TJH Update #9
September 23, 2020
A Message from Dr. Mitzner
No matter the format of your child's learning - we have high quality teachers who plan together for learning. This is not a normal year and our practices have altered dramatically. There will be schedule changes which may also include teacher or lunch changes. Secondary school is based on course selection rather than grade level classes in elementary. We have a 195 students changing formats, we will have to close some sections and open others. I just wanted to give everyone advance notice that schedule changes could occur for your child even if you didn't request a format change.
Remember everything is hard until it is easy and we are all in this TOGETHER!!
Dr. Kris Mitzner
Tays Junior High
Last Chance to Drop High School Credit Course
- Students may request to exit a high school credit course through the end of the first grading period.
- Students who earn an “F” at the end of the first or second grading period in a high school credit course will be removed to a junior high course unless otherwise recommended by the teacher and administrator.
- During the first semester no course changes will be made after the second grading period.
- Students who earn a first semester failing grade will have the grade recorded on their transcript, and will be removed from the course for the second semester.
- Students will not be removed from the course during the second semester.
- The District's Gifted & Talented Reassessment and Exit policy will be followed for identified GT math students enrolled in Algebra I/GT. Note: GT students who do not enroll in Algebra I/GT in 8th grade will be exited from the GT Math program.
Character Strong and Home Base this Week!
Legacy Parent Academy 2020-2021
Legacy Parent Academy sessions will be offered virtually for the 2020-2021 school year with an emphasis on supporting social-emotional wellness and topics that impact students district-wide. Academy sessions are supplemental to campus-based programs and initiatives. The sessions are planned from 6:00PM – 7:00PM as follows:
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Warning Signs and Symptoms of Suicide, Dealing with Suicide, and Speaking with Children about Suicide
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 Anxiety and Reintegrating into School
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Navigating Emotional/Behavioral Concerns for Your Child
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Destigmatizing Mental Health
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 Managing Test Anxiety
Each Legacy Parent Academy event for the 2020-2021 school year will be in webinar format. Sessions will be translated into Spanish and posted on the Legacy Parent Academy webpage following each event.
Additional information is available on the Legacy Parent Academy webpage at http://www.katyisd.org/parents/Pages/Legacy-Parent-Academy.aspx.
Katy ISD 2020-21 Junior High Athletic Pass Information
You may pay with exact cash or a check for $75 made out to KatyISD Athletics. You will just come to the front office and we will exchange the payment for the pass at the door.
We will be selling JH Athletic Passes at the Tays JH until November 13th.
After November13th, Athletic Passes will only be available for purchase at Legacy Stadium Fieldhouse.
TJH Covid-10 Impact on Students Survey
We understand that our students and families are adapting to changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and are experiencing varying levels of stress depending on each family’s unique circumstances. In order to assist the school in providing adequate support for our students, we would like our families to complete the survey at the link below. Please know that completion of the survey is voluntary and any information shared would remain confidential among those providing support. https://tinyurl.com/y5ecfwdd
Love and Logic
Love and Logic Parenting Classes will be offered over Zoom in the fall semester of 2020. This semester, participation in Love and Logic parenting classes will be free of charge while supplies last. Dates and registration information can be found at the link love and logic.
Parent Legacy Academy
Legacy Parent Academy will be kicking off on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 with “Warning Signs & Symptoms of Suicide” from 6:00-7:00pm. Below is a link to join the Zoom webinar. Legacy Parent Academy.
Katy ISD Family Support Center
EDULOG Lite Bus Tracking System
Senate Bill 139
The 86th Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 139 (SB 139), which requires Texas local education agencies (LEAs) to distribute the following notice to parents:
SB 139 Notice to Families click here. (English version)
SB 139 Notice to Families click here. (Spanish version)
TECHNOLOGY & DIGITAL SUPPORT INFORMATION
*New* Parent Tech FAQs
*New* Parent and Student Knowledge Base
Technology Help Desk Contacts for Parents/Students Support Inquiries
- Online: Katy ISD Tech Help
- Or, click “Help” in Canvas
- Or, call: 281.396.7400 (6:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)
- Or, e-mail: email@example.com
“How to Guide” for Parents on the Home Access Center (HAC)
Need to know how to view a report card, student grades, or other information?
Check out our “how to guides” on the Home Access Center, or click below.
September 24, 2020
VB 7th Grade BJH vs. TJH at TJH 5:15pm
VB 8th Grade BJH vs. TJH at McMeans JH 5:15pm
September 25, 2020
Professional Learning Day/No Students
September 28th, 2020
FB 7th Grade SLJH vs. TJH (Visitors) at SLHS 5:15pm
Virtual Scholastic Book Fair until October 11th, 2020 (*New Dates*)
September 29th, 2020
FB 8th Grade SLJH vs. TJH (Visitors) at SLHS 5:15pm
October 1, 2020
Family Night - No Homework
VB 7th Grade MMJH vs. TJH at McMeans JH 5:15pm
VB 8th Grade MMJH vs. TJH at TJH 5:15pm
October 5, 2020
FB 7th Grade WCJH vs. TJH (Visitors) at OTHS 5:15pm
October 6, 2020
FB 8th Grade WCJH vs. TJH (Visitors) at OTHS 5:15pm
October 8, 2020
VB 7th Grade WCJH vs. TJH at TJH 5:15pm
VB 8th Grade WCJH vs. TJH at WCJH 5:15PM
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