Creek Speak 12.12.21

Community Newsletter for MCHS

This Week at The Creek

Monday, December 13

12 Days of Holiday Cheer Theme Day: Festive Flannel is Fun!

Boys Basketball: v Porter 4:00 PM

Girls Basketball: @ Ridge Point 4:00 PM


Tuesday, December 14

12 Days of Holiday Cheer Theme Day: Holiday Headwear!

7th period Exam - 12:45 - 2:35 PM


Wednesday, December 15

12 Days of Holiday Cheer Theme Day: 'Tis the Season for Socks!

6:30 AM - Athletic Signing Day - PAC

1st period Exam - 8:17-10:05 AM

6th period Exam - 12:45-2:35 PM


Thursday, December 16

12 Days of Holiday Cheer Theme Day: Wear it All - Who has the most holiday spirit wear?

2nd period Exam - 8:17-10:05 AM

3rd period Exam - 12:45-2:35 PM

FFA Spirit Night - Willie's - 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM


Friday, December 17

12 Days of Holiday Cheer Theme Day: Ugly Sweater Day!

4th period Exam - 7:35-9:25 AM

5th period Exam - 9:45-11:35 AM

Early Dismissal for ALL students!

Boys Soccer: v Spring Woods 4:30 PM - Ram Stadium

Girls Basketball: @ Cinco Ranch 4:00 PM

Boys Basketball: @ Clear Brook 4:00 PM

Girls Soccer: @ George Ranch 5:00 PM

Teachers may not give semester exams early. If a student misses an exam, they will receive an Incomplete for the exam grade and semester grade. They will be expected to make up their exam January 5th-6th or January 11th-13th 2:45-4:45 PM.

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Seniors that are exempt from both finals on 12/15 and 12/16 are expected to attend 4th and 5th period on those days per the bell schedule.

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During exam week, buses will run at regular time every day with the exception of dismissal on Friday 12/17. Students that do not have transportation to arrive late or leave early for exemptions will report to the 9th grade commons during those exam periods.

NEW 2022-2023 STUDENT TRANSFER REQUESTS

The District Student Transfer application for the 2022-2023 school year will open on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. Students who are currently on a transfer must submit their requests by Friday, March 11, 2022.

NEW: INTERMITTENT SCHOOL TO HOME ACADEMIC SUPPORT FOR TEMPORARY MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Intermittent School to Home academic support for temporary medical conditions will close at the end of the fall semester on Friday, December 17. Beginning with the spring 2022 semester, students absent from school will follow the District’s make-up policy regarding missed assignments and assessments. Please refer to the Katy ISD Secondary or Elementary student handbooks for more information.

NEW Student and Staff COVID Testing

The COVID test site will be closed during the upcoming holiday break beginning on Saturday, December 18 through Saturday, January 1. The COVID test site will re-open on Monday, January 3 at 7:00 a.m.

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Basketball Season - Fan Expectations

We are very excited to kick off the seasons for our girls and boys basketball programs! They have been hard at work in the off season and are ready for successful seasons!


Due to Covid-19 restrictions last school year, our student fans were not allowed to attend basketball games so we wanted to review our fan expectations for these contests so everyone is able to successfully support our student athletes. Students that are unable to adhere to these expectations will receive one warning and an additional offense will result in suspension from future basketball games.


  • New this year, all ticket purchases are online through Pay 'N' Go - no cash is accepted at the door.
  • For the first two game times, there will be games in both gyms. Fans may go back and forth between the gyms through the front lobby only. No fans should access the back locker room hallway to go to another gym.
  • We will have concessions available during all games. Concessions are cash only. Fans may come out to purchase concessions at any time during the games, however once purchased, you must return to the gym to watch the game. There is no loitering in the lobby area. If you are not purchasing something at the concession stand, you should not be in line.
  • Inside the large competition gym, fans must sit on the appropriate side of the gym. The visitors side is located behind the player benches. The home side faces our player benches.
  • We want all fans to cheer for our Rams! Get LOUD and show that Ram Pride! Language should be appropriate and cheers should display good sportsmanship at all times.
  • Students must have a ride at the end of the last game. Students should contact parents no later than the start of the 4th quarter to make them aware of the game end time. As with all school events, students that are unable to have timely and reliable transportation will be banned from attending future events.
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INTRODUCING SCHOOLINKS

SchooLinks is a modern, college and career readiness platform to prepare students for what comes after graduation. SchooLinks helps students discover their interests and strengths, explore colleges and careers, and create an individualized career and academic plan that best reflects their post-secondary goals. SchooLinks at Katy ISD is accessible in 6th-12th grades by students and their parents.

SchooLinks features are incredibly user-friendly and were designed to streamline the college and career readiness workflow for counselors and staff.

Using SchooLinks, students and families can:

  • Access career interest, strength and mindset surveys
  • Explore 2-year and 4-year colleges
  • Create course plans based on career pathways
  • Take virtual reality college campus tours
  • Search for scholarships
  • Learn about financial aid
  • Find internship and volunteer opportunities
  • Explore traditional, emerging and military career fields
  • Create digital portfolios / resumes
  • Communicate with counselors
  • Build their Personal Graduation Plan

Student Login:

Students will login to SchooLinks via my Katy Cloud

Then select SchooLinks logo

Parent/Guardian Login:

Parents/Guardians will have login access to Schoolinks at a later date.

