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Class of 2022 Graduation Information
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Katy ISD Names New Assistant Superintendent & Principals for 2022-2023 School YearKaty ISD Names New Assistant Superintendent & Principals for 2022-2023 School Year<div class="ExternalClassD492EB3C24194DC6984780024D836579"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">At the May Katy ISD board meeting, the Board of Trustees approved Dr. Emily Craig as the District's newest Assistant Superintendent for Secondary School Leadership and Support.  Dr. Craig is replacing Jeff Stocks, who will be retiring at the end of the school year.  The Board also approved the naming of three new principals: Thea Wofford for Exley Elementary, Tanya Heard for Rylander Elementary and Jason Brown for Williams Elementary. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dr. Emily Craig began her career as an English teacher in 1997 at Spring Forest Middle School in Spring Branch Independent School District.  That same year, she joined the Katy High School Tigers and in 2003, she became a counselor at Memorial Parkway Junior High (MPJH).  Five years later, she became assistant principal at WoodCreek Junior High and returned to MPJH in 2014, where she has since served as principal. Since taking the helm at MPJH, the campus has consistently been in the top 10 middle school rankings in the Houston area, according to Niche. Additionally, Dr. Craig was named the Katy ISD Principal of the Year in 2021 and serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP). Dr. Craig holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Auburn University, a Master of Education in Counseling from the University of Houston in Victoria, and a principal certificate and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Houston in Clear Lake. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Thea Wofford is returning to Exley Elementary, where she started her educational career in 2005.  This time she's joining the Exley Express community as their new principal.  For Wofford, Katy ISD has always been home.  In 2016, she was named Assistant Principal at Alexander Elementary and in 2021 she joined Adams Junior High as their Assistant Principal.  Wofford holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston and a Master of Education in Educational Administration from Lamar University.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Tanya Heard began her career as an educator in Florissant, Missouri in 1994, where she taught at both the elementary and junior high levels.  In 1998, she relocated to Texas where she took a position with Richardson Independent School District. Throughout her career, Heard has served as a Team Leader, science teacher, Instructional Technology Facilitator, Educational Instructional Technology Coordinator, Dean of Instruction and Assistant Principal at schools in the surrounding area. In 2020, Heard joined the Katy ISD Family as Assistant Principal at Mayde Creek High School.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts Education and Biology from Monmouth College, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Missouri, a Master's in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix in Dallas and a Master's in Education Administration from the University of Texas in Arlington.  She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Executive Leadership from Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Jason Brown began his teaching career in 2003 in Alief ISD.  In 2007, he accepted a position as a fourth-grade teacher at Griffin Elementary in Katy ISD.  He quickly worked his way up to a leadership role and became the Assistant Principal at Exley Elementary in 2008.  He remained there for two years before being named Assistant Principal at Holland Elementary. Brown holds a Bachelor of Science in Design from Clemson University and a Master of Science in Educational Management from the University of Houston in Clear Lake. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​All individuals will assume their new roles this summer.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Emily%20Craig.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:358px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Emily Craig</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em> Assistant Superintendent for Secondary School Leadership and Support</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Thea%20Wofford%207.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:296px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Thea Wofford</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em> Principal at Exley Elementary</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Tanya%20Heard%2012.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:394px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Tanya Heard</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em> Principal at Rylander Elementary</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Jason%20Brown%208.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:388px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Jason Brown</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em> Principal at Williams Elementary</em></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Board Welcomes Newly Elected Members and Selects OfficersKaty ISD Board Welcomes Newly Elected Members and Selects Officers<div class="ExternalClassBB75131F27414A5796632A675E2E69D3"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">At the May Regular Board Meeting, Katy ISD's newly elected Board members Lance Redmon and Victor Perez took the oath of office and were officially sworn in.  Redmon will continue serving in Position 2, while Perez will serve in Position 1. Immediately following the swearing-in of these two Trustees, both assumed their roles as members of the Board for the remainder of the Closed and Regular Board meetings. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Also, as is customary following Katy ISD Board elections, Trustees elected its slate of officers to serve for the upcoming school year.  Greg Schulte was elected as the 2022-2023 president, Lance Redmon as vice president and Ashley Vann as secretary. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“I feel humbled by the Board's trust in my leadership and thank them and our community for the confidence you have both instilled in me to continue as your school board president," said Greg Schulte, Board President at Katy ISD.  “It is an absolute privilege to serve the Katy ISD community and I look forward to working alongside the Trustees as we move into the 2022-2023 school year," added Schulte.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​The Katy ISD Board of Trustees is the governing body that oversees and shapes district policies.  Individuals serving as board members are not employees of Katy ISD, yet they dedicate countless hours to leading an A+ school district.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/PublishingImages/Board%20Member%20Swear%20In%20May%2016,%202022%201.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:199px;" /></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Swearing-in of Victor Perez and Lance Redmon</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><br></em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><img src="/PublishingImages/Greg%20Schulte-%20KISD%20BOD%20Dec%202020%20-%2009%20web.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:560px;" /><br></em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Greg Schulte</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>President of the Katy ISD Board of Trustees</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><br></em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><img src="/PublishingImages/Redmon,%20Lance%20-%2009%205x7.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:560px;" /></em> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Lance Redmon</em><br><em> Vice President of the Katy ISD Board of Trustees</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><br></em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><img src="/PublishingImages/Vann%20Web.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:560px;" />​</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Ashley Vann</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Secretary of the Katy ISD Board of Trustees</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><br></em></p><p><br></p></div>
Return to School Updates - May 13Return to School Updates - May 13<div class="ExternalClass163666AFAF1D47549CC0143261BD69B2"><p>​</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify"><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/69850ac3d5a2a2f0ee82bbcd05e3ade2/Spring__Updates_4.png" alt="SPring Updates" width="799" height="146" /></span> </p> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>May 13, 2022</strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Dear Katy ISD Parents, Guardians and Staff,                    </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Below is this week’s ONEKaty Return to School Updates!                    </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Bulletins highlighted <span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong> </span>denote information that is new for the 2021-2022 school year.                   </span></p> <hr /> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6a009654f50a9ac60f0a18e32a812c1a/Class_of_3.jpg" alt="classof2022" width="800" height="146" /></span> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SPRING GRADUATION</strong> </span> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6530112a109dd894102cf21f1bab936b/SpringGrad.png" alt="springgrad" width="707" height="199" /></span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Legacy Stadium Graduation Schedule</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">6:00 p.m: Legacy Stadium Parking Lot Gates Open</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">6:30 p.m: Campus Staff Arrival at Designated Stadium Gate</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:00 p.m: Legacy Stadium Gates Open for Graduates & Guests</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">8:00 p.m: Graduation Ceremony Begins  </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In the event <strong>inclement weather</strong> is severe and impacts the scheduled evening ceremony, the graduation ceremony will be rescheduled to 9:00 a.m. the following day at Legacy Stadium.  However, every effort will be made to ensure the 8:00 p.m. evening ceremonies remain on schedule.       </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">Graduation Inclement Weather Updates</span><br></strong>Keep in tune with what’s happening with graduations and inclement weather via Katy ISD’s and Katy ISD Athletics’ Facebook and Twitter accounts!</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>Rescheduled Legacy Stadium Graduation Ceremony </strong>  </span>    </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:00 a.m. Legacy Stadium Parking Lot Gates Open      </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:30 a.m. Campus Staff Arrival at Designated Stadium Gate      </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">8:00 a.m. Legacy Stadium Gates Open for Graduates & Guests      </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">9:00 a.m. Graduation Ceremony Begins        </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">Class of 22 Graduation Ceremonies- Live Streaming</span><br><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/2431b52153c3a049d50bbb9427d01080/texan_live.png" alt="texan live.png" width="215" height="47" /><br></strong>If your relatives are unable to make it to the graduation ceremonies, all Class of 22 Graduation Ceremonies will be live streamed through TexanLive.  The link will be posted on the Katy ISD graduation page <a href="/dept/campusadmin/Pages/Graduation.aspx">https://www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Pages/Graduation.aspx</a> as the ceremonies approach.  It is free and can be seen throughout the US. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">Class of 22 Graduation Information- Cords, Cowls and Medals </span><br></strong>Congratulations to all our upcoming Class of 22 graduates! Please review the Class of 22 approved cords, cowls and medals for the graduation ceremonies.  