Return to School Information

Katy Virtual Academy and Face to Face - Second Grading Period Change Form is NOW Available!

If you want to change your students instructional setting from Face to Face to KVA or from KVA to Face to Face for the 2nd 6 weeks grading period, you may do so now by going to the WoodCreek Junior High webpage and clicking on the link shown below. The window for this decision has been extended to September 18th.
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First Day of School for Face to Face Students - September 8th

For students that will be returning to face-to-face instruction on Tuesday, September 8th, please read the following information:


When students arrive to school, they will report to the cafeteria until dismissed via intercom to first period classes. Students will not be permitted to enter the building before 8:30 AM. All car riders, walkers, and students who ride a bike must enter the front of the building. Students that ride the bus will enter from the back of the building and will report to the cafeteria too. All students will remain in the cafeteria until they are dismissed to 1st period.


When dismissed from the cafeteria, all students will report to their 1st period class. Students will receive a school map, and their official class schedule. From home, students can view their class schedule in Home Access Center (click on "classes", then click on "Schedule" tab) to see room number for your first period class.


Information regarding safety protocols and procedures will be reviewed in detail with students throughout the day on Tuesday, September 8th. Please reinforce with your student the importance of adhering to all safety protocols.

Students that are enrolled in Katy Virtual Academy (KVA) should NOT report to campus on Tuesday, September 8th. Those that do will be sent home.

What do I need to bring for the first day at school?

First and foremost, students should bring a mask with them to school. Students should also bring a learning device and/or a notebook with paper and pen. On the first day, teachers will be providing more details to students on what they will need daily in each class.

2020-2021 WCJH Bell Schedule

Student Drop-Off

Students that are being dropped off will be dropped in the front of the school. Please do not drop off your students at the back of the school. That area is reserved for buses.


Parents should pull all the way forward in the front drive before allowing their student to get out of the car. The main entrance doors will open at 8:30 AM and students will be directed to the cafeteria upon entering the building.

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Student Health Protocols

  • All students should complete a daily self-screening for symptoms prior to arriving to school or boarding a school bus.
  • All students are provided daily guidance on proper hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and social distancing.
  • All students are required to wear a facial covering upon arrival to school and dismissal, when riding a bus, in hallways, common areas and in classrooms.
  • All facial coverings should cover the nose and mouth.
  • All students must be up to date with state require immunization compliance.
  • All students are provided sanitizing wipes to clean work space before classroom instruction begins and ends.
  • All students are encouraged to use hand sanitizer before classroom instruction begins and ends.
  • All students are seated with as much separation as feasible during the instructional day.

Non-Compliance with Mask Requirements

Katy ISD is offering parents the option of virtual or in-person instruction. Students who do not comply with safety protocols in place for in-person instruction will be transitioned to Katy Virtual Academy for the duration of the grading period. KVA students participating in in-person school related activities before and after the start of the instructional day must also follow the same safety protocols. Students who do not wear masks/face coverings as required by District safety protocols will not be allowed to participate in school related activities. Should a student have a medical condition that would preclude him/her from wearing a mask, the parent is requested to provide the campus nurse documentation from their medical provider.

COVID-19 Common Questions

Can My Child Go To School Today?

Students should STAY HOME for the following reasons:
  • Student tests positive for COVID-19.
  • Student reports one or more symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Student has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Student is not feeling well.

What are the symptoms students should screen for prior to arriving to school?

For the health and safety of all students and staff – parents are required to assist their children with a daily self screening for COVID-19 symptoms and fever before arriving to school, or boarding school transportation.


Per TEA “In evaluating whether an individual has symptoms consistent with COVID-19, consider the following questions: Have they recently begun experiencing any of the following in a way that is not normal for them?"


The daily self-screening should include assessing for the following symptoms:

  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Sore Throat
  • Shaking
  • Exaggerated shivering
  • Significant muscle pain or ache
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting

What should a student do if experiencing possible COVID-19 symptoms?

  1. Student should not report to school if experiencing symptoms.
  2. Parent should notify the WCJH attendance office.


WCJH Attendance Contact Information


Meghann Slayden

E-mail address: meghannslayden@katyisd.org

Telephone # 281-234-0923

Fax # 281-644-1863

School Bus Information

Transportation Bus Service & Route Information

Transportation WebQuery is now Available! Are you eligible for Bus Service? Katy ISD Transportation WebQuery can tell you. Find your Bus Number, Bus Stop and Pickup Time by using the WebQuery. Enter Your House Number and Street, select your child's grade or school and find out about your eligibility for service, or when and where your child can catch the bus.

