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Free Texas Autism Virtual Conference on June 25: Register by June 16

TEA's TX Autism Virtual Conference 2022 Raising the Bar June 23-25

Texas Autism Virtual Conference Family Day - June 25, 2002

The 30th annual Texas Virtual Autism Conference Family Day will be held June 25, 2022. Parents, guardians, and caretakers are invited to join on this date free of charge. There will be over 15 breakout sessions geared towards parenting and caretaker topics that improve the lives of our students and children with autism. Deadline to register is 5 p.m. on June 16, 2022. Click here to register.



Texas General Land Office’s Homeowner Assistance and Reimbursement Programs (HARP) is seeking additional applications

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The Texas General Land Office’s (GLO) Homeowner Assistance and Reimbursement Programs (HARP) is seeking additional applications in South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley for residents of Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy counties with home repairs or full reconstruction, as well as repayment of eligible out-of-pocket repair costs up to $50,000. The program opened a year ago and there is still funding available in these counties.


Optional COVID-19 Testing for Students

South Texas Independent School District takes the health and safety of our students and their families very seriously. As such, in addition to steps to screen for the virus and prevent its spread on a campus, we are adding a voluntary K-12 COVID-19 testing program for students. This program uses Abbott Laboratories BinaxNOW tests provided by the federal government. We will only test with your consent.  If you are willing to provide consent for us to administer this test on your child, please fill out the form linked below and return it to your child's school nurse via e-mail. Contact information for the school nurses is listed below.

Testing is contingent upon the availability of tests, as the demand for tests is currently high. Please consult with your child’s campus regarding the availability of testing. If your child is displaying symptoms, please do not send your child to school. Keep your child home, and reach out to your campus nurse for guidance.

Click to access the Student Consent Form for Optional COVID-19 Testing

Prueba de COVID-19 opcional para los estudiantes

El Distrito Escolar Independiente del Sur de Texas toma en cuenta con seriedad la salud y la seguridad de los estudiantes y sus familias. Por tanto, además de los pasos implementados para detectar el virus y prevenir su propagación en los campus, comenzaremos a ofrecer un programa voluntario de pruebas de COVID-19 para estudiantes de K-12. Este programa utiliza la prueba BinaxNOW de Abbott Laboratories proporcionada por el gobierno federal. Únicamente realizaremos la prueba a aquellos estudiantes si contamos con el consentimiento de sus padres. Si usted otorga su consentimiento para que le administremos esta prueba a su hijo(a), complete el formulario a continuación y envíelo a la enfermera de la escuela de su hijo por correo electrónico. La información de contacto de las enfermeras de las escuelas se detalla a continuación.

La realización de las pruebas dependerá de la disponibilidad de estas ya que actualmente su demanda es alta. Comuníquese con el campus de su hijo(a) para saber si hay pruebas disponibles. Si su hijo(a) tiene síntomas, no lo(a) mande a la escuela. Su hijo(a) deberá permanecer en casa y usted deberá comunicarse con la enfermera del campus para obtener orientación.
Haga clic para descargar el formulario de consentimiento del estudiante para la prueba de COVID-19 opcional en Español

School Nurses:

Health Professions (in Mercedes) - Alicia Rios - | 956.565.2237
Medical Professions (in Olmito) - Candy Kafka, B.S.N., R.N. - | 956.214.6100
Preparatory Academy (Edinburg) - Vivian Galloso - | 956.381.5522
Rising Scholars Academy (San Benito) - Biatris Sierra - | 956.399.4358
Science Academy (Mercedes) - Brenda Swinnea - | 956.565.4620
World Scholars (Edinburg) - contact campus directly - 956.383.1684


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Superintendent Dr. Tony Lara

Dr. Marco Antonio Lara, Jr., STISD Superintendent, has been selected as the Region One 2022 Regional Superintendent of the Year. As a regional winner, Dr. Lara will represent the Region One area in the statewide Superintendent of the Year Award Program. Under the direction of the Texas Association of School Boards, the Superintendent of the Year Program recognizes exemplary superintendents for excellence and achievement in educational leadership.

Back To School Resources for 2022-2023. View Resources

In preparation for the 2022-2023 school year and to allow families ample time to plan ahead and get needed items, STISD has published its 2022-2023 Dress Code + Backpack Guidelines. These guidelines are available in English and Spanish within the Back-to-School Resources section of the Parent Hub.

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The Texas General Land Office's Homeowner Assistance and Reimbursement Programs (HARP) is still seeking applicants within Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy counties whose homes were damaged by flooding in 2018 and 2019. The program assists residents with home repairs or full reconstruction, as well as repayment of eligible out-of-pocket repair costs up to $50,000.

STISD will offer Free Summer Meals for Kids Monday through Thursday, June 6-30, 2022. More info at 956.514.4230 or

South Texas Independent School District (STISD) will serve free breakfast and lunch meals to children 18 years old and younger from our local communities and enrolled students up to 21 years old with disabilities throughout the month of June.

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