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Katy ISD Announces its 2021 Valedictorians and SalutatoriansKaty ISD Announces its 2021 Valedictorians and Salutatorians<div class="ExternalClassE4A5A07A3237446D8056E1E3B12EDBFA"><p>Katy ISD is proud to announce the top two students from each high school who have ranked highest academically in their respective graduating classes.  These students have worked extremely hard from the very first day of their ninth-grade year until the last day of their senior year.  Many of them are now moving on to renowned colleges and universities throughout the nation.  The 2020-2021 valedictorians and salutatorians are:<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Cinco Ranch High School:</strong></span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Natalie Wang – Valedictorian</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University: University of Texas at Austin</li><li>Major:  Biology/PreMed</li><li>GPA:  4.8281</li></ul><li>Zara Shipchandler – Salutatorian</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University: University of Texas at Austin</li><li>Major:  Computer Science</li><li>GPA:  4.8</li></ul></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Katy High School:</strong></span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Layne Smith – Valedictorian</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University: University of Texas at Austin</li><li>Major:  Biology with an emphasis on Epidemiology</li><li>GPA:  4.8148</li></ul><li>Chelsea Crow – Salutatorian</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University:  Chelsea will be pursuing volunteer opportunities abroad after graduating and will teach Spanish literacy for a year.</li><li>Major:  N/A</li><li>GPA: 4.8</li></ul></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Mayde Creek High School</strong></span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Min Ko Ko – Valedictorian</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University:  Yale University</li><li>Major:   Political Science</li><li>GPA: 4.8143</li></ul><li>Mohammad Zaidi – Salutatorian</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University:  Columbia University</li><li>Major:  Sociology</li><li>GPA:  4.8</li></ul></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Morton Ranch High School</strong></span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Jennie Le – Valedictorian</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University:  Rice University</li><li>Major: Exercise Science</li><li>GPA: 4.7037</li></ul><li>Walter Pham – Salutatorian (photo unavailable)</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University:  University of Texas</li><li>Major:  Biology</li><li>GPA: 4.7<br></li></ul></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Paetow High School</strong></span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>John Pershing Abney – Valedictorian</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University:  Brown University</li><li>Major:  Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering</li><li>GPA: 4.7778</li></ul><li>Camila Silva – Salutatorian</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University:  University of Chicago</li><li>Major:  Astrophysics & Astronomy</li><li>GPA:  4.75</li></ul></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Seven Lakes High School</strong></span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Sameer Gupta – Valedictorian</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University:  University of Texas at Austin</li><li>Major:  Computer Science (Turing Honors Program)</li><li>GPA: 4.9079</li></ul><li>Surya Chokkar – Salutatorian</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University:  University of Texas at Austin</li><li>Major:  Computer Science and Business Honors Program</li><li>GPA:  4.9079</li></ul></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Taylor High School</strong></span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Ecaterina Sturzu – Valedictorian</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University:  University of Texas at Austin</li><li>Major: Computer Science</li><li>GPA:  4.8406</li></ul><li>Jeongwook Yun – Salutatorian</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University:  University of Texas at Austin</li><li>Major:  Biomedical Engineering</li><li>GPA:  4.8302 </li></ul></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Tompkins High School</strong></span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Sahil Adhawade – Valedictorian</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University:  Stanford University</li><li>Major:  Computer Science with a Concentration in Bio-Computation</li><li>GPA:  4.9048</li></ul><li>Pranav Narayanan – Salutatorian</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University:  Rice University</li><li>Major:  Biosciences</li><li>GPA: 4.85333<br></li></ul></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Congratulations to all of these outstanding students!  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="">Pictures of the 2020-21 Valedictorians and Salutatorians</a> <br></p><p><br></p></div>
