District Announcements

  • 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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  • HOME ACCESS CENTER – PARENT-DEFINED GRADE NOTIFICATIONS 

    Katy ISD Parents and/or Guardians can view their child’s grades in the Home Access Center at any time. On the Grades page, you can access your child’s most recent progress report (IPR) and report card grades. On the Classwork page, you can setup personalized alerts for your child’s class averages. Based on the parent-defined percentage (%), you will receive an alert when your child’s average falls below or rises above a certain threshold. Select here to locate Instructions on how to setup grade alerts. 


     

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  • SAFE FIREARM STORAGE RESOURCES

    House Bill 3, (88th Texas Legislature) requires the Texas School Safety Center, in collaboration with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), to provide school districts information and other resources regarding the safe storage of firearms, including information on section 46.13 of the Texas Penal Code, for distribution to parents/guardians and community.  

    The Texas DPS has created a public relations campaign – Keep ’Em Safe Texas – that offers free downloadable resources to promote safe gun storage. Below you will find links to resources in English and Spanish.   

    Program Overview 8.5 × 11 Flyer: English / Spanish 
    12 × 18 Poster: English / Spanish 
    How to Talk to Others About Gun Safety 8.5 × 11 Flyer: English / Spanish 
    Ways to Safely Store Guns (Devices) 8.5 × 11 Flyer: English / Spanish 


     

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  • STATE TESTING STUDENT RESULTS 

    State testing student results are available in the TEA Family Portal.  Parents will need to utilize their student’s Unique Access Code or follow the directions to automatically access the state testing results using MYKATYCLOUD English version or Spanish version. 


     

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  • INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES INFORMATION/REVIEWS

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    Board policies EFA Local - Instructional Materials and EFB Local - Library Materials were updated and approved by the Board on July 31, 2023.  

    Important Forms and Information:  


     

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  • LIBRARY BOOK NOTIFICATIONS

    In alignment with Board policy EFB Local - Library Materials the District emails all parents/guardians on file each time their student checks out a library book. Parents may opt-out of these notifications by accessing the KISD Parent Option Portal in MyKaty cloud. Visit the MyKaty cloud for a brief video instruction on accessing the KISD Parent Option Portal. 


     

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  • SECONDARY ELA CLASSROOM LIBRARIES

    English Language Arts (ELA) classroom libraries offer independent reading material that supports the English Language Arts Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Parental consent is required for secondary students to check out books from their ELA classroom library. Parents may provide consent via the KISD Parent Option Portal located in MyKaty cloud. If parents do not provide consent via the KISD Parent Option Portal, their secondary student will be unable to check out books from their ELA classroom library. This is in addition to the Library Book Notification.  Visit the MyKaty cloud for a brief video instruction on accessing the KISD Parent Option Portal.


     

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  • POWERSCHOOL 

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    All Katy ISD parents of returning students are asked to complete the Annual Student Update.

    Parents/guardians of current Katy ISD students have been notified by email when each child’s Annual Student Update form is available. Parents with multiple students received an email for each child.  Parents are asked to please complete the Annual Student Update for each enrolled child prior to the start of school on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.  

    The 2022-2023 Discipline Management Plan and Student Code of Conduct can be found on the Katy ISD website via District Links.  Significant changes include moving information from the Discipline Management Plan and Student Code of Conduct to the Student Handbook. Electronic acknowledgment of both handbooks are included with Annual Student Update.     

    Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to submit a parent inquiry through the corresponding registration email found on the Katy ISD Online Enrollment webpage.   


     

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  • NUTRITION & FOOD SERVICE 2023-2024 FREE & REDUCED APPLICATION  

    To determine eligibility for free or reduced-price meals for the 2023-2024 school year, families with students who do not attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) campus need to complete a Meal Benefits/Free & Reduced-Price meals application annually. Determined free and reduced-price meal eligibilities are valid only during the current school year and for the first thirty (30) school days of each new school year. The Free and Reduced flyer provides more information on available benefits. Visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition webpage for the Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines.             

    Please note that students attending a USDA designated Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) campus during the 2023-2024 school year will continue to receive free meals and are not required to complete a Meal Benefits application.


     

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  • 2023-2024 MEAL PRICES  

    Breakfast and lunch prices are based on student eligibility (except at CEP campuses where all meals are free). Meal prices for students have not been raised. Adult meal prices are based on USDA guidance. 

    The 88th Texas Legislature approved funding as part of the General Appropriations Act so that students who qualify for reduced-price school meals can eat breakfast at no charge for the next two years. Students who meet eligibility requirements for reduced price meals must be offered breakfast at no charge by Texas school districts that participate in the School Breakfast Program. 

    Meal prices are as follows:    
    Meals Pricing                
     
    Customers will need money in their School Café accounts or have cash to purchase a la carte items. Students may charge meals as per the following policy and their household will get an automated negative balance call until the negative balance on the cafeteria account is paid.   


