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Katy ISD Encouraging Families to Apply for National School Lunch Program https://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1505Katy ISD Encouraging Families to Apply for National School Lunch Program 2021-09-15T14:27:33Z<div class="ExternalClassC93452D1CC014F13A50567D7F2EBE659"><p>Thousands of Katy ISD families are still eligible for free and reduced price benefits including discounted exam and course fees and reduced internet service costs. Those families who have not submitted their annual National School Lunch Program application are missing out on these and other benefits! <br></p><p>“The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is currently providing free meals to all public school students because of the ongoing pandemic, though approximately 11,000 students who have not already submitted their meal application, are still eligible for a number of school related benefits," said Donna Pittenger, Executive Director of Katy ISD Nutrition and Food Service. “These include reduced SAT/ACT exam registration fees, discounts on home internet service, as well as discounted Katy ISD fine arts and athletic fees," added Pittenger.</p><p>Meal benefits applications for the 2021-2022 school year are available on the <a href="https://www.schoolcafe.com/katyisd" target="_blank">Katy ISD School Cafe</a>​. Families must submit a new meal benefits application each year, and only one application is required per household. The application should be completed by September 30 to take full advantage of all of the benefits.</p><p>For additional information about meal benefits, visit the <a href="https://katyisdfoodservices.com/" target="_blank">Katy ISD Nutrition and Food Service website</a>. <br></p></div>
Katy ISD Resumes Regular Schedule on Wednesdayhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1504Katy ISD Resumes Regular Schedule on Wednesday2021-09-14T17:23:21Z<div class="ExternalClassF5486790120347178BEF808C2E41A440"><p>All Katy Independent School District campuses, Katy Virtual Academy (KVA), and facilities will resume a regular schedule on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. All before and after school practices, activities, and events will resume as well. <br></p><p>If families have been displaced from their homes due to the weather event, they are asked to fill out the <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/fpef/Pages/Homeless.aspx" target="_blank">Student Residency Questionnaire</a> and return it to the closest Katy ISD campus. </p><p>This weeks' Grab and Go Meal Service for KVA students will take place on Wednesday, September 15 at Morton Ranch High School, located at 21000 Franz Rd. and Cinco Ranch High School, located at 23440 Cinco Ranch Blvd. from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch meals will be provided at those sites tomorrow for the remainder of the school week.<br></p></div>
Katy ISD Campuses and Facilities to Close on Tuesday Due to Tropical Storm Nicholas https://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1503Katy ISD Campuses and Facilities to Close on Tuesday Due to Tropical Storm Nicholas 2021-09-13T16:48:53Z<div class="ExternalClassA289823A71894D27921725027E6C6686"><p>​Due to inclement weather forecasted for later tonight and into tomorrow as a result of Tropical Storm Nicholas, Katy Independent School District has canceled all after-school activities scheduled for after 6 p.m. today. <br></p><p>Additionally, all Katy ISD campuses and facilities will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, September 14, 2021. </p><p>Katy ISD will continue to the monitor the unfolding weather situation. <br></p><div><br><br></div><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Seeks Community Feedback on Strategic Planhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1500Katy ISD Seeks Community Feedback on Strategic Plan2021-09-10T14:06:02Z<div class="ExternalClass4E508800AC764202B6161ECF67E65511"><p>​Katy Independent School District is requesting feedback on its five-year strategic plan to help evaluate outcomes and further define objectives the District and its campuses will pursue over the next two years.  </p><p>This week, parents, students, staff and community members with an email on file with the District were invited to participate in a survey that will provide helpful direction for enhancing programs and services, and sustaining student achievement. </p><p>"The success of our strategic plan relies heavily on community involvement, particularly that of parents and staff as we plan for the future of our District," said Dr. Ken Gregorski, Superintendent of Schools. "We exist to serve our students and their families, which is why their feedback is a critical part of the process."  </p><p>In 2017, Katy ISD launched its first-ever strategic plan, which included goals for personalized learning, digital infrastructure, recruitment and retention, student well-being, and more. Stakeholder groups assess the plan annually to review progress and identify the next steps. The current strategic plan ends in 2022.  </p><p>All parents, students, employees, and community members are encouraged to participate before the survey closes on September 30. </p><p>For more information about the District's strategic plan, <a href="/strategicdesign/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">visit the KatyISD Strategic Design website.</a><br></p><p><br></p></div>
ACT TEST DATE FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEARhttps://www.katyisd.org/campus/KHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=423ACT TEST DATE FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR2021-09-08T16:03:43Z<div class="ExternalClass4D953623CFBA4F38AEE88E29D39DA7AE"><p>​</p><span><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">ACT TEST DATE FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR</span></p><ul style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;"><li dir="ltr" aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" role="presentation" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">September 11. 2021</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" role="presentation" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">October 23, 2021</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" role="presentation" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">December 11, 2021</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" role="presentation" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">February 12, 2022</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" role="presentation" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">April 2, 2022</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" role="presentation" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">June 11, 2022</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" role="presentation" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">July 16, 2022</span></p></li></ul><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">To register or get more information, please visit </span><a href="http://www.act.org/"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#1155cc;background-color:transparent;text-decoration-line:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">www.ACT.org</span></a></span>​<p><br></p></div>
COLLEGE AND CAREER NIGHThttps://www.katyisd.org/campus/KHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=422COLLEGE AND CAREER NIGHT2021-09-07T17:45:05Z<div class="ExternalClassA315B12C9CC34D228D84ABCB60B6C44D"><p>​<span style="color:#666666;font-family:roboto, "lucida grande", arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">Katy ISD will be hosting College and Career Night on </span><span style="box-sizing:border-box;border:0px solid #cccccc;font-weight:700;color:#666666;font-family:roboto, "lucida grande", arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">October 6</span><span style="color:#666666;font-family:roboto, "lucida grande", arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">, 2021 from 7:00PM-9:00PM at the Leonard E. Merrell Center, 6301 S. Stadium Lane. Representatives from colleges, universities, technical schools, and military academies from across the country will be in attendance to answer questions regarding their specific schools and programs. All Katy ISD students and families are welcomed to attend. More information will be provided through e-news soon. </span><a data-id="l-3566265521" href="https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:f4fc5eaa-28ba-436c-819c-ccd81cdb1012#pageNum=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" style="box-sizing:border-box;border:0px solid #cccccc;color:#1c6e98;text-decoration-line:underline;cursor:pointer;font-family:roboto, "lucida grande", arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">College and Career Night Flyer</span></a>​<br></p></div>
