TJH Update #35

April 28, 2021

A Message from Dr. Mitzner

This week we are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week!! Thank you to all who have donated to making our teachers feel appreciated. We have such a supportive school community!


Next week begins our STAAR testing window for two weeks. Be sure to see the testing dates as well as the makeup dates if your child is absent.


We will be sending more detailed information in separate emails.


Regards,

Dr. Kris Mitzner

Principal

Tays Junior High

STAAR Testing Schedule

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Yearbooks!

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Nurse's Notes

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TJH COLLECTING CHROMEBOOKS

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PTSA NEWS!


Greetings parents,

There’s a lot going on in PTSA. First, congratulations to our newly elected 2021-2022 Tays Junior High PTSA officers:

President: Lynell Duncan

VP Community Engagement: Shawna Sell

VP Fundraising: Corise Young

VP Membership: Erin Greska

Treasurer: Holly Broussard

Secretary: Katy Patagoc

Parliamentarian: Heather Duffey

We are still seeking parents that want to make a difference - Check out the open chair positions and fill out our interest form https://forms.gle/h8G3MDjMEv7ANVVk8


We are so excited for our 8th grade celebration! The event will take place at Tays Junior High on May 22nd from 7-10pm. Tickets are $20. Please click this link for info, to buy tickets, dress code and more. Tickets are on sale now through April 30th. https://taysjhptsa.org/article-blog/281-8th-grade-celebration-2021

If you have any questions please contact Jennifer at 8gc@taysjhptsa.org.



Just in time for Mother’s Day we will be having a Spirit Day at Kendra Scott in LaCenterra with 2 ways to shop! Shop in person at Kendra Scott in LaCenterra on April 22 from 5:00pm-7:00pm and let them know you are there to support Tays Junior High, OR you can shop online at Kendrascott.com on April 22 and April 23 and use the code GIVEBACK-1ERM and 20% of your purchase will be donated to Tays Junior High!


Thanks you for your support!

8TH GRADE CELEBRATION - A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS

Eighth grade celebration is coming soon and we need your help to make it an amazing event for our 8th graders! Please join us for our committee meeting on April 7th at noon on zoom.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85797115938?pwd=ZWVYRDgzMmpGeGJacHVKUlhIc2hMQT09
Meeting ID: 857 9711 5938
Passcode: Tays


If you have any questions please email Jennifer at 8gc@taysjhptsa.org.

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KATY ISD COVID-19 MITIGATION PLAN UPDATE PHASE 2 PROTOCOL CLARIFICATIONS (EFFECTIVE MARCH 29, 2021) OUTSIDE FOOD OR GIFT DELIVERIES TO CAMPUS

Elementary and secondary campuses will communicate their Pre-COVID campus specific procedure(s) for instructional day delivery of outside food and personal items for students. This will vary by campus and parents are asked to refer to their student’s campus communication for clarification regarding drop-off of student food or personal items. Phase 1 and Phase 2 safety protocols remain in effect and will still require adherence.


TJH Guidelines:

DELIVERIES

Allowed deliveries: homework, school projects, school supplies, athletic gear or uniforms, band/orchestra instruments, textbooks, glasses, keys, up to $25 cash, and other items related to school instruction or activities.

Not Allowed: letters or notes, flowers, balloons, gifts, sealed packages, food or beverages (see note 1 and 2), medication (see note #1), and cash greater than $25 (see note 3).

Notes:

  1. Parents or guardians are allowed to deliver food, beverages, or medication for only their student(s). Any food deliveries must be coordinated by the student and the parent or guardian delivering the food. The front office will not handle food.

  2. Commerial food deliveries and commercial food delivery services such as Door Dash will not be allowed.

  3. Cash in amounts greater than $25 will be accepted, but must go directly to the teacher/coach/program director rather than the student.


ATHLETICS

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KVA ATTENDANCE REPORTING

If your student is going to be absent please report the absence daily to the ADA clerk by one of the options below:


Online Absence Form: Absence Reporting Form

Phone: 281-234-2413

Email: MercedesCFonsecaChavez@katyisd.org

All excuse notes must be submitted within 5 days of absence to be excused.


If reporting technology issues please note it must be reported within 24hrs of the absence in order to be excused. The update was sent on December 11th’s Smart ReStart and December 13th’s KVA Update.


*NEW* KVA Attendance

Effective January 5, 2021, if your student is unable to attend a class period or full day of learning in KVA due to a Technology/Internet/Power Outage, a parent/guardian of the student should notify the Attendance Office of an absence with 24 hours of the absence. The absence will not be updated to excused unless written/phone call notification has been made by the parent/guardian to the Campus Attendance Office.


***For attendance corrections: Please contact the teacher as the first point of contact regarding a student's presence/absence/tardiness in class, especially if you ha

ve received an automated call from the District. Contact the teacher the same day if possible.

TALKING BOOKS PROGRAM - SENATE BILL 2075

Throughout Texas, children with disabilities that prevent them from reading standard print are enjoying the world of reading through the Talking Book Program (TBP). The TBP is a FREE service that allows students with a reading disability, like dyslexia, the opportunity to read. The TBP offers more than 125,000 titles and 80 plus magazines, all read with human narration. Materials can be downloaded via the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) Mobile app, on a smartphone or tablet. The program is completely free, with no charges and no overdue fees. For more information, visit www.tsl.texas.gov/tbp/reading_disabilities, email tbp.services@tsl.texas.gov or call 1-800-252-9605. The TBP staff will be happy to answer questions and help parents apply for service.