The articles pictured are the only items approved to be worn at Katy ISD graduation ceremonies.        </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Cords-Cowls-Medals.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1Ojg1YTA6OWQyZmYwMmYxMmZhYjFjZTFhZTQzODRhOWU5MzRjYTVkY2ZjYmQ0NDMwN2Q2ODc3Njg3MzcwMWQ0ZDdiODdhYzpoOk4">https://www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Cords-Cowls-Medals.pdf</a>      </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>CLASS OF 2023, 2024 & 2025 LEGACY STADIUM GRADUATION SCHEDULE   <br></strong></span>The first Jordan High School senior class will graduate in May 2023. Please click <a href="/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Ceremony_Schedule.pdf">here</a> for the Class of 2023, 2024 and 2025 graduation schedule.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>THE KATY ISD WELLNESS CENTER</strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/b133d4c371af7769be011018431f1449/Wellness_Center.png" alt="wellness center" width="624" height="149" /></span> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4377473f678787eff2365a92ef4fa416/Wellness_Center.png" alt="Wellness" width="549" height="266" /></span> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Operating Hours: </strong>Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Location:</strong>  Agricultural Sciences Center, 5801 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road, Katy, TX 77493 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/returntoschool/Pages/COVID-Testing-Center.aspx">Wellness Center FAQs and Services</a> </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>HEALTH SERVICES </strong>             </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> All students enrolled in Katy ISD must be in compliance with state required immunizations. Immunization requirements can be found on the <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/healthservices/Pages/Immunizations.aspx">Katy ISD Health Services Immunizations page</a>.                             </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">KATY SUMMER ACADEMIC TERM</span><br><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/0507f30dc7836da62e70f4c2fd134628/KSAT_Logo-01.png" alt="ksat" width="132" height="121" /><br></strong>Katy ISD offers a menu of options in the summer to support students looking for additional academic support, course or credit recovery or students who are trying to get ahead by taking original credit courses. Details of available options can also be found on the <a href="/dept/campusadmin/ksat/Pages/default.aspx">summer webpage</a> on The District’s website. General summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:summerschool@katyisd.org">summerschool@katyisd.org</a>.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">STATE TESTING</span><br><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/336697bdf09dceff069e416c3ebabbc6/State_Testing.png" alt="State Testing.png" width="83" height="50" /><br></strong><a href="/dept/assessment/Documents/State_Assessment_Calendar.pdf#search=staar">The Testing calendar</a> lists the dates that testing will take place in Katy ISD during the school year. For secondary students who do not successfully complete their exams, KSAT will offer a summer opportunity to prepare for and retake the EOC Exam.  For more information, review these <a href="/dept/assessment/Documents/FAQ%20Opting%20Out%20of%20State%20Testing.pdf#search=4545">Frequently Asked Questions</a> regarding State Testing, opting out and Texas Education Code. </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Registration:</strong> Information forthcoming. By invitation only.  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><em>*Note* Students who cannot test in June will test in December at their home campus</em></strong>.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>HB4545 INFORMATION- ACCELERATED INSTRUCTION</strong>   </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Per House Bill 4545, students who do not participate in or successfully complete state testing are provided opportunities to participate in 30 hours of accelerated instruction for each content area assessment not taken or not passed. Katy ISD will offer a variety of opportunities, for specific grade levels, through the KSAT program this summer to complete this requirement. Information regarding the HB4545 Accelerated Learning opportunities is available on <a href="/dept/campusadmin/ksat/Pages/default.aspx">the KSAT webpages</a> and is offered by invitation only.      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>FREE MEALS - ENDS MAY 31, 2022</strong> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">This May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will conclude its free breakfast and lunch meal service that has been open and available to all students, regardless of eligibility. To determine eligibility for free meals this summer and fall, families will need to complete the meals benefit application for free and reduced meals. More information about free and reduced meals benefits can be found <a href="https://registration.powerschool.com/resources/1305/files/Free%20and%20Reduced%20Meal%20Benefits%20Flyer.pdf">here</a>. <a href="https://www.fns.usda.gov/cn/fr-021622">U.S. Department of Agriculture Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines</a>. </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL – ORIGINAL CREDIT</strong></span> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a8031c3266476517f1b7ba580110d012/KVS.png" alt="kvs" width="249" height="79" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>All original credit summer courses will be offered exclusively through Katy Virtual School.</strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/instructionaltechnology/katyonline/Pages/Katy-Virtual-School.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjAwYzA6YTlkY2MwM2NiYTE0OWMzNjdjY2ViYWEzYTExZjc2ZDU1MTI3Njc5YzllNTViM2M4NTkwM2MyODcwMDhjZmEwZDpoOk4"><strong>https://www.katyisd.org</strong></a>        </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy Virtual School (KVS) online classes are a way for secondary students to acquire graduation credits and/or expand their learning opportunities through paid, online supplemental high school credit courses during the summer and school year.        </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVS courses:        </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Provide flexibility in scheduling.         </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Allow students to get ahead on credits.        </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Provide opportunity to access courses that are not offered on the home campus.        </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Help students moving into Katy ISD from outside Texas to meet graduation requirements.         </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Courses are developed and taught by Katy ISD teachers.         </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVS offers over 45 approved College Board Advanced Placement (AP), Katy Advanced Program (KAP) and academic level courses. The cost is $200 per semester with reduced or no fees for students identified as economically disadvantaged. Courses are approved by the NCAA for student initial eligibility and KVS is an approved College Board Online Provider.         </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Registration is now open for summer 2022, fall 2022 and spring 2023. </strong>Questions can be answered through your home campus counselor, <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/instructionaltechnology/katyonline/Pages/FAQs.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjdjMDk6ZjAyMjBlYjJiMmRlN2ZiZTg0NzdhYTY0MGExMDgyODY0MjNhZjEyYTcwODA2MWM4NTMzNTg1MDQ3MmZjZDE3MzpoOk4">Katy Virtual School FAQ,</a> or email <a href="mailto:katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org">katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org</a>.        </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL - COURSE OR CREDIT RECOVERY </strong>    </span>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Summer school registration for students currently in 6th - 12th grades who need course or credit recovery is <strong>now open</strong>.  Summer School will offer one summer session from June 14 through July 14.         </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Summer school for students in grades 6<sup>th</sup> through 11<sup>th</sup> grade will be held at Cinco Ranch High School.  Summer school for students in grade 12 and scheduled to graduate in August 2022 will be held at Raines Academy.      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Course/Credit recovery will host assigned, mandatory and in-person orientation days for students during the week of June 14-17. After the orientation is complete, students may work on their courses remotely if their progress in the course is on target for completion. If students need additional support, they will have access to report to their assigned campus lab and teacher for in-person support, Monday through Thursday between 8:00am and 3:30pm.         </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Secondary summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:juniorhighsummerschool@katyisd.org">juniorhighsummerschool@katyisd.org</a> or <a href="mailto:highschoolsummerschool@katyisd.org">highschoolsummerschool@katyisd.org</a>.       </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>ELEMENTARY SUMMER SCHOOL</strong>    </span>   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Eligible elementary students may attend one of the following summer elementary programs.  Elementary campus counselors will be in contact during the spring semester to confirm student eligibility.   Elementary summer school is offered by invitation only.      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>ESL/Bilingual Program </strong>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>English Language Development Program </strong>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>HB 4545 Accelerated Learning for students in 5th grade.</strong>       </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Elementary summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:elementarysummerschool@katyisd.org">elementarysummerschool@katyisd.org</a>.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>COLLEGE AND CAREER LABS</strong> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">A centralized college and career lab at the KSAT campus, Cinco Ranch High School, is open to all high school students this summer who would like assistance in one or more of the following areas:  </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Preparing for the college application openings in August of 2022 </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">College/career interest </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">College essay prep, scholarship searches </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Timeline reviews </span></li> </ul> <p style="margin:0in;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The lab will be accepting appointments for select days beginning June 14 through July 14. In addition, many high school campuses will also offer an opportunity to meet with their home campus College and Career Facilitator for support in these areas, as well. More details will be available soon!</span></p> <p style="margin:0in;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin:0in;text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/33f1e0f324d222c0377a8e5f1c8dd013/Student_Updates_-_ALL.JPG" alt="student updates all" width="699" height="86" /></span> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SPEAKUP ANONYMOUS REPORTING APP</strong>  </span> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4e4cc56fc02c92582f6fbb1e9d80e618/SpeakUpIcon.JPG" alt="speakup" width="127" height="128" /><br>SpeakUP is the anonymous reporting platform that students, parents, and patrons can use to report safety concerns, bullying, threats of violence, drug use, as well as any other concerns related to student physical or mental health. SpeakUP is available for download in the Apple Store or Google Play. It is also available on all District websites, computers and District devices. SpeakUP provides an opportunity for the Katy ISD community to anonymously provide valuable information to District administration and law enforcement that will help keep our students safe.                       </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT</strong>  </span>          </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/default.aspx">Parent & Student Tech Resources & Support</a> (if you are not able to find your answer, please access our new parent/student ticketing system, instructions at the bottom of the page)        </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Parent-Tech-FAQs.aspx">Parent Technology FAQs <br> </a><a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Knowledge-Base-for-Students-and-Parents.aspx">Katy 1 Source (Parent & Student Searchable Knowledge Base)</a>        </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parent Tech Support: 281-396-7400 (info line only)      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>ELEMENTARY BELL SCHELDULE: 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR</strong>  </span> <strong><br></strong>Katy ISD’s elementary bell schedule will see a slight adjustment beginning fall 2022 in an effort to maximize bus routes, minimize service delays, and accommodate for ongoing driver shortages. Please note that <u>the bell schedule adjustment only affects elementary campuses</u>. There will be no change to the 2022-2023 Katy ISD junior high nor high school bell schedules.</span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4f7953ca5e516cabbd0edc5af468cc94/2022-2023_Elementary_Bell_Schedule_Adjustment_Tiers.PNG" alt="ELEM TIERS" width="700" height="395" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Should you have any questions about the elementary bell schedule adjustment, do not hesitate to call (281) 396-2110 or email <a href="mailto:kellyesmego@katyisd.org">kellyesmego@katyisd.org</a>. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/31234feb3d3b68942f543515a72d00c8/Student_Updates_-_SECONDARY.JPG" alt="secondary updates" width="699" height="88" /></span> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>Parent Access to SchooLinks</strong>  <br></span>Parents are now able to access SchooLinks via My Katy Cloud. Parents will need to log into MyKaty Cloud and then click the SchooLinks tile.   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Parents will be able to verify student course requests in SchooLinks after Spring Break.  Stay tuned for campus based eNews on Monday, March 21 regarding next steps.      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">ATHLETICS<br></span></strong>See all our latest schedules, including playoff information here: <a href="https://www.rankonesport.com/Schedules/View_Schedule_All_Web.aspx?D=E60DB75B-3AB2-4FE7-B746-0735376AFB5B&MT=0">Katy ISD Schedules</a>        </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>LIFEGUARD TRAINING<br></strong></span>Are you interested in becoming an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard?  Katy ISD Athletics is offering several Lifeguard Training Courses.  Registration is now open: <a href="https://t.co/QVEMNOo48p">https://t.co/QVEMNOo48p</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>Physical Dates for 2022-2023 School Year<br></strong></span><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a5faa6c7f2aa11d925984e7313456f7a/Physical_Dates_for_Athletics.png" alt="physical dates for athletics" width="628" height="491" /></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong></span><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong> FINE ARTS</strong> </span>             </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Spring Art Show Virtual Gallery is LIVE!</strong>  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Katy ISD Spring Art Exhibit is available to the public April 28<sup>th</sup> through July 30<sup>th</sup> by way of the <a href="https://tinyurl.com/2022SpringArtShow">KISD Spring Art Virtual Gallery</a>. This virtual gallery highlights all PK-12 artwork that was displayed at this year's in-person Spring Art Show at the Merrell Center Arena. If you missed the in-person event, or just want to see all of the fabulous art again, check out the virtual gallery!    </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Katy Young Artist Competition (KYAC)</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The top performing students from the High School UIL Solo & Ensemble will be competing this Saturday for an opportunity to perform in the <strong>KYAC Outstanding Performer Recital</strong> being held at <strong>Jordan HS Performing Arts Center on Sunday, May 15 @ 2:00 p.m</strong>. These students will perform this Saturday for university level faculty who will select the outstanding performers. This recital will be open to the public and will be a great opportunity for district faculty, students, and community to hear these amazing students. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Fine Arts Singing Day / Recognition Day</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD Fine Arts Department will be recognizing all the graduating seniors that will be continuing their studies in the fine arts at the college/university level. This will include students majoring or minoring in fine arts and students continuing studies and participation in their respective fine arts discipline. We invite all to be a part of this special occasion. The event will be held on <strong>Sunday, May 15 at the Jordan HS Performing Arts Center at 5:00 p.m. </strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Attention ALL Graduating Fine Arts Students </strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">All graduating fine arts students, please fill out the information on the <a href="https://forms.office.com/r/zbCBR7uHRv">fine arts survey</a>. This information will provide information to be included in the fine arts signing day as well as general information regarding the overall impact and role fine arts have contributed to the success of these students. Program directors have sent this survey link out to be completed by the student. Again, this survey is for <strong>all graduating fine arts students</strong> and not just those continuing at the college or university level. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>JH Band Camp, JH Choir Camp, & JH Orchestra Summer Camps</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD will be holding music camps this summer for current 6<sup>th</sup>, 7<sup>th</sup>, and 8<sup>th</sup> graders in each of these fine art disciplines. Information will be available through your campus director and the camp tiles will be available next week the district Pay ‘N’ Go to register your student. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Fine Arts Event Calendar</strong>          </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">For a current list of fine arts performances, please click <a href="/dept/finearts/Pages/Calendar.aspx">here</a> for information.            </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Note:</strong> For ticketed campus events, please contact the local campus or program.                 </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>HIGH SCHOOL EXEMPTION CRITERIA</strong>   </span>    </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/57c7785324272efb477280ceaa22f025/image004.png" alt="exempt" width="283" height="170" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The 2021-2022 and the 2022-2023 final exam exemption criteria information is accessible via the <a href="https://mykaty.katyisd.org/LoginPolicy.jsp">MyKaty Cloud</a> “Exemption Information” tile now available for quick and easy reference.                    </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In preparation for the 2022-2023 school year and the reinstatement of the attendance requirement to exempt high school final exams, students are encouraged to review the 2022-2023 exemption criteria. All absences will count toward the maximum of 8 allowed unless the absences are school-related (see attendance codes per the 2022-2023 exemption form).         </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT REQUEST</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6a88b6c8be424c9affa7c1d5c92fe2e6/scriborder_icon.JPG" alt="scriborder" width="133" height="132" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Current high school students and 2004 to present alumni students can request their high school transcript through <a href="https://katyisdtx.scriborder.com/">ScribOrder</a>. Alumni prior to 2004 should reach out to the campus registrar to make a request.  </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SCHOOLINKS</strong>  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">SchooLinks is a college and career readiness platform that helps students discover their interests and strengths, explore colleges and careers, and create an individualized career and academic plan that best reflects their post-secondary goals. SchooLinks  is accessible to students in 6th - 12th grades, and their parents.                                               </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Using SchooLinks, students and families can:</strong>          </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Build their Personal Graduation Plan        </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Access career interest, strength and mindset surveys          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Explore 2-year and 4-year colleges          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Create course plans based on career pathways          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Take virtual reality college campus tours          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Search for scholarships          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Learn about financial aid          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Find internship and volunteer opportunities          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Explore traditional, emerging and military career fields          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Create digital portfolios / resumes          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Communicate with counselors            </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Student Login:</strong>          </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Students login to SchooLinks via MyKaty Cloud, then select SchooLinks logo.                  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Parent/Guardian Login: </strong>          </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents/Guardians will have login access to SchooLinks at a later date.           </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">If you want to learn more about SchooLinks please visit: </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://hello.schoolinks.com/">https://hello.schoolinks.com/</a>                  </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SE</strong><strong>CONDARY STUDENT</strong> <strong>EXTRA-CURRICULAR TRANSPORTATION WAIVER</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/2b33f544d07547aef4dfc419626f5499/Picture2345.png" alt="Transportation Waiver" width="118" height="119" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Transportation Waiver is available to parents who wish to opt-out of District transportation services for secondary student extra-curricular activities. <strong>This opt-out option remains available through the end of the spring 2022 semester. </strong>The opt-out form can be accessed through MyKaty Cloud via the Transportation Waiver tile. </span></p> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ba8c9464906989960efdfb0ccd7f0924/Parent_Updates.JPG" alt="parent updates" width="699" height="88" /></span> </p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>LIBRARY BOOK INFORMATION</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents of secondary students may be notified via email if their child checks out a Young Adult Fiction book from the campus library. This optional notification is available if a parent elected to receive the library notification when filling out the online Return to School Enrollment update in August.  If a parent did not elect to receive the library notification, parents/guardians may contact <a href="mailto:Bookconcern@KatyISD.org">Bookconcern@KatyISD.org</a> to make a change and request the notification.