PSAT Home school student registrationhttps://www.katyisd.org/campus/KHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=421PSAT Home school student registration2021-09-07T17:24:05Z<div class="ExternalClassC428FA40894A4D1B99E8845DBFDC2437"><p>​Homeschool students who live in the KHS attendance zone may register to take the PSAT by clicking <a href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=4oq7MOZb2Ea0iUk_U8HEZV0uttc71q1CnrSXmQsZJD5UNlZZSDhESEZZNFRLRlVKSEFMTThEVlNPUS4u">h​ere</a> and filling out the form. Registration will be open from September 7<sup>th</sup>-17<sup>th</sup>. Students enrolled in private or charter schools are not eligible to test at KHS.​​​<br></p></div>
Katy ISD Continues Legacy Parent Academy Forums with Topics That Impact Studentshttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1497Katy ISD Continues Legacy Parent Academy Forums with Topics That Impact Students2021-09-02T23:53:00Z<div class="ExternalClassBAA4C287542D4790BE68DB2A8E937CDC"><p><br></p><p><img src="/parents/PublishingImages/Legacy%20Parent%20Academy%20on%20White.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:183px;" /><br><br></p><p>Since its inception in September 2018, the Katy Independent School District Legacy Parent Academy has equipped parents with the information and tools needed to provide additional support to their child(ren) related to topics that are currently impacting them.  Informational sessions for the 2021-22 school year will include the following topics:<br></p><p> </p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">Date</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">Session</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">Location/Time</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">September 22, 2021</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">The Ugly Truth About Vaping*</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Legacy Stadium<br> 6 – 7 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">October 20, 2021</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Being an Upstander Against Bullying</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Legacy Stadium & Cinco Ranch High School<br> 6 – 7 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">November 10, 2021</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Human Trafficking Awareness*</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Legacy Stadium<br> 6 – 7 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">January 19, 2022</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Finding Balance in Our Digital World</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Legacy Stadium & Cinco Ranch High School<br> 6 – 7 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">February 16, 2022</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Angst:  Raising Awareness Around Anxiety</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Legacy Stadium & Cinco Ranch High School</p><p>6 – 7 p.m.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p style="text-align:center;"><em>*The Ugly Truth About Vaping and Human Trafficking Awareness will be live-streamed and recorded. All sessions will be posted in English and Spanish on the Legacy Parent A</em><em>cademy webpage following each event.</em></p><p>“Legacy Parent Academy sessions are designed to focus on issues pertaining to the health and safety and emotional well-being of all learners," said Edie White, Coordinator for School Leadership and Support.  “Topics are selected based on the needs expressed by parents and in response to concerns the District sees on campuses and the community," added White.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Katy ISD looks forward to working with local media partners to promote and cover these sessions, which can be found on the district's <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/parents/Pages/Legacy-Parent-Academy.aspx">Legacy Parent Academy website</a>.  The first session “The Ugly Truth About Vaping" is on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Legacy Stadium.  </p><p> </p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Celebrates its AP Capstone Diploma Recipientshttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1494Katy ISD Celebrates its AP Capstone Diploma Recipients2021-08-30T20:40:11Z<div class="ExternalClassE10A7F83FA2C4CC2BFA46B23042165B3"><p>Walking across the stage and receiving a high school diploma is a lifetime milestone that opens up numerous opportunities for graduating seniors.  At Katy Independent School District, 91 students recently earned an additional diploma - the AP Capstone Diploma<sup>™</sup> - while seven students have earned the AP Seminar and Research Certificate<sup>™</sup> for the 2020-21 school year. The AP Capstone is a College Board diploma program that is based on two yearlong AP courses — the AP Seminar and the AP Research.  This program helps students to develop critical thinking, research, collaboration, and presentation skills that are critical to academic success.<br></p><p>“We proudly recognize the achievements of students who participated in the AP Capstone Diploma program," said Dr. Christine Caskey, Chief Academic Officer for Katy ISD. “Our AP Capstone students and teachers showed extraordinary commitment while facing historic challenges. This is a meaningful college readiness program that will serve our students well after high school," added Caskey.  </p><p>To receive the AP Capstone Diploma, students must earn scores of three or higher in AP Seminar, AP Research, and on four additional AP Exams. Over 2,000 schools participated in the AP Capstone program worldwide during the 2020-21 school year, which lead to approximately 11,900 students earning the AP Capstone Diploma and 7,700 earned the AP Seminar and Research Certificate.  </p><p>Unlike traditional AP subject exams with a single end-of-year assessment, AP Seminar and AP Research assessments are project-based and evaluate skills mastery through group projects, presentations, and individual essays completed throughout the year. Instead of focusing on one specific academic discipline, AP Seminar and AP Research are interdisciplinary. Students are empowered to create research projects based on topics of personal interest and they are assessed on critical thinking, research, collaboration, time management, and presentation skills needed to complete their projects. <br></p><p><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bmzsw5kvj0hun9s/AAC50fAGObozMm4p3mfqHAvoa?dl=0">Pictures of some Katy ISD Seniors who received the AP Capstone Diploma</a> <br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Announces New Location for Free COVID-19 Testing Centerhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1492Katy ISD Announces New Location for Free COVID-19 Testing Center2021-08-30T19:24:51Z<div class="ExternalClassB85D3DD2CB9344788909D329F8FD27DD"><div class="ExternalClass32A5630CF81B450EA6B5516A88D67E10" style="text-align:left;"><p><span>As part of Katy Independent School District's proactive approach to mitigating the spread of COVID-19, beginning Monday, August 30, the District will transition its FREE rapid COVID-19 Testing Center to the Gary A. Voss Project Center located within the Agricultural Sciences Facility.  The testing center's address is:</span><br></p><p>Gary A. Vos Project Center</p><p>5801 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road</p><p>Katy, TX  77493</p><p>Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.</p><p>The FREE rapid COVID-19 test is for all enrolled Katy ISD students, as well as district employees and their dependents who are enrolled under the Katy ISD healthcare plan.  The free test is in collaboration with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) COVID-19 Testing Project.  <br></p><p>“The process is quick and simple and both students and staff will receive their results within a matter of minutes," added Lance Nauman, Director of Katy ISD Risk Management.<br></p><p>Parental/Guardian permission, as well as a reservation, is required for all students who are below 18 years of age.  Permission slips will be available at the testing site and reservations should be made through the following link: <a href="https://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/73375d80fa1caefc06-week" target="_blank">https://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/73375d80fa1caefc06-week</a><br></p><p>Additional questions related to this program can be submitted to <a href="mailto:COVID19Responses@katyisd.org">COVID19Responses@katyisd.org</a>.  </p><p style="text-align:center;"># # ​#<br></p><p><br></p></div></div>
