The Houston Independent School District will add time to the end of each school day for the remainder of the 2017-18 year. The added minutes will make up for instruction time lost to this month’s winter ice storm, which closed schools for two days Jan. 16-17.
- All elementary schools will need to add ten minutes to the end of their instructional day beginning January 29, 2018.
- All middle schools will need to add ten minutes to the end of their instructional day beginning January 29, 2018.
- High schools will need to add between 0 and 20 minutes to the end of their instructional depending on their current schedule beginning on January 29, 2018. The majority of high schools will need to add 10 or fewer minutes to their schedule. Individual high school changes will be communicated by the individual schools.
By adding the make-up time to the end of each day, HISD can continue to provide students with safe and reliable transportation. Each individual principal will communicate their amended schedule to parents this week.
HISD will not need to add makeup days to the calendar, and no changes will be made to holidays, grading cycles, or the last day of school, which will remain June 1, 2018 for students and June 4, 2018 for teachers.