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TJH Update #36https://www.katyisd.org/campus/tjh/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=233TJH Update #362021-05-12T17:20:12Z<div class="ExternalClassDCC156F4221741F58B3EDD5B6DC9A3D9"><p><a href="https://www.smore.com/skepa">Click here for Dr. Mitzner's TJH Update​</a>​</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>
Titans Update #35https://www.katyisd.org/campus/tjh/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=232Titans Update #352021-05-04T14:42:09Z<div class="ExternalClass1182709CAD424DD298568D9CC31B8E6B"><p><a href="https://www.smore.com/xdr2h-tays-titan-team-update?ref=email-content#w-0879970564">Click here for Dr. Mitzner's latest Titan update.​​</a></p></div>
2021 Katy ISD Board Election & Bond Unofficial Voting Resultshttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=14452021 Katy ISD Board Election & Bond Unofficial Voting Results2021-05-02T03:02:38Z<div class="ExternalClass3EDC43A5BBDE410986ED4DB5F61FB39B"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Unofficial voting results for the May 2021 Katy ISD Board of Trustees Election and Bond are as follows:</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">​Position 6 Candidate: (listed alphabetically)<br></span><span style="text-align:left;">Bonnie Anderson<br><div style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-align:justify;">​</span><span style="text-align:justify;">Unoffi</span><span style="text-align:justify;">cial Voting Total:  1,598 votes (19.18%)</span></div></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;">William X. Branch II<br></span>Unofficial Voting Total:  80 votes (0.96%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;">Garima DasGupta<br></span>Unofficial Voting Total:  732 votes (8.79%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;">Rebecca Fox<br></span>Unofficial Voting Total:  3,002 votes (36.04%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;">Susan Gesoff<br></span>Unofficial Voting Total:  2,754 votes (33.06%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;">Joseph Wojcik<br></span>Unofficial Voting Total:  164 votes (1.97%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><br></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Position 7 Candidates: (listed alphabetically)<br></span><span style="text-align:left;">Walter Butler<br></span>Unofficial Voting Total:  2,128 votes (26.96%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;">Dawn Champagne<br></span>Unofficial Voting Total:  5,766 votes (73.04%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><br>Bond 2021 Propositions:<br></span><span style="text-align:left;">P</span><span style="text-align:left;">roposition A<br><div style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-align:justify;">F</span><span style="text-align:justify;">or:  6,142 votes (71.76%)<br></span><span style="text-align:justify;">A</span><span style="text-align:justify;">gainst: 2,417 votes (28.24%)</span></div></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;"><br>Proposition B<br></span>For:  6,187 votes (72.74%)<br>Against: 2,319 votes (27.26%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;"><br>Proposition C<br><div style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-align:justify;">For:  5,423 votes (63.72%)<br></span><span style="text-align:justify;">A</span><span style="text-align:justify;">gainst: 3,088 votes (36.28%)<br></span><br>Proposition D<br><span style="text-align:justify;">F</span><span style="text-align:justify;">or:  5,433 votes (63.81%)<br></span><span style="text-align:justify;">A</span><span style="text-align:justify;">gainst: 3,081 votes (36.19%)</span></div></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>A special board meeting will take place to conduct the official canvass of returns. The deadline to canvass final election results is Wednesday, May 12, 2021.</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD trustees are the governing body of the school district and are the main advising group that oversees and shapes policies.  Individuals serving as board members are not employees of Katy ISD, yet they dedicate countless hours to lead an A+ school district. <br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Employees Hard Work Rewarded with a One Time Lump Sum Paymenthttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1443Katy ISD Employees Hard Work Rewarded with a One Time Lump Sum Payment2021-04-29T16:08:47Z<div class="ExternalClass235426E7C89C46D79239E94893DA5190"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">A</span><span style="text-align:justify;">s staff members across Katy Independent School District begin to wrap up the 2020-21 academic year, the District's Board of Trustees is recognizing the challenges employees have managed as they delivered successful student learning and support across the District throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  Tonight, Trustees discussed and approved a one-time $500 lump sum payment for full-time employees and a one-time lump sum payment of $250 to part-time employees. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“From our operations staff, to food services employees, to our teachers, principals and support staff, the Board and I want to personally thank employees for everything they have done this year to help our students continue learning and stay motivated, amidst the circumstances and challenges presented," said Ashley Vann, Katy ISD Board President.  “A global pandemic, coupled with the recent winter freeze, has made this an extremely challenging school year for Katy ISD families and our staff members.  I am in awe of everyone who has gone above and beyond during these trying times," added Vann. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">To be eligible for the one-time lump sum payment, employment with Katy ISD must have begun by January 4, 2021.  In addition, substitutes who have worked at least 70 days during this pandemic year will receive a one-time lump sum payment of $250.00.  <br><br></p><p><br><br></p></div>
Tays Theatre Present: The Curious Savagehttps://www.katyisd.org/campus/tjh/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=231Tays Theatre Present: The Curious Savage2021-04-23T14:03:39Z<div class="ExternalClass7F96DD6AE0F846A687474B5A8BB31F10"><p>​</p><p>Tays Theatre Present: <strong><em>The Curious Savage</em></strong> </p><p>April 29<sup>th</sup> and 30<sup>th</sup>  @7:00pm</p><p>Ticket cost $5.00​<br></p><p><br></p></div>
TJH Update # 34https://www.katyisd.org/campus/tjh/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=230TJH Update # 342021-04-22T14:07:57Z<div class="ExternalClassF088ADF863E0487FAF9945B6151AD6DB"><p><a href="https://www.smore.com/xkz7h">​Click here for Dr. Mitzner's latest TJH Update!​</a><br></p></div>
TJH Update # 33https://www.katyisd.org/campus/tjh/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=229TJH Update # 332021-04-16T19:12:50Z<div class="ExternalClass85722BEC8B994547B75C151BFC4015F7"><p><a href="https://www.smore.com/ndbcu">Click here for Dr. Mitzer's TJH Update #33​</a>​</p></div>
