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Return to School Updates - April 29, 2022Return to School Updates - April 29, 20222022-05-05T20:06:29Z<div class="ExternalClassD619D9B6268B4E9BAF2822C1426E9049"><p>​</p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;color:#222222;font-size:14.3px;">D</span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;color:#222222;font-size:14.3px;">ear Katy ISD Parents, Guardians and Staff,                    </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Below is this week’s ONEKaty Return to School Updates!                    </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Bulletins highlighted <span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW</strong> </span>denote information that is new for the 2021-2022 school year.                   </span></p><hr style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">STATE TESTING</span><br><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/336697bdf09dceff069e416c3ebabbc6/State_Testing.png" alt="State Testing.png" width="83" height="50" style="margin:5px;" /><br></strong><a href="/dept/assessment/Documents/State_Assessment_Calendar.pdf#search=staar">The Testing calendar</a> lists the dates that testing will take place in Katy ISD during the school year. For secondary students who do not successfully complete their exams, KSAT will offer a summer opportunity to prepare for and retake the EOC Exam.  For more information, review these <a href="/dept/assessment/Documents/FAQ%20Opting%20Out%20of%20State%20Testing.pdf#search=4545">Frequently Asked Questions</a> regarding State Testing, opting out and Texas Education Code. </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Registration:</strong> Information forthcoming. By invitation only.  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><em>*Note* Students who cannot test in June will test in December at their home campus</em></strong>.  </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>HB4545 INFORMATION- ACCELERATED INSTRUCTION</strong>   </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Per House Bill 4545, students who do not participate in or successfully complete state testing are provided opportunities to participate in 30 hours of accelerated instruction for each content area assessment not taken or not passed. Katy ISD will offer a variety of opportunities, for specific grade levels, through the KSAT program this summer to complete this requirement. Information regarding the HB4545 Accelerated Learning opportunities is available on <a href="/dept/campusadmin/ksat/Pages/default.aspx">the KSAT webpages</a> and is offered by invitation only.</span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL - COURSE OR CREDIT RECOVERY </strong>     </span>     </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Summer school registration for students currently in 6th - 12th grades who need course or credit recovery <strong>will open May 2, 2022</strong>.  Summer School will offer one summer session from June 14 through July 14.    </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>UPDATED</strong></span><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong> FREE MEALS - ENDS MAY 31, 2022</strong> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">This May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will conclude its free breakfast and lunch meal service that has been open and available to all students, regardless of eligibility. To determine eligibility for free meals this summer and fall, families will need to complete the meals benefit application for free and reduced meals. More information about free and reduced meals benefits can be found <a href="https://registration.powerschool.com/resources/1305/files/Free%20and%20Reduced%20Meal%20Benefits%20Flyer.pdf">here</a>. <a href="https://www.fns.usda.gov/cn/fr-021622">U.S. Department of Agriculture Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines</a>. </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">THE KATY ISD WELLNESS CENTER</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/b133d4c371af7769be011018431f1449/Wellness_Center.png" alt="wellness center" width="624" height="149" style="margin:5px;" /></span> </p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4377473f678787eff2365a92ef4fa416/Wellness_Center.png" alt="Wellness" width="549" height="266" style="margin:5px;" /></span> </p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Operating Hours: </strong>Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Location:</strong>  Agricultural Sciences Center, 5801 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road, Katy, TX 77493 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/returntoschool/Pages/COVID-Testing-Center.aspx">Wellness Center FAQs and Services</a> </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>HEALTH SERVICES </strong>             </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">All students enrolled in Katy ISD must be in compliance with state required immunizations. Immunization requirements can be found on the <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/healthservices/Pages/Immunizations.aspx">Katy ISD Health Services Immunizations page</a>.                             </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD Health Services Department has partnered with Texas Vaccine Institute to offer low-cost immunization opportunities for our students who may need state required vaccines for school attendance or who may want to take advantage of receiving the <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">optional</span> Pfizer COVID-19 </strong>vaccine or the <strong>Flu vaccine.</strong>                </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>WHEN</strong>: May 5, 2022<strong> </strong>                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>TIME:</strong> 2 – 5 p.m.                