IMPORTANT EXAMINATION FOR ACCELERATION INFORMATION
The Point Isabel ISD offices and school campuses will be closed Thursday, August 15th from 8:00am – 12pm. due to all staff attending a professional development session.
PIISD CAMPUS AND DISTRICT ADMINISTRATORS
PIISD campus and district administrators attended a district training on August 12, 2019 in preparation for the 2019-2020 school year! They also had the opportunity to participate in a team-building activity and demonstrated their architecture skills. The Tarpon Team is in full force, excited and ready to welcome our students on the first day of school, Monday, August 26th! Go Tarpons!
Stuff the Bus Project
The Salvation Army at Port Isabel Unit, along with Wal-Mart, Point Isabel Independent School District, Point Isabel ISD Police Department, and Constable Precinct 1 united for a great cause. On August 3rd, they gathered at Wal-Mart to collect school supplies for the students in our community. We would like to thank everyone that came together to make this project a great success!
TARPON FOOTBALL 2019 SEASON TICKET SALES
Season tickets will go on sale at Port Isabel High School starting on Monday, August 12, 2019 through Thursday, August 15, 2019 for current Season Ticket Holders. New Season Ticket Sales or anyone wishing to make changes may do so on Friday, August 16, 2019.
Tarpons Support Our Troops
Point Isabel ISD Tarpons recently sent care packages to our troops in Iraq. Packages included cards made by our students, snacks and PI T-Shirts! Below are some of our troops enjoying their goodies!
A 2008 Port Isabel High School graduate and Port Isabel, Texas, native is serving with a U.S. Navy helicopter squadron that flies the Navy’s newest and most technologically-advanced helicopter.
Petty 1st Officer Class Alejandrina Alonza credits much of her success with lessons learned from growing up in Port Isabel, Tx.
To read her full story click on the link below:
RGV Focus Award
RGV Focus received $2.44 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to continue their work with P-16 initiatives across the Rio Grande Valley. Port Isabel High School students, Preston Mena, Alondra Fleming, and Robert Perez represented Rio Grande Valley students in the receipt of $2.44 million award to RGV Focus from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Port Isabel High School seniors speak about their postsecondary plans at the 2019 Annual RGV Focus Leadership Team Retreat.
Point Isabel I.S.D. is pleased to announce that for the first time a full-day pre-kindergarten program will be available at both elementary campuses for the 2019-2020 school year.
Registration is open August 5-6, 2019. Forms are available on the elementary district website (links below) and students must qualify on language or financial determination.
For more information, please contact the Point Isabel I.S.D. office at 956-943-0000.
Garriga Elementary Pre-K Registration Forms
Derry Elementary Pre-K Registration Forms
Point Isabel I.S.D. Moves to Enhanced Photo ID Security System in Schools
All visitors to Point Isabel I.S.D. campuses will need a form of photo identification to get into the school buildings during instructional hours. Campuses have Raptor vSoft Visitor Management Software installed at the main entrance of all four schools. This software will help track visitors, contractors, and volunteers at the school, by providing a safer environment for all.
The system works by scanning a government-issued identification such as a driver’s license into the computer. Connected to the Internet, the office personnel can then determine whether the visitor is listed on a sex offender registry.
That information then will allow the front office to follow district procedures and determine whether or not the visitor should be allowed into the school. A sticker bearing the visitor’s name and photo then is printed and must be worn during the campus visit. The new security check will be fully required by the first day of school.