Katy ISD Superintendent Message Looks Toward a Return to Normalhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1437Katy ISD Superintendent Message Looks Toward a Return to Normal2021-04-16T19:04:35Z<div class="ExternalClass7D68DF67B949441890C8A517CB13D190"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">In just a couple of weeks, Katy Independent School District will be closing out another successful school year, this one undoubtedly a memorable one with the struggles and challenges of the COVID-19 global pandemic.  Yet it also included a year with many stories of resilience from both students and staff members. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“We are almost at the finish line!  Despite the stressors of this past year, there were so many accomplishments that continued our Katy ISD story of excellence and perseverance," said Dr. Ken Gregorski, Superintendent of Schools at Katy ISD.  “Our teachers and staff provided extraordinary in-person and virtual learning experiences for all students when many schools across the nation could not.  Our students participated in all campus programs including athletics, fine arts and FFA," added Gregorski.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Because the Texas Education Agency's (TEA) current public health guidelines will expire at the close of this academic year, the District anticipates returning to normal operations on June 1.  Students and staff members will no longer be required to wear facial coverings, daily COVID-19 notifications will cease, the Katy Virtual Academy (KVA) will end and campuses will welcome back parents and volunteers at 100% capacity. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Throughout the pandemic, Katy ISD has continued to maintain an A+ rating by Niche as well as the prestigious recognition of being known as the second-best employer in Texas. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="/Pages/Superintendent-Message.aspx">Superintendent Gregorski's entire message can be found here</a> </p><p><br><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Hosts Virtual Teacher Job Fair for 2021https://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1434Katy ISD Hosts Virtual Teacher Job Fair for 20212021-04-09T14:47:13Z<div class="ExternalClass377DF7F0C39E493F86A791BDE833395F"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Calling all interested educators! Katy Independent School District is looking for individuals wanting to work for one of the best school districts in the Houston-Metro area.  In preparation for the 2021-22 school year, Katy ISD will be hosting a Virtual Teacher Job Fair.  This year's applications and interviews will take place virtually.  Administrators from Katy ISD elementary and secondary campuses with vacancies will be online for text and video chat as well. Interested educators will need to submit a registration form and apply online before the event date.  </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“Katy ISD wants to continue the tradition of conducting our job fairs in a personal manner where interested candidates can interact with principals.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we felt that a virtual approach was the best way to continue this individual interaction," said Katy ISD Human Resources Coordinator Katye Shields.  “Katy ISD is known as one of Texas' premier school districts, and we continue to grow," added Shields.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD will be opening one new school this year, Haskett Junior High.  Participants must have completed a current Katy ISD application online, hold a current Texas teaching certification or have completed all TEA/SBEC content exams necessary for the teaching position they are seeking. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>What:            <br></strong>Katy ISD 2021 Virtual Teacher Job Fair           </p><p><strong>When:          <br></strong><strong>Saturday, April 17, 2021</strong><br><strong>9 a.m. – 12 p.m.</strong></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Registration Online: **needed prior to event date***</strong></span></p><p><a href="https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/katyisd/e/EBP27">https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/katyisd/e/EBP27</a>      </p><p><br><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Named 2021 Best Communities for Music Educationhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1433Katy ISD Named 2021 Best Communities for Music Education2021-04-30T18:45:00Z<div class="ExternalClassC08D7665F5944FFE8900C3E6F0A25EC9"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">For the past 17 years, Katy Independent School District has received the “Best Communities for Music Education" designation from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for the District's outstanding commitment to music education</span><span style="text-align:justify;">.  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Of NAMM's 22 years of announcing the recognition, the District has been awarded the designation 19 times total. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Best Communities for Music Education designation is presented to districts that demonstrate outstanding efforts by school communities in supporting music education as part of the school district's core curriculum.  This year, NAMM Foundation recognized 686 school districts and 80 individual schools. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“The benefits of music education include brain development, social-emotional learning, relationship development, team building and learning a lifelong skill," said Katy ISD Executive Director of Fine Arts Damon Archer.  “Our Katy ISD fine arts educators continually demonstrate outstanding achievement in their efforts to provide quality music experiences and training for all of our students," added Archer.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Katy ISD answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs.  Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/2021%20NAMM%20Best%20Commuinities%20for%20Music%20Education.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:400px;" /><br></p><p><br></p></div>
TJH Update # 29https://www.katyisd.org/campus/tjh/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=228TJH Update # 292021-03-11T16:14:00Z<div class="ExternalClass21B5668D3FB84407A233FE9EB066BD94"><p><a href="https://www.smore.com/edj0f">Click here for Dr. Mitzner's latest TJH Updat​e</a><br></p></div>
TJH Update #28https://www.katyisd.org/campus/tjh/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=227TJH Update #282021-03-04T19:43:43Z<div class="ExternalClass945611A973CB4A0A83634FE9C734DE1E"><p><a href="https://www.smore.com/r0cm7">​Click here for Dr. Mitzner's TJH Update # 28</a><br></p></div>
