Viking Update: October 26, 2021


Administration Principal Elisabeth Brodt Assistant Principal -6th grade Scott Thoen Assistant Principal -7th grade Patrick Page Assistant Principal -8th grade Kari Torres Assistant Principal Student Support - Thea Wofford 4141 Cross Creek Bend Lane, Fulshear, TX

281-234-3400

katyisd.org/campus/ajh

UPCOMING EVENTS

10/27: Football Playoffs: 8A- 7:15 @ Legacy

10/29: Theatre Production- 7:00 @ AJH

10/29: Band Concert- 6:15 @ JHS

10/30: Theatre Production -2:00 @AJH

10/30: Theatre Production- 7:00 @AJH

11/02: Picture retake day


AJH Theatre - Tickets being sold this week during lunches

AJH THEATRE proudly presents our first performance of the year, Attack of the Pom-Pom Zombies, on October 29th at 7pm and October 30th at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are $5 general admission and will be sold during lunch periods the week of October 25th and will also be sold in the lobby before performances.


Picture Retake Day - Tuesday - November 2, 2021

Picture retakes will be Nov. 2nd Any pictures ordered online will be shipped directly to the student. If there are any order issues, please contact customer service at 800-736-4758


Football tickets and Clear Bag Regulations

Games played at Rhodes and Legacy Stadiums have a clear bag policy (listed below) If you are purchasing tickets for the games, you will select the day of the game. for instance, if you are going to the 7B or 8B game, you will purchase a ticket under "Tuesday JH Football" Here is the link https://www.vancoevents.com/us/eventlist/katyisdjhathleticevents?embed=1 Our Events | Katy ISD Refunds will be issued only if a contest is cancelled. No refunds will be issued for postponed or rescheduled contests. If rescheduled, all tickets will be valid in the new date and time. www.vancoevents.com


Fun Food Friday - This week 10/29 - Pre Orders end Wednesday at Noon

Pre Order Now for Fun Food day!! Fun Food Friday Menu:

  • Pepperoni Personal Pizza by Hungry Howie ($7) Pre-Order Only

  • Cheese Personal Pizza by Hungry Howie ($7) Pre-Order Only

  • Chick fil A original sandwich ($5.50) Pre-Order Only

  • Candy ($2.00) No Pre-Order - CASH Only

  • Drinks ($1.00) No Pre-Order - CASH Only

  • Chips ($1.00) No Pre-Order - CASH Only

​ Like always, you will need to PRE-ORDER your students’ meal by clicking here. ***Pre-Orders End Wednesday, October 27th at 12pm- NOON*** ​ There will be NO SALE of Chick fil A or Pizza on the day of Fun Food Friday however, Candy, Drinks and Chips will be available against CASH only! ​Please Note:

  • Students who are members of the Adams PTSA will receive a FAST PASS. Those with a fast pass will be able to get in line first. If you would like to sign up your student to be a member of the PTSA CLICK HERE.

  • The student must be a member by October 27 to qualify for a fast pass at this Fun Food Friday. Once the student is a member, they will receive a fast pass at each future Fun Food Friday. Don’t know if your student is a member? No problem, just email: membership@adamsjhptsa.org

  • Your students will get their meal slips during the first period on the day of FFF from their teachers.

  • The pre-order is just for restaurant meals. Remember to put some 💵 in your student's backpack to purchase candy, chips, and soda during lunch on October 29th!

  • We are looking for donations for Candy/Chips and Drinks. Parents can Sign Up here ( Sign Up Link is coming soon!) and send the donations directly to the school!

Red Ribbon Week - 10/25-10/29

Girls Basketball Tryout Information BASKETBALL TRYOUTS ARE ONE WEEK AWAY! We will be having try-outs for 7th and 8th grade girls November 1st – 4th. 7th grade will try out in the morning at 6:45am. 8th grade will tryout after school until 5:30pm. In order for your child to try out, they MUST have a current physical and ALL paperwork completed in RankOneSport. If your child tried out for volleyball this year at Adams, they are cleared to try out for basketball.

  • Click on this link: https://sites.google.com/katyisd.org/ajhvikingathletics/home to go to our school athletic site.

  • Select SPORTS at the top, then “Lady Viking Basketball”

  • Print the physical form and take it to your doctor

  • Fill out required forms on RankOneSport (which includes taking a picture of your physical and uploading it) Basketball is a LONG season! The game schedule is attached so that you can determine your child’s availability prior to letting them try-out. We will practice daily and have a mid-season tournament (A & B teams only) and an end of year tournament (all teams who qualify). Please note that we will NOT hold mandatory practices over the holiday breaks. Thank you! If you have any questions, please contact me! KacyCarlton@katyisd.org

Yearbook - Order now! Hurry, time is running out on getting your yearbook for $65! Order your yearbook by Sunday, October 31 to receive the price of $65. Yearbooks are selling fast, don’t miss out on your 2022 Adams Viking Yearbook Order Here Time to order a recognition ad!! Now is the time to recognize your student and all their hard work this school year. We have opened up the yearbook recognition ads to all parents of all grades! Don’t forget to order your yearbook as well. Follow this link to place your recognition ad order. Adams JH Recognition Ads Link

Viking Views-Staff Recognition Our Viking Views program recognizes staff and students who are viewed exhibiting our Viking Virtues of Courage, Perseverance and Truth and living our Viking motto to Always be a Viking with a Kind Heart, Fierce Mind and Brave Spirit. Is there a staff member you’d like to nominate for going above and beyond? If so click the link below. https://forms.gle/cya5QovmCKAhnc5W8

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 Wednesday, October 13th, 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: bit.ly/ScreenforGT 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 4:00 pm on Friday, November 12th.