Katy ISD Tops Forbes 2021 List of Best Texas Employershttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1490Katy ISD Tops Forbes 2021 List of Best Texas Employers2021-08-27T20:45:47Z<div class="ExternalClassE2246C03C8B040FB801EF499DA701CFC"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District has once again earned a spot in the </span><em style="text-align:justify;">Forbes List of Best Employers</em><span style="text-align:justify;"> in the state of Texas, coming in at #8.  Not surprisingly, Katy ISD was also the only school district in Texas to make the Top 10 list of employers along with renowned organizations such as NASA, Dell Technologies and Southwest Airlines, to name a few. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“From our teachers, administrators, operations and support staff, every member of the Katy ISD family strives daily to provide supportive and unparalleled learning experiences to the more than 87,000 students we serve," said Dr. Ken Gregorski, Superintendent of Schools.  “They are the best staff I have ever had the privilege to work alongside.  It is our employees that truly makes Katy ISD such a special place," added Gregorski.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;">Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to develop its third annual list of </span><em style="text-align:left;">America's Best Employers by State</em><span style="text-align:left;">.  The list is divided into 51 rankings – one for each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia – and was compiled by surveying 80,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees.  Surveys were conducted from October 2020 to June 2021 and were anonymous, allowing participants to freely share their opinions. </span></p><p>This is the third consecutive year that Katy ISD has made the list.  To read the full Forbes article visit <a href="https://www.forbes.com/best-employers-by-state/#3503e3e1487a"><em>America's</em> <em>Best Employers by State for 2021</em></a><em>.</em></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Teacher School Supply "Wishes" Become a Reality https://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1488Katy ISD Teacher School Supply "Wishes" Become a Reality 2021-08-31T14:42:59Z<div class="ExternalClass9EB0A7599B0740CDA41BDF58BA2FD943"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District has once again partnered with Amazon to help teachers purchase some of those additional items they “wish" they could have to enhance their classroom experiences. The District is providing its teachers up to $200 each to spend through a district-funded account ​​</span><span style="text-align:justify;">for consumable classroom supply purchases such as pens, color pencils, paper and small student incentives. </span><span style="text-align:justify;">This is in addition to the instructional supplies and materials already provided through Katy ISD campus budgets. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“These funds are intended to assist teachers with purchasing those few extra items they would love to have in their classrooms that may further supplement a learning experience they have planned for their students," said Dr. Ken Gregorski, Superintendent of Schools.  “Our educators have always gone above and beyond for our learners, especially during these past 18 months. We hope they will enjoy this opportunity to purchase some additional items for their classrooms," added Gregorski.   <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Katy Instructional Teacher Supply Budget (KITSB)  is separate from campus budgets and does not affect Katy ISD's overall instructional material and supply budget.  Beginning next week, teachers will be able to log into Amazon to select the items they wish to purchase.  It is the expectation this initiative will help with personal out-of-pocket expenses incurred by some teachers. <br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Continues Curbside Grab and Go Meals for all Students Enrolled in Virtual Instructionhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1487Katy ISD Continues Curbside Grab and Go Meals for all Students Enrolled in Virtual Instruction2021-08-24T00:06:39Z<div class="ExternalClass355113DCE35247CF908AF8F184133C08"><p>​K<span style="text-align:justify;">aty Independent School District will continue to offer curbside Grab and Go meal students to students who have opted for virtual instruction through the Katy Virtual Academy (KVA) Grades K-6 program.  Beginning tomorrow August 24, the meal sites will </span><span style="text-align:justify;text-decoration-line:underline;">only</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> operate on Tuesdays and will provide breakfast and lunch meals for the entire week of instruction.  Distribution sites include:</span></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><strong>School Name</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><strong>Hours of Operations</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:justify;">Morton Ranch High School</p><p style="text-align:justify;">21000 Franz Road</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy, TX  77449</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;">Tuesdays Only</p><p style="text-align:center;">4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:justify;">Cinco Ranch High School</p><p style="text-align:justify;">23440 Cinco Ranch Boulevard</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy, TX  77494</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td></tr></tbody></table><p style="text-align:justify;"> <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“The grab and go breakfast and lunch meals are ready to heat and eat at home," said Donna Pittenger, Executive Director of Nutrition & Food Services.  “There is no cost to children 18 and under who are enrolled in KVA.  Students who eat meals at school are not eligible for meals at the Grab and Go locations," added Pittenger.</p><p>Identification for each child such as an ID, report card or birth certificate must be presented before receiving the meal.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <br></p><p><br></p></div>
NEWS from the Attendance Officehttps://www.katyisd.org/campus/KHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=420NEWS from the Attendance Office2021-08-19T18:28:35Z<div class="ExternalClass048D5DF6A30841DFB977C964C428F585"><p>​</p><p><em><strong>How to handle absences, tardies and half day absence/early dismissals:</strong></em></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Please notify the Attendance Office for absences via phone or email <em><strong>EACH </strong></em>day of an absence, preferably before 11 am.   You are welcome to contact the teachers, but Attendance clerk must be notified as well.</li><li>All tardies /absences are unexcused unless accompanied by: </li><ol style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>A doctor's note for a healthcare appointment.</li><li>A parent note explaining the reason the student is tardy/absent (<strong>reason must be in accordance with District Policy for excused reasons</strong>).</li></ol><li>You MUST present a picture ID when checking out your student.</li><li>If someone other than the parent/guardian needs to check out your student, the Attendance Office MUST receive written permission for early dismissal (whether they are on the contact list or not).  Please include the student's name, grade, the legal name of the person picking up the student and their relationship to the student, the reason for leaving and the specific date and time the student is being picked up.  This note needs to be emailed to the attendance clerk and include the parent/guardian picture ID.</li><li>Half day absence/Early Dismissal – Generally, please allow 10 minutes for us to pull your student from class. </li><li>Notes are due the day the student returns to school.</li></ul><p><em><strong>How to Handle an Attendance Correction:</strong></em></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Please contact the teacher as the first point of contact regarding a student's presence/absence/tardiness in class, especially if you have received an automated call from the District.  Contact the teacher the same day if possible.</li><li>For healthcare appointments and teacher corrections, please allow 24-48 hours to update the system.  Parents can access their student's attendance history on the <strong>Home AccessCenter</strong> to verify corrections.</li></ul><p> </p><p><em><strong>Compulsory Attendance Notifications (CAN letters):</strong></em></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>A <strong>CAN </strong>letter will be mailed/emailed when your student has one or more of the following, including full or partial days (which include individual class periods): </li><ol style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>A student has three (3) or more unexcused absence in a four-week period.