     

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  • MEALS CHARGE POLICY   

    District charge policy allows students without meal money to receive the menu meal choice for a limited time with the expectation the parent will reimburse all meals charged. 

    Meals Charge

    Parents will be alerted when their child charges for a meal by receiving a courtesy call and/or email through the district automated call out system, if the district parent information is correct and up to date. Parents are responsible for monitoring the amount of money in their child’s account and paying back any borrowed money in a timely manner. If a student owes money on his/her account, he/she will be allowed to purchase snacks and/or a la carte only with cash in hand for that purchase, or once the student’s negative account is paid in full and funds are available to cover additional purchases.   


     

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  • SMART TAG ID SYSTEM- 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR

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    This school year, a new SMART Tag bus rider ID system will be rolled out across Katy ISD school buses to help monitor the ridership of eligible bus riders. The system will enable parents, bus drivers, and school administrators, to review in real time, when and where a student is picked up or dropped off by a school bus. Student identification (ID) cards for eligible riders will include the SMART Tag ID information. Buses will be equipped with a tablet that will read each student’s ID every time they enter and exit their bus. Parents and guardians will also have access to the SMART Tag Parent Web Portal — a cloud-based platform that will enable them to monitor their student’s ridership and bus route. Parents and guardians of eligible bus riders will receive additional information about the Smart Tag ID system via the email address they have on file with the district. The Smart Tag ID system replaces Katy ISD’s Edulog Lite App.


     

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  • DISCIPLINE MANAGEMENT PLAN APPROVED BY BOARD OF TRUSTEES  

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    The 2023-2024 Discipline Management Plan and Student Code of Conduct was approved by the Board of Trustees on Monday, July 31st.   

    Important changes include:   

    • Mandatory disciplinary alternative education program (DAEP) placements for first-time offenses of e-cigarettes or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). (Students are no longer sent to the DAEP “on the subsequent vaping infraction” due to legislative changes in HB 114 that add e-cigarettes and THC as specific mandatory placements.)  
    • Added permissive placements to the DAEP for:  
    • Engaging in multiple assaults,  
    • Engaging in a significant health or safety hazard, or   
    • Violating the District’s safety and security expectations.  
    • Dress for Success visual to assist students, parents and staff in understanding dress code expectations.  

    Parents and students should review the Discipline Management Plan to be aware of the campus and District behavior expectations as well as the potential consequences.  


     

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  • COMMUNITY RESOURCE GUIDE

    This resource directory was compiled as an aid to our Katy ISD students, parents and community members in locating local resources. Inclusion in this directory does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of services by district. This directory includes the most commonly used nonprofit, private, local, state and government resources available and is not intended to be complete. Directory information is rapidly changing and can become outdated. If you find any errors or have information on new resources for consideration, please feel free to contact KatyISDconcerns@katyisd.org.

    Community Resource Guide- English/ Community Resource Guide- Spanish


     

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  • KATY ISD DRESS CODE

    The DRESS for Success visual is provided to assist students, parents and staff in understanding dress code expectations. Parents and students should review the Discipline Management Plan and Student Code of Conduct to be aware of the campus and District behavior expectations as well as the potential consequences. 

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  • ATTEND TODAY, ACHIEVE TOMORROW 
    Achieve Today

    Did you know?

    Missed Days Chart


     

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  • TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT                             


    Family Technology Resources & Support - Great information and orientation for district technology and how to receive support. 
    Password Self Service Tool - Using this tool, you can retrieve your username and/or reset your password using a verification code. 
    MyKaty Cloud - Portal for all district applications including HAC and Canvas. 


     

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  • IMMUNIZATION CLINIC AND REQUIREMENTS 

    All students enrolled in Katy ISD must be in compliance with state required immunizations. Immunization requirements can be found on the Katy ISD Health Services Immunizations page.     

    Texas Vaccine Institute will be offering the following dates and times for any student enrolled in Katy ISD, insured or uninsured, to receive the necessary required immunizations for school entry:  

    DATES:                    March 7, 2024
    TIMES:                       2:00PM – 5;00PM  

    LOCATION:                Professional Development Annex 
                                        6361 South Stadium Lane Katy, TX 77494  
                                        NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY  

    COST:                          1 VACCINE $15 
                                         2 VACCINES $25 
                                         3 VACCINES OR MORE $30  
                                         Accepting credit/debit cards or cash  

    BRING: Personal immunization record and insurance card if you have insurance. 
    Parent Notification of Immunization Due form completed by your campus nurse. 
    For additional information you may contact the Health Services Department at 281-396-2629. 


     

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  • SOCIAL SECURITY SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI) PROGRAM  

    SSI provides monthly cash payments to help meet the basic needs of children who have a physical or mental disability. Children under age 18 can get SSI if they meet Social Security’s definition of disability for children and there is limited income and resources in the household. Visit the Social Security Administration website for more information about Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for Children.


