BDJH Bear News
Weekly eNews 2.6.2023
BDJH Science Olympiad A-Team
Our Bear of the week is Angella Harrington!!
Title III Family Engagement Event
Reminder: Do not drop students off in the back lot/bus lane after 8:00am
Volunteer Celebration *SAVE THE DATE*
To all BDJH Volunteers:
BDJH Staff and Faculty just started preparations for our 1st. "Annual Volunteer Celebration" on April 14.
Since this will be their first time organizing, they need to know how many of our fantastic volunteers will be there in order for them to successfully complete the task.
Please let us know if you'd like to attend by clicking the link below to our Save the Date form.
**2023-24 Course Selection Information**
Registration opens February 1, 2023, for summer 2023, fall 2023 and spring 2024. KVS online classes are a way for secondary students to acquire graduation credits. KVS courses are only available to junior high students who will be in 9th grade for the 2023-2024 school year. Please visit the KATY ISD KVS website for more information.
KVS courses available to incoming 9th grade students:
- World Geography (2 terms required)
- World Geography KAP (2 terms required)
- Professional Communications
- Lifetime Fitness (PE)
Questions can be answered through email KatyVirtualSchool@KatyISD.org
UPDATED JUNIOR HIGH HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT, ABUSE, AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION INSTRUCTION
In accordance with Texas Education Code 28.004 and Senate Bill 9, students enrolled in junior high physical education (PE) or Athletics will receive instruction in Human Growth and Development. Topics will include the physical changes resulting from puberty, as well as personal hygiene, abuse, abstinence, and prevention of communicable and noncommunicable diseases. Katy ISD junior high school counselors will teach the required health TEKS specific to abuse and violence prevention.
The purpose of the curriculum is to provide students with information about how to deal with the challenges of early adolescence and to supplement the efforts of parents as they educate and support their teens.
Under Texas statute, parents must choose to “opt-in” their child to participate in the lessons that address human growth and development, abuse, and violence prevention. Beginning on March 27th through April 6th, parents may elect to opt-in their child to participate in the lessons via an electronic link provided by the District.
Below is the opt-in window as well as the time frame when lessons will be taught:
Parent Opt-In Window - March 27th-April 6th
Instruction Window - May 1st - May 19th
All lessons are aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and meet the requirements that are mandated by the state. Parents have the right to review the curriculum materials on each individual campus by request.
This content is intended to initiate conversations between you and your child about the physical, emotional, and social changes that occur during adolescence. In addition, awareness and education on abuse and violence are key to prevention and intervention. It is a priority for Katy ISD to partner with our families and community to create a safety net for our students.
Home Access Center (Grades, schedules and attendance records)
NEW 2022-2023 STAAR TESTING AND INTERIM INFORMATION
As required by House Bill 3261, STAAR will be administered online beginning in the 2022-2023 school year for the entire state. The STAAR online testing platform offers all students multiple online tools to support the testing process. In addition, the STAAR assessments no longer have a time limit. Students are expected to complete STAAR tests in about three hours; however, any student who needs additional time may continue testing until the end of the school day.
To support students with the online testing transition, the district began online testing implementation in the 2021-2022 school year for all STAAR tested grade levels. Students will continue to be provided multiple opportunities to experience online testing platforms through District Learning Assessments (DLAs), STAAR Interims for specific subjects, and STAAR practice tests. The first interim test window is scheduled from November 14th until November 30th and will be an RLA assessment. We encourage our students to do their best so that we can get an accurate view of their strengths and needs to better plan our instruction throughout the school year.
The teachers and staff at BDJH are working hard to ensure that your child has multiple attempts to practice the new test question types in class this school year. If you would like for your child to practice at home, or if you would like to see the test platform yourself, you can do so through the Texas Assessment website. To access the website, go to Texas Assessment to view the “Students and Families” webpage. From there, scroll down to find the Practice Tests. Practice Tests Login is found under the section How to Help Prepare Your Child. You do not need to log in to access the practice tests. Instead, just click the green “Sign In” icon at the bottom of the screen. Then you can select the test grade and subject area you would like to view. If you have any questions about STAAR or interim testing, please see Katy ISD’s Department of Research, Assessment, and Accountability website or contact our campus testing coordinator, Paula Kingsley (PaulaDKingsley@katyisd.org).