</li><li>A student has ten (10) or more unexcused absences in a six-month period.</li></ol><li>If you receive a <strong>CAN </strong>letter you have only five (5) school days to resolve it with the school Attendance Clerk.</li></ul><p> </p><p><em><strong>Failure to Attend School Notifications:</strong></em></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>A Failure to Attend School letter will be mailed/emailed when your student has excessive absences for personal illness for one or more of the following, including full or partial days: </li><ol style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>A student exceeds five (5) consecutive personal illness days</li><li>A student has eight (8) cumulative personal illness days in a six-month period</li></ol><li>All future absences will require a statement from a physician or health clinic to be excused.</li><li>Send a doctor's note when possible to avoid having too many personal illness absences.  Also, if your student has scheduled appointments try not to make the appointment during the same class period each time.</li></ul><p> </p><p><em><strong>Attendance for Credit:</strong></em></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>All absences, excused and unexcused are counted for the purpose of determining attendance for credit.  For each course/class in which a student falls below the 90 percent threshold, a review of the record will be conducted and the student may be required to complete a plan developed by the principal or designee in order to gain credit or be promoted.</li></ul><p> </p><p><em><strong>Ways to contact the Attendance clerk :</strong></em></p><p><strong>Tina Zera 9</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> grade</strong></p><p>E-mail address: <a href="mailto:Tinamzera@katyisd.org">Tinamzera@katyisd.org</a></p><p>Phone: 281-237-6774</p><p>Fax: 281-644-1707</p><p> </p><p><strong>Sarah Armstrong 10-12  A-K</strong></p><p>Email address: <a href="mailto:Sarahearmstrong@katyisd.org">Sarahearmstrong@katyisd.org</a></p><p>Phone: 281-237-1767</p><p>Fax: 281-644-1704</p><p> </p><p><strong>Joanna Rosati 10-12  L-Z</strong></p><p>Email address: <a href="mailto:Joannaarosati@katyisd.org">Joannaarosati@katyisd.org</a></p><p>Phone: 281-237-6705</p><p>Fax: 281-644-1704</p><p><strong>For more details concerning attendance laws and violation consequences, please refer to the Discipline Management Plan and Student Code of Conduct booklet from the district.​</strong></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Board of Trustees Approves Virtual Learning for Grades K-6https://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1482Katy ISD Board of Trustees Approves Virtual Learning for Grades K-62021-08-11T01:13:19Z<div class="ExternalClassE7C12480870F403E89B53A4980B1EF0D"><p>During tonight’s Katy Independent School District Special Board Meeting Trustees approved a <strong>Katy Virtual Academy (KVA) online learning program</strong> for students enrolled in kindergarten through sixth grade.  Parents can begin the online application process tomorrow, August 11 at 10 a.m. and must apply by midnight on Tuesday, August 17 to enroll in this virtual instructional model.  Online instruction through KVA Grades K-6 will officially begin on Monday, August 30 and extend through Friday, October 15, 2021.  <br></p><p>The KVA Grades K-6 program is being made available for parents of those students who may wish to immunize their child against COVID but do not currently have the option to do so due to minimum age requirements tied to the current iteration of the vaccine. <br></p><p>Additional information regarding this instructional model can be found on the Katy Virtual Academy K-6 webpage that will open tomorrow, August 11 at 10 a.m.  <br></p><p><strong>Additional items approved during the Katy ISD August Special Board Meeting include:</strong></p><p>• <strong>COVID-19 Paid Leave for Employees</strong> – The Board approved 10 additional days of paid leave for employees who are documented COVID-19 positive and require mandatory quarantining.  These days are in addition to employees’ existing leave bank.</p><p>• <strong>Employee and Student COVID-19 Testing Site</strong> – The Board approved expanding the employee testing site to include Katy ISD students.</p><p>• <strong>Intermittent School to Home Learning Mode</strong>l - The Board approved providing students who are required to isolate due to COVID-19, or any other medical condition, a learning option where they can access their assignments through the Katy ISD Learning Management System (Canvas) to stay current on classroom assignments.  Intermittent School to Home is not a virtual program, such as KVA, and students cannot exceed a total of 20 cumulative days.<br></p><p><br>​<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Launches Pay N' Go Tixhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1480Katy ISD Launches Pay N' Go Tix2021-08-06T20:58:43Z<div class="ExternalClass6570BC5734E04EE4B577567B718FF5AC"><p style="text-align:center;"><span><img src="/PublishingImages/PayNGoTix%20fb.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:215px;" /><br></span></p><p><span style="text-align:justify;">There's now an easy way to purchase Katy Independent School District tickets for select athletic events!  It's called </span><em style="text-align:justify;">Pay N' Go Tix</em><span style="text-align:justify;">.  This new purchasing option provides a convenient way to buy electronic tickets online and in advance of Katy ISD events.  Spectators have two options when purchasing passes to their favorite events:</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span></p><ol style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Website</strong></span>:  Visit <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/">www.katyisd.org</a>.  Click the <em>A+ Pay N' Go</em> icon on the upper right-hand corner of the website.  Select the <em>Pay N' Go Tix</em> logo.  Choose your event category, the event and then click “Book Now".</li><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>QR Code:</strong></span>  Scan a QR code found across district campuses and displayed on facility signage located near the event entrance.</li></ol><p style="text-align:justify;">At this time, only junior high and high school athletic events, with the exception of varsity football, will be available for purchase via <em>Pay N' Go Tix</em>.  Fine Arts will be integrated into the system in spring 2022, while it is anticipated that varsity football tickets will be available in the system by the summer semester. Varsity football and fine arts will continue to utilize their existing ticketing sales platforms until they are transitioned to <em>Pay N' Go Tix.</em></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Athletic tickets will no longer be sold at events and must be purchased online with a credit card.  Save time and secure your game day and event tickets through <em>Pay N' Go Tix</em>! </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Video for Publications:  <a href="https://youtu.be/H6W-QsOttyc"><em>Pay N' Go Tix</em> Video</a><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Upcoming PSAT Informationhttps://www.katyisd.org/campus/KHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=419Upcoming PSAT Information2021-08-05T16:09:00Z<div class="ExternalClass86C4B7151B3544CBA9F8722CA30250B6"><p>10<sup>th</sup> and 11<sup>th</sup> grade students are scheduled to take the PSAT during the school day on October 13<sup>th</sup>.  </p><p> </p><p>Students with disabilities currently receiving classroom accommodations and planning to take the PSAT/NMSQUT, PSAT 10, SAT, OR Advancement Placement Exams must submit a request for CollegeBoard approval of testing accommodations to Ms. Barreto (<a href="mailto:noemibarreto@KATYISD.ORG">noemibarreto@KATYISD.ORG</a>), Student Support Assistant Principal, <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>no later than Monday, August 16, 2021</strong></span>. </p><p> <br></p><p><strong>Prior CollegeBoard approvals remain in effect</strong> <strong>until one year after high school graduation</strong> (with some limited exceptions) and do not require students to apply for them again.  ​<br></p><p><br></p></div>
