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Attendance Boundary Modification

Jordan High School Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 2020-21

Where can I locate my LUZ?
You can determine your Land Use Zone by visiting the Katy ISD Map Viewer.  The Viewer shows current  (2019-20) Land Use Zones (LUZ) .  This Map Viewer will be updated with the 2020-21 Land Use Zones in November 2019.

Where can I locate my child’s 2020-2021 school year zoned campus?
You can determine your child’s next school year zoned campus by the Katy ISD School Assignment by Residential Address (SARA) Web application beginning at 9:00 a.m. on November 1, 2019,  

Should you have additional questions related to your Land Use Zone, please contact:
Seneca Holland
281-396-7899
senecadholland@katyisd.org

Student Transfer Information to Remain at Seven Lakes High School or Tompkins High School

Will current Seven Lakes and Tompkins high school students be allowed to continue at the current campus?
Current (2019-2020) 10th and 11th grade students who will be 11th and 12th grade students next school year (2020-2021) will remain enrolled at their current campus (Seven Lakes or Tompkins) through graduation.  No transfer application is required. Only students who will be in 9th and 10th grades during the 2020-21 school year will be rezoned to Jordan High School.

Will siblings of current Seven Lakes and Tompkins high school students be allowed to attend the same campus as their sibling?
Current (2019-2020) 8th or 9th grade students who are rezoned to Jordan High School and have a current 10th or 11th (2019-2020) grade sibling attending SLHS or OTHS may apply for a student transfer to attend the same campus as their sibling. Transfer applications must be submitted between November 1, 2019 - January 13, 2020.  Transportation for siblings on a transfer will be provided for two (2) school years only.  Siblings on a transfer will not receive transportation to SLHS or OTHS beginning August 2022.

When will the Student Transfer Application link to remain at Seven Lakes or Tompkins high schools be available?
The Student Transfer Application link will be available beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019 and will close at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 13, 2020.  

Where is the Student Transfer Application link located?
The Student Transfer Application link is located on the Katy ISD website homepage, under the “Parents” navigation. From the “Parents” dropdown menu, select “Student Transfers.”  The Student Transfer Application link is on the right hand side of the Student Transfers web page. The following link may also be used to access the form: 2020-2021 Application for transfers due to Jordan HS ABM. The application form opens on November 1, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

How and when will I know if my student’s transfer request is approved?
An administrative decision is typically made within 10 days of submission. Notification will be sent to the email address provided on the application.  Please set your email filters to accept emails from CampusAdminSupport@katyisd.org.

How long will an approved transfer remain in effect?
Transfer approvals are per school year. Renewal applications must be submitted annually. Transfers can be revoked at any time for attendance and/or discipline issues.

If my student has been rezoned to Jordan High School, will I need to withdraw him/her from their current campus and enroll at JHS if they will not be pursuing a transfer?
No. Students currently attending Seven Lakes or Tompkins high schools, and rezoned to Jordan High School for the 2020-21 school year, do not need to withdraw and re-enroll. The Katy ISD Technology Department has identified the students who have been rezoned to Jordan High School.  The Technology Department will document those students as attending Jordan High School for the 2020-2021 school year.

Should you have additional questions about student transfer information, please contact:

​Elizabeth “Bitsy” Cobb
281-396-2357
elizabethcobb@katyisd.org

​ Anita Kotellos
 281-396-7873
AnitaMKotellos@katyisd.org

Course Selection ABM Information

How will current 8th and 9th grade students rezoned to Jordan High School select their courses for the 2020-2021 school year? 
Once the Jordan High School lead counselor is named (December 2019), Mr. Crowell and the lead counselor will provide information to Jordan High School zoned students regarding the course selection process.  And, the Jordan High School counselor will partner with your child’s current campus counselors during the course selection process.    

My current 9th grade child is currently enrolled in an upper level course and I have a question regarding the course and if it will be offered at Jordan High School.  Who should I contact?
Jordan High School is a comprehensive high school and during the spring course selection process, students may select courses that are offered at all Katy ISD high schools.  If you have a question regarding a specific upper level course, you are welcome to contact Ms. Perdita Chavis and she will ensure Jordan High School Principal, Mr. Ethan Crowell, addresses the course concern.

Who should I contact regarding the spring course selection options and/or graduation requirements? Please contact:
 Ms. Christy Maeker, Director of Counseling.  

Should you have additional questions related to course selection or graduation requirements, please contact:

Christy Maeker, Director of Counseling
281-396-7409 (Lisa)
christyhmaeker@katyisd.org 

Special Education

Should you have questions related to Special Education programs & transportation, please contact:

​Life Skills

Marchelle Peters
281-396-2066
marchellelpeters@katyisd.org

​Autism, PASS, HCAP

Audrey Bivens
281-237-4376
audreylbivens@katyisd.org

Diagnosticians

Roz Fink
281-396-2696
roslynwfink@katyisd.org


Transportation ABM Information

Will transportation be provided for 9th and 10th graders zoned to Jordan High School beginning in August 2020? 
Yes.  Students must qualify as ELIGIBLE according to Katy ISD guidelines for Transportation Eligibility.

