LIST: Rio Grande Valley schools districts announce changes due to cold weather
Last update: 2/19 5:52 p.m.
School districts in the Valley have announced changes to the school week for students and staff due to severe winter weather. Many school districts either went virtual or canceled classes altogether on Monday. Some school districts have announced they will go virtual on Tuesday, as well. Check your child’s school district’s Facebook pages for the latest updates.
Due to the inclement weather, Brownsville ISD has cancelled classes for the rest of the week. Classes are set to resume as normal on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021.
The districts meal distribution program and COVID-19 Rapid Testing are also cancelled for the remainder of the wee
Harlingen CISD has cancelled all in-person and virtual classes for Thursday, Feb. 18 and Friday, Feb. 19, 2021.
IDEA Rio Grande Valley
All IDEA Rio Grande Valley schools will resume normal operations on Monday, February 22. Please prepare to attend class in person or virtually. Any further updates will be shared with families via text or campus social media pages.
LA FERIA ISD
Due to power outages in the district and community there will be no classes for La Feria ISD students on Thursday, Feb. 18 and Friday, Feb. 19. Classes will resume on regular schedule on Tuesday, Feb. 23.
POINT ISABEL ISD
Classes and district operations will be cancelled for Thursday, Feb. 18 and Friday, Feb. 19. Classes and district operations are set to resume as normal in Monday, Feb. 22.
RIO HONDO ISD
All in-person and online instruction for Thursday, February 18 and Friday, February 19 will be cancelled. Classes will resume on Monday February 22, 2021
SAN BENITO CISD
San Benito CISD facilities will remain closed on Thursday, February 18, and Friday, February 19. All district campuses and facilities will be closed, and there will be no classes for students.
SANTA MARIA ISD
Santa Maria ISD is canceling all classes, remote and in-person instruction, for this Thursday and Friday, February 18 and February 19, 2021. Santa Maria ISD plans to return to normally scheduled classes and procedures on Monday, February 22, 2021.
SANTA ROSA ISD
Due to continued power outages, SRISD will not be having classes Thursday, February 18 and Friday, February 19. All scheduled events have been postponed.
LOS FRESNOS CISD
Los Fresnos CISD has canceled classes and closed district campuses Thursday Feb. 18, and Friday, Feb. 19 because of continuous power outages. All district offices remain closed as well
District administration will continue to monitor the situation. As of now, classes are scheduled to resume and offices scheduled to re-open Monday, Feb. 22.
McAllen ISD is cancelling classes for, Wednesday Feb. 17 through Friday, Feb. 19. At this point, McAllen ISD plans to return to normal operating procedures on Monday, February 22, 2021.
Valley View ISD
Due to inclement weather conditions all classes have been cancelled for the rest of the week. The district will be closed on Thursday, February 18 and Friday, February 19. Meal distribution will be available Thursday at Valley View High School from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Edinburg CISD is cancelling classes for The rest of the week. District operations will be cancelled from Thursday Feb. 18 through Friday, Feb. 19.
La Joya ISD
As power and water outages continue throughout district and community, La Joya ISD has cancelled all classes for Thursday, February 18, 2021 and Friday, February 19, 2021
Due to the widespread power outages and lack of internet, Hidalgo ISD has decided to close and cancel all classes for the remainder of the week. Classes and daily operations will resume on Monday, February 22, 2021, at the regular time.
Extreme weather conditions and the widespread of power outages, Sharyland ISD will implement asynchronous learning for Thursday, February 18, 2021. Students are currently scheduled to have Friday, February 19, 2021 off as a holiday. Monday, February 22, 2021 is an asynchronous learning day.
South Texas ISD
All South Texas ISD campuses and offices will be remain closed on Thursday, Feb. 18, and Friday, Feb. 19. There will be no classes held virtually or in-person. Meal distributions will be cancelled for the rest of the week.
District operations are set to resume as normal on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021.
Due to ongoing weather conditions and related challenges, Mission CISD officials are announcing that all offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, February 18-19.
VANGUARD ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL
Due to inclement weather and hundreds of Vanguard Academy families still without electricity or water Vanguard Academy will be canceling classes Thursday, February 18 and Friday, February 19. Virtual and In Person instruction will resume at 8:00 am on Monday, February 22, 2021.
