KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
July 30, 2018
Natalie Cook Clark
Here's a check-list to ensure that you're ready for that first day of school.
Katy ISD schools start August 15 and with less than a month it's time to enjoy these last summer days and prepare for a successful academic year. Here's a check-list to ensure that you're ready for that first day of school.
This year KISD will welcome around 80,000 students. A fast growing district means evolving to better organize and meet student needs. This year ALL KISD students must register in the new Power Up computer system. New students registration is still going on. Parents of new students will still need to visit their child's campus to present certain documents like proof or residency and vaccination records. Click here for a schedule of when you can go visit your child's campus.
On August 1 current students will get an email sent to their parent's current email on file. This will give parents instruction on how to register and complete annual updates.
And don't forget to check your school's website and/or PTA social media to see when your meet the teacher night is scheduled.
Meal Plans Families who qualify can apply year-round for free and/or reduced meals for their Katy ISD students. Click here to view the FAQ page and fill out an application.
Parents can also open a MyPaymentsPlus Meal account to pre-pay for their students' lunches.
KISD follows the Texas Department of State Health Services recommendation for immunizations. See which vaccinations are required for your child's grade level. Students can get vaccinated at their regular pediatricians office or attend one of several vaccination clinics being held around the city.
Safety and Security
You can view Katy ISD's safety and security resources here, as well as view a list of anti-bullying programs and initiatives at each campus. As an added safety measure, all Katy ISD students in all grade levels will be required to carry and wear a Student ID badge. Call your campus to find out more.
Some schools make it available to pre-purchase school supplies but that time has passed. Here is a list for all Elementary schools and their supplies requirements for each grade level. For a list of required supplies for secondary schools, Junior High and High School's, visit their individual websites.
Tax Free Weekend starts Friday August 10 and ends Sunday August 12, This is a great way to save on supplies and get excited about the new school year.
Kickoff the Fall Sports Season
The start of the school year also marks the start of fall sports. Don't forget to see the Varsity Football Schedule and mark your calendar to go support your favorite high school.
This year both Rhodes Stadium and Legacy Stadium will only be allowing clear bags into the stadium. Make sure you are in compliance as to prevent any delays in cheering for your team.
Celebrate at Back to School Events
With all the preparation for back to school don't forget to celebrate the new year with fun and local back to school events. Cane Island is hosting a Back to School event on August 4 12pm-2pm at Cane Island. There will be a book fair, crafts, live music, snow cones and more.
Join the fun at Katy Summer Nights: Back to School Bash hosted by the Mark A. Chapman YMCA and held at No Label Brewery on August 10 6pm-10pm.
Camp West is also hosting a Back to School Bash on August 25 at Lake West at 6pm.
Did we miss a local Back to School event? Include it in the comments below.