UPDATED: Fort Bend ISD remains closed, cancels classes for Feb. 17

Fort Bend ISD has announced all classes are canceled Feb. 17. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Fort Bend ISD has announced all classes are canceled Feb. 17. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Fort Bend ISD has announced all classes are canceled Feb. 17. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Updated Feb. 16, 1:02 p.m.

Fort Bend ISD has announced that all campuses and facilities will remain closed Feb. 17 and that no classes will take place due to ongoing power outages and connectivity issues in the area.



Updated Feb. 15, 2:10 p.m.

In a Feb. 15 press release, Fort Bend ISD announced a full-district closure and the cancellation of all instruction for Feb. 16.


Previously, students were expected to engage in online, asynchronous learning Feb. 16. However, due to electricity outages throughout Fort Bend County, instruction will not take place Feb. 16.

The district is planning to have asynchronous learning Feb. 17, during which students will engage in assignments online separate from their teachers and peers.



FBISD will share additional updates via the district's website, social media and mass notification system, per the release.

Posted Feb. 12, 2:10 p.m.

All Fort Bend ISD students will engage in asynchronous learning via Schoology on Feb 16, the district announced in a press release Feb. 12. School buildings and facilities, including the grab-and-go meal program and most extracurricular activities, are also canceled.

The decision comes as the region prepares for an arctic front, which is expected to bring prolonged periods of freezing temperatures and the possibility of wintry precipitation over the weekend and into next week, according to the National Weather Service Houston/Galveston.

The district notes in the release that if power outages occur in the area, the district will be in further communication about possible school closures.

FBISD students do not have school Feb. 15 in observance of Presidents' Day.

For more information about schedule changes due to weather, call the district's weather hotline at 281-634-4636.
By Claire Shoop
Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.


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