Title 1

  • Katy Independent School District
    Parent and Family Engagement Policy 2021-2022

    Katy ISD Mission Statement

    Katy Independent School District, the leader in educational excellence, together with family and community, provides unparalleled learning experiences designed to prepare and inspire each student to live an honorable, fulfilling life -- to create the future.

    Be the Legacy!

    Katy Independent School District has the highest regard for parents, students, and their families. Family and parental involvement is a critical area for increasing success among all students. The partnership between school and home will benefit from two-way, meaningful communication. This communication will strengthen and reinforce everyone’s desire for continued achievement for every child in the district.

    Developing the Policy

    This policy was developed from input given by parents, campus staff, administrators, and district personnel. The format and language of this policy is designed to be easily read and understood. A copy of this policy will be made available to parents and other members of the community upon request. Each school that receives Title 1 funds will also develop a parental engagement policy and parent-school compact specific to that campus. Families are encouraged to attend campus meetings or offer input through phone calls, electronic communication, or other contact with Title I staff. All policies will be available to families on the campus upon request, or online. For questions or suggestions regarding Title I or the Parent and Family Engagement Policy, please call the campus at (281) 237-6850.

    Annual Evaluation/Meetings

    Each year, the Katy ISD Parent and Family Engagement Policy is reviewed and evaluated by parents, campus staff members, administrators, and district personnel. Parents of Title I students can also make suggestions through the “Title I Program Family Questionnaire” (sent at the end of the school year), and at the Title I Public Meeting held in May of each year. Suggestions for campus level policies should be submitted in writing to the campus principal.

    Building Capacity and Coordination with Other Programs

    Coordination, technical assistance, and other support will be provided by the district to assist campuses and families in planning and implementing parent and family engagement activities. This coordination will also include other programs in order to maximize district, state, and federal funding. Katy ISD is required to set aside 1% of its Title I funds for the purpose of parental involvement. Those funds will be divided among the Title I 
    campuses. Katy ISD will spend Title I funds according to identified, comprehensive needs assessment and Title I guidelines.

    Professional development for staff members will occur in order to expand parental involvement training and interaction with families. Training will also be offered to families through campus and Title I staff, and district Parent Centers, such as Hutsell or Sundown Elementary Schools.


    Campus and district information is available in a variety of formats, including:

    • Online Newsletters (printed copies available on request)
    • Flyers/Invitations (in Tuesday folders)
    • Student planners
    • Telephone communicatio
    • Email and other forms of electronic communication
    • HAC (Home Access Center – on the Katy ISD Website)
    • Classroom/campus visits (by appointment)
    • Public Notices (located in the front lobby of the campus)
    • Twitter @rkelions, @KingLionsPTA, @ katyisd, and #rkestaff #rkelions
    • Websites (campus, district, and organizations)
    • Campus applications (Canvas, See Saw, Remind, PBIS, etc.)
    • RKE Campus Parent link emails and text messages
    • Marquee (in front of school)
    • Interim Progress Reports/Report Cards (through HAC or EOY copy by mail)
    • Parent-Teacher Conferences (virtual or in-person)
    • Edulog Lite
    • Title I Math – Julie Faber
    • Title I Reading – Ellen Barton
    • Title I Science – Barbara Suszynski
    • Title I Contact – Karla Guevara
    • PBIS Rewards App – Karla Guevara

    Family Engagement/Volunteer Opportunities

    Each campus has a need for parent volunteers and offers family involvement activities. Some of these opportunities are listed below. Please contact your school for more information on these or other activities.

    3 – Whataburger Spirit Night (Mortan Ranch location) 
    5 - Watch DOGS Kickoff 6:30-7:30 pm 
    10 – Read, Deed, Run Orientation 6:30 pm 
    12 – Beginner Strings Orientation 
    14 – Kendra Scott Fundraiser 11-1 @ City Center
    20 – Super Specials 
    23 – Math Lunch and Learn PK-K 11:30-12:30
    23 - Storyteller Parent Event 6-7 pm 
    24 – Reed, Deed, Run begins 
    25 – Legacy Parent Academy—Cyberbullying 6-8 at 
    Legacy Stadium room ABC
    26 – PTA Community Meeting 6:00

    3 – Spirit Night at Spring Creek BBQ, Katy 5-9
    7 - Early Dismissal for Parent Conferences 
    10 – Curriculum Night 6-7 pm 
    16 – Legacy Parent Academy Vaping 6-8
    18 - Early dismissal for parent conference
    21 – ELA Lunch and Learn 11:30-12:30 
    21 – Chick Fil A Spirit Night @ Pin Oak location 5-9
    21 - 25 - Red Ribbon 
    23 - 50th day of school

    3 - Daylight Savings Time begins
    4 - ELA Lunch and Learn grades 3-4 11:30-12:30 
    7 – Step It Up Day of Awesomeness 
    8 – Super Specials 
    11 - Math Lunch and Learn grades 1-2, 11:30-12:30
    13 – Legacy Parent Academy, Transitioning from 
    Elementary to Junior High, 6-7 
    18 – CAT Meeting 9:00-10:30
    21 – Family Fitness Night 
    21 – Book Fair Late Night until 7:00

    20 – Early Dismissal 
    20 - Winter parties

    14 – RKE Spirit Night at Altitude Trampoline Park 5-7
    15 – Legacy Parent Academy, This force they call 
    “Social Media,” 6-8 
    20 – Student Holiday 
    24 - 100th day of school
    31 – Keys Kickoff / Men Who Mentor 
    31 - PTA meeting / Movie Night

    3 - ELA Lunch and Learn grades 4-5 11:30-12:30
    5 – Patriotic Program 
    6 – Patriotic Program 
    14 - Friendship parties 
    14 - Early Dismissal 
    17 – Student Holiday 
    19 – Legacy Parent Academy, Internet Safety, 6-8

    1 - Texas History Month 
    8 – Daylight Savings Ends 
    9 – 13 Spring Break 
    20 – Field Day 
    25 - CAT meeting 9:30 am
    28 - PTA meeting/1st Grade Concert 6:00 pm

    1 - Child Safety Month 
    3 - Early dismissal 
    3 – Carnival 5-7 pm 
    6 - 10 Campus closed for STAAR testing 
    17 – Field Day (rain date)
    23 – Volunteer Luncheon 11:30-12:30 
    27 - Book Fair begins
    27 – CAT Meeting 9:00
    30 – End of Year Conferences Complete 
    30 – Late Night Book Fair until 7:00 
    30 – Spring Art Show featuring 2nd grade

    1 - 7 Physical Fitness Education
    2 – Read, Deed, Run Celebration at Legacy Stadium 
    4 - 8 Teacher Appreciation Week 
    7 - Strings Concert 6:00 pm 
    10 - VIPS Celebration 8:30-11:30 am
    11 – 15 Campus closed for STAAR Testing 
    18-21 Celebrations dates TBD 
    26 - Early Dismissal/Last day