BISD Family Connects

E-Newsletter for BISD Families ~ April 26, 2023


School Board & Bond Election

Bastrop ISD has two school board races on the ballot this year. For Place 3, we have incumbent/school board president Billy Moore and challenger Joseph B. Thompson. For Place 4, we have two newcomers, Priscilla Kay Ruiz and Greg Mueller, who are running to fill the seat of Molly McClure who is retiring her board service.

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 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

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!

Bastrop ISD Bond 23 Tax Rate Overview

BISD Brings Operations In-House!

We are so thankful to our School Board Trustees who made the decision to bring maintenance, custodial and groundskeeping IN-HOUSE! We are confident this will make a tremendous positive impact on our district and campuses, and we look forward to this exciting trajectory for BISD! If you see one of these board members below, please take a moment to thank them for their leadership and service to Bastrop ISD!

Billy Moore, President

Chris Dillon, Vice President

Kellye Seekatz, Secretary

Molly McClure

Dr. Matthew Mix

Ashley Mutschink

Rick Rivera


Yes, we know you might not be thinking about next school year quite yet, but at Bastrop ISD, we definitely are! We've opened student verification and new student registration early this year.

Parents of Returning Students must verify their child's information by logging into their Family Access account at THE DEADLINE TO VERIFY IS MAY 24, 2023.

Parents of New Students can begin the process of registering at

Summer Sports Camps

Registration is now open for Summer Sports Camps at Bastrop High School and Cedar Creek High School.

View details and register online at

Sports Physicals Available at BISD Health Center

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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

View the flyer.

Questions? Contact Patricia Flores, Multilingual Director at 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!

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Coming Up!

Register for Summer Hoopstars

Registration for Summer Hoopstars is now open! Practices start the last week of May and games will be held in June. Coaches are needed! Complete the mandatory volunteer form online at .

View the flyer in English and Spanish for more information and register online at

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


SpringFest 2023

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!

View the flyer.

Hats Off to Helping the Community

Healthy Ministries of Bastrop is hosting a community event called Hats Off to Helping the Community to help share resources across the county. The event will feature a local non-profit organization and attendees will be able to receive a free hat, food and fun!

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!

Volunteers Wanted

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

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Relationships with our students, parents, and staff are what make this a great place to learn, teach, and work. In Bastrop Independent School District ... THEIR future is OUR focus!