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New Kindergarten Hours in 2016-2017

Humble ISD kindergarten classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. next year. This school year, kindergarten classes conclude at 1:50 p.m. The new kindergarten hours will take effect beginning in August with the start of the 2016-2017 school year.

The longer school day is required by a change in state law.  House Bill 2610, passed by the Texas Legislature in 2015, specifies the minimum number of minutes in a school day and school year. These requirements will be enforced by the Texas Education Agency in 2016-2017.

The change will benefit kindergarten students by providing them additional time for learning at school. For parents, the change brings convenience because they will be able to pick up all their elementary students at the same time. Currently, some parents pick up their kindergarten child at 1:50 p.m. and then return later to pick up older brothers and sisters when their grade levels are dismissed at 3:20 p.m. Next year, grades K-5 will be on the same schedule.

Humble ISD schools will begin enrolling children for 2016-2017 kindergarten classes after Spring Break. Enrollment information and the dates for Kindergarten Roundups or Open Houses will be posted at in late March.