UPDATED: Klein ISD now distributing backpacks of food, printed lessons for students every Tuesday

All KISD schools and facilities are closed until May 4. During the closure, the district will consult with KISD emergency personnel, essential staff and local health authorities to continue assessing any risks to students and staff. (Rendering courtesy U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
All KISD schools and facilities are closed until May 4. During the closure, the district will consult with KISD emergency personnel, essential staff and local health authorities to continue assessing any risks to students and staff. (Rendering courtesy U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

All KISD schools and facilities are closed until May 4. During the closure, the district will consult with KISD emergency personnel, essential staff and local health authorities to continue assessing any risks to students and staff. (Rendering courtesy U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Updated April 14, 11:06 a.m.

Klein ISD's Backpack Buddies program has expanded and will now be distributing backpacks of food and printed lesson packets on Tuesdays, starting April 14.

Updated delivery times and locations are as follows:

9-9:30 a.m.

Sugarberry Community Center on Mulberry Park Lane



Five Oaks neighborhood

Willowood neighborhood at the Willowbrook Crossing Community Center, intersection of Silver Cloud Lane and WIllow Wood Lane

Northcliff Manor Community Center, West Marsham Circle

9:45-10 a.m.

Cottage Garden Community Center on Sugar Orchard Lane

Five Oaks neighborhood, intersection of Nueces Drive and Paloma Drive

11-11:30 a.m.

Farmette Meadows, intersection of Cabbage and Carrot Street

Pinewood Place Community Center, intersection of Pinewood Place and Dowdell Road

Inwood West Community Center, Maywood Forest Drive

Willow Bend Apartments at Veterans Memorial Drive

11:30 a.m.-noon

Brandywine Pines, intersection of Huckleton and Pine Lock Lane


Updated April 9, 4:40 p.m.

In partnership with the Houston Food Bank, Klein ISD will now be distributing backpacks containing food and printed lesson packets every Thursday while the district is closed. A KISD student must be present at time of pickup to receive a backpack and lessons.

Updated delivery times and locations are as follows:

9-9:30 a.m.

Cottage Garden Community Center on Sugar Orchard Lane

Five Oaks neighborhood

Willowood neighborhood at the Willowbrook Crossing Community Center, intersection of Silver Cloud Lane and WIllow Wood Lane

Northcliff Manor Community Center, West Marsham Circle

9:45-10 a.m.

Five Oaks neighborhood, intersection of Nueces Drive and Paloma Drive

11-11:30 a.m.

Sugarberry Community Center on Mulberry Park Lane

Pinewood Place Community Center, intersection of Pinewood Place and Dowdell Road

Inwood West Community Center, Maywood Forest Drive

Willow Bend Apartments at Veterans Memorial Drive

Updated April 3, 4:40 p.m.

Klein ISD is now offering district students and staff free access to Microsoft Office 365, containing programs such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel, according to an April 3 news release. Students and staff members are able to utilize five desktop and five mobile licenses; a valid KISD credential login is required to download the programs.

“This is a great option for our families that our partnership with Microsoft allows us,” said Chad Greene, KISD manager of Application Support Services, in a statement. “This ensures our students and staff can collaborate and work together in a safe and secure environment even if they’re on a personal device or mobile phone.”

Updated March 25, 5:00 p.m.

According to a March 25 news update, Klein ISD will continue to distribute meals to children 18 and under each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., or until all meals are distributed. More information on KISD's curbside meal pickup can be found at https://kisd.us/food. Children 18 and under must be present at time of pickup to receive meals. The locations of the pickups are as follow.




  • Hildebrandt Intermediate, 22800 Hildebrandt Road, Spring

  • Klein Annex, 302 Kleingreen Lane, Spring

  • Klein Intermediate, 4710 W Mt Houston Road, Houston

  • Strack Intermediate, 18027-S Kuykendahl Road, Spring

  • Ulrich Intermediate, 10103 Spring Cypress Road, Spring

  • Wunderlich Intermediate, 11800 Misty Valley Drive, Spring



In addition to KISD's curbside meal pickup, the district will also be distributing backpacks containing food and printed lessons for students beginning Thursday, March 26, in partnership with the Houston Food Bank Backpack Buddies program. A KISD student must be present at time of pickup to receive a backpack and lessons.




