Vol. 21 Issue #4 August 16-20th
TMHS has been buzzing with activity! We have hosted our annual Wildcat Camp, Meet the Cats, Freshman Orientation, and even had our first athletic contests of the year. It is great to have students and parents back on campus and in just four short days, we will welcome our Wildcats back for the start of the 2021-22 school year! Our campus is ready, our teachers, counselors, paraprofessionals, administrators, and all that walk these halls are ready, and we are eagerly awaiting Tuesday morning. Go Cats Go!!
Back To School Questions?
Click HERE to access TISD quick links for reference to handbooks, bell schedules, transportation, and more!
Welcome Back from Dr. Salazar-Zamora
Enlarge the image above to access the TISD family welcome back letter from Superintendent Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora.
Traffic and Parking
Please take a look at the graphic above regarding student and staff parking as well as procedures for car rider drop off.
Back To School Questions?
Welcome Back from Dr. Salazar-Zamora
Student schedules will be viewable in Home Access Center starting at 1 PM on Monday, August 16th. Please have your students log into Home Access Center to view their schedules. On Tuesday, August 17th, students will report to their first period class by 7:30 AM. Their first period teacher will give them a copy of their schedule to use for the rest of the day. Students must show this paper copy to every teacher on the first day of school. If a student loses their copy, they will need to go to the Registrar’s Office and pay $1 for a new copy. We encourage students to take a picture of their schedule to use following the first day of school as the paper copy is only necessary on day one. Should your student not be able to access Home Access Center, staff members will be available in the hallways to direct them to their first period class.
Student Dress Code
Dress Code will be enforced in the 2021-2022 School year. We relaxed a bit on Dress Code last year with everyone wearing masks, but please be prepared to adhere to district expectations regarding dress code outlined in our Parent/Student Handbook linked HERE. Some reminders include (but are not limited to) students must arrive with non-distracting hair colors, males must be clean-shaven, and all attire must adequately cover the body. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to TMHS.
Click the button above to view the regular and early release bell schedules for the 2021-22 school year.
Important Dates and Reminders!
Please note several important dates and changes for our fall schedules:
Homecoming has moved! Homecoming 2021 has moved to October 8th. All associated festivities will follow suit, including the Rock the Block Parade on Wednesday, October 6th, and the Homecoming Dance on Saturday, October 9th.
Fine Arts Senior Night: We will celebrate our Fine Arts Seniors on Friday, October 29th at the home football game (moved from October 8th).
TMHS Open House will be held on Monday, September 20th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. More details will be provided soon!
PSAT/MNSQT Testing Date is October 13th, 2021.
Attention all 9th grade students (10th and 11th grade students are automatically registered). Those who are interested in taking the PSAT/NMSQT on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 will be able to register starting August 24th. A limited number of registrations will be available to 9th grade students interested in taking the exam. Registrations will be on a first come, first serve basis, for $23 and will be available from August 24, 2021 until September 14, 2021. Test day details will be communicated closer to test day.
If you have a child that routinely receives testing accommodations through special programs during the regular school year, you must apply via the College Board to potentially receive accommodations on PSAT, AP, or SAT exams. Please complete the form (https://accommodations.collegeboard.org/media/pdf/ssd-consent-form-accommodations.pdf) and return it to the campus coordinator by August 24th. You can also visit https://accommodations.collegeboard.org/ for more information.
Season tickets for the 2021 Football Season at the new TISD stadium are now available! Click above to find out how to be part of the action!
Follow this LINK for information regarding senior yearbook portrait information from Prestige.
The Senior Sunrise has been scheduled! The 2021 Senior Sunrise is scheduled for Thursday, August 19th at 6:30 a.m.
Senior Year Kickoff - College Application Information and More - Wednesday, August 11th beginning at 11:30 AM via Zoom - Click HERE for more information and Zoom links.
Senior Painted Parking Spots: Visit the TMHS website to learn more about how you can purchase your parking spot to customize!
TMHS Class of 2022 Parents - A message from the SPO:
The TMHS SPO website has been fully redesigned for the 2021-22 school year! The site is mobile-friendly and contains helpful information about membership, senior events, volunteering, key dates, board contacts, donations, and more! Click HERE to take a look!
SPO Membership: This year you will find 3 SPO membership levels available for purchase. Please note, you cannot volunteer for SPO events if you are not a member. Additionally, all volunteers will need to complete a TISD background check. Visit the website to find additional information and instructions. Don't forget to visit the site to follow us on social media and sign up for Remind updates! If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Announcements from SPO
Senior Parents! We are so excited to host our first Senior event of the 2021-22 school year!