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>LOCATION: </strong>  Professional Development Annex Building                           </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Texas Vaccine Institute provider information:                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>WHO</strong>: Accepting insured and uninsured                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>PRICE</strong>: $15 for one immunization; $25 for two, $30 for three or more for the REQUIRED STATE IMMUNIZATIONS                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>BRING</strong>: Campus nurse provided “PARENT NOTIFICATION OF IMMUNIZATION DUE" form, child’s personal immunization record, insurance card if insured. Accepting cash/credit/debit cards.               </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">OPTIONAL</span></strong><strong> VACCINES:</strong> Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (5+ yrs.) at NO COST, provide insurance card if insured.     </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6a009654f50a9ac60f0a18e32a812c1a/Class_of_3.jpg" alt="classof2022" width="800" height="146" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></span> </p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SPRING GRADUATION</strong>  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6530112a109dd894102cf21f1bab936b/SpringGrad.png" alt="springgrad" width="707" height="199" style="margin:5px;" /></span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Legacy Stadium Graduation Schedule</strong></span></p><ul style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">6:00 p.m: Legacy Stadium Parking Lot Gates Open</span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">6:30 p.m: Campus Staff Arrival at Designated Stadium Gate</span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:00 p.m: Legacy Stadium Gates Open for Graduates & Guests</span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">8:00 p.m: Graduation Ceremony Begins  </span></li></ul><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In the event <strong>inclement weather</strong> is severe and impacts the scheduled evening ceremony, the graduation ceremony will be rescheduled to 9:00 a.m. the following day at Legacy Stadium.  However, every effort will be made to ensure the 8:00 p.m. evening ceremonies remain on schedule.       <br></span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>NEW </strong></span><strong> <span style="color:#ff0000;">Graduation Inclement Weather Updates</span><br></strong>Keep in tune with what’s happening with graduations and inclement weather via Katy ISD’s and Katy ISD Athletics’ Facebook and Twitter accounts!</span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>Rescheduled Legacy Stadium Graduation Ceremony </strong>      </span></span></p><ul style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:00 a.m. Legacy Stadium Parking Lot Gates Open      </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:30 a.m. Campus Staff Arrival at Designated Stadium Gate      </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">8:00 a.m. Legacy Stadium Gates Open for Graduates & Guests      </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">9:00 a.m. Graduation Ceremony Begins        </span></li></ul><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">Class of 22 Graduation Ceremonies- Live Streaming</span><br><span style="color:#ff0000;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/2431b52153c3a049d50bbb9427d01080/texan_live.png" alt="texan live.png" width="215" height="47" style="margin:5px;" /></span><br></strong>If your relatives are unable to make it to the graduation ceremonies, all Class of 22 Graduation Ceremonies will be live streamed through TexanLive.  The link will be posted on the Katy ISD graduation page <a href="/dept/campusadmin/Pages/Graduation.aspx">https://www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Pages/Graduation.aspx</a> as the ceremonies approach.  It is free and can be seen throughout the US. </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>Class of 22 Graduation Information- Cords, Cowls and Medals <br></strong></span>Congratulations to all our upcoming Class of 22 graduates! Please review the Class of 22 approved cords, cowls and medals for the graduation ceremonies.  The articles pictured are the only items approved to be worn at Katy ISD graduation ceremonies.        </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Cords-Cowls-Medals.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1Ojg1YTA6OWQyZmYwMmYxMmZhYjFjZTFhZTQzODRhOWU5MzRjYTVkY2ZjYmQ0NDMwN2Q2ODc3Njg3MzcwMWQ0ZDdiODdhYzpoOk4">https://www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Cords-Cowls-Medals.pdf</a>      </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">Senior Survey</span></strong></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The senior survey is now active in SchooLinks. Log into MyKaty Cloud, search for the SchooLinks tile, click on the tile, click on To-Do List, click the drop-down arrow and then click start to answer the short survey questions. Seniors are asked to complete the senior survey prior to picking up your cap and gown. </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/d03bf19992f96a175e00a5f8c537ea31/Senior_Survey.png" alt="senior survey" width="714" height="141" style="margin:5px;" /></span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>FINANCIAL AID REQUIREMENT</strong>        </span>    </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In accordance with <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/TEC%2028.0256%20.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OmY3YjA6OTQzNTEwZmJhOTVjYWI3NzJkNmVjYzQzZmNjMjc5ZTk5MTRkNDM4ZDQxODMwZGQxNzVmODJlMDRhMTQ0MmMyNTpoOk4">Texas Education Code 28.0256</a>, seniors graduating in 2022 and thereafter must complete and submit, and show proof of submission, a free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) or a Texas application for state financial aid (TAFSA).              </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Seniors who choose to opt out must complete one of the following options:            </span></p><ul style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student’s parent or other person standing in parental relation submits a signed form indicating that the parent or other person authorizes the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application;            </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student signs and submits the TEA opt-out form on the student’s own behalf if the student is 18 years of age or older or the student’s disabilities of minority have been removed for general purposes under Chapter <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/texas.public.law/statutes/tex._fam._code_title_2_subtitle_a_chapter_31___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1Ojg0Y2Q6YmViODQ2Y2QwOWU0ZWNjMDYwMzY0ZWU0ZWYzMDI1NDcwMzM3MzJkMTcyZjNmMjQzNmE0MDRiYTRhNWRiMTBiNTpoOk4">31 (Removal of Disabilities of Minority)</a>, Family Code; or            </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The school counselor authorizes the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application for good cause, as determined by the school counselor.            </span></li></ul><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The links below provide access to the TEA Opt-out form:              </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_english.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjNmMjI6ZWExYWY0MGU1N2QzYWE3ZGM1MjVmYTVmNzQzODJiYmI1ZjcxMzBkZmRhZWE4MmJlMmIwYWYyMDMwMmRjOGEwZTpoOk4">https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_english.pdf</a>        </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_spanish.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OmIyMDI6OGNiNDRkYzViYTk2ZTc3MjAxYTE0YmMwZmQ2YzUzNDU1NGZmMGNlZjFkODgzYTRiOTE5MmFjOTRkN2YxNTU0OTpoOk4">https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/opt-out_revised_10.2021_final_spanish.pdf</a>             </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Your senior’s campus College and Career Facilitators will send out further instructions regarding how to submit proof of FAFSA or TAFSA submission or the TEA opt-out form by April 1, 2022   </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">CLASS OF 2023, 2024 & 2025 LEGACY STADIUM GRADUATION SCHEDULE   </span><br></strong>The first Jordan High School senior class will graduate in May 2023. Please click <a href="/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Ceremony_Schedule.pdf">here</a> for the Class of 2023, 2024 and 2025 graduation schedule.</span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">KATY SUMMER ACADEMIC TERM</span><br><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/0507f30dc7836da62e70f4c2fd134628/KSAT_Logo-01.png" alt="ksat" width="132" height="121" style="margin:5px;" /><br></strong></span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD offers a menu of options in the summer to support students looking for additional academic support, course or credit recovery or students who are trying to get ahead by taking original credit courses. Details of available options can also be found on the <a href="/dept/campusadmin/ksat/Pages/default.aspx">summer webpage</a> on The District’s website. General summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:summerschool@katyisd.org">summerschool@katyisd.org</a>.  </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL – ORIGINAL CREDIT</strong></span> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a8031c3266476517f1b7ba580110d012/KVS.png" alt="kvs" width="249" height="79" style="margin:5px;" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>All original credit summer courses will be offered exclusively through Katy Virtual School.</strong> </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/instructionaltechnology/katyonline/Pages/Katy-Virtual-School.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjAwYzA6YTlkY2MwM2NiYTE0OWMzNjdjY2ViYWEzYTExZjc2ZDU1MTI3Njc5YzllNTViM2M4NTkwM2MyODcwMDhjZmEwZDpoOk4"><strong>https://www.katyisd.org</strong></a>        </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy Virtual School (KVS) online classes are a way for secondary students to acquire graduation credits and/or expand their learning opportunities through paid, online supplemental high school credit courses during the summer and school year.        </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVS courses:        </span></p><ul style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Provide flexibility in scheduling.         </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Allow students to get ahead on credits.        </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Provide opportunity to access courses that are not offered on the home campus.        </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Help students moving into Katy ISD from outside Texas to meet graduation requirements.         </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Courses are developed and taught by Katy ISD teachers.         </span></li></ul><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVS offers over 45 approved College Board Advanced Placement (AP), Katy Advanced Program (KAP) and academic level courses. The cost is $200 per semester with reduced or no fees for students identified as economically disadvantaged. Courses are approved by the NCAA for student initial eligibility and KVS is an approved College Board Online Provider.         </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Registration is now open for summer 2022, fall 2022 and spring 2023. </strong>Questions can be answered through your home campus counselor, <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/instructionaltechnology/katyonline/Pages/FAQs.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjdjMDk6ZjAyMjBlYjJiMmRlN2ZiZTg0NzdhYTY0MGExMDgyODY0MjNhZjEyYTcwODA2MWM4NTMzNTg1MDQ3MmZjZDE3MzpoOk4">Katy Virtual School FAQ,</a> or email <a href="mailto:katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org">katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org</a>.        </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"> </p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong>UPDATED</strong></span><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong> SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL - COURSE OR CREDIT RECOVERY </strong>    </span>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Summer school registration for students currently in 6th - 12th grades who need course or credit recovery <strong>will open May 2, 2022</strong>.  Summer School will offer one summer session from June 14 through July 14.         </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Summer school for students in grades 6<span style="font-size:10.725px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;">th</span> through 11<span style="font-size:10.725px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;">th</span> grade will be held at Cinco Ranch High School.  Summer school for students in grade 12 and scheduled to graduate in August 2022 will be held at Raines Academy.      </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Course/Credit recovery will host assigned, mandatory and in-person orientation days for students during the week of June 14-17. After the orientation is complete, students may work on their courses remotely if their progress in the course is on target for completion. If students need additional support, they will have access to report to their assigned campus lab and teacher for in-person support, Monday through Thursday between 8:00am and 3:30pm.         </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Secondary summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:juniorhighsummerschool@katyisd.org">juniorhighsummerschool@katyisd.org</a> or <a href="mailto:highschoolsummerschool@katyisd.org">highschoolsummerschool@katyisd.org</a>.       </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>ELEMENTARY SUMMER SCHOOL</strong>    </span>   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Eligible elementary students may attend one of the following summer elementary programs.  Elementary campus counselors will be in contact during the spring semester to confirm student eligibility.   Elementary summer school is offered by invitation only.      </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>ESL/Bilingual Program </strong>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>English Language Development Program </strong>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>HB 4545 Accelerated Learning for students in 5th grade.</strong>       </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Elementary summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:elementarysummerschool@katyisd.org">elementarysummerschool@katyisd.org</a>.  </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>COLLEGE AND CAREER LABS</strong> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">A centralized college and career lab at the KSAT campus, Cinco Ranch High School, is open to all high school students this summer who would like assistance in one or more of the following areas:  </span></p><ul style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Preparing for the college application openings in August of 2022 </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">College/career interest </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">College essay prep, scholarship searches </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Timeline reviews </span></li></ul><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;margin:0in;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The lab will be accepting appointments for select days beginning June 14 through July 14. In addition, many high school campuses will also offer an opportunity to meet with their home campus College and Career Facilitator for support in these areas, as well. More details will be available soon!</span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;margin:0in;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;margin:0in;text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/33f1e0f324d222c0377a8e5f1c8dd013/Student_Updates_-_ALL.JPG" alt="student updates all" width="699" height="86" style="margin:5px;" /></span> </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SPEAKUP ANONYMOUS REPORTING APP</strong>  </span> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4e4cc56fc02c92582f6fbb1e9d80e618/SpeakUpIcon.JPG" alt="speakup" width="198" height="199" style="margin:5px;" /></span><br><br></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">SpeakUP is the anonymous reporting platform that students, parents, and patrons can use to report safety concerns, bullying, threats of violence, drug use, as well as any other concerns related to student physical or mental health. SpeakUP is available for download in the Apple Store or Google Play. It is also available on all District websites, computers and District devices. SpeakUP provides an opportunity for the Katy ISD community to anonymously provide valuable information to District administration and law enforcement that will help keep our students safe.                       </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT</strong>  </span>          </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/default.aspx">Parent & Student Tech Resources & Support</a> (if you are not able to find your answer, please access our new parent/student ticketing system, instructions at the bottom of the page)        </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Parent-Tech-FAQs.aspx">Parent Technology FAQs <br></a><a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Knowledge-Base-for-Students-and-Parents.aspx">Katy 1 Source (Parent & Student Searchable Knowledge Base)</a>        </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Parent Tech Support: 281-396-7400 (info line only)      </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>ELEMENTARY BELL SCHELDULE: 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR</strong>  </span> <strong><br></strong>Katy ISD’s elementary bell schedule will see a slight adjustment beginning fall 2022 in an effort to maximize bus routes, minimize service delays, and accommodate for ongoing driver shortages. Please note that <span style="text-decoration:underline;">the bell schedule adjustment only affects elementary campuses</span>. There will be no change to the 2022-2023 Katy ISD junior high nor high school bell schedules.