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Katy ISD Names New Assistant Superintendent & Principals for 2022-2023 School Yearhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1632Katy ISD Names New Assistant Superintendent & Principals for 2022-2023 School Year<div class="ExternalClassD492EB3C24194DC6984780024D836579"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">At the May Katy ISD board meeting, the Board of Trustees approved Dr. Emily Craig as the District's newest Assistant Superintendent for Secondary School Leadership and Support.  Dr. Craig is replacing Jeff Stocks, who will be retiring at the end of the school year.  The Board also approved the naming of three new principals: Thea Wofford for Exley Elementary, Tanya Heard for Rylander Elementary and Jason Brown for Williams Elementary. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dr. Emily Craig began her career as an English teacher in 1997 at Spring Forest Middle School in Spring Branch Independent School District.  That same year, she joined the Katy High School Tigers and in 2003, she became a counselor at Memorial Parkway Junior High (MPJH).  Five years later, she became assistant principal at WoodCreek Junior High and returned to MPJH in 2014, where she has since served as principal. Since taking the helm at MPJH, the campus has consistently been in the top 10 middle school rankings in the Houston area, according to Niche. Additionally, Dr. Craig was named the Katy ISD Principal of the Year in 2021 and serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP). Dr. Craig holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Auburn University, a Master of Education in Counseling from the University of Houston in Victoria, and a principal certificate and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Houston in Clear Lake. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Thea Wofford is returning to Exley Elementary, where she started her educational career in 2005.  This time she's joining the Exley Express community as their new principal.  For Wofford, Katy ISD has always been home.  In 2016, she was named Assistant Principal at Alexander Elementary and in 2021 she joined Adams Junior High as their Assistant Principal.  Wofford holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston and a Master of Education in Educational Administration from Lamar University.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Tanya Heard began her career as an educator in Florissant, Missouri in 1994, where she taught at both the elementary and junior high levels.  In 1998, she relocated to Texas where she took a position with Richardson Independent School District. Throughout her career, Heard has served as a Team Leader, science teacher, Instructional Technology Facilitator, Educational Instructional Technology Coordinator, Dean of Instruction and Assistant Principal at schools in the surrounding area. In 2020, Heard joined the Katy ISD Family as Assistant Principal at Mayde Creek High School.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts Education and Biology from Monmouth College, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Missouri, a Master's in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix in Dallas and a Master's in Education Administration from the University of Texas in Arlington.  She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Executive Leadership from Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Jason Brown began his teaching career in 2003 in Alief ISD.  In 2007, he accepted a position as a fourth-grade teacher at Griffin Elementary in Katy ISD.  He quickly worked his way up to a leadership role and became the Assistant Principal at Exley Elementary in 2008.  He remained there for two years before being named Assistant Principal at Holland Elementary. Brown holds a Bachelor of Science in Design from Clemson University and a Master of Science in Educational Management from the University of Houston in Clear Lake. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​All individuals will assume their new roles this summer.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Emily%20Craig.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:358px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Emily Craig</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em> Assistant Superintendent for Secondary School Leadership and Support</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Thea%20Wofford%207.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:296px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Thea Wofford</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em> Principal at Exley Elementary</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Tanya%20Heard%2012.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:394px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Tanya Heard</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em> Principal at Rylander Elementary</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Jason%20Brown%208.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:388px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Jason Brown</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em> Principal at Williams Elementary</em></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Board Welcomes Newly Elected Members and Selects Officershttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1631Katy ISD Board Welcomes Newly Elected Members and Selects Officers<div class="ExternalClassBB75131F27414A5796632A675E2E69D3"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">At the May Regular Board Meeting, Katy ISD's newly elected Board members Lance Redmon and Victor Perez took the oath of office and were officially sworn in.  Redmon will continue serving in Position 2, while Perez will serve in Position 1. Immediately following the swearing-in of these two Trustees, both assumed their roles as members of the Board for the remainder of the Closed and Regular Board meetings. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Also, as is customary following Katy ISD Board elections, Trustees elected its slate of officers to serve for the upcoming school year.  Greg Schulte was elected as the 2022-2023 president, Lance Redmon as vice president and Ashley Vann as secretary. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“I feel humbled by the Board's trust in my leadership and thank them and our community for the confidence you have both instilled in me to continue as your school board president," said Greg Schulte, Board President at Katy ISD.  “It is an absolute privilege to serve the Katy ISD community and I look forward to working alongside the Trustees as we move into the 2022-2023 school year," added Schulte.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​The Katy ISD Board of Trustees is the governing body that oversees and shapes district policies.  Individuals serving as board members are not employees of Katy ISD, yet they dedicate countless hours to leading an A+ school district.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/PublishingImages/Board%20Member%20Swear%20In%20May%2016,%202022%201.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:199px;" /></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Swearing-in of Victor Perez and Lance Redmon</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><br></em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><img src="/PublishingImages/Greg%20Schulte-%20KISD%20BOD%20Dec%202020%20-%2009%20web.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:560px;" /><br></em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Greg Schulte</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>President of the Katy ISD Board of Trustees</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><br></em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><img src="/PublishingImages/Redmon,%20Lance%20-%2009%205x7.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:560px;" /></em> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Lance Redmon</em><br><em> Vice President of the Katy ISD Board of Trustees</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><br></em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><img src="/PublishingImages/Vann%20Web.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:560px;" />​</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Ashley Vann</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Secretary of the Katy ISD Board of Trustees</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><br></em></p><p><br></p></div>
Return to School Updates - May 13https://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1630Return to School Updates - May 13<div class="ExternalClass163666AFAF1D47549CC0143261BD69B2"><p>​</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify"><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/69850ac3d5a2a2f0ee82bbcd05e3ade2/Spring__Updates_4.png" alt="SPring Updates" width="799" height="146" /></span> </p> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>May 13, 2022</strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Dear Katy ISD Parents, Guardians and Staff,                    </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Below is this week’s ONEKaty Return to School Updates!                    </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Bulletins highlighted <span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong> </span>denote information that is new for the 2021-2022 school year.                   </span></p> <hr /> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6a009654f50a9ac60f0a18e32a812c1a/Class_of_3.jpg" alt="classof2022" width="800" height="146" /></span> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SPRING GRADUATION</strong> </span> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6530112a109dd894102cf21f1bab936b/SpringGrad.png" alt="springgrad" width="707" height="199" /></span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Legacy Stadium Graduation Schedule</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">6:00 p.m: Legacy Stadium Parking Lot Gates Open</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">6:30 p.m: Campus Staff Arrival at Designated Stadium Gate</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:00 p.m: Legacy Stadium Gates Open for Graduates & Guests</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">8:00 p.m: Graduation Ceremony Begins  </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In the event <strong>inclement weather</strong> is severe and impacts the scheduled evening ceremony, the graduation ceremony will be rescheduled to 9:00 a.m. the following day at Legacy Stadium.  However, every effort will be made to ensure the 8:00 p.m. evening ceremonies remain on schedule.       </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">Graduation Inclement Weather Updates</span><br></strong>Keep in tune with what’s happening with graduations and inclement weather via Katy ISD’s and Katy ISD Athletics’ Facebook and Twitter accounts!</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>Rescheduled Legacy Stadium Graduation Ceremony </strong>  </span>    </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:00 a.m. Legacy Stadium Parking Lot Gates Open      </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:30 a.m. Campus Staff Arrival at Designated Stadium Gate      </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">8:00 a.m. Legacy Stadium Gates Open for Graduates & Guests      </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">9:00 a.m. Graduation Ceremony Begins        </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">Class of 22 Graduation Ceremonies- Live Streaming</span><br><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/2431b52153c3a049d50bbb9427d01080/texan_live.png" alt="texan live.png" width="215" height="47" /><br></strong>If your relatives are unable to make it to the graduation ceremonies, all Class of 22 Graduation Ceremonies will be live streamed through TexanLive.  The link will be posted on the Katy ISD graduation page <a href="/dept/campusadmin/Pages/Graduation.aspx">https://www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Pages/Graduation.aspx</a> as the ceremonies approach.  It is free and can be seen throughout the US. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">Class of 22 Graduation Information- Cords, Cowls and Medals </span><br></strong>Congratulations to all our upcoming Class of 22 graduates! Please review the Class of 22 approved cords, cowls and medals for the graduation ceremonies.  The articles pictured are the only items approved to be worn at Katy ISD graduation ceremonies.        </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Cords-Cowls-Medals.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1Ojg1YTA6OWQyZmYwMmYxMmZhYjFjZTFhZTQzODRhOWU5MzRjYTVkY2ZjYmQ0NDMwN2Q2ODc3Njg3MzcwMWQ0ZDdiODdhYzpoOk4">https://www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Cords-Cowls-Medals.pdf</a>      </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>CLASS OF 2023, 2024 & 2025 LEGACY STADIUM GRADUATION SCHEDULE   <br></strong></span>The first Jordan High School senior class will graduate in May 2023. Please click <a href="/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Ceremony_Schedule.pdf">here</a> for the Class of 2023, 2024 and 2025 graduation schedule.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>THE KATY ISD WELLNESS CENTER</strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/b133d4c371af7769be011018431f1449/Wellness_Center.png" alt="wellness center" width="624" height="149" /></span> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4377473f678787eff2365a92ef4fa416/Wellness_Center.png" alt="Wellness" width="549" height="266" /></span> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Operating Hours: </strong>Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Location:</strong>  Agricultural Sciences Center, 5801 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road, Katy, TX 77493 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/returntoschool/Pages/COVID-Testing-Center.aspx">Wellness Center FAQs and Services</a> </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>HEALTH SERVICES </strong>             </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> All students enrolled in Katy ISD must be in compliance with state required immunizations. Immunization requirements can be found on the <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/healthservices/Pages/Immunizations.aspx">Katy ISD Health Services Immunizations page</a>.                             </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">KATY SUMMER ACADEMIC TERM</span><br><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/0507f30dc7836da62e70f4c2fd134628/KSAT_Logo-01.png" alt="ksat" width="132" height="121" /><br></strong>Katy ISD offers a menu of options in the summer to support students looking for additional academic support, course or credit recovery or students who are trying to get ahead by taking original credit courses. Details of available options can also be found on the <a href="/dept/campusadmin/ksat/Pages/default.aspx">summer webpage</a> on The District’s website. General summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:summerschool@katyisd.org">summerschool@katyisd.org</a>.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">STATE TESTING</span><br><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/336697bdf09dceff069e416c3ebabbc6/State_Testing.png" alt="State Testing.png" width="83" height="50" /><br></strong><a href="/dept/assessment/Documents/State_Assessment_Calendar.pdf#search=staar">The Testing calendar</a> lists the dates that testing will take place in Katy ISD during the school year. For secondary students who do not successfully complete their exams, KSAT will offer a summer opportunity to prepare for and retake the EOC Exam.  For more information, review these <a href="/dept/assessment/Documents/FAQ%20Opting%20Out%20of%20State%20Testing.pdf#search=4545">Frequently Asked Questions</a> regarding State Testing, opting out and Texas Education Code. </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Registration:</strong> Information forthcoming. By invitation only.  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><em>*Note* Students who cannot test in June will test in December at their home campus</em></strong>.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>HB4545 INFORMATION- ACCELERATED INSTRUCTION</strong>   </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Per House Bill 4545, students who do not participate in or successfully complete state testing are provided opportunities to participate in 30 hours of accelerated instruction for each content area assessment not taken or not passed. Katy ISD will offer a variety of opportunities, for specific grade levels, through the KSAT program this summer to complete this requirement. Information regarding the HB4545 Accelerated Learning opportunities is available on <a href="/dept/campusadmin/ksat/Pages/default.aspx">the KSAT webpages</a> and is offered by invitation only.      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>FREE MEALS - ENDS MAY 31, 2022</strong> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">This May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will conclude its free breakfast and lunch meal service that has been open and available to all students, regardless of eligibility. To determine eligibility for free meals this summer and fall, families will need to complete the meals benefit application for free and reduced meals. More information about free and reduced meals benefits can be found <a href="https://registration.powerschool.com/resources/1305/files/Free%20and%20Reduced%20Meal%20Benefits%20Flyer.pdf">here</a>. <a href="https://www.fns.usda.gov/cn/fr-021622">U.S. Department of Agriculture Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines</a>. </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL – ORIGINAL CREDIT</strong></span> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a8031c3266476517f1b7ba580110d012/KVS.png" alt="kvs" width="249" height="79" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>All original credit summer courses will be offered exclusively through Katy Virtual School.</strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/instructionaltechnology/katyonline/Pages/Katy-Virtual-School.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjAwYzA6YTlkY2MwM2NiYTE0OWMzNjdjY2ViYWEzYTExZjc2ZDU1MTI3Njc5YzllNTViM2M4NTkwM2MyODcwMDhjZmEwZDpoOk4"><strong>https://www.katyisd.org</strong></a>        </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy Virtual School (KVS) online classes are a way for secondary students to acquire graduation credits and/or expand their learning opportunities through paid, online supplemental high school credit courses during the summer and school year.        </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVS courses:        </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Provide flexibility in scheduling.         </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Allow students to get ahead on credits.        </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Provide opportunity to access courses that are not offered on the home campus.        </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Help students moving into Katy ISD from outside Texas to meet graduation requirements.         </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Courses are developed and taught by Katy ISD teachers.         </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVS offers over 45 approved College Board Advanced Placement (AP), Katy Advanced Program (KAP) and academic level courses. The cost is $200 per semester with reduced or no fees for students identified as economically disadvantaged. Courses are approved by the NCAA for student initial eligibility and KVS is an approved College Board Online Provider.         </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Registration is now open for summer 2022, fall 2022 and spring 2023. </strong>Questions can be answered through your home campus counselor, <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/instructionaltechnology/katyonline/Pages/FAQs.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjdjMDk6ZjAyMjBlYjJiMmRlN2ZiZTg0NzdhYTY0MGExMDgyODY0MjNhZjEyYTcwODA2MWM4NTMzNTg1MDQ3MmZjZDE3MzpoOk4">Katy Virtual School FAQ,</a> or email <a href="mailto:katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org">katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org</a>.        </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL - COURSE OR CREDIT RECOVERY </strong>    </span>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Summer school registration for students currently in 6th - 12th grades who need course or credit recovery is <strong>now open</strong>.  Summer School will offer one summer session from June 14 through July 14.         </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Summer school for students in grades 6<sup>th</sup> through 11<sup>th</sup> grade will be held at Cinco Ranch High School.  Summer school for students in grade 12 and scheduled to graduate in August 2022 will be held at Raines Academy.      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Course/Credit recovery will host assigned, mandatory and in-person orientation days for students during the week of June 14-17. After the orientation is complete, students may work on their courses remotely if their progress in the course is on target for completion. If students need additional support, they will have access to report to their assigned campus lab and teacher for in-person support, Monday through Thursday between 8:00am and 3:30pm.         </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Secondary summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:juniorhighsummerschool@katyisd.org">juniorhighsummerschool@katyisd.org</a> or <a href="mailto:highschoolsummerschool@katyisd.org">highschoolsummerschool@katyisd.org</a>.       </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>ELEMENTARY SUMMER SCHOOL</strong>    </span>   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Eligible elementary students may attend one of the following summer elementary programs.  Elementary campus counselors will be in contact during the spring semester to confirm student eligibility.   Elementary summer school is offered by invitation only.      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>ESL/Bilingual Program </strong>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>English Language Development Program </strong>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>HB 4545 Accelerated Learning for students in 5th grade.</strong>       </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Elementary summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:elementarysummerschool@katyisd.org">elementarysummerschool@katyisd.org</a>.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>COLLEGE AND CAREER LABS</strong> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">A centralized college and career lab at the KSAT campus, Cinco Ranch High School, is open to all high school students this summer who would like assistance in one or more of the following areas:  </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Preparing for the college application openings in August of 2022 </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">College/career interest </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">College essay prep, scholarship searches </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Timeline reviews </span></li> </ul> <p style="margin:0in;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The lab will be accepting appointments for select days beginning June 14 through July 14. In addition, many high school campuses will also offer an opportunity to meet with their home campus College and Career Facilitator for support in these areas, as well. More details will be available soon!</span></p> <p style="margin:0in;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin:0in;text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/33f1e0f324d222c0377a8e5f1c8dd013/Student_Updates_-_ALL.JPG" alt="student updates all" width="699" height="86" /></span> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SPEAKUP ANONYMOUS REPORTING APP</strong>  </span> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4e4cc56fc02c92582f6fbb1e9d80e618/SpeakUpIcon.JPG" alt="speakup" width="127" height="128" /><br>SpeakUP is the anonymous reporting platform that students, parents, and patrons can use to report safety concerns, bullying, threats of violence, drug use, as well as any other concerns related to student physical or mental health. SpeakUP is available for download in the Apple Store or Google Play. It is also available on all District websites, computers and District devices. SpeakUP provides an opportunity for the Katy ISD community to anonymously provide valuable information to District administration and law enforcement that will help keep our students safe.                       </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT</strong>  </span>          </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/default.aspx">Parent & Student Tech Resources & Support</a> (if you are not able to find your answer, please access our new parent/student ticketing system, instructions at the bottom of the page)        </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Parent-Tech-FAQs.aspx">Parent Technology FAQs <br> </a><a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Knowledge-Base-for-Students-and-Parents.aspx">Katy 1 Source (Parent & Student Searchable Knowledge Base)</a>        </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parent Tech Support: 281-396-7400 (info line only)      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>ELEMENTARY BELL SCHELDULE: 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR</strong>  </span> <strong><br></strong>Katy ISD’s elementary bell schedule will see a slight adjustment beginning fall 2022 in an effort to maximize bus routes, minimize service delays, and accommodate for ongoing driver shortages. Please note that <u>the bell schedule adjustment only affects elementary campuses</u>. There will be no change to the 2022-2023 Katy ISD junior high nor high school bell schedules.</span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4f7953ca5e516cabbd0edc5af468cc94/2022-2023_Elementary_Bell_Schedule_Adjustment_Tiers.PNG" alt="ELEM TIERS" width="700" height="395" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Should you have any questions about the elementary bell schedule adjustment, do not hesitate to call (281) 396-2110 or email <a href="mailto:kellyesmego@katyisd.org">kellyesmego@katyisd.org</a>. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/31234feb3d3b68942f543515a72d00c8/Student_Updates_-_SECONDARY.JPG" alt="secondary updates" width="699" height="88" /></span> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>Parent Access to SchooLinks</strong>  <br></span>Parents are now able to access SchooLinks via My Katy Cloud. Parents will need to log into MyKaty Cloud and then click the SchooLinks tile.   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Parents will be able to verify student course requests in SchooLinks after Spring Break.  Stay tuned for campus based eNews on Monday, March 21 regarding next steps.      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">ATHLETICS<br></span></strong>See all our latest schedules, including playoff information here: <a href="https://www.rankonesport.com/Schedules/View_Schedule_All_Web.aspx?D=E60DB75B-3AB2-4FE7-B746-0735376AFB5B&MT=0">Katy ISD Schedules</a>        </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>LIFEGUARD TRAINING<br></strong></span>Are you interested in becoming an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard?  Katy ISD Athletics is offering several Lifeguard Training Courses.  Registration is now open: <a href="https://t.co/QVEMNOo48p">https://t.co/QVEMNOo48p</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>Physical Dates for 2022-2023 School Year<br></strong></span><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a5faa6c7f2aa11d925984e7313456f7a/Physical_Dates_for_Athletics.png" alt="physical dates for athletics" width="628" height="491" /></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong></span><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong> FINE ARTS</strong> </span>             </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Spring Art Show Virtual Gallery is LIVE!</strong>  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Katy ISD Spring Art Exhibit is available to the public April 28<sup>th</sup> through July 30<sup>th</sup> by way of the <a href="https://tinyurl.com/2022SpringArtShow">KISD Spring Art Virtual Gallery</a>. This virtual gallery highlights all PK-12 artwork that was displayed at this year's in-person Spring Art Show at the Merrell Center Arena. If you missed the in-person event, or just want to see all of the fabulous art again, check out the virtual gallery!    </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Katy Young Artist Competition (KYAC)</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The top performing students from the High School UIL Solo & Ensemble will be competing this Saturday for an opportunity to perform in the <strong>KYAC Outstanding Performer Recital</strong> being held at <strong>Jordan HS Performing Arts Center on Sunday, May 15 @ 2:00 p.m</strong>. These students will perform this Saturday for university level faculty who will select the outstanding performers. This recital will be open to the public and will be a great opportunity for district faculty, students, and community to hear these amazing students. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Fine Arts Singing Day / Recognition Day</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD Fine Arts Department will be recognizing all the graduating seniors that will be continuing their studies in the fine arts at the college/university level. This will include students majoring or minoring in fine arts and students continuing studies and participation in their respective fine arts discipline. We invite all to be a part of this special occasion. The event will be held on <strong>Sunday, May 15 at the Jordan HS Performing Arts Center at 5:00 p.m. </strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Attention ALL Graduating Fine Arts Students </strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">All graduating fine arts students, please fill out the information on the <a href="https://forms.office.com/r/zbCBR7uHRv">fine arts survey</a>. This information will provide information to be included in the fine arts signing day as well as general information regarding the overall impact and role fine arts have contributed to the success of these students. Program directors have sent this survey link out to be completed by the student. Again, this survey is for <strong>all graduating fine arts students</strong> and not just those continuing at the college or university level. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>JH Band Camp, JH Choir Camp, & JH Orchestra Summer Camps</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD will be holding music camps this summer for current 6<sup>th</sup>, 7<sup>th</sup>, and 8<sup>th</sup> graders in each of these fine art disciplines. Information will be available through your campus director and the camp tiles will be available next week the district Pay ‘N’ Go to register your student. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Fine Arts Event Calendar</strong>          </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">For a current list of fine arts performances, please click <a href="/dept/finearts/Pages/Calendar.aspx">here</a> for information.            </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Note:</strong> For ticketed campus events, please contact the local campus or program.                 </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>HIGH SCHOOL EXEMPTION CRITERIA</strong>   </span>    </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/57c7785324272efb477280ceaa22f025/image004.png" alt="exempt" width="283" height="170" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The 2021-2022 and the 2022-2023 final exam exemption criteria information is accessible via the <a href="https://mykaty.katyisd.org/LoginPolicy.jsp">MyKaty Cloud</a> “Exemption Information” tile now available for quick and easy reference.                    </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In preparation for the 2022-2023 school year and the reinstatement of the attendance requirement to exempt high school final exams, students are encouraged to review the 2022-2023 exemption criteria. All absences will count toward the maximum of 8 allowed unless the absences are school-related (see attendance codes per the 2022-2023 exemption form).         </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT REQUEST</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6a88b6c8be424c9affa7c1d5c92fe2e6/scriborder_icon.JPG" alt="scriborder" width="133" height="132" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Current high school students and 2004 to present alumni students can request their high school transcript through <a href="https://katyisdtx.scriborder.com/">ScribOrder</a>. Alumni prior to 2004 should reach out to the campus registrar to make a request.  </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SCHOOLINKS</strong>  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">SchooLinks is a college and career readiness platform that helps students discover their interests and strengths, explore colleges and careers, and create an individualized career and academic plan that best reflects their post-secondary goals. SchooLinks  is accessible to students in 6th - 12th grades, and their parents.                                               </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Using SchooLinks, students and families can:</strong>          </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Build their Personal Graduation Plan        </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Access career interest, strength and mindset surveys          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Explore 2-year and 4-year colleges          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Create course plans based on career pathways          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Take virtual reality college campus tours          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Search for scholarships          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Learn about financial aid          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Find internship and volunteer opportunities          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Explore traditional, emerging and military career fields          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Create digital portfolios / resumes          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Communicate with counselors            </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Student Login:</strong>          </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Students login to SchooLinks via MyKaty Cloud, then select SchooLinks logo.                  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Parent/Guardian Login: </strong>          </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents/Guardians will have login access to SchooLinks at a later date.           </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">If you want to learn more about SchooLinks please visit: </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://hello.schoolinks.com/">https://hello.schoolinks.com/</a>                  </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SE</strong><strong>CONDARY STUDENT</strong> <strong>EXTRA-CURRICULAR TRANSPORTATION WAIVER</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/2b33f544d07547aef4dfc419626f5499/Picture2345.png" alt="Transportation Waiver" width="118" height="119" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Transportation Waiver is available to parents who wish to opt-out of District transportation services for secondary student extra-curricular activities. <strong>This opt-out option remains available through the end of the spring 2022 semester. </strong>The opt-out form can be accessed through MyKaty Cloud via the Transportation Waiver tile. </span></p> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ba8c9464906989960efdfb0ccd7f0924/Parent_Updates.JPG" alt="parent updates" width="699" height="88" /></span> </p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>LIBRARY BOOK INFORMATION</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents of secondary students may be notified via email if their child checks out a Young Adult Fiction book from the campus library. This optional notification is available if a parent elected to receive the library notification when filling out the online Return to School Enrollment update in August.  If a parent did not elect to receive the library notification, parents/guardians may contact <a href="mailto:Bookconcern@KatyISD.org">Bookconcern@KatyISD.org</a> to make a change and request the notification.</span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/269f8e0077b23556f958434efd80cc30/onthego.png" alt="onthego" width="193" height="60" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Parents/guardians of elementary and secondary students may also download the <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/sites/mobileapp/Pages/default.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpiNDFiYmQyMDFhZTM4ODcxZjQ2ZmVlOWFmYjQ1ZTBmZDo1OmVhMTU6OTQ0MDg2ZWExZGQxY2FjNzUwZTRlYWY5ZGM1MTM2NWI0ODU3NTc0ZGVmMTc5OGU2OTBlOTQwMWU1NGUwMjBhODpo">Katy<em> OnTheGo</em></a> app to review the books that their student has checked out.     </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">PARTNERS WITH PARENTS (PWP): INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE REVIEW REQUESTS</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a86685ca826223d56f7585ad844a7c67/PWP.png" alt="PWP" width="120" height="119" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD values the continued partnership with our parents to ensure our students have access to the finest instructional resources available. The PWP Online Book Review app has been expanded to include review options for all Instructional Resources. Parents/Guardians with concerns regarding an Instructional Resource (i.e. Instructional Materials, Library Books, Internet/Online Materials) that may be in violation of Board Policy EF Local that pertains to the “pervasively vulgar" standard, are encouraged to fill out an online review form via the Partner with Parents (PWP) Instructional Resource Review app available on MyKaty cloud.      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">To access the PWP app, l<a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___http:/mykaty.katyisd.org/___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjU2NGM6NzY2Yzc2NTY0MTE4MDBlOWFjMDBkNDdiMDBkZTYyYjAyZTY4N2MzODI2NzYwMWRkZGY0NGYxY2I5MWFmMTg0NTpoOk4">og in to MyKaty  </a>using your Katy ISD ID number and password.  Parents/guardians will use the same ID and password used to log into the Home Access Center (HAC).      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>DISTRICT OPERATIONAL STAFFING CHALLENGES </strong> </span>         </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Katy ISD’s Operations Division, which consists of bus drivers, food service employees, custodians, skilled trades, and other essential staff, has been particularly hard hit by staffing shortages, with over a hundred existing vacancies. In result, parents may see minor adjustments to bus service, cafeteria menu options, and campus maintenance schedules when needed. Please know that our dedicated operations teams are making every effort to minimize the impact on these services.   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>KATY ISD IS HIRING!</strong>    <br></span><strong>Bus drivers, food service, custodial, repair teams,</strong> <strong>teachers, aides, and more!: </strong><a href="https://katy.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx">bit.ly/ApplyKatyISD</a>   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">PARENT COMMUNITY EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/39a4144588e6d3a821ed3f48c4d5caf7/CrimeStoppers.png" alt="crime stoppers" width="262" height="72" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In partnership with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Crime Stoppers Houston hosts the webinar series: S.A.V.E. (Safety Awareness. Valuable Education). This series serves as a platform for discussion on many topics that concern the safety of our schools and community.  These topics include: mental health, human trafficking, social media and internet safety. Please see the link for upcoming webinars available throughout the month of January. <a href="https://crime-stoppers.org/events/2022-01/">S.A.V.E. Webinar Series January</a> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>CHILD FIND </strong>  </span>                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Child Find is a process designed to identify, locate, and evaluate individuals from birth to 21 years of age who may need special education and related services. If you are concerned that your child may have a disability, contact your student’s school for more information about the Child Find process or click on the following link.                   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="/dept/sped/Pages/Child%20Find.aspx">Katy ISD Child Find Information Page</a>         </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SAFE RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN- updated 01/18/2022</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ec540b6caab3692a7af7baecb0e44cad/SRTS_Plan.JPG" alt="safe return to school" width="275" height="48" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">All District sites are at Stage 4 as outlined in the <a href="/returntoschool/Documents/SRTS_Plan.pdf">Safe Return to School Plan Appendix A COVID-19</a>.  Families are encouraged to review the <a href="https://gis.katyisd.org/covid/">Katy ISD Dashboard</a> to monitor their child’s school and facility sites. Parents and guardians are reminded to please not send their child to school if they: </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Have COVID-19 symptoms </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Are awaiting a COVID-19 test result </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Are test-confirmed for COVID-19  </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Reminder:  </strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Quarantine protocol for students who test positive is 10 days as per the Texas Education Agency (TEA) <a href="https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/covid/SY-20-21-Public-Health-Guidance.pdf">Public Health Guidance</a> and the state Department of State Health Services (DSHS) <a href="https://dshs.texas.gov/covid19readmission/">COVID-19 School Readmission Criteria</a>.   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Intermittent School to Home academic support continues to be available for students with extended medical absences.  Please contact your child’s campus attendance clerk or Intermittent School to Home Facilitator for assistance.     </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>COVID-19 SELF REPORTING APP</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/f1fd600fc571d3f04830bdc13722e4ba/COVID_Self_Report.png" alt="covid reporting app" width="249" height="42" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Staff, students and parents are asked to self report if they have received a COVID-19 positive test result. The self-reporting system enables the District’s Emergency Operations Management team to notify individuals in Katy ISD buildings who may have been directly exposed to the person.                                                                     </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>STUDENT CLASSROOM & STUDENT PROGRAM NOTIFICATION OF A COVID-19 POSITIVE</strong>                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents will receive a notification if their child may have been in close contact with an individual who has reported a COVID-19 positive in their classroom or school program. Parents are encouraged to check the Katy ISD COVID-19 Dashboard at <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___http:/www.katyisd.org/___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzo2ZGM5ZDJkYjE0MmE1MDk2NmQzNGUwNjliMDAzOTQ1ZDo1OjRkYTI6NmM2Mzg3ZTVlNWM4ZGEwMmM4MTRmNzU1MWU5NjQxYWYzMTVjZDIzNGIwYmE4MGZlZmIzYzNmMTI4MzYwNTFjODpo">www.katyisd.org</a> to review the current active number of COVID-19 cases at their child’s campus.                                  </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>I</strong><strong>NTERMITTENT SCHOOL TO HOME ACADEMIC SUPPORT FOR TEMPORARY MEDICAL CONDITIONS</strong>    </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>“Intermittent School to Home” academic support program remains available for eligible students.</strong>   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">“Intermittent School to Home” academic support is a mechanism by which online instruction can be provided to in-person students if two requirements are met:    </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student is unable to attend school because of a temporary medical condition, AND    </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The total amount of remote conferencing “Intermittent School to Home” instruction does not exceed more than 20 instructional days over the entirety of the school year.    </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In addition, one of the following requirements must be met:    </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Student’s temporary medical condition is documented by a physician.    </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student has a positive test result for a communicable disease.    </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student has been identified as having been in close contact for COVID-19    </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Each campus will have an assigned employee to serve as an Intermittent School to Home Campus Facilitator to assist students.  Please contact your child’s campus Intermittent School to Home Facilitator to request academic assistance with missed schoolwork.    </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>HOMEBOUND SERVICES</strong>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The District’s homebound services may be an option for students with medical conditions which require in-home academic support for an extended amount of time. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s campus or click <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/sped/operatingguidelines/Documents/Homebound%20Brochure.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzo2ZGM5ZDJkYjE0MmE1MDk2NmQzNGUwNjliMDAzOTQ1ZDo1OjExNjY6MDI1NTUwNDVmNTEwMGFkMDUwMWI0NzAwYzk4OWUzNTcyNDNlODhkZmRhNWEzZmJmYTlmZGQ0ZjAwZmNiMzVkMDpo">here</a> for information regarding homebound services.                            </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>#OneKatyStrongerTogether</strong>     </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Educator Recognized as TASC High School Advisor of the Yearhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1629Katy ISD Educator Recognized as TASC High School Advisor of the Year<div class="ExternalClassE5C22237517742A7A515552612C5288D"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Mayde Creek High School (MCHS) Student Council Advisor Patricia “Patty" Wangler was recently recognized by the Texas Association of Student Councils (TASC) as the recipient of the 2022 Eddie G. Bull TASC State Advisor of the Year Award.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Wangler has been an advisor for 15 years, four of which have been in Katy ISD.  She executes her role with pride and has guided her council team to numerous <em>Outstanding Student Council </em>and<em> Sweepstakes </em>awards.  Wangler currently serves as the Coordinator of TASC District 13, as well as one of the Directors of Summer Leadership Workshops.  She has worked with several MCHS students who have held officer roles in TASC, including president of the Houston area association, and she is a former member of the TASC Board of Directors.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">“Patty is an advocate for all students and always wants what is best for them," said Mayde Creek High School Principal Gina Cobb. “She is a leader on our campus and her passion for the important work we do is contagious," added Cobb.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“Ms. Wangler emits a sense of positive energy felt by even our newest council members.  She pushes students and peers to be the best version of themselves and allows them to truly see what they are capable of doing," said Jonathan Huang, MCHS student and TASC District 13 President.  “There can be no better person to represent the ideals of TASC," added Huang.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">TASC is the largest student council organization in the United States.  It helps develop leadership abilities in students, promotes democracy as a way of life and establishes and upholds high standards for local student councils.  <br></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/PublishingImages/050522_MCHS_Patty%20Wangler.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:500px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Patricia Wangler</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>English Teacher and Student Council Advisor</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>at Mayde Creek High School</em></p><p><br></p></div>