     

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  • STUDENT IDENTIFICATION (ID) BADGES

    REMINDER: Every student ID badge includes a unique student ID number that is used to check out library books and textbooks, to purchase food items in the cafeteria, to permit passage to certain club meetings, and to provide easy identification of students in common areas of the school. Secondary students must wear their ID badges at all times during school hours, while on school property. If a student loses the ID, a replacement must be purchased promptly from the designated school office/location. Failure to follow these procedures may be considered a violation of the Discipline Management Plan and Student Code of Conduct. For more information regarding student ID badges, please review the Discipline Management Plan and Student Code of Conduct


     

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  • STUDENT ID INFORMATION


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    If you are looking for your student’s Katy ID, their ID and other pertinent information can be found on the student’s ID badge. It is located under the bar code and begins with an alpha character. Additionally, the Katy ID can also be found by logging into Home Access Center (HAC). Click on the Registration icon – Demographic Tab and locate the field called Student ID.   


     

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  • SPEAKUP ANONYMOUS REPORTING APP     


                 
    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.            

     


     

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  • #KatyISDSafety: CAMPUS EXTERIOR DOORS SAFETY SIGNAGE 




    All campuses' exterior doors have safety signage indicating that exterior doors must remain closed and locked. The purpose of the signage is to reinforce and remind all staff and students to take the extra precaution of ensuring that doors are closed and locked at all times, and to not open a door for anyone trying to enter. All campus exterior doors already have signage directing all visitors to utilize the main entrance for access to campuses and not side entrances.  These stickers should be left in place, with the new yellow sticker above placed inside over this sticker, allowing the external message to remain outward.  All staff and students should avoid allowing anyone without a district identification badge to “tailgating” or following them into a district facility.  


     

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  • CHILD FIND

    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: Katy ISD Child Find Information Page


     

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  • NATIONAL CHILD ID PROGRAM

    During the last legislative session, Senate Bill 2158 was passed, which requires the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to provide parents with an inkless, in-home child fingerprint and DNA identification card for children in grades K-8.  If ever needed, parents may submit this kit to federal, state, tribal, or local law enforcement to help locate and return a missing or trafficked child. On behalf of the State of Texas, Katy ISD has distributed these in-home child identification kits to junior high and elementary campuses. Please understand that there is no obligation to use the kit, but if you choose, this will allow you to have a set of fingerprints and DNA for your child that you can keep at home and turn over to law enforcement in case of an emergency. Please do not return the kits (used or unused) to your child’s school.   


     

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  • PARENT COMMUNITY EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY

    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. S.A.V.E. Webinar Series


     

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  • 2023-2024 STATE TESTING CALENDAR 

    STAAR testing dates are posted on the Department of Research, Assessment, and Accountability website. For questions regarding local and state assessments, contact your Campus Testing Coordinator. 


     

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  • CREDIT BY EXAM (CBE) TESTING

    Katy ISD offers Credit by Examination for acceleration at every grade level and subject area offered in accordance with the Texas State Board of Education rules. A student is allowed to advance one grade level or one course per subject per academic year. Katy ISD offers four Credit by Examination testing windows throughout the year. Credit By Exam test results are entered in the Home Access Center (HAC) under the testing tab within six weeks of testing.   


     

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  • 2023-2024 KATY ISD SEMESTER EXAM EXEMPTION REQUIREMENTS  

    Semester exam exemptions will be offered during Fall & Spring Semesters for the 2023 – 2024 school year.  Below are the required semester exemption requirements. In KISD, Semester Exam Exemptions are offered as attendance and behavior incentives for students. Exemptions are determined by course.   

    To qualify for an exam exemption in a course, a student must have met the following criteria per semester, per course:  

    1. An average of 80 or higher for the semester.  
    1. No more than FIVE (5) non-school related absences (see note below).  
    1. No more than TEN (10) tardies; 
    1. No N in conduct for the course and no U in conduct for any 
    1. No ISS, OSS, OAC/DAEP Placement, or JJAEP Placement.   
    1. No outstanding fees or fines.   
    1. Must have been enrolled in the course by the 10th day of instruction; and  
    1. Meet campus specific requirements related to exemption submission deadlines and verification procedures for securing their exemptions.    

    The number of available exemptions per grade level is as follows:  
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    Please note: The following absence codes do NOT count toward the five (5) allowable excused & unexcused absences:  

    • P:  Present but not in class   
    • S:  School-sponsored curricular and extra-curricular activity that is not UIL related  
    • V:  UIL and other competitive activity   

    Final Exam Exemption Clarifications:  

    • Except for seniors, students may not exempt the same course final for both the fall and spring semesters.  
    • Advanced Placement (AP) Exams:  
    • Students enrolled in an AP course who successfully sit for the AP exam for that course may elect to exempt the final exam in the Spring semester.    
    • The final exam exemption for an AP exam does not count toward the maximum number of exemptions for that student’s grade level.  

    HCC Dual Credit & College Prep courses CANNOT be exempted.  


