Visitors on Campus
Parents and others are welcome to visit Katy ISD schools. For the safety of those within the school setting, all visitors are expected to demonstrate the highest standards of courtesy and conduct. Disruptive behavior will not be permitted. All visitors to a campus must report to the front office to sign in and receive a visitor pass to wear while on campus.
All lunch visitors must follow established check-in and check-out procedures. Due to space and safety concerns, lunch visitors are restricted to the following:
Elementary: Lunch visitors are restricted to parents/step-parents/guardians, non-school-aged siblings and grandparents (accompanied by a parent or with written permission from a parent), and campus mentors. Visits will be limited to the 30-minute lunch period.
Principals may designated a guest table for lunch visitors. Only an authorized lunch visitor and the student for whom the visitor is approved may sit at the guest table.
Secondary: Lunch visitors will be restricted to parents/guardians, grandparents (with written permission), and campus mentors (unless individuals are a part of a limited public forum).
Secondary mentors may not use visitation at lunch with an assigned student mentee as an opportunity to create a limited open forum or limited public forum. A violation to this restriction may result in the mentor losing the privilege of visiting during lunch.
Parents/Guardians who wish to visit their child’s classroom must make arrangements at least one day in advance with the principal, principal’s designee, and/or the teacher. Parents/Guardians in classrooms are there as observers and should not become involved in discussions or classroom activities unless invited to do so by the teacher. If there is a need for a discussion with the teacher, a conference must be scheduled outside of instructional time.
To maintain an orderly educational environment, parents/guardians should not bring siblings or other children with them for classroom observations. Cell phones and paging devices must be turned off while in instructional settings.
Raptor Visitor Tracking System
For the safety and security of your child, Katy ISD has implemented a new visitor tracking system in all of its schools. The purpose of this system is to ensure that adult visitors on campus do not pose a threat to any students.
Upon entering you child’s campus, you will be asked to present one of the following forms of identification in order to move beyond the front desk:
Your license or identification card will be scanned. Once cleared you will be issued a visitor’s badge, which must be worn while you are on campus. Upon your departure the visitor’s badge must be returned to the front office.
In addition to having all campus visitors scan their identification at the front desk when they visit, we are asking all parents to allow their children to walk to class in the morning on their own. For elementary students, there will be an exception during the first week of school so you can assist your child in learning their way to class.