The Hays Education Foundation is proud to announce this year’s Team Hays Scholarship recipients. Thanks to the generous payroll donations from Hays CISD employees, the foundation was able to award 45 scholarships. To view recipients, click the headline above.
Hays Consolidated Independent School District (Hays CISD) Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright is pleased to announce the selection of Brett Miksch as the principal of Johnson High School, which is scheduled to open in August 2019. The Hays CISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved hiring Miksch at its meeting on October 29, 2018. Click headline to learn more.
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_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Calling all parents and students!Ever wanted to see the world and experience another culture firsthand? Well now you can! Pack your bags. We are off to Italy in Summer 2022!Bring yourself and your parents to my virtual information session on October 20th at 7pm to learn more my tour to Italy and how you can be a part of it. Your family can register for the meeting here: https://bit.ly/3kVvvcrSee you all soon! I’m excited to have something for us all to look forward to. ~ Mr. Ferrell
2020 Yearbooks are being distributed to in-person students during both lunches at the stage in the cafeteria October 1 - 2. Virtual students/parents may pick-up yearbooks in the front office during office hours beginning on Monday, October 5.
Thank you for your patience waiting for this beautiful book!
If you missed placing an order last year, we will have some extras to sell. Wait for more news!
Check out the NEW SCHEDULE!
Buy an ad to appear in the football programs for home games.Johnson Band Boosters invite you to purchase a program ad for your child, a specific student, a group of students, a sports team, for Johnson HS, or even simply supporting Hays CISD. The sky is the limit in showing your support for your favorite Jaguar!* Ads highlighting JHS clubs or teams will not have to pay to be included in the Football program.Businesses are invited to advertise your business to the local community or highlight a special offer to Jaguar fans!Thank you for your support of the Johnson Jaguar Band!Please visit https://www.johnsonbands.com/programads for more information, deadlines, and to purchase your ad.Clubs/teams can contact the Program Ad committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.Questions:
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Desperately seeking subs!
AP EXAM REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 9.
Information about registering for AP exams is here.
- Students will need to register to test through their College Board AP Classroom and pay through Total Registration at https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/440207
Find Schoology information here.
If you have students who are having trouble finding ClassLink, they can also access it from the Johnson High School webpage. They will choose "Essentials" from the menu bar and the select ClassLink under the letter C.
Username: ID number
Password: The password they used last school year. If they are new to the district, it defaults to ID number.
If you have any students who are having trouble with their password, just email Emily Hoffman with their name and ID number.
Student emails follow this pattern:
password: The password they used last school year. New students will use their ID number.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Trouble with connections or technology? Find contact information and instructions for ZOOM and Classlink on the following link.
Contact the Hays CISD Help Desk___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
See Dr. Wright's message._____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
NOTICE REGARDING PHYSICAL EXAMINATION REQUIREMENT* (For 2020-2021 School year only)
In light of the many challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UIL has waived certain requirements for students to undergo a physical examination prior to participation in UIL marching band or UIL athletic activities.
Athletes with current physicals for 2019-2020 School Year
- Students who have previously submitted to the District a completed current Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation (PPE) form will not be required to submit a new PPE form in order to be eligible to participate in the 2020-2021 school year unless the student answers “Yes” to questions 1-6 on the Medical History Questionnaire. All students will be required to complete the Medical History Questionnaire prior to participation in 2020-2021.
Students New to Athletics/Incoming 7th Grade Athletes & 9th Grade Band Students
- Students seeking to participate in UIL marching band or UIL athletic activities for the first time and who do not already have a completed PPE form on file with the District will still be required to complete and submit a PPE form prior to participation.
For more information and link to the Online Forms go to the JHS Jag Athletic Training Page link on the school website it can be found in either the Parent tab or Jaguar Zone tab.
2020-2021 School Year register here.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________VOE information:Our campus is currently closed and we are unable to receive VOE form requests at this time. As soon as our staff can be back on campus our attendance secretary will be able to accept requests and will create a system for student/parent pick up.Also, please be sure to check the DPS website for updated info. Currently DPS is waiving the VOE requirement during COVID-19
_________________________________________________________Information for parents from our counselors
Please take note : we will no longer print progress reports (or report cards) at JHS.
Parents can access Progress Report and Report Card grades via Parent Portal.
If a student needs a printed copy to take home they can pick one up at the counseling center ~ they will need to present their ID at the time of the request.
Parents can email email@example.com with any questions regarding parent portal OR click here: Parent Self-Service Portal for instructions.
- Need help with registration or have enrollment questions?: JHS.PEIMS@hayscisd.net
Hays CISD Maintenance and Operations Department is hosting a public online auction of district surplus items through Lemons Auctioneers on Friday, October 16 through Tuesday, October 27, 2020. An auction preview day is scheduled for Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the Maintenance Department located at 155 Beacon Hill Rd., Buda, TX 78610 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - by appointment only. If you would like to schedule a preview appointment, please contact Cathy Williams at 512-268-8442, ext. 46106. Click headline above or "Read More" to access auction website.
We are happy to announce that the district has been awarded a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) block grant that will allow Hays CISD to provide breakfast and lunch to all students, districtwide, at no cost to the students or their families. Starting Monday, September 28, 2020, all in-person meals (breakfast and lunch) served on a Hays CISD campus will be free to students who are 18-years-old and under. Additionally, the district will continue its curbside grab-and-go meals service at select campuses at no cost to students or families. We anticipate that the block grant will allow the district to offer no cost meal service to students through the end of December. Please click headline for more information and to view the flyer!
Hays CISD is proud to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month! Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes and celebrates the contributions Americans tracing their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South American and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean have made to American society and culture. The observance was born in 1968 when Congress authorized the president to issue an annual proclamation designating National Hispanic Heritage Week. Just two decades later, lawmakers expanded it to a monthlong celebration, stretching from September 15 to October 15.
On July 27, 2020, Hays CISD was notified by the Kyle Police Department that it was investigating Dahlstrom Middle School Assistant Band Director Tyler Townsend for possible criminal activity involving possession or promotion of child pornography. Townsend was immediately placed on administrative leave the same day. (full statement continues using the 'Read More' button)
Our teachers and campus staff are the heart of our community. Our teachers, staff and administrators would like nothing more than to welcome every one of our over 21,000 students back to school; but when staff, many of whom have children in the District, are afraid to come back for in-person instruction due to an increase in the number of positive COVID cases, we have a problem that needs to be addressed. As conditions worsen and doubling rates increase, how can we honestly justify putting educators and their students in peril. At some point, when this health crisis levels off, it may be safe to bring everyone back into the classroom, but, as it stands right now, local school districts need the flexibility to make decisions based on a measured response to local conditions and data. As educators, we know that one size does not fit all.