Fort Bend ISD to have early dismissal Sept. 13; classes are canceled Sept. 14 due to Tropical Storm Nicholas

Fort Bend ISD students will have early dismissal Sept. 13 and classes have been cancelled Sept. 14 due to Tropical Storm Nicholas. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
Fort Bend ISD students will have early dismissal Sept. 13 and classes have been cancelled Sept. 14 due to Tropical Storm Nicholas. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)

Fort Bend ISD students will have early dismissal Sept. 13 and classes have been cancelled Sept. 14 due to Tropical Storm Nicholas. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)

As Tropical Storm Nicholas approaches the Texas coast, Fort Bend ISD announced early dismissal for all students Sept. 13 and canceled classes Sept. 14 to ensure the safety of students, parents and staff, according to a district news release.

"We are taking this action out of an abundance of caution given the size of our district, the possibility of some portions experiencing flash flooding and hazardous road conditions, and the fact the district has a significant bus driver shortage necessitating early afternoon routes to transport students home before conditions worsen," FBISD said in the release.


The Sugar Land area could receive 6-12 inches of rain from Sept. 13-15, according a news release from the city.

Schools will be released Sept. 13 according to the following schedule. Buses will run and lunches will be served in accordance with the early dismissal schedule.

  • High school early dismissal will be at 11:35 a.m.

  • Middle school early dismissal will be at 1:25 p.m.

  • Elementary school early dismissal will be at 12:10 p.m.


All after school activities are canceled Sept. 13, and the board of trustees meeting scheduled for Sept. 13 has also been canceled. The board of trustees is expected to meet Sept. 16 for a special called meeting and the appointment of the new superintendent, Christie Whitbeck.

The district has set up a severe weather hotline at 281-634-4636, and any additional changes will be communicated to parents and staff via the website, social media, and direct notifications, according to the release.
By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Sugar Land/Missouri City

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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