     

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  • Elementary IPR (Interim Progress Report) and Report Card Dates  

     
     
     
     
     
     

    Elementary IPR dates viewable by 10 AM:  

     
     
     
     
     

    Elementary RC dates viewable by 10 AM:  

     
     
     
     
     

    09/19/2023  

     
     
     
     

    10/18/2023  

     
     
     
     
     

    11/14/2023  

     
     
     
     

    12/15/2023  

     
     
     
     
     

    02/06/2024  

     
     
     
     

    03/20/2024  

     
     
     
     
     

    04/23/2024  

     
     
     
     

    05/23/2024  

    To view your student’s IPR/ Report Card, login to MyKaty Cloud and select the Home Access (HAC) tile:  

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    Select the “Grades” icon – IPR or Report Card Tab  

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  • ADVANCED ACADEMICS    


    The Katy Advanced Program (KAP) provides students with an opportunity to engage in above-grade level coursework in the areas of math, science, language arts, and social studies. KAP courses are available beginning in 6th grade and are open to all students. Every student is encouraged to take at least one advanced level course in an area of interest. Additional information can be found on the  Gifted/Talented & Advanced Academics Website    


     

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  • CAREER EXPLORATION FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS MATH AND ACCOUNTING ACTIVITIES  

    Career exploration for elementary students is the perfect way to put them on the right path at the beginning of their academic careers. Career exploration is the process of discovering, evaluating, and learning about modern career paths and how students can pursue the careers of their choice. It is never too early to start!  


     

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  • SECONDARY COURSE FEES 

    The Course Fee List is located in our SchooLinks Online Course Catalog under student resources. Please note all new course fees will go into effect starting with the upcoming academic school year. Contact your child’s counselor if you have questions.    


     

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  • SAT SCHOOL DAY 

    On Wednesday, March 6, 2024, all juniors will take the Digital SAT School Day at their home campus and are automatically registered for this exam. Click here for information regarding the SAT School Day. If you have any additional questions about taking the SAT School Day, please contact your school’s Campus Testing Coordinator. 


     

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  • SECONDARY IPR (Interim Progress Report) and Report Card Dates 

     
     
     
     
     
     

    Secondary IPR dates viewable by 10 AM:  

     
     
     
     
     

    Secondary RC dates viewable by 10 AM:  

     
     
     
     
     

    09/06/2023  

     
     
     
     

    09/27/2023  

     
     
     
     
     

    10/17/2023  

     
     
     
     

    11/08/2023  

     
     
     
     
     

    12/05/2023  

     
     
     
     

    01/05/2024  

     
     
     
     
     

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    04/17/2024  

     
     
     
     
     

    05/07/2024  

     
     
     
     

    05/17/2024 (12th graders)  

    05/25/2024 (6th - 11th graders)  

    To view your student’s IPR/ Report Card, login to MyKaty Cloud and select the Home Access (HAC) tile: 

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    Select the “Grades” icon – IPR or Report Card Tab 

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  • GPA EXEMPT COURSE INFORMATION

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    (Deadline to submit application Today, February 16, 2024, at 11:59pm)  

    High school students are encouraged to pursue their areas of special talents and interest to enrich their academic experience. Students are encouraged to continue in their Fine Art, Athletic, and Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs as they continue to excel in their academic and extra/co-curricular endeavors. Once approved, students will receive credit for the GPA exempt course but will have their grade excluded from the GPA and class rank computation. Students must have a 4.0 or above GPA and maintain a B average in the GPA exempt course to qualify and maintain eligibility. This option is available to students in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th full year. View the GPA Exempt Course Information for a list of courses identified as GPA-exempt eligible for this school year.  

     




     

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  • TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS

    Current 9th – 12th grade and ALL alumni students will request high school transcripts through SchooLinks Transcript Request.  

    Immunization records for the class of 2022 and 2023 can be requested via Schoolinks 


     

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  • TSIA TESTING AT RAINES ACADEMY

    The Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) is designed to guide Texas public institutions of higher education in helping them determine whether students are ready for entry-level college coursework in English Language Arts Reading (ELAR) and mathematics. Students are exempt from this assessment if they meet college readiness benchmarks on the SAT ACT, or successfully complete the high school College Preparatory Course - TSIA scores and exemptions are valid for five years from when an assessment was taken.    

    Students who do not meet a TSI exemption must take the TSI assessment before college enrollment. Students who do not meet one or more of the established TSI benchmarks may be admitted, however, they are required to receive developmental education academic support as determined by the institution.  

    The TSIA assessment is offered on Saturdays at Raines Academy.


    CLASS OF 2024    

    The SchooLinks College Application Manager is available to the Class of 2024. SchooLinks is a tile that students can access in MyKatyCloud.     


    ATTENDANCE AND EXEMPTIONS

    Seniors are required to attend school through Friday, May 10, 2024.  Excused and non-excused spring semester absences will accrue through Friday, May 10, 2024, count toward the maximum five (5) absences or less to exempt a final exam.  Seniors who are ineligible for final exam exemptions may take their final exams beginning on Monday, May 13, 2024. Campuses will communicate their specific senior final exam schedule that begins on Monday, May 13 through 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.     

