Eagle Update: November 6, 2020

Barton Hills Elementary

Hello BHE Families:

This week we are celebrating Coordinated School Health. Coordinated School Health is a collaborative approach to student learning and health. CSH is every person who interacts with children and parents speaking the same language and providing the same messages about healthy behaviors and lifestyles.


Each day this week an announcement will be sent via the BLEND Community Course to highlight a component of Coordinated School Health.


Have a fantastic weekend and thank you as always for your continued support of our school!



Kati Achtermann

A Note from our Counselor, Mrs. White


Hello Familes,


If you need help with Thanksgiving or December Holidays, please contact the following organizations.

· Operation Turkey sign up link is open. They will deliver one meal per individual. Family needs to apply as soon as possible. They will serve Austin until they reach their limit. Operation Turkey: deadline is Nov. 20th, delivery on 11/26 between 10am-1pm. http://www.operationturkey.com/meal-request/


· The Blue Santa sign up link through Austin Voices is open for registration now. Families apply directly. They must have children 14 yrs and younger to apply. Families must pick up their gift cards and food from the distribution site. Family must live in Austin City Limits. Applying does not guarantee services. Apply for the family that lives in your household, only. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=9hleXKumRUux0L5GCKmmf6j5cxWYodBMkjUx657otXlUQVFVNFdXVFFIUEdCRDVNM0FCSjk3N1RVUiQlQCN0PWcu

· Families Helping Families is a program designed to provide assistance for Barton Hills’ families during the holidays. We would like to invite you to participate in the confidential program if you feel your family might need assistance during this holiday season. If you choose to participate, your family will receive a gift card for food along with a gift card for each child, under 19, in the family. We will make sure each child at BHE receives a gift card and if there are enough sponsors we will assist with children not attending BHE.


· The counselor will provide a sponsoring family with information and all identifying information will be kept private. Gifts cards will need to be picked up at the school from Dec. 16-17.

Please review and fill out the form below if you would like assistance. Questions, please email Stephanie White @ stephanie.l.white@austinsid.org

Open this link to access the form for Families Helping Families: https://tinyurl.com/bhefhf


Thank you,

Stephanie White, Counselor, Barton Hills

If Your Chid is Returning to School In Person: Before You Arrive to School Everyday:

When You Arrive at School

Health Guidelines


Please review the attachments below to learn more about how to respond if you believe your child has a positive COVID case and general guidelines for when to keep your child home from school. If you have any questions, please contact our school health room at 512-414-2013. Thank you!

Dogs on Campus

We respectfully request that dogs not accompany you or your child to school for arrival or dismissal. While your dog may be the best for your family, not everyone is comfortable around them and and not all dogs do well in the arrival/dismissal setting. Thank you so much!

Upcoming Dates


November 12 - 3:15 pm Campus Advisory Council Zoom Meeting ***

November 23 - 27 - No School for Staff or Students - Thanksgiving Break Week

December 18 - No school for students/ Teacher Staff Development Day (Not on AISD Calendar)

January 5 - No School for Students/Teacher Staff Development Day (Not on AISD Calendar)

April 30th - No School for Students/ Teacher Staff Development Day (Not on AISD Calendar)



***At the November 12, 2020 Campus Advisory Council meeting a portion of the meeting will be reserved for a public meeting regarding the Campus Targeted Improvement Plan and Accountability meeting. This is a public meeting required by TEA as Barton Hills had a "D" in one domain based on the 2019-2020 Accountability Ratings. The Zoom link for this meeting is: https://austinisd-org.zoom.us/j/97334135481?pwd=cURUZFczQTRZb1NoODNLeHZnYVFoQT09


Meeting ID: 973 3413 5481

Passcode: BHECAC

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