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.
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
ELEMENTARY BOUNDARY LINES ~ TOWN HALL MEETINGS
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.
SpringFest T-shirt Design Contest
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Interested in working for BISD, SSC, Aramark or GST?
Social Emotional Learning
WHAT ARE STUDENTS LEARNING?
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?
Planning for High School for 8th Graders & Their Families
View the flyer for more details.
Health Ministry Team Presents Helping The Latino Community
The event will have assistance with immigration status help, taxes, free hair cuts and more. View the flyer for more information.
Winter Blast Planned for December 17
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.
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