Viking Update: October 4, 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, USAcarolgdevine@katyisd.org281-234-3400katyisd.org/campus/ajh

UPCOMING EVENTS 10/04- 7th Grade football AJH vs. Katy JH @ Jordan HS 10/05- 8th Grade football AJH vs. Katy JH @ Jordan HS 10/07- Girls VB - AJH vsTays. 7th grade @ Tays 8th grade @ AJH 10/07- 8th Grade Parent Chat - AJH Cafe -5:00pm-6:00pm 10/08- Orchestra Fall Concert - AJH Cafe 10/11- School Holiday - No School 10/14- Flu Shot Clinic - AJH - Cafeteria 3PM-6PM Important Information from your AJH Counselors 8th Grade Parent Chat - AJH Cafe -5:00-6:00

KAP Drop Forms For students taking a KAP course who decide that they would like to drop the course because of difficulty or time constraints, you will need to meet the KAP Course Commitment Requirements. The student will need to complete the “Petition for KAP/Pre-AP Course Exit” form and all of its requirements including, having a parent/teacher conference, attending tutorials, and completing all assignments for the class. More information about the KAP Course Commitment can be found on our AJH Counseling website by clicking on the Course Selections tab and under the section titled “Need to Drop a KAP Course?”. The drop form is also available for you to print off. You can visit our counseling site by clicking here: AJH Counselors Website. 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 - See below 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. KISD 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 INFO! 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.