  • Cottage Garden Community Center on Sugar Orchard Ln., 9:00-9:30 a.m.

  • Sugarberry Community Center on Mulberry Park Ln., 11:00-11:30 a.m.

  • Five Oaks neighborhood, 9:00-9:30 a.m.

  • Five Oaks neighborhood, intersection of Nueces Dr. and Paloma Dr., 10:00-10:15 a.m.

  • Pinewood Place Community Center, intersection of Pinewood Place and Dowdell Road, 11:00-11:30 a.m.

  • Willowood neighborhood at the Willowbrook Crossing Community Center, intersection of Silver Cloud Lane and WIllow Wood Lane, 9:00-9:30 a.m.

  • Inwood West Community Center, Maywood Forest Dr.,11:00-11:30 a.m.

  • Northcliff Manor Community Center, W. Marsham Circle, 9:00-9:30 a.m.

  • Garden City, intersection of Stallings Dr. and Genemaury St., 11:00-11:30 a.m.



Updated March 17, 5:07 p.m.

Klein ISD has expanded its WiFi broadcasting abilities, allowing students and staff to access the district's wireless internet from immediate areas near all KISD campuses, according to a March 17 news release.

On March 16, KISD extended school closures until April 10 in order to curb the spread of the recent coronavirus outbreak. As previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper, the district is also providing optional online resources for students to access during the closure. Students and staff without at-home internet can now access these resources by being in close proximity to any KISD campus.

Updated 5:32 p.m., March 16

Klein ISD is extending its districtwide closure and suspending normal operations by another three weeks, the district announced March 16.

According to the announcement, the decision to extend the district's closure to April 10 was made in conjunction with surrounding school districts and supports the nationwide effort to "flatten the curve" of the coronavirus pandemic.

"We know this is a time of great stress. Although our district will operate differently during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are in this together for our community. Thank you for your continued patience, sacrifice and support," KISD Superintendent Jenny McGown said in a statement.

Additionally, while Gov. Greg Abbott waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, testing requirements earlier today, KISD officials said they are continuing to monitor updates from the College Board as it relates to ACT, SAT and AP testing.

The announcement also states KISD students can access extended learning opportunities by clicking here, and KISD employees should expect an employee email update by 9 p.m. on March 16.

The district is continuing to prepare and plan long-term delivery of instruction with more information to come.

Updated 2:23 p.m., March 16

Klein ISD has provided optional learning resources for students following the district's weeklong closure between March 16-20 amid coronavirus concerns.

Because students are not required to learn new material or submit assignments during this time, these online activities are optional and will not be counted for academic credit. The online programs include social and emotional resources for students in all grade levels in addition to grade-specific content. Resources can be found here.

Additionally, KISD has also announced that families can now make arrangements to pick up their student's controlled substance medications from school clinics. To do so, families are asked to fill out a contact form by clicking here.

Posted 4:32 p.m., March 12

Klein ISD has moved to a Level 3 risk level status following an individual within the KISD community having a presumptive positive case of coronavirus exposure, according to a March 12 news release.

According to the district's statement, the individual and their family are currently self-quarantined. All KISD schools will be closed March 16-20. During the closure, the district will consult with KISD emergency personnel, essential staff and local health authorities to continue assessing any risks to students and staff.

In response to the closures, KISD will be providing households with a week's worth of free drive-thru or curbside meals for anyone 18 years or under. Meals will be provided at Klein Intermediate, Wunderlich Intermediate, Mittelstadt Elementary, and Schultz Elementary schools between 8-11 a.m. on March 16-17.

In addition to campus closures, the district has also canceled all school events and extracurricular activities, effective immediately. Additionally, the SAT originally scheduled to be held on March 14 at Klein High School has been rescheduled for March 28.

