TJH Update #16

November 11, 2020

Tays Junior High Honors Our Veterans

A Message from Dr. Mitzner

Happy Veterans Day! We have prepared a slideshow of Veterans submitted by our TJH community.


Tonight is our 2nd annual Titans Care Event!

Click here to see the information on the PTSA website!

Click here for the Amazon registry!

Click here for the RSVP!


Help us continue our tradition of community service!


Regards,

Dr. Kris Mitzner

Principal

Tays Junior High


P.S. - We just need 12 more pies to send all our staff home with a Thanksgiving pie! (See directions below!)

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Arrival Reminders

Doors to the school do not open until 8:30 AM. If possible, please try to drop off students after this time or encourage your students to arrive after 8:30 to minimize the number of students congregating outside of the front of the school. We also sincerely ask that you remind your student to social distance from their peers and wear their mask while waiting for the campus doors to open. Thank you for your support in helping keep your student and others safe.

Picture Re-Takes

Campus picture re-takes will be on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 from 4:15-5:30pm. Please see flyer below and click on flyer for more information and sign-up genius. Thank you!

Nurse's Notes

Have you been asked to come pick your child up from school because they are not feeling their best? We are following KatyISD guidelines for sending students home, and protocols for having them return to school are given to us from the district. If your child is sent home with two or more symptoms of COVID-19, they will need to be evaluated by a physician and cleared to return to school. They may recommend COVID testing. In order for your child to return to school, we must have a dr’s note and/or a negative COVID test. These are the current district guidelines. Please know that we are working hard to keep our campus as safe and healthy as possible so that we can remain open. I truly believe that this is the common goal of all of our staff, our students and our Tays Jr High parents. We so appreciate everyone working together to continue to make this happen!


My child was exposed to COVID… Now what??


If your Tays student was exposed to COVID, please don’t hesitate to call the nurse’s office for guidance and next steps. When and where the exposure happened can make a big difference in what you should do next. We are here, and we are more than happy to help. If you have a positive case in your home, it is *strongly* recommended that you keep your child home for a period of 14 days from the date of the family member’s positive test, even if the Tays student is negative. This helps us keep our campus as safe and as healthy as possible.


My child has COVID… Now what??


If your Tays student has tested positive for COVID, please contact the nurse’s office to inform us so that we can begin our contact tracing and so that we may guide you on your student’s return to school process. Also, and this is very important, your student must fill out the COVID-19 self reporting tile on the My Katy Cloud. Please make sure your student is logged in under their ID. When they fill out the tile, please make sure they are accurate in filling out the date that they were last on campus and when filling out the information about their close contacts. Close contacts are students that they sit with at lunch and anyone they may have been around at school without their mask on.


Free Student COVID Testing


Katy ISD is also offering enrolled students free COVID-19 testing services at the District’s Agricultural Sciences Center located at 5801 Katy Hockley Cut-Off Road from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free student testing is also available on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! Please visit the KatyISD website to make your appointment. Look for this app to make your student’s appointment


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e4aa5a82aa1fb6-katy



Questions or Concerns? Please don’t hesitate to contact the clinic any time!


Lisa Shurter RN, BSN

281.234.2414

lisashurter@katyisd.org


Karen Briones, Clinic Aide

281.234.2368

karenbriones@katyisd.org

KISD Virtual Art Gallery

A highlight for staff at the ESC is student artwork displayed on the bulletin boards throughout all of the hallways. In past years parents have been invited to bring family members and tour the art on display, taking photos of their child’s artwork.


This year, rather than family groups entering the ESC, the Fine Arts Department has created a virtual art gallery. The virtual art gallery is a stellar example of how challenges such as COVID can lead to new and improved ways to celebrate student achievement and recognize success of our teachers.


https://tinyurl.com/EscArtGallery.

Athletics

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HOMEBASE BOOKLETS - KVA

If any KVA students would like a Homebase Booklet, we have some in the TJH front office. You will need to check in with the office on campus to receive one. Thank you.

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, 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.

