Clear Creek High School Updates
August 11, 2023
Meet the Wildcat Staff
Mrs. Traci LaFoy, Assistant Principal (A-C)
Mrs. Traci LaFoy is the assistant principal who supports students with last names A-C. Mrs. LaFoy is an alumni of the University of Houston and Lamar University. In addition to her time at CCHS, Mrs. LaFoy taught at Clear Brook, Clear Lake, and Clear Springs High School, and was an assistant principal at CSHS. When she's not supporting the students of CCHS, she enjoys playing with her pets, reading, and water activities. She is excited about working with the students at teachers at Creek this year!
Mr. Shane Zelenski, Assistant Principal (D-He)
Mr. Shane Zelenski is the assistant principal who supports students with last names D-He. Mr. Zelenski is an alumni of Texas State University and Lamar University. Prior to coming to Creek, Mr. Zelenski taught world geography and coached football and wrestling at Clear Lake High School, and served as an assistant principal at Pearland High School and Clear Falls High School. When he's not supporting the students of CCHS, Mr. Zelenski enjoys spending time with his daughters in all of their activities. He also enjoys working around the house and traveling. Mr. Zelenski got into education because he had an amazing experience with the educators who helped guide him through school, and he hopes to be that same guiding light for future generations.
Ms. Shemeka Richardson, Assistant Principal (Hf-Mg)
Ms. Shemeka Richardson is the assistant principal who supports students with last names Hf-Mg. Ms. Richardson is an alumni of Tennessee State University and Lamar University. Prior to joining the Wildcat team, Ms. Richardson spent time in Nashville Public Schools, Sheldon ISD, and Aldine ISD. When she is not supporting the students of CCHS, Ms. Richardson enjoys working out and trying new restaurants. Ms. Richardson chose to become an educator because she likes the ability to ignite a love of learning and positively impact the lives of students.
Back to School Forms
Back-to-School forms are now available in Skyward Family Access (parent account). These forms must be completed online no later than Thursday, August 17th.
Attached are instructions for accessing the Back to School Forms. If you need assistance completing the back to school forms, we will have a computer lab available on campus August 15th-17th from 7:30a-2:30p.
Counseling Center Updates
Your Counseling team is working hard to ensure your student(s) is in the correct courses. If you were unable to attend Schedule Preview, your student will need to access his/her schedule on Friday, August 18th after 12 noon when CCISD releases all schedules in Skyward. Please utilize the Schedule tab. Paper schedules are not available for the 1st day of school. All students should check their Skyward student access on the morning of to view their finalized schedule. Schedule Change Requests are now open using the form found HERE until 3:00 pm on Monday, August 28th.
Class of 2024
Graduation is Thursday, May 30, 2024. College applications are now open. During the first few weeks of school, all Seniors will visit the College & Career Center for a lesson on how to utilize Naviance to request transcripts, letters of recommendation, and many other tools you will need to finalize your college applications. In the meantime, please be working on your applications (Apply Texas, Common App, etc.) and your essays so they are ready to submit. CCISD will be publishing some useful online courses through CCISD’s new YOUniversity platform soon.
New Wildcat Welcome
We will welcome all of our NEW Wildcats on Monday, August 21st. This day is only for incoming Freshmen and students who are brand new to CCHS. It is a normal school day, so students should arrive before 7:20 a.m. (busses will run). This day will include a variety of activities, a campus tour, and an opportunity for students to walk their schedule and meet their teachers.
Student Parking Information
- Seniors and Juniors - After you receive an email confirmation that your application has been approved you may pick up your permit.
- Pick up begins Tuesday, August 22, 2023, 11th and 12th graders can pick up permits in the D100 office during school hours, 7am-3:15pm.
- Sophomores and Freshmen - After you receive an email confirmation that your application has been approved you may come pick up your permit.
- Pick up begins Tuesday, September 5, 2023, in the D100 office during school hours, 7am-3:15pm.
NOTE: Student classification is based on credits earned. Parking citations will start being issued September 11th.
