Timberwolf Times

Vol. 2 Issue 3, August 14, 2019

A Message from Dr. Stone

Good evening!


What a fantastic first day! It was so great to see the students flooding the hallways. I just know it's going to be a great year!


Thank you parents for using both lanes and merging as you get to the drop off area this morning. Fantastic! Remember, the front parking lot is not allowed as a drop off point, nor is it a place where you can pick up your child. Always use the circular drive to make it fair and equitable for everyone.


I hope everyone has a great rest of the week and a restful weekend!


Regards,


Dr. Melinda Stone

Principal

WoodCreek Junior High

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Transportation Call Center and Buses will have GPS

To better assist our parents of eligible bus riders, the District has established a Transportation Call Center for any questions you may have about eligibility, bus routes, pick-up/drop-off times, or other related matters. The Call Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., until Wednesday, August 21.


Staff at the Center can be reached at 281-396-6008.


This year, if your child rides a bus, you can track the bus' whereabouts using the Edulog app! Please download the instructions below (click GPS PARENT PORTAL).

WCJH's GPS district code to use in the Edulog application is : 52218172


The buses that will not have GPS to begin the year are:

518

519

5030

5032


As soon as the new units arrive and installed they will let us know.

Dear Katy ISD Parents/Guardians, Staff and Community,

Katy ISD has launched two new resources for parents and students this school year!


Edulog Lite is a school bus tracking mobile app that monitors the location of a student’s bus. Parents of eligible riders will be emailed a campus code to use in their app by the first week of school.


A+ Pay N’ Go, an online web store, provides a quick and convenient way to pay student course fees, meal payments and other activity fees, all FREE of charge!


Get a jump start on the school year and check out the Pay N’ Go website and download the Edulog Lite app (Apple App Store or Google Play Store) today!


Katy ISD

Parent and Student Technology Support Center

Have technical questions? Please use this form for Technology related issues; such as PowerSchool Enrollment, SnapCodes, Password/ Claim Code, Katy OnTheGo, Canvas, MyKatyCloud, and Digital Textbooks. We will respond back to your request via email or phone, within 24 - 48 business hours.

Katy ISD Clear Bag Regulation

Please look at the clear bag policy if you are attending an event at any of the following district venues: Rhodes Stadium • Legacy Stadium • Leonard Merrell Center • Agricultural Sciences Center


Link to Clear Bag Regulation online:

http://www.katyisd.org/students/Documents/Katy_ISD_Bag_Policy.pdf

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#CoolParentsDriveBuses

As a Bus Driving Parent, you’ll have the opportunity to drive your student’s school on field trips! You will receive training and licensing, as well as payment for your time each trip you drive.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. I’ve never driven a bus before. Will I receive training?

Yes! You must obtain a Commercial Driver’s License and Katy ISD will train you to drive a school bus during several training classes. Visit the Texas Department of Public Safety website for more information on CDL requirements.

2. What is required to be a BDP?

The Department of Public Safety and Katy ISD training requirements apply. You must have a clean driving record (no DUI’s, etc.) and you must pass all the background checks required for Katy ISD employees.

3. Does this make me a Katy ISD Employee?

All field trip drivers will be employed by Katy ISD as substitute bus drivers and will be compensated for your work.

4. Will I be required to bus multiple trips throughout the school year?

No, you will only drive on the trips you choose, which can be as few or as many as you like.


5. Who is allowed to apply?

Parents, Grandparents, Guardians, PTA Volunteers – if you’re invested in and connected to Katy ISD, we invite you to apply!

To apply, visit the Katy ISD Job Listing site and search for "Bus Driver Trainee".

UPCOMING EVENTS


August 26, 2019

Open House 6:30 pm for all grades. More details to come.

August 28, 2019

Legacy Parent Academy at Legacy Stadium 6:00pm