HOUSTON – Students from Kingwood High School on Monday are sharing a building with another high school after flooding destroyed their building.
During the weekend, Kingwood students had a chance to tour their temporary home at Summer Creek High School while crews work to repair the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.
The plan keeps Kingwood students together, but it forces major changes in the school day for students at both schools, essentially splitting the day in half between the two student bodies.
Summer Creek students will attend class from 7 to 11 a.m., and Kingwood students will attend class from noon to 4 p.m. Lunch and homeroom have been cut, and extracurricular activities for each school will happen while the other school is in class.
Administrators said they recognize the challenge, but are willing to do whatever it takes to make it a successful school year.
The road most Kingwood students will take to get to Summer Creek was lined with hundreds of signs welcoming them to their temporary school.