NACER Community Newsletter
Welcome to the September edition of the NACER newsletter!
Every month, this newsletter will bring you updated resources and current community information.
NACER is a community partnership with Austin Independent School District that supports the literacy and basic needs of students in the Northeast Early College High School feeder pattern. Our work aligns resources and academic supports for our partner campuses, students, and their families.
If you have any questions or need help with any of the resources on this newsletter, please contact your school's office or AISD Let's Talk. The NACER family of schools contact information is at the end of this newsletter.
Once on the line, Press (1 for Spanish) 1-Chromebooks, internet & hot spot buses 2-Food Services & food pick-up locations 3-Telemedicine & mental health services 4-Online learning/curriculum 5-Registration packets-New Students 6-Parent accounts
2020–21 School Year started virtually today!
AISD is excited for our new school year together. This is a reminder that for the first four weeks, instruction will be on-line with your child’s teacher. Remember our teachers and staff are here to support you in every way possible. Families can learn more about our plans for the new year in this unprecedented time at our newly updated Open for Learning Plan.
While this is the plan right now, there is no guarantee specific points will stay the same. AISD will continue to follow guidelines from local, state and federal governing bodies in order to make the best decisions to keep students, staff and families safe.
For support please call the Parent Support Line 512-414-9187.
New Austin ISD students must complete a 4 step process to enroll in AISD and register at designated school. Follow the link below to follow the steps.
In order to access BLEND, families need to set up their Parent Cloud accounts. Families can ask their school office staff to send a “FastPass” email to the primary email address on file, or they can click on the "Parent Cloud Account Creation" button at my.austinisd.org. Families can also contact the Parent Support line for assistance at 512-414-9187, Option 6.
Start at the AISD Portal: https://portal.austinisd.org/
These printable documents provide parents/guardians with key information about BLEND.
BLEND is the official online starting point for all K-12 students. Teachers will share important class information, assignments and other digital resources through BLEND.
PreK - 2nd-grade students will use Seesaw on their iPad to supplement their teacher’s BLEND course.
The following are all drive-through food distributions, please allow space in your vehicle for food to be loaded.
Students participating in remote, off-campus learning will receive free school meals through December 2020. Both breakfast and lunch will be offered Monday-Friday 10:30am-12:30pm at more than 40 curbside locations throughout Austin.
September 21 - Dobie Middle School, 1200 E. Rundberg Ln, 78753
Distribution Sites - Contact School for Schedule
1101 Wheatley Ave., Austin, TX 78752
T.A. Brown Elementary
7801 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX 78752
Mental Health / Crisis (Integral Care)
- information about the eviction process and your rights as a tenant
- who to contact for help advocating with your landlord
Travis County CARES rent and utility assistance
The Census is a human count and everyone should participate, regardless of citizenship status. Your responses are protected by law. Your answers can NOT be used against you or your family. Complete the census online at 2020census.gov or for assistance in Spanish call 844-468-2020 to complete it over the phone.
While students are not physically in school, CIS remains dedicated to their well-being and continued learning. The CIS team is committed to doing everything in its power to support students and families and connect them to needed resources and services. During school closures, the CIS team is providing the following supports:
- Virtual case management with students to provide connection, emotional support and needs assessment.
- Providing referrals to available community resources, and helping families navigate the various basic needs, academic, health and other community systems of support available to them.
- Providing emergency financial assistance for families impacted by COVID-19.
Our vertical team AVID Specialist, Anita Nuñez, and the AISD AVID team have developed and compiled resources for teachers to use for online learning. They are also hosting weekly chats with teachers to share ideas and stories. Barrington Elementary hosted a virtual learning professional development session for their teachers to practice collaborative strategies online!
- Austin ISD Crisis Support Fund
- Telehealth Options for Families
- Board Resolution - Emergency COVID-19 March 13, 2020
The City of Austin
- City of Austin COVID-19 FAQ: http://www.austintexas.gov/COVID19
- Housing Resources: http://www.austintexas.gov/housing-resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- CDC on COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- CDC on COVID-19 in Texas: https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/
- CDC’s Traveler’s Health Notices: wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel
- CDC Confirmed Cases of COVID-19: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
TA Brown Elementary
Walnut Creek Elementary
Dobie Middle School
Webb Middle School