Between the Lions

The Wright Junior High Weekly Newsletter

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WELCOME TO WRIGHT JUNIOR HIGH!

Our Wright JH Admin Team

Creighton Jaster - Principal crjaster@lcisd.org


Sherryl Anthony - Assistant Principal - Alpha A-L santhony@lcisd.org 832-223-6010

Shane Ameen- Assistant Principal - Alpha M-Z mameen@lcisd.org 832-223-6012

Tiffany Hoelzel - Assistant Principal - 6th Grade tiffany.hoelzel@lcisd.org 832-223-6009

Our Wright JH Counselor Team

Amanda Breeding - Alpha A-L - amanda.breeding@lcisd.org 832-223-6016

Jennifer Mitchell - Alpha M-Z -jcmitchell@lcisd.org 832-223-6017

Angela Criswell - 6th Grade - acriswell@lcisd.org 832-223-6018

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 1ST - 5TH

WHAT TO EXPECT THIS WEEK


  • Front doors will open at 7:30am. First bell rings at 8:15am. when students arrive on campus, they will go to the Gym, until they are released to class.
  • Students who arrive after the 8:15am bell, will receive a Tardy. Unless they have arrived to school on a late bus.
  • 7th Grade A/B Teams Football Playoffs
  • Fall Sports Pep Rally - Monday - $2.00 per wristband, 600 wristbands total!!!
  • College Day - Wednesday, November 3rd
  • 2nd Six Weeks Ends on Friday, November 5th
  • Sharpies Banned from Wright JH
  • Student Discipline
  • Campus Destruction and Consequences
  • TIK TOK Challenge - please talk with your student.
  • REMINDER: We are a cell phone free campus. Please leave devices at home or powered off in student backpacks.
  • TARDIES have started, please talk with your student about getting to class on time.

FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES AND FALL SPORTS PEP RALLY

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WRISTBANDS WILL BE SOLD IN LUNCHES:

200 WRISTBANDS FOR 6TH GRADE

200 WRISTBANDS FOR 7TH GRADE

200 WRISTBANDS FOR 8TH GRADE


Football, Volleyball, Cross Country athletes will be recognized! Coaches talk, games, and excitement!!!

WEAR YOUR FAVORITE COLLEGE GEAR ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD!!!

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2nd SIX WEEKS ENDS - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH

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2nd Six Weeks will end on Friday, November 5th. Please make sure you have checked your grades in Skyward, contacted teachers, attend tutorials to make up any assessments that need to be redone. Check the tutorial schedules below and get your tutorial passes if you need to attend a session.
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In order to reduce vandalism to our bathrooms due to TIK TOK challenges, Wright Junior High will offer a reward to individuals who can provide information that leads to breaking a case. Students providing information will remain confidential.

SHARPIES BANNED FROM WRIGHT JUNIOR HIGH!

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Due to an increase of students writing on walls in bathrooms, ALL sharpies are banned from Wright Junior High. Please check your student's backpacks and remove any and all sharpies. Any sharpie found on a student will be taken up. Please help keep our campus beautiful.
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STUDENT DISCIPLINE/CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Parents,

We need your help and support. We are experiencing incidents on campus in which students are trying to resolve their conflicts by using physical means to handle things. WJH does NOT condone students solving any issues by fighting or engaging in physical confrontation. We need you to talk with your children and help work through any issues they are experiencing and how to handle it on campus.


LCISD policy states that any student engaged in mutual combat, regardless of who throws the first punch, results in a MUTUAL fight. Therefore, both students will receive campus consequences of 3 days of Out of School Suspension. If a student engages in a 2nd incident for fighting or physical confrontation, they will receive a 45 day ALC placement.


We need your help to make sure that incidents like these don't happen on our campus and that they understand the results of their actions. It takes all of us, working together, to ensure that EVERYONE gets the best experience at Wright Junior High.


If your student needs additional support, they can visit with their Counselor or Assistant Principal.

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CAMPUS DESTRUCTION AND CONSEQUENCES

As part of the Devious Licks challenge on Tik Tok, students are taking their lanyards or mask to destroy school property. Below is for your knowledge as to what they are being challenged to do.


Due to this being destruction of school property, students may receive out of school suspension OR a 45 day ALC placement. In addition, students will be required to pay for any damages to the property of Wright Junior High.

CAN YOU CUT A CHAIR USING STRING??

