HISD extends districtwide closure, will continue online instruction

With the federal government extending social distancing guidelines through the end of April, the Houston Independent School District will remain closed, providing online instruction until further notice.

In addition to the federal guidelines, this decision comes in response to the new executive order by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday to close all Texas schools until May 4. During this time, we will continue remote learning.

Until traditional classroom instruction resumes, the district has launched HISD @ H.O.M.E. (Home-based Online Mobile Education), a distance learning plan to ensure students’ academic and non-academic needs are met as the district remains closed due to COVID-19 precautions.

Additionally, HISD @ H.O.M.E. TV provides instructional videos from 9-11 a.m. Monday through Friday. The videos include lessons from teachers and teacher development specialists in several subject areas, including math, science, reading and writing, social studies, and fine arts. The videos can also be watched on U-Verse Channel 99 and Comcast Channel 18.

The district also will be exploring options to resume operations of food distribution sites for our families in partnership with the Houston Food Bank. Once details are finalized, we will send out that information to you as soon as possible.

During this time, students, parents, and staff are urged to remain vigilant in their efforts to stay healthy.

For updates and information, please visit HoustonISD.org/HealthAlerts.