From The Admin Team 8/31/2020

Bernice Kiker Elementary School

What's New?

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Beep and Greet Reminders

We invite you to a Beep and Greet event. Please see the schedule and directions below.

Step 1: Drive through the front circle drive and have a sign with your child's name and the teacher's name. You may decorate your car and/or sign to your heart's content. All of the teachers on the grade level will be waving and cheering as you drive past.

Step 2: Exit the circle drive, turn right and enter the side (teacher) parking lot. If you can open your trunk please do so, if not a window will work. Please stay in your car. A Kiker staff member will bring a grade level bag to your car with a whiteboard and other items the teachers have assembled. Once you receive your bag, you may exit the parking lot.

Procedures to note:

  • All teachers and staff will be wearing their masks and other PPE appropriate for the day.
  • Please stay in your car.
  • Staff will confirm the grade level bag you are receiving.
  • We know not everyone can make it at their assigned time. Remaining bags will be available via curbside pick up between 1:00 and 4:00 daily after your Beep and Greet assigned time.
  • Students who receive special education or dyslexia services may have additional items to pick up. We will make arrangements for individualized items for another time. You will be notified via email if you have additional items for pick up.

September 2

8:30 - 1st

9:30 - 4th

September 3

8:30 - Pre-K and K

9:30 - 5th

September 4

8:30 - 2nd

9:30 - 3rd

Family To Do List

Safety Regulation Update Regarding Masks For In Person Learning

Austin ISD is following CDC guidance for schools regarding the use of face masks as described below. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend all people 2 years of age and older wear a mask in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household.

  • Wearing a face covering that covers the mouth and nose will be required for ALL students, staff, and visitors while on Austin ISD grounds.
  • Staff conducting health screenings will be required to wear face masks and face shields.
  • All elementary and secondary (middle and high school) students are required to wear a face mask that fully covers the nose and mouth.
  • As recommended by the CDC, time will be dedicated to teaching and reinforcing the use of face coverings.

Staff and students are encouraged to bring their own reusable cloth face masks to ensure a comfortable fit. In the event a student forgets to bring his/her own mask, a face mask will be provided at the school for use by the student for that day. Reusable cloth face masks must be washed daily. Bandanas and face masks with air vents will not be allowed. Austin ISD will provide a face mask to students, staff, service providers and approved visitors who arrive at a school or other facility without one. Face shields may not be worn in place of a face mask but can be worn in addition to a mask. Accommodations to the required use of face masks will be made on a case-by-case basis for students and staff.

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Congratulations to These Staff Members Who Received a RAVE

Austin ISD uses the Recognizing All Valuable Employees (RAVE) forms as a way to honor and celebrate staff who provide excellent services. Feel free to nominate a staff member using the button below.

Congratulations to:

Kelly Meyer for excellence in meeting all goals as a 504 Coordinator

Alma Chapa Moore for campus excellence regarding 504 meetings

Andrea Bredl for excellence in presenting at the AISD Reopening Conference on Successful Kindergarten Strategies for the 2020 - 2021 School Year

Patty Candelaria for excellence in responding to parent questions and concerns with efficiency

AISD's Equity Action Plan

The purpose of the Equity Action Plan is to guide district leaders to intentionally achieve equity for all students as they implement planning and decision-making processes so that all students receive what they need to achieve their full academic and social potential. Click here to provide your input and read the current documents.

Kiker Admin Team Will Provide Another Q and A

We know many things have changed since our last family session. We are collecting more questions for an upcoming Q and A. Please use the button below to submit your questions regarding the 2020-2021 school year. This event will not be live but prerecorded to allow for greater access.

Remote Learning For Four Weeks

The first four weeks, from Sept. 8 to Oct. 5, will be remote. If you still don't have a device by September 1, please contact us at 512-414-2584 for help.

The next four weeks, from Oct. 5 to Oct. 30, will be a phase-in period. Families will choose on-campus or virtual learning for this period. Families who choose on-campus learning will be phased in. We will continue to base our campus and district operations on the advice of health authorities. It is important to note: even students who choose on-campus instruction may have some days where they are still doing remote learning during this period.

· Families will choose on-campus or remote instruction within two weeks of returning to campuses on Oct. 5 via a form emailed by AISD.

· Austin ISD families will have the option to switch back to remote learning based on their individual comfort level.

Bernice Kiker Elementary Administration Team

Cory Matheny - Principal

Alma Chapa Moore - Assistant Principal

Kelly Meyer - Assistant Principal