Hayes Elementary Weekly Newsletter

April 21, 2021

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Upcoming Dates:

April 12 - 23: Spring Food Drive

April 23: Spirit Day - Wear your Hayes spirit shirt

April 30: Spirit Day - Wear your Hayes spirit shirt

Class and Staff Member of the Week

Congratulations to our "Classes of the Week": Mrs. J. Gillaspia's Pre-K KVA Classroom and Mrs. Laney's 3rd Grade Homeroom. Also, congratulations to our "Staff Member of the Week" Ms. Ratcliffe, SPED Teacher.

Have You Moved or Are You Moving This Summer?

If you have moved or will be moving into a new home that is not zoned to Hayes and your child(ren) will be attending a school other than Hayes for the 2021-2022 school year, please complete the form below by 05/07/2021.


If your plans change after submitting the form, please notify the school’s Registrar, Stephanie Humphrey, via email at stephanieEhumphrey@katyisd.org or 281-237-3205 as soon as possible.



April 12- 23, 2021

Sponsored by JHE Student Council

Benefiting Katy Christian Ministries

Two more days to drop off!

DROP OFF at the front entrance or the outside the JHE Library

Thank you to those who sent items to school. We have collected about 12 boxes/ bags of food so far!

Technology Device End of Year Check-In

Several students have Katy ISD technology devices checked out. As we are nearing the end of the school year, we are requesting that you return the device to the Library at your earliest convenience. Each classroom will have technology available to students to use for the remainder of the school year.

As noted in this week’s Smart Restart newsletter, fees for damaged or lost technology will be paid through the Katy ISD Pay N’ Go APP. Log on to the Pay ‘N Go APP and select the appropriate charge (see chart below). The parent will receive an email receipt with the amount paid. The student’s campus will also receive an update on the paid fee.

*All fees must be paid prior to a student withdrawing from Katy ISD

Thank you for your cooperation with this process. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Nicholas in the Library at karendnicholas@katyisd.org or call 281-237-3228.

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VIPS Family Movie Night

Volunteers, you’re invited to Katy ISD’s FIRST EVER

VIPS Movie Night Volunteer Celebration

Friday, May 7, 6:30 p.m., Legacy Stadium

Featuring The Greatest Showman

Pre-registration required
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2021 - 2022 New Student Pre-Registration(PK - 12th grade)

Pre-Registration for the 2021-2022 school year opened April 1 for all new to Katy or returning to Katy students for next school year. A current and valid Katy ISD proof of residency is required in order to submit. New families can visit https://katyisd.org/registration/Pages/default.aspx for more information, requirements for enrollment, and access to the PowerSchool Pre-Registration application. Families can reach out to the zoned campus registrar or email centralregistration@katyisd.org for questions.

English Learner Testing for Pre-Registered Students in PK - 5th Grade

English Learner Testing for Pre-Registered Students in PK - 5th Grade

Only students whose registration paperwork is complete will be offered the opportunity to be screened for English Learner eligibility or prekindergarten program eligibility.


Solo a los estudiantes cuya documentación de registro esté completa se les ofrecerá la oportunidad de ser evaluados para determinar la elegibilidad de los aprendices de inglés o la elegibilidad para el programa de prekinder.

Counselor's Corner

APRIL Character trait: PERSEVERANCE - The ability to work through situations even when there are obstacles or challenges in the way.
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Library Lowdown

Great news! We’re having our annual Buy One, Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair IN PERSON! Students only will be allowed to shop during the school day. Protocols will be in place to keep our students safe. Keep an eye out for more details coming soon!

Transition Information Night for Parents

The Department of Special Education in collaboration with the Social Security Administration will be hosting a Transition Parent Information Night. This will take place virtually via Zoom on Thursday, April 22, 2021, 5:30-6:45PM. This workshop will cover how work incentives can be applied with Social Security Income. Many of these services are available to students with disabilities while they are still enrolled in Katy ISD. See attached flyer for more information.

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Katy Corkboard

On April 1st, Katy ISD launched the Katy Corkboard (via peachjar). The Katy Corkboard is a location for parents and staff to view campus and community flyers. You may have also noticed that you have started receiving emails from "Hayes Elementary <school@peachjar.com>" which contain various flyers.

You may access the Katy Corkboard directly from the Katy ISD home page by clicking on the Katy Corkboard icon, then select the View: District dropdown, select Hayes Elementary.

* NEW * MyKaty Now Available For Parents/Guardians

The MyKaty Login is now available to parents and guardians! This Parent Portal will now provide parents access to applications and resources in one location. Parents applications available are PayNGo, School Calendars, Bus Routes, and more. To login, you will use your same parent/guardian login that is used in the Home Access Center (HAC).

To access MyKaty, click on the MyKaty Login icon at the top of KatyISD.org and campus web pages.

For more information, visit https://katyisd.org/mykaty/Pages/default.aspx.

Title III Parent Workshop Pre-K thru 5th Grade

We are extremely excited about our upcoming parent workshop, Supporting Your English Learner’s Academic, Social, and Emotional Development. This will be an excellent workshop provided on Saturday, April 24th, 2021 to all parents & families of English learners and immigrant students PK-5. Please see attached flyer for registration and details.

Katy ISD Bond 2021

Early Voting for the Katy ISD Bond 2021 & the Board of Trustees is this week! The 2021 Bond includes 400 campus and facility projects, including five new schools and a transportation facility, major campus renovations, safety & security improvements, component replacements such as new chillers, roofs and kitchen equipment, as well as technology upgrades, and other projects. For more information on polling locations, visit the election webpage: https://www.katyisd.org/dept/sb/Pages/Board-Election.aspx

Taylor High School 2021 Project Grad!

💙 Sally the Mustang wants you to order a flock for that special occasion! 20 Pink Flamingos for only $40 and proceeds benefit THS 2021 Project Grad! Contact Chris - Christina Och at thsflamingos@gmail.com or 713-344-3242.