Smart Restart Weekly eNews - May 7, 2021Smart Restart Weekly eNews - May 7, 2021<div class="ExternalClass8480926AC98D4D928B7EC439B46DFC95"> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><img src="" alt="Smart Restart Weekly Enews Logo" width="620" height="109" /></span> </p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">May 7, 2021 </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Below is this week’s Smart Restart eNews. More information about Katy ISD’s return to school can also be found on the <a href="">Smart Restart web page</a>!  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>*NEW* </strong></span><strong>CLASS OF 2021 & FINAL TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS</strong> <br></span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Don’t forget to go into ScribOrder <a href="$"></a> to order your final transcript for your college or university. If students need to send a transcript to the NCAA, be sure to choose “Educational Institute.” NCAA is listed in the drop-down. Campus Registrars can help with any questions.  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Report cards for seniors will be available in the <a href="">Home Access Center (HAC)</a> on 05/21/2021 by 8 pm. To view the electronic grade report, please click on the “Grades” icon and then click on the Report Card tab.  If you require a printed version of the report card, click on the Print button to get a printable PDF version of the report card.  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><img src="" alt="Home Access Center" style="width:600px;height:159px;" /></span> </p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Updated, unofficial GPA and class rank will be available for 12th grade students and will include grades through the spring 2021 semester, in the <a href="">Home Access Center (HAC)</a> on May 25, 2021 by 8 am <em>(*Please note, the GPA and/or class rank for underclassman will not yet be updated, but will still reflect the prior semester’s data)</em> </span></p><p><img src="" alt="Transcripts Icon" style="width:600px;height:122px;" /> </p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong>UIL Activity Physical Examinations 2021-2022 </strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Appointments and prepayments required: <a href="$"></a> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">All students participating in UIL marching band and/or UIL athletic activities will be required to complete the UIL Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation (PPE), after May 1 for the 2021-2022 school year. All students must have a current physical on file in order to participate in summer strength and conditioning camp. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong>Physical examinations will only be given to Katy ISD students participating in UIL activities grades 7-12. The UIL physical form will be the only physical form accepted.</strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Although Katy ISD recommends the use of your family doctor for the physical examination, the following mass screenings are available as an economical convenience for its patrons. Katy ISD sponsored physical examinations will cost a nominal fee of $25. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">A schedule of physical examinations offered in Katy ISD can be found here: <br></span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><a href="/dept/athletics/Documents/Physical_Dates.pdf"></a>  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">You may download a current blank physical or upload your completed physical for athletics at: <a href="$"></a></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong>Strength & Conditioning Camp 2021 </strong>  <br></span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Registration for all Strength & Conditioning Camps can be completed at the link below: <br></span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><a href="$"></a>  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">High School students will register at their campus.  Junior High students will register at their feeder high school. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong>2021 Varsity Football Schedule</strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">The 2021 Varsity Football Schedule has been released and can be found <a href="/dept/athletics/Documents/2021%20Katy%20ISD%20Var%20FB%20Schedule%20-%20DEC%20Approved.pdf">here</a>. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">View our most up to date information at our <a href="/dept/athletics/Pages/default.aspx">website</a> or follow us on Twitter - <a href="$">@katyisdathletic</a> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong>Spring STAAR & EOC Testing Schedule</strong> <br></span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Federal and state laws require that all eligible STAAR test takers be provided an opportunity to test. To ensure equity for all students, Katy ISD will administer the 2021 state assessments to all students, including KVA students, at their home campus. All testing students should arrive at their campus by the start of the school day. Parents will receive more information from students’ campuses regarding details for participating in STAAR assessments this spring.  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><u>To limit testing disruptions and to ensure safety measures are in place, certain grade levels of non-testing students will remain at home and engage in Intermittent School to Home instruction on STAAR testing days while other grade levels will continue with the normal school schedule.</u> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">For graduation requirements, students must meet standard on all five EOC subjects - English I, English II, Biology, Algebra I, and U.S. History to be eligible to graduate. Missing a STAAR EOC testing opportunity will potentially impact meeting the graduation testing requirement outlined by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Further, students must attempt to test to be eligible to utilize substitute assessments and/or graduate by Individual Graduation Committee (IGC). </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Students enrolled in self-contained specialized programs will be permitted to attend class on campus.   </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong><u>KVA Students- STAAR/EOC Testing Information</u></strong> </span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">KVA students may ride district transportation to and from their campus on their scheduled campus STAAR administration day(s). KVA parents may pick up their KVA students to transport home prior to the end of the school day. KVA students may opt to stay at the campus and ride the bus home after school hours; however, students will be placed in a large room setting after the assessment. </span> </li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">KVA testing students are <strong>eligible for meals</strong> served on the scheduled STAAR administration days. </span>  </li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Students are required to follow all COVID-19 safety protocols including the wearing of a facial covering when on campus and participating in the STAAR assessments. </span>  </li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Students will report to their home campus on the specific testing days as noted by the home campus.  