The NCAA and Houston Local Organizing Committee have teamed up with HISD to bring a fun-filled weekend of events to Houston families in celebration of the Men’s Final Four National Championship taking place April 1-3, 2023, at NRG Stadium.Continue reading
Category Archives: Health/Wellness
Motocross star donates bicycles to elementary schools to encourage active lifestyles
When Woodson PK-5 Leadership Academy received word that their PE program was receiving a fleet of bicycles for their students, Principal Gina R. Wilkins was ecstatic. Her excitement turned to shock when she discovered that half of her staff never learned how to ride a bicycle.Continue reading
Community partnership aims to teach middle schoolers period preparedness and keep them in the classroom
Dozens of HISD middle school students were given the opportunity to participate in a crash-course on menstruation literacy as part of Impact100 Houston’s “Girls Should Be in School…Period!” initiative.Continue reading
HISD offering free COVID-19 testing for students and campus staff
HISD is once again offering free COVID-19 testing for all students and staff at select campuses through November and December in partnership with the Houston Health Department and Fulgent Genetics.Continue reading
HISD launches pilot program designed to help students improve self-esteem
Houston Independent School District has partnered with tech platform Enrichly for a 10-week pilot program at 12 HISD campuses focused on building self-esteem, etiquette, and financial literacy.Continue reading
HISD rolls out free drive-thru COVID-19 testing at select campuses in August
HISD is offering free drive-thru PCR COVID-19 testing on August 19, 20, and 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Testing will be available for HISD staff, students, and members of their households. The program is offered in partnership with the Houston Health Department and Fulgent Genetics.Continue reading
District continues focus on safety as students and staff return on Jan. 3
Safety will continue to lead the way as HISD prepares to welcome students and staff back on Monday, Jan. 3. As part of the district’s efforts to prioritize safety, HISD will continue to enforce its mask mandate at all district offices, facilities, campuses, and school buses.
To keep school and work communities safe upon everyone’s return, all students and staff are strongly encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 before returning to school or work on Jan. 3, regardless of vaccination status.
HISD has expanded partnerships with community leaders and health officials to provide additional COVID-19 testing and vaccination opportunities to the community in the following ways:
- Free drive-thru COVID-19 PCR screening testing on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, at the times and locations below:
- 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Chavez HS (8501 Howard), Westbury HS (11911 Chimney Rock), and Westside HS (14201 Briar Forest Dr.).
- 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Bellaire HS (5100 Maple St.) and Worthing HS (9215 Scott St.). To register, please go to https://bit.ly/3eB7hDn or contact Fulgent Genetics at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 346-803-5828 and select option 1.
- Free drive-thru mega site to expand access to free COVID-19 testing at HISD’s Delmar Stadium in partnership with the Houston Health Department. To register, visit HoustonHealth.org or call 832-393-4220.
- Free COVID-19 PCR screening testing on all campuses to HISD students and staff beginning January 2022. A one-time consent is required for testing and can be filled out in the following link https://bit.ly/HISDC19Test.
Please note that all classes will resume in-person, but all non-athletic field trips, including enrichment or curricular trips are suspended until further notice.
HISD schools to host COVID-19 vaccinations for students ages 5 and up
HISD is partnering with various organizations across the city, including the Houston Health Department, to offer COVID-19 vaccine opportunities in school communities. COVID-19 vaccinations for 5 years old and up will be available in several HISD schools beginning Friday, Nov. 12.Continue reading
HISD employee COVID-19 vaccination opportunity
HISD is partnering with Next Level Health to provide two drive-through vaccination opportunities on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m and Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Hattie Mae White east parking lot.
Next Level is providing the Pfizer vaccine. HISD staff who are interested in being vaccinated should register on the Next Level link below and complete the online health history and electronic consent form prior to arriving on site. Only staff members who pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine will be able to receive the vaccination.
Register here for the COVID-19 vaccination.
Cars will enter the HMW east parking lot at their scheduled time and be checked in. After receiving the vaccine, the staff person will remain in the designated waiting area for 15 minutes of monitoring.
HISD updates COVID-19 dashboard to monitor new school year cases
With the return to in-person instruction for all HISD classes on Monday, Aug. 23, the district’s COVID-19 dashboard will be reset to reflect confirmed cases for the new school year to better inform the community.
The online dashboard will continue to track the number of confirmed COVID-19 student and staff cases by campus as originally designed to ensure transparency. The reset version will go live as the first day of school begins.
“We are in the midst of a pandemic, so we want to assure our parents and the community that all information is provided and updated in a timely fashion,” HISD Superintendent Millard House said. “The dashboard is an effective way to share information to staff members and families.”
The dashboard will continue to be updated daily, allowing users to review student and staff data by location and districtwide. The map showing where cases are throughout the district will also be updated. As new data for the school year is added, current cases will be displayed for the most recent 14 days.
The dashboard will strictly follow all applicable privacy laws as it relates to the release of personal health information.
To view the COVID-19 dashboard, go to HoustonISD.org/COVID19Dashboard.
For more information on HISD’s Back to School Plan, visit HoustonISD.org/ReadySetGo.