</span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4f7953ca5e516cabbd0edc5af468cc94/2022-2023_Elementary_Bell_Schedule_Adjustment_Tiers.PNG" alt="ELEM TIERS" width="700" height="395" style="margin:5px;" /></span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Should you have any questions about the elementary bell schedule adjustment, do not hesitate to call (281) 396-2110 or email <a href="mailto:kellyesmego@katyisd.org">kellyesmego@katyisd.org</a>. </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/31234feb3d3b68942f543515a72d00c8/Student_Updates_-_SECONDARY.JPG" alt="secondary updates" width="699" height="88" style="margin:5px;" /></span> </p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>Parent Access to SchooLinks</strong>  <br></span>Parents are now able to access SchooLinks via My Katy Cloud. Parents will need to log into MyKaty Cloud and then click the SchooLinks tile.   </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Parents will be able to verify student course requests in SchooLinks after Spring Break.  Stay tuned for campus based eNews on Monday, March 21 regarding next steps.      </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">ATHLETICS<br></span></strong>The State Golf Tournament and Track Meet are right around the corner! </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Softball playoffs began this week.  Good luck to District Champion Katy HS as well as Cinco Ranch, Tompkins and Seven Lakes as they begin their postseason run!</span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">See all our latest schedules, including playoff information here: <a href="https://www.rankonesport.com/Schedules/View_Schedule_All_Web.aspx?D=E60DB75B-3AB2-4FE7-B746-0735376AFB5B&MT=0">Katy ISD Schedules</a>        </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>LIFEGUARD TRAINING<br></strong></span>Are you interested in becoming an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard?  Katy ISD Athletics is offering several Lifeguard Training Courses.  Registration is now open: <a href="https://t.co/QVEMNOo48p">https://t.co/QVEMNOo48p</a></span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>Physical Dates for 2022-2023 School Year<br></strong></span><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a5faa6c7f2aa11d925984e7313456f7a/Physical_Dates_for_Athletics.png" alt="physical dates for athletics" width="628" height="491" style="margin:5px;" /></span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SUMMER RECREATION LEAGUE</strong>   </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Sign up is now open till <strong>May 9th</strong> at: <a href="https://katyisd.revtrak.net/summer-recreation-prog-/">https://katyisd.revtrak.net/summer-recreation-prog-/</a>. The Summer Recreational League is designed for the participants to have fun as well as a renewed enthusiasm for the game. Whether you are a first-time player just starting out or a “veteran” who’d like to maintain your overall game skills, the KISD Summer Recreational League offers an extraordinary opportunity to gain confidence, play with JH/HS teammates.  </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Boys Basketball – grades 7-9th</strong>  </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Girls Basketball – Grades 7</strong><strong><span style="font-size:10.725px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;">th</span></strong><strong>-8</strong><strong><span style="font-size:10.725px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;">th</span></strong><strong> </strong>  </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Volleyball –Grades 7</strong><strong><span style="font-size:10.725px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;">th</span></strong><strong> -8th</strong>  </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Tennis – All Ages</strong>  </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Swimming – All Ages</strong>  </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">FINE ARTS</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">   <br></span><strong>Spring Art Show Virtual Gallery is LIVE!</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Katy ISD Spring Art Exhibit is available to the public April 28<span style="font-size:10.725px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;">th</span> through July 30<span style="font-size:10.725px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;">th</span> by way of the <a href="https://tinyurl.com/2022SpringArtShow">KISD Spring Art Virtual Gallery</a>. This virtual gallery highlights all PK-12 artwork that was displayed at this year's in-person Spring Art Show at the Merrell Center Arena. If you missed the in-person event, or just want to see all of the fabulous art again, check out the virtual gallery!   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><br></span><strong>Fine Arts Event Calendar</strong>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">For a current list of fine arts performances, please click <a href="/dept/finearts/Pages/Calendar.aspx">here</a> for information.         </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Note:</strong> For ticketed campus events, please contact the local campus or program.         </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>HIGH SCHOOL EXEMPTION CRITERIA</strong>   </span>    </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/57c7785324272efb477280ceaa22f025/image004.png" alt="exempt" width="283" height="170" style="margin:5px;" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The 2021-2022 and the 2022-2023 final exam exemption criteria information is accessible via the <a href="https://mykaty.katyisd.org/LoginPolicy.jsp">MyKaty Cloud</a> “Exemption Information” tile now available for quick and easy reference.                    </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In preparation for the 2022-2023 school year and the reinstatement of the attendance requirement to exempt high school final exams, students are encouraged to review the 2022-2023 exemption criteria. All absences will count toward the maximum of 8 allowed unless the absences are school-related (see attendance codes per the 2022-2023 exemption form).         </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT REQUEST</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6a88b6c8be424c9affa7c1d5c92fe2e6/scriborder_icon.JPG" alt="scriborder" width="133" height="132" style="margin:5px;" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Current high school students and 2004 to present alumni students can request their high school transcript through <a href="https://katyisdtx.scriborder.com/">ScribOrder</a>. Alumni prior to 2004 should reach out to the campus registrar to make a request.  </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SCHOOLINKS</strong>  </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">SchooLinks is a college and career readiness platform that helps students discover their interests and strengths, explore colleges and careers, and create an individualized career and academic plan that best reflects their post-secondary goals. SchooLinks  is accessible to students in 6th - 12th grades, and their parents.                                               </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Using SchooLinks, students and families can:</strong>          </span></p><ul style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Build their Personal Graduation Plan        </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Access career interest, strength and mindset surveys          </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Explore 2-year and 4-year colleges          </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Create course plans based on career pathways          </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Take virtual reality college campus tours          </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Search for scholarships          </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Learn about financial aid          </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Find internship and volunteer opportunities          </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Explore traditional, emerging and military career fields          </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Create digital portfolios / resumes          </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Communicate with counselors            </span></li></ul><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Student Login:</strong>          </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Students login to SchooLinks via MyKaty Cloud, then select SchooLinks logo.                  </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Parent/Guardian Login: </strong>          </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Parents/Guardians will have login access to SchooLinks at a later date.           </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">If you want to learn more about SchooLinks please visit: </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://hello.schoolinks.com/">https://hello.schoolinks.com/</a>                  </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SE</strong><strong>CONDARY STUDENT</strong> <strong>EXTRA-CURRICULAR TRANSPORTATION WAIVER</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/2b33f544d07547aef4dfc419626f5499/Picture2345.png" alt="Transportation Waiver" width="118" height="119" style="margin:5px;" /></span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Transportation Waiver is available to parents who wish to opt-out of District transportation services for secondary student extra-curricular activities. <strong>This opt-out option remains available through the end of the spring 2022 semester. </strong>The opt-out form can be accessed through MyKaty Cloud via the Transportation Waiver tile. </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ba8c9464906989960efdfb0ccd7f0924/Parent_Updates.JPG" alt="parent updates" width="699" height="88" style="margin:5px;" /></span> </p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>LIBRARY BOOK INFORMATION</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Parents of secondary students may be notified via email if their child checks out a Young Adult Fiction book from the campus library. This optional notification is available if a parent elected to receive the library notification when filling out the online Return to School Enrollment update in August.  If a parent did not elect to receive the library notification, parents/guardians may contact <a href="mailto:Bookconcern@KatyISD.org">Bookconcern@KatyISD.org</a> to make a change and request the notification.</span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/269f8e0077b23556f958434efd80cc30/onthego.png" alt="onthego" width="193" height="60" style="margin:5px;" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Parents/guardians of elementary and secondary students may also download the <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/sites/mobileapp/Pages/default.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpiNDFiYmQyMDFhZTM4ODcxZjQ2ZmVlOWFmYjQ1ZTBmZDo1OmVhMTU6OTQ0MDg2ZWExZGQxY2FjNzUwZTRlYWY5ZGM1MTM2NWI0ODU3NTc0ZGVmMTc5OGU2OTBlOTQwMWU1NGUwMjBhODpo">Katy<em> OnTheGo</em></a> app to review the books that their student has checked out.     </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">PARTNERS WITH PARENTS (PWP): INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE REVIEW REQUESTS</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a86685ca826223d56f7585ad844a7c67/PWP.png" alt="PWP" width="120" height="119" style="margin:5px;" /></span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD values the continued partnership with our parents to ensure our students have access to the finest instructional resources available. The PWP Online Book Review app has been expanded to include review options for all Instructional Resources. Parents/Guardians with concerns regarding an Instructional Resource (i.e. Instructional Materials, Library Books, Internet/Online Materials) that may be in violation of Board Policy EF Local that pertains to the “pervasively vulgar" standard, are encouraged to fill out an online review form via the Partner with Parents (PWP) Instructional Resource Review app available on MyKaty cloud.      </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">To access the PWP app, l<a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___http:/mykaty.katyisd.org/___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjU2NGM6NzY2Yzc2NTY0MTE4MDBlOWFjMDBkNDdiMDBkZTYyYjAyZTY4N2MzODI2NzYwMWRkZGY0NGYxY2I5MWFmMTg0NTpoOk4">og in to MyKaty  </a>using your Katy ISD ID number and password.  Parents/guardians will use the same ID and password used to log into the Home Access Center (HAC).      </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>DISTRICT OPERATIONAL STAFFING CHALLENGES </strong> </span>         </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD’s Operations Division, which consists of bus drivers, food service employees, custodians, skilled trades, and other essential staff, has been particularly hard hit by staffing shortages, with over a hundred existing vacancies. In result, parents may see minor adjustments to bus service, cafeteria menu options, and campus maintenance schedules when needed. Please know that our dedicated operations teams are making every effort to minimize the impact on these services.   </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>KATY ISD IS HIRING!</strong>    <br></span><strong>Bus drivers, food service, custodial, repair teams,</strong> <strong>teachers, aides, and more!: </strong><a href="https://katy.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx">bit.ly/ApplyKatyISD</a>   </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">PARENT COMMUNITY EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/39a4144588e6d3a821ed3f48c4d5caf7/CrimeStoppers.png" alt="crime stoppers" width="262" height="72" style="margin:5px;" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In partnership with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Crime Stoppers Houston hosts the webinar series: S.A.V.E. (Safety Awareness. Valuable Education). This series serves as a platform for discussion on many topics that concern the safety of our schools and community.  These topics include: mental health, human trafficking, social media and internet safety. Please see the link for upcoming webinars available throughout the month of January. <a href="https://crime-stoppers.org/events/2022-01/">S.A.V.E. Webinar Series January</a> </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>CHILD FIND </strong>  </span>                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Child Find is a process designed to identify, locate, and evaluate individuals from birth to 21 years of age who may need special education and related services. If you are concerned that your child may have a disability, contact your student’s school for more information about the Child Find process or click on the following link.                   </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/dept/sped/Pages/Child%20Find.aspx">Katy ISD Child Find Information Page</a>         </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>SAFE RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN- updated 01/18/2022</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ec540b6caab3692a7af7baecb0e44cad/SRTS_Plan.JPG" alt="safe return to school" width="275" height="48" style="margin:5px;" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">All District sites are at Stage 4 as outlined in the <a href="/returntoschool/Documents/SRTS_Plan.pdf">Safe Return to School Plan Appendix A COVID-19</a>.  Families are encouraged to review the <a href="https://gis.katyisd.org/covid/">Katy ISD Dashboard</a> to monitor their child’s school and facility sites. Parents and guardians are reminded to please not send their child to school if they: </span></p><ul style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Have COVID-19 symptoms </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Are awaiting a COVID-19 test result </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Are test-confirmed for COVID-19  </span></li></ul><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Reminder:  </strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Quarantine protocol for students who test positive is 10 days as per the Texas Education Agency (TEA) <a href="https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/covid/SY-20-21-Public-Health-Guidance.pdf">Public Health Guidance</a> and the state Department of State Health Services (DSHS) <a href="https://dshs.texas.gov/covid19readmission/">COVID-19 School Readmission Criteria</a>.   </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Intermittent School to Home academic support continues to be available for students with extended medical absences.  Please contact your child’s campus attendance clerk or Intermittent School to Home Facilitator for assistance.     </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>COVID-19 SELF REPORTING APP</strong> </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/f1fd600fc571d3f04830bdc13722e4ba/COVID_Self_Report.png" alt="covid reporting app" width="249" height="42" style="margin:5px;" /></span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Staff, students and parents are asked to self report if they have received a COVID-19 positive test result. The self-reporting system enables the District’s Emergency Operations Management team to notify individuals in Katy ISD buildings who may have been directly exposed to the person.                                                                     </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>STUDENT CLASSROOM & STUDENT PROGRAM NOTIFICATION OF A COVID-19 POSITIVE</strong>                 </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Parents will receive a notification if their child may have been in close contact with an individual who has reported a COVID-19 positive in their classroom or school program. Parents are encouraged to check the Katy ISD COVID-19 Dashboard at <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___http:/www.katyisd.org/___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzo2ZGM5ZDJkYjE0MmE1MDk2NmQzNGUwNjliMDAzOTQ1ZDo1OjRkYTI6NmM2Mzg3ZTVlNWM4ZGEwMmM4MTRmNzU1MWU5NjQxYWYzMTVjZDIzNGIwYmE4MGZlZmIzYzNmMTI4MzYwNTFjODpo">www.katyisd.org</a> to review the current active number of COVID-19 cases at their child’s campus.                                  </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>I</strong><strong>NTERMITTENT SCHOOL TO HOME ACADEMIC SUPPORT FOR TEMPORARY MEDICAL CONDITIONS</strong>    </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>“Intermittent School to Home” academic support program remains available for eligible students.