Eligible test takers who do not participate in testing will have an answer document submitted which will reflect this decision.  </span> </li></ul><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong><u>STAAR, EOC Absence Clarification:</u></strong> <br></span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">TEA requires public school districts to mark a student absent if the student is not present to participate in a state assessment.  However, should a parent choose not to send their in-person or virtual student to campus on the day of a scheduled assessment, there are no academic expectations for attending school virtually or academic consequences.  Students may return to their in-person or virtual learning the next day following the state assessment. </span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong><u>STAAR, EOC Make-Up Date Expectations:</u></strong> <br></span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Virtual students who elect to not take the state assessment on the make-up date must participate in the virtual learning model or will be marked absent.  In-person students present on a make-up assessment day and eligible for the make-up assessment must be provided an opportunity to test.  Therefore, parents of in-person students who elect for their child to not take the state assessment on the make-up scheduled date should contact a campus administrator or counselor.  In-person students should follow their regular instructional day schedule if confirmed they will not be taking the state assessment on the scheduled date. </span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">If you have questions regarding STAAR administration, please contact your child’s campus administrator or counselor.  <a href="/Documents/Testing%20Schedule.pdf">Click here to view the below assessment schedules for important dates.</a>  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"> <img src="" alt="Elementary Testing" style="width:600px;height:425px;" /></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><img src="" alt="Junior High testing" style="width:600px;height:287px;" /></span> </p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><img src="" alt="High School Testing" style="width:600px;height:324px;" /></span> </p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong>District Student Transfer Application Closes May 31, 2021</strong> <br></span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">The District Student Transfer application period for the 2021-2022 school year is open and closes on May 31, 2021.  </span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">All transfers must be renewed annually. If your child is currently on a District Student Transfer, a renewal application must be submitted for them to remain at their transferred-to campus.  </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Transfers will be processed after the application, documents (if needed), and fees are paid. </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">For more information regarding transfers, application fees, payment methods, and the application link, please visit the <a href="">Student Transfers</a> web page. If you have any additional questions, please contact Edie White or Bitsy Cobb (281-396-2357). </span></li></ul><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong>Superintendent Message: Year End & 2021-22 Updates! </strong> <br></span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><a href="">Click here to read an important message from the Superintendent.</a>  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong>Advanced Placement (AP) Testing Schedule</strong> <br></span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Katy ISD Advanced Placement (AP) exams will be administered in person during the first College Board AP exam administration from May 3-17, 2021 at students’ home campus.  In-person administration of the AP exams includes students attending the KVA learning model. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong>KVA Students - AP Testing Information</strong> </span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">The AP Exam Testing Schedule is listed below and students are expected to be on campus at least 45 minutes before the test begins.   </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">KVA students may ride district transportation to and from their campus on their scheduled AP exam days. Students who arrive early or remain after the exam will be placed in a large room setting after the scheduled AP exam. Parents may pick up their KVA students to transport home prior to the end of the school day.  </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">KVA testing students are eligible for meals served on the scheduled AP exam day(s).  </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Students are required to follow all COVID-19 safety protocols including the wearing of a facial covering when on campus and participating in the AP exams.  </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Students who have an AP exam and an EOC on the same day and time will take the AP exam on the scheduled day.  The EOC assessment will be given on an EOC make-up day.   </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">The College Board AP second testing window will only be utilized for rare circumstances and must be approved by the campus administrator. Katy ISD will not administer AP exams during the College Board third testing window.  </span></li></ul><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">If you have questions regarding AP exams, please contact your campus AP Coordinator. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong>Katy ISD AP Exam Testing Schedule</strong> <br></span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Please arrive 45 minutes prior to the start time listed below.  <a href="/Documents/Testing%20Schedule.pdf">Click here to view the below testing schedule.</a> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><img src="" alt="AP Testing 2" width="527" height="456" /> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong>Technology Device End of the Year Check-In</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"> In preparation for the close of the 2021-2022 school year, the following student device check-in schedule information is now available for review.  Following spring break, additional information regarding fees associated with lost/damaged devices and how to utilize the Pay N Go APP to pay fees will be communicated.  Information <a href="$">here</a>. </span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong>12<sup>th</sup> Grade Students: </strong> Seniors are required to check in technology devices to their campus librarian prior to picking up their cap and gown and/or by Wednesday, May 19 prior to the start of the Class of 2021 Legacy Stadium graduation ceremonies.  Questions regarding technology device check-in may be directed to your student’s senior class assistant principal or librarian.   </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong>PK-11<sup>th</sup> Grade Students:  </strong>All students are required to check in technology devices to their campus librarian by the last day of school on Thursday, May 27.  Additional information regarding technology device check-in will be provided by your student’s campus. </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong>Summer School:  Katy Virtual School (KVS): </strong> Students enrolled in an original credit summer school course via KVS may check out a device for their summer online course from their home campus librarian beginning on Monday, May 24 through Thursday, May 27. </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong>Summer School:</strong> Students enrolled in a high school credit recovery, junior high course recovery or elementary summer program may check out a device from their assigned summer school campus beginning on Monday, June 7.  All devices must be checked in by Thursday, July 1 – the last day of the summer school session. </span></li></ul><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong>2021-2022 New Student Pre-Registration</strong> <br></span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Pre-Registration for the 2021-2022 school year opened April 1 for all <strong>new</strong> to Katy or students not currently enrolled and will be returning to Katy for next school year. A current and valid Katy ISD proof of residency is required in order to submit. New families can visit <a href=""></a> for more information, requirements for enrollment, and access to the PowerSchool Pre-Registration application. If your student is currently enrolled in a Katy ISD school, there is no need to do anything at this time. Families can reach out to the zoned campus registrar or email <a href=""></a> for questions. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong>Pre-K Registration</strong> <br></span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Online registration for the Katy Independent School District Pre-Kindergarten program for the 2021-2022 school year opened April 1, 2021.  Parents must complete the online registration process through <a href="">Katy ISD’s PowerSchool Registration website</a> in order for their child to be screened for program eligibility.  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">The Katy ISD Pre-Kindergarten program follows the state Pre-K guidelines which focus on oral language development, reading and math readiness, as well as science and social studies knowledge and skills.  Click the <a href="/dept/Interv/Pages/Prekindergarten.aspx">Katy ISD Pre-Kindergarten program link</a> for a list of eligibility requirements or call the Office of Interventions, at 281-237-7062. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong><em>Pre-Kindergarten classes will be held at the following campuses:</em></strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">English Speaking Classes:  Alexander, Bear Creek, Bethke, Bryant, Campbell, Cimarron, Creech, Davidson, Exley, Franz, Golbow, Griffin, Hayes, Holland, Hutsell, Jenks, Katy, Kilpatrick, King, Leonard, Mayde Creek, McElwain, McRoberts, Morton Ranch, Nottingham, Pattison, Randolph, Rhoads, Rylander, Schmalz, Shafer, Stanley, Stephens, Sundown, West Memorial, Wilson, Winborn, Wolfe, Wolman and Wood Creek elementary schools. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Spanish Speaking Classes:  Bear Creek, Campbell, Fielder, Franz, Hutsell, Jenks, King, McRoberts, Memorial Parkway, Morton Ranch, Rhoads, Schmalz, Stephens, Sundown and Williams elementary schools. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong>MyKaty Now Available For Parents/Guardians</strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">The MyKaty Login is now available to parents and guardians! This Parent Portal will now provide parents access to applications and resources in one location. Parents applications available are PayNGo, School Calendars, Bus Routes, and more. To login, you will use your same parent/guardian login that is used in the Home Access Center (HAC).   </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">To access MyKaty, click on the MyKaty Login icon at the top of <a href=""></a> and campus web pages.  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><img src="" alt="My Katy Log in" width="469" height="120" /> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">For more information, visit <a href=""></a>. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong>Katy Corkboard</strong> <br></span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Check out the new Katy Corkboard, a location for parents and staff to view campus and community flyers.  