Wright JH Lion Gear

Looking for some awesome Lion Gear:


Fall GEAR IS ON ITS WAY!!! Check periodically! Hoodies, long sleeves, so much more!!


https://southerninkenvy.com/collections/wright-junior-high-lcisd-spirit-wear?fbclid=IwAR0dlpf0phpHA79xHpLDthaKYg_LUFV6FxMK7DiuytQDwC9wrcBPZXDwG80

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WRIGHT JUNIOR HIGH FOOTBALL

LCISD FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE


Monday – Nov. 1st

Wright Junior High Versus Leaman Junior High

Traylor Stadium

B Team 5:00PM, A Team 6:30PM

Need Assistance with Athletics:

Coach JD Williams - Boys Athletics - james.williams@lcisd.org

Coach Dee McNeal - Girls Athletics - rmcneal@lcisd.org

Randle HS & Wright JH Mattress Fundraiser

If you need a new mattress, then hang tight until November 7.

Royals Dance, RHS/WJH Band and Cheer will be hosting our inaugural mattress fundraiser.

Using Randle High School as a showroom saves you hundreds of dollars while also helping our dance, band and cheer programs raise money to be successful.

All name brands, all styles will be available for purchase with delivery and financing options available. Also available are pillows, bedliners, massage chairs and more.

So if you are in the market or know someone who is in the market for a new mattress save the date for November 7 and come check us out!

For questions regarding this event you can contact TaShane O’Haver at tashane.ohaver@lcisd.org or Chris Crummel at ccrummel@lcisd.org

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ROYALS TAMALE SALES

If you need tamales for the holidays, the Royals are here to help! Bean, Pork, or Chicken, spicy or mild, just $12.00 per dozen and sponsored by Ramirez Tamales. We also have verde and roja salsa in mild, spicy or hot for just $12.00 per jar. Orders due by November 8 with a delivery of November 18 after school, pick up at Randle High School. If you would like some delicious tamales for this upcoming holiday season, please see any Randle Royal or email Coach O’Haver at tashane.ohaver@lcisd.org. Our booster club accepts cash, cashiers check, Venmo, or Cash App.

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SAVE THE DATE!!!

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ACCESSING PROGRESS REPORTS AND REPORT CARDS

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Accessing Student Portfolios for Progress Reports and Report Cards - Click Below!

Does your student need tutorials?

If your student is needing additional support, please check out the WJH tutorial schedule at the bottom of this newsletter. In addition, all students MUST ask their teacher for a tutorial pass prior to the day they will be attending.


For more questions about tutorials, please email your student's teacher directly.

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Looking for DADS to volunteer!!!

The idea of P.O.P (Protect Our Pride) is a group of fathers that want to continue to be involved in our kids education and also help out when the school needs extra hands. The goal would be a group of positive parental role models for our kids. Our main goal will be to assist with car rider line in the morning and afternoon to start off with. Please stop by the POP table at Open House to sign up!


You can also sign up HERE:

https://forms.gle/ibRxU5mkGvaFAxhL9

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Wright JH is looking for Parent Volunteers!!!

Wright Junior High is looking for parent volunteers to help in the WJH Workroom making copies and assisting in the front office. If you are interested, fill out the following form and we will get in contact with you:


https://forms.office.com/r/4s3VJZenuL

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What do I do if my student tests positive for COVID? See the campus protocol below for how you need to report in order for us to ensure that minimal disruption will happen to your student's schedule. You can help us help you by closely following these steps!

Procedures, Remote Conferencing and Notifications!

If your student test positive for COVID-19 please follow the steps below ASAP to notify the campus and we will be getting back with you within a day with the next steps to keep your student as connected to learning during this temporary quarantine period.


*They will have FULL access to their Teacher's Canvas pages and a zoom link to access the designated "REMOTE CONFERENCING TEACHER- Sarah Vo - to help assist them during this temporary period.


THREE PEOPLE THAT NEED TO BE EMAILED IMMEDIATELY:

  1. WJH Nurse - Jessica Barber-Gonzalez jessica.gonzalez@lcisd.org
  2. WJH Attendance - Ceciley Ortiz ceciley.ortiz@lcisd.org
  3. WJH Principal - Creighton Jaster crjaster@lcisd.org


In the email please include:

  1. Student Name
  2. Grade Level
  3. Student ID
  4. Date of Confirmed POSITIVE


ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE STEPS ABOVE MR. JASTER WILL BE EMAILING YOU AND YOUR STUDENT WITHIN 24 BUSINESS HOURS WITH HOW YOU WILL BE SUPPORTED THROUGH THIS TEMPORARY PERIOD. During remote conferencing if you need assistance, our SILVER TRACK Remote teacher will assist you.


Here is her contact info, in case you have further questions.

