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          • Monday : Wear blue and white. Tuesday : Wear your hats. Wednesday: Wear PJ's. Thursday: Class Colors. Friday: Hawaiian Gear


             

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          • Instructional Materials Review

            Proposed instructional materials for the Katy ISD courses listed below will be on display during business hours (8:00AM – 4:00PM) for parent and community input at the Education Support Complex until Friday, March 1, 2024. Evening opportunities are available on Tuesday, February 27 and Thursday, February 29 from 4:00PM – 7:00PM. Parents and community members can also access proposed materials online by visiting the Katy ISD Instructional Materials Allotment website.

            • Science – K – 12th Grade
            • Technology Applications – K - 8th Grade
            • AP Literature
            • AP Language
            • AP European History
            • AP Psychology
            • Mexican American Studies
            • Personal Financial Literacy and Economics
            • Forensic Science
            • Elements of Data Science
            • Instructional Principles of Education and Training
            • Human Growth and Development
            • Child Development
            • Computer Science I and II
            • Fundamentals of Computer Science
            • Foundations of Cybersecurity
            • Principles of Applied Engineering
            • Design and Presentation I and II

             

            Los materiales didácticos propuestos para los cursos de Educación Técnica y Profesional que se están considerando estarán en exhibición durante el horario comercial (8:00AM. a 4:00PM) para recibir aportes de los padres y la comunidad en el Complejo de Apoyo Educativo (ESC) hasta Marzo 1desde de 2024. Con oportunidades nocturnas el 27 y 29 de febrero de 4:00PM a

            7:00PM. Los padres y miembros de la comunidad también pueden acceder a los materiales propuestos en línea visitando el sitio web de Asignación de materiales educativos de Katy ISD.

            • Ciencias – K – 12 grado
            • Aplicaciones de tecnología - K - 8 grado
            • Literatura AP
            • Idioma AP
            • Historia europea AP
            • Psicología AP
            • Estudios mexicoamericanos
            • Educación financiera personal y economía
            • Ciencia forense
            • Elementos de la ciencia de datos
            • Prácticas de instrucción Principios de educación y capacitación
            • Crecimiento y desarrollo humano
            • Desarrollo infantil
            • Informática I y II
            • Fundamentos de la informática
            • Fundamentos de la ciberseguridad
            • Principios de ingeniería aplicada
            • Diseño y Presentación I y II


             

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          • 8th Grade Trip


             

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          • 2024 Paraprofessional of the Year

            Congratulations to Ms. Day, our 2024 Paraprofessional of the Year.  Ms. Day is known for her dedication and enthusiasm, but more importantly, for the support that she provides students in the classroom day in and day out.  She is very intentional in her role, and she is able to adapt to any challenge.  She is admired for her enthusiasm for helping students, combined with seemingly infinite patience.  She is truly a rockstar paraprofessional!   When you see Ms. Day, please congratulate her on this recognition.


             

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          • 8th Grade Panoramic Picture

            8th grade panoramic picture. Friday, April 26 @ 8:55am


             

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          • 6th Grade Vaccine Information


             

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          • Federal State/ School Report Card 2022-23

            Katy ISD is sharing information about the state, district, and your child’s campus as part of our obligations under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). The Federal Report Cards are available for your review in the front office of our school or online at:

            The 2022-2023 Federal Report Cards can be accessed online at: https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/frc/frc_srch.html?year=2023

             

            Katy ISD comparte información sobre el estado, distrito y escuela de su hijo(a) como parte de nuestras obligaciones bajo la ley federal ''Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA)''. Están disponibles dos boletas de calificación (federal) para su revisión en la oficina principal de nuestra escuela o en línea:

            Las boletas de calificaciones federales 2022-2023 pueden obtenerse en línea: https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/frc/frc_srch.html?year=2023


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          • Student Safety Survey

             

            Senate Bill 2050, passed during the 87th legislative session, requires school districts to collect information annually through student surveys on bullying/cyberbullying and use the survey results to develop action plans to address student concerns. All Katy ISD students in 4th-12th grade are invited to participate in an online survey administered by K12 Insight.