Return to School Updates - May 6https://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1628Return to School Updates - May 6<div class="ExternalClass9038B3AB8B5A4E6CB37999A980C0E5B0"><p>​</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify s4-wpActive"><p unselectable="on" style="text-align:center;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/69850ac3d5a2a2f0ee82bbcd05e3ade2/Spring__Updates_4.png" alt="SPring Updates" width="799" height="146" unselectable="on" /></span> </p> <p unselectable="on" style="text-align:center;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">May 6, 2022</strong> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Dear Katy ISD Parents, Guardians and Staff,                    </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Below is this week’s ONEKaty Return to School Updates!                    </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Bulletins highlighted <span unselectable="on" style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong unselectable="on">NEW</strong> </span>denote information that is new for the 2021-2022 school year.                   </span></p> <hr unselectable="on" /> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="background-color:#00ff00;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">NEW</strong> </span><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD PowerSchool Pre-Registration and Central Registration schedule: 2022-23</span><br unselectable="on"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/83499d6f5f59257d775a9d7c60dbc8bc/Capture.PNG" alt="resigration" width="714" height="158" unselectable="on" /></strong> </p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">STATE TESTING</span><br unselectable="on"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/336697bdf09dceff069e416c3ebabbc6/State_Testing.png" alt="State Testing.png" width="83" height="50" unselectable="on" /><br unselectable="on"></strong><a href="/dept/assessment/Documents/State_Assessment_Calendar.pdf#search=staar" unselectable="on">The Testing calendar</a> lists the dates that testing will take place in Katy ISD during the school year. For secondary students who do not successfully complete their exams, KSAT will offer a summer opportunity to prepare for and retake the EOC Exam.  For more information, review these <a href="/dept/assessment/Documents/FAQ%20Opting%20Out%20of%20State%20Testing.pdf#search=4545" unselectable="on">Frequently Asked Questions</a> regarding State Testing, opting out and Texas Education Code. </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Registration:</strong> Information forthcoming. By invitation only.  </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><em unselectable="on">*Note* Students who cannot test in June will test in December at their home campus</em></strong>.  </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">HB4545 INFORMATION- ACCELERATED INSTRUCTION</strong>   </span></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Per House Bill 4545, students who do not participate in or successfully complete state testing are provided opportunities to participate in 30 hours of accelerated instruction for each content area assessment not taken or not passed. Katy ISD will offer a variety of opportunities, for specific grade levels, through the KSAT program this summer to complete this requirement. Information regarding the HB4545 Accelerated Learning opportunities is available on <a href="/dept/campusadmin/ksat/Pages/default.aspx" unselectable="on">the KSAT webpages</a> and is offered by invitation only.</span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong unselectable="on">UPDATED</strong></span><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on"> SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL - COURSE OR CREDIT RECOVERY </strong>    </span>        </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Summer school registration for students currently in 6th - 12th grades who need course or credit recovery is <strong unselectable="on">now open</strong>. Summer School will offer one summer session from June 14 through July 14.      </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">FREE MEALS - ENDS MAY 31, 2022</strong> </span></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">This May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will conclude its free breakfast and lunch meal service that has been open and available to all students, regardless of eligibility. To determine eligibility for free meals this summer and fall, families will need to complete the meals benefit application for free and reduced meals. More information about free and reduced meals benefits can be found <a href="https://registration.powerschool.com/resources/1305/files/Free%20and%20Reduced%20Meal%20Benefits%20Flyer.pdf" unselectable="on">here</a>. <a href="https://www.fns.usda.gov/cn/fr-021622" unselectable="on">U.S. Department of Agriculture Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines</a>. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">THE KATY ISD WELLNESS CENTER</span></strong><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/b133d4c371af7769be011018431f1449/Wellness_Center.png" alt="wellness center" width="624" height="149" unselectable="on" /></span> </p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4377473f678787eff2365a92ef4fa416/Wellness_Center.png" alt="Wellness" width="549" height="266" unselectable="on" /></span> </p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Operating Hours: </strong>Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.   </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Location:</strong>  Agricultural Sciences Center, 5801 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road, Katy, TX 77493 </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/returntoschool/Pages/COVID-Testing-Center.aspx" unselectable="on">Wellness Center FAQs and Services</a> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">HEALTH SERVICES </strong>             </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> All students enrolled in Katy ISD must be in compliance with state required immunizations. Immunization requirements can be found on the <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/healthservices/Pages/Immunizations.aspx" unselectable="on">Katy ISD Health Services Immunizations page</a>.                             </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6a009654f50a9ac60f0a18e32a812c1a/Class_of_3.jpg" alt="classof2022" width="800" height="146" unselectable="on" style="display:block;margin-left:auto;margin-right:auto;" /></span> </p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">SPRING GRADUATION</strong>  </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6530112a109dd894102cf21f1bab936b/SpringGrad.png" alt="springgrad" width="707" height="199" unselectable="on" /></span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Legacy Stadium Graduation Schedule</strong></span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">6:00 p.m: Legacy Stadium Parking Lot Gates Open</span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">6:30 p.m: Campus Staff Arrival at Designated Stadium Gate</span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:00 p.m: Legacy Stadium Gates Open for Graduates & Guests</span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">8:00 p.m: Graduation Ceremony Begins  </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In the event <strong unselectable="on">inclement weather</strong> is severe and impacts the scheduled evening ceremony, the graduation ceremony will be rescheduled to 9:00 a.m. the following day at Legacy Stadium.  However, every effort will be made to ensure the 8:00 p.m. evening ceremonies remain on schedule.       <br unselectable="on"></span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">Graduation Inclement Weather Updates</span><br unselectable="on"></strong>Keep in tune with what’s happening with graduations and inclement weather via Katy ISD’s and Katy ISD Athletics’ Facebook and Twitter accounts!</span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">Rescheduled Legacy Stadium Graduation Ceremony </strong>      </span></span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:00 a.m. Legacy Stadium Parking Lot Gates Open      </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:30 a.m. Campus Staff Arrival at Designated Stadium Gate      </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">8:00 a.m. Legacy Stadium Gates Open for Graduates & Guests      </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">9:00 a.m. Graduation Ceremony Begins        </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">Class of 22 Graduation Ceremonies- Live Streaming</span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/2431b52153c3a049d50bbb9427d01080/texan_live.png" alt="texan live.png" width="215" height="47" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"></strong>If your relatives are unable to make it to the graduation ceremonies, all Class of 22 Graduation Ceremonies will be live streamed through TexanLive.  The link will be posted on the Katy ISD graduation page <a href="/dept/campusadmin/Pages/Graduation.aspx" unselectable="on">https://www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Pages/Graduation.aspx</a> as the ceremonies approach.  It is free and can be seen throughout the US. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">Class of 22 Graduation Information- Cords, Cowls and Medals <br unselectable="on"></strong></span>Congratulations to all our upcoming Class of 22 graduates! Please review the Class of 22 approved cords, cowls and medals for the graduation ceremonies.  The articles pictured are the only items approved to be worn at Katy ISD graduation ceremonies.        </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Cords-Cowls-Medals.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1Ojg1YTA6OWQyZmYwMmYxMmZhYjFjZTFhZTQzODRhOWU5MzRjYTVkY2ZjYmQ0NDMwN2Q2ODc3Njg3MzcwMWQ0ZDdiODdhYzpoOk4" unselectable="on">https://www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Cords-Cowls-Medals.pdf</a>      </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">Senior Survey</span></strong></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The senior survey is now active in SchooLinks. Log into MyKaty Cloud, search for the SchooLinks tile, click on the tile, click on To-Do List, click the drop-down arrow and then click start to answer the short survey questions. Seniors are asked to complete the senior survey prior to picking up your cap and gown. </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/d03bf19992f96a175e00a5f8c537ea31/Senior_Survey.png" alt="senior survey" width="714" height="141" unselectable="on" /></span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">FINANCIAL AID REQUIREMENT</strong>        </span>    </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> In accordance with <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/TEC%2028.0256%20.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OmY3YjA6OTQzNTEwZmJhOTVjYWI3NzJkNmVjYzQzZmNjMjc5ZTk5MTRkNDM4ZDQxODMwZGQxNzVmODJlMDRhMTQ0MmMyNTpoOk4" unselectable="on">Texas Education Code 28.0256</a>, seniors graduating in 2022 and thereafter must complete and submit, and show proof of submission, a free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) or a Texas application for state financial aid (TAFSA).              </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Seniors who choose to opt out must complete one of the following options:            </span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student’s parent or other person standing in parental relation submits a signed form indicating that the parent or other person authorizes the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application;            </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student signs and submits the TEA opt-out form on the student’s own behalf if the student is 18 years of age or older or the student’s disabilities of minority have been removed for general purposes under Chapter <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/texas.public.law/statutes/tex._fam._code_title_2_subtitle_a_chapter_31___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1Ojg0Y2Q6YmViODQ2Y2QwOWU0ZWNjMDYwMzY0ZWU0ZWYzMDI1NDcwMzM3MzJkMTcyZjNmMjQzNmE0MDRiYTRhNWRiMTBiNTpoOk4" unselectable="on">31 (Removal of Disabilities of Minority)</a>, Family Code; or            </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The school counselor authorizes the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application for good cause, as determined by the school counselor.            </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The links below provide access to the TEA Opt-out form:              </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_english.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjNmMjI6ZWExYWY0MGU1N2QzYWE3ZGM1MjVmYTVmNzQzODJiYmI1ZjcxMzBkZmRhZWE4MmJlMmIwYWYyMDMwMmRjOGEwZTpoOk4" unselectable="on">https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_english.pdf</a>        </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_spanish.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OmIyMDI6OGNiNDRkYzViYTk2ZTc3MjAxYTE0YmMwZmQ2YzUzNDU1NGZmMGNlZjFkODgzYTRiOTE5MmFjOTRkN2YxNTU0OTpoOk4" unselectable="on">https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_spanish.pdf</a>             </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Your senior’s campus College and Career Facilitators will send out further instructions regarding how to submit proof of FAFSA or TAFSA submission or the TEA opt-out form by April 1, 2022   </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">CLASS OF 2023, 2024 & 2025 LEGACY STADIUM GRADUATION SCHEDULE   </span><br unselectable="on"></strong>The first Jordan High School senior class will graduate in May 2023. Please click <a href="/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Ceremony_Schedule.pdf" unselectable="on">here</a> for the Class of 2023, 2024 and 2025 graduation schedule.</span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">KATY SUMMER ACADEMIC TERM</span><br unselectable="on"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/0507f30dc7836da62e70f4c2fd134628/KSAT_Logo-01.png" alt="ksat" width="132" height="121" unselectable="on" /><br unselectable="on"></strong>Katy ISD offers a menu of options in the summer to support students looking for additional academic support, course or credit recovery or students who are trying to get ahead by taking original credit courses. Details of available options can also be found on the <a href="/dept/campusadmin/ksat/Pages/default.aspx" unselectable="on">summer webpage</a> on The District’s website. General summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:summerschool@katyisd.org" unselectable="on">summerschool@katyisd.org</a>.  </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL – ORIGINAL CREDIT</strong></span> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a8031c3266476517f1b7ba580110d012/KVS.png" alt="kvs" width="249" height="79" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">All original credit summer courses will be offered exclusively through Katy Virtual School.</strong> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/instructionaltechnology/katyonline/Pages/Katy-Virtual-School.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjAwYzA6YTlkY2MwM2NiYTE0OWMzNjdjY2ViYWEzYTExZjc2ZDU1MTI3Njc5YzllNTViM2M4NTkwM2MyODcwMDhjZmEwZDpoOk4" unselectable="on"><strong unselectable="on">https://www.katyisd.org</strong></a>        </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy Virtual School (KVS) online classes are a way for secondary students to acquire graduation credits and/or expand their learning opportunities through paid, online supplemental high school credit courses during the summer and school year.        </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVS courses:        </span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Provide flexibility in scheduling.         </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Allow students to get ahead on credits.        </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Provide opportunity to access courses that are not offered on the home campus.        </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Help students moving into Katy ISD from outside Texas to meet graduation requirements.         </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Courses are developed and taught by Katy ISD teachers.         </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVS offers over 45 approved College Board Advanced Placement (AP), Katy Advanced Program (KAP) and academic level courses. The cost is $200 per semester with reduced or no fees for students identified as economically disadvantaged. Courses are approved by the NCAA for student initial eligibility and KVS is an approved College Board Online Provider.         </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Registration is now open for summer 2022, fall 2022 and spring 2023. </strong>Questions can be answered through your home campus counselor, <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/instructionaltechnology/katyonline/Pages/FAQs.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjdjMDk6ZjAyMjBlYjJiMmRlN2ZiZTg0NzdhYTY0MGExMDgyODY0MjNhZjEyYTcwODA2MWM4NTMzNTg1MDQ3MmZjZDE3MzpoOk4" unselectable="on">Katy Virtual School FAQ,</a> or email <a href="mailto:katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org" unselectable="on">katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org</a>.        </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong unselectable="on">UPDATED</strong></span><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on"> SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL - COURSE OR CREDIT RECOVERY </strong>    </span>       </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Summer school registration for students currently in 6th - 12th grades who need course or credit recovery is <strong unselectable="on">now open</strong>.  Summer School will offer one summer session from June 14 through July 14.         </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Summer school for students in grades 6<sup unselectable="on">th</sup> through 11<sup unselectable="on">th</sup> grade will be held at Cinco Ranch High School.  Summer school for students in grade 12 and scheduled to graduate in August 2022 will be held at Raines Academy.      </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Course/Credit recovery will host assigned, mandatory and in-person orientation days for students during the week of June 14-17. After the orientation is complete, students may work on their courses remotely if their progress in the course is on target for completion. If students need additional support, they will have access to report to their assigned campus lab and teacher for in-person support, Monday through Thursday between 8:00am and 3:30pm.         </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Secondary summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:juniorhighsummerschool@katyisd.org" unselectable="on">juniorhighsummerschool@katyisd.org</a> or <a href="mailto:highschoolsummerschool@katyisd.org" unselectable="on">highschoolsummerschool@katyisd.org</a>.       </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">ELEMENTARY SUMMER SCHOOL</strong>    </span>   </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Eligible elementary students may attend one of the following summer elementary programs.  Elementary campus counselors will be in contact during the spring semester to confirm student eligibility.   Elementary summer school is offered by invitation only.      </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">ESL/Bilingual Program </strong>       </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong unselectable="on">English Language Development Program </strong>       </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong unselectable="on">HB 4545 Accelerated Learning for students in 5th grade.</strong>       </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Elementary summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:elementarysummerschool@katyisd.org" unselectable="on">elementarysummerschool@katyisd.org</a>.  </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">COLLEGE AND CAREER LABS</strong> </span></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">A centralized college and career lab at the KSAT campus, Cinco Ranch High School, is open to all high school students this summer who would like assistance in one or more of the following areas:  </span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Preparing for the college application openings in August of 2022 </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">College/career interest </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">College essay prep, scholarship searches </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Timeline reviews </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on" style="margin:0in;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The lab will be accepting appointments for select days beginning June 14 through July 14. In addition, many high school campuses will also offer an opportunity to meet with their home campus College and Career Facilitator for support in these areas, as well. More details will be available soon!</span></p> <p unselectable="on" style="margin:0in;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p unselectable="on" style="margin:0in;text-align:center;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-size:12pt;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/33f1e0f324d222c0377a8e5f1c8dd013/Student_Updates_-_ALL.JPG" alt="student updates all" width="699" height="86" unselectable="on" /></span> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">SPEAKUP ANONYMOUS REPORTING APP</strong>  </span> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4e4cc56fc02c92582f6fbb1e9d80e618/SpeakUpIcon.JPG" alt="speakup" width="127" height="128" unselectable="on" /><br unselectable="on">SpeakUP is the anonymous reporting platform that students, parents, and patrons can use to report safety concerns, bullying, threats of violence, drug use, as well as any other concerns related to student physical or mental health. SpeakUP is available for download in the Apple Store or Google Play. It is also available on all District websites, computers and District devices. SpeakUP provides an opportunity for the Katy ISD community to anonymously provide valuable information to District administration and law enforcement that will help keep our students safe.                       </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT</strong>  </span>          </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/default.aspx" unselectable="on">Parent & Student Tech Resources & Support</a> (if you are not able to find your answer, please access our new parent/student ticketing system, instructions at the bottom of the page)        </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Parent-Tech-FAQs.aspx" unselectable="on">Parent Technology FAQs <br unselectable="on"> </a><a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Knowledge-Base-for-Students-and-Parents.aspx" unselectable="on">Katy 1 Source (Parent & Student Searchable Knowledge Base)</a>        </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parent Tech Support: 281-396-7400 (info line only)      </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">ELEMENTARY BELL SCHELDULE: 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR</strong>  </span> <strong unselectable="on"><br unselectable="on"></strong>Katy ISD’s elementary bell schedule will see a slight adjustment beginning fall 2022 in an effort to maximize bus routes, minimize service delays, and accommodate for ongoing driver shortages. Please note that <u unselectable="on">the bell schedule adjustment only affects elementary campuses</u>. There will be no change to the 2022-2023 Katy ISD junior high nor high school bell schedules.</span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4f7953ca5e516cabbd0edc5af468cc94/2022-2023_Elementary_Bell_Schedule_Adjustment_Tiers.PNG" alt="ELEM TIERS" width="700" height="395" unselectable="on" /></span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Should you have any questions about the elementary bell schedule adjustment, do not hesitate to call (281) 396-2110 or email <a href="mailto:kellyesmego@katyisd.org" unselectable="on">kellyesmego@katyisd.org</a>. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p unselectable="on" style="text-align:center;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/31234feb3d3b68942f543515a72d00c8/Student_Updates_-_SECONDARY.JPG" alt="secondary updates" width="699" height="88" unselectable="on" /></span> </p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">Parent Access to SchooLinks</strong>  <br unselectable="on"></span>Parents are now able to access SchooLinks via My Katy Cloud. Parents will need to log into MyKaty Cloud and then click the SchooLinks tile.   </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Parents will be able to verify student course requests in SchooLinks after Spring Break.  Stay tuned for campus based eNews on Monday, March 21 regarding next steps.      </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">ATHLETICS<br unselectable="on"></span></strong>See all our latest schedules, including playoff information here: <a href="https://www.rankonesport.com/Schedules/View_Schedule_All_Web.aspx?D=E60DB75B-3AB2-4FE7-B746-0735376AFB5B&MT=0" unselectable="on">Katy ISD Schedules</a>        </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">LIFEGUARD TRAINING<br unselectable="on"></strong></span>Are you interested in becoming an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard?  Katy ISD Athletics is offering several Lifeguard Training Courses.  Registration is now open: <a href="https://t.co/QVEMNOo48p" unselectable="on">https://t.co/QVEMNOo48p</a></span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">Physical Dates for 2022-2023 School Year<br unselectable="on"></strong></span><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a5faa6c7f2aa11d925984e7313456f7a/Physical_Dates_for_Athletics.png" alt="physical dates for athletics" width="628" height="491" unselectable="on" /></span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">SUMMER RECREATION LEAGUE</strong>   </span></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Sign up is now open till <strong unselectable="on">May 9th</strong> at: <a href="https://katyisd.revtrak.net/summer-recreation-prog-/" unselectable="on">https://katyisd.revtrak.net/summer-recreation-prog-/</a>. The Summer Recreational League is designed for the participants to have fun as well as a renewed enthusiasm for the game. Whether you are a first-time player just starting out or a “veteran” who’d like to maintain your overall game skills, the KISD Summer Recreational League offers an extraordinary opportunity to gain confidence, play with JH/HS teammates.  </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Boys Basketball – grades 7-9th</strong>  </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Girls Basketball – Grades 7</strong><strong unselectable="on"><sup unselectable="on">th</sup></strong><strong unselectable="on">-8</strong><strong unselectable="on"><sup unselectable="on">th</sup></strong><strong unselectable="on"> </strong>  </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Volleyball –Grades 7</strong><strong unselectable="on"><sup unselectable="on">th</sup></strong><strong unselectable="on"> -8th</strong>  </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Tennis – All Ages</strong>  </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Swimming – All Ages</strong>  </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong unselectable="on">UPDATED</strong></span><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on"> FINE ARTS</strong> </span>             </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Spring Art Show Virtual Gallery is LIVE!</strong>  </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Katy ISD Spring Art Exhibit is available to the public April 28<sup unselectable="on">th</sup> through July 30<sup unselectable="on">th</sup> by way of the <a href="https://tinyurl.com/2022SpringArtShow" unselectable="on">KISD Spring Art Virtual Gallery</a>. This virtual gallery highlights all PK-12 artwork that was displayed at this year's in-person Spring Art Show at the Merrell Center Arena. If you missed the in-person event, or just want to see all of the fabulous art again, check out the virtual gallery!    </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Katy Young Artist Competition (KYAC)</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The top performing students from the High School UIL Solo & Ensemble will be competing this Saturday for an opportunity to perform in the <strong unselectable="on">KYAC Outstanding Performer Recital</strong> being held at <strong unselectable="on">Jordan HS Performing Arts Center on Sunday, May 15 @ 2:00 p.m</strong>. These students will perform this Saturday for university level faculty who will select the outstanding performers. This recital will be open to the public and will be a great opportunity for district faculty, students, and community to hear these amazing students. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Fine Arts Singing Day / Recognition Day</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD Fine Arts Department will be recognizing all the graduating seniors that will be continuing their studies in the fine arts at the college/university level. This will include students majoring or minoring in fine arts and students continuing studies and participation in their respective fine arts discipline. We invite all to be a part of this special occasion. The event will be held on <strong unselectable="on">Sunday, May 15 at the Jordan HS Performing Arts Center at 5:00 p.m. </strong> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Attention ALL Graduating Fine Arts Students </strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">All graduating fine arts students, please fill out the information on the <a href="https://forms.office.com/r/zbCBR7uHRv" unselectable="on">fine arts survey</a>. This information will provide information to be included in the fine arts signing day as well as general information regarding the overall impact and role fine arts have contributed to the success of these students. Program directors have sent this survey link out to be completed by the student. Again, this survey is for <strong unselectable="on">all graduating fine arts students</strong> and not just those continuing at the college or university level. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">JH Band Camp, JH Choir Camp, & JH Orchestra Summer Camps</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD will be holding music camps this summer for current 6<sup unselectable="on">th</sup>, 7<sup unselectable="on">th</sup>, and 8<sup unselectable="on">th</sup> graders in each of these fine art disciplines. Information will be available through your campus director and the camp tiles will be available next week the district Pay ‘N’ Go to register your student. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Fine Arts Event Calendar</strong>          </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">For a current list of fine arts performances, please click <a href="/dept/finearts/Pages/Calendar.aspx" unselectable="on">here</a> for information.            </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Note:</strong> For ticketed campus events, please contact the local campus or program.                 </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">HIGH SCHOOL EXEMPTION CRITERIA</strong>   </span>    </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/57c7785324272efb477280ceaa22f025/image004.png" alt="exempt" width="283" height="170" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The 2021-2022 and the 2022-2023 final exam exemption criteria information is accessible via the <a href="https://mykaty.katyisd.org/LoginPolicy.jsp" unselectable="on">MyKaty Cloud</a> “Exemption Information” tile now available for quick and easy reference.                    </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In preparation for the 2022-2023 school year and the reinstatement of the attendance requirement to exempt high school final exams, students are encouraged to review the 2022-2023 exemption criteria. All absences will count toward the maximum of 8 allowed unless the absences are school-related (see attendance codes per the 2022-2023 exemption form).         </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT REQUEST</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6a88b6c8be424c9affa7c1d5c92fe2e6/scriborder_icon.JPG" alt="scriborder" width="133" height="132" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Current high school students and 2004 to present alumni students can request their high school transcript through <a href="https://katyisdtx.scriborder.com/" unselectable="on">ScribOrder</a>. Alumni prior to 2004 should reach out to the campus registrar to make a request.  </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">SCHOOLINKS</strong>  </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">SchooLinks is a college and career readiness platform that helps students discover their interests and strengths, explore colleges and careers, and create an individualized career and academic plan that best reflects their post-secondary goals. SchooLinks  is accessible to students in 6th - 12th grades, and their parents.                                               </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Using SchooLinks, students and families can:</strong>          </span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Build their Personal Graduation Plan        </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Access career interest, strength and mindset surveys          </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Explore 2-year and 4-year colleges          </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Create course plans based on career pathways          </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Take virtual reality college campus tours          </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Search for scholarships          </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Learn about financial aid          </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Find internship and volunteer opportunities          </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Explore traditional, emerging and military career fields          </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Create digital portfolios / resumes          </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Communicate with counselors            </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Student Login:</strong>          </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Students login to SchooLinks via MyKaty Cloud, then select SchooLinks logo.                  </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Parent/Guardian Login: </strong>          </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents/Guardians will have login access to SchooLinks at a later date.           </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">If you want to learn more about SchooLinks please visit: </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://hello.schoolinks.com/" unselectable="on">https://hello.schoolinks.com/</a>                  </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">SE</strong><strong unselectable="on">CONDARY STUDENT</strong> <strong unselectable="on">EXTRA-CURRICULAR TRANSPORTATION WAIVER</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/2b33f544d07547aef4dfc419626f5499/Picture2345.png" alt="Transportation Waiver" width="118" height="119" unselectable="on" /></span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Transportation Waiver is available to parents who wish to opt-out of District transportation services for secondary student extra-curricular activities. <strong unselectable="on">This opt-out option remains available through the end of the spring 2022 semester. </strong>The opt-out form can be accessed through MyKaty Cloud via the Transportation Waiver tile. </span></p> <p unselectable="on" style="text-align:center;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ba8c9464906989960efdfb0ccd7f0924/Parent_Updates.JPG" alt="parent updates" width="699" height="88" unselectable="on" /></span> </p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">LIBRARY BOOK INFORMATION</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents of secondary students may be notified via email if their child checks out a Young Adult Fiction book from the campus library. This optional notification is available if a parent elected to receive the library notification when filling out the online Return to School Enrollment update in August.  If a parent did not elect to receive the library notification, parents/guardians may contact <a href="mailto:Bookconcern@KatyISD.org" unselectable="on">Bookconcern@KatyISD.org</a> to make a change and request the notification.</span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/269f8e0077b23556f958434efd80cc30/onthego.png" alt="onthego" width="193" height="60" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Parents/guardians of elementary and secondary students may also download the <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/sites/mobileapp/Pages/default.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpiNDFiYmQyMDFhZTM4ODcxZjQ2ZmVlOWFmYjQ1ZTBmZDo1OmVhMTU6OTQ0MDg2ZWExZGQxY2FjNzUwZTRlYWY5ZGM1MTM2NWI0ODU3NTc0ZGVmMTc5OGU2OTBlOTQwMWU1NGUwMjBhODpo" unselectable="on">Katy<em unselectable="on"> OnTheGo</em></a> app to review the books that their student has checked out.     </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">PARTNERS WITH PARENTS (PWP): INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE REVIEW REQUESTS</span></strong><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a86685ca826223d56f7585ad844a7c67/PWP.png" alt="PWP" width="120" height="119" unselectable="on" /></span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD values the continued partnership with our parents to ensure our students have access to the finest instructional resources available. The PWP Online Book Review app has been expanded to include review options for all Instructional Resources. Parents/Guardians with concerns regarding an Instructional Resource (i.e. Instructional Materials, Library Books, Internet/Online Materials) that may be in violation of Board Policy EF Local that pertains to the “pervasively vulgar" standard, are encouraged to fill out an online review form via the Partner with Parents (PWP) Instructional Resource Review app available on MyKaty cloud.      </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">To access the PWP app, l<a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___http:/mykaty.katyisd.org/___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjU2NGM6NzY2Yzc2NTY0MTE4MDBlOWFjMDBkNDdiMDBkZTYyYjAyZTY4N2MzODI2NzYwMWRkZGY0NGYxY2I5MWFmMTg0NTpoOk4" unselectable="on">og in to MyKaty  </a>using your Katy ISD ID number and password.  Parents/guardians will use the same ID and password used to log into the Home Access Center (HAC).      </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">DISTRICT OPERATIONAL STAFFING CHALLENGES </strong> </span>         </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Katy ISD’s Operations Division, which consists of bus drivers, food service employees, custodians, skilled trades, and other essential staff, has been particularly hard hit by staffing shortages, with over a hundred existing vacancies. In result, parents may see minor adjustments to bus service, cafeteria menu options, and campus maintenance schedules when needed. Please know that our dedicated operations teams are making every effort to minimize the impact on these services.   </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">KATY ISD IS HIRING!</strong>    <br unselectable="on"></span><strong unselectable="on">Bus drivers, food service, custodial, repair teams,</strong> <strong unselectable="on">teachers, aides, and more!: </strong><a href="https://katy.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx" unselectable="on">bit.ly/ApplyKatyISD</a>   </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">PARENT COMMUNITY EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY</span></strong><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/39a4144588e6d3a821ed3f48c4d5caf7/CrimeStoppers.png" alt="crime stoppers" width="262" height="72" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In partnership with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Crime Stoppers Houston hosts the webinar series: S.A.V.E. (Safety Awareness. Valuable Education). This series serves as a platform for discussion on many topics that concern the safety of our schools and community.  These topics include: mental health, human trafficking, social media and internet safety. Please see the link for upcoming webinars available throughout the month of January. <a href="https://crime-stoppers.org/events/2022-01/" unselectable="on">S.A.V.E. Webinar Series January</a> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">CHILD FIND </strong>  </span>                 </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Child Find is a process designed to identify, locate, and evaluate individuals from birth to 21 years of age who may need special education and related services. If you are concerned that your child may have a disability, contact your student’s school for more information about the Child Find process or click on the following link.                   </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="/dept/sped/Pages/Child%20Find.aspx" unselectable="on">Katy ISD Child Find Information Page</a>         </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">SAFE RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN- updated 01/18/2022</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ec540b6caab3692a7af7baecb0e44cad/SRTS_Plan.JPG" alt="safe return to school" width="275" height="48" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">All District sites are at Stage 4 as outlined in the <a href="/returntoschool/Documents/SRTS_Plan.pdf" unselectable="on">Safe Return to School Plan Appendix A COVID-19</a>.  Families are encouraged to review the <a href="https://gis.katyisd.org/covid/" unselectable="on">Katy ISD Dashboard</a> to monitor their child’s school and facility sites. Parents and guardians are reminded to please not send their child to school if they: </span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Have COVID-19 symptoms </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Are awaiting a COVID-19 test result </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Are test-confirmed for COVID-19  </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Reminder:  </strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Quarantine protocol for students who test positive is 10 days as per the Texas Education Agency (TEA) <a href="https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/covid/SY-20-21-Public-Health-Guidance.pdf" unselectable="on">Public Health Guidance</a> and the state Department of State Health Services (DSHS) <a href="https://dshs.texas.gov/covid19readmission/" unselectable="on">COVID-19 School Readmission Criteria</a>.   </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Intermittent School to Home academic support continues to be available for students with extended medical absences.  Please contact your child’s campus attendance clerk or Intermittent School to Home Facilitator for assistance.     </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">COVID-19 SELF REPORTING APP</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/f1fd600fc571d3f04830bdc13722e4ba/COVID_Self_Report.png" alt="covid reporting app" width="249" height="42" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Staff, students and parents are asked to self report if they have received a COVID-19 positive test result. The self-reporting system enables the District’s Emergency Operations Management team to notify individuals in Katy ISD buildings who may have been directly exposed to the person.                                                                     </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">STUDENT CLASSROOM & STUDENT PROGRAM NOTIFICATION OF A COVID-19 POSITIVE</strong>                 </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents will receive a notification if their child may have been in close contact with an individual who has reported a COVID-19 positive in their classroom or school program. Parents are encouraged to check the Katy ISD COVID-19 Dashboard at <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___http:/www.katyisd.org/___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzo2ZGM5ZDJkYjE0MmE1MDk2NmQzNGUwNjliMDAzOTQ1ZDo1OjRkYTI6NmM2Mzg3ZTVlNWM4ZGEwMmM4MTRmNzU1MWU5NjQxYWYzMTVjZDIzNGIwYmE4MGZlZmIzYzNmMTI4MzYwNTFjODpo" unselectable="on">www.katyisd.org</a> to review the current active number of COVID-19 cases at their child’s campus.                                  </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">I</strong><strong unselectable="on">NTERMITTENT SCHOOL TO HOME ACADEMIC SUPPORT FOR TEMPORARY MEDICAL CONDITIONS</strong>    </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">“Intermittent School to Home” academic support program remains available for eligible students.</strong>   </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">“Intermittent School to Home” academic support is a mechanism by which online instruction can be provided to in-person students if two requirements are met:    </span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student is unable to attend school because of a temporary medical condition, AND    </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The total amount of remote conferencing “Intermittent School to Home” instruction does not exceed more than 20 instructional days over the entirety of the school year.    </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In addition, one of the following requirements must be met:    </span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Student’s temporary medical condition is documented by a physician.    </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student has a positive test result for a communicable disease.    </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student has been identified as having been in close contact for COVID-19    </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Each campus will have an assigned employee to serve as an Intermittent School to Home Campus Facilitator to assist students.  Please contact your child’s campus Intermittent School to Home Facilitator to request academic assistance with missed schoolwork.    </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">HOMEBOUND SERVICES</strong>       </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The District’s homebound services may be an option for students with medical conditions which require in-home academic support for an extended amount of time. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s campus or click <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/sped/operatingguidelines/Documents/Homebound%20Brochure.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzo2ZGM5ZDJkYjE0MmE1MDk2NmQzNGUwNjliMDAzOTQ1ZDo1OjExNjY6MDI1NTUwNDVmNTEwMGFkMDUwMWI0NzAwYzk4OWUzNTcyNDNlODhkZmRhNWEzZmJmYTlmZGQ0ZjAwZmNiMzVkMDpo" unselectable="on">here</a> for information regarding homebound services.                            </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">#OneKatyStrongerTogether</strong>     </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Music Education Program Receives National Recognitionhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1626Katy ISD Music Education Program Receives National Recognition<div class="ExternalClass4B23B6CDBA554C0E91DA2426289532D3"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD has received the “Best Communities for Music Education" designation from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for 2022.  This is the 20</span><sup style="text-align:justify;">th</sup><span style="text-align:justify;"> year Katy ISD has received this distinction, representing the District's outstanding commitment to music education.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“Our Katy ISD fine arts educators continually demonstrate outstanding achievement in their efforts to provide quality music experiences and training for all of our students," said Katy ISD Executive Director of Fine Arts Damon Archer.  “Studies on young children and adolescents have shown that music has a positive impact on the human brain, ultimately improving listening and learning skills," added Archer.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Katy ISD answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs.  Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​For more information visit the <a href="/dept/finearts/Pages/default.aspx">Katy ISD Fine Arts Program</a> webpage.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Photos:  <a href="https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzNjwH">Best Communities for Music</a>​​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/2022%20Best%20Communities%20for%20Music%20Education.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:331px;" /><br></p></div>
Return to School Updates - April 29https://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1625Return to School Updates - April 29<div class="ExternalClassF14513B40B2444D79896817C1730385C"><p>​</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify"><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/69850ac3d5a2a2f0ee82bbcd05e3ade2/Spring__Updates_4.png" alt="SPring Updates" width="799" height="146" /></span> </p> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>April 29, 2022</strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Dear Katy ISD Parents, Guardians and Staff,                    </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Below is this week’s ONEKaty Return to School Updates!                    </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Bulletins highlighted <span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong> </span>denote information that is new for the 2021-2022 school year.                   </span></p> <hr /> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">STATE TESTING</span><br><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/336697bdf09dceff069e416c3ebabbc6/State_Testing.png" alt="State Testing.png" width="83" height="50" /><br></strong><a href="/dept/assessment/Documents/State_Assessment_Calendar.pdf#search=staar">The Testing calendar</a> lists the dates that testing will take place in Katy ISD during the school year. For secondary students who do not successfully complete their exams, KSAT will offer a summer opportunity to prepare for and retake the EOC Exam.  For more information, review these <a href="/dept/assessment/Documents/FAQ%20Opting%20Out%20of%20State%20Testing.pdf#search=4545">Frequently Asked Questions</a> regarding State Testing, opting out and Texas Education Code. </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Registration:</strong> Information forthcoming. By invitation only.  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><em>*Note* Students who cannot test in June will test in December at their home campus</em></strong>.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>HB4545 INFORMATION- ACCELERATED INSTRUCTION</strong>   </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Per House Bill 4545, students who do not participate in or successfully complete state testing are provided opportunities to participate in 30 hours of accelerated instruction for each content area assessment not taken or not passed. Katy ISD will offer a variety of opportunities, for specific grade levels, through the KSAT program this summer to complete this requirement. Information regarding the HB4545 Accelerated Learning opportunities is available on <a href="/dept/campusadmin/ksat/Pages/default.aspx">the KSAT webpages</a> and is offered by invitation only.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL - COURSE OR CREDIT RECOVERY </strong>     </span>     </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Summer school registration for students currently in 6th - 12th grades who need course or credit recovery <strong>will open May 2, 2022</strong>.  Summer School will offer one summer session from June 14 through July 14.    </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>UPDATED</strong></span><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong> FREE MEALS - ENDS MAY 31, 2022</strong> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">This May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will conclude its free breakfast and lunch meal service that has been open and available to all students, regardless of eligibility. To determine eligibility for free meals this summer and fall, families will need to complete the meals benefit application for free and reduced meals. More information about free and reduced meals benefits can be found <a href="https://registration.powerschool.com/resources/1305/files/Free%20and%20Reduced%20Meal%20Benefits%20Flyer.pdf">here</a>. <a href="https://www.fns.usda.gov/cn/fr-021622">U.S. Department of Agriculture Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines</a>. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">THE KATY ISD WELLNESS CENTER</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/b133d4c371af7769be011018431f1449/Wellness_Center.png" alt="wellness center" width="624" height="149" /></span> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4377473f678787eff2365a92ef4fa416/Wellness_Center.png" alt="Wellness" width="549" height="266" /></span> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Operating Hours: </strong>Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Location:</strong>  Agricultural Sciences Center, 5801 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road, Katy, TX 77493 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/returntoschool/Pages/COVID-Testing-Center.aspx">Wellness Center FAQs and Services</a> </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>HEALTH SERVICES </strong>             </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> All students enrolled in Katy ISD must be in compliance with state required immunizations. Immunization requirements can be found on the <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/healthservices/Pages/Immunizations.aspx">Katy ISD Health Services Immunizations page</a>.                             </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD Health Services Department has partnered with Texas Vaccine Institute to offer low-cost immunization opportunities for our students who may need state required vaccines for school attendance or who may want to take advantage of receiving the <strong><u>optional</u> Pfizer COVID-19 </strong>vaccine or the <strong>Flu vaccine.</strong>                </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>WHEN</strong>: May 5, 2022<strong> </strong>                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>TIME:</strong> 2 – 5 p.m.                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>LOCATION: </strong>  Professional Development Annex Building                           </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Texas Vaccine Institute provider information:                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>WHO</strong>: Accepting insured and uninsured                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>PRICE</strong>: $15 for one immunization; $25 for two, $30 for three or more for the REQUIRED STATE IMMUNIZATIONS                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>BRING</strong>: Campus nurse provided “PARENT NOTIFICATION OF IMMUNIZATION DUE" form, child’s personal immunization record, insurance card if insured. Accepting cash/credit/debit cards.               </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><u>OPTIONAL</u></strong><strong> VACCINES:</strong> Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (5+ yrs.) at NO COST, provide insurance card if insured.     </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6a009654f50a9ac60f0a18e32a812c1a/Class_of_3.jpg" alt="classof2022" width="800" height="146" style="display:block;margin-left:auto;margin-right:auto;" /></span> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SPRING GRADUATION</strong>  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6530112a109dd894102cf21f1bab936b/SpringGrad.png" alt="springgrad" width="707" height="199" /></span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Legacy Stadium Graduation Schedule</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">6:00 p.m: Legacy Stadium Parking Lot Gates Open</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">6:30 p.m: Campus Staff Arrival at Designated Stadium Gate</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:00 p.m: Legacy Stadium Gates Open for Graduates & Guests</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">8:00 p.m: Graduation Ceremony Begins  </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In the event <strong>inclement weather</strong> is severe and impacts the scheduled evening ceremony, the graduation ceremony will be rescheduled to 9:00 a.m. the following day at Legacy Stadium.  However, every effort will be made to ensure the 8:00 p.m. evening ceremonies remain on schedule.       <br></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW </strong></span><strong> <span style="color:#ff0000;">Graduation Inclement Weather Updates</span><br></strong>Keep in tune with what’s happening with graduations and inclement weather via Katy ISD’s and Katy ISD Athletics’ Facebook and Twitter accounts!</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>Rescheduled Legacy Stadium Graduation Ceremony </strong>      </span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:00 a.m. Legacy Stadium Parking Lot Gates Open      </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:30 a.m. Campus Staff Arrival at Designated Stadium Gate      </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">8:00 a.m. Legacy Stadium Gates Open for Graduates & Guests      </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">9:00 a.m. Graduation Ceremony Begins        </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">Class of 22 Graduation Ceremonies- Live Streaming</span><br><span style="color:#ff0000;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/2431b52153c3a049d50bbb9427d01080/texan_live.png" alt="texan live.png" width="215" height="47" /></span><br></strong>If your relatives are unable to make it to the graduation ceremonies, all Class of 22 Graduation Ceremonies will be live streamed through TexanLive.  The link will be posted on the Katy ISD graduation page <a href="/dept/campusadmin/Pages/Graduation.aspx">https://www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Pages/Graduation.aspx</a> as the ceremonies approach.  It is free and can be seen throughout the US. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>Class of 22 Graduation Information- Cords, Cowls and Medals <br></strong></span>Congratulations to all our upcoming Class of 22 graduates! Please review the Class of 22 approved cords, cowls and medals for the graduation ceremonies.  The articles pictured are the only items approved to be worn at Katy ISD graduation ceremonies.        </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Cords-Cowls-Medals.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1Ojg1YTA6OWQyZmYwMmYxMmZhYjFjZTFhZTQzODRhOWU5MzRjYTVkY2ZjYmQ0NDMwN2Q2ODc3Njg3MzcwMWQ0ZDdiODdhYzpoOk4">https://www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Cords-Cowls-Medals.pdf</a>      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">Senior Survey</span></strong></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The senior survey is now active in SchooLinks. Log into MyKaty Cloud, search for the SchooLinks tile, click on the tile, click on To-Do List, click the drop-down arrow and then click start to answer the short survey questions. Seniors are asked to complete the senior survey prior to picking up your cap and gown. </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/d03bf19992f96a175e00a5f8c537ea31/Senior_Survey.png" alt="senior survey" width="714" height="141" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>FINANCIAL AID REQUIREMENT</strong>        </span>    </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> In accordance with <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/TEC%2028.0256%20.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OmY3YjA6OTQzNTEwZmJhOTVjYWI3NzJkNmVjYzQzZmNjMjc5ZTk5MTRkNDM4ZDQxODMwZGQxNzVmODJlMDRhMTQ0MmMyNTpoOk4">Texas Education Code 28.0256</a>, seniors graduating in 2022 and thereafter must complete and submit, and show proof of submission, a free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) or a Texas application for state financial aid (TAFSA).              </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Seniors who choose to opt out must complete one of the following options:            </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student’s parent or other person standing in parental relation submits a signed form indicating that the parent or other person authorizes the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application;            </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student signs and submits the TEA opt-out form on the student’s own behalf if the student is 18 years of age or older or the student’s disabilities of minority have been removed for general purposes under Chapter <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/texas.public.law/statutes/tex._fam._code_title_2_subtitle_a_chapter_31___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1Ojg0Y2Q6YmViODQ2Y2QwOWU0ZWNjMDYwMzY0ZWU0ZWYzMDI1NDcwMzM3MzJkMTcyZjNmMjQzNmE0MDRiYTRhNWRiMTBiNTpoOk4">31 (Removal of Disabilities of Minority)</a>, Family Code; or            </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The school counselor authorizes the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application for good cause, as determined by the school counselor.            </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The links below provide access to the TEA Opt-out form:              </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_english.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjNmMjI6ZWExYWY0MGU1N2QzYWE3ZGM1MjVmYTVmNzQzODJiYmI1ZjcxMzBkZmRhZWE4MmJlMmIwYWYyMDMwMmRjOGEwZTpoOk4">https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_english.pdf</a>        </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_spanish.