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Communications Office


The Communications Department promotes district students, staff and programs by disseminating news releases and photography to local media outlets. In addition, it assists in providing content on the district’s website and social media channels, produces external and internal news information, and organizes several districtwide special events throughout the year.

Media Inquiries

Valonia Walker, APR, Chief Communications Officer
Office: 979.826.3304 ext. 231

Media Policy

  • The Communications Department must approve requests for interviews and photographs with teachers, students and staff at all Hempstead ISD facilities before scheduling.
  • Media is not permitted on Hempstead ISD property without a Communications team member present.
  • A Hempstead ISD Communications team member will accompany news media at all times on district property.

Photo of Valonia Walker, APR, Chief Communications Officer

Valonia Walker, APR
Chief Communications Officer

Office: 979-826-3304 ext. 231

How We Communicate - Tools and Resources to Connect

Phone, text & email alerts

Hempstead ISD uses Notify for messages regarding:

  • attendance
  • school closings and delayed openings
  • emergency alerts and information
  • general school announcements


Social Media Channels

Connect with Hempstead ISD on our social media including:

District Newsroom

Hempstead ISD provides weekly news articles for families and community members. The District Newsroom features important information and
headline news throughout the district.  




In times of inclement weather or other emergencies impacting district operations, including delayed starts and school closures, the district will contact parents and staff via multiple sources. Local media will also be contacted.