Calhoun County ISD closed through Tuesday due to potential for tropical weather; planning to start school year on Wednesday, August 30

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Calhoun County ISD closed through Tuesday due to potential for tropical weather; planning to start school year on Wednesday, August 30
Posted on 08/24/2017
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Calhoun County ISD closed through Tuesday due to potential for tropical weather; planning to start school year on Wednesday, August 30

Calhoun County ISD campuses and offices will close at noon on Thursday, August 24 and remain closed through Tuesday. All CCISD extracurricular activities and meetings have been canceled as well. Calhoun County ISD is planning to start the 2017-18 school year on Wednesday, August 30.

District officials have been communicating with Calhoun County Emergency Management to understand Tropical Storm Harvey’s development, path and impact. Based on current information, heavy rain and winds are expected to impact Calhoun County.  The storm’s landfall is (currently) predicted for late Friday or early Saturday.

According to the latest public advisory from the National Weather Service’s Hurricane Center (8/24/17 at 10 a.m.), “TS Harvey is quickly strengthening and is forecast to be a major hurricane when it approaches the middle of the Texas coast.” More information from the National Weather Service’s Hurricane Center is available here

A confirmation of the decision to open Calhoun County ISD campuses and offices on Wednesday will be made and communicated after district officials have evaluated a variety of safety and security factors, including the general condition of community, school facilities and transportation availability. If a decision is made to delay school opening past Wednesday, that decision will be announced by Tuesday on the Calhoun County ISD web site (www.calcoisd.org), Facebook, Twitter and “Remind” notification from the District. It is important for families to sign up to receive “Remind” notifications from the District by texting @64a24g to 81010. By signing up for Calhoun County ISD’s District Notifications, our students and families will be able to receive updates directly from the Superintendent’s office, as information becomes available. An effort will be made to share information to local television, newspaper and radio media as well. 

Please continue monitoring weather conditions. Please commit to being safe and informed.