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Katy ISD Announces its 2021 Valedictorians and Salutatorianshttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1447Katy 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="https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1gl936cV5i91q5znhWT4QYvGyelQ_7MgH?usp=sharing">Pictures of the 2020-21 Valedictorians and Salutatorians</a> <br></p><p><br></p></div>
Smart Restart Weekly eNews - May 7, 2021https://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1446Smart Restart Weekly eNews - May 7, 2021<div class="ExternalClass8480926AC98D4D928B7EC439B46DFC95"> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/de66a8b1a5c2ea21628a4e09b91c7f8a/20-0728-850x150-weeklyenews-01.png" 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="http://www.katyisd.org/returntoschool/Pages/default.aspx">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="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://katyisdtx.scriborder.com/__%3b%21%21N081aGSY%21F7XAPinhDdnblc10WK7m_JUnAH1OxfQb3k9qqyeUyn7OHsJSqqUb7tqnhxgpEVqXk1Ay$">https://katyisdtx.scriborder.com/</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="https://homeaccess.katyisd.org/HomeAccess/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=/HomeAccess/">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="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/983a145dd3b7902ae46280976d612592/HAC_new_pic.png" 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="https://homeaccess.katyisd.org/HomeAccess/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=/HomeAccess/">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="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/69f19371f771557d2329e187dade6019/Transcripts_Icon.jpg" 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="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://katyisd.revtrak.net/athletics-physicals/__%3b%21%21N081aGSY%21F7XAPinhDdnblc10WK7m_JUnAH1OxfQb3k9qqyeUyn7OHsJSqqUb7tqnhxgpEaobb2aG$">https://katyisd.revtrak.net/athletics-physicals/</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 $25. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">A schedule of physical examinations offered in Katy ISD can be found here: <br></span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><a href="/dept/athletics/Documents/Physical_Dates.pdf">https://www.katyisd.org/dept/athletics/Documents/Physical_Dates.pdf</a>  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">You may download a current blank physical or upload your completed physical for athletics at: <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://katyisd.rankonesport.com/New/NewInstructionsPage.aspx__%3b%21%21N081aGSY%21F7XAPinhDdnblc10WK7m_JUnAH1OxfQb3k9qqyeUyn7OHsJSqqUb7tqnhxgpEQjHP0AX$">https://katyisd.rankonesport.com/New/NewInstructionsPage.aspx</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="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://katyisd.store.rankonesport.com/Camp/List__%3b%21%21N081aGSY%21F7XAPinhDdnblc10WK7m_JUnAH1OxfQb3k9qqyeUyn7OHsJSqqUb7tqnhxgpEY3c81jo$">https://katyisd.store.rankonesport.com/Camp/List</a>  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">High School students will register at their campus.  Junior High students will register at their feeder high school. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong>2021 Varsity Football Schedule</strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">The 2021 Varsity Football Schedule has been released and can be found <a href="/dept/athletics/Documents/2021%20Katy%20ISD%20Var%20FB%20Schedule%20-%20DEC%20Approved.pdf">here</a>. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">View our most up to date information at our <a href="/dept/athletics/Pages/default.aspx">website</a> or follow us on Twitter - <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://twitter.com/KatyISDAthletic__%3b%21%21N081aGSY%21F7XAPinhDdnblc10WK7m_JUnAH1OxfQb3k9qqyeUyn7OHsJSqqUb7tqnhxgpES1STM6U$">@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="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/72de71081aad3c4cfb0e16927752223e/elementary_testing.jpg" alt="Elementary Testing" style="width:600px;height:425px;" /></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/618fc84ffcb08cfea88b6cf0aa8d33b9/JH_testing.jpg" 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="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/2eecda1d1c8eefcf4e908146a404a91d/HS_testing.jpg" 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="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Pages/Student-Transfers.aspx">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="https://katyisd.org/Pages/Superintendent-Message.aspx">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="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6e0d5045c79e10d46718e7977c99f1b7/AP_test_2.jpg" 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="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://share.peachjar.com/flyers/2048816/districts/50001__%3b%21%21N081aGSY%21F7XAPinhDdnblc10WK7m_JUnAH1OxfQb3k9qqyeUyn7OHsJSqqUb7tqnhxgpEePVuTjL$">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="https://katyisd.org/registration/Pages/default.aspx">https://katyisd.org/registration/Pages/default.aspx</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="mailto:centralregistration@katyisd.org">centralregistration@katyisd.org</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="http://www.katyisd.org/registration/Pages/default.aspx">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="https://katyisd.org/Pages/default.aspx">KatyISD.org</a> and campus web pages.  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/10011d9ef30cabdeff55fa173c69ba78/My_Katy_Parents.png" 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="https://katyisd.org/mykaty/Pages/default.aspx">https://katyisd.org/mykaty/Pages/default.aspx</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="https://katyisd.org/Pages/default.aspx">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="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/227f2e89d68f9d23062a5c71c65bca1b/Corkboard.png" 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="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/covid/SY-20-21-Public-Health-Guidance.pdf__%3b%21%21N081aGSY%21F7XAPinhDdnblc10WK7m_JUnAH1OxfQb3k9qqyeUyn7OHsJSqqUb7tqnhxgpEfdMwsav$"><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="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e4aa5a82aa1fb6-katy__%3b%21%21N081aGSY%21HJQ2tK1S8KPZ4aZBubto-2X1jNwO9NwsKilKhZZ21gByKnDtwJnSFu_ICpeI85JG9c42$">Student Testing Appointment Scheduler</a><u>. </u>Employees do not require an appointment to be tested for free. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><strong>Continued Campus Phase 2 Safety Protocols</strong> <br></span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Katy ISD Campus Phase 2 Safety Protocols took effect March 2 with an update on March 29. Please visit the Katy ISD "Smart Restart" webpage to review the <a href="/returntoschool/Documents/COVID_Mitigation_Plan.pdf"><strong>District COVID-19 Mitigation Plan.</strong></a><strong> </strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Visit the <a href="/returntoschool/Pages/default.aspx">Katy ISD Smart Restart webpage</a> for information on: </span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;"><a title="https://www.katyisd.org/Pages/COVID-19-Self-Reporting.aspx" href="/Pages/COVID-19-Self-Reporting.aspxhttps://www.katyisd.org/Pages/COVID-19-Self-Reporting.aspx"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/f4446035ccd45e84be296252250a03bd/COVID_19.PNG" alt="Covid -19 Self Reporting" width="305" height="53" /></span></a></span> </p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;"><a title="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/katyisd.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html*/bab36f105b1e4b258f51d5559fa41402__;Iw!!N081aGSY!CpIvYpg31H9R7PxqF2tNPXH_WqnS5SEPFeraPe1QF7QZ05dQxJGN_QR4_WFwauWSsRiS$" href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/katyisd.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html%2a/bab36f105b1e4b258f51d5559fa41402__%3bIw%21%21N081aGSY%21CpIvYpg31H9R7PxqF2tNPXH_WqnS5SEPFeraPe1QF7QZ05dQxJGN_QR4_WFwauWSsRiS$"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/5bca5a1b466e426871b1985acc6074d4/Dashboard_icon.png" alt="Covid-19 Dashboard" width="312" height="52" /></span></a></span> </p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;"><a title="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.signupgenius.com/tabs/73375d80fa1caefc06-student__;!!N081aGSY!CpIvYpg31H9R7PxqF2tNPXH_WqnS5SEPFeraPe1QF7QZ05dQxJGN_QR4_WFwavel4mO0$" href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/katyisd.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html%2a/bab36f105b1e4b258f51d5559fa41402__%3bIw%21%21N081aGSY%21CpIvYpg31H9R7PxqF2tNPXH_WqnS5SEPFeraPe1QF7QZ05dQxJGN_QR4_WFwauWSsRiS$"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/c4335ff25f1f4a145b599eba1acb225a/COVID_TESTING_APPT_BUTTON.png" alt="Covid-19 Testing Appointment" width="303" height="48" /></span></a></span> </p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;"><a title="https://www.katyisd.org/returntoschool/Documents/COVID_Mitigation_Plan.pdf" href="/returntoschool/Documents/COVID_Mitigation_Plan.pdf"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ec741e87c41cee2a126b6f6e1f8d57ba/Mitigation_Plan.PNG" 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="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/9a45977cc097fc1a0f3d2654386aa078/Class_of_2021.jpg" 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">https://www.katyisd.org/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">https://www.katyisd.org/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="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ca4ad3a4289a68f46eb71b4544fc246d/prom_schedule.jpg" 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="https://katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/ksat/Pages/default.aspx">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="http://www.katyisd.org/Parent-Student-Tech-Support/Pages/default.aspx">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="mailto:parenttechsupport@katyisd.org">parenttechsupport@katyisd.org</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="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Parent-Tech-FAQs.aspx">Parent Tech FAQs</a></span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/default.aspx">Parent Tech Help</a></span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Knowledge-Base-for-Students-and-Parents.aspx">Parent & Student Knowledge Base</a></span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><a href="http://www.katyisd.org/Documents/Home%20Access%20Center%20FAQ.pdf">Home Access Center (HAC) User Guide (English)</a></span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><a href="http://www.katyisd.org/Documents/Home%20Access%20Center%20FAQ%20-%20Spanish.pdf">Home Access Center (HAC) User Guide (Spanish)</a></span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><a href="https://publicbiapps.katyisd.org/DeviceCheckout/"><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 Resultshttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=14452021 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 Schoolhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1444Board 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 Paymenthttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1443Katy 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 Principalhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1442Katy 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>
Katy ISD Earns Excellence in Financial Management Awardhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1441Katy ISD Earns Excellence in Financial Management Award<div class="ExternalClass4F0DBEFFBF664046AAF86DEB2208B9B4"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Ensuring unparalleled learning experiences at Katy Independent School District expands far beyond the classroom.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">The financial aspect of managing day-to-day monetary operations and long-term District goals is a process overseen by dedicated staff in the Katy ISD Financial Services Department.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Due to their commitment, the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) has recognized Katy ISD financial efforts with the </span><em style="text-align:justify;">Award of Excellence in Financial Management</em><span style="text-align:justify;"> at its recent annual conference.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Only 10 school districts across Texas received the award.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD was acknowledged for being a school district that has implemented professional standards, best practices and innovative ways in financial reporting.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span></p><p>​“This is a rigorous process, but it illustrates the quality of work done every day by some talented employees throughout the Financial Services Department.  More than 85,000 students, their parents and the thousands of staff members across the District are counting on our department to ensure that the resources they need are going to be available," said Chief Financial Officer Christopher Smith.  “Managing and reporting Katy ISD's financial information in a transparent format is a high priority for Financial Services," added Smith.<br></p><p>“In Texas, there are high expectations for public education to properly manage finances and report them clearly," said Tracy Ginsburg, TASBO Executive Director.  “This new awards program reflects efforts to adopt best practices and go above and beyond minimum standards," added Ginsburg. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">A TASBO Accounting Subcommittee developed the criteria for the award based on state and federal guidelines.  Katy ISD submitted documentation in 11 areas that include:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Finance department essentials</li><li>Staffing and training</li><li>Controls</li><li>Budget management</li><li>Processes</li><li>Cash management</li><li>Communications</li><li>Financial reports</li><li>Financial analyses and projections</li><li>External staff training</li><li>Innovation </li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="/dept/bf/Pages/default.aspx">Click here for other Katy ISD Financial Information</a><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/TASBO_2021%20Award%20of%20Excellence%20Recipient.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:429px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/042621_TASBO%20Award_Chris%20Smith%20Team.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:327px;" /><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Smart Restart Weekly eNews - April 23, 2021https://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1440Smart Restart Weekly eNews - April 23, 2021<div class="ExternalClass026DAC9E4F4B43CCB0491309E1BF8109"><p>​</p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/de66a8b1a5c2ea21628a4e09b91c7f8a/20-0728-850x150-weeklyenews-01.png" alt="Weekly eNews" width="813" height="143" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></span> </p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">April 23, 2021</span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Dear Katy ISD Parents/Guardians and Staff,  </span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">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="http://www.katyisd.org/returntoschool/Pages/default.aspx">Smart Restart web page</a>! </span></p><hr /><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>*</strong><strong>UPDATED</strong></span><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">*</span> </strong><strong>REMINDER</strong><strong>!</strong><strong> </strong><strong>Spring STAAR & EOC Testing Schedule</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">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;">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. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">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;">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;"><strong>KVA Students- STAAR/EOC Testing Information</strong> </span></p><ul><li data-leveltext="·" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>KVA students may ride district transportation</strong> 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><li data-leveltext="·" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVA testing students are <strong>eligible for meals</strong> served on the scheduled STAAR administration days. </span></li><li data-leveltext="·" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">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><li data-leveltext="·" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">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;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>*UPDATED</strong><strong>*</strong></span><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> </span>STAAR, EOC Absence Clarification<br></strong>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></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>*UPDATED</strong><strong>*</strong><strong> </strong></span><strong>STAAR, EOC Make-Up Date Expectations</strong></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">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></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">If you have questions regarding STAAR administration, please contact your child’s campus administrator or counselor.  <a href="/Documents/Testing%20Schedule.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Click here to view the below assessment schedules for important dates.</a>  <span style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong><br><a href="/Documents/Testing%20Schedule.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/72de71081aad3c4cfb0e16927752223e/elementary_testing.jpg" alt="elementary testing schedule" width="234" height="166" style="margin:5px;" /><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/618fc84ffcb08cfea88b6cf0aa8d33b9/JH_testing.jpg" alt="junior high testing" width="366" height="175" style="margin:5px;" /><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/2eecda1d1c8eefcf4e908146a404a91d/HS_testing.jpg" alt="high school testing" width="309" height="167" style="margin:5px;" /></a></strong></span></span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>*</strong><strong>UPDATED</strong><strong>* </strong></span><strong>District Student Transfer Application Closes May 31, 2021</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The District Student Transfer application period for the 2021-2022 school year is open and closes on May 31, 2021.  </span></p><ul><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="13" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">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 data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="13" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Transfers will be processed after the application, documents (if needed), and fees are paid. </span></li><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="13" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">For more information regarding transfers, application fees, payment methods, and the application link, please visit the <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Pages/Student-Transfers.aspx">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;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>*</strong><strong>ICYMI* </strong></span><strong>Superintendent Message: Year End & 2021-22 Updates! </strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://katyisd.org/Pages/Superintendent-Message.aspx">Click here to read an important message from the Superintendent.</a>  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Advanced Placement (AP) Testing Schedule</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">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;"><strong>KVA Students - AP Testing Information</strong> </span></p><ul><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>The AP Exam Testing Schedule is listed </strong><strong>below</strong><strong> and students are expected to be on campus at </strong>least 45 minutes before the test begins.   </span></li><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>KVA students may ride district transportation</strong> 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 data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVA testing students are <strong>eligible for meals</strong> served on the scheduled AP exam day(s).  </span></li><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Students are required to follow all <strong>COVID-19 safety protocols</strong> including the wearing of a facial covering when on campus and participating in the AP exams.  </span></li><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">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 data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">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;">If you have questions regarding AP exams, please contact your campus AP Coordinator. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Katy ISD AP Exam Testing Schedule</strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">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-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong><a href="/Documents/Testing%20Schedule.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/7ac715b9d0aaf8ad419f22b92e7f7dbe/AP_test_1.jpg" alt="AP test schedule 1" width="326" height="187" style="margin:5px;" /><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6e0d5045c79e10d46718e7977c99f1b7/AP_test_2.jpg" alt="AP test schedule 2" width="216" height="187" style="margin:5px;" /></a></strong></span></span> </p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Technology Device End of the Year Check-In</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">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.   <span class="TextRun SCXW107658547 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW107658547 BCX0">Information </span></span><a class="Hyperlink SCXW107658547 BCX0" href="https://share.peachjar.com/flyers/2048816/districts/50001" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span class="TextRun Underlined SCXW107658547 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW107658547 BCX0" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">here</span></span></a><span class="TextRun SCXW107658547 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW107658547 BCX0">.</span></span></span></p><ul><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="7" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>12</strong><strong>th</strong><strong> 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 data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="7" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>PK-11</strong><strong>th</strong><strong> 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 data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="7" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><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 data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="7" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><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;"><strong>2021-2022 New Student Pre-Registration</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">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="https://katyisd.org/registration/Pages/default.aspx">https://katyisd.org/registration/Pages/default.aspx</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="mailto:centralregistration@katyisd.org">centralregistration@katyisd.org</a> for questions. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Pre-K Registration</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">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="http://www.katyisd.org/registration/Pages/default.aspx">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;">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-size:10pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><em>Pre-Kindergarten classes will be held at the following campuses:</em></strong> <br>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. <br>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;"><strong>Folk Life Festival 2021</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Join us at the Outdoor Learning Center Open House and 35th Annual Folk Life Festival on Saturday, May 15, 2021.  10:00AM–12PM and 1:00PM-3:00 PM.  Visitors will be able to tour the newly renovated facility as they walk the grounds, visit the ponds, and see the new science and history classrooms. For more information:  <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/olc">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/olc</a> </span></p><p> </p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>MyKaty Now Available </strong><strong>For</strong><strong> Parents/Guardians</strong> </span><br><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">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-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">To access MyKaty, click on the MyKaty Login icon at the top of <a href="https://katyisd.org/Pages/default.aspx">KatyISD.org</a> and campus web pages.  </span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/10011d9ef30cabdeff55fa173c69ba78/My_Katy_Parents.png" alt="MyKaty" width="442" height="113" style="margin:5px;" /></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">For more information, visit <a href="https://katyisd.org/mykaty/Pages/default.aspx">https://katyisd.org/mykaty/Pages/default.aspx</a>.  </span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Katy Corkboard</strong> </span><br><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">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="https://katyisd.org/Pages/default.aspx">District’s main website</a> by clicking on the Katy Corkboard Icon. </span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/227f2e89d68f9d23062a5c71c65bca1b/Corkboard.png" alt="Katy Corkboard" width="330" height="78" style="margin:5px;" /></span> </p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>2021-2022 New Student </strong><strong>Pre</strong><strong>-</strong><strong>Registration</strong> </span><br><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span data-contrast="auto"><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0">Pre</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0">-</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0">Registration</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0"> for the 2021-2022 school year opened</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0"> April 1</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0"> for all </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0">new</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0"> to Katy</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0"> or students</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0"> not currently enrolled</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0"> </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0">and will be </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0">returning to Katy</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0"> </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0">for next </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0">school </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0">year. 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lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">https://katyisd.org/registration/Pages/default.aspx</span></span></a><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0"> </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0">for more information, requirements for enrollment, and access to the PowerSchool </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0">Pre</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0">-</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0">Registration</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0"> application.</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0"> </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0">If your student is </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0">currently</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0"> enrolled in</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0"> a</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0"> Katy ISD</span></span><span class="TextRun 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Sites</strong><em> </em> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="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><span style="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><span style="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></span></p><p> </p><hr /><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;font-size:12pt;"><strong>COVID-19 Safety Protocol Updates</strong> <br></span><span style="font-size:12pt;"><em><span class="TextRun SCXW225051949 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW225051949 BCX0">Katy ISD’s safety protocols align with the Governor’s Executive Order </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW225051949 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW225051949 BCX0">GA-34 that gives school districts the ability to operate under the </span></span><a class="Hyperlink SCXW225051949 BCX0" href="https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/covid/SY-20-21-Public-Health-Guidance.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span class="TextRun Underlined SCXW225051949 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW225051949 BCX0" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">TEA </span></span><span class="TextRun Underlined SCXW225051949 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW225051949 BCX0" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">2021 P</span></span><span class="TextRun Underlined SCXW225051949 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW225051949 BCX0" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">ublic </span></span><span class="TextRun Underlined SCXW225051949 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW225051949 BCX0" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">H</span></span><span class="TextRun Underlined SCXW225051949 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW225051949 BCX0" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">ealth </span></span><span class="TextRun Underlined SCXW225051949 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW225051949 BCX0" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Planning G</span></span><span class="TextRun Underlined SCXW225051949 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW225051949 BCX0" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">uidance</span></span></a><span class="TextRun SCXW225051949 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW225051949 BCX0"> standards.</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW225051949 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></em></span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>C</strong><strong>OVID-19 FREE Testing Site</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">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="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e4aa5a82aa1fb6-katy__%3b%21%21N081aGSY%21HJQ2tK1S8KPZ4aZBubto-2X1jNwO9NwsKilKhZZ21gByKnDtwJnSFu_ICpeI85JG9c42$">Student Testing Appointment Scheduler</a>. Employees do not require an appointment to be tested for free. </span><br><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><br></span><strong>Continued </strong><strong>Campus </strong><strong>Phase 2 </strong><strong>Safety </strong><strong>Protocols</strong> </span><br><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="TextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0">Katy ISD Campus Phase </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0">2</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0"> Safety Protocols </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0">took</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0"> effect</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0"> March 2 with an update on March 29.</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0"> Please </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0">visit </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW52715682 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src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/f4446035ccd45e84be296252250a03bd/COVID_19.PNG" alt="APP" width="305" height="53" style="margin:5px;" /></strong></a></span> </p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://katyisd.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bab36f105b1e4b258f51d5559fa41402" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/59923222919e05c66d158153cefd24b3/Case_Dashboard.PNG" alt="Dashboard" width="311" height="62" style="margin:5px;" /></a></span> </p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/73375d80fa1caefc06-student" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a11c01b8970d03cc93dd2671584ca463/appointment_Scheduler.PNG" alt="Appintment" width="313" height="49" style="margin:5px;" /></a></span> </p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/returntoschool/Documents/COVID_Mitigation_Plan.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ec741e87c41cee2a126b6f6e1f8d57ba/Mitigation_Plan.PNG" alt="Mitigation Plan" width="321" height="58" style="margin:5px;" /></a></span> </p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Student Mask/Face Covering/Face Shield Requirements </strong>are available on page 6 of the Katy ISD COVID Mitigation Plan.  </span></p><hr /><p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><span class="TextRun Underlined SCXW159218876 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW159218876 BCX0">Secondary</span></span><span class="TextRun Underlined SCXW159218876 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW159218876 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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;"><strong><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ca4ad3a4289a68f46eb71b4544fc246d/prom_schedule.jpg" alt="prom and graduation schedule" width="775" height="369" style="margin:5px;" /></strong></span> </p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Secondary Katy Summer Academic Term (KSAT) Information</strong>  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Secondary High School Credit Recovery & Junior High Course Recovery summer registration opens <strong>Monday,</strong> <strong>April 12</strong>.  KSAT for credit and course recovery are schedule from June 7 – July 1, Monday – Thursday.   </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Beginning April 12, parents may register and elect to take the 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></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Monday and Wednesday 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM  </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Monday and Wednesday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM  </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM  </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM  </span></li></ul><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">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;">For more information, please visit the <a href="https://katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/ksat/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KSAT web page</a>. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Athletic</strong><strong>s</strong><strong> Updates</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Congratulations to Region Qualifiers in Track, Tennis, and Golf.  Athletes competed at the District and Area Meets over the past two weeks and competed exceptionally well. Region Tournaments will be held as follows: </span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">5A Tennis – April 28-29.  Willis High School. </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">6A Tennis – April 27-28.  Deer Park High School. </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">5A Golf - April 19-20 (Girls) and April 21-22 (Boys). The Golf Club at A&M. </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">6A Golf - April 19-20 (Girls) and April 21-22 (Boys). Gleannloch Pines. </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">5A & 6A Track & Field – April 23-24. Turner Stadium. </span></li></ul><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><em>State Qualifiers for Wrestling will compete at the State Meet at the Berry Center in Cy-Fair: </em></span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">5A Wrestling – April 24. Berry Center. </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">6A Wrestling – April 24. Berry Center. </span></li></ul><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The <a href="https://katyisd.org/dept/athletics/Documents/2021%20Katy%20ISD%20Var%20FB%20Schedule%20-%20DEC%20Approved.pdf">2021 Varsity Football Schedule</a> was released this week to campuses. Refer to our website for more details for all of our athletic events. </span></p><hr /><p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>K</strong><strong>aty ISD Fine Arts Department Updates</strong> </span></p><ul><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="12" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Congratulations</strong> to Rachelle Isaacson, Cinco Ranch Junior High School band directo, on being recognized as the District Wide the Secondary Teacher of the Year for Katy ISD!  </span></li><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="12" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Congratulations</strong> to Jeff Tipps, McDonald Junior High band director and John Liner, Morton Ranch Junior High band director as being recognized as their respective campus teacher of the year. </span></li><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="12" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Band, Orchestra, and Choir</strong> UIL events have been competed for this season!  Congratulations to all the students, parents, and directors for your support and achievement during these evaluations!   </span></li><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="12" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Dance </strong>Spring Show season has begun. Shows will run April through May. Please check the Fine Arts calendar link for dates and times. </span></li></ul><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Continue to refer to the fine arts calendar line below for all the upcoming <strong>theatre</strong> productions and opportunities to witness the great work by these programs and directors. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Fine Arts Department is pleased to announce the Spring semester <strong>virtual </strong><strong>art</strong><strong> gallery</strong>.  This online gallery features over 500 pieces of art created by our students from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade.  Please take a moment to view the fantastic artwork that is being produced across the district.   </span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://tinyurl.com/ESC-Spring-2021-Gallery">https://tinyurl.com/ESC-Spring-2021-Gallery</a> </span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/finearts/Pages/Calendar.aspx">Fine Arts Calendar</a> </span></p><hr /><p><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Technology Help Desk Contacts for </strong><strong>Parents/Students</strong><strong> Support Inquiries </strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Online:</strong>  </span></p><ul><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="23" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.katyisd.org/Parent-Student-Tech-Support/Pages/default.aspx">Katy ISD Tech Help</a> </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="23" data-aria-posinset="4" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Or, click “Help” in Canvas  </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="23" data-aria-posinset="5" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Or, call: 281.396.7400 (6:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="23" data-aria-posinset="6" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Or, e-mail: <a href="mailto:parenttechsupport@katyisd.org">parenttechsupport@katyisd.org</a> </span></li></ul><p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Parent and Student Technology Support</strong><strong> Important Links</strong> </span></p><ul><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" data-aria-posinset="7" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Parent-Tech-FAQs.aspx">Parent Tech FAQs</a>  </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" data-aria-posinset="8" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/default.aspx">Parent Tech Help</a>  </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" data-aria-posinset="9" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Knowledge-Base-for-Students-and-Parents.aspx">Parent & Student Knowledge Base</a> </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" data-aria-posinset="10" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.katyisd.org/Documents/Home%20Access%20Center%20FAQ.pdf">Home Access Center (HAC) User Guide (English)</a> </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" data-aria-posinset="11" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.katyisd.org/Documents/Home%20Access%20Center%20FAQ%20-%20Spanish.pdf">Home Access Center (HAC) User Guide (Spanish)</a> </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" data-aria-posinset="12" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://publicbiapps.katyisd.org/DeviceCheckout/">Technology Device Request Form</a> </span></li></ul><p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Katy ISD </strong></span><br><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>#KatyStrong</strong></span></p><p><br></p></div>
Weather Update #1 April 23 8:45 a.m.https://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1439 Weather Update #1 April 23 8:45 a.m.<div class="ExternalClassAF83B073FC6C4920A7ED92E65590947A"><p>We are aware of the possibility of strong storms in the area. We will continue to monitor the weather and actively consult with local and state agencies. Additional updates will be provided if necessary to make changes to the school day or after school activities. Monitor our social media or our website for updates.<br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy Virtual School Recognized for Outstanding Distance Learninghttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1438Katy Virtual School Recognized for Outstanding Distance Learning<div class="ExternalClassE9D09021230047329C2BD58A11BA95A3"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">At Katy Independent School District, online learning has become an increasingly popular and effective method of education, by both students and parents, because of the expanded learning opportunities available.  Due to its commitment to offer distance education, the District's Katy Virtual School (KVS) has been recognized by the Texas Distance Learning Association (TxDLA) as the 2021 K-12 winner of the </span><em style="text-align:justify;">Outstanding Commitment to Excellence and Innovation in Distance Education </em><span style="text-align:justify;">recognition. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“Katy ISD was the only K-12 school district in Texas to receive such a prestigious award," said Susan Richards, Katy ISD Instructional Technology e-Learning Manager.  “KVS has expanded over the years to provide secondary students quality instruction outside of normal school hours and during the summer to support their graduation plans," added Richards.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">KVS launched in 2013 with a primary goal of offering choice and flexibility for rigorous online courses developed and taught by Katy ISD teachers.  Over 45 Advanced Placement (AP), Katy Advanced Program and academic level courses were available to students this year with more courses being added each year.  Just last year, over 4,000 students utilized KVS to reach their educational goals.  KVS is a different program from the recently developed Katy Virtual Academy (KVA), which was created for online learning during the pandemic. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">For more information, visit <a href="/dept/technology/instructionaltechnology/katyonline/Pages/Katy-Virtual-School.aspx">Katy Virtual School.</a> <br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/KVS%20Recognition.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:223px;" /><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Superintendent Message Looks Toward a Return to Normalhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1437Katy ISD Superintendent Message Looks Toward a Return to Normal<div class="ExternalClass7D68DF67B949441890C8A517CB13D190"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">In just a couple of weeks, Katy Independent School District will be closing out another successful school year, this one undoubtedly a memorable one with the struggles and challenges of the COVID-19 global pandemic.  Yet it also included a year with many stories of resilience from both students and staff members. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“We are almost at the finish line!  Despite the stressors of this past year, there were so many accomplishments that continued our Katy ISD story of excellence and perseverance," said Dr. Ken Gregorski, Superintendent of Schools at Katy ISD.  “Our teachers and staff provided extraordinary in-person and virtual learning experiences for all students when many schools across the nation could not.  Our students participated in all campus programs including athletics, fine arts and FFA," added Gregorski.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Because the Texas Education Agency's (TEA) current public health guidelines will expire at the close of this academic year, the District anticipates returning to normal operations on June 1.  Students and staff members will no longer be required to wear facial coverings, daily COVID-19 notifications will cease, the Katy Virtual Academy (KVA) will end and campuses will welcome back parents and volunteers at 100% capacity. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Throughout the pandemic, Katy ISD has continued to maintain an A+ rating by Niche as well as the prestigious recognition of being known as the second-best employer in Texas. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="/Pages/Superintendent-Message.aspx">Superintendent Gregorski's entire message can be found here</a> </p><p><br><br></p></div>
Katy ISD to Celebrate Volunteers with Family Movie Nighthttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1436Katy ISD to Celebrate Volunteers with Family Movie Night<div class="ExternalClassC74CADD59AAD4D02AA6C0EE49BA7816F"><p style="text-align:center;">​<strong><em>Katy ISD Volunteers in Public Schools Celebration May 7th</em></strong><br></p><p>(Katy, Texas) –The Katy ISD Volunteer Celebration will be held at Legacy Stadium on Friday, May 7<sup>th</sup> from 6:30-9:00 p.m.  Hosted by Partners in Education and the Volunteers in Public Schools Executive Board, this annual event honors the thousands of school district volunteers who donate their time and talents to our students and teachers.  <br><br></p><p>This year, the party goes beyond the walls of the annual Merrell Center event to a Family Movie Night under the stars at Legacy Stadium, featuring <em>The Greatest Showman</em>. For the first time ever, volunteers can welcome their families to participate in the celebration, where each school's 2020-2021 Volunteer of the Year will be announced. The VIPS Family Movie Night will also include entertainment from all nine Katy ISD high schools.<br><br></p><p>All Katy ISD volunteers are invited to attend, and should RSVP no later than May 3rd by clicking <a href="https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3307923/vips-family-movie-night-legacy-stadium-katy-academy-sports-outdoors-student-activities-complex">here</a>.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.  For more information about the event, volunteers should contact their campus VIPS Liaison or <a href="mailto:kellyclarke@katyisd.org">kellyclarke@katyisd.org</a>.<br><br><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">###</p><p>Katy ISD <strong>Partners in Education</strong> creates school-support opportunities for parents, businesses and the community by offering a wide variety of options amenable to every schedule, talent and expertise, including at-home/ virtual options. We connect volunteers to every Katy ISD campus and for all grade levels. To learn more, visit <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/pie/Pages/default.aspx">Partners in Education</a> or contact Kelly Clarke at kellyclarke@katyisd.org .<br></p><p>​​<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><img alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></strong> </p><img src="file:///C:/Users/D1661065/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image002.gif" alt="" style="width:625px;margin:5px;" /><h2>Photo Caption:  Katy ISD Partners in Education will celebrate volunteers with a Family Movie Night on May 7<sup>th</sup>.</h2><p> </p><p> </p><p><br></p></div>
Smart Restart Weekly eNews - April 9, 2021https://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1435Smart Restart Weekly eNews - April 9, 2021<div class="ExternalClass91533AAF5ECB41F09B7932E3E5CAE75C"><p>​</p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/de66a8b1a5c2ea21628a4e09b91c7f8a/20-0728-850x150-weeklyenews-01.png" alt="Weekly eNews" width="813" height="143" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></span> </p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">April 9, 2021</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 Smart Restart eNews. More information about Katy ISD’s return to school can also be found on the <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/returntoschool/Pages/default.aspx">Smart Restart web page</a>! </span></p><hr /><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>*NEW*</strong></span><strong> </strong><strong>Katy Corkboard</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">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="/Pages/default.aspx">District’s main website</a> by clicking on the Katy Corkboard Icon. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/227f2e89d68f9d23062a5c71c65bca1b/Corkboard.png" alt="Katy Corkboard" width="330" height="78" style="margin:5px;" /></span> </p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>*NEW*</strong><strong> </strong></span><strong>Secondary Katy Summer Academic Term (KSAT) Information</strong>  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Secondary High School Credit Recovery & Junior High Course Recovery summer registration opens <strong>Monday,</strong> <strong>April 12</strong>.  KSAT for credit and course recovery are schedule from June 7 – July 1, Monday – Thursday.   </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Beginning April 12, parents may register and elect to take the 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></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Monday and Wednesday 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM  </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Monday and Wednesday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM  </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM  </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM  </span></li></ul><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">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;">For more information, please visit the <a href="/dept/campusadmin/ksat/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KSAT web page</a>. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>*UPDATED*</strong></span> <strong>2021-2022 New Student </strong><strong>Pre</strong><strong>-</strong><strong>Registration</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span data-contrast="auto"><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span 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data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0"> application.</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0"> </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0">If your student is </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0">currently</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0"> enrolled in</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0"> a</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0"> Katy ISD</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 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SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0">Families can reach out to the zoned campus registrar or </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0">email</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0"> </span></span><a class="Hyperlink SCXW119721224 BCX0" href="mailto:centralregistration@katyisd.org" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span class="TextRun Underlined SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">centralregistration@katyisd.org</span></span></a><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0"> for questions.</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119721224 BCX0"> </span></span><span class="EOP SCXW119721224 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559739":0,"335559740":276}"> </span> </span> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Folk Life Festival 2021</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Join us at the Outdoor Learning Center Open House and 35th Annual Folk Life Festival on Saturday, May 15, 2021.  10:00AM–12PM and 1:00PM-3:00 PM.  Visitors will be able to tour the newly renovated facility as they walk the grounds, visit the ponds, and see the new science and history classrooms. For more information:  <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/olc">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/olc</a> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>KISD Virtual High School Interest survey</strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Eighth-</strong><strong> through 11</strong><strong>th</strong> <strong>grade parents</strong><strong>:</strong><span data-contrast="auto"> Check your email for the Katy ISD Virtual High School Interest survey.  We would like your feedback on establishing a standalone Virtual High School for the 2021-22 school year.</span><span data-contrast="auto"> Survey closes April 14.</span> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Katy ISD COVID-19 Mitigation Plan Update </strong></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Phase 2 Protocol Updates (Effective March 29, 2021) </strong></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Outside Food or Gift Deliveries to campus</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Elementary and secondary campuses will communicate their Pre-COVID campus specific procedure(s) for instructional day delivery of outside food and personal items for students.  This will vary by campus and parents are asked to refer to their student’s campus communication for clarification regarding drop-off of student food or personal items.   Phase 1 and Phase 2 safety protocols remain in effect and will still require adherence.   </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Katy ISD Athletics Department Updates</strong>  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Soccer playoffs begin this week.  Stay tuned to our website and Twitter feed for the latest information on soccer pairings as our teams look to advance through the playoffs.  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">As the district COVID Phase 2 Protocols take effect, our <strong>spectator</strong> seating capacities have been adjusted for all campuses and stadiums.  Effective March 22, all outdoor venues will admit 100% of the seating capacity.  Indoor venues will admit <strong>75</strong>% of the seating capacity.  When our teams travel to out of district sites, the host school district will establish their protocols.  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Advanced Placement (AP) Testing Schedule</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="TextRun SCXW250188145 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW250188145 BCX0">Katy ISD Advanced Placement (AP) exams will be administered in person during the first College Board AP exam administration from May 3</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW250188145 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW250188145 BCX0">-</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW250188145 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW250188145 BCX0">17, 2021 at students’ home campus</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW250188145 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW250188145 BCX0">.  </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW250188145 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW250188145 BCX0">In-person administration of the AP exams includes students attending the KVA learning model.</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW250188145 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559739":0,"335559740":276}"> </span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>KVA Students - AP Testing Information</strong></span></p><ul><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>The AP Exam Testing Schedule is listed </strong><strong>below</strong><strong> and students are expected to be on campus at </strong>least 45 minutes before the test begins.   </span></li><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>KVA students may ride district transportation</strong> 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 data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVA testing students are <strong>eligible for meals</strong> served on the scheduled AP exam day(s).  </span></li><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Students are required to follow all <strong>COVID-19 safety protocols</strong> including the wearing of a facial covering when on campus and participating in the AP exams.  </span></li><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="5" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Students who have an AP exam and an EOC on the <span style="background-color:#ffff00;">same day and same time</span> will take the AP exam on the scheduled day.  The EOC assessment will be given on an EOC make-up day.</span></li><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="5" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">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;">If you have questions regarding AP exams, please contact your campus AP Coordinator. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Katy ISD AP Exam Testing Schedule</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Please arrive 45 minutes prior to the start time listed below.</span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/7ac715b9d0aaf8ad419f22b92e7f7dbe/AP_test_1.jpg" alt="AP test schedule 1" width="558" height="321" style="margin:5px;" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6e0d5045c79e10d46718e7977c99f1b7/AP_test_2.jpg" alt="AP test schedule 2" width="433" height="375" style="margin:5px;" /></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Spring STAAR & EOC Testing Schedule</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">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><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;">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.<br></span>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><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Students enrolled in self-contained specialized programs will be permitted to attend class on campus.   </span></p><p><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>KVA Students- STAAR/EOC Testing Information<br></strong></span></p><ul><li data-leveltext="·" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="TextRun SCXW145377592 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW145377592 BCX0"><strong>KVA students</strong> <strong>may ride district transportation</strong></span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW145377592 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW145377592 BCX0"> 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 </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW145377592 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW145377592 BCX0">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></span><span class="EOP SCXW145377592 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </span></li><li data-leveltext="·" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVA testing students are <strong>e</strong><strong>ligible for meals</strong> served on the scheduled STAAR administration days. </span></li><li data-leveltext="·" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">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><li data-leveltext="·" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">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;"><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>STAAR, EOC- Absences<br></strong></span>TEA requires public school districts to mark a student absent if they are not present to participate in a state assessment. However, should a parent choose to not send their in-person or virtual student to school to take a state assessment, there are no academic consequences and no expectation for students to engage in virtual instruction for being absent on an assessment day.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">If you have questions regarding STAAR administration, please contact your child’s campus administrator or counselor. Please see the following charts for the state assessment schedule.</span><br><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/72de71081aad3c4cfb0e16927752223e/elementary_testing.jpg" alt="elementary testing schedule" width="661" height="468" style="margin:5px;" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/618fc84ffcb08cfea88b6cf0aa8d33b9/JH_testing.jpg" alt="junior high testing" width="868" height="415" style="margin:5px;" /></span><br><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/2eecda1d1c8eefcf4e908146a404a91d/HS_testing.jpg" alt="high school testing" width="686" height="370" style="margin:5px;" /></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Technology Device End of the Year Check-In</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/returntoschool/Documents/Device_Check-In.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link to Check in PDF for more information</a></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">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.   </span></p><ul><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="7" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>12</strong><strong>th</strong><strong> 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 data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="7" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>PK-11</strong><strong>th</strong><strong> 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 data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="7" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><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 data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="7" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><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;"><strong><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/9a45977cc097fc1a0f3d2654386aa078/Class_of_2021.jpg" alt="class of 2021 logo" width="182" height="89" style="margin:5px;" /><br></strong><strong>Senior Graduation Information<br></strong>Graduation information released on Katy ISD Graduation webpage at: <a href="https://www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Pages/Graduation.aspx">https://www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Pages/Graduation.aspx<br></a>Class of 2021 Graduation Information about ceremonies can be found at: <a href="https://www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Information.pdf">https://www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Information.pdf<br></a>Campus specific information will be shared by 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;"><strong><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ca4ad3a4289a68f46eb71b4544fc246d/prom_schedule.jpg" alt="prom and graduation schedule" width="775" height="369" style="margin:5px;" /></strong></span> </p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Pre-K Registration </strong></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Online registration for the Katy Independent School District Pre-Kindergarten program for the 2021-2022 school year will open April 1, 2021.  Parents must complete the online registration process through <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/registration/Pages/default.aspx">Katy ISD’s PowerSchool Registration website</a> in order for their child to be screened for program eligibility.</span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">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="https://www.katyisd.org/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><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><em>Pre-Kindergarten classes will be held at the following campuses:</em> </span></strong></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;">English Speaking Classes:</span>  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><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;">Spanish Speaking Classes:</span>  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;"><strong>Student Transfer Application</strong><strong> </strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The District Student Transfer application for the 2021-2022 school year will <strong>open</strong> on <strong>Monday, March 1, 2021. </strong>Students who are currently on a transfer must submit their requests by <strong>Monday, May 31, 2021</strong>. Failure to submit a transfer application by the deadline will revert your child(ren)’s campus assignment to their home zoned campus and may impact courses selected for the 2021-2022 school year. The transfer application is located on the Katy ISD Student Transfers webpage: <a href="https://www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Pages/Student-Transfers.aspx">Student Transfers</a>. Contact the transfer office at 281-396-2357 with questions.  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SAT School Day Administration Information</strong><strong> <br></strong>As a reminder, the 11th grade SAT School Day administration that was scheduled for Wednesday, March 3 was rescheduled by College Board to Tuesday, April 13, 2021.</span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The intermittent school to home virtual learning plan for 9th, 10th and 12th grade students is rescheduled to Tuesday, April 13. If you have any questions regarding the administration of the SAT, please contact your child’s campus administrator or counselor.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Grab and Go Free Meal Sites</strong><em> </em> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">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;">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;">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><hr /><p><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>COVID-19 Safety Protocol Updates</strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Katy ISD COVID-19 Mitigation Plan Update</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Phase 2 Protocol Updates (Effective March 29, 2021</strong>) </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Outside Food or Gift Deliveries to campus</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Elementary and secondary campuses will communicate their Pre-COVID campus specific procedure(s) for instructional day delivery of outside food and personal items for students.  This will vary by campus and parents are asked to refer to their student’s campus communication for clarification regarding drop-off of student food or personal items.   Phase 1 and Phase 2 safety protocols remain in effect and will still require adherence.   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><br></span><strong>Continued </strong><strong>Campus </strong><strong>Phase 2 </strong><strong>Safety </strong><strong>Protocols</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="TextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0">Katy ISD Campus Phase </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0">2</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0"> Safety Protocols </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0">took</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0"> effect</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0"> March 2.</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0"> Please </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0">visit </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0">the Katy ISD "Smart Restart" webpage to review </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW52715682 BCX0">the</span></span> <a href="https://www.katyisd.org/returntoschool/Documents/COVID_Mitigation_Plan.pdf"><strong>District COV</strong><strong>ID</strong><strong>-19 Mitigation Plan.