Bus Tracking System

The Katy ISD Transportation Department is excited to communicate that all 2020-21 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, click here for information on how to download the application.


The campus code for WCJH is 52218172.

Transportation/School Buses & Masks

As part of our enhanced safety practices on school buses, no more than two children will be assigned to a bus seat, drivers and students of all ages will be required to wear masks, hand sanitizer will be stationed at the entry of every vehicle, buses will be sanitized between routes, airflow will be increased throughout the bus by keeping windows rolled down and air conditioning on, and students’ time on the vehicle will be minimized whenever possible.


Click here for Safety Protocols Demonstration Videos.

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Remember this must completed every year.

COVID-19 Self-Reporting APP - Notifications & Information

The District has a COVID-19 Reporting System in place to allow staff, students and parents to self-report if they have received a COVID-19 positive test result. The self-reporting system enables the District’s Emergency Management team to conduct contact tracing, as well as call and notify individuals in Katy ISD buildings who may have been directly exposed to the infected person. A general email notification is also sent to campus staff and families whenever the district is informed of a potential “indirect” COVID-19 exposure in their building. Receipt of the general notification alone indicates that the recipient was not in close contact to the COVID-19 positive case reported for their building.



Many school personnel and other staff are teaching and working on Katy ISD campuses and facilities. Should there be a potential COVID-19 exposure on any campus or facility, a general notification is sent to staff at the work site impacted, by 5:00 p.m. on the day in which the self-report was submitted. Staff who may have been directly exposed because of failed COVID-19 safety protocol will be notified directly by a member of the Risk Management Department.

Parents will only begin to receive applicable campus-based general notifications when students return to schools for the in-person instructional option. Parents of students who may be involved in fine arts or athletic activities on campuses right now, may receive a general notification through Rank One (athletics) or Charms (fine arts), ahead of the September 8 reopening, if the District is informed of a potential exposure at their campus.


Students and staff may report positive COVID-19 results using the COVID-19 Self Reporting app on MyKaty Cloud.

Covid-19 Impact on Students

Please complete the following surveys to help us know about your needs and better understand how we can offer support to your student. We understand that these are unusual times and we care very much about our students and families during this pandemic. Please know that completion is voluntary and any information shared will remain confidential among those who need to know in order to support your child. Our campus support staff may contact you, to discuss additional needs and available supports.


English

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc09Jy67aJKsiJv2QMlSUKQ0PghhgN1n_2wbrheI5XA_gdAUA/viewform


Espanol

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUeJP2tMl7hiwCsXNQITWvMYq9x102I-AiUvICAG9urxn1Nw/viewform

Back to School Videos

The district released several videos to show staff and parents what the new Covid safety protocols will look like.


http://www.katyisd.org/returntoschool/Pages/School-Safety-Demonstration-Videos.aspx

KATY ISD Secondary School Bus Safety Protocols
KATY ISD Secondary Classroom Safety Protocols
KATY ISD Secondary Cafeteria Safety Protocols
KATY ISD Classroom Cleaning Safety Protocols

Contact Email and Questions

Be sure to visit the Katy ISD Smart Restart page often, as the district updates it frequently with the latest information about KVA, In-Person school, Athletics, Fine Arts, Safety Protocols, links to newsletters and more.


General Questions

Katy Virtual Academy Questions

Special Education Questions

Special Programs (GT, ESL, Bilingual, Dyslexia, PreK, Interventions) Questions

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Contact Information

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Mission Statement: WoodCreek Junior High, in partnership with the community, parents, and students, will provide a safe, positive, engaging learning environment that is devoted to empowering each student to become a productive, responsible, respectful citizen while achieving academic excellence.

WCJH Administrative Team

Dr. Andrew Lowry Principal

Tim Chesser Assistant Principal - Student Support

Lauren Merriman Assistant Principal - 6th grade and 8th grade M-Z

Stephanie McDonald Assistant Principal - 7th grade and 8th grade A-L

Jodi Slaughter Counselor - 8th Grade

Brittany Waddell Counselor - 7th Grade

Jessie Clay Counselor - 6th Grade

School Information

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