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OmIyMDI6OGNiNDRkYzViYTk2ZTc3MjAxYTE0YmMwZmQ2YzUzNDU1NGZmMGNlZjFkODgzYTRiOTE5MmFjOTRkN2YxNTU0OTpoOk4">https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_spanish.pdf</a>             </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Your senior’s campus College and Career Facilitators will send out further instructions regarding how to submit proof of FAFSA or TAFSA submission or the TEA opt-out form by April 1, 2022   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">CLASS OF 2023, 2024 & 2025 LEGACY STADIUM GRADUATION SCHEDULE   </span><br></strong>The first Jordan High School senior class will graduate in May 2023. Please click <a href="/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Ceremony_Schedule.pdf">here</a> for the Class of 2023, 2024 and 2025 graduation schedule.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">KATY SUMMER ACADEMIC TERM</span><br><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/0507f30dc7836da62e70f4c2fd134628/KSAT_Logo-01.png" alt="ksat" width="132" height="121" /><br></strong></span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD offers a menu of options in the summer to support students looking for additional academic support, course or credit recovery or students who are trying to get ahead by taking original credit courses. Details of available options can also be found on the <a href="/dept/campusadmin/ksat/Pages/default.aspx">summer webpage</a> on The District’s website. General summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:summerschool@katyisd.org">summerschool@katyisd.org</a>.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL – ORIGINAL CREDIT</strong></span> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a8031c3266476517f1b7ba580110d012/KVS.png" alt="kvs" width="249" height="79" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>All original credit summer courses will be offered exclusively through Katy Virtual School.</strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/instructionaltechnology/katyonline/Pages/Katy-Virtual-School.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjAwYzA6YTlkY2MwM2NiYTE0OWMzNjdjY2ViYWEzYTExZjc2ZDU1MTI3Njc5YzllNTViM2M4NTkwM2MyODcwMDhjZmEwZDpoOk4"><strong>https://www.katyisd.org</strong></a>        </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy Virtual School (KVS) online classes are a way for secondary students to acquire graduation credits and/or expand their learning opportunities through paid, online supplemental high school credit courses during the summer and school year.        </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVS courses:        </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Provide flexibility in scheduling.         </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Allow students to get ahead on credits.        </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Provide opportunity to access courses that are not offered on the home campus.        </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Help students moving into Katy ISD from outside Texas to meet graduation requirements.         </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Courses are developed and taught by Katy ISD teachers.         </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVS offers over 45 approved College Board Advanced Placement (AP), Katy Advanced Program (KAP) and academic level courses. The cost is $200 per semester with reduced or no fees for students identified as economically disadvantaged. Courses are approved by the NCAA for student initial eligibility and KVS is an approved College Board Online Provider.         </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Registration is now open for summer 2022, fall 2022 and spring 2023. </strong>Questions can be answered through your home campus counselor, <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/instructionaltechnology/katyonline/Pages/FAQs.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjdjMDk6ZjAyMjBlYjJiMmRlN2ZiZTg0NzdhYTY0MGExMDgyODY0MjNhZjEyYTcwODA2MWM4NTMzNTg1MDQ3MmZjZDE3MzpoOk4">Katy Virtual School FAQ,</a> or email <a href="mailto:katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org">katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org</a>.        </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>UPDATED</strong></span><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong> SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL - COURSE OR CREDIT RECOVERY </strong>    </span>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Summer school registration for students currently in 6th - 12th grades who need course or credit recovery <strong>will open May 2, 2022</strong>.  Summer School will offer one summer session from June 14 through July 14.         </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Summer school for students in grades 6<sup>th</sup> through 11<sup>th</sup> grade will be held at Cinco Ranch High School.  Summer school for students in grade 12 and scheduled to graduate in August 2022 will be held at Raines Academy.      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Course/Credit recovery will host assigned, mandatory and in-person orientation days for students during the week of June 14-17. After the orientation is complete, students may work on their courses remotely if their progress in the course is on target for completion. If students need additional support, they will have access to report to their assigned campus lab and teacher for in-person support, Monday through Thursday between 8:00am and 3:30pm.         </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Secondary summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:juniorhighsummerschool@katyisd.org">juniorhighsummerschool@katyisd.org</a> or <a href="mailto:highschoolsummerschool@katyisd.org">highschoolsummerschool@katyisd.org</a>.       </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>ELEMENTARY SUMMER SCHOOL</strong>    </span>   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Eligible elementary students may attend one of the following summer elementary programs.  Elementary campus counselors will be in contact during the spring semester to confirm student eligibility.   Elementary summer school is offered by invitation only.      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>ESL/Bilingual Program </strong>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>English Language Development Program </strong>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>HB 4545 Accelerated Learning for students in 5th grade.</strong>       </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Elementary summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:elementarysummerschool@katyisd.org">elementarysummerschool@katyisd.org</a>.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>COLLEGE AND CAREER LABS</strong> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">A centralized college and career lab at the KSAT campus, Cinco Ranch High School, is open to all high school students this summer who would like assistance in one or more of the following areas:  </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Preparing for the college application openings in August of 2022 </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">College/career interest </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">College essay prep, scholarship searches </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Timeline reviews </span></li> </ul> <p style="margin:0in;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The lab will be accepting appointments for select days beginning June 14 through July 14. In addition, many high school campuses will also offer an opportunity to meet with their home campus College and Career Facilitator for support in these areas, as well. More details will be available soon!</span></p> <p style="margin:0in;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin:0in;text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/33f1e0f324d222c0377a8e5f1c8dd013/Student_Updates_-_ALL.JPG" alt="student updates all" width="699" height="86" /></span> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SPEAKUP ANONYMOUS REPORTING APP</strong>  </span> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4e4cc56fc02c92582f6fbb1e9d80e618/SpeakUpIcon.JPG" alt="speakup" width="198" height="199" /></span><br><br></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">SpeakUP is the anonymous reporting platform that students, parents, and patrons can use to report safety concerns, bullying, threats of violence, drug use, as well as any other concerns related to student physical or mental health. SpeakUP is available for download in the Apple Store or Google Play. It is also available on all District websites, computers and District devices. SpeakUP provides an opportunity for the Katy ISD community to anonymously provide valuable information to District administration and law enforcement that will help keep our students safe.                       </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT</strong>  </span>          </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/default.aspx">Parent & Student Tech Resources & Support</a> (if you are not able to find your answer, please access our new parent/student ticketing system, instructions at the bottom of the page)        </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Parent-Tech-FAQs.aspx">Parent Technology FAQs <br> </a><a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Knowledge-Base-for-Students-and-Parents.aspx">Katy 1 Source (Parent & Student Searchable Knowledge Base)</a>        </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parent Tech Support: 281-396-7400 (info line only)      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>ELEMENTARY BELL SCHELDULE: 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR</strong>  </span> <strong><br></strong>Katy ISD’s elementary bell schedule will see a slight adjustment beginning fall 2022 in an effort to maximize bus routes, minimize service delays, and accommodate for ongoing driver shortages. Please note that <u>the bell schedule adjustment only affects elementary campuses</u>. There will be no change to the 2022-2023 Katy ISD junior high nor high school bell schedules.</span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4f7953ca5e516cabbd0edc5af468cc94/2022-2023_Elementary_Bell_Schedule_Adjustment_Tiers.PNG" alt="ELEM TIERS" width="700" height="395" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Should you have any questions about the elementary bell schedule adjustment, do not hesitate to call (281) 396-2110 or email <a href="mailto:kellyesmego@katyisd.org">kellyesmego@katyisd.org</a>. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/31234feb3d3b68942f543515a72d00c8/Student_Updates_-_SECONDARY.JPG" alt="secondary updates" width="699" height="88" /></span> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>Parent Access to SchooLinks</strong>  <br></span>Parents are now able to access SchooLinks via My Katy Cloud. Parents will need to log into MyKaty Cloud and then click the SchooLinks tile.   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Parents will be able to verify student course requests in SchooLinks after Spring Break.  Stay tuned for campus based eNews on Monday, March 21 regarding next steps.      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">ATHLETICS<br></span></strong>The State Golf Tournament and Track Meet are right around the corner! </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Softball playoffs began this week.  Good luck to District Champion Katy HS as well as Cinco Ranch, Tompkins and Seven Lakes as they begin their postseason run!</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">See all our latest schedules, including playoff information here: <a href="https://www.rankonesport.com/Schedules/View_Schedule_All_Web.aspx?D=E60DB75B-3AB2-4FE7-B746-0735376AFB5B&MT=0">Katy ISD Schedules</a>        </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>LIFEGUARD TRAINING<br></strong></span>Are you interested in becoming an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard?  Katy ISD Athletics is offering several Lifeguard Training Courses.  Registration is now open: <a href="https://t.co/QVEMNOo48p">https://t.co/QVEMNOo48p</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>Physical Dates for 2022-2023 School Year<br></strong></span><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a5faa6c7f2aa11d925984e7313456f7a/Physical_Dates_for_Athletics.png" alt="physical dates for athletics" width="628" height="491" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SUMMER RECREATION LEAGUE</strong>   </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Sign up is now open till <strong>May 9th</strong> at: <a href="https://katyisd.revtrak.net/summer-recreation-prog-/">https://katyisd.revtrak.net/summer-recreation-prog-/</a>. The Summer Recreational League is designed for the participants to have fun as well as a renewed enthusiasm for the game. Whether you are a first-time player just starting out or a “veteran” who’d like to maintain your overall game skills, the KISD Summer Recreational League offers an extraordinary opportunity to gain confidence, play with JH/HS teammates.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Boys Basketball – grades 7-9th</strong>  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Girls Basketball – Grades 7</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong>-8</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> </strong>  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Volleyball –Grades 7</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> -8th</strong>  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Tennis – All Ages</strong>  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Swimming – All Ages</strong>  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">FINE ARTS</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">   <br></span><strong>Spring Art Show Virtual Gallery is LIVE!</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Katy ISD Spring Art Exhibit is available to the public April 28<sup>th</sup> through July 30<sup>th</sup> by way of the <a href="https://tinyurl.com/2022SpringArtShow">KISD Spring Art Virtual Gallery</a>. This virtual gallery highlights all PK-12 artwork that was displayed at this year's in-person Spring Art Show at the Merrell Center Arena. If you missed the in-person event, or just want to see all of the fabulous art again, check out the virtual gallery!   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><br></span><strong>Fine Arts Event Calendar</strong>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">For a current list of fine arts performances, please click <a href="/dept/finearts/Pages/Calendar.aspx">here</a> for information.         </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Note:</strong> For ticketed campus events, please contact the local campus or program.         </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>HIGH SCHOOL EXEMPTION CRITERIA</strong>   </span>    </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/57c7785324272efb477280ceaa22f025/image004.png" alt="exempt" width="283" height="170" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The 2021-2022 and the 2022-2023 final exam exemption criteria information is accessible via the <a href="https://mykaty.katyisd.org/LoginPolicy.jsp">MyKaty Cloud</a> “Exemption Information” tile now available for quick and easy reference.                    </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In preparation for the 2022-2023 school year and the reinstatement of the attendance requirement to exempt high school final exams, students are encouraged to review the 2022-2023 exemption criteria. All absences will count toward the maximum of 8 allowed unless the absences are school-related (see attendance codes per the 2022-2023 exemption form).         </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT REQUEST</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6a88b6c8be424c9affa7c1d5c92fe2e6/scriborder_icon.JPG" alt="scriborder" width="133" height="132" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Current high school students and 2004 to present alumni students can request their high school transcript through <a href="https://katyisdtx.scriborder.com/">ScribOrder</a>. Alumni prior to 2004 should reach out to the campus registrar to make a request.  </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SCHOOLINKS</strong>  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">SchooLinks is a college and career readiness platform that helps students discover their interests and strengths, explore colleges and careers, and create an individualized career and academic plan that best reflects their post-secondary goals. SchooLinks  is accessible to students in 6th - 12th grades, and their parents.                                               </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Using SchooLinks, students and families can:</strong>          </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Build their Personal Graduation Plan        </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Access career interest, strength and mindset surveys          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Explore 2-year and 4-year colleges          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Create course plans based on career pathways          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Take virtual reality college campus tours          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Search for scholarships          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Learn about financial aid          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Find internship and volunteer opportunities          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Explore traditional, emerging and military career fields          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Create digital portfolios / resumes          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Communicate with counselors            </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Student Login:</strong>          </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Students login to SchooLinks via MyKaty Cloud, then select SchooLinks logo.                  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Parent/Guardian Login: </strong>          </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents/Guardians will have login access to SchooLinks at a later date.           </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">If you want to learn more about SchooLinks please visit: </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://hello.schoolinks.com/">https://hello.schoolinks.com/</a>                  </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SE</strong><strong>CONDARY STUDENT</strong> <strong>EXTRA-CURRICULAR TRANSPORTATION WAIVER</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/2b33f544d07547aef4dfc419626f5499/Picture2345.png" alt="Transportation Waiver" width="118" height="119" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Transportation Waiver is available to parents who wish to opt-out of District transportation services for secondary student extra-curricular activities. <strong>This opt-out option remains available through the end of the spring 2022 semester. </strong>The opt-out form can be accessed through MyKaty Cloud via the Transportation Waiver tile. </span></p> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ba8c9464906989960efdfb0ccd7f0924/Parent_Updates.JPG" alt="parent updates" width="699" height="88" /></span> </p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>LIBRARY BOOK INFORMATION</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents of secondary students may be notified via email if their child checks out a Young Adult Fiction book from the campus library. This optional notification is available if a parent elected to receive the library notification when filling out the online Return to School Enrollment update in August.  If a parent did not elect to receive the library notification, parents/guardians may contact <a href="mailto:Bookconcern@KatyISD.org">Bookconcern@KatyISD.org</a> to make a change and request the notification.</span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/269f8e0077b23556f958434efd80cc30/onthego.png" alt="onthego" width="193" height="60" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Parents/guardians of elementary and secondary students may also download the <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/sites/mobileapp/Pages/default.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpiNDFiYmQyMDFhZTM4ODcxZjQ2ZmVlOWFmYjQ1ZTBmZDo1OmVhMTU6OTQ0MDg2ZWExZGQxY2FjNzUwZTRlYWY5ZGM1MTM2NWI0ODU3NTc0ZGVmMTc5OGU2OTBlOTQwMWU1NGUwMjBhODpo">Katy<em> OnTheGo</em></a> app to review the books that their student has checked out.     </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">PARTNERS WITH PARENTS (PWP): INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE REVIEW REQUESTS</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a86685ca826223d56f7585ad844a7c67/PWP.png" alt="PWP" width="120" height="119" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD values the continued partnership with our parents to ensure our students have access to the finest instructional resources available. The PWP Online Book Review app has been expanded to include review options for all Instructional Resources. Parents/Guardians with concerns regarding an Instructional Resource (i.e. Instructional Materials, Library Books, Internet/Online Materials) that may be in violation of Board Policy EF Local that pertains to the “pervasively vulgar" standard, are encouraged to fill out an online review form via the Partner with Parents (PWP) Instructional Resource Review app available on MyKaty cloud.      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">To access the PWP app, l<a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___http:/mykaty.katyisd.org/___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjU2NGM6NzY2Yzc2NTY0MTE4MDBlOWFjMDBkNDdiMDBkZTYyYjAyZTY4N2MzODI2NzYwMWRkZGY0NGYxY2I5MWFmMTg0NTpoOk4">og in to MyKaty  </a>using your Katy ISD ID number and password.  Parents/guardians will use the same ID and password used to log into the Home Access Center (HAC).      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>DISTRICT OPERATIONAL STAFFING CHALLENGES </strong> </span>         </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Katy ISD’s Operations Division, which consists of bus drivers, food service employees, custodians, skilled trades, and other essential staff, has been particularly hard hit by staffing shortages, with over a hundred existing vacancies. In result, parents may see minor adjustments to bus service, cafeteria menu options, and campus maintenance schedules when needed. Please know that our dedicated operations teams are making every effort to minimize the impact on these services.   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>KATY ISD IS HIRING!</strong>    <br></span><strong>Bus drivers, food service, custodial, repair teams,</strong> <strong>teachers, aides, and more!: </strong><a href="https://katy.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx">bit.ly/ApplyKatyISD</a>   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">PARENT COMMUNITY EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/39a4144588e6d3a821ed3f48c4d5caf7/CrimeStoppers.png" alt="crime stoppers" width="262" height="72" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In partnership with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Crime Stoppers Houston hosts the webinar series: S.A.V.E. (Safety Awareness. Valuable Education). This series serves as a platform for discussion on many topics that concern the safety of our schools and community.  These topics include: mental health, human trafficking, social media and internet safety. Please see the link for upcoming webinars available throughout the month of January. <a href="https://crime-stoppers.org/events/2022-01/">S.A.V.E. Webinar Series January</a> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>CHILD FIND </strong>  </span>                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Child Find is a process designed to identify, locate, and evaluate individuals from birth to 21 years of age who may need special education and related services. If you are concerned that your child may have a disability, contact your student’s school for more information about the Child Find process or click on the following link.                   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="/dept/sped/Pages/Child%20Find.aspx">Katy ISD Child Find Information Page</a>         </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SAFE RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN- updated 01/18/2022</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ec540b6caab3692a7af7baecb0e44cad/SRTS_Plan.JPG" alt="safe return to school" width="275" height="48" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">All District sites are at Stage 4 as outlined in the <a href="/returntoschool/Documents/SRTS_Plan.pdf">Safe Return to School Plan Appendix A COVID-19</a>.  Families are encouraged to review the <a href="https://gis.katyisd.org/covid/">Katy ISD Dashboard</a> to monitor their child’s school and facility sites. Parents and guardians are reminded to please not send their child to school if they: </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Have COVID-19 symptoms </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Are awaiting a COVID-19 test result </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Are test-confirmed for COVID-19  </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Reminder:  </strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Quarantine protocol for students who test positive is 10 days as per the Texas Education Agency (TEA) <a href="https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/covid/SY-20-21-Public-Health-Guidance.pdf">Public Health Guidance</a> and the state Department of State Health Services (DSHS) <a href="https://dshs.texas.gov/covid19readmission/">COVID-19 School Readmission Criteria</a>.   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Intermittent School to Home academic support continues to be available for students with extended medical absences.  Please contact your child’s campus attendance clerk or Intermittent School to Home Facilitator for assistance.     </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>COVID-19 SELF REPORTING APP</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/f1fd600fc571d3f04830bdc13722e4ba/COVID_Self_Report.png" alt="covid reporting app" width="249" height="42" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Staff, students and parents are asked to self report if they have received a COVID-19 positive test result. The self-reporting system enables the District’s Emergency Operations Management team to notify individuals in Katy ISD buildings who may have been directly exposed to the person.                                                                     </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>STUDENT CLASSROOM & STUDENT PROGRAM NOTIFICATION OF A COVID-19 POSITIVE</strong>                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents will receive a notification if their child may have been in close contact with an individual who has reported a COVID-19 positive in their classroom or school program. Parents are encouraged to check the Katy ISD COVID-19 Dashboard at <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___http:/www.katyisd.org/___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzo2ZGM5ZDJkYjE0MmE1MDk2NmQzNGUwNjliMDAzOTQ1ZDo1OjRkYTI6NmM2Mzg3ZTVlNWM4ZGEwMmM4MTRmNzU1MWU5NjQxYWYzMTVjZDIzNGIwYmE4MGZlZmIzYzNmMTI4MzYwNTFjODpo">www.katyisd.org</a> to review the current active number of COVID-19 cases at their child’s campus.                                  </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>I</strong><strong>NTERMITTENT SCHOOL TO HOME ACADEMIC SUPPORT FOR TEMPORARY MEDICAL CONDITIONS</strong>    </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>“Intermittent School to Home” academic support program remains available for eligible students.</strong>   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">“Intermittent School to Home” academic support is a mechanism by which online instruction can be provided to in-person students if two requirements are met:    </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student is unable to attend school because of a temporary medical condition, AND    </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The total amount of remote conferencing “Intermittent School to Home” instruction does not exceed more than 20 instructional days over the entirety of the school year.    </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In addition, one of the following requirements must be met:    </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Student’s temporary medical condition is documented by a physician.    </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student has a positive test result for a communicable disease.    </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student has been identified as having been in close contact for COVID-19    </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Each campus will have an assigned employee to serve as an Intermittent School to Home Campus Facilitator to assist students.  Please contact your child’s campus Intermittent School to Home Facilitator to request academic assistance with missed schoolwork.    </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>HOMEBOUND SERVICES</strong>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The District’s homebound services may be an option for students with medical conditions which require in-home academic support for an extended amount of time. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s campus or click <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/sped/operatingguidelines/Documents/Homebound%20Brochure.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzo2ZGM5ZDJkYjE0MmE1MDk2NmQzNGUwNjliMDAzOTQ1ZDo1OjExNjY6MDI1NTUwNDVmNTEwMGFkMDUwMWI0NzAwYzk4OWUzNTcyNDNlODhkZmRhNWEzZmJmYTlmZGQ0ZjAwZmNiMzVkMDpo">here</a> for information regarding homebound services.                            </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>#OneKatyStrongerTogether</strong>     </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Announces 2021-2022 Valedictorians and Salutatorianshttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1624Katy ISD Announces 2021-2022 Valedictorians and Salutatorians<div class="ExternalClass4E420EB825C646EA9B88DD090938AFA6"><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 first day of their ninth-grade year until their senior year.  Many of them are now moving on to renowned colleges and universities throughout the nation.  The 2021-2022 valedictorians and salutatorians are:</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>Christine Alexa Wu – Valedictorian</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University: Rice University</li><li>Major:  Biochemistry</li><li>GPA:  4.8696</li></ul><li>Jiyeon “Irene" Jeon – Salutatorian</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University: Pepperdine University</li><li>Major: Biology</li><li>GPA:4.8636</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>Arman Joshua Saxena – Valedictorian</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University: Rice University</li><li>Major:  Statistics and Business</li><li>GPA:  4.8525</li></ul><li>Ronak Aaron Saxena – Salutatorian</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University: Rice University</li><li>Major:  Bio-Engineering</li><li>GPA: 4.8525</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>Jonathan Huang – Valedictorian<br></li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University:  Harvard University</li><li>Major :Molecular and Cellular Biology</li><li>GPA: 4.8082</li></ul><li>Grace Dayeon Lee – Salutatorian</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University:  College of Natural Sciences Honor Program at University of Texas - Austin<br></li><li>Major:  Biology<br></li><li>GPA:  4.7963</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>Logan Eric Greenland – Valedictorian</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University:  Texas State University </li><li>Major: Music Education </li><li>GPA: 4.7547 </li></ul><li>Tyler Scott Specksgoor – Salutatorian </li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University: University of Houston </li><li>Major: Psychology </li><li>GPA: 4.6885 </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>Michael Jiang Liu – Valedictorian</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University:  University of Texas at Austin</li><li>Major:  Chemical Engineering</li><li>GPA: 4.7667</li></ul><li>Fabian Zuluaga Zuluaga– Salutatorian</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University:  Columbia University</li><li>Major:  Electrical Engineering</li><li>GPA:  4.7241</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>Samitha Vijay Nemirajaiah – Valedictorian</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University: Rice University</li><li>Major:  Health Sciences</li><li>GPA: 4.8971</li></ul><li>Joshua J. Zhou – Salutatorian</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University: University of Texas at Austin</li><li>Major: Computer Science/Business</li><li>GPA:  4.8939 </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>Matthew Enping Xu – Valedictorian</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University:  University of Texas at Austin</li><li>Major: Electrical Engineering</li><li>GPA:  4.9057</li></ul><li>Lucy Heather Zeng – Salutatorian</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University:  University of Pennsylvania</li><li>Major:  Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research dual degree program, majoring in both science and engineering </li><li>GPA:  4.8533</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>Pranav Srinivasa Akkaraju – Valedictorian</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University: University of Texas Austin</li><li>Major:  Double major in Computer Science and Business in the CSB Honors Program</li><li>GPA: 4.8592</li></ul><li>Shieun Lee – Salutatorian</li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>College/University: Rice University</li><li>Major:  Sociology</li><li>GPA: 4.8448</li></ul></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><br>Congratulations to all of these outstanding students!  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzMCYR">Pictures of the 2021-22 Valedictorians and Salutatorians</a><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Two Katy ISD Robotics Teams Compete at FIRST World Championship Competitionhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1623Two Katy ISD Robotics Teams Compete at FIRST World Championship Competition<div class="ExternalClass258085DCEBD946CE892579A6CB55A9DF"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">After a competitive </span><em style="text-align:justify;">FIRST</em><span style="text-align:justify;"> – For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology – World Championship event last weekend at Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center, two Katy ISD robotics teams placed among the top contenders. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">During the tournament, Cinco Ranch High School (CRHS) Team 624 “CRyptonite" placed fourth in the Hopper Division of 75 teams with a record of 7-2-1.  They also advanced to the quarterfinal round of the playoffs and received the “Excellence in Engineering Award."  Seven Lakes High School (SLHS) Team 4639 “RoboSpartans" placed 11<sup>th</sup> out of 75 teams in the Carver Division with a 6-3-1 record and advanced to compete in the quarterfinal round of the playoffs.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">“I'm extremely proud of these teams.  They were part of the top 23 teams in Texas to qualify to go to the world competition based on their robotics team performance," said Steve Adams, Facility Coordinator at Robert R. Shaw Center for STEAM. “The world championship event was competitive, but also a very memorable moment for both Katy ISD teams because they were competing against groups from all over the world," added Adams.</p><p>The <em>FIRST</em> Championship is an international competition where top teams from around the world compete to take the prestigious title of being named a “<em>FIRST</em> Robotics Competition World Champion."  Over 450 teams participated this year.  </p><p>​Both Katy ISD robotics teams also placed at the state tournament. CRHS Team 624 won the Mercury Division of 40 teams and placed third in the overall group of 80 Texas teams, earning them a State UIL Runners-up title.  They also received the “<em>Autonomous Award.</em>"  SLHS Team 4639 earned fifth place out of 40 teams in the Apollo Division and was recognized with the “<em>Entrepreneurship Award.</em>"  Other Katy ISD teams who participated in the state competition included Team 624 “Glow with the Flow" from Paetow High School, Team 5427 “Steel Talons" from Tompkins High School and Team 8576 “Golden Warriors Robotics" from Jordan High School. </p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/PublishingImages/CRHS%20Robotics%20Team.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:267px;" /></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Cinco Ranch High School (CRHS) Team 624 “CRyptonite</em><em>"</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em> </em><img src="/PublishingImages/SLHS%20Robotics%20Team%201.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:267px;" /><br></p><div style="text-align:center;"><em style="font-size:14px;">Seven Lakes High School Team 4639 “RoboSpartans"</em></div><p><br><a href="https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzMbhg">Photos of Kayt ISD Robotics Teams at World Championship Event</a> <br></p><p><br></p></div>
April 2022: Katy ISD Athletes Sign with Colleges and Universitieshttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1622April 2022: Katy ISD Athletes Sign with Colleges and Universities<div class="ExternalClass89CBBD94150042FB94AED3481D269A08"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">As the Katy ISD academic year nears its closure, a total of 38 student-athletes formally committed to their college or university of choice.  Their countless hours of practice, sweat and effort were recognized during a memorable celebration in which each athlete signed a binding letter of intent for a collegiate sport.  Congratulations to the following signees: </span><br></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Cinco Ranch High School April 2022 Signees:</strong></span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Sebastian Rodriguez – Boys Soccer – Belmont Abbey College</li><li>Abby Stegeman – Golf – Blinn College</li><li>Mariah Hinojosa – Softball – University of Dallas</li><li>Khalil Khenayzir – Boys Soccer – Wingate University</li><li>Bowen Cheng – Football – St. Anselm College</li><li>Nedu Anih – Football – Stephen F. Austin </li></ul><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Morton Ranch High School April 2022 Signees:</strong></span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Manuel Rivas – Football – Mount Marty University</li></ul><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Paetow High School April 2022 Signees:</strong></span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Breanna Rodriguez – Girls Soccer – Angelina College</li></ul><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Seven Lakes High School April 2022 Signees: </strong></span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Carter Sanchez – Baseball – Southwestern University</li><li>Cooper Whitten – Football – Hardin-Simmons University</li><li>Daniel Garza – Cross Country/Track and Field  – Savannah College of Art and Design</li><li>Gracelyn Cox – Swimming – University of North Carolina at Asheville</li><li>Jose Salinas – Wrestling – Schreiner University</li><li>Anthony Gonzalez – Boys Soccer – University of Dallas</li><li>Nicholas Taggart – Golf – Tusculum University</li><li>Meghan Kelly – Softball – Garden City Community College</li><li>Jenna Sanders – Track and Field – Oklahoma State University</li><li>Aubrey Tupper – Track and Field – University of Houston</li><li>Avary Catchings – Track and Field – Colorado School of Mines</li><li>Cailyn Tucker – Girls Basketball – Southwestern Assemblies of God University</li><li>Lauren Schmitt – Track and Field – Rice University</li><li>Makinzie Stutts – Softball – Bossier Parish Community College<br></li><li>Andrea Urzua – Volleyball – Panola College<br></li><li>Soleil Namunyola – Tennis – Washington College in Maryland<br></li></ul><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Taylor High School April 2022 Signees: </strong></span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Hayden Silkenson – Swimming – Southwestern University</li><li>Emma Watts – Swimming – Southwestern University</li><li>Wyatt Fahey – Football – Arizona Christian University</li><li>Michael Bone – Wrestling – Texas Wesleyan University</li><li>Landan Mowry – Football – McPherson College</li><li>Shakeel Zahid – Track & Field – Our Lady of the Lake University</li></ul><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Tompkins High School April 2022 Signees:</strong></span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Judson Collier – Baseball – St. Thomas University</li><li>Ethan Vazquez – Football – Sam Houston State University</li><li>Daniel Barrientos – Diving – Hobart and William Smith Colleges</li><li>Victoria Pena – Wrestling – University of the Ozarks</li><li>Bryce Shockley – Soccer – Missouri Baptist University</li><li>Jeff Borchert – Golf – Centenary College of Louisiana</li><li>Nolan Fryer – Football – Lyon College</li><li>Bryce Shaink – Football – Navarro College</li></ul><p><a href="https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzMDQY">Photo Gallery of Katy ISD April 2022 Signees</a> <br><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Destination Imagination Teams Head to Global Competitionhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1621Katy ISD Destination Imagination Teams Head to Global Competition<div class="ExternalClass35FB15B4EF434F298BB07FB393A0FBAF"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Twelve Katy ISD Destination Imagination (DI) teams will advance to the Global Finals Tournament in Kansas City, MO on May 21-24, the most in Katy ISD history.  This year's event will be an in-person celebration after two long years of hosting competitions virtually.  Katy ISD recently sent 17 teams to compete a</span><span style="text-align:justify;">t the Lone Star Finals DI tournament in Arlington, TX.  The following teams will represent Katy ISD at the Global Tournament.</span><br></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Campus</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Team Name</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Challenge</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>State Ranking</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Seven Lakes High </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Frenzied Revelers</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Improv – Festival Frenzy</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2<sup>nd</sup> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Alexander Elementary</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Rumbling Rockets</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Engineering – Roll with It</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3<sup>rd</sup> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Exley Elementary</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">DInoMite</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Scientific – Up Close</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3<sup>rd</sup></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Shafer Elementary</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">The Daredevils</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Technical – Daring Escape</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3<sup>rd</sup></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Griffin Elementary</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">The Microscopic Masterminds</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Scientific – Up Close</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">4<sup>th</sup></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Beckendorff Junior High</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Off Topic!</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Service – For the Future</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">4<sup>th</sup></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Morton Ranch Junior High</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">The Nerd Herd</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Improv – Festival Frenzy</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">4<sup>th</sup></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Campbell Elementary</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Golden Thinkers</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Technical – Daring Escape</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">5<sup>th</sup></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Bryant Elementary</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">The Improvables</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Improv – Festival Frenzy</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">7<sup>th</sup></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Seven Lakes High </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Houston We Have a Problem</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Fine Arts – Tricky Tales</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">7<sup>th</sup></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Shafer Elementary</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Creative Crew</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Scientific – Up Close</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8<sup>th</sup></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Shafer Elementary</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">The Improv Einsteins</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Improv – Festival Frenzy</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8<sup>th</sup> </td></tr></tbody></table><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p>Additionally, the Seven Lakes High School Frenzied Revelers participated in a special category of Instant Challenge called “Extreme," which takes problem-solving to the ultimate level.  The team crushed the competition and brought home top honors.  </p><p>“To see this many Katy ISD teams headed to the global level is a true inspiration," said Dr. Joan Otten, Director of Gifted & Talented/Advanced Academics Department.  “These types of tournaments motivate and equip our students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders," added Otten.  <br></p><p>Destination Imagination is a school-based program devoted to helping students gain practical life skills through interesting, entertaining and mind-boggling challenges.  The program is created and guided by parents, educators and community volunteers who support the art and skill of creative problem-solving.  DI seeks to develop the creativity, innovation and imagination of students while they work as team members to collaborate, stay within a budget and meet deadlines.<br></p><p><a href="https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzM7dP">Photos:  DI Teams headed to Global Tournament</a><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Outdoor Learning Center Wins Summit Architectural Awardhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1620Katy ISD Outdoor Learning Center Wins Summit Architectural Award<div class="ExternalClass8E361517B148434C85A812C311ED1DC8"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Located in the heart of a quiet wooded area, just west of the Leonard Merrell Center, Katy ISD's Kenneth D. Welch Outdoor Learning Center (OLC) was recently honored with the Summit Architectural Award from the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE).</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The A4LE Design Awards program is known for recognizing learning projects that positively impact teaching and learning and come to fruition through a sound planning process that focuses on the needs and expectations of the community.  The OLC took the top spot after competing against numerous developments in the Southern Region of the United States, which included projects in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.  The Katy ISD Facilities team was also recognized for this accomplishment during the April Board of Trustees meeting. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">As Katy ISD continues to grow, so does the OLC's popularity.  Recent events, including the well-attended Folk Life Festival, have attracted hundreds of visitors to the educational facility to enjoy the walking trails, cabin-like science centers, outdoor activity areas and the pond, among other amenities.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“In 2017, voters approved funds to renovate the Outdoor Learning Center.  Katy ISD's vision focused on preserving the Center's natural resources and its pioneer-living character while adding collaborative spaces and other amenities that would provide unparalleled learning experiences," said Lisa Kassman, Executive Director of Facilities, Planning and Construction in Katy ISD.  “Katy ISD teamed up with Stantec Architects to create a historical, hands-on facility that supports the needs of the 21st-century learners," added Kassman.  <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">With stakeholder support and interest in the project, the District and the design team created a broad-ranging subcommittee that included District leadership, teachers, curriculum leads, student leaders, design team members, parents and OLC administrators – as well as the distinguished OLC namesake, Kenneth Welch.  After multiple sessions of intense work, the design team unveiled detailed renderings of the proposed facility.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Since opening its doors in 1982, the OLC has offered instructional opportunities that enrich and extend the District's science, social studies and physical education curriculum in a unique and stimulating learning environment outside of the traditional classroom.  Throughout the years, the OLC continues to offer the popular “adaptation" field trips, where students learn about Texas wildlife and history.  OLC also offers recreational and educational opportunities for K-12 students, community members and scout groups, including a variety of summer recreation programs for children in the community. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVYbUHX">Photos:  Outdoor Learning Center Summit Award</a><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">​<img src="/PublishingImages/041122_OLC_Summit%20Award%20Trophy.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:400px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>2022 Summit Award</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Board%20Recognition%20April%202022%204.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:267px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Board Recognition for the OLC Summit Award</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Outdoor%20Learning%20Center%20Complete%20June%209,%202021%209.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:267px;" />​<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Renovated Outdoor Learning Center</em><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Recognizes "Of the Year" Employeeshttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1618Katy ISD Recognizes "Of the Year" Employees<div class="ExternalClass4AC0960EB6B34F3AA01E29E3D6C6E5B2"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Each year, Katy ISD has the honor of recognizing outstanding employees for their contributions and impact on the District at the annual “Of the Year" Awards Ceremony. This year, Katy ISD recognized more than 150 employees who exemplify what it means to be a staff member in Katy ISD. They share their time and talents with students, families, other staff and the community each day.  Their commitment, dedication and passion are a large part of why Katy ISD continues</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> to be a leader in educational excellence. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“Our teachers, support staff, operational employees, police force and administrators put forth hard work and sacrifice to serve, educate and protect Katy ISD's more than 90,000 students and the 11,000 staff members across the District," said Greg Schulte, Katy ISD Board President.  “These honorees were chosen because of the devotion and energy they put into providing unparalleled learning experiences, and I am blessed with the opportunity to witness the many ways our staff goes above and beyond to fulfill their duties," added Schulte.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Congratulations to this year's honorees:</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Districtwide Principals of the Year:</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Kelly Ricks – Wolman Elementary</li><li>Dr. Melinda Stone – Taylor High School</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Districtwide Assistant Principals of the Year:</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Kelley Carr – Bethke Elementary</li><li>Diana Sarao – Seven Lakes High School</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Districtwide Teachers of the Year:</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Tasha McDonald – Rylander Elementary</li><li>Daxus N. Nesossi – Paetow High School</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Districtwide Rookie Teachers of the Year:</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Hailey Burgower – Memorial Parkway Elementary</li><li>John Shaw – Seven Lakes Junior High</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Districtwide Counselors of the Year:</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Dr. Mary McCullough – Schmalz Elementary</li><li>Christina Blanco – Beckendorff Junior High</li><li>Remona Clark – Tompkins High School</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Districtwide Library Media Specialists of the Year:</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Hailey Schmidt – Wilson Elementary</li><li>Jessica Fitzpatrick – Mayde Creek High School</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Districtwide Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) of the Year:</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Jennifer Piccolo – Seven Lakes High School</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Districtwide Maintenance & Operations Employees of the Year:</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Diana Monterrosa – Central Maintenance & Operations</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Districtwide Nutrition & Food Services Employee of the Year:</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Eloisa G. Rodriguez – Mayde Creek Junior High</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Districtwide Transportation Employee of the Year:</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Jennifer White – West Transportation</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Districtwide Nurse of the Year:</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Loretta Tourish – Mayde Creek Elementary</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Districtwide Instructional Paraprofessionals of the Year:</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Jacob Brandt – Leonard Elementary</li><li>Guadalupe Zarate – Memorial Parkway Junior High </li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Districtwide Support Paraprofessionals of the Year:</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Monique Pettinger – Law Enforcement Center </li><li>Rhonda Sadler – Katy Elementary</li><li>Chanté Bellard – Morton Ranch High School</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Districtwide Law Enforcement Employees of the Year</span>:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Supervisor of the Year – Sergeant Sophia Clark</li><li>Officer of the Year – Detective Michael Seiss</li><li>Campus Officer of the Year – Officer Beatriz B. Riva-Palacio</li><li>Telecommunicator of the Year – Courtnie Brand</li><li>Support Service Employee of the Year – Ronnie Jackson</li><li>Junior High School Security Guard of the Year – Steven White</li><li>High School Security Guard of the Year – Carlos Mendez</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Districtwide Substitute of the Year</span>:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Gargi Ghose – Davidson Elementary</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Districtwide Instructional Coaches of the Year:</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Mona Macias – Pattison Elementary</li><li>Jolene Casteel – West Memorial Junior High</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">During the event, guests enjoyed performances from the Morton Ranch High School Mariachi Band and the JaZZ'd Choir.