2021 Parking Informationhttps://www.katyisd.org/campus/KHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=4182021 Parking Information2021-07-28T12:38:45Z<div class="ExternalClassFA54C628024D478B9510A161886A5DC2"><p>​</p><p>Parking spaces for the 2021-2022 school year will be available for online purchase on Monday, August 2<sup>nd</sup> at 8:00 am.  We are only offering the online option for parking at this time.  You will not be able to come to campus to request/purchase a parking space.</p><p>Seniors will be given priority for all online parking submissions on August 2<sup>nd</sup>, 3<sup>rd</sup> and 4<sup>th</sup>, followed by Juniors, then Sophomores.  Starting August 5<sup>th</sup>, all parking requests will be assigned in order of online submission.  Freshmen students will not be allowed to park on campus.</p><p>To purchase a parking tag, go to <a href="https://forms.gle/P7mT5F6zuszgJ5WH6">https://forms.gle/P7mT5F6zuszgJ5WH6</a> and complete the online application.  You will not be able to access the application until 8:00am on August 2<sup>nd</sup>.  To complete the application, you will need:</p><ul><li>a picture or scanned image of your valid driver's license</li><li>valid proof of insurance, which includes:</li><ul><li>The vehicle being registered in the online application</li><li>The student's name on the insurance card</li><li>An expiration date not before September 1, 2021 </li></ul><li>a picture or scanned image of your payment receipt from KatyISD's Pay 'N Go system  <br><br>All parking tags will be $50 and payment will only be accepted through Pay 'N Go.  If you haven't already, you can set up an account at  <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/katyisd.revtrak.net/__%3b%21%21N081aGSY%21FEYIoz50bK8kl-HpdHiHKkwEOFkBo3jNGkZ5mHEyTZUw-ItWjjv02jc2U_p_OuH5vw$">https://katyisd.revtrak.net/</a>.  Once both the application and payment are completed, you will receive a confirmation email with a review of your completed parking application.  <br><br>We will verify each submitted application and do our best to assign the parking spaces based on the requests in the application, but cannot guarantee specific parking spaces.  <br><br>We will contact you using the email provided in your application on how/when to pick up your parking tag.  So, you will not come to campus until parking tags are distributed through our Grab and Go process.</li></ul><p>If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Hurt at <a href="mailto:melissaehurt@katyisd.org">melissaehurt@katyisd.org</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD is Powering Up for Back to School 2021-22https://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1477Katy ISD is Powering Up for Back to School 2021-222021-07-27T14:47:51Z<div class="ExternalClassBFF6F71E36E34BA0A8CC5480161AC8D5"><p style="text-align:center;"><span><img src="/PublishingImages/Slideviewer.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:155px;" /><br></span></p><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District is excited to welcome back over 85,000 students on Wednesday, August 18 for the 2021-22 school year.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Prior to the first day of school, Katy ISD encourages parents and students to </span><em style="text-align:justify;">Power Up for Back to School</em><span style="text-align:justify;"> through the District's online registration system, </span><a href="/registration/Pages/default.aspx" style="text-align:justify;">PowerSchool Enrollment</a><span style="text-align:justify;">.  A new student is defined as a K-12 learner who has never attended a school within Katy ISD, or a previous Katy ISD student who withdrew and is re-enrolling. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">All Katy ISD students are required to enroll, or update their information, for the new school year using the online registration system.  Enrollment and updates will take place in two phases which include:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Monday, July 26, 2021 – New student enrollment reopens</li><li>Monday, August 2, 2021 – Annual Student Update Opens (for current Katy ISD students)</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Before beginning the online registration process for new students, it's recommended that parents have the following documentation ready to upload:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Proof of Residence:  A utility bill (light, water or gas), purchasing paperwork or lease agreement.  If a lease agreement or purchasing paperwork is provided at the time of registration, a utility bill must be provided within 30 days of occupancy.</li><li>Official Birth Certificate or Passport of Student</li><li>Government-issued Identification Care of Person Registering Student</li><li>Proof of Immunization</li><li>Report Card or Transcript at Recently Attended School</li></ul><p>Join Katy ISD as we <em>Power Up for Back to School</em> with PowerSchool Enrollment.  For more information, visit the <a href="/registration/Pages/default.aspx">Katy ISD Online Registration webpage</a>.<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD FFA Students Win Awards at State Conventionhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1472Katy ISD FFA Students Win Awards at State Convention2021-07-12T19:29:49Z<div class="ExternalClass24C018B572E5488DB2018E86885429FE"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">After a year of virtual gatherings and obstacles resulting from a global pandemic, Katy Independent School District FFA students ended their school year with numerous recognitions at the 93</span><sup style="text-align:justify;">rd</sup><span style="text-align:justify;"> Annual Texas FFA Convention.  The convention's theme – </span><em style="text-align:justify;">Elevate</em><span style="text-align:justify;"> – encapsulated a movement that motivated Katy ISD FFA students, and others from across the Lone Star State, to use the insurmountable odds of the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to grow, learn and elevate themselves. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“Our students have demonstrated an enduring resilience and have learned that amidst the challenges, they can overcome and grow," stated Ashlee Laird, Katy ISD CTE Instructional Specialist.  “Part of that growth was making it a priority to also support their peers in achieving their goals during this difficult school year," added Laird.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The following Katy ISD students placed during the convention:<br></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;">Student</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;">School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;">Recognition</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;">Category</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Madailein Fitch<br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Taylor High FFA</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">State Champion</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Agriscience Fair – Food Products & Processing Systems – Division 3</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Hailey Tucker</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Katy High FFA</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2<sup>nd</sup> Place</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Soil Stewardship Public Speaking</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Jacob Grimes</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Paetow High FFA</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2<sup>nd</sup> Place</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Junior Prepared Public Speaking</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Lauren Sapp</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Cinco Ranch High FFA</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">5<sup>th</sup> Place</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Agricultural Policy Public Speaking </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Eliza Thomas</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Tompkins High FFA</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">9<sup>th</sup> Place</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Agricultural Technology & Communication Public Speaking</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Elizabeth McFadin</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Katy High FFA</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">9<sup>th</sup> Place</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Extemporaneous Speaking</td></tr></tbody></table><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p>Madailein Fitch will be advancing to the National FFA Convention Agricultural Science Fair in October 2021 being held in Indianapolis, IN.  Additionally, Katy High School FFA Student Hailey Tucker won a $2,000 scholarship for her achievement in soil public speaking during this year's state convention.  </p><p>The 93<sup>rd</sup> Annual Texas FFA Convention was held in Fort Worth, Texas last week.</p><p><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/useghl46kya6fov/AAD0UU7bBf0T7dL4Zqo0LLSZa?dl=0">Pictures of Katy ISD FFA State Winners</a> ​<br></p><p><br><br></p></div>
