As you are likely aware, Governor Abbott lifted capacity and mask mandates with Executive Order GA-34. Texas Education Agency left guidance for schools unchanged, including mask mandates, however allowing local Boards to make some decisions. On March 23, the PPISD Board of Trustees took action to opt out of the mask mandate. However, staff and students will have the choice to continue to wear masks under the condition that our case numbers do not rise. Should total cases begin to rise and reach a threshold set by administration, masks will again be required for staff and 4th-6th graders until numbers drop again. Should that happen, PPISD will notify all parents, guardians, and staff members. Further, masks will be required for those who are returning from quarantine until the timelines in our Public Health Plan have been met. We will follow our Public Health Plan in making decisions, which is posted on our district webpage.
We appreciate your understanding and support as we are having to make difficult decisions in an imperfect situation.
School Calendar can be found in the "Parents" Menu on our homepage
Board Appreciation Month
2nd – 6th – Holiday--Christmas Break
9th – Beginning of 4th Six Weeks and 2nd Semester
16th – Holiday—MLK, Jr. Day
17th – Board Meeting, 6pm
18th-- Picture Retakes
16th – End of 4th Six Weeks
17th – Professional Development Day/STAAR Training
20th – Beginning of 5th Six Weeks
14st – Board Meeting, 6pm
24th -- No School/Comp Day
9th – Early Release, 12:35pm
13th-17th – Holiday--Spring Break
21st – Board Meeting, 6pm
24th – Missed School Day Makeup Day (if needed)
31st – Missed School Day Makeup Day (if needed)
6th – End of 5th Six Weeks
7th- Professional Development
10th – Holiday—Easter
11th – Beginning of 6th Six Weeks
18th – Board Meeting, 6pm
19th—PreK Registration/Open Enrollment
25th – STAAR Test 3rd-6th Reading
26th – STAAR Test 5th Science
4th —Mother’s Day Program
9th – STAAR Test 3rd-6th Math
16th – Board Meeting, 6pm
25th – Awards/Graduation; Early Release, 12:35pm; Last Day of School and End of 6th Six Weeks & 2nd Semester
*Stay tuned as more dates are to come for the school year.
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Palo Pinto Elementary--U.S. News Best Elementary School 2022
According to U.S. News and World Report, Palo Pinto Elementary ranks among the top 30% of Texas elementary schools.
Palo Pinto ISD will be CLOSED on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 due to adverse travel conditions. Stay tuned to your local media outlets.
Mustang Merit Honorary Scholarship
Palo Pinto ISD is proud to offer a scholarship opportunity for current graduating seniors who plan to attend an institution of higher learning full-time or enlist full-time in the armed forces immediately following graduation (summer or fall semester). There are criteria to apply. Applications are DUE no later than the 2nd Monday in April at 3:00pm. If mailing the completed application & required documents, it must be received in the district by the deadline. Late applications will not be considered. Though the plan is for scholarship recipients to be notified by the 2nd Friday in May, contingent upon funds and the submission of quality applications, due to recommendations of social isolation, the scholarship committee will be attempting to meet in order to fulfill that notification timeline. However, recipients may be notified after the 2nd Friday in May. To determine eligibility and to apply, click here. Good luck to all of our Mustang alumni applicants!
January is School Board Recognition Month, and Palo Pinto ISD will join the Texas Association of School Boards and other districts across the state to honor the countless contributions of these locally elected advocates for Texas schoolchildren and public schools.
School board members tackle a difficult job and shoulder enormous responsibilities. These men and women are elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for our public schools. They provide vision and leadership in their roles as advocates, and they will continue to stand up for public education and guard against anything that takes away from our children or undermines our public schools. Board members serving Palo Pinto ISD are:
Our district benefits from the tireless work and countless hours contributed by these local citizens who work without pay. It’s more important than ever before that the public support public education so that today’s students are prepared to be productive citizens and the leaders of tomorrow. Please take a moment and tell school board members ‘thanks for caring about our children and giving so much to our community.’ Let them know we support them and that their dedicated service is recognized and truly appreciated.
Palo Pinto ISD 4-day Calendar
Palo Pinto ISD will have a 4-day/week School Calendar in 2022-2023. Click here for the press release. See below for the new calendar.
New Student Application for Transfer
(for transfer students only)
You may print an application or pick one up at the front office. Please complete and return or scan copy to email@example.com
Congratulations to the following Mustang Merit Scholarship recipient for 2022! We wish all Palo Pinto ISD graduating alumni the best of wishes for a bright future!
Thanks to the following for your generous donations to the Mustang Merit Honorary Scholarship Fund 2022!
Thomas & Cynthia Beaty
Ray & Madge Patterson
Color Fun Run participants & sponsors
If you would like to donate, please contact us at 940.659.2745. We appreciate your support of education!
Required Public Notice (click for Notice):
Palo Pinto Independent School District is currently developing for submission the SY 2022-2023 application for the following grants funded under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act: Title I, Part A; Title II; Title IV. Private non-profit schools that qualify may be eligible for services through these grants. Directors who think their school may be eligible for services or who need more information concerning participation, please call the school at 940-659-2745 by June 23, 2022.
Palo Pinto Independent School District is currently developing for submission an application to the Texas Education Agency for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER II & III) through the federal CARES Act. These funds provide emergency relief funds to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools across the nation. To provide comments, feedback, or for more information concerning application of this grant, please call the school at 940-659-2745 by June 15, 2021. Posted: 4/30/2021
ESSER Information can be found by clicking here.
Our mission is to provide the best of instruction for today and for the future. Our students will be prepared to meet the challenges in their lives.
Please take note of the "Upcoming Events" & headliners listed on our web page to stay informed of and involved in the activities we have going on at Palo Pinto Elementary. We invite you to like and follow us on Facebook to stay informed and to see the great things happening in Mustang Country. Lastly, please inform us if you have an address or phone number change so we can keep your information updated in our system. We want to ensure we can always communicate with you in a variety of ways so that you are well informed.
It's a great time to be a Mustang! If you are still looking for a great school for your child, please give us a call at 940-659-2745. Please click here for our flyer detailing required documents for enrollment.
Palo Pinto ISD
P.O. Box 280
Palo Pinto, TX 76484