            K12 Insight manages online surveys for school districts nationwide, safeguarding the confidentiality of participants’ responses. Students will be prompted to enter their student ID numbers solely to verify student participation by campus and grade level in an effort to maintain data integrity. K12 Insight will not provide Katy ISD or any outside party with data that connects a participant to his or her survey responses.

            During the survey window of February 20th – March 8th, a date will be selected for students to complete the survey during their Reading Language Arts (RLA) class.  RLA teachers will be notified of any students who have opted out of taking the survey.  We encourage your child to participate as their feedback is important to us and is valuable for campus planning.

            Participation in the survey is voluntary. Parents and guardians may opt their child out of participation by logging in to MyKaty and selecting the KISD Option Portal icon. The opt-out deadline is February 9, 2024.

            Click here to review the survey https://www.katyisd.org/Page/10092


             

             

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          • Joe V's (HEB) Fundraiser - $10,000

            WE DID IT!

            Thank you Colt Community for rallying to knock the roof off of voting!  Thank you for voting and encouraging our students to vote.

            GO COLTS!!!!


             

             

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          • Nation Civics Bee Information


             

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          • PTA Golden Apple Award

            We received PTA state level recognition for earning their Golden Apple Award for 100% staff PTA membership! Way to go Colts!

            Thank you again to Mr. Reed for leading the effort! 


             

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          • EF Tour Information

            Information Email #1

            Information Email #2

            Information Email #3


             

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          • Katy Advanced Program (KAP)


             

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          • Vaccine Update for 6th Grade Parents

            Is your child 11 years old? Has it been 5 years since their last DTap? If you answered yes to one or both questions, your child should be eligible to receive their MCV4 (Meningitis) vaccine and/or Tdap Booster. State law requires one dose of the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4) vaccine and a dose of the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine for students in 7th-12th grades. The full vaccine requirements for 7th grade students can be found on the DSHS Immunization Unit website at https://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/. We also want to remind you to get your child’s vaccinations early— before the busy back-to-school season. Getting your child vaccinated not only protects your child’s health, but also that of the community.

            We will distribute $30 Colt Cash to our 6th graders that provide the clinic a copy of their updated vaccine record that includes both vaccinations. “Colt Cash” is a campus incentive system in which students can trade their “cash” in for prizes.  Students will have until Friday, December 15th to receive $30 Colt Cash. After this date, any records turned in will receive $15 Colt Cash.

            Let’s prep early for 7th grade to begin the 24-25 school year on the right foot!

            If you have any questions about vaccines, please consult your healthcare provider. You can also email the clinic nurse kristinediaz@katyisd.org or clinic aide gabrielamrivas@katyisd.org a scanned copy of your child’s records. Please remind your student to visit the clinic to pick up their Colt Cash should you decide to email. If you have any questions, call us at 281.234.0626. The clinic is open M-F 8:20p – 4:20p.

            Thank you for your help with this and continuing to keep your child and our community safe!

             

            Kristine Diaz, RN, BSN

            Gabriela Rivas, MA

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          • Prohibited Items and Consequenses

            Weapons are prohibited. Possession of weapons or fake weapons = Mandatory OAC Placement

            Students who unintentionally bring to school a prohibited item, which is not illegal, may turn in the item to a staff member without disciplinary consequences if this is done before the item is discovered or reported by a staff member or another student. This option applies only to the first time the prohibited item is accidentally brought to school. The second time the prohibited item is brought to school, the item will be confiscated and the student disciplined according to the type of item brought to school. Parents/ guardians may pick up confiscated items which are not illegal within two school days. Items not picked up within two school days will be discarded. Illegal items and items designated as evidence will be turned over to the Katy ISD police.

            Students shall not possess or use:

            • Fireworks of any kind, smoke or stink bombs, or any other pyrotechnic device
            • A razor, box cutter, chain or any other object used in a way that threatens or inflicts bodily injury to another person
            • A gun of any kind
            • A toy gun/“look-alike” weapon
            • An air gun or BB gun
            • Ammunition of any kind
            • A stun gun
            • Mace or pepper spray
            • Pornographic material or items
            • Tobacco products, cigarettes, e-cigarettes and any component, part or accessory for an e-cigarette device or accessory to vaping
            • Devices designed to emit an electrical shock (such as a TASER)
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          • Close Up Program


             

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          • Watch D.O.G.S Information

            Join the watch dogs program. Annual Dads and Kids pizza night on Thursday, September 28 at 5:30pm in the Cafeteria.


