TJH Update #28

March 3, 2021

A Message from Dr. Mitzner

Sorry for my delay in sending the update!! (Long story short - my car died at the track meet so I was stuck working on that dilemma!)

This week, we celebrated our 2020-21 Teacher of the Year, Lauren Davis (6th grade Math), and our Rookie Teacher of the Year, Emma Biddle (8th grade Math). We will be sharing all the nominations and comments with all of our amazing staff next week. I appreciate all of you who submitted nominations and comments to our teachers.

In next week's Update, we will reveal our paraprofessionals of the year!!

Don't forget about Fun Food Frenzy tomorrow!! (The video is above!) Students will have the opportunity to buy Chick-fil-a or individual pizzas for $6; Chips $1; Soda $1; and Candy $1. The will occur during regular lunch periods and it is cash only. There will also be regular lunch service if you choose not to participate.


Dr. Kris Mitzner


Tays Junior High

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Nurse's Notes

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2019-20 Federal and School Report Card Distribution

Katy ISD is sharing information about the state, district, and your child’s campus as part of our obligations under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). Two report cards (Federal and School) are available for your review in the front office of our school or online at The 2019-20 Federal Report Cards can also be accessed online at The 2019-20 School Report Cards can also be accessed online at

Katy ISD comparte información sobre el estado, distrito y escuela de su hijo(a) como parte de nuestras obligaciones bajo la ley federal ''Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA)''. Están disponibles dos boletas de calificación (federal y escolar) para su revisión en la oficina principal de nuestra escuela o en línea: Las boletas de calificaciones federales 2019-20 también pueden obtenerse en línea: Las boletas de calificaciones escolares 2019-20 también pueden obtenerse en línea: .

KVA Attendance Reporting

If your student is going to be absent please report the absence daily to the ADA clerk by one of the options below:

Online Absence Form: Absence Reporting Form

Phone: 281-234-2413


All excuse notes must be submitted within 5 days of absence to be excused.

If reporting technology issues please note it must be reported within 24hrs of the absence in order to be excused. The update was sent on December 11th’s Smart ReStart and December 13th’s KVA Update.

*NEW* KVA Attendance

Effective January 5, 2021, if your student is unable to attend a class period or full day of learning in KVA due to a Technology/Internet/Power Outage, a parent/guardian of the student should notify the Attendance Office of an absence with 24 hours of the absence. The absence will not be updated to excused unless written/phone call notification has been made by the parent/guardian to the Campus Attendance Office.

***For attendance corrections: Please contact the teacher as the first point of contact regarding a student's presence/absence/tardiness in class, especially if you ha

ve received an automated call from the District. Contact the teacher the same day if possible.

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Spring 2021 TELPAS Testing

Federal and state laws require that all English Language Learners be annually assessed via the TELPAS instrument to measure English progress in the domains of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Katy ISD will administer the spring 2021 TELPAS to eligible students beginning February 22 through March 29, 2021. TJH has notified parents of their child’s specific in-person testing dates. Please note that the Reading and Listening/Speaking assessments are administered online in a campus monitored session. If you received an email regarding your child’s test dates, please fill out google doc by Friday, March 5th.

TELPAS Testing Information:

· Students attending in-person learning and KVA are required to complete all TELPAS assessments in-person at their home campus.

· KVA students may ride district transportation to and from campus on their scheduled test date(s). Or, parents may elect to transport their child to and from the campus.

· KVA students are eligible for meals served on their scheduled test date(s).

· English Language Learners must meet certain criteria, including Advanced High on TELPAS to be reclassified.

· It is a Katy ISD priority that our stakeholders (parents, teachers, and students) have TELPAS assessment data to understand the possible impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on student learning.

· Eligible TELPAS test takers who elect to not take the annual assessment will not be considered for reclassification and required to complete the spring 2022 TELPAS assessment.

· Students are required to follow all COVID-19 safety protocols including the wearing of a facial covering when on campus and participating in the TELPAS assessments.

Dana Ratliff

Campus Testing Coordinator

Tays Jr. High


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Love and Logic Parent Sessions Spring 2021

Love and Logic Parenting Classes will be offered via Zoom in the spring semester of 2021.

Love and Logic Parenting Classes will be hosted by campuses listed below. Katy ISD families from other campuses may also register as long as space is available. Dates and registration for Love and Logic courses will be posted on the Professional Learning website.

Families who wish to participate in Love and Logic courses should register through the Katy ISD Pay and Go System. Families will need to pay $10 for the cost of the Parenting with Love and Logic workbooks.

