Family Connects

Family Newsletter Published by Bastrop ISD Communications

In This Issue ~ May 4, 2022

  • Cedar Creek HS Senior Gwen Ibarra Headed to Harvard
  • May STAAR Testing Calendar

  • Sports Physicals

  • BHS & CCHS Summer Athletic Camps

  • New Student Enrollment Now Open
  • SEL Update
  • Emergency Food Boxes
  • Mark Your Calendar!

Next issue May 18

Cedar Creek HS Senior Gwen Ibarra Headed to Harvard

Harvard released that they have the lowest acceptance rate of all time for the class of 2026 but that didn’t stop Cedar Creek High School (CCHS) senior Gwen Ibarra from making the cut.

Ibarra will enter Harvard this Fall with the class of 2026 with students from all 50 states and 98 different countries.

She will take with her experiences from Bastrop ISD, having attended BISD schools since third grade starting at Bluebonnet Elementary.

Read more . . .

May STAAR Testing Calendar

Students across Bastrop ISD will be taking STAAR exams during the first three weeks of May.

Parents, please encourage your children to get a good night's sleep, arrive to school on time, and eat breakfast so they're ready to do their best on exams.

May STAAR Calendar

Sports Physicals

Physical clinics for BISD students have been set up for May 14 and 26 for all incoming 7th through 12th graders who need a sports physical. Students may attend either of the two locations below.

Cedar Creek High School - May 14, 8 am to Noon

Bastrop High School - May 26, 1 to 4 pm

To view both flyers, click here.


BHS & CCHS Summer Athletic Camps

New Student Enrollment is Now Open!

New student enrollment is now open. This is for students who are NEW TO BISD. Parents can start the online enrollment by visiting our website at

For students who are currently enrolled as a Bastrop ISD student, parents do not need to do anything at this time. You will be asked to complete the Student Information Verification later in July.

SEL Update

Self-Care Tip

For May, our tip is to reach out and connect with a friend. Scientific studies have demonstrated that social connection is a key element to both physical and mental well-being. In fact, one study demonstrated that lacking social connections can be more detrimental than smoking and obesity. Benefits of social connection include increased longevity and a strengthening of the body's immune response. A great way to initiate a connection with a friend is to send a pic of a time you enjoyed together. Find a way that works for you to connect and let the benefits begin.

What are Students Learning?

Elementary students will continue learning about problem-solving, while Intermediate and Middle school students will continue their exploration of conflict resolution. High school students will continue to explore ways to be helpful. As we enter testing season, teachers are also encouraged to reflect on previous lessons that addressed healthy ways of dealing with stress and anxiety. Families looking to engage their students around these topics can ask questions like:

- What is one thing you can do if you're feeling overwhelmed or stressed?

- What are you learning during SEL time this week?

- What are the problem-solving steps? (Elementary)

- How can managing strong emotions help prevent conflicts from arising?

- What are some ways you can be helpful at______ (home, school, community)?

Emergency Food Boxes

Emergency food boxes are available at the BISD Family Resource Center. If you would like to schedule a pickup time, please call Norma or Nataly at 512-772-7151.

Mark Your Calendar!

May 2 - 6: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6: School Lunch Hero Day

May 10: Retirement Reception, PAC, 4-6 pm

May 11: School Nurse Appreciation Day

May 13: School Communicators Day

May 17: BISD School Board Meeting, PAC, 5:30 pm

May 26: Early Release/Last Day of School

May 30: Staff Holiday/Memorial Day