</strong></a><strong> </strong>  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Click the below image to access Katy ISD COVID-19 Resources or v</strong><strong>isit the </strong><a href="https://www.katyisd.org/returntoschool/Pages/default.aspx"><strong>Katy ISD Smart Restart webpage</strong></a><strong> for information on:</strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://www.katyisd.org/Pages/COVID-19-Self-Reporting.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/f4446035ccd45e84be296252250a03bd/COVID_19.PNG" alt="APP" width="305" height="53" style="margin:5px;" /></strong></a></span> </p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://katyisd.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bab36f105b1e4b258f51d5559fa41402" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/59923222919e05c66d158153cefd24b3/Case_Dashboard.PNG" alt="Dashboard" width="311" height="62" style="margin:5px;" /></a></span> </p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/73375d80fa1caefc06-student" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a11c01b8970d03cc93dd2671584ca463/appointment_Scheduler.PNG" alt="Appintment" width="313" height="49" style="margin:5px;" /></a></span> </p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://www.katyisd.org/returntoschool/Documents/COVID_Mitigation_Plan.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ec741e87c41cee2a126b6f6e1f8d57ba/Mitigation_Plan.PNG" alt="Mitigation Plan" width="321" height="58" style="margin:5px;" /></a></span> </p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Student Mask/Face Covering/Face Shield Requirements </strong>are available on page 6 of the Katy ISD COVID Mitigation Plan.  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>COVID-19 FREE Testing </strong><strong>S</strong><strong>ite</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The district’s testing site service is 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="https://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/73375d80fa1caefc06-student">Student Testing Appointment Scheduler</a>. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Employees do not require an appointment to be tested for free, though are requested to arrive at least 30 minutes before the posted closing time, to abide by the facilities schedules. Employees’ dependents who are not on their Katy ISD insured parents’ health care plan may elect to pay the $125 fee to test with their parents at the site, or if the child is a Katy ISD enrolled student, he/she may schedule an appointment through the <a href="https://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/73375d80fa1caefc06-student">Student Testing Appointment Scheduler</a>, and test for free. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The COVID-19 rapid testing site is located at the District’s Agricultural Sciences Center at 5801 Katy Hockley Cut-Off Road. </span></p><hr /><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><span class="TextRun Underlined SCXW159218876 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW159218876 BCX0">Secondary</span></span><span class="TextRun Underlined SCXW159218876 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW159218876 BCX0"> Information</span></span></span></strong><span class="EOP SCXW159218876 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>*UPDATED* </strong></span><strong>Secondary Course Selection Window Now Closed</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The course verification window closed on Wednesday, April 7th at 3PM. Changes to course selections for the 2021-2022 school year are no longer available. Course requests for the 2021-2022 school year will be available “read only” in HAC through Friday May 28th.  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/1ce17ffff079e9d0247a9b81111cef9a/Course_Selection_Updated.png" alt="Sec Course" width="589" height="335" style="margin:5px;" /></span> </p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">For questions in regards to the courses selected for next year, please contact your campus counseling office.   </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>K</strong><strong>aty ISD Fine Arts Department Updates</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">After the great success of our first <strong>ESC Virtual Gallery</strong> this Fall, the Fine Arts Department is happy to announce we have opened another gallery for the Spring semester.  This online gallery features over 500 pieces of art created by our students from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade.  Please take a moment to view the fantastic artwork that is being produced across the district.   </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://tinyurl.com/ESC-Spring-2021-Gallery">https://tinyurl.com/ESC-Spring-2021-Gallery</a> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/finearts/Pages/Calendar.aspx">Fine Arts Calendar</a> </span></p><hr /><p><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Technology Help Desk Contacts for </strong><strong>Parents/Students</strong><strong> Support Inquiries </strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Online:</strong>  </span></p><ul><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="23" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.katyisd.org/Parent-Student-Tech-Support/Pages/default.aspx">Katy ISD Tech Help</a> </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="23" data-aria-posinset="4" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Or, click “Help” in Canvas  </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="23" data-aria-posinset="5" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Or, call: 281.396.7400 (6:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="23" data-aria-posinset="6" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Or, e-mail: <a href="mailto:parenttechsupport@katyisd.org">parenttechsupport@katyisd.org</a> </span></li></ul><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Parent and Student Technology Support</strong><strong> Important Links</strong> </span></p><ul><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" data-aria-posinset="7" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Parent-Tech-FAQs.aspx">Parent Tech FAQs</a>  </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" data-aria-posinset="8" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/default.aspx">Parent Tech Help</a>  </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" data-aria-posinset="9" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Knowledge-Base-for-Students-and-Parents.aspx">Parent & Student Knowledge Base</a> </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" data-aria-posinset="10" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.katyisd.org/Documents/Home%20Access%20Center%20FAQ.pdf">Home Access Center (HAC) User Guide (English)</a> </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" data-aria-posinset="11" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.katyisd.org/Documents/Home%20Access%20Center%20FAQ%20-%20Spanish.pdf">Home Access Center (HAC) User Guide (Spanish)</a> </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" data-aria-posinset="12" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://publicbiapps.katyisd.org/DeviceCheckout/">Technology Device Request Form</a> </span></li></ul><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Katy ISD </strong></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>#KatyStrong​</strong></span></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Named 2021 Best Communities for Music Educationhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1433Katy ISD Named 2021 Best Communities for Music Education<div class="ExternalClassC08D7665F5944FFE8900C3E6F0A25EC9"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">For the past 17 years, Katy Independent School District has received the “Best Communities for Music Education" designation from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for the District's outstanding commitment to music education</span><span style="text-align:justify;">.  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Of NAMM's 22 years of announcing the recognition, the District has been awarded the designation 19 times total. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Best Communities for Music Education designation is presented to districts that demonstrate outstanding efforts by school communities in supporting music education as part of the school district's core curriculum.  This year, NAMM Foundation recognized 686 school districts and 80 individual schools. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“The benefits of music education include brain development, social-emotional learning, relationship development, team building and learning a lifelong skill," said Katy ISD Executive Director of Fine Arts Damon Archer.  “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," added Archer.  </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.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/2021%20NAMM%20Best%20Commuinities%20for%20Music%20Education.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:400px;" /><br></p><p><br></p></div>
NASA Takes One Katy ISD Student's Remote Learning to the Moon!https://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1432NASA Takes One Katy ISD Student's Remote Learning to the Moon!<div class="ExternalClassE53A481C076D42FFBDCC8A8EF2B7C22E"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">It was an “out-of-this-world" aspiration for Aditi Gokhale, a Katy Independent School District student whose heart desir</span><span style="text-align:justify;">ed to participate and place in the Houston National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) one-week student expedition on the moon.  Though the Adams Junior High (AJH) student is learning remotely from home through Katy Virtual Academy, that didn't stop her imagination from soaring 250,000 miles on a journey into outer space ultimately winning her a spot among the 155 NASA semifinalists in the Artemis Moon Pod Essay Contest.  The sixth grader's essay titled </span><em style="text-align:justify;">Enabling the Artemis Missions:  Landing a Permanent Supply of Oxygen</em><span style="text-align:justify;"> focuses on the icy outer rims of craters found on the lunar south pole which produce oxygen. </span><br></p><p>"I loved this challenge because through the research and revisions I did on my piece. I was able to learn so much about not just the moon, but the amazing opportunities that can be gained from exploring the moon," said Aditi Gokhale.  “I think that it is amazing how we can imagine the moon as a new habitable place and chart out a new life there with potential for further exploration into the space," added Gokhale.<br></p><p>Gokhale's essay was among approximately 14,000 submissions received from K-12 students across the country, which will now be space-bound on November 2021 aboard the Artemis I voyage around the moon.  On April 7, the contest will be narrowed down to nine national finalists.  One final grand prize winner will be selected in May and will be awarded a family trip to attend NASA's Artemis I launch at Kennedy Space Center.<br></p><p>Katy ISD wishes Gokhale the best of luck as she “Reaches for the Stars!"<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/040121_AJH_Aditi%20Gokhale.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:544px;" /><br></p><p><br></p></div>
District and COVID-19 Testing Site Closurehttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1431District and COVID-19 Testing Site Closure<div class="ExternalClass823B9128D07646249E57B2787B4C5CCB"><p>​<span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">A</span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">pril 1, 2021</span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> -</span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">A few friendly reminders as we head into the holiday weekend -</span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Tomorrow, April 2, and Monday, April 5, is a student and staff holiday.  </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Assessment Schedule – please remember to <a href="/Documents/Testing%20Schedule.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">check the Assessment Schedule</a> for updates on STAAR and EOC testing, which affects various grade level schedules.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Katy ISD COVID-19 Testing Site will be closed today, April 1, through Monday, April 5.  The testing site will reopen on Tuesday, April 6. To schedule an appointment for next week, <a href="https://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/73375d80fa1caefc06-katystudent" target="_blank" rel="noopener">click here</a>.</span></li></ul><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">We hope you have a wonderful weekend!</span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD</span></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy Junior High Yearbook Nominated as NSPA Pacemaker Finalisthttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1430Katy Junior High Yearbook Nominated as NSPA Pacemaker Finalist<div class="ExternalClass69A3DFB0751C4C9B9E737E08A7FDDF6E"><p>Every year, Katy Independent School District yearbook students and staff members work tirelessly to capture memories that took place at their respective campuses throughout the school year, all while meeting stringent deadlines. The 2020 Katy Junior High School (KJH) yearbook staff created an outstanding yearbook last school year with the theme of “<em>Vivid.</em>" Their yearbook, which is named 'Tiger Tracks', caught the eye of several judges and ultimately winning them a coveted National Scholastic Press Association Pacemaker (NSPA) yearbook finalist recognition. The Pacemaker award is to recognize student publications that “set the pace" for what is on-trend for outstanding design and excellent student coverage. KJH was the only junior high school in the Houston metro area to receive this recognition. A total of 64 finalists, 13 of which were junior high schools, received the meritorious honor and will now head to the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Virtual Journalism Convention where on Saturday, April 10, twenty-eight Pacemaker winners will be announced. <br></p><p>“This past year was very different for everyone, including many yearbook staffs across the country, who were tasked with figuring out a way to deliver a finished book to their campuses, despite no longer being on campus. Finishing school virtually affected our staff tremendously. I am so very proud of my students for stepping up to the challenge and delivering an amazing book to their fellow classmates, despite all of its hurdles," said Candice Thomas, KJH Yearbook Adviser. “The cover of this year's KJH yearbook speaks for itself, with its vivid colors, hence this year's theme “<em>Vivid.</em>" Its content is energetic and spirited depicting the great accomplishments and events that took place during such an unforgettable and challenging year," added Thomas.</p><p>Approximately 380 yearbooks from across the United States submitted their publications to be considered for the NSPA Pacemaker Awards. When the judging process was complete, 64 yearbooks were chosen not only for showcasing exceptional coverage, writing, design and photography but for also providing visual and verbal ways to share their stories. </p><p>Due to the pandemic, the judging process faced changes that included nine judges, as opposed to six, working in three regional sites across the country. Yearbooks were shipped to the sites to allow the judges to experience the printed products rather than viewing digital files. Panels had to nominate and agree upon the nominees for the Pacemaker award. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/032921_KJH%20Vivid%20Tiger%20Tracks%20Yearbook.PNG" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:506px;" />​<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Theme: Vivid</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>46th Edition of the Katy Junior High 'Tiger Tracks</em><em>'</em><em> Yearbook</em>​<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Board Seeks Feedback on Virtual High School Option for Next School Yearhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1429Katy ISD Board Seeks Feedback on Virtual High School Option for Next School Year<div class="ExternalClassF9F043C394BF4CCCA28F2A04B40B51FD"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">The COVID-19 pandemic led to a lot of changes in the delivery of teaching and learning this past year, including at Katy ISD where a districtwide virtual learning model was offered alongside in-person instruction during the fall and spring semesters. Virtual learning has proven particularly effective for many of the District's high school students participating in that learning model -- a number of whom have inquired about a similar option for the upcoming school year. In response to that interest, at tonight's Regular Board Meeting, Superintendent Ken Gregorski and Trustees discussed the possibility of establishing a Katy ISD Virtual High School (VHS) for fall 2021. The Board plans on seeking additional feedback from parents of current eighth through 11th-grade</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> students before any further planning.