</span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/269f8e0077b23556f958434efd80cc30/onthego.png" alt="onthego" width="193" height="60" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Parents/guardians of elementary and secondary students may also download the <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/sites/mobileapp/Pages/default.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpiNDFiYmQyMDFhZTM4ODcxZjQ2ZmVlOWFmYjQ1ZTBmZDo1OmVhMTU6OTQ0MDg2ZWExZGQxY2FjNzUwZTRlYWY5ZGM1MTM2NWI0ODU3NTc0ZGVmMTc5OGU2OTBlOTQwMWU1NGUwMjBhODpo">Katy<em> OnTheGo</em></a> app to review the books that their student has checked out.     </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">PARTNERS WITH PARENTS (PWP): INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE REVIEW REQUESTS</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a86685ca826223d56f7585ad844a7c67/PWP.png" alt="PWP" width="120" height="119" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD values the continued partnership with our parents to ensure our students have access to the finest instructional resources available. The PWP Online Book Review app has been expanded to include review options for all Instructional Resources. Parents/Guardians with concerns regarding an Instructional Resource (i.e. Instructional Materials, Library Books, Internet/Online Materials) that may be in violation of Board Policy EF Local that pertains to the “pervasively vulgar" standard, are encouraged to fill out an online review form via the Partner with Parents (PWP) Instructional Resource Review app available on MyKaty cloud.      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">To access the PWP app, l<a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___http:/mykaty.katyisd.org/___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjU2NGM6NzY2Yzc2NTY0MTE4MDBlOWFjMDBkNDdiMDBkZTYyYjAyZTY4N2MzODI2NzYwMWRkZGY0NGYxY2I5MWFmMTg0NTpoOk4">og in to MyKaty  </a>using your Katy ISD ID number and password.  Parents/guardians will use the same ID and password used to log into the Home Access Center (HAC).      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>DISTRICT OPERATIONAL STAFFING CHALLENGES </strong> </span>         </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Katy ISD’s Operations Division, which consists of bus drivers, food service employees, custodians, skilled trades, and other essential staff, has been particularly hard hit by staffing shortages, with over a hundred existing vacancies. In result, parents may see minor adjustments to bus service, cafeteria menu options, and campus maintenance schedules when needed. Please know that our dedicated operations teams are making every effort to minimize the impact on these services.   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>KATY ISD IS HIRING!</strong>    <br></span><strong>Bus drivers, food service, custodial, repair teams,</strong> <strong>teachers, aides, and more!: </strong><a href="https://katy.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx">bit.ly/ApplyKatyISD</a>   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">PARENT COMMUNITY EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/39a4144588e6d3a821ed3f48c4d5caf7/CrimeStoppers.png" alt="crime stoppers" width="262" height="72" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In partnership with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Crime Stoppers Houston hosts the webinar series: S.A.V.E. (Safety Awareness. Valuable Education). This series serves as a platform for discussion on many topics that concern the safety of our schools and community.  These topics include: mental health, human trafficking, social media and internet safety. Please see the link for upcoming webinars available throughout the month of January. <a href="https://crime-stoppers.org/events/2022-01/">S.A.V.E. Webinar Series January</a> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>CHILD FIND </strong>  </span>                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Child Find is a process designed to identify, locate, and evaluate individuals from birth to 21 years of age who may need special education and related services. If you are concerned that your child may have a disability, contact your student’s school for more information about the Child Find process or click on the following link.                   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="/dept/sped/Pages/Child%20Find.aspx">Katy ISD Child Find Information Page</a>         </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SAFE RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN- updated 01/18/2022</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ec540b6caab3692a7af7baecb0e44cad/SRTS_Plan.JPG" alt="safe return to school" width="275" height="48" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">All District sites are at Stage 4 as outlined in the <a href="/returntoschool/Documents/SRTS_Plan.pdf">Safe Return to School Plan Appendix A COVID-19</a>.  Families are encouraged to review the <a href="https://gis.katyisd.org/covid/">Katy ISD Dashboard</a> to monitor their child’s school and facility sites. Parents and guardians are reminded to please not send their child to school if they: </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Have COVID-19 symptoms </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Are awaiting a COVID-19 test result </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Are test-confirmed for COVID-19  </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Reminder:  </strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Quarantine protocol for students who test positive is 10 days as per the Texas Education Agency (TEA) <a href="https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/covid/SY-20-21-Public-Health-Guidance.pdf">Public Health Guidance</a> and the state Department of State Health Services (DSHS) <a href="https://dshs.texas.gov/covid19readmission/">COVID-19 School Readmission Criteria</a>.   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Intermittent School to Home academic support continues to be available for students with extended medical absences.  Please contact your child’s campus attendance clerk or Intermittent School to Home Facilitator for assistance.     </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>COVID-19 SELF REPORTING APP</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/f1fd600fc571d3f04830bdc13722e4ba/COVID_Self_Report.png" alt="covid reporting app" width="249" height="42" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Staff, students and parents are asked to self report if they have received a COVID-19 positive test result. The self-reporting system enables the District’s Emergency Operations Management team to notify individuals in Katy ISD buildings who may have been directly exposed to the person.                                                                     </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>STUDENT CLASSROOM & STUDENT PROGRAM NOTIFICATION OF A COVID-19 POSITIVE</strong>                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents will receive a notification if their child may have been in close contact with an individual who has reported a COVID-19 positive in their classroom or school program. Parents are encouraged to check the Katy ISD COVID-19 Dashboard at <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___http:/www.katyisd.org/___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzo2ZGM5ZDJkYjE0MmE1MDk2NmQzNGUwNjliMDAzOTQ1ZDo1OjRkYTI6NmM2Mzg3ZTVlNWM4ZGEwMmM4MTRmNzU1MWU5NjQxYWYzMTVjZDIzNGIwYmE4MGZlZmIzYzNmMTI4MzYwNTFjODpo">www.katyisd.org</a> to review the current active number of COVID-19 cases at their child’s campus.                                  </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>I</strong><strong>NTERMITTENT SCHOOL TO HOME ACADEMIC SUPPORT FOR TEMPORARY MEDICAL CONDITIONS</strong>    </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>“Intermittent School to Home” academic support program remains available for eligible students.</strong>   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">“Intermittent School to Home” academic support is a mechanism by which online instruction can be provided to in-person students if two requirements are met:    </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student is unable to attend school because of a temporary medical condition, AND    </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The total amount of remote conferencing “Intermittent School to Home” instruction does not exceed more than 20 instructional days over the entirety of the school year.    </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In addition, one of the following requirements must be met:    </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Student’s temporary medical condition is documented by a physician.    </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student has a positive test result for a communicable disease.    </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student has been identified as having been in close contact for COVID-19    </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Each campus will have an assigned employee to serve as an Intermittent School to Home Campus Facilitator to assist students.  Please contact your child’s campus Intermittent School to Home Facilitator to request academic assistance with missed schoolwork.    </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>HOMEBOUND SERVICES</strong>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The District’s homebound services may be an option for students with medical conditions which require in-home academic support for an extended amount of time. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s campus or click <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/sped/operatingguidelines/Documents/Homebound%20Brochure.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzo2ZGM5ZDJkYjE0MmE1MDk2NmQzNGUwNjliMDAzOTQ1ZDo1OjExNjY6MDI1NTUwNDVmNTEwMGFkMDUwMWI0NzAwYzk4OWUzNTcyNDNlODhkZmRhNWEzZmJmYTlmZGQ0ZjAwZmNiMzVkMDpo">here</a> for information regarding homebound services.                            </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>#OneKatyStrongerTogether</strong>     </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Educator Recognized as TASC High School Advisor of the YearKaty ISD Educator Recognized as TASC High School Advisor of the Year<div class="ExternalClassE5C22237517742A7A515552612C5288D"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Mayde Creek High School (MCHS) Student Council Advisor Patricia “Patty" Wangler was recently recognized by the Texas Association of Student Councils (TASC) as the recipient of the 2022 Eddie G. Bull TASC State Advisor of the Year Award.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Wangler has been an advisor for 15 years, four of which have been in Katy ISD.  She executes her role with pride and has guided her council team to numerous <em>Outstanding Student Council </em>and<em> Sweepstakes </em>awards.  Wangler currently serves as the Coordinator of TASC District 13, as well as one of the Directors of Summer Leadership Workshops.  She has worked with several MCHS students who have held officer roles in TASC, including president of the Houston area association, and she is a former member of the TASC Board of Directors.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">“Patty is an advocate for all students and always wants what is best for them," said Mayde Creek High School Principal Gina Cobb. “She is a leader on our campus and her passion for the important work we do is contagious," added Cobb.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“Ms. Wangler emits a sense of positive energy felt by even our newest council members.  She pushes students and peers to be the best version of themselves and allows them to truly see what they are capable of doing," said Jonathan Huang, MCHS student and TASC District 13 President.  “There can be no better person to represent the ideals of TASC," added Huang.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">TASC is the largest student council organization in the United States.  It helps develop leadership abilities in students, promotes democracy as a way of life and establishes and upholds high standards for local student councils.  <br></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/PublishingImages/050522_MCHS_Patty%20Wangler.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:500px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Patricia Wangler</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>English Teacher and Student Council Advisor</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>at Mayde Creek High School</em></p><p><br></p></div>
