Closings & Emergency Notifications
Delaying or canceling school is a complicated decision that affects students, staff and families. The primary criteria Katy ISD considers when making a decision include:
- The safety and well-being of students and staff.
- Severity of the weather (extreme cold, flooding, etc.)
- Timing of weather (overnight, weekend, etc.)
- The ability for buses and cars to travel safely
In the event of inclement weather, Katy ISD continually monitors the forecast from the National Weather Service, and the superintendent meets with numerous administrators in order to make the best decision for students, staff and families. Staff members work throughout the evening and early morning each severe weather day to ensure that buses will run at or near schedule and that students will be safe.
In the event that school is delayed or canceled due to severe weather, or other conditions, Katy ISD makes every attempt to notify families as soon as possible. Typically, by 5:00 am on the day of the weather event, all conditions across the District will have been reviewed and notifications to parents and staff will begin, if needed.
We notify families via:
- Katy ISD website
- E-mail and/or phone call
- Mass media, including TV and radio
- Social media (Facebook and Twitter)
- Katy OnTheGo mobile app
Parents can help by making sure their contact information, as well as emergency contact information, is regularly updated with their child's school.