BISD Family Connects
E-Newsletter for BISD Families ~ April 26, 2023
EARLY VOTING IS HAPPENING NOW!
School Board & Bond Election
Bastrop ISD also has a bond election on the ballot for $321,500,000. The bond is for new schools and classroom buildings ($272M), major capital improvements ($31M), and safety/security and operations upgrades ($18M). To learn more, visit bisdtx.org/bond2023 and check out the newest video we made with the help of Kylie, a BISD 4th grader!f (This video is also available in Spanish on our website at bisdtx.org/bond2023)
Early voting is happening now at the Bastrop County Courthouse on Pecan Street and at the Bastrop County Cedar Creek Annex on FM 535. Early voting runs through Tuesday, May 2. Election day is May 6!
BISD Brings Operations In-House!
Billy Moore, President
Chris Dillon, Vice President
Kellye Seekatz, Secretary
Dr. Matthew Mix
STUDENT VERIFICATION FOR THE 2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR NOW OPEN!
Parents of Returning Students must verify their child's information by logging into their Family Access account at www.bisdtx.org. THE DEADLINE TO VERIFY IS MAY 24, 2023.
Parents of New Students can begin the process of registering at www.bisdtx.org/newstudent.
Summer Sports Camps
View details and register online at www.bisdtx.org/summercamps.
Sports Physicals Available at BISD Health Center
Bilingual Program Updates for 2023-24
Bastrop ISD is excited to announce updates to the Bilingual Program for the 2023-2024 school year. Please plan to attend an upcoming campus meeting if your child currently participates in this program or will participate in this program for the 23-24 school year.
- April 27th at Lost Pines Elementary, 5:00-6:00, library
- May 2nd at Bluebonnet Elementary, 5:00-6:00, library
Questions? Contact Patricia Flores, Multilingual Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-772-7113.
STEAM Fest is This Weekend - April 29
Bastrop ISD is excited to announce STEAMFest, supported by NFL Safety Justin Reid, coming up April 29 at Cedar Creek High School. Watch a message from Reid about the event!
Two STEAM challenges are open for students that want to participate. Students must register for the challenge and attend at least one workshop provided by the Digital Learning Department.
Challenge 1: Justin Reid Challenge (Grades 5-12)
Challenge 2: Adobe Design Challenge (Open to All Students)
Registration Page for Both Challenges (Shows Workshop Times)
Rockin' Reading With CCHS' Dr. Allison Bumsted!
Register for Summer Hoopstars
View the flyer in English and Spanish for more information and register online at https://bisdtx.ce.eleyo.com/courses/category/57/beyond-the-bell-community.
Social Emotional Learning
Elementary students will continue learning about problem-solving, while Intermediate and Middle school students will continue their exploration of conflict resolution. High school students will continue to explore ways to celebrate personal successes. As we enter testing season, teachers also are encouraged to reflect on previous lessons that addressed healthy ways of dealing with stress and anxiety. Families looking to engage their students around these topics can ask questions like:
- What is one thing you can do if you're feeling overwhelmed or stressed?
- What are you learning during SEL time this week?
- What are the problem-solving steps? (Elementary)
- How can managing strong emotions help prevent conflicts from arising?
- What is something that you are proud of?
Cafeteria Breakfast & Lunch Menus
View the Breakfast and Lunch Menus.
Join the Children's Advocacy Center and CASA for this year's SpringFest being held at Fisherman's Park on April 29 from 11 am - 3:30 pm. The event will feature a kids play zone, food trucks, games and live music. This is a free event and open to the public!
Hats Off to Helping the Community
Click here to view the flyer.
Are You a Grandparent Raising a Grandchild?
Want to learn more about how to make the most of your time with your grandchild? Connect with other grandparents? Catch up on the latest info on raising little ones? Join this grandparenting group and celebrate the power of this special relationship.
Catholic Charities of Central Texas is offering a seven session course for grandparents raising children ages 0-5 years old.
View the flyer for more information and how to register and join us for the next session!
April 17-21: Volunteer Appreciation Week
April 24-28: After School Staff Appreciation Week
April 25-28: Early Voting 8am to 5pm
April 26: Administrative Professionals Appreciation Day
May 1-2: Early Voting 7am to 7pm
May 6: Election Day 7am to 7pm
May 16: BISD Board of Trustees Meeting, 5:30 pm, PAC