Return to School Updates - May 6Return to School Updates - May 6<div class="ExternalClass9038B3AB8B5A4E6CB37999A980C0E5B0"><p>​</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify s4-wpActive"><p unselectable="on" style="text-align:center;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/69850ac3d5a2a2f0ee82bbcd05e3ade2/Spring__Updates_4.png" alt="SPring Updates" width="799" height="146" unselectable="on" /></span> </p> <p unselectable="on" style="text-align:center;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">May 6, 2022</strong> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Dear Katy ISD Parents, Guardians and Staff,                    </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Below is this week’s ONEKaty Return to School Updates!                    </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Bulletins highlighted <span unselectable="on" style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong unselectable="on">NEW</strong> </span>denote information that is new for the 2021-2022 school year.                   </span></p> <hr unselectable="on" /> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="background-color:#00ff00;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">NEW</strong> </span><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD PowerSchool Pre-Registration and Central Registration schedule: 2022-23</span><br unselectable="on"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/83499d6f5f59257d775a9d7c60dbc8bc/Capture.PNG" alt="resigration" width="714" height="158" unselectable="on" /></strong> </p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">STATE TESTING</span><br unselectable="on"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/336697bdf09dceff069e416c3ebabbc6/State_Testing.png" alt="State Testing.png" width="83" height="50" unselectable="on" /><br unselectable="on"></strong><a href="/dept/assessment/Documents/State_Assessment_Calendar.pdf#search=staar" unselectable="on">The Testing calendar</a> lists the dates that testing will take place in Katy ISD during the school year. For secondary students who do not successfully complete their exams, KSAT will offer a summer opportunity to prepare for and retake the EOC Exam.  For more information, review these <a href="/dept/assessment/Documents/FAQ%20Opting%20Out%20of%20State%20Testing.pdf#search=4545" unselectable="on">Frequently Asked Questions</a> regarding State Testing, opting out and Texas Education Code. </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Registration:</strong> Information forthcoming. By invitation only.  </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><em unselectable="on">*Note* Students who cannot test in June will test in December at their home campus</em></strong>.  </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">HB4545 INFORMATION- ACCELERATED INSTRUCTION</strong>   </span></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Per House Bill 4545, students who do not participate in or successfully complete state testing are provided opportunities to participate in 30 hours of accelerated instruction for each content area assessment not taken or not passed. Katy ISD will offer a variety of opportunities, for specific grade levels, through the KSAT program this summer to complete this requirement. Information regarding the HB4545 Accelerated Learning opportunities is available on <a href="/dept/campusadmin/ksat/Pages/default.aspx" unselectable="on">the KSAT webpages</a> and is offered by invitation only.</span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong unselectable="on">UPDATED</strong></span><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on"> SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL - COURSE OR CREDIT RECOVERY </strong>    </span>        </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Summer school registration for students currently in 6th - 12th grades who need course or credit recovery is <strong unselectable="on">now open</strong>. Summer School will offer one summer session from June 14 through July 14.      </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">FREE MEALS - ENDS MAY 31, 2022</strong> </span></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">This May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will conclude its free breakfast and lunch meal service that has been open and available to all students, regardless of eligibility. To determine eligibility for free meals this summer and fall, families will need to complete the meals benefit application for free and reduced meals. More information about free and reduced meals benefits can be found <a href="https://registration.powerschool.com/resources/1305/files/Free%20and%20Reduced%20Meal%20Benefits%20Flyer.pdf" unselectable="on">here</a>. <a href="https://www.fns.usda.gov/cn/fr-021622" unselectable="on">U.S. Department of Agriculture Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines</a>. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">THE KATY ISD WELLNESS CENTER</span></strong><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/b133d4c371af7769be011018431f1449/Wellness_Center.png" alt="wellness center" width="624" height="149" unselectable="on" /></span> </p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4377473f678787eff2365a92ef4fa416/Wellness_Center.png" alt="Wellness" width="549" height="266" unselectable="on" /></span> </p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Operating Hours: </strong>Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.   </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Location:</strong>  Agricultural Sciences Center, 5801 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road, Katy, TX 77493 </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/returntoschool/Pages/COVID-Testing-Center.aspx" unselectable="on">Wellness Center FAQs and Services</a> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">HEALTH SERVICES </strong>             </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> All students enrolled in Katy ISD must be in compliance with state required immunizations. Immunization requirements can be found on the <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/healthservices/Pages/Immunizations.aspx" unselectable="on">Katy ISD Health Services Immunizations page</a>.                             </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6a009654f50a9ac60f0a18e32a812c1a/Class_of_3.jpg" alt="classof2022" width="800" height="146" unselectable="on" style="display:block;margin-left:auto;margin-right:auto;" /></span> </p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">SPRING GRADUATION</strong>  </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6530112a109dd894102cf21f1bab936b/SpringGrad.png" alt="springgrad" width="707" height="199" unselectable="on" /></span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Legacy Stadium Graduation Schedule</strong></span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">6:00 p.m: Legacy Stadium Parking Lot Gates Open</span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">6:30 p.m: Campus Staff Arrival at Designated Stadium Gate</span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:00 p.m: Legacy Stadium Gates Open for Graduates & Guests</span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">8:00 p.m: Graduation Ceremony Begins  </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In the event <strong unselectable="on">inclement weather</strong> is severe and impacts the scheduled evening ceremony, the graduation ceremony will be rescheduled to 9:00 a.m. the following day at Legacy Stadium.  However, every effort will be made to ensure the 8:00 p.m. evening ceremonies remain on schedule.       <br unselectable="on"></span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">Graduation Inclement Weather Updates</span><br unselectable="on"></strong>Keep in tune with what’s happening with graduations and inclement weather via Katy ISD’s and Katy ISD Athletics’ Facebook and Twitter accounts!</span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">Rescheduled Legacy Stadium Graduation Ceremony </strong>      </span></span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:00 a.m. Legacy Stadium Parking Lot Gates Open      </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:30 a.m. Campus Staff Arrival at Designated Stadium Gate      </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">8:00 a.m. Legacy Stadium Gates Open for Graduates & Guests      </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">9:00 a.m. Graduation Ceremony Begins        </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">Class of 22 Graduation Ceremonies- Live Streaming</span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/2431b52153c3a049d50bbb9427d01080/texan_live.png" alt="texan live.png" width="215" height="47" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"></strong>If your relatives are unable to make it to the graduation ceremonies, all Class of 22 Graduation Ceremonies will be live streamed through TexanLive.  The link will be posted on the Katy ISD graduation page <a href="/dept/campusadmin/Pages/Graduation.aspx" unselectable="on">https://www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Pages/Graduation.aspx</a> as the ceremonies approach.  It is free and can be seen throughout the US. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">Class of 22 Graduation Information- Cords, Cowls and Medals <br unselectable="on"></strong></span>Congratulations to all our upcoming Class of 22 graduates! Please review the Class of 22 approved cords, cowls and medals for the graduation ceremonies.  The articles pictured are the only items approved to be worn at Katy ISD graduation ceremonies.        </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Cords-Cowls-Medals.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1Ojg1YTA6OWQyZmYwMmYxMmZhYjFjZTFhZTQzODRhOWU5MzRjYTVkY2ZjYmQ0NDMwN2Q2ODc3Njg3MzcwMWQ0ZDdiODdhYzpoOk4" unselectable="on">https://www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Cords-Cowls-Medals.pdf</a>      </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">Senior Survey</span></strong></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The senior survey is now active in SchooLinks. Log into MyKaty Cloud, search for the SchooLinks tile, click on the tile, click on To-Do List, click the drop-down arrow and then click start to answer the short survey questions. Seniors are asked to complete the senior survey prior to picking up your cap and gown. </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/d03bf19992f96a175e00a5f8c537ea31/Senior_Survey.png" alt="senior survey" width="714" height="141" unselectable="on" /></span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">FINANCIAL AID REQUIREMENT</strong>        </span>    </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> In accordance with <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/TEC%2028.0256%20.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OmY3YjA6OTQzNTEwZmJhOTVjYWI3NzJkNmVjYzQzZmNjMjc5ZTk5MTRkNDM4ZDQxODMwZGQxNzVmODJlMDRhMTQ0MmMyNTpoOk4" unselectable="on">Texas Education Code 28.0256</a>, seniors graduating in 2022 and thereafter must complete and submit, and show proof of submission, a free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) or a Texas application for state financial aid (TAFSA).              </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Seniors who choose to opt out must complete one of the following options:            </span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student’s parent or other person standing in parental relation submits a signed form indicating that the parent or other person authorizes the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application;            </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student signs and submits the TEA opt-out form on the student’s own behalf if the student is 18 years of age or older or the student’s disabilities of minority have been removed for general purposes under Chapter <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/texas.public.law/statutes/tex._fam._code_title_2_subtitle_a_chapter_31___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1Ojg0Y2Q6YmViODQ2Y2QwOWU0ZWNjMDYwMzY0ZWU0ZWYzMDI1NDcwMzM3MzJkMTcyZjNmMjQzNmE0MDRiYTRhNWRiMTBiNTpoOk4" unselectable="on">31 (Removal of Disabilities of Minority)</a>, Family Code; or            </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The school counselor authorizes the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application for good cause, as determined by the school counselor.            </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The links below provide access to the TEA Opt-out form:              </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_english.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjNmMjI6ZWExYWY0MGU1N2QzYWE3ZGM1MjVmYTVmNzQzODJiYmI1ZjcxMzBkZmRhZWE4MmJlMmIwYWYyMDMwMmRjOGEwZTpoOk4" unselectable="on">https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_english.pdf</a>        </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_spanish.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OmIyMDI6OGNiNDRkYzViYTk2ZTc3MjAxYTE0YmMwZmQ2YzUzNDU1NGZmMGNlZjFkODgzYTRiOTE5MmFjOTRkN2YxNTU0OTpoOk4" unselectable="on">https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_spanish.pdf</a>             </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Your senior’s campus College and Career Facilitators will send out further instructions regarding how to submit proof of FAFSA or TAFSA submission or the TEA opt-out form by April 1, 2022   </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">CLASS OF 2023, 2024 & 2025 LEGACY STADIUM GRADUATION SCHEDULE   </span><br unselectable="on"></strong>The first Jordan High School senior class will graduate in May 2023. Please click <a href="/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Ceremony_Schedule.pdf" unselectable="on">here</a> for the Class of 2023, 2024 and 2025 graduation schedule.</span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">KATY SUMMER ACADEMIC TERM</span><br unselectable="on"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/0507f30dc7836da62e70f4c2fd134628/KSAT_Logo-01.png" alt="ksat" width="132" height="121" unselectable="on" /><br unselectable="on"></strong>Katy ISD offers a menu of options in the summer to support students looking for additional academic support, course or credit recovery or students who are trying to get ahead by taking original credit courses. Details of available options can also be found on the <a href="/dept/campusadmin/ksat/Pages/default.aspx" unselectable="on">summer webpage</a> on The District’s website. General summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:summerschool@katyisd.org" unselectable="on">summerschool@katyisd.org</a>.  </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL – ORIGINAL CREDIT</strong></span> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a8031c3266476517f1b7ba580110d012/KVS.png" alt="kvs" width="249" height="79" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">All original credit summer courses will be offered exclusively through Katy Virtual School.</strong> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/instructionaltechnology/katyonline/Pages/Katy-Virtual-School.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjAwYzA6YTlkY2MwM2NiYTE0OWMzNjdjY2ViYWEzYTExZjc2ZDU1MTI3Njc5YzllNTViM2M4NTkwM2MyODcwMDhjZmEwZDpoOk4" unselectable="on"><strong unselectable="on">https://www.katyisd.org</strong></a>        </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy Virtual School (KVS) online classes are a way for secondary students to acquire graduation credits and/or expand their learning opportunities through paid, online supplemental high school credit courses during the summer and school year.        </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVS courses:        </span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Provide flexibility in scheduling.         </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Allow students to get ahead on credits.        </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Provide opportunity to access courses that are not offered on the home campus.        </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Help students moving into Katy ISD from outside Texas to meet graduation requirements.         </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Courses are developed and taught by Katy ISD teachers.         </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVS offers over 45 approved College Board Advanced Placement (AP), Katy Advanced Program (KAP) and academic level courses. The cost is $200 per semester with reduced or no fees for students identified as economically disadvantaged. Courses are approved by the NCAA for student initial eligibility and KVS is an approved College Board Online Provider.         </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Registration is now open for summer 2022, fall 2022 and spring 2023. </strong>Questions can be answered through your home campus counselor, <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/instructionaltechnology/katyonline/Pages/FAQs.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjdjMDk6ZjAyMjBlYjJiMmRlN2ZiZTg0NzdhYTY0MGExMDgyODY0MjNhZjEyYTcwODA2MWM4NTMzNTg1MDQ3MmZjZDE3MzpoOk4" unselectable="on">Katy Virtual School FAQ,</a> or email <a href="mailto:katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org" unselectable="on">katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org</a>.        </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong unselectable="on">UPDATED</strong></span><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on"> SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL - COURSE OR CREDIT RECOVERY </strong>    </span>       </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Summer school registration for students currently in 6th - 12th grades who need course or credit recovery is <strong unselectable="on">now open</strong>.  Summer School will offer one summer session from June 14 through July 14.         </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Summer school for students in grades 6<sup unselectable="on">th</sup> through 11<sup unselectable="on">th</sup> grade will be held at Cinco Ranch High School.  Summer school for students in grade 12 and scheduled to graduate in August 2022 will be held at Raines Academy.      </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Course/Credit recovery will host assigned, mandatory and in-person orientation days for students during the week of June 14-17. After the orientation is complete, students may work on their courses remotely if their progress in the course is on target for completion. If students need additional support, they will have access to report to their assigned campus lab and teacher for in-person support, Monday through Thursday between 8:00am and 3:30pm.         </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Secondary summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:juniorhighsummerschool@katyisd.org" unselectable="on">juniorhighsummerschool@katyisd.org</a> or <a href="mailto:highschoolsummerschool@katyisd.org" unselectable="on">highschoolsummerschool@katyisd.org</a>.       </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">ELEMENTARY SUMMER SCHOOL</strong>    </span>   </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Eligible elementary students may attend one of the following summer elementary programs.  Elementary campus counselors will be in contact during the spring semester to confirm student eligibility.   Elementary summer school is offered by invitation only.      </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">ESL/Bilingual Program </strong>       </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong unselectable="on">English Language Development Program </strong>       </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong unselectable="on">HB 4545 Accelerated Learning for students in 5th grade.</strong>       </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Elementary summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:elementarysummerschool@katyisd.org" unselectable="on">elementarysummerschool@katyisd.org</a>.  </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">COLLEGE AND CAREER LABS</strong> </span></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">A centralized college and career lab at the KSAT campus, Cinco Ranch High School, is open to all high school students this summer who would like assistance in one or more of the following areas:  </span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Preparing for the college application openings in August of 2022 </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">College/career interest </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">College essay prep, scholarship searches </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Timeline reviews </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on" style="margin:0in;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The lab will be accepting appointments for select days beginning June 14 through July 14. In addition, many high school campuses will also offer an opportunity to meet with their home campus College and Career Facilitator for support in these areas, as well. More details will be available soon!</span></p> <p unselectable="on" style="margin:0in;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p unselectable="on" style="margin:0in;text-align:center;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-size:12pt;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/33f1e0f324d222c0377a8e5f1c8dd013/Student_Updates_-_ALL.JPG" alt="student updates all" width="699" height="86" unselectable="on" /></span> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">SPEAKUP ANONYMOUS REPORTING APP</strong>  </span> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4e4cc56fc02c92582f6fbb1e9d80e618/SpeakUpIcon.JPG" alt="speakup" width="127" height="128" unselectable="on" /><br unselectable="on">SpeakUP is the anonymous reporting platform that students, parents, and patrons can use to report safety concerns, bullying, threats of violence, drug use, as well as any other concerns related to student physical or mental health. SpeakUP is available for download in the Apple Store or Google Play. It is also available on all District websites, computers and District devices. SpeakUP provides an opportunity for the Katy ISD community to anonymously provide valuable information to District administration and law enforcement that will help keep our students safe.                       </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT</strong>  </span>          </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/default.aspx" unselectable="on">Parent & Student Tech Resources & Support</a> (if you are not able to find your answer, please access our new parent/student ticketing system, instructions at the bottom of the page)        </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Parent-Tech-FAQs.aspx" unselectable="on">Parent Technology FAQs <br unselectable="on"> </a><a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Knowledge-Base-for-Students-and-Parents.aspx" unselectable="on">Katy 1 Source (Parent & Student Searchable Knowledge Base)</a>        </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parent Tech Support: 281-396-7400 (info line only)      </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">ELEMENTARY BELL SCHELDULE: 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR</strong>  </span> <strong unselectable="on"><br unselectable="on"></strong>Katy ISD’s elementary bell schedule will see a slight adjustment beginning fall 2022 in an effort to maximize bus routes, minimize service delays, and accommodate for ongoing driver shortages. Please note that <u unselectable="on">the bell schedule adjustment only affects elementary campuses</u>. There will be no change to the 2022-2023 Katy ISD junior high nor high school bell schedules.</span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4f7953ca5e516cabbd0edc5af468cc94/2022-2023_Elementary_Bell_Schedule_Adjustment_Tiers.PNG" alt="ELEM TIERS" width="700" height="395" unselectable="on" /></span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Should you have any questions about the elementary bell schedule adjustment, do not hesitate to call (281) 396-2110 or email <a href="mailto:kellyesmego@katyisd.org" unselectable="on">kellyesmego@katyisd.org</a>. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p unselectable="on" style="text-align:center;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/31234feb3d3b68942f543515a72d00c8/Student_Updates_-_SECONDARY.JPG" alt="secondary updates" width="699" height="88" unselectable="on" /></span> </p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">Parent Access to SchooLinks</strong>  <br unselectable="on"></span>Parents are now able to access SchooLinks via My Katy Cloud. Parents will need to log into MyKaty Cloud and then click the SchooLinks tile.   </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Parents will be able to verify student course requests in SchooLinks after Spring Break.  Stay tuned for campus based eNews on Monday, March 21 regarding next steps.      </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">ATHLETICS<br unselectable="on"></span></strong>See all our latest schedules, including playoff information here: <a href="https://www.rankonesport.com/Schedules/View_Schedule_All_Web.aspx?D=E60DB75B-3AB2-4FE7-B746-0735376AFB5B&MT=0" unselectable="on">Katy ISD Schedules</a>        </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">LIFEGUARD TRAINING<br unselectable="on"></strong></span>Are you interested in becoming an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard?  Katy ISD Athletics is offering several Lifeguard Training Courses.  Registration is now open: <a href="https://t.co/QVEMNOo48p" unselectable="on">https://t.co/QVEMNOo48p</a></span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">Physical Dates for 2022-2023 School Year<br unselectable="on"></strong></span><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a5faa6c7f2aa11d925984e7313456f7a/Physical_Dates_for_Athletics.png" alt="physical dates for athletics" width="628" height="491" unselectable="on" /></span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">SUMMER RECREATION LEAGUE</strong>   </span></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Sign up is now open till <strong unselectable="on">May 9th</strong> at: <a href="https://katyisd.revtrak.net/summer-recreation-prog-/" unselectable="on">https://katyisd.revtrak.net/summer-recreation-prog-/</a>. The Summer Recreational League is designed for the participants to have fun as well as a renewed enthusiasm for the game. Whether you are a first-time player just starting out or a “veteran” who’d like to maintain your overall game skills, the KISD Summer Recreational League offers an extraordinary opportunity to gain confidence, play with JH/HS teammates.  </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Boys Basketball – grades 7-9th</strong>  </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Girls Basketball – Grades 7</strong><strong unselectable="on"><sup unselectable="on">th</sup></strong><strong unselectable="on">-8</strong><strong unselectable="on"><sup unselectable="on">th</sup></strong><strong unselectable="on"> </strong>  </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Volleyball –Grades 7</strong><strong unselectable="on"><sup unselectable="on">th</sup></strong><strong unselectable="on"> -8th</strong>  </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Tennis – All Ages</strong>  </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Swimming – All Ages</strong>  </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong unselectable="on">UPDATED</strong></span><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on"> FINE ARTS</strong> </span>             </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Spring Art Show Virtual Gallery is LIVE!</strong>  </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Katy ISD Spring Art Exhibit is available to the public April 28<sup unselectable="on">th</sup> through July 30<sup unselectable="on">th</sup> by way of the <a href="https://tinyurl.com/2022SpringArtShow" unselectable="on">KISD Spring Art Virtual Gallery</a>. This virtual gallery highlights all PK-12 artwork that was displayed at this year's in-person Spring Art Show at the Merrell Center Arena. If you missed the in-person event, or just want to see all of the fabulous art again, check out the virtual gallery!    </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Katy Young Artist Competition (KYAC)</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The top performing students from the High School UIL Solo & Ensemble will be competing this Saturday for an opportunity to perform in the <strong unselectable="on">KYAC Outstanding Performer Recital</strong> being held at <strong unselectable="on">Jordan HS Performing Arts Center on Sunday, May 15 @ 2:00 p.m</strong>. These students will perform this Saturday for university level faculty who will select the outstanding performers. This recital will be open to the public and will be a great opportunity for district faculty, students, and community to hear these amazing students. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Fine Arts Singing Day / Recognition Day</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD Fine Arts Department will be recognizing all the graduating seniors that will be continuing their studies in the fine arts at the college/university level. This will include students majoring or minoring in fine arts and students continuing studies and participation in their respective fine arts discipline. We invite all to be a part of this special occasion. The event will be held on <strong unselectable="on">Sunday, May 15 at the Jordan HS Performing Arts Center at 5:00 p.m. </strong> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Attention ALL Graduating Fine Arts Students </strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">All graduating fine arts students, please fill out the information on the <a href="https://forms.office.com/r/zbCBR7uHRv" unselectable="on">fine arts survey</a>. This information will provide information to be included in the fine arts signing day as well as general information regarding the overall impact and role fine arts have contributed to the success of these students. Program directors have sent this survey link out to be completed by the student. Again, this survey is for <strong unselectable="on">all graduating fine arts students</strong> and not just those continuing at the college or university level. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">JH Band Camp, JH Choir Camp, & JH Orchestra Summer Camps</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD will be holding music camps this summer for current 6<sup unselectable="on">th</sup>, 7<sup unselectable="on">th</sup>, and 8<sup unselectable="on">th</sup> graders in each of these fine art disciplines. Information will be available through your campus director and the camp tiles will be available next week the district Pay ‘N’ Go to register your student. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Fine Arts Event Calendar</strong>          </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">For a current list of fine arts performances, please click <a href="/dept/finearts/Pages/Calendar.aspx" unselectable="on">here</a> for information.            </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Note:</strong> For ticketed campus events, please contact the local campus or program.                 </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">HIGH SCHOOL EXEMPTION CRITERIA</strong>   </span>    </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/57c7785324272efb477280ceaa22f025/image004.png" alt="exempt" width="283" height="170" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The 2021-2022 and the 2022-2023 final exam exemption criteria information is accessible via the <a href="https://mykaty.katyisd.org/LoginPolicy.jsp" unselectable="on">MyKaty Cloud</a> “Exemption Information” tile now available for quick and easy reference.                    </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In preparation for the 2022-2023 school year and the reinstatement of the attendance requirement to exempt high school final exams, students are encouraged to review the 2022-2023 exemption criteria. All absences will count toward the maximum of 8 allowed unless the absences are school-related (see attendance codes per the 2022-2023 exemption form).         </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT REQUEST</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6a88b6c8be424c9affa7c1d5c92fe2e6/scriborder_icon.JPG" alt="scriborder" width="133" height="132" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Current high school students and 2004 to present alumni students can request their high school transcript through <a href="https://katyisdtx.scriborder.com/" unselectable="on">ScribOrder</a>. Alumni prior to 2004 should reach out to the campus registrar to make a request.  </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">SCHOOLINKS</strong>  </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">SchooLinks is a college and career readiness platform that helps students discover their interests and strengths, explore colleges and careers, and create an individualized career and academic plan that best reflects their post-secondary goals. SchooLinks  is accessible to students in 6th - 12th grades, and their parents.                                               </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Using SchooLinks, students and families can:</strong>          </span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Build their Personal Graduation Plan        </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Access career interest, strength and mindset surveys          </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Explore 2-year and 4-year colleges          </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Create course plans based on career pathways          </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Take virtual reality college campus tours          </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Search for scholarships          </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Learn about financial aid          </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Find internship and volunteer opportunities          </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Explore traditional, emerging and military career fields          </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Create digital portfolios / resumes          </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Communicate with counselors            </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Student Login:</strong>          </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Students login to SchooLinks via MyKaty Cloud, then select SchooLinks logo.                  </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Parent/Guardian Login: </strong>          </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents/Guardians will have login access to SchooLinks at a later date.           </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">If you want to learn more about SchooLinks please visit: </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://hello.schoolinks.com/" unselectable="on">https://hello.schoolinks.com/</a>                  </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">SE</strong><strong unselectable="on">CONDARY STUDENT</strong> <strong unselectable="on">EXTRA-CURRICULAR TRANSPORTATION WAIVER</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/2b33f544d07547aef4dfc419626f5499/Picture2345.png" alt="Transportation Waiver" width="118" height="119" unselectable="on" /></span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Transportation Waiver is available to parents who wish to opt-out of District transportation services for secondary student extra-curricular activities. <strong unselectable="on">This opt-out option remains available through the end of the spring 2022 semester. </strong>The opt-out form can be accessed through MyKaty Cloud via the Transportation Waiver tile. </span></p> <p unselectable="on" style="text-align:center;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ba8c9464906989960efdfb0ccd7f0924/Parent_Updates.JPG" alt="parent updates" width="699" height="88" unselectable="on" /></span> </p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">LIBRARY BOOK INFORMATION</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents of secondary students may be notified via email if their child checks out a Young Adult Fiction book from the campus library. This optional notification is available if a parent elected to receive the library notification when filling out the online Return to School Enrollment update in August.  If a parent did not elect to receive the library notification, parents/guardians may contact <a href="mailto:Bookconcern@KatyISD.org" unselectable="on">Bookconcern@KatyISD.org</a> to make a change and request the notification.