Miller Memo

Back-to-School Edition

First Day of School - Wednesday, August 18th

The first day of school in Katy ISD is quickly approaching, and the staff at Miller Career and Technology Center is looking forward to welcoming all our new and returning students!


Our mission statement at Miller is to develop college- and career-ready students through engaging, real-world experiences. Our teachers have been working hard and planning lessons and activities to deliver on that mission this year. We strive to live up to our campus core values, exhibiting EPIC² qualities:


  • Empowerment
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Commitment
  • Curiosity


Once again, we look forward to seeing you soon! Please read below for important back-to-school information.


Kelley Kirila

Principal, MCTC

Accessing Your Class Schedule

Beginning today (Monday, August 16th), you can view your 2021-2022 class schedule in two different places. Students and parents can log into HAC (Home Access Center) to view class schedules, including room numbers and teacher names. Additionally, students can log into MyKaty Cloud and select the Student Schedule tile. A concise, easy-to-read schedule will appear, including room numbers and teacher names. Please see the picture below for further information on each.
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When to Report to Miller

When viewing your schedule, look for the classes that list an "M" before the room number and shows Miller as the campus. Those are your Miller classes. These classes could be offered during 3 different time slots:


  • 1st, 2nd, & 3rd periods (AM Cohort)
  • 4th, 5th, 6th, & 7th periods (1st PM Cohort)
  • 5th, 6th, & 7th periods (2nd PM Cohort)



If your Miller classes are listed for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd periods (AM Cohort), you will report to Miller right away in the morning. 1st period begins at 7:15 AM, so please make sure you have enough time to get into the building and to your class prior to 7:15. Your dismissal/departure time back to your home campus will be 9:45 AM.


If your Miller classes are listed for 4th, 5th, 6th, & 7th periods (1st PM Cohort), you will leave from your home campus and report to Miller during/after your lunch period. 4th period begins at 11:26 AM, so please make sure you arrive in time to get into your building and to your class prior to 11:26. Your dismissal/departure time for the end of the school day will be 2:40 PM.


If your Miller classes are listed for 5th, 6th, & 7th periods (2nd PM Cohort), you will leave from your home campus and report to Miller during/after your lunch period. 5th period begins at 12:15 PM, so please make sure you arrive in time to get into your building and to your class prior to 12:15. Your dismissal/departure time for the end of the school day will be 2:40 PM.

How to Get to and From Miller

Students have 3 options to get to and from Miller Career and Technology Center:



  1. Students may take District-provided bus transportation (see below)
  2. Students may drive themselves to and from Miller (must get parking permit - see below)
  3. Students may be dropped off and picked up (see locations below)

District Bus Transportation - Before School & After School

District bus transportation to and from Miller is provided. To find your bus pick-up/drop-off location, please click on the link to access the District-wide Bus Map. You will type in your home address in the "Find address or place" box in the top left corner and search. Your home will appear on the map. Zoom out to find the nearest bus pick-up/drop-off point. Click on the dot and then the arrow to see the exact bus route pick-up/drop-off time to plan accordingly.


Please note: These routes are for AM pick-up (bring you to Miller) or PM drop-off (take you to neighborhood drop-off from Miller) only. Shuttle buses run from Miller back to home campuses after 3rd period, and from home campuses to Miller 4th and 5th period.


Additionally, the District offers 4 Express Bus options that will depart Miller at 2:40 PM and take students directly back to their home campuses for after-school activities:

  • Bus W5047 Katy High, Tompkins & Jordan
  • Bus E5277 Taylor & Mayde Creek
  • Bus S5244 Cinco Ranch & Seven Lakes
  • Bus E5279 Paetow & Morton Ranch

District Bus Transportation - Middle of the Day

For AM Cohort students who ride the bus to Miller (1st - 3rd periods at Miller)

After 3rd period dismissal (9:45 AM), students will exit the building on the Rhodes Stadium side and board a bus to head back to home campus.


For 1st PM Cohort students who ride the bus to Miller (4th - 7th periods at Miller)

Bus porch pick-up locations are at the Main Entrance of your school, except Morton Ranch pick-up is the bus area at the back of campus near the Cafeteria.


Estimated pick-up times are:

11:00 Cinco Ranch, Jordan, Mayde Creek, Morton Ranch, Paetow,Seven Lakes, Taylor, Tompkins

11:05 Katy


For 2nd PM Cohort students who ride the bus to Miller (5th - 7th periods at Miller)

Bus porch pick-up locations are at the Main Entrance of your school, except Morton Ranch pick-up is the bus area at the back of campus near the Cafeteria.


Estimated pick-up times are:

11:50 Jordan, Morton Ranch, Seven Lakes, Tompkins

11:55 Cinco Ranch, Mayde Creek, Paetow, Taylor

12:00 Katy

Parking Permits/Tags for Student Drivers

Students who wish to drive to and from Miller are required to have a MCTC Parking Permit displayed in the vehicle and will park in the Rhodes Stadium Lot on the south (right-hand) side as per the Parking Guidelines. Issuance of a Parking Permit will occur upon receipt of a completed application and submitted Pay N’Go fee ($5.00).


Students have the first week of school to obtain a Parking Permit. Anyone who parks in an unauthorized areas (anywhere besides the southwest Rhodes Stadium lot) after the first week will be subject to impoundment by a boot locked on the car tire and a disciplinary consequence.


To obtain a Parking Permit please have the following ready-to-go:


  • A photo of your driver’s license ready for upload.
  • A photo or PDF of your vehicle insurance ready for upload.
  • Submit the $5 fee through Pay N’Go
  • Complete the Parking Permit request or use QR Code
  • The Confirmation Number received through Pay N’Go is required on the Google form

Student Drop-off and Pick-up

Student Drop-off in the morning (before 1st period) and mid-day (before 4th & 5th periods) is located in the front drive of Miller. Please do not wait to pull all the way up to the front door to exit your vehicle. Once in the front drive circle, please exit your vehicle, so traffic can continue to flow.


Student Pick-up in the morning (after 3rd period) and at the end of the day (after 7th period) is located behind MCTC (on the south side). Enter through the Shaw Center parking lot and line up. There is no pick-up in front of the school. It is unsafe to pick-up students in the street. Please follow procedures. Staff members will be out to direct you. Click on the link below to view the map.

MCTC Pick-up Map

COVID Self-Reporting App

The District’s online COVID-19 Reporting System allows staff, students, and parents to self-report if they have received a COVID-19 positive test result. The self-reporting system enables the District’s Emergency Operations Management team to conduct contact tracing, as well as call and notify individuals in Katy ISD buildings who may have been directly exposed to the person.

Parent Access to Home Access Center (HAC)

Need to know how to view a report card, student grades, or other information? Check out the how to guides in the Home Access Center or click below.
Home Access Center (HAC) User Guide (English) Home Access Center (HAC) User Guide (Spanish)

Canvas Information Guides

Canvas is Katy ISD’s student learning management system that supports learning inside and outside of the classroom. Parents and students can follow the links below for additional information.
Canvas Parent Guide English & Spanish available
Secondary Student Canvas Guide English & Spanish available
Elementary Student Canvas Guide English & Spanish available