Credit By Exam
Katy ISD offers Credit by Examination for acceleration at every grade level and subject area offered in accordance with the Texas State Board of Education rules. A student is allowed to advance one grade level or one course per subject per academic year. Katy ISD offers four Credit by Examination testing windows throughout the year.
For more information about Credit by Examination (CBE), please contact your counselor or visit the Katy ISD Assessment Website located here:
Immunizations for Next Year's 7th Graders
Parents of 6th graders:
Have you turned in your student’s 11-year-old shots required for entry into 7th grade to the nurse? These immunizations – Tdap and meningitis- are usually given after age 11. Please email the copy of your student’s shot record to CarilynnECarroll@KatyISD.org
For any questions, please call me at 281-237-8825 or send me an email.
Below is a list of immunization clinics coming up.
2023 Track and Field Information
Boys Track and Field Practice Begins on Wednesday, February 8.
In order to participate, athletes must get a physical completed by a physician and uploaded onto www.rankonesport.com. There are also electronic forms that need to be completed as well.
Sign-ups are located in the competition gym (QR code)
On February 8, boys will meet in the gym at 6:45 a.m.
If you have any questions, please email Coach Autrey (email@example.com)
2021-22 Federal and School Report Card Distribution
The 2021-22 Federal Report Cards can be accessed online at:
The 2021-22 School Report Cards can be accessed online at:
Katy ISD comparte información sobre el estado, distrito y escuela de su hijo(a) como parte de nuestras obligaciones bajo la ley federal ''Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA)''. Están disponibles dos boletas de calificación (federal y escolar) para su revisión en la oficina principal de nuestra escuela o en línea:
Las boletas de calificaciones federales 2021-22 pueden obtenerse en línea: https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/frc/frc_srch.html?year=2022
Las boletas de calificaciones escolares 2021-22 pueden obtenerse en línea:
Reminder About Morning Drop Off Lines
BDJH Arrival and Dismissal
-The drive located off of Cinco Crossing Ln. is for buses and permitted cars only. Please do not pick up or drop off your student in this area nor block the drive entrance.
-Having your student meet you on the street is discouraged since this poses a safety concern.
-Do not use the rear entrance to drop off or pick up your student. This area is for buses only.
-Do not stop in the crosswalks. These are needed for pedestrians to cross safely.
-There is not a double right turn lane off of Fry Rd. into the school parking lot.
-You must turn right onto Fry Rd when exiting the front drive.
-Please do not stop or park on Fry Rd by school exit to pick up your student. This creates a hazard for traffic pulling out from the school.
The above directions are not only for the safety of your student, but also those students who walk or ride their bike to school.
ID Policy Takes Effect on January 9th
1st & 2nd Violation - Temporary ID issued along with a warning
3rd & 4th Violation - Temporary ID issued, lunch detention assigned, and parent contact
5th+ Violations - Temporary ID issued and office referral
If a student is in possession of their ID and not visibly displaying it, they will be referred to their AP office and will receive a lunch detention.
Please note: Each temporary ID will incur a cost of $1.00 and is in the form of a sticky label, intended to be worn visibly on the chest. Parent contact can be in the form of a phone call or an email.
We recommend that students who consistently forget their ID to purchase an extra ID card ($3) and carry in their backpack in case they accidently leave theirs at home.
Proper display of ID includes a lanyard worn around the neck or a clip that is worn in an area where the ID is easily visible.
We appreciate your assistance!!
Tardy Policy Reminder
1st & 2nd Tardy - Warning
3rd & 4th Tardy - Lunch detention assigned and parent contact (phone call or email)
5th + Tardies - Office referral
Tardy reports are run daily and students will be seen as soon as possible.
Paul Moussavi, Principal
Courtney Calfee, Student Support Assistant Principal
Tommy Daniels, 6th Grade Assistant Principal
Diane Jones, 7th Grade Assistant Principal
Eric Nethery, 8thg Grade Assistant Principal
Free/Reduced Lunch Application
For the upcoming 2022-2023 school year all students will either pay for their meals or qualify for free/reduced lunch through the application process.