Shark News

Thursday, August 24th, 2023

Request to Reopen Gate

Dear Schmalz community,

I hope this message finds you well. I have received your petition and empathize with your request. As we navigate ongoing changes in our world, student safety remains our top priority. After careful consideration and in consultation with Katy ISD safety and security, we have decided not to reopen the gate located at the intersection of Spruce Tree Line Trail and Coopers Ridge Way.

While I understand that this will impact your routines, please know that this decision is rooted in our commitment to providing a safe and secure environment for all members of our school community. Although I know that this might not be the answer you were hoping for, I know that the community will continue to support the campus and our desire to put student safety first.

Thank you,

Kara Fox


Dress Code Expectations - Expectativas del código de vestimento

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PurposeFULL People - Character Building Program

Students will be focusing and learning about one character trait a month around the school and in their classrooms. On the first Wednesday of each month, we will kick off a new trait. All teachers and students are encouraged to wear (any shade) of the color for the month.

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Checking Students In and Out

Please be aware students arriving AFTER 9:55 am without a doctor's note will be considered absent.

The cutoff to check your student out from the front office is 3:00PM. Please make sure you bring your picture I.D. every time you request to come in.

Registro de entrada y salida de estudiantes

Tenga en cuenta que el estudiante será marcado como ausente si llega DESPUÉS de las 9:55 am sin una nota del médico.

El límite para retirar a su estudiante de la oficina principal es a las 3:00 p.m. Por favor, asegúrese de traer su identificación con fotografía cada ves que pidan entrar al edificio.

Want to Know If Your Student Can Ride the Bus?

Enter your address and find out!

¿Quiere saber si su estudiante puede viajar en el autobús?

Ingrese su dirección para averiguarlo

Sign Up for Alerts!

The Smart Tag is now live! Please sign up so you can track your student(s).

Attached is a picture of what the back of the SMARTtag will look like. The front looks exactly like an I.D. but the back lets you know it is not a regular I.D.

Please click on the links to get more information:



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Join the Schmalz PTA

If you have any questions, please reach out to or any of your board members for assistance!

Únase al PTA

Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con o con cualquiera de los miembros de su junta para obtener ayuda.
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Volunteer and Raptor Registration

Katy ISD is excited to announce the implementation of the Raptor Volunteer Initiative:

The district is requiring all volunteers serving on campus during the instructional day to register with the district through its Raptor security system.

Raptor ensures quick and easy volunteer registration allowing individual volunteers to create and manage a personal volunteer profile.
In addition, the Raptor Volunteer Initiative will:

  • Provide an additional layer of protection for Katy ISD students, staff, volunteers, and campus visitors
  • Unite all district volunteers into one Katy ISD volunteer community
  • Measure and communicate the positive impact of Katy ISD volunteer organizations

The volunteer registration requirement will extend to all volunteers serving on or off-campus, during or after the instructional day effective January 2023

Join our volunteer community and register today!
Volunteer Application-English:
Volunteer Application-Spanish:

23-24 School Supply LIst

Pre-Packaged School Supplies WERE NOT sold this year.

23-24 Arrival/Dismissal Map

The following link will provide you with a link to the map of what arrival/dismissal areas will look like this coming year.

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Book Fair/Feria de Libros

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It's Never Too Early for Our Students to Think About Their Future Careers!

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Looking Forward to...

Our teachers are working hard to get you Grade level Newsletters coming soon!

Attendance Information

Attendance is very important, please be sure to read the following for important information:
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Informacion de Asistencia

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On Campus Before & After School Care (through the YMCA)

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Programas Antes y Despues de La Escuela YMCA

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We are searching for campus mentors!

The KEYS Mentoring program (Keep Encouraging Youth toward Success) has been so helpful to our students in Katy ISD. I'm sure you are aware that mentoring creates a positive impact in youth’s lives. They find more self-confidence, self-esteem, and are able to create big goals for themselves. Our goal is for every student who needs a mentor to have one. No waitlists, or students who go without because we are short. If you are open to mentoring or know someone who would love to mentor at Schmalz, please complete or share the application at the link below and be sure to choose Schmalz as your mentor campus. Likewise, if you would like your student to have a mentor, please contact one of the school counselors for more information.

Katy ISD KEYS Mentor Profile Application

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23-24 Registration Link

Registration Link

PK Registration

Parents must complete the online registration process through Katy ISD's PowerSchool Registration website. Only students whose registration paperwork is complete will be offered the opportunity to be screened for EL eligibility or prekindergarten program eligibility.

Please note that due to the limited number of spaces, campus placement is determined by availability at the time of your completed registration process. If the home campus is full, PreK students will be redirected to the closest available campus.

Access Katy ISD's main registration page with detailed instructions for online registration.

Thank you, Danny Nunez & the HPD

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Special Thanks to Covenant Lutheran Church for the School Supplies

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Support Our Community and Business Partners

Meet Our 23-24 Staff!

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Administrative Team

Mrs. Fox, Principal

Mrs. Belmarez, Assistant Principal, Grades 2 and 5,

Ms. Wilson, Assistant Principal, Grades 1 and 4.

Mr. Noel, Assistant Principal, Grades PK,K, and 3.

Mrs. Ihediwa, Counselor, Grades 1,3, and 5.

Mrs. Johnson, Counselor, Grades PK, K, 2, and 4

Mrs. Martinez, Instructional Coordinator.

Mr. Vaughn, RLA Instructional Coach.

Mrs. Nguyen, Math/Science Instructional Coach.