Katy and Royal ISDs are getting ready to have students back in classrooms on Aug. 18 and Aug. 19, respectively. Registration is currently underway for students as both districts ramp up for teachers …
Katy and Royal ISDs are getting ready to have students back in classrooms on Aug. 18 and Aug. 19, respectively. Registration is currently underway for students as both districts ramp up for teachers to return for prep days in early August.
According to a Katy ISD press release, enrollment opened for the district on July 26 and the district’s annual student update begins Aug. 2. The district is expecting more than 85,000 students to be included in its student body for the 2021-22 school year.
Enrollment is for students that are new to the district and are just beginning their KISD academic experience. These new students will need to be registered online and parents should expect to have proof of residence – a utility bill, purchasing paperwork or lease agreement for their home, birth certificate or passport of each student being enrolled, their own government-issued identification, each child’s immunization records and a report card or transcript from each child’s most recently attended school.
The annual process refreshes registration information for learners who have already attended KISD and need to bring their information current, the press release said.
“This process will allow parents and guardians the opportunity to electronically review, update, and sign all documentation for their child in one spot. All parents are required to update their student’s information before the start of each school year,” the district’s registration website says.
To renew their child’s registration, parents should visit the district’s Home Access Center (https://bit.ly/3eZKNwo) and have all of their students’ information available when logging in. The portal will allow parents to update their children’s vaccination records, address if they have moved within the district and other information that is required to serve the student’s needs.
Neither Katy ISD nor Royal ISD are requiring COVID-19 vaccinations at this time. However, several vaccinations are required per state law. See the sidebar on page A3 for a link to required vaccinations for each district.
New students in Royal ISD must register no later than Aug. 13. After that time, registration will be placed on hold until 1 p.m. on Aug. 19, according to the district’s website.
Before registering, parents are encouraged to have proof of residency such as a deed, RISD property tax statement, lease, or current utility bill available. Additionally, proof of required vaccinations, a social security card or similar document, birth certificate and record from the child’s most recently attended school should be easily at hand for reference, per the district’s registration instructions.
Kindergarten students should reach the age of 5 before Sept. 1 and Pre-Kindergarten students should be 4 years of age before that date to register for their respective grades.
Returning students will also need to register with RISD to update their academic file and show that they have met the requirements for their age and grade. This may include vaccinations and academic milestones. Parents should have their student’s information available and visit the RISD Student registration portal at https://bit.ly/3f3AlUu.
Academic Calendar: https://bit.ly/3BP4VLt
Registration info: https://bit.ly/3BNhTt2
Registration Portal: https://bit.ly/3f5Briq
Vaccination requirements: www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize
*Note: RISD is not requiring COVID-19 vaccinations.