</strong>   </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">“Intermittent School to Home” academic support is a mechanism by which online instruction can be provided to in-person students if two requirements are met:    </span></p><ul style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student is unable to attend school because of a temporary medical condition, AND    </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The total amount of remote conferencing “Intermittent School to Home” instruction does not exceed more than 20 instructional days over the entirety of the school year.    </span></li></ul><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In addition, one of the following requirements must be met:    </span></p><ul style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Student’s temporary medical condition is documented by a physician.    </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student has a positive test result for a communicable disease.    </span></li><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student has been identified as having been in close contact for COVID-19    </span></li></ul><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Each campus will have an assigned employee to serve as an Intermittent School to Home Campus Facilitator to assist students.  Please contact your child’s campus Intermittent School to Home Facilitator to request academic assistance with missed schoolwork.    </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>HOMEBOUND SERVICES</strong>       </span><br><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The District’s homebound services may be an option for students with medical conditions which require in-home academic support for an extended amount of time. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s campus or click <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/sped/operatingguidelines/Documents/Homebound%20Brochure.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzo2ZGM5ZDJkYjE0MmE1MDk2NmQzNGUwNjliMDAzOTQ1ZDo1OjExNjY6MDI1NTUwNDVmNTEwMGFkMDUwMWI0NzAwYzk4OWUzNTcyNDNlODhkZmRhNWEzZmJmYTlmZGQ0ZjAwZmNiMzVkMDpo">here</a> for information regarding homebound services.                            </span></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>#OneKatyStrongerTogether</strong>     </span></p><p><br><br></p></div>
Reminder to SpeakUpReminder to SpeakUp2022-03-21T21:13:09Z<div class="ExternalClass2042EABC004A41C6944038649CE836AF"><p>​We would like to remind our<span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"> students and the Katy ISD Community to use SpeakUp to anonymously let us know if you see something or know something that can impact the safety of our schools or campuses. To see this SpeakUp video reminder featuring our own Officer T. Loya, please click either link:</span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"></span></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/katyisd/status/1504842566356721667?t=FxJ6yNQut_inQlTW0muMkQ&s=19">https://twitter.com/katyisd/status/1504842566356721667?t=FxJ6yNQut_inQlTW0muMkQ&s=19</a>​<br><br></p><p><a href="https://fb.watch/bS8WJUrmi6/">https://fb.watch/bS8WJUrmi6/</a><br></p><p> </p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Celebrates "Of the Year" EmployeesKaty ISD Celebrates "Of the Year" Employees2022-03-11T03:41:37Z<div class="ExternalClass9E771EB84E9C44E681DFCAFAC2A7CCE4"><p>​</p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="text-align:justify;">Each year, Katy ISD recognizes its “Of the Year" employees for their contributions to student instruction and support services. The recognitions include various categories ranging from teaching and learning to District operations. These individuals go above and beyond to demonstrate leadership and dedication to Katy ISD students, staff and the community.  Top honors include the elementary and secondary Principals of the Year, Teachers of the Year and Rookie Teachers of the Year.</span><br></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;">Districtwide Principals of the Year:</span></p><ul style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li>Kelly Ricks – Wolman Elementary School</li><li>Dr. Melinda Stone – Taylor High School</li></ul><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;">Districtwide Teachers of the Year:</span></p><ul style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li>Tasha McDonald – Rylander Elementary School</li><li>Daxus Nesossi – Paetow High School</li></ul><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;">Districtwide Rookie Teachers of the Year:</span></p><ul style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li>Hailey Burgower – Memorial Parkway Elementary School</li><li>John Shaw – Seven Lakes Junior High School</li></ul><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;">“These educators were selected by their peers and community for making meaningful contributions in their classrooms and campuses," said Dr. Ken Gregorski, Superintendent of Schools at Katy ISD.  “They are committed to personal and professional growth, and have demonstrated a dedication to inspiring students and colleagues to continually grow and learn," added Gregorski.<br></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;">The Police Department also celebrated it's selection of our Of the Year Employees: <br></p><p>Law Enforcement Supervisor of the Year: <strong>Sophia Clark</strong></p><p>Law Enforcement Police Officer of the Year: <strong>Michael Seiss</strong></p><p>Law Enforcement Campus Officer of the Year: <strong>Beatriz Riva-Palacio</strong></p><p>Law Enforcement Telecommunicator of the Year: <strong>Courtnie Brand</strong></p><p>Law Enforcement Support Services Employee of the Year: <strong>Ronnie Jackson</strong></p><p>Administrative Support Paraprofessional of the Year: <strong>Monique Pettinger</strong></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;">High School Campus Security Guard of the Year: <strong>Carlos Mendez</strong></span><br></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;">Jr. High Campus Security Guard of the Year: <strong>Steve White</strong></span><br></p><p><strong><em>Congratulations to all of our Katy ISD Of the Year Professionals.</em></strong><br><br></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;"><br></p></div>

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