             

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          • Replacement ID Information

             

            Colts,

            Just a reminder:  students must purchase a new ID, lanyard, or sleeve if they break, loose, or destroy the original one that they were given. See fees below:

             - Replacement IDs are $5. This includes ID, Lanyard and Plastic Sleeve. 

             - Students may purchase lanyards/plastic sleeves separately for $1 each.

             


             

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          • Year Book Sales

            Colts, the yearbooks are now on sale! Get your 2024 yearbook for just 45 dollars, the cheapest it will be all year! This 10-dollar discount will only be available until this Saturday, September 9th. Order your yearbook today by scanning the QR codes around the school to send a purchase link to your parent or guardian.

            Year Book Information Flyer


             

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          • Tutorial Bus Information

            Colt Parents & Community,

             

            Tutorial Late Bus runs begin this coming Tuesday, September 5th. To help us in assisting your students to determine their tutorial bus run and modified bus stops, please review the following attachment with your child at home as a resource to prepare your child for staying for tutorials and knowing their routes and modified stops. 

             

            Resource Guidance:
            Page 1 includes all stops in a 2-column format for Tutorial Bus #1 and Tutorial Bus #2. Pages 3, 4 and 5 include the modified bus stops mapped out. Poster sized copies will also be placed around our school for additional support. Also, tutorial teachers, after school detention teachers, and study hall teachers have been provided this same resource to aid your child while at school. 

            Bus Stops and Maps

            Together, with all these layers, we will be successful in providing every student a safe ride home. Please contact Assistant Principal Tamara Meldahl with any questions.

             


             

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          • Counselor Information

            Greetings Parents! We are so excited to have your students with us this year! Below you will find important updates.

            Counselor Information: 

            • Ms. Polk- 6th Grade A-L / All 7th Grade
            • Mr. Morgan - 6th Grade M-Z / All 8th Grade

            Schedules, Schedules, Schedules:

            • Schedules will be changing over the next two weeks, within reason. Please allow us time to get your students placed correctly.
            • Be sure to log into HAC to see the most up-to-date schedules. 
            • STAAR Scores have arrived! This will impact some of your student's elective choices. If you see a "Math Lab" or "Reading Elective," please know that these are state mandated intervention courses. These course are meant to help grow your student in a particular course area.
            • STAAR scores will be available online for Junior High, starting the first day of school.

            The Cardiff Counselor Cheat: 

            • The attached documents are displayed in every classroom, explaining how to make an appointment and/or schedule changes. Please encourage your students to utilize the QR code to make their requests throughout the school year. 
            • Some students may not be sure how to come and see the counselor. These documents will also explain that process. 

            Email & Phone Communication:

            • We are currently experiencing a surge in email and phone calls. It may take longer to follow up on communication. However, we are actively working on all requests. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. 

            Counselor Cheat Sheet - English

            Counselor Cheat Sheet - Spanish


             

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          • Katy ISD Vaping Policy

            Any Vaping/e-Cigarette Offense = Mandatory OAC Placement. New state law: HB114 requires mandatory discipline for vaping.


             

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          District Announcements

          • BOOK TITLES PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT DASHBOARD 

            Recommendations by district personnel to purchase books new to the Katy ISD circulation are available for public review and comment prior to purchase. To review and/or comment on book titles currently being considered for district purchase, please visit the Book Titles Public Review and Comment dashboard.


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          • KATY VIRTUAL SCHOOL

             

            Katy Virtual School (KVS) online classes allow secondary students to acquire graduation credits and/or expand their learning opportunities through paid, online  high school credit courses during the summer and school year.  

            KVS courses:  

            • Provide flexibility in scheduling.   

            • Allow students to get ahead on credits.  

