KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
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.
Tech Support: Having trouble? Katy ISD offers Technology Support to assist families as we begin a new school year.
According to the District, all students enrolled in Katy ISD must be in compliance with required state immunizations. The District, in partnership with the Texas Vaccine Institute, is offering times to vaccinate any Katy ISD student. This service is available for insured or uninsured students and will help students get their required vaccines before school starts.
Where to go:
August 10, 16, 17, and 18
9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Katy ISD Martha Aki Project TYKE building
6361 S. Stadium Lane
$15 for one immunization, $25 for two, and $30 for three or more. They will be accepting both credit cards and cash. Bring your shot record and insurance card if you are insured.
If a Katy student is eligible for the bus, they will be able to soon access their bus number and schedule here.
This year, Katy ISD will be selling athletic tickets through an online system. Students and parents will no longer need to wait in line to support their students or favorite Katy school.
Learn more by visiting the Pay N’ Go Tix site. Tickets are already on sale for this year’s Katy ISD Football Season.
Here's the 2021 Katy ISD Varsity Football Schedule.
COVID Safety Protocols and Regular School Board Meeting
The Katy ISD Board of Trustees have called a regular session this evening to address the ongoing concerns regarding the COVID pandemic and the current Delta variant. Katy families can attend the meeting tonight at 5:00 p.m. tonight, August 10.
The meeting will be held at the Board Room of the Katy ISD Education Support Complex located at 6301 South Stadium Lane.
Anyone who wishes to speak must send an email by 2:00 p.m. today. All speakers must arrive to the meeting 15 minutes early.
The meeting will be offered virtually. Anyone can view it via a livestream.
Currently, face coverings are optional at Katy schools as per an executive order by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
A virtual school option is not available as its funding wasn’t passed by the Texas Legislature. However, neighboring school districts such as Fort Bend ISD and Conroe ISD are offering a limited form of virtual school.
This is a developing story as many Katy families wait to hear what the Katy ISD Board of Trustees say at tonight’s special meeting.
Additional Back to School Information
Many Katy ISD campuses are offering back to school events and meet the teacher plans. Be sure and check with your student’s campus to not miss out on these opportunities.