Consuelo Mendez MS STEM Academy

Campus, Parent/Family & Community Engagement September 2020

Registration 2020-2021

All Mendez Mavericks families new & returning must register your child for the school year 2020-2021. Registration is required each year to ensure we have the most up to date information. Enroll online today: https://my.austinisd.org/LoginPolicy.jsp

ACE Programming

ACE will offer continuous learning for all Mendez students through the BLEND platform. Our virtual program starts September 8th-December 11th from 3:30-6:30 pm. Please register for the program at the following link:

https://austinisd.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2hj3gwsrDF7cdaB


Our program is offered free of charge. For more information, please contact Kim Freyer at 512.841.1003 or kimberly.freyer@austinisd.org.


​ACE ofrecerá un aprendizaje continuo para todos los estudiantes Mendez a través de la plataforma de mezcla. Nuestro programa virtual comienza del 8 de septiembre al 11 de diciembre de 3: 30-6: 30 pm. Regístrese en el programa en el siguiente enlace:

https://austinisd.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2hj3gwsrDF7cdaB

2020 ACE Austin Application Form

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Nuestro programa se ofrece de forma gratuita. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Kim Freyer al 512.841.1003 o kimberly.freyer@austinisd.org.

AISD Releases Mobile App/ AISD lanza aplicación móvil

Austin ISD is happy to announce the launch of our mobile app—a new way to stay connected.

The app will allow all AISD students, staff and families to receive notifications from the district and campuses for which they wish to subscribe.

Other helpful tools include a COVID-19 self-screening for users to complete before coming into contact with others or before leaving home for work or school.

The app allows for quick access to:

  • see the calendar for the current school year,
  • links to
  • Parent Cloud
  • Parent Self Serve
  • WheresTheBus
  • School Café,
  • the School Directory, and
  • the latest news.

Director of Management Information Systems Brenda Richmond is among the Austin ISD leadership who led the development of the app.

“Our hope is that this app provides our families, students and staff with useful technology that will make the school year a little easier to navigate,” Richmond said. “We have even more robust customization options coming down the pipeline that will include quick access to grades, assignments, and ability for families to contact teachers. In January, the app will contain a brand new mobile-friendly student registration feature.”

Locate the free Austin ISD Mobile App in the digital store for your mobile device by searching for Austin ISD.

For questions concerning the new app, call 512–414–9187.

Parent Engagement Opportunities on Zoom

Greetings Consuelo Mendez Families,


We hope that you and your family are all doing well and staying healthy. We have Parent Engagement opportunities via zoom.us Below you will find the meeting dates & zoom meeting ID & password. Please don’t share this information. We hope that you are able to join us online for Parent & Family engagement opportunities www.zoom.us


Beginning with the 2020–21 school year, all schools and all teachers will be using BLEND (also known commercially as Canvas) as the main electronic platform to allow families, students, and teachers to communicate regarding lessons, assignments, and other learning expectations.


Helpful Definitions:

Synchronous instruction requires students and teachers to be present at the same time online.

Examples:

-live interactive classes with students and teachers participating in real-time

-Teacher-supported work time on video conference calls

-Scheduled and online tests


Asynchronous instruction does not require students and teacher to be present online at the same time.

Examples:

-Self-guided online courses with intermittent teacher instruction

-Pre-assigned work with formative assessments on paper or in learning system such as BLEND

-Pre-recorded videos of instruction

Visit the Austin ISD website for more details: https://www.austinisd.org/technology/blend

Central Texas Dyslexia Conference 2020

AISD Parent Cloud
A handbook for Blend

Click here for more details

Parent BLEND Access English
Un manual de Blend

haga clic aqui

Parent BLEND Access Spanish
Using Zoom by Families in Austin ISD
Using Zoom by Families in Austin ISD - Spanish

How to log onto your AISD Student Portal:

Logging Into Your Student Portal
AISD Portal Screencast Spanish

Consuelo Mendez PTA Join today

Membership - JoinPTA.org

With Covid 19 still in our midst, many of you have asked about membership drives. We know that this is a difficult time for all of our families but remember that a local PTA member also becomes a member of Texas PTA and National PTA and those membership numbers can make a huge difference keeping our schools at the forefront of our elected officials' minds not only in our home state of Texas but also at the federal level.

Staying connected During COVID19 Pandemic

I'm Jessica Victoria, Parent Support Specialist at Consuelo Mendez MS STEM Academy. I want you to know that we are here for all of our Families and Community. As you may know, Districts all over the world are preparing for the beginning of the school year. Austin ISD will begin virtual learning on September 8, 2020 - October 5, 2020. For more information on important dates and academic plan visit https://www.austinisd.org/openforlearning/academics Austin ISD is working hard to provide technology support to families that have completed the technology support survey. If you are in need to request technology support & distribution information please visit the following link: https://bit.ly/Fall2020Technology


Routines for all children are more important now than ever so create a schedule that works for your family. Juggling work, learning at home, planning meals and making sure that you maintain safe and healthy during COVID19 can be stressful. I will place links below that can help with Social Emotional Learning for the entire family, Austin ISD Food Service locations/Central Texas Food Bank and Telehealth options. The City of Austin will be providing financial assistance to families who have been impacted by COVID19 through the RENT assistance program 2.0. I will place the links below with agencies websites. You will have to contact agencies for the application process and qualification requirements.


In Austin ISD, parents are able to access all their student's educational information in one place: the Parent Cloud!

We are encouraging all Consuelo Mendez MS STEM Academy Families go to www.my.austinisd.org to access the Parent Cloud. If you do not have a Parent Cloud Account, you can register for one online. The Parent Cloud serves as the primary resource for all of the services provided online to our parents. This site gives parents direct access into their child's classroom information, registration to your child's campus, district-wide information and links to other often used services.

Equity Engagement Community Input

Fall Community Equity Summit: Our Voices, Our Stories, October 15, 4–8 p.m. via Zoom. Hosted by the Austin ISD Office of Equity and Cultural Proficiency & Inclusiveness Office. Register at https://bit.ly/2OphqWu

AustinISD Social & Emotional Learning at Home

On the AustinISD SEL website you will learn about the foundation of SEL, family activities for the entire family, self-care & mindfulness practices & much more.

AustinISD Meals During Closures

Notice: Beginning August 17, curbside meal sites will be open at a later time, moving service to 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meals will not be served while the district is closed September 7, 2020.

The Central Texas Food Bank

The Central Texas Food Bank Emergency Relief Food Distribution During COVID-19. Family can also get assistance with applying for snap, locating a food pantry and educational information on nutrition classes, breastfeeding education and much.

City of Austin Rent Assistance 2.0

Visit the City of Austin website: http://www.austintexas.gov/rent how to get access to resources and information on rent assistance between August 2020 and January 2021. Click here for more information about RISE 2.0 funds.

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City of Austin Utilities

As our community comes together to respond to the concerns of COVID-19, the City has taken steps to ensure customers have uninterrupted access to utility services and that customers experiencing hardships due to COVID-19 can get utility bill help.

Integral Care

Important COVID-19 UpdateIntegral Care continues to provide services. For the safety of everyone, many services are provided by telephone and telehealth. If you need emotional support, call 512-472-4357 – day or night.

The Center for Child Protection’s Education Services

While we have suspended all in-person prevention trainings to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Center for Child Protection’s Education Team is still working to bring you information and tools for child abuse prevention.

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Consuelo Mendez MS STEM Academy

Visit the Let's Talk website for answers to common questions. You can also send a text to Let's Talk at 512-886-6434 or call the Family Support Line at 512-414-9187.