​Katy ISD Safety Protocols - March 2 Updatehttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1419​Katy ISD Safety Protocols - March 2 Update2021-03-03T20:03:02Z<div class="ExternalClass27EA7D85C388466BAB49D752477F8E57"><p>Today Governor Abbott issued an Executive Order pertaining to the opening of Texas, which becomes effective on March 10, 2021.  Katy ISD is in the process of reviewing the order and awaiting updated public health guidance from the Texas Education Agency.<br></p><p>At this time Katy ISD continues to follow TEA's guidance concerning school COVID-19 safety practices, which includes the wearing of masks, frequent hand washing, and social distancing to mitigate spread and protect the health and safety of students and staff. <br></p><p>We appreciate our parents and employees' questions and concerns, and encourage you to email inquiries to <a href="mailto:COVID19responses@katyisd.org">COVID19responses@katyisd.org</a> or call (281) 396-7499.  A member of the Katy ISD team will be in contact with you shortly.  <br></p><p>Thank you for your continued patience and support as we navigate the evolving guidance and updates concerning COVID-19.<br></p><p>Katy ISD<br></p></div>
Eighteen Katy ISD Schools Earn Texas Honor Roll Distinctionhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1416Eighteen Katy ISD Schools Earn Texas Honor Roll Distinction2021-02-25T21:13:01Z<div class="ExternalClass76A204A559E348D4860530F78B6B7332"><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-align:left;">Katy Independent School District is focused on closing the achievement gap and helping all its students reach academic success.  To recognize those efforts, 18 Katy ISD schools now proudly display the distinction of being a </span><em style="text-align:left;">Texas Honor Roll School</em><span style="text-align:left;"> by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP). </span><br></p><p>After an extensive analysis of student data of every public school in Texas, these campuses demonstrated clear leadership in motivating and achieving academic success for its students at their grade-level and beyond.  Sponsored by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE), the ERP Honor Roll is the only school recognition program in the state that uses student achievement outcome data, making it a valuable resource for all schools to identify successful peers and learn about best practices that improve student success.  </p><p>The 2019-20 Texas Honor Roll includes:</p><ul><li>Alexander Elementary</li><li>Holland Elementary</li><li>Kilpatrick Elementary</li><li>Pattison Elementary</li><li>Randolph Elementary</li><li>Shafer Elementary</li><li>Stanley Elementary</li><li>Wilson Elementary</li><li>Wolman Elementary</li><li>Beckendorff Junior High</li><li>Katy Junior High</li><li>Memorial Parkway Junior High</li><li>McMeans Junior High</li><li>Seven Lakes Junior High</li><li>Tays Junior High</li><li>WoodCreek Junior High</li><li>Tompkins High School</li><li>Seven Lakes High School</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">For high schools, the ERP Texas Honor Roll recognition includes measures of college readiness.  This year, the program recognized 943 higher-performing schools across the state.  <br></p><p><br></p></div>
Opportunity to Review Proposed Instructional Materialshttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1415Opportunity to Review Proposed Instructional Materials2021-02-23T17:45:09Z<div class="ExternalClass6AD69A9F9636466D8FAD632FB2F4EE89"><p>Katy ISD parents and community members are invited to review proposed instructional materials that will be implemented during the 2021-2022 school year and provide feedback to the selection committees making the recommendations. </p><p>Most course materials can be reviewed virtually while other materials can be viewed in-person by appointment. Proposed materials can be accessed at <a href="/dept/fpef/Pages/IMA.aspx">https://www.katyisd.org/dept/fpef/Pages/IMA.aspx</a>  from February 22-26, 2021.<br></p><p><br></p></div>
​Campuses Closed to Students on Feb. 22, District Updateshttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1411​Campuses Closed to Students on Feb. 22, District Updates2021-03-02T17:30:59Z<div class="ExternalClassB43E967D0A814CFD9943C93F05021CC9"><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/c7751e53aab1000fec2bb3e02cf6494e0daffdf7/650x100-MfS-6_copy.jpg" alt="Supt Email Banner" width="650" height="100" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Dear Katy ISD Parents and Guardians,</span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">As a reminder, campuses are closed to students tomorrow, February 22 due to the continuation of some local water advisories into Monday.  As of today, the cities of Katy and Houston have lifted their boil water notices. We hope to learn more from other municipalities regarding additional water advisories by early tomorrow, and will provide updates following physical assessments of our campuses in the morning. However, at this time, less than 10 campuses remain under water advisories, and it is expected that we will be able to reopen our schools to students on Tuesday. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In the meantime, students who are in the position tomorrow to log into the District’s online learning platform to catch up on assignments, or check in with teachers, are encouraged to do so.  However, attendance will not be taken Monday, as we understand that some of our families’ are still addressing the challenges of accessing basic necessities such as clean water and internet stability. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">I also want to provide our families with information on resources available to those significantly impacted by the storm, as well as other updates for this week, as it stands this evening.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Winter Storm Displaced Students & Families</strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act, provides immediate enrollment and education stability for displaced and homeless children and youth.  District staff are in the process of reaching out to families to connect them with supports and information available through the Act. Families who may have been displaced by the storm are requested to complete </span>a <a href="/dept/fpef/Documents/SRQ%20-%20English%2020-21.pdf">Student Residency Questionnaire- ENG</a> or <a href="/dept/fpef/Documents/SRQ%20Spanish%2020-21.pdf">Student Residency Questionnaire- SPA</a>, and email it to <a href="mailto:SRQ@katyisd.org">SRQ@katyisd.org</a>, or call 281-396-2612. </p><p>Additional information about the Act can be found <a href="/dept/fpef/Pages/Homeless.aspx">here</a>.<br></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Grab and Go Meal Service</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><em>Grab and Go</em> meal service for breakfast and lunch, is available to every Katy ISD student tomorrow. Meal sites will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Cinco Ranch HS, Katy HS, Mayde Creek HS, Morton Ranch HS and Tompkins HS.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Elementary and Secondary Assignments & Grading Updates</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The elementary 3<sup>rd</sup> nine week grading window is on schedule to close on Friday, March 12.  Elementary teachers are preparing to check-in and reconnect with their students and families who have access to internet connections, tomorrow.  Elementary teachers will provide updated assignment schedules beginning on Tuesday, February 23.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The secondary 5<sup>th</sup> six weeks grading window is on schedule to open on Tuesday, February 23.  It is important our secondary teachers and students have the opportunity to close out the 4<sup>th</sup> six weeks grading period.  