Katy ISD Prekindergarten Registration for 2023-2024 Begins April 3
Katy ISD will soon begin enrolling its newest and youngest learners for the upcoming school year!
Board Approves Additional Holiday April 10
The Board of Trustees approved an additional paid holiday for staff on April 10, 2023. With the approved change, both students and staff will enjoy a four-day weekend from April 7-10.
Katy ISD Parent and Volunteer Selected to Lead Bond Committee
Alejandro Avendano will lead the 150-member CBAC as they assess budgets and campus capital needs.
Katy ISD Athletes Sign with Colleges and Universities During National Signing Day
Katy ISD student-athletes formally committed to their college or university of choice during National Signing Day.
Katy ISD Ensemble Students Recognized with Highest Texas Music Award
Sixty-eight Katy ISD students now hold the prestigious title of “All-State Musician,” the highest honor a music student can receive in the state of Texas.
Change of Transportation
If there is a change in a student’s normal dismissal procedures, a written note must be sent to the student’s teacher indicating this change. Do not email, leave a voice message or text the teacher to change dismissal procedures. Please indicate if this change of transportation is going to be a permanent or a temporary change.
Transportation changes should be infrequent and only out of necessity. Try to predict afternoon school day plans and inform your child(ren) in advance how he/she will go home that day.
For safety purposes, all written transportation changes must be received by 2:00pm. Transportation changes may be emailed to KDETransportation@katyisd.org or faxed to 281-644-1925. All emailed or faxed changes must have a copy of the parent’s driver’s license attached. It is recommended that you call the office to make sure your fax has been received. Phone calls, messages on a teacher’s voice mail or email are not acceptable ways to notify the school of a child’s transportation change. Staff members cannot permit a student to change his/her mode of transportation without written notification from the parent/guardian.
COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE (CDL) CERTIFICATION AT RAINES ACADEMY
Beginning next fall, Katy ISD will offer a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Student Training and Licensing Program to rising 11th grade students turning 18 and interested in obtaining a CDL. The Raines Academy CDL program will provide training and licensing for Class A (no additional endorsement) or Class A with a Class B Passenger/School Bus Endorsement. Students who would like more information about this program are requested to complete this survey and will be contacted by campus college and career facilitators with details. Please scroll to the Secondary Students section below for more information regarding the launch of the Raines Academy CDL program.
SUMMER LONE STAR DUAL CREDIT COURSES AT RAINES ACADEMY
Lone Star College is offering three dual credit courses this summer at Raines Academy. Government and Economics will be offered in a hybrid format. College Algebra may be offered face to face. All Katy ISD high school students may take advantage of this opportunity. The student deadline to enroll in summer courses is Friday, March 24, 2023. Below are key materials required to enroll:
Request for Application Assistance
ApplyTexas Step by Step Instructions
For more information, contact Remona Clark, College and Career Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-396-7452.
Please scroll to the Secondary Summer School section below for more information regarding the Raines Academy dual credit summer school opportunities.
SAT School Day Results
Students who took the SAT School Day on March 1, 2023 will be able to view their scores and score report on Friday, March 24 in their College Board Account. If students do not have a College Board, they will need to create an account. No paper score reports will be available. Information on how to interpret the details in your score report is found on the College Board website.
The College Board has partnered with Khan Academy® to provide free SAT online practice. Students can use their PSAT/NMSQT ® score report to get a personalized SAT study plan and personalized practice from Khan Academy®.
STUDENT WORK PROGRAM
Students attending Raines Academy may take advantage of the flexible school day scheduling to also obtain employment with Katy ISD as a temporary student worker in either the Communications, Technology or Operations departments. Students taking advantage of this paid, employment opportunity will have access to transportation to their work location, a work schedule that is designed around their class schedule and the skills and experience to be a top candidate for full-time employment with Katy ISD following high school graduation. For more information about this exciting program, Raines students may contact the College and Career Facilitator, Norma White email@example.com who coordinates the Student Work Program.
2022-2023 INDO-AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP
The Indo-American Charity Foundation (IACF) is a non-profit charitable organization. This year, they are awarding $1000-$2000 scholarships to graduating Seniors in the Greater Houston Area.
Students are required to submit a resume, transcript and a 300-word essay to apply. Students should send completed materials to Remona Clark, College and Career Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is March 15, 2023.
Essay Topic: Share your career objectives, extracurricular activities and how you plan to make a difference in the world around you.