Katy ISD Superintendent Ken Gregorski announced in an online letter the district will follow Gov. Greg Abbott’s order to close campuses for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

Very few challenges facing public education can be called ‘unprecedented,’" Gregroski wrote. “Still, ‘unprecedented’ is probably the only word that can describe the effect COVID-19 has had on our family lives, schools and way of life.”

Although campuses will remain closed for the remainder of the school year, KISD will continue to deliver classes to students online, per his letter.

Katy ISD schools will operate on a modified schedule and online learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic school year," the district's health update reiterates.

However, the district’s free meal program to children will remain in place through the end of the school year.

KISD will provide additional information about graduations, summer programs, retrieving items left on campuses, athletics and fine arts at a later date, he wrote. On April 8, the district had announced it would postpone high school proms to June, while graduation ceremonies were still set for May.

“Many of our families are enduring a number of obstacles as we face these circumstances,” Gregorski wrote in the April 17 letter. “This dramatic shift in our daily lives has not been easy, and I am truly appreciative of our school community’s commitment to supporting student learning, while protecting the health and safety of Katy ISD children."

Read the full letter here.