Moorhead Junior High

August 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!


Dear Students and Parents:


I am very pleased to be serving in my sixth year as your principal and I would like to officially welcome you back for the 2022-2023 school year at Moorhead Junior High! Our teachers and staff members have been very busy this summer attending numerous professional development sessions and have spent many hours on our campus during the past two month in preparation for a positive opening for the upcoming school year. We have made a strong commitment to quality teaching and learning, and to providing and enhancing the very best learning environment and challenging academic program for all of our students. In addition to our core subject academic program, we are excited about the excellent opportunities for Moorhead students in our elective courses; music and other fine arts programs; and athletic programs. We want our students to get involved in these programs and to join one or more of our clubs and organizations as they develop their leadership and service skills at our school.


Also, we urge our parents to consider joining and becoming actively involved in our Parent-Teacher-Organization (PTO), and to complete the information for joining this fine group. We will mail a copy of the PTO membership home to each family. Active parental involvement is a strong goal for our campus and makes a positive difference in our student performance and overall success. Our parents and community members are always welcome on our campus.


We plan to carry on the traditions for nurturing, educating and fostering relationships with our students daily as well as growing them academically no matter what the setting. As always, our number one priority is student and staff safety, especially in our current situation.


I am looking forward to meeting and working with each of you. Please feel free to give us a call at (936) 709-2400 if we can help you in any way before the opening of school. Our counselors will be in our building ready to serve you again, and they may be reached by leaving a message for them at this same number.


Sincerely,

Robert Garcia

Principal

Important Upcoming Dates

August 5 - Schedule Pick up and walk building - 9am - 11am and 1pm - 3pm

** All immunizations must be up to date, technology returned, and fees and fines must be paid in order to receive schedule. All students will receive a new schedule on the first day of school!


August 8 - Meet the Teacher Night / Schedule Pick up from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. This will be come and go as you please. Students will be able to pick up their schedule, walk the campus, and meet their teachers.


August 10- First Day of School - School hours are 8:40am - 4:00pm. Doors open at 7:15am.

* Traffic is usually heavy the first day of school. Make plans to drop off earlier than normal.



September 5 - Labor Day (No school)


September 22 - Open House 6:00pm - 7:00pm.

School Supply List 2022-2023

School Hours

Week of July 18

8am - 4pm Monday - Thursday


Week of July 25 - through Aug 9

8am - 4pm Monday - Friday


Regular School Hours

Student hours 8:40am - 4:00pm

Building opens at 7:15am

The front office opens at 7:45am

Free and Reduced meal applications! Important - For your TO DO List

The district will not offer free lunch for all students this school year. It is important to complete your application for Free or Reduced lunch and breakfast.


Online Free and Reduced lunch applications must be resubmitted every year. If your child receives free or reduced breakfast and lunch you also need to complete the online application or you can request a hard copy a the Moorhead front office.


Free and Reduced lunch application:

https://www.myschoolapps.com/

Cafeteria Meal Plan Information

You can find cafeteria and Meal information by clicking the link below.


http://www.conroeisd.net/department/child-nutrition/



If your child is in need assistance for breakfast and lunch please click on the link then scroll down to the orange box to apply for Free and Reduced meals.


Apply for Free or Reduced Lunch Here:


https://www2.myschoolapps.com/



· Parents can pre-pay online for meal accounts beginning August 1st, 2022 at www.myschoolbucks.com.

2022-2023 Breakfast Meal Prices

o Student Breakfast $2.00

o Student Reduced Breakfast $0.30

o Non-student Breakfast/2nd Student Breakfast $3.00

2022-2023 Lunch Meal Prices

o Student Lunch $3.20

o Student Reduced Lunch $0.40

o Non-student Lunch/2nd Student Lunch $4.20 (Teachers, Parents, Siblings)

· The Federal program providing free lunch for all students has ended.





Eat Breakfast at School!


Breakfast is served at school! School breakfast will give your child a healthy start to the day. A nutritious breakfast helps students be more alert so they can learn more in class. Breakfast has vitamins and nutrients for a strong and healthy body.

Breakfast at school is affordable. If you qualify for free and reduced price meals, you also qualify for the breakfast program, with no additional paperwork. You can’t find a healthy breakfast at such a low cost anywhere else. Help your child start the day right with school breakfast!

