HOUSTON – Along with evacuation orders and other storm preparations, some Houston-area schools, districts and colleges will remain closed in the coming days with the looming threat of Tropical Storm Laura and Tropical Storm Marco.
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Here’s a list of educational institutions that have announced closures so far:
Alief ISD -- Due to severe weather impact of Hurricane Laura, Alief ISD online instruction, virtual offices and facilities will be closed on Wednesday, August 26 through Friday, August 28. Meals will not be served while the district is closed. For the latest updates, please visit the Alief ISD website, Twitter or Facebook.
Alvin ISD -- Closed Wednesday and Thursday.
Anahuac ISD -- The Anahuac Independent School District announced it will be closed Tuesday, Aug. 25 through Friday, Aug. 28 “due to the concern for the safety of our staff and students,” officials announced.
Brazosport College -- Brazosport College will close Tuesday at 5 p.m. through Thursday. All evening college classes scheduled for Tuesday, including online, face-to-face, or in a hybrid/blended format are canceled, the college announced. Meanwhile, any classes scheduled before 5 p.m. Tuesday will continue as scheduled. This will include dual credit courses being offered online, face-to-face or in a hybrid format.
Brazosport ISD -- Brazosport ISD will be closed Tuesday through Thursday and the district said there will be no in-person or virtual classes during the days of the closure. “Given the uncertainty of Tropical Storm Laura in the Gulf of Mexico, we have determined it is in the best interest of our students and staff to take action and close schools Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday,” the district said on their website Monday.
Clear Creek ISD -- The Clear Creek Independent School District is issuing an early release for all staff and students at noon Tuesday. Schools will also be closed on Wednesday and Thursday. A decision regarding Friday will be made on Thursday and communicated to parents and staff.
Cleveland ISD -- Cleveland ISD will be closed Wednesday, August 25 through Friday, August 28. The district said it is in the best interest of the students and staff. Classes will resume on Monday, August 31.
College of the Mainland -- Closed as of noon Tuesday through Friday. Classes expected to resume Saturday.
Conroe ISD - Classes closed Friday due to power outages.
Cy-Fair ISD - Closed Wednesday and Thursday. Facilities will reopen Friday.
Danbury ISD- Closed due to inclement weather.
Dayton ISD -- Dayton ISD is closing Wednesday - Friday, August 25 -28, 2020.
Dickinson ISD -- Dickinson Independent School District will have an early release Tuesday at noon to allow employees and families time to prepare for Hurricane Laura. At this time, the district said they do not anticipate a significant impact in the area; however, they wanted to take precautions. Students who are on campus Tuesday will be dismissed at 11 a.m. and all staff will be released at 12 p.m. DISD will have a full-day closure on Wednesday, August 26 and Thursday, August 27. There will be no remote instruction on Wednesday or Thursday. A decision regarding Friday, August 28 will be announced on Thursday.
Fort Bend ISD -- All FBISD schools and facilities will be closed Wednesday and Thursday. Normal operations resume Friday.
Friendswood ISD -- Due to inclement weather, FISD schools and facilities will be closed Wednesday, August 26 - Friday, August 28.
Galveston ISD -- The Galveston Independent School District announced Tuesday morning that the district will be closed today, August 25, and for the remainder of the week. A mandatory evacuation was issued for all residents. All on-site and remote classes have been canceled. Classes will resume on Monday, August 31.
Goose Creek ISD -- Goose Creek CISD will be closed Wednesday through Friday due to the predicted impact from Hurricane Laura.
Harmony Public Schools -- Closed Wednesday and Thursday.
Holy Trinity Episcopal School -- Holy Trinity Episcopal School will be closed on Wednesday, August 26, and Thursday, August 27 due to the impending storm/hurricane.
Houston ISD (HISD) -- Due to the threat of inclement weather from Tropical Storm Beta, all Houston Independent School District facilities and offices will close on Tuesday, September 22. District facilities are scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, September 23, pending road and weather conditions. At-home instruction will continue as scheduled as long as internet connectivity and power remain intact. digital learning centers will be closed. Food deliveries at apartment complexes, as well as curbside pickup – both scheduled for Tuesday, September 22 –, also have been canceled.
Houston Baptist University -- Moving all University classes for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday to 100% remote instruction. Wednesday’s opening convocation will be rescheduled.
Huffman ISD -- Huffman ISD will be closed through Friday, August 28.
Humble ISD -- Open Friday.
Lamar CISD -- Closed Wednesday through Friday.
La Porte ISD -- La Porte Independent School District will be closed Tuesday so that staff members may prepare for Hurricane Laura. All district operations, including virtual instruction and extracurricular activities, are suspended through at least Thursday.
Livingston ISD -- Livingston ISD is closed through Friday.
Mainland Preparatory Classical Academy -- Mainland Preparatory Classical Academy will be closing for the rest of Tuesday, August 25.
Montgomery ISD -- Montgomery ISD Schools closed Friday.
Needville ISD -- Closed Wednesday through Friday.
Pasadena ISD -- Pasadena ISD will close Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. and will remain closed through Thursday, August 27. A decision regarding a return to school date will be made by Thursday afternoon.
Post Oak School -- Post Oak School will be closed for in-person and distance learning on Wednesday, Aug. 26, and Thursday, Aug. 27.
Rice University — Classes and normal operations will be suspended at 5 p.m. Wednesday and all day Thursday. Only essential employees will be allowed in labs.
Saint Thomas’ Episcopal School -- Saint Thomas’ Episcopal School is closed Wednesday, August 26, and Thursday, August 27. Preschool classes and online classes are canceled for those dates. The school is located in the Meyerland area of Houston.
Sam Houston State University -- All campuses will close at noon Wednesday through Thursday. Normal campus operations will resume Friday.
Santa Fe ISD -- Classes resume Friday.
San Jacinto College -- Closed Wednesday and Thursday.
Shepherd ISD -- Closed Wednesday through Friday.
Splendora ISD -- Closed Friday due to power outages.
Spring Branch ISD -- Closed Wednesday and Thursday.
Stafford Municipal School District -- The district has decided to close campuses and suspend all campus services starting on Wednesday, August 26 through Friday, August 28. Click here for more information.
St. Laurence Catholic School — The Sugar Land school announced it will be closed Thursday, Aug. 27.
Sweeny ISD -- Closed Wednesday and Thursday.
Texas City ISD -- Classes will resume Friday.
UH Clear Lake -- Closed as of 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, including Pearland and TMC locations. Classes expected to resume at 7:30 a.m. Monday.
University of Houston-Downtown -- In preparation for Hurricane Laura, the University of Houston-Downtown will close Aug. 26 - 28. All classes and events (both online and on-campus) will be canceled. The campus will not be accessible on these days.
University of Houston -- All instruction moving online Wednesday through Friday.
Willis ISD -- Due to crowded roadways from evacuations and the predicted impact of Hurricane Laura, Willis ISD teachers and students will work Remote Online Wednesday, August 26. The district will be completely closed Thursday and Friday, August 27-28 and there will be no online learning those days.