The district’s Parent Portal, HISD Connect, is going offline for end-of-year maintenance on July 21, 2023.
This will impact online enrollment, as the Enrollment Portal will be offline from Friday, July 21, through Tuesday, Aug. 1. During that time, parents and caregivers are asked to report to their child’s campus to complete a manual enrollment application.
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.
The 2023 Parent Organization Expo, held on Feb. 4, was met with explosive enthusiasm by HISD PTO and would-be PTO members. Nearly 600 people attended the expo at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center which was the first of its kind to be held in person. PTOs from across the district gathered to network and learn how to be more effectively involved in their child’s education.
HISD is readying to “Change the Game” with its annual Parent Organization Expo. It’s the perfect opportunity for parents to consider the benefits parent organizations provide for the schools they support and what a difference their involvement can make.
The Parent Organization Expo is set for Feb. 4, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 W. 18th St., 77092). The event is a valuable launchpad for parents and caretakers who are new to their school’s parent organizations as well as an opportunity for seasoned Parent Teacher Organization/Parent Teacher Association participants to build upon their knowledge base and make useful connections to further support their schools. The expo will include fundraising strategies and workshops on effective PTO/PTA practices.
HISD’s top priority is providing a safe environment for students and staff. Safety drills and training events are conducted periodically as required by Texas Education Agency code. In the event of an emergency that requires reunification of students with their parents or guardians, it is critical every student’s demographic and contact information to be updated in HISD Connect via Parent Portal.
The HISD Enrollment Team and Federal and State Compliance Division will be available to assist parents or guardians with creating an Parent Portal account or updating their child’s contact information in their existing account.
The Office of Special Education Services invites parents to take part in a survey on its Autism Services meetings for the upcoming school year.
The brief survey helps determine what topics will be covered in next year’s parent meetings. The meetings are an opportunity for parents of children with autism to engage with other parents, learn what’s happening in the classroom, and hear about new research developments.