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A special message from Superintendent of Schools Millard House II


Dear HISD Community:

In light of the surge of COVID-19 cases in Houston and the surrounding areas, HISD continues to prioritize safety, including providing additional vaccination and COVID testing opportunities. HISD will also be maintaining in effect its mask mandate at all district facilities, schools, and buses, as well as observing other safety measures.

Please know that we continue to work closely with health officials to monitor data and take additional steps, as needed. The safety of our students, staff, and families will remain our top priority and continue to guide our decisions as we navigate unprecedented times.

Starting in January 2022, HISD will be offering free COVID-19 PCR screening testing on campuses to HISD students and staff. A one-time consent is required for testing and can be filled out in the following link

Additionally, drive-thru COVID-19 PCR screening testing opportunities will be available on the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, December 30, 2021, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Sam Houston MSTC and Delmar Stadium
  • Thursday, December 30, 2021, 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Kashmere HS and Lamar HS
  • Sunday, January 2, 2022, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Chavez HS, Westbury HS, and Westside HS
  • Sunday, January 2, 2022, 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Bellaire HS and Worthing HS

To register for these testing opportunities, please go to Enter your child's student ID in the "Referral id" field under "What is your resident id?". If you encounter any issues with the sign-up, please contact Fulgent Genetics at or via phone at 346-803-5828 and select option 1.

I hope that you and your family are enjoying a safe and restful Winter Break.


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Millard House II
HISD Superintendent