For registration information and requirements, please click on the Katy ISD Registration page located in the Quick Links box to the right.
Information from the ADA Clerk at Bear Creek Elementary School
Important Attendance Information:
The school bell rings at 8:10AM for students to report to class. The tardy bell rings at 8:20AM (If a student arrives at/after 8:20am they will be counted tardy). Parents should accompany students into the front office after 8:20AM to receive a tardy slip. It is important for students to be on time and not miss valuable instructional time.
If your student has 5 tardies, the teacher will assign after school detention and the parent MUST pick up the student at 4:40PM on the Wednesday on which detention is assigned.
Attendance is taken at 10:00AM. If a student arrives after 10:00AM, the student is absent from school.
If your child will be absent from school, please call 281-237-5600 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to report the absence and send an excuse note to school when the child returns. It is very important to provide documentation when your child is absent.
3 unexcused absences in a 4-week period will automatically generate a Compulsory Attendance letter from the Katy ISD Police Department. Parents will have 5 school days to bring in an excuse or a court warning will be issued informing parents that future absences must be accompanied by a doctor’s note in order for an absence to be considered excused.
5 absences with an excuse note reporting illness in a 4-week period or 8 absences with an excuse note reporting illness in a 6-month period will be flagged for a doctor’s note. All future absences must be accompanied by a note from the doctor in order for an absence to be excused.
Kindergarten attendance is mandatory once a student is registered.
Religious Holy Days; please send a note with specific Holy day, Religion and dates that your student(s) will be absent.
Please note that tardies, absences and late pick-ups will jeopardize their progress in the Pre-Kindergarten program. With five (5) absences you will receive a warning letter and after eight (8) absences, you will be scheduled to have a conference with the teacher and an administrator to monitor your student’s progress and/or dismiss them from the program.
Pre-Kinder is not mandatory, but once the student is registered attendance is mandatory. Also, when the Pre-K student turns 5 years old, the Katy ISD truancy office looks at their year attendance and all the attendance rules will apply to the student.
Please make sure to keep your address and phone numbers updated. If you change your phone number, please send a note notifying the school of your new numbers.
If you move, please provide the school with a new proof of residency document (water, gas or electricity bill).
A lease agreement should include the name(s) of the children attending Bear Creek Elementary on the agreement and will be valid for 30 days. If you fail to provide a water, gas or electric bill, your student may be withdrawn.
Please do not drop your student in the Car Rider area before 7:45AM, students are NOT allowed inside the building before this time.