You can access your Campus Katy Corkboard on your campus webpage or on the <a href="">District’s main website</a> by clicking on the Katy Corkboard Icon. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><img src="" alt="Katy Corkboard" width="330" height="78" /> </span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong>Grab and Go Free Meal Sites</strong><em> </em> <br></span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">All curbside Grab and Go meal sites operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Patrons can pick up breakfast and lunch for Wednesday and Thursday on Tuesdays, and meals for Friday, Monday, and Tuesday, on Thursdays.  Meals are ready to heat and eat at home.   </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Curbside Grab and Go is available at: Morton Ranch High School, Mayde Creek, Cinco Ranch, Tompkins and Katy high schools from 4 – 6 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Meals are available at no cost to all children 18 and under.  If parents are picking up meals for their children and the children are not present, identification for each child such as an ID, report card, or birth certificate must be presented prior to receiving the meals.   </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Students enrolled in in-person learning at their home campus are not eligible to receive curbside Grab and Go meals.  Receiving the same meal at multiple campuses on the same day is not permitted.    </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong><u>COVID-19 Safety Protocols</u></strong> <br></span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><em>Katy ISD’s safety protocols align with the Governor’s Executive Order GA-34 that gives school districts the ability to operate under the </em><a href="$"><em>TEA 2021 Public Health Planning Guidance</em></a><em> standards.</em> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong>COVID-19 FREE Testing Site</strong> <br></span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Testing services are FREE to all Katy ISD enrolled students and employees. The regular site hours are Monday- Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Students may schedule an appointment via the <a href="$">Student Testing Appointment Scheduler</a><u>. </u>Employees do not require an appointment to be tested for free. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong>Continued Campus Phase 2 Safety Protocols</strong> <br></span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Katy ISD Campus Phase 2 Safety Protocols took effect March 2 with an update on March 29. Please visit the Katy ISD "Smart Restart" webpage to review the <a href="/returntoschool/Documents/COVID_Mitigation_Plan.pdf"><strong>District COVID-19 Mitigation Plan.</strong></a><strong> </strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Visit the <a href="/returntoschool/Pages/default.aspx">Katy ISD Smart Restart webpage</a> for information on: </span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;"><a title="" href="/Pages/COVID-19-Self-Reporting.aspx"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="" alt="Covid -19 Self Reporting" width="305" height="53" /></span></a></span> </p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;"><a title="*/bab36f105b1e4b258f51d5559fa41402__;Iw!!N081aGSY!CpIvYpg31H9R7PxqF2tNPXH_WqnS5SEPFeraPe1QF7QZ05dQxJGN_QR4_WFwauWSsRiS$" href="$"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="" alt="Covid-19 Dashboard" width="312" height="52" /></span></a></span> </p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;"><a title=";!!N081aGSY!CpIvYpg31H9R7PxqF2tNPXH_WqnS5SEPFeraPe1QF7QZ05dQxJGN_QR4_WFwavel4mO0$" href="$"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="" alt="Covid-19 Testing Appointment" width="303" height="48" /></span></a></span> </p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;"><a title="" href="/returntoschool/Documents/COVID_Mitigation_Plan.pdf"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="" alt="Mitigation Plan" width="310" height="56" /></span></a></span> </p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Student Mask/Face Covering/Face Shield Requirements are available on page 6 of the Katy ISD COVID Mitigation Plan.  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong><u>Secondary Information</u></strong> <br><img src="" alt="Class of 2021" width="281" height="137" /><br></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong>Senior Graduation Information</strong> <br></span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Graduation information released on Katy ISD Graduation webpage at: <a href="/dept/campusadmin/Pages/Graduation.aspx"></a> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Class of 2021 Graduation Information about ceremonies can be found at: <a href="/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Information.pdf"></a>  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Campus specific information will be shared by the administration. Seniors must complete the Senior Graduation Survey through Naviance found in MyKaty Cloud beginning March 15 and return any borrowed instructional material and devices prior to picking up graduation caps and gowns. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><img src="" alt="Prom Schedule" style="width:600px;height:286px;" /> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong>Secondary Katy Summer Academic Term (KSAT) Information</strong>    </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Registration is open for parents to elect for their student(s) to take summer recovery courses virtually with in-person teacher support and remediation. At the time of registration, a student will be prompted to select one of the following in person lab days/times for in person teacher support:  </span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">   </span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Monday and Wednesday 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM  </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Monday and Wednesday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM  </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM  </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM  </span>   </li></ul><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">KSAT for credit and course recovery are schedule from June 7 – July 1, Monday – Thursday. Elementary students eligible for summer school programs will be contacted directly by their respective home campuses in May 2021 via an invitation to attend an eligible program.    </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">For more information, please visit the <a href="">KSAT web page</a>. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong><u>Technology Help Desk Contacts for Parents/Students Support Inquiries</u></strong><strong> </strong>  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong>Online:</strong>   </span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><a href="">Katy ISD Tech Help</a></span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Or, click “Help” in Canvas   </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Or, call: 281.396.7400 (6:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)  </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Or, e-mail: <a href=""></a></span></li></ul><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong>Parent and Student Technology Support Important Links</strong>  </span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><a href="">Parent Tech FAQs</a></span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><a href="">Parent Tech Help</a></span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><a href="">Parent & Student Knowledge Base</a></span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><a href="">Home Access Center (HAC) User Guide (English)</a></span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><a href="">Home Access Center (HAC) User Guide (Spanish)</a></span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><a href=""><strong>Technology Device Request Form</strong></a></span></li></ul><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong>Katy ISD </strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"> <strong>#KatyStrong</strong> </span></p><br></div>
2021 Katy ISD Board Election & Bond Unofficial Voting Results2021 Katy ISD Board Election & Bond Unofficial Voting Results<div class="ExternalClass3EDC43A5BBDE410986ED4DB5F61FB39B"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Unofficial voting results for the May 2021 Katy ISD Board of Trustees Election and Bond are as follows:</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">​Position 6 Candidate: (listed alphabetically)<br></span><span style="text-align:left;">Bonnie Anderson<br><div style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-align:justify;">​</span><span style="text-align:justify;">Unoffi</span><span style="text-align:justify;">cial Voting Total:  1,598 votes (19.18%)</span></div></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;">William X. Branch II<br></span>Unofficial Voting Total:  80 votes (0.96%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;">Garima DasGupta<br></span>Unofficial Voting Total:  732 votes (8.79%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;">Rebecca Fox<br></span>Unofficial Voting Total:  3,002 votes (36.04%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;">Susan Gesoff<br></span>Unofficial Voting Total:  2,754 votes (33.06%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;">Joseph Wojcik<br></span>Unofficial Voting Total:  164 votes (1.97%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><br></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Position 7 Candidates: (listed alphabetically)<br></span><span style="text-align:left;">Walter Butler<br></span>Unofficial Voting Total:  2,128 votes (26.96%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;">Dawn Champagne<br></span>Unofficial Voting Total:  5,766 votes (73.04%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><br>Bond 2021 Propositions:<br></span><span style="text-align:left;">P</span><span style="text-align:left;">roposition A<br><div style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-align:justify;">F</span><span style="text-align:justify;">or:  6,142 votes (71.76%)<br></span><span style="text-align:justify;">A</span><span style="text-align:justify;">gainst: 2,417 votes (28.24%)</span></div></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;"><br>Proposition B<br></span>For:  6,187 votes (72.74%)<br>Against: 2,319 votes (27.26%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;"><br>Proposition C<br><div style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-align:justify;">For:  5,423 votes (63.72%)<br></span><span style="text-align:justify;">A</span><span style="text-align:justify;">gainst: 3,088 votes (36.28%)<br></span><br>Proposition D<br><span style="text-align:justify;">F</span><span style="text-align:justify;">or:  5,433 votes (63.81%)<br></span><span style="text-align:justify;">A</span><span style="text-align:justify;">gainst: 3,081 votes (36.19%)</span></div></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>A special board meeting will take place to conduct the official canvass of returns. The deadline to canvass final election results is Wednesday, May 12, 2021.</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD trustees are the governing body of the school district and are the main advising group that oversees and shapes policies.  Individuals serving as board members are not employees of Katy ISD, yet they dedicate countless hours to lead an A+ school district. <br></p><p><br></p></div>