If your child has not been identified as having a reading disability, please be aware that Katy ISD offers audio books for secondary students through Sora eBook/Audiobooks. Contact your child’s campus for more information about this audiobook program.



En todo Texas, los niños con discapacidades que les impiden leer una impresión estándar pueden disfrutar del mundo de la lectura a través del Programa “Talking Book” (TBP). El TBP es un servicio GRATUITO que permite a los estudiantes con una discapacidad de lectura, como dislexia, la oportunidad de leer. El TBP ofrece más de 125,000 títulos y más de 80 revistas, todas narradas por humanos. Los materiales se pueden descargar vía la aplicación móvil de Braille y Audio Lectura (BARD), en un teléfono inteligente o tableta. El programa es completamente gratuito, sin cargos ni cuotas atrasadas. Para obtener más información, visite www.tsl.texas.gov/tbp/reading_disabilities, envíe un correo electrónico a tbp.services@tsl.texas.gov, o llame al 1-800-252-9605. El personal de TBP estará encantado de responder a sus preguntas y ayudarlos a solicitar este servicio.



Si su hijo(a) no ha sido identificado con una discapacidad de lectura, tome en cuenta que Katy ISD ofrece audiolibros para estudiantes de secundaria a través de Sora eBook/Audiobooks (Libros electrónicos/audiolibros). Comuníquese con la escuela de su hijo(a) para obtener más información sobre este programa de audiolibros.

TITAN ACADEMIC AWARDS - SAVE THE DATE!

We just want you to mark your calendars.


· 6th Grade Tuesday, May 4th from 5:45 - 6:45 PM

· 7th Grade Tuesday, May 4th from 7:00 - 8:00 PM

· 8th Grade Monday, May 3rd from 5:45 - 6:45 PM


By April 23rd, the parent(s)/guardian(s) of students that will be recognized will be contacted by teachers and staff. Due to limited capacity due to safety precautions, only two guests may attend for each student being recognized. A live video stream will be available for those unable to attend, and more information will be sent to those invited.


Titan Academic Awards

*Tays Award of Academic Excellence

The Tays Award of Academic Excellence is given to students who have earned All A’s on their report cards for the 1st through 5th sixth weeks. This is the highest Scholastic Award that a student can receive at our school. These students are being honored for their commitment to the pursuit of academic excellence.

*Content Awards

Teachers have selected their students based on criteria such as academic achievement, classroom contributions, and exemplary behavior. These students have consistently exhibited on a daily basis the characteristics that honor the legacy of James & Sharon Tays.

*Titan Power Award

The Titan POWER Award goes to those students who have made a significant difference at Tays Junior High through the positive interaction with others, talents, leadership and achievement. The faculty was asked to nominate students who exemplified the qualities of perseverance, ownership, wisdom, excellence and respect.

*Titan Ambassador Award

The Titan Ambassador Award is presented to students who have shown a compassionate attitude towards all students here at Tays Junior High. They possess strength of character and the courage to do what is right even when it is not an easy choice.


Remember that we recognize our Honor Roll each six weeks.

PTSA SCHOOL STORE

All spirit shirts are on sale for $5.00 in the PTSA school store! Shop at https://taysjhptsa.org/spiritwear.


Thank you for your continued support!

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2020-21 BELL SCHEDULE WITH BREAKDOWN

Click here for schedule.

UPCOMING EVENTS

April 28, 2021

Beginning Band Rehearsal 4:00pm in TJH Competition Gym

April 29, 2021

Open Band Hall 4:05-4:45pm

Orchestra Concert at OTHS PAC 6:00pm

Theatre Peformance TJH Cafeteria 7:00pm

April 30, 2021

Theatre Peformance TJH Cafeteria 7:00pm

May 3, 2021

Open Band Hall 4:05-4:45pm

7th Grade Soccer Boys CRJH vs. TJH at OTHS 5:45

7th Grade Soccer Girls CRJH vs. TJH at OTHS 6:45

8th Grade Awards at TJH Cafeteria 5:45-6:45pm

May 4, 2021

Open Band Hall 4:05-4:45pm

STAAR Algebra EOC

8th Grade Boys Soccer CRJH vs. TJH at OTHS 6:45

8th Grade Girls Soccer CRJH vs. TJH at OTHS 6:45

6th Grade Awards at TJH Cafeteria 5:45-6:45pm

7th Grade Awards at TJH Cafeteria 7:00-8:00pm

May 5, 2021

Open Band Hall 4:05-4:45pm

Choir Pop Show Auditions in Choir Room 4:05pm

May 6, 2021

STAAR 8th Grade Science

Choir Pop Show Auditions in Choir Room 4:05pm

Band Spring Concert at OTHS PAC 6:30pm

May 7, 2021

STAAR 8th Grade Social Studies

VIPS Movie Night Celebration - Legacy Stadium 6:00-9:00pm