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.
1st-5th Staff Development
4th- Meet the Teacher
8th- First Day of School
5th- No School, Labor Day
9th- Grandparent's Day Luncheon
16th- End of 1st six weeks
19th- Beginning of the 2nd six weeks
20th- Board meeting at 6:00pm
7th- Parent/Teacher Conferences
10th-14th - Fire Prevention Week
14th- No School
21st- No School
24th-28th- Red Ribbon Week
27th- End of 2nd six weeks
28th- No School, Teacher workday
29th- Fall Festival 4:00-6:00
31st- Start of the 3rd six weeks
*Stay tuned as more dates are to come for the school year.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
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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.
Palo Pinto ISD Board will be ordering an election for the November 2022 General Election for 3 full term positions on the Board of Trustees. If you are interested in a place on the ballot, please check out the information on our webpage, including filing deadlines. You can access it directly by clicking here.
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