Teachers will begin checking in and reconnecting with their students on Monday.  Teachers have through Wednesday, February 24 to work with students on any pending 4<sup>th</sup> six weeks assignments.  In addition, the minimum number of required assignments for that grading period has been waived. Students with questions regarding their pending 4<sup>th</sup> six weeks assignments or assessment grades are encouraged to contact their teacher or campus administrator.  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Texas Education Agency (TEA) Waivers, Makeup Days</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">As of now, I do not anticipate the need for makeup days pertaining to last week’s closure.  TEA has already indicated that it will allow for waiver applications for last week’s missed days, as well as consider waivers for school districts that remain inoperable on days this week due to continued weather impacts. I plan to provide our Board of Trustees an action item for a TEA waiver application at the March Board Meeting.  Following Board approval, the waiver application will be submitted to TEA for all previous and future campus closure dates connected to last week’s winter storm. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Katy ISD Free COVID-19 Testing Site</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The District’s Free COVID Testing Site will be open and providing services to students and staff beginning tomorrow morning.  The site is being temporarily housed at the Leonard Merrell Center at 6301 S. Stadium Lane from February 22-26 (7 a.m.-4 p.m.), as preparations begin for this week’s FFA Livestock Show at the Agricultural Sciences Center.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">I will continue to advise our families and staff of any changes or updates to district plans as we learn more from our local municipalities.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">As always, thank you for your patience and support. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Ken Gregorski, Ed.D.</span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Superintendent</span></p><p><br></p></div>
TJH Update #25https://www.katyisd.org/campus/tjh/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=226TJH Update #252021-02-04T16:05:36Z<div class="ExternalClass932F01964AB7499CA35E3910D8EE4E36"><p><a href="https://www.smore.com/vqe3h">Click here for Dr. Mitzner's TJH Update #25​</a></p></div>
TJH Update #24https://www.katyisd.org/campus/tjh/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=225TJH Update #242021-01-28T16:51:13Z<div class="ExternalClassE4297CAF24DB415287D432CD447AED6C"><p><a href="https://www.smore.com/fmst5">​Click here for Dr. Mitzner's TJH update #24</a><br></p></div>
Community Committee Prepares to Recommend Katy ISD Schools Bondhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1393Community Committee Prepares to Recommend Katy ISD Schools Bond2021-03-17T16:16:24Z<div class="ExternalClass4CFA5E6C7895466C8B3F9572C8CC7F7E"><p style="text-align:center;"><span><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/000.LO-Bond%202021%20(Slogan%202)%20vs1%20updated.png" alt="""" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:95px;" /><br></span></p><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Following three meetings comprised of in-depth analysis of projected student enrollment growth, alongside district financial capacity, school renovation, technology and safety needs, the Katy ISD Community Bond Advisory Committee (CBAC) has developed a 2021 Bond package that they plan to recommend to the District's Board of Trustees.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">During tonight's final CBAC meeting, the committee reviewed and discussed clarifications on the proposed natatorium and agricultural barn for high school #10, as well as received a detailed overview of the ballot language and changes to state legislation pertaining to schools bonds.  The District also reported on the outcomes of a scientific opinion poll of randomized Katy area voters designed to demonstrate the importance of clearly communicating campus capital needs to taxpayers during a potential schools bond election.  At the conclusion of the meeting, the CBAC took a group vote on projects and propositions to include in their recommended schools bond. The CBAC's recommended propositions include: </p><ul><li>Proposition A: New Schools, Renovations, Safety & Security and Building Component Replacements<strong> </strong>$591,368,568</li><li>Proposition B: Classroom & Campus Technology $59,755,242</li><li>Proposition C: Natatorium for the new High School #10 $13,842,610</li><li>Proposition D: Campus Athletic Building Component Replacements $11,260,000</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">The CBAC consists of more than 100 individuals including parents, community leaders, retirees, teachers, students, and campus principals who are reflective of the diverse skills, backgrounds, and geographic regions throughout the Katy area.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">A Special Board Meeting is scheduled to take place on Monday, February 8 in which Trustees will be presented the CBAC's recommended bond package for consideration.  It is expected that Trustees will take action on the item at that meeting.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">For more information, visit the <a href="/sites/bonds/Pages/default.aspx">Bond 2021 webpage</a>. <br></p><p><br></p></div>
TJH Update #22https://www.katyisd.org/campus/tjh/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=224TJH Update #222021-01-14T16:18:18Z<div class="ExternalClassBF7D75B08E744682A8F939E2E429D7B6"><p><a href="https://www.smore.com/pvahs">Click here for Dr. Mitzner's latest TJH Update​</a></p></div>
2021: Katy ISD Seeks Parent Volunteers for Instructional Material Selectionhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=13842021: Katy ISD Seeks Parent Volunteers for Instructional Material Selection2021-01-13T19:34:31Z<div class="ExternalClass26169023116B46398949907DDF1847FA"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Calling all interested Katy Independent School District parents!!  The 2021-2022 school year is beginning to shape up and Katy ISD is preparing.  As part of that preparation, the District is looking for parent volunteers to serve on a virtual committee to review and select instructional materials for several new secondary courses.  The courses include:</span><br></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>African American Studies (January 21, 2021 @ 2:45 p.m. & February 4, 2021 @ 2:45 p.m.)</li><li>Mexican American Studies (January 20, 2021 @ 2:45 p.m. & February 3, 2021 @ 2:45 p.m.)</li><li>Automotive Basics (Early February – Date and Time to be determined)</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><br>Due to COVID-19, the review process will be conducted virtually.  Parents interested in volunteering for the instructional material review committee should complete the following form by Monday, January 18: <a href="https://tinyurl.com/y3mg3ovy">https://tinyurl.com/y3mg3ovy</a> <br></p><p><br></p></div>
