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          • BOOK TITLES PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT DASHBOARD 

            Recommendations by district personnel to purchase books new to the Katy ISD circulation are available for public review and comment prior to purchase. To review and/or comment on book titles currently being considered for district purchase, please visit the Book Titles Public Review and Comment dashboard.


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          • KATY VIRTUAL SCHOOL

             

            Katy Virtual School (KVS) online classes allow secondary students to acquire graduation credits and/or expand their learning opportunities through paid, online  high school credit courses during the summer and school year.  

            KVS courses:  

            • Provide flexibility in scheduling.   

            • Allow students to get ahead on credits.  

            • Provide opportunities to access courses that are not offered on the home campus.  

            • Help students moving into Katy ISD from outside Texas to meet graduation requirements.   

            • Are developed and taught by Katy ISD teachers.   

            KVS offers over 60 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. KVS is approved by the NCAA for student initial eligibility.   

            Registration opens February 1, 2024, for summer 2024, fall 2024 and spring 2025. Questions can be answered through your home campus counselor, Katy Virtual School FAQ, or email katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org. 


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          • STUDENT SAFETY SURVEY  

             
            All Katy ISD students in 4th-12th grade are invited to participate in an online survey administered by K12Insight 

            K12Insight manages online surveys for school districts nationwide, safeguarding the confidentiality of participants’ responses. Students will be prompted to enter their student ID numbers solely to verify student participation by campus and grade level in an effort to maintain data integrity. K12Insight will not provide Katy ISD or any outside party with data that connects a participant to his or her survey responses.  

            Campuses will communicate their specific timeline for students to complete the required survey before it opens on February 20, 2024.   

            Parents may opt their child out of participation beginning January 29, 2024, by logging in to MyKaty and selecting the KISD Option Portal icon. The opt-out deadline is February 9, 2024. 

            To review the survey or for more information, visit https://www.katyisd.org/Page/10092.   


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          • 2024-2025 COURSE SELECTION TIMELINE 

            NOW current 5th-11th grade students are able to select their courses for the 2024-2025 school year.   
            IMPORTANT deadline approaching – Monday February 19, 2024 @ 11:59 pm course planner closes for students to edit!   

            PHASE I – February 5, 2024 – February 19, 2024  

            Schoolinks Course Selection Window Opens!   

            • Students in grades 5th –11th have access to edit SchooLinks Course Planner (selecting courses)  
            • Parents have view only access to SchooLinks Course Planner 
            • Counselor/Student meetings begin.   
            • Student Course Planner will be view only after 2/19 or after counselor submits, whichever comes first. 

             PHASE II – February 20, 2024 – March 8, 2024  
            Schoolinks Course  Selection Window Continues!
               

            • Students & Parents have view only access to SchooLinks Course Planner   
            • Students submit Personal Graduation Plan (PGP) in Schoolinks Personalized Plan.  
            • Parents have view only access to PGP in Schoolinks.  
            • Counselor/Student meetings continue 

             PHASE III Monday March 18 - Tuesday March 26, 2024  

            • Parents view and approve (verify) course requests in SchooLinks Personalized Plans 

            PHASE IV Wednesday March 27 - Wednesday April 3, 2024:   

            • Counselors finalize change requests and approve students’ Personal Graduation Plan (PGP) in SchooLinks Personalized Plans 

             

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          • PROHIBITED ITEMS & CONSEQUENCES

            Students who unintentionally bring to school a prohibited item which is not illegal, may turn in the item to a staff member without disciplinary consequences if this is done before the item is discovered or reported by a staff member or another student. This option applies only to the first time the prohibited item is accidentally brought to school. The second time the prohibited item is brought to school, the item will be confiscated, and the student disciplined according to the type of item brought to school. Parents/ guardians may pick up confiscated items which are not illegal within two school days. Items not picked up within two school days will be discarded. Illegal items and items designated as evidence will be turned over to the Katy ISD police.  

            Students shall not possess or use:  

            • Fireworks of any kind, smoke or stink bombs, or any other pyrotechnic device 

            • A razor, box cutter, chain or any other object used in a way that threatens or inflicts bodily injury to another person 

            • A gun of any kind 

            • A toy gun/“look-alike” weapon 

            • An air gun or BB gun 

            • Ammunition of any kind 

            • A stun gun 

            • Mace or pepper spray 

            • Pornographic material or items 

            • Tobacco products, cigarettes, e-cigarettes and any component, part or accessory for an e-cigarette device or accessory to vaping 

            • Devices designed to emit an electrical shock (such as a TASER) 


             

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