Sarah Vo sarah.vo@lcisd.org


COVID Notification Emails:

WJH will continue to follow LCISD COVID Protocols by pushing out the email notifications that you are currently receiving when a positive and/or close contact case is reported by a parent. Please understand that we cannot reveal a student's identity, nor specific class, due to confidentiality. We are not contract tracing this year, so there is no quarantining. I will say, that many of these cases we are reporting are from parents doing their due diligence of reporting when their student was exposed or tested positive outside of the school. Many of these students did not even report back to campus. We appreciate these parents helping us stay as safe as possible at school. Please note, that if your child shares multiple classes with a certain student, you may receive MULITIPLE emails.

Need a school locker???

If your student would like a locker, please email Monica Martinez at monica.martinez@lcisd.org. She will assist your child in getting a locker. Please NOTE, we have limited number of lockers and students have limited time between classes to get to class.

Smart Tags on the WAY!!!

LCISD Transportation is currently printing all new Smart Tags for all LCISD students. As they print them, they are delivering them to campuses and we are distributing them as quickly as we get them. Please do us a favor, remind your student that IF they have theirs, please have it on them at ALL times. The LCISD Smart Tag works for during lunch and loading on the bus. Please make sure that the current Smart Tag you have is not hole punched as it will deactivate the tag.

Addressing concerns at Wright Junior High - Start by contacting your child's teacher directly!!

Lions, we know that from time to time there will be conflicts and concerns that you need to address with the campus. The first step to any concern within the classroom is to contact the teacher directly and set up time to discuss. Administrators will ask you if you have talked to the teacher first and allow them the opportunity to discuss concerns first. IF resolution is not made at the teacher level, please then contact your grade level or alpha split Assistant Principal. At WJH, we ask that you start with the Assistant Principal assigned to your student first. They will conduct investigations, find you the answer you may need and address all concerns. If you are not satisfied with the results, Mr. Jaster will gladly assist.


For 6th Grade concerns: please email or call Tiffany Hoelzel at tiffany.hoelzel@lcisd.org or call at 832-223-6009


For 7th/8th Grade concerns Alpha A-L: please email or call Sherryl Anthony at santhony@lcisd.org or call at 832-223-6010


For 7th/8th Grade concerns Alpha M-Z: please email or call Shane Ameen at mameen@lcisd.org or call at 832-223-6012

Conflict Resolution

Conflict will arise from time to time during the day at school. Most of the time, the end result of conflict can be avoided without things getting physical. At Wright Junior High, we DO NOT condone any PHYSICAL means to solving our problems with others. As a reminder, any student that engages in a PHYSICAL confrontation (fight) will result in a 3 day Out of School suspension on the first offense. If a second offense occurs, the student may receive up to a 45 day Alternative Learning Center placement.


If your student needs help, find one of the following staff members:


1) Administrator

2) Counselor

3) Teacher

4) Coach

5) Librarian

6) Other staff member

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SCHOOL INFORMATION

  • School Hours: 8:15am to 3:40pm.
    • For those who require early arrival, the building opens at 7:30am.
    • You may enter via the main front door and proceed to the cafeteria or gyms
    • Lunches from Home: For those students bringing a lunch from home, please be aware that, per district sanitation guidelines, microwaves will not be available for student use.
    • Lunch Deliveries: Wright does not accept 3rd party lunch delivers for students. No DoorDash, UberEats. GrubHub or any other type of pizza or food delivery. Only family members can deliver lunch to their student. Lunches are left at the front office with the student's name and grade. Please do not deliver fountain drinks, bottled drinks only.
    • Tardies: It is important that all students get to class as quickly as possible and are in class when the tardy bell rings. Students should listen for the warning bell and get to class promptly. All students must be in the room before the tardy bell rings.

    PE UNIFORMS - BOYS PE & GIRLS PE

    Uniforms are available to purchase for $10. Cash or check accepted. Checks should be made payable to Wright Junior High.

    Wright JH Tutorial Schedule

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    Wright JH Bell Schedule

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    HOW TO CONNECT AND STAY IN TOUCH WITH WHAT IS HAPPENING AT WRIGHT

    • Wright JH sends weekly newsletters in a Skylert blast (email listed in your Skyward account).
    • Monitor our Facebook page for daily updates.

    SKYLERT INFORMATION - RECEIVING EMAILS AND TEXT MESSAGES FROM WRIGHT

    Skylert information is updated via Skyward Family Access (from a website - not the app)


    • Click on Skylert, on the left side of screen
    • The phone number and email address (where the arrows are indicating) must be correct
    • Each box that is circled must be checked.
    • You may have up to 2 emails who receives emailed notices and newsletters from Wright
    • Up to 4 numbers who receive texts and/or calls from Wright
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    WRIGHT JH CELL PHONE POLICY

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    LCISD Progress and Report Card Deadlines

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    Student Insurance

    Parents/Families have the option to purchase additional student accident insurance for anything that happens on school property.
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