Priority Parking Raffle
This school year, any student who meets parking permit requirements will have the opportunity to win a priority parking spot. The Senior Class will be raffling off 11 Priority Parking Spots for some of the closest spots in the student parking lot (see image below). In order to have an opportunity to win a spot, students who have met all parking permit requirements may purchase as many raffle tickets as they would like (1 ticket for $3.00 or 2 tickets for $5.00). Tickets may be purchased with the bookkeeper beginning on Thursday, August 10th during Schedule Preview. After Schedule Preview, tickets can be purchased with the bookkeeper in A125 during regular school hours through Wednesday, August 30th. The drawing will take place on Thursday, August 31st. Winners will then be notified of next steps. If a student’s name is drawn but they have not completed the required parking pass documentation, another name will be drawn in their place (no refunds will be issued). Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get your own parking spot and get your required paperwork in!
Expectations for Electronics
In an effort to maximize instructional time and minimize distractions, CCHS classrooms will be electronic-free zones (with the exception of laptops at teacher discretion) when we return to class in August.
- Students will be allowed to use their electronic devices before and after school, during passing periods, and during lunches.
- Teachers will have a designated spot for student electronic devices.
- All students will be trained on specific expectations when we return, and we will share this information with families.
We appreciate your support of our efforts to eliminate some distractions and increase opportunities for student success.
Clear Creek High School welcomes and appreciates the support of campus volunteers. In order to volunteer in CCISD schools, you will need to complete this application. The application must be completed each school year. Once approved, you will receive an email notification. For the safety and security of our students and staff, CCISD conducts criminal background checks on all prospective volunteers.
We encourage you to check all volunteer (type) boxes when applying to ensure you are eligible for all opportunities on campus. Keep in mind, Homecoming is early this year (September 29th), so you will want to complete this process soon.
Varsity Letter in Community Service
Beginning Fall, 2023, CCHS PTSA is sponsoring an opportunity for students to receive a varsity letter/letter jacket based on community service hours. Please see the attached application for details. Questions, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Things to Know
IDs: As a safety measure, student IDs must be worn and visible each day. Students will be issued one ID at the beginning of the school year. If a student needs a new ID, they can be purchased in the main office for $5. 23-24 IDs will be distributed at schedule preview. Students who are unable to attend schedule preview will get their ID on the first day of school.
- IDs must be worn on the student's person and visible at all times during the school day.
- If a student needs a new ID, they can be purchased in the main office for $5. The fee will be added to the student's Skyward account. There is a fee management tab in each parent's Skyward Family access account. The district also a Fee Management Balance email out on the first Thursday of each month.
Dress Code: The CCISD student dress code can be found on page 61 of the CCISD Student Handbook. While our primary goal is to have students in class receiving instruction, we do expect that they follow some basic dress expectations to facilitate participation in learning. We are asking for the support of our parents/guardians as dress code starts at home with you. Please take these expectations into consideration when you are purchasing clothes for your child to wear to school, and have conversations with your students about appropriate dress. School administration ultimately determines if a student's grooming or clothing violates the school's dress code. If a student is out of dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem and return to class. We thank you in advance for your partnership and support.
A few points to highlight:
- Shirts must have straps and should not expose the midriff
- Shirts, shorts, skirts, and dresses must offer adequate coverage
- Hats, caps, beanies, hoods, etc. are not permitted indoors
Lunches: Clear Creek High School is a closed campus. Students can purchase a lunch in the school cafeteria or bring a lunch from home, but they are not permitted to leave during lunches. Additionally, lunches are not permitted to be dropped off, nor do we allow lunch delivery services such as Door Dash or Uber Eats. If a student forgets their lunch, they should communicate with their assistant principal for assistance. If your student is planning to purchase food in the cafeteria, please ensure funds are available in their School Café account. Click Here for additional information about CCISD child nutrition and to access your child's School Café account.
Busses: If your student rides the bus, please click here to get your bus number and pick up times.
Parent Drop Off/Pick Up: Attached is a map that outlines student drop off and pick up locations, student and staff parking, and bus lane access. Please be patient and allow for some extra time during the first few weeks of school as there can be longer lines while everyone adjusts to the traffic patterns.
Open House & Parent Safety Meeting
Open House and our yearly parent safety meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 18th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. More information to come.