Viking Update: November 1, 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

11/02 - Picture retake day on the stage during all lunches.

11/05 - Student Holiday


Food Drive

November 1st through November 12th Pep Squad is hosting a food drive. Students are asked to bring in non-perishable food items and personal care items to their advisory teacher. The advisory that collects the most items will get a donut party from Pep Squad!


Spelling Bee

The qualifier spelling bee will be held on November 10th during the school day. You can scan the QR code or click the link to sign up. Looking forward to seeing all of our spellers on November 10th. If you have any questions please contact Kim Crandall at kimberlylcrandall@katyisd.org. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeA8quR2xzEUNZwA58VKwI52JWphJTPzqT567rVCOlF3-RdrQ/viewform


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 or scan the QR code below. https://forms.gle/cya5QovmCKAhnc5W8


Gifted and Talented Screening

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.