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

Lost and Found We have many items in our lost and found located next to the cafeteria. We have many water bottles, lunch boxes and other items. Please encourage your child to check the lost and found for items they may be missing. All items remaining in the lost and found on Friday, October 15th will be donated. Students have been reminded daily to check for their missing items.


Nurse's Information If your son or daughter is waiting on COIVD test results, they MUST remain at home until you have the results, even if they are asymptomatic. This is imperative to help minimize the spread of COVID on campus. If your student does test negative kindly send the negative result with your student on the day, they return to school. If your son or daughter tests positive for COVID, please contact the nurse’s office for the next steps and information on Intermittent School to Home Learning as well as your student’s return to school date. If you receive an email that your child has been in a classroom with someone who has tested positive for COVID, there is not currently a requirement to have your child be tested or to quarantine. The KatyISD is leaving this up to each individual family. We ask that you monitor your student for any symptoms and have them tested if you see anything out of the normal for your student. (Cough, Headache, Stomachache, Congestion) Please remember that testing too early can result in a false negative, so it is also important to note that testing the same day you receive the email is not always best practice unless your student is symptomatic. KatyISD is once again, offering free COVID-19 testing to its students at the KatyISD AG Center by appointment only. Appointments can be made on the KatyISD website. All forms for medication, action plans can be found on the Adams Jr High website. Under the Campus tab and then click the Clinic page. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have!!! Jen Santore,RN 281-234-3425 Chris Conigliaro 281-234-3426

Flu Shot Schedule - Please see schedule below in the attachment. When: October 12 – October 22, 2021 Where: See attached schedule - clinic is available daily at the Leonard Merrell Center (LMC) or visit your local Walgreens Clinic

  • Employees and their dependents enrolled in the KISD Medical Plan may receive flu shots FREE of charge.

  • Dependent children – Age 12 and older are eligible; parent/guardian must be present to consent for dependents under the age of 18.

  • Pregnant or nursing females must bring their doctors orders or prescription with them at time of vaccination.

  • Must present current Aetna ID Card & Employee ID at time of vaccination.

  • Type: Quadrivalent (4 strain) vaccination

  • DO NOT attend the clinic if you are feeling sick, have a fever or are exhibiting any respiratory symptoms.

  • If possible, wear clothing that allows the technician to easily access the shoulder area for a more efficient immunization process.

The flu shot clinic is only available to KISD Health Plan Participants and their dependents enrolled in the KISD Medical Plan during the designated dates and campuses on the attached schedule. In order to not be charged, the employee will need to present their Aetna ID & Employee ID at the time of the injection. For questions, you may contact Risk Management at 281-396-2642.


LEGACY PARENT ACADEMY The Katy ISD Legacy Parent Academy is a series of informational sessions specifically designed to assist parents by providing valuable information that relates to topics that go beyond the academic experience. In today’s world, we know parents and guardians are faced with decisions that will profoundly impact the future growth and development of their student. The goal of the Katy ISD Legacy Parent Academy is to equip parents with strategies and techniques to support their students. All parents and guardians of Katy ISD students are welcome to attend.​ Legacy Parent Academy sessions will continue for the 2021-2022 school year, with an emphasis on prevalent social-emotional topics that impact students district-wide. Sessions will vary in format but will all be from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Ugly Truth About Vaping and Human Trafficking Awareness will be live-streamed and recorded. The recorded sessions will be posted in English and Spanish on the Legacy Parent Academy webpage following each event. Contact Edie White at edithwhite@katyisd.org or 396-2085 with any questions. For more information please click the link below.


Attention 7th Grade - Close up Trip Calling all 7th Grade students & parents! If you are interested the trip of a life time, please see the following information. Your child has the opportunity to take part in an awesome, hands on learning experience through the Close Up Founding of a Nation Program summer trip! This exciting trip was developed for current KISD 7th graders. We will travel to Alexandria, Williamsburg, Mt. Vernon, Gettysburg, and Philadelphia and watch history come to life! This trip is designed to align with the upcoming 8th grade social studies curriculum. Travel dates are May 30 - June 3, 2022. A parent information meeting will be held this fall (information will be provided). For more information, you may click this link: https://tinyurl.com/37376k52 or email Amy Wills--AJH Close Up Sponsor-- at AmyRWills@katyisd.org.

Parent Help Website If you or your student are having problems accessing their passwords for Canvas or Home Access Center, please click on the link below to a parent website that will take you to help desk for a password reset. https://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Parent--Guardian-Password-Self-Service-FAQs.aspx


Student IDs All students are required to wear their school ID on a lanyard around their neck.