School Cash Online - For school purchases


Conroe ISD is now offering School Cash Online as its preferred method of payment for all school fees, everything from field trips to yearbooks.


School Cash Online allows parents to pay school related fees safely, quickly and easily.


School Cash Online shows all of the school fees available to your student online for purchase. You can then view and choose to purchase these fees online through Master/Visa credit cards and echecks. You can also stay informed of upcoming events and keep track of which school fees require your attention.


Register today – a simple task that takes less than two minutes – by visiting our website at www.conroeisd.net and navigating your way to the School Cash Online page. You will need your child’s student ID number, legal last name and date of birth to register. Should you encounter any difficulties, you can use the parent help desk at 1-866-961-1803 or by visiting schoolcashonline.com/Home/Support.


Please follow these step-by-step instructions, so you will begin to receive email notifications regarding upcoming events involving your child(ren). NOTE: If you require assistance, select the SUPPORT option in the top right hand corner of the screen.


Step 1: Register

a) If you have not registered, please go to the School Cash Online
home page https://conroeisd.schoolcashonline.com/
and select the “Get Started Today” option.

b) Complete each of the three Registration Steps

*For Security Reasons your password, requires 8 characters,

one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter and a number.

Step 2: Confirmation Email

A registration confirmation email will be forwarded to you. Click on the link provided inside the email to confirm your email and School Cash Online account. The confirmation link will open the School Cash Online site prompting you to sign into your account. Use your email address and password just created with your account.


Step 3: Find Student

This step will connect your children to your account.

a) Enter the School Board Name.

b) Enter the School Name.

c) Enter Your Child’s Student Number, Last Name and Birth Date.

d) Select Continue.

e) On the next page confirm that you are related to the child, check in

the Agree box and select Continue.

f) Your child has been added to your account.


Step 4: View Items or Add Another Student

If you have more children, select “Add Another Student” and repeat the steps above. 8 children can be added to one parent account. If you do not wish to add additional children, select “View Items for Students” option. A listing of available items for purchase will be displayed.

Parent and Student Access Center


Parents and guardians have free access to Parent Access Center via www.conroeisd.net . This portal gives complete access to student grades, attendance, tardies, discipline, STAAR scores, and other information. This tool can also give parents and guardians the opportunity to set thresholds where you will be emailed scores of each assignment. Students also have the same access via Student Access Center.



TAE – Teacher Achieving Excellence is a great opportunity to recognize a teacher that is making a difference in your child’s life. The electronic award can be created and sent through Parent Access. An email will be sent to the teacher as well as campus administrators.

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Late Bus Registration

Students who use the late bus are students who stay late for tutoring, fine arts, or other extra curricular activities. Remember to register for Late Bus transportation, whether your child is a regular bus rider or not, if your child plans on using this service.


https://apps.conroeisd.net/AlternativeTransportation/



The late buses depart Moorhead at 5:15pm and drop off at designated Satellite locations.



Students involved in extracurricular activities, tutorial programs or after school detention will have the opportunity to utilize our late buses. The following are some important details pertaining to the late bus system. Please read over these new details carefully.


1. Each late bus run will be designated by a color rather than a number.
2. Each late bus will stop at the same designated stops every single day. This new system resembles more of a “Metro” type of system than our previous late bus system.

3. These satellite stops are not intended to be within a short walk to each student’s home, but more of a central place where parents may pick up their children without having to drive all the way to campus.
4. Your student will be given a standardized late bus pass from their teacher in order to ride the late bus.
The teacher will be printing this pass from our View-It system and it will contain all of the information the bus driver will need to drop off your student at the correct location.

5. A student will not be allowed to ride the late bus if they do not have a late bus pass or if it is not signed by a teacher.

6. Also, a student will not be dropped off at any location other than the one that has been assigned to them by View-It which is based on their current address.

6. All satellite stops have been chosen for their safety features (large parking lot for waiting parents), but we do not recommend that students cross any roads or try to walk home from Satellite stops due to dangerous traffic conditions or other dangers that walking home may pose.
7. These satellite spots are subject to change. If for some reason there is a change you will be notified via phone and/or email.

Back To School Shopping Reminders


This is an excerpt from our Student handbook that you can use as a guide for back to school shopping.