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"It's that big question I get asked all the time," said Dr. Ken Gregorski, Superintendent of Schools. "We've talked about this with a team of experts and believe in-person learning is still the best way for students to learn, but also recognize that a lot of our high school students have done well in a virtual environment," he added. <br></p><p>Dr. Gregorski went on to explain that considerations for the framework of a Virtual High School would involve a standalone school that is unaffiliated with any of the District's existing nine high school campuses. The Katy ISD VHS would offer online courses to ninth through 12th-grade students only, class and GPA rank would include only those students enrolled in the school, and the school would have its own graduation and diploma.  <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​According to the District, within the coming week, parents of current eighth through 11th-grade students will receive a Katy ISD Virtual High School Interest Survey in the email they have on file with the District. Parents' input will inform the Board and contribute to the administration's future planning and decision-making regarding a possible Katy ISD VHS.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">   ​<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Announces Principals of the Year and Region IV Honoreeshttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1427Katy ISD Announces Principals of the Year and Region IV Honorees<div class="ExternalClassE6C58545A768466AA187F18F0FA8C17E"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">As is custom, every year Katy Independent School District is tasked with selecting two principals who have gone above and beyond in demonstrating leadership and dedication to their students, staff and community.  The District recently announced Morton Ranch Elementary (MRE) Principal Deborah “Deb" Hubble and Memorial Parkway Junior High (MPJH) Principal Emily Craig as Katy ISD Principals of the Year.  Both campus leaders will also be recognized as Region IV Principal Honorees.  These school administrators were selected by their peers for their ability and willingness to make meaningful contributions to education, their desire for continuous personal and professional growth as well as their ability to inspire Katy ISD students and staff to reach their goals.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Hubble has worked in the field of education for 23 years, including 15 years at Katy ISD and eight years as principal of MRE.  She began her teaching career in Spring Branch ISD (SBISD) in the field of special education.  She taught intermediate grade resources and pursued a deep study of the teaching methods for reading and writing.  Following her classroom experience, Hubble served as a district-wide curriculum coordinator in English Language Arts/Reading at SBISD.  Hubble paused her career to raise her four children, but stayed active in the field by writing research abstracts for Effective Schools and pursuing librarian certification.  Eager to return to the school environment, she briefly worked in Lamar Consolidated ISD as an elementary librarian, then began her Katy ISD journey in January 2007, joining the Roosevelt Alexander Elementary Stingraes as a literacy coach.  When Katy ISD opened MRE in 2008, she was chosen as its assistant principal.  The rich experiences she gained during the following five years, made her the perfect candidate in 2013 to lead the school as its principal, a position she has held since then.  <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“This is a career which is ever-evolving, shifting and changing to meet the demands of a fluctuating society," said MRE Principal Deb Hubble.  “I have always been a strong believer in the power of public education to change lives.  I love helping to ensure that every child has a voice and access to resources and experiences needed for a successful life," added Hubble. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Craig has 25 years of experience in education. Prior to joining Katy ISD, Craig worked in Spring Branch ISD after graduating in December 1996 with a degree in education.   In the summer of 1997, a great opportunity emerged for her at Katy High School as an English teacher, which began her professional journey in Katy ISD.  After six years of being a Katy Tiger, in June 2008, she decided to expand her educational realm by becoming a counselor at Memorial Parkway Junior High (MPJH).  Five years later, due to the District's growth, WoodCreek Junior High opened its doors to welcome hundreds of students.  Craig was part of this new adventure, now serving in a leadership role as assistant principal.  Six years later, she was given the opportunity to go back to MPJH where she became the school's principal in June of 2014.  Katy ISD has been home to Craig for 24 years now.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“School is a place where possibilities exist – the opportunity to take risks and try new things is critical," said Emily Craig, Principal of MPJH.  “I want our students to have every avenue available to them to find their passion.  As educators, it is our responsibility to provide the environment and the nurturing for students to see their future," added Craig.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Due to COVID-19, awards originally designated for the Region IV Principal Recognition Ceremony will be sent to individual school districts to be distributed and celebrated among the honorees.  <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Katy%20ISD_Elementary_Ms%20Deb%20Hubble.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:534px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Deb Hubble</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Principal of Morton Ranch Elementary</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><img src="/PublishingImages/Katy%20ISD_Secondary_Dr%20Emily%20Craig.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:549px;" /></em> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><em>Emily Craig</em><br><em> Principal of Memorial Parkway Junior High</em><br></em></p><p><br></p></div>
Cinco Ranch High Student Wins UIL Gold for Filmhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1426Cinco Ranch High Student Wins UIL Gold for Film<div class="ExternalClassE86001A52E9C473CABEC866BD9F03837"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">It has been a memorable year of State Championship Titles for Katy Independent School District students.  Recently, Cinco Ranch High School (CRHS) Senior Colten Boyles took home the gold medal for his short film titled “</span><em style="text-align:justify;">Decaf</em><span style="text-align:justify;">" during the University Interscholastic League (UIL) state filmmakers contest. The project withstood numerous rounds of rigorous competition against hundreds of the best student films from across Texas before making the state finals.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>Decaf</em> generated quite the attention of judges for both creativity and technical production and post-production editing. The film depicts a self-proclaimed detective who gets his joy in life, a cup of Joe, stolen from him.  He sets out on a hunt for the one responsible to then exact revenge. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">“For a student to produce a film of this caliber demands a steady commitment, a professional level of creativity, and a willingness to work collaboratively with others for a final product," said Mike Marrie, Video Production and Animation Instructor at CRHS.  “The most attractive feature of Colten's film is that it keeps the audience engaged and intrigued by providing what all superior films do: building appealing characters and telling a great story. This is a well-deserved state championship for the CRHS family," added Marrie.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>Decaf</em> can be viewed on the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-mjPnebGmA">CRHS Global Vine YouTube</a> Channel.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Cinematography credits:  Steven Huffman and Carlos Pena.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/CRHS_Colten%20Boyles%20on%20Red%20Carpet.jpg" alt="CRHS_Colten Boyles on Red Carpet.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:600px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Colten Boyles</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em> Walking Red Carpet</em>​<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/CRHS_Colten%20Boyles%20kissing%20gold%20metal.jpg" alt="CRHS_Colten Boyles kissing gold metal.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:478px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Colten Boyles</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Kissing UIL Gold Medal</em></p><p><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Two Katy ISD Principals Selected as Texas National Distinguished Principal Finalistshttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1425Two Katy ISD Principals Selected as Texas National Distinguished Principal Finalists<div class="ExternalClassD5DFCB894E46451CA591EC474EF7B6F3"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">It was the extraordinary leadership of five principals, all from the Houston Metro Area, that stood out among a crowd of other school leaders across Texas, that ultimately landed them the prestigious recognition of being named a </span><em style="text-align:justify;">Texas National Distinguished Principal Finalist</em><span style="text-align:justify;"> by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA).  Two of Katy ISD's principals were among the five finalists, Dr. Doreen Martinez, principal of Memorial Parkway Elementary and Dr. William Rhodes, principal of Bryant Elementary.  Out of the five finalists, one individual will take home the </span><em style="text-align:justify;">Texas National Distinguished Principal (NDP)</em><span style="text-align:justify;"> honor in May 2021 along with $10,000 and the opportunity to represent Texas at the 2021 NDP gala in Washington, D.C.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">TEPSA received 137 nominations from principals across the Lone Star state for the 2021 Texas NDP award.  After a rigorous reading process, in which applicants shared their educational philosophies and professional accomplishments, a peer-review committee selected the final finalists.  These outstanding leaders will showcase their achievements during a virtual school visit by a team of educators.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Both Katy ISD principals are known to incorporate innovative ways of educating their students, even more so during the adversities associated with this past year's COVID-19 pandemic," said Dawn Carlson-Scruggs, Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership and Support. "Katy ISD is known to have some of the best educators and school leaders in the nation, and we are proud to see the District represented at this event," added Carlson-Scruggs.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Finalists will be recognized at the TEPSA Awards Reception this summer.  <br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/031121_MPE_Dr%20Doreen%20Martinez.jpg" alt="031121_MPE_Dr Doreen Martinez.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:560px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Dr. Doreen Martinez</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em> Principal of Memorial Parkway Elementary</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/031121_BES_Dr%20William%20Rhodes.jpg" alt="031121_BES_Dr William Rhodes.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:500px;" /><br></em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><br></em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><em>Dr. William Rhodes</em><br><em> Principal of Bryant Elementary</em><br></em></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Destination Imagination Teams Head to State Competitionhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1424Katy ISD Destination Imagination Teams Head to State Competition<div class="ExternalClassC34125F50CA640C1A7BF665E7E28B626"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Twenty-three Katy Independent School District Destination Imagination (DI) Teams will head to the 2021 Lone Star Finals DI Tournament to be held virtually throughout the month of March.  In addition, four Katy ISD senior students received the Gulf Coast DI scholarship of $600.  This year due to restrictions, students were challenged to work in teams of up to seven members and submit their solutions in a digital format.  Podcasts, documentaries, video games, music videos and video clips showcased their work over the past few months.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Aside from working on their team challenge, each student team had 48 hours to work together from remote locations to solve an Instant Challenge," said Joan Otten, Director of Gifted & Talented/Advanced Academics Department.  "To see 23 Katy ISD teams headed to the state level is a true inspiration.  These types of tournaments motivate and equip our students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders," added Otten.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The following teams will represent Katy ISD at the state tournament:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Alexander Elementary – <em>Turtles from Salsa Lake</em></li><li>Beckendorff Junior High – <em>Intergalactic Watermelons</em></li><li>Beckendorff Junior High – <em>Flaw Law Fools</em></li><li>Bryant Elementary – <em>Paws of Katy</em></li><li>Beck Junior High – <em>Glitter Chickens</em></li><li>Beck Junior High – <em>The Senate</em></li><li>Beck Junior High – <em>FDIs</em></li><li>Cinco Ranch Junior High – <em>The Pacers</em></li><li>Exley Elementary – <em>DinoMite</em></li><li>Hayes Elementary – <em>Lights, Challenges, Action!</em></li><li>Davidson Elementary – <em>Seven Crystal Gazers</em></li><li>Katy High School – <em>Chicks with Kicks</em></li><li>Griffin Elementary – <em>Five Leafed Clovers</em></li><li>Morton Ranch Junior High – <em>The Nerd Herd</em></li><li>Pattison Elementary – <em>Smart Skittles</em></li><li>Seven Lakes Junior High – <em>The Ultimate Knights</em></li><li>Seven Lakes High School – <em>Twenty Eight Eyes</em></li><li>Seven Lakes High School – <em>24/7 Silly 6.0 </em></li><li>Seven Lakes High School & Katy High School – <em>Unscripted</em></li><li>Seven Lakes High School & Tompkins High School - <em>iSmart</em></li><li>Seven Lakes High School & Beckendorff Junior High – <em>Houston We Have a Problem</em></li><li>Tompkins High School – <em>Mystical Pears</em></li><li>WoodCreek Junior High – <em>Fire Breathing Torpedoing Chickens</em></li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Scholarship Winners:</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Elizabeth O'Rear – Seven Lake High School</li><li>Daniela Ramos – Seven Lakes High School</li><li>Grace Lyons – Seven Lakes High School</li><li>Ayushi Sapru – Tompkins High School</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><br>Destination Imagination is a world-wide creative problem-solving organization that teaches students the skills needed to succeed in school, career and beyond.  Students use the creative process to turn their ideas into reality and learn valuable skills such as creative and critical thinking, team building, problem-solving and project management.  <br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Destination%20Imagination%20Trophies.jpg" alt="Destination Imagination Trophies.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Destination Imagination Trophies</em><br></p></div>
