Jaguar Update

Issue #8 Monday, September 20th

What's Happening in Jaguar Country?

Monday, September 20th

7B Football at 5:15 vs. McDonald at Morton Ranch High School

7A Football at 6:15 vs. McDonald at Morton Ranch High School


Tuesday, September 21st

8A Football at 5:15 vs. McDonald at Mayde Creek High School


Wednesday, September 22nd

Character Strong Lesson for Grades 6-8 During Advisory


Thursday, September 23rd

7th Grade Volleyball vs. Memorial Parkway at MPJH at 5:15 PM

8th Grade Volleyball vs. Memorial Parkway at Katy Taylor HS at 5:15 PM


Friday, September 24th

Student Holiday-No School

End of the First Marking Period


Coming Up:

September 29th Theatre Parent Meeting

October 1st Choir Fall Concert

Jaguar Academy-Tuesdays and Thursdays

WMJH teachers will be available for Jag Academy on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week from 4:10-5:00 PM. Math, ELA, Science and Social Studies teachers will be available to offer help with homework, offer tutorials, and catch up on missing assignments. For our eligible bus riders, we will run a late bus that will leave WMJH at 5 PM to take your child to the designated drop-off spot.


Who: Students in Grades 6-8

When: Every Tuesday and Thursday

Where: LGI Classroom inside the Library

Why: Help with homework, make-up missing assignments, extra reading and math tutorials.

Teacher Tutorials

Thursday, September 23rd is the end of the first marking period. Students are encouraged to take advantage of Jag Academy and the posted tutorial times that teachers offer twice a week before the end of the first marking period. All football and volleyball players are reminded of the UIL No Pass, No Play rule. All student athletes must have at least a 70 average on their first marking period report card to participate in volleyball or football. Please check out the tutorial times below and have your son or daughter see his or her teacher for any extra help needed in class.

Campus Expectations for ID Cards and Tardies

Please remind your son or daughter to bring his or her ID and wear it each and every school day around his or her neck. Our campus and Katy ISD expectation is that all students will wear IDs to school and throughout the school day. Additionally, IDs are needed to go through the cafeteria line daily and to check out materials from the library.


It is very important that our students are on time to class each and every class period. When a student is not in the classroom when the tardy bell rings, then he or she is marked tardy by the classroom teacher. Student consequences will begin once a student accumulates 4 tardies.

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Legacy Parent Academy Sessions Katy ISD

Topic: The Ugly Truth About Vaping
Date: September 22, 2021
Time: 6:00- 7:00 pm
Location: Legacy Stadium


Upcoming Katy ISD Legacy Parent Academy Sessions:

October 20, 2021: Being an Upstander Against Bullying

November 10, 2021: Human Trafficking Awareness

January 19, 2022: Finding Balance in Our Digital World

February 16, 2022: Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety


Counseling Resources: https://sites.google.com/katyisd.org/wmjh-counselors/home

Students petitioning to exit a KAP/High School Credit course must meet the following criteria:

· Conference with the teacher

· Completion of course assignments

· Attendance at recommended tutorials


Students experiencing success (able to maintain a C or better SEMESTER average) in the course will remain in the course for the semester.


High School Credit Courses:

September 20, 2021- Last day to drop.

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Student Password Resets

Each of our students reset their passwords through classes last week. If your son or daughter was absent last Wednesday, please follow the directions below to help your son or daughter reset his or her password.


Katy ISD uses the MyKaty Cloud single sign on platform that allows students to access all District applications with one User ID and one password. In order to promote a safe and secure online learning experience, secondary students (grades 6-12) are requested to rest their password by September 22 by visiting the Katy ISD Password Self-Service webpage. After that, secondary students will be prompted to reset their single sign in password once every 180 days (about twice a year).

