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Severe Weather Conditions

When severe weather causes hazardous driving conditions or any other conditions exist that might delay the opening of school or cause schools to be closed, parents and students are encouraged to check the district website and social media pages and local television stations for current news reports. Information will be disseminated as soon as possible. If schools will be closed due to severe or inclement weather, the district website should be updated by 6 a.m. on the day in question.

School closing information will also be available from these resources:

  • District website
  • School Messenger automated phone notification system
  • E-Notes Text Notification
  • Facebook (include as a link)
  • Twitter

The district considers several factors before deciding to close schools, delay school start times or dismiss early:

  • The health, safety and welfare of students and staff
  • The transportation of students and staff
  • The disruption to the home when school starts late, dismisses early or is closed

Please note that campuses and departments will remain open with regularly-scheduled hours unless notified otherwise. 

The Public Relations Coordinator will notify the following television stations if there will be any changes in the normal operating procedures of the district:

Television Stations

  • KTRK-TV Channel 13
  • KHOU-TV Channel 11 
  • KPRC-TV Channel 2 
  • KRIV-TV Channel 26

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COVID-19 Simple Steps to Take Now

We each have a role to play in stopping the transmission of COVID-19,  Just a few simple steps taken now will have a massive impact down the road in saving many lives in the weeks ahead:

  • Avoid crowds of more than 10 people
  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly
  • Work from home if that’s an option for you
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces
  • Isolate yourself if you feel sick

We ALL need to do our part to protect the health and safety of our students, our staff and our community.

Hempstead ISD… One Town. One Team. One Goal!