New Football Coach Announced for Mayde Creek High School Ramshttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1423New Football Coach Announced for Mayde Creek High School Rams<div class="ExternalClassA998FEBE12464CA6AFA81B8D09CEB46A"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Just in time for the spring football training season, the Mayde Creek High School (MCHS) Rams will have a new campus athletic coordinator and head football coach.  Superintendent Ken Gregorski recently announced that J Jensen will lead the talented group of football players for this upcoming school year.  The appointment brings back many memories for Coach Jensen, as he'll head back to his old high school grounds, where he graduated in 1998, and as a student football player, he was the team captain on the Regional Semi-Finalist football team.  During his tenure, Coach Jensen has been well known in the athletic realms as the defensive coordinator at Taylor High School (THS), who lead the Mustangs to the playoffs on six occasions.</span><br></p><p>"I am extremely excited to be the Campus Athletic Coordinator/Head Football Coach at Mayde Creek High School.  I look forward to meeting and building strong relationships with the students, athletes, administration, teachers and community of Mayde Creek High," said Coach J Jensen.  "It feels great to be going back home, and I can't wait to get started. Ram Pride Never Dies!"</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Coach Jensen began his coaching career at Morton Ranch Junior High in July 2003 before transferring to Mayde Creek High School as a varsity offensive line coach in July 2005.  Then in July 2010, he accepted the position at Alief ISD Taylor High School where he was the Co-Offensive Coordinator reaching the playoffs in all four years.  In 2014, he returned to Katy ISD as the Defensive Coordinator at Katy ISD Taylor High School, where he qualified the team for the playoffs six out of the seven years at the school.  In 2020, the THS football team became the State Semifinalists.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Coach Jensen is passionate, committed and has a vision to lead the Mayde Creek High School Rams to the next level," said Debbie Decker, Executive Director of the Athletics Department at Katy ISD.  "We look forward to the expertise and mentorship he will bring to the team experience," added Decker.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">This week, Coach Jensen met with the MCHS football team and will begin his new endeavor this month.</p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/MCHS_J%20Jensen%20Head%20Shot.png" alt="MCHS_J Jensen Head Shot.png" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:711px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>J Jensen</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Mayde Creek High School </em><br><em>Campus Athletic Coordinator and Head Football Coach</em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Academic Decathlon Teams Win Numerous Virtual State Competitionshttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1422Katy ISD Academic Decathlon Teams Win Numerous Virtual State Competitions<div class="ExternalClass28A66B8B700C42EFA922810FD09BDC3C"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">It's as though the COVID-19 pandemic was a motivator, as opposed to a setback, for seven Katy Independent School District high school teams determined to win BIG at the 2021 Texas Academic Decathlon Event.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Despite the competition being held virtually, a group of Katy, Mayde Creek, Morton Ranch, Taylor, Cinco Ranch, Seven Lakes and Tompkins high school students prepared months in advance and set out to represent Katy ISD at one of the largest academic competitions in the nation.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Their high-level curriculum studies included Math, Music, Economics, Science, Literature, Art and Social Studies.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Ultimately their hard work earned them several gold, silver and bronze recognitions as well as honorable mentions in distinct categories.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"It truly takes a team effort among students to come out victorious in this competition," said Joan Otten, Director of Katy ISD Gifted & Talented and Advanced Academics Department.  "To see how students were resilient and grew throughout the preparation process as well as at competition is so rewarding for them and it ultimately creates everlasting experiences which they will use in the future," added Otten.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Academic Decathlon Results include:</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Individual Overall Honors:</strong></span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Kevin Li – Taylor High - Second Place for Overall Scholastic Large School</li><li>Hana Chaudhry – Cinco Ranch High – Fifth Place Overall Honors</li><li>Taylor High School – Sixth Place - Top Overall Large Team</li></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>Robert Lopez – Silver Award – Mathematics Scholastic</li><li>Michael Zhang – Bronze Award – Mathematics Scholastic</li><li>Anagha Kenikar – Bronze Award – Music Honor</li></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>Maggie Yu – Gold Award – Mathematics Honor</li><li>Kevin Li – Gold Award – Interview Scholastic</li><li>Kevin Li – Silver Award – Economics Scholastic</li><li>Kevin Li – Bronze Award – Art Scholastic</li><li>Nathaniel Luther – Silver Award – Literature Scholastic</li><li>Nathaniel Luther – Bronze Award – Science Scholastic</li></ul><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>Amy Kim – Gold Award – Interview Scholastic</li><li>Hana Chaudhry – Gold Award – Literature Honor</li><li>Hana Chaudhry – Gold Award – Interview Honor</li><li>Hana Chaudhry – Silver Award – Art Honor</li><li>Hana Chaudhry – Silver Award – Science Honor</li><li>Hana Chaudhry – Bronze Award – Music Honor</li><li>Daniel Yang – Silver Award – Mathematics Honor</li><li>Daniel Yang – Silver Award – Social Science Honor</li></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>Krishna Hariprasad – Bronze Award – Science Scholastic</li><li>Pranav Kurapati – Bronze Award – Mathematics Varsity</li><li>Emily Doan – Bronze Award – Interview Varsity</li></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>Annabel Langan – Silver Award – Music Honor</li><li>Cal Rogers – Silver Award – Art Honor</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Mayde Creek High:</strong></span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Mohammad Zaidi – Bronze Award – Art Honor</li><li>Mohammad Zaidi – Bronze Award – Social Science Honor</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Morton Ranch High:</strong></span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Zoe Frausto – Silver Award – Art Honor</li><li>Zoe Frausto – Bronze Award – Social Science Honor</li><li>Daniel Naranjo – Silver Award – Science Varsity</li><li>Daniel Naranjo – Bronze Award – Interview Varsity</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">The Texas Academic Decathlon Event is the second-largest academic program in the nation where students have the opportunity to be one of the beneficiaries of $264,000 in scholarships. </p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p><br></p></div>
Pre-Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022 School Year Begins April 1https://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1420Pre-Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022 School Year Begins April 1<div class="ExternalClass79D972F6C7844BEB998F24EEC1E3D3BF"><p>Online registration for the Katy Independent School District Pre-Kindergarten program for the 2021-2022 school year will open April 1, 2021.  Parents must complete the online registration process through <a href="/registration/Pages/default.aspx">Katy ISD's PowerSchool Registration website</a> in order for their child to be screened for program eligibility.<br></p><p>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. </p><p><strong>Pre-Kindergarten classes will be held at the following campuses:</strong></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">English Speaking Classes:</span>  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 WoodCreek elementary schools.<br></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Spanish Speaking Classes</span>:  Bear Creek, Campbell, Fielder, Franz, Hutsell, Jenks, King, McRoberts, Memorial Parkway, Morton Ranch, Rhoads, Schmalz, Stephens, Sundown and Williams elementary schools.</p><p>Parents with questions can email:  <a href="mailto:prekindergarten@katyisd.org">prekindergarten@katyisd.org</a><br></p><p><br style="font-family:"times new roman", times, serif;font-size:12px;"></p></div>
​Katy ISD Safety Protocols - March 2 Updatehttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1419​Katy ISD Safety Protocols - March 2 Update<div class="ExternalClass27EA7D85C388466BAB49D752477F8E57"><p>Today Governor Abbott issued an Executive Order pertaining to the opening of Texas, which becomes effective on March 10, 2021.  Katy ISD is in the process of reviewing the order and awaiting updated public health guidance from the Texas Education Agency.<br></p><p>At this time Katy ISD continues to follow TEA's guidance concerning school COVID-19 safety practices, which includes the wearing of masks, frequent hand washing, and social distancing to mitigate spread and protect the health and safety of students and staff. <br></p><p>We appreciate our parents and employees' questions and concerns, and encourage you to email inquiries to <a href="mailto:COVID19responses@katyisd.org">COVID19responses@katyisd.org</a> or call (281) 396-7499.  A member of the Katy ISD team will be in contact with you shortly.  <br></p><p>Thank you for your continued patience and support as we navigate the evolving guidance and updates concerning COVID-19.<br></p><p>Katy ISD<br></p></div>
Katy ISD FFA Auction Brings in Over $615Khttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1418Katy ISD FFA Auction Brings in Over $615K<div class="ExternalClass8EB569FC274844BBB2FB4938CD9DE9A4"><p> <span style="text-align:justify;">The 2021 Katy Independent School District FFA Livestock Show auction totals have officially been announced.  Student livestock projects raised $615,051.24.  This year's livestock show consisted of 382 student exhibitors.  Top live auction winners include:</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Rabbits:</strong></span></p><ul><li>Grand Champion, Noah Lindsey, Jordan High                                             $5,500</li><li>Reserve Champion, Kendall Cooley, Jordan High                                        $5,000</li><li>Grand Champion Showman, Senna Keppler, Tompkins High                      $3,000</li><li>Reserve Champion Showman, Emily White, Cinco Ranch High                   $2,000</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Broilers:</strong></span></p><ul><li>Grand Champion, Jackson Cooper Lucas, Katy High                                  $8,500</li><li>Reserve Champion, Cole Kaase, Katy High                                                 $5,500</li><li>Grand Champion Showman, Kailey Wyckoff, Katy High                               $2,000</li><li>Reserve Champion Showman, Jesse Hoover, Tompkins High                     $2,000</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Goat:</strong></span></p><ul><li>Grand Champion, Cole Bearden, Paetow High                                            $6,500</li><li>Reserve Champion, Erin Sword, Katy High                                                  $5,000</li><li>Grand Champion Showman, Tabitha Byrd, Paetow High                             $3,000</li><li>Reserve Champion Showman, Kaylee Binford, Taylor High                        $2,300</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Lamb:</strong></span></p><ul><li>Grand Champion, Mia Moderski, Cinco Ranch High                                     $5,500</li><li>Reserve Champion, Hannah Cleveland, Cinco Ranch High                          $4,000</li><li>Grand Champion Showman, Whitney Warner, Tompkins                             $2,500</li><li>Reserve Champion Showman, Chloe LaBard, Taylor High                          $ 2,600</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Hog:</strong></span></p><ul><li>Grand Champion, Rachel Grant, Cinco Ranch High                                   $10,000</li><li>Reserve Champion, Kennedy Butler, Paetow High                                       $6,000</li><li>Grand Champion Showman, Haleigh Triolo, Katy High                                $3,200</li><li>Reserve Champion Showman, Heather Dawson, Cinco Ranch High           $2,500</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Steer:</strong></span></p><ul><li>Grand Champion, Emma Jordan, Cinco Ranch High                                   $12,000</li><li>Reserve Champion, Napoleon Ortega, Paetow High                                     $8,000</li><li>Grand Champion Showman, Lance Nicholas, Katy High                               $5,500</li><li>Reserve Champion Showman, Reghan Jones, Katy High                           $11,999</li></ul> <p style="text-align:center;"> <em><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/CRHS_Emma%20Jordan_Grand%20Champion.jpg" alt="CRHS_Emma Jordan_Grand Champion.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:323px;" />Cinco Ranch High School Senior Emma Jordan</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <em>Top Auction Winner</em><br> <br></p><p> <br> </p></div>
Smart Restart Weekly eNews - February 26, 2021https://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1417Smart Restart Weekly eNews - February 26, 2021<div class="ExternalClass24EC4DBFF3054449B13E97C1731B110D"><p>​</p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/de66a8b1a5c2ea21628a4e09b91c7f8a/20-0728-850x150-weeklyenews-01.png" alt="Weekly eNews" width="813" height="143" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">February 26, 2021</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 Smart Restart eNews. More information about Katy ISD’s return to school can also be found on the <a href="/returntoschool/Pages/default.aspx">Smart Restart web page</a>!  </span></p><hr /><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>*NEW*</strong></span><strong> Emergency Aid for Texans</strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span data-contrast="auto">FEMA announced federal emergency aid for the state of Texas affected by the severe winter storm. Individuals and business owners who sustained loses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance by registering online at </span><a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__http:/www.DisasterAssistance.gov__%3b%21%21N081aGSY%21FYF7VY3yGZ4Y75Ab-lpI3SUDVfk1DOhRKvttj7hgm9MMdqiu0_eJ-RQvYzBuOPlIcQ$">http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov</a> or by calling 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 TTY.  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>*NEW*</strong></span><strong> Displaced Students Assistance</strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act provides immediate enrollment and education stability for displaced and homeless children and youth.  District staff are in the process of reaching out to families to connect them with supports and information available through the Act. Families who may have been displaced by the recent winter storm are encouraged to complete a <a href="/dept/fpef/Documents/SRQ%20-%20English%2020-21.pdf">Student Residency Questionnaire- ENG</a> or <a href="/dept/fpef/Documents/SRQ%20Spanish%2020-21.pdf">Student Residency Questionnaire- SPA</a>, and email it to <a href="mailto:SRQ@katyisd.org">SRQ@katyisd.org</a>, or call 281-396-2612.  Additional information about the Act can be found <a href="/dept/fpef/Pages/Homeless.aspx">here</a>. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>*</strong><strong>NEW*</strong> </span><strong>Student Transfer Application</strong><strong> </strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The District Student Transfer application for the 2021-2022 school year will <strong>open</strong> on <strong>Monday, March 1, 2021. </strong>Students who are currently on a transfer must submit their requests by <strong>Monday, May 31, 2021</strong>. Failure to submit a transfer application by the deadline will revert your child(ren)’s campus assignment to their home zoned campus and may impact courses selected for the 2021-2022 school year. The transfer application is located on the Katy ISD Student Transfers webpage: <a href="/dept/campusadmin/Pages/Student-Transfers.aspx">Student Transfers</a>. Contact the transfer office at 281-396-2357 with questions.  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>*</strong><strong>NEW</strong></span><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">*</span> </strong><strong>SAT School Day Administration Information</strong><strong> </strong> </span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SAT on Wednesday, March 3 is Rescheduled!</strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">On Friday, February 26, 2021, Katy ISD was notified by College Board that due to the historic winter storms in Texas, the testing materials are not guaranteed to be received within the district in time for the scheduled SAT on Wednesday, March 3. Katy ISD will reschedule the 11th grade SAT School Day administration on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>All high school students will resume their normal in-person or KVA schedule on Wednesday, March 3.  </strong>The intermittent school to home virtual learning plan for 9th, 10th and 12th grade students is rescheduled to Tuesday, April 13.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">If you have any questions regarding the administration of the SAT, please contact your child’s campus administrator or counselor. We look forward to your student participating in the April 13, 2021 SAT School Day test administration.  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">*UPDATED*</span> </strong><strong>Katy Virtual Academy Information: Final Elementary Window Now Open!</strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Spring Opt-In for KVA or In-Person Learning</strong>  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Please visit your child’s campus web page to find the link that will allow you to change his/her learning platform for the next grading period. The spring “Opt-In Windows” for Katy Virtual Academy (KVA) or In-Person/Face to Face learning for the second semester are:    </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Secondary Window </strong>  </span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Opens March 8 – closes March 29 <strong>– 6</strong><strong>th</strong><strong> Six </strong><strong>weeks</strong>  </span></li></ul><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Elementary Window </strong><strong>(</strong><strong>final window opportunity)</strong>  </span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Opened Feb 15 – closes March 1 for <strong>4</strong><strong>th</strong><strong> Nine </strong><strong>weeks</strong>  </span></li></ul><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Grab and Go Free Meal Sites</strong><em> </em> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">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;">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;">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;"><strong>KVA (Katy Virtual Academy) & KVS (Katy Virtual School) Clarification</strong></span></p><p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/719f29fc98187544cf64285fee7c7380/VisualKVA_KVS_Page_1.jpg" alt="KVA vs KVS" width="887" height="685" style="margin:5px;" /></strong></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SPRING 2021 </strong><strong>TELPAS</strong><strong> </strong><strong>TESTING</strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Federal and state laws require that all English Language Learners be annually assessed via the TELPAS instrument to measure English progress in the domains of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.  