Some Houston-area schools districts have canceled Monday classes due to the threat of severe weather posed by approaching Tropical Storm Nicholas.
Nicholas is forecast to approach the central Texas Coast Monday as a tropical storm, according to the National Weather Service, which also stated that the system could bring widespread and significant heavy rainfall to portions of Southeast Texas, particularly along the coast. As the storm approaches the Texas Coast, it is expected to strengthen.
Listed alphabetically, these are the school districts that have canceled classes :
“Angleton ISD schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday, September 13 due to expected heavy rain, flooding, and possible high winds from Tropical Storm Nicholas,” the school district said in a statement. “The storm is expected to affect the Angleton ISD area Monday afternoon, especially during school dismissal time. The safety of our students and staff is our main priority. We will evaluate conditions for Tuesday and make an announcement Monday as soon as possible.”
“We are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Nicholas and at this time all schools and offices will be closed Monday, September 13, 2021,” the school district’s announcement read. “In the event that we delay or close schools again, we will always contact parents directly via email, text, and phone call through SchoolMessenger as well as through local and Houston area news stations.”
Clear Creek ISD
“Clear Creek ISD will be closed Monday, September 13, 2021, to allow families and staff time to prepare for Tropical Storm Nicholas,” the school district said in a statement. “Forecasters are predicting tropical storm conditions to begin Monday afternoon. All evening activities will be cancelled as well.”
“Out of concern for the safety of Damon ISD students and staff, we have decided to err on the side of caution and close school tomorrow in advance of the landfall of Tropical Storm Nicholas. We will provide an update tomorrow evening regarding classes on Tuesday, as we watch landfall and see the updated track of the storm and rainfall amounts. Please be safe traveling for the next few days,” the school district said in a statement.
“In In anticipation of heavy rains and flooding from Tropical Storm Nicholas, Dickinson ISD will be closed on Monday, September 13,” the school district announced.
“Friendswood ISD will be closed tomorrow, Monday, September 13, due to inclement weather, including all after-school activities,” the school district stated in an announcement.
Galveston ISD (Early closure, NOT a full closure)
“Due to expected weather, Galveston ISD will close early on Monday, September 13,” the district said in statement. “Elementary pick-up time is 11:30 a.m. Middle School and High School pick-up time will be 12:15 p.m. There will be no after school events or activities on Monday. Check the website and social media for further updates.”
“Hitchcock ISD will be closed tomorrow – no after school activities,” the school district said in a statement. “We will be monitoring the weather and make a decision regarding Tuesday tomorrow.”
La Porte ISD
“The health and safety of our students and staff are paramount, and in an abundance of caution with the approach of Tropical Storm Nicholas, La Porte ISD will be closed on Monday,” the school district wrote in a statement. “We will continue to monitor this storm and will keep you updated on the district’s plans. Meanwhile, we encourage you to make decisions that are in the best interest of your safety and the safety of your family.”
Mainland Preparatory Classical Academy
“Due to safety concerns related to Tropical Storm Nicholas, Mainland Preparatory Classical Academy will be closed Monday, September 13, 2021,” the school announced in a statement.
“Pasadena ISD is monitoring Tropical Storm Nicholas and will be closed tomorrow, Monday, September 13, 2021, to allow parents and staff time to prepare for the storm. All after school activities for Monday are canceled. A decision regarding Tuesday, September 14, will be made tomorrow afternoon,” the school district said in a statement.
Santa Fe ISD
“Due to Tropical Storm, Nicholas, and the possibility of heavy rain, flooding, and the likelihood of the storm affecting staff and families in our area, SFISD will experience a district closure on Monday, September 13, 2021,” the school district said in a statement. “All after school and extra-curricular activities are also cancelled for Monday, September 13, 2021. Please stay informed and stay safe. Please continue to monitor the website, Facebook, Twitter, and Text messages for weather updates. Please stay informed and keep you and your family safe. The next update will be released on Monday, September 13, 2021.”
“Sweeny ISD has determined that all school and extracurricular activities will be cancelled for Monday, September 13th,” the school district’s announcement reads. “Tropical Storm Nicholas is currently predicted to begin having impacts on our area around noon. We are concerned that traveling anytime after noon for our families and buses is potentially dangerous. We will continue to monitor the landfall of Nicholas and will make a decision regarding school and extracurricular activities for Tuesday, September 14th as soon as we can.”
Texas City ISD
“Texas City ISD will be closed Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, in abundance of caution for potential flooding as a result of Tropical Storm Nicholas. A decision about school on Tuesday will be made on Monday afternoon,” the school district announced.
KPRC 2′s severe weather resource guide:
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