7 Katy ISD Must Knows for Parents


August 10, 2021

By Natalie Cook Clark

Katy ISD students return to school next week and everyone is busy wrapping up Summer and prepping for the new academic year. Katy ISD has released important information to help Katy families prepare for the new year. Here is what you need to know.

Don’t miss out on important Katy ISD information ahead of the new academic year. The Katy ISD Board of Trustees is holding a regular meeting tonight, August 10 to address COVID pandemic concerns. That is a developing story but here is information that can help parents prepare for the new academic year.

Enrollment Information and Socioeconomic Income Form

Enrollment is still open for new Katy ISD students. All current families should have received an email last week with information regarding their Annual Student Update. This provides parents with the chance to easily update and verify information. Even if you don’t have any changes, all families must complete the Annual Student Update.

You can access both the new student enrollment and the Annual Student Update at the website.

When completing enrollment and the Annual Student Update, parents will complete a two-part questionnaire for socioeconomic information. Katy ISD is already receiving State dollars but this information could help them qualify for additional funding during this school year and help families in need.

Free Meals for 2021-2022 School Year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced in April that all schools will serve free breakfast and lunch to all students during the 2021-2022 academic year. Students will be able to purchase additional a la carte items. Parents can visit the Pay N’ Go site to deposit funds in their student’s account.

Free and reduced meal applications do not need to be completed to receive this service, but parents who feel they qualify are encouraged to still fill out the application to ensure future services. You may do so at the website.

Communication You Need to Know

Home Access Center (HAC): This will be your main form of communication is accessing student schedules, grades, report cards, and more. Katy parents should review the “Home Access How To Guide” to learn this feature well.

Temporary ID’s: All Katy students must wear ID’s. Parents can easily access temporary ID’s for their student here.

CANVAS: This is the parent and student guide to their year inside and outside of the classroom. This is important to understand and learn well to prepare for a successful year. Parents can login here for a helpful guide.

Student District Emails: Each Katy student has access to their own District email. This is how they will handle school related communication. Parents and students can access this email through My Katy Cloud.