Jenks Journal

Notice & Note for MayDell Jenks Elementary

2020 - 2021 School Year

MayDell Jenks Elementary

PK - 5 Bilingual School located in Northwest Cinco Ranch of Katy

Mascot: Jaguar

Colors: Purple, Black & Silver

2020 Projected Enrollment: 1513

Established: 2016


Grab 'n' Go

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For the WHOLE WEEK of Aug. 17

Our PTA is providing a FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL yard sign for the front of the school. This will be on display ALL WEEK so our families will have plenty of opportunity to take photos of your child(ren) and still maintain safety measures and distancing protocols.

I am very grateful to our PTA for providing this opportunity to our families for this unique start to the school year.


We will also be placing messages on our marquee.


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Virtual Meet the Teacher

Monday, Aug. 17th, 5-7pm


MJE Virtual Meet the Teacher Event

Once new class lists are finalized, your teachers will be reaching out to schedule a time to virtually meet with your child in small group settings. We will do this via the computer to give a few minutes for each child to interact with their teacher and a few other classmates.

Your child will not be online from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Each child will have a scheduled time during the window of 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Class Lists must be redone due to the 2 Instructional Models being used in KISD. We must take the class lists and match them to our KVA students and F2F student groups to build new class lists. Since the KVA option did not close until August 7 at midnight, we have only been able to begin work on this over the weekend.

HAC (Home Access Center) is still scheduled to be open on Monday, August 17.

Watch for more details on class lists and/or Virtual Meet the Teacher.

KISD Smart Restart

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The Katy ISD Fall Semester begins August 19!

What will school look like in the fall? What are my child’s options? How is my child going to be kept safe? We understand that Katy ISD families and staff have many questions regarding our Return to School for the fall semester. Through your feedback, as well as continued guidance from the State of Texas, the Texas Education Agency and local health authorities, we are prepared to safely reopen Katy ISD schools for the 2020-2021 academic year. Katy ISD families will have the option of selecting in-person instruction with COVID-19 safety protocols in place, or virtual instruction via our Katy Virtual Academy (KVA).

Katy ISD School Safety Demonstration Videos

In the School Safety Demonstration Videos, Katy ISD students demonstrate the enhanced safety protocols that will be in place for the 2020-21 school year. These protocols include elementary and secondary classroom, school bus, cafeteria, and facility cleaning procedures, that have been established to protect the health and well-being of students and staff. For more information about Katy ISD’s safety practices, please visit the Safety Protocols webpage for the most up to date information.

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In Person FAQs on Katy Website

Keep up to date with the latest information on In Person (Face to Face F2F) Instruction for Katy ISD:

KVA Resource Guides

Parent Contacts

We hope the information via our “Smart Restart” webpage answers many of your questions. However, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our district Smart Restart team at We are ready to provide students and parents with assurance that our Return to School either in-person or virtual will be a safe and exciting opportunity for all students.

General Questions:

Katy Virtual Academy Questions:

Special Education Questions:

Special Programs (GT, ESL, Bilingual, Dyslexia, PreK, Interventions) Questions:


Breakfast and lunch will be available to all Katy ISD students beginning August 19 – September 4, 2020, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at 23 campus sites.

  • Meals will be charged at the student’s eligibility (free, reduced, paid) (Breakfast: $1.25 Elementary Lunch: $2.25 Secondary Lunch: $2.75)
  • Applications for meal benefits are available at: SchoolCafe
  • Students will be offered breakfast and lunch daily. The student can choose both meals or one meal.
  • Campuses will be assigned to a site for meal pick-up as per the attached list.
  • Grab n go meals will be served curbside Monday – Friday as per the school schedule.
  • Students must have their ID or proof of enrollment to receive a meal.
  • Parents may pick up the student’s meals but the 2020-2021 ID or proof of enrollment must be shown.
  • Payment for meals is encouraged to be cashless through Pay N' Go.
  • Cash and checks for meal payment will be accepted curbside and change will be deposited on the student’s account.
  • Student positive and negative cafeteria account balances from last year have rolled forward to the current school year.

Meal Service Locations

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School Supply List 2020-2021

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Counselor's Corner

Click on our Counselor's to launch their webpage.
Social - Emotional Wellness

Click this button to view Student Support Services Page.

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MJE Spirit Wear

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10 - All Staff Report (Virtual or In Person following Safety Guidelines)

17 - Meet the Teacher - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. **Virtual Format

~ ~ ~ More information will be coming from your child's teacher once lists are reworked and finalized.

19 - Wednesday - First Day of School - For ALL STUDENTS

~ ~ ~ KVA students will be online

~ ~ ~ F2F students will be online until Sept. 8.

27 - KISD Family Night - No Homework, No Tests, Quizzes or Projects due the next day


All large group events - **Virtual Format - dates/times may change with this format.

At this time: No large group events will be in place for our students or families through the first grading period (1st 9 weeks) of the school year. This means the events below such as Meet the Teacher and Curriculum Nights will be switched over to a virtual format. More details will be shared once the logistics are worked out for all grade levels. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make these necessary adjustments for the safety and health of our entire school community.

7 - School Holiday - Labor Day - no school - No changes to school calendar (still holiday)

9 - Fall Pictures - Strawbridge has a proposal that is being run through KISD to check it with the allowable protocols

25 - Student Holiday - Staff Professional Learning Day - no school for students - No changes to school calendar (still student holiday)

30 - PJammin' Day - Childhood Cancer Awareness - pajama day