Senior Sunrise will be held Thursday, August 19th at 6:30 AM. Donuts and water/juice will be served. We need your help to make this event successful! Please make sure you sign up to volunteer (limited spots available). A reminder that you must be a member of SPO to volunteer for any event. Senior Sunrise shirts will be available for purchase during lunches on 8/18, AND at Sunrise!
Please visit http://www.tmhs-spo.com for additional information.
SPO General Meeting:
Join us for our August SPO General Meeting! Wednesday 8/18, at 6:30 pm in the TMHS LGI Room. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and learn about the SPO’s plans for the 2021-22 school year!
Donations are welcome at every meeting! Every donation you bring earns your student extra raffle tickets for Project Prom!
Please visit our website for 2021-22 Meeting Dates, and other important info!
Senior Spirit Wear:
The moment you’ve been waiting for has arrived! Class of 2022 Spirit Wear is now available for purchase:
All tees $15 - cash/check/card accepted if buying in-person. Please note, parent SPO shirts are not listed on the site.
🔺Limited sizes and quantities available🔺
Available for purchase and/or pickup at:
•All lunches, 8/18 (SPO table in the cafeteria)
•SPO General Parent Meeting in LGI Room, 8/18 at 6:30
•Only Senior Sunrise shirts will be available for sale at the event on 8/19
Additional dates will be added for in-person buying.
Get your Wildcat Gear!
The TMHS Cheer Booster Club has NEW Wildcat Merchandise items for all Wildcat fans to choose from!
You can use this link to access the online store, or use the QR code in the graphic to access the store!
This is the TMHS Cheer Booster Club’s major fundraising effort, so come out and support TMHS Cheer and show your WILDCAT pride in some Wildcat gear!
The TMCBC will also be present at school events such as Freshman Orientation and Meet the Cats next week to offer WILDCAT gear!
Go Cats Go!
Each student will receive a student ID in the first week of school. The student ID will also serve as their transportation SMART Tag. The SMART Tag is required in order to ride TISD busses to and from school. For more information, please click HERE.
For School Year 2021-2022, TISD will offer meals every school day to all students at no cost. We will offer a la carte choices to purchase. Money may be deposited into student accounts with cash, check, or online at www.schoolcafe.com.
All students must register with TISD in order to utilize district transportation to and from school. Please visit the TISD website and complete registration for access to bus service.
If you missed Wildcat Camp don't worry, you can pick up your parking tags during the first week of school. Don't forget to complete all proper forms by clicking the banner above. Seniors, you can purchase your painted parking space here too!
UPDATED: Parent and Student Return to School Handbook - A message from TISD
Tomball ISD Families,
As we approach the 2021-2022 school year, Tomball ISD continues to monitor local and state health guidance and with that, the district has made a few modifications to its Return to School Parent and Student Handbook that was originally sent out last week.
Modifications made can be found in these sections of the handbook:
- Isolation and Readmission Criteria for a Positive Lab-Confirmed COVID-19 Student
- Isolation and Readmission Criteria for a Symptomatic Student
- COVID Dashboard & Notifications
- Rapid COVID testing
You can also find the revised handbook here: FALL 2021 Return to School Handbook_Parents & Students.pdf
As always, every decision being made considers the health and safety of our students and staff as a top priority. We encourage you to read through this handbook once again as it may answer any questions or address any concerns you have as we move forward with this school year.
We greatly appreciate your patience and your understanding of these guidelines and look forward to welcoming our students back to school on August 17!
Tomball Memorial High School
Meet your 2021-2022 TMHS Administration and Counseling Staff
Dr. Jeff Bailey - Principal
Jill Hayes - Associate Principal of Curriculum and Instruction
Charlie Gerszewski - Associate Principal of Building and Operations
Jade Lopez - Assistant Principal
(Alpha office A - Cri and Freshman Sand - Z)
Sheri Forsyth - Counselor (Alpha office A - Cri)
Dr. Mary Endress - Assistant Principal
(Alpha office Hop - Mon and Sophomores Sand - Z)
Erika Zeno - Counselor (Alpha office Hop - Mon)
Kyle Dunn - Assistant Principal
(Alpha office Cro - Hoo and Juniors Sand - Z)
Mark Floyd - Counselor (Alpha office Cro - Hoo)
Meredith Henry - Assistant Principal
(Alpha office Moo - Sanc and Seniors Sand - Z)
Brenna Williamson - Counselor (Alpha office Moo - Sanc)
Lashelle Nix - Counselor
Alpha office Sand - Z for all grades