Katy High School Fish Camp Registrationhttps://www.katyisd.org/campus/KHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=417Katy High School Fish Camp Registration2021-06-29T13:44:16Z<div class="ExternalClassE5F84464D790413FB71617A63B11290F"><p>​​</p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;"><span data-ogsc="rgb(32, 33, 36)" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:10.5pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#202124;letter-spacing:0.15pt;">Dear Class of 2025 Freshmen:<br>Katy High School proudly announces its 28th annual Freshman Orientation! Supervised upperclassmen host the incoming freshmen for an informative and fun-filled day of becoming acquainted with the West Campus and the Main Campus buildings, motivational sessions, a tour of the entire campus, pep rally traditions, school song, and the official Class of 2025 shirt. Students will have the chance to meet some staff members, administrators, and counselors, as well as make new friends.<br>Register online at </span><span data-ogsc="black" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;"><a href="https://forms.gle/8xJSu2CGs8tUuAP87" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable" data-linkindex="0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:#0563c1;text-decoration-line:underline;"><span data-ogsc="blue" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:blue;">https://forms.gle/8xJSu2CGs8tUuAP87</span></a></span><span data-ogsc="rgb(32, 33, 36)" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:10.5pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#202124;letter-spacing:0.15pt;"></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;"><span data-ogsc="rgb(32, 33, 36)" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:10.5pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#202124;letter-spacing:0.15pt;">Date: Friday, August 6th, 2021<br>Time: Morning Session (check-in begins at 8:45) 9-12<br>Afternoon Session (check in begins at 12:45) 1-4</span><span data-ogsc="black" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;"></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;"><span data-ogsc="rgb(32, 33, 36)" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:10.5pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#202124;letter-spacing:0.15pt;">Fee: $15 if received by Friday, July 25th<br>$30 registration on the day of Fish Camp (please arrive at 8:30)***CASH ONLY***<br>**NO registrations will be July 26th - August 5th<br>Students may register on the day of Fish Camp for $30 – Late registration will begin at 8:40 am on 8/2 - CASH ONLY ON DAY OF FISH CAMP**<br>*Students registering on the day of Fish Camp will receive their shirt within the first three weeks of school.​</span></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Employees Rewarded with a Pay Increasehttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1465Katy ISD Employees Rewarded with a Pay Increase2021-06-29T03:00:05Z<div class="ExternalClass0F6BADBDC36243FD91BD42415D12AC22"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">At the Regular Board meeting, Katy Independent School District Trustees made it a budget priority to ensure teachers and staff are recognized for their ongoing commitment to District students and families following a school year fraught with a pandemic, a winter freeze and many other challenges. Trustees approved a 2% pay increase to be distributed beginning in July 2021, or depending on the staff member's contract start date, with a 1% one-time lump sum payment to be provided this December. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Pay increases are calculated based on an employee's midpoint rates of pay found on the <a href="/dept/hr/Documents/2022%20Pay%20Ranges.pdf">Katy ISD Human Resources webpage</a>.  Regular part-time employees will also benefit from this increase approved tonight.<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Announces New Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership and Supporthttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1462Katy ISD Announces New Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership and Support2021-06-14T21:52:39Z<div class="ExternalClassF49EB852483C42C59C595BA44BD9DEDF"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Today Katy Independent School District Superintendent Ken Gregorski appointed Ronnie Edwards as the District's new Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership and Support.  Prior to accepting this new role, Edwards was the principal of Mayde Creek High School, a position he has held for the past five years.  He will be replacing Dr. Freda Creech who is pl</span><span style="text-align:justify;">anning for retirement this summer.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“It is an honor for me to be part of a thriving school district where our goal is to ensure every student excels in a supportive academic environment, from their first day of school up to the last day of their senior year," said Ronnie Edwards, Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership and Support.  “As a former principal, I can relate with the struggles and strengths of campus leaders.  I look forward to working with them and staff from across the district to ensure this growing school district continues providing an A+ education," added Edwards.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Edwards began his career in education as an English teacher and coach at Santa Fe Independent School District in 1991.  A year later, he accepted a head coaching position in Van Vleck Independent School District.  Known for his passion in the classroom as well as in athletics, in 1994, Edwards decided to move closer to his hometown where he began coaching and teaching in Abilene Independent School District.  But a few years later, South Texas was calling him back, this time to join Brazosport ISD as head basketball coach and English teacher.  It wasn't until 1999 that Edwards joined the Katy ISD family after accepting a head basketball and physical education (PE) teacher position at Katy High School.  Five years later, he accepted a position at Fort Bend Independent School District at Kempner High School as a head coach and English teacher.  In 2009, Edwards moved into administration at Fort Bend ISD at Clements High School as an Assistant Principal.  He remained there until 2011.  That year, he accepted the Associate Principal position at William B. Travis High School in Fort Bend ISD.  In 2013, he was named Principal at John Foster Dulles High School.  Yet throughout his educational career, Katy ISD always held a special place in his heart.  In 2016, Edwards returned to Katy ISD as Principal of Mayde Creek High School, a position he has held until today when he was appointed into his new role with the district leadership team.  <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Edwards holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a minor in English from Tarleton State University and a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston – Victoria.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/061421_Ronnie%20Edwards.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:533px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Ronnie Edwards</em><br><em> Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership and Support</em><br></p></div>
Diploma Pick Up starts Monday 6/14https://www.katyisd.org/campus/KHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=416Diploma Pick Up starts Monday 6/142021-06-14T12:45:34Z<div class="ExternalClassC98B4E8E81D94D6EAB7D57C570526F93"><p>​<br></p><div>Diploma pick up will start on Monday, June 14th.</div><div>Main Entrance</div><div>8am - 11am</div><div>1pm - 4pm</div><div><br></div><div>You must have a school ID, state ID, or drivers license to pick up your diploma.</div><div>Only legal guardians with proper ID are able to pick up diplomas if graduate is not able to.​<br></div><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Closes COVID-19 Testing Site and Continues Randall's Pharmacy Vaccination Partnershiphttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1454Katy ISD Closes COVID-19 Testing Site and Continues Randall's Pharmacy Vaccination Partnership2021-05-27T14:25:28Z<div class="ExternalClassBE609C14734C4BC0B78DEFDD3914E730"><p>​ <span style="text-align:justify;">Since launching this past September, the Katy Independent School District COVID-19 & RediMD Testing Site has offered over 27,520 rapid tests to students, staff and their qualifying dependents to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  As the school year comes to an end and COVID-19 infection rates continue to drop across the region, the District will be closing the testing site.  The last day of operation will be Friday, May 28. The District, however, will maintain its COVID-19 Dashboard and Positive Self-Reporting options.