TJH Update #20https://www.katyisd.org/campus/tjh/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=223TJH Update #202020-12-18T17:56:35Z<div class="ExternalClass7C98DA4C29944C698E953021355672B8"><p><a href="https://www.smore.com/0nk4s">Click here to read Dr. Mitzner's TJH Update #20​</a></p></div>
Katy ISD Approves 2022-2023 Instructional Calendarhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1376Katy ISD Approves 2022-2023 Instructional Calendar2021-03-17T16:08:59Z<div class="ExternalClassC87A9DF457564C36952E97B3717F64D5"><p>During last night's board meeting, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees approved a calendar that includes:<br></p><ul><li>Wednesday, August 17: First Day of School</li><li>Friday, May 19: Seniors – Last Day of School</li><li>Thursday, May 25: Last Day of School for all other students</li><li>172 Instructional Days</li></ul><p>"The development of the Katy ISD instructional calendar often begins in the fall of each year," said Deputy Superintendent Leslie Haack.  "The District values the school community's feedback and has recommended a calendar based on their preference," added Haack.  </p><p>The approved calendar also provides teachers two professional development flex days in August 2022 as well as five additional days of professional development throughout the school year.  Labor Day, Columbus Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Good Friday are holidays, and the District will continue providing a full week off for Thanksgiving, two weeks for Christmas and one week for Spring Break.  <br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Approved%202022-23%20Instructional%20Calendar%20-%20Option%20A.png" alt="Approved 2022-23 Instructional Calendar - Option A.png" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:518px;" /><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Seeks 2021 Bond to Address Rapid Student Growthhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1374Katy ISD Seeks 2021 Bond to Address Rapid Student Growth2021-01-05T20:47:13Z<div class="ExternalClass4879D1D5D62F4FBAB2437A06C4576A3E"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">As families continue to move west of the Houston Metro area to enroll their children in the fastest-growing school district in Texas, recently the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees discussed a Community Bond Advisory Committee (CBAC) coming together to review capital needs in consideration of a May 2021 Bond Referendum. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Located within 181 square miles and serving more than 84,000 students at 71 campuses and facilities, Katy ISD is the sixth-largest school district in Texas known for its high academic performance, its award-winning staff and its highly sought out school programs, among other extra-curricular activities. On average, Katy ISD is enrolling an additional 2,400 students every school year with a projected enrollment of more than 100,000 learners by 2027.  Enrollment increases are taking place most significantly in the northwest quadrant of Katy ISD, where new communities are being developed and are expected to flourish within the next decade.     </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The CBAC's planning and review of capital needs will include reviewing enrollment projections, the need for new schools and facilities to address capacity limitations while paying close attention to renovations and component replacements necessary at aging campuses and buildings.  Within the brick and mortar schools, additional areas affecting the growing student population are technology upgrades and safety and security projects to support learners and staff needs.  Katy ISD has a history of approving bonds, which dates back to at least 1994.  In 2017, school community voters approved a $609,204,553 bond with a no tax rate increase.  It provided for six new schools, a major comprehensive renovation at one campus, component replacements, expansions and safety and technology improvements among other items.  Katy ISD anticipates being able to deliver once again on a zero tax rate increase.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Due to the District's safety protocols, only three socially distanced, in-person CBAC meetings will take place during the process.  Committee members will have the opportunity to review, vet and decide upon the capital projects to be included in the school district's bond package, should they determine a need to recommend a referendum.  During the bond meetings, staff will provide in-depth background information associated with long-range needs, demographics and finances, which will allow the CBAC to finalize a bond package to present to the Board of Trustees on Monday, February 8 during a Special Board meeting. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">For additional information about the CBAC and the bond creation process, visit the <a href="/sites/bonds/Pages/default.aspx">Katy ISD Bond 2021 webpage</a>.<br></p><p><br></p></div>
TJH Update #19https://www.katyisd.org/campus/tjh/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=222TJH Update #192020-12-10T15:57:22Z<div class="ExternalClassB7304192FAFE44228BEBE1666A4C35E8"><p><a href="https://www.smore.com/6zkcq">​Click here to read Dr. Mitzner's latest TJH update!</a><br></p></div>
Smart Restart Weekly eNews - December 4, 2020https://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1368Smart Restart Weekly eNews - December 4, 20202020-12-07T15:48:24Z<div class="ExternalClass14E2472639F34DD38AEC687C46E6B920"><p>​</p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/de66a8b1a5c2ea21628a4e09b91c7f8a/20-0728-850x150-weeklyenews-01.png" alt="Weekly eNews" width="813" height="143" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">December 4, 2020</span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Dear Katy ISD Parents and Guardians,  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Below is this week’s Smart Restart eNews. More information about Katy ISD’s return to school can also be found on the <a href="/returntoschool/Pages/default.aspx">Smart Restart web page</a>!  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="TextRun SCXW150713379 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW150713379 BCX0"><strong>Winter Holiday Reminder –</strong> </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW150713379 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW150713379 BCX0">Katy ISD </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW150713379 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW150713379 BCX0">is closed for the Winter Holiday Break</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW150713379 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW150713379 BCX0"> beginning December 21 – January </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW150713379 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW150713379 BCX0">1</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW150713379 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW150713379 BCX0">. Monday, January 4, is a Professional Learning Day for teachers and staff. Students return to learning (KVA and in-person) on Tuesday, January 5.