The following outline shall serve as a guide for junior high school students. However, “appropriateness of dress and appearance” will be determined and enforced by the administration on an individual basis. Administrators have the final decision regarding appropriateness of dress.


Please remember that a school is a professional business environment.


1. Students may not wear garments that allude to, advocate, or display gangs, racism, sexual messages, religious discrimination, harassment, display obscenities, violence, alcoholic beverages, drugs, narcotics, or any other prohibited substances.

2. Sleeveless shirts are allowed as long as undergarments are not showing and cleavage is covered. Spaghetti straps, small straps, racer back tank tops and halter tops are not allowed.

3. Shirts must cover the chest area as well enough so that no cleavage can be seen.

4. No sheer or see through garments (including see-through laced clothing) can be worn if the undergarment is visible.

5. All garments including shorts, skirts, and dresses must be an appropriate and modest length. No skin may show more than 4 inches above the knee.

6. Holes or tears above the knee are allowed on jeans. No holes above mid thigh. There should be no holes high enough that would be considered immodest. Leggings may be worn under jeans to cover the skin or patches may be used to cover the holes. Staff have the discretion to ask a student to change clothing.

7. Pants should not be sagging. Pants should be worn at the hip or higher; no undergarment or shorts should be visible.

8. Clothing/pants with words across the behind are not allowed.

9. No boxers, or sleep apparel are allowed. Thick, flannel pajama pants are allowed. Undergarments should not be visible.

10. Students must wear appropriate underclothing and undergarment should not be visible.

11. All students must wear shoes. Students are not allowed to wear house shoes or slippers.

12. Sunglasses and shades are not to be worn on the students while in the building.

13. No hats, caps, bandanas, do-rags, or any other form of head coverings are allowed in the building. Please leave them at home.

14. Students may not wear any kind of chains, collars, or spikes on their clothing or person.

15. One facial piercing is allowed.

16. No tattoos should be visible.


Our Student Handbook can be found on our webpage.

Online Registration and Enrollment - For Students NEW to CISD

Please click on the following link if you are new to Conroe ISD and need to enroll your child(ren) for the 2022-2023 school year.


https://www.conroeisd.net/parents/enrollment-information/
  • RETURNING STUDENTS: Parents will received an email from Power Schools (formerly known as InfoSnap). Please follow the instructions on the email to register your child in school.

Football Equipment Issue Dates


Football equipment will be issued for incoming 7th and 8th graders that are planning on participating in football this coming school year on:


July 26th from 1pm -6pm

or

August 4th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.



Equipment issue will take place in the athletics area. Please park by the gym entrance and we will assist your child with his/her equipment for the upcoming school year.


You can also turn in completed physical at this time to Coach Spears. All athletes must complete online Rank 1 physical forms and turn in a completed medical history page from the doctor before they can participate in any sport.

2022-2023 Student Athletic Physical Information

Anyone that is thinking of participating in extracurricular sports, ROTC, cheerleading, or drill team next year, must have a physical before they are allowed to participate or try out.


Student physical forms must be on file with the coaches before school starts in August.


Parents should fill out the online physical forms on RankOne. Please follow this link to complete the forms.


https://conroeisd.rankonesport.com/New/NewFormList.aspx


If you have any questions you can call either of our athletic coordinators.


Boys Coordinator: Coach Spears Office: 936–709-2430 email: jdspears@conroeisd.net .


Girls Coordinator: Coach Bartel Office: 936-709-2425 email at dbartel@conroeisd.net.

7th grade Summer Reading Project

7th Grade Summer Reading Project


https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1DMVeaOPyVDF1N-nwbraNjrv6mq4UvMkBgyAGwl-KKWM/edit#slide=id.p


The link to our summer reading project can also be found on our school webpage.


https://moorhead.conroeisd.net/

8th Grade Summer Reading Project

Level Summer Reading Assignment


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XgfcBn1fj46OPhz30WlwnPhqLsSxLLKBnAnk8ygbDb8/edit


Honors Summer Reading Assignment


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oDtq39A3Fvyv3ZEQIiu-nm5kSU6cO0w9lbdCpHRuUMc/edit


The link to our summer reading project can also be found on our school webpage.


