KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
May 18, 2020
By Natalie Cook Clark
Today marks the last week of school for Katy ISD students, and the ninth week since the District was forced to close its doors and transition to virtual classes. Throughout the summer months, the District will continue to provide free meal distribution and offer online curriculum options.
KISD will continue to offer free meals to Katy students this summer.
Free Student Meals Continue During Summer
Since March, when the coronavirus pandemic forced Katy schools to close, the District has served more than 760K meals to Katy students. The free service continues to be available for students age 0-18 though the locations will change beginning May 26.
For the District, the free meal program is their way of “supporting the nutritional needs of children as they learn, grow and thrive, year-round,” as stated in their announcement.
The grab-n-go meal service will be offered Monday through Thursday with the Thursday pickups including breakfast and lunch for Friday.
Katy ISD Curbside Meal Service Summer Schedule:
May 26 – 28
9 - 11:30 am
Breakfast and Lunch
Sites for pickup:
Golbow Elementary (GE)
Mayde Creek High School (MCHS)
Memorial Parkway Elementary (MPE)
Opportunity Awareness Center (OAC)
Paetow High School (PHS)
Sundown Elementary (SE)
Schmalz Elementary (SES)
West Memorial Elementary (WME)
June 1 – 30
Monday – Thursday
9 - 11:30 am
Breakfast and Lunch
Pickup sites are the same sites listed above.
During the school year Cinco Ranch High School, Hutsell Elementary, Williams Elementary, and Tompkins High Schools served as pickup locations. These locations will no longer distribute meals, starting May 26.
Online Summer Education Opportunities
KISD is offering online classes and opportunities to help students bridge the gap between the end of the school year and the beginning of the next one.
Research shows that students can actually lose up to three months of reading progress over the summer months. Considering the disruption to academic instruction this spring, additional learning opportunities could be very helpful to avoid the “summer slide.”
All summer classes will be online due to the coronavirus.
High school original credit courses are $200 per semester and credit recovery is $50 per session.
Sessions: June 1-25 and July 6-30.
For questions or more information on high school learning this summer, send an email.
Junior high students have the same options of session dates and original and credit recovery classes. They also have the option for a Math Bridge session to help bridge the gap of learning over the summer. Email for more information.
All junior high classes will be $50 per session.
Elementary students will also have summer class options. The District “Choice Boards,” that has been a useful tool for parents during virtual school, will continue through the week of May 26. After that, the same link will send parents to summer Elementary Bridge Learning where parents can find tools from the district to keep students learning through the summer.
Other Elementary class options include:
· Preschool and Kindergarten ESL and Bilingual Programs
· 1st-5th grade English learners - by invitation only for identified immigrants
· 5th grade intervention for those who qualify
Looking for summer reading? Here Katy teachers share their favorite summer reading books.
Free Webinar with District Update Today
KISD Superintendent Dr. Gregorski and Board President Courtney Doyle will discuss the COVID-19 impact on the District in a free webinar today (May 18) at 1pm hosted by the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce. Registration is required. Learn more and register here.