BISD Family Connects
E-Newsletter for BISD Families ~ January 27, 2023
ICYMI: BISD Board of Trustees calls May 6 bond and school board election
The Bastrop ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted Tuesday, January 17 to call a bond election for May 6, 2023. The $321,500,000 bond proposal will have no tax rate increase.
Your child can help design the next "I Voted" stickers for Bastrop County!
The Bastrop County Elections Department announces the county's first “I Voted” and “Future Voter” design contest. The winning designs will be used as the official stickers for voters to wear proudly after they've voted. The contest is open to all Bastrop County K-12 students, and the deadline to submit a design is Friday, February 10, 2023 at 5pm. Judging will be based on theme, uniqueness of the design, and artistry. All submissions must be sent to
Warn Central Texas
Social Emotional Learning
What are students learning?
Elementary students have finished their lessons about empathy and will be learning about emotion management. Intermediate and Middle School students will continue learning about ways to control thoughts and emotions while making good decisions. High School students will start looking at how to promote positive well-being. 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?
Student SEL surveys are launching soon!
Building social emotional skills is important for students and adults as we learn to develop confidence, build relationships, and be successful. To that end, students and teachers are participating in exercises to better understand key concepts of social emotional learning and reflect on how they perceive these concepts in themselves.
Between January 31 and February 17, students in grades 3-12 will complete an online survey at school that will ask them to reflect on skills such as grit, growth mindset, self-efficacy, self-management, sense of belonging, school safety, and teacher-student relationship. We will use their confidential responses as valuable insight into their experience at school and how we can improve and adapt to better meet their needs.
We are partnering with Panorama Education to support us in administering these surveys.
Interested in working for BISD, SSC, Aramark or GST?
BISD PATHS Education Program & Field Trips
To learn more about the program, contact Norma Mercado, Family and Social Services Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-772-7133.
ACE Nachos & Numbers
Emile Elementary on Thursday, February 16th
Mina Elementary on Monday, February 27th
Lost Pines Elementary on Thursday, March 9th
Red Rock Elementary on Thursday, March 23rd
Cedar Creek Elementary on Thursday, March 30th
Bluebonnet Elementary TBD
P-TECH Information Sessions for Incoming 9th Graders
More information available on the flyer.
VolleyStars Registration Now Open!
Check out the flyer for more information.
To register, visit https://bisdtx.ce.eleyo.com/ under Community Education.
Monthly Autism Support Training
Join Bastrop ISD and McDade ISD Autism Support Teams in collaboration with STAR® for monthly training sessions. All sessions are free of charge and will be held virtually from 6-7:30 pm.
January: School Board Appreciation Month
February 10 & 13: Staff Development Day & Student Holiday
February 21: Bastrop ISD Board of Trustees Meeting, 5:30 pm, PAC