AIS Friday Flash

Friday, May 15, 2020

Head of School eCommuniqué

Please watch the Head of School communique video for updated school information.

AIS Virtual S.T.E.A.M. Fair

Our students did such a remarkable job this week exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. If you haven't had a chance to review their projects, please take some time to check out the awesome activities here. Way to explore, Owls!

AIS Summer Camps?

With the current context in mind, AIS is deciding if and how to move forward with summer camps. We need your input. Thank you in advance for filling out this short survey regarding your interest to inform our planning and decision making. The State of Texas is due to provide further guidelines on Tuesday, May 19th. We will update our community about next steps next week.

Closed Campus

A reminder that for the safety of all, our campus and grounds are closed to anyone besides AIS personnel at prescheduled times until further notice. This helps to ensure we track and follow our cleaning schedule and guidelines accordingly. Thank you for your cooperation and support. Note, an exception to this will be on our student belonging pick up days per the note below.

Important PTO Updates

Thank you for checking out the AIS Community Facebook page for important PTO news. There are recorded videos from the last Parent-Teacher meeting and a Room Parent meeting regarding end of the year information for all families to review.

If you participate in the Pizza Friday program, the PTO also requests your response (one per household) about what to do with the unused portion of the Pizza Friday subscriptions by clicking this quick 3 question form here.

AIS Shout Out

Check out (download) the soundbite from our partners at Sun Radio with a Street Fighter Multilingual Shout Out to AIS!

Virtual Open House - Wed., 5/20 4:30 - 5:30 pm

We will be hosting a virtual Open House for prospective families on Wednesday, May 20th. We would love for a few parents, students, and alumni to join us. If you can join us in dialogue with prospective families, you may join the meeting link here.

Memorial Day/No School - Mon., 5/25

We will not have school in observance of the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 25th.

Belonging Pickup - 5/26 thru 5/27

We will be facilitating drive through pickups of student belongings on Tuesday, May 26th, and Wednesday, May 27th per the following alphabetical schedule. Families should enter through Coronet and drive through the drop-off lanes under the portico. Families will not be permitted to exit their vehicles or go inside the school or campus. Staff members will greet you to put student belongings in your trunks or backseats as needed.

  • Families with the last name beginning with A - F: Tuesday, 5/26 from 9 am - 12 pm
  • Families with the last name beginning with G - M: Tuesday, 5/26 from 1 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Families with the last name beginning with N - Z: Wednesday, 5/27 from 9 am - 12 pm

New Family (virtual) Welcome Coffee - Wed., 5/27 10:30 - 11:30 am

We will welcome registered incoming families to our community over a virtual coffee on Wednesday, May 27th from 10:30 - 11:30 am. Families, current student(s), or alumni are invited to join us with this meeting invite.

CM2 Promotion - Fri., 5/29 4:00 pm

We will be holding a virtual CM2 Promotion Ceremony at 4 pm on Friday, May 29th to congratulate and recognize our CM2 students on their completion of Elementary School. We are so proud of them! Invitations were emailed this week and you may join in the celebration with the zoom link here.

4è Graduation - Mon., 6/1 4:00 pm

We are thrilled to celebrate the first-ever graduating 8th grade class at Austin International School! Our virtual 4è Graduation ceremony will be held on Monday, June 1st at 4:00 pm. We are so proud of our students! Join us in celebrating their accomplishments with the zoom link here.

Report Cards Disseminated - Mon., 6/1

Student report cards will be sent out on Monday, June 1st.

Last Day of School (1/2 Day)/Community Celebration-Thur., 6/4

The last day of school is fast approaching. June 4th will be a half-day of virtual school ending at 11:30 am. We are excited to announce we will have a drive-by car parade beginning at 2:00 pm that day. Faculty and staff will be safely lined up on the surrounding streets and along the drive-thru route to wave and cheer our students and families for a fantastic, albeit strange end, of our 2019-2020 school year. Be on the lookout for more details to follow.

Save the dates

All school functions and events originally scheduled through the school closure have been canceled. Some events may be reconfigured to virtual. We will keep you updated here.

  • May 20 - Virtual Open House
  • May 25 - No School/Memorial Day
  • May 26 - 27 Belonging Pickup (by invitation/timeslot)
  • May 27 - New Parent Virtual Coffee
  • May 29 - ​4è Graduation e-Celebration
  • June 1 - Report Cards Sent
  • June 1 - Elementary Achievement e-Celebration
  • June 4 - Last 1/2 Day of School/Car Parade