Spring 2021 Love and Logic Courses

Parenting the Love and Logic Way 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23 6:00PM-7:30PM Kilpatrick Elementary, Cher Hayes

Parenting the Love and Logic Way 1/26, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 5:30PM-7:00PM Beck Junior High, Layne Dickens

Parenting the Love and Logic Way 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25 5:30PM-7:00PM Franz Elementary, Michele Sheppard

Love and Logic: Supporting Youth with Special Needs 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25 7:00PM-7:30PM Franz Elementary, Michele Sheppard

Love and Logic: Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun! 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2 5:30PM-7:00PM Franz Elementary Michele Sheppard.

Talking Books Program - Senate Bill 2075

Throughout Texas, children with disabilities that prevent them from reading standard print are enjoying the world of reading through the Talking Book Program (TBP). The TBP is a FREE service that allows students with a reading disability, like dyslexia, the opportunity to read. The TBP offers more than 125,000 titles and 80 plus magazines, all read with human narration. Materials can be downloaded via the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) Mobile app, on a smartphone or tablet. The program is completely free, with no charges and no overdue fees. For more information, visit, email or call 1-800-252-9605. The TBP staff will be happy to answer questions and help parents apply for service.

If your child has not been identified as having a reading disability, please be aware that Katy ISD offers audio books for secondary students through Sora eBook/Audiobooks. Contact your child’s campus for more information about this audiobook program.

En todo Texas, los niños con discapacidades que les impiden leer una impresión estándar pueden disfrutar del mundo de la lectura a través del Programa “Talking Book” (TBP). El TBP es un servicio GRATUITO que permite a los estudiantes con una discapacidad de lectura, como dislexia, la oportunidad de leer. El TBP ofrece más de 125,000 títulos y más de 80 revistas, todas narradas por humanos. Los materiales se pueden descargar vía la aplicación móvil de Braille y Audio Lectura (BARD), en un teléfono inteligente o tableta. El programa es completamente gratuito, sin cargos ni cuotas atrasadas. Para obtener más información, visite, envíe un correo electrónico a, o llame al 1-800-252-9605. El personal de TBP estará encantado de responder a sus preguntas y ayudarlos a solicitar este servicio.

Si su hijo(a) no ha sido identificado con una discapacidad de lectura, tome en cuenta que Katy ISD ofrece audiolibros para estudiantes de secundaria a través de Sora eBook/Audiobooks (Libros electrónicos/audiolibros). Comuníquese con la escuela de su hijo(a) para obtener más información sobre este programa de audiolibros.


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, 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

PTSA School Store

All spirit shirts are on sale for $5.00 in the PTSA school store! Shop at

Thank you for your continued support!

Lost and Found

Parents and students, all lost and found items not picked up by the morning of March 11th, will be donated. Please have your student check for any lost items in the Counselor's office. Thank you.


The Katy ISD Transportation Department is excited to communicate that all 2020 – 2021 route buses are equipped with GPS systems. With the GPS systems, parents, campuses and transportation personnel are able to track buses in real-time through a downloadable application from Edulog. For parents and patrons having children who are eligible for transportation services in Katy ISD, the link below contains information on how to download the application. Your campus code is: 34003933


Click here for schedule.


We are now able to offer a locker to students if desired. Please fill out the request by clicking here.

Upcoming Events

March 3, 2021

Open Band Hall 4:05-4:45pm

March 4, 2021

Orchestra Sinfonia Rehearsal in Cafeteria 7:30-8:30pm

Open Band Hall 4:05-4:45pm

March 5, 2021

No Events Scheduled

March 6, 2021

Math Club in Computer Labs

March 7, 2021

Orchestra Chamber Rehearsal Cafeteria 7:30-8:30am

March 8, 2021

Open Band Hall 4:05-4:45pm

March 9, 2021

Orchestra Rehearsal (Lyrica and Cambiata) Orchestra Rooom 7:30am

Open Band Hall 4:05-4:45pm

Boys Track - SJH vs. TJH at CRHS 5:00pm

March 10, 2021

Orchestra Phil Rehearsal - Orchestra Room 7:30am

Open Band Hall 4:05-4:45pm

March 11, 2021

Orchestra Sinfonia Rehearsal in Cafeteria 7:30am

Open Band Hall 4:05-4:45pm

Orchestra Concert - TJH Cafeteria/Stage 4:00pm

Girls Track - TJH vs. AJH at OTHS

March 12, 2021

No Events Scheduled