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="/sites/toy/Pages/default.aspx">Webpage with Photos for 2021-22 “Of the Year" Employees</a> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzLFFr">Event Photos</a><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Return to School Updates - April 22https://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1617Return to School Updates - April 22<div class="ExternalClassD6DE5F826A264E0F8426A15A589CEDA0"><p>​</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify"><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/69850ac3d5a2a2f0ee82bbcd05e3ade2/Spring__Updates_4.png" alt="SPring Updates" width="799" height="146" /></span> </p> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>April 22, 2022</strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Dear Katy ISD Parents, Guardians and Staff,                    </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Below is this week’s ONEKaty Return to School Updates!                    </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Bulletins highlighted <span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong> </span>denote information that is new for the 2021-2022 school year.                   </span></p> <hr /> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong></span><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> STATE TESTING</span><br><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/336697bdf09dceff069e416c3ebabbc6/State_Testing.png" alt="State Testing.png" width="83" height="50" /><br></strong><a href="/dept/assessment/Documents/State_Assessment_Calendar.pdf#search=staar">The Testing calendar</a> lists the dates that testing will take place in Katy ISD during the school year. For secondary students who do not successfully complete their exams, KSAT will offer a summer opportunity to prepare for and retake the EOC Exam.  For more information, review these <a href="/dept/assessment/Documents/FAQ%20Opting%20Out%20of%20State%20Testing.pdf#search=4545">Frequently Asked Questions</a> regarding State Testing, opting out and Texas Education Code. </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Registration:</strong> Information forthcoming. By invitation only.  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><em>*Note* Students who cannot test in June will test in December at their home campus</em></strong>.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong></span><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong> HB4545 INFORMATION- ACCELERATED INSTRUCTION</strong>   </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Per House Bill 4545, students who do not participate in or successfully complete state testing are provided opportunities to participate in 30 hours of accelerated instruction for each content area assessment not taken or not passed. Katy ISD will offer a variety of opportunities, for specific grade levels, through the KSAT program this summer to complete this requirement. Information regarding the HB4545 Accelerated Learning opportunities is available on <a href="/dept/campusadmin/ksat/Pages/default.aspx">the KSAT webpages</a> and is offered by invitation only.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong></span><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong> SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL - COURSE OR CREDIT RECOVERY </strong>     </span>     </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Summer school registration for students currently in 6th - 12th grades who need course or credit recovery <strong>will open May 2, 2022</strong>.  Summer School will offer one summer session from June 14 through July 14.    </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong> </span><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>FREE MEALS - ENDS MAY 31, 2022<br></strong></span>This April, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that all schools would be allowed to serve free breakfast and lunch to all students, regardless of eligibility, through the last day of school in May 2022. In preparation for summer school, it is important for families to complete the meals benefit application to determine eligibility for free and reduced meals for the summer semester. More information about free and reduced meals benefits can be found <a href="https://registration.powerschool.com/resources/1305/files/Free%20and%20Reduced%20Meal%20Benefits%20Flyer.pdf">here</a>. <a href="https://www.fns.usda.gov/cn/fr-021622">U.S. Department of Agriculture Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines</a>.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">THE KATY ISD WELLNESS CENTER</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/b133d4c371af7769be011018431f1449/Wellness_Center.png" alt="wellness center" width="624" height="149" /></span> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4377473f678787eff2365a92ef4fa416/Wellness_Center.png" alt="Wellness" width="549" height="266" /></span> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Operating Hours: </strong>Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Location:</strong>  Agricultural Sciences Center, 5801 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road, Katy, TX 77493 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/returntoschool/Pages/COVID-Testing-Center.aspx">Wellness Center FAQs and Services</a> </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>HEALTH SERVICES </strong>             </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> All students enrolled in Katy ISD must be in compliance with state required immunizations. Immunization requirements can be found on the <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/healthservices/Pages/Immunizations.aspx">Katy ISD Health Services Immunizations page</a>.                             </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD Health Services Department has partnered with Texas Vaccine Institute to offer low-cost immunization opportunities for our students who may need state required vaccines for school attendance or who may want to take advantage of receiving the <strong><u>optional</u> Pfizer COVID-19 </strong>vaccine or the <strong>Flu vaccine.</strong>                </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>WHEN</strong>: May 5, 2022<strong> </strong>                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>TIME:</strong> 2 – 5 p.m.                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>LOCATION: </strong>  Professional Development Annex Building                           </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Texas Vaccine Institute provider information:                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>WHO</strong>: Accepting insured and uninsured                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>PRICE</strong>: $15 for one immunization; $25 for two, $30 for three or more for the REQUIRED STATE IMMUNIZATIONS                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>BRING</strong>: Campus nurse provided “PARENT NOTIFICATION OF IMMUNIZATION DUE" form, child’s personal immunization record, insurance card if insured. Accepting cash/credit/debit cards.               </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><u>OPTIONAL</u></strong><strong> VACCINES:</strong> Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (5+ yrs.) at NO COST, provide insurance card if insured.     </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6a009654f50a9ac60f0a18e32a812c1a/Class_of_3.jpg" alt="classof2022" width="800" height="146" style="display:block;margin-left:auto;margin-right:auto;" /></span> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SPRING GRADUATION</strong>  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6530112a109dd894102cf21f1bab936b/SpringGrad.png" alt="springgrad" width="707" height="199" /></span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Legacy Stadium Graduation Schedule</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">6:00 p.m: Legacy Stadium Parking Lot Gates Open</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">6:30 p.m: Campus Staff Arrival at Designated Stadium Gate</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:00 p.m: Legacy Stadium Gates Open for Graduates & Guests</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">8:00 p.m: Graduation Ceremony Begins  </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In the event <strong>inclement weather</strong> is severe and impacts the scheduled evening ceremony, the graduation ceremony will be rescheduled to 9:00 a.m. the following day at Legacy Stadium.  However, every effort will be made to ensure the 8:00 p.m. evening ceremonies remain on schedule.       </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong></span><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong> Rescheduled Legacy Stadium Graduation Ceremony </strong>      </span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:00 a.m. Legacy Stadium Parking Lot Gates Open      </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:30 a.m. Campus Staff Arrival at Designated Stadium Gate      </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">8:00 a.m. Legacy Stadium Gates Open for Graduates & Guests      </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">9:00 a.m. Graduation Ceremony Begins        </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong> </span><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">Class of 22 Graduation Ceremonies- Live Streaming</span><br><span style="color:#ff0000;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/2431b52153c3a049d50bbb9427d01080/texan_live.png" alt="texan live.png" width="215" height="47" /></span><br></strong>If your relatives are unable to make it to the graduation ceremonies, all Class of 22 Graduation Ceremonies will be live streamed through TexanLive.  The link will be posted on the Katy ISD graduation page <a href="/dept/campusadmin/Pages/Graduation.aspx">https://www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Pages/Graduation.aspx</a> as the ceremonies approach.  It is free and can be seen throughout the US. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>Class of 22 Graduation Information- Cords, Cowls and Medals <br></strong></span>Congratulations to all our upcoming Class of 22 graduates! Please review the Class of 22 approved cords, cowls and medals for the graduation ceremonies.  The articles pictured are the only items approved to be worn at Katy ISD graduation ceremonies.        </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Cords-Cowls-Medals.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1Ojg1YTA6OWQyZmYwMmYxMmZhYjFjZTFhZTQzODRhOWU5MzRjYTVkY2ZjYmQ0NDMwN2Q2ODc3Njg3MzcwMWQ0ZDdiODdhYzpoOk4">https://www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Cords-Cowls-Medals.pdf</a>      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="background-color:#00ff00;">NEW</span><span style="color:#ff0000;"> Senior Survey</span></strong></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The senior survey is now active in SchooLinks. Log into MyKaty Cloud, search for the SchooLinks tile, click on the tile, click on To-Do List, click the drop-down arrow and then click start to answer the short survey questions. Seniors are asked to complete the senior survey prior to picking up your cap and gown. </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/d03bf19992f96a175e00a5f8c537ea31/Senior_Survey.png" alt="senior survey" width="714" height="141" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong></span><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong> FINANCIAL AID REQUIREMENT</strong>        </span>    </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> In accordance with <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/TEC%2028.0256%20.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OmY3YjA6OTQzNTEwZmJhOTVjYWI3NzJkNmVjYzQzZmNjMjc5ZTk5MTRkNDM4ZDQxODMwZGQxNzVmODJlMDRhMTQ0MmMyNTpoOk4">Texas Education Code 28.0256</a>, seniors graduating in 2022 and thereafter must complete and submit, and show proof of submission, a free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) or a Texas application for state financial aid (TAFSA).              </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Seniors who choose to opt out must complete one of the following options:            </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student’s parent or other person standing in parental relation submits a signed form indicating that the parent or other person authorizes the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application;            </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student signs and submits the TEA opt-out form on the student’s own behalf if the student is 18 years of age or older or the student’s disabilities of minority have been removed for general purposes under Chapter <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/texas.public.law/statutes/tex._fam._code_title_2_subtitle_a_chapter_31___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1Ojg0Y2Q6YmViODQ2Y2QwOWU0ZWNjMDYwMzY0ZWU0ZWYzMDI1NDcwMzM3MzJkMTcyZjNmMjQzNmE0MDRiYTRhNWRiMTBiNTpoOk4">31 (Removal of Disabilities of Minority)</a>, Family Code; or            </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The school counselor authorizes the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application for good cause, as determined by the school counselor.            </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The links below provide access to the TEA Opt-out form:              </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_english.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjNmMjI6ZWExYWY0MGU1N2QzYWE3ZGM1MjVmYTVmNzQzODJiYmI1ZjcxMzBkZmRhZWE4MmJlMmIwYWYyMDMwMmRjOGEwZTpoOk4">https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_english.pdf</a>        </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_spanish.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OmIyMDI6OGNiNDRkYzViYTk2ZTc3MjAxYTE0YmMwZmQ2YzUzNDU1NGZmMGNlZjFkODgzYTRiOTE5MmFjOTRkN2YxNTU0OTpoOk4">https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_spanish.pdf</a>             </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Your senior’s campus College and Career Facilitators will send out further instructions regarding how to submit proof of FAFSA or TAFSA submission or the TEA opt-out form by April 1, 2022   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong> </span><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">CLASS OF 2023, 2024 & 2025 LEGACY STADIUM GRADUATION SCHEDULE   </span><br></strong>The first Jordan High School senior class will graduate in May 2023. Please click <a href="/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Ceremony_Schedule.pdf">here</a> for the Class of 2023, 2024 and 2025 graduation schedule.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/0507f30dc7836da62e70f4c2fd134628/KSAT_Logo-01.png" alt="KSAT" width="298" height="273" /></span> </p> <p style="margin:0in;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD offers a menu of options in the summer to support students looking for additional academic support, course or credit recovery or students who are trying to get ahead by taking original credit courses. Details of available options can also be found on the <a href="/dept/campusadmin/ksat/Pages/default.aspx">summer webpage</a> on The District’s website. General summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:summerschool@katyisd.org">summerschool@katyisd.org</a>.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL – ORIGINAL CREDIT</strong></span> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a8031c3266476517f1b7ba580110d012/KVS.png" alt="kvs" width="249" height="79" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>All original credit summer courses will be offered exclusively through Katy Virtual School.</strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/instructionaltechnology/katyonline/Pages/Katy-Virtual-School.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjAwYzA6YTlkY2MwM2NiYTE0OWMzNjdjY2ViYWEzYTExZjc2ZDU1MTI3Njc5YzllNTViM2M4NTkwM2MyODcwMDhjZmEwZDpoOk4"><strong>https://www.katyisd.org</strong></a>        </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy Virtual School (KVS) online classes are a way for secondary students to acquire graduation credits and/or expand their learning opportunities through paid, online supplemental high school credit courses during the summer and school year.        </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVS courses:        </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Provide flexibility in scheduling.         </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Allow students to get ahead on credits.        </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Provide opportunity to access courses that are not offered on the home campus.        </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Help students moving into Katy ISD from outside Texas to meet graduation requirements.         </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Courses are developed and taught by Katy ISD teachers.         </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVS offers over 45 approved College Board Advanced Placement (AP), Katy Advanced Program (KAP) and academic level courses. The cost is $200 per semester with reduced or no fees for students identified as economically disadvantaged. Courses are approved by the NCAA for student initial eligibility and KVS is an approved College Board Online Provider.         </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Registration is now open for summer 2022, fall 2022 and spring 2023. </strong>Questions can be answered through your home campus counselor, <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/instructionaltechnology/katyonline/Pages/FAQs.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjdjMDk6ZjAyMjBlYjJiMmRlN2ZiZTg0NzdhYTY0MGExMDgyODY0MjNhZjEyYTcwODA2MWM4NTMzNTg1MDQ3MmZjZDE3MzpoOk4">Katy Virtual School FAQ,</a> or email <a href="mailto:katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org">katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org</a>.        </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong></span><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong> SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL - COURSE OR CREDIT RECOVERY </strong> </span>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Summer school registration for students currently in 6th - 12th grades who need course or credit recovery <strong>will open May 2, 2022</strong>.  Summer School will offer one summer session from June 14 through July 14.        </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Summer school for students in grades 6<sup>th</sup> through 11<sup>th</sup> grade will be held at Cinco Ranch High School.  Summer school for students in grade 12 and scheduled to graduate in August 2022 will be held at Raines Academy.     </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Course/Credit recovery will host assigned, mandatory and in-person orientation days for students during the week of June 14-17. After the orientation is complete, students may work on their courses remotely if their progress in the course is on target for completion. If students need additional support, they will have access to report to their assigned campus lab and teacher for in-person support, Monday through Thursday between 8:00am and 3:30pm.           </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Secondary summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:juniorhighsummerschool@katyisd.org">juniorhighsummerschool@katyisd.org</a> or <a href="mailto:highschoolsummerschool@katyisd.org">highschoolsummerschool@katyisd.org</a>.      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>ELEMENTARY SUMMER SCHOOL</strong>    </span>   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Eligible elementary students may attend one of the following summer elementary programs.  Elementary campus counselors will be in contact during the spring semester to confirm student eligibility.   Elementary summer school is offered by invitation only.      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>ESL/Bilingual Program </strong>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>English Language Development Program </strong>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>HB 4545 Accelerated Learning for students in 5th grade.</strong>       </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Elementary summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:elementarysummerschool@katyisd.org">elementarysummerschool@katyisd.org</a>.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>COLLEGE AND CAREER LABS</strong> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">A centralized college and career lab at the KSAT campus, Cinco Ranch High School, is open to all high school students this summer who would like assistance in one or more of the following areas:  </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Preparing for the college application openings in August of 2022 </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">College/career interest </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">College essay prep, scholarship searches </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Timeline reviews </span></li> </ul> <p style="margin:0in;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The lab will be accepting appointments for select days beginning June 14 through July 14. In addition, many high school campuses will also offer an opportunity to meet with their home campus College and Career Facilitator for support in these areas, as well. More details will be available soon!</span></p> <p style="margin:0in;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin:0in;text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/33f1e0f324d222c0377a8e5f1c8dd013/Student_Updates_-_ALL.JPG" alt="student updates all" width="699" height="86" /></span> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SPEAKUP ANONYMOUS REPORTING APP</strong>  </span> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4e4cc56fc02c92582f6fbb1e9d80e618/SpeakUpIcon.JPG" alt="speakup" width="198" height="199" /></span><br><br></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">SpeakUP is the anonymous reporting platform that students, parents, and patrons can use to report safety concerns, bullying, threats of violence, drug use, as well as any other concerns related to student physical or mental health. SpeakUP is available for download in the Apple Store or Google Play. It is also available on all District websites, computers and District devices. SpeakUP provides an opportunity for the Katy ISD community to anonymously provide valuable information to District administration and law enforcement that will help keep our students safe.                       </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT</strong>  </span>          </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/default.aspx">Parent & Student Tech Resources & Support</a> (if you are not able to find your answer, please access our new parent/student ticketing system, instructions at the bottom of the page)        </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Parent-Tech-FAQs.aspx">Parent Technology FAQs <br> </a><a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Knowledge-Base-for-Students-and-Parents.aspx">Katy 1 Source (Parent & Student Searchable Knowledge Base)</a>        </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parent Tech Support: 281-396-7400 (info line only)      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong></span><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong> ELEMENTARY BELL SCHELDULE: 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR</strong>  </span> <strong><br></strong>Katy ISD’s elementary bell schedule will see a slight adjustment beginning fall 2022 in an effort to maximize bus routes, minimize service delays, and accommodate for ongoing driver shortages. Please note that <u>the bell schedule adjustment only affects elementary campuses</u>. There will be no change to the 2022-2023 Katy ISD junior high nor high school bell schedules.</span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4f7953ca5e516cabbd0edc5af468cc94/2022-2023_Elementary_Bell_Schedule_Adjustment_Tiers.PNG" alt="ELEM TIERS" width="700" height="395" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Should you have any questions about the elementary bell schedule adjustment, do not hesitate to call (281) 396-2110 or email <a href="mailto:kellyesmego@katyisd.org">kellyesmego@katyisd.org</a>. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/31234feb3d3b68942f543515a72d00c8/Student_Updates_-_SECONDARY.JPG" alt="secondary updates" width="699" height="88" /></span> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>Parent Access to SchooLinks</strong>  <br></span>Parents are now able to access SchooLinks via My Katy Cloud. Parents will need to log into MyKaty Cloud and then click the SchooLinks tile.   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Parents will be able to verify student course requests in SchooLinks after Spring Break.  Stay tuned for campus based eNews on Monday, March 21 regarding next steps.      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;color:#000000;">NEW  </span>ATHLETICS<br></span></strong>We have a busy week in Katy ISD Athletics! Our golfers are competing at their Region Tournament for an opportunity to advance to the UIL State Golf Tournament. Twenty-seven (27) of our tennis athletes have qualified for the State Tennis Tournament. They will begin competing Tuesday morning in San Antonio. Our track athletes are competing this week in the Area Track Meet for an opportunity to advance to the Region Track Meet. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Baseball and Softball are rounding out their regular seasons next week. Playoffs will begin during the first week of May. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">See all our latest schedules, including playoff information here: <a href="https://www.rankonesport.com/Schedules/View_Schedule_All_Web.aspx?D=E60DB75B-3AB2-4FE7-B746-0735376AFB5B&MT=0">Katy ISD Schedules</a>        </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>LIFEGUARD TRAINING<br></strong></span>Are you interested in becoming an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard?  Katy ISD Athletics is offering several Lifeguard Training Courses.  Registration is now open: <a href="https://t.co/QVEMNOo48p">https://t.co/QVEMNOo48p</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;color:#000000;"><strong>NEW </strong></span><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>Physical Dates for 2022-2023 School Year<br></strong></span><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a5faa6c7f2aa11d925984e7313456f7a/Physical_Dates_for_Athletics.png" alt="physical dates for athletics" width="628" height="491" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SUMMER RECREATION LEAGUE</strong>   </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Sign up is now open till <strong>May 9th</strong> at: <a href="https://katyisd.revtrak.net/summer-recreation-prog-/">https://katyisd.revtrak.net/summer-recreation-prog-/</a>. The Summer Recreational League is designed for the participants to have fun as well as a renewed enthusiasm for the game. Whether you are a first-time player just starting out or a “veteran” who’d like to maintain your overall game skills, the KISD Summer Recreational League offers an extraordinary opportunity to gain confidence, play with JH/HS teammates.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Boys Basketball – grades 7-9th</strong>  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Girls Basketball – Grades 7</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong>-8</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> </strong>  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Volleyball –Grades 7</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> -8th</strong>  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Tennis – All Ages</strong>  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Swimming – All Ages</strong>  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">FINE ARTS</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">   <br></span><strong>Fine Arts Event Calendar</strong>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">For a current list of fine arts performances, please click <a href="/dept/finearts/Pages/Calendar.aspx">here</a> for information.         </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Note:</strong> For ticketed campus events, please contact the local campus or program.         </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>HIGH SCHOOL EXEMPTION CRITERIA</strong>   </span>    </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/57c7785324272efb477280ceaa22f025/image004.png" alt="exempt" width="283" height="170" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The 2021-2022 and the 2022-2023 final exam exemption criteria information is accessible via the <a href="https://mykaty.katyisd.org/LoginPolicy.jsp">MyKaty Cloud</a> “Exemption Information” tile now available for quick and easy reference.                    </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In preparation for the 2022-2023 school year and the reinstatement of the attendance requirement to exempt high school final exams, students are encouraged to review the 2022-2023 exemption criteria. All absences will count toward the maximum of 8 allowed unless the absences are school-related (see attendance codes per the 2022-2023 exemption form).         </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT REQUEST</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6a88b6c8be424c9affa7c1d5c92fe2e6/scriborder_icon.JPG" alt="scriborder" width="133" height="132" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Current high school students and 2004 to present alumni students can request their high school transcript through <a href="https://katyisdtx.scriborder.com/">ScribOrder</a>. Alumni prior to 2004 should reach out to the campus registrar to make a request.  </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SCHOOLINKS</strong>  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">SchooLinks is a college and career readiness platform that helps students discover their interests and strengths, explore colleges and careers, and create an individualized career and academic plan that best reflects their post-secondary goals. SchooLinks  is accessible to students in 6th - 12th grades, and their parents.                                               </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Using SchooLinks, students and families can:</strong>          </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Build their Personal Graduation Plan        </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Access career interest, strength and mindset surveys          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Explore 2-year and 4-year colleges          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Create course plans based on career pathways          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Take virtual reality college campus tours          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Search for scholarships          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Learn about financial aid          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Find internship and volunteer opportunities          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Explore traditional, emerging and military career fields          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Create digital portfolios / resumes          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Communicate with counselors            </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Student Login:</strong>          </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Students login to SchooLinks via MyKaty Cloud, then select SchooLinks logo.                  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Parent/Guardian Login: </strong>          </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents/Guardians will have login access to SchooLinks at a later date.           </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">If you want to learn more about SchooLinks please visit: </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://hello.schoolinks.com/">https://hello.schoolinks.com/</a>                  </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SE</strong><strong>CONDARY STUDENT</strong> <strong>EXTRA-CURRICULAR TRANSPORTATION WAIVER</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/2b33f544d07547aef4dfc419626f5499/Picture2345.png" alt="Transportation Waiver" width="118" height="119" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Transportation Waiver is available to parents who wish to opt-out of District transportation services for secondary student extra-curricular activities. <strong>This opt-out option remains available through the end of the spring 2022 semester. </strong>The opt-out form can be accessed through MyKaty Cloud via the Transportation Waiver tile. </span></p> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ba8c9464906989960efdfb0ccd7f0924/Parent_Updates.JPG" alt="parent updates" width="699" height="88" /></span> </p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>LIBRARY BOOK INFORMATION</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents of secondary students may be notified via email if their child checks out a Young Adult Fiction book from the campus library. This optional notification is available if a parent elected to receive the library notification when filling out the online Return to School Enrollment update in August.  If a parent did not elect to receive the library notification, parents/guardians may contact <a href="mailto:Bookconcern@KatyISD.org">Bookconcern@KatyISD.org</a> to make a change and request the notification.</span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/269f8e0077b23556f958434efd80cc30/onthego.png" alt="onthego" width="193" height="60" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Parents/guardians of elementary and secondary students may also download the <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/sites/mobileapp/Pages/default.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpiNDFiYmQyMDFhZTM4ODcxZjQ2ZmVlOWFmYjQ1ZTBmZDo1OmVhMTU6OTQ0MDg2ZWExZGQxY2FjNzUwZTRlYWY5ZGM1MTM2NWI0ODU3NTc0ZGVmMTc5OGU2OTBlOTQwMWU1NGUwMjBhODpo">Katy<em> OnTheGo</em></a> app to review the books that their student has checked out.     </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">PARTNERS WITH PARENTS (PWP): INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE REVIEW REQUESTS</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a86685ca826223d56f7585ad844a7c67/PWP.png" alt="PWP" width="120" height="119" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD values the continued partnership with our parents to ensure our students have access to the finest instructional resources available. The PWP Online Book Review app has been expanded to include review options for all Instructional Resources. Parents/Guardians with concerns regarding an Instructional Resource (i.e. Instructional Materials, Library Books, Internet/Online Materials) that may be in violation of Board Policy EF Local that pertains to the “pervasively vulgar" standard, are encouraged to fill out an online review form via the Partner with Parents (PWP) Instructional Resource Review app available on MyKaty cloud.      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">To access the PWP app, l<a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___http:/mykaty.katyisd.org/___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjU2NGM6NzY2Yzc2NTY0MTE4MDBlOWFjMDBkNDdiMDBkZTYyYjAyZTY4N2MzODI2NzYwMWRkZGY0NGYxY2I5MWFmMTg0NTpoOk4">og in to MyKaty  </a>using your Katy ISD ID number and password.  Parents/guardians will use the same ID and password used to log into the Home Access Center (HAC).      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>DISTRICT OPERATIONAL STAFFING CHALLENGES </strong> </span>         </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Katy ISD’s Operations Division, which consists of bus drivers, food service employees, custodians, skilled trades, and other essential staff, has been particularly hard hit by staffing shortages, with over a hundred existing vacancies. In result, parents may see minor adjustments to bus service, cafeteria menu options, and campus maintenance schedules when needed. Please know that our dedicated operations teams are making every effort to minimize the impact on these services.   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>KATY ISD IS HIRING!</strong>    <br></span><strong>Bus drivers, food service, custodial, repair teams,</strong> <strong>teachers, aides, and more!: </strong><a href="https://katy.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx">bit.ly/ApplyKatyISD</a>   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">PARENT COMMUNITY EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/39a4144588e6d3a821ed3f48c4d5caf7/CrimeStoppers.png" alt="crime stoppers" width="262" height="72" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In partnership with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Crime Stoppers Houston hosts the webinar series: S.A.V.E. (Safety Awareness. Valuable Education). This series serves as a platform for discussion on many topics that concern the safety of our schools and community.  These topics include: mental health, human trafficking, social media and internet safety. Please see the link for upcoming webinars available throughout the month of January. <a href="https://crime-stoppers.org/events/2022-01/">S.A.V.E. Webinar Series January</a> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>CHILD FIND </strong>  </span>                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Child Find is a process designed to identify, locate, and evaluate individuals from birth to 21 years of age who may need special education and related services. If you are concerned that your child may have a disability, contact your student’s school for more information about the Child Find process or click on the following link.                   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="/dept/sped/Pages/Child%20Find.aspx">Katy ISD Child Find Information Page</a>         </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SAFE RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN- updated 01/18/2022</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ec540b6caab3692a7af7baecb0e44cad/SRTS_Plan.JPG" alt="safe return to school" width="275" height="48" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">All District sites are at Stage 4 as outlined in the <a href="/returntoschool/Documents/SRTS_Plan.pdf">Safe Return to School Plan Appendix A COVID-19</a>.  Families are encouraged to review the <a href="https://gis.katyisd.org/covid/">Katy ISD Dashboard</a> to monitor their child’s school and facility sites. Parents and guardians are reminded to please not send their child to school if they: </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Have COVID-19 symptoms </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Are awaiting a COVID-19 test result </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Are test-confirmed for COVID-19  </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Reminder:  </strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Quarantine protocol for students who test positive is 10 days as per the Texas Education Agency (TEA) <a href="https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/covid/SY-20-21-Public-Health-Guidance.pdf">Public Health Guidance</a> and the state Department of State Health Services (DSHS) <a href="https://dshs.texas.gov/covid19readmission/">COVID-19 School Readmission Criteria</a>.   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Intermittent School to Home academic support continues to be available for students with extended medical absences.  Please contact your child’s campus attendance clerk or Intermittent School to Home Facilitator for assistance.     </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>COVID-19 SELF REPORTING APP</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/f1fd600fc571d3f04830bdc13722e4ba/COVID_Self_Report.png" alt="covid reporting app" width="249" height="42" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Staff, students and parents are asked to self report if they have received a COVID-19 positive test result. The self-reporting system enables the District’s Emergency Operations Management team to notify individuals in Katy ISD buildings who may have been directly exposed to the person.                                                                     </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>STUDENT CLASSROOM & STUDENT PROGRAM NOTIFICATION OF A COVID-19 POSITIVE</strong>                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents will receive a notification if their child may have been in close contact with an individual who has reported a COVID-19 positive in their classroom or school program. Parents are encouraged to check the Katy ISD COVID-19 Dashboard at <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___http:/www.katyisd.org/___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzo2ZGM5ZDJkYjE0MmE1MDk2NmQzNGUwNjliMDAzOTQ1ZDo1OjRkYTI6NmM2Mzg3ZTVlNWM4ZGEwMmM4MTRmNzU1MWU5NjQxYWYzMTVjZDIzNGIwYmE4MGZlZmIzYzNmMTI4MzYwNTFjODpo">www.katyisd.org</a> to review the current active number of COVID-19 cases at their child’s campus.                                  </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>I</strong><strong>NTERMITTENT SCHOOL TO HOME ACADEMIC SUPPORT FOR TEMPORARY MEDICAL CONDITIONS</strong>    </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>“Intermittent School to Home” academic support program remains available for eligible students.</strong>   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">“Intermittent School to Home” academic support is a mechanism by which online instruction can be provided to in-person students if two requirements are met:    </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student is unable to attend school because of a temporary medical condition, AND    </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The total amount of remote conferencing “Intermittent School to Home” instruction does not exceed more than 20 instructional days over the entirety of the school year.    </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In addition, one of the following requirements must be met:    </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Student’s temporary medical condition is documented by a physician.    </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student has a positive test result for a communicable disease.    </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student has been identified as having been in close contact for COVID-19    </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Each campus will have an assigned employee to serve as an Intermittent School to Home Campus Facilitator to assist students.  Please contact your child’s campus Intermittent School to Home Facilitator to request academic assistance with missed schoolwork.    </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>HOMEBOUND SERVICES</strong>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The District’s homebound services may be an option for students with medical conditions which require in-home academic support for an extended amount of time. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s campus or click <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/sped/operatingguidelines/Documents/Homebound%20Brochure.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzo2ZGM5ZDJkYjE0MmE1MDk2NmQzNGUwNjliMDAzOTQ1ZDo1OjExNjY6MDI1NTUwNDVmNTEwMGFkMDUwMWI0NzAwYzk4OWUzNTcyNDNlODhkZmRhNWEzZmJmYTlmZGQ0ZjAwZmNiMzVkMDpo">here</a> for information regarding homebound services.                            </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>#OneKatyStrongerTogether</strong>     </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD to Host “Family Matters" Volunteer Celebrationhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1616Katy ISD to Host “Family Matters" Volunteer Celebration<div class="ExternalClass351F83A964804CEB8F01102E6568C5A7"><p style="text-align:center;">​<strong><em>Katy ISD Volunteers in Public Schools Breakfast April 29​</em></strong></p><p>Katy ISD's annual Volunteer in Public Schools (VIPS) Celebration will return to the District's Leonard Merrell Center on Friday, April 29 from 8:30-10:30 a.m.  Hosted by Katy ISD Partners in Education and its VIPS Executive Board, the event honors and celebrates the thousands of school district volunteers who give the gift of their time and talents to Katy ISD students and teachers.  The Founder & CEO of Howdy Homemade Ice Cream, Tom Landis, will keynote the event, which will also feature entertainment from Katy ISD campus principals, campus namesakes and students across Katy ISD.</p><p>All who have volunteered at a Katy ISD campus this year are invited to attend and should RSVP no later than April 26 by clicking <a href="https://bit.ly/VIPSCeleb22">here</a>.  Doors will open at 8:15 a.m.  For more information about the event, volunteers should contact their campus VIPS Liaison or tammyrstringer@katyisd.org.</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. 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 Cydney Wright at cydneyjwright@katyisd.org.<br></p><p><br><br></p></div>
Return to School Updates - April 14https://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1615Return to School Updates - April 14<div class="ExternalClass4076A5B7CB584C1FBF07CC07FA8A4700"><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify">​ <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/69850ac3d5a2a2f0ee82bbcd05e3ade2/Spring__Updates_4.png" alt="SPring Updates" width="799" height="146" /></span> </p> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>April 14, 2022</strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Dear Katy ISD Parents, Guardians and Staff,  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Below is this week’s ONEKaty Return to School Updates!  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Bulletins highlighted <span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong> </span>denote information that is new for the 2021-2022 school year. </span></p> <hr /> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong> </span><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>COMMUNITY SAFETY OPPORTUNITY</strong> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/36f945cb72a60b96d2b37cbf59e0a2a5/Picture1.jpg" alt="Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) " width="153" height="86" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Katy ISD Office of Emergency Management will be providing a <strong>Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) </strong>training for the community. This training will review the Avoid, Deny, Defend response tactics that are applicable to the district’s LOCKDOWN and LOCKOUT-SECURE campus protocols, as well as in any other community environment. Staff, students, parents and community members are invited to attend. This training is recommended for secondary students (6<sup>th</sup> – 12<sup>th</sup> grade) and older. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>WHEN: </strong>Wednesday, April 20, 2022 (5:30-8:30 pm) </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>WHERE: </strong>Katy ISD Education Support Center 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy, TX, 77494. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>RSVP to: </strong><a href="mailto:toMoniquePettinger@katyisd.org">MoniquePettinger@katyisd.org</a> or 281-237-4049; if you have any questions. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;color:#000000;">UPDATED </span>THE KATY ISD WELLNESS CENTER</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/b133d4c371af7769be011018431f1449/Wellness_Center.png" alt="wellness center" width="624" height="149" /><br></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>The Katy ISD Wellness Center, will be closed for the holiday weekend beginning Friday, April 15 through Monday, April 18.</strong> The Wellness Center will resume regular operations and hours on Tuesday, April 19. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4377473f678787eff2365a92ef4fa416/Wellness_Center.png" alt="Wellness" width="549" height="266" /></span> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Operating Hours: </strong>Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Location:</strong> Agricultural Sciences Center, 5801 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road, Katy, TX 77493 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/returntoschool/Pages/COVID-Testing-Center.aspx">Wellness Center FAQs and Services</a> </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>HEALTH SERVICES </strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> All students enrolled in Katy ISD must be in compliance with state required immunizations. Immunization requirements can be found on the <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/healthservices/Pages/Immunizations.aspx">Katy ISD Health Services Immunizations page</a>. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD Health Services Department has partnered with Texas Vaccine Institute to offer low-cost immunization opportunities for our students who may need state required vaccines for school attendance or who may want to take advantage of receiving the <strong><u>optional</u> Pfizer COVID-19 </strong>vaccine or the <strong>Flu vaccine.</strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>WHEN</strong>: May 5, 2022<strong> </strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>TIME:</strong> 2 – 5 p.m. </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>LOCATION: </strong> Professional Development Annex Building </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Texas Vaccine Institute provider information: </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>WHO</strong>: Accepting insured and uninsured </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>PRICE</strong>: $15 for one immunization; $25 for two, $30 for three or more for the REQUIRED STATE IMMUNIZATIONS </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>BRING</strong>: Campus nurse provided “PARENT NOTIFICATION OF IMMUNIZATION DUE" form, child’s personal immunization record, insurance card if insured. Accepting cash/credit/debit cards. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><u>OPTIONAL</u></strong><strong> VACCINES:</strong> Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (5+ yrs.) at NO COST, provide insurance card if insured. </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>VIRTUAL PARENT EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD is hosting a virtual screening of the documentary LIKE during the month of April. LIKE goes in-depth about the influence of social media in our lives. The film brings perspectives from kids, adults and experts to explain how social media use can affect our mental state and the brain science involved in that impact. Access the virtual screening of LIKE <a href="https://watch.eventive.org/indieflix/play/623536c3971a69005a21a99b">here.</a> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6a009654f50a9ac60f0a18e32a812c1a/Class_of_3.jpg" alt="classof2022" width="800" height="146" style="display:block;margin-left:auto;margin-right:auto;" /></span> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>Senior Survey</strong></span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The senior survey is now active in SchooLinks. Log into MyKaty Cloud, search for the SchooLinks tile, click on the tile, click on To-Do List, click the drop-down arrow and then click start to answer the short survey questions. Seniors are asked to complete the senior survey prior to picking up your cap and gown. </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/d03bf19992f96a175e00a5f8c537ea31/Senior_Survey.png" alt="senior survey" width="714" height="141" /></span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>FINANCIAL AID REQUIREMENT</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> In accordance with <a href="https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/TEC%2028.0256%20.pdf">Texas Education Code 28.0256</a>, seniors graduating in 2022 and thereafter must complete and submit, and show proof of submission, a free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) or a Texas application for state financial aid (TAFSA). </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Seniors who choose to opt out must complete one of the following options: </span></p> <ol> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student’s parent or other person standing in parental relation submits a signed form indicating that the parent or other person authorizes the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application; </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student signs and submits the TEA opt-out form on the student’s own behalf if the student is 18 years of age or older or the student’s disabilities of minority have been removed for general purposes under Chapter <a href="https://texas.public.law/statutes/tex._fam._code_title_2_subtitle_a_chapter_31">31 (Removal of Disabilities of Minority)</a>, Family Code; or </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The school counselor authorizes the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application for good cause, as determined by the school counselor. </span></li> </ol> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The links below provide access to the TEA Opt-out form: </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_english.pdf">https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_english.pdf</a> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_spanish.pdf">https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_spanish.pdf</a> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Your senior’s campus College and Career Facilitators will send out further instructions regarding how to submit proof of FAFSA or TAFSA submission or the TEA opt-out form by April 1, 2022</span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SPRING GRADUATION</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6530112a109dd894102cf21f1bab936b/SpringGrad.png" alt="springgrad" width="707" height="199" /></span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Legacy Stadium Graduation Schedule</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">6:00 p.m: Legacy Stadium Parking Lot Gates Open</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">6:30 p.m: Campus Staff Arrival at Designated Stadium Gate</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:00 p.m: Legacy Stadium Gates Open for Graduates & Guests</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">8:00 p.m: Graduation Ceremony Begins </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In the event <strong>inclement weather</strong> is severe and impacts the scheduled evening ceremony, the graduation ceremony will be rescheduled to 9:00 a.m. the following day at Legacy Stadium. However, every effort will be made to ensure the 8:00 p.m. evening ceremonies remain on schedule. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">Inclement Weather Rescheduled Legacy Stadium Graduation Ceremony</span> </strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:00 a.m. Legacy Stadium Parking Lot Gates Open</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:30 a.m. Campus Staff Arrival at Designated Stadium Gate</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">8:00 a.m. Legacy Stadium Gates Open for Graduates & Guests</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">9:00 a.m. Graduation Ceremony Begins </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>Class of 22 Graduation Information- Cords, Cowls and Medals <br></strong></span>Congratulations to all our upcoming Class of 22 graduates! Please review the Class of 22 approved cords, cowls and medals for the graduation ceremonies. The articles pictured are the only items approved to be worn at Katy ISD graduation ceremonies. </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Cords-Cowls-Medals.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1Ojg1YTA6OWQyZmYwMmYxMmZhYjFjZTFhZTQzODRhOWU5MzRjYTVkY2ZjYmQ0NDMwN2Q2ODc3Njg3MzcwMWQ0ZDdiODdhYzpoOk4">https://www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Cords-Cowls-Medals.pdf</a> </span></p> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/0507f30dc7836da62e70f4c2fd134628/KSAT_Logo-01.png" alt="KSAT" width="298" height="273" /></span> </p> <p style="margin:0in;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD offers a menu of options in the summer to support students looking for additional academic support, course or credit recovery or students who are trying to get ahead by taking original credit courses. Details of available options can also be found on the <a href="/dept/campusadmin/ksat/Pages/default.aspx">summer webpage</a> on The District’s website. General summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:summerschool@katyisd.org">summerschool@katyisd.org</a>. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL – ORIGINAL CREDIT</strong></span> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a8031c3266476517f1b7ba580110d012/KVS.png" alt="kvs" width="249" height="79" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>All original credit summer courses will be offered exclusively through Katy Virtual School.</strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/instructionaltechnology/katyonline/Pages/Katy-Virtual-School.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjAwYzA6YTlkY2MwM2NiYTE0OWMzNjdjY2ViYWEzYTExZjc2ZDU1MTI3Njc5YzllNTViM2M4NTkwM2MyODcwMDhjZmEwZDpoOk4"><strong>https://www.katyisd.org</strong></a> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy Virtual School (KVS) online classes are a way for secondary students to acquire graduation credits and/or expand their learning opportunities through paid, online supplemental high school credit courses during the summer and school year. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVS courses: </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Provide flexibility in scheduling. </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Allow students to get ahead on credits. </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Provide opportunity to access courses that are not offered on the home campus. </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Help students moving into Katy ISD from outside Texas to meet graduation requirements. </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Courses are developed and taught by Katy ISD teachers. </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVS offers over 45 approved College Board Advanced Placement (AP), Katy Advanced Program (KAP) and academic level courses. The cost is $200 per semester with reduced or no fees for students identified as economically disadvantaged. Courses are approved by the NCAA for student initial eligibility and KVS is an approved College Board Online Provider. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Registration is now open for summer 2022, fall 2022 and spring 2023. </strong>Questions can be answered through your home campus counselor, <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/instructionaltechnology/katyonline/Pages/FAQs.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjdjMDk6ZjAyMjBlYjJiMmRlN2ZiZTg0NzdhYTY0MGExMDgyODY0MjNhZjEyYTcwODA2MWM4NTMzNTg1MDQ3MmZjZDE3MzpoOk4">Katy Virtual School FAQ,</a> or email <a href="mailto:katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org">katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org</a>. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL - COURSE OR CREDIT RECOVERY </strong> </span> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Summer school registration for students currently in 6th - 12th grades who need course or credit recovery <strong>will open May 2, 2022</strong>. Summer School will offer one summer session from June 14 through July 14. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Summer school for students in grades 6<sup>th</sup> through 11<sup>th</sup> grade will be held at Cinco Ranch High School. Summer school for students in grade 12 and scheduled to graduate in August 2022 will be held at Raines Academy. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Course/Credit recovery will host a mandatory, in-person orientation for students June 14-17. After the orientation is complete, students may continue to work remotely if their progress in the course is on target for completion. If students need additional support, they will have access to report to their assigned campus lab and teacher for in-person support, Monday through Thursday between 8:00am and 3:30pm. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Secondary summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:juniorhighsummerschool@katyisd.org">juniorhighsummerschool@katyisd.org</a> or <a href="mailto:highschoolsummerschool@katyisd.org">highschoolsummerschool@katyisd.org</a>. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>ELEMENTARY SUMMER SCHOOL</strong> </span> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Eligible elementary students may attend one of the following summer elementary programs. Elementary campus counselors will be in contact during the spring semester to confirm student eligibility. Elementary summer school is offered by invitation only. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>ESL/Bilingual Program </strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>English Language Development Program </strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>HB 4545 Accelerated Learning for students in 5th grade.</strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Elementary summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:elementarysummerschool@katyisd.org">elementarysummerschool@katyisd.org</a>. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>COLLEGE AND CAREER LABS</strong> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">A centralized college and career lab at the KSAT campus, Cinco Ranch High School, is open to all high school students this summer who would like assistance in one or more of the following areas: </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Preparing for the college application openings in August of 2022 </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">College/career interest </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">College essay prep, scholarship searches </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Timeline reviews </span></li> </ul> <p style="margin:0in;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The lab will be accepting appointments for select days beginning June 14 through July 14. In addition, many high school campuses will also offer an opportunity to meet with their home campus College and Career Facilitator for support in these areas, as well. More details will be available soon!</span></p> <p style="margin:0in;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin:0in;text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/33f1e0f324d222c0377a8e5f1c8dd013/Student_Updates_-_ALL.JPG" alt="student updates all" width="699" height="86" /></span> </span> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>FREE MEALS, THE SOCIOECONOMIC INCOME FORM and FREE & REDUCED MEAL APPLICATION</strong></span> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on April 20, 2021 that all schools will be allowed to serve free breakfast and lunch to all students, regardless of eligibility, through the end of the school year. While meals are free to everyone, it is important to still fill out a Free and Reduced Meal Application, as you may qualify for other benefits and discounts. <a href="/Documents/Free%20and%20Reduced%20Meal%20Benefits%20Flyer.pdf">Additional benefits</a> may include: </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Free</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Pre-K programs </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Use of musical instruments for band and orchestra </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Career and Technical Education certification exams </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Summer meals </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Discounted</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Summer school tuition </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Advanced Placement exams </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> SAT and ACT test fees </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> College application fees </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Career and Technical Education fees </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Free and Reduced Meal Benefit Applications are available online at <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.schoolcafe.com/__%3b%21%21N081aGSY%21HE9mxGZVYMdjHE4hYwfr73-fNhJWIL0XGC7iwf9otEGxua7k1XKILWrgzt2kWvy3ZmfRdg$">SchoolCafe.com</a><u>.</u> To deposit funds online for a la carte purchases, please visit <a href="/PNG/Pages/default.aspx">Pay N’ Go</a>. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD is asking all parents to complete the Socioeconomic Income Form two-part questionnaire in the Annual Student Update. Submitting the questionnaire information will support Katy ISD in qualifying for additional state dollars to support our students’ continued academic and personal success during the upcoming school year. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SPEAKUP ANONYMOUS REPORTING APP</strong> </span> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4e4cc56fc02c92582f6fbb1e9d80e618/SpeakUpIcon.JPG" alt="speakup" width="198" height="199" /></span><br><br></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">SpeakUP is the anonymous reporting platform that students, parents, and patrons can use to report safety concerns, bullying, threats of violence, drug use, as well as any other concerns related to student physical or mental health. SpeakUP is available for download in the Apple Store or Google Play. It is also available on all District websites, computers and District devices. SpeakUP provides an opportunity for the Katy ISD community to anonymously provide valuable information to District administration and law enforcement that will help keep our students safe. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT</strong> </span> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/default.aspx">Parent & Student Tech Resources & Support</a> (if you are not able to find your answer, please access our new parent/student ticketing system, instructions at the bottom of the page) </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Parent-Tech-FAQs.aspx">Parent Technology FAQs <br> </a><a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Knowledge-Base-for-Students-and-Parents.aspx">Katy 1 Source (Parent & Student Searchable Knowledge Base)</a> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parent Tech Support: 281-396-7400 (info line only) </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">ELEMENTARY BELL SCHELDULE: 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR</span><br></strong>Katy ISD’s elementary bell schedule will see a slight adjustment beginning fall 2022 in an effort to maximize bus routes, minimize service delays, and accommodate for ongoing driver shortages. Please note that <u>the bell schedule adjustment only affects elementary campuses</u>. There will be no change to the 2022-2023 Katy ISD junior high nor high school bell schedules.</span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4f7953ca5e516cabbd0edc5af468cc94/2022-2023_Elementary_Bell_Schedule_Adjustment_Tiers.PNG" alt="ELEM TIERS" width="700" height="395" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Should you have any questions about the elementary bell schedule adjustment, do not hesitate to call (281) 396-2110 or email <a href="mailto:kellyesmego@katyisd.org">kellyesmego@katyisd.org</a>. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/31234feb3d3b68942f543515a72d00c8/Student_Updates_-_SECONDARY.JPG" alt="secondary updates" width="699" height="88" /></span> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>Parent Access to SchooLinks</strong> <br></span>Parents are now able to access SchooLinks via My Katy Cloud. Parents will need to log into MyKaty Cloud and then click the SchooLinks tile. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Parents will be able to verify student course requests in SchooLinks after Spring Break. Stay tuned for campus based eNews on Monday, March 21 regarding next steps. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;color:#000000;">NEW </span>ATHLETICS<br></span></strong>We have a busy week in Katy ISD Athletics! We have TWO teams in the UIL State Soccer Tournament. The Jordan Boys Soccer Team plays Thursday against Dripping Springs and the Seven Lakes Boys Soccer Team plays Friday against Plano. We wish both teams the best of luck in these Semi-Final games and will be pulling for you to advance to the State Championship games!</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Region Tennis Tournament is wrapping up this week. Katy ISD has athletes from Jordan, Paetow, Tompkins, Seven Lakes, Mayde Creek and Taylor competing for an opportunity to advance to the UIL State Tennis Tournament later this month. Good Luck!</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">We also have golfers from Cinco Ranch, Seven Lakes and Tompkins competing in the Region Golf Tournament next week. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The 5A and 6A District Track Meets conclude Thursday night. From there, athletes will advance to the Area Track Meet next week.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">See all of our latest schedules, including playoff information here: <a href="https://www.rankonesport.com/Schedules/View_Schedule_All_Web.aspx?D=E60DB75B-3AB2-4FE7-B746-0735376AFB5B&MT=0">Katy ISD Schedules</a> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;color:#000000;"><strong>NEW</strong></span><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong> LIFEGUARD TRAINING<br></strong></span>Are you interested in becoming an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard? Katy ISD Athletics is offering several Lifeguard Training Courses. Registration is now open: <a href="https://t.co/QVEMNOo48p">https://t.co/QVEMNOo48p</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;color:#000000;"><strong>NEW </strong></span><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>Physical Dates for 2022-2023 School Year<br></strong></span></span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a5faa6c7f2aa11d925984e7313456f7a/Physical_Dates_for_Athletics.png" alt="physical dates for athletics" width="628" height="491" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong> </span><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SUMMER RECREATION LEAGUE</strong> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Sign up is now open till <strong>May 9th</strong> at: <a href="https://katyisd.revtrak.net/summer-recreation-prog-/">https://katyisd.revtrak.net/summer-recreation-prog-/</a>. The Summer Recreational League is designed for the participants to have fun as well as a renewed enthusiasm for the game. Whether you are a first-time player just starting out or a “veteran” who’d like to maintain your overall game skills, the KISD Summer Recreational League offers an extraordinary opportunity to gain confidence, play with JH/HS teammates. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Boys Basketball – grades 7-9th</strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Girls Basketball – Grades 7</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong>-8</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> </strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Volleyball –Grades 7</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> -8th</strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Tennis – All Ages</strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Swimming – All Ages</strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">FINE ARTS</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> <br></span><strong>Fine Arts Event Calendar</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">For a current list of fine arts performances, please click <a href="/dept/finearts/Pages/Calendar.aspx">here</a> for information. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Note:</strong> For ticketed campus events, please contact the local campus or program. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>HIGH SCHOOL EXEMPTION CRITERIA</strong> </span> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/57c7785324272efb477280ceaa22f025/image004.png" alt="exempt" width="283" height="170" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The 2021-2022 and the 2022-2023 final exam exemption criteria information is accessible via the <a href="https://mykaty.katyisd.org/LoginPolicy.jsp">MyKaty Cloud</a> “Exemption Information” tile now available for quick and easy reference. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In preparation for the 2022-2023 school year and the reinstatement of the attendance requirement to exempt high school final exams, students are encouraged to review the 2022-2023 exemption criteria. All absences will count toward the maximum of 8 allowed unless the absences are school-related (see attendance codes per the 2022-2023 exemption form). </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT REQUEST</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6a88b6c8be424c9affa7c1d5c92fe2e6/scriborder_icon.JPG" alt="scriborder" width="133" height="132" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Current high school students and 2004 to present alumni students can request their high school transcript through <a href="https://katyisdtx.scriborder.com/">ScribOrder</a>. Alumni prior to 2004 should reach out to the campus registrar to make a request. </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SCHOOLINKS</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">SchooLinks is a college and career readiness platform that helps students discover their interests and strengths, explore colleges and careers, and create an individualized career and academic plan that best reflects their post-secondary goals. SchooLinks is accessible to students in 6th - 12th grades, and their parents. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Using SchooLinks, students and families can:</strong> </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Build their Personal Graduation Plan </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Access career interest, strength and mindset surveys </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Explore 2-year and 4-year colleges </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Create course plans based on career pathways </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Take virtual reality college campus tours </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Search for scholarships </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Learn about financial aid </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Find internship and volunteer opportunities </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Explore traditional, emerging and military career fields </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Create digital portfolios / resumes </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Communicate with counselors </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Student Login:</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Students login to SchooLinks via MyKaty Cloud, then select SchooLinks logo. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Parent/Guardian Login: </strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents/Guardians will have login access to SchooLinks at a later date. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">If you want to learn more about SchooLinks please visit: </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://hello.schoolinks.com/">https://hello.schoolinks.com/</a> </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SE</strong><strong>CONDARY STUDENT</strong> <strong>EXTRA-CURRICULAR TRANSPORTATION WAIVER</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/2b33f544d07547aef4dfc419626f5499/Picture2345.png" alt="Transportation Waiver" width="118" height="119" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Transportation Waiver is available to parents who wish to opt-out of District transportation services for secondary student extra-curricular activities. <strong>This opt-out option remains available through the end of the spring 2022 semester. </strong>The opt-out form can be accessed through MyKaty Cloud via the Transportation Waiver tile. </span></p> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ba8c9464906989960efdfb0ccd7f0924/Parent_Updates.JPG" alt="parent updates" width="699" height="88" /></span> </p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>LIBRARY BOOK INFORMATION</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents of secondary students may be notified via email if their child checks out a Young Adult Fiction book from the campus library. This optional notification is available if a parent elected to receive the library notification when filling out the online Return to School Enrollment update in August. If a parent did not elect to receive the library notification, parents/guardians may contact <a href="mailto:Bookconcern@KatyISD.org">Bookconcern@KatyISD.org</a> to make a change and request the notification.</span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/269f8e0077b23556f958434efd80cc30/onthego.png" alt="onthego" width="193" height="60" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Parents/guardians of elementary and secondary students may also download the <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/sites/mobileapp/Pages/default.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpiNDFiYmQyMDFhZTM4ODcxZjQ2ZmVlOWFmYjQ1ZTBmZDo1OmVhMTU6OTQ0MDg2ZWExZGQxY2FjNzUwZTRlYWY5ZGM1MTM2NWI0ODU3NTc0ZGVmMTc5OGU2OTBlOTQwMWU1NGUwMjBhODpo">Katy<em> OnTheGo</em></a> app to review the books that their student has checked out. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">PARTNERS WITH PARENTS (PWP): INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE REVIEW REQUESTS</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a86685ca826223d56f7585ad844a7c67/PWP.png" alt="PWP" width="120" height="119" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD values the continued partnership with our parents to ensure our students have access to the finest instructional resources available. The PWP Online Book Review app has been expanded to include review options for all Instructional Resources. Parents/Guardians with concerns regarding an Instructional Resource (i.e. Instructional Materials, Library Books, Internet/Online Materials) that may be in violation of Board Policy EF Local that pertains to the “pervasively vulgar" standard, are encouraged to fill out an online review form via the Partner with Parents (PWP) Instructional Resource Review app available on MyKaty cloud. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">To access the PWP app, l<a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___http:/mykaty.katyisd.org/___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjU2NGM6NzY2Yzc2NTY0MTE4MDBlOWFjMDBkNDdiMDBkZTYyYjAyZTY4N2MzODI2NzYwMWRkZGY0NGYxY2I5MWFmMTg0NTpoOk4">og in to MyKaty </a>using your Katy ISD ID number and password. Parents/guardians will use the same ID and password used to log into the Home Access Center (HAC). </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>DISTRICT OPERATIONAL STAFFING CHALLENGES </strong> </span> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Katy ISD’s Operations Division, which consists of bus drivers, food service employees, custodians, skilled trades, and other essential staff, has been particularly hard hit by staffing shortages, with over a hundred existing vacancies. In result, parents may see minor adjustments to bus service, cafeteria menu options, and campus maintenance schedules when needed. Please know that our dedicated operations teams are making every effort to minimize the impact on these services. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>KATY ISD IS HIRING!</strong> <br></span><strong>Bus drivers, food service, custodial, repair teams,</strong> <strong>teachers, aides, and more!: </strong><a href="https://katy.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx">bit.ly/ApplyKatyISD</a> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">PARENT COMMUNITY EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/39a4144588e6d3a821ed3f48c4d5caf7/CrimeStoppers.png" alt="crime stoppers" width="262" height="72" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In partnership with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Crime Stoppers Houston hosts the webinar series: S.A.V.E. (Safety Awareness. Valuable Education). This series serves as a platform for discussion on many topics that concern the safety of our schools and community. These topics include: mental health, human trafficking, social media and internet safety. Please see the link for upcoming webinars available throughout the month of January. <a href="https://crime-stoppers.org/events/2022-01/">S.A.V.E. Webinar Series January</a> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>CHILD FIND </strong> </span> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Child Find is a process designed to identify, locate, and evaluate individuals from birth to 21 years of age who may need special education and related services. If you are concerned that your child may have a disability, contact your student’s school for more information about the Child Find process or click on the following link. </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="/dept/sped/Pages/Child%20Find.aspx">Katy ISD Child Find Information Page</a> </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SAFE RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN- updated 01/18/2022</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ec540b6caab3692a7af7baecb0e44cad/SRTS_Plan.JPG" alt="safe return to school" width="275" height="48" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">All District sites are at Stage 4 as outlined in the <a href="/returntoschool/Documents/SRTS_Plan.pdf">Safe Return to School Plan Appendix A COVID-19</a>. Families are encouraged to review the <a href="https://gis.katyisd.org/covid/">Katy ISD Dashboard</a> to monitor their child’s school and facility sites. Parents and guardians are reminded to please not send their child to school if they: </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Have COVID-19 symptoms </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Are awaiting a COVID-19 test result </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Are test-confirmed for COVID-19 </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Reminder: </strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Quarantine protocol for students who test positive is 10 days as per the Texas Education Agency (TEA) <a href="https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/covid/SY-20-21-Public-Health-Guidance.pdf">Public Health Guidance</a> and the state Department of State Health Services (DSHS) <a href="https://dshs.texas.gov/covid19readmission/">COVID-19 School Readmission Criteria</a>. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Intermittent School to Home academic support continues to be available for students with extended medical absences. Please contact your child’s campus attendance clerk or Intermittent School to Home Facilitator for assistance. </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>COVID-19 SELF REPORTING APP</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/f1fd600fc571d3f04830bdc13722e4ba/COVID_Self_Report.png" alt="covid reporting app" width="249" height="42" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Staff, students and parents are asked to self report if they have received a COVID-19 positive test result. The self-reporting system enables the District’s Emergency Operations Management team to notify individuals in Katy ISD buildings who may have been directly exposed to the person. </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>STUDENT CLASSROOM & STUDENT PROGRAM NOTIFICATION OF A COVID-19 POSITIVE</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents will receive a notification if their child may have been in close contact with an individual who has reported a COVID-19 positive in their classroom or school program. Parents are encouraged to check the Katy ISD COVID-19 Dashboard at <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___http:/www.katyisd.org/___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzo2ZGM5ZDJkYjE0MmE1MDk2NmQzNGUwNjliMDAzOTQ1ZDo1OjRkYTI6NmM2Mzg3ZTVlNWM4ZGEwMmM4MTRmNzU1MWU5NjQxYWYzMTVjZDIzNGIwYmE4MGZlZmIzYzNmMTI4MzYwNTFjODpo">www.katyisd.org</a> to review the current active number of COVID-19 cases at their child’s campus. </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>I</strong><strong>NTERMITTENT SCHOOL TO HOME ACADEMIC SUPPORT FOR TEMPORARY MEDICAL CONDITIONS</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>“Intermittent School to Home” academic support program remains available for eligible students.</strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">“Intermittent School to Home” academic support is a mechanism by which online instruction can be provided to in-person students if two requirements are met: </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student is unable to attend school because of a temporary medical condition, AND </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The total amount of remote conferencing “Intermittent School to Home” instruction does not exceed more than 20 instructional days over the entirety of the school year. </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In addition, one of the following requirements must be met: </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Student’s temporary medical condition is documented by a physician. </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student has a positive test result for a communicable disease. </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student has been identified as having been in close contact for COVID-19 </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Each campus will have an assigned employee to serve as an Intermittent School to Home Campus Facilitator to assist students. Please contact your child’s campus Intermittent School to Home Facilitator to request academic assistance with missed schoolwork. </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>HOMEBOUND SERVICES</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The District’s homebound services may be an option for students with medical conditions which require in-home academic support for an extended amount of time. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s campus or click <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/sped/operatingguidelines/Documents/Homebound%20Brochure.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzo2ZGM5ZDJkYjE0MmE1MDk2NmQzNGUwNjliMDAzOTQ1ZDo1OjExNjY6MDI1NTUwNDVmNTEwMGFkMDUwMWI0NzAwYzk4OWUzNTcyNDNlODhkZmRhNWEzZmJmYTlmZGQ0ZjAwZmNiMzVkMDpo">here</a> for information regarding homebound services. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>#OneKatyStrongerTogether</strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> </div><p><br></p></div>
Seven Lakes Junior High Earns National Distinction as a School to Watchhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1614Seven Lakes Junior High Earns National Distinction as a School to Watch<div class="ExternalClassDC3F1E0E868440A69727933DF37C4555"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">For the third time, Seven Lakes Junior High (SLJH) has been designated as a Texas School to Watch (STW) by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform and the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP).  SLJH joins approximately 50 other campuses across Texas with this distinction and honor.  The school will be recognized at the National Forum Schools to Watch Conference in Washington D.C. on June 23-25.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">SLJH was selected for its academic excellence, developmental responsiveness, social equity and organizational structures and processes.  In addition, the school is known to have a strong leadership team, which includes teachers who work together to improve curriculum and instruction as well as a shared commitment toward assessment and accountability for continuous improvement.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“Receiving the National Schools to Watch designation for the third time is an honor for our junior high Spartan family.  Our dedicated staff, students and parents have come together in a collaborative effort to ensure that this school is at a high-performing level," said Seven Lakes Junior High Principal Kristin Harper.  “Every day we strive to set the example for our learners on the importance of DREAMING BIG and DOING BIG.  We are proud to know that other campuses and school districts across the country are looking at us as an example," added Harper.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​The Schools to Watch selection process is based on a written application that requires schools to show how they met certain established criteria.  Schools were then visited by state teams, which observed classrooms, students' work and interviewed administrators and teachers among other observation mechanisms.  Schools are recognized for a three-year period, and at the end of the third year, they must demonstrate progress on specific goals to be redesignated.  <br><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/040722_SLJH_Texas%20Schools%20to%20Watch.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:300px;" />​<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>(Assistant Principal James Thompson, Assistant Principal Allison Travis, Principal Kristin Harper, Assistant Principal Justin Williamson and Assistant Principal Colby Bohac)</em><br></p></div>
Miller Career & Technology Center SkillsUSA Teams Head to National Competitionhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1613Miller Career & Technology Center SkillsUSA Teams Head to National Competition<div class="ExternalClass59EB265E445E47118CD9368AD15BC05E"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">After a competitive four-day state tournament in Corpus Christi last weekend, three Katy ISD students won first place and earned a spot in the </span><em style="text-align:justify;">2022 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference</em><span style="text-align:justify;">.  These students have worked since the start of the school year to perfect their skills and are excited to represent Katy ISD at the national level.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> First Place Winners in SkillsUSA State Conference</strong><br></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;">​Mechatronics<br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;">​Emiliano Grajales-Mora (Junior at Tompkins High School)<p> </p><p>Daniel Fernandez (Junior at Tompkins High School)<br></p><br></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​Culinary Arts<br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​Brayden Henry (Junior at Tompkins High School)<br></td></tr></tbody></table><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“The Miller Career & Technology Center (MCTC) SkillsUSA program has grown tremendously over the past three years, expanding to include Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts and Manufacturing Engineering chapters. Students enroll in MCTC courses to gain real-world experiences and career-focused opportunities," said Dallas Bergstrom, MCTC Manufacturing Engineering Instructor.  “In addition to competing, members of our SkillsUSA program gain valuable networking and leadership skills with like-minded peers across the state and/or nation," added Bergstrom.  ​<br><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">A total of 53 Katy ISD students recently advanced to state to compete against thousands of participants in over 100 occupational and leadership skill areas.  The following students were among the Top 5 spots, some of which also earned scholarships in their respective categories.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>SkillsUSA State Conference</strong><br></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:195px;">Mechatronics – Second Place</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:196px;">Kamalika Bose (Senior at Tompkins High School)</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">Robotics and Automation – Third Place and $1,500 Scholarship Winner</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p>Aden Watson (Senior at Katy High School)</p><p>Philip Homburger (Junior at Taylor High)</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">Engineering Technology Design – Third Place</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p>Seth Windham (Senior at Tompkins High)<br> Levend Karayaka (Senior at Taylor High)</p><p>Andrew Simmons (Senior at Tompkins High)</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p>Computerized Numerical Control Milling – Third Place and $1,500 Scholarship Winner</p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p>Daniel Fernandez (Junior at Tompkins High)</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">Computerized Numerical Control Turning – Third Place and $1,500 Scholarship Winner</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">Nicolas Ahmed (Senior at Mayde Creek High)</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">Applied Engineering – Fourth Place</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p>Alan Mendoza-Estrada (Junior at Seven Lakes High)</p><p>Dayanna Perez (Junior at Mayde Creek High</p><p>Logan King (Junior at Katy High)</p><p>Mitchell Gorodetsky (Junior at Taylor High)</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">Commercial Baking – Fifth Place</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">Lauren Witte (Senior at Cinco Ranch High)</td></tr></tbody></table><p style="text-align:justify;"> <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">SkillsUSA helps students develop necessary personal and workplace skills, along with technical skills grounded in academics.  The goal of SkillsUSA is to empower students to succeed at work and in life while helping to close the skills gap in which millions of industry positions go unfilled.   <br><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The <em>2022 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skill Conference</em> will take place in Atlanta, Georgia on June 20-24.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="https://flickr.com/photos/183557475%40N04/albums/72177720297934875/with/51989624550/">Photos:  SkillsUSA State Competition</a><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Return to School Updates - April 8https://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1612Return to School Updates - April 8<div class="ExternalClass6C114D1508E04C47A1BF21862A2A755D"><p>​</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify"><p unselectable="on" style="text-align:center;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/69850ac3d5a2a2f0ee82bbcd05e3ade2/Spring__Updates_4.png" alt="SPring Updates" width="799" height="146" unselectable="on" /></span> </p> <p unselectable="on" style="text-align:center;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">April 8, 2022</strong> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Dear Katy ISD Parents, Guardians and Staff,  </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Below is this week’s ONEKaty Return to School Updates!  </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Bulletins highlighted <span unselectable="on" style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong unselectable="on">NEW</strong> </span>denote information that is new for the 2021-2022 school year. </span></p> <hr unselectable="on" /> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="background-color:#00ff00;">NEW</span> </strong><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">VIRTUAL PARENT EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY</strong></span> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD is hosting a virtual screening of the documentary LIKE during the month of April. LIKE goes in-depth about the influence of social media in our lives. The film brings perspectives from kids, adults and experts to explain how social media use can affect our mental state and the brain science involved in that impact. Access the virtual screening of LIKE <a href="https://watch.eventive.org/indieflix/play/623536c3971a69005a21a99b" unselectable="on">here.</a> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong unselectable="on"> </strong></span></span></p><p unselectable="on"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">THE KATY ISD WELLNESS CENTER</span></strong><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span></strong></p><strong unselectable="on"> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/b133d4c371af7769be011018431f1449/Wellness_Center.png" alt="wellness center" width="624" height="149" unselectable="on" /></span> </p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4377473f678787eff2365a92ef4fa416/Wellness_Center.png" alt="Wellness" width="549" height="266" unselectable="on" /></span> </p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Operating Hours: </strong>Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Location:</strong> Agricultural Sciences Center, 5801 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road, Katy, TX 77493 </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/returntoschool/Pages/COVID-Testing-Center.aspx" unselectable="on">Wellness Center FAQs and Services</a> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="background-color:#00ff00;color:#000000;">UPDATED </span>HEALTH SERVICES </strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> All students enrolled in Katy ISD must be in compliance with state required immunizations. Immunization requirements can be found on the <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/healthservices/Pages/Immunizations.aspx" unselectable="on">Katy ISD Health Services Immunizations page</a>. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD Health Services Department has partnered with Texas Vaccine Institute to offer low-cost immunization opportunities for our students who may need state required vaccines for school attendance or who may want to take advantage of receiving the <strong unselectable="on"><u unselectable="on">optional</u> Pfizer COVID-19 </strong>vaccine or the <strong unselectable="on">Flu vaccine.</strong> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">WHEN</strong>: May 5, 2022<strong unselectable="on"> </strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong unselectable="on">TIME:</strong> 2 – 5 p.m. </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong unselectable="on">LOCATION: </strong> Professional Development Annex Building </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Texas Vaccine Institute provider information: </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong unselectable="on">WHO</strong>: Accepting insured and uninsured </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong unselectable="on">PRICE</strong>: $15 for one immunization; $25 for two, $30 for three or more for the REQUIRED STATE IMMUNIZATIONS </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong unselectable="on">BRING</strong>: Campus nurse provided “PARENT NOTIFICATION OF IMMUNIZATION DUE" form, child’s personal immunization record, insurance card if insured. Accepting cash/credit/debit cards. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><u unselectable="on">OPTIONAL</u></strong><strong unselectable="on"> VACCINES:</strong> Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (5+ yrs.) at NO COST, provide insurance card if insured. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6a009654f50a9ac60f0a18e32a812c1a/Class_of_3.jpg" alt="classof2022" width="800" height="146" unselectable="on" style="display:block;margin-left:auto;margin-right:auto;" /></span> </p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">Senior Survey</strong></span></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The senior survey is now active in SchooLinks. Log into MyKaty Cloud, search for the SchooLinks tile, click on the tile, click on To-Do List, click the drop-down arrow and then click start to answer the short survey questions. Seniors are asked to complete the senior survey prior to picking up your cap and gown. </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/d03bf19992f96a175e00a5f8c537ea31/Senior_Survey.png" alt="senior survey" width="714" height="141" unselectable="on" /></span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">FINANCIAL AID REQUIREMENT</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> In accordance with <a href="https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/TEC%2028.0256%20.pdf" unselectable="on">Texas Education Code 28.0256</a>, seniors graduating in 2022 and thereafter must complete and submit, and show proof of submission, a free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) or a Texas application for state financial aid (TAFSA). </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Seniors who choose to opt out must complete one of the following options: </span></p> <ol unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student’s parent or other person standing in parental relation submits a signed form indicating that the parent or other person authorizes the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application; </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student signs and submits the TEA opt-out form on the student’s own behalf if the student is 18 years of age or older or the student’s disabilities of minority have been removed for general purposes under Chapter <a href="https://texas.public.law/statutes/tex._fam._code_title_2_subtitle_a_chapter_31" unselectable="on">31 (Removal of Disabilities of Minority)</a>, Family Code; or </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The school counselor authorizes the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application for good cause, as determined by the school counselor. </span></li> </ol> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The links below provide access to the TEA Opt-out form: </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_english.pdf" unselectable="on">https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_english.pdf</a> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_spanish.pdf" unselectable="on">https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_spanish.pdf</a> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Your senior’s campus College and Career Facilitators will send out further instructions regarding how to submit proof of FAFSA or TAFSA submission or the TEA opt-out form by April 1, 2022</span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">SPRING GRADUATION</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6530112a109dd894102cf21f1bab936b/SpringGrad.png" alt="springgrad" width="707" height="199" unselectable="on" /></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Legacy Stadium Graduation Schedule</strong></span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">6:00 p.m: Legacy Stadium Parking Lot Gates Open</span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">6:30 p.m: Campus Staff Arrival at Designated Stadium Gate</span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:00 p.m: Legacy Stadium Gates Open for Graduates & Guests</span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">8:00 p.m: Graduation Ceremony Begins </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In the event <strong unselectable="on">inclement weather</strong> is severe and impacts the scheduled evening ceremony, the graduation ceremony will be rescheduled to 9:00 a.m. the following day at Legacy Stadium. However, every effort will be made to ensure the 8:00 p.m. evening ceremonies remain on schedule. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">Inclement Weather Rescheduled Legacy Stadium Graduation Ceremony</span> </strong></span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:00 a.m. Legacy Stadium Parking Lot Gates Open</span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:30 a.m. Campus Staff Arrival at Designated Stadium Gate</span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">8:00 a.m. Legacy Stadium Gates Open for Graduates & Guests</span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">9:00 a.m. Graduation Ceremony Begins </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">Class of 22 Graduation Information- Cords, Cowls and Medals <br unselectable="on"></strong></span>Congratulations to all our upcoming Class of 22 graduates! Please review the Class of 22 approved cords, cowls and medals for the graduation ceremonies. The articles pictured are the only items approved to be worn at Katy ISD graduation ceremonies. </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Cords-Cowls-Medals.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1Ojg1YTA6OWQyZmYwMmYxMmZhYjFjZTFhZTQzODRhOWU5MzRjYTVkY2ZjYmQ0NDMwN2Q2ODc3Njg3MzcwMWQ0ZDdiODdhYzpoOk4" unselectable="on">https://www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Cords-Cowls-Medals.pdf</a> </span> </p> <p unselectable="on" style="text-align:center;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/0507f30dc7836da62e70f4c2fd134628/KSAT_Logo-01.png" alt="KSAT" width="298" height="273" unselectable="on" /></span> </p> <p unselectable="on" style="margin:0in;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD offers a menu of options in the summer to support students looking for additional academic support, course or credit recovery or students who are trying to get ahead by taking original credit courses. Details of available options can also be found on the <a href="/dept/campusadmin/ksat/Pages/default.aspx" unselectable="on">summer webpage</a> on The District’s website. General summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:summerschool@katyisd.org" unselectable="on">summerschool@katyisd.org</a>. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL – ORIGINAL CREDIT</strong></span> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a8031c3266476517f1b7ba580110d012/KVS.png" alt="kvs" width="249" height="79" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">All original credit summer courses will be offered exclusively through Katy Virtual School.</strong> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/instructionaltechnology/katyonline/Pages/Katy-Virtual-School.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjAwYzA6YTlkY2MwM2NiYTE0OWMzNjdjY2ViYWEzYTExZjc2ZDU1MTI3Njc5YzllNTViM2M4NTkwM2MyODcwMDhjZmEwZDpoOk4" unselectable="on"><strong unselectable="on">https://www.katyisd.org</strong></a> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy Virtual School (KVS) online classes are a way for secondary students to acquire graduation credits and/or expand their learning opportunities through paid, online supplemental high school credit courses during the summer and school year. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVS courses: </span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Provide flexibility in scheduling. </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Allow students to get ahead on credits. </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Provide opportunity to access courses that are not offered on the home campus. </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Help students moving into Katy ISD from outside Texas to meet graduation requirements. </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Courses are developed and taught by Katy ISD teachers. </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVS offers over 45 approved College Board Advanced Placement (AP), Katy Advanced Program (KAP) and academic level courses. The cost is $200 per semester with reduced or no fees for students identified as economically disadvantaged. Courses are approved by the NCAA for student initial eligibility and KVS is an approved College Board Online Provider. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Registration is now open for summer 2022, fall 2022 and spring 2023. </strong>Questions can be answered through your home campus counselor, <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/instructionaltechnology/katyonline/Pages/FAQs.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjdjMDk6ZjAyMjBlYjJiMmRlN2ZiZTg0NzdhYTY0MGExMDgyODY0MjNhZjEyYTcwODA2MWM4NTMzNTg1MDQ3MmZjZDE3MzpoOk4" unselectable="on">Katy Virtual School FAQ,</a> or email <a href="mailto:katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org" unselectable="on">katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org</a>. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL - COURSE OR CREDIT RECOVERY </strong> </span> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Summer school registration for students currently in 6th - 12th grades who need course or credit recovery <strong unselectable="on">will open May 2, 2022</strong>. Summer School will offer one summer session from June 14 through July 14. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Summer school for students in grades 6<sup unselectable="on">th</sup> through 11<sup unselectable="on">th</sup> grade will be held at Cinco Ranch High School. Summer school for students in grade 12 and scheduled to graduate in August 2022 will be held at Raines Academy. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Course/Credit recovery will host a mandatory, in-person orientation for students June 14-17. After the orientation is complete, students may continue to work remotely if their progress in the course is on target for completion. If students need additional support, they will have access to report to their assigned campus lab and teacher for in-person support, Monday through Thursday between 8:00am and 3:30pm. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Secondary summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:juniorhighsummerschool@katyisd.org" unselectable="on">juniorhighsummerschool@katyisd.org</a> or <a href="mailto:highschoolsummerschool@katyisd.org" unselectable="on">highschoolsummerschool@katyisd.org</a>. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">ELEMENTARY SUMMER SCHOOL</strong> </span> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Eligible elementary students may attend one of the following summer elementary programs. Elementary campus counselors will be in contact during the spring semester to confirm student eligibility. Elementary summer school is offered by invitation only. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">ESL/Bilingual Program </strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong unselectable="on">English Language Development Program </strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong unselectable="on">HB 4545 Accelerated Learning for students in 5th grade.</strong> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Elementary summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:elementarysummerschool@katyisd.org" unselectable="on">elementarysummerschool@katyisd.org</a>. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">COLLEGE AND CAREER LABS</strong> </span></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">A centralized college and career lab at the KSAT campus, Cinco Ranch High School, is open to all high school students this summer who would like assistance in one or more of the following areas: </span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Preparing for the college application openings in August of 2022 </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">College/career interest </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">College essay prep, scholarship searches </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Timeline reviews </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on" style="margin:0in;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The lab will be accepting appointments for select days beginning June 14 through July 14. In addition, many high school campuses will also offer an opportunity to meet with their home campus College and Career Facilitator for support in these areas, as well. More details will be available soon!