Humble ISD, New Caney ISD schools to remain closed until mid-April in response to coronavirus

New Caney ISD has canceled school through April 19, while Humble ISD has canceled school through April 10.  (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
New Caney ISD has canceled school through April 19, while Humble ISD has canceled school through April 10. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

New Caney ISD has canceled school through April 19, while Humble ISD has canceled school through April 10. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Both New Caney ISD and Humble ISD announced March 16 that campuses will remain closed through mid-April as a precautionary measure to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus, according to messaging on the districts' websites.

New Caney ISD's announcement stated that all district campuses will remain closed through April 19, while Humble ISD's announcement stated schools will remain closed through April 10. Additionally, Humble and New Caney ISDs have suspended extracurricular activities, athletics events and community events held in district facilities through April 10 and April 19, respectively.

New Caney ISD updates

Scott Powers, executive director of public relations at NCISD, said via email that NCISD will provide curbside meal service March 16-20 at New Caney and Sorters Mill elementaries to assist students and families. Children younger than 18 years old can eat breakfast and lunch for free, while adult meals are $4.

"New Caney ISD is working on plans for continuing educational services for students during this time and will share information with parents regarding this plan when it is complete," Powers said.


Humble ISD updates

Humble ISD first announced March 12 that it would be extending its spring break through March 20 in light of coronavirus concerns. The updated post to the district's website extends the closure by several weeks.

"We understand that closing schools poses many challenges for parents, students and staff," according to the March 16 statement posted to the HISD website. "Our collective health and safety must be our top priority, as we help our community and health care systems in containing the coronavirus."

The notice stated that free breakfasts and lunches will also be offered March 17-20 at Elm Grove, Oaks, Ridge Creek and River Pines elementaries as well as Humble and Ross Sterling middle schools, according to the HISD website.


Middle school tracks and elementary school playgrounds will remain open during the closure, per the notice.
By Kelly Schafler

Editor, Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Kelly Schafler is the editor for the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she became editor, she was the reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition for a year and a half.



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