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">As focus shifts from testing to vaccination, Katy ISD has partnered with Randall's Pharmacy to offer a district location for the organization to provide optional COVID-19 vaccination opportunities to eligible students, 12 years of age and older. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“Due to high demand, Randall's Pharmacy has made three opportunities available to parents interested in having their children vaccinated against COVID-19," said Lance Nauman, Director of Katy ISD Risk Management Department. “The vaccination is available free of charge and is being administered at Katy ISD's Agricultural Science Center located at 5801 Katy Hockley Cut-Off Road," added Nauman. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">A valid student ID, along with a completed parent consent form must be presented.  To schedule an appointment and to access the consent form, parents can visit the following link:  <a href="https://mhealthsystem.com/KatyISD">https://mhealthsystem.com/KatyISD</a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Randall's Pharmacy COVID-19 Optional Vaccination Schedule is as follows: </p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><strong>First Dose</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><strong>Second Dose</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Wednesday, May 19</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Wednesday, June 9</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Wednesday, May 26</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Thursday, June 17</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Wednesday, June 2</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Wednesday, June 23</td></tr></tbody></table><p style="text-align:justify;"><br>Katy ISD students are not required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in order to participate in District activities and/or programs.  For questions regarding the optional COVID-19 vaccination offered by Randall's Pharmacy, individuals can contact <a href="mailto:covid19responses@katyisd.org">covid19responses@katyisd.org</a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p><br><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Continues Meal Programs through Summerhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1453Katy ISD Continues Meal Programs through Summer2021-05-27T14:23:44Z<div class="ExternalClass9FEE5F48501E42CC8BFAEAFC76E08306"><p>​A<span style="text-align:justify;">s Katy Independent School District's academic year comes to an end, its Nutrition & Food Service Department is preparing to fill the hunger gap that exists among some students during summer break.  This year, Katy ISD will continue offering “Grab and Go" meals to </span><span style="text-align:justify;text-decoration-line:underline;">all</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> students, 18 years and younger, in the Katy area as well as enrolled Katy ISD students attending in-person summer school.  Below is the schedule for meal distribution.</span></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>Summer Meal Programs</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>For</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>Designated School/Dates/Times</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Curbside “Grab and Go" Meals</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">All Katy area students <em>(including Katy ISD students)</em></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Cinco Ranch High School and Morton Ranch High School </span></p><ul><li>Thursday, May 27</li></ul><p>4 - 6 p.m.</p><ul><li>Every Tuesday (from June 1 – July 27)</li></ul><p>4 - 6 p.m.</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">In-person Summer School Meals</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Enrolled Katy ISD summer school students</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Morton Ranch Elementary, West Memorial Elementary, Williams Elementary and Taylor High School </span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Monday - Thursday (June 7 – July 1)</li><li>Breakfast:  7:30 – 8:30 a.m.</li><li>Lunch for Elementary Schools:  10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. </li><li>Lunch for High School:  11 a.m. – 1 p.m.</li></ul></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">ESY (Extended School Year for Students with Disabilities) Community Meals</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Katy ISD enrolled special needs students </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Exley Elementary, Memorial Parkway Junior High and McMeans Junior High</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Monday – Thursday (June 7-17 and July 12-22) </li><li>Breakfast:  7:30 – 8:30 a.m.</li><li>Lunch:  10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.</li></ul></td></tr></tbody></table><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Curbside “Grab and Go" Meals:   </strong></span><br>The curbside “Grab and Go" meals will consist of ready to heat and eat breakfast and lunch.  Tuesday meal pick-ups will consist of four breakfasts and four lunches for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Monday. There is no school, nor meal pick-ups on Friday.  Pick-up directions will be marked at school entry sites.  If parents are picking up meals for their child(ren) who cannot be present, identification for each child such as an ID, report card, or birth certificate must be presented before receiving the meals.   </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>In-person Summer School Meals:</strong></span><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong> </strong></span>In-person summer school meals will be served hot at the campus cafeteria to summer school students.  These hot meals are also available to <span style="text-decoration:underline;">all</span> area students, 18 and under, during the posted times.  However, due to safety protocols, they will not be able to eat this meal in the school's cafeteria with the enrolled summer school students.  Parents picking up for their child(ren) who cannot be present will need to present identification for each child such as an ID, report card, or birth certificate.  </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>ESY (Extended School Year for Students with Disabilities) Community Meals:</strong></span><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong> </strong></span>Katy ISD will also be offering ESY students community meals during summer school activities at three campuses.  Students can enjoy a hot breakfast between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and a hot lunch between 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Only enrolled Katy ISD special education students will be allowed to eat the meals in the cafeteria.  These hot meals are also available to <span style="text-decoration:underline;">all</span> area students, 18 and under, during the posted times.  However, due to safety protocols, they will not be able to eat this meal in the school's cafeteria with Katy ISD enrolled special needs students.  Parents picking up for their child(ren) who cannot be present will need to present identification for each child such as an ID, report card, or birth certificate.  </p><p>“Both the Curbside Grab and Go Meals, in-person summer school meals and meals for special education students will be free thanks to funding from the United States Department of Agriculture Summer Food Service Program," said Donna Pittenger, Executive Director of the Katy ISD Nutrition & Food Service Department.  “Meal benefit applications will not be required this summer, nor for the upcoming school year as part of this federal program," added Pittenger.  </p><p>For additional information please visit the <a href="https://katyisdfoodservices.com/">Katy ISD Nutrition & Food Service Department website</a> </p><p style="text-align:center;"></p><p> </p><p><br></p></div>