</span></p> <p unselectable="on" style="margin:0in;"> </p> <p unselectable="on" style="margin:0in;text-align:center;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/33f1e0f324d222c0377a8e5f1c8dd013/Student_Updates_-_ALL.JPG" alt="student updates all" width="699" height="86" unselectable="on" /></span><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span> </p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">FREE MEALS, THE SOCIOECONOMIC INCOME FORM and FREE & REDUCED MEAL APPLICATION</strong></span> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on April 20, 2021 that all schools will be allowed to serve free breakfast and lunch to all students, regardless of eligibility, through </span>the end of the school year<span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">. While meals are free to everyone, it is important to still fill out a Free and Reduced Meal Application, as you may qualify for other benefits and discounts. <a href="/Documents/Free%20and" unselectable="on">Additional benefits</a> may include: </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Free</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Pre-K programs </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Use of musical instruments for band and orchestra </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Career and Technical Education certification exams </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Summer meals </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Discounted</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Summer school tuition </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Advanced Placement exams </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> SAT and ACT test fees </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> College application fees </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Career and Technical Education fees </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Free and Reduced Meal Benefit Applications are available online at <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.schoolcafe.com/__%3b%21%21N081aGSY%21HE9mxGZVYMdjHE4hYwfr73-fNhJWIL0XGC7iwf9otEGxua7k1XKILWrgzt2kWvy3ZmfRdg$" unselectable="on">SchoolCafe.com</a><u unselectable="on">.</u> To deposit funds online for a la carte purchases, please visit <a href="/PNG/Pages/default.aspx" unselectable="on">Pay N’ Go</a>. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD is asking all parents to complete the Socioeconomic Income Form two-part questionnaire in the Annual Student Update. Submitting the questionnaire information will support Katy ISD in qualifying for additional state dollars to support our students’ continued academic and personal success during the upcoming school year. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">SPEAKUP ANONYMOUS REPORTING APP</strong> </span> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4e4cc56fc02c92582f6fbb1e9d80e618/SpeakUpIcon.JPG" alt="speakup" width="198" height="199" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"><br unselectable="on"></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">SpeakUP is the anonymous reporting platform that students, parents, and patrons can use to report safety concerns, bullying, threats of violence, drug use, as well as any other concerns related to student physical or mental health. SpeakUP is available for download in the Apple Store or Google Play. It is also available on all District websites, computers and District devices. SpeakUP provides an opportunity for the Katy ISD community to anonymously provide valuable information to District administration and law enforcement that will help keep our students safe. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT</strong> </span> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/default.aspx" unselectable="on">Parent & Student Tech Resources & Support</a> (if you are not able to find your answer, please access our new parent/student ticketing system, instructions at the bottom of the page) </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Parent-Tech-FAQs.aspx" unselectable="on">Parent Technology FAQs <br unselectable="on"> </a><a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Knowledge-Base-for-Students-and-Parents.aspx" unselectable="on">Katy 1 Source (Parent & Student Searchable Knowledge Base)</a> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parent Tech Support: 281-396-7400 (info line only) </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">ELEMENTARY BELL SCHELDULE: 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR</span><br unselectable="on"></strong>Katy ISD’s elementary bell schedule will see a slight adjustment beginning fall 2022 in an effort to maximize bus routes, minimize service delays, and accommodate for ongoing driver shortages. Please note that <u unselectable="on">the bell schedule adjustment only affects elementary campuses</u>. There will be no change to the 2022-2023 Katy ISD junior high nor high school bell schedules.</span><br unselectable="on"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4f7953ca5e516cabbd0edc5af468cc94/2022-2023_Elementary_Bell_Schedule_Adjustment_Tiers.PNG" alt="ELEM TIERS" width="700" height="395" unselectable="on" /></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Should you have any questions about the elementary bell schedule adjustment, do not hesitate to call (281) 396-2110 or email <a href="mailto:kellyesmego@katyisd.org" unselectable="on">kellyesmego@katyisd.org</a>. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p unselectable="on" style="text-align:center;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/31234feb3d3b68942f543515a72d00c8/Student_Updates_-_SECONDARY.JPG" alt="secondary updates" width="699" height="88" unselectable="on" /></span> </p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">Parent Access to SchooLinks</strong> <br unselectable="on"></span>Parents are now able to access SchooLinks via My Katy Cloud. Parents will need to log into MyKaty Cloud and then click the SchooLinks tile. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Parents will be able to verify student course requests in SchooLinks after Spring Break. Stay tuned for campus based eNews on Monday, March 21 regarding next steps. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><span unselectable="on" style="background-color:#00ff00;">NEW </span> ATHLETICS</span></strong><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">See all of our latest schedules, including playoff information here: <a href="https://www.rankonesport.com/Schedules/View_Schedule_All_Web.aspx?D=E60DB75B-3AB2-4FE7-B746-0735376AFB5B&MT=0" unselectable="on">Katy ISD Schedules</a> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><strong unselectable="on">Physical Dates for 2022-2023 School Year</strong></p> <p unselectable="on"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a5faa6c7f2aa11d925984e7313456f7a/Physical_Dates_for_Athletics.png" alt="physical dates for athletics" width="628" height="491" unselectable="on" /> </p> <p unselectable="on"><strong unselectable="on">Summer Recreation League</strong> <br unselectable="on"> Sign up is now open till <strong unselectable="on">May 9th</strong> at: https://katyisd.revtrak.net/summer-recreation-prog-/ The Summer Recreational League is designed for the participants to have fun as well as a renewed enthusiasm for the game. Whether you are a first-time player just starting out or a “veteran” who’d like to maintain your overall game skills, the KISD Summer Recreational League offers an extraordinary opportunity to gain confidence, play with JH/HS teammates. </p> <p unselectable="on"><strong unselectable="on">Boys Basketball – grades 7-9th</strong> <br unselectable="on"><strong unselectable="on">Girls Basketball – Grades 7</strong><strong unselectable="on"><sup unselectable="on">th</sup></strong><strong unselectable="on">-8</strong><strong unselectable="on"><sup unselectable="on">th</sup></strong><strong unselectable="on"> </strong> </p> <p unselectable="on"><strong unselectable="on">Volleyball –Grades 7</strong><strong unselectable="on"><sup unselectable="on">th</sup></strong><strong unselectable="on"> -8th</strong> </p> <p unselectable="on"><strong unselectable="on">Tennis – All Ages</strong> </p> <p unselectable="on"><strong unselectable="on">Swimming – All Ages</strong> </p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="background-color:#00ff00;">NEW</span> <span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">FINE ARTS</span></strong><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"> <br unselectable="on"></span></span><strong unselectable="on">Spring Art Show Exhibit</strong> <br unselectable="on">The Annual Katy ISD Spring Art Show will be open to the public on April 13, 2022, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, at the Leonard Merrell Center Arena. Student 2D and 3D artwork from all elementary, junior high, and high school campuses will be adjudicated and showcased in this exhibit. </p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Fine Arts UIL Events</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Concert & Sightreading Evaluations are taking place across all Choir, Orchestra, and Band disciplines. For detailed information please refer to the district calendar. The directors and students would love to have an audience as they go through this process. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Fine Arts Event Calendar</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Musical Season is upon us! We encourage the Katy community to attend our amazing fine arts productions that are held across the district. For a current list of fine arts performances, please click on the following link for information: <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/finearts/Pages/Calendar.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OmMxYzc6ZTE4NjY5YjU0OGMxNTlhMjM4ZTY1N2UxMWUzMGY5NjlkMTFhYzdiZTg2NzBiMWNlNzk5NmNmNzBjZDYyMTU3NzpoOk4" unselectable="on">https://www.katyisd.org/dept/finearts/Pages/Calendar.aspx</a> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Note:</strong> For ticketed campus held events, please contact the local campus or program. <strong unselectable="on"> </strong></span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">HIGH SCHOOL EXEMPTION CRITERIA</strong> </span> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/57c7785324272efb477280ceaa22f025/image004.png" alt="exempt" width="283" height="170" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The 2021-2022 and the 2022-2023 final exam exemption criteria information is accessible via the <a href="https://mykaty.katyisd.org/LoginPolicy.jsp" unselectable="on">MyKaty Cloud</a> “Exemption Information” tile now available for quick and easy reference. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In preparation for the 2022-2023 school year and the reinstatement of the attendance requirement to exempt high school final exams, students are encouraged to review the 2022-2023 exemption criteria. All absences will count toward the maximum of 8 allowed unless the absences are school-related (see attendance codes per the 2022-2023 exemption form). </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT REQUEST</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6a88b6c8be424c9affa7c1d5c92fe2e6/scriborder_icon.JPG" alt="scriborder" width="133" height="132" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Current high school students and 2004 to present alumni students can request their high school transcript through <a href="https://katyisdtx.scriborder.com/" unselectable="on">ScribOrder</a>. Alumni prior to 2004 should reach out to the campus registrar to make a request. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">SCHOOLINKS</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">SchooLinks is a college and career readiness platform that helps students discover their interests and strengths, explore colleges and careers, and create an individualized career and academic plan that best reflects their post-secondary goals. SchooLinks is accessible to students in 6th - 12th grades, and their parents. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Using SchooLinks, students and families can:</strong> </span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Build their Personal Graduation Plan </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Access career interest, strength and mindset surveys </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Explore 2-year and 4-year colleges </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Create course plans based on career pathways </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Take virtual reality college campus tours </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Search for scholarships </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Learn about financial aid </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Find internship and volunteer opportunities </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Explore traditional, emerging and military career fields </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Create digital portfolios / resumes </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Communicate with counselors </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Student Login:</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Students login to SchooLinks via MyKaty Cloud, then select SchooLinks logo. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Parent/Guardian Login: </strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents/Guardians will have login access to SchooLinks at a later date. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">If you want to learn more about SchooLinks please visit: </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://hello.schoolinks.com/" unselectable="on">https://hello.schoolinks.com/</a> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">SE</strong><strong unselectable="on">CONDARY STUDENT</strong> <strong unselectable="on">EXTRA-CURRICULAR TRANSPORTATION WAIVER</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/2b33f544d07547aef4dfc419626f5499/Picture2345.png" alt="Transportation Waiver" width="118" height="119" unselectable="on" /></span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Transportation Waiver is available to parents who wish to opt-out of District transportation services for secondary student extra-curricular activities. <strong unselectable="on">This opt-out option remains available through the end of the spring 2022 semester. </strong>The opt-out form can be accessed through MyKaty Cloud via the Transportation Waiver tile. </span></p> <p unselectable="on" style="text-align:center;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ba8c9464906989960efdfb0ccd7f0924/Parent_Updates.JPG" alt="parent updates" width="699" height="88" unselectable="on" /></span> </p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">LIBRARY BOOK INFORMATION</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents of secondary students may be notified via email if their child checks out a Young Adult Fiction book from the campus library. This optional notification is available if a parent elected to receive the library notification when filling out the online Return to School Enrollment update in August. If a parent did not elect to receive the library notification, parents/guardians may contact <a href="mailto:Bookconcern@KatyISD.org" unselectable="on">Bookconcern@KatyISD.org</a> to make a change and request the notification.</span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/269f8e0077b23556f958434efd80cc30/onthego.png" alt="onthego" width="193" height="60" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Parents/guardians of elementary and secondary students may also download the <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/sites/mobileapp/Pages/default.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpiNDFiYmQyMDFhZTM4ODcxZjQ2ZmVlOWFmYjQ1ZTBmZDo1OmVhMTU6OTQ0MDg2ZWExZGQxY2FjNzUwZTRlYWY5ZGM1MTM2NWI0ODU3NTc0ZGVmMTc5OGU2OTBlOTQwMWU1NGUwMjBhODpo" unselectable="on">Katy<em unselectable="on"> OnTheGo</em></a> app to review the books that their student has checked out. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">PARTNERS WITH PARENTS (PWP): INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE REVIEW REQUESTS</span></strong><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a86685ca826223d56f7585ad844a7c67/PWP.png" alt="PWP" width="120" height="119" unselectable="on" /></span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD values the continued partnership with our parents to ensure our students have access to the finest instructional resources available. The PWP Online Book Review app has been expanded to include review options for all Instructional Resources. Parents/Guardians with concerns regarding an Instructional Resource (i.e. Instructional Materials, Library Books, Internet/Online Materials) that may be in violation of Board Policy EF Local that pertains to the “pervasively vulgar" standard, are encouraged to fill out an online review form via the Partner with Parents (PWP) Instructional Resource Review app available on MyKaty cloud. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">To access the PWP app, l<a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___http:/mykaty.katyisd.org/___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjU2NGM6NzY2Yzc2NTY0MTE4MDBlOWFjMDBkNDdiMDBkZTYyYjAyZTY4N2MzODI2NzYwMWRkZGY0NGYxY2I5MWFmMTg0NTpoOk4" unselectable="on">og in to MyKaty </a>using your Katy ISD ID number and password. Parents/guardians will use the same ID and password used to log into the Home Access Center (HAC). </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">DISTRICT OPERATIONAL STAFFING CHALLENGES </strong> </span> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Katy ISD’s Operations Division, which consists of bus drivers, food service employees, custodians, skilled trades, and other essential staff, has been particularly hard hit by staffing shortages, with over a hundred existing vacancies. In result, parents may see minor adjustments to bus service, cafeteria menu options, and campus maintenance schedules when needed. Please know that our dedicated operations teams are making every effort to minimize the impact on these services. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">KATY ISD IS HIRING!</strong> <br unselectable="on"></span><strong unselectable="on">Bus drivers, food service, custodial, repair teams,</strong> <strong unselectable="on">teachers, aides, and more!: </strong><a href="https://katy.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx" unselectable="on">bit.ly/ApplyKatyISD</a> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">PARENT COMMUNITY EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY</span></strong><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/39a4144588e6d3a821ed3f48c4d5caf7/CrimeStoppers.png" alt="crime stoppers" width="262" height="72" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In partnership with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Crime Stoppers Houston hosts the webinar series: S.A.V.E. (Safety Awareness. Valuable Education). This series serves as a platform for discussion on many topics that concern the safety of our schools and community. These topics include: mental health, human trafficking, social media and internet safety. Please see the link for upcoming webinars available throughout the month of January. <a href="https://crime-stoppers.org/events/2022-01/" unselectable="on">S.A.V.E. Webinar Series January</a> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">CHILD FIND </strong> </span> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Child Find is a process designed to identify, locate, and evaluate individuals from birth to 21 years of age who may need special education and related services. If you are concerned that your child may have a disability, contact your student’s school for more information about the Child Find process or click on the following link. </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="/dept/sped/Pages/Child%20Find.aspx" unselectable="on">Katy ISD Child Find Information Page</a> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">SAFE RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN- updated 01/18/2022</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ec540b6caab3692a7af7baecb0e44cad/SRTS_Plan.JPG" alt="safe return to school" width="275" height="48" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">All District sites are at Stage 4 as outlined in the <a href="/returntoschool/Documents/SRTS_Plan.pdf" unselectable="on">Safe Return to School Plan Appendix A COVID-19</a>. Families are encouraged to review the <a href="https://gis.katyisd.org/covid/" unselectable="on">Katy ISD Dashboard</a> to monitor their child’s school and facility sites. Parents and guardians are reminded to please not send their child to school if they: </span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Have COVID-19 symptoms </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Are awaiting a COVID-19 test result </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Are test-confirmed for COVID-19 </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Reminder: </strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Quarantine protocol for students who test positive is 10 days as per the Texas Education Agency (TEA) <a href="https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/covid/SY-20-21-Public-Health-Guidance.pdf" unselectable="on">Public Health Guidance</a> and the state Department of State Health Services (DSHS) <a href="https://dshs.texas.gov/covid19readmission/" unselectable="on">COVID-19 School Readmission Criteria</a>. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Intermittent School to Home academic support continues to be available for students with extended medical absences. Please contact your child’s campus attendance clerk or Intermittent School to Home Facilitator for assistance. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">COVID-19 SELF REPORTING APP</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/f1fd600fc571d3f04830bdc13722e4ba/COVID_Self_Report.png" alt="covid reporting app" width="249" height="42" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Staff, students and parents are asked to self report if they have received a COVID-19 positive test result. The self-reporting system enables the District’s Emergency Operations Management team to notify individuals in Katy ISD buildings who may have been directly exposed to the person. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">STUDENT CLASSROOM & STUDENT PROGRAM NOTIFICATION OF A COVID-19 POSITIVE</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents will receive a notification if their child may have been in close contact with an individual who has reported a COVID-19 positive in their classroom or school program. Parents are encouraged to check the Katy ISD COVID-19 Dashboard at <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___http:/www.katyisd.org/___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzo2ZGM5ZDJkYjE0MmE1MDk2NmQzNGUwNjliMDAzOTQ1ZDo1OjRkYTI6NmM2Mzg3ZTVlNWM4ZGEwMmM4MTRmNzU1MWU5NjQxYWYzMTVjZDIzNGIwYmE4MGZlZmIzYzNmMTI4MzYwNTFjODpo" unselectable="on">www.katyisd.org</a> to review the current active number of COVID-19 cases at their child’s campus. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">I</strong><strong unselectable="on">NTERMITTENT SCHOOL TO HOME ACADEMIC SUPPORT FOR TEMPORARY MEDICAL CONDITIONS</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">“Intermittent School to Home” academic support program remains available for eligible students.</strong> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">“Intermittent School to Home” academic support is a mechanism by which online instruction can be provided to in-person students if two requirements are met: </span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student is unable to attend school because of a temporary medical condition, AND </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The total amount of remote conferencing “Intermittent School to Home” instruction does not exceed more than 20 instructional days over the entirety of the school year. </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In addition, one of the following requirements must be met: </span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Student’s temporary medical condition is documented by a physician. </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student has a positive test result for a communicable disease. </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student has been identified as having been in close contact for COVID-19 </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Each campus will have an assigned employee to serve as an Intermittent School to Home Campus Facilitator to assist students. Please contact your child’s campus Intermittent School to Home Facilitator to request academic assistance with missed schoolwork. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">HOMEBOUND SERVICES</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The District’s homebound services may be an option for students with medical conditions which require in-home academic support for an extended amount of time. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s campus or click <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/sped/operatingguidelines/Documents/Homebound%20Brochure.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzo2ZGM5ZDJkYjE0MmE1MDk2NmQzNGUwNjliMDAzOTQ1ZDo1OjExNjY6MDI1NTUwNDVmNTEwMGFkMDUwMWI0NzAwYzk4OWUzNTcyNDNlODhkZmRhNWEzZmJmYTlmZGQ0ZjAwZmNiMzVkMDpo" unselectable="on">here</a> for information regarding homebound services. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">#OneKatyStrongerTogether</strong> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> </strong></div><p>​<br></p></div>
Katy ISD Celebrates Employees and Retirees at Annual Service Awards Ceremonyhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1611Katy ISD Celebrates Employees and Retirees at Annual Service Awards Ceremony<div class="ExternalClass45EB78E026D6462CB4DFD06F29FC0963"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">At this year's Katy ISD Employee Service Awards program on April 5, the District honored more than 600 employees and retirees for their careers in education.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD employees who have dedicated 15 to 40 years of service to the District, as well as retirees, were recognized for their commitment to student excellence and for making Katy ISD one of the best school districts in the state of Texas. When retirees bid farewell, they will collectively represent more than 5,400 years of experience in education.</p><p>“I am delighted to celebrate the milestone that each of our staff members has reached this year, as well as recognize the commitment they have demonstrated to the students, our colleagues and families of this District," said Greg Schulte, Katy ISD Board President.  “On behalf of the Board, we have the deepest admiration for all you have accomplished, and the foundation you have laid for future students and staff," added Schulte.<br></p><p>Additionally, Katy ISD employees who have served 35 and 40 years in the District were honored during the ceremony. Employees with 35 years of service include:<br></p><ul><li>Dee Archibald</li><li>Stacey Cave</li><li>Arturo DeLeon</li><li>Debbie McGuire</li><li>Brenda White</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">As a token of appreciation, 40-year employees were given a commemorative award for their dedication to creating a lasting legacy among students and staff at Katy ISD. Employees with 40 years of service include:</p><ul><li>Gary Joseph</li><li>Joy Patel</li><li>Adena Sealock. </li></ul><p>“Alongside the skills and talent each of our employees brings to the table, the relationships our employees have developed with each other and with the students, have set the groundwork for enriching and engaging learning environments across our 73 campuses and facilities," said Dr. Ken Gregorski, Superintendent of Schools at Katy ISD.  “I would like to personally say to all our employees that I truly appreciate your service to Katy ISD."<br></p><p><a href="https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzJBEc">Photos:  Katy ISD Employee Service Awards</a><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/040522_Employee%20Service%20Awards%20Event%20Photos%20(153).JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:267px;" />​<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/040522_Employee%20Service%20Awards%20Event%20Photos%20(183).JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:267px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/040522_Employee%20Service%20Awards%20Event%20Photos%20(187).JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:267px;" />​<br></p><p><br><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Students Win National Scholastic Art & Writing Awardshttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1610Katy ISD Students Win National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards<div class="ExternalClass34BA3D6AF2944333845E0F526C1AA3E2"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Six Katy ISD students will be recognized by one of the country's most prestigious programs for creative teens this summer.  Students from Seven Lakes and Taylor high schools, and Adams Junior High have been named National Scholastic Art & Writing gold medal recipients, and invited to be recognized at the organization's ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 9, 2022.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>National Gold Medalists include</strong></span>:</p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>Category</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>Student Name</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>School</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Art</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Srisha Chakraborty</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Seven Lakes High School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Art</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Evangeline Li</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Seven Lakes High School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Art</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Emily Han</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Taylor High School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Writing</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Halle McAdoo</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Adams Junior High</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Writing</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Jay Sahni</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Adams Junior High</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Writing</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Julia Stephens</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Seven Lakes High School</td></tr></tbody></table><p style="text-align:justify;">These students' winning pieces were selected out of more than 320,000 art and writing entries across 29 different categories.  This year, 262 Katy ISD students were named Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Award winners by the Harris County Department of Education.  Regional Scholastic Key awards included 50 Gold Art awards, 110 Silver Art awards, 38 Gold Writing awards and 64 Silver Writing awards.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“Each year there are thousands of entries ranging from photography, poetry, mixed media to short stories," said Susan Chiboroski, Assistant Fine Arts Director at Katy ISD.  “This year, students received opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication and scholarships," added Chiboroski. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, founded in 1923, provide young artists and writers in grades 7-12 with the opportunity to showcase their art and writing talents.  The goal of these competitions is to bring outstanding visual art and writing created by teens to a national audience by showcasing the work and encouraging creative development.  Click the <a href="https://www.hcde-texas.org/scholastic-awards">HCDE Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards</a> for a full list of Katy ISD winners.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/ni9dmiikqmhwaf5kmu7ps/h?dl=0&rlkey=2czg4wp4a3d42970nhky8gp5b">Photos:  National Scholastic Art and Writing Gold Medalists</a><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Trustees Kickoff Inaugural Raise Your Hand Texas Advocacy Programhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1609Katy ISD Trustees Kickoff Inaugural Raise Your Hand Texas Advocacy Program<div class="ExternalClassFE81614BD65B4075BE7CD1F8E00F327B"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Raise Your Hand Texas and the Katy ISD Board of Trustees kicked off the inaugural Raise Your Hand Texas Trustee Advocates Program this week with an onsite training session for school board leaders and Superintendent Ken Gregorski. Katy ISD is the first of nine school boards from across Texas to participate in the new program, which includes tools to ensure the perspectives, values and priorities of Katy ISD are at the forefront of legislative deliberation.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“As school leaders we are committed to working together with our community and state representatives to listen and engage parents and stakeholders in legislative processes impacting our students," said Dr. Ken Gregorski, Superintendent of Schools at Katy ISD.  “Legislative decisions have a tremendous impact on Texas school districts, and through advocacy, our District hopes to amplify our community's voice to influence education policy," added Gregorski.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Throughout the inaugural 18-month program, participants will learn to build a local public education advocacy network that encourages community connectedness and building awareness of state legislative issues. Additionally, local school leaders will share expertise and critical information with policymakers developing legislative bills.  <br></p><p>“There's considerable appetite and interest from across our state in building a meaningful advocacy program that brings together schools and local communities to educate and advocate in support of public education," said Dr. Libby Cohen, Raise Your Hand Texas' director of advocacy and outreach. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">A total of 27 school districts applied to participate in the Raise Your Hand Texas Trustee Advocates Program and nine were selected. This program is issue-based and non-partisan. The program will be held in accordance with the Open Meetings Act. Visit the <a href="https://www.raiseyourhandtexas.org/advocacy/trustee-advocates-program">Raise Your Hand Texas</a> program for additional information. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Raise%20Your%20Hand%20Texas%20April%204,%202022%2022.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:267px;" />​<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Raise%20Your%20Hand%20Texas%20April%204,%202022%2027.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:267px;" />​<em>Raise Your Hand Texas Training Workshop</em><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Return to School Updates - April 1https://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1608Return to School Updates - April 1<div class="ExternalClassB588593CE54442EBA64E45E98056ECEA"><p>​</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify s4-wpActive"><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/69850ac3d5a2a2f0ee82bbcd05e3ade2/Spring__Updates_4.png" alt="SPring Updates" width="799" height="146" /></span> </p> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>April 1, 2022</strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Dear Katy ISD Parents, Guardians and Staff,                    </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Below is this week’s ONEKaty Return to School Updates!                    </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Bulletins highlighted <span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong> </span>denote information that is new for the 2021-2022 school year.                   </span></p> <hr /> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">THE KATY ISD WELLNESS CENTER</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/b133d4c371af7769be011018431f1449/Wellness_Center.png" alt="wellness center" width="624" height="149" /></span> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4377473f678787eff2365a92ef4fa416/Wellness_Center.png" alt="Wellness" width="549" height="266" /></span> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Operating Hours: </strong>Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Location:</strong>  Agricultural Sciences Center, 5801 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road, Katy, TX 77493 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/returntoschool/Pages/COVID-Testing-Center.aspx">Wellness Center FAQs and Services</a> </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>HEALTH SERVICES </strong>             </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> All students enrolled in Katy ISD must be in compliance with state required immunizations. Immunization requirements can be found on the <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/healthservices/Pages/Immunizations.aspx">Katy ISD Health Services Immunizations page</a>.                             </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD Health Services Department has partnered with Texas Vaccine Institute to offer low-cost immunization opportunities for our students who may need state required vaccines for school attendance or who may want to take advantage of receiving the <strong><u>optional</u> Pfizer COVID-19 </strong>vaccine or the <strong>Flu vaccine.</strong>                </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>WHEN</strong>: April 7, 2022<strong> </strong>                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>TIME:</strong> 2 – 5 p.m.                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>LOCATION: </strong>  Professional Development Annex Building                           </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Texas Vaccine Institute provider information:                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>WHO</strong>: Accepting insured and uninsured                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>PRICE</strong>: $15 for one immunization; $25 for two, $30 for three or more for the REQUIRED STATE IMMUNIZATIONS                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>BRING</strong>: Campus nurse provided “PARENT NOTIFICATION OF IMMUNIZATION DUE" form, child’s personal immunization record, insurance card if insured. Accepting cash/credit/debit cards.               </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><u>OPTIONAL</u></strong><strong> VACCINES:</strong> Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (5+ yrs.) at NO COST, provide insurance card if insured.     </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">         </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6a009654f50a9ac60f0a18e32a812c1a/Class_of_3.jpg" alt="classof2022" width="800" height="146" style="display:block;margin-left:auto;margin-right:auto;" /></span> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;color:#000000;"><strong>NEW</strong></span><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong> Senior Survey</strong></span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The senior survey is now active in SchooLinks. Log into MyKaty Cloud, search for the SchooLinks tile, click on the tile, click on To-Do List, click the drop-down arrow and then click start to answer the short survey questions. Seniors are asked to complete the senior survey prior to picking up your cap and gown. </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/d03bf19992f96a175e00a5f8c537ea31/Senior_Survey.png" alt="senior survey" width="714" height="141" /></span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>FINANCIAL AID REQUIREMENT</strong>  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> In accordance with <a href="https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/TEC%2028.0256%20.pdf">Texas Education Code 28.0256</a>, seniors graduating in 2022 and thereafter must complete and submit, and show proof of submission, a free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) or a Texas application for state financial aid (TAFSA).    </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Seniors who choose to opt out must complete one of the following options:  </span></p> <ol> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student’s parent or other person standing in parental relation submits a signed form indicating that the parent or other person authorizes the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application;  </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student signs and submits the TEA opt-out form on the student’s own behalf if the student is 18 years of age or older or the student’s disabilities of minority have been removed for general purposes under Chapter <a href="https://texas.public.law/statutes/tex._fam._code_title_2_subtitle_a_chapter_31">31 (Removal of Disabilities of Minority)</a>, Family Code; or  </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The school counselor authorizes the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application for good cause, as determined by the school counselor.  </span></li> </ol> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The links below provide access to the TEA Opt-out form:    </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_english.pdf">https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_english.pdf</a>   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_spanish.pdf">https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_spanish.pdf</a>   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Your senior’s campus College and Career Facilitators will send out further instructions regarding how to submit proof of FAFSA or TAFSA submission or the TEA opt-out form by April 1, 2022</span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SPRING GRADUATION</strong>  </span><br><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6530112a109dd894102cf21f1bab936b/SpringGrad.png" alt="springgrad" width="707" height="199" /></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Legacy Stadium Graduation Schedule</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">6:00 p.m: Legacy Stadium Parking Lot Gates Open</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">6:30 p.m: Campus Staff Arrival at Designated Stadium Gate</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:00 p.m: Legacy Stadium Gates Open for Graduates & Guests</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">8:00 p.m: Graduation Ceremony Begins  </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In the event <strong>inclement weather</strong> is severe and impacts the scheduled evening ceremony, the graduation ceremony will be rescheduled to 9:00 a.m. the following day at Legacy Stadium.  However, every effort will be made to ensure the 8:00 p.m. evening ceremonies remain on schedule.       </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">Inclement Weather Rescheduled Legacy Stadium Graduation Ceremony</span> </strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:00 a.m. Legacy Stadium Parking Lot Gates Open</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:30 a.m. Campus Staff Arrival at Designated Stadium Gate</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">8:00 a.m. Legacy Stadium Gates Open for Graduates & Guests</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">9:00 a.m. Graduation Ceremony Begins  </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>Class of 22 Graduation Information- Cords, Cowls and Medals <br></strong></span>Congratulations to all our upcoming Class of 22 graduates! Please review the Class of 22 approved cords, cowls and medals for the graduation ceremonies.  The articles pictured are the only items approved to be worn at Katy ISD graduation ceremonies.        </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Cords-Cowls-Medals.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1Ojg1YTA6OWQyZmYwMmYxMmZhYjFjZTFhZTQzODRhOWU5MzRjYTVkY2ZjYmQ0NDMwN2Q2ODc3Njg3MzcwMWQ0ZDdiODdhYzpoOk4">https://www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Cords-Cowls-Medals.pdf</a>     </span> </p> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/0507f30dc7836da62e70f4c2fd134628/KSAT_Logo-01.png" alt="KSAT" width="298" height="273" /></span> </p> <p style="margin:0in;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD offers a menu of options in the summer to support students looking for additional academic support, course or credit recovery or students who are trying to get ahead by taking original credit courses. Details of available options can also be found on the <a href="/dept/campusadmin/ksat/Pages/default.aspx">summer webpage</a> on The District’s website. General summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:summerschool@katyisd.org">summerschool@katyisd.org</a>.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL – ORIGINAL CREDIT</strong></span> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a8031c3266476517f1b7ba580110d012/KVS.png" alt="kvs" width="249" height="79" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>All original credit summer courses will be offered exclusively through Katy Virtual School.</strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/instructionaltechnology/katyonline/Pages/Katy-Virtual-School.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjAwYzA6YTlkY2MwM2NiYTE0OWMzNjdjY2ViYWEzYTExZjc2ZDU1MTI3Njc5YzllNTViM2M4NTkwM2MyODcwMDhjZmEwZDpoOk4"><strong>https://www.katyisd.org</strong></a>        </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy Virtual School (KVS) online classes are a way for secondary students to acquire graduation credits and/or expand their learning opportunities through paid, online supplemental high school credit courses during the summer and school year.        </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVS courses:        </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Provide flexibility in scheduling.         </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Allow students to get ahead on credits.        </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Provide opportunity to access courses that are not offered on the home campus.        </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Help students moving into Katy ISD from outside Texas to meet graduation requirements.         </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Courses are developed and taught by Katy ISD teachers.         </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVS offers over 45 approved College Board Advanced Placement (AP), Katy Advanced Program (KAP) and academic level courses. The cost is $200 per semester with reduced or no fees for students identified as economically disadvantaged. Courses are approved by the NCAA for student initial eligibility and KVS is an approved College Board Online Provider.         </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Registration is now open for summer 2022, fall 2022 and spring 2023. </strong>Questions can be answered through your home campus counselor, <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/instructionaltechnology/katyonline/Pages/FAQs.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjdjMDk6ZjAyMjBlYjJiMmRlN2ZiZTg0NzdhYTY0MGExMDgyODY0MjNhZjEyYTcwODA2MWM4NTMzNTg1MDQ3MmZjZDE3MzpoOk4">Katy Virtual School FAQ,</a> or email <a href="mailto:katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org">katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org</a>.        </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL - COURSE OR CREDIT RECOVERY </strong>   </span>   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Summer school registration for students currently in 6th - 12th grades who need course or credit recovery <strong>will open May 2, 2022</strong>.  Summer School will offer one summer session from June 14 through July 14.    </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Summer school for students in grades 6<sup>th</sup> through 11<sup>th</sup> grade will be held at Cinco Ranch High School.  Summer school for students in grade 12 and scheduled to graduate in August 2022 will be held at Raines Academy. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Course/Credit recovery will host a mandatory, in-person orientation for students June 14-17. After the orientation is complete, students may continue to work remotely if their progress in the course is on target for completion. If students need additional support, they will have access to report to their assigned campus lab and teacher for in-person support, Monday through Thursday between 8:00am and 3:30pm.       </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Secondary summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:juniorhighsummerschool@katyisd.org">juniorhighsummerschool@katyisd.org</a> or <a href="mailto:highschoolsummerschool@katyisd.org">highschoolsummerschool@katyisd.org</a>.     </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>ELEMENTARY SUMMER SCHOOL</strong>    </span>   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Eligible elementary students may attend one of the following summer elementary programs.  Elementary campus counselors will be in contact during the spring semester to confirm student eligibility.   Elementary summer school is offered by invitation only.      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>ESL/Bilingual Program </strong>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>English Language Development Program </strong>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>HB 4545 Accelerated Learning for students in 5th grade.</strong>       </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Elementary summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:elementarysummerschool@katyisd.org">elementarysummerschool@katyisd.org</a>.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>COLLEGE AND CAREER LABS</strong> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">A centralized college and career lab at the KSAT campus, Cinco Ranch High School, is open to all high school students this summer who would like assistance in one or more of the following areas:  </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Preparing for the college application openings in August of 2022 </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">College/career interest </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">College essay prep, scholarship searches </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Timeline reviews </span></li> </ul> <p style="margin:0in;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The lab will be accepting appointments for select days beginning June 14 through July 14. In addition, many high school campuses will also offer an opportunity to meet with their home campus College and Career Facilitator for support in these areas, as well. More details will be available soon!</span></p> <p style="margin:0in;"> </p> <p style="margin:0in;text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/33f1e0f324d222c0377a8e5f1c8dd013/Student_Updates_-_ALL.JPG" alt="student updates all" width="699" height="86" /></span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>FREE MEALS, THE SOCIOECONOMIC INCOME FORM and FREE & REDUCED MEAL APPLICATION</strong></span>                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on April 20, 2021 that all schools will be allowed to serve free breakfast and lunch to all students, regardless of eligibility, through </span>the end of the school year<span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">. While meals are free to everyone, it is important to still fill out a Free and Reduced Meal Application, as you may qualify for other benefits and discounts. <a href="/Documents/Free%20and%20Reduced%20Meal%20Benefits%20Flyer.pdf">Additional benefits</a> may include:                             </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Free</strong>                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Pre-K programs                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Use of musical instruments for band and orchestra                </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Career and Technical Education certification exams                </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Summer meals                     </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Discounted</strong>                </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Summer school tuition                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Advanced Placement exams                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> SAT and ACT test fees                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> College application fees                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Career and Technical Education fees                                 </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Free and Reduced Meal Benefit Applications are available online at <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.schoolcafe.com/__%3b%21%21N081aGSY%21HE9mxGZVYMdjHE4hYwfr73-fNhJWIL0XGC7iwf9otEGxua7k1XKILWrgzt2kWvy3ZmfRdg$">SchoolCafe.com</a><u>.</u> To deposit funds online for a la carte purchases, please visit <a href="/PNG/Pages/default.aspx">Pay N’ Go</a>.                                 </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD is asking all parents to complete the Socioeconomic Income Form two-part questionnaire in the Annual Student Update.  Submitting the questionnaire information will support Katy ISD in qualifying for additional state dollars to support our students’ continued academic and personal success during the upcoming school year.    </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SPEAKUP ANONYMOUS REPORTING APP</strong>  </span> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4e4cc56fc02c92582f6fbb1e9d80e618/SpeakUpIcon.JPG" alt="speakup" width="198" height="199" /></span><br><br></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">SpeakUP is the anonymous reporting platform that students, parents, and patrons can use to report safety concerns, bullying, threats of violence, drug use, as well as any other concerns related to student physical or mental health. SpeakUP is available for download in the Apple Store or Google Play. It is also available on all District websites, computers and District devices. SpeakUP provides an opportunity for the Katy ISD community to anonymously provide valuable information to District administration and law enforcement that will help keep our students safe.                       </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT</strong>  </span>          </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/default.aspx">Parent & Student Tech Resources & Support</a> (if you are not able to find your answer, please access our new parent/student ticketing system, instructions at the bottom of the page)        </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Parent-Tech-FAQs.aspx">Parent Technology FAQs <br> </a><a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Knowledge-Base-for-Students-and-Parents.aspx">Katy 1 Source (Parent & Student Searchable Knowledge Base)</a>        </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parent Tech Support: 281-396-7400 (info line only)      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong></span><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> ELEMENTARY BELL SCHELDULE: 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR</span><br></strong>Katy ISD’s elementary bell schedule will see a slight adjustment beginning fall 2022 in an effort to maximize bus routes, minimize service delays, and accommodate for ongoing driver shortages. Please note that <u>the bell schedule adjustment only affects elementary campuses</u>. There will be no change to the 2022-2023 Katy ISD junior high nor high school bell schedules.