May 24, 2020
Dear Katy ISD Parents, Staff and Community,
Katy ISD’s Food Services team has been supporting the nutritional needs of children as they learn, grow and thrive, year-round. Free meal services for all Katy children ages 0-18 will extend throughout the summer. However, there will be modifications to distribution locations effective May 26. The sites at Cinco Ranch High School, Hutsell Elementary, Williams Elementary, and Tompkins High School will close for meal distribution during the summer. The last meal service at these sites will be Thursday, May 21. Katy ISD’s “Grab and Go” meal distribution sites that will be open after May 21 are listed below.
Katy ISD Curbside Meal Service Summer Schedule:
The Week of May 26 – 29 9:00 –11:30 a.m. Breakfast and Lunch
Sites for pickup:
- Golbow Elementary (GE)
- Mayde Creek High School (MCHS)
- Memorial Parkway Elementary (MPE)
- Opportunity Awareness Center (OAC)
- Paetow High School (PHS)
- Sundown Elementary (SE)
- Schmalz Elementary (SES)
- West Memorial Elementary (WME)
June 1 – 30
Monday – Thursday 9:00 -11:30 a.m. Breakfast and Lunch
Thursday’s pick up will include breakfast and lunch for Friday each week.
Sites for pickup: GE, MCHS, MPE, OAC, PHS, SE, SES, WME
*Sites no longer in service beginning May 26 include:
- Cinco Ranch High School (CRHS)
- Hutsell Elementary (HE)
- Williams Elementary (JWE)
- Tompkins High School (OTHS)
Starting June 1, to find a nearby meal site and hours of operation:
- Call 211, or
- Text FOODTX to 877-877
- Visit SummerFood.org
Be a Champion Meal Service:
Be A Champion will continue to serve dinner meals at Morton Ranch High School, Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (or while supplies last). The organization is also adding an additional location, Bear Creek Elementary, beginning Tuesday, May 26. This location will serve curbside meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Thursdays pickup will include three meals for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.)
If your student(s) will be returning in August to Katy ISD, their current cafeteria balance will roll forward to next school year. Refund requests can take up to six or eight weeks to process. Due to COVID-19, processing may take a little longer. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience.
Free or Reduced Meal Application:
If your economic status has changed, you still have the opportunity to complete a free or reduced meal application through SchoolCafe. If you submit the application now, you will receive the approved meal benefit for the first 30 operating days of the 2020-2021 school year. After 8/1/2020, you will need to re-apply and benefits will qualify your student(s) for the entire 2020-2021 school year.
Connect Texas Families to Nutrition Assistance:
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten the health, well-being and food security of families. The District and other organizations are working hard to provide meals to children throughout Texas, and many families are still struggling. Many more families may be eligible for federal nutrition programs due to the economic impacts of the current crisis. This is a great opportunity to encourage families to apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP.)
For more information about Katy ISD’s ‘Grab and Go Meal program’, such as times and locations, visit the Katy ISD Health Update Web Page. Should you have any questions, please contact (281) 396-2151.
GRACE FELLOWSHIP has reached out to many assisted living and memory care facilities throughout Katy and asked how we can share God’s love and joy with their staff and residents during this crazy, crazy time. You and your family can easily bring smiles of joy and much needed spiritual uplifting to seniors who are lonely, isolated, or in some cases, even forgotten!
Let’s also celebrate and encourage their caretakers too. Often, they work for minimum wage and work selflessly to love on and serve our grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, sisters and brothers! This is a great opportunity for us to show our appreciation for all they do!
• Make Homemade Masks
Here is an example. Any design is fine.
How to Make a Simple No-Sew Face Mask
• Provide a Sweet Treat to staff and residents by donating Girl Scout cookies:
Buy Girl Scout Cookies Here
• Donate a package of hand sanitizer or a container of Lysol wipes.
Grace Fellowship will collect these items and distribute them starting Monday, April 13th through Friday, May 15th. Please allow us to share your family’s fruits and talents with seniors and caretakers throughout the community.
Please put your donation(s) in separate plastic bags for easier distribution to the many facilities throughout Katy. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange pickup.
Let’s all share our love for Jesus while Serving our Seniors!
Texas COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program – Bill Payment. This program is designed to help those who can’t pay bills due to unemployment or economic hardship caused by COVID-19. Please visit the Electricity Relief website for commonly asked questions and information about how to apply for this assistance.
Empowered Homes exists to provide practical resources and strategies to help empower your home to be all that it was designed to be.
As we continue to walk through uncharted territory with COVID-19, the family ministry team at Kingsland have gathered some resources to help families find their new normal. Visit “A Family Toolbox for the Pandemic” where you’ll find everything from morning devotionals and a Bible scavenger hunt to practical ways to seize this opportunity to grow strong families.
Visit www.EmpoweredHomes.org/pandemic for these and other resources.
To assist our families in meeting the needs of students during the district closure next week, school breakfast and lunches will be offered to all Katy area children ages 0-18, free of charge. Children do not need to be an enrolled Katy ISD student in order to receive a meal.
The meals will be served at the campuses listed below from 9:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020. All meals will be provided in a “grab and go” style outside of the cafeteria near the covered walkway where buses pickup and drop off students. Families will not be able to enter the campus during the meal service.
MEAL “GRAB & GO” LOCATIONS
• Bear Creek Elementary
• Bethke Elementary (Moving to Paetow High School starting March 23)
• Golbow Elementary
• Hutsell Elementary
• Mayde Creek Elementary
• Memorial Parkway Elementary
• Sundown Elementary
• West Memorial Elementary
• Williams Elementary
• Tompkins High School
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact (281) 396-2151 or visit Katy ISD Food Services.
Jorge Cardenas, Senior Pastor of Katy’s Iglesia Sobre la Roca (Church on the Rock), and his team have volunteers who are prepared to help Katy area senior adults who need assistance shopping for groceries or picking up medications during this period of Covid-19 social distancing. If you are a senior adult in need of assistance with shopping or picking up medications, please contact James Muñoz, Associate Pastor, at 832.816.8687.