District Announcements

  • SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM

    Breakfast and lunch opportunities will be available throughout the summer to all Katy ISD children 18 and under. Please reference the updated chart below for locations, dates and times. 
    *All meals must be eaten on campus. 

    Summer Meals Locations, Dates and Times


     

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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

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    Katy Virtual School Registration for fall and spring is open. 

    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. The cost is $200 per semester per course with reduced or no fees for students identified as economically disadvantaged. KVS offers over 60 approved College Board Advanced Placement (AP), Katy Advanced Program (KAP) and academic level courses.  Visit our website for more details on courses offered and how to apply: http://www.katyisd.org/kvs or email katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org.  


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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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  • 2024 STATE TESTING STUDENT RESULTS

    Families can access detailed information about their child’s strength areas and any learning gaps by reviewing STAAR, STAAR EOC, and TELPAS results. Parents will need to access the Family Portal for all testing results. Please note that the Unique Access Codes are assigned to students the first time they are administered a state assessment. The same Unique Access Code remains with that student for their entire testing history. 

    To access directions and how to obtain the Unique Access Code, the document titled Directions For Automatic Access to State Testing Results Using MYKATYCLOUD is located on the Katy ISD Research, Assessment, and Accountability webpage to assist parents with access to state testing results. 

    Test results will be available in the Family Portal by the end-of-day listed in the chart. 

    State Assessment 

    Release date in the Family Portal 

    STAAR December EOC 

    January 24, 2024 

    TELPAS Alternate 

    May 14, 2024 

    TELPAS   

    June 12, 2024 

    STAAR Alternate 2 - Grades 3 - EOC 

    June 20, 2024 

    STAAR EOC 

    June 7, 2024 

    STAAR 3-8 

    June 14, 2024 

    STAAR June EOC 

    August 2, 2024 


     

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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 2023-2024 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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  • 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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  • 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 
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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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  • UPDATED GUIDELINE FOR COVID-19 

    The Department of Health and Human Services along with the Center for Disease Control have lifted the 5-day isolation period for those individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. Both students and staff will follow the Department of State and Human Services Communicable Disease Chart for the readmission criteria.  


     

     

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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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  • 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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  • 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!  

    We are starting our search for our next Career Canvas videos! We want to provide our students with interesting and fun facts about various careers presented via video! We need parents and/or community members to record themselves presenting and explain the qualifications and the duties for their careers! 

    If you are willing to help us by submitting a video recording, please complete the interest form. 


     

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  • 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    

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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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  • 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. 

    Featured scholarship opportunities can be found on the Scholarship Opportunities webpage. 

    Summer College and Career events can be found on the Academic Counseling-College and Career webpage. 


     

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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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  • ATHLETICS

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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. Read through the Frequently Asked Questions flyer for more information on heart screening. 


     

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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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  • Visual Arts 

    To view selected artwork from the District Spring Art Show held on April 10 please click on art show link below.  The gallery is composed of pieces that earned the distinction of Judges Choice and Best of Show.  

    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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  • KATY CORKBOARD 

    Stay connected and get involved using Katy ISD’s Katy Corkboard. This online community platform uses visually engaging flyers to offer up-to-date activities and events happening within Katy ISD. Check back throughout the year to see what is new. 


     

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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

    Operations Job Fair 
    July 13th from 9-11 a.m.   
    Katy High School 
    6331 Highway Blvd. Katy, TX 77494 
                                                


     

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