STAAR OR TELPAS REPORT CARD(S)https://www.katyisd.org/campus/KHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=415STAAR OR TELPAS REPORT CARD(S)2021-05-26T15:30:26Z<div class="ExternalClass23CF6A873325422E96ECF4704BE5EA38"><p>​<br></p><p class="x_x_MsoNormal" align="center" style="color:#000000;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><strong>PARENTS WILL NOT RECEIVE PAPER STAAR OR TELPAS REPORT CARD(S)</strong></span></p><p class="x_x_MsoNormal" align="center" style="color:#000000;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">Parents will need to access their child’s state testing results at <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://texasassessment.gov/__;!!N081aGSY!Hw6-w6rcLdCxauwlifzVFK7DQJN440DYI-WCkqDcqSfbGuhprMNfjdbaa4DT13K6np-eoQ$" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable" data-linkindex="0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;">texasassessment.org</a></span></p><p class="x_x_MsoNormal" align="center" style="color:#000000;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">The state Student Portal allows families access to detailed information about their </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">child’s areas of strengths as well as any gaps in learning.</span></p><p class="x_x_MsoNormal" style="color:#000000;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">Parent directions to access state testing results are included in the attachment.</span></p><p class="x_x_MsoNormal" style="color:#000000;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"> <a href="/campus/KHS/Documents/2021%20Parent%20Directions%20to%20Access%20State%20Testing%20Results%20(002).pdf">2021 Parent Directions to Access State Testing Results (002).pdf</a>​</span></p><p class="x_x_MsoNormal" style="color:#000000;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Dates for Posted Results:</span></strong></span></p><table class="x_x_MsoTable15List4Accent1" border="1" width="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="font-stretch:inherit;font-size:15px;line-height:inherit;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;"><tbody><tr><td width="330"><p class="x_x_MsoNormal" align="center"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><strong>Administration</strong></span></p></td><td width="354"><p class="x_x_MsoNormal" align="center"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><strong>Results posted to the state Student Portal</strong></span></p></td></tr><tr><td nowrap="nowrap" width="330"><p class="x_x_MsoNormal" align="center"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">TELPAS Alternate</span></p></td><td nowrap="nowrap" width="354"><p class="x_x_MsoNormal" align="center"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">July 6, 2021</span></p></td></tr><tr><td nowrap="nowrap" width="330"><p class="x_x_MsoNormal" align="center"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">TELPAS</span></p></td><td nowrap="nowrap" width="354"><p class="x_x_MsoNormal" align="center"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">July 19, 2021</span></p></td></tr><tr><td nowrap="nowrap" width="330"><p class="x_x_MsoNormal" align="center"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">STAAR Alternate 2</span></p></td><td nowrap="nowrap" width="354"><p class="x_x_MsoNormal" align="center"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">May 31, 2021</span></p></td></tr><tr><td width="330"><p class="x_x_MsoNormal" align="center"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">STAAR End-of-Course (EOC)</span></p></td><td nowrap="nowrap" width="354"><p class="x_x_MsoNormal" align="center"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">June 15, 2021</span></p></td></tr><tr><td width="330"><p class="x_x_MsoNormal" align="center"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">SSI grades 5/8 - STAAR Math/Reading</span></p></td><td nowrap="nowrap" width="354"><p class="x_x_MsoNormal" align="center"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">June 21, 2021</span></p></td></tr><tr><td nowrap="nowrap" width="330"><p class="x_x_MsoNormal" align="center"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">STAAR 3-8</span></p></td><td 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sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">July 30, 2021</span></p><div><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><br></span></div></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Board Welcomes Newly Elected Members and Announces Officershttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1450Katy ISD Board Welcomes Newly Elected Members and Announces Officers2021-05-18T01:48:49Z<div class="ExternalClass17D85A0418BF428B85604A50414A1C51"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">At tonight's Regular Board Meeting, Katy Independent School District's newly elected Board members Dawn Champagne and Rebecca Fox took the oath of office and were officially sworn in.  Champagne continues in Position 7, while Fox will serve in Position 6. Immediately following the swearing-in of these two Trustees, both assumed their roles as members of the Board for the remainder of the Closed and Regular Board meetings. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Also, as is customary following Katy ISD Board elections, Trustees elected a new slate of officers to serve for the upcoming school year.  Greg Schulte was elected as the 2021-22 president, Lance Redmon as vice president and Dawn Champagne as secretary.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">​The Katy ISD Board of Trustees is the governing body that oversees and shapes district policies.  Individuals serving as a board member are not employees of Katy ISD, yet they dedicate countless hours to lead an A+ school district.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Greg%20Schulte-%20KISD%20BOD%20Dec%202020%20-%2009%20web.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:560px;" /><em>​</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Greg Schulte<br></em><em>President of the Katy ISD Board of Trustees</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Redmon,%20Lance%20-%2009%205x7.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:560px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Lance Redmon<br></em><em>Vice President of the Katy ISD Board of Trustees</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/KISD%20BOD%202018-%20049%204x5%20Champagne.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:500px;" /><em>​</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Dawn Champagne<br></em><em>Secretary of the Katy ISD Board of Trustees</em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​​<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy Baseball vs Jersey Village Playoff infohttps://www.katyisd.org/campus/KHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=414Katy Baseball vs Jersey Village Playoff info2021-05-17T15:15:15Z<div class="ExternalClass2CB67678806048C39B3FC46F41C490D0"><p>​</p><p><strong>Thursday </strong>- Baseball @ Cy-Ranch @ 7pm - Jersey Village is Home Team</p><p><strong>Friday </strong>- Baseball @ Jersey Village @ 7pm - Katy is Home Team</p><p><strong>Saturday (if needed) -</strong>Baseball @ Cy-Ranch  @ Noon - Jersey Village is Home Team​<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Hosts 35th Annual Folk Life Festival at Newly Renovated Facilityhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1448Katy ISD Hosts 35th Annual Folk Life Festival at Newly Renovated Facility2021-05-12T17:19:34Z<div class="ExternalClass0C8B86FD2426482AA874E8449B1866F9"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Ever wondered what life was like in Texas during the late 1800's?</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">At the upcoming 35</span><sup style="text-align:justify;">th</sup><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/olc/Pages/FolkLifeFestival.aspx" style="text-align:justify;">Annual Folk Life Festival</a><span style="text-align:justify;">, visitors will get a chance to experience pioneer life by seeing how they dressed, how they survived, the types of foods they prepared and even where their children went to school.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Other activities include:</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">blacksmith demonstrations, weaving and spinning, Native American dancing, and honey beekeeping among other presentations. Admission is free!</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Visitors will be able to tour the newly renovated facility as they walk the grounds, visit the ponds and see the new science and history classrooms.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The festival and open house will be scaled back in size to accommodate social distancing.  Because this is an outdoor event, facial coverings are optional but are required upon entrance to the event and in all common areas such as classrooms, restrooms and any spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained.  Access to buildings will also be limited to 75% capacity.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>What:</strong><strong>             <br></strong><strong>35</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> Annual Folk Life Festival</strong></p><p><strong>Where:</strong>           </p><p>Kenneth D. Welch Outdoor Learning Center<br>6301 South Stadium Lane<br>Katy, TX  77494</p><p><strong>When:</strong><strong>            <br></strong><strong>Saturday, May 15, 2021<br></strong>10 a.m. – 3 p.m.<br></p><p><br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/051221_Folk%20Life%20Festival.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:518px;" /><br></p><p>​<br><br></p></div>

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