News & Announcements

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.

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.

2020 Football Ticket Sales Information

Due to current guidelines, the Port Arthur Independent School District has updated how fans will purchase tickets for the 2020 football season. These changes are due to the University Interscholastic League COVID-19 policy of limiting stadium capacity to 50%.

Lincoln Closed due to COVID

In order to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Abraham Lincoln Middle School students and staff will close to in-person instruction and move to virtual instruction Tuesday, January 26-Sunday, January 31st. The campus will reopen on Monday, February 1st.

Lincoln Closed do to COVID

Due to staffing shortages and in order to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Abraham Lincoln Middle School students and staff will continue with virtual instruction through Thursday, December 17th. The district will be closed December 18-January 3, 2021 for holiday break and will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2021.

Order to Postpone Trustee Election

The Port Arthur Independent School District hereby postpones the Election schedule to be held on May 2, 2020 in accordance with the March 18, 2020 Proclamation of Governor Abbott, authorizing school districts to postpone elections until November 3, 2020 uniform election date.

Art Contest/Concurso de Arte

The Port Arthur ISD Hispanic Heritage Month Art Contest is open to all students in the Port Arthur Independent School District.
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