The Houston Independent School District’s new Fonwood Early Childhood Center will be offering open enrollment for children in the North Forest community at a free community event on July 13.
When the clock struck midnight on July 1, seven schools in the North Forest community formally became members of the HISD family.
Once the keys were turned over to HISD officials, district representatives from a host of departments sprang into action, working feverishly to coordinate repairs, assess students’ records, and complete maintenance projects just one week before the start of summer school.
Looking sharp in a light grey suit, white shirt, and red tie, Hilliard Elementary Principal Mike Walker is working the room. Even though summer school officially began at 8 a.m., parents are still arriving with their children at 8:30. Despite some minor confusion, North Forest’s Summer School Program is officially underway.
Classes also are being held at Shadydale Elementary, Forest Brook Middle School, and North Forest High School Monday through Thursday until August 1. Buses are picking up students at their home campus at 7:10 a.m. and transporting them to one of the schools where summer classes are being offered.
Former employees of the North Forest Independent School District can get information regarding employee service records, retirement options and more throughout the month of July.
For more information, please call (713) 633-1600 or visit the North Forest administration building at 6010 Little York Road. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Classes to be offered at four campuses in the North Forest community
The Houston Independent School District will offer summer school instruction for students in the North Forest community from July 8 through August 1 at the following schools: Shadydale and Hilliard elementary schools, Forest Brook Middle School, and North Forest High School.
HISD is sending notification letters this week to the households of students who should attend summer school. The summer school session is intended for students who need to retake portions of the STAAR exam, students who have not met grade-level promotion standards, high school students who need to retake STAAR end-of-course exams, high school students in need of course credit recovery, certain English language learners, and certain students receiving special education services.
Classes will be held Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Transportation will be provided at eight different locations within the North Forest community. For more information on bus pickup sites, call 713-613-3040.
Deadline to register for summer school is July 11. Parents can visit their neighborhood schools to register for summer school or register online at www.houstonisd.org/nfsummer.
Children in the North Forest community will be able to participate in the Houston Independent School District’s free summer meal program from July 8 to August 1.
Free breakfast and lunch will be available for children ages 1 to 18 at any of the participating campuses.
- Forest Brook MS, 7525 Tidwell
- Hilliard ES, 8115 E. Houston
- North Forest HS, 10725 Mesa
- Shadydale ES, 5905 Tidwell
Yellow HISD work vans fill the parking lot, and the smell of paint permeates the air inside Fonwood Elementary School, a former North Forest ISD campus. Dr. Kimberly Agnew-Borders, the new principal, is in the front office overseeing the school’s transition to Fonwood Early Childhood Center.
“We are getting ready to welcome a new class of four-year-olds to our campus,” said Dr. Agnew-Borders, who previously served as the principal of Wesley Elementary School. She is interviewing teachers, meeting parents who show up to enroll their children, picking Formica, and generally directing the re-purposing of the school.
Classes will be offered at four campuses in the North Forest community
The Houston Independent School District will offer summer school instruction for students in the North Forest community from July 8 through Aug. 1.
Houston ISD has filled all positions for summer school teachers in the North Forest community.
HISD began accepting applications for certified internal educators on July 1, and all positions were filled by July 2.
HISD Board of Education Trustee Rhonda Skillern-Jones and various administrators addressed dozens of parents at a public meeting at Kashmere High School Tuesday on the proposed changes to school attendance zones to prepare for the North Forest transition. The school zone changes would impact Kashmere High School as well as Key Middle School and Cook, Kashmere Gardens, McGowen and Paige elementary schools.