Smart Restart - Return to School 2020-21
The Katy ISD Fall Semester begins August 19!
What will school look like in the fall? What are my child’s options? How is my child going to be kept safe? We understand that Katy ISD families and staff have many questions regarding our Return to School for the fall semester. Through your feedback, as well as continued guidance from the State of Texas, the Texas Education Agency and local health authorities, we are prepared to safely reopen Katy ISD schools for the 2020-2021 academic year. Katy ISD families will have the option of selecting in-person instruction with COVID-19 safety protocols in place, or virtual instruction via our Katy Virtual Academy (KVA).
Intermittent School to Home Virtual Instruction: Aug. 19 - Sept 4
Intermittent School to Home Virtual Instruction will begin August 19 for students who are electing to participate in-person instruction when campuses reopen. When there is a need to temporarily delay the reopening of schools for in-person instruction, or close a class or facility due to COVID-19, teachers assigned to teach in-person classes transition to instructing virtual classes via Canvas. Temporary transitions to virtual learning (i.e. Intermittent Home to School) are not part of the Katy Virtual Academy (KVA) programming.
In preparation for the first day of instruction on August 19, students who elect the virtual instruction option through Katy Virtual Academy (KVA) must submit a KVA commitment form by August 7. Parents who wish to have their student(s) return for in-person instruction on September 8 do not need to complete a commitment form or notify their child’s campus. Even though all Katy ISD students will participate in virtual learning from August 19 to September 4, it’s important for families who wish to have their student(s) participate in KVA when campuses reopen, complete a KVA commitment form. This will ensure that students have the same teacher on September 8, regardless of whether KVA or in-person instruction is elected. While the goal is to resume plans to reopen campuses on September 8, please keep in mind that any plans are subject to change given the course of this pandemic and guidance issued by the state or counties.