TJH Update #18

December 2, 2020

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A Message from Dr. Mitzner

Hope your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I just wanted to highlight the Titans Care Event. Our students and families gave to the community in some big ways!

Here is the recap from our Titans Care Event:

- Mailed 87 lbs of Legos to Brick Recycler on Friday.
- Collected 24 electronic devices for Houston Zoo
- Delivered 80+ items on Amazon Registry to Krause Center.
Thanks for everyone's support!


Regards,

Dr. Kris Mitzner

Principal

Tays Junior High

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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.

Shutterfly Digital Storefront and TJH

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Tays Enterprise Store

Tays Enterprise is a student-led, student-run business for our Principles of Applied Engineering and Manufacturing students. We are pleased to offer genuine, custom-made products at great prices. Your purchase is not only an investment for you​ but also an investment in a student’s future. Students are learning customer database operations, invoicing, accounts payable and receivable, and a lifelong skill. We invite you to check out our store today!


Please click here to check out our holiday store!

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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

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.

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 www.tsl.texas.gov/tbp/reading_disabilities, email tbp.services@tsl.texas.gov 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 www.tsl.texas.gov/tbp/reading_disabilities, envíe un correo electrónico a tbp.services@tsl.texas.gov, 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 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, 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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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


Fall Semester Final Exam Schedule

Please click here for final exam schedule.

2020-21 BELL SCHEDULE WITH BREAKDOWN

Click here for schedule.

More Pictures from our Titans Care Event

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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

December 5, 2020

Theatre Musical Rehearsal 9:00-12:00

December 7, 2020

CAT Meeting via ZOOM 4:30-5:30pm

BB 7th Grade Girls WCJH vs. TJH (Visitors) WCJH at 5:15pm

BB 8th Grade Girls WCJH vs. TJH (Home) TJH at 5:15pm

Theatre Rehearsal 4:00-6:00pm

Open Band Hall 4:10-4:45pm

December 8, 2020

Spelling Bee Finals LGI at 4:00pm

Theatre Rehearsal 4:00-6:00pm

Open Band Hall 4:10-4:45pm

December 9, 2020

BB 7th Grade Boys TJH vs. WCJH (Home) TJH at 5:15pm

BB 8th Grade Boys WCJH vs. TJH (Visitors) OTHS 5:15pm

Theatre Rehearsal 4:00-6:00pm

Open Band Hall 4:10-4:45pm

December 10, 2020

Theatre Rehearsal 4:00-6:00pm

Open Band Hall 4:10-4:45pm

December 11, 2020

No Events Scheduled