</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW150713379 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></span></p><hr /><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>*UPDATED*</strong></span><strong> Deadline: KVA and Face to Face Elementary 3</strong><strong>rd</strong><strong> Nine Weeks & Secondary 4</strong><strong>th</strong><strong> Six Weeks Grading Period Option Window </strong> </span></p><p aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Today is the last day to opt-in or opt-out of KVA or in-person learning. The form is available on your student’s home campus web page.  You are only required to submit a form if you wish to make a change to your child's instructional setting for the second semester grading period, which begins Tuesday, January 5, 2021.   </span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">If you wish to change your child from Katy Virtual Academy instruction to Face to Face Instruction for the next grading period, please complete the form. Face to face instruction will begin on January 5 and will be at your child's campus.  </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">If you wish to change your child from Face to Face instruction to Katy Virtual Academy instruction, please complete the form. KVA will begin on January 5 and instruction will be virtual.  </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">If you elect to change your child's instructional setting, please be aware that his/her schedule and/or teacher assignments are subject to change for the new grading period. </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">If you <strong>DO NOT</strong> wish to make a change to your child's current instructional delivery setting for the next grading period, you <strong>DO NOT</strong> need to take any action.  <strong>Please DO NOT complete the form</strong>.   </span></li></ul><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>*NEW*</strong></span><strong> </strong><strong>Fall Semester GPA and Class Rank</strong><strong>  </strong> </span></p><p aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Updated GPA and Rank will be available on January 13, 2021 via the Home Access Center and will include the Fall 2020 semester grades. </span></p><ul><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="41" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Grades 9 – 12:  GPA calculated </span></li><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="41" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Grades 11 – 12: Class Rank calculated </span></li></ul><p aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">*Note, rank is official for students in the top 10% and all others will receive quartile ranking. Home Access Center (HAC) will display rank for all; however, it is unofficial.  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>*NEW*</strong><strong> </strong></span><strong>Scribbles Electronic Transcript Requests</strong> </span></p><p aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Beginning on January 19, current students will have the ability to electronically request official transcripts, at no charge, through Scribbles, an online partner with Katy ISD. Stay tuned as more information will be available from the high school campuses in January. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>*NEW*</strong><strong> </strong></span><strong>High School Grab </strong><strong>&</strong><strong> Go Meals and Transportation</strong><strong> -</strong><strong> December 16-17, 2020</strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">On December 16 and 17, 2020, all high school campuses will be on a hybrid, in-person/asynchronous exam schedule (schedule below).  For each of those two days, the second exam will end at 11:35am.   </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Meals at no cost will be offered as a “grab and go” meal on both days.  Students may eat in the cafeteria prior to getting on the bus, or they may take their meal with them and eat at home.  Students may not eat on the bus.  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">All high school buses, both regular and special education, will depart the campus at 11:55am on the 16th and 17th.   </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/de9c0a24f472ef3825910f950135d323/hs_final_schedule.png" alt="HS Final Schedule" width="639" height="425" style="margin:5px;" /></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>*NEW*</strong></span><strong> </strong><strong>Katy ISD Athletic Department Updates</strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Due to COVID-19 safety protocols and continued concerns in maintaining a gym capacity that is in compliance, the plan to seat fans for junior high and high school basketball games will be modified.  Effective immediately, parents of basketball players participating in a scheduled competition will be provided a Parent Card and when presented at the game allowed to purchase up to a maximum of (4) tickets.  Students will only be admitted if accompanied by an adult and the student is provided (1) of the (4) purchased tickets.   </span></p><ul><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="41" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">19-6A or 19-5A passes will admit four (4).   </span></li><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="41" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Booster Club passes will admit the holder only (1). </span></li><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="41" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Staff ID’s will admit the holder only (1). </span></li><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="41" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">JH Sports pass will admit the holder plus one (2). </span></li><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="41" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Gold Card pass will admit the holder plus one (2). </span></li></ul><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">All capacity limits are still in effect.  Non-district visiting teams will be expected to follow the same ticket purchase protocol.  The non-district visiting teams will be provided the updated basketball ticket purchase plan prior to the scheduled event.   </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The revised basketball ticket purchase plan applies to all junior high and high school competitions. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">With the number of changes to our schedules for all sports, be sure to visit our <a href="/dept/athletics/Pages/default.aspx">website</a> or <a href="https://www.rankonesport.com/Schedules/View_Schedule_All_Web.aspx?D=E60DB75B-3AB2-4FE7-B746-0735376AFB5B">Rank One Sport</a> for the latest schedule updates. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>*UPDATED* </strong></span><strong>COVID-19 FREE Testing </strong><strong>Site</strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The district’s testing site service is FREE to all Katy ISD enrolled students, as well as Katy ISD employees who participate in the district’s health insurance plan. The regular site hours are Monday- Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Students may schedule an appointment via the <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e4aa5a82aa1fb6-katy__%3b%21%21N081aGSY%21HJQ2tK1S8KPZ4aZBubto-2X1jNwO9NwsKilKhZZ21gByKnDtwJnSFu_ICpeI85JG9c42$">Student Testing Appointment Scheduler</a>.