Eagle Update: January 15, 2021

Barton Hills Elementary

Hello BHE Families:

I want to thank all our families for your commitment to the health and safety of our students, staff and community. The response of families who were able to keep their students in a remote learning environment this last week was so helpful and by having fewer students report to campus we were able to increase social distancing significantly and offer flexible work schedules for staff to further reduce the number of people in our building. Together we can help create the safest possible learning environment for our students and staff.

As previously noted, Austin ISD is working collaboratively with Austin Public Health in our response to the Stage 5 risk-based guidelines. As such, AISD and Barton Hills is asking families who are able, to continue remote learning until our risk is decreased. We know that some students need to learn in person on campus and we are open and ready to serve those with those needs. With more students remote, our campus is able to also reduce the number of adults on campus to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 during this critical time for our community.

Please contact your child's teacher and let them know if your child will be remaining in a remote learning environment or will need to return to campus next week if your child has been an on-campus learner or had planned to return on January 19th, 2021. This will help us in planning for students and staff.

Thank you as always for your flexibility and support in this most challenging school year!

Kati Achtermann

Upcoming Dates

  • January 18 - MLK School Holiday - No school for students or staff
  • January 29 - Asynchronous Learning Day
  • February 15 - Staff Development/Student Holiday
  • February 26 - Asynchronous Learning Day
  • March 5 - Asynchronous Learning Day
  • March 15 - 19 - Spring Break
  • April 2 - Staff Development Day/Student Holiday
  • April 9 - Asynchronous Learning Day

New and Returning Student Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

Online Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is open! Parents will need to access the online registration through the Parent Portal. You can find specific registration directions HERE and attached below. If you need assistance please call the AISD Parent Support Line at 512-414-9187.

AISD Calendar Feedback Survey

Austin ISD is currently working on the calendars for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years. The Calendar Task Force has worked very hard to prepare two (2) calendar options. Please take a minute to vote on the calendars that you prefer for each school year.

Please click on this link to view the calendars and to vote: Vote here

Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:

If you have technical issues with this survey, please contact Cinda Christian at survey@austinisd.org.

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!

Browser History Reminders

Please note and remind your children their browser history can’t be cleared. Remind students that their browser history on an Austin ISD device cannot be cleared. Anyone who opens history on their device will be able to see students’ search history, along with dates and times.

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!

How to Check Status on District Systems

AISD’s technology team has launched a webpage that allows school communities to check the status of district systems such as the cloud and portal, as well as Accelify, School Messenger, and Zoom, at www.austinisd.org/technology/status.


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