The Houston Independent School District is partnering with Houston Food Bank to host community food distributions over the next three days to ensure Houston families have access to food as they recover from the winter storm.
The community distributions will be held it three different locations over the next three days — Barnett Stadium on Saturday, NRG on Sunday, and Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center on Monday.
As the weather conditions continue to impact many families, all HISD schools and offices will remain closed on Friday, Feb. 19. There will be no virtual or in-person learning. Employees will not report to work, unless notified by their supervisor.
All athletic events and food distributions for Friday and the weekend are also cancelled.
Please note that employees who are required to physically report to work will be notified by their supervisor.
As always, student and staff safety will guide decision making as the district continues to monitor weather and road conditions.
As the freezing conditions continue to impact many families, HISD’s schools and offices will remain close on Wednesday, February 17 and Thursday, February 18. There will be no virtual or in-person learning. Employees will not report to work, unless notified by their supervisor. All athletic events and food distributions for Wednesday and Thursday also are cancelled.
If conditions permit, all HISD schools and offices will transition to remote operations for Friday, February 19. All students will transition to asynchronous virtual learning, and district staff will work remotely.Students can use the day to reinforce learning using the digital resources found on the HUB or HISD @ H.O.M.E. Students also can submit current or late assignments on the HUB and will not be required to follow a set daily classroom schedule.
Due to freezing temperatures in the coming days, combined with the possibility of widespread precipitation and potentially hazardous road conditions, the Houston Independent School District will close schools and offices on Monday, Feb. 15 and Tuesday, Feb. 16. Out of an abundance of caution, there will be no virtual or in-person learning, and staff will not report to work.
Students can use both days to reinforce learning using the digital resources found on the HUB or HISD @ H.O.M.E. Students also can submit current or late assignments on the HUB
Due to the threat of inclement weather in the Houston area, and to ensure the safety of staff, all HISD facilities and offices will be closed Wednesday, August 26, and Thursday, August 27. District facilities are scheduled to reopen on Friday, August 28, pending road and weather conditions.
Employees will be required to report to work remotely on
Friday, August 28. However, essential employees who are required to
physically report to work on Wednesday and Thursday will be contacted by their
supervisors. Virtual Professional Development sessions and preservice
training will be rescheduled. Virtual Camp Spark sessions will continue as
HISD schools were closed on Friday, May 10, due to inclement weather. The HISD Board-adopted 2018-19 academic calendar has time allotted beyond what is required to comply with state law. As a result, HISD students will not need to make up the missed instructional day.
As Houston temperatures dropped, the gift of warmth arrived just in time for hundreds of kids at Nathaniel Q. Henderson Elementary School in East Houston.
FedEx Cares teamed up with Operation Warm, a national nonprofit that provides brand new coats to children in need, to deliver coats to every student enrolled at N.Q. Henderson. Nearly 40 FedEx volunteers helped more than 300 students pick out a free, brand-new coat in their size and favorite color.
“I am so excited for our campus,” Principal Alana Holloway said. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our scholars. We are very appreciative. I know that our parents and families will be extremely grateful.” Continue reading →
The Houston Independent School District Special Olympics Field Days planned this week (Tuesday, Nov. 13 through Nov. 15) at Butler Stadium will be rescheduled due to inclement weather.
HISD officials have closely monitored the weather forecast and determined that lower temperatures may impact the district’s Special Olympics event. As a result, Special Olympics Field Days will be rescheduled at a later date.
The event, which is held in partnership with Special Olympics Texas, gives students with intellectual and developmental disabilities a chance to showcase their athletic skills by taking part in fun athletic contests. The friendly competition includes basketball, tennis, soccer, and track and field for all ages, as well as flag football for high-schoolers.