Parent's Guide to Katy ISD Wi-Fi
Bring Your Own Device
Katy ISD offers a filtered Katy Public Wi-Fi on all campuses. Students in grades 2—12 may bring a personal device to school and use for educational purposes. Students are expected to connect to the filtered Katy ISD Public Wi-Fi to ensure access to the best online resource
Users of the Katy Public Wi-Fi network have filtered Internet access just as they would on a district owned device.
Katy ISD offers many educational resources via the Internet. These resources can be accessed anytime, anywhere the student has access to the Internet, extending learning beyond the classroom.
Students in grades 2-12 may now bring their own technology devices (laptop, netbook, cell phone, tablet, etc.) to Katy ISD campuses. These devices will be utilized in the classroom at the discretion of the teacher.
By connecting to the Katy Public Wi-Fi, users accept the terms of the Katy ISD Responsible Use Guidelines (RUG).
Responsibility for Devices
Students are expected to connect to the filtered Katy Public Wi-Fi while on campus.
The technology devices students bring to school are their sole responsibility.
The campus or district assumes no responsibility for personal devices if they are lost, loaned, damaged, or stolen and only limited time or resources will be spent trying to locate stolen or lost items.
Personal devices may be subject to investigation in accordance with District Policy.
Use of technology is a privilege and not a right.
Students are to keep their devices secure at all times and not loan to others.
Students must keep devices on silent or vibrate mode.
As with any tool, there are appropriate places and times for the use of devices on the Katy Public Wi-Fi network. Below are the levels and permissible situations for use. Campus administrators and teachers have the right to prohibit use of devices at certain times or during designated activities (i.e. campus presentation, theatrical performance, or guest speaker) that occur during the school day.
Tips for Success with Katy Public Wi-Fi
Clearly label all devices and power cords with your child's name
Set a password or passcode on the device
Bring devices to school fully charged and in good working order
Record the serial number and model information at home
Students should silence or place devices on vibrate while working in class
Students may bring headphones to use with their device as many digital resources have audio
Your homeowner's or renter's insurance policy may cover personal electronic devices
You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the device manufacturer