During the November Katy ISD board meeting Shauntá Smith was named as the new principal at Hutsell Elementary and Kristi Gonzales as the new leader at Shafer Elementary.
The Katy ISD Police Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will allow the public to safely dispose of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications.
For the second year in a row, Katy ISD has been named the #1 Public School District in the Houston Area and also received an A+ overall grade according to the 2023 Niche Best Schools list.
GT screenings for incoming secondary students are now taking place at Katy ISD.
When the 2022-2023 school year begins, Katy ISD elementary schools will see a slight adjustment to their campus bell schedule. The adjusted bell schedule will maximize bus routes, minimize service delays, and better utilize drivers to address the current driver shortages.
Effective August 2022, Shafer Elementary will follow the bell schedule below:
7:50am- First bell rings for students to enter the building
8:10am- Tardy bell rings (students should be in their classrooms at this time)
3:20pm- Dismissal bell rings
The Katy Advanced Program (KAP) provides students with an opportunity to engage in above-grade level coursework in the areas of math, science, language arts, and social studies. KAP courses are available beginning in 6th grade and are open to all students. Every student is encouraged to take at least one advanced level course in an area of interest.
The district will host a KAP Awareness Night via Zoom on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at 6:30PM. This is an opportunity for parents of students in grades 5-6 to learn about KAP prior to course selections. Parents of students who are considering KAP courses for the first time should plan to attend.
5th Grade Course Selections Via SchooLinks
The 2023-2024 online course selection season starts January 20. This is a special time of year when all current 5th grade students are able to select their core courses and fine arts elective for their 6th grade year. Coming soon, 5th grade students will begin learning how to navigate the SchooLinks platform and begin selecting their courses for junior high. Stay tuned to the weekly digest as well as your student’s campus communications for upcoming information. See the course elective fair flyer and course selection timeline below.
The KISD Course Selection Elective Fair will be held at Morton Ranch HS on January 12, 2023 from 6-8pm. See flyer below for more details.
Course Selection Timeline
December 1, 2022 - Parents have access to view their student’s course plan. Students have access to view and edit their course plan pending the additions of school board approved courses. Counselor meet with all students individually beginning on Feb. 6 to review course plan. Students log in to SchooLinks via MyKaty Cloud, then select the SchooLinks logo.
January 20 - January 31, 2023 - Course Selection Window opens for students to select courses in SchooLinks
January 31, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. - Course Planner will become “viewable only” for parents and students.
February 6- March 10, 2023 - Counselors will meet with all students individually to review course requests
March 20 - March 28, 2023 - Course Verification Window (Parents can verify and submit course change requests)
2022 Winter Graduation Ceremony
Leonard Merrell Center
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
High School Exemption Criteria
The 2022-2023 final exam exemption criteria information is accessible via the MyKaty Cloud “Exemption Information” tile now available for quick and easy reference.
All absences will count toward the maximum of 8 allowed unless the absences are school-related (see attendance codes per the 2022-2023 exemption form).
Secondary ELA Classroom Libraries
English Language Arts (ELA) Classroom libraries allow students immediate access to independent reading material, which supports the English Language Arts Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Katy ISD secondary students have the option to check out books from their English teacher’s classroom library, though as of November 7, parental consent is required prior to a student being able to do so. If parents do not provide consent via the Parent Option Portal, their secondary student will be unable to check out an ELA classroom library book.
Katy ISD parents may access the KISD Option Portal to provide consent for their student to check out classroom library books by selecting the MyKaty icon on the District’s webpage, enter their parent ID and password, and then select the "KISD Option Portal" tile. Below are screenshots of the MyKaty icon and KISD Option Portal. Parents needing assistance in accessing their ID and password may manage their account here. Parents who require additional assistance with accessing the application can view an instructional video here.