Austin ISD Open for Learning

Family & Community Engagement

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What Are Community Learning Spaces?

Austin ISD defines a Community Learning Space as a place in the community where a student’s legal guardian takes the student to receive in-person supervision and access to the digital resources and other learning supports.

Community Learning Spaces are facilitated by community organizations, groups of parents, faith-based organizations, or public entities that provide in-person support to students during times of remote off-campus instruction. You may hear the term “learning pod” to refer to a similar concept; however, we prefer Community Learning Space because it represents the broad spectrum of ways our community has stepped up to support our students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

*Community Learning Spaces are not monitored or managed by Austin ISD staff*


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Looking for a Community Learning Space?

Visit the AISD Community Learning Spaces page to learn more

*Community Learning Space programs are not run, sponsored or endorsed by AISD*


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The first four weeks of Instruction will be online with your child’s teacher. We are here to support you and appreciate your flexibility. Thank you for being a part of the Austin ISD community!

Request Technology | Online Learning Tutorials | Community Learning Spaces


Austin ISD has updated its reopen plans:

Open for Learning

AISD plans for the 2020–21 School Year (ENGLISH)

Abierto para el aprendizaje

Planes para el ciclo escolar 2020–21 del AISD (ESPAÑOL)


Community Resources

RISE 2.0 funds will be distributed directly to individuals who apply and are chosen through a randomized selection process. Click on image above for more information about RISE 2.0 funds.


Welcome Back Letter

A letter from the Parent Engagement Support Office

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Leonor Vargas, LMSW-Administrative Supervisor of Parent Programs

T.A. Vasquez-Parent Engagement Support Lead/Community Organizer

Maria Hanley- Parent Engagement Support Lead/Community Organizer

Marisol Fray, LMSW-Social Services Specialist-Bilingual

Jennifer Vasquez-Administrative Assistant II

Main Office: 512-414-0726