https://moorhead.conroeisd.net/

Required Immunizations for Incoming Seventh Graders


If you are a parent or guardian of an incoming seventh grader of 2022-2023, please be aware Texas state law requires all students to have paperwork indicating receipt of the flowing immunizations before they can begin the first day of school:

TDAP

MCV

2022-2023 Calendar

The 2022-2023 School Calendar has been approved by the school board.

https://www.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2022-2023-CalendarApproved.pdf

Moorhead Students visit Washington DC

In June, a few of our Moorhead Junior High students visited Washington DC! The group this year includes a few high school students as their trip was postponed last year. Mrs. Smith, one of our Moorhead US history teachers, organizes this group trip on an annual basis. Please keep an eye out for Summer 2023 trip information in upcoming newsletters.


Below: Moorhead students honored the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with a beautiful wreath.

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Moorhead Electronics Policy

Students are allowed to use electronics before school, during lunch, and after school. All devices, including phones, must be powered off and put away the rest of the day during the hours of 8:40am - 4:00pm. Vibrate is not off. Headphones and all other devices should also be put away.


Please do not call or text your child in school except during their lunch period which is fine and largely why students use phones during this time. We ask that you please contact the front desk and we will deliver the message to your child.


Please know that every room in the school has a phone that your child can use.


Students bring electronic devices to school at their own risk. The school is not responsible for the loss or theft of electronic devices, but we will do our best to help your child locate their device should it be lost or stolen.

Have a Question?

Please email your child’s counselor or assistant principal if you need assistance.


Alpha A – E
Brenda Bishop: bbishop@conroeisd.net
Teresa Randall: trandall@conroeisd.net
Alpha F – L
Dusty Joiner: dkjoiner@conroeisd.net
Jeanette Singer: jsinger@conroeisd.net
Alpha M – Ri
Robert Jackson:rajackson@conroeisd.net
Aimee Castillo: aimcastillo@conroeisd.net
Alpha Ro – Z
Tiffany Jarebica: tjarebica@conroeisd.net
Dan Wheeler: dlwheeler@conroeisd.net

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Protect your child from the dangers of the Internet!

Kids spend a lot of time on their phones! PLEASE restrict access to apps, websites, and set time limits on the amount of time your child can spend on their phone.


It would be wise to set time limits, put rating levels in place, and limit App accessibility on your child's phone. These can be found under Settings / Screen time on Apple devices.



IOS/Apple users I recommend that you please take a few moments and go to:


Settings

then scroll down to USE SCREEN TIME PASSCODE. (it's in blue)

Set a passcode only you know.


Then go back to:


Screen Time

Content & Privacy Restrictions (Set restrictions here) Select settings.

Content Restrictions (Set more restrictions here) Select settings.


You are done!



You can also invest in a monitoring app such as Soaring Safe, or Secure Teen, or Covenant Eyes.

2022-23 Moorhead Spirit Days

Homecoming Week

9/19 - A Million Dreams Monday - Wear Pajamas

9/20 - Just Clowing Around - Crazy Sock Day

9/21 - Wild Animals Wednesday - Wear Animal Print

9/22 - Circuses are Twice as Fun with a Friend - Twin Day

9/23 - Our Spirit Can't be Tamed - Wear Red



Red Ribbon Week

10/24 - Your Future is Brighter without Drug / Alcohol - Wear Neon

10/25 - Drug Addiction is a losing game - Jersey Day

10/26 - Batman Hates Drugs - Be like Batman - Superhero Day

10/27 - Panthers United Against Big Tobacco - Spitit Overalls

10/28 - Battle of the Classes - 7th Grade wear Yellow/Gold and 8th Grade wear Red


Generation Texas Week

11/14 - Military Monday - Wear Camo

11/15 - Texans for Tomorrow - Wear Red, White, Blue

11/16 - Where to? - Wear a College Shirt

11/17 - Think Ahead Thursday - Dress for your future career

11/18 - Financial Aid Friday - Wear Green


The 12 Days of School

December - TBA



Kindness Week

2/13 - Love your School - Wear a Moorhead Panther Shirt

2/14 - Love your Heart (Heart Health Month) - Wear Red

2/15 - Don't be mean - Wear Pink

2/16 - Random Acts of Kindness Day - Wear Teal


4/2 - World Autism Day - Wear blue

The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, TX 77304; (936) 709-7752.