Many are spending the weekend gathering backpacks and provides whereas having a final little bit of summer season enjoyable.
“I’m looking forward to seeing my friends again,” said Sharpstown High senior Andy Amaro. “It’s been a while.”
Amaro confirmed up Saturday at one in every of three drive-thru COVID testing websites organized by HISD.
“I was sick with COVID, I feel much better now,” said Amaro. “But I’m not sure if I still have COVID.” “So I’m here trying to see if I still have COVID.”
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Other weekend occasions centered on the enjoyable together with a back-to-school bash and subject day sponsored, partly, by immigrant rights group FIEL.
“We’re going out to the neighborhood and we’re giving out 200 free backpacks with $50 for school provides,” stated FIEL intern Melody Alaniz.
We’re informed a few of these households bought in line as early as 2:00 a.m.
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Meanwhile, the Houston Police Department’s mid-west division handed out backpacks as nicely and posed for pictures with youngsters and their households.
In Sunnyside, the Bertha Edwards Foundation, which is called for a longtime educator, distributed back-to-school gadgets till provides ran out.
“This is our neighborhood, we grew up on this neighborhood, and we wish to give back to the neighborhood,” stated founder Cassandra Edwards Moss.
The districts themselves are nonetheless coping with instructor and different vacancies heading into the brand new school year.
But they plan to handle as finest they’ll as soon as college students are back.
Cy-Fair ISD’s superintendent posted a back-to-school message to the district neighborhood on Thursday whereas his counterpart in HISD informed us central office employees will, as soon as once more, assist fill within the gaps.
“We’re excited concerning the begin and searching ahead to having an exquisite 2022-23 school year,” stated Superintendent Millard House II throughout an occasion on Wednesday.