From The Admin Team 4/7/2021

Bernice Kiker Elementary School

Combining the Admin News with the Kiker Comments

In an effort to streamline communication, we are trying something new. We have added all the information that typically is shared in the Kiker Comments into this newsletter. We know it is long, but now everything is in one place.

Upcoming Events


5 - 30 CLI Engage Pre-K4 Assessment Window

5 -22 Kinder MAP Growth Reading Fluency screening window

9 - Regular school day, NOT an asynchronous day

13 - Evacuation Drill

21 - PTA Meeting, Principal Q and A, Art Night

23 - Regular school day, NOT an asynchronous day

27 -Shelter and Hold Drills


5 - Vision and Hearing Screening PK, K, 1, 3, 5

10 - 21 EOY Map Growth Window for Reading and Math K-2

11 - 3rd , 4th, 5th STAAR Math

12 - 3rd, 4th, 5th STAAR Reading

13 - 5th STAAR Science and Make up day

14 - STAAR Make up day #2

31 - No School / Memorial Day


3 - Last Day for Students

4 - Staff Day

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Campus Fundraiser

Look for information to come out soon regarding our fundraiser. Gifts of time and auction items will be featured. More information to come.

Returning to in-person learning?

We created the videos below at the beginning of the year to help our Comets. Since new families are moving into our community and others are switching from remote learning to in-person learning, we wanted to share them again.
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Online Registration for 2021-2022 is now open!

Please log into your family portal account at AISD Parent Portal to register/update your student's information for next school year. Please check the boxes carefully for yearbook permission or for photographs and for campus messages. It is so important to our campus that we get everyone to complete online registration so we can keep and maintain our amazing staff!

We will have curbside registration for our incoming Kindergarten students, April 12-16, M/W/F from 9:00-11:00 in the front driveway. Please bring copies of your student's birth certificate, immunization record, current utility bill, and your driver's license. Please call the Kiker Office at 512-414-2584 if you have any questions.

What will next school year look like?

At this time, Austin ISD is awaiting information on the 2021-2022 school year requirements from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). We know that on-campus learning will be an option available to families next year, just as it is this year. AISD safety protocols will align with the Center for Disease Control and Austin Public Health. AISD also shared that there will be a hybrid/remote option for 2021-2022.

We realize you’re eager for information, and we will communicate more with our families when we receive guidance from TEA.

Summer Planning

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Get to Know the Staff: Each week we will feature a few staff members and their "I Am Kiker" poem.

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Bernice Kiker Elementary Administration Team

Cory Matheny - Principal

Alma Chapa Moore - Assistant Principal

Kelly Meyer - Assistant Principal