    Students are encouraged to verify semester exam exemption eligibility by continually monitoring their semester average(s), attendance/tardies, conduct grade(s) and behavior consequences via the Home Access Center (HAC).     

     


    CLASS of 2024 LEGACY STADIUM GRADUATION CEREMONY SCHEDULE   

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    FINANCIAL AID PARENT RESOURCES  

    In accordance with Texas Education Code Section 28.0256, 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).      

    TASFA Information:  TASFA REQUIREMENTS 


     FAFSA ISSUE ALERTS  

    The Federal Student Aid Department (FAFSA) recommends that stakeholders bookmark the Federal Student Aid webpage for regular status updates and resources related to the 2024-25 FAFSA launch.  

    Resources:  

     

    Seniors who choose to opt out of completing the FAFSA/TASFA must complete one of the following options:     

    • 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;   

    • 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 31 (Removal of Disabilities of Minority), Family Code; or   

    • 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.   

    • Financial Aid Opt Out Document  

    See your high school campus’ College and Career Facilitator for more information. 


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    COLLEGE & CAREER INFORMATION

    NOTE: Scholarship and event information is listed as a service to our community. The information provided through SchooLinks, campus websites, social media, Canvas pages, and district communication is a free resource. While we aim to keep the information up to date and accurate, information may change at any time without notice. For complete and updated information, always refer to the official website of the scholarship provider or organization. The inclusion of any link or opportunity does not imply Katy ISD’s endorsement or approval of the linked site, viewpoints, or content. Guardians and students are encouraged to do their due diligence before choosing to apply or participate. 


     

    BRAZOS VALLEY SCHOOLS CREDIT UNION- BUDGET 101 

    Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024
    6:30pm-7:30pm
    Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union
    Administrative Building
    25525 Katy Mills Pkwy
    Katy, TX 77494
    RSVP at seminars@bvscu.org
    Virtual Attendees: RSVP to receive a link 


    REVOLUTION PREP-FREE DIGITAL SAT PRACTICE EXAM FOR KATY ISD STUDENTS 

    Revolution Prep is offering Katy ISD students four opportunities to take the new Digital SAT practice exam, online for FREE! See below for more information as well as the link to enroll.
    REVOLUTION PREP-FREE DIGITAL SAT PRACTICE EXAM FOR KATY ISD STUDENTS DATES AND TIMES

    Use this link to enroll in any of these FREE PRACTICE EXAMS  
    Katy Independent School District | Revolution Prep
    Click “See All” for additional March testing dates. 


    Khan Academy Free SAT Test Preparation

    Khan Academy
    Katy ISD does not endorse any specific test preparation service. These are free practice exam opportunities that students may want to take advantage of. 


    NACAC NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR-HOUSTON 

    Date: April 11, 2024
    Time: 9:30am-12:30pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm
    Location: 
    NRG Center 
    NRG Park 
    1 Fannin St 
    Houston, TX 77054
    Registration

    NACAC NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR-HOUSTON FLYER


     

    ASVAB 

    Senate Bill 1843 authorizes that each school year, each school district is required to provide students in grades 10 through 12 with an opportunity to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test. The ASVAB is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world. It is not just a test for students interested in the military. As an aptitude test, the ASVAB measures your academic strengths, weaknesses, and potential for future success. Contact your campus’ College and Career Facilitator for more information. College and Career Team 

    Campus 

    Testing Date 

    Start Time 

    CRHS 

    November 8, 2023 

    8:00 AM 

    CRHS 

    March 27, 2024 

    8:00 AM 

    JHS 

    October 25, 2023 

    7:30 AM 

    JHS 

    March 21, 2024 

    7:30 AM 

    KHS 

    October 26, 2023 

    7:30 AM 

    MCHS 

    October 24, 2023 

    8:00 AM 

    MCHS 

    February 27, 2024 

    8:00 AM 

    MRA 

    October 18, 2023 

    8:00 AM 

    MRA 

    February 27, 2024 

    8:00 AM 

    MRHS 

    October 19, 2023 

    7:30 AM 

    MRHS 

    April 3, 2024 

    7:30 AM 

    OTHS 

    October 19, 2023 

    7:15 AM 

    OTHS 

    March 21, 2024 

    7:15 AM 

    PHS 

    October 24, 2023 

    7:30 AM 

    PHS 

    March 28, 2024 

    7:30 AM 

    THS 

    October 19, 2023 

    7:15 AM 

    SLHS 

    October 24, 2023 

    8:00 AM 

    SLHS 

    March 18, 2024 

    8:00 AM 


    TEXAS FIRST EARLY HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION PROGRAM      

    Senate Bill 1888 (87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021), establishes the Texas First Early High School Completion Program to allow public high school students who demonstrate early readiness for college to graduate early from high school and earn a scholarship for one or two semesters at certain Texas universities. Information regarding the program is provided on the Texas First Early High School Completion Program Webpage and Flyer    

    Helpful Resource: https://texasoncourse.h5p.com/content/1291708252173170368 


    KATY ISD COLLEGE ATHLETE RECRUITING SEMINAR 

    On Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 6-8 pm @ the Leonard Merrell Center, we will be hosting our first-ever Katy ISD College Athlete Recruiting Seminar. This event's purpose is to provide information to parents and athletes about the recruiting process. The event will cover the difference between each level of play for all sports, how scholarships are impacted at each level, what you can do to create your “athletic” resume, and what the role is for parents in recruitment. There will be a chance to ask our presenter Todd Kelly questions following the event. This session will be broken into two parts that will focus on the high school process and the Junior High process. The QR code on the flyer for the event will allow you to RSVP for that night. We look forward to seeing you there! 

