The Texas Legislature determines eligibility requirements for free, public prekindergarten in Texas. When the Texas Legislature established the prekindergarten program the intent was, and still is, to provide early learning experiences to students who are most at risk for school failure. Therefore the eligibility is limited. The Legislature believed that a high quality prekindergarten program could mitigate the impact of the at-risk characteristics, thereby assisting these students to become school ready when they enter kindergarten. Katy ISD will be using InfoSnap, an online registration process for new student registration. Parents of those students who may be eligible for Pre-Kindergarten are encouraged to begin the online registration process.
Prekindergarten Family Engagement
Katy ISD has developed and implemented a prekindergarten family engagement plan to assist the district in achieving and maintaining high levels of family engagement in prekindergarten and positive family attitudes toward education at the prekindergarten level. This family engagement plan is designed to support six components of family engagement critical to the development of a high quality prekindergarten program. Follow the link below to the Pre-K Family Engagement webpage for more information.
Pre-K Family Engagement Webpage
Pre-K Family Learning Events
Nearly 16 of our campuses were impacted by flooding throughout surrounding neighborhoods this past week.. Below are updates on Creech and Bear Creek.
Creech Elementary- After having suffered severe damage from flooding resulting from Tropical Storm Harvey, Creech Elementary will have a new temporary home beginning September 11. Prekindergarten students who attend Creech Elementary will be relocated to Williams Elementary (JWE) at 3900 South Peek Rd., Katy, TX. Parents will have the option to send the sibling(s) of those students to Williams, or have the sibling(s) attend Creech Elementary at the University of Houston.
Bear Creek Elementary- Neighborhoods surrounding Bear Creek Elementary suffered severe flooding last week. While the school was left intact, the local service provider has placed restrictions on water usage, as nearby lift pumps, along with the waste water treatment plant were compromised by the storm.
These restrictions will limit the school's access to water and waste treatment. As such, Bear Creek Elementary students and staff will be relocated to Paetow High School at 23111 Stockdick School Rd., Katy, TX, for the reopening of schools on September 11. Paetow is Katy ISD's newest high school which opened its doors this fall to two grade levels - freshman and sophomore classes. The elementary students will be housed in the east tower of the campus, currently unoccupied by secondary students.
Children attend either morning (8:20-11:20) of afternoon (12:40-3:40) classes.
Parents or guardians must provide transportation to and from school.
Prekindergarten is not a mandatory program. However if your child qualifies and is enrolled, he/she is subject to compulsory attendance law. Your child must attend school each day, Monday - Friday.
A child is eligible for free prekindergarten if they are four years old on or before September 1st of the current school year and meets at least one of the seven criteria below:
is unable to speak and comprehend the English language; or
is educationally disadvantaged (which means a student who is eligible to participate in the national free or reduced-price lunch program); or
is homeless; or
is the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States; or
is the child of a member of the armed forces of the United Stateswho was injured or killed while serving on active duty; or
is or has ever been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services following an adversary hearing held as provided by Section 262.201, Family Code. or
is the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as follows:
- a peace officer under Section 3106.002, Government Code; or
- a firefighter under Section 3106.003, Government Code; or
- an emergency medical first responder under Section 3106.004, Government Code.
What to Bring on Registration Day
Child's Birth Certificate and Social Security Card
Guardianship Papers, if residing with someone other than parent
Proof of residence - A home of apartment lease agreement, a paid utility bill with correct name and address, or a letter from a mortgage company with permanent financing approved
If qualifying by language, bring your child for testing
If qualifying by income, bring proof of income (pay stubs with GROSS income of all working persons in the household, SNAP benefits eligibility letter, etc.)
If qualifying through the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, a letter of verification must be provided
Prek Registration Zones 2017-18.pdf
Attendance Zones 2017 2018.pdf
If you have any questions, please contact:
Lynette Cornell, Instructional Officer for Elementary Reading Intervention at 281-396-2475