UPDATED: Cy-Fair ISD extends closure through Feb. 19

Cy-Fair announced a Feb. 17-18 school closure due to hazardous conditions, power outages and predicted inclement weather. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Cy-Fair announced a Feb. 17-18 school closure due to hazardous conditions, power outages and predicted inclement weather. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Cy-Fair announced a Feb. 17-18 school closure due to hazardous conditions, power outages and predicted inclement weather. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Updated 11:05 a.m Feb. 17

Cy-Fair ISD announced on its website Feb. 17 it will remain closed through Feb. 19. The announcement stated several schools in the district have sustained major water damage and the district continues to face widespread power outages, unreliable water service, a total loss of food in at least a dozen campuses, and many staff and community members having broken water pipes. The district stated the additional closure time will allow the CFISD community to get their lives in order from the various issues and outages this week.

2:17 p.m. Feb. 16

Cy-Fair ISD announced it would remain closed Feb. 17 and 18 as freezing temperatures, regional power outages and hazardous road conditions continued Feb. 16.

The district was closed for Presidents Day weekend Feb. 15 and canceled school the following day after a snow and ice storm caused widespread power outages. As of Feb. 16, power outages continued to plague the Greater Houston area.


In a post on CFISD's social media pages, the district said the continuing circumstances as well as predicted additional inclement weather on Feb. 16 prompted the additional closures. The district stated no remote learning will occur, and it will apply for missed school day emergency waivers from the Texas Education Agency.

Extracurricular activities are canceled through Feb. 18, and playoff games will be rescheduled, it stated.

The district stated in the post an announcement about whether school will open Feb. 19 will be made no later than 6 p.m. Feb. 18.

By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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