UPDATED: Humble ISD extends closure of in-person, online learning through Feb. 19; district officials expect school to resume Feb. 22

Humble ISD officials announced around noon Feb. 18 that in-person and online learning is canceled Feb. 19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Humble ISD officials announced around noon Feb. 18 that in-person and online learning is canceled Feb. 19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Humble ISD officials announced around noon Feb. 18 that in-person and online learning is canceled Feb. 19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Updated Feb. 18 at 1:30 p.m.

Humble ISD officials announced around noon Feb. 18 that in-person and online learning is canceled Feb. 19. In-person learning has been canceled all week since Feb. 15, and in-person and online learning has been canceled since Feb. 16 due to the winter storm and power outages.

Staff members are performing facility checks and the district anticipates classes to resume Feb. 22, according to the announcement on the HISD website.

Updated Feb. 17 at 10:30 a.m.

Humble ISD announced Feb. 17 around 10 a.m. that the cancellation of in-person and online learning has been extended through Feb. 18 due to power outages.

According to an announcement on the HISD website, the district intends to apply for a waiver with the Texas Education Agency to make up for missed school days this week. As of now, it appears the missed days will not have to be made up, per the announcement.

Updated Feb. 16 at 12:45 p.m.

Humble ISD has canceled remote and in-person learning Feb. 17 due to inclement weather and power outages affecting the Greater Houston area, the district announced Feb. 16. All buildings and facilities will be closed, and there will be no athletic events or practices.

In an email Feb. 15, the district stated that the closures of online learning were done in partnership with CenterPoint Energy to conserve power. As of 8:55 a.m. Feb. 16, CenterPoint Energy recorded that 42.53% of customers had power, which means more than half of its service area—affecting a total of 1.38 million customers—is still without power, as Community Impact Newspaper reported.

Additionally, HISD has also rescheduled its Feb. 16 school board meeting to Feb. 23 at 7 p.m., according to the district.

Updated Feb. 15 at 3:05 p.m.

Humble ISD has canceled remote learning for Feb. 16 as a result of inclement weather and power outages across the Greater Houston area.

This closure applies to remote learning as well and will be counted as a snow day. Feb. 15 remains an online school day for middle and high school students, as teachers were able to post lessons before power outages began, according to a press release from the district. However, teachers will allow for full credit for late work.

Original, posted Feb. 12 at 2:29 p.m.

Due to potentially icy road conditions, all Humble ISD employees and middle and high school students will work and learn remotely Feb. 15, district officials announced Feb. 12.

According to the announcement, Feb. 15 will remain a student holiday for elementary students, but previously scheduled professional development for staff will not take place online.

Additionally, while athletic events scheduled for Feb. 12-13 will continue to take place as scheduled, all events and practices previously planned for Feb. 15 have been canceled, as no district buildings will be open. Announcements regarding the rescheduling of these events will be made at www.humbleisd.net/athletics.

"Humble ISD continually monitors the weather. It is possible that learning will need to occur online on Tuesday, Feb. 16, depending upon how our area is affected on Monday by the weather," the announcement reads. "Parents and staff will be notified by email, text and through www.humbleisd.net. Humble ISD will be able to apply for a waiver to keep the current calendar, without having to make up the school day, if school is held online."
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