News & Announcements

District-Wide Device Return

As we prepare to close out the 2020-2021 school year, we are writing to share information about the return process of the technology devices assigned to your students.

Gov. Abbot and TEA Launch Supplemental Special Education Services

On October 21, 2020, Governor Abbott and TEA announced that they had established the Supplementary Special Education Services program designed to connect eligible students with severe cognitive disabilities to additional supports for the critical services they may require. The program helps connect these families to personalized services through a funded allocation, helping to offset learning disruptions due to COVID-19.

Report Cards/Progress Reports

Effective immediately, the district will no longer print progress reports or report cards for students in first through 12th grades. Elementary campuses will still provide hard copies to parents of Pre-K and kindergarten students.

Summer School Information

Port Arthur Independent School District’s 2021 Summer of Academic Refinement “SOAR” program will be held Monday through Thursday beginning June 7, 2021 and ending July 1, 2021 for PAISD students.

Mock Testing

In order to identify academic areas that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is requiring all districts to administer the STAAR test. PAISD has made the decision to proceed with all online testing for the 2020-21 STAAR Administration.

Severe Weather Update - District Closure

Due to the possibility of heavy rain, the PAISD will close all campuses and facilities on Wednesday, May 19. All students will revert to Virtual Instruction for the day. The District will reopen on Thursday, May 20.

Debido a la posibilidad de tormenta, PAISD cerrará las escuelas e instalaciones el dia Miercoles 19 de Mayo. Todo estudiante tendran sus clases en linea. El Distrito abrirá de nuevo Jueves 20 de Mayo.

STAAR Testing Makeup Day

During today’s administration of the STAAR writing and English I STAAR EOC exam, the STAAR online testing platform experienced technical difficulties state-wide. Due to this system error, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has suspended online testing for today for those who were unable to continue.
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