Point Isabel ISD Prepares for Arctic Blast Impact: Classes Cancelled and 2-Hour Delay and Schedule Adjustments Announced

Port Isabel, Texas, January 12, 2024 – Point Isabel Independent School District (PI-ISD) is closely monitoring updates on the Arctic Blast forecasted to impact the Rio Grande Valley during the week of January 15-19, 2024. In response to the Arctic advisory, the district is implementing precautionary measures to ensure the safety and well-being of students, staff, and families.
Class Cancellation:
On Tuesday, January 16, 2024 Classes will be cancelled.
2-Hour Delay and Schedule Adjustments:
On Wednesday, January 17th, 2024, all district schedules will experience a 2-hour delay. Bus routes will also be subject to the 2-hour delay. ACE morning programs will be cancelled, and PI-ISD campuses and facilities will remain closed before designated instructional start times.
Revised Instructional Hours:
- Elementary Schools: 9:40 AM
- Junior High Schools: 9:45 AM
- High Schools: 10:10 AM

The National Weather Service has issued a Hard Freeze Warning from 11 PM Monday to 10 AM Tuesday morning and a wind chill warning in our Laguna Madre area until 3 PM Tuesday. We strongly urge families to prioritize safety and seek shelter if needed.


A warming center will be set up at the

Port Isabel Municipal Court

110 W Hickman St, Port Isabel, Texas.

ACE Program Schedule Changes:
The ACE Program schedule for the week of January 15-19, 2024, will be adjusted as follows:
- Monday, January 15: Regular ACE Schedule
- Tuesday, January 16: All ACE Cancelled
- Wednesday, January 17: Morning ACE Cancelled, Afternoon ACE Will Take Place
- Thursday, January 18: Regular ACE Schedule
- Friday, January 19: Regular ACE Schedule
District Athletic Games:
Point Isabel ISD has also made adjustments to the schedule of district athletic games in light of the Arctic Blast Advisory.

- Junior High Games on Monday, January 15th: All junior high games scheduled for Monday, January 15th, will be postponed.
- High School Games on Tuesday, January 16th: All high school games scheduled for Tuesday, January 16th, will be postponed.
These decisions align with PI-ISD's commitment to prioritizing the safety of students. Further updates regarding rescheduling or additional changes will be communicated promptly.
The district urges all staff and families to stay informed and stay safe during this weather event. For any inquiries or additional information, please contact the Communications Department at (956)943-0091.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as Point Isabel ISD takes proactive measures to ensure the well-being of our school community.
Media Contact:
Juliette Gonzalez-Barajas
Communications Specialist
[email protected]