            • Provide opportunities to access courses that are not offered on the home campus.  

            • Help students moving into Katy ISD from outside Texas to meet graduation requirements.   

            • Are developed and taught by Katy ISD teachers.   

            KVS offers over 60 approved College Board Advanced Placement (AP), Katy Advanced Program (KAP) and academic level courses. The cost is $200 per semester with reduced or no fees for students identified as economically disadvantaged. KVS is approved by the NCAA for student initial eligibility.   

            Registration opens February 1, 2024, for summer 2024, fall 2024 and spring 2025. Questions can be answered through your home campus counselor, Katy Virtual School FAQ, or email katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org. 


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          • STUDENT SAFETY SURVEY  

             
            All Katy ISD students in 4th-12th grade are invited to participate in an online survey administered by K12Insight 

            K12Insight manages online surveys for school districts nationwide, safeguarding the confidentiality of participants’ responses. Students will be prompted to enter their student ID numbers solely to verify student participation by campus and grade level in an effort to maintain data integrity. K12Insight will not provide Katy ISD or any outside party with data that connects a participant to his or her survey responses.  

            Campuses will communicate their specific timeline for students to complete the required survey before it opens on February 20, 2024.   

            Parents may opt their child out of participation beginning January 29, 2024, by logging in to MyKaty and selecting the KISD Option Portal icon. The opt-out deadline is February 9, 2024. 

            To review the survey or for more information, visit https://www.katyisd.org/Page/10092.   


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          • 2024-2025 COURSE SELECTION TIMELINE 

            NOW current 5th-11th grade students are able to select their courses for the 2024-2025 school year.   
            IMPORTANT deadline approaching – Monday February 19, 2024 @ 11:59 pm course planner closes for students to edit!   

            PHASE I – February 5, 2024 – February 19, 2024  

            Schoolinks Course Selection Window Opens!   

            • Students in grades 5th –11th have access to edit SchooLinks Course Planner (selecting courses)  
            • Parents have view only access to SchooLinks Course Planner 
            • Counselor/Student meetings begin.   
            • Student Course Planner will be view only after 2/19 or after counselor submits, whichever comes first. 

             PHASE II – February 20, 2024 – March 8, 2024  
            Schoolinks Course  Selection Window Continues!
               

            • Students & Parents have view only access to SchooLinks Course Planner   
            • Students submit Personal Graduation Plan (PGP) in Schoolinks Personalized Plan.  
            • Parents have view only access to PGP in Schoolinks.  
            • Counselor/Student meetings continue 

             PHASE III Monday March 18 - Tuesday March 26, 2024  

            • Parents view and approve (verify) course requests in SchooLinks Personalized Plans 

            PHASE IV Wednesday March 27 - Wednesday April 3, 2024:   

            • Counselors finalize change requests and approve students’ Personal Graduation Plan (PGP) in SchooLinks Personalized Plans 

             

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          • PROHIBITED ITEMS & CONSEQUENCES

            Students who unintentionally bring to school a prohibited item which is not illegal, may turn in the item to a staff member without disciplinary consequences if this is done before the item is discovered or reported by a staff member or another student. This option applies only to the first time the prohibited item is accidentally brought to school. The second time the prohibited item is brought to school, the item will be confiscated, and the student disciplined according to the type of item brought to school. Parents/ guardians may pick up confiscated items which are not illegal within two school days. Items not picked up within two school days will be discarded. Illegal items and items designated as evidence will be turned over to the Katy ISD police.  

            Students shall not possess or use:  

            • Fireworks of any kind, smoke or stink bombs, or any other pyrotechnic device 

            • A razor, box cutter, chain or any other object used in a way that threatens or inflicts bodily injury to another person 

            • A gun of any kind 

            • A toy gun/“look-alike” weapon 

            • An air gun or BB gun 

            • Ammunition of any kind 

            • A stun gun 

            • Mace or pepper spray 

            • Pornographic material or items 

            • Tobacco products, cigarettes, e-cigarettes and any component, part or accessory for an e-cigarette device or accessory to vaping 

            • Devices designed to emit an electrical shock (such as a TASER) 


             

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