High Schools Newsletter

2020-2021

August 17, 2020

We will start sending newsletters through out the year to provide updates, reminders and make you aware of important dates. Our goal is to send out the newsletter once or twice a month.


Feel free to provide any feedback on the newsletters. If you wish to share information in the future, send me an email and I will have our Exec. Directors review for publishing.

linda.martinez@austinisd.org

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Don't forget to get your CENSUS done.

Every child counts! Each year, Census data informs federal funding for more than 100 programs, including school lunches, health services, & more. You can complete the census from home via


Online http://my2020census.gov


By phone 1-844-330-2020


Or by mail

Important Dates and Calendars

AISD Calendar

See the REVISED AISD Calendar- Disregard the graduation dates on this calendar. A new calendar will be posted below with the accurate dates.
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2021 Graduation Dates

* Dates subject to change
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2020-21 A/B Calendar

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UPDATES

UT ONRAMPS



A partner's update was held today with OnRamps and representatives across Texas. Due to the Coronavirus circumstances and that ISDs across

Texas have different Start Fall 2020 dates and using various modalities; the start date for OnRamps' courses will be aligned with each ISD's start date for each specific school district. Below are the key points/items that were discussed to allow for flexibility while at the same time maximizing the learning experience for all students:



  • Adaptations to new Instructional Modalities: each course Pacing Plan and structure has been updated/adjusted and it has been adapted to a "weekly"format and they have now included HS and college course content for all instructional modalities
  • There are synchronous and asynchronous adaptations and recommendations for each course
  • This week, OnRamps' teachers will be receiving at minimum Unit #1 which is the content of the first quarter of the semester.
  • They will also be distributing the Instructional Modality Support resources
  • The Syllabus has been updated and condensed, to allow for flexibility
  • They have now rolled out a new tool: College Due Date System to increase flexibility for instructors to determine when assessments will need to happen within a window of time and the instructional modality they are implementing. They are also providing mechanisms for OnRamps' staff to monitor the schedule of assessments to ensure proper pacing.


Dr. Jennifer Porter will be happy to reconnect with the team of HS Principals if the need arises as preparations are made for the start of the new school year.

Student Services_Transfers

We have reports of families going to HQ for Student Services. Just FYI - Student Services is not at HQ right now. We are all working remotely. I don't know when we will be back. There are still three easy ways to submit transfers:



  1. Apply through the Parent Cloud (beginning Jan. 3, 2020). Create a Parent Cloud account. The application is called Online Student Transfer Request.
    • New students residing in Austin ISD need to complete online registration (also in the Parent Cloud) before submitting an online transfer request.
    • New students who do not reside within AISD boundaries cannot use the online system unless they have previously (or currently) been enrolled in AISD.
    • Online transfer requests are for non-tuition Pre-K4 through grade 12.
    • Please contact the Office of Early Childhood at 512-414-4790 for information about Pre-K3 and tuition-based Pre-K4.
  2. Mail transfer requests and required documents to the Office of Student Services, Austin ISD Headquarters, 4000 S. IH-35 Frontage Road, Room 151, Austin 78704.
  3. Fax transfer requests and required documents to the Office of Student Services at 512-414-4994.

Enrollment Agreement

Please see the attached and summary statement below regarding the enrollment agreement. Campus Clerks are being trained August 18th and wanted you to know ahead of time.


*See attachment file below.


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What Else Is Going On In AISD?

Austin ISD Food Services

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Fall High School Directory 2020-21

Please send me an email if any revisions need to be made to your campus information.


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Austin Public Health Guidance on Reopening for Austin/Travis County Schools

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