    KATY ISD COLLEGE ATHLETE RECRUITING SEMINAR  FLYER

    College Athlete Recruiting 101 – Wednesday, February 28,2024, 6-8 pm @ LMC (JH/HS Parents and Students) 


     

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    COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE (CDL) CERTIFICATION AT RAINES ACADEMY  


    Beginning in the fall 2023 semester, Katy ISD is offering a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Student Training and Licensing Program to rising 12th-grade students turning 18 and interested in obtaining a CDL. The Raines Academy CDL program 
    will provides training and licensing for Class A (no additional endorsement) or Class A with a Class B Passenger/School Bus Endorsement. If you would like to apply for or request more information, please contact the Raines Academy College and Career Facilitator, Norma White, at normajwhite@katyisd.org
    or 281-237-2308.     


    STUDENT WORK PROGRAM 

     
    Students attending Raines Academy may take advantage of the flexible school day scheduling to also obtain employment with Katy ISD as a temporary student worker in either the Communications, Technology or Operations departments. Students taking advantage of this paid, employment opportunity will have access to transportation to their work location, a work schedule that is designed around their class schedule and the skills and experience to be a top candidate for full-time employment with Katy ISD following high school graduation. For more information about this exciting program, Raines students may contact the College and Career Facilitator, Norma White normajwhite@katyisd.org who coordinates the Student Work Program.   


     

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    NOTE: Scholarship and event information is listed as a service to our community. The information provided through SchooLinks, campus websites, social media, Canvas pages, and district communication is a free resource. While we aim to keep the information up to date and accurate, information may change at any time without notice. For complete and updated information, always refer to the official website of the scholarship provider or organization. The inclusion of any link or opportunity does not imply Katy ISD’s endorsement or approval of the linked site, viewpoints, or content. Guardians and students are encouraged to do their due diligence before choosing to apply or participate.

    TX DOT CONDITIONAL GRANT SCHOLARSHIPS

    Deadline: March 1, 2024  
    Conditional Grant Program  


    HORATIO ALGERS SCHOLARSHIPS

    Deadline: March 15, 2024 
    Application 


    SOUTHWEST AIRLINES COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS

    Deadline: April 2, 2024 
    Application 


    HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE HONORS COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

    Deadline: Application will remain open until spots are filled 
    Application 


    LAMBDA TAU CHAPTER OF DELTA KAPPA GAMMA SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL

    Amount: $800 
    Deadline: March 22, 2024
      


    SMILIN’ RYLEN SCHOLARSHIP 

    Scholarship Amount: $1150.00
    Deadline: April 27, 2024
    Information 


    2024 ANNUAL HBCU COLLEGE FAIR 

    DATE: March 2, 2024
    Registration 


    FORT BEND FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS SCHOLARSHIP 

    Scholarship Amount: $2500
    Deadline: March 13, 2024
    Application 


    FUNDING THE FUTURE SCHOLARSHIP 

    Scholarship Amount: $2000
    Deadline: March 22, 2024
    Application 


    PROJECT JOY AND HOPE SCHOLARSHIP 

    Deadline: March 22, 2024
    Application and Information 


    TEXAS TECH ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS 

    Every year, the Texas Tech Alumni Association awards hundreds of scholarships funded by alumni contributions. These scholarships are awarded to deserving current undergraduate and graduate students and incoming freshmen, graduate and transfer students. TTAA scholarships are awarded based on a variety of factors including ethnicity, academic merit and financial need.  

    The deadline to submit your TTAA scholarship application will be April 15, 2024.
    Scholarship Listing 


    KATY ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL NUTRITION - VALERIE ROBINSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

    Scholarship Amount: $500  
    Deadline: See High School Campus for Specific Deadline  
    Application  


    SALLIE MAE SCHOLARSHIP 

    Sallie Mae Scholarship Search   


     

    KATY AREA RETIRED EDUCATORS SCHOLARSHIP  

    Scholarship Amount: $1,200.00  
    Deadline: March 7 or by the HS Campus’ Deadline  
    K.A.R.E. Scholarship  


    RICKY SCEARCE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP  

    Scholarship Amount: $5000.00  
    Deadline: April 2, 2024  
    Application


    THE SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS (SWE) 

    Deadline: March 1, 2024
    Scholarship Information: https://houstonswe.org/student-scholarships/



     

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  • ATHLETICS

    Athletics Calendar of events    


     

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  • ELECTROCARDIOGRAM (ECG) SERVICES


    Katy ISD will offer Electrocardiogram or (ECG) services with our physicals. This is volunteer and not required to participate in UIL Activities. The cost will be $20 for the ECG and $30 for the Physical. These are separate charges. Below are some FAQ’s. This will kick off at our Cheerleading Physical date on February 20, 2024, at Legacy Stadium. Read through the Frequently Asked Questions flyer for more information on heart screening. 


