Moorhead Junior High

July 2020 Newsletter

Yearbook Update

Yearbooks are expected in soon! We will be issuing yearbooks in the Moorhead front office on July 13 from 12-3pm. There are still some available for sale for $45. Feel free to stop by and buy a yearbook.

Online Registration and Enrollment

Please click on the following link to enroll your child(ren) for the 2020-2021 school year.


http://www.conroeisd.net/parents/enrollment-information/

Important Upcoming Dates

July 30 - 7th grade Schedule Pick up and walk building - 9am - 11am and 1pm - 3pm

July 31 - 8th grade Schedule Pick up and walk building - 9am - 11am and 1pm - 3pm

Students and parents should wear a mask while touring the building.

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


Due to COVID-19 concerns we will not host a Meet the Teacher Night this school year. However, teachers will post introductory videos and post their class syllabus on their Canvas page.


August 12- First Day of School

September 7 - Labor Day (No school)

September 15 - Open House 6:00pm - 7:30pm.

September 14 - 25 - 8th Graders begin working on 4 year High School plans with counselors

Cafeteria Meal Plan Information

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


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


Apply for Free or Reduced Lunch Here:


https://www2.myschoolapps.com/


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 at only $1.35. 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!


Desayuno en la Escuela


¡Los niños pueden desayunar en la escuela! Sus niños pueden comenzar el día saludablemente al comer el desayuno en la escuela. Un desayuno saludable ayuda a los estudiantes estar más alertos, y así aprender más. El desayuno tiene vitaminas y nutrientes para un cuerpo fuerte.

Y el desayuno en las escuelas no cuesta mucho- $1.35. Si ya calificas para comidas gratis o comidas a precio reducido, también calificas para el Programa de Desayunos Escolares, y no tienes que llenar más formularios.

¡Ayuda a tu niño a comenzar el día bien con desayunos escolares!

School Supply List

Our school supply list for the 2020 - 2021 school year is on our school website!


https://moorhead.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/49/2019/07/2019-2020-MJH-School-Supplies.pdf

Dazzlers Tryouts

The Dazzlers will hold tryouts for the 2020-2021 team the week of August 17th, 2020. Tryout packets will be available for pickup on Wednesday, August 12th. The tryout packet will be due Monday, August 17th.

***** If you attended the Dazzlers meeting in March, you do NOT need to turn in another packet.

***** If you did not attend the Dazzler meeting, you CAN tryout. With current circumstances, we are not requiring the candidates to have attended the meeting in March. However, there will be a mandatory meeting for the new Dazzler 2020-2021 team on Thursday, August 27th.There MUST be a guardian present at this meeting.


August 17th-19th the candidates will stay after school starting at 4pm to learn the tryout routine. They will be done at 5pm each of these days. The candidate must have transportation arranged prior to the tryouts week.


Thursday August 20th, will be the official tryout day. In order to participate in the official tryout day, the candidate must be present at all routine practice days (August 17th-19th). The official tryout day will begin at 4pm and will not have a specific end time. The candidate is responsible for arranging transportation.


FOR VETERAN DAZZLERS ONLY:


Officer tryouts will be held IMMEDIATELY following team tryouts. The only candidates that are eligible for officer tryouts are members of the 2019-2020 Dazzler Team. Any vet that wishes to tryout for an officer position MUST pick up an officer tryout packet Wednesday, August 12th. The officer tryout packet will be due Wednesday, August 19th.


Results will be posted on the Dazzler website on Friday, August 21st, at 6pm.


If you have any questions please reach out to Brooke Wilcox.

bwilcox@conroeisd.net

Football Equipment Issue Dates


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


Friday July 31st - from 8:00am - 10:00 am and also 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Wednesday August 5th - from 5:00pm - 8:00pm


Equipment issue will take place in the athletics area - park by the gym door entrances and we will assist you in getting all of the equipment and information for the upcoming school year.

You can also bring a completed physical from the doctor at this time and turn into Coach Pickett. All athletes must complete the online physical form and turn in a completed medical history page from the doctor before they can participate in any sport.

2020-2021 Student Athletic Physical Information

Parents/Guardians,


The UIL and Conroe ISD have reviewed and have approved the following paperwork (link provided) for next year regarding physicals for next year. For 2020-2021 school year only, if the student athlete has a completed physical from this year, they will only be required to fill out the Medical History and UIL forms, online. Incoming 7th graders, new students to CISD, and new participants for Athletics, Marching Band, Cheerleading, Drill Team, and ROTC will need to get a physical for 2020-2021. If you choose to use your child's 2019-2020 physical, please note that family history or other medical conditions may warrant the training staff to request further medical documentation and/or an updated physical.


We will be going to Online forms through Sportsware. Parents can also print out the physical if they need one. This program will help expedite the submission process and allow the Moorhead Coaches and the Caney Creek Athletic Trainers to communicate about the paperwork better.


Below is the Website for Sports Ware:

www.swol123.net

When completing the forms - the campus / school is Conroe ISD. (not Moorhead)


All of the information can also be found on the Moorhead Jr. High athletics page on our school website.



This link will guide you through the process of completing SportsWare registration and forms necessary to complete pre-participation physical.

https://441ddae4-56fe-4a82-8547-f3f62ecccd1f.filesusr.com/ugd/2e7085_67a3782dc3d04f39a14f0586c54263c4.pdf


Bring this form with you to your doctor's appointment.

https://441ddae4-56fe-4a82-8547-f3f62ecccd1f.filesusr.com/ugd/2e7085_6d85291aff544158b9ba3eb176a84e38.pdf



Upon completion of the doctors visit please turn in your completed physical to the coaches during equipment pick-up or schedule pick up.



