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Katy ISD Lost Instructional Time Katy ISD Lost Instructional Time 2017-09-22T15:55:08Z<div class="ExternalClassF311D8DB26B041319FDCC2F4C340420B"><p>​As many families and staff continue recovery efforts in our neighborhoods, homes and community, we are also slowly but surely getting back on track with the business of teaching and learning across Katy ISD campuses.  As you ​​know, our students lost two weeks of instructional time as a result of Tropical Storm Harvey.  However, because the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will be waiving up to 10 instructional days, there will be no need to extend the 2017-18 instructional calendar, or to modify the Thanksgiving, Christmas/winter, and spring breaks.​</p><p>Our Curriculum Department has worked diligently over the past few weeks to realign and restructure the curriculum unit plans to ensure that all state standards will be taught this school year.  As such, there will be no gaps in the taught and tested curriculum. </p><p>Also, to ensure that our students receive the full benefits of the Katy ISD learning experience, we have identified means to regain lost instructional time to deliver additional support to students.  This includes providing enrichment resources for our families, supplementary study opportunities for Advanced Placement (AP) students, and extending four early release days to full days of instruction.   </p><p><u>Enrichment Resources for Families:<br></u>Online instructional enrichment activities developed by our Curriculum Department are available for parents or guardians to work with their child(ren) at home.  These enhanced learning activities are ungraded and optional, and are available on the <a href="/dept/ci/Pages/Enrichment.aspx">Katy ISD Curriculum & Instruction website​</a>. Each core subject area will be covered for the remainder of the school year.  These subjects include language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. ​</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Support for Advanced Placement (AP) Students:<br></span>Additional study opportunities will also be offered to students preparing for the May 2018 AP exams. Review sessions and resources are currently being developed and will be shared with students, and published on the website later this Fall.</p><p><u>Extending Four Early Release Days:<br></u>The 2017-2018 instructional calendar included six "early release" days that are typically designated for professional development, teacher preparation, and parent conferences. Four of the previously designated early release days (Oct. 9, 20, Feb 16, April 13) will be extended to full instructional days.  This is designed to allow students more time in the classroom, as well as to serve the needs of so many of our families who are displaced by Harvey and depending, now more than ever, on the daily routine of school to bring a sense of normalcy to their child(ren)'s lives.  We understand that October 9 and 20 had been set aside for parent/teacher conferences at many campuses.  However, in lieu of the in-person conferences, parents are encouraged to communicate with teachers by email and/or phone.  Parents should also continue to monitor their student's progress on the <a href="/pages/home-access-center.aspx">Home Access Center</a>.  Friday, December 15 and Thursday, May 24 will remain "early release" days since final exams are given on those dates.</p><p>Thank you for your understanding as we move forward with these post-Harvey initiatives to recapture lost instructional time and to provide additional support to our students and families. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your school. </p></div>
Kindergarten GT Screening Kindergarten GT Screening 2017-09-12T21:54:13Z<div class="ExternalClass6C5111AEFD28418D8B527BB22F1E4348"><p>Information regarding screening of kindergarten students for the gifted and talented program will be sent home with kinder students beginning the week of September 11-15.  Kindergarten parents who would like to refer their children for screening must return the Kindergarten Parent Checklist to their campus by <strong>October 3, 2017.</strong> </p><p>There is a FAQ page and video on the Katy ISD GT/Advanced Academics website for more information about kindergarten screening that can be accessed at: <a href="/dept/GT/Pages/Kindergarten-Screening.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/GT/Pages/Kindergarten-Screening.aspx</span></a></p><p>============================================</p><p>La información sobre evaluación de los estudiantes para el programa de dotados y talentosos será enviada con los estudiantes de kinder a partir de la semana del 11 de septiembre. Los padres que quisieran referir a sus hijos para evaluación deben devolver la lista de referencia de los padres a la escuela de su hijo/a hacia <strong>el 3 de octubre.</strong></p><p>Hay una página de preguntas frecuentes y un video en el sitio web de <em>Katy ISD </em></p><p><em>GT/Advanced Academics</em> para obtener más información sobre las evaluaciones de kínder que se puede acceder en: <a href="/dept/GT/Pages/Kindergarten-Screening.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/GT/Pages/Kindergarten-Screening.aspx</span></a></p></div>
Gifted and Talented Screening for Current Fifth Grade StudentsGifted and Talented Screening for Current Fifth Grade Students2017-09-12T21:53:19Z<div class="ExternalClass5C21D90EB06E4962967E03096980EF00"><p>Students in fifth grade <strong>who are not currently identified</strong> for the elementary Challenge program have the opportunity to be screened for Gifted and Talented Program with service to begin in the fall of sixth grade. Secondary gifted program options are available in English, reading, mathematics, science, and social studies. Students may be screened in any or all of these content areas. </p><p>Letters to 5th Grade Parents have been sent home.  Parents interested in referring their child for secondary Gifted and Talented screening need to complete a Secondary Parent Checklist and return to the elementary campus by <strong>September 21, 2017</strong>. </p><p>Screening will occur during the months of October through December. Parents will be notified of the placement decision by U.S. mail in January.</p><p>Parents may obtain a Parent Checklist from the front desk at school or by emailing the GT Facilitator, Elizabeth Kaul Clark at <a href="mailto:elizabethkclark@katyisd.org"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">elizabethkclark@katyisd.org</span></a>.</p><p>The checklist is also available at: <a href="/dept/gt/Pages/default.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/gt/Pages/default.aspx</span></a> </p><p><strong>Please make sure you are completing the checklist for </strong><strong><em>Secondary</em></strong><strong> screening and not the </strong><strong><em>Elementary</em></strong><strong> form.</strong>  </p><p>Additional information available at: <a href="/dept/GT/Pages/Secondary-GT-Service,-Grades-6-12.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/GT/Pages/Secondary-GT-Service,-Grades-6-12.aspx</span></a> </p></div>

Upcoming Events

Fall Book Fair

10/9/2017 - 10/13/2017

Early Dismissal for Elementary Parent Conferences and Secondary Professional Learning

10/9/2017

Fall Individual Pictures

10/12/2017

Chick-Fil-A Night

10/16/2017

Up-Stander Day

10/17/2017

Family Night (No Homework Assigned)

10/18/2017

Early Dismissal for Elementary Parent Conferences and Secondary Professional Learning

10/20/2017

Anti Bully Week

10/23/2017

Red Ribbon Week

10/23/2017

Family Night at the STEAM Center

10/26/2017

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Franz Elementary School

2751 North Westgreen Blvd

Katy, TX 77449

Principal:  Yvette Sylvan

Ph: 281.237.8600 Fax: 281.644.1520

School Hours: 8:20 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.

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