All outdoor activities, including recess, will be canceled at Friendswood ISD due to a “domestic situation,” the district announced Monday.
In a letter sent to parents, FISD said activities, including Senior Sunset, Bales 5th-grade Celebration at Stevenson, recess, and athletic practices, will be canceled as a precautionary measure for the remainder of the school year or until further notice.
The district said the decision came after a “current domestic situation” but did not disclose any additional information on the incident.
Below is FISD’s complete statement:
“For all FISD Staff and Families,
We wanted to take a moment to address a current domestic situation that has prompted us to make the difficult decision to cancel Splash Day tomorrow and Thursday at Cline Elementary. We understand this news may be disappointing for your children, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused.
Our students and staff’s safety and well-being are always our top priority. In light of the current situation, it is essential to exercise an abundance of caution. We have been in close communication with local authorities, and based on their recommendations, we have decided, beginning tomorrow, to cancel all outdoor activity on all FISD campuses, including Senior Sunset, Bales 5th-grade Celebration at Stevenson, recess, and athletic practices as a precautionary measure for the remainder of the school year or until further notice.
While we understand that this decision may be met with disappointment, we want to assure you that we are committed to creating a safe and secure environment for all our students. We believe taking proactive steps to ensure their well-being is necessary, even if it means canceling an outdoor event(s) students and staff eagerly looked forward to.”
The district could only confirm that the letter was sent to parents and staff but said it does not have any more information and that there was no direct threat to the school.