Clear Creek High School Updates
September 1, 2023
Meet the Wildcat Staff
Ms. Ebony Barnett
Ms. Ebony Barnett is the counselor who supports students with the last names A-C. Ms. Barnett is an alumni of Prairie View A&M University. Prior to becoming a Wildcat, Ms. Barnett started her career at Bauerschlag Elementary as a Social Development Teacher. She was also a counselor at Clear Brook High School. When she is not supporting the students of CCHS, Ms. Barnet enjoys helping the community through her family’s non-profit organization, singing in her church choir, going to sports events, and hanging out with her friends. She chose education as a profession because of her grandmother and mother, who she witnessed as teachers, inspiring, helping, and motivating many students to strive for greatness!
Mrs. Julia Collins
Mrs. Julia Collins is the counselor who supports students with the last names D-He. Mrs. Collins is an alumni of Texas A&M University and Lamar University. Prior to becoming a Wildcat, Mrs. Collins was a dance teacher and director in Goose Creek CISD and a counselor in Dickinson ISD. When she's not supporting the students of CCHS, Mrs. Collins enjoys traveling and spending time with her family in their pool/backyard. Mrs. Collins chose to become an educator because she loves seeing growth and accomplishments in individuals. This is Mrs. Collins fifth year as a Wildcat, and her husband is a proud CCHS alumni!
PSAT/NMSQT®- Administered to ALL Sophomores October 11th and ALL Juniors October 18th
- The preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a College Board Exam and is also used by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation to identify top academic students for scholarships.
- CCISD administers this test to ALL sophomores and juniors at no cost. No pre-registration is necessary.
SAT®- Seniors who Pre-pay October 11th
- The SAT® provides seniors the opportunity to take the SAT® during regular school hours as opposed to a weekend administration.
- All seniors who would like to take this opportunity must Click Here to Register in advance. Registration ends September 11, 2023. You MUST add the fee to Skyward and make the payment of $39 by October 5, 2023.
All Students not testing will follow their regular schedule on testing days.
Updates from the Tech Office
Triage Hours: 11:21-12:51(all lunches). If a student needs to visit the tech office outside of the triage time, please ask your teacher for a pass.
For students with personal devices, here are some links you may need:
STAAR secure browser: Secure Browsers (texasassessment.gov)
Clubs & Organizations
We are off and moving with our clubs and organizations. We want every student to be involved in something in which they are interested. Please see the update club list. It will be updated on the first of each month. It will continue to be available in Canvas for both teachers and students.
Attendance & Absence Notes
Student attendance in every class every day is crucial to their academic success. Compulsory attendance laws require a student to attend each class at least 90 percent of the days it is offered in order to receive credit or a final grade in a class.
If a student is absent, a parent/guardian must provide a note showing the dates and an explanation for any absence within three (3) days after the student’s arrival or return to school. If this note is not sent within the allocated three (3) days, the absence will be unexcused.
Absence notifications can also be submitted through Skyward Family Access under Attendance and Absence Requests. These notifications are still required to be submitted within three days after the student's arrival or return to campus, but they can also be submitted in advance.
Students are expected to be in class on time each and every period. Beginning this year, we have a tardy chime that rings one minute before the tardy bell to help students keep track of time during the passing periods. Tardies reset each nine-weeks. Below are our tardy consequences. You can track your student's tardies in Skyward Family Access under the attendance tab.
Tardy Consequences -- Tardies are reported in Skyward each class period. Consequences are issued for tardies to as a whole not per class:
- 5 tardies = Warning email to student and parent
- 10 tardies = After-school detention
- 15 tardies = ISS or Saturday Detention
- 20+ tardies = ISS and possible behavior contract
As a safety measure, student IDs must be worn and visible each day. Students were issued one ID at the beginning of the school year.
- 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.
If a student arrives to class without an ID, either the student or the teacher will complete the ID Request form that is located on the Canvas homepage. Our goal is to check that form within the first 15 minutes of each period and deliver ID's to the classroom. We will still be asking students to go to the front desk to get an ID if we notice they don't have one prior to first period, but we are trying to reduce the amount of time that students spend out of class when they need a new ID.
All CCHS teachers offer tutorials on Tuesday & Thursday from 2:35-3:15 p.m. Practice for extracurricular activities is not permitted to begin until after 3:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. CCHS does not provide transportation after tutorials.
Counseling Center Updates
Honors and AP course Level Down window #1 will be available September 11th through September 15th. An online form will be posted in Canvas. Only classes with an on-level option will be eligible for a level down. A list of courses that do not have a level down option can be found on page 61 of the CCISD Educational Planning Guide found HERE.
Wildcat Families -- Did you know that our school has a Parent, Teacher, and Student Association (PTSA)? We are not the PTA you remember from elementary school but do have a large impact on the students and staff at Creek. We encourage you, your student(s), your friends, and families in our community to join us in our mission "To make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children" by becoming a member of our PTSA.
Please go to www.joinPTA.org or complete the attached form. There is a PTSA drop box in the front office at Creek where your membership information can be collected. If you would like more information about what the Clear Creek PTSA is doing at the school you can also find us on Facebook at Clear Creek High School PTSA or email us at CCHSPTSA01@gmail.com.
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: email@example.com
Project Graduation will be meeting on September 6th at 6:30 at Red River BBQ. Project Graduation is a national non-profit organization where parents organize an all-night "lock-in" event on the night of graduation that is alcohol and drug free. There are officer positions available, and the committee is open to all grade levels, but we are seeking more Senior Parents to help organize this great event!
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.
CCISD offers free and reduced meal options for families that qualify. Free and reduced lunch status also qualifies students for other cost-saving measures. Click here for additional information and to see if you qualify.
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.
Opportunities for Students
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.