November 6, 2017
Humble ISD’s goal is for Kingwood High School students to be back in the academic wing for classes at their home campus by Monday, March 19. Work is progressing well on the restoration of the campus after flooding. This move will also allow Summer Creek High School to finish the year with fulltime access to their campus.
When students return to Kingwood High School, the second, third and fourth floor will be fully restored. This includes the cafeteria and commons on the second floor.
Fine arts and athletic facilities, including locker rooms, will be utilized by students, but not all areas will be fully restored until later in the summer. The most extensive flood damage was sustained on the first floor.
When students return, Kingwood High School and Summer Creek High School will go back to traditional school day hours. Specific bell schedules will be announced by the schools when plans are finalized.
District and campus administrators explored multiple options regarding the restoration of Kingwood High School. Factors influencing the decision to move back in by March 19 will be presented at the Nov. 14 meeting of the Board of Trustees. Humble ISD considered safety, student learning, extracurricular activities, the desire to move back in quickly, and efficiency in the decision-making process.
Humble ISD will continue to issue a weekly update to Kingwood and Summer Creek parents and staff throughout the campus restoration process.