</span><br><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4f7953ca5e516cabbd0edc5af468cc94/2022-2023_Elementary_Bell_Schedule_Adjustment_Tiers.PNG" alt="ELEM TIERS" width="700" height="395" /></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Should you have any questions about the elementary bell schedule adjustment, do not hesitate to call (281) 396-2110 or email <a href="mailto:kellyesmego@katyisd.org">kellyesmego@katyisd.org</a>. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/31234feb3d3b68942f543515a72d00c8/Student_Updates_-_SECONDARY.JPG" alt="secondary updates" width="699" height="88" /></span> </p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>COURSE SELECTION TIMELINE FOR 5th – 11th GRADE STUDENTS</strong>   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Monday, March 21 – Sunday, March 27:</strong>  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Secondary course verification  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Monday, March 28 – Friday, April 1:</strong>  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Secondary counselors complete course verification changes  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>Parent Access to SchooLinks</strong>  <br></span>Parents are now able to access SchooLinks via My Katy Cloud. Parents will need to log into MyKaty Cloud and then click the SchooLinks tile.   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Parents will be able to verify student course requests in SchooLinks after Spring Break.  Stay tuned for campus based eNews on Monday, March 21 regarding next steps.      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">ATHLETICS</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">See all of our latest schedules, including playoff information here: <a href="https://www.rankonesport.com/Schedules/View_Schedule_All_Web.aspx?D=E60DB75B-3AB2-4FE7-B746-0735376AFB5B&MT=0">Katy ISD Schedules</a>     </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="background-color:#00ff00;">NEW</span> <span style="color:#ff0000;">FINE ARTS</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">       </span> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Katy ISD Jazz Festival</strong> <br></span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">On Saturday April 2<sup>nd</sup> Katy ISD will be hosting Music for All’s regional affiliate festival at Taylor High School. Ensembles will be performing throughout the day starting at 8:00 a.m. The festival will conclude with our Yamaha guest artist, <a href="https://www.walterwhitemusic.net/">Walter White</a>, performing with the University of Houston Jazz Orchestra at 7:00 p.m. Additionally, the Katy ISD Jazz All-Star band composed of the top jazz performers in the district will open the featured concert. For tickets to attend the concert, school performances and/or masterclasses click <a href="https://www.vancoevents.com/us/eventlist/katyisdfinearts">here</a> for information. Students are highly encouraged to attend and all students are able participate in the improvisation masterclasses at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong></span><strong> Fine Arts UIL Events</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Concert & Sightreading Evaluations are taking place across all Choir, Orchestra, and Band disciplines. For detailed information please refer to the district calendar. The directors and students would love to have an audience as they go through this process. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Fine Arts Event Calendar</strong>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Musical Season is upon us!  We encourage the Katy community to attend our amazing  fine arts productions that are held across the district.  For a current list of fine arts performances, please click on the following link for information:  <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/finearts/Pages/Calendar.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OmMxYzc6ZTE4NjY5YjU0OGMxNTlhMjM4ZTY1N2UxMWUzMGY5NjlkMTFhYzdiZTg2NzBiMWNlNzk5NmNmNzBjZDYyMTU3NzpoOk4">https://www.katyisd.org/dept/finearts/Pages/Calendar.aspx</a>       </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Note:</strong> For ticketed campus held events, please contact the local campus or program.     <strong> </strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>HIGH SCHOOL EXEMPTION CRITERIA</strong>   </span>    </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/57c7785324272efb477280ceaa22f025/image004.png" alt="exempt" width="283" height="170" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The 2021-2022 and the 2022-2023 final exam exemption criteria information is accessible via the <a href="https://mykaty.katyisd.org/LoginPolicy.jsp">MyKaty Cloud</a> “Exemption Information” tile now available for quick and easy reference.                    </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In preparation for the 2022-2023 school year and the reinstatement of the attendance requirement to exempt high school final exams, students are encouraged to review the 2022-2023 exemption criteria. All absences will count toward the maximum of 8 allowed unless the absences are school-related (see attendance codes per the 2022-2023 exemption form).         </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT REQUEST</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6a88b6c8be424c9affa7c1d5c92fe2e6/scriborder_icon.JPG" alt="scriborder" width="133" height="132" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Current high school students and 2004 to present alumni students can request their high school transcript through <a href="https://katyisdtx.scriborder.com/">ScribOrder</a>. Alumni prior to 2004 should reach out to the campus registrar to make a request.  </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SCHOOLINKS</strong>  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">SchooLinks is a college and career readiness platform that helps students discover their interests and strengths, explore colleges and careers, and create an individualized career and academic plan that best reflects their post-secondary goals. SchooLinks  is accessible to students in 6th - 12th grades, and their parents.                                               </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Using SchooLinks, students and families can:</strong>          </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Build their Personal Graduation Plan        </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Access career interest, strength and mindset surveys          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Explore 2-year and 4-year colleges          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Create course plans based on career pathways          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Take virtual reality college campus tours          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Search for scholarships          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Learn about financial aid          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Find internship and volunteer opportunities          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Explore traditional, emerging and military career fields          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Create digital portfolios / resumes          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Communicate with counselors            </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Student Login:</strong>          </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Students login to SchooLinks via MyKaty Cloud, then select SchooLinks logo.                  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Parent/Guardian Login: </strong>          </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents/Guardians will have login access to SchooLinks at a later date.           </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">If you want to learn more about SchooLinks please visit: </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://hello.schoolinks.com/">https://hello.schoolinks.com/</a>                  </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SE</strong><strong>CONDARY STUDENT</strong> <strong>EXTRA-CURRICULAR TRANSPORTATION WAIVER</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/2b33f544d07547aef4dfc419626f5499/Picture2345.png" alt="Transportation Waiver" width="118" height="119" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Transportation Waiver is available to parents who wish to opt-out of District transportation services for secondary student extra-curricular activities. <strong>This opt-out option remains available through the end of the spring 2022 semester. </strong>The opt-out form can be accessed through MyKaty Cloud via the Transportation Waiver tile. </span></p> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ba8c9464906989960efdfb0ccd7f0924/Parent_Updates.JPG" alt="parent updates" width="699" height="88" /></span> </p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>LIBRARY BOOK INFORMATION</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents of secondary students may be notified via email if their child checks out a Young Adult Fiction book from the campus library. This optional notification is available if a parent elected to receive the library notification when filling out the online Return to School Enrollment update in August.  If a parent did not elect to receive the library notification, parents/guardians may contact <a href="mailto:Bookconcern@KatyISD.org">Bookconcern@KatyISD.org</a> to make a change and request the notification.</span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/269f8e0077b23556f958434efd80cc30/onthego.png" alt="onthego" width="193" height="60" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Parents/guardians of elementary and secondary students may also download the <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/sites/mobileapp/Pages/default.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpiNDFiYmQyMDFhZTM4ODcxZjQ2ZmVlOWFmYjQ1ZTBmZDo1OmVhMTU6OTQ0MDg2ZWExZGQxY2FjNzUwZTRlYWY5ZGM1MTM2NWI0ODU3NTc0ZGVmMTc5OGU2OTBlOTQwMWU1NGUwMjBhODpo">Katy<em> OnTheGo</em></a> app to review the books that their student has checked out.     </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">PARTNERS WITH PARENTS (PWP): INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE REVIEW REQUESTS</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a86685ca826223d56f7585ad844a7c67/PWP.png" alt="PWP" width="120" height="119" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD values the continued partnership with our parents to ensure our students have access to the finest instructional resources available. The PWP Online Book Review app has been expanded to include review options for all Instructional Resources. Parents/Guardians with concerns regarding an Instructional Resource (i.e. Instructional Materials, Library Books, Internet/Online Materials) that may be in violation of Board Policy EF Local that pertains to the “pervasively vulgar" standard, are encouraged to fill out an online review form via the Partner with Parents (PWP) Instructional Resource Review app available on MyKaty cloud.      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">To access the PWP app, l<a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___http:/mykaty.katyisd.org/___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjU2NGM6NzY2Yzc2NTY0MTE4MDBlOWFjMDBkNDdiMDBkZTYyYjAyZTY4N2MzODI2NzYwMWRkZGY0NGYxY2I5MWFmMTg0NTpoOk4">og in to MyKaty  </a>using your Katy ISD ID number and password.  Parents/guardians will use the same ID and password used to log into the Home Access Center (HAC).      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>DISTRICT OPERATIONAL STAFFING CHALLENGES </strong> </span>         </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Katy ISD’s Operations Division, which consists of bus drivers, food service employees, custodians, skilled trades, and other essential staff, has been particularly hard hit by staffing shortages, with over a hundred existing vacancies. In result, parents may see minor adjustments to bus service, cafeteria menu options, and campus maintenance schedules when needed. Please know that our dedicated operations teams are making every effort to minimize the impact on these services.   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>KATY ISD IS HIRING!</strong>    <br></span><strong>Bus drivers, food service, custodial, repair teams,</strong> <strong>teachers, aides, and more!: </strong><a href="https://katy.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx">bit.ly/ApplyKatyISD</a>   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">PARENT COMMUNITY EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/39a4144588e6d3a821ed3f48c4d5caf7/CrimeStoppers.png" alt="crime stoppers" width="262" height="72" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In partnership with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Crime Stoppers Houston hosts the webinar series: S.A.V.E. (Safety Awareness. Valuable Education). This series serves as a platform for discussion on many topics that concern the safety of our schools and community.  These topics include: mental health, human trafficking, social media and internet safety. Please see the link for upcoming webinars available throughout the month of January. <a href="https://crime-stoppers.org/events/2022-01/">S.A.V.E. Webinar Series January</a> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>CHILD FIND </strong>  </span>                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Child Find is a process designed to identify, locate, and evaluate individuals from birth to 21 years of age who may need special education and related services. If you are concerned that your child may have a disability, contact your student’s school for more information about the Child Find process or click on the following link.                   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="/dept/sped/Pages/Child%20Find.aspx">Katy ISD Child Find Information Page</a>         </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SAFE RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN- updated 01/18/2022</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ec540b6caab3692a7af7baecb0e44cad/SRTS_Plan.JPG" alt="safe return to school" width="275" height="48" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">All District sites are at Stage 4 as outlined in the <a href="/returntoschool/Documents/SRTS_Plan.pdf">Safe Return to School Plan Appendix A COVID-19</a>.  Families are encouraged to review the <a href="https://gis.katyisd.org/covid/">Katy ISD Dashboard</a> to monitor their child’s school and facility sites. Parents and guardians are reminded to please not send their child to school if they: </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Have COVID-19 symptoms </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Are awaiting a COVID-19 test result </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Are test-confirmed for COVID-19  </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Reminder:  </strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Quarantine protocol for students who test positive is 10 days as per the Texas Education Agency (TEA) <a href="https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/covid/SY-20-21-Public-Health-Guidance.pdf">Public Health Guidance</a> and the state Department of State Health Services (DSHS) <a href="https://dshs.texas.gov/covid19readmission/">COVID-19 School Readmission Criteria</a>.   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Intermittent School to Home academic support continues to be available for students with extended medical absences.  Please contact your child’s campus attendance clerk or Intermittent School to Home Facilitator for assistance.     </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>COVID-19 SELF REPORTING APP</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/f1fd600fc571d3f04830bdc13722e4ba/COVID_Self_Report.png" alt="covid reporting app" width="249" height="42" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Staff, students and parents are asked to self report if they have received a COVID-19 positive test result. The self-reporting system enables the District’s Emergency Operations Management team to notify individuals in Katy ISD buildings who may have been directly exposed to the person.                                                                     </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>STUDENT CLASSROOM & STUDENT PROGRAM NOTIFICATION OF A COVID-19 POSITIVE</strong>                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents will receive a notification if their child may have been in close contact with an individual who has reported a COVID-19 positive in their classroom or school program. Parents are encouraged to check the Katy ISD COVID-19 Dashboard at <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___http:/www.katyisd.org/___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzo2ZGM5ZDJkYjE0MmE1MDk2NmQzNGUwNjliMDAzOTQ1ZDo1OjRkYTI6NmM2Mzg3ZTVlNWM4ZGEwMmM4MTRmNzU1MWU5NjQxYWYzMTVjZDIzNGIwYmE4MGZlZmIzYzNmMTI4MzYwNTFjODpo">www.katyisd.org</a> to review the current active number of COVID-19 cases at their child’s campus.                                  </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>I</strong><strong>NTERMITTENT SCHOOL TO HOME ACADEMIC SUPPORT FOR TEMPORARY MEDICAL CONDITIONS</strong>    </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>“Intermittent School to Home” academic support program remains available for eligible students.</strong>   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">“Intermittent School to Home” academic support is a mechanism by which online instruction can be provided to in-person students if two requirements are met:    </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student is unable to attend school because of a temporary medical condition, AND    </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The total amount of remote conferencing “Intermittent School to Home” instruction does not exceed more than 20 instructional days over the entirety of the school year.    </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In addition, one of the following requirements must be met:    </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Student’s temporary medical condition is documented by a physician.    </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student has a positive test result for a communicable disease.    </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student has been identified as having been in close contact for COVID-19    </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Each campus will have an assigned employee to serve as an Intermittent School to Home Campus Facilitator to assist students.  Please contact your child’s campus Intermittent School to Home Facilitator to request academic assistance with missed schoolwork.    </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>HOMEBOUND SERVICES</strong>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The District’s homebound services may be an option for students with medical conditions which require in-home academic support for an extended amount of time. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s campus or click <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/sped/operatingguidelines/Documents/Homebound%20Brochure.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzo2ZGM5ZDJkYjE0MmE1MDk2NmQzNGUwNjliMDAzOTQ1ZDo1OjExNjY6MDI1NTUwNDVmNTEwMGFkMDUwMWI0NzAwYzk4OWUzNTcyNDNlODhkZmRhNWEzZmJmYTlmZGQ0ZjAwZmNiMzVkMDpo">here</a> for information regarding homebound services.                            </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>#OneKatyStrongerTogether</strong>     </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Adjusts Elementary Bell Schedule for 2022-2023 School Yearhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1607Katy ISD Adjusts Elementary Bell Schedule for 2022-2023 School Year<div class="ExternalClass6335C140AA9F41A5BF47F04F430375C5"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">When the 2022-2023 school year begins, Katy ISD elementary students will see a slight adjustment to their bell schedule.  The adjusted elementary bell schedule will help alleviate transportation challenges related to route times and driver shortages.  Effective August 2022, elementary campuses will fall under one of three tiers: </span><br></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Tier A (7:50 a.m. – 3 p.m.)</li><li>Mid-Tier (8:10 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.) </li><li>Tier B (8:30 a.m. – 3:40 p.m.)</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">“In an effort to maximize bus routes, minimize service delays and accommodate for our current driver shortage, the adjusted elementary bell schedule is a mechanism to assist the Transportation Department in improving the services it offers eligible bus riders," said Ted Vierling, Chief of Operations at Katy ISD.  “Additionally, this allows the District to better utilize its drivers," added Vierling. </p><p>The bell schedule adjustment <span style="text-decoration:underline;">only</span> affects elementary campuses.  There will be no change to the 2022-2023 Katy ISD junior high and high school bell schedules. Below are the three tiers with assigned campuses: </p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>Tier A Elementary Ca</strong><strong>mpuses (7:50 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Alexander</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Hutsell</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Rylander</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Campbell</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">McRoberts</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Sundown</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Cimarron</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Memorial Parkway</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Winborn</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Hayes </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Rhoads</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">WoodCreek</td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>Mid-Tier Elementary Campuses (8:10 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.)</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Bear Creek</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Griffin</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Randolph</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Bethke</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Holland</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Shafer</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Bryant</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Katy</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Stanley</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Exley</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Mayde Creek</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">West Memorial</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Fielder</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">McElwain</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Williams</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Franz</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Morton Ranch</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Wilson</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Golbow</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Nottingham Country</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Wolfe</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>Tier B Elementary Campuses (8:30 a.m. – 3:40 p.m.)</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Creech</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">King</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Schmalz</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Davidson</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Leonard</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Stephens</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Jenks</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Pattison</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Wolman</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Kilpatrick</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Robertson</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Parents can determine if their child/children are eligible for bus service by visiting the <a href="https://busroutes.katyisd.org/wqsimweb/webquery/">Katy ISD Transportation WebQuery</a> page. <br></p><p><br></p></div>
Paetow High School Announces New Head Football Coachhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1606Paetow High School Announces New Head Football Coach<div class="ExternalClass6C894A03063C4A9683785BA372DDE51B"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">The 2021 State Football Championship team at Paetow High School has a new football coach.  Coach Lonnie Teagle was formally announced as the new campus athletic coordinator and head football coach for the Paetow Panthers this week. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Teagle has 16 years of experience in education and coaching. He began his career in August 2006 at McMath Middle School in Denton Independent School District, where he was the campus athletic coordinator and physical education football, basketball and track coach.  In August 2012, he joined Denton High School as a world history teacher and head track and football wide receiver coach. During his five-year tenure at the high school, the Denton Broncos won two district championships, qualified for several regional and state games and earned several student-athletic recognitions in track and football.  Teagle decided to join Coppell High School in Coppell Independent School District in August 2017 as a U.S. History teacher and a running back and receivers coach.  Two years later, Teagle returned to Denton ISD, this time as a world geography teacher and as a running back coach for Denton Ryan High School.  A year later, he was promoted to offensive coordinator at Denton Ryan. While at Denton Ryan, Teagle was a key contributor to the football program's success as the team reached the 5A Division 1 state title game in 2019 and subsequently won the 5A Division 1 state title in 2020.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“Coach Teagle comes highly recommended and brings a championship pedigree to the Paetow High School football and athletic program," said Debbie Decker, Katy ISD Executive Director of Athletics.  “With his experience, we are confident that Coach Teagle and his staff will build upon the success of the Paetow HS football program.  His commitment to the development of the individual student/athlete stood out during the selection process and is matched only by his commitment to the overall success of the entire athletic program at Paetow High School," added Decker.  <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD is excited to welcome Coach Teagle and his family to the district.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Teagle holds a Bachelor of Science in Recreation from Alcorn State University and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Texas Women's University in Denton.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/033022_PHS%20Coach%20Teagle%20-%20larger.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p></div>
Board of Trustees Approves New Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learninghttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1604Board of Trustees Approves New Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning<div class="ExternalClass2BC6F971070B48C890D88CC62CBB2234"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">During tonight's monthly Katy ISD board meeting, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved Dr. Sanée Bell as the new Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning.  Dr. Bell previously served as the Executive Director for Secondary Teaching and Learning.  She has more than 22 years of educational experience, most of which was spent as part of the Katy ISD family.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dr. Bell began her career in 2000 as an eighth-grade Language Arts teacher in Louisville, Kentucky.  Two years later, she moved to Texas and joined the Katy High School Tigers as an English teacher and basketball coach.  In 2005, Dr. Bell was promoted to Assistant Principal at West Memorial Junior High and then transferred to WoodCreek Junior High in 2008 to serve the Timberwolves in the same capacity.  One of Dr. Bell's aspirations was to lead a campus, and her professional goal became a reality in 2011 when she was named the principal of Cimarron Elementary.  During her five-year tenure at Cimarron, Dr. Bell was recognized as the 2015 Katy ISD Elementary Principal of the Year.  In 2016, she became the principal of Morton Ranch Junior High until she was named the Executive Director of Secondary Teaching and Learning in 2021.<br></p><p>​​“Katy ISD has always held a special place in my heart. To serve such a thriving and diverse school district is an honor that I cherish dearly," said Dr. Sanée Bell. “In this new role, I, along with the other team members that compose the Teaching and Learning Division, will focus on ensuring that the more than 90,000 students we support are engaging in learning experiences that prepare them for their future," added Dr. Bell.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dr. Bell holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Allied Language Arts from Western Kentucky University, as well as a Master of Science in Educational Management and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership with an emp​hasis in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston – Clear Lake.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;">​​<img src="/PublishingImages/Board%20Recognitions%20March%2028,%202022%2017%20Dr.%20Sanee%20Bell.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:267px;" /></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">Dr. Sanée Bell <br> Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning</span></em><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Return to School Updates - March 25https://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1603Return to School Updates - March 25<div class="ExternalClassE48FC7F2B5784883BC8E82F265D4D1FA"><p>​</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify"><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/69850ac3d5a2a2f0ee82bbcd05e3ade2/Spring__Updates_4.png" alt="SPring Updates" width="799" height="146" /></span> </p> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>March 25, 2022</strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Dear Katy ISD Parents, Guardians and Staff,                    </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Below is this week’s ONEKaty Return to School Updates!                    </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Bulletins highlighted <span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong> </span>denote information that is new for the 2021-2022 school year.                   </span></p> <hr /> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">THE KATY ISD WELLNESS CENTER</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/b133d4c371af7769be011018431f1449/Wellness_Center.png" alt="wellness center" width="624" height="149" /></span> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4377473f678787eff2365a92ef4fa416/Wellness_Center.png" alt="Wellness" width="549" height="266" /></span> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Operating Hours: </strong>Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Location:</strong>  Agricultural Sciences Center, 5801 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road, Katy, TX 77493 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/returntoschool/Pages/COVID-Testing-Center.aspx">Wellness Center FAQs and Services</a> </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>HEALTH SERVICES </strong>             </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> All students enrolled in Katy ISD must be in compliance with state required immunizations. Immunization requirements can be found on the <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/healthservices/Pages/Immunizations.aspx">Katy ISD Health Services Immunizations page</a>.                             </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD Health Services Department has partnered with Texas Vaccine Institute to offer low-cost immunization opportunities for our students who may need state required vaccines for school attendance or who may want to take advantage of receiving the <strong><u>optional</u> Pfizer COVID-19 </strong>vaccine or the <strong>Flu vaccine.</strong>                </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>WHEN</strong>: April 7, 2022<strong> </strong>                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>TIME:</strong> 2 – 5 p.m.                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>LOCATION: </strong>  Professional Development Annex Building                           </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Texas Vaccine Institute provider information:                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>WHO</strong>: Accepting insured and uninsured                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>PRICE</strong>: $15 for one immunization; $25 for two, $30 for three or more for the REQUIRED STATE IMMUNIZATIONS                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>BRING</strong>: Campus nurse provided “PARENT NOTIFICATION OF IMMUNIZATION DUE" form, child’s personal immunization record, insurance card if insured. Accepting cash/credit/debit cards.               </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><u>OPTIONAL</u></strong><strong> VACCINES:</strong> Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (5+ yrs.) at NO COST, provide insurance card if insured.     </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">         </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6a009654f50a9ac60f0a18e32a812c1a/Class_of_3.jpg" alt="classof2022" width="800" height="146" style="display:block;margin-left:auto;margin-right:auto;" /></span> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;color:#000000;"><strong>NEW</strong></span><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong> Senior Survey</strong></span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The senior survey is now active in SchooLinks. Log into MyKaty Cloud, search for the SchooLinks tile, click on the tile, click on To-Do List, click the drop-down arrow and then click start to answer the short survey questions.  This survey <strong><u>must be</u></strong> completed.  You will not be able to pick up your cap and gown until you have completed the survey.</span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/d03bf19992f96a175e00a5f8c537ea31/Senior_Survey.png" alt="senior survey" width="714" height="141" /></span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SPRING GRADUATION</strong>  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6530112a109dd894102cf21f1bab936b/SpringGrad.png" alt="springgrad" width="707" height="199" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">Legacy Stadium Graduation Schedule</span></strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">6:00 p.m: Legacy Stadium Parking Lot Gates Open</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">6:30 p.m: Campus Staff Arrival at Designated Stadium Gate</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:00 p.m: Legacy Stadium Gates Open for Graduates & Guests</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">8:00 p.m: Graduation Ceremony Begins  </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In the event <strong>inclement weather</strong> is severe and impacts the scheduled evening ceremony, the graduation ceremony will be rescheduled to 9:00 a.m. the following day at Legacy Stadium.  However, every effort will be made to ensure the 8:00 p.m. evening ceremonies remain on schedule.       </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">Inclement Weather Rescheduled Legacy Stadium Graduation Ceremony </span></strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:00 a.m. Legacy Stadium Parking Lot Gates Open</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:30 a.m. Campus Staff Arrival at Designated Stadium Gate</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">8:00 a.m. Legacy Stadium Gates Open for Graduates & Guests</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">9:00 a.m. Graduation Ceremony Begins  </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong> </span><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">Class of 22 Graduation Information- Cords, Cowls and Medals </span><br></strong>Congratulations to all our upcoming Class of 22 graduates! Please review the Class of 22 approved cords, cowls and medals for the graduation ceremonies.  The articles pictured are the only items approved to be worn at Katy ISD graduation ceremonies.        </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Cords-Cowls-Medals.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1Ojg1YTA6OWQyZmYwMmYxMmZhYjFjZTFhZTQzODRhOWU5MzRjYTVkY2ZjYmQ0NDMwN2Q2ODc3Njg3MzcwMWQ0ZDdiODdhYzpoOk4">https://www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Cords-Cowls-Medals.pdf</a>      </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>FINANCIAL AID REQUIREMENT</strong>  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> In accordance with <a href="https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/TEC%2028.0256%20.pdf">Texas Education Code 28.0256</a>, seniors graduating in 2022 and thereafter must complete and submit, and show proof of submission, a free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) or a Texas application for state financial aid (TAFSA).    </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Seniors who choose to opt out must complete one of the following options:  </span></p> <ol> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student’s parent or other person standing in parental relation submits a signed form indicating that the parent or other person authorizes the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application;  </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student signs and submits the TEA opt-out form on the student’s own behalf if the student is 18 years of age or older or the student’s disabilities of minority have been removed for general purposes under Chapter <a href="https://texas.public.law/statutes/tex._fam._code_title_2_subtitle_a_chapter_31">31 (Removal of Disabilities of Minority)</a>, Family Code; or  </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The school counselor authorizes the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application for good cause, as determined by the school counselor.  </span></li> </ol> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The links below provide access to the TEA Opt-out form:    </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_english.pdf">https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_english.pdf</a>   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_spanish.pdf">https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_spanish.pdf</a>   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Your senior’s campus College and Career Facilitators will send out further instructions regarding how to submit proof of FAFSA or TAFSA submission or the TEA opt-out form by April 1, 2022</span></p> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/0507f30dc7836da62e70f4c2fd134628/KSAT_Logo-01.png" alt="KSAT" width="298" height="273" /></span> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin:0in;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong> </span>Katy ISD offers a menu of options in the summer to support students looking for additional academic support, course or credit recovery or students who are trying to get ahead by taking original credit courses. Details of available options can also be found on the <a href="/dept/campusadmin/ksat/Pages/default.aspx">summer webpage</a> on The District’s website. General summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:summerschool@katyisd.org">summerschool@katyisd.org</a>.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL – ORIGINAL CREDIT</strong></span> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a8031c3266476517f1b7ba580110d012/KVS.png" alt="kvs" width="249" height="79" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>All original credit summer courses will be offered exclusively through Katy Virtual School.</strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/instructionaltechnology/katyonline/Pages/Katy-Virtual-School.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjAwYzA6YTlkY2MwM2NiYTE0OWMzNjdjY2ViYWEzYTExZjc2ZDU1MTI3Njc5YzllNTViM2M4NTkwM2MyODcwMDhjZmEwZDpoOk4"><strong>https://www.katyisd.org</strong></a>        </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy Virtual School (KVS) online classes are a way for secondary students to acquire graduation credits and/or expand their learning opportunities through paid, online supplemental high school credit courses during the summer and school year.        </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVS courses:        </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Provide flexibility in scheduling.         </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Allow students to get ahead on credits.        </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Provide opportunity to access courses that are not offered on the home campus.        </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Help students moving into Katy ISD from outside Texas to meet graduation requirements.         </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Courses are developed and taught by Katy ISD teachers.         </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVS offers over 45 approved College Board Advanced Placement (AP), Katy Advanced Program (KAP) and academic level courses. The cost is $200 per semester with reduced or no fees for students identified as economically disadvantaged. Courses are approved by the NCAA for student initial eligibility and KVS is an approved College Board Online Provider.         </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Registration is now open for summer 2022, fall 2022 and spring 2023. </strong>Questions can be answered through your home campus counselor, <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/instructionaltechnology/katyonline/Pages/FAQs.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjdjMDk6ZjAyMjBlYjJiMmRlN2ZiZTg0NzdhYTY0MGExMDgyODY0MjNhZjEyYTcwODA2MWM4NTMzNTg1MDQ3MmZjZDE3MzpoOk4">Katy Virtual School FAQ,</a> or email <a href="mailto:katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org">katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org</a>.        </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong></span><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong> SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL - COURSE OR CREDIT RECOVERY </strong>   </span>   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Summer school registration for students currently in 6th - 12th grades who need course or credit recovery <strong>will open May 2, 2022</strong>.  Summer School will offer one summer session from June 14 through July 14.    </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Summer school for students in grades 6<sup>th</sup> through 11<sup>th</sup> grade will be held at Cinco Ranch High School.  Summer school for students in grade 12 and scheduled to graduate in August 2022 will be held at Raines Academy. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Course/Credit recovery will host a mandatory, in-person orientation for students June 14-17. After the orientation is complete, students may continue to work remotely if their progress in the course is on target for completion. If students need additional support, they will have access to report to their assigned campus lab and teacher for in-person support, Monday through Thursday between 8:00am and 3:30pm.       </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Secondary summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:juniorhighsummerschool@katyisd.org">juniorhighsummerschool@katyisd.org</a> or <a href="mailto:highschoolsummerschool@katyisd.org">highschoolsummerschool@katyisd.org</a>.     </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong></span><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong> ELEMENTARY SUMMER SCHOOL</strong>    </span>   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Eligible elementary students may attend one of the following summer elementary programs.  Elementary campus counselors will be in contact during the spring semester to confirm student eligibility.   Elementary summer school is offered by invitation only.      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>ESL/Bilingual Program </strong>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>English Language Development Program </strong>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>HB 4545 Accelerated Learning for students in 5th grade.</strong>       </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Elementary summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:elementarysummerschool@katyisd.org">elementarysummerschool@katyisd.org</a>.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong></span><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong> COLLEGE AND CAREER LABS</strong> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">A centralized college and career lab at the KSAT campus, Cinco Ranch High School, is open to all high school students this summer who would like assistance in one or more of the following areas:  </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Preparing for the college application openings in August of 2022 </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">College/career interest </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">College essay prep, scholarship searches </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Timeline reviews </span></li> </ul> <p style="margin:0in;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The lab will be accepting appointments for select days beginning June 14 through July 14. In addition, many high school campuses will also offer an opportunity to meet with their home campus College and Career Facilitator for support in these areas, as well. More details will be available soon!</span></p> <p style="margin:0in;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin:0in;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin:0in;text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/33f1e0f324d222c0377a8e5f1c8dd013/Student_Updates_-_ALL.JPG" alt="student updates all" width="699" height="86" /></span> </p> <p style="margin:0in;text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>FREE MEALS, THE SOCIOECONOMIC INCOME FORM and FREE & REDUCED MEAL APPLICATION</strong></span>                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on April 20, 2021 that all schools will be allowed to serve free breakfast and lunch to all students, regardless of eligibility, through June 30, 2022.  While meals are free to everyone, it is important to still fill out a Free and Reduced Meal Application, as you may qualify for other benefits and discounts. <a href="/Documents/Free%20and%20Reduced%20Meal%20Benefits%20Flyer.pdf">Additional benefits</a> may include:                             </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Free</strong>                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Pre-K programs                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Use of musical instruments for band and orchestra                </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Career and Technical Education certification exams                </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Summer meals                     </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Discounted</strong>                </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Summer school tuition                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Advanced Placement exams                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> SAT and ACT test fees                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> College application fees                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Career and Technical Education fees                                 </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Free and Reduced Meal Benefit Applications are available online at <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.schoolcafe.com/__%3b%21%21N081aGSY%21HE9mxGZVYMdjHE4hYwfr73-fNhJWIL0XGC7iwf9otEGxua7k1XKILWrgzt2kWvy3ZmfRdg$">SchoolCafe.com</a><u>.</u> To deposit funds online for a la carte purchases, please visit <a href="/PNG/Pages/default.aspx">Pay N’ Go</a>.                                 </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD is asking all parents to complete the Socioeconomic Income Form two-part questionnaire in the Annual Student Update.  Submitting the questionnaire information will support Katy ISD in qualifying for additional state dollars to support our students’ continued academic and personal success during the upcoming school year.    </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SPEAKUP ANONYMOUS REPORTING APP</strong>  </span> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4e4cc56fc02c92582f6fbb1e9d80e618/SpeakUpIcon.JPG" alt="speakup" width="198" height="199" /></span><br><br></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">SpeakUP is the anonymous reporting platform that students, parents, and patrons can use to report safety concerns, bullying, threats of violence, drug use, as well as any other concerns related to student physical or mental health. SpeakUP is available for download in the Apple Store or Google Play. It is also available on all District websites, computers and District devices. SpeakUP provides an opportunity for the Katy ISD community to anonymously provide valuable information to District administration and law enforcement that will help keep our students safe.                       </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT</strong>  </span>          </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/default.aspx">Parent & Student Tech Resources & Support</a> (if you are not able to find your answer, please access our new parent/student ticketing system, instructions at the bottom of the page)        </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Parent-Tech-FAQs.aspx">Parent Technology FAQs <br> </a><a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Knowledge-Base-for-Students-and-Parents.aspx">Katy 1 Source (Parent & Student Searchable Knowledge Base)</a>        </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parent Tech Support: 281-396-7400 (info line only)      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/31234feb3d3b68942f543515a72d00c8/Student_Updates_-_SECONDARY.JPG" alt="secondary updates" width="699" height="88" /></span> </p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>COURSE SELECTION TIMELINE FOR 5th – 11th GRADE STUDENTS</strong>   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Monday, March 21 – Sunday, March 27:</strong>  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Secondary course verification  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Monday, March 28 – Friday, April 1:</strong>  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Secondary counselors complete course verification changes  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>Parent Access to SchooLinks</strong>  <br></span>Parents are now able to access SchooLinks via My Katy Cloud. Parents will need to log into MyKaty Cloud and then click the SchooLinks tile.   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Parents will be able to verify student course requests in SchooLinks after Spring Break.  Stay tuned for campus based eNews on Monday, March 21 regarding next steps.      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="background-color:#00ff00;">NEW</span> <span style="color:#ff0000;">ATHLETICS</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The regular Soccer season has wrapped up and we are ready to move onto the UIL Playoffs! Congratulations to the Seven Lake Boys, Tompkins Girls, & Paetow Boys. All finished as District Champions in either 19-6A or 19-5A. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">We are right around the corner from our District Tennis and Golf Tournaments. Tournaments are in the final week of March and first week of April. Good luck to all!! </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">See all of our latest schedules, including playoff information here: <a href="https://www.rankonesport.com/Schedules/View_Schedule_All_Web.aspx?D=E60DB75B-3AB2-4FE7-B746-0735376AFB5B&MT=0">Katy ISD Schedules</a>     </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="background-color:#00ff00;">NEW</span> <span style="color:#ff0000;">FINE ARTS</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">       </span> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>UIL Concert & Sightreading Evaluation</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The <strong>JH string</strong> programs will be performing at Cinco Ranch HS for their annual UIL Performance on Tuesday 3/29 - Thursday 3/31. This is a free event and all parents are encouraged to attend. Performances begin at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday and conclude around 5:30 p.m. On Thursday performances begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. as well. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The <strong>JH band</strong> programs will be performing at Tompkins HS for their annual UIL Performance on Wednesday 3/30 & Thursday 3/31. This is a free event and all parents are encouraged to attend. Performances begin on Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and conclude around 6:30 p.m.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Katy ISD Jazz Festival</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">On Saturday April 2<sup>nd</sup> Katy ISD will be hosting Music for All’s regional affiliate festival at Taylor High School. Ensembles will be performing throughout the day starting at 8:00 a.m. The festival will conclude with our Yamaha guest artist, <a href="https://www.walterwhitemusic.net/">Walter White</a>, performing with the University of Houston Jazz Orchestra at 7:00 p.m. Additionally, the Katy ISD Jazz All-Star band composed of the top jazz performers in the district will open the featured concert. For tickets to attend the concert, school performances and/or masterclasses click <a href="https://www.vancoevents.com/us/eventlist/katyisdfinearts">here</a> for information. Students are highly encouraged to attend and all students are able participate in the improvisation masterclasses at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. It is highly recommended to purchase tickets soon as it is anticipated to be sold out. Do not miss this event right here in Katy ISD! </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Fine Arts Event Calendar</strong>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Musical Season is upon us!  We encourage the Katy community to attend our amazing  fine arts productions that are held across the district.  For a current list of fine arts performances, please click on the following link for information:  <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/finearts/Pages/Calendar.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OmMxYzc6ZTE4NjY5YjU0OGMxNTlhMjM4ZTY1N2UxMWUzMGY5NjlkMTFhYzdiZTg2NzBiMWNlNzk5NmNmNzBjZDYyMTU3NzpoOk4">https://www.katyisd.org/dept/finearts/Pages/Calendar.aspx</a>       </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Note:</strong> For ticketed campus held events, please contact the local campus or program.     <strong> </strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>HIGH SCHOOL EXEMPTION CRITERIA</strong>   </span>    </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/57c7785324272efb477280ceaa22f025/image004.png" alt="exempt" width="283" height="170" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The 2021-2022 and the 2022-2023 final exam exemption criteria information is accessible via the <a href="https://mykaty.katyisd.org/LoginPolicy.jsp">MyKaty Cloud</a> “Exemption Information” tile now available for quick and easy reference.                    </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In preparation for the 2022-2023 school year and the reinstatement of the attendance requirement to exempt high school final exams, students are encouraged to review the 2022-2023 exemption criteria. All absences will count toward the maximum of 8 allowed unless the absences are school-related (see attendance codes per the 2022-2023 exemption form).         </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT REQUEST</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6a88b6c8be424c9affa7c1d5c92fe2e6/scriborder_icon.JPG" alt="scriborder" width="133" height="132" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Current high school students and 2004 to present alumni students can request their high school transcript through <a href="https://katyisdtx.scriborder.com/">ScribOrder</a>. Alumni prior to 2004 should reach out to the campus registrar to make a request.  </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SCHOOLINKS</strong>  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">SchooLinks is a college and career readiness platform that helps students discover their interests and strengths, explore colleges and careers, and create an individualized career and academic plan that best reflects their post-secondary goals. SchooLinks  is accessible to students in 6th - 12th grades, and their parents.                                               </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Using SchooLinks, students and families can:</strong>          </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Build their Personal Graduation Plan        </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Access career interest, strength and mindset surveys          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Explore 2-year and 4-year colleges          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Create course plans based on career pathways          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Take virtual reality college campus tours          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Search for scholarships          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Learn about financial aid          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Find internship and volunteer opportunities          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Explore traditional, emerging and military career fields          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Create digital portfolios / resumes          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Communicate with counselors            </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Student Login:</strong>          </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Students login to SchooLinks via MyKaty Cloud, then select SchooLinks logo.                  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Parent/Guardian Login: </strong>          </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents/Guardians will have login access to SchooLinks at a later date.           </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">If you want to learn more about SchooLinks please visit: </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://hello.schoolinks.com/">https://hello.schoolinks.com/</a>                  </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SE</strong><strong>CONDARY STUDENT</strong> <strong>EXTRA-CURRICULAR TRANSPORTATION WAIVER</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/2b33f544d07547aef4dfc419626f5499/Picture2345.png" alt="Transportation Waiver" width="118" height="119" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Transportation Waiver is available to parents who wish to opt-out of District transportation services for secondary student extra-curricular activities. <strong>This opt-out option remains available through the end of the spring 2022 semester. </strong>The opt-out form can be accessed through MyKaty Cloud via the Transportation Waiver tile. </span></p> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ba8c9464906989960efdfb0ccd7f0924/Parent_Updates.JPG" alt="parent updates" width="699" height="88" /></span> </p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>LIBRARY BOOK INFORMATION</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents of secondary students may be notified via email if their child checks out a Young Adult Fiction book from the campus library. This optional notification is available if a parent elected to receive the library notification when filling out the online Return to School Enrollment update in August.  If a parent did not elect to receive the library notification, parents/guardians may contact <a href="mailto:Bookconcern@KatyISD.org">Bookconcern@KatyISD.org</a> to make a change and request the notification.</span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/269f8e0077b23556f958434efd80cc30/onthego.png" alt="onthego" width="193" height="60" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Parents/guardians of elementary and secondary students may also download the <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/sites/mobileapp/Pages/default.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpiNDFiYmQyMDFhZTM4ODcxZjQ2ZmVlOWFmYjQ1ZTBmZDo1OmVhMTU6OTQ0MDg2ZWExZGQxY2FjNzUwZTRlYWY5ZGM1MTM2NWI0ODU3NTc0ZGVmMTc5OGU2OTBlOTQwMWU1NGUwMjBhODpo">Katy<em> OnTheGo</em></a> app to review the books that their student has checked out.     </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">PARTNERS WITH PARENTS (PWP): INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE REVIEW REQUESTS</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a86685ca826223d56f7585ad844a7c67/PWP.png" alt="PWP" width="120" height="119" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD values the continued partnership with our parents to ensure our students have access to the finest instructional resources available. The PWP Online Book Review app has been expanded to include review options for all Instructional Resources. Parents/Guardians with concerns regarding an Instructional Resource (i.e. Instructional Materials, Library Books, Internet/Online Materials) that may be in violation of Board Policy EF Local that pertains to the “pervasively vulgar" standard, are encouraged to fill out an online review form via the Partner with Parents (PWP) Instructional Resource Review app available on MyKaty cloud.      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">To access the PWP app, l<a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___http:/mykaty.katyisd.org/___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjU2NGM6NzY2Yzc2NTY0MTE4MDBlOWFjMDBkNDdiMDBkZTYyYjAyZTY4N2MzODI2NzYwMWRkZGY0NGYxY2I5MWFmMTg0NTpoOk4">og in to MyKaty  </a>using your Katy ISD ID number and password.  Parents/guardians will use the same ID and password used to log into the Home Access Center (HAC).      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>DISTRICT OPERATIONAL STAFFING CHALLENGES </strong> </span>         </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Katy ISD’s Operations Division, which consists of bus drivers, food service employees, custodians, skilled trades, and other essential staff, has been particularly hard hit by staffing shortages, with over a hundred existing vacancies. In result, parents may see minor adjustments to bus service, cafeteria menu options, and campus maintenance schedules when needed. Please know that our dedicated operations teams are making every effort to minimize the impact on these services.             </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>KATY ISD IS HIRING!</strong>    <br></span><strong>Bus drivers, food service, custodial, repair teams,</strong> <strong>teachers, aides, and more!: </strong><a href="https://katy.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx">bit.ly/ApplyKatyISD</a>   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">PARENT COMMUNITY EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/39a4144588e6d3a821ed3f48c4d5caf7/CrimeStoppers.png" alt="crime stoppers" width="262" height="72" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In partnership with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Crime Stoppers Houston hosts the webinar series: S.A.V.E. (Safety Awareness. Valuable Education). This series serves as a platform for discussion on many topics that concern the safety of our schools and community.  These topics include: mental health, human trafficking, social media and internet safety. Please see the link for upcoming webinars available throughout the month of January. <a href="https://crime-stoppers.org/events/2022-01/">S.A.V.E. Webinar Series January</a> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>CHILD FIND </strong>  </span>                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Child Find is a process designed to identify, locate, and evaluate individuals from birth to 21 years of age who may need special education and related services. If you are concerned that your child may have a disability, contact your student’s school for more information about the Child Find process or click on the following link.                   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="/dept/sped/Pages/Child%20Find.aspx">Katy ISD Child Find Information Page</a>         </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SAFE RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN- updated 01/18/2022</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ec540b6caab3692a7af7baecb0e44cad/SRTS_Plan.JPG" alt="safe return to school" width="275" height="48" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">All District sites are at Stage 4 as outlined in the <a href="/returntoschool/Documents/SRTS_Plan.pdf">Safe Return to School Plan Appendix A COVID-19</a>.  Families are encouraged to review the <a href="https://gis.katyisd.org/covid/">Katy ISD Dashboard</a> to monitor their child’s school and facility sites. Parents and guardians are reminded to please not send their child to school if they: </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Have COVID-19 symptoms </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Are awaiting a COVID-19 test result </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Are test-confirmed for COVID-19  </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Reminder:  </strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Quarantine protocol for students who test positive is 10 days as per the Texas Education Agency (TEA) <a href="https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/covid/SY-20-21-Public-Health-Guidance.pdf">Public Health Guidance</a> and the state Department of State Health Services (DSHS) <a href="https://dshs.texas.gov/covid19readmission/">COVID-19 School Readmission Criteria</a>.   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Intermittent School to Home academic support continues to be available for students with extended medical absences.  Please contact your child’s campus attendance clerk or Intermittent School to Home Facilitator for assistance.     </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>COVID-19 SELF REPORTING APP</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/f1fd600fc571d3f04830bdc13722e4ba/COVID_Self_Report.png" alt="covid reporting app" width="249" height="42" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Staff, students and parents are asked to self report if they have received a COVID-19 positive test result. The self-reporting system enables the District’s Emergency Operations Management team to notify individuals in Katy ISD buildings who may have been directly exposed to the person.                                                                     </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>STUDENT CLASSROOM & STUDENT PROGRAM NOTIFICATION OF A COVID-19 POSITIVE</strong>                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents will receive a notification if their child may have been in close contact with an individual who has reported a COVID-19 positive in their classroom or school program. Parents are encouraged to check the Katy ISD COVID-19 Dashboard at <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___http:/www.katyisd.org/___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzo2ZGM5ZDJkYjE0MmE1MDk2NmQzNGUwNjliMDAzOTQ1ZDo1OjRkYTI6NmM2Mzg3ZTVlNWM4ZGEwMmM4MTRmNzU1MWU5NjQxYWYzMTVjZDIzNGIwYmE4MGZlZmIzYzNmMTI4MzYwNTFjODpo">www.katyisd.org</a> to review the current active number of COVID-19 cases at their child’s campus.                                  </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>I</strong><strong>NTERMITTENT SCHOOL TO HOME ACADEMIC SUPPORT FOR TEMPORARY MEDICAL CONDITIONS</strong>    </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>“Intermittent School to Home” academic support program remains available for eligible students.</strong>   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">“Intermittent School to Home” academic support is a mechanism by which online instruction can be provided to in-person students if two requirements are met:    </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student is unable to attend school because of a temporary medical condition, AND    </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The total amount of remote conferencing “Intermittent School to Home” instruction does not exceed more than 20 instructional days over the entirety of the school year.    </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In addition, one of the following requirements must be met:    </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Student’s temporary medical condition is documented by a physician.    </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student has a positive test result for a communicable disease.    </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student has been identified as having been in close contact for COVID-19    </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Each campus will have an assigned employee to serve as an Intermittent School to Home Campus Facilitator to assist students.  Please contact your child’s campus Intermittent School to Home Facilitator to request academic assistance with missed schoolwork.    </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>HOMEBOUND SERVICES</strong>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The District’s homebound services may be an option for students with medical conditions which require in-home academic support for an extended amount of time. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s campus or click <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/sped/operatingguidelines/Documents/Homebound%20Brochure.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzo2ZGM5ZDJkYjE0MmE1MDk2NmQzNGUwNjliMDAzOTQ1ZDo1OjExNjY6MDI1NTUwNDVmNTEwMGFkMDUwMWI0NzAwYzk4OWUzNTcyNDNlODhkZmRhNWEzZmJmYTlmZGQ0ZjAwZmNiMzVkMDpo">here</a> for information regarding homebound services.                            </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>#OneKatyStrongerTogether</strong>     </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><p><br></p></div>
Return to School Updates - March 11https://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1600Return to School Updates - March 11<div class="ExternalClassFC0027CB75E24CAEBC595F8E568508CA"><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify s4-wpActive"><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/69850ac3d5a2a2f0ee82bbcd05e3ade2/Spring__Updates_4.png" alt="SPring Updates" width="799" height="146" /></span> </p> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>March 11, 2022</strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Dear Katy ISD Parents, Guardians and Staff,                    </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Below is this week’s ONEKaty Return to School Updates!                    </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Bulletins highlighted <span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong> </span>denote information that is new for the 2021-2022 school year.                   </span></p> <hr /> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">THE KATY ISD WELLNESS CENTER</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/b133d4c371af7769be011018431f1449/Wellness_Center.png" alt="wellness center" width="624" height="149" /></span> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">WELLNESS CENTER SPRING BREAK OPERATING HOURS</span><br></strong>The Katy ISD Wellness Center will be open the week of Spring Break beginning on Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18.  The Wellness Center will be closed on Saturday March 12 and Saturday, March 19.  Student appointments are not required during Spring Break operating hours.  Regular operations will resume when students and staff return on Monday, March 21.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4377473f678787eff2365a92ef4fa416/Wellness_Center.png" alt="Wellness" width="549" height="266" /></span> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Operating Hours: </strong>Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.   <br><strong>Location:</strong>  Agricultural Sciences Center, 5801 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road, Katy, TX 77493 <br><a href="/returntoschool/Pages/COVID-Testing-Center.aspx">Wellness Center FAQs and Services</a> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>UPDATED </strong></span><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>HEALTH SERVICES </strong>             </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> All students enrolled in Katy ISD must be in compliance with state required immunizations. Immunization requirements can be found on the <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/healthservices/Pages/Immunizations.aspx">Katy ISD Health Services Immunizations page</a>.                             </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD Health Services Department has partnered with Texas Vaccine Institute to offer low-cost immunization opportunities for our students who may need state required vaccines for school attendance or who may want to take advantage of receiving the <strong><u>optional</u> Pfizer COVID-19 </strong>vaccine or the <strong>Flu vaccine.</strong>                </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>WHEN</strong>: April 7, 2022<strong> </strong>                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>TIME:</strong> 2 – 5 p.m.                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>LOCATION: </strong>  Professional Development Annex Building                           </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Texas Vaccine Institute provider information:                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>WHO</strong>: Accepting insured and uninsured                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>PRICE</strong>: $15 for one immunization; $25 for two, $30 for three or more for the REQUIRED STATE IMMUNIZATIONS                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>BRING</strong>: Campus nurse provided “PARENT NOTIFICATION OF IMMUNIZATION DUE" form, child’s personal immunization record, insurance card if insured. Accepting cash/credit/debit cards.               </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><u>OPTIONAL</u></strong><strong> VACCINES:</strong> Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (5+ yrs.) at NO COST, provide insurance card if insured.     </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SAFE RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN- updated 01/18/2022</strong> <br><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ec540b6caab3692a7af7baecb0e44cad/SRTS_Plan.JPG" alt="safe return to school" width="275" height="48" style="color:#000000;" /><br></span>All District sites are at Stage 4 as outlined in the <a href="/returntoschool/Documents/SRTS_Plan.pdf">Safe Return to School Plan Appendix A COVID-19</a>.  Families are encouraged to review the <a href="https://gis.katyisd.org/covid/">Katy ISD Dashboard</a> to monitor their child’s school and facility sites. Parents and guardians are reminded to please not send their child to school if they: </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Have COVID-19 symptoms </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Are awaiting a COVID-19 test result </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Are test-confirmed for COVID-19  </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Reminder:  </strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Quarantine protocol for students who test positive is 10 days as per the Texas Education Agency (TEA) <a href="https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/covid/SY-20-21-Public-Health-Guidance.pdf">Public Health Guidance</a> and the state Department of State Health Services (DSHS) <a href="https://dshs.texas.gov/covid19readmission/">COVID-19 School Readmission Criteria</a>.   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Intermittent School to Home academic support continues to be available for students with extended medical absences.  Please contact your child’s campus attendance clerk or Intermittent School to Home Facilitator for assistance.     </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>COVID-19 SELF REPORTING APP</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/f1fd600fc571d3f04830bdc13722e4ba/COVID_Self_Report.png" alt="covid reporting app" width="249" height="42" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Staff, students and parents are asked to self report if they have received a COVID-19 positive test result. The self-reporting system enables the District’s Emergency Operations Management team to notify individuals in Katy ISD buildings who may have been directly exposed to the person.                                                                     </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>STUDENT CLASSROOM & STUDENT PROGRAM NOTIFICATION OF A COVID-19 POSITIVE</strong>                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents will receive a notification if their child may have been in close contact with an individual who has reported a COVID-19 positive in their classroom or school program. Parents are encouraged to check the Katy ISD COVID-19 Dashboard at <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___http:/www.katyisd.org/___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzo2ZGM5ZDJkYjE0MmE1MDk2NmQzNGUwNjliMDAzOTQ1ZDo1OjRkYTI6NmM2Mzg3ZTVlNWM4ZGEwMmM4MTRmNzU1MWU5NjQxYWYzMTVjZDIzNGIwYmE4MGZlZmIzYzNmMTI4MzYwNTFjODpo">www.katyisd.org</a> to review the current active number of COVID-19 cases at their child’s campus.                                  </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>I</strong><strong>NTERMITTENT SCHOOL TO HOME ACADEMIC SUPPORT FOR TEMPORARY MEDICAL CONDITIONS</strong>    </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>“Intermittent School to Home” academic support program remains available for eligible students.</strong>   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">“Intermittent School to Home” academic support is a mechanism by which online instruction can be provided to in-person students if two requirements are met:    </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student is unable to attend school because of a temporary medical condition, AND    </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The total amount of remote conferencing “Intermittent School to Home” instruction does not exceed more than 20 instructional days over the entirety of the school year.    </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In addition, one of the following requirements must be met:    </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Student’s temporary medical condition is documented by a physician.    </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student has a positive test result for a communicable disease.    </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student has been identified as having been in close contact for COVID-19    </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Each campus will have an assigned employee to serve as an Intermittent School to Home Campus Facilitator to assist students.  Please contact your child’s campus Intermittent School to Home Facilitator to request academic assistance with missed schoolwork.    </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>HOMEBOUND SERVICES</strong>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The District’s homebound services may be an option for students with medical conditions which require in-home academic support for an extended amount of time. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s campus or click <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/sped/operatingguidelines/Documents/Homebound%20Brochure.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzo2ZGM5ZDJkYjE0MmE1MDk2NmQzNGUwNjliMDAzOTQ1ZDo1OjExNjY6MDI1NTUwNDVmNTEwMGFkMDUwMWI0NzAwYzk4OWUzNTcyNDNlODhkZmRhNWEzZmJmYTlmZGQ0ZjAwZmNiMzVkMDpo">here</a> for information regarding homebound services.                    </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong style="color:#ff0000;">SE</strong><strong style="color:#ff0000;">CONDARY STUDENT</strong> <strong style="color:#ff0000;">EXTRA-CURRICULAR TRANSPORTATION WAIVER</strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/2b33f544d07547aef4dfc419626f5499/Picture2345.png" alt="Transportation Waiver" width="118" height="119" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Transportation Waiver is available to parents who wish to opt-out of District transportation services for secondary student extra-curricular activities. <strong>This opt-out option remains available through the end of the spring 2022 semester. </strong>The opt-out form can be accessed through MyKaty Cloud via the Transportation Waiver tile.          </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6a009654f50a9ac60f0a18e32a812c1a/Class_of_3.jpg" alt="classof2022" width="800" height="146" style="display:block;margin-left:auto;margin-right:auto;" /></span> </p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SPRING GRADUATION</strong>  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6530112a109dd894102cf21f1bab936b/SpringGrad.png" alt="springgrad" width="707" height="199" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">Legacy Stadium Graduation Schedule</span></strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">6:00 p.m: Legacy Stadium Parking Lot Gates Open</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">6:30 p.m: Campus Staff Arrival at Designated Stadium Gate</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:00 p.m: Legacy Stadium Gates Open for Graduates & Guests</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">8:00 p.m: Graduation Ceremony Begins  </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In the event <strong>inclement weather</strong> is severe and impacts the scheduled evening ceremony, the graduation ceremony will be rescheduled to 9:00 a.m. the following day at Legacy Stadium.  However, every effort will be made to ensure the 8:00 p.m. evening ceremonies remain on schedule.       </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">Inclement Weather Rescheduled Legacy Stadium Graduation Ceremony </span></strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:00 a.m. Legacy Stadium Parking Lot Gates Open</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:30 a.m. Campus Staff Arrival at Designated Stadium Gate</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">8:00 a.m. Legacy Stadium Gates Open for Graduates & Guests</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">9:00 a.m. Graduation Ceremony Begins  </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">For Honor Cord, Cowl and Medal Acknowledgement, please check the link below.</span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Cords-Cowls-Medals.pdf">https://www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Cords-Cowls-Medals.pdf</a></span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>FINANCIAL AID REQUIREMENT</strong>  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> In accordance with <a href="https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/TEC%2028.0256%20.pdf">Texas Education Code 28.0256</a>, seniors graduating in 2022 and thereafter must complete and submit, and show proof of submission, a free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) or a Texas application for state financial aid (TAFSA).    </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Seniors who choose to opt out must complete one of the following options:  </span></p> <ol> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student’s parent or other person standing in parental relation submits a signed form indicating that the parent or other person authorizes the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application;  </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student signs and submits the TEA opt-out form on the student’s own behalf if the student is 18 years of age or older or the student’s disabilities of minority have been removed for general purposes under Chapter <a href="https://texas.public.law/statutes/tex._fam._code_title_2_subtitle_a_chapter_31">31 (Removal of Disabilities of Minority)</a>, Family Code; or  </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The school counselor authorizes the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application for good cause, as determined by the school counselor.  </span></li> </ol> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The links below provide access to the TEA Opt-out form:    </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_english.pdf">https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_english.pdf</a>   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_spanish.pdf">https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_spanish.pdf</a>   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Your senior’s campus College and Career Facilitators will send out further instructions regarding how to submit proof of FAFSA or TAFSA submission or the TEA opt-out form by April 1, 2022</span></p> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/0507f30dc7836da62e70f4c2fd134628/KSAT_Logo-01.png" alt="KSAT" width="298" height="273" /></span> </p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">Secondary Summer School – Original Credit</span><br><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a8031c3266476517f1b7ba580110d012/KVS.png" alt="kvs" width="268" height="85" /><br></strong><a href="/dept/technology/instructionaltechnology/katyonline/Pages/Katy-Virtual-School.aspx">https://www.katyisd.org</a>  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy Virtual School (KVS) online classes are a way for secondary students to acquire graduation credits and/or expand their learning opportunities through paid, online supplemental high school credit courses during the summer and school year.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVS courses:  </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Provide flexibility in scheduling.   </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Allow students to get ahead on credits.  </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Provide opportunity to access courses that are not offered on the home campus.  </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Help students moving into Katy ISD from outside Texas to meet graduation requirements.   </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Courses are developed and taught by Katy ISD teachers.   </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVS offers over 45 approved College Board Advanced Placement (AP), Katy Advanced Program (KAP) and academic level courses. The cost is $200 per semester with reduced or no fees for students identified as economically disadvantaged. Courses are approved by the NCAA for student initial eligibility and KVS is an approved College Board Online Provider.   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Registration opens February 1, 2022, for summer 2022, fall 2022 and spring 2023. </strong>Questions can be answered through your home campus counselor, <a href="/dept/technology/instructionaltechnology/katyonline/Pages/FAQs.aspx">Katy Virtual School FAQ,</a> or email <a href="mailto:katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org">katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org</a>.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">All original credit summer courses will be offered exclusively through Katy Virtual School. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL - COURSE OR CREDIT RECOVERY </span><br> Summer school registration for students currently in 6th - 12th grades who need course or credit recovery will open May 2, 2022.  Summer School will offer one summer session from June 14 through July 14.<br></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Summer school for students in grades 6<sup>th</sup> through 11<sup>th</sup> grade will be held at Cinco Ranch High School.  Summer school for students in grade 12 and scheduled to graduate in August 2022 will be held at Raines Academy.    </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>ELEMENTARY SUMMER SCHOOL</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Eligible elementary students may attend one of the following summer elementary programs.  Elementary campus counselors will be in contact during the spring semester to confirm student eligibility.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>ESL/Bilingual Program </strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>English Language Development Program </strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>HB 4545 Accelerated Learning for students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades.</strong> </span></p> <p style="margin:0in;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin:0in;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin:0in;text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/33f1e0f324d222c0377a8e5f1c8dd013/Student_Updates_-_ALL.JPG" alt="student updates all" width="699" height="86" /></span> </p> <p style="margin:0in;text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>FREE MEALS, THE SOCIOECONOMIC INCOME FORM and FREE & REDUCED MEAL APPLICATION</strong></span>                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on April 20, 2021 that all schools will be allowed to serve free breakfast and lunch to all students, regardless of eligibility, through June 30, 2022.  While meals are free to everyone, it is important to still fill out a Free and Reduced Meal Application, as you may qualify for other benefits and discounts. <a href="/Documents/Free%20and%20Reduced%20Meal%20Benefits%20Flyer.pdf">Additional benefits</a> may include:                             </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Free</strong>                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Pre-K programs                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Use of musical instruments for band and orchestra                </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Career and Technical Education certification exams                </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Summer meals                     </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Discounted</strong>                </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Summer school tuition                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Advanced Placement exams                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> SAT and ACT test fees                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> College application fees                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Career and Technical Education fees                                 </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Free and Reduced Meal Benefit Applications are available online at <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.schoolcafe.com/__%3b%21%21N081aGSY%21HE9mxGZVYMdjHE4hYwfr73-fNhJWIL0XGC7iwf9otEGxua7k1XKILWrgzt2kWvy3ZmfRdg$">SchoolCafe.com</a><u>.</u> To deposit funds online for a la carte purchases, please visit <a href="/PNG/Pages/default.aspx">Pay N’ Go</a>.                                 </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD is asking all parents to complete the Socioeconomic Income Form two-part questionnaire in the Annual Student Update.  Submitting the questionnaire information will support Katy ISD in qualifying for additional state dollars to support our students’ continued academic and personal success during the upcoming school year.    </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SPEAKUP ANONYMOUS REPORTING APP</strong>  </span> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4e4cc56fc02c92582f6fbb1e9d80e618/SpeakUpIcon.JPG" alt="speakup" width="198" height="199" /></span><br><br></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">SpeakUP is the anonymous reporting platform that students, parents, and patrons can use to report safety concerns, bullying, threats of violence, drug use, as well as any other concerns related to student physical or mental health. SpeakUP is available for download in the Apple Store or Google Play. It is also available on all District websites, computers and District devices. SpeakUP provides an opportunity for the Katy ISD community to anonymously provide valuable information to District administration and law enforcement that will help keep our students safe.                       </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">2022- 2023 STUDENT TRANSFER APPLICATION</span></strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6cde324f0ca4fe11ffa5b03fe34cd259/SchoolTransfers.png" alt="schooltransfers" width="253" height="98" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The 2022-2023 Student Transfer Application window is now open and closes on Friday, March 11, 2022. The online application can be found on the <u>Katy ISD Student Transfers</u> webpage. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">All transfers must be renewed annually. If your student is currently on a transfer, you must complete the Student Transfer Application for the 2022- 2023 school year by March 11, 2022. 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 2022-2023 school year. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT</strong>  </span>          </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/default.aspx">Parent & Student Tech Resources & Support</a> (if you are not able to find your answer, please access our new parent/student ticketing system, instructions at the bottom of the page)        </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Parent-Tech-FAQs.aspx">Parent Technology FAQs <br> </a><a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Knowledge-Base-for-Students-and-Parents.aspx">Katy 1 Source (Parent & Student Searchable Knowledge Base)</a>        </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parent Tech Support: 281-396-7400 (info line only)      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/31234feb3d3b68942f543515a72d00c8/Student_Updates_-_SECONDARY.JPG" alt="secondary updates" width="699" height="88" /></span> </p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>COURSE SELECTION TIMELINE FOR 5th – 11th GRADE STUDENTS</strong>   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Monday, February 7 – Friday, March 11:</strong>  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Counselors review course selection submissions via one-on-one student conferences  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Monday, March 21 – Sunday, March 27:</strong>  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Secondary course verification  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Monday, March 28 – Friday, April 1:</strong>  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Secondary counselors complete course verification changes  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>Parent Access to SchooLinks</strong>  <br></span>Parents are now able to access SchooLinks via My Katy Cloud. Parents will need to log into MyKaty Cloud and then click the SchooLinks tile.   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong> </span>Parents will be able to verify student course requests in SchooLinks after Spring Break.  Stay tuned for campus based eNews on Monday, March 21 regarding next steps.      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>ATHLETICS</strong>  <br></span>See all of our latest schedules, including playoff information here: <a href="https://www.rankonesport.com/Schedules/View_Schedule_All_Web.aspx?D=E60DB75B-3AB2-4FE7-B746-0735376AFB5B&MT=0">Katy ISD Schedules</a> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="background-color:#00ff00;">UPDATED</span><span style="color:#ff0000;"> FINE ARTS</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">  </span><br>Dance, and Color Guard/Drumline exhibitions take place on March 22, and 24<sup>th</sup> respectively, and are free of charge @ the Merrell Center. UIL OAP (One Act Play) Bi-District takes place on March 24.  Visit Katy ISD Pay N Go Tix for tickets or free registration for showcases and OAP.  UIL Music Concert & Sightreading Season Continue. Band, Orchestra, and Choir UIL Concert and Sightreading Events begin in March and extend through April.    </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Fine Arts Event Calendar</strong>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Musical Season is upon us!  We encourage the Katy community to attend our amazing  fine arts productions that are held across the district.  For a current list of fine arts performances, please click on the following link for information:  <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/finearts/Pages/Calendar.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OmMxYzc6ZTE4NjY5YjU0OGMxNTlhMjM4ZTY1N2UxMWUzMGY5NjlkMTFhYzdiZTg2NzBiMWNlNzk5NmNmNzBjZDYyMTU3NzpoOk4">https://www.katyisd.org/dept/finearts/Pages/Calendar.aspx</a>       </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Note:</strong> For ticketed campus held events, please contact the local campus or program.     <strong> </strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>HIGH SCHOOL EXEMPTION CRITERIA</strong>   </span>    </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/57c7785324272efb477280ceaa22f025/image004.png" alt="exempt" width="283" height="170" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The 2021-2022 and the 2022-2023 final exam exemption criteria information is accessible via the <a href="https://mykaty.katyisd.org/LoginPolicy.jsp">MyKaty Cloud</a> “Exemption Information” tile now available for quick and easy reference.                    </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In preparation for the 2022-2023 school year and the reinstatement of the attendance requirement to exempt high school final exams, students are encouraged to review the 2022-2023 exemption criteria. All absences will count toward the maximum of 8 allowed unless the absences are school-related (see attendance codes per the 2022-2023 exemption form).         </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT REQUEST</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6a88b6c8be424c9affa7c1d5c92fe2e6/scriborder_icon.JPG" alt="scriborder" width="133" height="132" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Current high school students and 2004 to present alumni students can request their high school transcript through <a href="https://katyisdtx.scriborder.com/">ScribOrder</a>. Alumni prior to 2004 should reach out to the campus registrar to make a request.  </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SCHOOLINKS</strong>  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">SchooLinks is a college and career readiness platform that helps students discover their interests and strengths, explore colleges and careers, and create an individualized career and academic plan that best reflects their post-secondary goals. SchooLinks  is accessible to students in 6th - 12th grades, and their parents.                                               </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Using SchooLinks, students and families can:</strong>          </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Build their Personal Graduation Plan        </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Access career interest, strength and mindset surveys          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Explore 2-year and 4-year colleges          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Create course plans based on career pathways          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Take virtual reality college campus tours          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Search for scholarships          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Learn about financial aid          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Find internship and volunteer opportunities          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Explore traditional, emerging and military career fields          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Create digital portfolios / resumes          </span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Communicate with counselors            </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Student Login:</strong>          </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Students login to SchooLinks via MyKaty Cloud, then select SchooLinks logo.                  </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Parent/Guardian Login: </strong>          </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents/Guardians will have login access to SchooLinks at a later date.           </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">If you want to learn more about SchooLinks please visit: </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://hello.schoolinks.com/">https://hello.schoolinks.com/</a>                  </span></p> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ba8c9464906989960efdfb0ccd7f0924/Parent_Updates.JPG" alt="parent updates" width="699" height="88" /></span> </p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>LIBRARY BOOK INFORMATION</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents of secondary students may be notified via email if their child checks out a Young Adult Fiction book from the campus library. This optional notification is available if a parent elected to receive the library notification when filling out the online Return to School Enrollment update in August.  If a parent did not elect to receive the library notification, parents/guardians may contact <a href="mailto:Bookconcern@KatyISD.org">Bookconcern@KatyISD.org</a> to make a change and request the notification.</span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/269f8e0077b23556f958434efd80cc30/onthego.png" alt="onthego" width="193" height="60" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Parents/guardians of elementary and secondary students may also download the <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/sites/mobileapp/Pages/default.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpiNDFiYmQyMDFhZTM4ODcxZjQ2ZmVlOWFmYjQ1ZTBmZDo1OmVhMTU6OTQ0MDg2ZWExZGQxY2FjNzUwZTRlYWY5ZGM1MTM2NWI0ODU3NTc0ZGVmMTc5OGU2OTBlOTQwMWU1NGUwMjBhODpo">Katy<em> OnTheGo</em></a> app to review the books that their student has checked out.     </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="background-color:#00ff00;">UDPATED</span> <span style="color:#ff0000;">PARTNERS WITH PARENTS (PWP): INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE REVIEW REQUESTS</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/97e89c44f330c0f476d20482d831a68b/PWP.png" alt="pwp" width="103" height="84" style="display:block;margin-left:auto;margin-right:auto;" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD values the continued partnership with our parents to ensure our students have access to the finest instructional resources available. The PWP Online Book Review app has been expanded to include review options for all Instructional Resources. Parents/Guardians with concerns regarding an Instructional Resource (i.e. Instructional Materials, Library Books, Internet/Online Materials) that may be in violation of Board Policy EF Local that pertains to the “pervasively vulgar" standard, are encouraged to fill out an online review form via the Partner with Parents (PWP) Instructional Resource Review app available on MyKaty cloud.      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">To access the PWP app, l<a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___http:/mykaty.katyisd.org/___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjU2NGM6NzY2Yzc2NTY0MTE4MDBlOWFjMDBkNDdiMDBkZTYyYjAyZTY4N2MzODI2NzYwMWRkZGY0NGYxY2I5MWFmMTg0NTpoOk4">og in to MyKaty  </a>using your Katy ISD ID number and password.  Parents/guardians will use the same ID and password used to log into the Home Access Center (HAC).      </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>UPDATED</strong></span><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong> DISTRICT OPERATIONAL STAFFING CHALLENGES </strong> </span>         </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Katy ISD’s Operations Division, which consists of bus drivers, food service employees, custodians, skilled trades, and other essential staff, has been particularly hard hit by staffing shortages, with over a hundred existing vacancies. In result, parents may see minor adjustments to bus service, cafeteria menu options, and campus maintenance schedules when needed. Please know that our dedicated operations teams are making every effort to minimize the impact on these services.             </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>KATY ISD IS HIRING!</strong>    <br></span><strong>Bus drivers, food service, custodial, repair teams,</strong> <strong>teachers, aides, and more!: </strong><a href="https://katy.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx">bit.ly/ApplyKatyISD</a>   </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">PARENT COMMUNITY EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/39a4144588e6d3a821ed3f48c4d5caf7/CrimeStoppers.png" alt="crime stoppers" width="419" height="116" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In partnership with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Crime Stoppers Houston hosts the webinar series: S.A.V.E. (Safety Awareness. Valuable Education). This series serves as a platform for discussion on many topics that concern the safety of our schools and community.  These topics include: mental health, human trafficking, social media and internet safety. Please see the link for upcoming webinars available throughout the month of January. <a href="https://crime-stoppers.org/events/2022-01/">S.A.V.E. Webinar Series January</a> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>CHILD FIND </strong>  </span>                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Child Find is a process designed to identify, locate, and evaluate individuals from birth to 21 years of age who may need special education and related services. If you are concerned that your child may have a disability, contact your student’s school for more information about the Child Find process or click on the following link.                   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="/dept/sped/Pages/Child%20Find.aspx">Katy ISD Child Find Information Page</a>                       </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>#OneKatyStrongerTogether</strong>     </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><p>​</p></div>
Katy ISD Pre-Kindergarten Registration for 2022-23 Begins April 4https://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1599Katy ISD Pre-Kindergarten Registration for 2022-23 Begins April 4<div class="ExternalClass952635F558164F10AC2A12A2B9E0F478"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Online registration for the</span><strong style="text-align:justify;"> </strong><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD Pre-Kindergarten program for 2022-2023 opens April 4, 2022.  Parents must complete the online registration process through </span><a href="http://www.katyisd.org/registration/Pages/default.aspx" style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD's PowerSchool Registration website</a><span style="text-align:justify;"> in order for their child to be screened for program eligibility.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">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 eligibility requirements or call the Office of Interventions at 281-237-7062. </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Pre-Kindergarten classes will be held at the following campuses:</strong></span></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, Robertson, Rylander, Schmalz, Shafer, Stanley, Stephens, Sundown, West Memorial, Wilson, Winborn, Wolfe, Wolman and Wood Creek elementary schools. </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.<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Recognizes Enrollment of 90,000th Studenthttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1598Katy ISD Recognizes Enrollment of 90,000th Student<div class="ExternalClassD947E1AEF9894BD7B5F771B27A67F69D"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">This week, Katy ISD reached a monumental milestone with the enrollment of its 90,000</span><sup style="text-align:justify;">th</sup><span style="text-align:justify;"> student. The student, Mayde Creek Elementary first-grader Jenna Mohamed Elshantaf, was surprised in her classroom by her family, Superintendent Ken Gregorski and other District officials. The surprise announcement also included balloons, several Katy ISD gifts and a “90,000</span><sup style="text-align:justify;">th</sup><span style="text-align:justify;"> student" t-shirt that she wore proudly. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“When we decided to move to Texas, friends of ours told us that Katy ISD was a great school district and it had the best schools, so that's one of the reasons why we are here," said Asma Alhabahbeh, Jenna's mother. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">When Jenna's family moved to Texas from New Jersey, enrolling their daughter in Katy ISD was their top priority.  As the fifth-largest and one of the fastest-growing school districts in the State of Texas, Katy ISD remains a leader in educational excellence.  Its outstanding academic record, award-winning educators and staff members, as well as its commitment to providing unparalleled learning experiences continues to attract families from across the nation.   <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“We can't celebrate the enrollment of our 90,000<sup>th</sup> student without also recognizing the immense growth we're experiencing," said Katy ISD Superintendent Ken Gregorski.  “As families continue to move to the area, it's important that Katy ISD be prepared to serve them.  Thanks to our voter-approved 2021 Bond, the District is able to provide the facilities and resources needed to prepare all students for the future," added Gregorski.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The District's northwest quadrant continues to experience robust growth, including large neighborhoods and commercial developments.  Katy ISD recently opened its newest junior high school, Haskett Junior High, in the area and is expected to add three additional elementary schools, one junior high, one high school and a transportation and maintenance facility in the next few years.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><img src="/PublishingImages/90K%20student%20MCE%20(51).JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:267px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​<a href="https://vimeo.com/684778122">Video of 90,000 student celebration for newscasts</a> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qk34zksjso7oj77/AAAQF7UST-E7z8BYr8YlMvdGa?dl=0">Photo Gallery of 90,000 student celebration</a> <br></p><p><br></p></div>

 

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