BISD Family Connects

E-Newsletter for Families and Staff ~ November 18, 2022

BOND 2021 - Big Things Are Happening!

BISD Announces Names for Two New Elementary Schools

Bastrop ISD is excited to announce the names for the two new elementary schools that are currently under construction as part of the 2021 Bond Program.

The Board of Trustees approved Colony Oaks Elementary School as the name for the campus being built at 601 Sam Houston Drive. The school being built at 6380 FM 812 and Highway 21 will be named Camino Real Elementary School.

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The Colony Site made big changes with the tilt walls being raised and brick work in process. Progress on this site is visible and exciting!
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Mina Elementary has the start of a new building! The foundation has been poured and erecting of the steel beams has begun.

The District held multiple meetings with BISD leadership and Zonda Education, the District's demographer, earlier in the fall to consider current and future elementary boundary lines. BISD then held two additional meetings with campus principals and district staff to create a draft of the new boundary lines that are being presented to the public. The current boundaries are drawn for six elementary schools and the new boundaries factor in eight elementary schools. The goal was to create school boundaries that are balanced in terms of student population and to minimize disruptions to families. The proposed boundary lines will take effect in the fall of 2023.

Note, only the elementary boundary lines are changing. Secondary campus boundary lines will remain the same at this time.

Want to learn more? Check out the presentation below then mark your calendar for one of the town halls we will host after Thanksgiving. You'll be able to see boundary lines up close, ask questions, and share your input with District leadership.

November 15, 2022 Board Presentation

2023-24 Elementary Attendance Boundary Planning


Want to learn more about the new elementary attendance boundary lines? Join us for an informational presentation and see the new boundary lines up close and personal. There are two opportunities to attend, and no pre-registration is required.

November 30 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Bastrop Middle School cafeteria

December 1 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Cedar Creek High School cafeteria

BISD Earns State’s Highest Fiscal Accountability Rating

During the November 15 Board of Trustees meeting, Bastrop ISD Chief Financial Officer Dina Edgar announced the district received a “Superior” rating under Texas’ School FIRST (Financial Accountability Rating System of Texas). A Superior rating is the highest possible rating, demonstrating the quality of the District’s financial management and reporting system.

School FIRST was developed in 1999 by the Texas Education Agency in response to Senate Bill 875 of the 76th Texas Legislature. The primary goal of School FIRST is to achieve quality performance in the management of school districts’ financial resources, a goal made more significant due to the complexity of accounting associated with the Texas school finance system.

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Did you know that students who meet regularly with a mentor make better choices in school and in life? Help make a difference in a child's life by becoming a mentor today! Visit for more information.

SpringFest T-shirt Design Contest

The Children's Advocacy Center is seeking entries for a SpringFest t-shirt design. Deadline to submit is January 17.

View the flyer for more information.

Interested? Follow the QR code for more information.

Interested in working for BISD, SSC, Aramark or GST?

Bastrop ISD and its three partners, Aramark SSC and GoldStar Transit are HIRING!

Come join a team of dedicated individuals in a career that meets your job skills and interests. Visit each company to see current opportunities at Bastrop ISD, SSC, Aramark, and GoldStar Transit.

Social Emotional Learning

Self-Care Tip

The Self-Care tip for this month might sound easy at first, but for many people it can be challenging. For November, give yourself permission to eat something delicious simply because it's delicious and eating it brings you joy. That's the easy part. The challenge comes in eating that special treat without beating yourself up or feeling guilty about it. It could be your favorite dessert that only comes around at Thanksgiving or a savory dish that takes a little extra time to prepare. Whatever it is, take the time to mindfully enjoy each bite.


As students come back from Thanksgiving Break, teachers will review classroom and school-wide expectations of being safe, respectful and responsible.

In December, elementary students will continue learning about empathy. Intermediate school students will begin learning about how thoughts and emotions can effect our decisions. Middle school students will continue learning how to recognize bullying and harassment, while high school students will discuss solutions for handling common obstacles that are within our control that get in the way of goals. Families looking to engage their students around these topics can ask questions like:

- What are you learning during SEL time this week?

- What is one way you can demonstrate empathy to someone having a rough day?

- What are some things you value? How do your values inform your decision making?

Free GED Classes for Adults

Community Action is offering free GED classes for adults. Registration is now open at

View the flyer for more information.

Volunteers Wanted

Coming Up!

Planning for High School for 8th Graders & Their Families

Bastrop ISD will host an informational meeting on November 29 at Cedar Creek Middle School and on November 30 at Bastrop Middle School for current 8th graders and their families as they begin to plan for the next step in their educational journey.

View the flyer for more details.

Health Ministry Team Presents Helping The Latino Community

The Health Ministry Team is hosting an event called Helping The Latino Community on December 2 at 739 Old Potato Road in Paige.

The event will have assistance with immigration status help, taxes, free hair cuts and more. View the flyer for more information.

BISD Dance Winter Showcase

Mark your calendar for the BISD Dance Winter Showcase on December 3 starting at 2 pm at the Jerry Fay Wilhelm Center for the Performing Arts.

Doors open at 1:30 pm for this free event.

Winter Blast Planned for December 17

Bastrop ISD is excited to announce that an in-person Winter Blast will be held this year on December 17 at Cedar Creek High School.

See the flyer for more information. This event is for Bastrop ISD students and families.

Hoopstars Registration Open for Spring '23

Hoopstars Registration is now open for the Spring 2023 season! Deadline to register is December 2.

Register online at Interested in coaching? Complete a volunteer application online at

View the flyer for the Spring 2023 season.

November Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Bastrop ISD, in partnership with Aramark Student Nutrition, is committed to providing a quality food service program and recognizes the vital relationship between nutrition and education.

View the November Breakfast and Lunch Menus.

November 21-25: Staff & Student Holiday

November 24: Happy Thanksgiving!

December 13: BISD Board of Trustees Meeting, 5:30, PAC

December 16: Early Release

December 19 - January 2: Staff & Student Holiday

January 3-4: Student Holiday & Staff Development Day

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