School news

No school on Tuesday, May 21.

Monday, May 20 - 1:30 PM

Dear SBISD Families and Staff,

As of this afternoon, roughly a third of our schools and a number of our central facilities remain without power. As many of you may be experiencing in your own homes, power is not always stable. In some cases, power is coming on and then going back off. Our phone service provider also continues to be unstable, preventing inbound and outbound calls from going through. A large number of our staff and families continue to remain without power.

Thus, all SBISD schools will remain closed on Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

Offices and Campuses Remain Closed – Certain staff should report to work Tuesday as noted below.

All district offices and campuses remain closed and offline, including playgrounds, Spark Parks, and secondary school sports courts, fields and tracks.

Grounds, custodial, facilities and planning and construction staff, and technology staff should report as usual. Technology staff should confirm location with their supervisor. School Nutrition Services office staff and managers should await instructions from their supervisor regarding reporting to work Tuesday.

Secondary Schools Update

As of now, students are expected to complete final exams as planned when they return to school (except for seniors who will not need to take any further finals). 

Final exam grades will be counted only if they positively impact the student’s final class grade. Any exam that would negatively impact a student’s final grade will not be counted.

Graduation practice updates will be communicated by campus principals.  As of now, graduations scheduled for next weekend will proceed as planned.

Resources for Families

Please continue to reference the resources link on the SBISD website should your family need food, water, or other supports.

If you have lost housing or been displaced due to damage to your residence making it unlivable as a result of the last Thursday’s storm, please contact your campus to request a Student Residency Questionnaire when school reopens. For additional questions, call 713-251-2495 once the district resumes normal operations.

Thank you

Please join us in once again thanking all of our team members who have been working around the clock to return our campuses to operational status. We also thank CenterPoint for continuing to keep us abreast of their power restoration efforts and all of our partners who are helping provide resources for those in need.

Communication Updates

We will continue to monitor our facilities and power restoration and will provide an update by 4 p.m. tomorrow regarding school for Wednesday. 

Thank you,

SBISD Communications