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COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

Contact our district McKinney-Vento liaison. 

At this time, secondary students (6-12) should begin online classes through Google Classroom next week (March 30). We are also working on educational packets to mail home to elementary students (PK-5).

You will be notified by a call out when secondary students may begin assessing their learning via Google Classroom.

Yes, food service will continue through April 9. We are also looking at mobile distribution to our district's most populated areas...more information to come.

If you have any questions about accessing your child’s medication from school, please call (979) 826-3304.

Hempstead ISD will extend the suspension of normal district operations through Friday, April 10th.

Hempstead ISD Will Offer Free Curbside Meal Service

Hempstead ISD (HISD) and Southwest Foodservice Excellence will prepare and distribute meals for our students starting March 16 to 20 while schools are closed due to COVID-19 concerns. During the week, FREE sack breakfast and lunch meals will be available to any child 18 years of age or under via curbside pickup at Hempstead Elementary from 9:00am-11:30am.

Here’s how curbside meal service will work:

  • Meals will be handed out at the back circle drive at the elementary school, located near the gym.
  • Please enter from 11th St. onto Peebles. Hempstead Police will be directing traffic.
  • In order to expedite and provide safe service to all, please stay in your vehicles.
  • Children must be present to receive the meals; child does not need to be enrolled.
  • There will not be meals available for adults.

This is a rapidly evolving situation and HISD continues to be in constant contact with state and local health officials as well as the Texas Education Agency. We will provide HISD status updates as needed. Thank you for your support as we work together to keep everyone in our community healthy.

Do you need volunteers or staff to assist?

While we appreciate the generous offers of support, we need to limit the number of people involved in meal production and distribution to certified nutrition services staff.

At this time, graduation will not be affected by the suspension of normal operations through April 10th.  We are hopeful that we will be able to provide our seniors will all the usual experiences and celebrations.  However, if it becomes clear that senior activities will have to be modified, we will work diligently to provide the best possible end to the year for the Class of 2020.  Our goal is to provide as many normal senior opportunities as possible; however, the health and wellness of our students, families, staff, and community is a top priority.  We will provide updates as they become available.


In addition to Hempstead ISD’s suspension of normal schedules and the CDC’s recommendations during this time, UIL has suspended all activities.  During this time, we cannot conduct practices or us school facilities or equipment for any student activities at any time for any reason.  This includes open gyms, open facilities, and open weight rooms.  All athletic facilities will remain closed until further notice. 



As of March 16th, All UIL events have been suspended through March 29.

The UIL anticipates completing the competitive season for academics, athletics and fine arts later this spring.

HISD utilizes SchoolMessenger and E-Notes as the district’s mass notification system for campus and district emergencies (such as school closures) by email, phone call or text message. If you did not receive a text message on March 12 from 846-06 regarding school closures, your information may not be current in TxEIS.  To be added to the mass notification text, please text your name and request to 979.221.7730 from your cell phone and your number will be added to receive these important updates from your child’s campus and the district.

Employees should closely monitor their email for details as they become available.

Yes. Online learning for grades 6-12 will begin Monday, March 30. You will be contacted by mail and possibly by phone with instructions.

Students or parents should contact central office to let us know of their needs. We will accommodate as necessary including making paper versions of assignments.

Not at this time.  We will have to wait and see how long the closure and related required social distancing lasts.  Watch the website for continued updates.