     

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  • FINE ARTS   

    2023-24 JH District Cheer Tryout Dates  

    Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Adams Junior High School   

    • Adams  

    • Beck  

    • Beckendorff  

    • Cinco Ranch  

    • Memorial Parkway  

    • Seven Lakes   

    • Tays   

    • Woodcreek  

    Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Taylor High School   

    • Cardiff  

    • Haskett  

    • Katy  

    • Mayde Creek   

    • McDonald   

    • McMeans  

    • Morton Ranch  

    • Stockdick   

    • West Memorial  

    Tryout details will be communicated by each campus cheer coach in January.   

    2023-2024 JH District Summer Camp  

    June 4-6, 2024, at Merrell Center for the following campuses:  

    • Katy  

    • Haskett  

    • Beck  

    • McDonald  

    • Seven Lakes  

    • Adams  

    • Cardiff  

    • Stockdick  

    • JH #18  

    June 11-13, 2024, at Merrell Center for the following campuses:  

    • Tays  

    • Woodcreek  

    • Morton Ranch  

    • Mayde Creek  

    • McMeans  

    • Memorial Parkway  

    • Cinco  

    • Beckendorff  

    • West Memorial  

    Fine Arts Calendar of Events
    To view the district performance calendar or to find specific information regarding the fine arts, please go to the Katy ISD Fine Arts Department website.  

    Fine Arts Tickets
    To view and purchase tickets for fine arts events and productions visit the Pay N’ Go Tix webpage and select Fine Arts Events. 


     

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  • COMMUNITY EDUCATION

     
    Katy ISD Community Education is officially open for Spring 2024 registration. Our diverse array of classes, housed at Cinco Ranch and Taylor High Schools, includes offerings in art, dance, music, culinary arts, health & wellness, gardening, business, finance, retirement & long-term planning, computer skills, personal safety, and Spanish. Classes are open to adult learners in our community. Discover the possibilities by browsing our course catalog and register through the Katy ISD Pay-N-Go system.


     

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  • ELEMENTARY PARENT NOTIFICATION OF HUMAN SEXUALITY INSTRUCTION

    Elementary students in 4th & 5th grades will receive instruction related to human growth and development during the spring semester. This information is being presented to bring an understanding of the developmental changes your child can expect as a normal part of growing up. This content is intended to initiate conversations between you and your child about the physical, emotional, and social changes that occur during adolescence.  We encourage you to talk with your child about the content and incorporate your own values. All lessons are aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and meet the requirements that are mandated by the state. Parents are welcome to preview the film that will be presented to your child by contacting your home campus. Parents must give permission for their student to participate in the human growth and development instruction. A permission form will be sent home with your student at least 14 days prior to the instruction being introduced to students. 


     

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  • JUNIOR HIGH PARENT NOTIFICATION OF HUMAN SEXUALITY INSTRUCTION

    Students enrolled in junior high physical education (PE) or Athletics will receive instruction in Human Growth and Development during the fifth six-weeks.  Topics will include the physical changes resulting from puberty, as well as personal hygiene, abuse, abstinence, and prevention of communicable and noncommunicable diseases.  The purpose of the curriculum is to provide students with information about how to deal with the challenges of early adolescence and to supplement the efforts of parents as they educate and support their teens. We encourage you to talk with your child about the content and incorporate your own values. All lessons are aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and meet the requirements that are mandated by the state. Texas Health Skills for Middle School by Goodheart-Wilcox is the Katy ISD approved curriculum resource. Parents can review the health curriculum materials on each individual campus by request. Parents must give permission for their student to participate in the human growth and development instruction. A permission form will be sent home with your student at least 14 days prior to the instruction being introduced to students. 


     

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  • HIGH SCHOOL PARENT NOTIFICATION OF HUMAN SEXUALITY INSTRUCTION

    Students enrolled in high school health will receive instruction in Human Growth and Development during the third six weeks for students earning credit during the fall semester or the sixth six weeks for students earning credit during the spring semester.  Topics will include the physical changes resulting from puberty, as well as personal hygiene, abuse, abstinence, and prevention of communicable and noncommunicable diseases.  The purpose of the curriculum is to provide students with information about how to deal with the challenges of adolescence and to supplement the efforts of parents as they educate and support their teens. We encourage you to talk with your child about the content and incorporate your own values. 

