Timberwolf Times

Vol. 2 Issue 2, August 7, 2019

A Message from Dr. Stone

Good evening!


The start of school is only a week away! I hope that everyone had a fantastic and restful summer. Tomorrow is the Wolfpack Walk and the Howlapalooza Celebration! I want to remind parents that the schedules that students receive tomorrow could change before next Wednesday. We have enrolled several students and we are making adjustments to teachers' and students' schedules almost daily.


I wanted to let you know that WCJH was named a Texas Honor Roll school again for the 18-19 school year! It is a testament to the hard work that all of our teachers, staff, students, parents and community put in to our school.


I look forward to seeing all of you in the coming weeks!


Regards,

Dr. Melinda Stone

Principal

WoodCreek Junior High

Please Welcome Grant Smith - our new Assistant Principal!

I am pleased to announce that we have a new Assistant Principal to our campus - Grant Smith! He comes to us from Stanley Elementary where he has been an AP for the past 2 years. Mr. Smith began his teaching career here in Katy ISD at Raines HS where he taught Social Studies and was named the District-wide Rookie Teacher of the Year in 2012! He also taught Social Studies at Seven Lakes JH before Stanley.


We will have a different structure to our APs:


Ms. Vrana - All Grades A-K

Mr. Smith - All Grades L-Z

Mr. Chesser - Student Support AP

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Wolfpack Walk TOMORROW - Thursday, August 8th

Wolfpack Walk is schedule pick up for students. Parents and students are invited to come pick up their schedules and walk the building to find their classes. PTA will have WCJH Spirit Wear and other items for sale and you can pick up school supplies if you have pre-ordered them.


Reminder - Students will not be able to get their schedule if parents have not completed the Annual Student Update Online.


Designated Times by Grade:

7th & 8th Grade: 1:00p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

6th Grade: 3:00p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Howlapalooza Celebration - TOMORROW Night!

This celebration is only for WCJH students 6th - 8th grade. The tickets are $5.00 and will be on sale during Wolfpack Walk and at the door. Parents are asked to drop off students at 6:00 p.m. at the back of the school and pick them up promptly at 8:00 p.m. at the same location. Dress is casual, school appropriate attire. Snacks, and drinks will be sold. There will be music and fun for all!

News from the Registrar

Parents must complete the online Annual Student Update prior to picking up student schedule. Watch for an email from Katy ISD starting August 1st with your student’s Annual Student Update link. For questions, contact LeahCCaffey@katyisd.org
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Buses will have GPS!

This year, if your child rides a bus, you can track the bus' whereabouts using the Edulog app! Please download the instructions below!

Dear Katy ISD Parents/Guardians, Staff and Community,

Katy ISD has launched two new resources for parents and students this school year!


Edulog Lite is a school bus tracking mobile app that monitors the location of a student’s bus. Parents of eligible riders will be emailed a campus code to use in their app by the first week of school.


A+ Pay N’ Go, an online web store, provides a quick and convenient way to pay student course fees, meal payments and other activity fees, all FREE of charge!


Get a jump start on the school year and check out the Pay N’ Go website and download the Edulog Lite app (Apple App Store or Google Play Store) today!


Katy ISD

Parent and Student Technology Support Center

Have technical questions? Please use this form for Technology related issues; such as PowerSchool Enrollment, SnapCodes, Password/ Claim Code, Katy OnTheGo, Canvas, MyKatyCloud, and Digital Textbooks. We will respond back to your request via email or phone, within 24 - 48 business hours.

Katy Independent School District

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#CoolParentsDriveBuses

As a Bus Driving Parent, you’ll have the opportunity to drive your student’s school on field trips! You will receive training and licensing, as well as payment for your time each trip you drive.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. I’ve never driven a bus before. Will I receive training?

Yes! You must obtain a Commercial Driver’s License and Katy ISD will train you to drive a school bus during several training classes. Visit the Texas Department of Public Safety website for more information on CDL requirements.

2. What is required to be a BDP?

The Department of Public Safety and Katy ISD training requirements apply. You must have a clean driving record (no DUI’s, etc.) and you must pass all the background checks required for Katy ISD employees.

3. Does this make me a Katy ISD Employee?

All field trip drivers will be employed by Katy ISD as substitute bus drivers and will be compensated for your work.

4. Will I be required to bus multiple trips throughout the school year?

No, you will only drive on the trips you choose, which can be as few or as many as you like.


5. Who is allowed to apply?

Parents, Grandparents, Guardians, PTA Volunteers – if you’re invested in and connected to Katy ISD, we invite you to apply!

To apply, visit the Katy ISD Job Listing site and search for "Bus Driver Trainee".

UPCOMING EVENTS

August 8, 2019

1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m. Grades 7-8 Wolfpack Walk

3:00p.m. -4:00p.m. Grade 6 Wolfpack Walk

6:00p.m.- 8:00p.m. Howl A Palooza

August 9, 2019

8:00a.m. - 12p.m. Registration K-12

August 12, 2019

8:00a.m.- 12:00p.m.Registration K-12

August 14, 2019

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

August 26, 2019

Open House details to come