Due to inclement weather Donna ISD has decided to remain closed for the rest of the week (Thursday, Feb. 18 & Friday, Feb. 19).
Classes are set to resume as regular on Monday, Feb. 22.
Weslaco ISD will be closed Thursday February 18th and Friday February 19th due to continued power outages. The district said it will evaluate the situation over the weekend and have an update on Sunday February 21st.
MONTE ALTO ISD
Due to inclement weather Monte Alto ISD has cancelled classes for Thursday, Feb. 18 and Friday, Feb. 19, 2021.
Due to cold weather conditions Mercedes ISD has cancelled classes for Thursday, Feb. 18 and Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Mercedes ISD is set to reopen campuses and offices on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 as normal.
PHARR - SAN JUAN - ALAMO ISD
PSJA ISD will be cancelling school for the rest of the week (Thursday, Feb. 18 and Friday, Feb. 19, 2021). Classes are set to resume for both virtual and in-person learning on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021.
Grab and Go Meals are set to continue for the duration of the week from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at school locations where power outages are not reported.
A listing will be sent out each morning with the confirmed locations and posted on our usual outlets.
In addition, cafeterias at the Grab and Go Meals locations will be open and available for any PSJA student needing to recharge devices or connect to the internet during this same time period.
LA VILLA ISD
La Villa ISD has cancelled classes for Thursday, Feb. 18 and Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Classes are set to resume as normal on Monday, Feb. 22.
Due to continued inclement weather and instability in the statewide power grid and school district power and water outages, Edcouch-Elsa ISD will be closed for the remainder of the week, February 18-19, 2021.
Classes are expect to resume to as normal on Monday, February 22, 2021.
RIO GRANDE CITY CISD
Remote learning will continue Tuesday, Feb. 16, for all Rio Grande City CISD students. All district facilities will remain closed until further notice.
Due to the uncertainty of conditions with electricity, water and internet access, Roma ISD will continue with fully virtual learning for all students who can log on through Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. All staff will continue to work from home.
SAN ISIDRO ISD
Due to hazardous road conditions, overnight freezing temperatures, and concerns with intermittent power outages, San Isidro ISD will remain closed to all District operations on Tuesday, February 16th. Classes will resume on regular schedule, Wednesday, February 17th.
Due to continued community-wide electricity and water outages, Lyford CISD will be closed Thursday, Feb. 18, and Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. All on-site extracurricular student events have been postponed until after Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. LCISD Meal deliveries are cancelled for the rest of the week.
Due to continued power outages, Raymondville ISD will cancel classes for the rest of the week. Classes will resume Monday, Feb. 22 on regular schedule.
SAN PERLITA ISD
Due to hazardous road conditions and intermittent power outages, San Perlita ISD will remain closed Thursday Feb. 18 and Friday Feb. 19. Classes will resume Monday, Feb. 22 on regular schedule.
All district classes are cancelled for the rest of the week. Classes are set to resume Monday, Feb. 22, 2021.
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Texas Southmost College
Due to continued power, water and internet outages in the area, Texas Southmost College will remain closed through Friday, February 19.
TSC will resume normal operations at 8 a.m. on Monday, February 22, 2021.
TSTC IN HARLINGEN
TSTC has canceled all classes for the remainder of the week. The earliest TSTC intends to return to normal operations is Monday, February 22. This applies to face-to-face and online courses alike.
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY
Due to the continued loss of electricity, running water and/or Internet access for many across the region, UTRGV will remain closed and all classes (on campus and online) will be cancelled Friday, Feb. 19. All classes (on campus and online) are cancelled for Friday, Feb. 19, and are scheduled to resume Monday, Feb. 22.
Students who continue to experience power outages/Internet connectivity issues over the next few days should contact their faculty members and apprise them of their situation as soon as possible. Faculty members will work with those students to ensure the continuity of their coursework.
SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE
South Texas College has extended the cancellation of all remote, online and in-person classes and services through Friday, Feb. 19, 2021.
Classes and services at all STC locations will resume on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more school districts announce weather-related changes. Be sure to check your school district's social media pages for more information.
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