Again, EVERYONE must complete the 2020-2021 Pre-Participation Form and Medical History Form online!


​If you choose to use your child's 2019-2020 physical, please note that family history or other medical conditions may warrant the training staff to request further medical documentation and/or an updated physical.


Moorhead families should direct any questions to Coach Pickett at bpickett@conroeisd.net or Coach Bartel at dbartel@conroeisd.net . Incoming 9th graders should email the Caney Creek athletic trainers at cfmiller@conroeisd.net .




***Important information as you start and create your account***


1. Once you create an account:

a. You will create a login and password

b. Then you will wait for the coach or trainer to approve your account in the system. This could take up to 24 hours.

c. You will get a confirmation email. (Be sure to check your spam or junk folder.)

d. You will then be able to fill out and complete all forms.


2. Every box on each page must be answered. If you do not know the answer put "N/A" in the box.


3. Medical History Page:

a. Has to be filled out online - even if you go to your own doctor and use their form.

b. Once you have completed the Medical History page you will need to print the medical history page to take to your doctor. The doctor will conduct the physical and finish filling out the medical history page.

c. Turn in the page to your child's coach.

Fall Semester Spirit Days!


Other Dates TBA


Homecoming Week

9/14 - Crazy Colors Day

9/15 - Battle of the classes - 7th Grade wear Yellow or Gold /8th Grade wear Red

9/16 - Moorhead is out of this World {Space Jam] - Jersey Day

9/ 17 - "I Double Dare you to Play the Panthers" - Twin Day

9/18 - Creek Spirit Day - Wear a Moorhead or Panther Shirt

9/19 (Sat.)- Homecoming Dance - 6pm - 9pm @ Moorhead Gym


Red Ribbon Week

10/26 - Your Future is Bright, Say no to Drugs and Alcohol - College Shirt Day!

10/27 - Real Heroes don't Drink and Drive - Superhero Day!

10/28 - You can't see clearly on drugs - Camo Day!

10/29 - Panthers Unite Against Drugs and Alcohol - Moorhead or Panther Shirt Day!

10/20 - Battle Red Panther Nation! - Red Out Day!

Back To School Shopping Reminders

Please keep the following in mind when shopping this summer.


1. Students are NOT allowed to have rips or holes in the jeans above the knee.

2. Leggings are OK, but shirts should hang below the buttocks.

3. Shorts/skirts/pants may have no skin showing more than 4 inches above the knee.

4. Low cut shirts or shirts that show skin at the waist are not permitted.

5. No spaghetti straps or tank tops are allowed. Shoulders must be covered.

6. No hats are allowed at school.


For more information please refer to the Moorhead Handbook supplement on page 12 and 13. The supplement is on our webpage under the Student/Parent resources tab.


https://moorhead.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/49/2016/07/19-20-Moorhead-Student-Handbook.pdf

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.

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Required Immunizations for Incoming Seventh Graders


If you are a parent or guardian of an incoming seventh grader of 2020-2021, 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

Language Arts Summer Reading Project

In Conroe ISD, we encourage all students to read over the summer in order to enrich learning and provoke thought. Summer reading strengthens reading skills, increases academic achievement, fosters a love for reading, and empowers students to become life-long learners.


"What we know is that children who do not read in the summer lose two to three months of reading development while kids who do read tend to gain a month of reading proficiency..."


There are many ways to access books online for free. See a list below for some available resources to help you gain access to books: Apps found in the CISDSSO Portal:

●Sora○Free access to a variety of e-books and audiobooks

●Destiny Discover

○Check out e-books and audiobooks from your campus library. Other websites with free resources:


●Montgomery County Public Library

○E-Books & Audiobooks:

https://montgomerycountymd.libguides.com/elibrary

○Get a Digital Library Card: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library/services/registration.html

●Open Library○Create a free account: https://openlibrary.org/account/create

○Popular Titles: https://bit.ly/2XBEwyP

●Project Gutenburg ○Free E-Books: http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

○Top 100 Most Popular: http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/scores/top

●Audible Stories○Free Audiobooks: https://stories.audible.com/



Our incoming 7th and 8th graders are asked to complete a summer reading log. Each student should read the book(s) of their choice for 15 minutes a day, Monday through Friday throughout the summer months. Students should keep a log and have their parents sign off each day.


STUDENTS! Keep track of the minutes you read this summer. In August, turn it your reading log for a bonus major grade!





Here is an example of a reading log:

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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.

A Note from Nurse Toni

Parents,


Don't forget out the many resources CISD has regarding student health services. For more information click: https://www.conroeisd.net/department/health-services/

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Have a Question?

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

Alpha A – Go
Robert Jackson: rajackson@conroeisd.net
Suzi Wilson: sswilson@conroeisd.net
Alpha Gp – O
Dusty Joiner: dkjoiner@conroeisd.net
Cheryl Bracken: cbracken@conroeisd.net
Alpha P- Z
Brenda Bishop: bbishop@conroeisd.net
Theresa Randall: trandall@conroeisd.net

2020-2021 Calendar

The 2020-2021 School Calendar has been approved by the school board.

https://www.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2020-2021-Calendar.pdf

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.