KISD moved to a Level 2 risk earlier on March 12, as previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper.

Questions regarding the coronavirus outbreak and KISD should be directed to kleinisd.net/COVID19.



MOST RECENT

This month, the Greater Houston area will mark the anniversaries of its first confirmed COVID-19 cases as well as the first deaths attributed to the pandemic. (Courtesy Pexels)
Share your story: Have you lost anyone to COVID-19?

This month, the Greater Houston area will mark the anniversaries of its first confirmed COVID-19 cases as well as the first deaths attributed to the pandemic.

The Pavilion is looking to bring live shows back this summer. (Courtesy The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion announces 2021 season update

The Pavilion is looking at bringing live shows back this summer.

People wait in line to receive a vaccine at an Austin Public Health vaccination site. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas offers COVID-19 vaccinations to school, child care workers

Educators, school staff and child care professionals are qualified to receive coronavirus vaccines effective immediately.

In response to Gov. Greg Abbott's March 2 announcement that Texas' statewide mask mandate and COVID-19-related business restrictions will be lifted as of March 10, the Texas Education Agency released updated public health guidance March 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Updated Texas Education Agency guidance allows individual school boards to determine mask policies

"Under this updated guidance, a public school system's current practices on masks may continue unchanged. Local school boards have full authority to determine their local mask policy," the release reads.

H-E-B will continue to require employees to wear face masks until further notice. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
H-E-B to require employees, ask customers to be masked despite upcoming expiration of governor's mandate

H-E-B officials announced their employees and vendors would still be required to be masked while on the job, and customers would be encouraged to wear masks while in stores.

A mandate will remain in effect for the time being requiring all riders to weak masks on vehicles run by the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, officials announced March 3.  (Courtesy Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County)
Mask mandate to remain in effect for all METRO vehicles, properties

The announcement comes one day after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott rescinded his mask order for the state.

Following Gov. Greg Abbott's March 2 announcement that the statewide mask mandate and COVID-19-related business restrictions will be lifted as of March 10, Harris County and city of Houston leaders are weighing in, and local health care providers are urging residents to continue to take precautions. (Courtesy Pexels)
Harris County, Houston leaders call end of statewide mask mandate a 'distraction' from power grid failures

"At best, today’s decision is wishful thinking. At worst, it is a cynical attempt to distract Texans from the failures of state oversight of our power grid," Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said.

As of 11:30 a.m. on March 2, eight areas across Harris County remained under boil water notice affecting about 2,300 residents. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Thousands in unincorporated Harris County remain under boil notices

As of 11:30 a.m. on March 2, eight areas across Harris County remained under boil water notice affecting about 2,300 residents.

The Holcomb Family YMCA will be built on the shores of Lake Holcomb in Spring's Falls at Imperial Oaks development. (Courtesy YMCA of Greater Houston)
Construction on new outdoor YMCA facility in northeast Spring set to begin in March

The first phase of the outdoor Holcomb Family YMCA facility on Imperial Promenade Drive is expected to open this fall.

Following Gov. Greg Abbott’s announcement that Texans will no longer be required by state law to wear a mask effective March 10, officials with Spring and Klein ISDs said they are awaiting further direction from the Texas Education Agency before they make any changes to existing mask policies. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Spring, Klein ISDs await further guidance from Texas Education Agency following end of statewide mask mandate

Following Gov. Greg Abbott’s announcement that Texans will no longer be required by state law to wear a mask effective March 10, officials with Spring and Klein ISDs said they are awaiting further direction from the Texas Education Agency before they make any changes to existing mask policies.

A face mask policy has been in place this school year—it states that all staff and pre-K-12 students must wear masks in common areas and in classrooms when social distancing is not feasible. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
Cy-Fair ISD officials: Face mask policy will remain in place until further notice

A face mask policy has been in place this school year—it states that all staff and pre-K-12 students must wear masks in common areas and in classrooms when social distancing is not feasible.