TJH Update #11

October 7, 2020

A Message from Dr. Mitzner

Hope you are having a great week and you enjoy the 3 day weekend coming up!! Lots of new information in the update today!


Regards,

Dr. Kris Mitzner

Principal

Tays Junior High

Picture Day is Coming!!!!

Click on flyer to see more information.

Studio VII Theatre Co. Presents: The 39 Steps

In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. While in his London flat, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of mystery, drama and laughter!


This Show is PG-13


Performance Dates: October 15, 16 and 17th at 7:00 PM and October 17 at 2:00 PM

Seven Lakes High School, Performing Arts Center


Tickets can be purchased at www.studiovii.org/tickets


Seating will be limited and spread out throughout the entire auditorium for safe social distancing.

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Character Strong and Home Base this Week!

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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.

Online Book Fair!

Shop our virtual book fair! September 28 - October 11 All books ship to your house! Anyone can shop so scan the QR code or and share the link below!


https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=taysjuniorhighbookfair

Pep Squad

Attention all 6th and 7th graders interested in Pep Squad! There will be an informational Zoom meeting on October 13th at 5pm. Please find the Pep Squad QR code posters posted in the main hallways and cafeteria to sign up for the meeting. Zoom links will be sent out the morning of the 13th to any students who sign up to receive the information. You must be an active member in Pep Squad to try out for cheerleader or mascot in the Spring.

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, September 23, 2020 Warning Signs and Symptoms of Suicide, Dealing with Suicide, and Speaking with Children about Suicide


Wednesday, October 7, 2020 Anxiety and Reintegrating into School


Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Navigating Emotional/Behavioral Concerns for Your Child


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.

Katy ISD Community

As we continue into our fall seasons, it is critical that we remain diligent in following our Covid-19 Risk Mitigation Guidelines. Fans at all competitions are still required to social distance and follow Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-29 related to face coverings. We have developed a plan to allow up to 50% capacity at all of our athletic venues. It is critical to maintain social distancing at all times. Each family group may sit together, but must maintain appropriate social distancing from all other groups.

At Rhodes and Legacy Stadiums, it is important to sit in the section where your ticket is assigned. Once in those assigned sections, the responsibility falls on the spectators to spread out and maintain proper distance from one another. If a section appears too full, we will close the section and verify the tickets of those patrons currently seated in the section.

At campus events where sections are not marked, the responsibility falls on the spectators to spread out and maintain proper distance from one another. Observing games the past few weeks, we have noticed more and more spectators gathering in the middle of the seating areas.

While we do not want to reduce capacity at any of our venues, we will take this precaution with any campuses and/or stadiums struggling to adhere to the safety protocols we have in place. Maintaining social distance and wearing a face covering are two of the most critical components to stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Per the University Interscholastic League (UIL), schools not following these guidelines are subject to sanctions, including suspension of contests or discontinuation of public access to games by the local UIL District Executive Committee and/or the UIL State Executive Committee.

UIL Mitigation Guidelines

Katy ISD Mitigation Plan

Your cooperation is appreciated,

Katy ISD Department of Athletics

Yearbook Information

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Katy ISD 2020-21 Junior High Athletic Pass Information

You may pay with exact cash or a check for $75 made out to KatyISD Athletics. You will just come to the front office and we will exchange the payment for the pass at the door.


We will be selling JH Athletic Passes at the Tays JH until November 13th.

After November13th, Athletic Passes will only be available for purchase at Legacy Stadium Fieldhouse.

TJH Gym Entry & Exiting Procedures for Games!

Please click here to watch procedures for entry and exiting gym procedures for volleyball games this season.

Athletics Next Week!

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Counseling Corner

Legacy Parent Academy – October Session

On Wednesday, October 7, Katy ISD would like to invite parents, students and community members to this month’s Legacy Parent Academy (LPA) virtual session to learn more about student’s anxiety regarding reintegrating into school after a long absence due to COVID-19 school closures.

Students may have difficulty reintegrating into school and have not been in a face-to-face setting since March 6, 2020. Participants will learn how to recognize anxiety and strategies to help students experience success returning to school.

The event will take place virtually via a Zoom video session from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Bully Prevention Month

October is National Bully Prevention Month. Each week the counselors will challenge our students to show kindness through various Character Strong Dares. The challenges will be sent through Canvas to all students as well as be displayed in the café during lunch. At the end of each week students are asked to complete a survey to reflect on their participation in this week’s challenge. Attached is the Kindness Dare for this week.

UNITY DAY – OCTOBER 21-WEAR ORANGE

There will be one district-wide event on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. All campuses and district staff are encouraged to participate in Unity Day by wearing orange as an expression of solidarity- “Together against bullying. UNITED for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion”. Help spread the word that Katy ISD is speaking up against bullying by sharing pictures online, tag Katy ISD on Twitter and Facebook, and use the hashtags #UnityDay2020 #KatyCommUNITY.

DUKE TIP

Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a program designed for students in grades 4-10 and provides students with the opportunity to participate in advanced enrichment activities as well as the above-grade level testing. An enrollment fee of $50 is required for students to have access to a variety of resources. Parents who would like to learn more about the Duke TIP Program should click here to explore all the program has to offer. https://tip.duke.edu/join

Thank you for making this opportunity available to your students. Contact Nancy Hess, nancyshess@katyisd.org with any questions.



Katy ISD Family Support Center

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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

Senate Bill 139

The 86th Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 139 (SB 139), which requires Texas local education agencies (LEAs) to distribute the following notice to parents:


https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/Updates-on-Special-Education.pdf#page=1


SB 139 Notice to Families click here. (English version)


SB 139 Notice to Families click here. (Spanish version)


2020-21 BELL SCHEDULE WITH BREAKDOWN

Click here for schedule.

TECHNOLOGY & DIGITAL SUPPORT INFORMATION

*New* Parent Tech FAQs
http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Parent-Tech-FAQs.aspx


*New* Parent and Student Knowledge Base

http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Knowledge-Base-for-Students-and-Parents.aspx


Technology Help Desk Contacts for Parents/Students Support Inquiries


“How to Guide” for Parents on the Home Access Center (HAC)

Need to know how to view a report card, student grades, or other information?

Check out our “how to guides” on the Home Access Center, or click below.

Lockers

We are now able to offer a locker to students if desired. Please fill out the request by clicking here.

Upcoming Events

October 8, 2020

VB 7th Grade WCJH vs. TJH at TJH 5:15pm

VB 8th Grade WCJH vs. TJH at WCJH 5:15PM

October 9, 2020

No Events Scheduled

October 12, 2020

Columbus Day/Student and Staff Holiday

October 13, 2020

FB 7th Grade AJH vs. TJH (Home) at Jordan HS 5:15pm

October 14, 2020

FB 7th Grade AJH vs. TJH (Home) at Jordan HS 5:15pm

October 15, 2020

District Flu Shot Clinic in TJH Cafeteria 4:00-6:00pm

VB 7th Grade BDJH vs. TJH at BDJH 5:15pm

VB 8th Grade BDJH vs. TJH at TJH 5:15pm

October 16, 2020

No Events Scheduled

October 19, 2020

FB 7th Grade KJH vs. TJH (Visitors) at Legacy Stadium 5:15pm

October 20, 2020

Picture Day!

FB 8th Grade KJH vs. TJH (Visitors) at Legacy Stadium 5:15pm

October 21, 2020

October 22, 2020

VB 7th Grade AJH vs. TJH at TJH 5:15pm

VB 8th Grade AJH vs. TJH at AJH 5:15pm

October 23, 2020

No Events Scheduled