</span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/269f8e0077b23556f958434efd80cc30/onthego.png" alt="onthego" width="193" height="60" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Parents/guardians of elementary and secondary students may also download the <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/sites/mobileapp/Pages/default.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpiNDFiYmQyMDFhZTM4ODcxZjQ2ZmVlOWFmYjQ1ZTBmZDo1OmVhMTU6OTQ0MDg2ZWExZGQxY2FjNzUwZTRlYWY5ZGM1MTM2NWI0ODU3NTc0ZGVmMTc5OGU2OTBlOTQwMWU1NGUwMjBhODpo" unselectable="on">Katy<em unselectable="on"> OnTheGo</em></a> app to review the books that their student has checked out.     </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">PARTNERS WITH PARENTS (PWP): INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE REVIEW REQUESTS</span></strong><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a86685ca826223d56f7585ad844a7c67/PWP.png" alt="PWP" width="120" height="119" unselectable="on" /></span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD values the continued partnership with our parents to ensure our students have access to the finest instructional resources available. The PWP Online Book Review app has been expanded to include review options for all Instructional Resources. Parents/Guardians with concerns regarding an Instructional Resource (i.e. Instructional Materials, Library Books, Internet/Online Materials) that may be in violation of Board Policy EF Local that pertains to the “pervasively vulgar" standard, are encouraged to fill out an online review form via the Partner with Parents (PWP) Instructional Resource Review app available on MyKaty cloud.      </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">To access the PWP app, l<a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___http:/mykaty.katyisd.org/___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjU2NGM6NzY2Yzc2NTY0MTE4MDBlOWFjMDBkNDdiMDBkZTYyYjAyZTY4N2MzODI2NzYwMWRkZGY0NGYxY2I5MWFmMTg0NTpoOk4" unselectable="on">og in to MyKaty  </a>using your Katy ISD ID number and password.  Parents/guardians will use the same ID and password used to log into the Home Access Center (HAC).      </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">DISTRICT OPERATIONAL STAFFING CHALLENGES </strong> </span>         </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Katy ISD’s Operations Division, which consists of bus drivers, food service employees, custodians, skilled trades, and other essential staff, has been particularly hard hit by staffing shortages, with over a hundred existing vacancies. In result, parents may see minor adjustments to bus service, cafeteria menu options, and campus maintenance schedules when needed. Please know that our dedicated operations teams are making every effort to minimize the impact on these services.   </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">KATY ISD IS HIRING!</strong>    <br unselectable="on"></span><strong unselectable="on">Bus drivers, food service, custodial, repair teams,</strong> <strong unselectable="on">teachers, aides, and more!: </strong><a href="https://katy.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx" unselectable="on">bit.ly/ApplyKatyISD</a>   </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">PARENT COMMUNITY EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY</span></strong><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/39a4144588e6d3a821ed3f48c4d5caf7/CrimeStoppers.png" alt="crime stoppers" width="262" height="72" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In partnership with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Crime Stoppers Houston hosts the webinar series: S.A.V.E. (Safety Awareness. Valuable Education). This series serves as a platform for discussion on many topics that concern the safety of our schools and community.  These topics include: mental health, human trafficking, social media and internet safety. Please see the link for upcoming webinars available throughout the month of January. <a href="https://crime-stoppers.org/events/2022-01/" unselectable="on">S.A.V.E. Webinar Series January</a> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">CHILD FIND </strong>  </span>                 </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Child Find is a process designed to identify, locate, and evaluate individuals from birth to 21 years of age who may need special education and related services. If you are concerned that your child may have a disability, contact your student’s school for more information about the Child Find process or click on the following link.                   </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="/dept/sped/Pages/Child%20Find.aspx" unselectable="on">Katy ISD Child Find Information Page</a>         </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">SAFE RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN- updated 01/18/2022</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ec540b6caab3692a7af7baecb0e44cad/SRTS_Plan.JPG" alt="safe return to school" width="275" height="48" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">All District sites are at Stage 4 as outlined in the <a href="/returntoschool/Documents/SRTS_Plan.pdf" unselectable="on">Safe Return to School Plan Appendix A COVID-19</a>.  Families are encouraged to review the <a href="https://gis.katyisd.org/covid/" unselectable="on">Katy ISD Dashboard</a> to monitor their child’s school and facility sites. Parents and guardians are reminded to please not send their child to school if they: </span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Have COVID-19 symptoms </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Are awaiting a COVID-19 test result </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Are test-confirmed for COVID-19  </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Reminder:  </strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Quarantine protocol for students who test positive is 10 days as per the Texas Education Agency (TEA) <a href="https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/covid/SY-20-21-Public-Health-Guidance.pdf" unselectable="on">Public Health Guidance</a> and the state Department of State Health Services (DSHS) <a href="https://dshs.texas.gov/covid19readmission/" unselectable="on">COVID-19 School Readmission Criteria</a>.   </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Intermittent School to Home academic support continues to be available for students with extended medical absences.  Please contact your child’s campus attendance clerk or Intermittent School to Home Facilitator for assistance.     </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">COVID-19 SELF REPORTING APP</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/f1fd600fc571d3f04830bdc13722e4ba/COVID_Self_Report.png" alt="covid reporting app" width="249" height="42" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Staff, students and parents are asked to self report if they have received a COVID-19 positive test result. The self-reporting system enables the District’s Emergency Operations Management team to notify individuals in Katy ISD buildings who may have been directly exposed to the person.                                                                     </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">STUDENT CLASSROOM & STUDENT PROGRAM NOTIFICATION OF A COVID-19 POSITIVE</strong>                 </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents will receive a notification if their child may have been in close contact with an individual who has reported a COVID-19 positive in their classroom or school program. Parents are encouraged to check the Katy ISD COVID-19 Dashboard at <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___http:/www.katyisd.org/___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzo2ZGM5ZDJkYjE0MmE1MDk2NmQzNGUwNjliMDAzOTQ1ZDo1OjRkYTI6NmM2Mzg3ZTVlNWM4ZGEwMmM4MTRmNzU1MWU5NjQxYWYzMTVjZDIzNGIwYmE4MGZlZmIzYzNmMTI4MzYwNTFjODpo" unselectable="on">www.katyisd.org</a> to review the current active number of COVID-19 cases at their child’s campus.                                  </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">I</strong><strong unselectable="on">NTERMITTENT SCHOOL TO HOME ACADEMIC SUPPORT FOR TEMPORARY MEDICAL CONDITIONS</strong>    </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">“Intermittent School to Home” academic support program remains available for eligible students.</strong>   </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">“Intermittent School to Home” academic support is a mechanism by which online instruction can be provided to in-person students if two requirements are met:    </span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student is unable to attend school because of a temporary medical condition, AND    </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The total amount of remote conferencing “Intermittent School to Home” instruction does not exceed more than 20 instructional days over the entirety of the school year.    </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In addition, one of the following requirements must be met:    </span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Student’s temporary medical condition is documented by a physician.    </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student has a positive test result for a communicable disease.    </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student has been identified as having been in close contact for COVID-19    </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Each campus will have an assigned employee to serve as an Intermittent School to Home Campus Facilitator to assist students.  Please contact your child’s campus Intermittent School to Home Facilitator to request academic assistance with missed schoolwork.    </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">HOMEBOUND SERVICES</strong>       </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The District’s homebound services may be an option for students with medical conditions which require in-home academic support for an extended amount of time. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s campus or click <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/sped/operatingguidelines/Documents/Homebound%20Brochure.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzo2ZGM5ZDJkYjE0MmE1MDk2NmQzNGUwNjliMDAzOTQ1ZDo1OjExNjY6MDI1NTUwNDVmNTEwMGFkMDUwMWI0NzAwYzk4OWUzNTcyNDNlODhkZmRhNWEzZmJmYTlmZGQ0ZjAwZmNiMzVkMDpo" unselectable="on">here</a> for information regarding homebound services.                            </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">#OneKatyStrongerTogether</strong>     </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Music Education Program Receives National RecognitionKaty ISD Music Education Program Receives National Recognition<div class="ExternalClass4B23B6CDBA554C0E91DA2426289532D3"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD has received the “Best Communities for Music Education" designation from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for 2022.  This is the 20</span><sup style="text-align:justify;">th</sup><span style="text-align:justify;"> year Katy ISD has received this distinction, representing the District's outstanding commitment to music education.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“Our Katy ISD fine arts educators continually demonstrate outstanding achievement in their efforts to provide quality music experiences and training for all of our students," said Katy ISD Executive Director of Fine Arts Damon Archer.  “Studies on young children and adolescents have shown that music has a positive impact on the human brain, ultimately improving listening and learning skills," added Archer.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Katy ISD answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs.  Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​For more information visit the <a href="/dept/finearts/Pages/default.aspx">Katy ISD Fine Arts Program</a> webpage.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Photos:  <a href="https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzNjwH">Best Communities for Music</a>​​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/2022%20Best%20Communities%20for%20Music%20Education.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:331px;" /><br></p></div>

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