LIST: Houston-area school districts, universities announce plans for week following winter weather closures

HOUSTON – After several days of being closed due to dangerously cold and icy conditions, many school districts are surveying damage and making plans for the upcoming week.

Here are the districts that have made announcements in alphabetical order:

Alief ISD

Due to winter storm recovery efforts, Alief ISD will be closed Monday, February 22. Maintenance staff have been working non-stop to ensure campuses are safe upon return to school and work. Tuesday will be a work day for staff. Curbside Meal service will not be served during this time. On Wednesday, all students are back to in-person or online learning at most campuses except: ALC, Alexander Elementary, Landis Elementary and Rees Elementary students and staff. They will remain 100% online through Friday, February 26.

Alvin Community College

Classes will resume on the 22nd.

Alvin ISD

Classes will resume on Monday for in-person and virtual learning.

Aldine ISD

Aldine ISD has announced plans for students and staff for the week of Feb. 22-26.

Monday/Tuesday: All district facilities will be closed. No school or work.

Wednesday: Remote Learning Day. Teachers will teach from home. Campus leadership teams and administrative employees are to report to work.

Thursday/Friday: Remote Learning Day. All staff report to their work sites.

Week of March 1: Return to normal operations.

Alvin ISD

Alvin ISD will resume normal operations on Monday, February 22nd.

Anahuac ISD

School will resume on Monday, February 22.

Angleton ISD

Angleton ISD said it will not have classes for students on Monday. School resumes Tuesday.

According to a release, staff will have a workday on Monday and will need to report to work at 9 a.m. School will resume as normal for both students and staff on Tuesday.

The district will continue its Fueled to Go meal program as they have done since Thursday. The district said it will distribute already sacked breakfast and lunch meals to children ages 18 and under through curbside services at Westside Elementary from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and we will run three buses to distribute breakfast and lunch sack meals at designated bus stops (locations on the AISD website under District News).

Extracurricular practices may still take place on Monday, depending on coaches and sponsors, who will be in touch with students and parents related to any extracurricular activities.

Beatrice Mayes Institute

The school will resume Monday, Feb. 22.

The Branch School

The Branch School campus will be closed on Monday, with remote learning for all.

Brenham ISD

Brenham ISD will conduct all classes remotely on Monday, Feb. 22. In-person classes resume Tuesday. Remote learning will continue for students who have elected to learn virtually.

Channelview ISD

Channelview ISD will remain closed on Monday, Feb. 22. Tuesday, Feb. 23 will be a staff workday, there will be no classes or students on campus. Classes will resume for normal school hours from Wednesday, Feb. 24 to Friday, Feb. 26.

Clear Creek ISD

Seabrook Intm. and Bay Elementary will be remote Tuesday. School resumes Tuesday, with exceptions.

Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD

The district will be closed on Monday, February 22nd. On Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, ALL students will participate in online learning from home. Instructional staff will work from home to assist students. Non-instructional staff will report to work on Tuesday to make preparations for everyone’s return to campus on Wednesday, Feb. 24th. All classes will resume as usual on Wednesday, Feb. 24th.

Conroe ISD

Conroe Independent School District will resume classes Monday.

Clear Creek ISD

Clear Creek Independent School District will open Tuesday, Feb. 23 for learning, operating on a normal schedule with the exception of two schools.

As of 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22, the city of Seabrook was under a boil water advisory, which affects Bay Elementary and Seabrook Intermediate. If the boil water notice is not lifted by 8:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22, then students of Bay Elementary, Seabrook Intermediate and Seabrook Science Magnet will attend school-to-home. The school district recommends parents of students in Bay Elementary and Seabrook Intermediate to prepare for a remote learning day. If the boil water notice is lifted by 8:00 p.m., CCISD will be sending an update to families of students at these schools letting them know that the campuses will reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 23 for students.

More details can be found on the district’s website.

Crosby ISD

Crosby ISD will resume normal operations Monday.

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

The district said on-campus instruction and CFISD Connect remote learning will resume on Tuesday.

Dickinson ISD

Students and staff will resume classes on Tuesday.

Check the website for updates.

Dayton ISD

Dayton ISD will return to regular classes and activities on Monday, Feb. 22.

Danbury ISD

Danbury ISD Schools and Administration Offices will be open and back to a regular schedule on Monday, Feb. 22.

Deer Park ISD

Deer Park ISD students will return to school Monday, Feb. 22.

Dickinson ISD

School resumes Tuesday.

East Bernard ISD

School will resume on Monday, Feb. 22.

East Chambers ISD

Classes will resume Monday, Feb. 22.

Fallbrook Academy

In order to give time for our families and staff to recover, Fallbrook Academy will be closed on Monday, February 22 and Tuesday, February 23. There will be no remote or in-person classes and teachers/students will have time off for recovery.

Fort Bend ISD

Per FBISD’s website, all schools will resume with online learning from Wednesday, Feb. 24 through Friday, Feb. 26. Tuesday, Feb. 23 will be a staff workday as preparation for student learning.

Friendswood ISD

School resumes Tuesday.

Galveston ISD

Galveston ISD schools will be open on Monday, February 22 and all classes will resume as scheduled. The only exception is Crenshaw Environmental Science Magnet school on Boliver which will remain closed on Monday due to low water pressure at that campus.

Galena Park ISD

Monday, February 22, GPISD will be closed. On Tuesday, February 23, face-to-face and remote instruction will resume on normal schedule.

Goose Creek CISD

Goose Creek CISD schools will be closed Monday, Feb. 22. Campus and district-level administrators, administrative support and district operations staff will report to duty Monday. Some schools will resume in-person and virtually Tuesday.

Harmony Public Schools

Harmony Public Schools are closed Monday and Tuesday.

Hempstead ISD

In-person and remote learning will take place Tuesday.