If you want to learn more about SchooLinks please visit hello.schoolinks.com

Important Dates for Seniors

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Interested in Joining a Club? Check out all that MCHS has to offer!!

2021-2022 & 2022-2023 High School Exemption Criteria

The 2021-2022 and the 2022-2023 final exam exemption criteria information is accessible via the My Katy Cloud “Exam Exempt” tile now available for quick and easy reference for students. Criteria is pictured below.

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Gifted and Talented Screening for 2022-2023 School Year

Secondary students may be screened for G/T classes, as long as they were not already screened this school year.

Beginning Monday, October 4th, students can pick up a Parent Checklist or a Request for Additional Screening Form in the counseling office if they wish to be screened for the Gifted and Talented Program for the school year 2022-2023. The form is also available at: https://www.katyisd.org/dept/GT/Pages/default.aspx

If students are already in some G/T classes, and wish to be in more GT classes they may pick up a Request for Additional GT Service form.

Forms have a firm deadline to be completed, signed and returned by 2:30 pm on Friday, November 12th.


Los estudiantes secundarios pueden ser examinados para asistir las clases para los Superdotados y Talentosos, siempre y cuando no hayan sido ya examinados durante este año escolar.

Comenzando el Lunes, 4 de octubre, los estudiantes pueden recoger una Lista de Referencia para padres o una Solicitud de Un Formulario de Evaluación Adicional en la oficina de consejería si desean ser examinados para el Programa de Dotados y Talentosos para el año escolar 2022-2023.

Haga clic en el formulario Lista de verificación secundaria de los padres:

https://www.katyisd.org/dept/GT/Pages/default.aspx

Al mismo tiempo, si los estudiantes están ya están en clases para los Superdotados y desean estar en más clases, pueden recoger una Petición de la forma del Servicio GT Adicional.

El Formulario de solicitud de proyección adicional tendrá que ser recogido en la Oficina de Consejería.

Las formas tienen que ser completada, firmada y devuelta antes de las 2:30 pm el Miércoles, 12 de noviembre.

UPDATED: HEALTH SERVICES

All students enrolled in Katy ISD must be in compliance with state required immunizations. Immunization requirements can be found on the Katy ISD Health Services Immunizations page.

Katy ISD Health Services Department is partnering with Texas Vaccine Institute is proud to announce a low cost, immunization opportunity for our students who may need state required vaccines for school attendance or who may want to take advantage of receiving the optional, Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at no cost or the Flu vaccine for $15.00.
WHEN: October 21st

Time: 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Location: Martha Aki Project Tyke building

Texas Vaccine Institute provider information:
WHO: Accepting insured and uninsured
PRICE: $15 for one immunization; $25 for two, $30 for three or more for the REQUIRED STATE IMMUNIZATIONS
BRING: Campus Nurse provided “PARENT NOTIFICATION OF IMMUNIZATION DUE NOTIFICATION" form, Child’s Personal Immunization Record, Insurance Card if insured

Accepting Cash/Credit/Debit Cards

OPTIONAL VACCINES: Pfizer COVID vaccine at NO COST, provide insurance card if insured.

FLU vaccine for $15.00

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Clear Bag Regulation

Spectators – this is a reminder that clear bags are required to enter Rhodes Stadium, Legacy Stadium, and the Merrell Center. See the full details and exceptions here: https://www.katyisd.org/students/Pages/SafetySecurity.aspx#ClearBagRegulation

Student and Staff COVID Testing

Katy ISD COVID-19 Testing Center is located at the Agricultural Sciences Center. Testing is free to any school age student. Parental/Guardian permission is required for all students below the age of 18 prior to testing as well as a reservation to reserve a time slot.

Operation:

Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
New: Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: 5801 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road, Katy, TX 77493
Eligibility: Katy ISD students must present a valid student identification.

Reservations: Katy ISD Student COVID-19 Testing Appointment link
Permissions Slips Available On-Site
If you have additional questions, please email COVID19Responses@katyisd.org related to this program.

Beginning September 11, 2021 staff and students may be tested for COVID on Saturdays from 8:00am until 12:00pm.

TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT

Parents, as the school year progresses, we want to ensure that you have the resources at your fingertips. Follow the links below to find helpful resources.
Parents/Students Technology Support Inquiries Online
Parent & Student Tech Resources & Support (if you are not able to find your answer, please access our new parent/student ticketing system, instructions at the bottom of the page)
Parent Technology FAQs
Katy 1 Source (Parent & Student Searchable Knowledge Base)

Join Our Class Reminds to Stay Informed!

Looking Ahead

December 20-January 3 - Winter Break


January 4 - First Day of Second Semester


January 17 - Staff and Student Holiday


February 21 - Student Holiday - Professional Development Day

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Helpful Links

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Please remember this document must be completed every year!

Need something advertised in Creek Speak? Email elizabethherring@katyisd.org

Mayde Creek High School

Mission Statement

It is our mission at Mayde Creek High School to inspire ALL students to develop their maximum potential, to build healthy relationships, and to facilitate a smooth transition into a competitive global society— Mayde to Believe, Lead, and Achieve.