Dear HISD community,

The first day of school for Houston Independent School District students will be Monday, Sept. 11, weather and facility conditions permitting.

We are eager to get our students back into the classroom and learning, but we need to be sure that our campuses are safe and that Houston’s infrastructure and roads are ready to handle transporting our students safely to school in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. We are currently assessing any damages to our schools.

In addition, HISD will be relaxing its uniform policy until January 2018.

HISD’s administrative buildings will reopen starting on Tuesday Sept. 5. School principals and their administrative staffs will also return to work starting on Tuesday Sept. 5. Teachers and all other staff will report back on Friday, Sept. 8, to prepare to receive students before classes begin on Sep. 11. .

For continuing updates, please visit, or call the HISD Inclement Weather Hotline at 713-556-9595. You can sign up for HISD text message alerts to receive updates on school weather conditions by texting YES to 68453. You also can follow the district on Twitter and Facebook: and

Thank you for your continued support of our students during this difficult time.


Richard A. Carranza
HISD Superintendent