Pearland, Friendswood, Alvin ISDs extend school closures to May

Pearland and Friendswood ISD to suspend normal school operations until May 4. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Pearland and Friendswood ISD to suspend normal school operations until May 4. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Pearland and Friendswood ISD to suspend normal school operations until May 4. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Updated 12:00 p.m. April 1

Alvin ISD has tentatively moved the first day of in-class instruction to May 4 after Gov. Abbott's executive order.

In a press release, the district said it will continue to offer students remote and digital learning and will re-evaluate the closure during the week of April 27.

Posted 5:08 p.m. March 31

Gov. Greg Abbott has issued an executive order addressing the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic going forward. The order includes a recommendation that schools remain closed until May 4.



Following the order from the governor, Pearland ISD announced in a press release that it will be suspending normal operations until May 4 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Remote learning and free curbside meals for students will continue for the duration of the closure.



PISD Superintendent John Kelly said in the press release that they can not predict if normal school operations and activities will resume in April, May or June, including graduation.



“While our hundreds of senior students will complete high school requirements and be pronounced graduates, it remains very uncertain whether an accompanying ceremony can or will occur,” Kelly said in the press release.



Friendswood ISD will also be suspending normal operations until May 4, district officials said. District officials will be working to make sure the community has the most updated information in this rapidly changing time.

By Morgan Slutzky
Morgan is the reporter for the Pearland and Friendswood newspaper. She joined Community Impact in 2019 after graduating from Temple University with a degree in journalism. Her primary area of coverage is education, but she also writes about local events and businesses.


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