Board of Trustees Discuss Future of a Katy ISD Virtual High SchoolBoard of Trustees Discuss Future of a Katy ISD Virtual High School<div class="ExternalClassE0683B3885E240AEB6BAEB144F3E4DAE"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">The results of the Katy ISD Virtual High (VHS) School Interest Survey were discussed by district Trustees at tonight's monthly board meeting. Of the 37,469 parent survey invitations administered by outside research firm K12 Insight, 1,238 responses were received from parents who stated an interest in their child attending a stand-alone virtual high school during the upcoming school year.  The total number of currently enrolled Katy ISD students who would be eligible to attend a potential VHS next school year is 26,332. </span><br></p><p>“If the Board decides to move forward with exploring this option, which seems to be a consensus tonight, as a District we will also need to wait for guidance from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) on how they also would approve the District to move forward," said Dr. Ken Gregorski, Superintendent of Schools.  “I am confident that we have a course framework with the Katy Virtual School model that would allow us to deliver an excellent education model to those students and families who would like a virtual high school option," added Gregorski. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Survey results also showed that many parents who expressed an interest in a VHS for the fall said they would prefer an online learning environment due to health and safety concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, perceptions about better learning experiences online, and/or they believed virtual learning to be less stressful for their child.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​The Board is continuing to review and consider this item, alongside any future guidance the state may issue on virtual schools. <br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Employees Hard Work Rewarded with a One Time Lump Sum PaymentKaty ISD Employees Hard Work Rewarded with a One Time Lump Sum Payment<div class="ExternalClass235426E7C89C46D79239E94893DA5190"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">A</span><span style="text-align:justify;">s staff members across Katy Independent School District begin to wrap up the 2020-21 academic year, the District's Board of Trustees is recognizing the challenges employees have managed as they delivered successful student learning and support across the District throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  Tonight, Trustees discussed and approved a one-time $500 lump sum payment for full-time employees and a one-time lump sum payment of $250 to part-time employees. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“From our operations staff, to food services employees, to our teachers, principals and support staff, the Board and I want to personally thank employees for everything they have done this year to help our students continue learning and stay motivated, amidst the circumstances and challenges presented," said Ashley Vann, Katy ISD Board President.  “A global pandemic, coupled with the recent winter freeze, has made this an extremely challenging school year for Katy ISD families and our staff members.  I am in awe of everyone who has gone above and beyond during these trying times," added Vann. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">To be eligible for the one-time lump sum payment, employment with Katy ISD must have begun by January 4, 2021.  In addition, substitutes who have worked at least 70 days during this pandemic year will receive a one-time lump sum payment of $250.00.  <br><br></p><p><br><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Board of Trustees Appoint New Executive Director and PrincipalKaty ISD Board of Trustees Appoint New Executive Director and Principal<div class="ExternalClass14028DE6874D4466AD4E01455647D48C"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees approved two new leaders during tonight's monthly meeting.  Nathan Fuchs was named Executive Director of the Maintenance & Operations Department, while Richard Merriman will become the new principal for Raines Academy. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Fuchs is no stranger to the District.  He began his Katy ISD career in 2003 as an Assistant Project Manager.  The following year he was promoted to Construction Project Manager and remained in that position until 2016.  At that time, he was selected to be the Director of Maintenance and Special Projects.  Prior to joining Katy ISD, Fuchs was a Specialist in the United States Army and was later employed by the Drymalla Construction Company.  Fuchs holds a Bachelor in Industrial Supervision from the University of Houston.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Another familiar face at Katy ISD, as well as at Raines Academy, is that of Richard Merriman.  He will head back to his old stomping grounds, Raines Academy, to lead students and staff for the upcoming school year.  Merriman has worked at Katy ISD since 2007 when he began his educational career as a teacher and coach at both Mayde Creek Junior High and Cardiff Junior High from 2007 to 2012.  Later in 2012, he was named Assistant Principal at Raines High School, and he remained there for three years.  In 2015, he moved to Katy High School (KHS) where he served as the ninth-grade Assistant Principal for one year.   The following year he was named Associate Principal at KHS, and he has held that title since 2016.  Mr. Merriman holds two Bachelor's Degrees from Saginaw State University in the fields of History and Public Administration and a Master's Degree in Educational Administration from Lamar University.  <br></p><p style="text-align:center;">​<img src="/PublishingImages/Nathan%20Fuchs%20headshot_Edited.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:310px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Nathan Fuchs</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Executive Director of the Maintenance & Operations Department</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Richard%20Merriman.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:533px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Richard Merriman​</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Principal of Raines Academy</em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p><br></p></div>

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