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

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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)

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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.

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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