Houston Community College

Classes closed until Monday, February 22.. Further information is on the HCC’s website at

Houston ISD

HISD offices and schools will remain closed through Tuesday, Feb. 23. Virtual learning will resume Wednesday and continue through Friday unless notified otherwise.

Humble ISD

Humble ISD plans to resume school on Monday, Feb. 22, for all students, both on-campus and virtual students.

Huntsville ISD

Huntsville ISD will resume normal school operations on Monday, February 22.

Huffman ISD

Huffman ISD will reopen on Monday, Feb. 22.

Katy ISD

Following water advisories being lifted across the Katy area yesterday and today, Katy ISD will reopen campuses, for both in-person and virtual learning, Tuesday, February 23. Schmalz Elementary remains in areas under boil water notice. Parents at that school will receive direct communication regarding tomorrow’s learning plan.

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act provides immediate enrollment and educational stability for students who may be displaced as a result of the recent storm, or other event. District staff is in the process of reaching out to families to connect them with supports and information available through the Act. Displaced families are encouraged to complete a Student Residency Questionnaire- ENG or Student Residency Questionnaire- SPA, and email it to, or call 281-396-2612. Additional information about the Act can be found here.

KIPP Texas Schools

All KIPP Texas Schools will be closed for students on Monday and will begin offering asynchronous instruction on Tuesday and virtual instruction on Wednesday.

KIPP Texas will inform families and staff about the status of in-person learning for Thursday and Friday.

Klein ISD

Per Klein ISD’s superintendent: “We look forward to safely welcoming students and staff back on Monday, February 22, 2021.”

La Porte ISD

La Porte ISD will be open and operating under a regular schedule Monday.

Lee College

Lee College’s face-to-face classes are canceled for Monday, February 22. Online classes, LeeStreams, and the online portion of hybrid classes will take place as scheduled.

Livingston ISD

School will resume on Monday, Feb. 22.

Lone Star College

Lone Star College will resume normal operations Monday (2/22). This includes online and in-person classes.

Montgomery ISD

All Montgomery ISD schools and district offices will resume normal operations on Monday, Feb. 22. In-person instruction will resume on Monday, Feb. 22.

Pasadena ISD

Monday, February 22, 2021, will be a staff workday only. Virtual learning will resume Wednesday, February 23, 2021. The district will return to face-to-face instruction once they get the all-clear to do so at all campus and department locations.

Pearland ISD

Pearland ISD will resume school on Monday, Feb. 22.

Raul Yzaguirre Schools for Success

There are no classes Monday. Virtual classes (instruction) will resume Tuesday and Wednesday. Virtual and in-person classes will take place Thursday and Friday.

Royal ISD

Royal ISD students will resume school Tuesday.

Saint Thomas’ Episcopal School

Saint Thomas’ Episcopal School will resume on Feb. 22. Check the school website for updates.

Sam Houston State University

All SHSU campuses will reopen Monday, Feb. 22.

San Jacinto College

All San Jacinto College classes and business operations are canceled through Sunday, Feb. 21. All classes will resume Monday, Feb. 22, with all classes being taught virtually. Any exceptions to this will be communicated via the instructional deans. Face-to-face and hybrid instruction will resume Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Santa Fe ISD

All campuses and District offices are fully operational and students and staff will return to school on Monday, February 22, 2021.

Sealy ISD

Sealy ISD will return to school on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Sheldon ISD

Monday, February 22 will be a staff workday and student holiday, with classes resuming on Tuesday, February 23.

Shepherd ISD

School will resume on Monday, Feb. 22.

Splendora ISD

The district will resume school on Monday, Feb. 22nd.

Spring ISD

All campuses and district offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 22. On Tuesday, Feb. 23, there will be no virtual or in-person classes and teachers/students will have another day off for recovery. Wednesday, Feb. 24 was already a scheduled remote asynchronous day for all students.

Spring Branch ISD

We will not have an instructional day for students on Monday, February 22. There will be no in-person or remote learning for students on Monday. Essential personnel will report to work on Monday. At this time, our plan is to resume in-person and distance learning on Tuesday, assuming the City of Houston is able to lift the boil water status.

Stafford MSD

On Monday, Feb. 22, all campuses will do virtual learning and virtual instruction only. Face-to-face learning will resume Tuesday.

Sweeny ISD

All Sweeny ISD classes will resume Monday.

Texas City ISD

School will resume Monday.

Texas Southern University

Texas Southern University will reopen for operations on Monday, February 22nd.

Tomball ISD

According to Tomball ISD’s website, all of the district’s schools will be open starting Tuesday, Feb. 23. Tomball Memorial High School will remain 100% virtual until the repairs in progress are to a point where the campus can safely re-open.

University of Houston Downtown

UHD will reopen and classes will resume Monday, Feb. 22.

University of Houston

From the University of Houston: All University classes and activities are canceled through Saturday, Feb. 20, including UH at Sugar Land and UH at Katy. The University will provide updates on this developing winter weather situation HERE.

The Varnett Public Schools - Charter Schools

Beginning Thursday, February 25, 2021, all Varnett Public Schools and facilities will reopen for face-to-face and remote learning. Buses will run their regular routes.

Waller ISD

Schools reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 23 and operate regular online and on-campus schedules.

Willis ISD

School will resume at the normal time Monday, Feb. 22.

Wharton ISD

Wharton ISD classes will resume Monday, Feb. 22.

YES Prep Public Schools

YES Prep Public Schools are extending campus closures through Tues, Feb 23. Online and in-person instruction resumes on Wed, Feb 24. YES Prep virtual students who signed up to receive meals at home, meal delivery routes will resume on Monday. YES Prep students who attend in-person or who have opted out of meal deliveries will be able to pick up meals at their home campus on Monday between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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