Helpful Links during Quarantine:
Covid-19 Online Learning District Choice Boards & Campus Lessons
The Katy ISD Elementary Curriculum department has created Choice Boards fo students to continue learning at home during the Covid-19 quarantine. These choice board lessons and activities may be found at the following link: https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/305314. The choice board activities will become supplemental to the teacher lessons and activities beginning April 6, 2020.
Teacher created lessons and activities covering new learning are available for students to continue their learning at home. These lessons may be found at the following link:
Bilingual program in Katy ISD is designed to prepare students to become bilingual and bi-literate in order to maximize their potential in a multicultural, diverse global society.
Routes are now available.
Curriculum & Instruction
The Katy ISD Elementary Curriculum department has a great online resource for parents. Click this link to view the Canvas course: https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/84117
Dyslexia Information/Dislexia Informacion
Students who have met the criteria for receiving services for dyslexia may complete specialized dyslexia lessons with Nancy Eppes, Lauren Mitchell, or Vianney Santiago (bilingual).
Home Access Center (HAC)
A newly upgraded HAC allows Katy ISD parents to access their student's schedule, homeroom teacher, grades, assignments, test scores and absences. Parents can also update basic parent/guardian contact information. To access the site, click the
Home Access Center link at the top right of the page. The same username/password apply from year to year. If a username and/or password is needed, please contact your child's campus.
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and education stability for homeless children and youth. The term homeless children and youth means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason. Students who are homeless are not required to provide proof of residency before enrolling. Please click here on
Homeless Information for more information.
Nutrition and Food Services
For information regarding menus, food nutrients, meal prices, paying for meals, free and reduced meal applications, diet modifications and other useful topics, visit the
Nutrition and Food Services website.
IDEAs That Work: Preparing Children and You with Disabilities for Success
The IDEAs That Work: Preparing Children and Youth with Disabilities for Success will connect teachers and families with resources to assist them in improving instruction and supporting academic, social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students with disabilities as they become college and career ready.
http://ccrs.osepideasthatwork.org/ for details.
Rhoads Elementary 2020-21 School Supply List
Summer Academic Term
For details about programs offered during the summer and registration requirements, call (281) 396-2378
or visit the KSAT website.
Challenge is KISD's Gifted and Talented Program
Challenge is the KISD Gifted and Talented Program. We use a "pull-out" model for our classes and meet one day a week. The class focuses on general intellectual ability using a theme-based advanced curriculum with high interest units using various technology sites and resources. At Rhoads and Franz, we also learn about our social/emotional needs and participate in Genius Hour.
GIFTED/TALENTED SCREENING INFORMATION:
KINDERGARTEN: To have your child screened for Gifted and Talented services, you need to submit a Parent Checklist. Parent Checklists must be turned in by 4:00 p.m. on
October 4, 2019. NO late checklists are accepted. Placement decisions will be mailed home in February 2020.
Kindergarten G/T services begin the first week of March for approximately 1 hour per week.
5th GRADE: Students currently in fifth grade are screened to begin services in 6th grade. To have your child screened for Gifted and Talented services, you need to submit a Secondary Parent Checklist. Secondary Parent Checklists may be picked up at the front office, from the counselor, or downloaded from the Katy ISD website. Checklists must be turned in by 4:00 p.m. on
September 19, 2019. Indicate which content areas you would like your child screened for. NO late checklists are accepted. Placements decisions will be mailed home in January 2020.
1st-4th GRADES: To have your child screened for Gifted & Talented services, you need to submit an Elementary Parent Checklist. Elementary Parent Checklists must be turned in by 4:00 p.m. on
October 30, 2018. NO late checklists are accepted. Placements decisions will be mailed home the last day of school in 2020.
Students who qualify for Challenge after screening will begin services the following school year.
Liz Harden, M.S. Educational Management
GT Facilitator & Challenge Teacher
Rhoads Elementary(M, T, W) & Franz Elementary(Th, F)