Will Tompkins High School students who will be 11th and 12th graders in 2020-21, continue to receive transportation to OTHS in August 2020, even if their Land Use Zone (LUZ) was rezoned? 
Yes. Current (2019-2020) 10th and 11th grade students who will be 11th and 12th grade students next school year (2020-2021) will remain enrolled at their current campus (Seven Lakes or Tompkins) through graduation.  Students who live in the Tompkins High School zone (current 10th and 11th graders at Tompkins High School), and whose LUZ has been rezoned to Jordan High School will be provided with transportation services.  

Will Seven Lakes High School students who will be 11th and 12th graders in 2020-21, continue to receive transportation to SLHS in August 2020, even if their Land Use Zone (LUZ) was rezoned?
Yes. Current (2019-2020) 10th and 11th grade students who will be 11th and 12th grade students next school year (2020-2021) will remain enrolled at their current campus (Seven Lakes or Tompkins) through graduation.  Students who live in the Seven Lakes High School zone (current 10th and 11th graders at Seven Lakes High School), and whose LUZ has been rezoned to Jordan High School, will be provided with transportation services.

Will students who are granted a sibling transfer to remain at Tompkins High School or Seven Lakes High School receive transportation services?
Yes. Transportation will be provided to the younger sibling as long as the older sibling is concurrently enrolled.  However, sibling students attending Seven Lakes or Tompkins high schools will no longer receive transportation beginning the 2022-2023 school year. 

Should you have additional questions related to transportation services and the ABM, please contact:
DiDi (Perdita) Chavis
281-396-2348
perditaachavis@katyisd.org

Athletics ABM Information

When will individual athletic programs at Jordan High School compete at the varsity level?
Athletes in the following individual athletic programs will be able to compete at the varsity level beginning with the 2020-2021 school year: Cross Country, Golf, Tennis, Track & Field, Swimming & Diving, Wrestling

When will team athletic programs at Jordan High School compete at the varsity level?
Athletes in the following team athletic programs will be able to compete at the varsity level beginning with the 2021-2022 school year: Baseball, Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball

When will football at Jordan High School compete at the varsity level? 
Jordan High School football will compete at the varsity level in 2022-23. The University Interscholastic League (UIL/The League) reclassifies and realigns schools every two years.  During those years, the League groups similar size schools and football programs into UIL districts.  Jordan High School football will be assigned a UIL district for the 2022-2023 school year. The League does not allow a football program to be classified in the middle of a realignment year. 

Will a student rezoned to Jordan High School need to submit any UIL-related eligibility forms?  
No.  Students rezoned to Jordan High School are immediately eligible to participate in athletic programs at the varsity and sub-varsity level.

Will next year 11th and 12th grade students rezoned to Jordan High School but attending Seven Lakes or Tompkins high schools through graduation need to submit any UIL-related eligibility forms?
No.  Jordan High School will open with 9th and 10th grade only.  Therefore, all 11th and 12th grade students will remain at SLHS or OTHS through graduation and may be eligible for varsity participation.  

Will a student that is rezoned to Jordan High School and is approved for a sibling transfer to remain enrolled at Seven Lakes or Tompkins high school, but then later decides to revoke transfer and enroll at Jordan High School, be eligible for athletic varsity participation at Jordan High School?
This may not be an issue in terms of varsity eligibility at Jordan High School.  However, parents of students electing to remain at SLHS and OTHS on a sibling transfer and then deciding later to revoke the transfer and enroll at Jordan High School are encouraged to contact Assistant Athletic Director, Pat Dowling.

May a current 9th grade student enrolled at Seven Lakes High School or Tompkins High School who is rezoned to Jordan High School and participated in athletics at the varsity-level, be able to request a transfer to remain enrolled at SLHS or OTHS based on his/her varsity participation?
No.  Varsity participation as a 9th grade student at SLHS or OTHS is not an approved transfer option.

Should you have additional questions related to athletics and the ABM, please contact:
Assistant Athletic Director, Pat Dowling 
281-396-7782
patrickddowling@katyisd.org 

Fine Arts ABM Information

When will my Seven Lakes High School or Tompkins High School 9th grade student, who has been rezoned for the 2020-21 school year, try-out for the Jordan High School cheerleading, dance team, or color guard?
Cheer and dance team try-outs and auditions for Jordan High School will take place during the spring 2020 semester.  Jordan High School Principal, Dr. Ethan Crowell, will communicate exact dates, times and locations for Jordan High School cheer and dance auditions for the next school year.

Should you have additional questions related to Fine Arts and the ABM, please contact:

​Ethan Crowell, Principal
281-396-2348 (Didi)
ethandcrowell@katyisd.org

​Mike Ouellette, Fine Arts Director
 281-396-2270
 michaelfouellette@katyisd.org 




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