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><br></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Winter Break Testing Site Hours</strong></span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">December 21-23: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">December 24-25: Closed</span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">December 26: 8:00 a.m. - noon</span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">December 28-30: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">December 31: Closed</span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">January 1: Closed</span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">January 2: 8:00 a.m. - noon</span></li></ul><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Grab and Go Free Meal Sites</strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">All curbside Grab and Go meal sites operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Patrons can pick up breakfast and lunch for Wednesday and Thursday on Tuesdays, and meals for Friday, Monday, and Tuesday, on Thursdays.  Meals are ready to heat and eat at home.   </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Curbside Grab and Go is available at: Morton Ranch High School, Mayde Creek, Cinco Ranch, Tompkins and Katy high schools from 4 – 6 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Meals are available at no cost to all children 18 and under.  If parents are picking up meals for their children and the children are not present, identification for each child such as an ID, report card, or birth certificate must be presented prior to receiving the meals.   </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Students enrolled in in-person learning at their home campus are not eligible to receive curbside Grab and Go meals.  Receiving the same meal at multiple campuses on the same day is not permitted.    </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Fine Arts Updates</strong></span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="TextRun SCXW244551802 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW244551802 BCX0">The Fine Arts Department announces the unveiling of our first Education Support Complex Virtual Student Art Gallery.  This online gallery features over 500 pieces of art created by our </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW244551802 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun ContextualSpellingAndGrammarErrorV2 SCXW244551802 BCX0">students</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW244551802 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW244551802 BCX0"> pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade during this scholastic year.  Enter the gallery at </span></span><a class="Hyperlink SCXW244551802 BCX0" href="https://tinyurl.com/EscArtGallery" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span class="TextRun Underlined SCXW244551802 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW244551802 BCX0" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">https://tinyurl.com/EscArtGallery</span></span></a><span class="TextRun SCXW244551802 BCX0" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW244551802 BCX0">  </span></span><span class="EOP SCXW244551802 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></span></li><li><span class="EOP SCXW244551802 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/dept/finearts/Pages/Calendar.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Fine Arts Calendar</a></span></li></ul><hr /><p><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong style="font-size:12pt;">COVID-19 Safety Protocol Updates</strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Continued </strong><strong>Campus </strong><strong>Phase 1 </strong><strong>Safety </strong><strong>Protocols</strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD Campus Phase 1 Safety Protocols remain in effect to ensure the continued mitigation and deterrence of the potential spread of COVID-19. The District anticipates releasing Phase 2 protocols when state, local and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) provide updated guidance allowing for de-escalation of virus mitigation protocols.  Katy ISD will provide updates as additional information becomes available. Please check the Katy ISD "Smart Restart" webpage to review <a href="/returntoschool/Pages/SafetyProtocols.aspx#general">current Campus Phase 1 Safety Protocols</a>.  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Click the below image to access Katy ISD COVID-19 Resources:</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/Pages/COVID-19-Self-Reporting.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/f4446035ccd45e84be296252250a03bd/COVID_19.PNG" alt="APP" width="305" height="53" style="margin:5px;" /></strong></a></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://katyisd.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bab36f105b1e4b258f51d5559fa41402" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/59923222919e05c66d158153cefd24b3/Case_Dashboard.PNG" alt="Dashboard" width="311" height="62" style="margin:5px;" /></a></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e4aa5a82aa1fb6-katy" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a11c01b8970d03cc93dd2671584ca463/appointment_Scheduler.PNG" alt="Appintment" width="313" height="49" style="margin:5px;" /></a></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/returntoschool/Documents/COVID_Mitigation_Plan.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ec741e87c41cee2a126b6f6e1f8d57ba/Mitigation_Plan.PNG" alt="Mitigation Plan" width="321" height="58" style="margin:5px;" /></a></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Katy ISD COVID-19 Mitigation Plan has been updated to provide the following clarifications. </span></p><ul><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="34" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">If a student that was sent home from school because they were deemed to have been in close contact and then is able to attain a negative result from an acute infection test at an approved testing location – they will at minimum need to wait until the start of the following school day before returning to school. </span></li><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="34" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">If any individual is living in the same household with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19, they must: </span> <ul><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="34" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Notify campus nurse <strong>AND</strong> </span></li><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="34" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Self-isolate for 14 days </span></li></ul></li></ul><ul><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="34" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="2"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The individual may return to school / work