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Katy ISD Releases Back To School Plan

Katy ISD released Smart ReStart, their back to school plan for the 2020-21 school year.

Abigail Fosburgh

July 15, 2020

Katy ISD released Smart ReStart, their plan to safely return to school for the 2020-21 school year, on July 13. With school starting on August 19, parents and students alike had questions about what policies and changes would be implemented for students’ safety.  In accordance with the Texas Education Agenc...

Texas Education Agency Releases Guidelines For 2020-21 School Year

The Texas Education Agency released guidelines and procedures for the return to school for the 2020-21 school year.

Abigail Fosburgh

July 7, 2020

The Texas Education Agency has released guidelines for the return of students to campuses for the 2020-21 school year. The guidelines were made to provide flexibility to families as information regarding the coronavirus changes.  Parents will be able to decide what school setting they prefer for their child...

CRyptonite Junior Wins Worldwide Dean’s List Award

Junior Kyna McGill was one of 10 students across the globe who won the worldwide Dean's List Award; this is the first time a member of the CRyptonite Robotics team has won the worldwide award.

Donovan Nichols, News Editor

May 7, 2020

Junior Kyna McGill received the worldwide Dean's List Winner Award for the FIRST Robotics Competition at the FIRST Virtual Showcase on Saturday, May 2. She was one of 10 students selected worldwide from thousands of nominations from robotics teams worldwide. This marks the first time a CRyptonite student...

COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site To Open At Seven Lakes High School

Katy ISD announced that a new drive-thru COVID-19 testing site, run by Fort Bend County, would be opening at the end of this week or early next week at Seven Lakes High School.

Donovan Nichols, News Editor

May 7, 2020

The Fort Bend County Health and Human Services Department will set up a new COVID-19 drive-thru testing site at Seven Lakes High School (SLHS). The site will be run by the county, and is anticipated to open this Friday or early next week. "We want to assure parents, students and staff who may be visiting...

COVID-19’s Effect On Local Businesses

Due to COVID-19 many businesses have closed their doors with hopes to reopen.

Joshua Piper, Staff Writer

April 25, 2020

As the economy falls due to the COVID-19 crisis, many industries have tanked and have had to adjust to the current situation. While this helps reinforce the quarantine it comes at a high cost. The central issue sprouts from the loss of consumer participation, as many lack the funds to support any...

AP Testing Schedule Released

College Board released a new schedule for the online AP exams due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Donovan Nichols, News Editor

April 24, 2020

College Board has released the testing schedule for the new, online AP exams this year. The schedule is one way College Board is attempting greater amounts of exam security and academic integrity with the online test; the tests will be administered at the same time worldwide. A second, makeup series...

Katy ISD Releases Updated Class of 2020 Schedules

Katy ISD released updated schedules for the class of 2020 Wednesday, in light of Governor Abbott's recent order to keep all Texas schools closed for the remainder of the 2020 school year.

Donovan Nichols, News Editor

April 23, 2020

KatyISD released updated dates and schedules for the class of 2020 after Governor Greg Abbott ordered last week that all schools remain closed for the rest of the 2020 school year. The last day of school remains May 15 for seniors and May 21 for all other students. Earlier proposed June graduation...

Texas Schools Closed For Remainder of 2019-2020 School Year

(Above) The Covid-19 Coronovirus cell continues to alter human daily life during a global virus pandemic. Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Friday, April 17 that all Texas schools, public and private would remain closed for the duration of the 2019-2020 school year.

Donovan Nichols, News Editor

April 17, 2020

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said Friday in a COVID-19 briefing that all Texas schools, including private schools and colleges, would remain closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. Abbott also discussed his plans to begin reopening the Texas economy at the press conference, creating a "statewide...

College Board Cancels June SAT

The SAT will be offered beginning in August. In the case that schools do not reopen, College Board will have at-home digital SAT.

Yoonsoo (Seth) Choi, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

College Board announced today that it will cancel the June SAT and will offer an at-home digital SAT if schools do not reopen in the fall.    “The top priorities are the health and safety of students and educators,” College Board said. “Public health officials have made clear it currently is...

Katy ISD Releases Information about Sixth 6 Weeks Grading Period, Attendance, Final Exams

Katy ISD released news information on attendance, sixth 6 weeks, and finals today.

Yoonsoo (Seth) Choi, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

Katy ISD released new information today morning about the final exams, sixth 6 weeks grading period and attendance.  “As the District has moved from in-person instruction to online learning, a number of adjustments have been made to ensure students can continue to engage in and master content f...

College Board Announces New AP Exam Information

College Board announced that the AP test will be online this year. The test will be 45 minutes in length.

Yoonsoo (Seth) Choi, Staff Writer

April 5, 2020

The College Board announced Friday that it will give online AP exams May 11-22 at the same time worldwide. “We surveyed 18,000 AP students to see if they still wanted the opportunity to test this year,” College Board said. “Their answer: a resounding yes. Most AP students we surveyed nationwide said they prefer ...

Other State School Districts Ban Zoom Due to FBI Warning

School districts have started banning Zoom due to concerns of security. The FBI issued a warning for hijacking on March 30.

Yoonsoo (Seth) Choi, Staff Writer

April 4, 2020

School districts in  New York City, Los Angeles, Nevada, and Utah have banned Zoom after the FBI warned the public about the “hijacking” of Zoom meetings.  “As large numbers of people turn to video-teleconferencing (VTC) platforms to stay connected in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis,...

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