TJH Update #8

September 16, 2020

A Message from Dr. Mitzner

I hope this note finds you and your family doing well.


It has been amazing to see all the great learning going on in the halls and on the computers of those in the Tays Junior High school community. This year, we are truly a learning organization as students, teachers and parents are having to learn new ways to do things. We all know it is hard work to learn new ways.I have been an educator for almost 28 years and this is the most challenging experience I have ever encountered and witnessed for everyone.


Parents can elect to change the format of their child's learning for the 2nd Six weeks until this Friday, September 18th. Click here for the form. No matter the format of your child's learning - we have high quality teachers who plan together for learning. This is not a normal year and our practices have altered dramatically. There will be schedule changes which may also include teacher or lunch changes. Secondary school is based on course selection rather than grade level classes in elementary. Depending on the number of students changing formats, we will have to close some sections and open others. I just wanted to give everyone advance notice that this could occur for your child.


Remember everything is hard until it is easy and we are all in this TOGETHER!!


Regards,

Dr. Kris Mitzner

Principal

Tays Junior High

Katy ISD 2020-21 Junior High Athletic Pass Information

You may pay with exact cash or a check for $75 made out to KatyISD Athletics. You will just come to the front office and we will exchange the payment for the pass at the door.

We will be selling JH Athletic Passes at the Tays JH until November 13th.

After November13th, Athletic Passes will only be available for purchase at Legacy Stadium Fieldhouse.

Drops from High School Credit Courses in Junior High (Revised 9/9/2020)

  1. Students may request to exit a high school credit course through the end of the first grading period.
  2. Students who earn an “F” at the end of the first or second grading period in a high school credit course will be removed to a junior high course unless otherwise recommended by the teacher and administrator.
  3. During the first semester no course changes will be made after the second grading period.
  4. Students who earn a first semester failing grade will have the grade recorded on their transcript, and will be removed from the course for the second semester.
  5. Students will not be removed from the course during the second semester.
  6. The District's Gifted & Talented Reassessment and Exit policy will be followed for identified GT math students enrolled in Algebra I/GT. Note: GT students who do not enroll in Algebra I/GT in 8th grade will be exited from the GT Math program.

Counseling Corner

TJH Covid-10 Impact on Students Survey

We understand that our students and families are adapting to changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and are experiencing varying levels of stress depending on each family’s unique circumstances. In order to assist the school in providing adequate support for our students, we would like our families to complete the survey at the link below. Please know that completion of the survey is voluntary and any information shared would remain confidential among those providing support. https://tinyurl.com/y5ecfwdd

Love and Logic

Love and Logic Parenting Classes will be offered over Zoom in the fall semester of 2020. This semester, participation in Love and Logic parenting classes will be free of charge while supplies last. Dates and registration information can be found at the link love and logic.

Parent Legacy Academy

Legacy Parent Academy will be kicking off on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 with “Warning Signs & Symptoms of Suicide” from 6:00-7:00pm. Below is a link to join the Zoom webinar. Legacy Parent Academy.

Katy ISD Family Support Center

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EDULOG Lite Bus Tracking System

The Katy ISD Transportation Department is excited to communicate that all 2020 – 2021 route buses are equipped with GPS systems. With the GPS systems, parents, campuses and transportation personnel are able to track buses in real-time through a downloadable application from Edulog. For parents and patrons having children who are eligible for transportation services in Katy ISD, the link below contains information on how to download the application. Your campus code is: 34003933


http://www.katyisd.org/dept/transportation/Pages/Bus-Track.aspx

Senate Bill 139

The 86th Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 139 (SB 139), which requires Texas local education agencies (LEAs) to distribute the following notice to parents:


https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/Updates-on-Special-Education.pdf#page=1



SB 139 Notice to Families click here. (English version)


SB 139 Notice to Families click here. (Spanish version)

This Week's Lesson in Home base

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2020-21 BELL SCHEDULE WITH BREAKDOWN

Click here for schedule.

SLHS Theatre Virtual Theatre Production

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TECHNOLOGY & DIGITAL SUPPORT INFORMATION

*New* Parent Tech FAQs
http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Parent-Tech-FAQs.aspx


*New* Parent and Student Knowledge Base

http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Knowledge-Base-for-Students-and-Parents.aspx


Technology Help Desk Contacts for Parents/Students Support Inquiries


“How to Guide” for Parents on the Home Access Center (HAC)

Need to know how to view a report card, student grades, or other information?

Check out our “how to guides” on the Home Access Center, or click below.

Volleyball Game Schedule

Please click here for upcoming volleyball schedule for 7th grade girls.

Click here for volleyball schedule for 8th grade girls.

Football Game Schedule

Please click here for 7th and 8th grade football schedule.

Yearbook Information

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Upcoming Events

September 24, 2020

VB 7th Grade BJH vs. TJH at TJH 5:15pm

VB 8th Grade BJH vs. TJH at McMeans JH 5:15pm

September 25, 2020

Professional Learning Day/No Students

September 28th, 2020

FB 7th Grade SLJH vs. TJH (Visitors) at SLHS 5:15pm

Virtual Scholastic Book Fair until October 11th, 2020 (*New Dates*)

September 29th, 2020

FB 8th Grade SLJH vs. TJH (Visitors) at SLHS 5:15pm

October 1, 2020

Family Night - No Homework

VB 7th Grade MMJH vs. TJH at McMeans JH 5:15pm

VB 8th Grade MMJH vs. TJH at TJH 5:15pm

October 5, 2020

FB 7th Grade WCJH vs. TJH (Visitors) at OTHS 5:15pm

October 6, 2020

FB 8th Grade WCJH vs. TJH (Visitors) at OTHS 5:15pm

October 8, 2020

VB 7th Grade WCJH vs. TJH at TJH 5:15pm

VB 8th Grade WCJH vs. TJH at WCJH 5:15PM

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