    All lessons are aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and meet the requirements that are mandated by the state. Texas Health Skills for High School by Goodheart-Wilcox is the Katy ISD approved curriculum resource. Parents can review the health curriculum materials on each individual campus by request. Parents must give permission for their student to participate in the human growth and development instruction. A permission form will be sent home with your student at least 14 days prior to the instruction being introduced to students.


     

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  • ELEMENTARY PARENT NOTIFICATION OF PERSONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY INSTRUCTION    

    Senate Bill 9 (SB 9) of the 87th Texas Legislative Session requires school districts to educate students in the prevention of child abuse, family violence, dating violence, and sex trafficking.  Texas Education Knowledge and Skills for Health Education also includes topics related to abuse and violence prevention. To meet the SB 9 requirement, Katy ISD elementary school counselors will teach the required health TEKS specific to abuse and violence to students in grades 5th grade. These TEKS will be taught during the 4th nine-week grading period for eligible elementary students.   

    School counselors will teach the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) approved curriculum. Lessons regarding the new health TEKS are age-appropriate, aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), and meet the state's mandated requirements. Parents may review the planned health curriculum and resources on the district website beginning January 3, 2024.    

    Before a student may receive child abuse, family violence, dating violence, and sex trafficking instruction, Katy ISD is required to obtain written consent from the student's parent/guardian. During the spring semester and at least 14 days prior to the instruction about abuse and violence prevention, the district will share information regarding parent education opportunities, dates of the scheduled lessons, and the procedure to opt-in your student for the scheduled lessons.  

    Awareness and education on abuse and violence are key to prevention and intervention. The content is intended to facilitate dialogue between children and their parents or guardians about personal safety concerns. It is a priority for Katy ISD to partner with our families and community to create a safety net for our students.    


     

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  • JUNIOR HIGH PARENT NOTIFICATION OF ABUSE AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION INSTRUCTION    

    Senate Bill 9 (SB 9) of the 87th Texas Legislative Session requires school districts to educate students in the prevention of child abuse, family violence, dating violence, and sex trafficking.  This instruction must be given at least once in middle school and again in high school. Texas Education Knowledge and Skills for Health Education also includes topics related to abuse and violence prevention. To meet the SB 9 requirement, Katy ISD junior high school counselors will teach the required health TEKS specific to abuse and violence to students in grades 6th through 8th. Instruction of these TEKS will occur during the 5th and 6th six weeks grading period for eligible junior high students.    

    School counselors will teach the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) approved curriculum. Lessons regarding the new health TEKS are age-appropriate, aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), and meet the state's mandated requirements. Parents may review the planned health curriculum and resources on the district website beginning January 3, 2024.    

    Before a student may receive child abuse, family violence, dating violence, and sex trafficking instruction, Katy ISD is required to obtain written consent from the student's parent/guardian. During the spring semester and at least 14 days prior to the instruction about abuse and violence prevention, the district will share information regarding parent education opportunities, dates of the scheduled lessons, and the procedure to opt-in your student for the scheduled lessons.    

    Awareness and education on abuse and violence are key to prevention and intervention. The content is intended to facilitate dialogue between children and their parents or guardians about personal safety concerns. It is a priority for Katy ISD to partner with our families and community to create a safety net for our students.    


     

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  • HIGH SCHOOL PARENT NOTIFICATION OF ABUSE AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION INSTRUCTION    

    Senate Bill 9 (SB 9) of the 87th Texas Legislative Session requires school districts to educate students in the prevention of child abuse, family violence, dating violence, and sex trafficking.  This instruction must be given at least once in middle school and again in high school. The Texas Education Knowledge and Skills for Health Education also includes topics related to abuse and violence prevention.   

    Katy ISD high school students are required to complete one semester of health to fulfill their graduation requirements. Instruction on these TEKS will occur during the semester in which the student is enrolled in the high school health course.     

    All lessons are aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and meet the state’s mandated requirements. Texas Health Skills for High School by Goodheart-Wilcox is the Katy ISD-approved curriculum resource. Parents can review the health curriculum materials on each individual campus by request. Parents must give permission for their student to participate in the instruction on child abuse, family violence, dating violence, and sex trafficking. The district will share information regarding parent education opportunities, dates of the scheduled lessons, and the procedure to opt-in your student for the scheduled lessons at least 14 days prior to instruction.      

    Awareness and education on abuse and violence are key to prevention and intervention. The content is intended to facilitate dialogue between children and their parents or guardians about personal safety concerns. It is a priority for Katy ISD to partner with our families and community to create a safety net for our students.  


     

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  • VOLUNTEERS & RAPTOR REGISTRATION  

    Katy ISD’s Raptor safety protocol requires volunteers to register (or re-register) annually thus creating a new volunteer profile each year. Our 2023-2024 school year volunteer registration process launched on July 1. The link is included in the district’s PowerSchool student enrollment and is readily available via campus eNews and on district and campus websites.   

     Learn more about the Raptor Volunteer Initiative on the district’s website. 

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  • KATY ISD IS HIRING!

    Bus drivers, food service, custodial, repair teams, teachers, aides and more! bit.ly/ApplyKatyISD


     

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