KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
August 14, 2018
Last week, Katy ISD sent out an email about the additional safety and security measures that will be implemented across the district. Below is a breakdown of the updated safety measures at your child’s school.
When students return to school in Katy ISD on August 15, 2018, they will be met with reinforced and updated safety and security procedures that include software for reporting bullying, more strict identification requirements for parents and visitors, mandatory student ID’s and more.
PARENTS & VISITORS
Required for entrance to any Katy ISD campus:
– Valid, current, government-issued picture ID outside of the main entrance at all campuses.
– Utilize the new controlled access camera and intercom system to present their ID.
– Present valid ID to the front desk receptionist and be logged into the tracking system.
STUDENT ID BADGES
Secondary students must now wear their ID badges at all times during school hours, while on District property. Students in grades PK-5 will continue utilizing their badges during lunch and library times. Fourth and fifth-grade students are requested to wear their badges throughout the school day, when practical. At the secondary level, failure to follow the ID badge requirement may be considered a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.?
STANDARD UNLOCK TIMES
Controlled access systems will unlock main entrance doors at a set time each morning.
– Elementary Group 1: 7:35 a.m.
– Elementary Group 2: 7:55 a.m.
– Junior High: 8:10 a.m.
– High School: 6: 45 a.m.
CLEAR BAG REGULATION
To ensure visitor safety, along with quick and efficient entry into our event venues, Katy ISD has instituted a Clear Bag Regulation. This will limit the size and type of bag allowed at sporting events, performances and graduations held at Rhodes and Legacy stadiums, as well as the Leonard Merrell Center (LMC), and the Katy ISD Livestock Show and Rodeo at the Agricultural Sciences Center.
While Katy ISD encourages visitors not to bring bags if possible, the following types of bags are permissible:
Clear, plastic, vinyl or PVC bags
Clear, plastic, one-gallon, re-sealable, Ziploc-style bags
Clutch bags approximately the size of a hand (4 ½” X 6 ½”)
Medically necessary items
Visitors who bring bags that do not meet the criteria outlined, will not be permitted entrance into the venue.
For a full report of Katy ISD’s increased safety and security measures, visit KatyISD.org.
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