Hutsell Elementary News

Volume 2, Issue 3 - August 26, 2020

A message from Mrs. Swallers

Hello Hornet Family!

I first want to thank everyone for making the first week of virtual learning a success. We all faced unique challenges in starting virtual learning, but by working together we overcame all obstacles. Teachers have been working extremely hard to provide high quality instruction in our virtual platforms. This school year might be different, but we have some great things happening at Hutsell. We are excited to bring PurposeFull People to our Hornets this year as we focus on social-emotional learning and character development. We will be sharing more information soon in preparing your Hornet for returning to campus on September 8th. We cannot wait to see our Hornets walking the halls of Hutsell soon!

Mrs. Swallers

Assistant Principal

School Hours

7:35 am - Staff arrives

7:48 am - First Bell

7:55 am - Tardy Bell

3:05 pm - Dismissal

3:35 pm - Staff leaves

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Enhanced Facial Covering Safety Protocol:

*NEW* Update to Student Mask/Face Covering Requirements

Katy ISD safety protocols for student masks/face coverings have been updated to ensure consistency and to maximize safety protocols and protections across all buildings and grade levels.

  • All staff are required to wear a mask/face covering when in a Katy ISD facility.
  • Students, grades Pre-K - 3 are required to wear a mask/face covering upon arrival to school and dismissal, when riding buses, in hallways, common areas, and in classrooms, when developmentally appropriate.
  • Students, grades 4 - 12 are required to wear a mask/face covering upon arrival to school and dismissal, when riding buses, in hallways, common areas, and in classrooms.
  • Individual needs will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

Katy Virtual Academy - Second Grading Period Opt-In and Opt-Out Dates

The next opportunity to opt-in to in-person instruction or Katy Virtual Academy (KVA) instruction for the second grading period will be from August 31-September 11 (secondary) and September 21-October 2 (elementary). The opt-in commitment link will be available on your student’s campus home page. All opt-in changes are in effect at the beginning of the second six week (secondary) and nine week (elementary) grading period. We appreciate your support, as campuses are working extremely hard to schedule and balance in–person and virtual learning classes for each grading period. If you have any questions regarding the next opportunity to change your child’s learning option for the second grading period, please email

Requesting a district device:

Click on the button below if you need to request a device, please allow for 48 hours to receive an appointment or response to your request. Check your email and SPAM box to verify your appointment to pick up a device.

Current & Upcoming Events

September 8 - First day of Face-to-Face instruction, no visitors on campus

Sepmtember 21 - October 2 - Opt-in to KVA or Face-to-Face instruction for the second grading period

October 16 - First grading period ends for elementary

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The Nurse's Corner

Parents please click on the flow chart and if you answer yes to any of the questions in the first 3 boxes please do not send your child to school. If you have any questions please call the school clinic at 281-237-6525.

School Supply List

Our school Supply List for this year, can be found on our website under "Other Links."


The following links contain district information, click on the buttons to learn more.

Temporary Student IDs and How to Access Them

Elementary and secondary students can access a temporary ID badge via the Student ID App available on the MyKaty Cloud (click here for instructions). Secondary campuses will soon communicate additional information about specific dates and times when secondary students will receive their permanent student ID.

Curbside “Grab and Go” Meals from August 19- September 4

“Grab and Go” Meal Distribution Service for the 2020-2021 school year will be available through September 4. This meal service is available to all students during the first three weeks of school at 23 food distribution sites established across the District. Families who wish to apply for Free/Reduced cost meals may complete an application by signing into their SchoolCafe account here.

PurposeFull People

Welcome to PurposeFull People!

We are so excited to begin this journey with you and your child in weaving social-emotional learning and character education into the daily fabric of everything we do as educators!

This month, we're discussing "Respect." Please talk to your child about what they've learned about respect with their teachers so far!

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