tournaments with the following results:

La Vernia HS Tourn - Joshua Walkingstick placed 7th in Congressional Debate

Univ of Kentucky Tourn - Abhived Pulapaka named 3rd Top Speaker in Lincoln Douglas Debate

The Fall Open Tourn - Joshua Walkingstick placed 3rd in Congressional Debate

MacArthur HS Tourn - Joshua Walkingstick placed 8th and Braeden Dean placed 9th in Congressional Debate

The Holy Cross Tournament of Champs - Abhived Pulapaka named Top Speaker in Lincoln Douglas Debate

Way to go Jags!

Jags Golf

Congrats to our Boys and Girls Golf Teams for their recent play in the Fall Match Play Season. Through 3 weeks the Johnson Blue Boy’s Team is undefeated while winning 15 matches vs 2 losses. The Johnson Boy’s White Team is 2-0-1 winning 15 matches and dropping 3. The Lady Jag’s Blue Team is 1-0 with with matches being rescheduled due to weather. The Lady Jags White Team is 1-1 on the season. All teams are back in action this week with matches being played Monday and Wednesday. The stroke play season will resume on Oct 5th. Go Jags!

CTJ Team Tennis

Good luck to the CTJ Team Tennis! The Johnson varsity tennis team has reached the halfway point of their Fall team season with a 3-1 district record by defeating Roosevelt Saturday morning at Blossom tennis center. This week , your Jags will take on Churchill Wednesday 4:30 pm at Blossom tennis center and Madison 4:30 pm Friday at Blossom tennis center.
Please come out to Blossom Wednesday and Friday afternoon to support your team as we have some challenging matches ahead of us to secure a playoff spot. Go Jags!

Johnson Volleyball

Good luck to our volleyball teams as they play Churchill, Reagan, and O'Connor this week! Varsity will play Churchill on Tuesday at the Johnson Gym at 7:30 PM and play Reagan on Friday at 8 PM at Littleton Gym. The Varsity will play a non-District game v. O'Connor at O'Connor gym on Saturday at 5:30 PM. Go Lady Jags!

Jags Football

The season opener is here for the Jaguars football team! The Varsity will play O'Connor HS this Friday, 10/1. The game is at 7 PM at Farris Stadium on 1604. Go Jags!

Community Info

Pink Out Game - Paws for a Cause

Pink Out Shirts

Our annual Pink Out Game is scheduled for Friday, October 9th against Lee. Johnson Spirit's annual Paws for a Cause shirts are now available for sale. Shirts are only $10 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local charity to help in the fight against breast cancer. Deadline to order T-shirts is Tuesday, October 6th!!!

T-shirts can be ordered on line at the following link: https://www.jaguarspiritclub.com/product/paws-for-a-cause-t-shirt-s/15?cs=true

Please see order details for delivery/pickup information.

Come out and support the Jags on October 9th, and wear pink to show your support to those in the fight against breast cancer. Go Jags!!

Questions? Contact Lorrie Purify lorian25@yahoo.com

CTJ Band fundraiser

Join us for a delicious way to show your support of the Claudia Taylor Johnson Band

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 7am – 10pm

IHOP #3269 14424 US Hwy 281 (near Bitters Rd)

Valid for dine-in and to-go orders. With each flyer presented during this fundraising event, IHOP will donate 25% of your food & beverage sales back to CTJ Band. Paper copy of attached flyer must be presented upon payment of bill or pickup of to-go orders to be included in the fundraiser sales.

Census 2020 Reminder

Time is running out – get counted now! Only 62 percent of San Antonio households have responded to the 2020 Census. The deadline to complete the census is Sep. 30, 2020. If you have not already responded, please visit www.my2020Census.gov to complete the Census questionnaire online or call (844) 330-2020 – English / (844) 468-2020 -- Spanish to speak with a live Census employee who can help you complete the questionnaire by phone. There are only nine questions, and responding is easy, safe and secure. As you know, the Census impacts school funding, transportation, federal representation, and many other areas of our local, state and federal governments.

CTJ Cross Country schedule for 20-21

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Johnson Swim team schedule

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Johnson HS Google calendar

Please go to the Johnson calendar to see all activities. Soon we are hoping that there will be many games, concerts, and events happening every week. There is always valuable information on our calendar for events and deadlines. https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=isa.neisd.net_1b1jb7tbikidnid7amtotnjk0o%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FChicago

Let’s have a great week and Go Jaguars!


Gary Comalander