Campus Advisory Team Volunteers Needed

Are you interested in learning more about the planning and organization of the school? Would you be interested in being a member of the Campus Advisory Team? This group meets only four times a year for about an hour. The purpose of this group is to serve in an advisory capacity by being involved in decisions in areas of planning, budgeting, curriculum, staffing patterns, staff development and school organization. We need parent and community representatives. Contact Mrs. Corn if you are interested or have questions. (281) 237-6406 or diannecorn@katyisd.org.

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Free and Reduced Meals and Socioeconomic Forms

In preparation for the new school year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on April 20 that all schools will be allowed to serve free breakfast and lunch to all students, regardless of eligibility, through June 30, 2022. While meals are free to everyone, it is important to still fill out a Free and Reduced Meal Application, as you may qualify for other benefits and discounts. Additional benefits may include:


Free
Pre-K programs
Use of musical instruments for band and orchestra
Career and Technical Education certification exams
Summer Meals


Discounted
Summer school tuition
Advanced Placement exams
SAT and ACT test fees
College application fees
Career and Technical Education fees


Free and Reduced Meal Benefit Applications are available online at SchoolCafe.com. To deposit funds online for a la carte purchases, please visit Pay N’ Go.


In addition, to ensure Katy ISD qualifies for eligible funding from the state during the extended free meal period through June 2022, Katy ISD is asking all parents to complete the Socioeconomic Income Form two-part questionnaire in the Annual Student Update. Submitting the questionnaire information will support Katy ISD in qualifying for additional state dollars to support our students’ continued academic and personal success during the upcoming school year.

Health Services and Vaccine Options

All students enrolled in Katy ISD must be in compliance with state required immunizations. Immunization requirements can be found on the Katy ISD Health Services Immunizations page. Katy ISD Health Services Department is partnering with Texas Vaccine Institute is proud to announce a low cost, immunization opportunity for our students who may need state required vaccines for school attendance or who may want to take advantage of receiving the optional, Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at no cost or the Flu vaccine for $15.00.


WHEN: October 21st
Time: 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Location: Martha Aki Project Tyke building

Texas Vaccine Institute provider information:
WHO: Accepting insured and uninsured
PRICE: $15 for one immunization; $25 for two, $30 for three or more for the REQUIRED STATE IMMUNIZATIONS
BRING: Campus Nurse provided “PARENT NOTIFICATION OF IMMUNIZATION DUE NOTIFICATION" form, Child’s Personal Immunization Record, Insurance Card if insured

Accepting Cash/Credit/Debit Cards

OPTIONAL VACCINES: Pfizer COVID vaccine at NO COST, provide insurance card if insured.
FLU vaccine for $15.00

Intermittent School to Home Academic Support

Students who attend in-person learning and test positive for COVID-19, elect to isolate due to COVID, or any other medical condition requiring an extended absence, will have access to the Intermittent Home to School learning option, allowing students to access and stay current on assignments through the Katy ISD Learning Management System (Canvas). Intermittent School to Home is not a virtual program, such as KVA, and students cannot exceed a total of 20 cumulative days utilizing this option.

Student Covid Testing

Katy ISD, in conjunction with the Texas Education Agency, continues to provide free Covid-19 testing to any school age student. Parental/Guardian permission is required for all students below the age of 18 prior to testing as well reservations to reserve a time slot for your student.


Katy ISD Agricultural Sciences Center Project Center

5801 Katy Hockley Cut-Off Rd

Katy, TX 77493


Hours of Operation

7 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday

8 AM to 12 PM on Saturday


Reservations https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E4AA5A82AA1FB6-week17


If you have additional questions please email COVID19Responses@katyisd.org related to this program.

WMJH Administrative Team

Todd Knobbe, Principal

Astrya Richard, Student Support Assistant Principal

Coming Soon, 8th Grade Assistant Principal

Evelyn Lopez, 7th Grade Assistant Principal

Marci Radke, 6th Grade Assistant Principal


Pamela Ruderman, 8th Grade Counselor

Pearl Fiero, 7th Grade Counselor

Nathaniel Welch, 6th Grade Counselor