Katy ISD will administer the spring 2021 TELPAS to eligible students beginning February 22 through March 29, 2021. Each campus will notify parents of their child’s specific in-person testing dates.  Please note that the Reading and Listening/Speaking assessments are administered online in a campus monitored session.  For more information on the TELPAS testing, see the February 12 Smart Restart Weekly eNews. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>*UPDATED*</strong> </span><strong>Rescheduled</strong> <strong>Legacy Parent Academy</strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span data-contrast="auto">The next Legacy Parent Academy will take place Wednesday,</span> <span data-contrast="auto">March 3rd</span> <span data-contrast="auto">from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.  The topic will be “Destigmatizing Mental Health” presented by our Katy ISD Social Work Team.  For more information, visit the </span><a href="/parents/Pages/Legacy-Parent-Academy.aspx"><span data-contrast="none">LPA webpage</span></a><span data-contrast="auto">.</span> </span></p><p> </p><hr /><p><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>COVID-19 Safety Protocol Updates</strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Continued </strong><strong>Campus </strong><strong>Phase 1 </strong><strong>Safety </strong><strong>Protocols</strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD Campus Phase 1 Safety Protocols remain in effect to ensure the continued mitigation and deterrence of the potential spread of COVID-19.  Katy ISD will provide updates as additional information becomes available. Please visit the Katy ISD "Smart Restart" webpage to review the <a href="/returntoschool/Documents/COVID_Mitigation_Plan.pdf"><strong>District COV</strong><strong>ID</strong><strong>-19 Mitigation Plan.</strong></a><strong> </strong>  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Click the below image to access Katy ISD COVID-19 Resources or v</strong><strong>isit the </strong><a href="/returntoschool/Pages/default.aspx"><strong>Katy ISD Smart Restart webpage</strong></a><strong> for information on:</strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/Pages/COVID-19-Self-Reporting.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/f4446035ccd45e84be296252250a03bd/COVID_19.PNG" alt="APP" width="305" height="53" style="margin:5px;" /></strong></a></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://katyisd.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bab36f105b1e4b258f51d5559fa41402" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/59923222919e05c66d158153cefd24b3/Case_Dashboard.PNG" alt="Dashboard" width="311" height="62" style="margin:5px;" /></a></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e4aa5a82aa1fb6-katy" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a11c01b8970d03cc93dd2671584ca463/appointment_Scheduler.PNG" alt="Appintment" width="313" height="49" style="margin:5px;" /></a></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/returntoschool/Documents/COVID_Mitigation_Plan.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ec741e87c41cee2a126b6f6e1f8d57ba/Mitigation_Plan.PNG" alt="Mitigation Plan" width="321" height="58" style="margin:5px;" /></a></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Student Mask/Face Covering/Face Shield Requirements </strong>are available on page 6 of the Katy ISD COVID Mitigation Plan.  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>COVID-19 FREE Testing </strong><strong>S</strong><strong>ite</strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><em>The testing site will be closed on </em><em>February 15, 16 & 20. It will reopen on Monday, February 22.</em><em> </em> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The district’s testing site service is 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="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e4aa5a82aa1fb6-katy__%3b%21%21N081aGSY%21HJQ2tK1S8KPZ4aZBubto-2X1jNwO9NwsKilKhZZ21gByKnDtwJnSFu_ICpeI85JG9c42$">Student Testing Appointment Scheduler</a>. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Employees do not require an appointment to be tested for free, though are requested to arrive at least 30 minutes before the posted closing time, to abide by the facilities schedules. Employees’ dependents who are not on their Katy ISD insured parents’ health care plan may elect to pay the $125 fee to test with their parents at the site, or if the child is a Katy ISD enrolled student, he/she may schedule an appointment through the <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e4aa5a82aa1fb6-katy__%3b%21%21N081aGSY%21HJQ2tK1S8KPZ4aZBubto-2X1jNwO9NwsKilKhZZ21gByKnDtwJnSFu_ICpeI85JG9c42$">Student Testing Appointment Scheduler</a>, and test for free. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The COVID-19 rapid testing site is located at the District’s Agricultural Sciences Center at 5801 Katy Hockley Cut-Off Road. </span></p><hr /><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><span class="TextRun Underlined SCXW159218876 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW159218876 BCX0">Secondary</span></span><span class="TextRun Underlined SCXW159218876 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW159218876 BCX0"> Information</span></span></span></strong><span class="EOP SCXW159218876 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>*</strong><strong>UPDATED</strong><strong>*</strong> </span><strong>Secondary Course Selection</strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Secondary Online Course Selection Timeline has been adjusted due to the weather event last week. Campus specific information will be communicated via the means in which your campus sends information to families. Information will include where to find course information, presentations, and how to complete each step. Course selections will be visible in HAC will be visible after March 31st.   </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/2288f4a96a30f2b525c71cbc27414de1/sec_course_selection.png" alt="secondary course selection" width="391" height="221" style="margin:5px;" /></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">For questions in regards to the courses selected for next year, please contact your campus counseling office. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Katy Summer Academic Term (KSAT) Information</strong>  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/e5f2a190a6a5775c8e8410abd5090b00/KSAT.png" alt="KSAT" width="132" height="93" style="margin:5px;" /></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Secondary High School Credit Recovery & Junior High Course Recovery summer registration opens on <strong>April 12</strong>.  Students may register and elect to take the summer recovery courses virtual only or virtual with in-person teacher support and remediation.  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Elementary students eligible for summer school programs will be contacted directly by their respective home campuses in May 2021.  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Transportation and meals will be available for KSAT participants.<strong> </strong>  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>K</strong><strong>aty ISD Fine Arts Department Updates</strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>UIL Performance Season</strong><strong>!</strong> In the coming weeks the fine arts programs will begin their spring UIL performances, competitions and evaluations. We wish all these students and directors the best during these important benchmark events. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">On Saturday, March 6, our <strong>5A theatre</strong> programs will be performing their UIL One Act Play District Competition in College Station and on Saturday, March 13 our <strong>6A theatre </strong><span data-contrast="auto">programs will </span><span data-contrast="auto">perform</span><span data-contrast="auto"> at their District </span><span data-contrast="auto">UIL </span><span data-contrast="auto">One Act Play Competition at Tompkins HS</span>.   </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">On Monday, March 8, the <strong>UIL Full Orchestra </strong><strong>Concert & Sightreading</strong> evaluation will be held at Seven Lakes HS. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The district <strong>JH </strong><strong>Choirs</strong> will be performing either live or virtual at the UIL Region Concert & Sightreading Evaluation at Paetow HS on Tuesday, March 9 or Wednesday, March 10. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">After the great success of our first <strong>ESC Virtual Gallery</strong> this Fall, the Fine Arts Department is happy to announce we have opened another gallery for the Spring semester.  This online gallery features over 500 pieces of art created by our students from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade.  Please take a moment to view the fantastic artwork that is being produced across the district.   </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://tinyurl.com/ESC-Spring-2021-Gallery">https://tinyurl.com/ESC-Spring-2021-Gallery</a> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">High School Art students across the district will have artwork adjudicated at the <strong>TAEA 4W</strong> <strong>Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) </strong>on Saturday, March 6. This year’s VASE event is virtual. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/dept/finearts/Pages/Calendar.aspx">Fine Arts Calendar</a> </span></p><hr /><p><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Technology Help Desk Contacts for </strong><strong>Parents/Students</strong><strong> Support Inquiries </strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Online:</strong>  </span></p><ul><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="23" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/Parent-Student-Tech-Support/Pages/default.aspx">Katy ISD Tech Help</a> </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="23" data-aria-posinset="4" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Or, click “Help” in Canvas  </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="23" data-aria-posinset="5" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Or, call: 281.396.7400 (6:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="23" data-aria-posinset="6" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Or, e-mail: <a href="mailto:parenttechsupport@katyisd.org">parenttechsupport@katyisd.org</a> </span></li></ul><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Parent and Student Technology Support</strong><strong> Important Links</strong> </span></p><ul><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" data-aria-posinset="7" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Parent-Tech-FAQs.aspx">Parent Tech FAQs</a>  </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" data-aria-posinset="8" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/default.aspx">Parent Tech Help</a>  </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" data-aria-posinset="9" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Knowledge-Base-for-Students-and-Parents.aspx">Parent & Student Knowledge Base</a> </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" data-aria-posinset="10" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/Documents/Home%20Access%20Center%20FAQ.pdf">Home Access Center (HAC) User Guide (English)</a> </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" data-aria-posinset="11" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/Documents/Home%20Access%20Center%20FAQ%20-%20Spanish.pdf">Home Access Center (HAC) User Guide (Spanish)</a> </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" data-aria-posinset="12" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://publicbiapps.katyisd.org/DeviceCheckout/">Technology Device Request Form</a> </span></li></ul><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Katy ISD </strong></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>#KatyStrong</strong></span></p><p><br></p></div>
Eighteen Katy ISD Schools Earn Texas Honor Roll Distinctionhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1416Eighteen Katy ISD Schools Earn Texas Honor Roll Distinction<div class="ExternalClass76A204A559E348D4860530F78B6B7332"><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-align:left;">Katy Independent School District is focused on closing the achievement gap and helping all its students reach academic success.  To recognize those efforts, 18 Katy ISD schools now proudly display the distinction of being a </span><em style="text-align:left;">Texas Honor Roll School</em><span style="text-align:left;"> by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP). </span><br></p><p>After an extensive analysis of student data of every public school in Texas, these campuses demonstrated clear leadership in motivating and achieving academic success for its students at their grade-level and beyond.  Sponsored by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE), the ERP Honor Roll is the only school recognition program in the state that uses student achievement outcome data, making it a valuable resource for all schools to identify successful peers and learn about best practices that improve student success.  </p><p>The 2019-20 Texas Honor Roll includes:</p><ul><li>Alexander Elementary</li><li>Holland Elementary</li><li>Kilpatrick Elementary</li><li>Pattison Elementary</li><li>Randolph Elementary</li><li>Shafer Elementary</li><li>Stanley Elementary</li><li>Wilson Elementary</li><li>Wolman Elementary</li><li>Beckendorff Junior High</li><li>Katy Junior High</li><li>Memorial Parkway Junior High</li><li>McMeans Junior High</li><li>Seven Lakes Junior High</li><li>Tays Junior High</li><li>WoodCreek Junior High</li><li>Tompkins High School</li><li>Seven Lakes High School</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">For high schools, the ERP Texas Honor Roll recognition includes measures of college readiness.  This year, the program recognized 943 higher-performing schools across the state.  <br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Showers Memorial Hermann Staff with Lovehttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1402Katy ISD Showers Memorial Hermann Staff with Love<div class="ExternalClass20BBFC8E44E24F3EA461537D02E0B22E"><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Katy ISD students step up to recognize community heroes</em></p><p>(Katy, Texas) – The request went out in January from Memorial Hermann Hospital and Katy ISD delivered. Hospital staff needed a morale boost and campuses across the district came through by the bushel- four bushels-full, in fact. Partners in Education collected thousands of notes of encouragement from around the district, with over half of Katy ISD's 72 campuses participating, from Pre-K all the way through high school students.</p><p>Katy ISD showcased their heart with this act of gratitude, with all Memorial Hermann staff from doctors and nurses to custodians receiving well-wishes. Nearly every student from Memorial Parkway Elementary sent a hand-crafted, glittery card equaling over 800 sparkling messages for hospital staff! Miller Career and Technology Clinical Rotation and Pharmacy Tech students created a Paper-Mache Prescription of Gratitude container full of encouraging notes; Winborn Elementary painted "Super Nurse" posters; the Life Skills students of Katy Junior High felt like super heroes themselves when they designed their cards for healthcare heroes and the Leonard Elementary Kindness Club each crafted Lifesaver Snowmen, to name a few. </p><p>Partners in Education hand delivered the bushels of love last Thursday to Memorial Hermann. "We are incredibly appreciative of the drawings, cards and letters our healthcare workers received from Katy ISD students," said Jerry Ashworth, SVP and CEO of Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital. "This kind gesture was truly the 'pick-me-up' our staff needed during these stressful times. We cherish our relationship with the students in our community."<br></p><p style="text-align:center;">###</p><p>Katy ISD <strong>Partners in Education</strong> creates school-support opportunities for parents, businesses and the community by offering a wide variety of options amenable to every schedule, talent and expertise, including at-home/ virtual options. We connect volunteers to every Katy ISD campus and for all grade levels. To learn more, visit <a href="/dept/pie/Pages/default.aspx">Partners in Education</a> or contact Kelly Clarke at kellyclarke@katyisd.org .</p><p> <img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/PIE%20MH%201.jpg" alt="PIE MH 1.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:266px;" /><br></p><h2>Katy ISD Partners in Education delivers a car-full of encouragement to Memorial Hermann hospital staff to boost morale. <br></h2><h2><br></h2></div>

 

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