Cy-Fair ISD announces school closure extension through May 1

All Cy-Fair ISD campuses and facilities are closed during the coronavirus outbreak. (Danica Smithwick/Community Impact Newspaper)
All Cy-Fair ISD campuses and facilities are closed during the coronavirus outbreak. (Danica Smithwick/Community Impact Newspaper)

All Cy-Fair ISD campuses and facilities are closed during the coronavirus outbreak. (Danica Smithwick/Community Impact Newspaper)

Cy-Fair ISD Superintendent Mark Henry announced March 31 that district campuses and facilities would remain closed through May 1. He previously announced March 16 that classes would resume April 13 following Easter weekend, but plans have changed as state officials made new announcements March 31.

“In compliance with Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order issued today, CFISD has canceled in-person classes through Friday, May 1,” Henry said in a statement. “In-person classes are now scheduled to resume on Monday, May 4, which coincides with the first day that UIL games and contests may continue. We will continue to evaluate this date with the input from health and government officials.”


CFISD teachers will continue supporting students in the “Learning at Home” program, which is in its second week of operation for nearly 118,000 students throughout the district. Curriculum is offered online and via packets that have been distributed for students who do not have internet access.

“I have received many questions from students and parents about graduation ceremonies. For now, we still have graduations scheduled, but we will be discussing alternative options and dates with high school leadership to recognize our seniors while maintaining safety for all,” Henry said March 31. “It troubles me to prolong time apart from our students and staff, but during this unprecedented time, I feel it is critical to protect our community and halt the spread of COVID-19.”

Find more information about how the district is responding to the COVID-19 outbreak at www.cfisd.net.
By Danica Lloyd

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.