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Yearbook Information

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KATY ISD 2020-21 JUNIOR HIGH ATHLETIC PASS INFORMATION - FRIDAY DEADLINE TO PURCHASE ON CAMPUS

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 PTSA NEWS

The TJH PTSA appreciates all the support on our Pie Drive! We have purchased 126...only 12 more pies to go to reach our goal. Please help us send home a pie with each of the teachers and staff for the Thanksgiving holiday. Thank you so much!
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Thank a Titan!

Our PTSA is giving our staff pies for a Thanksgiving treat. We would love for you to write a thank you note for our teachers to be displayed with the pies. You can submit more than one!


https://forms.gle/vzLtXx5M9EYFsZ3w5s://forms.gle/vzLtXx5M9EYFsZ3w5

OTHS DANCE TEAM CLINIC - THIS SATURDAY!

We are having a dance clinic for students 8th grade and up on November 14th. This will be helpful for anyone interested in the JV Dance team, color guard and eventually the Varsity dance team, the Crimson Cavalettes!
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EDULOG LITE BUS TRACKING SYSTEM

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


http://www.katyisd.org/dept/transportation/Pages/Bus-Track.aspx

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:


https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/Updates-on-Special-Education.pdf#page=1


SB 139 Notice to Families click here. (English version)


SB 139 Notice to Families click here. (Spanish version)

2020-21 BELL SCHEDULE WITH BREAKDOWN

Click here for schedule.

TECHNOLOGY & DIGITAL SUPPORT INFORMATION

*New* Parent Tech FAQs
http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Parent-Tech-FAQs.aspx


*New* Parent and Student Knowledge Base

http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Knowledge-Base-for-Students-and-Parents.aspx


Technology Help Desk Contacts for Parents/Students Support Inquiries


“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.

LOCKERS

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

November 11, 2020

Veteran's Day

Girls Basketball Tryouts 7th Grade 6:30am-8:15am

Girls Basketball Tryouts 8th Grade 4:30pm-6:00pm

Open Band Hall in Band Hall 4:05-4:45

Titans Care Event 4:15pm -

November 12, 2020

Open Band Hall in Band Hall 4:05-4:45

Girls Basketball Tryouts 7th Grade 6:30am-8:15am

Girls Basketball Tryouts 8th Grade 4:30pm-6:00pm

No Events Scheduled

November 13, 2020

No Events Scheduled

November 16, 2020

Open Band Hall in Band Hall 4:05-4:45

Boys Basketball Tryouts 4:10-6:00pm

November 17, 2020

Open Band Hall in Band Hall 4:05-4:45

Boys Basketball Tryouts 4:10-6:00pm

November 18, 2020

Open Band Hall in Band Hall 4:05-4:45

Boys Basketball Tryouts 4:10-6:00pm

Spelling Bee - Qualifiers in Computer Labs 1155 and 2004 at 4:05pm

November 19, 2020

Open Band Hall in Band Hall 4:05-4:45

November 20, 2020

No Events Scheduled

November 23 - November 27, 2020

Thanksgiving Break

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Upcoming Events - After the Break!

November 30, 2020

BB Practice 6:00am-8:30am

BB Practice 4:10pm-7:00pm

Theatre Rehearsal 4:00-6:00pm

Open Band Hall 4:10-4:45pm

December 1, 2020

BB Practice 6:00am-8:30am

BB Practice 4:10pm-7:00pm

Theatre Rehearsal 4:00-6:00pm

Open Band Hall 4:10-4:45pm

December 2, 2020

Picture re-takes today! 4:15-5:30pm

BB Practice 6:00am-8:30am

BB Practice 4:10pm-7:00pm

Theatre Rehearsal 4:00-6:00pm

Open Band Hall 4:10-4:45pm

December 3, 2020

BB Practice 6:00am-8:30am

BB Practice 4:10pm-7:00pm

Theatre Rehearsal 4:00-6:00pm

Open Band Hall 4:10-4:45pm

December 4, 2020

No events scheduled