As Tropical Storm Nicholas approaches the Coastal Bend, school districts across the area prepare as coastal flooding and tropical-storm-force winds are expected. Here's a list of school closures provided by the school districts.
Corpus Christi Independent School District - Classes are canceled Monday because of Tropical Storm Nicholas. The district said it expects classes will resume on Tuesday.
Calallen ISD - Returning to school on normal schedule Tuesday, September 14.
Flour Bluff ISD- Due to rapidly deteriorating weather conditions associated with Tropical Storm Nicholas, the decision has been made to cancel school on Monday, September 13, for all Flour Bluff ISD campuses. The cancellation also includes any activities and events scheduled for Monday, September 13. Click here for the latest updates.
Gregory-Portland ISD - Schools will have an early release at 11:45 a.m. Monday for elementary schools and noon for middle and high schools.
All extracurricular activities and events are canceled for today. Bus routes will run along the early release schedule, and rural routes may be covered by multiple buses (which may result in some students arriving home earlier). Lunch will be provided "to go" for students being released before their regular lunch time. The City of Portland has also informed us that there will be no Kidz Klub today.
The district will continue to monitor weather forecasts and local conditions across the Coastal Bend region, and will provide more information for families and staff regarding plans for tomorrow (Tuesday, Sept. 14th) before 6 p.m. today. This information will be communicated via our standard notification process (phone, email, text, website, and social media).
West Oso ISD- West Oso ISD to open all campuses and offices Tuesday.
Texas A&M Corpus Christi- The university will host remote learning on Monday Sept. 13 and Tuesday Sept. 14. Staff are asked to report to campus on Monday morning for storm readiness duties and online learning starting at noon. Residence and dining halls will remain open and the dining hall will operate with normal business hours.
Texas A&M Kingsville- Out of an abundance of caution, classes for Monday, September 13, are canceled and the Marc Cisneros Center for Young Children will be closed. Campus itself will remain open Monday, including residence life, food service, and the Jernigan Library. The Student Rec Center will also be open from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Most campus offices will also remain open, and most employees should report to work as normal.
Del Mar College- Due to changing conditions associated with the forecast track of Tropical Storm Nicholas, the Del Mar College Crisis Management Team has decided to open all College facilities and resume normal operations tomorrow, Tuesday, September 14. All classes will resume as previously scheduled and employees will resume normal working hours.
Coastal Bend College - Due to the imminent impact of the approaching tropical storm, all Coastal Bend College sites will be closed on Monday. "This is done to provide students, employees, and their families time to prepare for this weather event," the school said in a statement. "We will keep you informed of developments in our stance by CBC email, on our website, and on other college generated social media."
Southern Careers Institute Corpus Christi Campus- All classes scheduled for Monday will be conducted via Zoom. Classes are not canceled and campus is still open.
Diocese of Corpus Christi Catholic Schools- All schools will be closed Monday Sept. 13. This includes the catholic schools in Alice, Rockport, and Robstown.
Craft Training Center of the Coastal Bend: Director of Administration and Facilities Nancy Brown told us that classes at the facility are canceled all day on Monday because of Tropical Storm Nicholas.
Second Baptist Church Childhood Development Center: The facility will be closed today because of the approaching storm.
St. James Episcopal School- Due to anticipation of high winds and flooding from Tropical Storm Nicholas, St. James will be closed Monday, the 13th. Classes are expected to resume on Tuesday unless otherwise notified.
Other South Texas school districts closed for Monday include:
Aransas County ISD- ACISD continues to monitor Tropical Storm Nicholas along with City and County officials. The latest weather conditions indicate that the storm will leave our area early Tuesday morning. All schools will be scheduled to open on time Tuesday, September 14, 2021.
Aransas Pass ISD - "APISD campuses will resume normal school hours tomorrow, Tuesday, September 14th. We will continue to monitor weather and travel conditions through the evening and will inform parents/guardians and staff in the event of any changes. See you tomorrow morning Panthers!". Click here for the very latest.