if; </span> <ul><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="34" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="2"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">They receive an acute infection test at an approved testing location that comes back negative for COVID-19 <strong>with</strong> a medical professional’s release clearing the individual to return to school /work    </span></li><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="34" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="2"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Recommended statement from medical professional allowing student to return to school,</strong><strong><em> “Household mitigation has been assessed, individual is cleared to return to school/work.” </em></strong> </span></li><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="34" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="2"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>OR</strong> </span></li><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="34" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="2"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Self-isolate for 14 days after exposure with no further symptoms. </span></li></ul></li></ul><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Student Mask/Face Covering/Face Shield Requirements </strong>are available on the <a href="/returntoschool/Pages/SafetyProtocols.aspx#general" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Safety Protocols web page</a>.</span></p><hr /><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Secondary Updates</span></strong></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>CTE Courses Update for KVA Students</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Several of the CTE lab courses originally thought to be achievable via KVA are not conducive or feasible in an online platform. These identified CTE courses require specialized hardware and software that are not compatible with most devices that students are utilizing in KVA. After receiving input from parents, students and administrators, the District is now allowing students with a medical hardship and who have access to the required hardware and software to remain in KVA and continue in their CTE course. You may apply for a medical hardship by submitting a request to <a href="mailto:medicalhardship@katyisd.org">medicalhardship@katyisd.org</a>. Qualifying students who do not have access to the required technology will be handled on a case-by-case basis. If a parent, of a student enrolled in one of the courses below, elects to have their student remain in KVA without a medical hardship, the student’s counselor will work to schedule the student in a different course for the spring semester. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/9310cb7cff1c216260dfa6af28d45232/xhart_1_courses_CTE.PNG" alt="CTE Courses" width="646" height="221" style="margin:5px;" /></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVA students who are enrolled in one of the following CTE courses must elect to return to in-person learning to remain enrolled in the CTE course second semester.  The remaining TEKS and CTE contact hours associated with these second semester courses require the use of specific equipment and are not conducive to (or feasible in) the KVA platform. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/e84956bd0ad8227a87bcd1b3144aa9b6/xhart_2_courses_CTE.PNG" alt="CTE Courses 2" width="643" height="151" style="margin:5px;" /></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVA secondary students who are enrolled in one of the CTE courses listed in the charts above who have <strong>NOT</strong> fulfilled the in-person instruction/lab components of their respective courses <strong>and </strong>are<strong> </strong>earning a failing semester grade will be removed from the course. Students will be placed in an alternative elective course for the spring semester. Students may have the opportunity to re-enroll in the CTE course for the next school year, if eligible. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>2021 Graduation Ceremony Schedule</strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD is excited to announce that the Class of 2021, 2022 & 2023 graduation ceremonies will be held at Legacy Stadium.  All ceremonies will begin at 8:00 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be rescheduled to 8:00 a.m. the following day. Tickets and parking passes will not be required of guests unless COVID-19 guidance requires a capacity limit for large outdoor gathering. The ceremony schedule can be found <a href="/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Schedule.pdf">here</a>. </span></p><hr /><p><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Technology Help Desk Contacts for </strong><strong>Parents/Students</strong><strong> Support Inquiries </strong> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Online:</strong>  </span></p><ul><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="23" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/Parent-Student-Tech-Support/Pages/default.aspx">Katy ISD Tech Help</a> </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="23" data-aria-posinset="4" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Or, click “Help” in Canvas  </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="23" data-aria-posinset="5" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Or, call: 281.396.7400 (6:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="23" data-aria-posinset="6" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Or, e-mail: <a href="mailto:parenttechsupport@katyisd.org">parenttechsupport@katyisd.org</a> </span></li></ul><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Parent and Student Technology Support</strong><strong> Important Links</strong> </span></p><ul><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" data-aria-posinset="7" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Parent-Tech-FAQs.aspx">Parent Tech FAQs</a>  </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" data-aria-posinset="8" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/default.aspx">Parent Tech Help</a>  </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" data-aria-posinset="9" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Knowledge-Base-for-Students-and-Parents.aspx">Parent & Student Knowledge Base</a> </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" data-aria-posinset="10" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/Documents/Home%20Access%20Center%20FAQ.pdf">Home Access Center (HAC) User Guide (English)</a> </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" data-aria-posinset="11" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/Documents/Home%20Access%20Center%20FAQ%20-%20Spanish.pdf">Home Access Center (HAC) User Guide (Spanish)</a> </span></li><li aria-setsize="-1" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" data-aria-posinset="12" data-aria-level="1"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://publicbiapps.katyisd.org/DeviceCheckout/">Technology Device Request Form</a> </span></li></ul><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">#KatyStrong</span></p><p><br></p></div>
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