BISD Family Connects

E-Newsletter for Families and Staff ~ October 5, 2022

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This Friday night at Memorial Stadium, the Bastrop Bears will battle it out against Cedar Creek Eagles. In a partnership with the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce, there will be a tailgate in the parking lot of the First National Bank in Cedar Creek with FREE hot dogs, chips and drinks. Come on out and meet some of your fellow parents and families. The tailgate starts at 5:30 pm and the game starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets for the game are available HERE.
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October is National Principal Appreciation Month and we want to send a huge THANK YOU to each of our very own. BISD is blessed to have a committed team of administrators that are committed to doing the best for our students.

COMING TO BASTROP: A World Of Dreams: A Journey Of Discovery & Inspiration With Ron DeShay

The World of Entertainment Group is pleased to announce the grand opening of A World Of Dreams: A Journey Of Discovery & Inspiration with Ron DeShay, Bastrop High School alumnus. The weekend of events is scheduled for October 7-9, 2022, in Bastrop, TX.

This event will feature performances by BISD students and well-known performers from around the world. Read more . . .

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow

One in 10 students is chronically absent. This means that a student misses 18 days or more over the course of the school year, which puts them at significant risk of falling behind in school. In Bastrop ISD, we are asking every parent to partner with us to ensure that children are in school each and every day. We are also working with community partners such as local businesses, pastors, the Chamber of Commerce and more to help reinforce how important it is to show up on time and be ready to learn.

Please take 6 minutes and watch this video with your child about the importance of being in school every day. Together, we can create a culture of attendance in Bastrop ISD!

School Attendance Makes a Difference: A Video for Parents

La asistencia a la escuela marca la diferencia: un video para padres

Learning - Speech - Behavior

Do you have concerns about your child's development? If so, please contact the Special Program & Services Department at your child's school.

View the flyer for more information and what services are available for children aged 3 to 21.

Hoopstars Registration Open for Spring '23

Hoopstars Registration is now open for the Spring 2023 season!

Register online at Interested in coaching? Complete a volunteer application online at

View the flyer for the Spring 2023 season.

What's Next?

Middle and high school students and parents are invited to join us to learn about career opportunities and how students can prepare for them beginning in high school. Light refreshments will be provided. This is a come and go event.

What's Next will take place on October 17 from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Jerry Fay Wilhelm Center for the Performing Arts.

Register at

BEST College Night

The 2022 BEST College Night will be held at Bastrop High School on October 26. The college fair is open to all high school students enrolled in Bastrop, Elgin & Smithville school districts.

Seniors can also apply for a scholarship from Greater Texas Federal Credit Union.

CCHS Dance Clinic - Oct 29

The Cedar Creek High School Eaglettes are hosting a Dance Clinic on Saturday, October 29.

View the flyer for more information and to register.

October Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Bastrop ISD, in partnership with Aramark Student Nutrition, is committed to providing a quality food service program and recognizes the vital relationship between nutrition and education.

View the October Breakfast and Lunch Menus and follow Aramark on Facebook to get the latest information.

Social Emotional Learning

In recognition of October as Bullying Prevention Month, students in grades K-8 will begin SEL lessons that empower students to Recognize, Report, and Refuse bullying. Pre-K students will begin lessons that help develop the skill of empathy. Grades 9-12 will work on 'To Be' lists and learn about factors that positively impact mental health. Families looking to engage their students around these topics can ask questions such as:

- What are you learning during SEL time this week?

- What are some ways you can recognize bullying?

- What are some things that support mental health?

Community Resources

October: Principal Appreciation Month

October 6: National Instructional Coaches Appreciation Day

October 7: Staff Development/Student Holiday

October 7: Crosstown Showdown (Tailgate 5:30 @ FNB - Game 7:00 pm @ Memorial)

October 10: Staff & Student Holiday

October 12: Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation (6:00-8:30 at the PAC)

October 14: End of First Nine Weeks (grades PK-4)

October 17: Begin Second Nine Weeks (grades PK-4)

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Relationships with our students, parents, and staff are what make this a great place to learn, teach, and work. In Bastrop Independent School District ... THEIR future is OUR focus!