Eagle Update: September 17, 2020

Barton Hills Elementary

Hello BHE Families:

Beginning on Oct. 5 and continuing through Oct. 30, Austin ISD will begin welcoming students back for on-campus learning. This will be accomplished through a phase-in approach for all students who choose to return to campus. During the four-week phase-in process (Oct. 5 - Oct. 30), the intentional phase-in of more students to on-campus learning will occur if health conditions continue to indicate that we can do so in a safe and healthy way for staff and students.

If you have already completed your Family Pulse Survey indicating your preferences for remote or on-campus instruction thank you. For parents wishing for additional information prior to completing the survey, I’ve attached a detailed chart to outline the phase-in process and a snapshot of in-person instruction.

I will also host a Zoom meeting on Monday, September 21st from 9:00 am to 10:00 am to review the attached information. The meeting will be recorded and hosted on the BLEND Community Course page as soon as possible. The Zoom link and details can be found below.

We will continue to monitor updates from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and local health authorities to inform our decisions to keep students, families, and staff safe. Please know that the plans shared in this document may change in the coming weeks. For the most updated information, please refer to the AISD Open for Learning webpage.

Thank you, as always, for your continued support of our school.

Kati Achtermann

Parent Zoom Meeting Information

Topic: Phase-in to Repoening Meeting

Time: Sep 21, 2020 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 949 7308 4693

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Find your local number: https://austinisd-org.zoom.us/u/amgxWlqFk

Family Pulse Survey links

Survey link: https://austinisd.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3EKb4cCqXqzNC97

Please note that surveys can only be taken once per each student enrolled. You will need your student’s ID number to access the survey and respond for your student. Questions about the survey or requests for help with the survey can be sent to survey@austinisd.org.

The link to the survey is also available on the main AISD webpage, on the Open for Learning webpage, on the AISD Facebook, on the AISD Twitter, on the AISD mobile app, and in the AISD Parent Cloud.

If a family needs to retake the survey for whatever reason, they can also email the survey@austinisd.org email to receive a retake link for the survey.

Gifted and Talented Process Information

Greetings Everyone!

The GT referral window for the 2020-2021 school year opens up on September 21st. If you are interested in referring a K-6th grade student that is not identified as GT, or is currently in Talent Explore, for the evaluation process, please submit their name by completing and signing the linked parent GT checklist form below by October 13th. Please note that forms submitted/timestamped after October 13th will NOT be accepted.

Parent GT checklist

More information about GT in AISD can be found at the links below:

GT Parent Information Presentation

GT Parent Manual

If you have any questions please contact Damien Mills at Damien.Mills@austinisd.org

Upcoming Dates

December 18 - No school for students/ Teacher Staff Development Day (Not on AISD Calendar)

January 5 - No School for Students/Teacher Staff Development Day (Not on AISD Calendar)

April 30th - No School for Students/ Teacher Staff Development Day (Not on AISD Calendar)

AISD Mobile App

Austin ISD is happy to announce the launch of our mobile app—a new way to stay connected.

The app will allow all AISD students, staff and families to receive notifications from the district and campuses for which they wish to subscribe.

Other helpful tools include a COVID-19 self-screening for users to complete before coming into contact with others or before leaving home for work or school.

The app allows for quick access to:

  • see the calendar for the current school year,
  • links to
    • Parent Cloud
    • Parent Self Serve
    • WheresTheBus
    • School Café,
    • the School Directory, and
    • the latest news.

Locate the free Austin ISD Mobile App in the digital store for your mobile device by searching for Austin ISD.

For questions concerning the new app, call 512–414–9187.


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