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HISD plans to fully reopen schools for the 2021-22 schools year with a Virtual Academy for online students.

HISD Plans To Separate In-Person Students from Virtual

By Thomas Dowe and Diego Gonzalez April 30, 2021

  HISD recently announced its reopening plan for the 2021-22 school year. This plan includes details regarding how teachers and students will reintegrate into the classroom and numerous other...

A social distancing sign hangs in front of CVHS restrooms.

Less than 10% of CVHS students return to campus, but district-wide concerns over HISD’s safety protocols continue

By Maya Collins and Marcos Delgadillo October 14, 2020

[/audioclip] Out of 930 students, it has been confirmed that, overall, 90 students will be returning: 44 freshmen, 23 sophomores, 16 juniors, and 6 seniors are coming back to the campus for face-to-face...

The HISD Dashboard reports 71 cases before the district reopens campuses to students October 19.

HISD Moves COVID Threat to Level 2 as 41% of Students Return to the Classrooms District-Wide

By Jonathon Morales and Diego Gonzalez October 14, 2020

After six months of lockdown, students are finally getting the chance to go back to school. HISD has moved its COVID Gauge Level from the Red Level 1 at more than 7% positive cases rate to the Orange Level...

CVHS Freshman Volleyball Team masks up for their first game against Klein Forest

Student Athletes Adjust to New UIL Guidelines During Pandemic

By Amy Maya and My-Tran Vo October 14, 2020

The district's and CVHS's fall season is underway, but with adjusted UIL guidelines to protect athletes from COVID. According to the 2020-2021 UIL COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Guidelines: Coaches and...

Students Demand Action deliver dozens of letters demanding safer schools to HISD

Students Demand Action deliver dozens of letters demanding safer schools to HISD

By Sharon Vera, Staff Writer February 6, 2020

On January 14 around 4pm, Cesar Cortes passed away after being shot by a fellow student at Bellaire High school. After three HISD campus shootings , students stated they have had enough. The HISD community...

TEA Commissioner Mike Morath announces the takeover of HISD at a State Capitol hearing.

Anger. Hope. Confusion. TEA Takeover Leaves CVHS Admin and Staff with More Questions than Answers

By Andrew T Mai , Staff Writer November 20, 2019

The time that HISD has been dreading for months has come. As of November 6, the TEA or Texas Education Agency, under Commissioner Mike Morath, has announced that they plan to take over HISD. Many schools,...

Amid Potential State Takeover of HISD, Two Students Explore Inequality at Neighborhood School

Amid Potential State Takeover of HISD, Two Students Explore Inequality at Neighborhood School

By Ema Wilson and Cameron Hart October 21, 2019

CVHS freshman Sha takes the loud, crowded bus every day from CVHS in Montrose to her stop in Gulfton, a largely low-income community of color. She quickly gets off, starting to walk to her apartment. The...

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