Updated May 20 at 4:15 p.m.

Shortly after announcing schools would remain closed May 21, Cy-Fair ISD officials posted a follow-up announcement on social media stating seniors would not have to take final exams.

"Due to the recent storm and widespread power outages our community has experienced, spring 2024 final exams for seniors will be waived. Any senior needing to take the final exam to improve his/her overall average may contact the director of instruction on their campus," the statement reads.

Exams for students in grades 9-11 will continue as scheduled May 28-31, officials said.

Originally posted May 20 at 3:12 p.m.

Officials with Cy-Fair ISD announced around 3 p.m. on May 20 that all campuses and district facilities would remain closed Tuesday, May 21. At least 19 facilities did not have power as of Monday afternoon, including 16 campuses, two transportation centers and an early learning center.

“Additionally, several large communities in the Cy-Fair area continue to be without power, and we know that this presents significant challenges for many of our CFISD staff,” the statement reads.

Campus leadership will be communicating next steps regarding final exams and other activities with families.

The bottom line

This will be the third consecutive school day missed due to the May 16 storm. Friday, May 17, will not have to be made up as the district included inclement weather time in the 2023-24 school calendar.

However, administration will be requesting a waiver from the Texas Education Agency for Monday and Tuesday, May 20-21, so those days do not have to be made up either, officials said.

“Like you, we are eager to reopen our doors to our staff, our students, and our community, just as soon as it is safe to do so. We will provide another update on Tuesday through our district website, social media channels and SchoolMessenger. Thank you so much for your continued patience during this recovery period,” officials said in the May 20 statement.