Bishop CISD - Due to Tropical Storm Nicholas, BCISD will be closed for F2F and remote instruction on Monday, September 13. As flooding may impact bus routes, BCISD may decide to close again on Tuesday but that decision has not yet been made.
Brooks County ISD - "In an abundance of caution and for the safety and well-being of our faculty, staff, and student body, Books County ISD will be canceling all face-to-face and remote classes for tomorrow Monday, September 13, 2021 due to inclement weather."
Dr ML Garza-Gonzalez Charter School - Will have early dismissal at 12:30 p.m.
Driscoll ISD- classes will be cancelled for Monday, September 13, due to Tropical Storm Nicholas. The district will keep the community updated on any possible future closures.
Ingleside ISD- All campuses will be closed on Monday, September 13 for all students and staff. A decision on reopening campuses on Tuesday, September 14 will be made Monday afternoon.
Jubilee - Kingsville - Out of an abundance of caution, Jubilee-Kingsville will be closed Monday, September 13, 2021. The local area is expecting a tropical storm that may result in power loss, connectivity issues, and flooding. All classes will be canceled and students will not be expected to report virtually. Click here for updates.
Nueces County Juvenile Justice Alternate Education Program- Classes canceled Monday.
Kingsville Independent School District- KISD will close schools, Monday, September 13th, 2021.
Odem-Edroy ISD- in anticipation of the possibility of heavy rains and localized flooding associated with Tropical Storm Nicholas, school is canceled for Monday, September 13.
Port Aransas ISD - Returning to school on normal schedule Tuesday, September 14.
Refugio ISD - is canceling classes and school activities on Monday, September 13 as Tropical Storm Nicholas threatens the area. Further notification will be shared on the District’s website, the District’s Facebook page, and through School Messenger.
Ricardo ISD- As the tropical storm poses a threat to the community, classes are canceled for Monday Sept. 13. Weather conditions will be monitored and updates will be given to parents as changes occur.
Riviera ISD - Rivera ISD will close schools Monday. School administrators report to keep up on the latest on their Facebook page. Here is a link to their Facebook page.
Robstown ISD- Due to forecasted inclement weather associated with Tropical Storm Nicholas, school is canceled for Monday, September 13.
Santa Gertrudis ISD - Santa Gertrudis ISD will be closed on Monday. Parents can check on the district's Facebook page for the latest on when schools will continue.
Sinton ISD- Sinton ISD will be closed tomorrow. Parents can check the Sinton ISD website for the latest on when schools reopen.
Taft ISD - The district will have an early release at 11:30 a.m. on Monday. A decision about classes on Tuesday will be announced later today.
Tuloso-Midway ISD - "Due to increased chances of heavy rain, flooding and high winds due to Tropical Storm Nicholas, all district campuses and offices will be closed on Monday, September 13, 2021. We will continue to assess the weather and determine if the district can safely reopen on Tuesday, September 14, 2021."
School districts will be providing updates on closures as the storm gets closer. This list will be updated as the information becomes available.
Richard Milburn Academy Corpus Christi - Principal Elizabeth Hanna says they will close the campus Monday due to Tropical Storm Nicholas.
Dr. M L Garza-Gonzalez Charter School - Superintendent Michael Sandroussi says they have made the decision to cancel classes Monday due to the storm.
Gregory-Portland- School is open Monday and there is no change to the schedule.
Beeville ISD- School administrators report the schools will be reopened Tuesday.
Alice ISD- School is open and bus routes operating as usual.
Premont ISD- Open Monday
Benavides ISD- Class is on for Monday, possible early release.
Banquete ISD- Classes and after school activities canceled Monday.
Woodsboro ISD- Campus closed Monday.
Three Rivers ISD- Open Monday
Skidmore-Tynan ISD- Classes will let out early on Monday. Elementary will be let out at 12:30 p.m., Junior High and High School will follow at 12:40. They are also expecting to be closed Tuesday, Sept. 14. Check their website and Facebook page for any more updates.