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MJH On-Campus Learning Details

Beginning Tuesday, September 8, on-campus learning will resume five days a week for students who have not elected to learn virtually. While this option returns students to a tradition classroom environment, MJH will be following and enforcing the recommended safety protocols and procedures to protect the well being of our students and staff until further notice.


In accordance with district policy, students will be required to wear a face covering over their mouth and nose. Additionally, during this time only visitors essential to school operations and academic purposes will be permitted to enter Magnolia ISD facilities.


Outline of Important School Day Procedures
6:00 AM
Campus doors on east side of building open and parent drop-off may begin. Students arriving by car will remain in Gym 1 until they are released at 6:45 a.m. 
6:30 AM
Bus riders will enter through the rear doors of the building and remain in the cafeteria until they are released to their first period class at 6:45 a.m.
7:15 AM
First period begins. Entry is restricted to the front doors off of Nichols Sawmill Rd at this time. The standard bell schedule for a school day at MJH can be found HERE.


MJH Car Rider Drop-Off Procedure
All car-rider traffic will proceed down Sanders St., Sanders St. and follow the loop that leads to the drop-off zone on the east side of MJH. Once in the loop, cars should remain in a single-file line until they have dropped off their students. Students must only exit vehicle doors on the curbside, as cars will be permitted to pass in the left lane (see the diagram below).


Parents are allowed to drop both their junior high and intermediate students at the same time and location.


Once their students have unloaded, vehicles will follow the loop in front of Magnolia Intermediate and exit via Sanders St. in the opposite direction. Please proceed through the parking lot with caution, as both MJH and MIS students will be getting dropped off at the same time. 


Parents with a student in 8th grade Boys' Athletics may choose to use the Field House Drop-Off  Zone, which is further down the loop in front of the Field House. If it is clear, vehicles may use the passing lane to access this zone directly, but following the Sanders St. loop all the way around with other MJH traffic is mandatory.
Drop-Off Graphic
Parents can check their child’s bus route, along with instructions on how to login, HERE. Buses are scheduled to arrive on campus by 6:30 a.m.
Students will eat lunch in the cafeteria in accordance with safety guidelines. In order to meet these guidelines, seating has been restricted and a fourth lunch has been added to the schedule to limit the number of students in the cafeteria at one time. Students will find out which lunch they are assigned in their 4th period classes on September 8th. Parents are not permitted to eat lunch with their students until further notice. Deliveries of food or any other items are also strongly discouraged at this time. 


Students should bring a water bottle as the water fountains will not be available for use.



2:25 PM


MJH Car Rider Pick Up Procedure
Vehicles will follow the same loop for drop-off, again making a single-file line into the pick-up zone. In the afternoons, students will be divided by their Mustang Herd groups along the covered sidewalk on the east side of the building.  Students’ Mustang Herd groups are based on their last names and assigned a color (see the diagram below). Vehicles should remain in the line and wait to pull up to their child’s designated area. Once students have entered their vehicle, parents may pull out into the passing lane to exit.


Pick-Up Graphic


Mustang Herds Breakdown:
Mustang Herd Colors
Parents with a 7th grade student in Boys' Athletics may choose to use the Field House Pick-Up Zone, which is further down the loop in front of the Field House. If it is clear, vehicles may use the passing lane to access this zone directly, but following the Sanders St. loop all the way around with other MJH traffic is mandatory.

Attendance at school is extremely important for student success. We need our students at school and in class. The Texas Education Code requires that students attend at least 90% of the time it is in session to receive credit per semester. The code requires schools to deny credit for students found in violation of this rule. Students will be given an opportunity to regain credit by following a detailed plan outlined by the student’s assistant principal. Please know that attendance is taken in each individual class and credit is determined on a class by class basis. Click HERE to review the Attendance Guidelines for MJH.

Dress Code

Any form of dress or hairstyle that the principal or assistant principals deem to be disruptive to the educational environment, a health or safety hazard, or inappropriate in any way will not be allowed. A more detailed dress code is listed in the MJH Student Handbook Supplement, which can be found HERE. All violations will require the student to change into clothes that adhere to the dress code, and the original clothing items will be stored in the assistant principals' office until the end of the day. These can be items the student has on them or that a parent or guardian brings to the school. Students that choose not to correct the violation will be placed in ISS (In-School Suspension) for the remainder of the day and may incur further the consequences related to the infraction.

Parent/Student Sign-In/Sign-Out

At this time, visitors will only be permitted in the building in the event of an emergency or with the scheduled prior approval of the campus principal. Students arriving late to first period will sign-in at the APs' office, otherwise sign-in/sign-out for students will take place at the reception area. If your student needs to be picked up early from school, please send a note with him or her to be turned in to the attendance office as soon as they arrive at school, or call at least one hour ahead of time. This will save you and the school time and effort. Please report to the reception area to sign your student in/out. No students will be signed out during the last 25 minutes of the school day.

Tardy Policy

The tardy policy for the year can be found in the student handbook or HERE and will be reviewed in all classrooms beginning the first day of school. Make sure that you allow additional time during the first week of school and any time road conditions may cause delays.

Electronic Devices

Students are permitted to use cell phones in the hallways, during lunch, and between classes. Be advised that cell phones, earbuds, and headphones must be put away before entering the classroomPhones can only be used in the classroom for instructional purposes when approved by the teacher. Cell phones will not be charged during class time. The use of mobile telephones or any device capable of capturing images is strictly prohibited in locker rooms or restroom areas while at school or at a school-related or school-sponsored event.  The district is not responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen telecommunications devices.


If a student uses a telecommunications device without authorization during the school day, the device will be confiscated. Collected devices can be returned to a parent or guardian at the end of the student’s instructional day, and a $10.00 fee will be charged for any cell phones collected. Upon the second confiscation of an item, the device may be redeemed for $15, and a parent must pick up the item. Upon the third confiscation of an item and each confiscation after that the item may be redeemed for $15, a parent must pick up the item, and a disciplinary consequence may be assigned.